• Habitats Peru - Cusco, Peru
  • Habitats Peru - Cusco, Peru
  • Habitats Peru - Cusco, Peru
  • Habitats Peru - Cusco, Peru
  • Habitats Peru - Cusco, Peru
  • Habitats Peru - Cusco, Peru
  • Habitats Peru - Cusco, Peru
  • Habitats Peru - Cusco, Peru
  • Habitats Peru - Cusco, Peru
  • Habitats Peru - Cusco, Peru

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While most programs force hikers to rush-through stunning scenery, we take our time to enjoy this incredible once-in-a-life-time experience, we camp the first 03 nights enjoying great meals and sturdy tents.On the fourth afternoon we arrive to Machupiccchu, when most crowds have left to enjoy the tranquility and majestuosity of this unparallel site.After a well deserved night sleep at a comfortable hotel, we return to the site in day light for further exploration with your guide.In the afternoon we return to Cusco by train along the magnificente Urubamba canyon.This program has been specially designed to offer a much more relax trek with enough time to enjoy this magical site.

Program itinerary

Day 1: Cusco-Piskakucho(Km82)-Huayllabamba

Early morning departure for a beautiful ride along the Urubamba Valley to reach the trail head at km82, where we make our official entrance to the Machupicchu Historical Sanctuary, after an easy walk along the valley floor we reach our first inca site Patallacta (8,700 ft), then we continue up the Cusichaca valley in a gentle climb to our lunch spot, after a delicious lunch fixed by our cook we continue to our campsite in the village of Huayllabamba at (10,000 ft).(L, D)

  • 10,000 ft-3,000 mts
  • 8,000 ft-2,800 mts
  • Total distance 12km(7.50 miles)

Day 2: Huayllabamba-Pacaymayu

After an early breakfast we set off from camp on a long and steep climb to reach the highest point of our hike the pass of Warmiwañuska at (14,000ft) as we leave camp notice the dramatic change in vegetation, will walk through a beautiful patch of upper montane forest of myrciantes trees which is as unique as the flora and fauna that mingle with it.As the pass gets closer will be surrounded by bunches of ichu straw and little trees, a beautiful ecotone of paramo and elfin forest.From the summit we will be able to visualize our second camp at the botton of the valley reach after a 2 hours hike surrounded by beautiful endemic polylepis forest, as well as part of the thirds days hike to the second pass and the site of Runkuracay.(B, L, D)

  • 14,000 ft-4,200 mts
  • 10,000 ft-3,000 mts
  • Total distance 11km(6.84 miles)

Day 3: Pacaymayu-Phuyupatamarca

This is the most beautiful part of our hike, after a delicious breakfast we leave camp and start hiking up to the second pass Runkurakay(13,000ft)on the way to the summit we take our time to explore the site of Runkurakay used in the inca time as a watch tower from where the views of the surrounding is amazing if the weather allows it, once at the pass we can visualize the Aobamba Valley with beautiful tropical cloud forest, we descent for 2 hours in an original portion of this trail to reach the site of Sayacmarka, strategically located in a spur of a mountain, enjoy the beauty of this trail as we walk on a original stone path, the forest around is laden with orchids and bromeliads.Lunch, middle afternoon arrival to the third and last pass Phuyupatamarca (12,000ft) where we will spend our last night at camp.(B, L, D)

  • 12,800 ft-3,900 mts
  • 11,000 ft-3.400 mts
  • Total distance 16km(10 miles)

Day 4: Phuyupatamarca-Machupicchu

This 4th day is a special one, we have breakfast and also say good bye to our staff(cook and porters), we continue our hike on the last portion of this fabulous trail towards the Inti Punku(Sun Gate)across beautiful tropical cloud forest,once in the gate we enjoy our first views of this magical city Machupicchu(8,000 ft).We arrived to this enigmatic city mid-afternoon on time to do a bit of exploration.Bus ride to Aguas Calientes and overnight at comfortable hotel.(B, L)

  • 12, 500 ft-3,600 mts
  • 7,500 ft-2,250 mts
  • Total distance 10km(5 miles)

Day 5: Machupicchu-Cusco

Morning visit of this fabulous site with your guide, visiting the most fascinating features of this milenary city, individual exploration is highly recommended.After lunch we return to Aguas Calientes to take middle afternoon train back to Cusco along the gorgeous Urubamba Canyon.On arrival to train station, transfer back to your hotel.(B, L)

  • 11, 200 ft

Services included

  • Predeparture information meeting and valuable Inca Trail map
  • Private transport from Cusco-Km82
  • Kitchen crew
  • Porters(also for your gear in case of private service)
  • Duffle bag for personal luggage during hike(please return upon your arrival in Cusco)
  • Entrance fees to Machupicchu Sanctuary
  • Camping equipment(double tents, kitchen, dinning and toilet tents, comfortable sleeping pad)
  • Meals according to program (3 breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 dinners and snacks as well as a last lunch in a local restaurant on arrival to Machupicchu)
  • Bus tickets Machupicchu-Aguas Calientes-Machupicchu
  • Train ticket back to Cusco (vistadome service)
  • Bilingual guide during trek and in Machu Picchu equipped with a first aid kit
  • Oxygen tank
  • Transfer to your hotel on arrival

Services not included

  • Sleeping bag
  • Extra personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Not mention meals and entrance ticket to hot springs

We recommend that you bring

  • A small day pack to carry your sunglasses, sun hat, sun and insect lotion
  • Camera gear with enough charge/battery power for the duration of the hike
  • Water bottle
  • Wind jacket,
  • Rain gear, Sleeping bag
  • One complete change of clothing per day (trousers, socks, T-shirts and underwear)
  • Fleece and jacket for cool days or nights
  • Gloves and winter hat recommended
  • Warm sweat pants for evening around camp and in tent
  • Trekking shoes (please break them in well ahead of time)
  • Pair of sneakers to hang out around camp
  • Original passport
  • A flashlight and batteries
  • Personal toiletries and medications
  • Medium sized towel
  • Peruvian currency (soles) for tips and small purchases along the way (cold colas, chocolates etc)

Please note

  • Departure and arrival times are approximated, campsites are subject to change according to availability and designation by the authorities that regulate the use of the trail as well as guide´s criteria and progress of the group.

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