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Classic 4Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Classic 4Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Classic 4Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The Classic Inca Trail is Peru’s number one trek and one of the most well-known and popular treks in the world. Offering 4 days of trekking along original paved Inca pathways, a variety of fascinating Inca sites and the beautiful scenery of the Machu Picchu national park the Inca Trail is one of those things that everyone should do once in their life. Be you young or old, in good shape or bad, the Inca Trail is for everyone and is a must do if you plan to visit Machu Picchu

Duration:  4 Days / 3 Nights                                                                     Difficulty:  Moderate

OVERVIEW

Tour Description

  • Guided by Professional English – speaking guide
  • Trek de Inca trail to Machu Picchu in 4 Days
  • See the Inca ruins, Andes mountains, fauna and flora
  • Transportation, meals trains and entrance fees all included
  • Tour begins from Cusco or Sacred Valley
  • It is strongly recommended to book your Inca Trail at least 7 months in advance as permits can quickly sell out.

Places to Visit

Day 1            Cusco – Km82 – Huayllabamba

Day 2            Huayllabamba – Warmiwañusca – Paqaymayu

Day 3            Paqaymayu – PhuyuPatamarka – Wiñay Wayna

Day 4            Wiñay Wayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco

ITINERARY

Day 1: Cusco (3,350m) – Km82 (2,800m) – Wayllabamba (3,000m)

Early morning rise. Our guide will pick you up from your hotel and we drive to the start of the trail (approx. 2 hours) taking you through the Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo where we stop to take a break. You are going to appreciate the typical local market and where you can buy your las provisions for the trek in case is required. We continue onwards to Km82 – the start of the trail. Here we enjoy the view of Veronica Snow Mountain (5,720m). We then commence walking for about 3 hours, whereafter we take lunch close to Llactapata Ruins and then continue our trek through lush farmland and woodlands to our first camp at Wayllabamba. (Lunch, Dinner)

Day 2: Huayllabamba – Warmiwañusca (4,200m) – Paqaymayu (3,600m)

After breakfast, we begin to walk the toughest part of the trail. After 3 hours walking we reach the highest point in the Inca Trail, Warmiwañusca, or more commonly known as Dead Woman’s Pass (4,200m), where you have a beautiful panoramic view of the area. After lunch we continue down to Pacaymayo where we set up camp and have a nutritious dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3: Paqaymayu – Phuya Patamarka (3,600m) – Wiñay Huayna (2,700m)

Today we ascend towards the second most important pass on the trail which lies at 4,000m. We reach the Inca Ruins of Runkurakay and the Inca citadel of Sayacmarca. We continue trekking towards Puya Patamarka (Cloud-level town), another important archaeological monument, where lunch will be served. After a short break we continue walking to Wiñay Huayna (Forever Young), a beautiful Inca construction. We camp near to the ruins and have well deserved nutritious dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4: Wiñay Huayna – Machupicchu (2,500m) – Cusco

A very early start after breakfast in order that we can arrive in time for sunrise at Machupicchu. We walk for about an hour through the forest before arriving at the Inti Punku (the Sun Gate), where we will have our first inspiring view of Machupicchu. We admire the view before setting off for the short walk into the ruins. There will be a 2 hour fully guided tour around the ruins, visiting the main sites and monuments. After the tour you will have free time to wander around and explore by yourself. In the afternoon we take the train back to Cusco, where you will be transferred back to your hotel. (Breakfast)

PRICES

Trek Prices

Group Service  

  • Join other travelers at the flat rate of US$ 760 per person

Private Service   Close your group to just you and your family and friends!

  • 2 Persons : $ 1,400 per person
  • 3 Persons : $ 1,300 per person
  • 4+ Persons : $ 1,250 per perso

 

Discounts:

STUDENTS/CHILDREN 15YRS OR UNDER – Less US$ 40 per student/child (Requires ISIC Card to qualify)

INCLUSIONS

Included

  • Transportation to Km 82 to start the trek.
  • Professional English speaking guide ( Assistant Tour guides for groups over 9 persons)
  • Pre – Briefing before train departure date
  • Duffles to put your luggage into including plastic bag to keep you gear dry during the rainy season ( Only if hiring a personal porter)
  • Meals: 6 Breakfast, 6 Lunches, 6 dinners ( we provide generous amounts of nutritious meals and beverages and have vegetarian options available)
  • Boiled Water from lunch time on the 1st day onwards
  • Bowl of warm water in the mornings to freshen up with provided each passenger
  • Entrance fee onto Inca trail into Machu Picchu Sanctuary
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Spacious tents and sleeping mats
  • Camping equipment
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and first aid kit
  • Porters to carry the group equipment (food, tents, tables, etc)
  • Expedition / Inka Rail train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo ( Private Service includes Vistadome train ticket)
  • Transfer from the train station to hotel

Not Included

  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Porters to carry 7kg of your personal luggage from Day 1 – 3 ( Private Service include a Personal Porter)
  • Lunch on the last day in Aguas Calientes
  • Climb up Huayna Picchu Mountain – $ 70 payable in advance for permit
  • Gratuities

Optional

  • Sleeping bags – $ 26
  • Inflatable Thermarests – 20
  • Inflatable pillow – $ 6
  • Walking poles – $ 8 per pole
  • Single tent ( for persons not happy to share) $ 60 per tent
  • Porters
  • Half porter carry 7kg – $ 80
  • Full porter carry 14kg (can be split between 2 persons) = $ 160

Note about our Porters

Our Porters carry a maximum load of 18kg but we kindly ask you to not exceed your 7kg stated allowance as we need to adhere to the INC regulations and more importantly not damage the health and welfare of our Porters

Also note that if you want to hire a personal porter you need to tell us this at the time of making your reservation as our porters also require permits to enter the trail and we cannot add on more porters after we have obtained your permits

Interested in climbing Huayna Picchu Mountain?

Please note that you need to reserve permits for Huayna Picchu Mountain in advance as they are subject to availability. There are 400 permits available per day and the cost to add on Huayna Picchu to your program is $ 70 per person. Please note if passengers are not on time for Huayna Picchu they will lose their entrance!

NOTE ABOUT CAMPSITES ON THE INCA TRAIL

Please note that we are not in control of the campsites we are issued with from the Institute of National Culture.  In general your campsite allocation is dependent on how early you book, or rather, how many permits are left.  The first 250 spaces are generally given to Winay Wayna (3rd campsite) and thereafter you will have a longer walk to Machupicchu on the last day and it could mean you do not make it for sunrise.  Do not let this disappoint you as Machupicchu is marvellous in itself!

Note about the Inca Trail: Due to tight regulations on the Inca trail availability is limited on a first in first served basis only. We cannot guarantee your place until we have received your booking and deposit and have processed the request for an Inca Trail ticket. To ensure your space on the trail we advise you book early. However if space is unavailable we offer alternative treks which all include a visit to the ruins Machu Picchu. For more information on the Inca trail regulations and other hikes available in the area please refer to our website.

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