Inca Trail Machupicchu

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Programme

Jour 1
Arrivée à


At approximately 6:30 am, our guide will pick you up from your hotel to transfer you by bus to the km 82 where you will arrive at approx. 10:30 am. Here you will meet the team that will join you during the trek, such as the porters, camp assistants and cooks. You will begin the walk, the first day is quite easy and during the first kilometres you will have a beautiful view of the snow peaked Veronica Mountain, walking alongside the Vilcanota River until you arrive at the Archaeological Complex of Patallacta, where you will have lunch and gain energy to reach Huayllabamba, where the first camp is set up. 
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch  & Dinner  

Jour 2
Arrivée à

After breakfast, the hardest part of the trail begins, with a steep ascent, followed by 3 hours walking until reaching the first step, called Warmiwañusca (Dead Woman), up to 4200 m.a.s.l. approximately. You will not only enjoy incredible panoramic views from here but you will also have the satisfaction to have reached the top. After lunch in Vizcachayoc we will descend towards Pacaymayo ( 3500 m.a.s.l.) for dinner and camp. 
Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch  & Dinner

Jour 3
Arrivée à


After breakfast the ascent will begin until the second most important step of the route, up to 3900 m.a.s.l., where you will enjoy a guided visit to the Archaeological Complex Runkurakay  and the Inca Citadel of Sayacmarca  ( 3,600 m.a.s.l. ). Lunch in Chaqquicocha. Then, you will continue walking towards Phuya Patamarca ( Town in Clouds ), another important archaeological monument. After a brief rest, we will continue walking until arriving at Wiñay Huayna (Always Young), for a guided visit to this spectacularly located Archaeological Complex . Dinner and overnight in the camp. Note: The above are the regular camp sites according to the circuit operated by Enjoy Peru, however, these can vary according to disposition levied by the Machu Picchu Management Unit without previous warning, but which will not affect the itinerary. 
Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch  & Dinner

Jour 4
Arrivée à


After breakfast ( 05:00 approx.), start walking for one hour by the forest until the Inti Punku ( Door of the Sun ), known like the front door to Machu Picchu, from where we will be able to have an impressive panoramic view of the Inca Citadel.climbing 6 km of winding road, to the incredible site of Huayna Picchu also known as Wayna Picchu ( Quechua " Young Peak " ) The number of daily visitors allowed to enter Huayna Picchu is restricted to 200 is a mountain in Peru around which the  Urubamba River bends. It rises over  Machupicchu, the so-called lost city of the Incas, and divides it into sections. The Incas built a trail up the side of the Huayna Picchu and built temples and terraces on its top. The peak of Huayna Picchu is about 2,720 metres ( 8,920 ft ) above sea level, or about 360 metres ( 1,180 ft ) higher than Machu Picchu. According to local guides, the top of the mountain was the residence for the high priest and the local virgins. After climb Huaynapicchu we go dow to Machupicchu ruins, you will have a guided tour of the ruins and monuments, such as the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the cemeteries. Free time to stroll around the Citadel and then meet the rest of the group to be transferred by bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). In the afternoon return to Cusco by train. Upon arrival in Cusco, transfer to your selected hotel. Machupicchu Every morning before sunrise, the high priest with a small group would walk to Machu Picchu to signal the coming of the new day. The Temple of the Moon , one of the three major temples in the Machu Picchu area, is nestled on the side of the mountain and is situated at an elevation lower than Machu Picchu. Adjacent to the Temple of the Moon is the Great Cavern, another sacred temple with fine masonry. The other major local temples in Machu Picchu are the Temple of the Condor, Temple of Three Windows, Principal Temple, " Unfinished Temple ", and the Temple of the Sun, also called the Torreon. Then  we'll participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, The Sacred Sun Dial the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds.  

Theme

  • Balade

Informations complémentaires

Classic 4 day Inca Trail

 

The Inca Trail is Peru's best known hike, combining a stunning mix of Inca ruins, mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest and rich subtropical jungle. Over 250 species of orchid have been counted in the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary, as well as numerous birds such as hummingbirds, waterfowl and the majestic Andean Condor. The star of the Sanctuary is the spectacled bear - a shy, herbivorous animal that is extremely rare and close to extinction.

