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Glamping in the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

LUXURY INCA TRAIL 5D/4N

USD $2000 / per person

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The infamous classic trail of the Incas leading you to one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, the Quechua Citadel of Machu Picchu, re-discovered for the western world by Hiram Bingham in 1911 with the guidance of local indigenous farmers. Take the trail over a full 4 days and look forward to your visit of Machu Picchu, the final conclusion of a great journey.

 

Day 1
Cusco-Huayllabamba

Early 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 day is a good training day before the second more challenging day. Along the way we are going to pass thought the Site of Willkarakay  with its impressive view of the bigger Patallacta. Both are important Inca remains. It is just the beginning of a holy trail full of sanctuaries. Today, after about 6​ Hours walking we will reach our first camping place at Huayllabamba (3000 mt/9960 ft).  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 and also we can save the time to take a nice hot shower after a recovering massage, something that we are going to have in every campsite.

Day Distance: 12 km / 7.3 ml

Approximate Walking time: 6 hrs

Meals: L, D + Snacks

 

Day 2
Huayllabamba-Pacaymayo

Ever optimistic, with the sun shining we will follow the Inca trail up to Warmiwañuska (Dead Woman’s Pass). This is our high mountain pass in the Urubamba Mountain range (4200 mt/13776 ft). It is all uphill until we reach the pass, and then a beautiful stone trail will show us the way down to our tents at Pacaymayo (3580 mt/11740 ft).

Day Distance: 11km / 7 ml

Approximate Walking time: 8 to 9 hrs.

Meals: B, L, D + Snacks

 

Day 3
Pacaymayo-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 healty and well-deserved breakfast we have a nice not too long day hike. We continue along this ancient trail passing small ponds, over mountain passes, caves, forest, and sweet songbirds. We have lunch at Chakicocha (3500 mt/11620 ft) a spectacular lunch spot situated in the middle of the cloud forest,  a great break for extra energy. After lunch we have a great scenic hike in which we may enjoy the amazing views of the Salkantay Mountain, considered by the locals a Sacred Mountain and the Vilcabamba Mountain Range. We walk along this section of a well preserved paved Inca Trail to our last campsite called Phuyupatamarca (3640 mt/11930 ft), one of the most beautiful places to camp.

Day Distance: 7 km / 3.2 ml

Approximate Walking time: 5 to 6 hrs 

Meals: B, L, D + Snacks

Day 4

Phuyupatamarca-Machupicchu

Today we have an early wake up to save the time to enjoy the last part of the trek and to visit the enigmatic Machupicchu. We have an incredible down hill to a couple of big group of terraces made by the Incas: Intipata and Wiñaywayna, both of them built to experiment with the different crops which were part of the staple food in ancient times. Then we have the  walk to Inti Punku ("Sun Gate"), where we take in a panoramic view of Machupicchu. From there we walk down to the Citadel, where ​our guide will show us around and tell us all we want to know about this majestic site. Later on we take the bus down and, on time for the train back to Ollantaytambo and finally our private transport back to Cusco.

Day Distance: 12 km / 7.5 ml 

Approximate Walking time: 9 to 10 hrs (including the visit of Machupicchu).

Meals: B, BL + Snacks 

 

 

 

Services included

Briefing one day before the trek.
Collection from your hotel in the morning of the trek departure.
3 nights Luxury camping
3 nutritious meals per day (vegetarian options available).
Water available all day, wine for our evening stops
Bilingual guide (Assistant Guide for groups over 6 passengers).
Chef (assistant chef for larger groups).
THE NORTH FACE Quadruple tents to be used by two people, allowing more comfort and more space to store backpacks.
Fully Trained porters resourced from local communities. (for equipment and personal items).
Air bed for camping
THE NORTH FACE Sleeping bags, liner and pillows.
Walking sticks.
First aid kit and oxygen bottle.
Kitchen tent and dinning tent with camp tables and chairs.
Toilet tent and hot shower tent.
Towels for showering
Full body massages to ease aches.
Duffel bags (up to 7Kg/15lbs per person). These are provided by your guide at your briefing.
Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and vice versa.
Entrance to Machupicchu.

Services not included

Breakfast on the first morning.
Dinner on the last night.
Tips for guides and field staff.

What you should bring

Small, lightweight backpack with a change of clothes for when you are hiking during the day, remember to bring a variety of suitable clothing to account for vast changes in temperature.
Warm clothes; remember that the temperature can reach below zero during the nights of the winter months. Feather jackets, fleeces, scarf, beanie and wooly gloves.

Rain gear (trousers and jackets if possible) plastic ponchos can be bought in Cusco for about USD1. Thermal clothing, especially for the night.
Trekking boots, preferably waterproof.
Sandals to let your feet breathe at the camp. It feels very nice.

Swimsuit for the hot springs.
Flashlight with extra batteries.
Camera (NB: batteries are consumed faster in cold climates).
Any special medication you may need. (Second skin for blisters highly recommended) 

Snacks like energy bars, chocolates, dry fruits/nuts etc.
Binoculars (if you have them).
High-level sunscreen and a hat.
Sunglasses.
Mosquito repellent. (20% deet minimum recommended)
Non-disposable canteen.
Toilet paper, pack in & pack out.
Cash for extra snacks and tips.
Original passport & ISIC (International Student Identity Card) if you have it. 

Full Itinerary

Services not included
 
  • Breakfast on the first morning.

  • Dinner on the last night.

  • Entrance to the hot springs.

  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain. (USD15 extra)

  • Tips for guides and field staff.