Private Service

4D/3N CLASSIC INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU

Description

Route: Cusco- Piscacucho Km82- Huayllabamba- PacaymayoWiñaywayna- Machu Picchu- Ollanta- Cusco 

In this route, we will follow the original footprint of the Incas toward Machu Picchu Sanctuary, this path keeps the mystery of our ancestors and shows the great road development that the Incas had to integrate a Great Empire, through these four days we will be part of the Andean world and we will have the opportunity to walk along the route visiting the different archaeological groups and enjoying the environment and the different ecosystems reaching the highest pass over 4,215 m.a.s.l. where we have a beautiful view of the Sacred mountains of the Incas and then to descend through the Cloud Forest with wonderful biodiversity in flora and fauna like entrance to the citadel of Machu Picchu. 

 April-November (dry season) / December-March (rainy season) 

*Inca Trail does not operate in February for security reasons. 

Private service (PVT): daily. 

Shared service (SIB): MIn. 02 Max.16 pax, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 

 4 days/3 nights (3 nights camping +   

3 moderately demanding (in dry season) – 4 challenging (in rainy season) (based on maximum difficulty score: 5) 

 45 km  

 Maximum altitude: 4,215 masl (13,828 ft) / Minimum altitude: 2,400 masl (7,874 ft) 

 min 0° C / max 27° C (min 32° F / max 80° F) 

 Highlights 

  • Living culture, local communities 
  • Gorgeous landscapes, snowcapped mountains, glacier lakes, valleys, native forests, local flora and fauna 
  • Natural hot springs 
  • Inca archeological centers 
  • Pre-Hispanic roads 
  • Machu Picchu 
  • Page Break 

Pre-trek briefing for passengers taking the 4days Inca trail: 

Our professional tour guide will provide a pre-trek briefing from your Inca trail Trek before starting the hike to review the day-by-day itinerary and discuss any questions that you may have about hiking the Trail.  

We highly recommend spending at least two full days or more in Cusco before starting the Inca Trail. This will help you to adjust to the altitude of the Area and be prepared for the physical demands of the Inca Trail hike. 

 

Day 1: CUSCO  HUAYLLABAMBA 

 You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco and transferred to Ollantaytambo, where you will have time to do some last-minute shopping before starting your trek. You will then head to Piscacucho community, at Km. 82, where you will find the starting point of your excursion. You will take the course and walk about 3 hours along the Urubamba River, enjoying unparalleled landscapes and beautiful wildlife along the route. You will arrive to Willca Racay at the archaeological complex of Llaqtapata, where you will have some time to enjoy and appreciate the ruins have lunch and rest before continuing with your walk. You will resume the journey to ascend to the community of Huayllabamba, where the camp will be established. 

 Hike: 5.5 hours approx. 

Total walking distance: 12 km 

Minimum height: 2700 masl 

Maximum height: 3000 masl 

Difficulty ranking: 2 of 5. 

 Day 2: HUAYLLABAMBA  PACAYMAYO 

 After a healthy breakfast, you will begin to ascend towards the first and highest pass of the Warmiwañusca route (4215 m.a.s.l.), from where you will have a spectacular view of the Vilcabamba and Vilcanota mountain ranges. This ascent will take you almost all morning, arriving at Lllulluchapata at lunchtime. After having time to rest and eat, you will continue your walk to Pacaymayo, where the camp will be set up at 3600 maslbasically the most challenging day of the walk. 

 Hike: 8 hours approx. 

Total walking distance: 11 km 

Minimum height: 3000 masl 

Maximum height: 4215 masl 

Difficulty ranking: 2 of 5. 

 DAY 3: PACAYMAYO – WIÑAYWAYNA 

 Your third day of trekking will begin with an ascent to the second step, Runcuracay, which is a little lower than the first one (4000 m.a.s.l.). Then, you will descend for a couple of hours to Phuyupatamarca, where you can rest and have lunch surrounded by the beauty of the place. At the end of your lunch, you will continue your journey to Wiñaywayna, enjoying the view of the snowy mountains and the valley as you go. Finally, you will arrive at the area where you will camp, This day is the longest of the entire walk, passsing trought cloud forests and visitng few archeological sites builted by The Incas. 

Hike: 9 hours approx. 

Total walking distance: 16 km 

Minimum height: 2650 masl 

Maximum height: 4000 masl 

Difficulty ranking: 4 of 5. 

 DAY 4: WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHUPICCHU-CUSCO 

Your last day will also start very early and with an energetic breakfast. The journey will start towards Inti Punku, or Sun Gate, from where you will have an impressive view of Machu Picchu. You will walk a little more and you will find yourself inside Machu Picchu, where -after a short break- your guide will explain the history, organization and mysteries of the place. At the end of the almost 2-hour tour, you will board the bus that will take you to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you will have the option of walking around town or having lunch, as you prefer.  

 Then, you will board the train that will take you back to Ollantaytambo station, from where you will be taken back to your hotel. 

 Hike: 3 hours approx. 

Total walking distance: 6 km 

Minimum height: 2400 masl 

Maximum height: 2700 masl 

Difficulty ranking: 2 of 5Distancia. 

 Transfer from the Ollantaytambo station to the hotel in Cusco. 

**End of services** 

SERVICE INCLUDES: 

Bilingual speaking guide (Spanish – English) 

Entrance fee to the Inca trail. 

  • Private transport to Piscacucho, where the trek begins. 
  • Private transport from train station to Ollantaytambo to hotel. (Last day) 
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes – one way (fourth day) 
  • Train services of your preference (Expedition or Vistadome) back to Ollantaytambo. 
  • Full meals during the trek. (3 Breakfast, 3 wake up tea, 4 snacks, 3 Lunch, 3 Tea time ,3 Dinners) 
  • Filtered and boiled water. 
  • Chef and supporting staff. 
  • Porters for passenger’s luggage and camping equipment. 
  • Whole Camping gear: 
  • The North Face Mountain 25, 4-Season Tent    
  • Inflatable mattress Therm-a-rest. 
  • Personal duffle bag 7kgs / 15.43 lbs. 
  • Dining tent, cooking tent, bathroom tent, 
  • Kitchen dishes  
  • First aid kit, oxygen. 
  • Short wave radios and satellite phone. 

 DOES NOT INCLUDE 

  • Tips 
  • Sleeping bag 
  • Alcoholic beverages 
  • Others not mentioned in the service 

April-November (dry season) / December-Marc (rainy season)

*Inca Trail does not operate in February for security reasons.

$1,219
price per person

4

DAYS

/

3

NIGHTS

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