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Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
4 days / 3 nights - Pool (shared/group) Service


Peru’s best-known hike visited by thousands of tourists every year. The classical 43-km trek leading to the Sacred Inca City of Machu Picchu combines the visit of mysterious archaeological sites, amazing mountain scenery and lush cloud forest rich in Andean flora and fauna. Machupicchu is reached at sunrise on the fourth day.



Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco to Wayllabamba

Between 04.00-04.30am our private transport and staff will pick you up from your hotel. We drive to Piskacuchu (2700m/8856ft), a community located on the 82nd kilometer of the Cusco –Machupicchu railroad, which is the starting point of the Inca Trail. We begin our hike by crossing the bridge over the Urubamba River and walking along its left shore as it flows northwest along the Sacred Valley. Following the trail along a flat terrain, we arrive in Miskay (2800m/9184ft), to then ascend and finally see, from the tallest part of an overlook, the impressive Inca city of Llactapata (2650m/8692ft). We continue trekking along the valley created by the Kusichaca River, gradually climbing for about five hours until we reach the community of Wayllabamba (3000m/9840ft), where we set our first camp. All along the way we enjoy spectacular views of the Vilcanota ridge on the opposite side of the Urubamba River, where the impressive Veronica peak reigns at 5832 meters above sea level. Not to mention the diversity of wild flora and fauna that can be found all along the valley.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Total distance:

12 km (7,47 miles)

Estimated walking time: 

5-6 hours

Maximum altitude point:

3,000 m (9,840 ft)

Campsite altitude:

3,000 m (9,840 ft)


Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days / 3 nights

 

Day 2: Wayllabamba to Pacaymayo

We wake up at around 6:00 am and after breakfast, we begin the most difficult part of the trek, which consists of an abrupt and steep ascent that stretches for 9 km. Along this climb, the landscape changes from sierra to puna (a dry and high area with little vegetation). On the way to the first mountain pass, the Abra Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman´s Pass – 4200m/13776ft), we may see domesticated llamas and alpacas grazing on ichu, one of the few plants that grow at high altitude. We also cross an area of the so called cloud forest, which is the habitat for many different kinds of birds like hummingbirds and sparrows, and the Andean bear, which is also called the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctus Ornatus). We advise that on this day specially, your daypack is well stocked with candies, chocolates and coca leaves that will keep your sugar level high, and help with altitude sickness. Immediately after the pass, we descend into the Pacaymayo valley (3600m/11808ft), where we camp after approximately 7h of hiking.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Total distance:

11 km (6,84 miles)

Estimated walking time: 

6-7 hours

Maximum altitude point:

4,200 m (13,776 ft)

Campsite altitude:

3,500 m (11,480 ft)


Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days / 3 nights



Day 3: Pacaymayo to Wiñaywayna

This day is the longest but also the most impressive and the most interesting, due the number of archaeological sites and the lush cloud forest area that we cross, so rich in Andean flora and fauna. From Pacaymayo we climb to the second pass, the Abra Runkurakay (3970m/13022ft). Halfway up, we stop to visit the archaeological complex with the same name. This site, located at 3800m/12464ft, consists of a small oval structure that is believed to have served the purpose of a watchtower. After going over the pass, we descend towards Yanacocha (Black Lagoon) and enter the cloud forest to finally arrive at Sayacmarca (3624m/11887ft). This is a beautiful complex made up of a semicircular construction, enclosures at different levels, narrow streets, liturgical fountains, patios and irrigation canals. Continuing up an easy climb, we arrive at the third pass, the Abra Phuyupatamarca (3700m/12136ft). Along this climb we can appreciate the magnitude of the Incas´ ancient craft, by walking along paths semi-detached from the mountain, and seeing rocks that fill up ravines in perfect order, saving the trail from the multileveled Andean geography. We go through an Inca tunnel to later arrive at the aforementioned pass and down to the complex of the same name. This is one of the most complete and best-preserved archaeological complexes along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and is located on the highest point of a mountain. Curiously, Phuyupatamarca means ¨town over the clouds¨. From above, one can observe a sophisticated sacred complex made up of water fountains with solid foundations, and also impressive views of the Urubamba River valley. We continue our trek down the long descending stone steps that lead us to Wiñaywayna (2650m/8692ft), an impressive Inca complex made up of an agricultural center with numerous terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector, close to which our camp is located. This campsite hosts a trekker lodge, a bar and bathrooms with hot shower facilities. After visiting the impressive archaeological site, we enjoy our farewell dinner at our camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Total distance:

