INCA TRAIL IMPERIAL 5 DAYS
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Our Inca Trail Imperial 5 Days will allow you to enjoy with greater calm the wonderful majesty of Machu Picchu, and takes you to live the history of the Incas while crossing different ecological zones of the Andes in the route to the Amazon jungle, where you will walk a part of the Inca trail and you will see many archaeological sites before arriving at Machu Picchu
In the upper area close to the Skies, the Incas built one of their best-preserved cities, now recognized as one of the 7 wonders of the modern world. Many travelers and adventurers come to explore the fantastic nature, beautiful landscapes and archaeological sites around the Inca trail, to finally get dazzled by the majesty of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
Starting Altitude – 2720m / 8920ft.
Highest Altitude – 4217m / 13,780ft.
Walking Distance – 45km / 26 miles
Longest Day – Day 2, approximately 16km / 9.9 miles
Coldest Night – Day 2 around 0º celsius
Overall Difficulty – Moderate
STARTING POINT: - Cusco at your hotel
The Qhapaq Ñan or Inca Trail is an extensive network of roads perfected by the Incas, which aimed to unite the diverse peoples of Tawantinsuyu for an efficient management of existing resources throughout the Andean territory.
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is considered by experts as one of the most spectacular trekking routes in the world.
The Inca Trail is among the 10 best treks in the world according to various investigations of various companies and webpages specialized in travel.
Machu Picchu was built by the Inca Pachacutec around the year 1460.
Machu Picchu is one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, Heritage of Humanity, Historical Sanctuary of Peru and probably the most important archaeological site in Latin America.
Machu Picchu is the most important symbol of the Inca Empire, once called the "Lost City of the Incas".
- DAY 1: CUSCO - OLLANTAYTAMBO – WAYLLABAMBA
- DAY 2: WAYLLABAMBA - WARMIWAÑUSCA PASS – PACAYMAYO
- DAY 3: PACAYMAYO - SAYACMARCA - PHUYUPATAMARCA
- DAY 4: PHUYUPATAMARCA - WIÑAYWAYNA - MACHU PICCHU - AGUAS CALIENTES
- DAY 5: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
DAY 1: CUSCO - OLLANTAYTAMBO – WAYLLABAMBA.
At 06:00 am. we’ll pick you up from your hotel to go to the town of Ollantaytambo, then we continue all the way to the Km. 82 until the Piscacucho community where the Inca trail starts. From this point we will hike for approx. 2 hours to reach the place called Llaqtapata, an archaeological site built by the Incas which will be explained by our guide, after our visit to this interesting place we have lunch prepared by our experienced chef and his team, which for sure will leave you impressed with the variety of dishes, after lunch we will continue our trek towards our 1st. campsite in Wayllabamba. There, after a short break we will have dinner. We’ll set up the campsite in this place.
DAY 2: WAYLLABAMBA - WARMIWAÑUSCA PASS – PACAYMAYO.
In the morning we will continue the trek after breakfast, this time we’ll climb slightly to the Pass of Warmiwañusca (at 4,200 m.) the highest point of the Inca Trail. During our ascent, we appreciate the great diversity of plants, flowers and birds in this unusual micro-climate. From the top you will have a breathtaking panoramic view of the Andes and its surroundings, and then we’ll continue with the descent for about 1 hour until we reach the area for lunch. After lunch we continue the journey to reach Pacaymayo, where we’ll have free time to relax, we’ll spend the night in this place.
DAY 3: PACAYMAYO - SAYACMARCA - PHUYUPATAMARCA
After breakfast we continue our walk, this stretch is full of vegetation and various Inca archaeological sites used for different purposes. Starting from Pacasmayo we’ll go past the Runkuracay archaeological site, where we will have a short break, then continue the route to reach Sayaqmarca after appreciating the Inca constructions of this place, From Sayacmarca we continue on down to our lunch spot at Chaquicocha (dry lake) where you can see some of the fantastic flora and fauna the Inca Trail has to offer. From Chaquicocha onwards we walk along Inca flat (gradual inclines) as we make our way towards our final campsite Phuyupatamarca (3680 meters). This area of the Inca Trail is stunning with beautiful views of the Vilcabamba mountain range in the distance and abundant flora and fauna all around. It´s about 2 hours walk to our campsite and on arrival we´ll get our first view of Machu Picchu mountain and the Urubamba river far below us. We´ll settle in to our campsite and have the chance to explore the Inca site and as the sun goes down we can enjoy the beautiful sunset over the snow-capped peaks.
