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Salkantay Trek

Inca Trail 2 Days

Inca Trail 2 Days is a remote and unfrequented Machu Picchu region that lies close to the Urubamba valley. The abrupt variation in altitude found here is astonishing. From Inti Punku or the sun gate one can easily view mountains including: Machu Picchu, Huaynapicchu, Putucusi and San Gabriel; the mix of mountain culture and natural wonder while enroute, gives a superb touch to the entire trekking experience.

The highlights of this trek are visit the Inca ruins of Chachabamba, Wiñayhuana, Sun gate and the most important is Machu Picchu a holy place perched at 2,400m, the dominating skyline & the life style of the nomadic people seemingly unchanged by time.

Trekking Inca Trail

Inca Trail 2 Days or short Inca Trail takes you the “Lost City of the Incas” – Machu Picchu; this trek is also known as the Short Inca Trail, is an excellent alternative to the full Inca Trail Tour.

OVERVIEW

The Inca Trail 2 Days  to Machu Picchu often known as: the two-day Inca Trail, the Sacred Inca Trail or the “Camino Real de los Incas”. The trek starts at Km 104 (104 km along the railway from Cusco to the town of “Aguas Calientes”) and involves a four-hour walk uphill to Wiñayhuayna and a couple of hours further to Machu Picchu making it ideal for trekkers wanting to experience at least a part of the Inca Trail but haven’t got the time or physical conditions to complete the full 4 day-trek; this trek is perfect for people with altitude difficulties; great alternative for families there is not limit for age.

THE INCA TRAIL

Inca Trail was a perfect road system that began in Quito, Ecuador, passed through Cusco, and ended in what is now Tucuman – Argentina. This Trail annexed the actual countries of Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina by extraordinary road system that crossed the mountain ranges of the Andes, with peak altitudes of more than 5,000 masl. As well as the Inca trail through the coast that ran parallel to the sea and was linked with many smaller routes.

The Incas built a vast network of roads to be able to communicate with the four regions of their huge empire. Currently There are remains of the Qhapaqñan throughout Peru that are still used to this day by local farmers sometimes accompanied by pack animals, The trails were used by the Incas with different purposes like: relaying messages, carried via knotted-cord named Quipu, for transporting goods and military deployment. The messages could be carried by Chasquis or runners; there were inns or Tambos, placed at even intervals along the trails. The inns provided food, shelter and military supplies to the travellers: there were corrals for Llamas and stored provisions such as corn, lima beans, dried potatoes, etc.

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

    • Guided Inca Trail.
    • Machu Picchu Tour.
    • Free time within Machu Picchu

WATCH HERE THE INCA TRAIL  2 DAY VIDEO

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

Inca Trail 2 DaysAll departures for Inca Trail 2 Days are guaranteed, so once you’ve booked you can be sure you’re going! This guarantee gives you the confidence to book all of your travel arrangements and simply look forward to your holiday.

 IMPORTANT INFO

TIMING: 2 days & 1 night.
STARTING POINT: Cusco Hotel.
ENDING POINT: Cusco Hotel.
DEPARTURE DATES: Daily Departure group service and private service.
TYPE OF TOUR: Adventure, Cultural and History.
TRANSPORT:  Trekking, bus and train.
DIFFICULTY: Does involve some narrow trails amongst archaeological site like, so sturdy footwear is required to help you enjoy it fully.

TRAIN OPTIONS: Expedition Option: This is the cheapest, but still a very comfortable way of get to Machu Picchu.
VISTADOME OPTION: Vistadome train is faster, has snack-service, bigger windows and is generally a more comfortable experience; if you prefer this service the let us to know at the booking time (Extra US$30pp).
HOTEL OPTIONS: We use 3-star hotels if you would like higher level, please let us know.
MY OWN ROOM: If you are a single traveler and would prefer to have your own single room throughout this trip, please be sure to advise us during the online booking process (Extra US$ 25).

