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Trekking Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 5 Days

Trekking Inca Trail

FIVE DAYS TOUR

From Hotel to hotel
$ 785 Per Person
  • All Required Transportation
  • Tour Guide + Hotel
  • Entrance fees

Trekking Inca Trail is the combination of awe-inspiring wilderness, vibrant culture and picturesque mountain scenery

Trekking Inca Trail is idle program for the traveler who wish and willing to seek destination with limited budget. This trip is where many trekkers all around the world who love to seek many destinations with their limited amount of budget; the Trekking Inca Trail in the national park of Machu Picchu is one of the most visited and charming trekking destination among trekking routes in Peru. The Trip is a highly praised, globally appreciated and outstanding trekking trail in the Machu Picchu region of Cusco – Peru.

The Trekking Inca Trail is special trek among the classical trails to the Inca sanctuary of Machu Picchu. The entire Inca Trail consist chain of peaks and amazon tropical including Salkantay, Pucapunta, Waqhaywillky, and other picturesque peaks. This Adventure package combines your trekking with some unique culture and has opportunity to meet the famous Machu Picchu while getting to know the culture and tradition of the Incas.

This Trekking Inca Trail itinerary takes you along with an opportunity to get insight into life of the Incas. Some of the major highlights of this trek are explore the Mysterious Inca sites along the route and the Iconic Machu; an Inca holy site built on the top of the Mountain at 2,400m; which was discovered at 1911 by an American explorer Mr. Hiram Bingham.

TIMING

6 Days /5 Night

TRADITIONAL

Adventure trip

LIVE TOUR GUIDE

Spanish, English

ACOMMODATION

Camping Tent

Trip Information

TREKKING INCA TRAIL OVERVIEW

TIMING: 5 days and 4 nights.
STARTING & ENDING POINT: Cusco Hotel
DEPARTURE DATES: Daily Departure group service and private service.
TYPE OF TOUR: Trekking, Cultural and History.
DIFFICULTY: The Inca Trail is rated from moderate to challenging hike, so sturdy footwear is required to help you enjoy it fully.

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1: Get Huayllabamba camp

At 05:30 a.m, we’ll pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and we’ll travel in our private bus to 82km or Pisqhakucho (starting point of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu); Then, we will trek for 11km, 6 hours approximately; we will visit the Inca ruins of Patallacta.

Day 2: Trekking over 4,200m

Today will be the hardest day because we’ll climb up to the highest pass (dead woman pass 4,200 masl); we will trek 11km, eight hours approximately.

Day 3: Explore the cloud forest

Exceptional day because we will trek through stunning mountain scenery; we will visit Runkuraqhay and Sayacmarka Inca ruins. Today, we will trek 13km eight hours approximately.

Day 4 –  See the sunset at Machu Picchu

Trek through the cloud forest; we will visit Phuyupatamarka and Wiñaywayna Inca ruins; the trek of today will be 10km seven hours approximately.

Day 5: Explore Machu Picchu

Today will be dedicated to exploring this extraordinary Inca treasure – Machu Picchu. In the afternoon, we will return to Cusco and you will be transferred to your hotel.

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1: Cusco (3,400 masl) – Pisqhakuchu (2,750 masl) – Wayllabamba (3,000 masl)

The five day Trekking Inca Trail begins with an early pick-up from your hotel and we’ll leave Cusco at 06:00 a.m in a private transport toward Pisqhakucho (km 82) the starting point of the Inca Trail 5 days; this journey will be for 3 hours and half and we will pass many small town. 1 hour and 45min after we will arrive to the town of Ollantaytambo where we will stop to use toilets and you also can purchase some items for the trek.

From Ollantaytambo, we’ll continue the bus trip for one more hour to Pisqhakucho (2,750 masl) where we will meet our camp crew: the chef, cook helper and porters.

The porters will carry most of our staff for the trek; you must carry you day to daybag with snacks, water camera and enjoy the beauties of the Inca Trail.

We’ll pass the control point and climb up for five minutes and then the trail continues undulating for three hours until Patallacta (up town) with presence of different types of Cactus and some agricultural fields;  Patallacta is a stunning Inca ruins that contains many Inca terraces that the Incas used to cultivated corn.

From Patallacata, we’ll continue through Cusichaca Valley for two hours until Hatunchaca (long bridge) zone were our lunch will be served. After the Lunch, we’ll continue one hour gentle up to Wayllabamba community (3,000 masl). Here, you can purchase water and snacks; here also will be our Camp.

  • Meals Included: L – D.
  • Accommodation: Double occupancy camping tent.
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,000 m.
  • Minimum Altitude:  2,750 m.
  • Distance Travelled: 11 kilometers.
  • Approximate walking time: 6 – 7 hours.

