The Inca Trail is Peru’s most known trek, combining a stunning mix of Inca ruins, mountain scenery, cloud-forest and rich subtropical jungle. Over 2250 species of orchids have been counted in the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary, as well as numerous birds such as hummingbirds, waterfowl, and the majestic Andean Condor.
Located in the Andes mountain range, the trail passes through several types of Andean environments including cloud forest and alpine tundra. Settlements, tunnels, and many Incan ruins are located along the trail before ending the terminus at the Sun Gate on Machu Picchu mountain. The two longer routes require and ascent to more than 3660 m.a.s.l. (12010 ft).
Day 1: Cusco – Piskacuchu – Wayllabamba
We depart from Cusco and travel to Urubamba where we will have a brief stop in Ollantaytambo, where you can buy last minute gear and personal needs. We will then go to Piskacucho (km 8) and start the Inca Trail. Along the way we will visit the Llactapata archaeological site.
Day 2: Wayllabamba – Warmiwañusca – Pacaymayo
Early in the morning, we will start the climb up to the highest point of the Inca Trail. Here, we can see various ecological zones and microclimates, which make up the area, laid out in front of us. We cross the Warmiwañusqa pass at 4200 meters/13780 feet above sea level; water buckets are offered for washing.
Day 3: Pacaymayo – Chaq’icocha – Wiñaywayna
We continue climbing up to the second pass on the Trail (3900 meters/12795 feet above sea level), and along the way we will also visit the Runcuracay archaeological site. During the day walk, we will also visit Sayacmarca and Phuyupatamarca archaeological remains.
Day 4: Wiñaywayna – Machupicchu – Cusco
We begin the final part of the trek to the lost city of Machupicchu. First, we walk to Inti Punku (“Sun Gate”), where we take in a panoramic view of Machupicchu. After we come down to Machupicchu, we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes where we will have free time to enjoy the town, later taking the train back to Cusco. Arrival to Cusco is generally around 8-8:30 pm.
- Transfer by bus from Cusco to Inca trai
- Inka trail & Machupicchu entrance ticket
- Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco
- Professional Guide (english speaking)
- Cook (In charge of meal preparation)
- General portes to carry camping equipment and food
- Portes to carry your backpack
- Meals: 3B, 3L, 3D, (Vegetarian option also )We provide Andean local fresh products in our meals
- 2 people in each 3-person-capacity tent.
- Matress (sleeping pad)
- Dinning tent, kitchen tent, tables and chairs, table settings, first Aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle.
- Special biodegradable bathroom tent.
- Transfer from Train Station to Hotel.
- Feather sleeping bag .
- Syntethic sleeping bag.
- Single accommodation.
- Trekking poles rental.
- 1 Extra porter (10 kilos).
- 1/2 Extra porter (6 kilos).
- Buffet lunch in Aguas Calientes.