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Basic Guide: Inca Trail Classic, Camino Inka 4 days, 3 nights

by Marsh Maxwell Web Digital Group

Travel type: archaeological, cultural, ecological, adventure, hiking, sightseeing and landscape overview

Height: 2000 m (Aguas Calientes) - 4200 m (Dead Woman's Passage)

Degree of difficulty of the track:  medium. A minimum of 2 days is recommended for acclimatization in Cuzco or in the Sacred Valley.

Note:  book a hotel in Cuzco in the city center or we will pick you up from the Central Square. Due to the early start of the tour, we cannot work with apartments from Andean path travel, Booking and similar sites, since most of them do not have names or addresses that are easy to find, and some of them are located far from the city center.


According to the rules established by the government of Peru, only licensed tour operators can send groups of tourists along the Inca Trail. Therefore, independent travel on this route is prohibited.

From December to March is the rainy season. Therefore, the landscapes during your trip at this time will not look as picturesque as in the dry season.


The period from June to August is the time of the rise of tourism in these places. Therefore, if you want to take part in this tour these months, it is better to book your camping places several months in advance.

What Do You See And What To Expect?

• Hike to Machu Picchu, along the real Inca trails.

• Get to Machu Picchu through the Gates of the Sun

• Enjoy the beauty of the ancient Incas staying along the trail

• Trekking with prospective local guides

• Enjoy personalized service from start to finish

• Door-to-door tracking service.

• Explore the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu

• Hike to one of the most famous trekking in the world

A four day trip to Machu Picchu is a unique life experience.

Follow the most beautiful ancient Inca trails in Machu Picchu. Enjoy the beauty of the natural landscapes, which are in perfect harmony with the beautiful Inca architecture that you will appreciate on your trip to Machu Picchu. Hiking trails that the Inca rulers erected on the way to Machu Picchu to perform their rituals dedicated to Pachamama. Traveling through the local valleys, the Incas ennobled them with buildings that do not distort the harmony of nature. Go through gardens full of secrets that will help you understand nature as a paradise for mankind. Enter Machu Picchu through the gates of the sun. Experience emotions when you see the jewel of the architecture of the Inca civilization - temples on the tops of the mountains. 

You will walk 45 km of the original Inca trail, which will give you the opportunity to enjoy the harmony that combines the beauty of nature with the magnificent Inca buildings such as Patallacta, Rankurakai, Sayakmarkayupatamarka, Vinayhuayna and, finally, enjoy the magic of Machu Picchu.

Track Description:

• Starting point: hotel in Cuzco

• Final destination: hotels or squares in the center of Cuzco

• DURATION: 4 days 3 nights

• Accompanying: guides and guides

• Type of rest: Archaeological, cultural, ecological tourism, camping.

• Start date: ask our managers

• Total trekking distance: 45 km

• Maximum altitude: 4212 meters

• Acclimatization: gradual in the camp overnight

• Nutrition : 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 afternoon snacks.

TRAVEL DAY AFTER DAY:

DAY 1:  CUSCO - PISCACUCHO (82 km) - WAYLLABAMBA

• DRIVING DISTANCE: 12 km

• MAXIMUM HEIGHT: 4175

DURATION: MEALS

: Lunch, dinner and snacks

• OVERNIGHT: IN

THE CAMPING HOUSES: Banos, a small shop

We are ready to start the brightest adventure in your life. We will pick you up from your hotel at 17:00 in order to start the journey by car (2 hours drive) to the city of Oyantaytambo, where you will have the opportunity to have breakfast. After that, we continue for another hour on the same car to the 82nd Quilome / Piscacucho trail. As you drive to the beginning of the Inca trail, you have the opportunity to see many small farms. This is a valley where most of the locals are engaged in agriculture. At the top of the trail, we are preparing to pass the first control point of the entire Inca Trail. You set off at 2 o'clock to get to Mescay, where a long break is planned, and you have the opportunity to enjoy a local corn beer called Chicha. After a long rest, we will go to the observation deck overlooking the ruins of Yaktapat. You also have a chance to explore some of these ruins, which we will visit before lunch. After a 30-minute trip to Tarapatu, you can enjoy a delicious lunch. After lunch, there is still another 2.5 hours of camping in Wyyapampa, where our team of guides and cooks set up camp to please you with hot tea and dinner.

 

DAY 2:  HUAYLLABAMBA - THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE INK TRAILS-PACAYMAYO

• DISTANCE: 16 km

• MAXIMUM HEIGHT: 4212 m

• DURATION OF THE TRACK: 8 - 9 hours

• MEALS: breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks

• NIGHT IN A SHOPPING CAMP

• : Toilet, Cold shower.

Cooks wake you up with hot coca leaf tea early in the morning to successfully start the hardest day of the entire Inca trail. After a rich breakfast, get ready to start the trek to the highest point of the entire track 4212 m. The 3.5-hour trek to a distance of 9 km starts with a beautiful three-kilometer stone path combined with the Inca staircase that will lead you to the top of the Inca trail. Trekking through various climatic zones, while you overcome the WARMIHUANUSKA pass, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the views of the mountains surrounding Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After a while on the pass, we begin to descend to the place of lunch 1.5 hours of descent along the slope along the Inca steps, along which we descend to the Pacaymayo dining room. After lunch, we continue the hike for another 2 hours to the second pass of RUNKURAKAY (distance 3900 m). Then we continue our adventure at the next archaeological site of the Incan civilization called SAYACMARCA (inaccessible city). We have a stop to prepare for the journey through the Inca ruins, and we will continue our hike for another 30 minutes to the camp located in Chakikocha. At the camp you can enjoy a tea party and a delicious dinner prepared by our experienced chefs.

