Party Bike Travel

Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Extra Night 5D


 

Code:      Tk5-Itr/09

 

Grading:Moderate difficult trekking - No experience needed .

 

Duration:5 days/4 nights

 

Season: Recommended between April and November.

 

Departure: Any time from April to December.

 

Itinerary

 

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is rated among the best trekking trips in the world because of the exquisite beauty of its natural surroundings. These include different ecological areas from high deserts to Andean tropical rain-forest. Following this ancient Inca Trail we will be walking past mysterious archeological sites, half covered by the jungle overgrowth that looks like you are discovering them for the first time, and finally arriving to the lost city of the Incas: Machu Picchu. Our journey is conducted by experienced guides that will make your trip most pleasant and safe. Also our luggage will be carried by native "quechua" carriers. The meals are delicious.

 

ITINERARY

 

Day 01: Cusco - Km. 82 – Huayllabamba

 

Transfer from the hotel to Km. 82 in which we will meet our porters and equipment. We start our trek escorted by the porters going through semi-arid terrain along the Urubamba river with magnificent views of snow capped mountains, until we arrive to Llactapata. Here we leave Urubamba valley and set off up the Kusichaca river to our camp in Huayllabamba (3000 m – 9842 ft aprox), where is our first camp site. (Lunch and dinner).
KM 82 – Llactapata: 5 KM / 3 hours aprox.

Km 82 to Huayllabamba: 11 km / 6 hours aprox.

 

Day 02: Huayllabamba - Pacaymayo

 

After a healthy breakfast we begin to walk to the Warmihuañusca pass (4200 m-13860 ft aprox). In a short time we will be on the top of the pass. From this place is possible to see the other side of the way that leads to Runkurakay ruins. At the end of a gorge, we will stop at a place called Pacaymayo (3600 m – 11181 ft) our second camp. (B, L, D).
Huayllabamba-Pacaymayo: 7km / 7 hours aprox.

 

Day 03: Pacaymayo- Phuyupatamarca

 

From our campsite a while later zigzag but short ascent will take us to the Runkurakay circular ruins. There is no sign of human life, only great woods and abrupt hills.

After a good rest we start the way down and then we can clearly notice that the Inca Trail is well preserved from this point. In a short while we will get the steps which go up to Sayacmarca ruins (3620 m – 11946 ft aprox).

From Sayacmarca the stone road begins to get into the jungle, we will continue our trek toward Phuyupatamarca ruins. The trail crosses the "Lago Seco" and for brief moments we go up and down. We will cross "The Tunnel", a natural cavity produced by a landslide but adapted by the Incas. The Inca Trail well traced borders continuously the hills and trees full of moss and ferns.

After crossing a small pass we can see some steep steps and under these the Ceremonial Center of Phuyupatamarca ruins (3650 m – 12045 ft aprox) where we set camp. (B, L, D)

Pacaymayo – Phuyupatamarca: 7 km / 6 hours aprox.

 

Day 04: Phuyupatamarca - Macchu Picchu

 

Early morning start going down the trail, where we can see the Urubamba valley and the river. The path goes down to Wiñay Wayna ruins(2650 m – 8745 ft aprox), the most important after Machu Picchu and then towards Inti Punku (2740 m-9042 ft aprox) the last pass. From this site Machu Picchu (2450 m -8085 ft aprox) looks unreal and beautiful. We can visit the whole ruin the rest of the day.
(Breakfast and Lunch)
Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna: 4 Km / 3 hours aprox.
Wiñaywayna – Machupicchu : 5 km /4hours aprox.
Note: The last camp could be Wiñaywayna.
Pacaymayo – Wiñaywayna : 11 km / 9 hours aprox.

 

Day 05: Machu Picchu

 

we visit the Sanctuary early in the morning for a full day of exploring. Guiding tour. At afternoon the train goes back to Cusco from the Aguas Calientes station.

 

Arriving and transfer to the hotel. (B, L). End of our Services.

 

Private Service: Upon request

 

Entrance fee to the inca trail: $98.00

 

Included:

  • Orientation meeting in Cusco (previous to departure date).

  • Private bus to Km.82.

  • Transfer from Cusco train station to hotel (last day).

  • All balance meals during the trekking (4 days/3 nights), including 04 snacks.

  • All common camping gear: Two men mountain tent, mattress, kitchen dishes, kitchen tent, dinner tent, toilet tent, table, chairs.

  • Cook.

  • Porters for the whole camping equipment including personal luggage (02 porters for one client).

  • First aid kit with Oxygen.

  • Professional bilingual guide, 01 assistant per each 09 clients.

  • Short wave radios.

  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes train station. (4th day).

  • Bus up and down to Machu Picchu (5th day).

  • Lunch in restaurant (5th day).

  • Sanitation care (disinfect dishes, filtered water, etc).

  • Environment care (all the garbage is going back to Cusco, portable toilet treatment).

  • Backpacker train from Machu Picchu to Cusco.

Not Included:

  • Entrance fee to the Inca trail $ 98.00

  • Sleeping bag.

  • Hotel and dinner (4th day) in Aguas Calientes

  • Hotels in Cusco and Aguas Calientes.

  • Extra services not mentioned in the program.

  • Tips and extra spends.