4 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Private Service

Overview

DAY 1: Cusco – Piskacucho km 82 – Llactapata – Wayllabamba

Pickup from your hotel at 5:00Transfer to km 82 ( 2720 m / 8923 Ft ).Hiking the Inca TrailArchaeological site of kanabamba, Llactapata ( quechua names )Lunch at Taray village at 1.30 pm aproxx.Camping in Wayllabamba ( 3300 meters / 10829 ft )Walking distance 12 km.

DAY 2: Wayllabamba – Dead womens Pass – Pacaymayu.

Wake up time & breakfastSurvive the highest mountain (Dead Women Pass), great viewsLunch and siestaTea time or high teaWalking distance: 9 km.

DAY 3: Pacaymayu – Chaquikocha – Winayhuayna.

Wake up time & breakfastInca cities and original inca pathFirst view of Machu Pichcu Mountain We will get to visit Winayhuayna Inca ruins.Walking distance: 16km.

DAY 4: Wiñay Wayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Hiking to Inti Punku the “Sun Gate”Guided tour in Machu PicchuClimb to huayna Picchu ( book it in advance )Descend to Aguas Calientes for lunchTrain from Aguas Calientes to OllantaytamboTransfer from Ollantaytambo to CuscoWalking distance 6 km.

Itinerary

DAY 1: PISCACUCHO TO WAYLLABAMBA (12 KM)

After breakfast we will travel to the starting location of the trail, known as kilometer 82. This first day is relatively easy going and smooth as we move along visiting ruins such as the city of Patallacta. This ruin, constructed at the foot of a mountain, was a very important center that had administrative, economic, and religious functions. We will also visit Willkarakay, a military post located above the site of Patallacta.

After visiting these two sites we will enter the valley of Wayllabamba, walking along the banks of the Cusichaca (“happy bridge”) River, also observing the Inca terraces that belong to the previous archaelogical sites. Continuing our gradual walk upward we will arrive to our first campsite in Wayllabamba.

DAY 2: WAYLLABAMBA TO PACAYMAYU (11 KM)

We will begin our day very early to reach at the end of the day the highest point on the Inca trail, the mountain pass of Warmihuañusca (dead woman’s pass).

The trek in the morning is rather physically intense, more so for those who are not accostumed to hikes in this altitude, yet it is alsoone of the most spectacular. The first part of the trail we will walk approximately 1 hour and a half through the cover of a densely vegetated Andean forest until arriving to the campsite of Three Stones, where we will take a short rest.

Continuing on our ascent, the habitat will begin to change as we enter the inter-andean forest full of Unca trees, unique to this area. Two hours later we will arrive to another campsite, Llulluchapampa, where we will take an extended rest with snacks and hot drinks. From here begins the final ascent to the pass of Warmihuañusca at 4,215 meters (13,829 ft), the highest point of the trek, a great opportunity for fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding valleys below, before descending a few hours to our next campsite in Pacaymayu for the night.

DAY 3: PACAYMAYU TO WIÑAYHUAYNA (15 KM)

We will begin ascending about 45 minutes to the arhcaelogical site of Runkurakay, located mid-mountain, that was in ancient times a tambo, or resting place. Another 45 minute ascent will take us to the second highest pass of the Inca trail, Runkurakay (3950 m, 12,959 ft), after which we will descend to the beautiful archaeological site of Sayacmarca, constructed in a strategic location. After a thorough visit we will continue down the beautifully paved road to our lunch site at Chaquicocha.

From here onward to Phuyupatamarca we will enter the high Andean cloud forest, a maravillous display of Nature’s beauty. Here the trail continues a narrow ridge until arriving to the pass of Phuyupatamarka, a natural viewing area where it is possible to see the Sacred Valley and numerous mountain peaks, as well as our final destination of Machu Picchu. From here we will descend to our last campsite, passing a very important archaeological site and temple designated for offerings to the sacred mountain spirits of the area, as well as a large terraced area for agriculture. Slightly beyond is our campsite for the night, Wiñayhuayna.

DAY 4: WIÑAYHUAYNA TO MACHU PICCHU (5 KM)

We will rise very early to complete the final stretch of the Inca Trail, which brings us to Inti Punku or the Sun Gate, the principal entrance of the crystal city of Machu Picchu. The trail here is fairly easy going and after about an hour we will arrive to Inti Punku, an awesome location to observe the citadel of Machu Picchu and, weather permitting, sunrise in the Andes.

