Day 1: CUSCO, SORAYPAMPA HUMANTAY LAGOON TO SALKAINTAYPAMPA.
Our crew lead by your guide will pick you up early morning from your hotel for a private transfer to the start point trek, which it will take around three a half hours along this drive we will pass through farm villages like an Iscuchaca in (Anta Provence) we will continue driving into Limatambo valley, very well know for avocado plantation to Mollepata where will stop to have a quiet optional breakfast and then toward to Soraypampa 3900m /12,084ft. this is our starting point of Salkantay trek to Machupicchu amazing place overlooking Salkantay and Humantay snowed capped mountains, we will start our ascend to Humantay lagoon consider nowadays one of the beautiful nature and turquoise color lake located at the base of the Humantay glacier. After having free time we will come back to Soraypampa to have lunch. After lunch we will continue our hike for two hours to get our basecamp Salkantaypampa 4000m/12,720ft is a Unique camp without crowded people very nice place to see the stars during the night time as well to see the sunset and sunrise of the Salkantay glacier. Distance:10.00k.m., Time: 5 to 6 hours, altitude: from 3900 to 4000meters bout sea leveL.
Day 2: SALKANTAYPAMPA, INKACHIRIASKA PASS TO SISAYPAMPA.
Today after a lovely breakfast we leave the main Salkantay trail, We take the path to the right side of the mountain, the ascent will last us five hours passing through the pampa japonesa to the Inca chiriaska pass 5000 meters, 15900ts. this is the highest point that we get in the whole trek, where we have a 360° view of Salkantay and Humantay snowed capped mountains also beautiful turquoise lagoons located under the Salkantay mountain, after resting and enjoying the spectacular views, we start descending a stony path for three hours to our camp Sisaypampa. in between of today’s hike we will stop for lunch, our guide will coordinate with our trekking crew a very nice spot. Altitude: 4100mtrs to Sisaypampa 4000mtrs. Distance: 16 km, Time: 8 to 9 hours.
DAY 3: SISAYPAMPA TO PAUCARCANCHA.
Today we will have a lovely breakfast with amazing views of Salkantay mountain, then we will start our descend for five hours along this hike we will pass through a small local community of Pampaccawa (canal Inca) mainly they are cow and horse farmers also you notice the changes of the ecosystem from the high Andes to a lush green forest where we will end in Paucarcancha our camp, 3000 meters. Paucarcancha is a small beautiful archeological site located in the original Inca Trail considered as a resting place for the travelers back in the Inca time where our guide will explore with you is a quiet homely place where we will spend the night in the afternoon we have free time to relax in this beautiful place before entering to the Inca trail. Altitude: 4000 mtrs. to Paucarcancha 3000 mtrs, Distance:12 km, Time: 5 to 6 hours.
DAY 4: PAUCARCANCHA TO LLULLUCHAPAMPA.
Today after breakfast we will say goodbye to our horseman and welcome our porters then we will pass a checkpoint with our personal passport with national park rangers for our official entry to the Inca trail after we begin the gradual hike down to Huayllabamba small village where the classic Inca trail trekkers sleep their first night, we turn to the left side of the mountain to continue our ascent in the beautiful lush green subtropical valley five hours to our camp Llulluchapampa 3800 meters, located in halfway to the dead woman pass. another beautiful place to spend a night with spectacular views of Huayallabamba valley and Huayanany mountain. Altitude: from 3000mtrs to 3800mtrs, Distance: 10 km, Time: 6 to 7 hours
DAY 5: LLULLUCHAPAMPA TO PHUYUPATAMARKA.
Today after a healthy breakfast. We continue our ascent for two hours to Dead Women pass 4200mts. 14.000 ft. Here you will enjoy the view of 360 degrees. Of Huayllabamba valleys and Huayanay snowed capped mountain. After enjoying your free time and taking plenty of photos. Also, an overview of the other side of the way, down to Pacaymayo valley, where we have our lunch in the bottom of the mountain, after lunch We will continue our ascent by the original ancient pathway that takes us to the Runkurakay circular Inca remains, it is beginning of mixt Andean and amazon reach vegetation where our guide will explain about the place. We will continue our ascent to the pass Runkurakay 3900mtrs. having enough time to absorb the pure nature and taking our photos we start our way down, to Sayacmarka Archiological site. where you will explore with our guide, from here the path goes up and down notice that the Inca Trail is well preserved from this point with an amazing construction using the natural landscape and geography. The trail crosses the Chaquiccocha a dry lagoon and will cross the (túnel) adapted by the Incas this part of the Inca trail will see Outstanding views of Salkantay and Pumasillo snowed capped located in Vilcabamba mountain range. Until we reach our camp located above the clouds forest. Phuyupatamarka. Considered one of the most important ceremonial centers in the Incan time. Distance: 14 km, Altitude: from 3600. to 3700mtrs, Time. 8 to 9 hours.
DAY 6: PHUYUPATAMARKA, SUNGATE, MACHUPICCHU TO AGUAS CALIENTES
Phuyupatamarca campsite located in the Inca trail is considered one of the most beautiful and unique places where you can observe the sunrise and sunset around you, with a 360° degree view of the Urubamba mountain range and Villacabamba you will also be able to observe the Machupicchu and Huayna Picchu mountains above it, highly recommended for those people or families who love photography. After enjoying the sunrise and Breackfast we will start going down to explore Inca site Phuyupatamarca after we will descend for 3 hours to Wiñayhuayna 2600mtrs. this part of the Inca Trail shows us in all the way, the high engineering skills of the builders Inca. we will keep going down to Intipata the farming terraces with a magnificent view of Urubamba River, then we will get to the Wiñayhuayna Archiological site. after our free time on the site, we will go to have our last lunch, after lunch, we will have a thankful meeting with our trekking crew. From here we will continue our hike towards Inti Punku 2700mtrs. or the sun gate from where we will have the first spectacular view of Machu Picchu, we will continue our hike to the citadel of the new Seven Wonder of the world where we will have enough time to enjoy and take photos. Then we will head down to Aguas Calientes town where you will spend the night. In the Hotel. Distance: 10km, Altitude: 3700mtrs. to 2400mtrs. Aguas Calientes town 2000mtrs, Time: 6 to 7 hrs.
DAY 7: EXPLORE TO 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 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.