At 6:00am we pick the passengers up from their respective hotels in our bus, and drive to Ollantaytambo, a beautiful town through which you must pass to begin the Inca Trail. Here you can buy any last minute items for the trek; here we also highly recommend the wooden trekking poles sold here because they help immensely throughout the trek. From Ollantaytambo, we continue to Km. 82 (2600 meters), where we begin the trek. After some time we get a view of the archeological site Llactapata, and then continue through the Valley of Cusichaca to arrive at Wayllabamba (3000 meters), where we spend the night. Trek duration: 6 hours of mostly flat hiking in preparation for the second day.
This is the most difficult day of the trek and requires some serious physical exertion. We ascend to the highest point of the whole trek at the summit of Warmihuanusca (dead woman’s pass) at an altitude of 4200 meters. Here you can appreciate the panoramic view of the mountains and valleys. We then descend to the valley of Pacamayu (3500 meters) where we camp. Trek duration: approximately 8 hours.
This is the day in which you can most enjoy the Inca Trail. After breakfast, we begin the hike, which begins by ascending another, significantly smaller pass named Sayacmarca (3900 meters). After this pass you will get to experience the cloud forest, where you can enjoy the abundance of plants (orchids) and animals (birds). We also visit the archeological sites of Runcuraqay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarka, and Winaywayna (2650 meters), which is where we camp for the night. Trek duration: approximately 8 hours
We wake up very early at 4:00am and after eating breakfast begin hiking to Intipunku (the Sun Gate) to get our first, incredible glimpse of the early morning sunlight shining on Machu Picchu (weather dependent). From Intipunku, we hike down to Machu Picchu where there is a guided visit of the ruins. After the guided visit, you will have time to explore the ruins at your leisure and independently; you may also ascend Huayna Picchu or descend to the town of AguasCalientes and visit the hot springs. At the end of the day, we take the train back to Cusco. Trek duration: approximately 3 hours.
WAYNAPICCHU: This admission is additional and optional, admission is restricted only 400 people per day, they can enter at 7am and 10am. Confirm your excursion in advance, Additional Cost s / 155 soles.