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CLASSIC INKA TRAIL 4D3N

CLASSIC INKA TRAIL 4D3N

Difficult: Average

Itinerary:

Previous day briefing with the guide in your hotel

Day 1: Cusco – Ayapata (L, D)

5.00 a.m. Our private transportation will pick you up from your hotel. We drive to Chilca – Km. 82 (the starting point of the Inca Trail) in the Sacred Valley. In the middle of the way we will meet with our porters and cooker. We begin our hike until Ayapata where is our first encamp.

In the way we will visit the impressive Inca city of Llactapata (2.650 m. / 8.692 ft.).

Total distance: 14 km

Estimated walking time: 7 hours

Campsite altitude: 3.300 m (9.840 ft)

Day 2: Ayapata - Chaquicocha (B, L, D)

After the breakfast we begin the most difficult part of the trek, which consists of an abrupt and steep ascent to Abra Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman´s Pass – 4.200 m. / 13.776 ft.), the most highest pass. Then we will pass the second pass Abra Runkurakay and the archaeological complex (3800 m. / 13.022 ft.). After we descend to Sayacmarca (3.624 m. / 11.887 ft.). We will encamp in Chaquicocha.

Total distance: 16 km

Estimated walking time: 8 hours

Campsite altitude: 3.500 m (11.480 ft)

 

Day 3: Chaquicocha – Wiñaywayna (B, L, D)

After breakfast we will walk to our third pass Abra Phuyupatamarca (3.700 m. / 12.136 ft.). We continue our trek down the long descending stone steps that lead us to Wiñaywayna (2.650 m. / 8.692 ft.), 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.

Total distance: 9 km

Estimated walking time: 6 hours

Campsite altitude: 2.650 m (8.692 ft)

 

Day 4: Wiñaywayna - Machu Picchu (B)

Very early we get up to Inti Punku or The Sun Gate to Machu Picchu. 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 for 2.5 hours and after you will then have free time to ascend to Huayna Picchu Mountain (+USD 65 per person) or got to the fabulous Inca Bridge.

Total distance: 4 km

Estimated walking time: 2 hours

Machu Picchu altitude: 2.400 m (7.872 ft)

6.05 p.m. You have to stay at Aguas Calientes Train Station

6.35 p.m. – 8.15 p.m. Train Expedition Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo

8.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. Transfer from Ollantaytambo’s train station to Regocijo’s Main Square (1 block from the main square)

B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

 

Notes:

1) Departure and arrival times are approximated

2) 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 evolution of the group.

B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

It includes:

• Spanish/English Professional tour guide

• Touristic Bus from your hotel in Cusco to Km. 82

• Porters to take the camping equipment (no personal luggage)

• Cooker and assistance

• Dinning Tent, Kitchen Tents, tables and camp stool

• All the feeding in the route (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea time and snacks)

• Doubles tents, comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks. Our tents are 3-seasson

• Therma rest

• Accommodation for our guides, cook and porters

• First-aid kit

• Ticket of entrance to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

• Bus ticket Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes

• Expedition Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo

• Transportation from Ollantaytambo train station to Cusco

Not include:

• Sleeping bags

• Tips for the tour guide and carriers

• Porters to take personal luggage per all the trekking USD 80 per 7 Kg.

• The breakfast on the first day and the meals in Aguas Calientes

We recommended taking:

• A small backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek

• A big backpack with: Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping

• Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)

• Swimsuit (if you intend to go to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes)

• Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended

• Flashlight, camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)

• Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold

• Gloves, scarf, handkerchiefs

• Sun block, after-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body

• Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET

• Toilet paper

• Personal first-aid kit

• Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.

• 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.

• Cash in soles and/or US

• Obligatory: Passport original

 

• Optional: walking sticks or poles