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INCA TRAIL TO MACHUPICCHU 3 DAYS

This trekking is designed for those who want to do the traditional Inca trail trek in a short time, without losing any attraction. It is mandatory to be in good physical condition since the path is quite demanding. We work only with two to four people per guide. It is a private tour for the quality of service that will be offered.

DAY 1: CUSCO – PISKACUCHO – WAYLLABAMBA – LLULLUCHAPAMPA

We pick you up at 4:30 am at your hotel then we take you in our private bus to Ollantaytambo. Afterwards we drive to Piskacucho, where our trek begins. After crossing the Urubamba River we follow the left bank before ascending to the Inca ruins of Llactapata (2,565m/7,505f). From the ruins we continue our hike as far as the Village of Wayllabamba (2,743m/8,997f), where we eat lunch. From there the trail climbs steadily through high Andean woodland to a plain called Llulluchapampa just before the Inca Trail’s first pass, where we will set up camp.

Meals: Lunch –Dinner

Accommodation: Camping facilities

Distance: 16kms/9.9 miles

Time: 8hrs approximately

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

DAY 2: LLULLUCHAPAMPA – PACAYMAYU – RUNKURACAY – SAYACMARCA – PHUYUPATAMARCA

After an early wake up around 5:30am for breakfast, we begin to climb from Llulluchapampa to the highest pass on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, the death woman  Pass 4217m/13,907ft , where there are excellent views of the Wayanay Mountain. Afterwards we descend to the Pacaymayu River. From here, the trail climbs to the second pass at Runcuracay, from where we will be able to see both the Vilcabamba and Urubamba mountain ranges. After a short rest we will descend slowly along a paved Inca road to the restored ruins of Sayacmarca. Here we enter into the cloud forest,  by afternoon the trail descends via a stone stairway to the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, where we will camp for the night.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch –Dinner

Accommodation: Camping facilities

Distance: 15kms/9.3 miles

Time: 8hrs approximately

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

DAY 3: PHUYUPATAMARCA – WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Another early wakeup, around 3:00 am,  from Phuyupatamarca (3,700m/12,136f) we hike downhill to the beautiful Inca ruins of Wiñaywayna (2,699m/8,853f). After visiting these fascinating ruins we will hike along a section of the trail renowned for its subtropical flora and fauna for about two hours, arriving at Inti Punku (Sun Gate) early morning. From there we will get our first glimpse of Machu Picchu. Once inside the citadel, we will be given a  2 hour guided tour around 8:30am to 9:00 am with plenty of free time for further exploring more places by yourself.  Then we will take our bus to Aguas Calientes and by evening we will came back to Ollantaytambo by train; then by bus to Cusco arriving to the small square of San Francisco at 22:00 pm aprox.

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Camping facilities

Distance: 11kms/6.8 miles

Time: 5hrs

Difficulty: Moderate

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Pick up at your hotel
  • Private transport from Cusco to Piscacucho (starting the trek)
  • 4 person Igloo tents for 2 trekkers and a roll pad mattress
  • English speaking professional guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food upon prior request)
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank
  • Porter to carry tents, food, cooking equipment
  • Hot water for washing purposes
  • Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and transport to Cusco
  • Admission Tickets to the Inca trail and Machu Picchu
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Dining tents with tables and chairs
  • Chef and cooking equipment and kitchen tent

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • First breakfast – last lunch and dinner
  • Tips for the crew, guide, cook and porters , tips are optional but greatly appreciated by them.

EXTRAS

  • Sleeping Bag – US$20 per person per trek (It will be clean and warm)
  • Walking Poles – US$15 per pair per trek
  • Personal tent: US $30 – (Please request when you book your Trek)
  • Additional Night in Aguas Calientes – From US $60 (depending on availability)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain – US$ 80  per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
  • Machu Picchu Mountain –  US$ 80 per person  (Please request when you book your Trek)

YOU SHOULD BRING:

  • A light day pack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek – prepare for a vast range of changes in temperature
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho. Plastic ponchos can be bought for about $1 in Cusco.
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended. Extra socks are a must.
  • Sandals or plastic slip on thongs are also good to give your feet a chance to breath in the evenings if you wish to carry them.
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf and beanie/touk. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping.
  • Sleeping bag (we can hire these to you)
  • Torch/ Flashlight and spare batteries
  • Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  • Sun block
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – although no malaria risk has been reported
  • Toilet paper, pack in & pack out
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
  • We advise you to bring water sterilizing tablets in case you collect water from streams.
  • Your own medical kit with any special medications that you might require, paracetamol, second skin for blisters etc.
  • Small towel or sarong
  • Bathers/swimsuit (if you intend on swimming in hot springs )
  • Cash – sufficient for snacks, tips and souvenirs.
  • Original passport
  • Walking sticks or poles (we can hire these to you. Please note poles with metal tips cannot be carried into Machu Picchu and should be left at your hotel on the final day)
  • Binoculars (if you have them)

CANCELLATION:

  • Because of the strict regulations of the Machupicchu Park, once you have made your reservation, you cannot cancel the space that you have reserved. You also may not alter the name or date of the reservation. If you are unable to come on the date you have reserved, we cannot reimburse you.
  • The $200 deposit is non-refundable. We cannot reimburse the entrance fee to the Inca Trail because the permits are non-refundable and our company  will  purchases the tickets from Machupicchu Park when you reserve your spot.
  • If you cancel between 30 and 10 days before your trek, you must pay 50% of the total cost.
  • If you cancel between 10 and 3 days before your trek, you must pay 80% of the total cost.
  • If you cancel one or two days before your trek, you must pay 100% of the total cost.
  • In the exceptional case that you decide to head back once you have started the trail, you must pay extra expenses such as food and transportation. You may join the group in Machupicchu for the walking tour and use all of the services onward.

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