The term Inca Trail actually refers to the Inca-built network of trails and roads that extend up and down the western side of South America in the Andean region. The most popular segment of the Inca Trail is the hike to Machu Picchu from kilometer 88 of the Peru section of the trail. This hike is about 33 kilometers (about 20 miles), and ascends to an elevation of 4198 meters above sea level (about 13,700 ft.) at Warmiwañusca (“dead woman’s”) Pass.
In Inca times, Chasquis, trained runners, would memorize important messages or commands from government and military officials and would carry them relay-style to another Chasqui so that the message eventually reached its recipient. Today, hikers struggle with the elevation, while local porters who carry their gear speed up and down the trails, carrying on the Chasqui tradition.
IMPORTANT NEW TRAIL REGULATIONS:
A LIMITED NUMBER OF PEOPLE CAN ENTER THE TRAIL EACH DAY AND HIKERS REQUIRE PERMITS OBTAINED IN ADVANCE BY A TOUR OPERATOR TO DO SO.
YOUR PASSPORT DETAILS AND ISIC STUDENT CARD IF APPLICABLE MUST BE PRESENTED TO THE UGM PARK CONTROL TO OBTAIN A TREKKING PERMIT. YOU MUST SCAN / FAX YOUR VALID ISIC CARD AT THE TIME OF BOOKING AND CARRY THESE DOCUMENTS ON THE TRAIL OR RISK LOOSING YOUR PERMIT. YOUTH TRAVEL CARD OR ISTC IS NOT ACCEPTED BY THE CONTROL
IMPORTANT : ON FEBRUARY OF EACH YEAR ITS CLOSED THIS ROUTE FOR MAINTENENCEOF THE TRAIL.
Day 1 – IN LIMA
Welcome to Peru. Reception and transfer to your hotel. Upon early arrival optional tours available to visit modern and Colonial Lima. There are also many museums and private collections. Lunch and dinner on your own, Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 – FLY TO CUSCO / SEIGHT SEEING IN CUSCO
After our have our breakfast in Hotel .Transfer to airport . After 1 hour we will arriving to Cusco then transfer to Hotel (Tourist class)
In afternoon start our seigth seeing :It includes the most significant sites in and around Cusco City, such as: the Qoricancha (temple of the sun) which displays the best Inca stonework in the city and the Cathedral at the Cusco Main Square with its magnificent colonial art. The tour drives along the Circumvallation Road up to famous fortress of Sacsahuaman, amphitheatre of Qenqo, the fortress of Pukapukara and the spring shrine of Tambomachay.
Day 3 – CUSCO – PISKACUCHO – WAYLLABAMBA
We will depart from Cusco and go on to Urubamba where we have a brief stop, then on to Piskacucho Km 82 to start the trekking. We will have lunch in Miskay with an additional rest of a half hour approximately, after which we start our trek to the first campsite. Along the way we will visit the archeological site called Llactapata. (Lunch & dinner)
Day 4 – WAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA – PACAYMAYO
We will have breakfast early and start trekking to the highest point of the Inca Trail, where we can see different ecological zones and enjoy changing climates. We will cross the Warmiwañusca pass at 4200 meters above sea level. After lunch we will continue on to the campsite at Pacaymayo and enjoy dinner and a well deserved rest. (Breakfast – lunch & dinner)
Day 5 – PACAYMAYO – CHAQ’ICOCHA – PHUYUPATAMARCA
We will walk approximately 45 minutes up to reach the second pass at 3850 meters above sea level, and will visit Runcuracay along the way. We will also visit the Sayacmarca archeological group and then go on to the Phuyupatamarca ruins. After lunch we head to Wiñaywayna where we will spend our last night. (Breakfast – lunch & dinner)
Day 6 – PHUYUPATAMARCA/MACHU PICCHU
After continuing along a buttress and passing Phuyupatamarca ruins, the flagstone trail winds Sharply down into the cloud forest to the ruins of Wiñay Wayna. There, recently restored Inca Ruins are located below the ridge on the same water course as the previous site. After a two hour walk through a cloud forest covered Inca Trail we arrive at Machu Picchu, the way the Incas used to come, watching the magnificent citadel at our feet from Intipunku, the door of the sun.
Overnight at a hotel in Machu Picchu Town (Optional overnight at a luxury hotel available).
Day 7 – MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO (Thursday)
The whole day can be dedicated to explore these extraordinary Inca remains with your guide, including an visit to Wayna Picchu, the hill overlooking the site. The mid-afternoon train takes you back to Cusco, transfer to your hotel, dinner on your own.
NOTE: Not include entrance fees to Machupicchu
Day 8 – CUSCO/LIMA
Transfer to airport for your ongoing flight to Lima.
End our services
Lima transfers (flight inclusive package), all land transport involved in the itinerary, hotel accommodation in Lima and Huaraz on a Bed and Breakfast basis. Once on trek, a full service, including food and all equipment (excluding personal equipment) is included in the trek price.
– All hotel accommodations (double occupancy).
– Additional fees of $195 apply for single occupancy.
– Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner).
– All sightseeing as shown as part of an open group (private tours available).
– Services of local professional guides.
– Porter services during the Inca Trail hike .
– Cuzco/Machu Picchu train ticket.
– Admission passes to Machu Picchu Ruins.
– Airport transfers.
– All gratuities except to guides.
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Personal expenses such as beverages; lunch or dinner (unless in the itinerary), laundry; travel insurance; excess baggage fees; communication charges; international or domestic airfares; airport departure taxes, cost of obtaining passports or visas, gratuities to guides, and any other expense not stated above.
Travel Insurance, meals other than breakfasts when staying in hotels in Lima and Huaraz, tips for trek staff, Lima Airport departure tax, miscellaneous personal expenses – beer, souvenirs etc..
Important note : You can book now in USA,too .Please ask for Leon Watts directly in Tampa Florida. Also can check this : www.wattsadventures.com.