Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 5 days / 4nights
It is one of the most walked- trails of our visitors it has 42 km away, it shows us mysterious combination between archaeological sites, beautiful landscapes, impressive mountains and abundant cloud forest rich in Andean flora and fauna, which ends in the sacred citadel of Machupicchu.
This 5 day program is an excellent alternative to most of the crowded classic route in 4 days . It is also recommended for families with children because it allows for better acclimatization to altitude and distance.
DAY 1 – CUSCO – PISKACUCHO- PATALLACTA
We will pick you up from your hotel to go across the Sacred Valley passing for Ollantaytambo, until coming to the community Piscacucho (km 82) of the train track line Cusco-Machupicchu by private bus, , where we will begin our trip. Where we will initiate a trek not very forced along the left side of the Rio Urubamba we will going in your pace for your acclimatization and will enjoy a great panoramic sight of the mountain of the Veronica. In the evening, we will visit the archeological complex named Patallacta and the Q`ente platforms. This is the place for our Campsite.View Briefing Inca Trail
DAY 2 – PATALLACTA – LLULLUCHAPAMPA
After the breakfast we will continue our trip across the Valley Huayllabamba; in our trip we will be able to observe a variety of flora and fauna along the Trail, since we are ascending slowly to the community Wayllabamba (3000m.s.n.m). Where will take a small break. Of this point the way puts more strongly up to Llulluchapampa, where we will pass for Yuncachimpa (3300m.s.n.m), later we will be able to observe valley of Wuayanay; immediately later we follow the raise towards Llulluchapampa (3800 m.s.n.m) then we will camp and rest all night and in this place we will be able to see the highest point called Warmiwañusca pass or dead woman pass (4200 m.s.n.m).
DAY 3 – LLULLUCHAPAMPA – PHUYUPATAMARKA
This day we will do a calm trip of 2 hours up to Warmiwañusca (4,215 m s.n.m) and then we will descend in Pacaymayo Valley (3650 m.s.n.m). From Pacaymayo, we ascend to the second step where we could see the Vilcabamba mountain range and finally we descend to Chakicocha or lagoon dry (3600 m.s.n.m) where we will have lunch. Along the way, we will visit different archaeological complexes like Runkuracay, Sayacmarca. And finally we will go to our camping called Phuyupatamarca (3600m.s.n.m).).
DAY 4 – PHUYUPATAMARKA – WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES
We got up very early to enjoy the spectacular views. Phuyupatamarca means city in the clouds. After breakfast we explore and learn about the well-known techniques used in building, then we descend into Wiñaywayna for about three hours, in the middle of clouds and rain forest vegetation, hopefully we will see many varieties of birds. Then arrive at another archaeological complex called Wiñaywayna (2650 m) a great place to explore and visit. About two hours later arrive at Inti Punku ( Puerta del Sol) , where we have a fantastic and quiet view of this mystical place and perhaps enjoy the sunset over Machu Picchu (2400 m), after this time we will go down to Aguas Calientes for 30 minutes, and spend the night in a comfortable hotel
DAY 5 – AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES – CUSCO
We wake up very early to have breakfast and go in bus approximately 30 minutes up to archaeological complex Machupicchu, where we will enjoy a spectacular view of the enigmatic Inca city, we will spend 2 hours aprox. By all the surroundings of the city visiting the important sites: the enclosures, squares, sacred sources, temples, urban and agricultural sector. Later you will have free time to visit the archaeological complex by your own, Also you will have the option to climb up Huayna Picchu mountain or Machupicchu mountain, but you must let us know or talk with your guide as soon as you could, because of according to the new rules, there is a person’s limit (400) for day to climb up. After our visit we will return to Aguas Calientes about 1:00 pm (this schedule is recommended to have lunch with enough time).
Finally we take the train to return Cusco, where our private transport waits for us to go to our hotel in Cusco, where we come after 4 hours approximately.
* People who want to visit Huayna Picchu must let us know as soon as they can, because according to new rules, there is a limit of people (400) per day that can climb it.
1st Turn 08:00 am : 200 people.
2nd Turn 10:00 am : 200 people.
Group Size: Depends on the client
Departures: Depends on the client
- Private transportation : Hotel – Piskakucho / Poroy Train station – Hotel
- Ticket : Inca Trail & Machu Picchu.
- Bus Ticket : Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes (4th day).
- Bus Ticket : Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes (5th day).
- Guide : Professional English and Spanish speaking guide; 2 guides for groups over 9 people.
- Cook : In charge of meal preparation.
- Porters : Carry tents and cooking equipment.
- Personal Porter : Carry backpacks, sleeping bags and mattresses (Max. 8 kilos/ 17.4 lbs per person).
- Meals : 4 Breakfasts/5 Lunches/4 Dinners/3 Snacks and afternoon tea. Food vegetarian available upon request prior coordination.
- Equipment : Tents (2 people in each, 3-person-capacity), Therma-rest sleeping pad, dinner tent, special biodegradable bathroom tent, kitchen tent, tables and chairs, table settings, first-aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle.
- Hotel : Double hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes (4th day)
- Vistadome Train Service: Aguas Calientes – Poroy Train Station
- Breakfast : 1st day, usually the hotels offer this service.
Sleeping bag :
- Synthetic Sleeping Bag : $ 20
- Down Sleeping Bag : $ 20
- Walking Stick : $ 9
- Personal Tent : $ 30
- Additional Night : $ 70
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
Oficial papers :
- Valid and original passport.
Sleeping Gear :
- Sleeping bag (You can rent it in our office if you don’t have one).
- Thermal rest mattress (Optional).
- Mid weight fleece or wool sweater.
- Fleece pants or tights.
- Mid weight thermal underwear tops and bottom, synthetic or wool.
- Hiking pants.
- Hiking shorts.
- Long-sleeve shirts.
- Underwear and casual socks.
- Liner socks, synthetic.
Clothing accessories :
- Fleece hat.
- Fleece gloves.
- Sturdy hiking boots, waterproof, lightweight, broken-in, aggressive tread.
- Camp shoes such as tennis shoes or sandals or other comfortable footwear to use in our campsites.
Travel Accessories :
- Bottle of water or Camelback.
- Flash light.
- Watch with alarm or travel clock.
- 2 roll of toilet paper.
- Sunglasses and retainer strap.
- Sun block and lip balm.
- Toiletry kit.
- Small Washcloth.
- Personal first-aid kit.
- Hand sanitizer gel.
- Insect repellent.
- Several Ziploc plastic bags.
Money for drinks, tips and souvenirs.