Inca Trail 4 Days Tour Classic

From:  590.00 USD$

Locations Visited : Traditional Inca Trail and Machu picchu Citadel
Trip Style : Trekking Tours
Length : 4 days and 3 nights
Frequency : Upon request
Group : Min 8 , Max 16
Physical Grading : 1,2,3,4,5
The most important Inca road was the Camino Real, as it is known in Spanish, with a length of 5,200 km ( 3,230 mi ). It began in Quito, Ecuador, passed through Cusco, and ended in what is now Tucumán, Argentina. The Camino Real traversed the mountain ranges of the Andes, with peak altitudes of more than 5,000 m . El Camino de la Costa , the coastal trail, with a length of 4,000 km ( 2,420 mi ), ran parallel to the sea and was linked with the Camino Real by many smaller routes.
 
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is actually three routes, which all meet up near Inti-Pata, the ‘Sun Gate’ and entrance to Machu Picchu. The three trails are known as the Mollepata, Classic and One Day trails, with Mollepata being the longest of the three. Located in the Andes mountain range, the Trail passes through several types of Andean environments including cloud forest and alpine tundra. Settlements, tunnels, and many Incan ruins are located along the trail before ending the terminus at the Sun Gate on Machu Picchu mountain. The two longer routes require an ascent to beyond 12,000 ft ( 3,660 m ) above sea level, which can result in altitude sickness.
Concern about overuse leading to erosion has led the Peruvian government to place a limit on the number of people who may hike this trail per season, and to sharply limit the companies that can provide guides. As a result, advance booking is mandatory. A maximum of 500 people, including guides and porters, are permitted to begin the trail every day. As a result, the high season books out very quickly.

DAY 01: CUSCO – km 82 – Huayllabamba

At approximately 6:30 am, our guide will pick you up from your hotel to transfer you by bus to the km 82 where you will arrive at approx. 10:30 am. Here you will meet the team that will join you during the trek, such as the porters, camp assistants and cooks. You will begin the walk, the first day is quite easy and during the first kilometres you will have a beautiful view of the snow peaked Veronica Mountain, walking alongside the Vilcanota River until you arrive at the Archaeological Complex of Patallacta, where you will have lunch and gain energy to reach Huayllabamba, where the first camp is set up.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner.
  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Maximum Altitude:3,000 m/10,824 ft
  • Minimum Altitude:2,680 m/8,790 ft
  • Distance Travelled:12 km approx
  • Approximate Walking Time:6-7 hours / Ascent up: 620 m

DAY 02 : Huayllabamba – Pacaymayo

After breakfast, the hardest part of the trail begins, with a steep ascent, followed by 3 hours walking until reaching the first step, called Warmiwañusca (Dead Woman), up to 4200 m.a.s.l. approximately. You will not only enjoy incredible panoramic views from here but you will also have the satisfaction to have reached the top. After lunch in Vizcachayoc we will descend towards Pacaymayo (3500 m.a.s.l.) for dinner and camp.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:camping
  • Maximum Altitude:4,200 m/13,776 ft
  • Minimum Altitude:3,000 m/9,840 ft
  • Distance Travelled:09 km approx
  • Approximate Walking Time:6-7hours / Ascent up: 1200 m

DAY 03: Pacaymayo – Wiñayhuayna

After breakfast the ascent will begin until the second most important step of the route, up to 3900 m.a.s.l., where you will enjoy a guided visit to the Archaeological Complex RUNKURAKAY  and the Inca Citadel of SAYACMARCA (3,600 m.a.s.l.). Lunch in Chaqquicocha. Then, you will continue walking towards  PHUYUPATAMARKA (Town in Clouds), another important archaeological monument. After a brief rest, we will continue walking until arriving at Wiñay Huayna (Always Young), for a guided visit to this spectacularly located Archaeological Complex . Dinner and overnight in the camp. Note: The above are the regular camp sites according to the circuit operated by Enjoy Peru, however, these can vary according to disposition levied by the Machu Picchu Management Unit without previous warning, but which will not affect the itinerary.

