Classic Inca Trail To Machu Picchu 4 Days

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4 DAYS - 3 NIGHTS
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CLASSIC INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS

Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days, is an unforgettable experience for those of whom only have a short time in Peru.

The famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the 10 best walks that exist in the world, because of its exquisite natural beauty and panoramic views. This Inca trail leads us to cross many archaeological centers, ecosystems, mountain ranges (dwarf forest) and a high jungle region that holds impressive refuge of flora and fauna.

This adventure ends with a hypnotizing, jaw-dropping “Sunrise” of the 7th wonder of the World Machu Picchu.

CAUTION: Please allow a minimum of two (02) days to acclimate before considering to begin your adventure package to Machu Picchu.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONYour hotel in Cusco
DEPARTURE TIME5 a.m.

INCLUDES:

(WALKING STICKS, SLEEPING BAG, BLANKET, PILLOW, SLEEPING MATS)

  • Bilingual English speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of nine people or more)
  • Pre-Departure Briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your trek.
  • Four-person tent for every 2 people.
  • Chef
  • Wranglers and horses to carry all the equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc)
  • Horse to transport 8 kg of your gear
  • Duffle bag for your gear
  • Four breakfasts, four lunches, and four dinners
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
  • One night hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes (double occupancy)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  •  bus from Aguas machu picchu  to aguas calientes.

DOESNT INCLUDE

  • 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-last lunch

YOU SHOULD 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 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 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).
  • Camera
  • 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!
  • Toiletries
  • 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,
  • Emergency money at least 300-450 extra soles (USD$ 220)

PACKING LIST

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
  • 2 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

Prices:

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 2020 through January 2021. All prices quoted are $USD

  • 2-3 Trekkers:  $600 per person
  • 4-5 Trekkers: $550 per person

Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).

Discounts:

  • 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)

 

1

Day 1: CUSCO – HUAYLLABAMBA

Our adventure starting with a pick-up at your hotel (5:00 a.m.) where we’ll drive to “Kilometer 82”.  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. Afterwards, lunch will be served.

Following lunch, you’ll continue hiking to towards a high Andean community “Huayllabamba”.  In the afternoon, you’ll pitch tent to spend the first night of expedition.

DETAILS:

  • Hiking Distance:          10 km/6.2 miles
  • Approx. Hike Time:    6 hour
  • Cusco’s Altitude:        3, 350 m/11,988 ft.
  • Huayllabamba Alt:     3,000 m/9.840 ft.

2

Day 2: HUAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA – PACAYMAYO

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 hour), where we will cross small streams, creeks and tunnels with stone steps to reach our camp near the river.

DETAILS:

  • Hiking Distance:          14 kms/8.7 miles
  • Approx. Hike Time:    8 hours
  • Highest Altitude:        4, 200 m/ 1,776 ft.
  • Lowest altitude:          3,600 m/ 11,808 ft.

3

Day 3:PACAYMAYO – PUYAPATAMARKA – WIÑAYHUAYNA

Of course a good hearty breakfast to regenerate from yesterday’s hike.  We’ll start off with a 45 minute hike until until reaching two archaeological complexes “Runkurakay” and “Sayacmarka”.  You’ll have the opportunity to explore and take photographs.

Later we will head towards “Pjuyupatamarca”, another small Inca village, to have a delectable lunch. After a short break, we’ll continue hiking for 2 hours until we reach the archaeological complex of “Wiñaywayna”, where our camp will also readied.

DETAILS:

  • Hiking Distance:          15kms/9.3 miles
  • Approx. Hike Time:    8 hours
  • Highest Altitude:        3,800 m/12,460 ft. (Runkuracay)
  • Lowest Altitude:         2,700 m/8,856 ft. (Wiñaywayna)

4

Day 4

This fourth day is the whole reason you came to Peru.  You’ll need to start-off right with an energetic breakfast (5:00 a.m.) 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 where you’ll have a two hour guided tour.  Following, you’ll have an opportunity to explore Machu Picchu on your own

Please be sure to bring your original passport to show the Rangers (you can get a Machu Picchu seal on your passport).

  • If you have reserved a visit to “HUAYNAPICHHU” (tickets $ 25.00 per person/limited to 400 per day – not included), you’ll begin your hike at 7:00 – 10:00 a.m., please coordinate with the Trek Leader for your visit depending on Municipality’s programmed time.

In the afternoon, you’ll 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.

DETAILS:

  • Meals:                              Breakfast
  • Hiking Distance:            4 Km / 1.5 miles
  • Approx. Hike Time:      2 hrs.
  • Lowest Altitude:           2,040 m / 6.691 ft.
  • Highest Altitude:          2,440 m / 8,052 ft.

Note:      If you want to stay an extra night, just lets us know and we can help book a hotel in Aguas Calientes, as well as your train ticket for the next day

Rangers don’t allow people to carry bags bigger than 25 liters when entering Machu Picchu

No trekking poles are allowed in Machu Picchu

Snacks and water are allowed – in bags

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