Inca Trail 2018

The Inca Trail: the millennial highway that created an empire​The Inca empire was one of the largest and most important in America. Despite its transience – it lasted barely a century – it reached almost two million square kilometers, from Colombia to Chile, passing through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina.

One of the keys that favored such an exponential expansion was its extensive network of roads, known as “Camino del Inca”, which linked the main cities with the capital of the empire: Cuzco.

The Inca Trail is considered by many to be the most famous hike in South America, it will fascinate you for its magnificent landscapes and superb mountains with clouds that seem to be able to be touched with your hands.

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  • Package / Tour: Inca Trail 4D/3N
  • Price 2019: 500.00 USD$
  • Locations Visited: Inca Trail 4D/3N
  • Frequency: 3 Times of week
  • Physical Grading: 1-2-3-4-5
  • 2 People: 700 USD$ (Per Person)
  • 3 People: 550 USD$ (Per Person)
  • 4 a + People: 400 USD$ (Per Person)
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Day 1: Cusco, Km 82 to Wayllabamba

In the morning at around 05:45am we will depart from the city of Cusco (3350m / 10990 ft); we will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This is where your trek will begin, and you will meet with Quechua porters who are responsible for carrying all the food and camping equipment for our expedition. The most common plants in this area are the large cactus, (Trichocereuspachanoi), Achupallas (Puya nail-Herculis). On this hike you will have the opportunity to see the large snow-capped mountain called Veronica or Huacayhuillca (5750m/18 865ft) you can see the Inca influence in Kanabamba and Llactapata, these are both famous archaeological sites with a rich history. Later we will stop in Tarachayoc to have lunch there; and afterwards continue walking towards the town of Wayllabamba and arrive at our designated campsite for dinner.L:D

Day 2: Wayllabamba - Warmihuañusca - Pacaymayo

After breakfast at approx 06:00 a.m. We’ll hike through the valley of Llulluchapampa (3850 / 12631ft) to the Andean forest, we’ll see Uncas trees typical of this area, different types of bromelias, the traditional straw plants used for building for thousands of years and also food for the lamas and alpacas. Shortly after we’ll get to the highest point of our trek which is called Warmihuañuska pass or dead woman pass (4200m/ 13780ft) with great views of the sacred snow-capped mountain Huayanay and Vilcabamba range. After a short break you will make your way down the deep valley of Pacaymayo (3500 /11483f) to have lunch, and there we will set up camp. After a rest, dinner will be served – B:L:D

Day 3: Pacaymayo - Wiñaywayna

After breakfast at approx. 5:30 am, we’ll climb up a set of steep stairs to Runkurakay archaeological site (3700 m.) and then continue to the second pass (3900m/12796ft), and walk downhill to another archaeological site called Sayacmarca to have lunch in Chaquicocha. This is considered the most beautiful day of the trip because of the incredible view of cloud forest, the Inca tunnels, the Inca trail cobblestone and of course the natural beauty of orchids, begonias, etc. At the third pass we’ll visit the town over the clouds (Phuyupatamarka 3700m/12136ft). From here you will be able to see the Machupicchu Mountain and finally walk down a set of stairs to Wiñaywayna (forever young 2650m/8692ft), this last campsite has a trekker lodge, a bar and bathrooms with hot shower facilities. We will then enjoy a farewell dinner at our camp. Meals: B:L:D

Day 4: Wiñaywayna to Machupicchu

On the fourth and last day we’ll need to get up at early at 4.00 am and leave Wiñaywayna an hour later to climb to the Intipunku, or The Sun Gate. This trip will take around an hour, hiking along a trail of flat stones on the edges of cliffs in the highland jungle. From this fabulous spot, we can see the sun rise over the sacred citadel of Machupicchu. From Intipunku we descend into Machupicchu, and 40 minutes later we’ll enter to the Citadel from the highest point through the ¨House of the Guardians¨. We then descend to the control point where we register ourselves with the authorities and leave our backpacks. We immediately begin a complete guided-tour of the Inca Citadel which will take approximately two hours. You will then have free time to walk around, climb the Huaynapicchu Mountain, where one can experience spectacular views of all of Machupicchu, the valleys and mountains that surround it (please note that only 400 visitors are allowed per day), or visit the Temple of the Moon or the impressive Inca Bridge. In the afternoon, we meet in the town of Aguas Calientes where, if you like, you can visit and relax in its hot springs. From here we take the train back to the city of Cusco, where we arrive after nightfall. B.

  • Professional, bilingual tour guide
  • Assistant tour guide (for groups of 9 or more people)
  • Pick up from your hotels in Cusco
  • Transportation bus to kilometre 82 and train* and bus to Cusco.
  • Water (only for first 4 hours of trek
  • we will provide you with drinking -previously boiled- water).
  • Entrance fee to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Professional cook
  • 4-man tent is provided for 2 people only
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Porters (they carry cooking and camping equipment)
  • Bus trip from Machu Picchu down to Aguas Calientes
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Original passport (and International Student card ISIC card if applicable)
  • Travel Insurance is essential
  • Sleeping bag (not included )
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
  • Insect repellent
  • Water (only until lunch time on day 1)
  • Toiletries and hand sanitazer
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries (headlamps are usefull

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