5 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Day 1: Cusco to Km 82 (with a private bus) – Km 82 to Wayllabamba (12km)
Pick up from your hotel is very early in the morning (between 6.00 am and 6:30 am). Once we’ve left Cusco by private bus we’ll drive through the famous Sacred Valley (Chinchero, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo) and will arrive after about 2 ½ hours at “km 82”, that is the start of the trail. On our way from Cusco to km 82 our bus usually stops for around 40 minutes in Ollantaytambo in order to give our customers the opportunity to have breakfast or to buy something else (snacks, drinks etc.). Having arrived at km 82 at around 10:30 am you are going to cross the Urubamba river and follow the left bank of the river for about 1 ½ hours.
The first little climb will be to Wilka Rakay; from here there is a spectacular view of the Inca site Patallapta and the Kusichaca Valley. The subsequent descent down to Kusichaca river is very simple. On the way to our first camp side there are great views of the Urubamba mountain range with the snow capped Peak Veronica (5’750 m, Wakay Wilka). We’ll follow Kusichaca Valley for approximately 7km up to Wayllabamba (3’000 m), where we will spend our first night.
Day 2: Wayllabamba to Pacaymayu (11km)
After an energetic breakfast we will start climbing up for about 1 hour to Tres Piedras (The Three Stones). A little farther we will enter into the beautiful cloud forest. After having trekked for around 2 hours through spectacular vegetation we will reach the tree lines and Llulluchapampa at 3’750m. Here we will stop to have a short break with some tea or coffee and some sandwiches to regain your strengths. You’ll need them for the next 1 ½ hours of hiking that will bring us to the highest point of the Inca Trail – Abra de Warmihuñusca or dead woman pass (4’215m).
Predominant flora of this part of the trail is the vast grassy land that you’ll cross when getting closer to the pass. Once we have reached the summit of the pass, we’ll celebrate all together for having completed the most difficult part of Inca Trail. The following 2 hour descent will bring us to the base camp in Pacaymayo (3’600m) where we will spent the second night.
day 3: Pacaymayu to Phuyupatamarca (10 km)
The third day starts with a 40 minutes hike up from Pacaymayo to Runkurakay. These small ruins occupy a commanding position overlooking Pacaymayo valley and offering a very nice view. Another 45 minutes hike will bring you to the top of the second pass, Abra Runkurakay (3’950m). The descent down to Sayacmarka (3’500m) takes around 1 hour.
From here the trail descends into the magnificent cloud forest full of orchids, hanging moss, ferns and native flowers. It takes 30 minutes passing by the small Inca site Conchamarka and then reaching Chaquicocha (3’550m), where we will have lunch. On the way to Phuyupatamarka pass (3’700 m) where we will spend our last night also from here is possible to look the snow capped peaks Salkantay, Veronica, Pumasillu and also Machu Picchu mountain.
Day 4: Phuyupatamarca to Machu Picchu (10km)
On the fourth day we will wake up very early to have breakfast to be able start our hike to Machu Picchu the descent to Inty Pata another arqueological site will take us around 2 hours that was a biggest agricultor sector that is located on the hill site and is facing to the east after we visited we will go to visit another arqueological site wich is Wiñay Wayna that was found recently in 1941.from Wiañayhuana it will take us around 1 hour to get the sun gate (Inty Punku) from here you will see magnificient Machu Picchu for the first time.
It is around 40 minutes walk down to Machu Picchu and to get to the the classical viewpoint .from here you will be able to overlook and admire the entire Machupicchu complex. This is also the spot where you can take the famous classical post card picture. we can stay here for hours overlooking the citadel of Machu Picchu.
Now we have to descent to Machupicchu town by bus that the closest town to Machu Picchu and we spend the last night in the hotel because at the next day we go back to visit Machu Picchu.
Day 5: Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu
The last day we will go up to visit Machu Picchu inkan city very early in the morning for the sunrise or the sun shining the inkan complex of Machu Picchu after that we will do our guided tour of Machu Picchu with your guide. The tour take approximately 2 hours after that you will have free time to explore the site by your own again.
Finally after the guided tour in Machupicchu we can climp up to the famous mountain Huayna Picchu the ascent from the base to the mountain top takes 40 or 50 minutes round trip 2 hours and from the top we can overlook all the sacred geografhy of Machu Picchu and the sacred river, also from this view point we can look the sacred snow capped mountains that are surrounding to Machu Picchu, Once you feel that you have seen every corner of Machupicchu we will take a bus down to the town Aguas Calientes the bus trip takes just 25 minutes that would the place where we can have our lunch and them we board the train to go back to Cusco.
NOTE: Huayna Picchu mountain will be optional just for the hikkers who are feeling physically well
The other can walk around the inkan complex.
- Professional English Speaking Tour Guide.
- Porters to carry cooking and camping equipment.
- Pick-up from your hotel.
- 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).
- 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Afternoon Snacks (Happy Hour) and 4 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food
- please let us know.
- Dining tent with tables and chairs.
- Inflatable Sleeping Mattress (you need to carry this unless you hire a personal porter).
- Comfortable and very spacious 4 man tent (one tent is used by two people).
- Oxygen bottle.
- First aid kit.
- Entrance to the Inca Trail and 2 days Machu Picchu.
- Return bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes. 2 Days Tickets
- Accomodation in Aguas Calientes.
Does not included:
- Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us).
- Personal Porter to carry 6kg of personal items.
- Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 5.
- Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain.
- Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
Things to bring
Things to bring
- Original Passport
- ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
- Walking boots
- Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Hat and gloves
- Comfortable Trousers
- Sun hat
- Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
- Insect repellant
- Toiletries and hand sanitiser
- Personal medication
- Camera and film
- Torch with spare batteries
- Hire of sleeping bag – 5 seasons ($25)
- Walking stick $ 10 highly recommended!
- Single Tent supplement ($ 20)
- Additional porter for 7 kg.($ 70)
- Additional night at 3 star hotel ($ 85)
|Number of Pax||Price per person US||Action|
|02 people||$ 1100.00|
|03 people||$ 995.00|
|04 people||$ 960.00|
|05 people||$ 935.00|
|06 people||$ 900.00|
|07+ people||$ 880.00|
PRICES INCLUDED: 2 DAYS ENTRANCES TO MACHUPICCHU
2 DAYS BUS TO MACHUPICCHU
- Student Discount: US$30 (Requires “ISIC” Card to qualify)
- Under 18’s Discount: US$30