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Trekking Inca Trail Machu Picchu 4 Days

Trekking Inca Trail is the most well-known touristic trekking route in the world. The Inca trail is the most favorite place for Trekking and Adventures travelers. In Peru trekkers could reach on mountain within two-three days or four days by easy hiking or trekkers could do spend months of trekking to reach Machu Picchu by strenuous walking.

The Trekking Inca Trail will take you through remote area of the Andes, exploring mysterious Inca ruins and the scenic cloud forest. The trail flows the river banks, terraced filed and forest with impressive view of high snow picks. This trek offers imagine panoramic views whole “Vilcabamba” range, beautiful landscape & Inca temples.  The trek starts in the zone of “Pisqhakucho” and climbs up to the high pass of 4,2000m and descents through the jungle area until it arrives to Machu Picchu.

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Trekking Inca Trail to Machu Picchu should be on every tourist’s lifetime must-see list, Book now and enjoy trekking through the Peruvian Andes; in a comfortable tour and with experienced guide

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The 4-day Trekking Inca Trail is Peru’s best known trek in the word combining a stunning mix of Inca ruins, mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest and rich subtropical jungle. It preserves different ecological zones and extraordinary habitat for thousands of wild animals some of them in dangerous of extinction; among them the spectacled bear and the Andean Condor.Over 350 species of orchid have been counted in the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary, as well as numerous birds such as: hummingbirds, Falcons, tanagers, woodpeckers and the majestic Andean Condor.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is rated moderate and any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route. It is fairly challenging nevertheless, and altitudes of 4,200 masl are reached, so ensuring that you are well acclimatized is important. If arriving from sea level, plan to spend at least 2 full-days in Cusco prior to starting the Trekking Inca Trail, This should allow plenty of time for acclimatization and give you sufficient opportunity to visit other interesting places such us City tour that includes the Cathedral, the magnificent fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the Qorikancha, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay also you can visit the marvelous Sacred Valley of the Incas (highly recommended) that included the picturesque colonial town of Pisac and Ollantaytambo.

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Escorted trek Inca trail to Machu Picchu
  • Explore the Inca ruins along the trail
  • See the dawn of Machu Picchu from sun gate
  • Guided Machu Picchu Tour
  • Free time within Machu Picchu

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GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

Trekking Inca Trail All departures for Trekking Inca Trail 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.

SHORT TREK ITINERARY

DAY 1: Start The Lifetime Adventure

Early pick-up from your hotel and 3-hour bus journey to the Km. 82; today we will trek for 7- 8 hours.

DAY 2: Dead Woman’s Pass

Today is the hardest day because we’ll cross the highest pass (Dead Woman’s pass of 4,200 masl). Today, we’ll trek 7 – 8 hours.

DAY 3: Beautiful Day

Today, we will explore Phuyupatamarka and Wiñayhuayna Inca ruins and trek through the cloud forest.

DAY 4: Machu Picchu Tour

We’ll trek two hours to Machu Picchu and two hours as guided tour, then you will have free time to explore by yourself.

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DAY 1: START THE LIFETIME ADVENTURE

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1th walking day – Trekking Inca Trail

The Trekking Inca Trail begins once we pick you up from your hotel at 05:00 a.m and board our tourist bus. Ensure you have your original passport and ISIC student card (if applicable). The bus journey to trailhead (km 82) takes approximately 3 hours and half. This journey will reward you with specular views of the sacred valley and we’ll pass the town of Urubamba and stop at the colonial town of Ollantaytambo to have breakfast also here you can purchase some items for the trek, don’t forget some coca leaf for the altitude and to leave your K’intu (offering) at the dead woman pass; we’ll follow the Sacred Valley until Pisccak’ucho known as the km 82; where we will find the control point and we must show the permit and the entrance to the Inca trail to Machu Picchu and enjoy the beauties that this trek offers.

Today’s trek will be for 15 km and approximately 8 hours; we must arrive to Llulluchapampa camp where there are no other trekkers.

  • Meals: L-D
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,800 masl.
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,750 masl.
  • Distance Travelled: 15 km approx.
  • Approximate Walking Time: 7 – 8 hours.

DAY 2: DEAD WOMAN PASS

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Dead woman pass -Trekking Inca Trail

The adventure starts at 07:00 a.m. After breakfast, we’ll continue with the uphill toward the highest pass of the trek (Dead Woman Pass 4,200 masl), you can walk at your own pace and stop to get your breath whenever you like. From the camp, you can see the highest pass ahead. The path climbs for two hours along a large number of steps, some of them newly laid to protect the mountain from erosion.

