Luxury Inca Trail

A luxury adventure into the most famous Inca path

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Difficulty: Medium

Peru is interconnected by thousands of miles of Inca roads, however, the section that reaches the citadel of Machu Picchu is among the most popular trekking routes of the world, by the natural beauty of its surroundings and for being one of the main routes used at the time of the Incas. This journey of 43 kilometers, ideal for adventure and history lovers, is a perfectly preserved section, combining different ecological zones, from high-altitude deserts to the rainforests, passing through important archaeological centers and experiencing incredible wildlife observation. Your tour ends, when we crossed the threshold of “Intipunku” (Gate of the Sun) to reach the magnificent citadel of Machu Picchu masterpiece of architecture and engineering Inca, considered a world heritage site and one of the seven wonders of the world.

INTERACTIVE MAP WITH DESTINATIONS

DAY 1 CUSCO, HUALLABAMBA

Early in the morning, we take the track road leading from Ollantaytambo to Km82, this is our check point at the start of the trek. The trail follows the river valley for a while; this day is a good training day before the second more challenging day. Along the way we will pass Wilkaracay with its impressive view of Patallacta which are both important Inca remains along the Inca Trail, just the beginning of a holy trail full of sanctuaries. 5 Hours walking after which we will reach our camping place Huallabamba.

 

Start Height: 2670 masl / 8761 ft.

Max Height: 2954 masl / 9694 ft.

Approximate Walking time: 6 hrs

Day Distance: 11km / 7 ml

Meals:  L, D. Snacks

DAY 2 HUALLABAMBA, PAYMAYO

Ever optimistic, with the sun shining we will follow the Inca trail to Warmiwañusta (Dead Woman’s Pass). This is our high mountain pass in the Urubamba Mountain range 4200masv, it is all uphill until we reach the pass, and then a beautiful stone trail will show us the way to our tents. On reaching our camp for the evening we will be met by our trek team, the porters who will have already set up camp and our cook who will be preparing our evening meal.

 

Start Height: 2954 masl / 9654 ft.

Max Height: 4226 masl / 13866 ft.

Approximate Walking time: 6 hrs

Day Distance: 8km / 8 ml

Meals: B, L, D. Snacks

DAY 3 PICAYMAYO, PHUYUPATAMARCA

Waking up just in time to be served a hot tea or coffee, our tents snuggled within the coziness of the cloud forest. After a hearty and well-deserved breakfast we continue along this ancient trail passing small ponds, over mountain passes, caves, forest, and sweet songbirds. We camp tonight at Phuyupatamarca (Quechua for ‘town over the clouds’) a befitting name as this spectacular campsite is situated up above the clouds, a great welcome for a nice quiet night.

 

Start Height: 3627 masl / 11900 ft.

Max Height: 3974 masl / 13030 ft.

Approximate Walking time: 6 hrs

Day Distance: 6.3km / 3.9 ml

Meals: B, L, D. Snacks

DAY 4 PHUYUPATAMARCA, SUNGATE, AGUAS CALIENTES

While everybody else arrives rushing into Machu Picchu we take the leisurely approach, behind all the crowds. This exiting morning anxious to see Machu Picchu after such a long way, we will gradually approach Inti Punku, the infamous Sungate. This is the main original entrance to Machu Picchu, where we catch our first glimpse of Machu Picchu from far. The Sungate is probably the most worthy part of the trail.

 

Today is for tantalizing our Inca taste buds! We will see just a little part of Machu Picchu, in anticipation for our full day visit tomorrow. We take the bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes where our hotel and a nice shower will be waiting for us. Later we dine together as a group with our guide, exchange trek tales and congratulate each other, we have completed the Inca Trail! We have a big day tomorrow….

 

Start Height: 3688 masl / 12100 ft.

Max Height: 3688 masl / 12100 ft.

Approximate Walking time: 4:30 hrs

Day Distance: 7.29km / 4.53 ml

Meals: B, L, D. Snacks

DAY 5 MACHU PICCHU GUIDED TOUR AND BACK TO CUSCO

Really early in the morning after breakfast (we can also pack our breakfast if you are not an early person) we take the buses up to Machu Picchu. It’s a 30 minute ride to reach the top of this mountain. Our friendly guide will show us around and tell us all we want to know about this majestic place. When we are finished understanding the history and ancient stories we take some time for ourselves to explore Machu Picchu. There are different trails inside the site, that our guide will tell us about. Later on we take the bus down for lunch and in time for the train back to Ollantaytambo and finally our private transport back to Cusco.

Meals: B, L

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