Afterwards, a 45 minute descent will take us into the higher area of Machu Picchu, a natural lookout point for the “famous” classic picture and an opportunity for a group picture. Here we will enter as a group to the main entrance for registration before returning to the site for the main tour to learn more about this magical place of beauty and culture left by our ancestors. The tour will last approximately 2 hours, then you will have time to explore the citadel by yourselves and you can also climb the Huayna Picchu moutain (at an extra cost and have to be booked in advance). In the afternoon we will descend by bus to the town of Aguas

You will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes for lunch and to be given your train tickets back to Cusco. Included in our service is the tourist bus from Machu Picchu down to Aguas Calientes, return on the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo where you will be collected and taken by bus back to Cusco.

OPTIONAL

If desired, an extra night in Aguas Calientes can be arranged. This option is very popular as it allows more time to explore Machu Picchu. You can also go to the thermal springs in the town – a real treat after finishing the trail.

Inclusions

INCLUDED:

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide.
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+.
  • Chef.
  • Porters to carry cooking and camping equipment.
  • Personal porter to carry 13.23 lbs/ 06kg.
  • Pick-up from your hotel.
  • Transportation by bus to Km82.
  • Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco.
  • Water (excluding the first day of the trek when you need to bring your own).
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Afternoon Snacks (Happy Hour) and 3 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food
  • please let us know.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs.
  • Oxygen botle.
  • Inflatable ” Thermares or Rei sleeping Mattress (you need to carry ).
  • EUREKA- Comfortable and very spacious 4 man tent (one tent is used by two people)
  • First aid kit.
  • Entrance to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Sleeping Bag (Optional Rental Fee will apply)
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 4
  • Entrance Fee to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. Extra US$ 80
  • Tips for Staff
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

THINGS TO BRING:

  • Original Passport
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for a discount price)
  • Hiking Boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts (quick dry)
  • Comfortable Trekking Pants
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen (SPF 35+)
  • Insect repellant (We strongly suggest NATURAL repellant)
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film
  • Flashlite with spare batteries (or a environmental friendly option)

Inca Trail Availability

Inca Trail Availability:

It is strongly recommended that you book your Inca Trail at least 06 months in advance, as permits sellout fast. Last year the demand was extremely high, and demand is projected to rise even more.

Since the year 2000, the Inca trail has been regulated by the Peruvian Goverment. This has provided many wonderful benefits, like clean trails and camping sites, but it has also limited the amount of people on the trail each day. Now only 500 people are permitted to enter the trail every morning – this includes hikers, guides, porters and cooks.

If your date is not available, look beyond to see that there are many wonderful alternative treks to Machu Picchu – just as beautiful as the Inca trail and not as crowded!

  • 02 Day short Inca Trail
  • 03 Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek
  • 04 Day Lares Trek
  • 04 Day Inca Jungle Adventure
  • 05 Day Salkantay Trek

Prices & Dates

Inkayni Peru Tours offers DAILY DEPARTURE, as long as we have a minimum of 2 hikers. We can leave any day of the week as long as permits are available from the government. Please remember, permits are only needed for your START DATE. Check Inca trail availibility:

PRICES: 2017 & 2018

(INCLUDES personal porter )

*****Prices include a personal porter who will carry your posessions up to 6 kilos (including the sleeping bag : 2kgs), we will provide you a duffle bag for this purpose.

PRIVATE TREKS ARE BASED IN NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN YOUR GROUP

Number of PaxPrice per personAction
02 peopleUS$ 879.00
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03 peopleUS$ 779.00
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04 peopleUS$ 719.00
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05 peopleUS$ 669.00
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06 peopleUS$ 649.00
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07+ peopleUS$ 629.00
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DISCOUNTS

  • Students with ISIC CARD: US$25. Please send us the copy of your passport at the booking time.
  • Under 18 years old: US$35. Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time
  • Group of 5 or more: US$30. All of you need to make your booking at the same time.

Why Us?

WHY CHOOSE INKAYNI PERU TOURS?

Inkayni Peru Tours is working continously to become one of Peru’s most responsible tour operators. Ideally we try to keep our groups to a limit of 10 people. Since we fully operate all of our treks, we have complete control over the quality of our service. We want to make sure that you have a great experience on all of our treks and tours.

