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Inka trail to Machupicchu

from $650.00$600.00

FULL TREK AND CAMPING

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Culture, Guided Tours, Short Breaks
  • Activity Level Challenging
  • Group Size Small Group
    12
All about the Inka trail to Machupicchu.

Day 1- Wayllabamba
Day 2- Pacaymayu
Day 3- Winaywayna
Day 4- Machupicchu

Note: We provide duffle bags for the Inca trail and you’ll pack 6 kilos maximum also once you give the duffle bags to the porters you’ don’t have access during the day time, make sure to get all necesary for every day or ask your Guide.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Porters
  • Transportation from Cusco to the Km 82
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo train station to Cusco
  • Train tickets
  • Professional Guide
  • Entrance fee tickets to Inca trail and Machupicchu
  • Bus tickets (one way) meals on the trail
  • Tents, and food according to the dietary
  • Mattresses.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Sleeping bags (we hire)
  • Lunch at the Aguas Calientes town
  • Tipping
  1. Day 1 Wayllabamba

    Early in the morning our guide picks you up at your hotel in Cusco for the 2 hour ride by bus to the small Andean town of Chilca and on to the trailhead at Piscacucho at km 82. Here you will meet the team that will join you during the trek, such as the porters, camp assistants and cooks. You will begin the walk, the first day is quite easy and during the first kilometers, you will have a beautiful view of the snow peaked Veronica Mountain, walking alongside the Vilcanota River until you arrive at the Archaeological Complex of Patallacta, where you will have lunch and gain energy to reach Wayllabamba, the name in Quechua means ’grassy plain. Most tour groups spend the first night here although there are prettier campsites a little further on. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

  2. Day 2 Pacaymayu

    Today we climb up from Wayllabamba for about 3 hours through steepening woods and increasingly spectacular terrain brings you to the tree line and a meadow known as Llulluchapampa (3,680m). It is another 1? hours climb to the first and highest pass of the trail (Abra de Huarmihuanusca or ’Dead Woman’s Pass) at 4,200m. During this part of the trail hikers are exposed to the Andean elements: first scorching sun and then, closer to the pass, freezing winds. Once at the top hikers can celebrate having completed the most difficult section of the trail.
    The decent from the pass is steep although not difficult, following the trail on the left side of the valley to the valley floor and to the 2nd night’s campsite at Pacamayo (3,600m). There are toilet facilities here. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  3. Day 3 Winaywayna

    Today you will continue to climbing a series of Inca steps, it takes about an hour to climb up to the ruins of Runkuracay (12,172ft). These small circular ruins occupy a commanding position overlooking the Pacaymayo valley below. Another 45 minute hike will bring you to the top of the second pass: Abra de Runkuracay (4,000m). At last you’ll feel that you are walking along the trail of the Incas with paving, for the most part, being original. The descent down the steps from the pass is steep so take care. This section of the trail, up till the 3rd pass, is particularly beautiful as the path crosses high stone embankments and skirts deep precipices. After about 1 hour from the 2nd pass you’ll arrive at Sayacmarca by way of a superbly designed stone staircase. The name Sayacmarca means ’Inaccessible Town’ and describes the position of the ruins perfectly, protected on three sides by sheer cliffs. No one knows the exact purpose of these ruins. You have to backtrack a little to rejoin the trail as it passes Conchamarca, a small Inca dwelling situated in the shadows of Sayacmarca, which was probably a tambo for weary travelers on their way to Machupicchu.

  4. Day 4 Machupicchu

    After an early breakfast, in the anticipation of continuing on the trail your hearts may begin to pound from the excitement that awaits your every steps and breath as you approach the fabled citadel. The trail contours a mountainside and drops into cloud forest before coming to an almost vertical flight of 50 steps leading up to the final pass at Intipunku (Sun Gate). Suddenly the whole of Machu Picchu is spread out before you in all its glory – a fantastic sight for all. Our guide will explain the history and the myths that surround this archaeological wonder (7’800ft.) Afterward transfer by bus to return to Aguas Calientes for lunch and after that you will board the train for your returning to Cusco. After your arrival to the Cusco train station our staff will meet and transfer you to your hotel. (Breakfast and Lunch)