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  1. 1. Inca Trail 4 Day HikeInca Trail Travel, Peruvian Tour Operator, a trusted name in the Peruvian tourism industry, has beensuccessfully organizing tours and trips across four Principal treks in Cusco: Inca Trail, Salkantay,Choquequirao, Ausangate, Lares Valley and Huchuy Qosqo. With the support of a strong, efficient anddedicated workforce, the company has become a name to be reckoned with in the Peruvian tourism industry.Our impeccable record in organizing trips and reliable service has led more then 15,000 clients to seek ourservices in organizing their tours and adventure holidays.Inca Trail Travel, specializes in world-class trekking in the most beautiful mountains of Peru. Our Companyhas been in the market since 2000, our trekking and hiking tours have been developed for those who want tofully experience this Beatifull destination. Our tours are led by knowledgeable professional guides who will helpyou explore amazing places.TrekkinInca Trail 4 Day Hikeg Leaders to Machu Picchu "Package: Classic Inca TrailDuration: 4 Days / 3 NightsType: Culture, Adventures and Trek in the AndesGroup Size: To suit group requirementsDifficulty Hike Moderate - Daily departures are available along the year although due to weather conditions, the recommended period for this trek isDepartures Day: March to December. - All private service departure dates are adapted to your request. Inca Trail 4 Day Hike Description:Peru’s best-known hike visited by thousands of tourists every year. The classical Inca Trail, 43-km trek leading tothe Sacred Inca City of Machu picchu combines the visit of mysterious archaeological sites, amazing mountainscenery and lush cloud forest rich in Andean flora and fauna. Machupicchu is reached at sunrise on the fourthday. Inca Trail 4 Day Hike ItineraryDay 1: cusco - Ollantaytambo - HuayllabambaBetween 04.00-04.30am our private transport and staff will pick you up from your hotel. We drive to Piskacuchu(2700m/8856ft), a community located on the 82nd kilometer of the Cusco – Machu picchu railroad, which is thestarting point of the Inca Trail. We begin our hike by crossing the bridge over the Urubamba River and walkingalong its left shore as it flows northwest along the Sacred Valley. Following the trail along a flat terrain, we arrivein Miskay (2800m/9184ft), to then ascend and finally see, from the tallest part of an overlook, the impressiveInca city of Llactapata (2650m/8692ft). We continue trekking along the valley created by the Kusichaca River,gradually climbing for about five hours until we reach the community of Wayllabamba (3000m/9840ft), wherewe set our first camp. All along the way we enjoy spectacular views of the Vilcanota ridge on the opposite sideof the Urubamba River, where the impressive Veronica peak reigns at 5832 meters above sea level. Not tomention the diversity of wild flora and fauna that can be found all along the valley.Meals: B, L, DDay 2: Wayllabamba to PacaymayoWe wake up at around 6:00 am and after breakfast, we begin the most difficult part of the trek, which consistsof an abrupt and steep ascent that stretches for 9 km. Along this climb, the landscape changes from sierra topuna (a dry and high area with little vegetation). On the way to the first mountain pass, the AbraWarmihuañusca (Dead Woman´s Pass – 4200m/13776ft), we may see domesticated llamas and alpacas grazingon ichu, one of the few plants that grow at high altitude. We also cross an area of the so called cloud forest,which is the habitat for many different kinds of birds like hummingbirds and sparrows, and the Andean bear,which is also called the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctus Ornatus). We advise that on this day specially, yourdaypack is well stocked with candies, chocolates and coca leaves that will keep your sugar level high, and helpwith altitude sickness. Immediately after the pass, we descend into the Pacaymayo valley (3600m/11808ft),where we camp after approximately 7h of hiking.Meals: B, L, DDay 3: Pacaymayo to Wiñaywayna
  2. 2. This day is the longest but also the most impressive and the most interesting, due the number of archaeologicalsites and the lush cloud forest area that we cross, so rich in Andean flora and fauna. From Pacaymayo we climbto the second pass, the Abra Runkurakay (3970m/13022ft). Halfway up, we stop to visit the archaeologicalcomplex with the same name. This site, located at 3800m/12464ft, consists of a small oval structure that isbelieved to have served the purpose of a watchtower. After going over the pass, we descend towards Yanacocha(Black Lagoon) and enter the cloud forest to finally arrive at Sayacmarca (3624m/11887ft). This is a beautifulcomplex made up of a semicircular construction, enclosures at different levels, narrow streets, liturgicalfountains, patios and irrigation canals. Continuing up an easy climb, we arrive at the third