Inca Trail Machu Picchu 4 Days 3 Nights


Description:

cusco city tours The Inca trail starts from kilometer 82 in the Sacred Valley and four days later trekkers will arrive at the magnificent city of Machu Picchu, originally discovered by an American professor by the name of Hiram Bingham. Along the way visitors will experience a range of terrain, microclimates and beautiful flora and fauna, typical of the Andes highlands and the impressive biodiversity of the cloud forest of the Amazon.

After four days of tough trekking, and aching muscles to show for it, everything seems to melt away and the pain and endurance is all worth. Machu Picchu is an amazing site to see in the early morning sun rise and the feeling of completing the Inca trail is one of the most gratifying feeling in the world.

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Cusco - Huayllabamba

Our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco very early in the morning, to take bus to the city of Chilca to begin your trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. After approximately three hours walking you will stop for lunch. Then you will continue walking towards your first camp at Huayllabamba, on the way you will have a guided tour of the archaeological complex of Llactapata. Dinner and overnight in tents at the campsite.

Day 2: Wayllabamba - Pacaymayo

After breakfast, the toughest part of the trail begin, walking towards the highest point in the Inca Trail where you will have an unbelievable panoramic view of the whole area and will observe different types of microclimates. After a 3 hours walk you will reach the first pass, named Warmiwañiusca or Dead Woman's Pass, at approximately 4,200 m.a.s.l. Here, you will have a tremendous feeling of achievement mixed with relief on reaching the top. After lunch you will continue you’re walking down to Pacaymayo where you will camp and have dinner.

Day 3: Pacaymayo – Phuyupatamarca o Wiñaywayna

After breakfast start the descent towards the second most important pass of the trail at 3,850 m.a.s.l. having a guided visit at the archaeological complex of Runkurakay and the Inca citadel of Sayacmarca. Continue your trekking towards Puya Patamarka (Cloud-level town), another important archaeological monument, where lunch will be served. After a short break you will continue walking to Wiñay Huayna (Forever Young) for a guided visit of this impressive archaeological complex with a spectacular setting. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 4: Machu Picchu - Cusco

cusco city toursAfter breakfast, have a very early start to arrive in time for sunrise at Machu Picchu. After a one hour walk through the forest towards the Intipunku or the Gate of the Sun, also known as the Entrance Gate to Machu Picchu, where you will have the most impressive panoramic view of the citadel. Upon arrival at Machu Picchu, three-hours guided tour around the citadel, visiting the main sites and monuments. After the tour you will have free time to wander around, and then you will meet with the rest of the group to drive by bus down to Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon, transfer by train to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco transfer to your hotel.

included:

  • Transportation to head of trail (82 Km.)
  • Entrance ticket to Inka Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Train ticket back to Cusco
  • Transfer train station / Hotel
  • Porters service (to carry the tents and cooking equipment only)
  • Guided visit to Machu Picchu and the ruins along the trail
  • English/Spanish speaker professional guide during all Inca Trail
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary Personal camping equipment such as tents, pad

Not Included:

  • Breakfast first day
  • Dinner last night
  • Tip
  • Sleeping bag
  • Buss down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes

We recommended to bring:

  • Sleeping bag (Importan)
  • Original Passport
  • Small bag pack
  • Sneakers
  • Jacket and poncho
  • Sun block, sun glasses and hat
  • Repelent
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Snack: