Inca Trail Trek: 4 Days Popular Tours
Why choose the Inca Trail? .- More than a walk is an initiatory rite whose destination is the ancient lost city of the Incas.
It holds the first place as the main walk in Latin America.
It is the only walk that offers to finish at Machu Picchu and as a corollary to climb the great Puerta del Sol to have the dream view of the sacred city.
Overview & Rates
¡¡ Fantastic !! If you have a adventurous spirit All Trek Company is giving you the chance to go on your own adventure of a lifetime – retracing the footsteps of the Inca people to the ancient lost city of Machu Picchu.
From high remote mountain trails to the first sight of the legendary Lost City of the Incas, this is a challenging trek on steep trails at high altitudes through the beautiful foothills of the Andes. The beatiful trek will take in the capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco, and the surrounding Sacred Valley KM 82. Walking through cloud forests and steep passes, exploring ancient Inca settlements by day, and camping amongst ruins by night.
Passing through the ancient Sun Gate at the trail’s finish, all our trekkers will not only have an immense sense of pride that they’ve completed the challenge.
This is the most beatiful way to reach Machu Picchu.
The Inca Trail has a restriction on the number of people who can trek the route each day and it closes for one month every year to allow the land time to recover.
1st DAY: Cusco / Km 82 / Wallabamba
Total distance: 10 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,350 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude: 3,050 m (aprox.)
2nd DAY: Wayllabamba / Pacamayu
Total distance: 16 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours (aprox.)
Maximum altitude point: 4,000 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude: 3,8900 m (aprox.)
3rd DAY: Pacamayu / Wiñaywayna
Total distance: 15 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours (aprox.)
Maximum altitude point: 3700 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude: 2,000 m (aprox.)
4th DAY: Machu Picchu / Cusco
Total distance: 3 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 2-3 hours (aprox.)
Maximum altitude point: 2,700 m (aprox.)
INCA TRAIL OPTIONS:
(1) About of the aditional Porters:
⇒ Personal porters ( Only for Standar service) can be hired to help carry your personal items such as clothes, sleeping bag etc. They can be hired for $16 for all 4 days and will carry up to a maximum of 12kg (usually 1 porter between 2 persons is more than sufficient). You can hire the services of a half a porter to carry up to 6kg for US$80. However, even with a personal porter, you will still need to bring a day pack for essential items.
⇒ About 70% of the group usually have personal porters to help them. If you hire a porter we will provide you with a sack to put your items in to give to the porter. This extra porter will help you carry: duffle bag or sack (we will provide you with this), sleeping bag, mattress (we will provide you with this), clothing, sweater, jacket, wooly hat, scarf, gloves (something warm for at night), flashlight and batteries, toiletries. Your personal porter, however, will not walk at your side so you will still need to bring a day pack for essential items. You will meet up with your porter at lunch time and at the campsite late in the afternoon. Equipment to be carried by yourselves: small day pack, water bottle and sterilizing tablets, warm sweater, broad-brim or peaked cap, sun protection cream, insect repellent, toilet paper, selection of small snacks for the day etc, camera, lightweight plastic poncho just in case of rain (can be bought in Cusco for US$5)
(2) About Vistadome train upgrade: USD$$40
The most comfortable option of return, also has the most flexible schedules and have food service on board.
(3) Do you want to get at the Huayna Picchu mountain? (300 Mts):
⇒ According to the Inca Trail permit, If you are interested to climb Wayna Picchu (the mountain at the back), along your visit to Machu picchu, take into account that the regulations have changed from August the past year (2017) and so, all permission ought to be bouht in advance. The Price to be paid for this trek is : ($75 USD approximately).
The permissions are limeted to 400 to get at the Huayna picchu mountain. There are two shifts for entrance:
⇒ First shift: income from 7 a.m (200 persons)
⇒ Second shift: income from 10 a.m (200 persons)
The this year 2018we have get 95% of spaces for to climb for the Wayna Picchu mountain for our trekkers.
All trekker must adjoin his name and passport number in the reservation request. ¡¡Good Luck!!
(5) About Sleeping Bag:
⇒ Sleeping bag hire . If you haven’t got a sleeping bag or you don’t want the hassle of bringing one all the way to Peru with you then we have sleeping bags in our office for rent. The price is US$5 per person per day.
(6) About Extra night in Aguas calientes:
⇒ An extra night in Aguas Calientes. can easily be arranged for you if required. Hotels costs and costs associated with returning to Machu Picchu the following day are additional to trek costs. It is best to make your hotel reservation directly.
(7) About Vegetarian Meals:
⇒ Vegetarian Meals. We can provide vegetarian meals or cater for special diets with no extra cost. Just let us know at least 2 days prior to trek departure.
⇒ Other Information:
(*) Luggage storage. When you go on the trek it is best to leave any luggage that you are not going to need behind in Cusco. Nearly all the hotels in Cuscoprovide a secure luggage deposit. Put any valuables in their safe. Very rarely do hotels charge for this service especially if you are returning to the same hotel after the trek. If there are any problems with your hotel we can arrange to store your luggage at our office.
(*) Time of arrival in Cusco after returning from the trek. Unless you plan to stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes, you will return to your hotel in Cusco for approximately 9:30pm on the 4th day of the trek.
(*) Group Size:
Standar group size 14, Maximum 16 persons: Adventure to the maximum because the groups are divided if exceed 09 people, we divided them in two groups, each one with a guide.
Small Group size 2 maximun 4 persons: (we are small group specialist) The best manner for you doing the Inca Trail is to be included in a little group, since when you are part of a big group, you are in various stretches along the route, pressed to keep the walking rythm from many people. This is the reason because the small groups are more expensive. We do not handle big groups, and so we can guarantee you that you`ll be part, along with your partners, of a little group.
(*) Avoid disappointment:
⇒ Book your Inca Trail holiday in time Over the last few years, the Peruvian government has imposed increasing restrictions on tourism on the Inca Trail in order to protect it from overuse. The aim is to minimize ecological impact and erosion, mainly by having limited access and improving the quality of the operators. There are now only a very limited number of trekking permits available – 500 per day – and they are being issued on a first-come-first-served basis. In order to avoid disappointment we recommend booking well in advance (up to a minimum of 8 months in peak season), unless you are extremely flexible over your travel dates.
INCA TRAIL RATES AND PERMITS
⇒ Inca Trail Rates: (January to December)
It’s never too early to book your trek – permits go fast and sell out months in advance.
(1) First Option:
(2) Second Option:
⇔ Inside in a Small Group Tour Service:- It will be included in a small group of not more than 4 people. The private shuttle service and personal guide. . This allows us to offer the best service with personalized attention and comfort. This trek to Machu Picchu is highly recommended for people who like walking slowly and in small groups. (You do not charge baggage only your personal items) recommended for families, groups of friends, couples and honeymooners (and others who love adventure without pressure). Everything is done so that the trip does not have setbacks and a unique experience.
Note: Plus, by booking now you secure our 20% discount 2018 rate for your trek 2019.
HOW TO BOOK AND GET A PERMIT FOR THE INCA TRAIL TREK:
⇒ How to book an Inca Trail permit with Safely:
(*) Bookings will only be guaranteed by the governmental institutions when providing full names, and passport numbers of nationalities passengers, and when having paid the full amount of passengers and staff (cook and team of porters) entrance fees. THEREFORE: All Trek Tour Operator will guarantee the spaces booked provided: The booking has been first confirmed by our Reservation Department by e-mail, this meaning that spaces are available on the Inca Trail for the requested date at the moment of the booking. The full passenger data have been provided and the required deposit has been paid for. Since the Inca Trail has a maximum allowance of 500 people per day (including passengers and agency staff), we strongly recommend to make your bookings as much in advance as possible to make sure you will find spaces on the desired departure date. We are already receiving bookings for departures scheduled as far as one year prior to the trek departure date, so if you wish to travel with us to the Inca Trail, please make sure to confirm your booking as soon as possible. Otherwise, we have also available alternative routes of equally awesome beauty and interest to offer to you.
We guarentee 100% that you can leave on any date you wish!! (only if there is availability)
⇒ You need to know the tourist season and availability:
* April to October is considered high season. We require your passport details as far in advance as possible during this time.
* November to March is considered low season. We can often obtain permits at short notice during this time.
Inca Trail 2018: Open Dates
⇒ We Need only 02 people in all group: (Departures are Every Day)
OK EARLY FOR THE INCA TRAIL!
