DAY 1. CUSCO QUESIUNO, RIAMBOW MOUNTAIN TO SORIMANICCOCHAWe will depart from Cusco around 8.00 a.m. we will take private transportation to the starting point of our trek at Quesiuno with our trekking crew as well we will meet our team of a horseman. Here is the place we will have lunch while our horsemen have prepared our camping equipment, after lunch, we will start a gradual ascent for three hours to reach Vininkunca or the Rainbow mountain at 5000mts. also today we will visit Red valley beautiful covered with red sand soil with amazing views of the snow-capped Apu Ausangate glacier. after enjoying the fantastic views of this colorful mountain we will continue our hike for 1:45 hrs to our camp Sorimaniccocha. 4700m.
Altitude: 3400m/10800ft. Surimaniccocha 4700m/14000ft, Distance: 12 km. Time: 6 hrs.
DAY 2 SURIMANI CCOCHA TO AUSANGATE CCOCHA
After an early breakfast, we will start our ascent for one hour to Warmysaya Pass (5000m) Here you will have a beautiful view of Apu Ausangate mountain after having free time we will continue our descend to Ananta Valley for two hours, then we will start to hike up another three hours to Pukaccocha Pass 5900mtrs. From this point, we will enjoy this magnificent view of Ausanagte glacier lagoons Pukaccocha and Ccomerccocha. Today in our trek we will see and across herds of llamas and Alpacas, as the herdsman uses these trails to trade with agricultural farmers. We will descend close to Pucaccocha lagoon where we will stop to have lunch. After lunch, we will continue trekking another 3 hours to our basecamp Ausangate Ccocha (4600m)
Altitude: 4700m. Ausangate Ccocha 4600m, Distance: 14 km, Time: 8 to 9 hours.
DAY 3: AUSANGATE CCOCHA, PALOMANI TO ZORAPAMPA CAMP
After a lovely breakfast, we will start our ascent for 3 hours. To reach the highest point of our whole trek, palomino pass. At 5200m from here, you will enjoy the amazing views of cordillera Villcanota or Villcanota mountain range. one of the biggest mountain ranges coming from bolivia Potosi. After having free time to take plenty of photos we will descend into the broad Green valley of Pampacancha, which is set amongst glacial moraines at an altitude of 4500m here we will have lunch. After lunch, we continue our gradual ascent for two hours for our basecamp Zorapampa 4600m. Today we will pass by agricultural small Quechua speaking communities farmers of Potatoes and camelids Llama and Alpaca.
Altitude: 4600m. Zopampa camp 4600.m, Distance: 16 km, Time: 7 to 8 hrs.
DAY 4. ZORAPAMPA, CCAMPA PASS TO PACCHANTA
After breakfast, we continue our gradual ascent for four hours to Qampa pass 5100mtrs. we will pass several Farmhouses with camels Llamas, Alpacas, and Vicuñas. In South America, we have four species of camels: llama, alpaca, guanaco, vicuña. of these four llamas and alpaca are domesticated and guanaco, vicuña are wild, on the Ausangate route we can see the vicuña. Wich this animal is protected by the Peruvian government, the morning hike is amazing with overlooking views of the snowed capped mountain range of Hatunhuma, when you get to the highest pass of Ccampa you will have spectacular views Pacchanta valley in a clear day we can see Salkantay mountain from in front after our free time we will descend for two hours for our lunch Ninaparayoc. After lunch, we have another three hours descend to our camp of Pacchanta local community, the afternoon hike is probably one of the most beautiful because you will be looking at the other face of Apu Ausangate and we will pass by seven glacier lagoons each of them provides different color and for local people from the area is sacred and mysterious very well protected.
Altitude: 4600m. Pacchanta 4000m, Distance: 20km, Time: 8 to 9 hrs.
DAY 5. PACCHANTA TO AGUAS CALIENTES
Today will be more resting day before we enjoy Machu Picchu this morning after a lovely breakfast we will take private transportation to Ollantaytambo for five hours. during the drive we will pass by several small farming villages as well communities full of native customs and Quechua speaking people, today we will have the opportunity to stop in a local restaurant to try our delicious Peruvian dishes like Roasted Guinea pig or Chicharrones (DEEP FRY PORK) we will pass by Cusco to drop off our duffel bags at the Hotel. After we will continue our drive to Ollantaytambo train station where we take the train for 1: 45 hrs. To Aguas Calientes town. You will pass the night in the Hotel. For many who do the Ausangate trek, it could be the most pleasant train trip from the high mountains to the tropical forest.
Altitude: 4000m to Aguas Calientes 2000m, Driving time: 5hrs.
DAY 6: EXPLORE DAY MACHUPICCHU AFTERNON BACK TO CUSCO
After Breakfast, your guide will pick you from your hotel for a short bus journey to the entrance of Machu Picchu, today you will explore this magical Inca city of the Inca civilization and enjoy learning about it was built and discovered. for 3 hours. You will then have free time to wander around and if you got a Ticket for Wayna Picchu you can climb.
Note. There are just 400 visitors allowed per day. You have to book in advance the entrance with us to ensure your permit In the afternoon we meet in the town of Aguas Calientes. From here we take the train back to Ollantaytambo or Poroy depending on the space and private transportation back to your Hotel Cusco.
The night before your trek, we will go to your hotel at a coordinated Time with you for your briefing. We will provide you a duffel bag that will stay with your porters while you hike, this duffel bag should not exceed 7kg or 14 pounds does need to include your sleeping bag and air mattress.
