Day 1: Cusco - Pisca q'uchu (Km 82) - Wuayllabamba (prairie - green place).
Walking time (approx 4:30 to 5 hours)
The day starts early, between 06:15 and 07:00, with the collection of passengers from their hotels in Cusco. We will cross the villages of Yucay, Urubamba, etc. and after 3 hours by bus we will arrive at km 82 (2600m / 8528ft). At this point, where the first control is located, all tourists must register to be able to start the walk. From this place, 42 kilometers of mountains, Andean valleys, rivers and tropical forests separate us from Machu Picchu. On our way to our first camp in the village of Wuayllabamba, the first part of the walk is mainly flat, with slight ascents and will take approximately 2 and a half hours until we reach the archaeological group of Llactapata (city in the highest). Then we will continue towards the valley of the river Kusichaca, from where the route follows a slight ascent until the camp of Wuayllabamba, located at 3100 meters (10168 feet). LB, D.
Day 2: Wuayllabamba Camp - Pacasmayu Camp.
Walking time (approx 5 to 6 hours)
After breakfast, we started our second day considered by many trekkers the most difficult since it is essential to make an ascent of 1100 meters to the highest point of the whole circuit, Warmihuañusca ("dead women") passes 4200m (13776ft) . The slow climb will take approximately 4 ½ and 5 hours. From the pass, we can enjoy an amazing view of the surroundings and the magnificent landscape. This is a windy area, so it is important to wear warm clothing. Overtaking the pass, we continue our way to Pacasmayu Camp, located at 3500m (11480 feet). B, LB, D)
Day 03: Pacasmayu - Runkuracay - Phuyupatamarca - Wiñayhuayna:
Walking time (approx 6 to 7 hours)
The third day, besides being the longest, is also the most interesting. It starts with an ascent of an hour and a half to the Raccay Runku's Pass located at a height of 3950m (12916 feet). On the descent, we will visit the interesting ruins known as Runkuracay (oval building) at 3800m (12464 feet). After passing the pass, the rest of the way is a descent to the interesting ruins of Sayacmarca located at 3600 meters. In Inca times, this place was used as a checkpoint for the roads that connect to Machu Picchu. Then, through a beautiful cloud forest, we will continue until the passage of Phuyupatamarca ("city above the clouds") at 3670m (12038ft). From here, we will descend following an impressive path of endless stone steps until we reach the beautiful Inca remains of Wiñayhuayna ("
Day 04: Wiñayhuayna Camp - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Walking time to Puerta del Sol (approx 2 to 3 hours)
The day starts earlier than usual, around 4:30 in the morning to make our last walk towards the city of Machu Picchu. After an hour and a half, we reach Inti Punku ("Gate of the Sun") at 2700m (8856ft) from where we will have the first impressive views of the majestic Inca city of Machu Picchu. From here, it is just another 1 km to reach the city and enjoy a guided tour to the most important places. Around 01:00 hours, we will transport you by bus from the citadel to the village of Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon, we took our train back to the city of Cusco. (B, LB)
• Included: All transfers, transport to / from trek start point, professional English speaking guide, noted meals, complete camping equipment (tents for 2 persons, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent), complete food services while on the trek, cook , helpers, porters, first aid kit.
• Include: one-way train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco (Poroy) (View Dome: $ 130.- pp; Tourist Class train (Expedition: $ 115.-pp), Inca Trail entrance fee (US $ 110.-pp), international personal domestic flights, airport taxes, extra personal porters ($ 200 per person), tips, personal trekking gear, extras, personal travel insurance.
Personal items weight allowance per passenger: 10 kgs (this to be carried by porters). Passengers must carry a day backpack (suggested 30-40 lts) with their personal belongings for the day hike (lunch box, warm clothing, photo camera, etc.).
Inca trail Special remarks:
1) Bookings for the Inca Trail , and according to the Peruvian Government new regulations, are possible only if there are spaces for the Inca Trail (now it is not allowed to be within the circuit more than 400 hundred people including passengers, porters, helpers , guides, etc.). So to guarantee your booking, and once we get your request we need to first check spaces availability. If we find them, we will notify you immediately and then we need an urgent prepayment of $ 200. - tickets to tickets. Please take into account that once bought the tickets, the prepayment amount is not refundable in case of tour cancellation.
If you are interested in doing the Inca Trail, it is necessary to receive your formal request as soon as possible. Together with this, we need the following information:
The confirmation of your booking we will give you on the following day after your pre-booking has been received and the prepayment has been done.
If Inca trail are not available, we offer other trekking possibilities to Machu Picchu including the beautiful and awesome Salcantay - Machu Picchu Inca Trail.
2) Use of Ski Poles or Sticks:
In case of passengers wanting to carry sticks or ski poles to facilitate the trekking on the Inca Trail, these should be with rubber tips (metal tips are not permitted).
3) Weight allowance for Inca Trail:
For the Inca Trail, you must put in a duffel bag those things you will need when you arrive to each camp (sleeping bag, extra clothing, cleaning goods, foam or termarest mattress, etc.). This duffel bag will be carried by our porters and must have a total weight of maximum 10 kgs. Those items you will need for the day trek (photo camera, warm clothing, wind jacket, box lunch, etc.), you must carry yourself in a day backpack (suggested a 30-40 lts back pack). If desired, we can provide for you a personal porter at an extra cost of us$200. - per porter (also in this case this extra porter availability will depend of spaces availability for the Inca Trail).