INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU

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INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU

The famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu which was named in various ways such as:

Inca road to Machu Picchu, Inca Trail Classic, Inca Trail expedition, Inca trail trek, Inca Trail 4 days, Etc.

Call it as best you prefer More is about the Inca Trail that arrives to machu picchu the fourth day which is a particular trek in the world.

Beginning of the Inca Trail

The trail sets out from the kilometer 82 of the Cusco – Quillabamba railway, and takes three to four days of tough hiking.

The route runs through an impressive range of altitudes, where climates and Eco-systems range from the high Andean plain down to the cloud forests.

Highest Height of the Inca Trail

The trail climbs up through two highland passages, (the higher of the two, Warmiwañuska, lies at 4,200 m.a.s.l.).
Other it Runcuracay before reaching Machu Picchu through the Inti Punku or Gateway of the Sun.
One of the attractions of the trail is that it winds carved granite Inca settlements (Wiñay Wayna, Phuyupatamarca), all of these surrounded by a breathtaking natural scenery.
The forests abound in hundreds of species of orchids, brightly-colored birds and dream-like landscapes, the ideal complement to this indispensable hikers’ route.
Machu Picchu was connected in the past with the city of Cusco and the rest of the Inca empire by amazing trails.
Specifically designed for the use of the Incas in perfect harmony with the flora and fauna of the area.
It has to be said that they had an absolutely wonderful knowledge of architecture and construction.
Throughout the whole trail you can locate some shelters surrounded by gorgeous country sites and great views.
Some of the trails lead you to a few Archaeological remains.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is known as the most famous and tough hiking circuit all over South America. Because of the conjunction of different elements that it offers to its visitors.

Pacaymayo-inca trail-Picchu Machu
Pacaymayo-inca trail
Camping Pacaymayo, in the valley of the same name in which the Archaeological Zone of Pacaymayo is located
which is a prehistoric archaeological site
Location: Peru, South America
Latitude: 13 ° 12 ’16 “(13.2044 °) south
Length: 72 ° 28 ’28 “(72.4744 °) west
Elevation: 2,458 meters (8,064 feet)
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    All about the INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU.

    INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU.
    Welcome to the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu a best trek in South America, (Inca Trail) where you will have an experience of contact with nature between mountains and valleys full of mysticism adorning our landscapes the beautiful orchids and Inca buildings that teach us to respect and protect the environment in which we live, at night accompanied by an open sky with millions of stars and our Andean worldview  that will not go unnoticed during this journey full of Andean singing


    INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU USEFUL INFORMATION
    DURATION: 4 days / 3 nights.
    SEASON: From January / to December 2018 (Not available on February)
    DEPARTURE: Daily subject to availability
    GUIDE SERVICE: Group
    RETURN : Returning train (tourist class)
    Acclimatization is Recommended
    CUSCO-PISCACUCHO OR KM 82- WAYLLABAMBA
    Distance: 12 Km.
    Walking Hours: 4-6 hours
    Low Altitude: 2600 m. -8228 Ft.
    High Altitude: 3000 m. 9842 Ft.
    Campsite Altitude: 3000 m. -9843 Ft.
    WAYLLABAMBA-WARMIWAÑUSKA-PACAYMAYU
    Distance: 16 Km.
    Walking Hours: 7-8 hours
    Low Altitude: 3000 m. -9842 Ft.
    High Altitude: 4215 m. -13828 Ft. (First Pass – Warmiwañusca)
    Campsite Altitude: 3000 m. / 9843 Ft.
    PACAYMAYU-WIÑAYWAYNA
    Distance: 16 Km.
    Walking Hours: 8-10 hours
    Low Altitude: 2650 m.- 8694 Ft.
    High Altitude: 3900 m.- 12467 Ft. (Second Pass – Runkuracay)
    Campsite Altitude: 2650 m. -8694 Ft.
    WIÑAYWAYNA-MACHU PICCHU-CUSCO
    Distance: 6 Km.
    Walking Hours: 3-4 hours
    Low Altitude: 2040 m.- 6693 Ft.
    High Altitude: 2650 m.- 8694 Ft