 

Essentially the Inca Trail is a mountainous jungle hike leading to the sacred Inca city of Machu Picchu. The 45km trek is usually covered in 4 days, arriving at Machu Picchu at daybreak on the final day before returning to Cusco by train in the afternoon.

 

The trek is rated moderate and any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route. It is fairly challenging nevertheless, and altitudes of 4200m are reached, so ensuring that you are well acclimatized is important. If arriving from sea level, plan to spend at least 2 full days in Cusco (3 days is better) prior to commencing the trek. This should allow plenty of time for acclimatization and give you sufficient opportunity to visit the City of Cusco and nearby Inca ruins at Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, PucaPucara & Tambomachay, as well as spending a day or two exploring the Sacred Valley of The Incas, visiting the tradition market town of Pisac and the fascinating Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo.

 

Inca Trail Prices 2009

In the last few years the price of the 4-day Inca Trail trek has risen a lot. The are several reasons for this:

1. The government authorities have introduced minimum standards for the trekking companies. The maximum group size is now 16 persons and each company has to take basic equipment such as a kitchen tent, dining tent, first aid kit and oxygen, etc. More equipment means more porters per group. For groups of more than 8 trekkers an additional guide must accompany the group. All guides now have to be professionally qualified and licensed.

2. The Porters Law introduced in 2003 is now being strictly implemented. Not only do porters now receive a minimum wage of S./42 (about US$14) per day but their loads are also limited to a maximum of 20kg, they have to take sleeping  bags, back packs, back-support belts and warm clothing as well as being provided with suitable meals, access to first aid and accident insurance. Extra equipment and reduced loads leads to more porters per group. Most responsible operators now use a ratio of about 3 porters for every 2 trekkers.

3. The number of trekkers allowed to start the trek has also been limited to about 200 people per day (500 people in total including guides, cooks and porters on the classic Inca Trail, the shorter Inca Trail and the Salkantay trek) making it essential to book your trek well in advance. Back in 2000 the cost of the entrance fee was only US$17, now in 2008 the cost is 248 Peruvian Soles (about US$80) per person. Porters also have to pay an entrance fee, although at a reduced rate of 42 Peruvian Soles (about US$14).

4. The tax authorities have clamped down pretty hard on the trekking companies in recent years. You can now expect to pay around US$40 per person in taxes. However if you buy your trek with an overseas tour operator then the trek is exempt from Peruvian sales taxes (known as IGV) so buying a trek directly with a local tour operator helps benefit the local economy much more than booking with a company in your own country.

 

A better quality service, fair treatment of porters, increased revenue in the form of taxes for a developing country is all good news, but the downside is that hiking the Inca Trail for people on a budget is now impossible. The increased Inca Trail rates apply to everyone including Peruvians and other Latin Americans and their absence from the Inca Trail and Cusco has been very noticeable in the last couple of years.

 

Inca Trail Availability 2009

Since the number of trek permits is limited to 500 per day (about 200 tourists and 300 trekking staff) it is important to book well in advance. The trek permits are issued on a first-come-first-served basis up until all the permits have been sold out. In the low season ( December & January ) there are some days when there are still permits available 4 or 5 days in advance, but in the high season (May to September) it is recommended that you book at least 4 months in advance to guarantee a place. We would actually recommend making a reservation 5 or 6 months ahead.

Prix détaillé

Le prix inclut

Daily tours with all bilingual guided tours ( English / Spanish ) as described in the itinerary

1 Train ticket Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo and go on by bus to Cusco

Entrance fee to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

Porters for equipment and cooks service

All Meals as indicated on the itinerary

Camping equipment including tents, Sleeping Bagmattresses, kitchen tent, lunch tent, etc

Sleeping Bag

Matress

03 Nights Camping

Daily tours with all bilingual guided tours ( English / Spanish ) as described in the itinerary
 

Le prix exclut

International flights

Airport taxes ( $30.25 for international flights and $6.05 for domestic flights )

Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water

Personal expenses

Tips

International or National personal telephone calls

Meals not mentioned 

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Langue English, Español
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