Luxury Inca Trail 4 Days

Luxury Inca Trail 4 Days


Type:

Culture/History

Distance:

40 km3

Altitude:

4417 m.s.n.m.

Physical level:

     

Duration:

4 Days / 3 Nights


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Luxury Inca Trail 4 Days

Our Luxury Inca Trail to Machu Picchu by far the MOST famous trek in South America and is rated by many to be in the top 5 treks in the world


Itinerary Included Map

DAY 1: CUSCO – OLLANTAYTAMBO - WAYLLABAMBA 

We will leave Cusco (3350m/10990f) at 5:30 am by a tourist bus heading for the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Before we reach our starting point of walk, km 82, we will make a short break in Ollantaytambo to have the breakfast option. The official beginning of the Inka Trail is called km 82. Here we will meet the rest of the group and take care of the registration facilities. After crossing the Rio Urubamba (2200m) we will start the legendary Inca Trail. The first day the trail is easy to walk and a good warm up for the following days. In Miskay we’ll have lunch at a small river bank while getting some information about the archeological complex of Llactapata. After that, we will continue our hike to Tarayoc (3100m/10170f) and ascend to Wayllabamba(3300m/10826f), the camping site we will spend the night in. From here, we have a great view of the mysterious snow-capped mountain la Verónica.

Level of difficulty: moderate
Hiking time: 6-7 hours
Total distance: 11km – 6.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Hotels: Glamping Night
  • Deluxe Amenities: Gourmet Meals, Hot Shower + Amenities, Chemical Toilets, Deluxe Tents, Private Porter, Heaters, Robes and Towels, Private Chef.


DAY 2: WAYLLABAMBA – DEAD WOMAN PASS - PACAYMAYU

The second day is the ‘Free-Hike-Day’; that means, that everybody should walk in their own pace – of course you will meet during the small breaks or see each other while beating the stairs. Early in the morning the trail first leads through the Valley of Yuncachimpa (3850m/12631f). The first 3km are step - enjoy the humid woodland and the water sounds. We will have lunch in the middle of the hike. From Llulluchapampa follow the way for 2-3 hours until you reach the highest point of this section, the Warmihuañusca Pass (Dead Woman Pass) (4200m/113780f). This climb is known as the most difficult part of the Inca Trail. After a short break at the summit, you continue your hike down with a long and steep descent to the river Pacaymayo (Sunrise River) until you reach our camping site called Pacaymayu at (3650m/11975f). Here you can relax your body from the tough day while enjoying an amazing view over the mountains.

Level of difficulty: challenge
Hiking time: 8-9 hours
Total distance: 15 km approx.  

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Hotels: Glamping Night
  • Deluxe Amenities: Gourmet Meals, Hot Shower + Amenities, Chemical Toilets, Deluxe Tents, Private Porter, Heaters, Robes and Towels, Private Chef

DAY 3: RUNKURAKAY – PHUYUPATAMARKA - WIÑAYHUAYNA

The third day is the most beautiful one. You can notice a change in the eco-system while walking to the tropical forest towards the Runkurakay pass (3050m/10007f). We will pass two small lakes at the top of the second pass (3950m). It’s a gentle climb through beautiful cloud forest and a small Inca tunnel before the third pass (3700m) offers a grand view over the Rio Urubamba Valley. The nearest settlement is named Phuyupatamarca/"Town above the clouds" (3600m/11811f). A well preserved site with long chain Inca baths where one can enjoy impressive ancient engineering. We pass another Inca Tunnel before visiting the ruins of Wiñaywayna/"Forever young" (2650m/8694f). The Inca stairs change into a zigzag trail until you reach a red-roofed white building, our last camping site.

Level of difficulty: normal, unforgettable (easy)
Hiking time: 5-6 hours
Total distance: 10 km approx.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Hotels: Glamping Night
  • Deluxe Amenities: Gourmet Meals, Hot Shower + Amenities, Chemical Toilets, Deluxe Tents, Private Porter, Heaters, Robes and Towels, Private Chef

DAY 4: WIÑAYHUAYNA – MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO

After our breakfast at 4:30 am, we will head - equipped with our flashlights - to the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) to get the first glimpse of Machu Picchu and watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu. The last triumphal descent will take you almost one hour before we visit the city of Machu Picchu (2400m//7874f) around 8.00 am. You can enjoy its spiritual charm during a guided tour (about two hours) that helps you to understand the meaning and ancient use of the different buildings. After this tour you will have enough time to explore the archeological site on your own like, go to the Inca Bridge, explore the variety of buildings or climb Wayna Picchu for an amazing panorama picture). A bus takes you down to Aguas Calientes.

