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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4D/3N

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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4D/3N

$700 $695 per person

Inca Trail to Machu picchu 4 days / 3 nights, combines beautiful mountain scenery, lush cloud forest and subtropical forest, and an outstanding mix of Inca paving stones, ruins and tunnels. Decending through the magical sun gate on the last day will reveal the emerald peaks and the terraced ruins of the mysterious Incan city of Machu Picchu.

SHARED TOUR: $695 USD

PRIVATE TOUR:

TWO PEOPLE: $1,100 USD
3-4 PEOPLE: $950 USD
5-6 PEOPLE: $850 USD
7 TO MORE PEOPLE: $780 USD

( minimum 02 people) prices are based on two people or couple.

4 Days
15+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    In your briefing, we will give the information
  • Departure Time
    Approximately 4:00 AM.
  • Return Time
    Approximately 23:00 PM.
1
Day 1: Cusco - Km82- Hatunchaca
The first day of the Inca Trail is easy going to help you settle into the trek. Covering 14km of the trail climbing gently up the Cusichaca Valley you pass by the Inca site of Llactapata, enjoy great views of the snow-capped peak Veronica (5700m / 17500ft) and get to see a variety of native plant life and birds throughout the day. After a nice lunch on a fast power nap at Tarayoc village, we walk to Hatunchaca village where we spend the first night. Our first day hiking on the Inca trail is considered the “training day”, which is good in order to acclimate at this altitude.
  • Walking Distance: 8km / 5miles
  • Starting Elevation: 2,850 meters / 9,350 feet
  • Highest Elevation: 3,000 meters / 9,850 feet
  • Campsite Elevation: 2,950 meters / 9,650 feet
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner (Snack and afternoon tea)
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Adventure: Absolutely, completely satisfactory
2
Day 2: Hatunchaca – Dead Woman’s Pass- Pacaymayo
Today is considered by many to be the hardest day of the trek; with the highest pass (Dead Woman's Pass at 4200m / 13779ft) to cross and nearly 5km or 3.1 miles to walk up. There's no need to worry though as thanks to our enthusiastic guides and team of porters helping you along you will have all the morale and physical support you need to make it. After climbing 3 hours from the bottom we will have a nice break lunch on Llulluchapampa 3,800msnm or 12,450ft. We will keep climbing to the pass for another 2 hours. You made it! Dead Woman’s pass conquered. After a very well deserved break, we descend for another 2 hours to Pacaymayo Valley (3,600msnm or 11,800ft) where we spend our second night.
  • Walking Distance: 9km / 5.6 miles
  • Starting Elevation : 2,950 meters / 9,650 feet
  • Highest Elevation :4215 meters / 13,830 feet
  • Campsite Elevation : 3600 / 11,811 feet
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Snack and afternoon tea)
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Adventure: Absolutely, completely satisfactory
3
Day 3: Pacaymayo-Chaquicocha- Wiñay Wayna
Today, after a nice wake up to Coca tea and a delicious breakfast we get fantastic views of the high mountain ranges as we cross the 2nd pass called Runcuracay (2 hours climbing up to 3,950msnm or 12,950ft) and will have the chance to visit 2 Inca sites (Runcuracay and Sayacmarca). We will also see a variety of plant and life in the Polylepsis forests that cover this area and hopefully spot White Tailed Deer. After our visit to Sayacmarca we arrive to Chakicocha, our resting place to enjoy an early lunch and using facilities. In the afternoon we keep walking through a relatively short distance to cover along what is known as Inca Flat (gentle ascents and descents) we get to enjoy the lush and verdant cloud forest around us and the spectacular views of the Andes in the distance. Third pass waits for us, Phuyupatamarca (3,650msnm or 12,000ft) where we start descending for another 3 hours, enjoying 2 beautiful Inca sites, amazing landscapes and a beautiful Inca trail. Many reasons to understand why Day 3 is called “the unforgettable day”.
  • Walking Distance: 16km / 9.9 miles
  • Starting Elevation : 3600 / 11,811 feet
  • Highest Elevation : 3950 meters / 12,950 feet
  • Campsite Elevation: 2680 meters / 8,790 feet
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Snack and afternoon tea)
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Adventure: Absolutely, completely satisfactory
4
Day 4: Wiñay Wayna - Machu Picchu!!
Today is the highlight of the trek. Waking up early you head straight to the checkpoint to enter Machu Picchu and once the site opens you can carry on to the Sun Gate where you will get your first fantastic views of Machu Picchu. On arrival to Machu Picchu you'll have a 2 hour guided tour of the site during which you'll learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel. After your tour you'll have time to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (You should book in advance). In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco.
  • Walking Distance: 5km / 3.2 miles
  • Starting Elevation : 2680 meters / 8,790 feet
  • Highest Elevation : 2720 meters / 8,900 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Meals: Breakfast, (Snack)
  • Adventure: Absolutely, completely satisfactory
About Inca Trail Campsites: Campsites may change depending on booking time and availability, weather conditions or on restrictions undertaken for safety reasons by the Peruvian Government.

