Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days 3 Nights
CLASSIC INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS OVERVIEW
The Classic Inca Trail 4 Days Trek is known as one of the world’s 10 best hikes, the Classic Inca Trail is unparalleled for its ecological diversity and wealth of archaeological treasures. The Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary covers 32,952 acres and it is home to a network of Inca highways, scores of archaeological sites, 10 ecological zones (from glacial peaks to tropical forests), over 450 species of birds and 200 species of orchids, as well as the legendary city of Machu Picchu.
TOUR TYPE: hiking, camping, adventure, history and culture.
TOTAL DISTANCE: 45km/26miles.
GOOD FOR: those who enjoy hiking and have a moderate level of fitness.
CONSIDERATIONS: permit required ( book in advance)
STARTING ALTITUDE:2720 m.a.s.l./8920ft.
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:4217 m.a.s.l./13780ft.
We have also Short Inca Trail 2 Days
DAY 1: CUSCO – WAYLLABAMBA:
We will pick you up early from your hotel for the start of our tour. We will head for Ollantaytambo, where those who wish to can eat breakfast, buy some snacks, or purchase bamboo poles, which will be very useful during the walk. We will then continue in our vehicle to Km. 82 Piskacucho (2700 meters above sea level), where the access to the Inca Trail is located. Here, we must show our permits and identity documents, before beginning our Inca Trail walk. After around 2 hours’ walking, we will arrive at Patallacta (2750 meters above sea level), an archaeological site with a major Inca structure, where our guide will explain the history of the site. Following our visit, we will eat a delicious lunch prepared by our experienced cook and his team. After lunch, we will continue the walk to our first campsite at Wayllabamba (3000 meters above sea level), where we will eat a snack while we wait for dinner. After our evening meal, it will be time for a good night’s rest in our tents.
DAY 2: WAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA – PACAYMAYO
After a nutritious breakfast, we will continue our walk with a gentle 9-kilometer ascent to the pass known as Warmiwañusca (“Dead woman”), the highest part of the Inca Trail (4200 meters above sea level). This part of the Inca Trail has many steps, making our route more demanding. Some members of the group will need to take this ascent slowly. Once all the members of the group have gathered, we will continue on our way, but this time we will be descending along a stairway, where the trail and the views will offer an unforgettable adventure. During this section, you will be able to enjoy a variety of flora, and the views that make this route so unique. After arriving at our campsite, at Pacaymayo (3600 meters above sea level), we will eat dinner and camp for the night.
DAY 3: PACAYMAYO – WIÑAYHUAYNA
In the early morning, we will eat breakfast and with renewed energy continue our walk along a 15-kilometer route filled with vegetation, where we will be able to enjoy a series of archaeological sites, each of which served a different function. The first archaeological site we visit will be Runcurakay (3970 meters above sea level), which has two towers that command a strategic view over the valley. We will then continue to Chaquiycocha, where we will rest as we enjoy a delicious lunch, before continuing our walk as far as Phuyupatamarka (“Above the clouds”). Along the way, we will pass through a tunnel carved from the rock, before arriving at Wiñayhuayna, another marvelous complex where we will spend the night. The route will take us around 7 hours.
DAY 4 WIÑAYHUAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
We will wake up at around 4:30 a.m. and eat breakfast, before saying goodbye to our team of cooks and porters and beginning our descent to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, where we will be able to see the sunrise. We recommend that you carry a flashlight during this part of the route. We will pass the final control point and continue to Inti Punku (“Sun gate”), and on to Machu Picchu, where we will have a spectacular view of the majestic Inca citadel. Upon arrival, you will be able to leave your things in storage, before beginning the guided visit to the archaeological site. We will visit the most important and impressive parts of the ancient Inca city. At the end of your tour, you will be able to continue on foot or take the bus to the small town of Aguas Calientes, where there will be time to eat lunch. Heading to the train station for the return journey to the small town of Ollantaytambo. From here, we will take a tourist bus to the city of Cusco.
- Briefing at your hotel it will be done the night before your trek.
- Transport to Km. 82
- Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail and machupicchu.
- Professional english speaking guides.
- Bus ticket from machupicchu to aguas calientes.
- Sleeping mats and spacious tents.
- Cook and kitchen staff
- Tables and chairs
- Meals (03 breakfasts/03 lunches/03 dinners)
- Porters to carry the camping equipment and food
- First aid kit
- Oxygen bottle
- Return in expeditions train Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
- Tourist bus Ollantaytambo – Cusco
- Breakfast on the first day and lunch on the final day
- Sleeping bag
- Extra porter
- Entrance to the thermal baths at Aguas Calientes
- Entrance to Huayna Picchu.
- walking pole.
We recommended to bring
- original passport.
- Student card( if are student and have booked in advance to qualify for the discount
- Medium-sized backpack
- Light t-shirts
- Trekking footwear
- comfortable trousers
- Rain jacket /rain poncho
- Appropriate warm and cold weather clothing
- Water bottle
- insect repellant
- Hat or cap
- Candy, sweets (these can be purchased in Cusco)
- Personal items (camera, extra cash, etc.)
- personal medication.
STUDENT DISCOUNT: 30 USA dollars
If you are a student, you need to send us a copy/picture of both side of your student card to verify, to get 30 dollars discount.
The student card must be an original student ID given from the university in PVC material and it must have the next requirements: University information, personal student Information, student Picture, and Expiration date valid only for one year, it year must coincide with the year that student visit Machu Picchu, the discount until 25 years old
ADITIONALS/EXTRAS NOT INCLUDED
- Machupicchu Mountain climbing: USD 65.00
- Huaynapicchu Mountain climbing: USD 65.00
- Vistadom train Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo ( panoramic train): USD 30.00
- Extra night in Aguas Calientes: Depends on the type of hotel desired.
- personal porter:USD 120.00
- sleeping bag: USD 20.00
- walking pole: USD 8.00
PRICE : USD 629.00