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Inca Trail trek / Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, is one the most popular trek in the Andes, Peru and the world. What makes Inca trail trek so special is, its richness, Biodiversity, the stone made trail, the archaeological sites along the inca trail, unforgettable views, snowy mountains, cloud forests and the natural beauty of the inca trail to machu picchu. The trail has exotic vegetation including more than 300 varieties of Orchids. the inca trail trek presents extraordinary ecological variety, and machu picchu itself cannot be fully understood without the experience of the inca trail trek.
Its principle sites are ceremonial in and multifunctional character, in ascending hierarchical order as you near the city. The inca trail trek is essentially a work of spiritual art, like a gothic cathedral and walking the inca trail to machu picchu is an act of devotion to the incas memory.
The four days Inca Trail trek covers about twenty-eight miles, starting at an elevation of 8,400 feet above sea level and ending at 7,800 feet. in the inca trail trek you must cross two high mountain passes with a maximum elevation of 13,700 feet. the trail conditions are generally good on this ancient inca trail to machu picchu. The guides are professional, knowledgeable, and English speaking. We use excellent equipment and serve savory nutritional meals.
Our inca trail trek porters required to carry our equipment for this trek are friendly, happy and helpful.
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trek Itinerary:
Day 01: Cusco - KM 82 - Huayllabamba. The inca trail hike starts with the transfer from your hotel, in the early morning and transfer until kilometer 82 (Inca trail check point) in a private bus. We will stop for photos and inca trail control.
The first part of the inca trail is considered gentle training section, for about two hours, from the trail there is seen Llactapata "Inca archaeological site", also from the trail is possible to appreciate the impressive landscape, flora, fauna and Villages with native people with Inka traditions. The place for lunch is at river bank, and after the hike continues ascending lightly to a semi-tropical valley for two hours until the camp ground, (Huayllabamba 3000.m.a.s.l).
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trek difficulty: medium
Day 02: Huayllabamba Pacaymayu. It starts with an early breakfast, this part fo the inca trail leads to the highest point, passing through different climatic and ecological zones as we ascend the Warmiwañusca pass at 4200 m.a.s.l. the hike will undertake ascent up to the high pass, the first section presents abundant vegetation with trees of wild origin. Because of this reason its known by many as the world’s highest cloud forest amongst the landscapes the flora and fauna starting at 3800 m.a.l.s. after this section of the inca trail, it tends to be less forest up to the high point, is typical of the andean mountains covered with Icchu or straw and mountains with perpetual snow.
After arduous approximately 6 hours walk you summit it. time to have some rest, take photos and start to walk down hill. from there we will observe the beauty of the deep valleys and at distance snow cap mounts. With luck we will see the flight of the condors. so, after a worthy rest we’ll descend toward our second camp ground at pacaymayu (3600 masl). the down hill section takes about 2 hours.
Secord day Inca Trail to Machu difficulty: Hard challenge.
Day 3: Pacaymayu – Wiñayhuayna. From Pacaymayu, the trail climbs steeply up the opposite side of the valley wall, towards the second pass. About halfway up there is a small round roofless stone building, This Inca archaeological remains is known as Runcuracay. The building is thought to have been a astronomic site. After the trail continues climbing towards the second pass "Runcuracay", which is at around 3900m.
This site offers to the hiker plenty landscapes, valley snow cap mounts. On the far side of the pass, the trail descends towards a valley containing a shallow lake.
At this point the trail changes from a dirt path to a narrow stone roadway. the stones of the roadway were laid by the Quechua people of the period of the Inka State. time to visit another inca site named Saycmarca "Town in a Steep Place". It was built on a promontory of rock overlooking the trail, and is accessible only via a single narrow stone staircase.
After this, the inca trail descends to the valley floor, and the roadway takes the form of a long causeway leading across what may once have been the bed of a shallow lake. The trail leads to next pass and, just beyond it, a third Inca site, Phuyupatamarca ("Cloud-level Town"). This site appears to have had some ritual function; the rectangular structures along one side are baths, which were apparently fed from a spring higher up. Below Phuyupatamarca, the trail spirals and descends steeply towards Wiñayhuayna, ("Forever Young"), another Inca site. There is another campsite and a visitor center nearby.
Inca Trail Day 4: Wiñayhuayna - Machu Picchu. The final section of the magic inca trail, from Wiñayhuayna to Intipunku is an easy hike, following a broad level path, which winds comfortably through scrub and light woodland. Colorful butterflies flutter across the trail. After no more than an hour, the trail Comes to a narrow flight of stone steps leading upwards into a small stone structure with a grass floor a few meters square. This is Intipunku, the Gateway of the Sun, and through the rectangular doorway you can see the Machupicchu. From Intipunku, a pathway leads directly to Machu Picchu itself, before arriving to machu picchu there is needed to hike for about 1 hour by steeply down hill and before tour in machu picchu is needed to check out the inca trail and after make the tour. The tour usually takes two hours and after free.
Leisure time to explore machu picchu, bus drive is provided to get aguas calientes town where the train station is. make sure to stay 30 minutes before train departure, and the next train station our transfer will be waiting for you and drive you back to the hotel where our service ends.
Last days Inca Trail to Machu Picchu difficulty: gentle hike.