16 km (9,94 miles)

Estimated walking time: 

8 hours

Maximum altitude point:

3,900 m (12,792 ft)

Campsite altitude:

2,650 m (8,692 ft)

 

Camino Inca Clasico a MachuPicchu 4 dias / 3 noches - Servicio Compartido/Grupo

 

Day 4: Wiñaywayna to Machu Picchu

On this fourth and last day we get up at 4.00 am to leave Wiñaywayna an hour later and climb to the Intipunku, or The Sun Gate. This will take an hour of hiking along a trail of flat stones on the edges of cliffs in highland jungle. From this fabulous spot, we may see the sunrise over the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu. From Intipunku we descend into Machu Picchu, and 40 minutes later we enter the citadel from the highest point through the ¨House of the Guardians¨. We then descend to the control point where we register ourselves and leave our backpacks. We immediately begin a complete guided tour of the Inca citadel that will take approximately two hours. You will then have free time to walk around, climb the Huaynapicchu Mountain (if you have previously bought your entrance with your travel advisor), where one can experience spectacular views of all of Machu Picchu, the valleys and mountains that surround it, or visit the Temple of the Moon or the fabulous 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.

Meals: Breakfast

Total distance:

4 km (2,49 miles)

Estimated walking time: 

2 hours

Maximum altitude point:

2,700 m (8,829 ft)

Machupicchu altitude:

2,400 m (7,872 ft)

 

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days / 3 nights

 

 

* Departure and arrival times are approximated.
** Campsites are subject to change according to the designation of the governmental institution regulating the use of the Inca Trail, as well as to our guide’s criteria and the group progress



Difficulty degree of this hike
Moderate to challenging
 


Price Information
Prices per person - Standard Pool Service Adult:  ASK FOR OUR SPECIAL RATES
NOTE: Prices are subject to changes according to the increase/decrease of suppliers costs


Available discounts (these discounts are not cumulative)
• Students: USD 40.00 (students require a valid International Student Identity Card. Please note that Youth Travel Cards are not valid)
• Teenagers: USD 40.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)
• Children: USD 80.00 (up to 7 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)
Additional discounts (that may be added to the above-mentioned)

Additional discounts that may be added to the above-mentioned)
• SAE: 5% on full program price (valid South American Explorers Club membership card required). This discount may not be applicable in case a promotional price is offered.


Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days / 3 nights

 



Program includes:

  Pre-departure briefing
  Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transportation to km.82 (starting point of the trail).
  Inca Trail and Machu Picchu entrance fee
  Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks. Our tents are 3-season, highly maintained to ensure an excellent performance in field
  One foamy sleeping pad per person
  Dining tent with tables and chairs
  Kitchen tent
  Toilet tent (only if assigned campsites do not have toilets)
  English speaking professional guide (2 guides for groups of over 8 people)
  Chef and cooking equipment
  Porters (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
  Accommodation for all our staff
  Meals (04 breakfasts, 03 lunches, 03 dinners+ daily morning snack + daily tea service except last day). Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost
  Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
  First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  Bus ticket from Machupicchu ruins down to the village of Aguas Calientes
  Transfer Poroy train station to your Cusco hotel included only if returning on day 4


Does NOT include:

Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Poroy or Ollantaytambo.
- Lunch and dinner on the last day: after the guided tour at Machupicchu, you can enjoy free time to further visit the ruins and choose to have lunch either in Machupicchu or in Aguas Calientes at your own expense. Arrival in Cusco is estimated after nightfall, dinner being at your own expense too.
Visit to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes: a relaxing way to end-up the trek while you’re awaiting the return train to Cusco, only 10 minutes from the village center. Towels can be hired in Machupicchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes).
- Tips: please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish.

Route: Aguas Calientes to Poroy (Cusco) or Ollantaytambo (Sacred Valley of the Incas)
Remark: Should there be no train tickets available in the direct route Aguas Calientes – Cusco, a train ticket Aguas Calientes – Sacred Valley with an additional private transportation from the Sacred Valley to your hotel in Cusco will be provided. (*) Pls note that our guide travels back to Cusco in the Backpacker train in all group services, so if you wish to book this extra service, you will not be accompanied by our guide.

