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This was one of the best trips I’ve ever taken thanks to Puma Expeditions!! My husband and I traveled with a group of 9 total on our trip to Cusco, our main guide Jorge was excellent leader for the group! It was a trip filled with education and exploration. Our guide for our 2 days Machu Picchu adventure was Miguel. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the Inca history.
Thanks to everyone at Puma Expeditions for the trip of a lifetime!!
We pick you up from your hotel very early to travel by bus until Ollantaytambo where we stop for a break to buy the last purchases. Then immediately afterwards the bus will be taking us directly towards Piskacucho (2700 m.s.n.m.) a small community located at a height of the kilometre 82 of Cusco -
We start the day with a healthy breakfast approximately at 7:00 am and you will be provided with snacks, we will begin our second day trek that is the hardest of the way, and it consists of ascend and descend paths around 9 kilometers and 7 or 8 hours approximately. Along this ascent, the landscape was changing saw to Puna, a dry and high area with scanty vegetation. Where we will arrive at the first highest step of the mountain to 4200 m.s.n.m. Call Warmihuañusca (Dead woman pass) we will be able to observe lamas and alpacas domesticate feeding with Andean grass (Ichu Quechua name), one of the few plants that grow in this altitude. Also, we will cross for an area of the forest where live diverse types of animals as the sparrows and the Andean bear or spectacled bear. It is advisable to carry candies, chocolates and coca leaves to support a high level of sugar in your body and avoid altitude sickness. After first pass we will descend approximately 2 or 2.30 hours towards Pacaymayu valley (3600 m.s.n.m.) the camp, where we have lunch and the dinner. After 7 hours of trek.
This one is the longest day but interesting and impressive as well. After a delicious breakfast, we cover approximately 1 hour up to archaeological site Runkurakay (3800 m.s.n.m.), our professional guide will explain about it. From Runkurakay we will ascend to the second pass with the same name (3970 msnm). After resting the pass, we will descend for approximately 1 hour for the lagoon Yanacocha (black lagoon) then to visit the archaeological site of Sayacmarca (3624 m.s.n.m.) and after 30 minutes we come to the camp of Chaquicocha place (3600m.s.n.m), where we will have the lunch then to continue with our trek and to observe how the geography is changing the aspect and mountainous and semitropical jungle. Later we continue approximately 1 ½ hours through an easy path, we will come to the third pass Phuyupatamarca (3700 m.s.n.m.). We will follow our trek inside theInca tunnel (25 meters long). This is one of the archaeological complexes most complete and better preserved, it is the highest point of the mountain Phuyupatamarca that means "Clouds on the City" from this part we will be able to observe a sophisticated complex and compound of several fountains and with impressive conference of the river Urubamba along which we will continue ascending towards Wiñayhuayna (forever young) (2700 m.s.n.m.). Where we spend our last night on the trail.
This day is most expected from our excursion. We wake up very early and after have breakfast, we start our final leg of the trek and arrive in 2 hours to Inti Punku(door of the Sun), where we have the first beautiful view of Machupicchu. In all its brilliance and majesty monumentally. In Machupicchu we will initiate with the guided of 2.5 hours that he/she will lead us across this historical wonder giving us the necessary explanations on principal remains and monuments, such as the Principal Plaza, Temple of Three Windows, Intiwatana, The Quarter of the Mortars, The Temple of the Condor, the cemeteries and enclosures, sacred sources, urban and agricultural sector and others. Then we will have free time to continue admiring the place to take plenty of photos. Between the activities suggested for this day you can conquer WAYNAPICCHU Mountain and enjoy the landscape, and then we will go down to the village Aguas Calientes and spend time on Aguas Calientes ( hot springs) In the afternoon we will taking the train back to Cusco.
People who want to visit Huayna Picchu must let us know as soon as they can, because according to new rules, there is a limit of people (400) per day that can climb it.
1st Turn 08:00 am: 200 people
2nd Turn 10:00 am: 200 people.Main Traits : Shared group, top quality service in this open group service.
Due to New government regulations for the Inca Trail it will be 100% prohibited to take plastic water bottles. To avoid any disappointment at the check points along the Inca Trail and in the Machu Picchu citadel.
Aluminum water bottles for sale in Cusco 15 Soles (USD5.00)
+ Private transportation: Hotel – Piskacucho km. 82 / Train Station – Cusco hotel
+ Bus: Machupicchu -
+ Expedition Train: Aguas Calientes – Cusco.
+ Entrance fees: Inka Trail / Machupicchu
+ Professional bilingual guide: 2 guides for groups over 9 people. (Guided visit to the Inca city of Machu Picchu).
+ Cook: In charge of meal preparation.
+ General Porters: Only Carry tents and cooking equipment.
+ Meals: 3B/3L/3D/ Snacks and afternoon tea.
+ vegetarian food option: available upon request prior coordination.
+ Equipment: Tents (2 people in each 3 person-
Does Not Include:
Price per person USD 599.00
A combination of natural beauty, history and mysterious Inca culture.
It is a walking route that leads through the mountains above the Urubamba River, following the course of an old Inca roadway that leads to the breathtaking Machu Picchu Sanctuary.
The trail itself brings us a combination of landscapes of high altitude mountain ranges (the Andes) and dense subtropical forest.
The Inca Trail is part of a 30000 kilometers’
highway system that integrated the vast Inca Empire of Tahuantinsuyu (The Four Ways), running from southern Colombia to central Chile passing through the cities of Quito (Ecuador), Cajamarca, Huanuco, Jauja, Huamanga, Cusco (Peru), La Paz and Cochabamba (Bolivia) and finishing in Salta and Tucuman (Argentina).These highways run mainly by the coast, through the highlands and in some cases reached the tropical mountains near the Amazon forest.
“Inca Trail permits are limited daily and sell out 4 months in advance on average, going on sale at the start of the year, so be sure to book early! The best time to visit is the dry season, May through September (the Inca Trail is closed in February). We advise participants to be in reasonable physical shape prior to arriving in Peru as the trek is of moderate difficulty, and recommend our itinerary which has been specially designed to reduce the effects of altitude sickness.”
Fleece pants or tights.
Mid weight thermal underwear tops and bottom, synthetic or wool.
Underwear and casual socks.
Liner socks, synthetic.
Sturdy hiking boots, waterproof, lightweight, broken-
Bottle of water or Camelback
1 roll of toilet paper
Sunglasses and retainer strap
Sun block and lip balm
Hand sanitizer gel
Several Ziploc plastic bags
Money for drinks, tips and souvenirs
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
4 Days Inca Trail Pilgrimage to Machu Picchu
What people are saying about this tour!!
Four days of hiking, beautiful mountains trails and very interesting stories about the Incas. I loved every part of this trek. The trail is not easy but definitely be done by everyone.
They were organized, communication was great and the staff was amazing. Our tour guide Miguel was the best tour guide, we high recommend this to anyone! A special thank you to Puma Expeditions!
Carol & Greg
Los Angeles CA
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