pass, the AbraPhuyupatamarca (3700m/12136ft). Along this climb we can appreciate the magnitude of the Incas´ ancientcraft, by walking along paths semi-detached from the mountain, and seeing rocks that fill up ravines in perfectorder, saving the trail from the multileveled Andean geography. We go through an Inca tunnel to later arrive atthe aforementioned pass and down to the complex of the same name. This is one of the most complete andbest-preserved archaeological complexes along the Inca Trail to Machu picchu, and is located on the highestpoint of a mountain. Curiously, Phuyupatamarca means ¨town over the clouds¨. From above, one can observe asophisticated sacred complex made up of water fountains with solid foundations, and also impressive views ofthe Urubamba River valley. We continue our trek down the long descending stone steps that lead us toWiñaywayna (2650m/8692ft), an impressive Inca complex made up of an agricultural center with numerousterraces, a religious sector and an urban sector, close to which our camp is located. This campsite hosts atrekker lodge, a bar and bathrooms with hot shower facilities. After visiting the impressive archaeological site,we enjoy our farewell dinner at our camp. Meals: B, L, DDay 4: Wiñaywayna to Machu picchuOn this fourth and last day we get up at 4.00 am to leave Wiñaywayna an hour later and climb to the Intipunku,or The Sun Gate. This will take an hour of hiking along a trail of flat stones on the edges of cliffs in highlandjungle. From this fabulous spot, we may see the sunrise over the sacred citadel of Machu picchu. From Intipunkuwe descend into Machu picchu, and 40 minutes later we enter the citadel from the highest point through the¨House of the Guardians¨. We then descend to the control point where we register ourselves and leave ourbackpacks. We immediately begin a complete guided tour of the Inca citadel that will take approximately twohours. You will then have free time to walk around, climb the Huaynapicchu Mountain, where one canexperience spectacular views of all of Machupicchu, the valleys and mountains that surround it, or visit theTemple of the Moon or the impressive Inca Bridge. In the afternoon, we meet in the town of Aguas Calienteswhere, if you like, you can visit and relax in its hot springs. From here we take the train back to the city ofCusco, where we arrive after nightfall.Meals: Bhttp://incatrailtravel.com/inca-trail/inca-trail-4-day-hike.html+51 84 973296122+51 84 638355Triunfo street 392 second floor 212
  3. 3. <a href="http://incatrailtravel.com/inca-trail/inca-trail-4-day-hike.html/"> Inca Trail 4 DayHike</a>Inca Trail Travel, Peruvian Tour Operator, a trusted name in the Peruvian tourism industry, has beensuccessfully organizing tours and trips across four Principal treks in Cusco: Inca Trail, Salkantay,Choquequirao, Ausangate, Lares Valley and Huchuy Qosqo. With the support of a strong, efficient anddedicated workforce, the company has become a name to be reckoned with in the Peruvian tourism industry.Our impeccable record in organizing trips and reliable service has led more then 15,000 clients to seek ourservices in organizing their tours and adventure holidays.Inca Trail Travel, specializes in world-class trekking in the most beautiful mountains of Peru. Our Companyhas been in the market since 2000, our trekking and hiking tours have been developed for those who want tofully experience this Beatifull destination. Our tours are led by knowledgeable professional guides who will helpyou explore amazing places.Trekkin<a href="http://incatrailtravel.com/inca-trail/inca-trail-4-day-hike.html/"> Inca Trail 4 DayHike</a>g Leaders to Machu Picchu "Package: Classic Inca TrailDuration: 4 Days / 3 NightsType: Culture, Adventures and Trek in the AndesGroup Size: To suit group requirementsDifficulty Hike Moderate - Daily departures are available along the year although due to weather conditions, the recommended period for this trek isDepartures Day: March to December. - All private service departure dates are adapted to your request.<a href="http://incatrailtravel.com/inca-trail/inca-trail-4-day-hike.html/"> Inca Trail 4 DayHike</a> Description:Peru’s best-known hike visited by thousands of tourists every year. The classical Inca Trail, 43-km trek leading tothe Sacred Inca City of Machu picchu combines the visit of mysterious archaeological sites, amazing mountainscenery and lush cloud forest rich in Andean flora and fauna. Machupicchu is reached at sunrise on the fourthday.