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Adner is a local and certified mountain guide and he wants to invite you to reach the Machu Picchu citadel by the famous and classic Inca Trail. Visit this human heritage in 4 days by the hand of an expert.
It’s probably the most famous trek in all South America. I think Machu Picchu represents the best way to learn the history behind the Inca People. In addition, I have no doubt that the Inca Trail is the most incredible hiking route to reach the Machu Picchu citadel.
This trail goes across amazing Andean mountain passes and several Inca ruins. Of course always with the stunning snowy peaks of the Andes as a backdrop.
The total length of the Inca Trail is 82 kilometers and goes from Cuzco to Aguas Calientes. The first day we’ll get to Huayllabamba. The second we’ll reach Pacamay. Then we will walk up to Huayn and Machu Picchu comes on the fourth day of adventure. The complete day-by-day itinerary is at the end of this description.
The highlight will be at dawn when we wake up at 3 am and watch the sunrise over the mountains of Machu Picchu. The best period of the year to enjoy the Inca trail is between May and September, the driest season.
Remember that the access to the Machu Picchu citadel is limited. No more than 500 visitors per day is allowed. So, I suggest you to contact me with anticipation. That way I can book and buy your ticket without problem.
Please not that the total cost of the trip must be paid once the booking is confirmed.
I will be here waiting for your contact. Feel free to get in touch with me and reserve your place if you’re planning to come to Cuzco this year!
Not Included in the price: -Breakfast on the first day and last lunch in Aguas Calientes Town, -Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu ($80); -Tips to local staff (please note: it is a custom to give tips in Peru; however, it is not obligatory); The total cost of the trip must be paid once the booking is confirmed
Early morning, I will pick you up from your hotel and take you by a private transport to the starting point of the Inca Trail: Piscacucho, also called Km 82 (at 2,350 m). There, you’ll have a briefing about the Machu Picchu program and after that, you’ll cross the checking point of the Classic Inca Trail. Then you’ll hike along the Urubamba River visiting the Willca Raccay and the enormous Llactapata. You then continue up to the Cusichaca River Canyon which offers magnificent views of the Cordillera Oriental and particularly the Veronica Mountain (5,850 m). Lunch in Chamana and continue along the Cusichaca River until reaching the village of Wayllabamba. Thereafter, you start ascending so that in the afternoon, you’ll get to the village of Llullucha Pampa, our first campsite (3,850 m). Dinner and rest.
Early after breakfast, you continue hiking uphill towards the highest point of the trail: Abra Warmiwañusqa at 4,200 meters passing through the cloud forests of Yunkachimpa and Corral Punku. From there, you descend to the Pacaymayo Valley (3,300 m), where you have a lunch break. Then you continue hiking through the valley to the Inca’s ruins of Runkuracay. Afterwards, you climb up and get over the second pass, Abra Runkurakay (3,860m), walking on this “Royal Inca’s Highway” down to the next Inka site: Sayacmarca. On the way, you’ll pass the Yanacocha Lake. In the end, we get to our second campsite Chaquicocha.
Today, we start hiking passing through a subtropical vegetation and other archaeological sites. Before we reach the first site, we get over Phuyupatamarca Pass (3,670 m) and just behind it, we can see the Phuyupatamarca Inka complex (3,600 m), one of the best preserved and most completed sites of the Inca Trail hike. The complex is located on the top of a mountain and it corresponds with its Quechuan name that means the “Town above the Clouds”. After a guided tour, we have lunch there. Then, we start a steep descent in direction to our last campsite at Wiñay Wayna (2,700 m). There, we have a guided tour around. Finally, we will have dinner and go to sleep to get ready for the exciting final Machu Picchu hike!!
This is the last day of the Inca Trail so we get ready early in the morning and after breakfast, we start climbing antique steps to Inti Punku (the Sun Gate) to see the sunrise above the long-expected citadel of Machu Picchu! Then, you will enjoy a guided visit of we call the “Lost City of the Incas”. After that, you have the opportunity to climb either the peak of Huayna Picchu (45 minutes up and the same time back) or Machu Picchu Mountain (1 hour and 30 minutes up and down) on your own to take some panoramic pictures of Machu Picchu! This trek finishes by an afternoon’s descent to the town of Aguas Calientes where we take a train back to Ollantaytambo. There you will take the tourist bus to Cuzco. Arrival in the evening.
I'm a mountain guide, passionate traveller, and photogapher. I spend my free time and holidays exploring new destinations, discovering new mountains and cultures.
I have more than 10 years of experience climbing mountains and doing expeditions in Peru. This experience prepared me to lead and guide challenging adventours.
I like guiding people from all around the world, and help them to discover and enjoy the mountains, while reaching their goals.
I work together with a team of guides in Cusco, so if I'm not available, one of my colleagues can guide you instead.
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|USD 671 each|
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• Guiding fee
• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
• Transport during the trip
• Luggage transfer during the trip
• Permit and entrance fees
• Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Such a beautiful trek with the trail mostly to ourselves the whole time. Edison set a good pace and was very caring for our safety and enjoyment during the trek. Even though it was a hard physical effort we always felt safe and the views at the top we\'re well worth it.