ONE OF THE TEN BEST ROADS IN THE WORLD

The Classic Inca Trail Trek is known as one of the ten best excursions in the world, the Classic Inca Trail has no parallel for its ecological diversity and the wealth of archaeological treasures.

The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu covers 32,952 acres and houses a network of Inca roads, dozens of archaeological sites, 10 ecological zones (from glacial peaks to tropical forests), more than 450 species of birds and 200 species of orchids, as well as, La Legendaria Machu Picchu city. See our classic Inca Trail Machu Picchu available for 2019.

DEPARTURE SCHEDULES:

– MORNING: 4:30 AM

IT IS RECOMMENDED TO CARRY:

During the walk, you will have to carry your personal items, as well as a small mat included and your sleeping bag (not included).

If you wish, you can hire an additional carrier at a cost of USD 150 for the entire tour shared by 2 hikers. In this way, you will only have to carry a small day package with the necessary items for each day, while we will provide you with a large backpack for the goalkeeper to carry. Porters may only carry a maximum load of 14 kilos (29 pounds), as required by the Porters Act.

OPTIONAL COSTS:

– Sleeping bag

  • Synthetic up to 5 ° C 10 USD for the entire walk
  • Pen up to 10 ° C – USD 25 for the entire walk (Recommended)

IMPORTANT:

Permits for the Inca Trail will be issued by the Peruvian government through the Regional Directorate of Culture (DRC). you remember that there are only 500 permits per day for all travel agencies, of which approximately 180 are tourists, while the rest is for support staff, such as guides, cooks and porters, for which we recommend you book with many months of anticipation.

Today, the adventure of your life begins with the Classic Inca Trail.

On the way, we will stop for breakfast in Ollantaytambo at 6:30 – 7am, to charge energy for our trail start (Breakfast is not included).We will pick you up from your hotel in our private van at 4:30 am. From there, we travel to Piskacucho, which is known as kilometer 82, where the Classic Inca Trail begins.

Upon reaching kilometer 82 (8:30 a.m.), we will have time to organize, use the bathrooms, applying sunscreen, insect repellent, etc.

Once at the Inca Trail checkpoint, you’ll be ready to show your entrance tickets, passports and (if paying a student fee) your student card.

At the beginning of the trail (2,720m / 8,923 feet) we will cross the Vilcanota River and we’ll continue its route to the right. The first day is relatively easy, warming along the flat Inca terrain.

There are excellent views of the Inca Fortress (Huillca Raccay), the vast and incredible Inca site of Llactapata (officially called Patallacta), the Urubamba mountain range that divides the jungle, the Andes Mountains and the beautiful snowy peak of W’akay Willca (5,860m / 19,225ft) known in books as Veronica.

Our first camp is located in Ayapata, an hour and a half towards the small village of Wayllabamba (3,000m / 9,842ft) located in the temperate green valley of the same name. Night temperatures are around 5ºC according to the month.

During the day, we will enjoy spectacular views of the Veronica snow-capped mountains (5,860m / 19,337ft), the lush green valley that surrounds us and a lot of flora and fauna.

  • Meals: Lunch, snack, snack and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities.
  • Distance: 12kms / 7.5mls (6 hours or so of walking)

 

After getting up at 5:30 AM and enjoying a hot breakfast, we begin a steep ascent to the highest pass, Abra de Warrmihuañusca or the Dead Woman Pass at (4,200 m / 13,779 ft).

On this day, you will feel a true sense of accomplishment when you reach the top! After a well-deserved rest, we begin the descent to our place for lunch, which is located in Pacaymayu (3,550 m / 11,646 feet).

On our way to the pass, we can see a great variety of hummingbirds and a combination of other bird species. There will be plenty of time to appreciate the incredible variety of native plants and Polylepis Trees or Q’ueuña, which grow in the amazing cloud forest located at (3,650m / 11,972 feet)!

After lunch, the second two-hour climb to the Runkuraqay pass (almost 4,000 m / 13,123 feet) begins. We arrived at our camp at 5 pm. The temperatures in this campsite are around 4ºC during the night.

Meals: Breakfast, water, lunch, snacks, snack and dinner.

  • Accommodation: Camping facilities.
  • Distance: 16 kms / 10mls (9 hours or so of walking time)
  • Difficulty: Moderate / Challenge

This is the most impressive day, so keep that in mind when you ascend on the third day!

We get up for breakfast at 6 am and start the day with a gentle ascent towards the archaeological site of ‘Phuyupatamarca’ (which means ‘City in the clouds’). Here, we reach the third highest point along the Inca trail (3,680 m / 12,073 feet). The views of the mountains, canyons and surrounding areas are spectacular!

The Inca site of Phuyupatamarca, is a few minutes walk from the third step. After visiting this site, we continue walking down 3,000 stairs through the cloud forest to the impressive Inca agricultural site of Intipata.

After taking some time to visit this site, we continue until we reach our third Wiñay Wayna camp (2,680 m / 8,792 ft).

Today we will only walk between 4 and 5 hours. We arrived at the camp at lunchtime! The temperatures during the night are about 12º C.

A few steps from our camp is the famous Inca site of ‘Wiñay Wayna’ (‘Forever Young’). Even if you feel tired after the day walk, it’s a time you can’t miss!

  • Meals: Breakfast, water, lunch, snacks, snack and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities and hot showers.
  • Distance: 10kms / 6.2mls (5 hours or so of walking)
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Around 4:00 am, it’s time to get up, have breakfast and follow the Inca Trail to get to Machu Picchu.

This is the final part of your trip, arriving at 6:00 am to reach the Puerta del Sol (also known as Inti Punku).

At that point, the majestic Citadel of Machu Picchu will be in front of us with its intense beauty, an incredible sight for all to see. At this point, we walk downhill towards the Citadel of Machu Picchu (2,400 m / 7,872 ft).

After walking 40 minutes, we enter the citadel from the top through the “House of the Guardians.” From there, we headed towards the checkpoint, where we checked in and left our belongings.

Your professional guide will guide you along the amazing ruins and its main streets. You can stroll through the city squares and climb the carved stone stairs.

Machu Picchu is considered as the spiritual center of the world by esoteric wisdom.

Once the guided tour is finished, you will descend to Aguas Calientes by bus (included) and take the Expedition train at 4:22 pm to go to the Ollantaytambo train station.

This is where you will meet our private van and you will be transferred to your hotel in Cusco, arriving at approximately 8:30 pm.

End of our services.

IT INCLUDES

Pick up from the Hotel in Cusco

Bus until Kilometer 82 at the Start of the Trekking

Entrance tickets to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

Tourist Train Ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo

Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco

Tent or Tents (Quad Tent for Two People) and Mattresses or Mats

Porters (Only for Tents, Lunch and Camping Equipment)

First Aid Kit;

Oxygen Tank

Vegetarian Option (No Additional Charge)

Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 3 Dinners

All Taxes

NOT INCLUDED

x The First Breakfast (First Day) is usually provided at your Hotel before leaving

x Last Lunch (Fourth Day) at the end of the tour

Bus Tickets from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes

x  Personal Expenses

Huayna Picchu Entrance Ticket (USD 79)

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