DAY 4: PHUYUPATAMARCA - WIÑAYWAYNA - MACHU PICCHU - AGUAS CALIENTES
After breakfast, we will descend for approximately 3 hours and we will arrive at the Inca site known as Intipata, huge farming terraces, where you will have a gorgeous view of the valley. Then, we will descend to the fascinating Wiñaywayna “eternally young” at (8,700 feet 2,650 meters), where we will have lunch before continuing to the Inti Punku "Sun gate". After an hour of walking, we will arrive to the Sun gate where we will have our first view of Machu Picchu. After a short break, we will head down to the citadel of Machu Picchu to take the bus to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes you will check in a nice and confortable hotel. The natural hot springs in town are an unbeatable way to spend a late afternoon early evening if time is available before dinner.
DAY 5: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
After an early breakfast at the hotel, we will take the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, upon arrival at the Citadel we can appreciate the enigmatic beauty and the incomparable example of architectural perfection and hydraulics of one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, we will have a guided tour of about 2 hours, where we can appreciate the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, Intihuatana, The Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Cemetery, you are then given free time to stroll around the citadel . You will have all morning in Machu Picchu to take pictures, maybe to climb the Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, enjoy this mystical place. Then we´ll descend by bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch and then calmly return by train to Ollantaytambo where our tourist transport to the city of Cusco will be expecting us, and will later transfer you to your hotel.
Activity: Climb up "Huayna Picchu" or "Machu Picchu Mountain".
- Meals: Breakfast
- Tour: 2 hour guided tour of Machu Picchu
- Trek briefing with your guide.
- Professional trek guide
- Second tour guide for groups of 9+
- Private transport to the starting point of hike – km 82
- Transport From Ollantaytambo To Cusco
- All entrance tickets and permits for Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
- Indigenous porters to carry camping equipment: client tents, dining and cooking tents, table, stools, cooking gear, stove, gas container, cutlery, plates, food and fresh vegetables.
- Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes - Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
- 1 night in a Hostel in Aguas Calientes. based on sharing a room; either double, matrimonial or triple depending on availability. Hotel brand rooms all include private bathrooms with hot showers and Wi-Fi.
- Machu Picchu guided tour (2 hrs) and free time for you.
- 1 train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (Expedition Tourist Train)
- 3 nights camping “Inca Trail Hike”
- Spacious tents/Sleeping mat.
- Boiled water provided from 3nd day on (for drinking during hike)
- One chef and assistant cook
- Excellent Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
- Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, and rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking. (Vegetarian, vegan or special diet meals upon request.)
- Tea time before dinner (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn)
- Get up with coca tea in your tent.
- Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day
- Biodegradable soap and hand cleansing gel
- We use walkie-talkies on all treks.
- Oxygen Tank & First aid kit
- All local taxes
- Breakfast on the first day
- Final lunch and dinner in “Aguas Calientes”.
- Huayna Picchu (US$25.00) or Machu Picchu Mountain (US$20.00) – if you want it
- Sleeping bags
- Walking Sticks: you can hire from our company
- Extra porter (Extra porters available to carry up to 22 Pounds)
- Entrance tickets to Hot Springs
- Travel Insurance
- Optional up – grades (train and hotel)
- Tips (the amount you tip (or if you tip) is a personal decision and it is NOT an obligation.
WHAT TO BRING
- A backpack
- A beanie hat or ear warmer
- Sun hat
- A mid weight sweater
- A longsleeve t-shirt
- 1 – 2 t-shirts
- A lightweight suater or vest
- A pair of long pants
- Hiking shoes
- An extra pair of shoe
- 2 – 3 pairs wool socks
- A jacket
- A small towel
- Rain gear
- 1 – 2 pair shorts
- A small headlamp
- A toothbrust and other personal toiletries
- Toilet paiper
- Sun cream
- Insect repelent
- Camera and film
- Original passport (International Student Identity Card “ISIC” if applicable)
- Extra money for drinks.
- Emergency money at least 300-450 extra soles (USD$ 220)
List of objects to take to the trek.
This walk is only available from March to January
- Pre payment per person: 50% of the payment per person
- Balance: 50% before departure. - Terms and Conditions -
- PERSON - - PRICE - 2 $ 990.00 3 - 4 $ 880.00 5 - 7 $ 830.00 8 - More $ 790.00
“This trek to Machu Picchu is available from March to January provided we have a minimum of 2 hikers”
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