As soon we receive your details and deposit, we will purchase your permits depending on availability, these permits are for a specific date and in your name. They cannot be changed once are confirmed. Only your passport number is allowed to be updated. The permit includes an entrance to Machu Picchu.
PROFESSIONAL LICENSE TOUR GUIDE
All of our guide who is part of Machu Picchu trails Peru, they have a degree in tourism they studied at Cusco National University. They are passionate about sharing our Peruvian History, culture, gastronomy, and others, they are fluent English speaking and many of them speak our local language (Quechua) they will make sure your safety and lifelong memories.
PORTERS AND HORSEMEN
We include a personal porter who is responsible for carrying your duffel bag, you will not have access to your duffel bag until your campsite. In this trek, we don’t use porters as an in the Inca trail Trek we use horses and horse drivers to carry our camping gears as well as emergency horses. there is no extra fee for this.
You will have transportation include in this trek, from Cusco hotel or sacred valley to Km. 82 starting point and return to your hotel from the train station could be from Ollanta or Poroy.
We include expedition train from Aguas Calientes, you may want to upgrade to the Vistadome train service has extra 75$ per person.
We include the bust ticket from Machu Picchu citadel to Aguas Calientes town.
We provide you a very nice four-season EUREKA TENTS. That is shared for two people you will also have a dining and cooking tents.
We provide you an experienced chef who is an expert in cooking in the mountains respecting the food restriction of our clients. Let us know in advance or in your briefing before your departure. The first-day breakfast and the last-day lunch are not included. Other than that, we provide you breakfast, lunch, and diner as well as snacks for the hike.
We provide you an experienced chef who is an expert in cooking in the mountains respecting the food restriction of our clients. Let us know in advance or in your briefing before your departure. The first-day breakfast and the last-day lunch are not included. Other than that, we provide you breakfast, lunch, and dine as well snacks for the hike.
Very important and is required to bring your own water bottle for the trek, we will provide you from the first lunch filtered, boiled cool down water to refill your water bottle at every campsite or Lunch spots.
Every tour guide who is part of Machu Picchu trails Peru received training in first aid from the high mountain specialists we do every February, your tour guide will have a first aid kit for basic medical situations. Also, in all of our treks we provide oxygen for emergency situations in the worse cases, our staff will get you off the trail and we will assist you to get to the clinic if is needed.
TAXES AND FEES
All taxes and permits fees associated with this trek are included in the listed price.
Every trekker needs a sleeping bag when are camping. Inflatable air mattresses and walking sticks with rubber tips, if you don’t want to bring any of these items, they are all available for rent.
SLEEPING BAG $25 (In 9 days $50)
INFLATABLE AIR MATTRESS $20. (In 9 days 40)
PAIS OF WALKING STICKS $ 20. (In 9 days 40$)
This is strongly recommended for traveling anywhere. Especially for those of you who live at sea level. Cusco region is located over 3000m. 10,000 ft. Highly recommended to arrive one day early of your tour starts to adjust to the altitude. As well it is suggested to have protection for missed tours.
Beautiful mountains stand behind the citadel of Machu Picchu is an extra 45 minute hike until to the top when you book your Inca Trail permit to make sure to added $75 to book your Huayna Picchu ticket. Nota. Not enjoyable for the people who are afraid of heights or vertigo.
WHAT WE RECOMEND TO BRING
* Backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek.
* Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended.
* Sandals or jogging shoes for a higher comfort while at camp.
* Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping.
* Cámara and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
* Sun block or sun cream.
* Hydrating cream for face and body.
* Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% deet – no malaria risk has been reported
* Toilet paper and tissues
* Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, dried fruits, etc. Please note that we do provide a snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. This recommendation applies for all clients being used to a specific snack, as it may happen that it’s not included in our selection.
* Water container and water for the first morning. Important notice: plastic water bottles are no longer allowed into the Inca trail. Plastic water containers or comelback or metal ones are recommended.
* Optionally water sterilizing tablets in case you pick up water from streams or rivers along the route otherwise, we provide filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink and has not reported any health problem so far.
* Small towel
* Swimsuit (if you a extra day in Aguas Calientes town you can go to the hot springs)
* Cash in soles or in Dollars.
* Original Passport, travel insurance, any important health document you may have to follow any restrictions.
* Original international student identity card (in case you have applied for a student discount)
* Optional, walking sticks or hiking poles (rubber covers required in order not to damage inca trail) if not we have here for rent.
OPTIONAL SERVICES TO BE HIRED
An extra hotel night in Aguas Calientes can be booked for you at an additional cost depending on the Hotel you choose. Please note that if you wish to visit Machu Picchu again the following day, the additional cost of the entrance fee is not included.
Massage sessions: us$50 per 1-hour session our massage therapists have the highest recognition in Cusco.
RECOMENDED PACKING LIST FOR TREKS
Valid student card in case if you booked as a student
25lts or 30 lts daypack
Water battle or comeback at list with 2 lts of storage.
Footwear waterproof hiking boots.
4 or 5 hiking t-shirts, three hiking pants considering one nice outfit for Machu Picchu, 5 sets of undergarments, 4 pers of socks, one fleece and down jacket for cold nights, set for rain gears jacket and pants, sun hat, wool hat, headlamp, warm waterproof gloves, shoes for camp, quickdry small towel.
Battery charger. There is no place to plug in while trekking.
Sunscreen, face moisturizer, insect repellent, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, toothbrush and paste, toilet paper, personal medication, band aids, moleskin, and others.
Camara, pone, music player.