MACHUPICCHU INCA TRAIL 3D/2N

Itinerary

DAY 1.  CUSCO – KM82- AYAPATA

The Inca Trail tour to Machupicchu stars with the pick up at your hotel (from 5:30 am approximately) We will travel for one hour and a half to Ollantaytambo where we will make a stop in order to have breakfast (is not included in the price of the tour). After this stop we will keep on our ride to km 82, where the entrance controls to the Inca trail are. Is in this place where you have to show your tickets and passports or any identification document which you used to made your reservation.

The Inca Trail begins at a height of 2,720 masl (8900 ft) Once we go through the respective controls at the checkpoint, we will cross a hanging bridge over the Vilcanota River. The first day is quite easy and is considered the training day, since the trail is relatively flat. This day we will have gorgeous views of the Inca Huillca Raccay fortrees, the incredible archaeological site of Llactapata (officially called “Patallacta”), the Urubamba mountain range that divides the jungle from the Andes, and the beautiful snow-capped W’akay Willca 5,860 masl (19230 ft), also known as Veronica. Our first camp will be in Ayapata, which is an hour far away from the small town of Wayllabamba, with a height of 3,300 masl (10830 ft)

  • Trekking distance: 14 km (8.7 mi) – time (6 to 7 hours, this included rest and lunch stop)
  • Camp height: 3,300 masl (10830 ft)
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Temperature: Warm and with winds in the afternoon

DAY 2. AYAPATA – WARMIWAÑUSCA – CHAQUICHOCA

This day will be probably the most difficult, but at the same time the most rewarding too, of the Inca Trail, we will appreciate spectacular Andean landscapes and vegetation of the place. We will start at 5:00 a.m. and after a good breakfast, we will begin a steady ascent  for 4 hours to the highest point of the path, Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman’s) Pass, with a height of 4,200m (13871 ft) Along this walk we will be able to appreciate mixed vegetation, with native plants and trees such as the Polilepys or Q’ueuña, which grow in the cloud forest at a height of 3,650m (12000 ft).Finally after the 4 hours of ascent we will celebrate together our achieve in the highest point.

So, after we get to catch our breath a bit and admire amazing views, will begin the descent for an hour and a half to the second point, where we will have lunch (Pacamayo at 3,550 masl/11700 ft). After lunch we will start with the last part of the climb, for 2 hours to Runkuraqay pass (4,000 masl / 13123 ft). Once in the pass and after a rest we will continue the descent for 1 hour and a half until we arrive to our camp in Cachicocha (3600 masl/ 11800 ft).

  • Trekking distance: 16 km (9.9 mi) – time (9 to 10 hours, this included rest and lunch stop)
  • Camp height: 3,600 masl (11800 ft)
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Temperature: Cold and with winds in the afternoon.

DAY 3 CHAQUICOCHA – WIÑAY WAYNA – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO

This day will be the most extraordinary of the trek. We will visit many archaeological sites along the way such as Phuyupatamarka, Intipata, and “Wiñay Wayna, which means: “Forever Young”, after lunch we will leave Wiñay Wayna at 12:00 pm in order to reach Inti Punku or the “Sun Gate” which has a height of 2745 masl (9000 ft). At the Sun Gate, you will be able to see the first views of Machu Picchu. Also, from here you can see the sunset.

Finally, we will continue walking along the last section of the Inca trail, until we reach the place where you can take the classic photo (postcard photo) with the ancient city. In Machu Picchu you will have your 2-hour guided tour. After this we will go to the main entrance, in order to board the bus to Aguas Calientes, where we will provide you, your train tickets for your return trip to Cusco.

  • Trekking distance: 16 km (9.9 mi) – time (9 to 10 hours, this included rest and lunch stop)
  • Aguas Calientes height: 2000 masl (6560 ft)
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Temperature: Warm and with winds in the afternoon

Included / Not Included

INCLUDED:

  • The Inka Trail Backpacker Team: Professional tour guides with great skills in several languages, with plenty knowledge of the Andean culture, trained in first aid and rescue courses (trained to use the first aid kit, we have an oxygen balloon that they always carry).
  • Professionals chefs and porters who grew up in Andean communities; They will be in charge of carrying out all the equipment we will use through the Inca Trail, you will only have to carry your own backpack with your personal belongings.
  • Transportation; We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to km 82. We got private buses and mini vans; very comfortable and with all the security accessories according to the quantity of tourists, our driver has many years of experience and a transfer that will help you in whatever you need.
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu; this ticket allows you to do the Inca trail and Machupicchu (citadel), but it does not include the other extra treks, Huaynapicchu and Machupicchu (mountain).
  • An appropriate equipment; professional tents, with capacity for 3 persons, but to give you more comfort we only use for 2. Personal inflatable mats, kitchen tent, dining tent, chairs and camping tables.
  • Mixed food, we offer the vegetarian option and all kinds of special food according to your request at the time of booking. During your Inca Trail you can get a variety of teas, a hot water container for your personal cleanliness.
  • Breakfast includes milk, coffee, tea and mates; You can eat with toast, bread, butter, jam, pancakes, scrambled eggs and oatmeal. For lunch we will have traditional andean food. Dinner includes chicken, beef or lamb, fish and chips or other main dishes. The snacks include: fruits, candies, chocolates and sandwiches. We will also offer you hot drinks at our tea time, where we will have a selection of aromatics teas and mates, coffee and popcorn and cookies.
  • Ticket bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes, (optional)
  • Train ticket to Ollantaytambo at the end of your Inca Trail (Expedition class) and transportation to Cusco.

 NOT INCLUDED:

  • Breakfast on the first day of the tour. If you did not have breakfast at your hotel, we will make a stop in Ollantaytambo so you can have breakfast there if you want.
  • Lunch on the last day after the tour at Machu Picchu.
  • Sleeping bag and walking sticks (These can be rented in our office. All our sleeping bags are washed after each use)
  • Tips for guides and porters (optional)

DETAILS OF THE TOUR

  • Days: 3D/2N all day
  • Places: Cusco, Sacred valley

Detalles del Tour

  • Dias: Full Day
  • Lugares: Cusco, Valle Sagrado

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