Day 1: Cusco - Llulluchayoc - Corral Punku
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco very early in the morning, and transfer by private bus to the town of Chilca, at about 88 kms from the city of Cusco, where you'll meet our staff of porters, cooks, assistant, etc., who will accompany you during the trekking along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Along the route we will enjoy stunning views of the Veronica snowcap. This first day you will walk until reaching Llulluchayoc or "Three White Stones". Have lunch and continue walking until the site denominated Corral Punku where you will camp the first night having a hot and plentiful dinner.
Day 2: Corral Punku - Warmiwañusca - Pacamayo
After breakfast the toughest part of the trail begins. It's a steep climb to the meadow, followed by a 3 hours walk until reaching the first pass, named Warmiwañiusca (Dead Woman), at approximately 4,200 m.a.s.l.. Here you will not only get an unbelievable panoramic view of the whole area but also the feeling or relief on reaching the top. After a short break continue down to Pacamayo where you will enjoy lunch. Camp. Dinner.
Day 3: Pacamayo - Runku Rakay - Phuyo Patamarka - Wiñay Huayna
After breakfast start descending until reaching Runku Rakay, the second pass, at 3,800 m. and then Phuyo Patamarka (Cloud-level town), another very important archaeological monument where lunch will be served. After a short break continue walking to reach Wiñay Huayna (Forever Young) an impressive archaeological complex spectacularly sited. Camp. Dinner.
Day 4: Cusco
After breakfast, very early to see the sunrise on Machu Picchu, take a one hour walk through the forest that would lead up to Inti Punku (The Sun Door), that is known as the entrance door to Machu Picchu, where you will get the most famous and impressive panoramic view of the citadel. Upon arrival in Machu Picchu, guided tour around the citadel, visiting the main sites and monuments. Transfer by bus to Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon, transfer by train to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco transfer to your selected hotel. End of services.
INKA TRAIL INCLUSIONS:
- Transportation to head of trail (82 Km.)
- Entrance ticket to Inka Trail and Machu Picchu - Bus ticket down to Aguas Calientes
- Train ticket back to Cusco
- Transfer train station / Hotel - Cook and cooking equipment
- Porters service (to carry the tents and cooking equipment only)
- Guided visit to Machu Picchu and the ruins along the trail
- English/Spanish speaker professional guide during all Inca Trail
- 03 breakfast, 03 lunches, 03 dinners
- Personal camping equipment such as tents, pad
- Vegetarian food available on request with no extra charge
NOTE: During the hike you will have to carry the sleeping bag, pad and your personal stuff (e.g. backpack). You can request availability for a personal porter.
The rest of the luggage should be left at the hotel in Cusco.
- Any kind of insurance
- Lunch on the 4th day of the Inka trail
- Sleeping bag
- Entrance to HuaynaPicchu
NOTE: In order to do the Inka trail you need to have a permission given by THE INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE CULTURA (INC), but if you reserve the Inka trail with us, we do all of this permission with the INC for you.
This permission was established by the government in order to have a control of the amount of people per day, so there is a limit of people per day in order to preserve the archaeological ruins, as well as the beautiful landscapes in this most popular trekking in Peru, and one of the best in the world.