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Inca Trail To Machupicchu

INCA TRAIL TO MACHUPICCHU 4D/3N - DELUXE

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New regulations limit the number of people on the Inca Trail. Permits are available only on a first-come, first serve basis. To guarantee your spot on the Inca Trail we recommend that you reserve at least 6 months in advance!

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THIN AIR OUTFITTERS takes you to the most famous and popular hiking trips in the Andes, the Inca Trail to Machupicchu is almost as famous as the ruins themselves, and the trek is rightly viewed as an attraction in itself rather than merely a mean of getting to machupicchu under your own power. The Inca Empire had an extensive network of roads running the all Incan Empire territory. The classic hike is one of the world's most popular treks. This 4 day hike walk goes from the highlands of 4,200 m.a.s.l. / 13,900 ft. through the cloud forest before arriving at Machupicchu 2,400 m.a.s.l / 7,800 ft. the camp site is with striking views of the High Andes and dense jungle, the last day hike, after crossing three high passes arrive at Sun Gate (intipunku) where we have the fist view of Machu Picchu.

LOCATION:
  South America-Cusco Peru. Vilcabamba Mountain Range
DURATION:
  4 days and 3 nights.
PRICE:
 USD 550 per person.
SEASON:
  All Year, ( INRENA determined to close in February)
DEPARTURES:
  Every Day
ACTIVITIES:
  Archeological, Nature, Cultural, adventures.
GROUP SIZE:
  Minimum 4, maximum 13
DIFFICULTY:
  MODERATE

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1 : CUSCO - HUAYLLABAMBA.

Transfer from your hotel to the trailhead at KLM. 82. (PISQACCUCHO) by private bus or Van to meet the Quechua porters whose transport our camp gear, we just walk carrying light packs (daypack). Hike along the Vilcanota river with a panoramic view of Veronica Mountain 5,900 m.a.s.l. / (19,000 ft.). Explore Llacta Pata Inca city and continue to the CAMPSITE HUAYLLABAMBA village 3,000 m.a.s.l. / 9,850 ft.

DAY 2 : HUAYLLABAMBA - PACAYMAYO.

From Huayllabamba climb to the highest part of our journey, finally after gradual uphill hike we reach Warmiwañuska pass 4,200 m.a.s.l. /. 13,900 ft. where we have the panoramic view of Huayanay mountains and the Vilcabamba Mountain Range. Then descend to the CAMPSITE PACAYMAYO RIVER 3.600 m.a.s.l. / 11,840 ft.

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DAY 3 : PACAYMAYO - WIÑAYHUAYNA.

From Pacaymayo climb again to the second pass, after to explore the Runkuraqay ruins 3,784 m.a.s.l. / 12,415 ft. Then we climb the last portion and we reach the RUNKURAQQAY pass 4,000 m.a.s.l. / 13,050 ft. after we descend to explore Sayacmarca ruins then continue to PHUYUPATAMARCA Incan site 3,650 m.a.s.l./ 12,010 ft. with magnificent view of Vilcabamba range with the highest peaks of Salcantay 6,275 m.a.s.l. / 20,580 ft. Pumasillo etc. the Vilcanota river and after to explore Phuyupatamarca descend stairs downhill into the exotic cloud forest to our Last CAMP SITE WIÑAYHUAYNA 2,730 m.a.s.l. / 8,960 ft. Later on explore the Wiñayhuayna Inca Site.

DAY 4 : WIÑAYHUAYNA - MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO.

Early wake up call, easy morning trek to the Gate of the Sun (INTIPUNKU), first view of MACHUPICCHU INCA CITY, descend the last portion of trek, later on guided tour of the "Lost City of the Incas", after to explore Machupicchu, bus ride to Machupicchu town (AGUAS CALIENTES), late afternoon return to Cusco by train.

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WHAT TO BRING

  • ORIGINAL PASSPORT.
  • A back pack 20 or 25 liters.
  • Hiking boots, sneakers and shoes.
  • Long pants and shorts.
  • Long sleeved shirts and T-shirts.
  • Warm clothes sweaters, jacket and fleece.
  • Rain gear.
  • Camera, films, batteries.
  • Flashlight and batteries.
  • Insect repellent and sun block.
  • Personal toilet items and first aid kit.
  • A pocketknife.
  • A water bottle.
  • A change of underwear.
  • Hat or cap to protect from the sun, rain or cold.
  • A pack towel.
  • Snacks: Energy bars, chocolate, biscuits, dry fruits etc.
  • Cash USD and local currency, option for ATM machine machupicchu town.
  • Swimsuit (optional hot springs visit).
  • Walking sticks with rubber covers (optional).

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INCLUDED DURING THE TREK

  • Pre - Departure briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before.
  • Pick up from hotels all the members, then transfer Bus or Van to klm. 82 - trail head
  • Entrance Fee, Inca Trail and Machupicchu.
  • Bus ticket to Machupicchu town.
  • A large igloo tent, for each 2 persons.
  • Mattress, one per person.
  • Kitchen tent.
  • Dining tent.
  • Enough tables and chairs.
  • Toilet tent (in case campsite don't have toilets).
  • English speaking professional tour guide (over 8 members, 2 guides).
  • Expert cook.
  • Porters (carry all our trek equipment, including your duffle bag max weight 10 kilos or 21 pounds per person including slipping bag and mattress.
  • Train Ticket to Cusco, Vistadome Departure 15:25, Arrive 19:41
  • Full meals during the trek.
  • Daily snack bag.
  • Daily afternoon tea service.
  • Daily wake up call tea, and hot water for washing.
  • Daily morning boiled and cold water to fill the water bottles.
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
  • Transfer: train station / hotel

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NOT INCLUDED

  • Sleeping bag, rental sleeping bag should be requested in advance charge is USD 35.
  • Single tent, if you prefer to have guaranteed single tent the charge is USD 40.
  • Hotel booking service for extra night in Machupicchu town, additional charge depending hotel category.
  • Tips to the crew (guides, cooks and porters).

ADDITIONAL EXPENSES:

  • Breakfast first day (you can order an early breakfast at your hotel)
  • Lunch, Dinner the last day (on your own).
  • Hot springs pool visit (on your own).
  • Bus Ticket from Machu picchu Inca city to Machu picchu town or well know as Aguas Calientes.
  • Tips to the crew (guides, cooks and porters).

WE RECOMMEND:

  • Participants in this trek should plan at least two or three days acclimation at around 3,400m.a.s.l / 11,100 ft. Cusco altitude.
  • To be in good health and shape to be part of this adventure.
  • We can arrange for accommodations and Pre or Post tours.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: According to the new Inca Trail regulations, The Machu Picchu Sanctuary authorities allow only 500 people to enter to Inca Trail every day including Cooks, porters, Guides. Each one who enters that day needs to be listed on a permit form, provided by the park authorities in advance. Booking will be only guaranteed if you reconfirm your trip date, providing Full names, Nationalities, Gender, Occupation and passport numbers. (All those information will be how appear in your passport), Students required for Entrance Fee discount the Valid (no Expired) International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and must be under 26 year of age. (We required via e-mail the digital version copy of valid ISIC).

 

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