DAY 3:  CHAQUICOCHA - PHUYUPATAMARKA - WINAYWAYNA - INTIPATA

• DISTANCE: 10 km

• MAXIMUM HEIGHT: 3700 m

• DURATION OF THE TRACK: 6 - 7 hours

• MEALS: breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks

• Overnight: in a camp in tents

Today will be the most beautiful day of the trek, because you will see how the landscape changes from the cloudy Andes to the forest and the jungle. We are going to visit Puyupatamarca (the city in the clouds), as well as to see the majestic Mount Salkantai and Mount Wakayvilka, and, of course, we will have the first views of Machu Picchu and Mount Huainapichcha. During the transition from PYUPATAMARK to VINAYVAYNA we visit the most amazing Inca ruins - the complexes of buildings of Intipat and VINAYVAYNA. After a delicious breakfast at around 8:00 we leave the camp towards PUYUPATAMARK. In Puyupatamarca, you have time to enjoy the views as well as explore this amazing archaeological site. After we head down the winding staircase to Intipata, after 2 hours we will reach the goal to inspect the farm terraces and enjoy the magnificent view of the Urubamba River and its valleys. After that, we go to the campsite, where a delicious lunch is ready. After rest, we go to explore the ruins of Vinaivayne. Then we return to the camp to enjoy tea and dinner prepared by the camping chefs.

 

DAY 4:  MACHU-PICCHU — CUSCO

• DISTANCE: 7 km

• MAXIMUM HEIGHT: 2700 m

• DURATION: 2 - 3 hours

• MACHU-PICCHU: 2 hours of excursion

• MEAL: Breakfast

• RETURN TO CUSCO: By train

Today you will experience a sense of magic when you see Machu Picchu. Early in the morning you wake up with hot coca tea, which our chefs will serve you together with a delicious breakfast. You will be the first to start a walk along the paths leading to the Sun Gate through the amazing Trails built on cliffs covered with dense vegetation. As soon as we go to INTIPUNKU (Gate of the Sun), we will have a magnificent view of Machu Picchu - a city built of stone by the ancient civilizations of the Peruvian Andes. After we continue our trek to the citadel of the Great Inca Machu Picchu through the extensions, which in ancient times were used as fortifications and ritual fences. You will have time for classic and panoramic photos. The tour will take 2.5 hours, after which the guide will allow you to go explore parts of the vast Inca city, such as the Inca Bridge, Mount Wine-Picchu or Mount Machu Picchu (if you book it in advance). After 6-7 hours of stay in Machu Picchu, we will go by bus to the city of Aguas Calientes. At the end of the day, we take the train back to Cuzco.

THE TOUR INCLUDES: • BRIEFING: one day or a few days before the start of the trip you will receive landmarks provided by a professional guide-guide in our office in Cusco or at your hotel. To get a better understanding of the trekking tour, as well as to clarify any questions that you may have before the start of the tour

• DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE: We will pick you up from any hotel you are in in CUSCO, and we will return you to the place where you stop after the hike.

• EXCURSION GUIDE: a professional guide who will make your vacation unforgettable

• TRANSPORT: all transfers necessary to complete a trip along the classic Inca trail 4 days are covered by the company from the very beginning to the end.

• ENTRANCE TICKETS: entrance ticket to the Inca Trail (permission to visit) + entrance ticket to Machu Picchu to study the Inca citadel

• TRAIN TICKET: transfer from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.

• BUS TICKET: After visiting Machu Picchu, take a bus to Aguas Calientes

• PROFESSIONAL COLLECTS OF CHEESE AND CARRIERS: Responsible for preparing food on the track, as well as for delivering all the necessary equipment. But, the price does not include the transfer of your things!

• 4 healthy and nutritious breakfasts

• 3 delicious nutritious lunches

• 3 dinners at the campsite

• Special diets for vegetarians and vegans available on request at no extra charge

• Snacks during the trip

• WATER: Drinking water to replenish supplies at every place where we stop lunch, and hot water for hygiene at campsites

• MORNING TEA / COFFEE: every morning one of the culinary teams will serve a cup of hot tea or coffee in the tent.

• ALL CAMPING EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES: Including sleeping airbags, a dining tent, a kitchen tent and a toilet tent.

• RESCUE EQUIPMENT AND FIRST AID: oxygen masks, first-aid kit, radio communication

• FREE STORAGE: you can leave your things unnecessary in the trip in our office in Cuzco, after the trip, you can pick them up in person, or we can deliver to your hotel in Cuzco .

• Professional service and support while you enjoy the adventure.

RECOMMENDED TO TAKE YOURSELF:         

• Backpack

• Hat

• Sun hat

• Scarf

• Gloves

• Sweater

• Shirt with long sleeves

• 1-2 light t-shirts

• Light suit or vest

• A pair of long trousers

• Sneakers

• Extra pair of shoes

• 2 - 3 pairs of woolen socks

• Jacket

• Small towel

• Raincoat

• 1 - 2 pairs of shorts

• Sunglasses

• A small flashlight

• Water tank

• Hygiene

• Sunblock • Repellent

DOCUMENTS TO BE POSSIBLE FOR YOURSELF

• Original passport

• Original international student ID card (if you applied for a student discount)


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