Inca Trail Expedition

Exploring beyond the Lost City

 Duration  : 5 Days

 Price from  : 750

 Location   : Cusco

  Category  : Walking and Trekking

 Tour Details

This 5 days Inca Trail Trek covered the same distance than Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, but this Inca Trail Expedition gives you more time to apreciate the nature and archaeology along the way, we spend one long fourth day visiting Wiñaywayna, before to reach Machu Picchu, we have 3 nights camping and one night in a nice hotel in Aguas Calientes, on the fifth day we return to Machu Picchu early enought to see the sunrise, have the guided tour and enjoy the citadel.

We can appreciate valleys that contain endemic wildlife, between stretches of puna and cloud forest. We enjoy the amazing and mysterious archaeological sites half covered by jungle overgrowth, which look like you are discovering them for the first time.

Departure

Cusco/Sacred Valley

Departure Time

4 AM

Price Includes

  •  An Expert Guide with expert knowledge of the area and its customs.
  •  Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
  •  Warm meals during the trip.
  •  Meal schedule is as follows: Breakfast, snack, lunch, tea, dinner
  •  Personal tents. (with double floor)
  •  Cooks and kitchen personnel Porters (to carry the tents, food and cooking equipment)
  •  Entrance ticket to Machupicchu
  •  Transfer to start trek
  •  Transfer train to hotel upon arrival (Transport tourist class)
  •  Oxygen bottle
  •  First aid kit
  •  Bus Machupicchu- Aguas Calientes
  •  Radio communications
  •  Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  •  Train back to Cusco class : Expedition

Price Excludes

  •  Entrance to Huayna Picchu – there is a fee of $85 per person payable via Paypal in advance so we can secure permits
  •  Sleeping Bag – $25 per bag for entire trek
  •  Gratuities (Porters, Cook and Trail Guide)
  •  1st breakfast and lunch on day 4.
  •  1 Extra porter to carry personal items ($85)
  •  Walking sticks ($15).
  •  Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

DAY-BY-DAY SUMMARY

Day 1: Cusco – Piskacucho – Patallaqta
Day 2: Patallaqta – Llulluchapampa
Day 3: Llulluchapampa – Phuyupatamarka
Day 4: Phuyupatamarka – Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
Day 5: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Cusco

Itinerary: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 5 days

Day 1: Cusco – Piskacucho – Patallaqta

Distance: 5 Km (3.10 miles)
Estimated walking time: 4 Hours
Highest point: 2650 m (8,694 ft)
Campsite: 2,500 m (8,202 ft)

Day 2: Patallaqta – Llulluchapampa

Distance: 14 Km (8,69 miles)
Estimated walking time: 6 Hours
Highest point: 3800 m (12,467 ft)
Campsite: 3,800 m (12,467 ft)

Day 3: Llulluchapampa – Phuyupatamarka

Distance: 15 Km (9.31 miles)
Estimated walking time: 7 Hours
Highest point: 4215 m (13,828 ft)
Campsite: 3,650 m (11,975 ft)

Day 4: Phuyupatamarka – Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes

Distance: 8 Km (4.97 miles)
Estimated walking time: 5 Hours
Highest point: 3,650 m (11,975 ft)
Campsite: 2,000 m (6,561 ft) (Aguas Calientes Village hotel)

Day 5: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Cusco

Distance: 3 Km (1,86 miles)Estimated walking time: 2 Hours (optional)Maximun altitude point: 2400 Machu Picchu
When’s the best time to go?

The most popular months to trek the Trail are June, July and August, when the weather is warm and visibility is at its best. However, the summer shoulder months; April, May and September are less busy, so walkers will have more time and space to enjoy the trail.

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