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Inca Trail 4D/3N (Private Service)

Inca Trail 4 days and three nights (Private Service)

The Inca trail is one of the most famous and incredible trekking routes in the world! The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most impressive examples of the approximate 40000 kilometers of roads built by the Incas some 500 years ago. It is the best known hike, combining a stunning mix of Inca ruins, mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest and rich subtropical jungle. Over 250 species of orchid have been counted in the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary, as well as numerous birds such as hummingbirds, waterfowl and the majestic Andean Condor. The star of the Sanctuary is the spectacled bear - a shy, herbivorous animal that is extremely rare and close to extinction.Essentially the Inca Trail is a mountainous jungle hike leading to the sacred Inca city of Machu Picchu. The 45km trek is usually covered

TOUR OVERVIEW:

  • Day 1: CUSCO - PISKACUCHO KM 82 - AYAPATA CAMP
  • Day 2: AYAPATA - DEAD WOMAN PASS - RUNCURACCAY PASS - CHAQUICCOCHA CAMP
  • Day 3: CHAQUICOCHA - PUYUPATAMARCA - WIÑAYWAYNA CAMP
  • Day 4: WIÑAYWAYNA - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

MAX ALTITUDE: 4200 m.s.n.m

GROUP SIZE: Up to 8 people

SERVICE: Group

TRANSPORTATION: Van, Train, Bus

Day 1: CUSCO - KM82 - WAYLLABAMBA - AYAPATA:

Head expeditions peru will pick you up from where ever you are staying in Cusco, Urubamba or Ollantaytambo. Pickup from Cusco will be at 4:30AM, from Urubamba 5:30 AM and if you stay in Ollantaytambo, you get to sleep in a bit with your pickup at 6:30 AM. At your briefing, these times will be confirmed as they might fluctuate based on where you staying.and travel by bus to Piskacucho (you will hear this be called kilometer 82) where the trail Begins. There will be a breakfast stop in Ollantaytambo (06:30-7am) to load up on energy (breakfast ' not included). It's is necessary to show your entrance tickets, passports and (if paying a student rate) the student card at the trails 1st control point. this private service from head expeditions peru, hike is according to the physical condition of the person is not fast. to start the trail (2720m/8923ft), we cross the Vilcanota River and follow its route to the right. The first day is relatively easy (a warm-up along the Incan flat terrain) and will have great views of the site of an Incan Fortress ('Huillca Raccay'), the vast and incredible Incan site of Llactapata (officially called 'Patallacta'), the Urubamba mountain range that divides the jungle, the Andes and the beautiful snow-capped peak of 'W'akay Willca' (5860m/19225ft), known in books as Veronica. with a beautiful view we will have lunchspaghetti. After lunchspaghettiwe will hike for another 2½ hours until we reach the first night's campsite at Ayapata (3300 meters). On this last stretch we pass through 2 small communities. If you want to buy any energy drinks or snacks you can do so here, you can also buy any essential items such as batteries that you may have forgotten. We'll arrive to our campsite by 5:00PM and after settling in for a bit you can relax and have a hot drink and snack with your team of porters, chef and guide. By 7:30PM your dinner will be ready, and afterwards you can get some well-deserved rest

  • Walking distance: 8.7 miles/14 km (6-7 hours)
  • Campsite altitude: 3300 meters (high) above sea level
  • Considered: Moderate day (getting used to the Inca Trail)
  • Weh1r: Warm and windy

DAY 2: AYAPATA - DEAD WOMAN´S PASS - RUNCURACCAY PASS - CHAQUICCOCHA:

Our porters will wake you up early with a hot cup of coca tea to get you ready for the day. Today is our longest day and we will start early. We’ll hike for roughly 4 hours to the highest pass of the trek, Dead Woman's Pass (4215 meters/13829 feet). On reaching the pass we’ll stop for a short break to enjoy the views before setting off again to descend to the next valley Pacaymayu Valley ' Hidden Rive, It's another hour and a half down until pacaymayu valley here we will have lunchspaghetti. After lunchspaghetti, begins the second two hour steep climb to Runkuraqay pass (almost 4000 meters), we will visit two archaeological sites, one on the way up and another down after the second pass, and then we arrive at our campsite by 5 pm. Temperatures at this campsite are around 4ºC during the nights