BRIEF ITINERARY

DAY 1: Cusco – 104 km – Wiñayhuyna – Machu Picchu – “Aguas Calientes”

Early pick-up from your hotel and we’ll head to the train station of Ollantaytambo for a two-hour train ride to starting point, then trek 5 hours up to the sun to get there and two hours to Machu Picchu. Overnight at the town of “Aguas Calientes”.

DAY 2: “Aguas Calientes” – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Very early, we’ll take bus up to Machu Picchu to see the sunrise, then two-hour guided tour, after that you will have free time to explore alone. Return to Cusco by train.

FULL ITINERARY

DETAILED ITINERARY – INCA TRAIL 2 DAYS

DAY 1: CUSCO – 104 Km – WIÑAYHUYNA – MACHU PICCHU – “AGUAS CALIENTES”

Inca Trail 2 Days

The Inca Trail Trek – Inca Trail 2 Days

The Inca Trail 2 Days begins at 04:30 a.m. Once we pick up and transfer you from your hotel to the train station of Ollantaytambo (we recommended you to stay the night before at the town of Ollantaytambo – there are very nice hotels). Travel by train to trailhead at Kilometer 104 or Chachabamba.

Here we start the trek; when suddenly we will find the checkpoint, where we need to show the passports and the permission for the Inca Trail 2 Days. Continuing the trek guided by official English-Speaking tour guide into Chachabamba ruins located next of old Inca Trail at this place, we will hear history of the Incas from our guide, this complex was considered the second gate to Machu Picchu; then, we’ll carry on a 3-hour climb the hillside up to Wiñayhuayna inca ruins.

At Wiñaywayna ruin, we will have completely guided tour; we’ll continue walking slowly following the ancient Inca Trail and getting the best view of Urubamba Canyon and passing the cloud forest up to the final pass named Inti Punku or Sun Gate (2,750 masl). From here, we will have impressive scenery of Machu Picchu ruin and Wayna Picchu Mountain; from the Sungate, we’ll continue to descent to Machu Picchu and observe the sunset at surrounds mountains. The first day, we won’t visit Machu Picchu so that we must take the bus down to the town of “Aguas Calientes” and have accommodation in the hotel; in the evening, you can go the take bath in the natural hot spring relax and be ready for the next day.

Hike Distance:     11 kilometers.
Minimum altitude:  2,200 meters above sea level.
Maximum altitude:  2,700 meters above sea level.
Approximate time:  7 to 8 hours.
Gradient: Moderate.

DAY 2: “AGUAS CALIENTES” – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Inca Trail 2 Days

Machu Picchu – Inca Trail 2 Days

Not a good news because we must wake up at 04:45 a.m for an early breakfast and take the first bus at approximately 05.30 a.m and arrive at Machu Picchu’s gate before 06.00 a.m when the Park is opened. This time is still not so crowded yet so we take advantage of the tranquility of this sacred site; Guided Tour of Machu Picchu will be for 2 hours approximately at his enigmatic and mysterious site.

During the tour; we will visit the agricultural sector and mainly the urban sector where we will visit the Temple of the Water, temple of the Mother earth, Temple of the Sun, the Main Temple or Wiracocha´s Temple, the Temple of the Three Windows or the Andean Cosmology Temple, The Inti Watana or Sundial, the Temple of the Mountain and the Temple of the Condor and other interesting places.

After the tour, you will have extra free time to explore by yourself or climbing to Huayna Picchu (see additional information if you want to purchase a permit for this). At around 01-02:00 p.m, we will take the bus down to “Aguas Calientes” for your train return (Bus tickets will cost you $9 not included, most people like to walk this old Inca trail down to “Aguas Calientes”).

The train departs from “Aguas Calientes” later in the afternoon at 05:00 p.m to Ollantaytambo, and then 1 hour and45 minutes transfer to Cusco and to your hotel arriving at 09:00 p.m approximately.

