Inca trail 4D/3N

Join our experienced crew for the Classic 4 Day Inca trail to Machu Picchu. We offer a high class trek service including high-tech camping equipment.

Trek through a variety of different ecological zones including a dry arid Cactus zone, the Polylepis area with its gnarled foliage, the high grasslands and the humid cloud forest full of exotic flowers. The Inca trail is full of archelogical sites and is considered one of the top treks in the world with the lost city of Machu Picchu as a fantastic finale. We offer a general pooled trek where you will meet people from all over the world and also a more personal private service. Whichever option you choose we guarantee you will have the time of your life.

Desert

DAY 1: Cusco – Sacred Valley – Km 82 - Wayllabamba.


An early start with a pick up from your hotel in either Cusco or The Sacred Valley for your transfer to the trailhead. From Km82 we'll begin our trek by hiking along the left bank of the Vilcanota River, watched over by the summit of Mount Veronica at 5,900m / 19,000ft.
We'll camp tonight on a terrace near the small village of Wayllabamba (3,000mtr / 9,840ft).
15.8km –9.8mi / 6 hours walking
Lunch and dinner included
Overnight at camp-site

DAY 2: Wayllabamba - Pacaymayu.

Desert

We'll trek upward through native forest to Pacaymayu - the highest campsite of the Inca Trail. Today will be one of the most demanding days of the trail as we ascend to the mountain pass at Warmiwanuska (Dead Woman´s Pass at 4,200mtr /13,750ft).

From here we'll be rewarded with spectacular views of the peaks of Huayanay to the east, and the rugged Vilcabamba range to the west.
Afterward, we'll descend to our campsite at Pacaymayu (3,600mtr / 11,808ft).
8.6km – 5.3mi / 6.5 hours walking
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Overnight at camp-site.

DAY 3: Pacaymayu – Wiñay Wayna.

Desert

Today, we'll cross a second mountain pass at 4,000mtr / 13,100ft and follow a finely-paved and well-preserved Inca highway to the restored archaeological site of Sayacmarka.
This section of the Inca Trail is paved with white granite and traverses a thickly forested slope.

We'll camp at Wiñaywayna (2650m / 8692ft) after a spectacular descent from cloud forest and high jungle. Wiñaywayna is a beautiful ceremonial site divided into two sectors and fashioned from finely-carved stones fit together with great precision.
15km – 9.3mi / 7 hours walking
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Overnight at camp-site.

DAY 4: Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu.

Desert

Orchids and hummingbirds are a common sight along this stretch of the Inca Trail and the Urubamba River is a constant presence far below us. From Wiñaywayna we'll continue to Intipunku or The Sun Gate, from where we will see Machupicchu for the first time stretched out below on a rocky outcropping. Overhead you'll find the peak known as Huayna Picchu. From here, we need only to stroll down the final stretch of the royal highway and enter at last the enigmatic citadel, which lay hidden for four centuries before being revealed to the world by chance discovery.
(5km – 3.1mi / 2.5 hours walking)
With a guided excursion of Machupicchu and in the afternoon, we'll return to Cusco by train, arriving in the late evening.
Breakfast included
Lodging in Cusco.

Note: Campsites may change as dictated by government regulation.

INCLUDED:


Pick up at your Hotel.
Transportation by Bus to km 82.
Entrance Ticket to the Inca Trail and Machupicchu.
Professional bilingual guide (2 guides for groups of over 8 people).
Mountain Hardwear tents (3-person tent shared by 2 people).
foam mattress (self-inflatable mattress can be rented).
Cooking equipment, mess tent, dining tent, chairs, tables, accommodation for the porters and cooks.
Cooks to prepare all meals.
Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners and snacks; food is programmed for trekking and is rich in carbohydrates.
Boiled water provided at meal times to refill your water bottle.
Porters (to carry the tents, food and cooking equipment).
First aid kit, Emergency oxygen.
Bus from Machupicchu to Train Station.
Return by Expedition train: Machupicchu to Poroy.
Radio communications.
Transfer from Poroy station to hotel.

NOT INCLUDED:


Lunch on the last day.
Sleeping Bag.
Tips for the porters, cook and guide (See Inca trail information for recommendations).