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Inca Trail   - inca trail machu picchu

 4 days 3 nights

Inca Trail  trek / inca trail to machu picchu, is one the most popular trek in the Andes, Peru and the 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. Is the best trek in peru. we advice you to take the inca trail trek -  inca trail to machu picchu.

 

Standart Inca Trail  trek group size: (minimum 03 people - maximum 08 people)

Why small group?.- The principal reason to take small groups in the inca trail / inca trail to machu picchu, or inka trail to machu pichcu is to provide you personlaized service. Always a small group is better to keep walking together and enjoy the nature of the inca trail, there is a possibility to make friend and share experiences, interacting more closely with each other. Whereas, in larger groups from (10 – 16) people it trend to split into factions. Moreover, in larger groups tends to be a sizeable difference“ often over one hour in a section of the trail” between the fastest and slowest member. in the inca trail it makes more difficult for the guides, cooks and porters to make their effective labours. In small groups, people are more likely to arrive at roughly the same time to hear the guide’s explanations. Also our porters are given the same food as the tourists. In larger groups agencies often provide inferior food for the porters. Small groups require less space in campsites and this enables the guide to select better locations. In small groups the guide, cook and porters have a more intimate relationship with the tourists and are better able to meet individual needs and attend to environmental issues such as waste disposal, contamination, etc. as the group will be together more of the time. Because of these reason in our standard service we take small groups, only in a group of friends and delegations we manage larger group.  so choose small inca trail group.

 

How to book theInca Trail trek?

for a valid booking for the inca trail trek consider the following information: According to the Inca trail last regulations (the government makes the rule). The inca trail trek booking has to be done on advance. The entrance to the Inca trail is restricted to protect the area to only of 500 people per day. (between the 4days and 2days Inca trail) this means that if we consider all the tours guides, cooks, and our porters only 200 visitors can go for theInca Trail trek in a day. Because of this reason make a your booking before it is full. Also consider that *For low season the availability gets full 01 month advanced; *For for the high season (May, June, July, august, September) it gets full with 4 and 5 months advance, so we advice you to book it ASAP, to avoid missing spaces.

For a valid inca trail trek Booking, you have to send through e-mail the following info:

*****Complete names

*****Passport numbers

*****Date of birth

*****Nationality

*****Gender

 

STUDENT: If you are students, send an scan of the student card through e-mail at the same booking time (valid student cards are the International ISIC cards, and also the college and high school student card if contains names, career university name and expiring date (send both sites). Are not valid teachers card, or youth travel card.

 

Notice that only the complete details will allow us to get your inca trail permit and save an spot for you,  also make sure that if you renew your passport after reserving the inca trail trek  what counts in the passport number on which you made the booking. So, bring the old and the new passport in order to avoid problems at the inca trail trek check point, which is very strict. if you may have other questions we still be in contact.

 

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 trainning 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 riber 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).

 

First day Inca Trail Trek diffuculty: 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 worlds 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 foresty 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 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 upthere 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 "the Abra de Runcuracay", which is at around 3900m.

 

This site pffers 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. (which Bingham inexplicably and erroneously decided to call Cedrobamba) "Plain of Cedars". Despite the fact that there are no cedars to be seen, it's perched on a spur overlooking a valley) is roofless and overgrown, nearby is a stone aqueduct, which once carried water to the farmlands. 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.

thirth day inca trail difficulty: hard

 

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  difficulty: gentle hike.

 

Excluded in the Inca Trail  trek:

  • Sleeping bag (we rent sleeping bags).

  • The last day lunch after visiting Machupicchu, (you can have your lunch at any of the many restaurants in Aguas Calientes)

  • Tips for porters and guide (customary tip completely up to you).

Included in the inca trail trek:

  • Private bus to Inca Trail  head

  • Entrances fee to the Inca Trail and machu picchu.

  • Camping equipment such as igloo, water proof and big tents (available in simple, double or triple), a kitchen tent manned by cooking staff, dining tent and a toilet tent as well provided, mattress, camping chairs, camping table.

  • First-Aid Kit, oxygen, radio communications, sleeping mattress and tent for our porters).

  • Complete Meals during trip, (breakfast is provided each day with the following available, “milk coffee tea coca tea, bread, butter and jam pancakes scrambled eggs, salad and oatmeal”, lunch is provided with typical Andean food. Dinner every day which includes Chicken, Beef or lamb, fish with Potatoes rice, pepper or other such main dishes. Snacks are provided (fruit chocolate candies or sandwiches).

  • Also we have our famous tea–time which has buffet of teas, pop corn, and a wake up tea in your tent every morning).

  • Professional English speaking guide, professional chef.

  • Porters (they bring all company equipment and food).

  • bus ticket from machu picchu to Aguas-Calientes town (train station),

  • Return train to Cusco in a tourism class train.

  • Finally transfer to your hotel.

  • http://www.inkachallengeperu.com

 

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