Once the full group arrive at this pass, we’ll take a rest break before beginning a steep descent into the Pacaymayo Valley here we’ll stop for lunch. In the afternoon, we’ll begin the second ascent, this time to the ruins of Runcuraca (Round Balcony), located a bit below of the Runcuracay Pass (4,000 masl). From the second pass in clear weather, you can look back to the Dead Woman Pass and forward to breath-taking snow-capped mountains of Pumasillo (Puma’s Claw).

From the second passs, most of the trail is downhill or gently undulating until we reach the imposing ruins at Sayacmarca (inaccessible town) located where the Andes end and where the Amazon (jungle) starts; continuing the trek, we’ll cross the cloud forest and arrive to Chakiccocha camp at 3,600 masl. And enjoy the sunset at the surrounded mountains.

  • Meals: B-L-D.
  • Accommodation: Camping.
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,200 masl.
  • Minimum Altitude: 3,600 masl.
  • Distance Travelled: 15 km approx.
  • Approximate Walking Time: 7 – 8 hours.

DAY 3: BEAUTIFULL DAY

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Inti pata – Trekking Inca Trail

We’ll start at 07:00 a.m. Today is exceptionally beautiful because of the landscape, the Inca ruins and incredible paved trail with white granite stones laid by the Incas hundreds of years ago (and more important for your lungs, there is a lot more down than up). There are about 3,200 stairs descending from Phuyupatamarca to Wiñaywayna, we will descend from 3,600m to 2,600m in 5km; so take care with your knees. If you have had knee or ankle injuries an extra porter is recommended so that you are not carrying extra weight.

  • Meals: B-L-D.
  • Accommodation: Camping.
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,600 m.
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,600 m.
  • Distance Travelled: 10 km approx.
  • Approximate Walking Time: 5 hours.

DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU TOUR

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Machu Picchu – Trekking Inca Trail

We’ll get up very early to arrive in time to Intipunku (The Gate of the Sun), and view the first sun illuminating the imposing Machu Picchu; the trail comes to a narrow flight of stone steps; after Intipunku we still have half hour walk down to the famous view from the terraces at the end of the Inca Trail . Take your photos now before the crowds arrive; the guided tour of Machu Picchu should finish between 10:30 and 11:00 a.m after that you will have extra time to explore by yourself Machu Picchu. In the afternoon, we’ll take the train to return to Cusco arriving there late in the evening.

  • Meals: B.
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,700 masl.
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,400 masl.
  • Distance Travelled: 5 km approx.
  • Approximate Walking Time: 2 hours.

 

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COST OF THE TREK

Daily Departure
Group serveice and private service

 TYPE OF TRAIN  PRICE PER PERSON
 Expedition  US$ 615
 Vistadome class  US$
 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

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TREKKING INCA TRAIL INCLUDES

  • Transportation: Transfer from your hotel in our Tourist bus to Piscakucho (km 82), starting point of the Inca Trail – Bus down from Machu Picchu to “Aguas Calientes” – Tourist train expeditios class from Machu Picchu to Cusco, transfer from the train station to your hotel.
  • Entrance Fees: For the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 hot lunches and 3 hot dinners delicious meals; food includes pancakes, omelettes, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking, hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude. Teatime every day (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn), we offer vegetarian option, We provide available boil water each morning for your water bottles.
  • Guide: Licensed bilingual tour guide (2 guides over 8 people).
  • General Porters: For camping equipment, food and kitchen gears.
  • Camping Equipment: We provide 4 season tents, four people capacity tents for two people, Therm-a-rest, dinning room tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, seats, tables, tent for the and porters, kitchen gear and backpacks, warm clothes and life insurance for the porters.
  • Other Items: First-aid kit, oxygen bottle.

EXCLUDED

  • Breakfast: Breakfast on the first morning; some hotels offer early morning breakfast. If not, we stop at the town of Ollantaytambo where you can have breakfast and purchase some items for the trek.
  • Meals: Lunch in the town of “Aguas Calientes” on the final day, you must consider a budget from US$15.00 to US$25.00 for this meal. Entrance to the thermal baths of “Aguas Calientes” (optional) US$ 3.00
  • Entrance Fee: To Wayna Picchu Mountain (check availability)
  • Extra Porter: To carry your personal items (6kg) in duffel bags that we provide US$ 50.00 for the entire trek.
  • Sleeping Bag: can be rented in our office for US$ 20.00 for the entire trek (every sleeping bag is washed prior to each use).
  • Others: The optional night in the town of “Aguas Calientes”, we will assist you on this, but you must let us to know in advance and change you train tickets for the next day.
  • Tips for the staff.

TREKKING INCA TRAIL LOCATION

TREKKING INCA TRAIL ELEVATION
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See the elevation of the Trekking Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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