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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days
FOURDAYS TOURFrom Hotel to hotel
All Required Transportation
Tour Guide - Food
Trkking the Inca Trail to Machupicchu is a combination of awe-inspiring wilderness, vibrant history and picturesque mountain scenery
Inca Trail is one of the most popular treks in the world; because the landscape, the history and the mysterious of the Inca sites along the route. It is a four-day adventure trip through the Andes and the cloud forest; the trail runs through magnificent scenery and lush cloud forests rich in diverse ecology.
The Incas could have followed the valley but they chose the high route to Machu Picchu; with its gorges passes and climactic mountain views. True Andean highlanders; the Incas knew and loved the countless natural zones that lay within the folds of their vast domain.
The four days Inca Trail to Machu Picchu traverses a startling variety of microclimates; beginning with an arid cactus zone on Urubamba Valley floor; rising through native Polylepis forest to bleak high-altitude grassland; and ending in mossy cloud forest draped with orchids and bromeliads.
Inca Trail Description
The 4-day Inca Trail will reward you with stunning combination of Inca ruins, mountains and cloud forests; the Inca trail involves three high passes one of which arrives to 4,200 masl named dead woman pass, the trail ends at the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu known as the” Lost City of the Incas” which was discovered by the American historian Mr. Hiram Bingham at 1911.
We highly recommend you to book long in advance to avoid disappointment because is allowed only 500 people a day which means 200 tourists and 300 are support teams.
Our standard four-day group service trek is the most popular trek that we offer. With this service you join one of our groups so you will find yourself trekking with a variety of like-minded people from all over the world. This service is perfect for individuals, couples and small groups of friends.
PERMITS & CAMPSITES
For the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, the government has strictly limited the number of people permitted on the Inca Trail during 2013 (permits are issued to about 200 trekkers per day plus 300 porters).
If you book in advance, we can get the good campsites, specily for the last night. Camping at “Wiñay Wayna” allows you to arrive at Machu Picchu for sunrise. Only tour operators that buy their permits early can do this. However, the campsite “Wiñay Wayna” can never be guaranteed and clients have to accept that we may have to use other campsites depending on availability & allocation of trek permits.
- Availability: Throughout the year except February
- Style: Guided
- Grade: Moderate to challenge
- Maximum elevation: 4,200 meters
- Accommodation: Camping tents
- Transport: Bus, train and trekking
- Meals included: As mentioned in the itinerary
- Timing: 4 days and 3 nights
- Starting and Ending point: Cusco hotel
BRIEF ITINERARY FOR INCA TRAIL
Day 1: First walking day
Early pick-up from your hotel in Cusco and we’ll transport you in our private bus to km 82 or Pisqhakucho (the starting point for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu). Today, we will trek through stunning Valley and we will visit Patallacta Inca ruins. 8 hour-trek.
Day 2: Trek across the highest pass
We’ll start at 07:00 a.m and head toward the highest pass from where you will be rewarded with stunning Mountain scenery. We will visit Runkuraqhay and Sayacmarka Inca ruins.
Day 3: Descent 3,200 Inca steps
Short and beautiful day; we will trek through cloud forest and we will visit Phuyupatamarka and Wiñayhuayna Inca ruins.
Day 4: Explore Machu Picchu
Early start to see the sunrise over Machu Picchu from the Sun gate, and then we’ll continue to Machu Picchu and explore with your guide for two hours after which you will have free time to explore by yourself; in the afternoon, you will return to Cusco.
PLACES TO VISIT IT
Questions And Answers
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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