What is Included:

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
  • Chef
  • Porters to carry cooking and camping equipment
  • Pick-up from hotels
  • Transportation by bus to Km82
  • Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
  • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Afternoon Snacks and 3 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food, please let us know.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • 3 man tent for every 2 trekkers
  • Sleeping mattress (you need to carry this unless you hire a personal porter)
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Entrance to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes

Does Not Include:

  • Sleeping Bag (Can be rented from us).
  • Personal Porter (Need to be hired well in advance).
  • Inflatable mattress (can be rented from us).
  • Walking poles (can be rented from us).
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 4.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain (needs to be booked in advance).
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu Picchu Mountain (needs to be booked in advance).
  • Tips for Guides
  • Travel Insurance - you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

What you need to take:

  • Original Passport
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and have booked in advance to qualify for the discount)
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented from us).
  • Walking sticks (can be rented from us).
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket,hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen and Bug repellent
According to the Resolution #002-2004-UGM-CD, published in El Peruano on Nov 12, 2004, modifying chapter III of the Inca Trail Regulation which refers to Inca Trail space bookings, bookings will only be guaranteed by the governmental institutions when providing full names, nationalities and passport numbers of passengers, and when having paid the full amount of passengers and staff (cook and team of porters) entrance fees.

THEREFORE:

  • Andean Sky Travel tour operator will guarantee the spaces booked provided:
    1. The booking has been first confirmed by our Reservation Department by e-mail, this meaning that spaces are available on the Inca Trail for the requested date at the moment of the booking.
    2. The full passenger data have been provided and the required deposit has been paid for.
  • Since the Inca Trail has a maximum allowance of 500 people per day (including passengers and agency staff), we strongly recommend making your bookings as much in advance as possible to make sure you will find spaces on the desired departure date. We are already receiving bookings for departures scheduled as far as one year prior to the trek departure date, so if you wish to travel with us to the Inca Trail, please make sure to confirm your booking as soon as possible. Otherwise, we have also available alternative routes of equally awesome beauty and interest to offer to you.

VERY IMPORTANT:

  • The following client information is requested for any Inca Trail booking:
    1. Complete names and surnames
    2. Nationality
    3. Passport number
    4. Date of Birth
    5. Gender
The exact information provided by you will be submitted to the governmental institution in charge of regulating the access to the Inca Trail and will be included in the official permit to enter the Inca Trail on the requested date. Should there be any change in the above-mentioned data (New passport number), we kindly request you to inform the Reservation Department at Andean Sky Travel, tour operator, via email as soon as possible. The government reserves the right not to allow the entry to any visitor whose data are not the exact ones as those in the official permit. Andean Sky Travel, tour operator, excludes any responsibility for a no entry in case the passenger information has changed without prior notice to us.

Appropriate clothing along the Inca Trail:

Hiking pants and T-shirts are recommended during the day, complemented by a sweater or fleece and waterproof jackets if cloudy or rainy. It is very convenient to have light rain gear available in the daypack (rain poncho or jacket and/or rain pants) as the weather changes easily and rains can suddenly occur. At night, warm clothing is required and, although the temperature is usually warmer than in Cusco due to the lower altitude. The rest of necessary implements are included in the “What we recommend that you bring” list.

Climate

Cusco’s climate is divided into two differentiated seasons: the rainy season, from November to April (the heaviest rainfalls occurring usually between January – March); and the dry season, from May to October. The dry season is colder, so temperatures can drop to below 0 degrees at night. Along the Inca Trail, temperatures range from 15-20ºC during the day if it’s sunny, to 05-10ºC if cloudy or rainy. At Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes, at lower altitude, temperatures are usually warmer though warm clothes are still recommended at night.