Inca Trek World Heritage Tour

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The Inca Trek is probably one of the most famous walks in South America. A four-day hike, taking you from Cusco into the high Andean Mountains and along a secret trail only known by a few trusted Incas, through many micro climates and spectacular scenery. This trek ends with a visit to this new wonder of the world in the same way ancient people used to do it: through the sun gate.

Itinerary:

  1. Cusco - KM 82 - Huayllabamba.
  2. Huayllabamba - Llulluchapampa - Pacaymayo.
  3. Pacaymayo - Wiñaywayna.
  4. Wiñaywayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco.

Overview:

  1. Destinations visited : Cusco - Huayllabamba - Llulluchapampa - Pacaymayo - Wiñaywayna - Machu Picchu.
  2. Three nights based on twin sharing camp accommodation is included within the package.
  3. Special meal requirements are guaranteed if arranged in advance minimum 15 day prior to departure.
  4. Three breakfast, lunch and dinners are included within this package.
  5. All transfers from and to your hotel rooms is included within this package price.
  6. Visa fees are excluded in the package price.
  7. Airport taxes, tips, souvenirs are excluded in package price.
15026 Metropolitan Municipality of Lima PE
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Day 1 – CUSCO – KM 82 – HUAYLLABAMBA:

Your Trek Leader will collect you from your hotel very early in the morning, 5:00 a.m. Depart from the city of Cusco (3,350 m / 10,990 ft) and travel for one hour and a half by private bus to the village of Ollantaytambo, where we stop for 30 minutes, optional breakfast and snack. After, you will drive to km 82, the starting point of the Inca Trail, which will take approximately one hour, on arrival passport control and after you will enter the Machu Picchu National Park.

Begin walking along the left bank of the Urubamba River as it runs northwest along the Sacred Valley following the trail along a flat terrain, observe the beautiful view of the snowcapped mountain called Verónica, regarded as the highest point of the Urubamba mountain range. Continue to the community of Miskay and the archaeological complex of Llactapata and after to the community of Tarayoc where lunch will be served.

Continue walking to Huayllabamba, where evidence suggests that this might have been an important staging post on a network of roads extending from Cusco to Vitcos. Leaving the Urubamba Valley behind, you will walk approximately 2 hours to finally arrive to Huayllabamba (3,400 m / 11,154 ft), where you will make your first camp.

Activity of Day

Level

Walk Time

Meals

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Trek

Moderate

06 hours

Lunch – Dinner

Accommodation : Camp
Maximum Altitude : 3,400 m / 11,154 ft.
Campsite Altitude : 3,400 m / 11,154 ft.
Average Temperature : 5° C – 10° C

 

DAY 2 – HUAYLLABAMBA – LLULLUCHAPAMPA – PACAYMAYO:

After breakfast, at 8:00 am you will leave Huayllabamba, and continue walking through the Llulluchapampa Valley (3850 m / 12631ft) with a steep four hours climb which will takes us through an area of rain forest. Lunch will be served.

Continue walking for approximately one hour to the highest point in the trek, the Abra Warmihuañusca pass “Dead Woman’s Pass” (4,200 m / 13780 ft), at this point, you will enjoy great panoramic views and see domesticated llamas and alpacas, make sure today you are well stocked with some chocolates and candies to keep your sugar level high, and help prevent altitude sickness.

After a short rest, you will make your way down the deep valley of Pacaymayo (3580 m / 11745 ft), walk for approximately two hours before making second camp.

Activity of the Day

Level

Walking Time

Meals

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Trek

Moderate

07 hours

Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Accommodation : Camp
Maximum Altitude : 4,200 m / 13,776 ft.
Campsite Altitude : 3,580m / 11,745 ft.
Average Temperature : (-1° C) – 12° C

 

Day 3 – PACAYMAYO – WIÑAYWAYNA:

Today is the most challenging day, and also the most interesting, visiting several archaeological sites and passing through some amazing cloud forest.

Very early in the morning, you will climb and walk 2 hours to the second pass, the Abra Runkuraqay, (3,970 m / 13022 ft), and half-way; you will visit the archaeological complex, a site consisting of a small oval structure that are believed to have served the purpose of a watchtower.

After going over the pass, you will descend towards Yanacocha (Black Lagoon) and enter the cloud-forest to finally arrive at Sayacmarca (3,624 m / 11,887 ft), a beautiful complex made up of a semicircular construction, narrow streets, liturgical fountains, patios and irrigation canals. You will then walk a further 30 minutes to Chakiqocha where you will stop for lunch.

Continue walking towards the third pass, the Abra Phuyupatamarka “Town over the clouds” (3,650 m / 11,876 ft). Along this climb, you will be able to admire the magnitude of the Incas´ ancient craft, by walking along paths semi-detached from the mountain, and rocks that fill up ravines in a perfect order, saving the trail from the rough geography of the Andes.

Entering an Inca tunnel, you will arrive finally to the complex that shares the same name as the pass and is regarded as one of the most complete and best preserved archaeological sites along the Inca Trail to MachuPicchu and from above, one can observe a sophisticated sacred complex made up of water fountains with solid foundations. Journey down along the long stone steps and appreciate the impressive view of the Urubamba Valley, before arriving to Wiñaywayna (2,650 m/ 8,694 ft), the biggest archaeological site on the Inca Trail besides MachuPicchu, which consists of an agricultural centre with numerous terraces, and a religious and urban sector. Here, you will camp and overnight.

Activity of the Day

Level

Walking Time

Meals

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Trek

Moderate – Demanding

08 hours

Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Accommodation : Camp
Maximum Altitude : 3,900 m / 12,792 ft.
Campsite Altitude : 2,650 m / 8,692 ft.
Average Temperature : 3° C – 15° C

 

DAY 4 – WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO:

After an early breakfast at 4.00 am, walk one hour and a half to Inti Punku “The Sun Gate”  (2,710 m / 8,891 ft) regarded as the front door to Machu Picchu and from where you will have a spectacular view of the Inca citadel. Upon arrival to Machu Picchu (2,400 m / 7,874 ft), you will have a guided tour of the ruins. Later, a shuttle bus will take you to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you will have time to relax and visit the hot springs and finally take the train back to Cusco train station, arrival and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.

Activity of the Day

Level

Walking Time

Meals

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Visit to Machu Picchu

Moderate

02 hours

Breakfast

Accommodation : Not Included
Altitude : 2,710 m / 8,891 ft
Average Temperature : 10° C – 20° C

 

Optional:

For those who would like to visit/climb Huayna Picchu, it is important an early morning, shuttle bus to the archaeological site of Machu Picchu as only a limited number of visitors per day are allowed.

 

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Inca Trek World Heritage Tour

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Note:

All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions. All times indicated are approximate, and are also subject to change.

This activity requires a minimum of four persons and the price displayed is for each individuals in the group.

International flights are not included in this package price. Customers need to purchase their own before booking this activity.

Insurance is not included yet its mandatory for this excursion.

Prices are cheaper if you book in large groups (maximum 8).

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