DAY 2: Wayllabamba (3,000 masl) – Dead Woman Pass (4,200 masl) – Pacaymayu (3,600 masl)

Early breakfast and we’ll start the hike at 07:00 a.m through “Huayruru Valley” up toward the “Abra Warmihuañusqha” (Dead woman pass 4,200masl); the highest point of the Inca Trail ; from where we will be rewarded by stunning mounting scenery.

It is important to leave early so that the high temperature does not make it more difficult than it has to be, during the trek the landscape changes from mountain chain to Puna, having the chance to see domesticated llamas and alpacas grazing on Ichu: one of the few plants that grow at that altitude.

From the camp of the Inca trail, we’ll continue through the cloud forest with presence of rivers and some waterfalls until you arrive to Llullucha zone (3,800); here, we will have small lunch because we have continued ascent; after the lunch, we’ll ascend by many steps, most of then put up recently to protect the mountain from the erosion.

The second section will take you 2 hour and half approximately until the pass. Once you arrive to the pass, you will be rewarded with splendid views down several valleys and up many mountains some of them covered with snow. From the pass, we’ll continue down to Paqhaymayu camp (3,600 masl).

  • Meals Included:  B – L – D.
  • Accommodation: Double occupancy camping tent.
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,200 masl.
  • Minimum Altitude:  3,000 masl.
  • Distance Travelled: 11 kilometers.
  • Approximate walking time: 7 – 8 hours.

DAY 3: Pacaymayu (3,600 masl) – Phuyupatamarka (3600 masl)

We’ll leave the camp at 07:00 a.m and we’ll continue ascending toward the second pass; we will stop at the ruins of Runkuraqhay (Round shaped balcony) which probably where used by the Inca massagers or runners; Runkuraqhay is located at 3,800 masl; from here will take us and other 1 hour and 45 min to the second pass (4,000 masl).

From the pass, in clear weather, you can look back to the Dead Woman’s Pass and forward to a breath-taking sweep of snow-capped peaks. These include the 6,500 masl Pumasillo (Puma’s Claw) massive. From here, most of the trail is downhill or gently undulating until we reach the impressive ruins at Sayacmarka.

After Sayacmarka, another 20 minutes bring us to Chakicocha where our lunch will be served. Then, we’ll continue gently undulating stone paved trail through beautiful landscape, we’ll also pass the Inca tunnel of 10 meters long and get to our third campsite at Puyupatamarca, the nicest from where we can see Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu Mountain.

  • Meals Included: B – L – D.
  • Accommodation: Double occupancy camping tent.
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,000 masl.
  • Minimum Altitude:  3,600 masl.
  • Distance Travelled: 13 kilometers.
  • Approximate walking time: 7 – 8 hours.

DAY 4: Phuyupatamarka (3,600 masl) – Wiñaywayna (2,600 masl) – “Aguas Calientes” (2,000 masl).

Today, we will get up early and enjoy the sunrise over the mountains and observe the majestic Apu of Salkantay (6,271 masl) one of the highest mountain of the region of Cusco.

Then, we’ll start the trek through the long stone steps which will lead us to Wiñaywayna (young forever), where we will find the biggest archaeological site of the Inca Trail , and consists of an extraordinary Inca terraces used for agriculture, After our visit, we will continue gradually up toward “Inti Punku” (Sun gate) from where we can see Machu Picchu.

From “Intipunku”, a short trek brings us down to the entrance from where we will take the bus down to the town of “Aguas Calientes” and you will have accommodation in the hotel. In the evening, you can go to relax in the natural hot spring and be ready for the next day.

  • Meals Included: B – L – D.
  • Accommodation: Double occupancy camping tent.
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,600 m.
  • Minimum Altitude:  2,400 m.
  • Distance Travelled: 10 kilometers.
  • Approximate walking time: 7 – 8 hours.

DAY 5: “Aguas Calientes” – Machu Picchu – “Aguas Calientes” – Cusco

Early breakfast and we’ll board the first bus up to Machu Picchu where we’ll begin a complete guided tour of the extraordinary Machu Picchu that will be approximately 2 hours.

After the tour, you will have free time to relax or walk around, where one can experience spectacular views of all Machu Picchu, the valleys and mountains that surround, in the afternoon, we will meet in the town of “Aguas Calientes” for lunch and then we will take the train to return to Cusco arriving there after nightfall.