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch , Dinner.
  • Accommodation:camping
  • Maximum Altitude:3,750 m/ 12,300 ft
  • Minimum Altitude:2,700 m/8,856 ft
  • Distance Travelled:16 Km approx.
  • Approximate Walking Time:7-8 hours / Descent : 300 m

DAY 04: Wiñay Huayna -MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO

After breakfast (05:00 approx.), start walking for one hour by the forest until the Inti Punku (Door of the Sun), known like the front door to Machu Picchu, from where we will be able to have an impressive panoramic view of the Inca Citadel. Upon arrival to Machu Picchu, you will have a guided tour of the ruins and monuments, such as the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the cemeteries. Free time to stroll around the Citadel and then meet the rest of the group to be transferred by bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). In the afternoon return to Cusco by train. Upon arrival in Cusco, transfer to your selected hotel.
 
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Not Included,
  • Maximum Altitude:2,700 m / 8,856 ft
  • Minimum Altitude:2,400 m / 7,872 ft ( Machupicchu )
  • Distance Travelled:8 Km approx plus exploration of Machu Picchu
  • Approximate Walking Time:6-7 hours / Descent : 300 m

WHAT IS INCLUDED :

  • Pre-departure briefing at 7 pm presented by your tour guide *Give us details of the place you are going to stay in cusco please

DAY 01:

  • tourist bus to KM 82 Piscacucho  ( trailhead of the Inca Trail ).
  • Permit for Inca Trail
  • Bilingual tour guided  (English, Spanish)
  • inca trail  mountain cook and assistants.
  • Dining and kitchen tent, camping tables and stools
  • Buffet style lunch and hot drinks in llaqtapata
  • Guided visit of Llaqtapata
  • Happy hour with inca-tea and  hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn
  • Camp at wayllabamba, Buffet Dinner and hot drinks, ( vegetarian option.)
  • 4 man tent for 2-people so there will be plenty of space to set up your backpacks Camping equipment including tents, mattresses, kitchen tent, lunch tent, etc
  • Thick, comfortable sleeping mattress, ( Pillows by request )
  • 24 hours Oxygen assistance and first aid kit.

DAY 02 :

  • Permit for Inca Trail Trek National Sanctuary and Park.
  • A nice wake up coca tea in your tent
  • inca breakfast cereal and fruits to climb Dead woman`s pass
  • Boiled water after breakfast to refill your bottles
  • Bilingual tour guided  (English, Spanish)
  • an expert inca trail cook ,assistants
  • Dining tent and kitchen tent, camping tables and stools.
  •  4 man tent for 2-people so there will be plenty of space to set up your backpacks
  • kitchen tent, lunch ten
  • Thick, comfortable sleeping mattress, (Pillows by request)
  • Happy hour with inca-tea and hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 3 dinners every afternoon
  • 24 hours Oxygen assistance and first aid kit.
 
DAY 03 :
 
 
  • Permit for Inca Trail Trek National Sanctuary and Park.
  • A nice wake up coca tea in your tent
  • inca breakfast cereal and fruits to climb Dead woman`s pass
  • Boiled water after breakfast to refill your bottles
  • Bilingual tour guided  (English, Spanish)
  • an expert inca trail cook ,assistants
  • Dining tent and kitchen tent, camping tables and stools.
  •  4 man tent for 2-people so there will be plenty of space to set up your backpacks
  • kitchen tent, lunch ten
  • Thick, comfortable sleeping mattress, (Pillows by request)
  • Happy hour with inca-tea and hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 3 dinners every afternoon
  • 24 hours Oxygen assistance and first aid kit.

 

DAY 04 :

  • Permit for Inca Trail Trek National Sanctuary and Park.
  • A nice wake up coca tea in your tent
  • inca breakfast cereal and fruits to climb inti punku
  • Boiled water after breakfast to refill your bottles
  • Bilingual tour guided  (English, Spanish)
  • 3-4 guided tour in Machupicchu and extra free time for yourself.
  • an expert inca trail cook ,assistants
  • Dining tent and kitchen tent, camping tables and stools.
  •  4 man tent for 2-people so there will be plenty of space to set up your backpacks
  • kitchen tent, lunch ten
  • Tourist train ( expedition sevice) back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo ( 2 hours aprox.) and then bus back to Cusco(1 and half hours aprox. )
  • Return to Plaza Regocijo end of our tour.

 

ADDITIONAL- OPTIONS

if you need equipment for inca trail let us know .
Warm and clean -10ºC down sleeping bag (US$ 20.00 for all trek )
65 Lts Backpack US$ 15.00 (For all trek )
A pair of trekking poles US$ 15.00 (For all trek)

NOTE: PERU TRAVEL COMPANY includes in all tours is the expedition service  ( Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo)

Up-Grading a Vistadome Deluxe train or hiran binghan train .