    Important Note:
    Very Important: Campsites may vary depending on booking time, weather conditions or on restrictions undertaken for safety
    reasons by the Peruvian Goverment.
    Before taking this tour you must know about the new regulations created to minimize impact on the fragile environment of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary, now days only 500 people in total including guides, cooks and porters on the classic Inca Trail, the shorter Inca Trail and the Salkantay trek 7 days are allow to enter in Machu Picchu though the Inca trail daily.
    We advise you to book early (at least 8 months days in advance is recommended) to secure your spot.
    On the other hand, you must have the following information to reserve as in your passport and from each participant in your group:
    Trek departure date:
    Prior arrival date in Cusco
    Name (as in your passport)
    Middle Name
    Surname
    Passport Number
    Citizenship
    Birth date
    Special Food Requirement
    Height
    Gender: Male / Female
    Student with ISIC card: No / Yes
    Accommodation in Cusco (Address and Phone Number)


    What You Need on your Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
    You should bring your original passport (International Student card (ISIC) if applicable)
    Walking boots
    Waterproof jacket/rain jacket
    Warm jacket, hat and gloves
    T-shirts
    Comfortable trousers
    Sun hat
    Sunglasses
    Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
    Re-usable plastic or metal water container or camel bags
    Water for the first day, but on the way it is possible to buy bottles of water from local families.
    Insect repellent
    Toiletries
    Personal medication
    Camera and films


    Extras for your Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
    Walking sticks ( $ for a pair of sticks)
    Extra porter for personal items ($ for 7 Kilos – max. 7 Kilos)
    Upgrade to Single room in Aguas Calientes (35$)
    Upgrade to Vistadome train (80$ )
    We can help you to book hotels (standard and luxury) in whole Peru.


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    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    • Transport to Km. 82 (where the Inca trail starts)
    • Entrance fee to the Inca Trail
    • Professional guide
    • Sleeping mat, large tent (Quadruple – only for 2 pax)
    • Cook and kitchen equipment Table and chairs
    • Meals (03 breakfasts – 03 lunches – 03 dinners)
    • Porters to carry camping equipment and food. DOES NOT INCLUDE
    EXTRA BAGS
    • First Aid Kit
    Oxygen bottle
    • Return ticket by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo at 18.45 or
    21:30 pm depending on availability.
    • Bust transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco,

    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

    • Breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day
    • Sleeping bag (rental Price: USD 15 for 4 days)
    • Extra porter ($ 100.00 USD for 4 days – maximum weight: 14 kilos
    • Bus CONCETUR from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
    • Entrance fee to the termal baths in Aguas Calientes.
    • Tips.

    1. Moderate First Day on Inca Trail: Cusco - Huayllabamba

      First Day on Inca Trail: Cusco – Huayllabamba

      An hour ride by private bus takes us to Urubamba and then to the Ollantaytambo village, where we stop for 30 or 50 minutes to organize the porters and have the optional breakfast, after which we continue to the 82 Km, the starting of the trail. During 5 or 6 hours we hike to the village. Includes: lunch, dinner and camping.(3,000 m .s .n .m.) (9 000 ft).

    2. Moderate Second Day on Inca Trail: Huayllabamba-Pacamayu

      Second Day on Inca Trail: Huayllabamba-Pacamayu

      A steeper climb takes us through the area of rain forest and up to Llulluchapampa and the valley. There are some very good views on the way to the Warmiwañusca Passage (4 200 m. s .n .m.) (13 700 ft.). That hike takes us 5 hours approximately. After the passage we steep down again into the valley of Pacaymayu.

    3. Moderate Third Day on Inca Trail: Pacaymayu-Wiñayhuayna

      Third Day on Inca Trail: Pacaymayu-Wiñayhuayna

      At 7:00a.m. we get along climbing to the second passage. Glancing from here we`ll look at the first pass and forward to the high snow capped mountain known as the cordillera Vilcabamba. By crossing to the other side of the Runcuracay passage (3,800m.s.n.m.)(12,900ft.), we quickly notice a change in the vegetation, since we have now crossed the continent divided between the highlands and the Amazon basin. The Inca trail itself by now has become more apparent: a defined path made of flat boulders descending into the valley where we`ll get at the ruins of Sayacmarca. After having crossed the dry lake, we enter in the rain forest; the trees are adorned with orchids, paradise flowers and flock of parrots can be see on the trail, with an unforgettable fowl lodge along the valley. At one point we had been passed through an Inca tunnel, before getting at the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the third passage (3,600m.s.n.m.)(11,600ft.). Far away we get glimpses of Pumasillo and Salkantay and, thousands of feet below, once again the Urubamba river. Soon we can see the MACHU PICCHU huge mountain around it. The long dessert begins about 2 hours downwards the lodge of Wiñaywayna.

