Day 1: CUSCO – HUAYLLABAMBA
Highlight of the day: Enjoy the comfort of our famous Inca Trail camping services, the best on the trail!.
Our adventure starting with a pick-up at your hotel (5:00 a.m.) where we’ll drive to “Kilometer 82”. But before Will stops in Ollantaytambo (part of the sacred valley of the Incas to get our breakfast and then gonna be one hour more to the Trailhead, Once we pass the control, our trekking of the Inca Trail begins. Our first hike is approximately 3 hours to reach the “Llaqtapata” archaeological complex. Afterward, lunch will be served. And take a break.
Following lunch, you’ll continue hiking towards a high Andean community “Huayllabamba”. In the afternoon, you’ll pitch a tent to spend the first night of the expedition. And Will have dinner
- Hiking Distance: 10 km/6.2 miles
- Hike Time: 6 hour
- Cusco’s Altitude: 3, 350 m/11,988 ft.
- Huayllabamba Alt: 3,000 m/9.840 ft.
Day 2: HUAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA – PACAYMAYO
Highlight of the day: is the highest point on the Inca trail, as we hike to this pass, we’ll get in different ecotones.
Our morning begins with a nutritious breakfast prepared by our specialized chef. Then we’re off to continue our expedition of the famous Inca Trail.
This part of the trek we’ll ascend (4 hrs. approx.) to the highest point of our tour “WARMIWAÑUSCA”. Here you’ll appreciate your efforts to indulge upon the excellent panoramic view of the valleys below. After a short break, we’ll descend to the high forest where we will have lunch (around 2:00 p.m.).
After lunch, we’ll continue our downhill hike to the Pacaymayo Valley (3 hours), where we will cross small streams, creeks, and tunnels with stone steps to reach our camp near the river.
- Hiking Distance: 14 kms/8.7 miles
- Hike Time: 8 hours
- Highest Altitude: 4, 200 m/ 1,776 ft.
- Lowest altitude: 3,600 m/ 11,808 ft.
Day 3:PACAYMAYO – PUYAPATAMARKA –
Highlight of the day: enyoy the diffent inca site along the original inca trail .
Of course, I Will have a coca tea and then a good hearty breakfast to regenerate from yesterday’s hike. We’ll start off with a 45-minute hike until reaching two archaeological complexes “Runkurakay” and “Sayacmarka”. You’ll have the opportunity to explore and take photographs.
Later we will head towards to chaquicocha where gonna be our lunch spot, after lunch Will keep going up and down to “Pjuyupatamarca”, on the way Will see beautiful views and Will pass the amazing Inca tunnels, from the lunch to our base camp gonna one hour and a half, once there Will have a stunning view of the Machu Picchu mountain
- Hiking Distance: 9kms/3 miles
- Hike Time: 6 hours
- Highest Altitude: 3,900 m/12,460 ft. (Runkuracay)
- Lowest Altitude: 3,600 m/8,856 ft. (Wiñaywayna)
Day 4: – PUYAPATAMARKA – WIÑAYHUAYNA-MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES TOWN
Highlight of the day: An important day, because we’ll embrace Machu Picchu today..
Our morning begins with coca tea and nutritious breakfast prepared by our specialized chef. Then we’re off to continue our expedition of the famous Inca Trail. we’ll continue hiking for 2 hours until we reach the archaeological complex of “Wiñaywayna”, where will visit this amazing Inca site and will have a lunch, after lunch will have a good bay with our porters and then where we will hike up for about an hour between the high forest to reach the “Inti Punku” (Puerta del Sol – Sun Door), from here you’ll get a panoramic breathtaking view of the Lost City of the Incas Machu Picchu. Then we descend to reach you final destination Machu Picchu Inca site after take nice pictures will take the bus to Aguas Calientes town, where will have dinner in the nice restaurant and sleep in the good hostel.
- Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
- Hiking Distance: 11 Km / 4 miles
- Hike Time: 5 hrs.
- Lowest Altitude: 2,040 m / 6.691 ft.
- Highest Altitude: 3,600m / 1152 ft.
Day 5: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
Highlight of the day: ENYOY ONE OF THE SEVEN WONDERS OF MACHU PICCHU .
After a delicious early breakfast, we will board the bus transporting us to the Majestic Lost City of the Incas, “Machu Picchu”. The trek leader will impart the history of this mystical place. We will have the opportunity to visit the “Temple of the Sun”, the “Royal Palace”, the “Main Temple”, the “Temple of the Three Windows” and the “Sun Dial”. Here, we promise an unforgettable experience. After your guided tour, you’ll have free time to do your own exploring.
If you have reserved your visit to “Huaynapicchu” (tickets limited to 400 per day – not included), you’ll begin your hike at 7:00 – 10:00 a.m., please coordinate with the Tour Guide for your visit depending on Municipality’s programmed time.
There are many more activities that you can do. These activities are optional (not included with the package) for example The “Puerta del Sol” (2 hours hike up and down), where you will appreciate the Inca city from a different viewpoint.
In the afternoon, we catch the train to reach the City of Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival to Ollantaytambo, we will have transportation waiting to drive you back to your hotel in Cusco.
walking sticks, sleeping bag, blankets, pillows, sleeping mat)
- Bilingual English speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of nine people or more)
- TRANSFER FROM AIRPORT TO HOTEL
- HOTEL IN CUSCO
- Pre-Departure Briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your trek.
- Four-person tent for every 2 people.
- Wranglers and horses to carry all the equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc)
- Horse to transport 8 kg of your personal gear
- Duffle bag for your personal gear
- Four breakfasts, four lunches, and four dinners
- Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
- Entrance to Machu Picchu
- Trek briefing with your guide
- Professional guide
- All entrance tickets to the attractions
- Private transport and professional driver (round trip transfer from hotel to the starting point of trek)
- 1 train ticket service from Machu Picchu Pueblo to Ollantaytambo Village (Expedition Tourist Train)
- 1 bus tickets from Machu Picchu TO aguas calientes
- 5 nights camping/1 night hotel
- Machu Picchu guided tour
- Spacious tent/Sleeping mat.
- Personal items to carry: 6kg/22 lb. (So you just need to carry your day backpack with everything you will need during the day.)
- We provide a duffle for personal items.
- One cook, and assistants
- Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, and rice, foods which are rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking. (Vegetarian, vegan or special diet meals upon request)
- Tea time before dinner (tea, coffee, cocoa, biscuits, popcorn).
- Boiled water provided from 2nd day (every day)
- Wake up to coca tea in your tent
- Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day
- Biodegradable soap and hand cleansing gel
- Oxygen Tank & First aid kit
- Tips: Guide, Cook, porters
- Water on Day 1
- $ 25 Waynapicchu Mountain (walk to the top without a guide, the trail is well marked).
- first breakfast and last lunch
Permits are needed for your chosen start date. Tour prices are based on the number of people in a group. Prices are valid from March 2022 through January 2023. All prices quoted are $USD
- $820 per person (group price)OFFERT
Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).
- Student Discount 20$ dollars
- Under 15 years will pay as student: US$20.00
- Under 7 years Discount: US$35.00
Optional Extras (Need to Book in Advance):
- Machu Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 25.00 (Need to book in advance)
- Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 25.00 (Need to book in advance)
Important: this is the best famous trek in the world
What to Pack
As a Professional Direct Local Tour operator, we provide you with a duffle bag at your briefing and INCLUDE an extra porter who will carry up to 7 kgs or 14 pounds including your 2.5kg sleeping bag, mattress, and extra clothing.
- 2 t-shirts
- 3 hiking pants at least
- 4 sets of undergarments
- 3 sets of hiking socks
- Bathing Suit for the thermal waters
- Couple Fleece/ Thermals
- Warm clothes, down jacket — 2nd campsite temp around 3º Celcius.
- Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)
- Comfortable shoes for camp
- Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might prefer something larger.
- A small bottle of soap: we provide warm water each day to wash.
- Battery Charger: No electricity along the trek
- Large plastic bags will be provided at the office — Please ask for them.
What To Bring
- A good day pack: such as Eagle Creek Afar Backpack (Appropriate pack to carry your personal belongings.)
- Original passport (International Student Identity Card “ISIC” if applicable)
- Travel insurance (strongly recommended but not required
- Lighter trekking boots (with good ankle support)
- 3 pairs of trekking pants (not jeans), 1 hiking, 1 cotton–which is just enough. Please spray both pairs with an insect repellent spray before the trip.
- Layers for variable temperatures especially at night.
- 1 rain jacket: The first night the temperature can be as low as – 5 degrees Celsius/23 degrees Fahrenheit. A rain jacket can be helpful because there are rainy days even in the dry season!
- 1 warm/winter jacket (Thermals: wool socks/gloves, scarf and woolen hat for cold nights).
- 4 pairs of underwear, 6 pairs of socks (Bamboo or cotton/nylon-blend socks dry faster than 100 percent cotton, which lose their softness when air-dried.) It is nice to have a couple of extra pairs of socks to change into at night when you’re not hiking. Also, we recommend bringing both really heavy hiking socks and lighter socks, as well as the weather, is variable, so you want to make sure you’re not too cold or too hot.
- 4 t-shirts, 2 long sleeve shirts
- 1 good sleeping bag liner which is super lightweight and easy to pack. This definitely does its job!
- Travel-size tissues and wet wipes.
- Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness. Several people on the hike have varying degrees of altitude sickness and both of these remedies (in addition to the coca tea) are very helpful in alleviating the symptoms.
- Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
- Bug spray with 30% DEET in it–which you need, but it doesn’t work very well. The issue with Cusco outdoor is that most of the bugs are not mosquitoes. They are these small flies you can’t even see that leave weird bites that first look like you pricked your finger and then blow up into itchy red bumps. Unfortunately, these bugs seem to bite you no matter what kind of spray you put on, so bringing some anti-itch ointment could be helpful.
- Re-usable plastic or metal water container or a hydration pack such as Camelback
- Water (Only for the first day of the hike, as we will provide you with water throughout the rest of the hike).
- A headlamp to navigate camp in the evenings and pre-dawn mornings with spare batteries
- Bandages or moleskin
- Flip flops to change into at night. Your toes will thank you!
- Medication (Imodium AD or something for your stomach) because some people get an upset stomach on the trek. Also, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen can be helpful to help with aches and pains after 8-10 hours of hiking each day.
- Plastic bags for dirty and wet clothes
- Something to read in the evenings
- Extra money for drinks, tips insoles for cooks, horsemen, guides. (USD$60-70).
- Emergency money at least 300-450 extra soles (USD$ 220)