classic inca trail to machu picchu
Inca Trail Length starts on the Sacred Valley of the Incas next to Urubamba river Kilometer 82 and 02 hours driving North East from Cusco, Inca Trail Tours can only be operate by authorize and very regulate tour companies by Ministerio de Cultura according to Peruvian regulations it is 500 people on the Inca Trail Hike including the tour guide, chef and Porters, Inca Trail Altitude it is on the second day at the dead woman’s Pass 14,200 Ft. over 4,200 meters above sea Level Inca Trail Difficulty it is very accessible to every person who has done hikes, training recommended in Cusco few days before the Inca Trail Hike start.
Inca Trail weather always different us we go through different ecosystems from the Andes to the Amazon Cloud Forest, during April to November our winter time we know us the dry season from December to march out summer time know us the wet season any time of the year the temperature changes from Andes to the cloud forest.
Inca Trail Reservations are available at list 4 months ahead minimum Inca Trail Permits can be seen on our web site to check availability, Inca Trail Cost is according to the amount of people or private tour from 600 Usd. American Dollars to 1,000 depending of the time of the year, the prices included Inca Trail Train, food, porters, Inca Trail Tickets and all the needs during your Inca Trail 4 days 3 nights tour.
DAY 1 BEGIN THE INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU
Early this morning, we’ll pick up your group from the hotel and head to the starting point of the trek. This first section of the trail will take us through Sacred Valley and the town of Ollantaytambo, our last opportunity to stop for supplies. Once we get to Piskacucho (Km 82) we’ll have very limited possibilities to pick up last-minute items. After we cross the Urubamba River, our adventure officially begins! The first few miles are relatively flat, with low incline. Tonight, we’ll set up camp at Wayllabamba (9,700 ft.)
DAY 2 WAYLLABAMBA TO PACAYMAYO
We’ll start the day with a gradual hike up in elevation towards the archeological site of Llulluchapampa, above the timberline. After lunch, we’ll power up the trail to reach Warmiwañuska Pass, the summit of our hike at 14,000 ft. After celebrating our victorious arrival to the highest point on the trek, we’ll continue on down to our lunch stop. After a little break, we will continue on to the evening’s campsite at Pacaymayo, our favorite spot on the trail to stargaze and learn more about Inca “cosmovision”.
DAY 3 PACAYMAYO TO WIÑAYHUAYNA
Enjoy your morning cup of tea with spectacular views of the mountains of the cloud forest enshrouded by fog. After breakfast, we’ll start trekking to the second major pass on the trail passing through the site of Runkuracay, a checkpoint with spectacular views overlooking the surrounding mountains. From here, we’ll continue to Sayacmarca, one of the most enigmatic spots on the Inca trail as well as a strategic lookout point for the Incas. After lunch, we’ll continue on Inca-paved trails passing through tunnels to reach the third pass at around 12,200 ft. Just after the pass we’ll find Phuyupatamarca, one the most remarkable examples of hydrological systems for agricultural terraces, together with several water fountains and an impressive staircase carved right out of the bedrock. We’ll hike down to Wiñaywayna, the last campsite before we get to our destination – Machu Picchu.
DAY 4 ARRIVAL TO MACHU PICCHU BY WAY OF THE “SUN GATE”
This is the day we’ve been waiting for! We’ll get an early morning start after of our last breakfast together to finally reach the “Sun Gate” – by far the best spot to enjoy the first views of Machu Picchu at dawn – before we descend down to the famous “Wonder of the World”. We’ll spend the morning exploring the ruins and learning the history of the site. Afterwards, you’ll have some free time to make your own explorations and experience the renowned energy of Machu Picchu. We’ll gather for a farewell lunch before catching the train back to Ollantaytambo then onto Cusco by private transportation.
DAY 5 TRANSFER OUT TO THE AIRPORT
According to your flight schedule we will transfer you to the airport.
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
- Camping equipment
- Qosqo Expeditions Guide
- All meals while on the trail
- Admission to Machu Picchu
- Porters to carry camping equipment
- Gratuities for drivers and porters
- Sleeping bag (We have them to rent for US$ 5.00 per day. Our sleeping bags are –8ºC-comfort (0ºF) mummy form and include a sleeping liner. They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 30 trips.)
- Gratuities for your guide
What you’ll need to bring and carry
- A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
- Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
- Strong footwear, ideally trekking or sport shoes
- Warm clothes, including jacket, fleece and sweaters
- Flashlight and batteries
- Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain or cold
- Sun block
- Insect repellent
- Toilet paper
- Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, etc.
- Water bottle and sterilizing tablets (ie. Micropur)
- Small towel
- Swimsuit (if you intend to go to the hot springs)
- Optional: walking sticks or poles.
Inca Trail known as the best hike in the world, Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 47 kilometers or 26 miles of Machu Picchu Hike, Inca Trail Hike departure 500 people every day including the Machu Picchu Tour Guide, Cooks and the porters to carry all of the camping equipment, highest pass called the Dead Woman Pass named according to the mountain silhouette look like a woman laying over the mountains such beautiful natural views, day by day adventure experience different geography from Andes Highlands to the Cloud forest micro climes and a density vegetation flora and fauna all over Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with 03 nights in based camping places basic restrooms are located all over the based camping and Qosqo Expeditions provide all of the first quality equipment, first aid kit, we are communicate 24/7 with satellite radios in case we have any emergency our tour guides are prepare with first aid kit certificate to make your Inca Trail Hike very safe and memorable.
Peru Travel information
When to travel to Peru? Considering that Peru is categorized as one of the 17 megadiverse countries on earth, you have a variety of climates and seasons to consider. That being said, you can visit Peru year-round depending on where you would like to visit. However, if you are looking to explore the Amazonian rainforest or traverse through the Andes Mountains, many travelers choose to avoid the rainy season which runs from November to March with its peak between January and February. Visiting from April through October lands you in the generally dry winter season, which is an excellent time to visit Machu Picchu, experience a world-class trek, traverse the exotic Amazon Rain forest not to mention the other amazing destinations Peru has to offer. Speak with a Qosqo Expeditions Designer today to discover the best time for you to experience a luxury tour of Peru.
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