Level of difficulty: normal, unique (easy)
Hiking time: 2-3 hours
Total distance: 7 km approx.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
  • Hotels: None
  • Deluxe Amenities: Vistadome Train, Lunch at Sanctuary Lodge Hotel

INCLUDED:

  • Private Tourist transportation Cusco - Km 82 (The Trailhead) 
  • Professional bilingual tour guide
  • Second day Andean ceremony, offering to the mother earth
  • Private service.
  • Collection from your hotel (we pick you up from where you are staying)
  • Private transport to Piscaquchu (trailhead)
  • First class vista dome train back to Poroy.
  • Private transport back from Poroy to Cusco
  • Entrance fee Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu.
  • Great Food: Gourmet breakfast, Gourmet lunch, morning and afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and Gourmet dinner.
  • Professional chef.
  • Modern trekking and camping equipment. (4season tent)
  • Air bed for camping
  • sleeping bags
  • walking sticks
  • duffle bags
  • Wine, Pisco, beer, water.
  • Hotel crockery.
  • Private porter during the trail.
  • Hot Shower during the Inca trail
  • Bath and hand Towels per person
  • A private, hand-crafted and fully personalized Deluxe Inca Trail from start to finish.
  • Modern trekking and camping equipment.
  • All meals cooked on the spot with fresh ingredients by our trained chef.
  • English-speaking guides with knowledge of archeological sites along the Inca Trail.
  • Fully Trained porters hailing from local communities.
  • Thermarest (air mat) sleeping mat
  • Horseman, mules or porters (they just carry cooking stuff and camping equipment)
  • Tea time every day (tea, coffee, wantan, popcorn, cracker.)
  • Porters to carry the main luggage (all the equipment and cooking stock).
  • Oxygen bottle and first-aid kits
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu ruins to Aguas Calientes round trip
  • 1-night Hotel in Aguas Calientes (private room, cable tv, wi fi)
  • Oxygen balloon for any emergency
  • First Aid kit
  • *Vegetarian/special diet options available
  • Rain waterproof cover for your day backpacks
  • Pre trek Orientation - briefing (Hotel or Office) Let us know once you are at the office or by email.
  • Single Tents upon request with no extra cost.
  • Water for Driking: we will supply with filtered and boiled water and your bottles will be filled at each meal time.
  • Free "I survived " T-shirt and certificate (only for PEOPLE who successfully complete the trek!!!)

 

DOES NOT INCLUDED:

  • Extra expenses
  • Breakfast – Day 1
  • Lunch and dinner – Day 4
  • Entrance to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes town(US$5)
  • Tips (optional)
  • Travel and health insurance.(bring copies with you please):Our company highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your travel investment. Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance.


WHAT WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:

  • Original passport and copies (and Student card (ISIC) green card if you are student ). Note ( you have to bring your student card to machu picchu because you are going to be required to show at the Machupicchu control point
  • Travel Insurance card is essential
  • Sleeping bag (not included)
  • hiking water proof boots (with ankle protectors )
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Sun hat and gloves
  • T-shirts / shirts
  • Comfortable hiking zip off trousers
  • Rain pants
  • Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
  • Sun protection cream ( factor 25 recommended )
  • Insect Repellent ( for mosquitos )15 % of deet at least
  • Water bottle.
  • Water purifying tablets (Micropur recommended)
  • Toilet paper and wet wipes
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries (flashlight) we recommend headlights
  • Extra contribution suggested in soles money for tipping porters, cook and guide.
  • Previous acclimatization in Cuzco city, for at least 2 days and general good health. Our Company offers easy one day and half day routes which can be completed before the main trek.

View INCA FOOTSTEPS Advantages

Our Luxury Inca Trail to Machu Picchu by far the MOST famous trek in South America and is rated by many to be in the top 5 treks in the world. In just 26 miles (43km) it Manages to combine beautiful mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest, subtropical jungle and of course a stunning mix of Inca paving stones sites and tunnels. The final destination of the trail just cannot be beaten: Machu Picchu, the mysterious Lost City of the Incas.

The Incas used this itinerary for their pilgrimage to the sacred citadel Machu Picchu.


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