Classic Inca Trail to Machupicchu

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Inca Trail campsite

Join our experienced crew for the Classic 4 Day Inca trail to Machu Picchu. We offer a high class trek service including high-tech camping equipment and an experienced team of guides and chefs. Trek through a variety of different ecological zones including a dry arid Cactus zone, the Polylepis area with its gnarled foliage, the high grasslands and the humid cloud forest full of exotic flowers. The Inca trail is full of archaelogical sites and is considered one of the top treks in the world with the lost city of Machu Picchu as a fantastic finale. We offer a general pooled trek where you will meet people from all over the world and also a more personal private service. Whichever option you choose we guarantee you will have the time of your life.

 

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Number of days:
4 days - 3 nights
Activity:

Trekking, flora and fauna; archeology

Best season:
May - October
Trek grade:
Moderate
Altitude:
from 8694 to 13779 feet / from 2650 to 4200 meter
Reservation code:
CHA-IT4D-P
Destinations:
Machupicchu Sanctuary

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Day by day
  • Day 1 Cusco / Sacred Valley - Km. 82 - Wayllabamba

    An early start with a pick up from your hotel in either Cusco or The Sacred Valley for your transfer to the trailhead. From Km 82 we will begin our trek by hiking along the left bank of the Vilcanota river, with the summit of Mount Veronica overlooking our way at 5,900mtr / 19,000ft. We will camp tonight on a terrace near the small village of Wayllabamba (3,000mtr / 9,840ft).
    15.8km –9.8mi / 6 hours walking approximately
    Lunch and dinner included
    Overnight at camp-site

  • Day 2 Wayllabamba - Pacaymayu

    We will trek upward through native forest to Pacaymayu - the highest campsite of the Inca Trail. Today will be one of the most demanding days of the trail as we ascend to the mountain pass at Warmiwanuska (Dead Woman´s Pass at 4,200 mts /13,750 ft). At this point we will be rewarded with spectacular views of the peaks of Huayanay to the east, and the rugged Vilcabamba range to the west. Afterward, we will descend to our campsite at Pacaymayu (3,600 mts / 11,808 ft).
    8.6 km – 5.3 mi / 6.5 hours walking approximaltely
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
    Overnight at camp-site

  • Day 3 Pacaymayu - Winay Wayna

    Today, we will cross a second mountain pass at 4,000 mts / 13,100 ft and follow a finely-paved and well-preserved Inca highway to the restored archaeological site of Sayacmarka. This section of the Inca Trail is paved with white granite and traverses a thickly forested slope. We'll camp at Wiñaywayna (2650mtr / 8692ft) after a spectacular descent from cloud forest and high jungle. Wiñaywayna is a beautiful ceremonial site divided into two sectors and fashioned from finely-carved stones fit together withgreat precision.
    15km – 9.3mi / 7 hours walking approximately
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
    Overnight at camp-site

  • Day 4 WinayWayna - Machu Picchu

    Orchids and hummingbirds are a common sight along this stretch of the Inca Trail and the Urubamba river is a constant presence far below us. From Wiñaywayna we'll continue to Intipunku or The Sun Gate, from where we will see Machupicchu for the first time stretched out below on a rocky outcropping. Overhead you'll find the peak known as Huayna Picchu. From here, we need only to stroll down the final stretch of the royal highway and enter to the last the enigmatic citadel, which laid hidden for four centuries before being revealed to the world by chance discovery.
    (5km – 3.1mi / 2.5 hours walking approximately)
    With a guided excursion of Machupicchu and in the afternoon, we will return to Cusco by train, arriving in the late evening.
    Breakfast included
    Lodging in Cusco

    Note: Campsites may change as dictated by government regulation.

Included

Included:

  • Pickup at your Hotel
  • Transportation by Bus to Km82
  • Entrance Ticket to the Inca Trail and Machupicchu
  • Professional Guide in Private Service
  • Mountain Hardwear tents (3-person tent for every 2 individuals)
  • Therm-a-Rest self-inflating mattress
  • Cooking equipment, mess tent, dining tent, chairs, tables, accommodation for the porters and cook
  • A Cook preparing all meals
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners and snacks; food is programmed for trekking and is rich in carbohydrates.
  • Boiled water provided at meal times to refill your water bottle
  • Porters (to carry the tents, food, cooking equipment and personal gear up to a maximum of 7kg, including sleeping bag and mattress)
  • Bus from Machupicchu to train station
  • Return by Expeditions  train (optional Train Vistadome): Machupicchu - Cusco
  • First aid kit, emergency oxygen
  • Radio communications
  • Transfer from station to hotel
     

Not included:

  • Lunch on the last day
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Tips for the porters, cook and guide
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