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Inca trail treks to machu picchu


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Inca trail treks to machu picchu

  1. 1. HYPERLINK "" INCA TRAIL TREKS TO MACHU PICCHU<br />The vast Inca’s Empire was connected by an extense Inca trail system. This Inca Trail system linked about 25,000 miles (40,000 kims.) Nowadays, the Classic Inca Trail is the most popular and better preserved trail. The Inca Trail is the only trail in Cusco that has as final destination, Machu Picchu. There are several places from where it is possible to start the Inca Trail, but the most popular ones are the 2 Day Inca Trail and the Classic  4 Day Inca Trail. <br />If you would like to hike the Inca Trail, you will need to have an Inca Trail permit which needs to be purchased through a local tour operator. Chakana Adventures is a tour operator located in Cusco which has obtained a license to operate the Inca Trail for the 2011 season. During the high season (April to October), it is important to obtain your Inca Trail permit well in advance because the Peruvian government only allows 500 people per day and permits can be sold out three months in advance. All tour operators and travel agencies offer packages including the permit and other services. It is important to book the Inca Trail with a tour operator that is going to provide you the service that you are paying for. <br />CLASSIC INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU TOUR OVERVIEW<br />Price:<br />US$ 359.00<br />Price includes all credit card transaction fees and taxes<br />Inca Trail Student Discount (USD 30.00)*<br />Group Discounts (See below)<br />Starting point<br />:Cusco<br />Ending point<br />:Cusco<br />Duration<br />:4 days / 3 nights<br />Activities<br />Adventure / Trekking / Camping<br />Difficulty:<br />:Moderate<br />Departures<br />:Daily Departures (Please check Inca Trail availability above before booking)<br />Day 1.- CUSCO – CALCA - LARES HOT SPRINGS–WACAWASI<br />We’ll leave from CUSCO early in the morning by bus and travel through the Sacred Valley arriving to LARES Hot Springs and spend the morning soaking in the medicinal hot springs, after lunch we have two hours of trekking to our campsite.<br />Day 2.-WACAWASI – IPSAYCOCHA<br />We'll arrive to the HUACAWASI community. The people here produce some of the finest weavings in Peru. Here, we can observe their great skills and brilliant techniques in knitting ponchos and other garments. Passing the village we begin climbing up to Condor Pass, the second of the trip at 4100m. From here, we catch a stunning view of the renowned white peak Veronica (5750m.) Descending gently for about one hour, we come to the beautiful EPSAYCOCHA Lake, our last campsite.<br />Day 3. - EPSAYCOCHA – PATACANCHA - HUYLLOC - PUMAMARKA- OLLANTAYTAMBO-AGUAS CALIENTES<br />Today our trail leads downhill to an overlook facing a wide valley. Descending into the valley, we eventually arrive to the community of HUYLLOC where we’ll have lunch, from here it’ll take two hours to arrive to PUMAMARKA and enjoy the INCA terraces, finally we arrive to OLLANTAYTAMBO. Located in a fertile river valley and sheltered by mammoth mountains, this ancient Inca village is considered one of the most important living museums in the world. This is a perfect place to appreciate the vast archaeological remains and a wide variety of flowers and birds species. The group takes the train from OLLANTAYTAMBO to AGUAS CALIENTES at 8:00pm. And spends the night there in a comfortable hostel.<br />Day 4. - AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU<br />After an early breakfast, we’ll take a bus up to MACHUPICCHU; we register and start on our 3 hour guided visit. After enjoying the remains, we will take the bus down to AGUAS CALIENTES where you will have free time to enjoy the town before we return to CUSCO.<br /> <br />Included:<br />Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private bus to LARES. <br />English speaking professional guide <br />Meals: 3 Breakfasts/ 3 Lunches/ 3 Dinners & snacks <br />Cook and cooking equipment <br />Horsemen and horses to carry tents, food and cooking equipment <br />1 emergency horse <br />Transportation Huilloc - Ollantaytambo (3rd day) <br />Hostel accommodation (3rd night) <br />Round trip bus ticket: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu (4th day) <br />Ticket entrance to Machupicchu (4th day) <br />Train ticket Aguas Calientes - Cusco (Backpacker express train) <br />Gear: Igloo tents: 2 people in each 3-people-capacity tents, to allow for higher comfort and a safe, keeping of backpacks. <br />Mattress (Sleeping pad), Dinner tent, Toilet tent, Kitchen tent, Tables & seats, Table set, First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle. <br />Not Included:<br />Sleeping bag <br />First breakfast <br />Last lunch in Machupicchu <br />Extra porter to carry personal items, available for US$90.00 porter can carry only 18 lbs. According to local law. <br />Tips for the guide, porters or cooks <br />You Must Bring<br />Small backpack or daypack well fitted trekking shoes or boots <br />Water bottle, flashlight, hat, sun glasses, bug spray, sun screen <br />Warm Light clothing for trekking <br />Sleeping bag <br />Original passport <br />Chocolates, cookies, dry fruits, snacks <br />Camera, film camera, extra batteries <br />Binocular <br />CHAKANA ADVENTURE TRAVEL I.E.R.L<br />