Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days

Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, the principal way to walk to the lost city of the Incas. Enjoy 4 days full of adventure, nature and amazing views of ancient inca Ruins.

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Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days
Performing the Classic Inca Trail 4 days 3 nights is without a doubt a unique experience that a tourist can have in his life. This experience will touch your being and you will find yourself exploring this route. Sensations of all kinds will experience, sensations that will be recorded in you for life. In fact, it is difficult to find words to describe the sensation that one can experience every day and in all these 4 days. However, every tourist should be aware that operating this Inca Route demands the hiring of people we call Porters of the Inca Trail, who are the ones that will make your experience unique, and should know some details of this excursion to the Inca Trail and Above all, collaborate with the fulfillment that the excursion you are doing is being operated supporting Responsible Tourism.  Although the regulations of Expeditions to the Inca Trail, says that you must make reservations 5 days before, the most advisable thing is to make the reservation well in advance, the average in high season indicates that 90 days before departure there is no space, this because there can only be 500 people per day, only this way it will be possible to conserve the erosion and contamination of the road network and the Machupicchu Sanctuary. Therefore, it is necessary to pay the permits in advance.

Quick Itinerary

  

Day 01: Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Km 82 (Head trail) - Wayllabamba - Llulluchapampa camping

Day 02: Llulluchapampa - Warmiwañusca (Dead Women pass 4200m)

Day 03: Pacaymayu - Runkurakay - Phuyupatamarca - Wiñay Wayna campsite

Day 04: Wiñaywayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco

 

Highlights of the 4 day Inca Trail:

  • 4 day Inca Trail hike with a professional bilingual Tour Guide, a Cook and Porters,
  • Following the best Inca Trail route with many varieties of flora and fauna
  • Visit of Incan monuments inaccessible by road,
  • Enjoy the best landscapes on the Inca Path
  • Taste the delicious food on the trail
  • Quality camping equipment included
  • Guided tour of the Classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu.

Departure Point: Cusco - We pick you up from your hotel.

Departure Time: 05:30

Briefing Point: Our guide will visit your hotel 2 or 1 day before the trek 

Briefing Time: Between 17:00 - 18:00

Return Point: Cusco - Our driver will drop-off in your hotel or Airbnb department

 

Why Inca Trail to Machu Picchu?

 

 This year, 2019 is the perfect year to put the routine aside and bring out your adventurous side on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. A 4-day adventure through a stone path that goes through mountains, rivers, valleys, jungle and more to end in the Inca wonder of Machu Picchu. There are many reasons to carry out this walk in 2019. Discover the most amazing ruins that can only been visited by this Inca Road, enjoy the natural environment and explore the most interesting path to Machu Picchu.

 

 

Day 1: Cusco- Ollantaytambo-82km (trailhead) - Llulluchapampa

Early morning pick up from your hotel to initiate a bus ride to the trail head of our journey at the km 82 on the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After crossing the Urubamba River, we begin the hike along the Inca Trail, as we will follow the left side of the river. We will go through native farmlands and will get familiar with the various crops produced in the area. Visit of Wilkarakay and Llactapata and have a stunning view of the sacred snow-peak of Wakay Wilka (5850 meters) considered by the local natives to be the "Sacred Tears of Fertility". Enjoy a leisurely hike through the Cusichaka River Canyon with magnificent views of the Cordillera Oriental. We will continue along the trail and start the ascent in different levels where we will appreciate different ecosystems.

  • Camp site in Llulluchapampa.

Day 2: Llulluchapampa to Chaquicocha

After a healthy and delicious breakfast, we will initiate the hardest hiking day of our journey as we will climb up to the Dead Woman's pass (Warmiwañuska). As you go up this steep hill enjoy the forest of polylepis trees (Qeuña), considered the highest growing trees in the world in danger of extinction.Have a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains from the pass before heading down to our lunch spot at Pacaymayu Alto. This is the best area to see the elusive Andean condors. After lunch, we will start a short ascent to the Inca ruins of Runkurakay and the Andean Lake of Yanacocha en route to our second pass of the day at 3680 meters. Discover the Inca ruins of Sayacmarca on our way down to our campsite at Chaquicocha. Enjoy the active bird life around the campsite.

  • Campsite at Chaquicocha

Day 3: Chaquicocha to Wi˝aywayna

Waken up at the call of bird songs, you will be offered a consistent breakfast. The hike to the Wiñay Wayna campsite will take you to the lunch vegetation of the cloud forest where exotic birds (Andean Guan, Gray-Breasted mountain toucan, red crested cotinga, etc.) will salute your passing: enjoy the scenic views of the Cordillera Oriental with the stunning snow-peaks of Salkantay (6.271m), Humantay (5.735m) and Pumasillo (5686 m). Walk around the inca ruins of Phuyutamarca before descending to our campsite at Wiñay Wayna. Enjoy the sunset above the Urubamba River perched amongst the many Andean Terraces of this marvelous Inca site.

  • Campsite : Wiñay wayna

Day 4: Wi˝aywayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco

After an early morning breakfast, we will hike the last 5 kilometers of the Inca Trail to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise where we will appreciate the sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Heading down to the main gate, we will stop at the lookout point where your guide will explain you few facts about this important Inca site. Walk around Machu Picchu and take the time to climb up to Wayna Picchu or explore the temple of the moon before heading down to Aguas Calientes to board your train back to Cusco.

THIS TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Private transport from Cusco to the trailhead 
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 afternoon teas
  • Camping equipment: two-man tents, sleeping roll matt
  • Communal dinner tent, cooking tent,
  • Toilet facilities are available at each lunch spot and campsites
  • Stools, tables.
  • Entrance fee to the Inca trail and Machu Picchu
  • Porters (for the heavy gear like tents, food and others)
  • A chef 
  • English speaking professional tour guide
  • Drinking water for Day 2 and 3
  • Transport back to Cusco (Expedition class)

NOT INCLUDED:

  • First day Breakfast (we stop at Ollantaytambo)
  • Last day Lunch (recommended in Aguas Calientes)
  • Left luggage at Machu Picchu. 4 Soles for each bag 
  • HUAYNAPICCHU TICKET (65USD entrance fee): HUAYNA PICCHU also known as WAYNA PICCHU (Quechua: "Young Peak") is a mountain in Peru around which the Urubamba River bends. It rises over Machu Picchu, the so-called "lost city of the Incas" and divides it into sections. The Incas built a trail up the side of the HUAYNA PICCHU and built temples and terraces on its top. The peak of Huayna Picchu is about 2,720 metres (8,920 ft) above sea level, or about 360 metres (1,180 ft) higher than Machu Picchu. Since last year, there is a limit in the numbers to climb Waynapicchu mountain, this is 400 people a day, and therefore there are two timetables for entrance, the first 200 hundred and second 200 hundred people: 
    *At  07:00 a.m. first entrance 
    *At  10:00 a.m. second entrance
    If you are interested in climbing WAYNAPICCHU, please make a request in advance, as it is highly requested, this is an extra cost of 65USD that is charged by the park administration, and not by UNITED MICE. UNITED MICE does not guarantee the entrance fee ticket
  • Bus from Machu Picchu down to Aguas Calientes (9USD a single ticket)
  • Personal Porter, if you have not got any experience of having hiked and carried all your staff including sleeping bag and sleeping mat, we suggest you hire a personal porter (if you are interested, please request at the same time you are booking your Inca trail, a personal porter costs 140USD for the whole trip) carrying a maximum of 14 kilograms/30 pounds, this is regulated by the government.
  • Sleeping bag (at 30USD for the whole trek)
  • Tipping your trek staff is customary!!!

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