(CLICK BELOW TRAIN DETAILS )

THE EXPEDITION TRAIN SERVICE   

THE VISTADONE TRAIN SERVICE : the price increases US$ 50.00

HIRAN BINGHAN TRAIN SERVICE: the price increases US$ 300.00 

 

TICKETS FOR HUAYNA  PICCHU

Ticket for Huaynapicchu.- ( Limited spaces… Reserve and pay in advance ).
The INC park office incharged of selling these tickets just informed that is not longer possible to purchase online. We can purchase this for you $70 .00 , if you request in writing and pay in advance. (1st turn at 7:00 am with 200 spaces
2nd turn at 10-11am with 200 spaces.)

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

  • Breakfast on the first morning lunch on the last day after machu picchu.
  • PERU TRAVEL COMPANY highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your trave
  • Down sleeping bag – 8ºC US$ 20 for all inca trail
  • Personal “Half porter” for 9 Kg US$  60.00
  • Trekking poles US$ 20.00 a pair
  • Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes (10 soles)
  • Bus down tickets from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes town US$ 9.00 one way
  • Tips for guides , Cook, Porters It`s a tradition but not mandatory
  • Energy snacks will be very useful as chocolate bars, dried fruits
  • Ticket for Huayna Picchu mountain US$ 70.00 (Book and pay in advance with us.)
  • Hotel in Cusco before or after inca trail

WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE :

  • Original passport and copies (and Student card (ISIC) student card if applicable) green card if you are student )
  • Note ( you have to bring your student card to machu picchu because you are going to be required to show at the Machupicchu control point of the Inca Trail Note .- If for any reason you organize a new passport after we have purchased your permits.… you MUST bring with you, the old passport or 2 very clear copies of the old passport along with your new passport on the trail.
  • Travel Insurance card is essential
  • Hiking water proof boots ( with ankle protectors )
  • Trekking poles metal tips are not allowed on the trail
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Sun hat and gloves
  • T-shirts / shirts
  • Comfortable hiking zip off trousers
  • Rain pants
  • Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
  • Sun protection cream ( factor 35 recommended ) sun is strong
  • Insect Repellent ( for mosquitos )15 % of deet at least
  • Water bottle
  • Toilet paper and wet wipes
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries (flashlight) we recommend headlights
  • Emergency money at least 200- 300 ) extra soles.(USD$ 120)
  • Short pants , Plaster and bandages
  • Walking poles (with rubber tips) they can also be hired from us (they can be used on the Inca Trail if they have rubber tips)
  • NOTE:  walking poles are not allowed into machu picchu city.

INCA TRAIL REGULATIONS

The national historical sanctuary is protected by law to conserve its biodiversity as well as the Inka ruins Machupicchu comes under intense pressure, with over 300,000 visitors each year. From May to September, an average of 2000 people explore the ruins daily, of whom 150 / 200 have hiked the trail, and the rest by train.

Compared with many other tourist attractions, the Inka trail is well maintained. The Peruvians have worked hard at limiting the erosion, litter and other damage caused by its popularity. This is a long term campaign which needs and deserves your support. By choosing an environmentally conscious tour operator and be careful about handling litter, where you go the toilet, and the use the poles you can help them preserve this wonderful place. Fortunately, controversial plans to build a cable car and large hotel at machupicchu have been widely opposed, and the rules announced in 2000 were being enforced from 2001.

  • All hikers must be acompanied by a licensed tour guide.
  • Entry fee…for the full trail …for some other treks …
  • Group size must not exceed 16 visitors.
  • A maximum of 500 people per day will be allowed to embark on the inca trail.
  • inka trail Porters are not allowed to carry more than 25 kg (included his personal stuff).
  • The inka trail will be closed for one month each year for maintenance (from February 2002).
  • Since you are walking on ancient stones, the rule about protecting pole tips makes sense.
  • No disposable water bottles may be used to reduce the litter problem.
  • When visiting ruins, never climb on the stones or put your rusksack anywhere except on the ground.
  • Although you may not see the rucksack rule displayed local guides enforce it, as well as being a precaution against damage, it is a courtesy to other hikers.
  • Other rules prohibit acts of vandalism (such as picking wild flowers, camping in the archeological sites or making open fires) that no readers of this would consider.