TREKKING INCA TRAIL INCLUDES

All necessary things for this tour:

  • TRANSPORTATION: Private bus from Cusco to Km 82 starting point of the Inca Trail To Machu Picchu, bus down and up from Machu Picchu to the town of “Aguas Calientes”, tourist train expedition class from “Aguas Calientes” to Ollantaytambo, transfer to your hotel.
  • ENTRANCE FEES: To the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 hot lunches, 4 hot dinners, we offer vegetarian option if you request, we provide available boil water each morning for your water bottles.
  • GUIDES: Licensed bilingual tour guide (2 guides over 8 people)
  • GENERAL PORTERS: For camping equipment, food and kitchen gears.
  • EXTRA PORTER: To carry your personal items (6kg) in duffel bags that we provide. You must carry your daypack.
  • CAMPING EQUIPMENT: We provide four people capacity tents for two people, brand-new four-season tents; Therm-a-rest, dining room tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, seats, tables, tent for the porters, kitchen gear and backpacks, warm clothes and life insurance for the porters.
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: 1 night in “Aguas Calientes”. If you would like a private room there is an additional cost of US$20.00.
  • OTHER ITEMS: First-aid kit, oxygen bottle.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Meal: Lunch on last day; you must consider a budget from US$15 to US$20 we will assist you at these issues.
  • Sleeping Bag: Can be rented in our office for US $20 for the entire trek. Tips for the staff.

HOW TO BOOK A TOUR

How to book to book a trip? … you will need to complete a reservation form and pay a non-refundable deposit that you can make by using our online booking function for most trips, or submit your reservation form and deposit it at our office or travel agent. We can also help you with any additional arrangements you may need, such as competitive airfare to your destination, stopovers, pre-trip or post-trip accommodation, or any additional trips you wish to take.

CHANGING MONEY

Cash points/ATMs are widely available and are the safest and easiest way to access cash.

Most major credit cards are accepted throughout the region. We recommend that you bring yours along in case you see something special, which you hadn’t budgeted for.

Please note credit cards cannot be used to pay for Optional Activities.

It is advisable you notify your bank or credit card issuing company of your intention to travel as for security reasons, banks and credit card companies sometimes blocks cards when withdrawals are unexpectedly made overseas.

British pounds, Euros and US dollars are easily exchanged in Peru and are an alternative to using ATMs. US dollars cash can also be used for some purchases

IMPORTANT NOTE: 

There are two USD rates of exchange in Peru, the bank rate and the street rate, and these rates can be significantly different. Banks will buy your USD, but they will rarely be able to give you USD in exchange for another currency. As such, the functioning exchange is the street rate, which is not as favorable if you want to purchase USD.

Therefore, we highly recommend that you bring USD with you to pay for your tours.

Upon arrival to Peru airport it is advisable to cash up about USD100. This will cover any expenditure on your Cusco sightseeing day and give you flexibility until you need to change more money where you can get a better exchange rate.

On your trip you will be given the opportunity to change money at either a bank or hotel.

SPENDING MONEY

Based on past experience, we recommend at least Peruvian soles 200 – 500 (approx USD 120 – 150) per day to cover your normal expenses including sightseeing, small souvenir shopping and meals. If you wish to purchase expensive souvenirs, you will need to budget for more, or use your credit cards for these purchases.

Remember, this is a rough figure only and spending habits vary greatly between individuals according to their budget and habits!

MEALS

Your included meals for the tour are detailed in the ‘Inclusions’ section of this document.

Breakfasts are included every day in all your trips (except on the first morning). A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads, with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink. It is rare to get a hot breakfast, though on some occasions there may be some hot food available as well.

When included, evening meals are in local restaurants or you place of accommodation and are either two or three courses. In most cases table water is provided with the meals, and if you wish to purchase additional drinks you can do so at your own expense.

If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent or SUNRISE PERU TREK trip Consultant when you book. But please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.

If you allow USD 20 per day in Peru for meals not included you will be able to eat fairly well.

GRATITUDE

Although you may not be accustomed to tipping at home, tipping (known locally as ‘baksheesh’) is an important way of life in Peru and is something that is done by locals as well as tourists.

When travelling with top deck, tips are already included on anything that forms part of your itinerary, including bus/coach drivers, included meals, hotel staff, local guides, etc. This includes your SUNRISE PERU TREK tour leader. That means you do not have to tip for any of these included services!

However, you will need to tip for services that are not included, so please take this into consideration when working out your budget. For example, you will need to tip at non-included meals when you pay for the meal yourself, even if your Trip Leader has helped organize it, and you will need to tip for anything you do on your free time.

Your Trip Leader can advise you what an appropriate tip amount is. A general rule when tipping is if the service warrants it, tip what you think is a fair amount, and if you do not think so, then do not tip or tip less than normal. Also, do not get bullied into tipping and disregard any comments that you have not given enough.

ENTRANCE FEES

Please note: while we make every effort to keep these prices as accurate and up-to-date as possible, they are subject to change and in rare circumstances the actual price may vary slightly to what is published here.