Permits for the Inca Trail are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Book early to guarantee your place on your chosen departure:
DepartureCusco / Cusco
Departure Time5:00 AM. (By Bus)
Return Time9:30 Arox... (Four Day)
Dress CodeYou should wear clothes that absorb moisture from your skin while keeping the rain from getting wet. It should also be dressed with a base coat, insulation and shell.
Day 1: Cusco- Huayllabamba.
One hour bus ride lead us to urubamba or ollantaytambo town, were we'll stop about 30 or 50 min. in order toarrange with the porters and have break fast (optional) Then we keep on until Km. 82, which is the starting point.of the trek. After showing up the permissionsand passing the booths control, we'll walk for 5 or 6 hours making for the Wayllabamba village, where we'll camp, have an agreeable dinner and spent the night.
Included *lunch And dinner
Day 2: Huayllabamba-Pacamayu.
This strectch comprices a sharp upwar way which lead us through a zone abundant in vegetation until Llulluchapampa, and them the valley. we will gain height enjoying from good views gettin across the Warñiwañusca passage ( 4200 M.A.S.L) ( 13,700feet). This estrectchlasts about 05 hours. After crossing the highest step, we'll get in again the valley of Pacaymayu, where we'll spend the night and have dinner.
Included *breakfast , lunch And dinner
Day 3: Pacymayu-Wiñayhuayna.
At 7:00a.m.we are continuing to climb to the second pass a small look out from here we look back to the first pass and forward to high Ice covered and the cordillera Vilcabamba. A cross the other side of the Runcuracay passes (3,800m.s.n.m.)(12,900ft.). we quickly notice a change in the vegetation, since we have, now across the continental divided into the Amazon basin. The Inca trail itself now became more apparent, a defined path made of flat boulders descending into the valley and visit the ruins of Sayacmarca. After crossed the dry lake, and enter on the rain forest; the trees are hung with orchids paradise flowers and flock parrots can be see on the trail, now unforgettable fowl lodge along the valley and passed at one point through an Inca tunnel before opening out at the ruins Phuyupatamarca, the 3th. Pass (3,600m.s.n.m.)(11,600ft.) Far a way we get glimpses of Pumasillo and Salkantay and neared, but thousands of feet below, in once again the Urubamba river. Soon we can see Machupicchu huge mountain around it the long desert begging towards and 2hours on way down we stop neared of the lodge of Wiñaywayna.
Included *breakfast , lunch And dinner
Day 4: Wiñayhuayna-Machupicchu Cusco.
Finally we walk one hour to the sun gate after check the view of Machu picchu and the full grandiose of the world greatest ruins in revealed. We should arrive at 7.00 a .m. Before the mayor of the tourist arrived, so shall have place our self for two hours in the morning, From Aguas Calientes we get the train in the afternoon to Cusco.
Inca Trail is located in the department of Cusco
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Pre-departure Inca Trail tour briefing, presented by your tour guides at our Cusco office
Collection from your hotel in the morning-
Transport to the start trek Km 82 –
Inca Trail & Machu Picchu entrance fee (US$95)
English speaking professional guide (two guides for groups over 8 persons)
Igloo tents - 2 persons in each 4-person capacity tent with plenty of space for your backpacks
Double thickness foam mattress
Cook and Cooking equipment
Meals (03B,03L,03D) - food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit etc...
Teatime everyday (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn)
Porters for equipment (to carry the tents, food, and cooking equipment)
Dining tent with camp tables and chairs
Kitchen tent - Accommodation for our porters and cooks
First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
Bus from Machu Picchu ruins down to the village of Aguas Calientes (USD:12)
Train ticket (Turism service) from *Aguas Calientes village to Cusco.
Inca Trail Survivor Certificate.
* Aguas Calientes: is the nearest town to Machu Picchu, where trains arrive.
25 minutes by bus, 1: 30 minutes walk.
Breakfast on the first morning.
Meal in restaurant in Aguas Calientes on day 4 of the trek.
Sleeping bags can be hired in our office for US$20 for the 4 day trek.
Additional portering service : USD 80.00 (per load)
Vistadome train upgrade : USD 40.00
Huayna Picchu entrance ticket : USD 75.00
Single tent supplement : USD 25.00
Sleeping bag : USD 20.00 (per unit / 4 nights)
Walking pole : USD 20.00 (per unit / 4 days)
Aguas Calientes overnight
Entrance to the thermal springs Aguas Calientes US$5