  • Walking distance: 9.94 miles/16 km (7-8 hours)
  • Campsite altitude: 3600 meters (high) above sea level (chilly weather)
  • Considered: Top day (you will have survived the two highest passes)
  • Area: Andes and Cloud Forest
  • Weather: Cold and rainy

Day 3: CHAQ'ICOCHA - PUYUPATAMARCA - WIÑAYWAYNA:

Having made it over the 2 passes yesterday, This is the most impressive day (in our opinion)We wake up for breakfast at 6am and start the day with a gentle climb to visit the archaeological site of 'Phuyupatamarca' (meaning 'Town in the Clouds') and reach the third highest point on the trail (3680m). The views of the mountains, canyons and surrounding areas are spectacular. The Incan site of 'Phuyupatamarca', is located a few minutes walk from the third pass and after visiting this, we continue walking (3000 steps) through the cloud forest and the impressive agricultural Incan site of 'Intipata' until we arrive at our third campsite Wiñay Wayna (2680m/8792ft). Today, we will only walk about 4 to 5 hours and have arrive to camp by lunchspaghettitime! A short distance from this campsite is located the Incan site of the same name 'Wiñay Wayna' ('Forever Young'). Even if you are tired after your day's trek, don't miss out on visiting the most impressive site on the trail. Temperatures during the night are about 12º C

  • Walking distance: 6.2 miles/10km (5 hours)
  • Campsite altitude: 2.600 meters (high) above sea level (chilly weather)
  • Considered: Easy day - all downhill!
  • Area: High Cloud Forest
  • Weather: Warm and very humid

Day 4: WIÑAYWAYNA - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO:

Wake up time is at 3:30AM. We'll have breakfast at 4:00AM and wait at the checkpoint to be one of the first to start trekking when they open the gates at 5:30AM. WeÂ’ll wave goodbye to our team of porters and chef and move on the Inca trail to get to Machu Picchu. Today is the highlight of the trek and once the site opens can carry on to the Sun Gate where you'll get your first fantastic views of Machu Picchu. On arrival to Machu Picchu you'll have a 2 hour guided tour of the site during which you'll learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel. After your tour you'll have free time to explore the site by yourslef and if you have permits to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. In This private service is included lunchspaghettiat a tourist restaurant in town machupicchu. In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco.

  • Considered: The most exciting and magical day (early wake up 3.30AM)
  • Area: High Cloud and Subtropical Forest
  • Weather: Hot and very humid (bring lots of water)
Included
  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel, please send us your flight information.
  • Briefing at our office; It will be done the night before at 18.00pm
  • Pick up at your hotel
  • Private transport from Cusco to Piscacucho (starting the trek)
  • 4 season Eureka Timberline Tents, (Large & Comfortable) please see equipment
  • THICK COMFORTABLE MATTRESSES
  • Professional English speaking guides experienced in mountains & Inca´s History
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food on prior request)
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank
  • Porter to carry tents, food and cooking equipment
  • Extra porter for your belongings, it means you will need only a day backpack to carry what you will need during day!
  • Hot water for washing purposes
  • Boiled water to fill in your bottles
  • Expedition Tourist Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and private transport to Cusco
  • Admission Ticket to the Inca trail and Machu Picchu Archaeological Complex
  • BIOCHEMICAL TOILET TENT WITH SEAT ONLY FOR OUR GROUP
  • Guided tour in Machu Picchu
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Dining and cooking tents with tables and chairs
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Pillow
  • Rain Ponchos
  • Taxes (18%)
  • Afternoon Tea time
  • Day pack rain covers
Not Included
  • Wayna Picchu: US $65 - Will need to be booked way in advance, if you would like to add the extra hike, please let us know at time of booking.
  • Sleeping bag” It can be rented from **Head Expeditions Peru for only US$20 for whole the trek.
  • First breakfast- Last lunchspaghettiWe will stop at Ollantaytambo for the first breakfast and have the last lunchspaghettiat Aguas Calientes after Machu Picchu.
  • VISTADOME Train to Cusco instead of Expedition Train, This train runs from Aguas Calientes to Cusco (Poroy) and it will cost you US$57 per person.
Packing List
  • Original Passport
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film
  • Torch with spare batteries
Extras
  • Down sleeping bag: US $20
  • Personal tent: US $30
  • Additional night in Aguas Calientes: from US $60 depending on availability.
  • Wayna Picchu: US $65
  • Walking Sticks: US $10 per pair and whole trek.
Price
local_offerFrom$960$912
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