PRICE INFO

COST OF THE TREK

Daily Departure
Group serveice and private service

 TYPE OF TRAIN  PRICE PER PERSON
 Expedition  US$ 450
 Vistadome class  US$480
 Hiram Bimgham class

Optional Extras:

  • Sleeping Bag US$40
  • Walking Pole US$12
  • Inflatable Mattress US$30
  • Single Tent Supplement US$45
  • Personal Porter to carry extra 7kg of personal items US$120

INCA TRAIL 2 DAYS INCLUDES:

  • Pre-departure briefing at your hotel or in our office time will be confirmed on your arrival to Cusco.
  • Pick-up form your hotel at 04:30 a.m.
  • Private transport to Ollantaytambo Train Station.
  • Expedition class train to Km 104 (starting point of the trek).
  • Entrance fees for the Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • Permits for the 2-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
  • Walk with an excellent English speaking guide.
  • 1 Lunchbox, 1 Dinner, 1 Breakfast.
  • Private room for 2 or 3 person in Hotel with Shower and bathroom.
  • 2 bus tickets (Machu Picchu – “Aguas Calientes” – Machu Picchu)
  • Expedition class train return to Ollantaytambo and transport to Cusco.
  • Personal Travel Advisor assigned for you to customize the rest of your Peru Trip.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Bus down from Machu Picchu to “Aguas Calientes” on 2nd Day US$ 9.
  • (or a Downhill walk for 45 minutes to “Aguas Calientes”).
  • Dinner on the 2nd Day.
  • Drinks, snacks or water.
  • Tips for your guide are not mandatory.
  • Admission fee for Huayna Picchu $60.
  • Hot spring pools 10 soles (Optional).

INCA TRAIL 2 DAYS LOCATION

Experince

Experience for Salkantay Trek

The Salkantay Trek is not a forced march and the pace is always slow, the days generally being shorter than a day hike at home.

We do recommend that you embark on a good fitness programme prior to your trip though, and one that builds up general stamina and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a rucksack to train for Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, so the best advice is to get out into the hills as often as you can. You are likely to carry about 4 kilos in your day sack so this is a good weight to work with.

If you are going to be using the gym then concentrate on step machines which work on the thigh and calf muscles, and try to build your heart rate up to 50% above resting rate. Any cardiovascular activity is good, but remembers that swimming will not train the correct muscle groups so it must be added to other exercises to be effective. Exercise groups like body pump, Pilates and aerobic are all excellent preparation for a trek like this, especially those which work on core strength, balance and stability.

Support Team

Salkantay Trek Support team

The horses will carry your main bag up to a maximum weight of 7 kgs and cater for all the group needs, including assisting you if you need to go back down the valley. Unless specifically tenting, all accommodation is in tents which are top quality; except the last night will be in a 3-stars category hotel.

We run our Salkantay Trekss from a permanently staffed office in Cusco and our dedicated team provides an excellent service.

All of the guides have been employed for over ten years with us, and they have been trained to our high standards personally by Director and high altitude trekking leaders. They know how to deal with medical emergencies and speak good English. They are very attentive and after so many years have a good understanding of western needs.

WHY BOO A TOUR WITH US?

If you think all the travel companies are same then it is time you change your concept! Yes, we are different and we don’t just say it, we can prove it! We create, organize and guide all by ourselves! Sunrise Peru Trek has been organizing and guiding travel groups since 1999, and every time we travel, the trips just keep getting better and better! We have been turning the dreams of thousands of our visitors into memories by providing first-class services. We are dedicated to offering our customers the best service and support throughout your journey to Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. With professional and experienced team, there is no better travelling companion than Sunrise Peru Trek Team. Let us enlighten you why we are different!

 

SUNRISE PERU TREK pioneered adventure Company for nearly two decades and we remain committed to small, low-impact groups keen to not just see, but experience our range of remote destinations to Machu Picchu We are one of the Peru’s leading tour operators trusted for professional, efficient, and highly hospitable services. We focus on Treks and Adventure tours to Machu Picchu only, which encourages us to polish our itinerary and improve constantly.


Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek