Inca trail; one of the most important and incredible treks in the world!! And this time we have the chance to enjoy without rushes due to the 5 days Inca trail will give enough time to explore each part of this ancient trail. So now just we have to join to this section of approximately 40,000 kilometers of trails built over the Andes running from the southern of Colombia passing the jungles and mountains of Ecuador, and as well astonishment trails over the highlands of Bolivia and Perú then connecting whit the desert areas of northern and central Chile and to the northwest part of Argentina. The classic Inca Trail trek starts in the Andean region going through the mountains, where we have original sections of Inca trails, Incan tunnels, as well going through the cloud forest. Without doubt is the best opportunity to go back to 16 century and live like the Incas for 5 unforgettable days. 

  • Day 1: Cusco – Km 82 – Wayllabamba

    today we will meet at your hotel at 6am. (time to be confirmed at the briefing time) we will go to Ollantaytambo which is located 2h. from Cusco, here we stop and we will have the chance to provide more things such as extra snack, batteries, etc. then continue for 1 more hour driving until Piskacucho or Km. 82 (2,720m./8,923ft.).Here we stop to organize our equipment and then going to the first control point, where we will show the entrance tickets and passports (if paying a student rate, the student card). We cross the Urubamba river and then we continue to the west along the Andean flat terrain for along 3h. until Patallacta, time toexplore as well a brief history about the Incas. following30minutes to the lunch at Tarachayoq village. Are two more hours through the Kusichaca valley until Wayllabamba campsite.  Around 6pm. tea time then a delicious dinner made by your chef.
    • Meals: Breakfast, snack, lunch, tea time and dinner.
    • Accommodation: Camping facilities.
    • Distance: 12 kms. - 7.5mi.
    • Average time: 5 hours.
    • Considered: Easy/moderate.
    • Weather: hot - warm.
    • Campsite altitude: 3,000m./9,842ft.

     

    Day 2: Wayllabamba – Warmiwañusca – Pacaymayu

    Wake up time around 6:30am. Your chef will surprise us with a delicious breakfast then we will go uphill for 4 hours enjoying the green valley where also we may enjoy the spectacular views of native trees, different microclimates with a myriad of flora and fauna, once in Llulluchapampa (around noon) we will have the lunch. Then we continue for two more hours towards the highest point of our trek;’Warmiwañusca pass’ (Dead woman´s pass) located at 4,200m./13,779ft.here is just to enjoy the sights of a magnificent mountains, the snowcapped peaks, and beautiful green valleys located at both sides.

    Afterward we start to descent for two hours enjoying all the beautiful scenery we have through this valley with native trees, hummingbirds, and variety of flora and fauna, average time to reach to Pacaymayu campsiteis 4 pm.
    • Meals: Breakfast, snack, lunch, tea time and dinner.
    • Accommodation: Camping facilities.
    • Distance: 10 kms. - 6.2mi.
    • Average time: 7 hours.
    • Considered: Challenging.
    • Weather: Warm – cold.
    • Campsite altitude: 3,550m./11,600ft.

     

    Day 3: Pacaymayu – Sayacmarca – Phuyupatamarca

    We will wake up at 6:30am. After the breakfast we walk uphill for 1 hour until Runkuracay (3,800m./12,540ft.) an Incan site where will have time to explore it for a while then continuing for one more hour until the next pass. (Runkuracay pass – 3,977m./13,127ft.) from here we will see the Vilcabamba mountain range with snowcapped peaks as well the green valley at the bottom.

    After the top 2 hoursdownhill until our next archeological site,’Sayacmarca'(3,600m./11,877ft.)this is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful sites on the Inca trail, here we will know the history behind this magical place. After 30 minutes from here we reach to the lunch spot (Chaquicocha – 3,600m./11,800 ft.)from lunch spot onwards still the most beautiful afternoon in our own opinion, we are talking about the next two hours (andean flat – gradual inclines) along the original Inca trail where we will have great views of the mountains, one Inca tunnel and the green scenery surrounding us and finally the ‘Phuyupatamarcacampsite’ which is located at 3,650m./11,975ft. (average time to reach 4pm.), this campsite is a perfect place to see the sunset, to see the Incan constellations at night and a great moment of the sunrise. Again the best campsite on the trail!!!
    • Meals: Breakfast, snack, lunch, tea time and dinner.
    • Accommodation: Camping facilities.
    • Distance: 13 kms. - 8 mi.
    • Average time: 7 hours.
    • Considered: Moderate.
    • Weather: Warm - cold.
    • Campsite altitude: 3,650m./11,975ft.

     

    Day 4: Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna – Sun Gate – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes

    After enjoying the breakfast, ten minutes downstairs until the town in the clouds or ‘Phuyupatamarca’ after exploring this place, almost 3h. until Inti Pata which was an agricultural center, then 30 minutes to reach to the biggest archaeological site on the trail ‘ Wiñaywayna’ (2,650m./8,700ft.) here we will explore this stunning place, as well here we will enjoy the last lunch with our team of porters and chef. Here after lunch we will continue with an Inca Trail tradition to organize a ceremony and to introduce the team to the tourists once again and to thank them for the great job done, if you wish to provide tips for them then you can do so at this time.

    Afterward One hour following the andean flat to reach to the Sun Gate, on this way still the green scenery with the sounds of the birds are living in this national park, the spectacular views of the mountains and again the Urubamba river at the bottom. From the Sun Gate (2,720m./8,923ft.) we will have the first view of Machupicchu in all its majesty. Plenty time to enjoy the views! then 45 minutes downhill reaching directly to Machupicchu, exactly where we can take the classic postcard picture. Finally, by bus 30 minutes until Aguas Calientes and check-in in your hotel.

    *this afternoon you have the option to go and enjoy the hot springs (this is not included).
    • Meals: Breakfast, snack, lunch, and dinner.
    • Accommodation: hotel*. (be confirmed at the moment of the booking)
    • Distance: 10 kms. – 6.213 mi.
    • Average time hiking: 6 hours.
    • Considered: Easy/moderate.
    • Weather: Warm - hot.
    • Campsite altitude: 3,650m./11,975ft.

     

    Day 5: Machupicchu – Cusco

    Today we will wake up very early, breakfast will be organized at your hotel and then we will walk 10 minutes until the bus stop and wait there until 5:30 am. when the buses start to go to Machupicchu archaeological park, is 30 minutes to reach there and then (if the weather allows) enjoy the sun rise.

    We will have 2 hours a private guided tour. After, you will have free time to re-explore on your own, or to climb Machupicchu mountain or Waynapicchu mountain (must be arranged ahead of time).

    Afterward again by bus to Aguas Calientes, where your guide will be waiting for you in a local restaurant to enjoy the last lunch (this lunch is not included), you should be 30 minutes in advance at the train station and wait for the departure time*. By train 2 hours until Ollantaytambo, then 2 hours to your hotel by private bus.
    • Considered: The most important and unforgettable day!!!
    • Weather: hot – humid.

  • Included in the Inca Trail 5D
    Briefing:
    It will be done one night before the trek, and here we will tell you all the specific details about the trek.
    Professional guide
    Bilingual English speaking, experienced professional guide.
    Two hours guided tour in Machupicchu.
    All the tickets:
    Admission ticket to the Inca trail.
    Entrance to Machupicchu National Park.
    All tickets for the porters.
    Transportation:
    transfer from the airport to your hotel.
    Pick up in a private transport to the starting point of the trek.
    Bus ticket on the fourth day from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes.
    Last day bus ticket (round trip) Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu.
    Last day, train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
    Private van from Ollantaytambo to your hotel.
    Accommodation and hotel:
    3-nights of camping in a comfortable tent (sleeping 2 people in a 4-person tent).
    1-night hotel in Aguas Calientes, if you book your hotel just let us know. (Upgrades are always possible).
    Chef
    Experienced chef.
    Porters
    To carry all equipment, tents, food, chairs, etc.
    Camping equipment:
    Dining tent to enjoy the meals with tables and chairs.
    Kitchen tent.
    Toilet tent.
    Duffle bag:
    We will provide you a duffle bag at the moment of the briefing for your personal gear (7 kg.)
    Meals:
    Five breakfast, four lunches and four dinners.
    Snacks, and surprises made by our trekking chef.
    * if you have any food restriction, please let us know.
    Water:
    We will provide you boiled and cold water to fill the water bottles from your first lunch until last lunch.
    First aids:
    All our guides have received training in first aids from a Physician.
    Emergency first-aid kit.
    Oxygen tank.
    Extras:
    We will provide you warm water every morning for washing, small pillows, a thick foam mattress and much more!!!

    Not included
    • Sleeping bag: US$20.
    • Inflatable air mattress: US$20.
    • Walking sticks (Pair): US$15.
    Last lunch in Aguas Calientes.
    Tips for the crew. (Guide, chefs, porters.)

  • • Sleeping Bag: US$20.00 per person per trek (It will be clean and warm).
    • Air Mattress: US$20.00 per person per trek.
    • Walking Poles: US$15.00 per pair per trek (Professional Poles that can be extended).
    • Personal tent: US$30.00 – (Tent is for single trekkers only).
    • Private hotel room: US$30.00 per night for solo travelers with single room.
    • Waynapicchu Mountain: US$35.00 per person (Please request when you book your Trek).
    • Machupicchu Mountain: US$30.00 per person (Please request when you book your Trek).

  • PRICE - USD 785.00 per person.
    This price includes 3 star hotel, the 18% taxes for the Inca trail and extra personal porter who will carry your belongings up to 7 kilos.
    DISCOUNTS
    • Student Discount (with active green ISIC card): US$20.00
    • Under 15 years will pay as student: US$20.00
    • Under 7 years Discount: US$35.00

    ***please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.

  • Essentials for the Inca Trail 5D
    You have to take with you for this trek.
    Original passport. (very important).
    Valid GREEN ISIC card, (if you booked as a student)
    Small day pack – 30 or 40 L. for hiking in the day.
    Comfortable hiking boots with ankle support.
    Head lamp with extra batteries. (essential)
    Sleeping bag: it has to be at least -15 ºC (can be rented from overandestravel).
    FOR YOUR DUFFLE BAG
    We will provide you a duffle bag at your briefing time and of course we will explain you what to put inside. Also include a porter wo will carry up your personal items to 7 kg. or 14 pounds including your sleeping bag and air mattress (these 2 items are 3.5 kg.)
    Sandals/comfortable shoes for camp.
    Warm clothes for variable temperatures - 3 ºC: wool hat, scarves, gloves.
    Battery charger – No electricity along the trek.
    Quick-dry towel.
    3 hiking pants.
    3 t-shirts.
    Sets of undergarments.
    3 sets of hiking socks.
    Couple of fleece (thermals will be great)
    Sleeping bag: it has to be at least -15 ºC (can be rented from overandestravel).
    Swimming suit. (optional)
    TOILETRIES
    Toothbrush and paste.
    Hand sanitizer.
    Personal medication.
    Basic first aids kit – moleskin, band aids, etc.
    Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste.
    Wet wipes.
    Insect repellent.
    ABOUT YOUR BACKPACK
    We recommend a small backpack 30L – 40L for hiking, Big backpack will not be allowed inside Machupicchu. Big ones can be stored outside citadel gate.
    Water bottle, or Camelbak – please supply your water until first lunch, then we will provide cold-boiled water after every meal.
    Sun hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
    Rain gear: rain jacket, rain pant.
    Fleece.
    Wool hat, gloves.
    Camera.
    Value things.
    Snacks like dry fruits, chocolates, etc.
    Trekking poles (can be rented from overandestravel)
    Plastic poncho - we will provide you one.
    Basic first aids kit – moleskin, band aids, etc.
    Personal medication.
    Extra money (dollars or soles) for souvenirs, drinks, tips, etc. at least $100.
    Head lamp with extra batteries. (essential)
    Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste.
    Hand sanitizer.
    Insect repellent.

     

    Note: beside the main briefing done the night before the trek. Your guide will explain you every night about the activities to do and what to bring in your backpacks next days.