    4. Moderate Fourth Day on Inca Trail: Wiñayhuayna-MACHU PICCHU

      Fourth Day on Inca Trail: Wiñayhuayna-MACHU PICCHU

      Finally we walk one hour to the Sun`s Gate after having watched the impresing view of Machu Picchu (new wonder of the world), and the full grandiose of the greatest archaeological remains ever revealed. We arrive at 6.00 a .m. before the majority of the tourists arrive, so we can appreciate in all its whole magnificence this magical citadel. Later we get the afternoon train from Aguas Calientes returning to Cusco.

    Piscacucho piscacucho or more known as kilometer 82 because the train that arrives at Machu Picchu has a way that in mileage of distance traveled from Cusco is 82 km. There is a town on the banks of the Vilcanota River is the end point of the vehicular route that crosses the Sacred Valley of the Incas is very popular because from there depart the excursionists who make the classic Inca road of four days is also the control of government admiration

    Piscacucho piscacucho or more known as kilometer 82 because the train that arrives at Machu Picchu has a way that in mileage of distance traveled from Cusco is 82 km. There is a town on the banks of the Vilcanota River is the end point of the vehicular route that crosses the Sacred Valley of the Incas is very popular because from there depart the excursionists who make the classic Inca road of four days is also the control of government admiration

    Pacaymayo-inca trail Camping Pacaymayo, in the valley of the same name in which the Archaeological Zone of Pacaymayo is located which is a prehistoric archaeological site Location: Peru, South America Latitude: 13 ° 12 '16 "(13.2044 °) south Length: 72 ° 28 '28 "(72.4744 °) west Elevation: 2,458 meters (8,064 feet)

    Pacaymayo Camping Pacaymayo, in the valley of the same name in which the Archaeological Zone of Pacaymayo is located which is a prehistoric archaeological site Location: Peru, South America Latitude: 13 ° 12 '16 "(13.2044 °) south Length: 72 ° 28 '28 "(72.4744 °) west Elevation: 2,458 meters (8,064 feet)

    Machupicchu NFORMATION ABOUT MACHU PICCHU Built in the first half of the XV century by the inca Pachacutec (maker of the world). Altitude: 7,873 Feet (in the Sacred Square) Aguas Calientes Altitude: 6,600 Feet Distance from Cuzco: 116 km. Weather: Dry from May to October, and rainy from November to April.

    NFORMATION ABOUT MACHU PICCHU Built in the first half of the XV century by the inca Pachacutec (maker of the world). Altitude: 7,873 Feet (in the Sacred Square) Aguas Calientes Altitude: 6,600 Feet Distance from Cuzco: 116 km. Weather: Dry from May to October, and rainy from November to April.

    Cusco Cusco is a city of the Peruvian Andes that was the capital of the Inca Empire and is known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. The Plaza de Armas is the center of the old city, with galleries, carved wooden balconies and ruins of Inca walls. The convent of Santo Domingo, of baroque style, was built on the Temple of the Inca Sun (Qoricancha) and has archaeological remains of Inca stonework.

    Cusco Cusco is a city of the Peruvian Andes that was the capital of the Inca Empire and is known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. The Plaza de Armas is the center of the old city, with galleries, carved wooden balconies and ruins of Inca walls. The convent of Santo Domingo, of baroque style, was built on the Temple of the Inca Sun (Qoricancha) and has archaeological remains of Inca stonework.

    Inca Trail Accommodation

    Inca Trail Accommodation in personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks. Our tents are 3-season, highly maintained to ensure an excellent performance in field. Kailas, Pro aconcagua and Rei 4 Outfitter tents are employed when double accommodation is requested.

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