It is also important that everyone involved in the operation of our services is treated properly and cared for, and that the benefits brought by tourism are shared throughout the Peruvian communities. We now employ professional Peruvian guides (all bilingual), and local porters – the majority of whom have worked with us for over 02 years. All of our porters are picked from one of two mountain villages: Amaru (in the mountains behind Pisac), Cuper Alto (a small community beside Lake Piuray near Chinchero). Since the start, all of our porters have been given free sleeping bags, rain ponchos, backpacks and suitable shoes. All of our porters sleep in a communal tent which has a waterproof floor and they have access to any first aid equipment if necessary. We have provided free life insurance to ALL of our Inca Trail porters. Obviously we hope that the insurance won’t be needed but it should provide our porters and families with security in the event of any accident. We don’t consider these items to be luxuries or any special treatment, we consider them to be the absolute minimum requirements for treating our porters fairly and as fellow human beings. Despite the fact that these men are working very hard to make a living, we try to make their time as enjoyable as possible, along with the guarantee that our porters are respected, paid fairly (above & beyond the accordance with the Porters Law and requirements set down by the Ministry of Labor) and have warm & dry accommodation and plenty of nutritious hot meals to eat. Although many other trekking companies will tell you this, but there are few companies that act to genuinely care for their porters.

DEPARTURE:

Any day that is best for you as long as we have a minimum of 2 trekkers

GROUP SIZE:

Small Groups anywhere between 2 – 10 people, to keep your experience unique and assure personalized attention.

QUALITY EQUIPMENT:

TENTS:

Inkayni Peru Tours has high quality equipment. We use 4 man, Eureka Timberline tents that only need to be shared by 2 people.

“THERM-A-REST OR REI” INFLATABLE SLEEPING MATTRESS  (Included without extra fee)

THE BEST FOOD FROM THE ANDES MADE BY PROFESSIONAL CHEFS

Inkayni Peru Tours is proud of our Andean foods and our staff loves to eat! We work only with professional chefs!

Our Cooks

These professionals have more than 10 years of experience preparing Andean dishes on all our treks. They prepare the best breakfast, lunches, dinners and appetizers always guaranteed to leave you satisfied and well-nourished. Our cooks will serve you like one big family and will assure that you thoroughly enjoy your time together.
All of our meals are prepared with fresh ingredients. We do not use canned or dehydrated foods. Our policy is always fresh, healthy and delicious! Our cooks are also prepared to attend to any special diets – vegetarian, vegan or any other food allergies. Please request any dietary need.

Happy Hours: Each afternoon we will have an hour of hot tea, popcorn, crackers and other treats

Some examples of the variety of food we offer on our treks:

Breakfast

Scrambled eggs, pancakes, omelets, porridge, cereal, fruit salad, toast, orange juice, milk, tea, quinoa, coffee, hot chocolate, jam, butter
Snack – Sandwiches, fruits, cookies, cereal, chocolate, candies.

Lunch Buffet

Varieties of Peruvian foods: quinoa soup, corn soup, mushroom soup, chicken soup, chicken with rice, sausage, fish, ceviche, steak, beans, fried rice, french fries, boiled potatoes, vegetables, salads.

Happy Hour

Popcorn, fried wontons, cheese sandwiches, hotdog sandwich, cookies tea, coffee.

Dinner Buffet

Varieties of Peruvian food, Stuffed chicken, vegetable tortillas, pizza, spaghetti, pork dishes, sautéed vegetables, salads.

Water for our trekkers

When it is not possible to buy bottled water, we will used fresh water designated at specific campsites from the high mountains and boil for at least 10 minutes, then, if desired, let it cool to fill your bottles after each meal.
We will also have this water stored and readily availbable if at any time after breakfast, lunch and dinner you need more water.

***We HIGHLY recommend that you reduce waste by bringing a purification device, such as a UV purifier. Andean mountain water is excellent and rich yet only needs a brief treatment for possible micro-organisms.

Morning Hot Water Washups:

The early morning water in the Andes is extremely cold, but our Inkayni team will have a bowl of hot water for a light wash or refreshing necessary to begin your day.

Extras Services

ServicePrice
ServicePriceHire of sleeping bag – 5 seasonsUS$30
Walking stick highly recommendedUS$15
Single Tent supplementUS$30
Additional porter for 6kgUS$80








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