ITINERARY CODE: INTRA0
DAY 1: CUSCO – KILOMETER 82 – WAYLLABAMBA
At 6:00 in the pick you up from your hotel in our buss, which stops in Ollantaytambo. it is the last populated town we pass before the trail begins. It is a good idea to take advantage of this final stop to buy anything you may need or forgot to bring before starting the Inca Trail. This is a good place to buy walking sticks, because these are useful for hiking the trail. Continuing on, we arrive at kilometer 82, at 2600 meters elevation, where the trail truly begins. As we begin the hike, there is a view of the archaeological site of Llactapata, and continuing along the trail we see a panorama of the Cusichaca Valley. We arrive shortly thereafter at Wayllabamba (3000 meters), where we stay the night.
This part of the trail has views of mountains and wild terrain. For this part of the route we serve lunch, a tea break, and dinner.
Hiking Time: Approximately 6 hours along a level route. This is in preparation for the following day, which will be longer and more challenging.
DAY 2: HUAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMAYU
Starting with a nutritious breakfast, we ascend to the highest point on the trail, the Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman) Pass at 4,200 meters . From this point we get a panoramic view of different mountains and snowy peaks. Beyond the pass the trail descends to the Pacaymayu Valley (3500 meters), where we make camp for the night. This is mountainous terrain.
Along this part of the trail lunch, tea, and dinner are served.
Hiking Time: Approximately 8 hours.
DAY 3: PACAYMAYU – WIÑAYWAYNA
This is the day for enjoying the Inca Trail the most . After breakfast the hiking resumes. During this day we ascend to another small pass , Sayacmarca Pass (3900 meters), and the trail heads gently downward. We begin to make contact with the highest reaches of the tropical jungle. There is a rich environment along this portion of the trail filled with a variety of plants and flowers (such as orchids) and animals and many types of birds. We visit the archaeological ruins of Runcuraqay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarka and Wiñaywayna (2650 meters). The Wiñaywaya ruins will serve as the backdrop for our camp for the night.
Lunch, tea, and dinner will be served on the trail.
Hiking Time: Approximately 8 hours.
DÍA 4: WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHUPICCHU
Waking up early at 4 in the morning, we have a quick breakfast and begin the final stretch of the trail. Arriving at the ridgeline o f Intipunku, we wait and watch as the sun slowly rises behind us and lights the ruins in an impressive brilliant display (depending on the weather). Afterwards, we descend to Machupicchu, where there is plenty of time to visit the archeological site with your guide . After exploring Machupicchu, you’ll have free time to wander and enjoy the citadel. You could climb the path to the peak of Huaynapicchu, or descend to the little town of Aguas Calientes for a visit.
Hiking Time: Approximately 3 hours.
• Buss Cusco/Km 82 (start of the trail)
• Entrance to inka trail and machupicchu
• buss from machupicchu to aguas calientes
• expeditions train tickets for the return ride to Cusco
• cook and cooking equipment
• portes ( to carry food, tents and cooking equipament )
• guide speking English/Spanish
THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• first breakfast and last lunch
• sleeping bag
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