ABOVE THE SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
Explore remote Peruvian high altitude lakes and streams
These programs feature full day or half day visits to Andean lakes and mountain streams with abundant rainbow trout. We will travel approximately 2 hours from the imperial city of Cusco (1.5 hours from Urubamba) and fish by boat, on foot or both depending on weather conditions. An unforgettable adventure for anglers of all experience levels and their families!
Fishing conditions may change throughout the season. Peru Anglers will advise as to the best options available at the time of confirming your reservation. Our stream locations depend on water level for good fishing. Best dates for stream fishing are at the beginning and end of the season (April and December).
Pick up from your accommodations at 7:00 am. and depart to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and beyond. We will arrive to our fishing destination at around 9:00 am, assemble our equipment and spend the morning fishing in this stunning environment.
At about noon we will take a break for lunch and in the afternoon continue fishing until about 2:30 pm.
Then, at around 3:00 pm, we will depart back to the Sacred Valley or to Cusco, arriving around 5:00 pm. to your accommodations.
Depending on the season, the weather is usually very cold in the early morning but warm and often sunny around midday. We recommend layered clothing, rain jacket, sunscreen and insect repellent.
We will provide all necessary fishing and safety equipment, but if you would like to bring your own, we recommend: 5-6 rod, flotation lines, small nymphs, small streamers with F/S tip lines (for deepening flies), leaders and tippets no. 2-4
DAY 1 - CUSCO TO HUAYLLABAMBAEarly in the morning, we take the way leading from Cusco to Km82 (2750 mt/9130 ft), this is our check point at the beginning of the trek. The trail follows the river valley for a while; this 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. It is just the beginning of a holy trail full of sanctuaries. Today, after about 7 hours walking we will reach our first camping place at Huayllabamba (3000 mt/9842ft). 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. Day Distance: 12 km / 7.3 ml Approximate Walking time: 6-7 hrs Meals: L, D + Snacks
DAY 2 - HUAYLLABAMBA TO PACAYMAYOEver optimistic, the sun will be shining on our second day as we follow the Inca trail to Warmiwañusta (Dead Woman’s Pass). This is considered to be the most challenging trek day as we cross this highest point of the trail at 4200m (13779ft), prepare for a steep uphill until we summit. The sense of achievement is a reward in itself, then a beautiful stone trail will show us the way as we descend to our tents in the campsite at Pacaymayo (3580 mt/11740 ft). On reaching our camp for the evening we will be met by our trek team who will have already set up camp and our cook who will be preparing our mouthwatering evening meal. Day Distance: 11km / 7 ml Approximate Walking time: 8 to 9 hrs. Meals: B, L, D + Snacks
DAY 3 - PACAYMAYO TO PHUYUPATAMARCAWaking up just in time to be served a hot drink, our tents pitched within the surroundings of the cloud forest. After a good and healthy breakfast we continue along this ancient trail passing small marshes, continuing over the second mountain pass of the trek. It is the second highest point of the hike (3,900mt/12,950ft). As we descend we will see the flora and fauna become more abundant with hummingbirds accompanying us along our route. We have lunch at Chaquicocha (3500 mt/11,620 ft) a fine place for a break in the middle of the cloud forest. The last two hours of the day, are some of the most memorable and breathtaking views of the Inca Trail. We reach our last campsite when the sun sets at Phuyupatamarca, a befitting name meaning 'town in the clouds'. Day Distance: 12 km / 7.3 ml Approximate Walking time: 8 to 9 hrs Meals: B, L, D + Snacks
DAY 4 - PHUYUPATAMARCA TO MACHU PICCHUWe begin the final leg of our trek to the lost city of Machupicchu. We descend for 3hrs, about 900m below from Phuyupatamarca. On the way down there are a couple of Incan Archaeological sites: Intipata first, and then Wiñaywayna which is just 2 hrs before the Sungate entrance (“Inti Punku”). Having taken time to enjoy the first glimpse of Machu Picchu; we walk down in to the astonishing complex for a full tour to learn from our guide all about this fascinatingly unique Citadel. Later we take the bus down to be on time for the train back to Ollantaytambo, from here, our private transport will bring us back to Cusco. Day Distance: 7.3 km / 4.5 ml Approximate Walking time: 5 hrs Meals: B, L + Snacks