Route:  Aguas Calientes to Poroy (Cusco)
Remark: Luxury Hiram Bingham departs Aguas Calientes at 6.00pm and includes pre-dinner cocktails, accompanied by live entertainment and a 4-course gastronomic menu, with an estimated arrival time to Poroy train station at 9.30pm, needing an additional transfer from Poroy train station to Cusco. (*) Pls note that our guide travels back to Cusco in the Backpacker train in all group services, so if you wish to book this extra service, you will not be accompanied by our guide.

 

NOTE: If you would like to add an extra remarkable outing, you may climb the Wayna Picchu Mountain but please review the following important information: Wayna Picchu



What we recommend that you bring

  A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
  Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
  Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended
  Sandals or jogging shoes for a higher comfort while at camp
  Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces. Th
  ermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping
  Sleeping bag (please inform our Reservations Department if you wish to book this extra service at the moment of your booking)
  Sleeping pad: will be provided by us but is to be carried by you
  Flashlight/headlamp and batteries
  Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  Sun block
  After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
  Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – no malaria risk has been reported
  Handkerchiefs
  Toilet paper
  Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc. Please note that we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. This recommendation applies for all clients being used to a specific snack, as it may happen that it is not included in our selection
  Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning. Optionally: water- sterilizing tablets in case you pick up water from streams or rivers along the route. Otherwise, we provide filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink and has not reported any health problem so far
  Small towel
  Swimsuit (if you wish to go to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes
  Cash in soles and/or US$
  Original Passport
  Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have applied for a student discount)
  Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required in order not to damage the Inca Trail)


Optional services to be hired

An extra porter to carry your personal items. A porter can carry up to 18 kg, which should be enough for 2 people
An extra hotel night in Aguas Calientes can be booked for you at an additional cost depending on the hotel you choose. Please note that if you wish to visit Machu Picchu again the following day, the additional cost of the entrance fee is not included
Sleeping bag rent at an additional cost. Our sleeping bags are –18ºC-comfort (0ºF) and mummy form and include a sleeping liner. They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 30 trips
Therm-a-rest inflatable sleeping pad rent at an additional cost
Massage sessions at an additional cost. Our massage therapists have the highest recognition in Cusco and offer the following treatments: relaxing massage, stress-relieving massage, spinal column massage, energizing massage, Inca massage, altitude problems, aroma therapy, therapy with honey, therapy with glass, therapy with stones, foot reflexology, shiatzu, reiki and puddle of flowering. We recommend massage sessions before and after your trekking program. Services are at the hotel and are only available in Cusco.
 

 



Appropriate clothing along the Inca Trail

Hiking pants and T-shirts are commonly used during the day, complemented by sweaters, fleeces and waterproof jackets. It is very convenient to have light raingear available in the daypack (rain poncho or jacket and/or rain pants) as the weather changes easily and rains can suddenly occur. At night, warm clothing is required in the first two campsites, down jackets can be useful, otherwise a fleece and a jacket. During the third day (if sunny) and in Machu Picchu, convertible hiking pants are useful, and can be switched into shorts if necessary. Machupicchu has a warm climate, getting only cold at night. The rest of necessary implements are included in the “What we recommend that you bring” list.


Weather


Cusco’s climate is divided into two differentiated seasons: the rainy season, from November to April (the heaviest rainfalls occurring usually between January – March); and the dry season, from May to October. The dry season is colder, so temperatures can drop to below 0 degrees at night.
Along the Inca Trail, temperatures range from 15-20ºC during the day if it’s sunny, to 05-10ºC during the day if not sunny or 0-05ºC at night in the first 2 campsites. At Wiñaywayna and Machu Picchu, at lower altitude, temperatures are usually warmer though warm clothes are still recommended at night.

 



How to make a Booking

If you would like to make a reservation for this program, please go directly to RESERVE NOW.

1. Please fill out and submit the Reservation Form. There you may also request special or additional services.
2. In a maximum of 24 working hours, you will receive an email from one of our travel advisors with your booking status and policies for your review and approval.


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