Ab 530 EUR pro Person
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most famous trekking routes in Perú, was built by the Incas 500 years ago! The Classic Inca Trail starts in the Sacred Valley and finishes in a cloud forest region going through a range of vegetation types in route. The Classic Inca Trail trek is a once in a lifetime experience.
Day 1- Cusco – KM 82 – Wayllabamba (Easy)
You will be picked up from your Cusco hotel early in the morning in private transport. We will stop in Ollantaytambo for last minute purchases, plus an opportunity for breakfast if you wish. We will continue to Pisqacucho (also known as Kilometer 82) where the trail starts. At Kilometre82, it is necessary to show entrance tickets, passports and (if paying a student rate) student card. Crossing the Urubamba River we begin our trek through typical dry forest area. We will walk around 6 km to Llactapata the first archaeological site on our journey. After lunch 4 kilometers of gentle uphill through farmland takes us to Wayllabamba and to our camp site.
Day 2- Wayllabamba- Pacaymayo (Challenging)
This part of the trek is considered the most challenging day of the trek. We will wake early just to get a good start. Leaving small villages and farmland we will enter the sub tropical forest and lunch around Llulluchapampa. From here we will start a steep ascent towards the highest pass Dead Woman’s Pass 4220m/13779ft. There is an amazing sense of achievement upon reaching the top. We will continue downwards 600m /1980 feet over 3 km (1.8 miles) through very humid forest to the evening campsite of Pacaymayo.
Day 3- Pacaymayo –Wiñay Huayna (Long moderate)
After another early breakfast we will walk to the beautiful Inka site of Runkurakay getting into the beginnings of the original royal Inca trail to Machu Picchu. From here we will start a steep ascent towards the second highest pass 3950m/13035feet,we will continue on to Sayakmarka one of the most beautiful Inka remains on this trail. After lunch we continue through some very beautiful scenery, cloud forest and the fabulous examples of orchids and humming birds we will walk for another hour to Phuyupatamarca (City in the Clouds) and to reach the third highest point on the trail (3680m). There are also wonderful views of Salkantay Mountain. From here we have 3 hours of downhill into the forest and our last campsite. A short distance from this campsite is located the Inca site of Wiñay Huayna (Forever Young). Even if you are tired after your day’s trek, don’t miss out on visiting the most impressive site on the trail.
Day 4-Wiñay Huayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco (enjoyable)
We will rise very early on this day in order to arrive at theSun gate2730m/8792ft. before sunrise; this early morning hike is the final part of our trek and from the Sun Gate you have your first view of the mysterious and enigmatic Machu Picchu (Navel of the world). After some time there, we will walk down the last part of the trail to the spot where you can take the classic photo of this ancient city. Finally we visit Machu Picchu itself!! A walking tour (approximately
2.5 hours) is given by your guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you still have energy you can also climb Huayna Picchu (2720m/8923ft) It takes only 45 minutes to reach the top. (New system requires permit purchased separately) You will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes (it can be reached by bus or on foot) for lunch and to be given your train tickets back to Cusco.
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