INSURANCE

Is compulsory for all passengers to take out comprehensive travel insurance before the trip departs covering cancellation, medical expenses including repatriation, loss or damage to baggage and personal belongings, money and personal liability.

You must bring a copy of your travel insurance policy with you on the trip.

Your Trip Leader will make a record of your travel insurance details at the start of your trip, e.g. the name of the insurance company, the 24 hour emergency telephone number, and your policy number. These will be sent to our operations team to ensure that if you lose your policy details, they can be easily retrieved.

TRANSPORT

Depending on your trip, you could be travelling in a modern air-conditioned coach or mini-buses, or tourist train.

Importantly we own all of our coaches, meaning we can be sure they are well serviced and of a high standard. The quality of all other types of transport has been thoroughly checked and verified by our local offices to ensure they meet our specific requirements. All transport is included in your trip price, and will ensure you arrive at each destination feeling refreshed and ready to explore.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

We want to make sure you’re having the time of your life while travelling with us. Therefore, if you suffer from any kind of medical condition or allergies, we will need to know at the time of booking, or at least 2 weeks prior to the departure of your Tour.

If you require regular medication, you must have a sufficient supply before your trip departs, as it may be difficult to obtain while travelling. You must be able to administer your own medication.

Strict food and water hygiene is essential to avoid diarrhoea. Make sure food has been properly prepared, drink only boiled or bottled water and keep in mind that ice will likely come from tap water. Also take precautions against insect bites and sunburn. During the hot summer months it is advisable to carry bottled water in your day-pack at all times.

VACCINATIONS

We recommend that you ensure your tetanus, diphtheria, typhoid, polio and hepatitis vaccinations are up to date. Please consult a medical practitioner for the relevant requirements prior to travelling.

SAFETY NOTE

If you are arriving a few days before the start of your Tour, please be advised not to accept offers from people to visit specialty shops or to take guided tours. These people are not associated with SUNRISE PERU TREK and therefore we can’t be responsible for the service you receive from them. Your SUNRISE PERU TREK trip includes professional guides who will accompany you to all the sites mentioned in your itinerary.

 CONTACT US

Should you encounter any difficulties meeting your transfer from the airport to the starting hotel, depending on which country you are in you can contact a SUNRISE PERU TREK representative on the following:

Mauro Pedraza – Operations Manager
Mobile: +(51) 984 734633

Henrry Chauca – Operations
Mobile: +(51) 950 313131

Sharon Ovalle – SUNRISE PERU TREK Representatives Supervisor
Mobile: +(51) 974 359484

IN CASES OF EMERGENCY

While we hope you never have to use it, if for any reason you need to contact someone from SUNRISE PERU TREK, whether it be that you have missed a trip departure meeting, have become separated from your trip on the road or any other unforeseeable problem, the following options are available to you.

Cusco Office

Your best recourse to assistance during the day is to call our team between 8am-9pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am-4pm.
Telf: +51 84 237404

Emergency Contact

If you need to contact SUNRISE PERU TREK outside of the above hours the following number is available:
Mobile: +(51) 984 734633

Please remember if it is a genuine emergency, we of course want you to call us; however, if it can wait until the next day, we ask that you call during our office hours. Thank you.

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Questions And Answers

is fully-portered trek where your comfort is our prime responsibility; we make sure that you get the best experience of your holiday while you interact with the locals. Explore and rediscover remote ancient Inca buildings; learning some Quechua words and history.

Take in the stunning landscape surrounding you and simply feel one with mother nature, while we carry your gear, prepare your meals, set up your tents avoiding crowded campsites and take care of all your requirements. At “Sunrise Peru Trek” we

It is an Inca archaeological site; Machu Picchu is an outstanding reminder of the power and ingenuity of the Inca civilization. Built in the 15th century, the ancient citadel was abandoned only 100 years later and many mysteries remain. Machu Picchu was Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 1983 and announced as one of the Seven Wonders of the World in 2007; it is the most important tourist destination in the world

At 100 kilometers from the city of Cusco at an altitude of 2,400masl; is located overlooking the Urubamba River, the site of Machu Picchu sits above the Sacred Valley – located in the Cusco region of Peru.[/

To get to Machu Picchu you can walk along the Inca Trail for 2 days or 4 days; you also can take the train from the train station of Ollantaytambo (1:45 hours) or from Poroy (3 hours); or you can take bus for 6 -7 hours

The good news is Machu Picchu can be visited year-round. The most popular time, and therefore the most crowded, is in June, July and august. Low cloud cover during the dry season from April to October also means cold nights on hiking trails – so make sure to bring some thermals for a good night’s sleep. The wet season takes place from November to March. This is when the temperature rises and the region receives heavy rainfall.

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