<a href="Link:http://incatrailtravel.com/inca-trail/inca-trail-4-day-hike.html/"> Inca Trail 4 DayHike</a> ItineraryDay 1: cusco - Ollantaytambo - HuayllabambaBetween 04.00-04.30am our private transport and staff will pick you up from your hotel. We drive to Piskacuchu(2700m/8856ft), a community located on the 82nd kilometer of the Cusco – Machu picchu railroad, which is thestarting point of the Inca Trail. We begin our hike by crossing the bridge over the Urubamba River and walkingalong its left shore as it flows northwest along the Sacred Valley. Following the trail along a flat terrain, we arrivein Miskay (2800m/9184ft), to then ascend and finally see, from the tallest part of an overlook, the impressiveInca city of Llactapata (2650m/8692ft). We continue trekking along the valley created by the Kusichaca River,gradually climbing for about five hours until we reach the community of Wayllabamba (3000m/9840ft), wherewe set our first camp. All along the way we enjoy spectacular views of the Vilcanota ridge on the opposite sideof the Urubamba River, where the impressive Veronica peak reigns at 5832 meters above sea level. Not tomention the diversity of wild flora and fauna that can be found all along the valley.Meals: B, L, DDay 2: Wayllabamba to PacaymayoWe wake up at around 6:00 am and after breakfast, we begin the most difficult part of the trek, which consistsof an abrupt and steep ascent that stretches for 9 km. Along this climb, the landscape changes from sierra topuna (a dry and high area with little vegetation). On the way to the first mountain pass, the Abra
  4. 4. Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman´s Pass – 4200m/13776ft), we may see domesticated llamas and alpacas grazingon ichu, one of the few plants that grow at high altitude. We also cross an area of the so called cloud forest,which is the habitat for many different kinds of birds like hummingbirds and sparrows, and the Andean bear,which is also called the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctus Ornatus). We advise that on this day specially, yourdaypack is well stocked with candies, chocolates and coca leaves that will keep your sugar level high, and helpwith altitude sickness. Immediately after the pass, we descend into the Pacaymayo valley (3600m/11808ft),where we camp after approximately 7h of hiking.Meals: B, L, DDay 3: Pacaymayo to WiñaywaynaThis day is the longest but also the most impressive and the most interesting, due the number of archaeologicalsites and the lush cloud forest area that we cross, so rich in Andean flora and fauna. From Pacaymayo we climbto the second pass, the Abra Runkurakay (3970m/13022ft). Halfway up, we stop to visit the archaeologicalcomplex with the same name. This site, located at 3800m/12464ft, consists of a small oval structure that isbelieved to have served the purpose of a watchtower. After going over the pass, we descend towards Yanacocha(Black Lagoon) and enter the cloud forest to finally arrive at Sayacmarca (3624m/11887ft). This is a beautifulcomplex made up of a semicircular construction, enclosures at different levels, narrow streets, liturgicalfountains, patios and irrigation canals. Continuing up an easy climb, we arrive at the third pass, the AbraPhuyupatamarca (3700m/12136ft). Along this climb we can appreciate the magnitude of the Incas´ ancientcraft, by walking along paths semi-detached from the mountain, and seeing rocks that fill up ravines in perfectorder, saving the trail from the multileveled Andean geography. We go through an Inca tunnel to later arrive atthe aforementioned pass and down to the complex of the same name. This is one of the most complete andbest-preserved archaeological complexes along the Inca Trail to Machu picchu, and is located on the highestpoint of a mountain. Curiously, Phuyupatamarca means ¨town over the clouds¨. From above, one can observe asophisticated sacred complex made up of water fountains with solid foundations, and also impressive views ofthe Urubamba River valley. We continue our trek down the long descending stone steps that lead us toWiñaywayna (2650m/8692ft), an impressive Inca complex made up of an agricultural center with numerousterraces, a religious sector and an urban sector, close to which our camp is located. This campsite hosts atrekker lodge, a bar and bathrooms with hot shower facilities. After visiting the impressive archaeological site,we enjoy our farewell dinner at our camp. Meals: B, L, DDay 4: Wiñaywayna to Machu picchuOn this fourth and last day we get up at 4.00 am to leave Wiñaywayna an hour later and climb to the Intipunku,or The Sun Gate. This will take an hour of hiking along a trail of flat stones on the edges of cliffs in highlandjungle. From this fabulous spot, we may see the sunrise over the sacred citadel of Machu picchu. From Intipunkuwe descend into Machu picchu, and 40 minutes later we enter the citadel from the highest point through the¨House of the Guardians¨. We then descend to the control point where we register ourselves and leave ourbackpacks. We immediately begin a complete guided tour of the Inca citadel that will take approximately twohours. You will then have free time to walk around, climb the Huaynapicchu Mountain, where one canexperience spectacular views of all of Machupicchu, the valleys and mountains that surround it, or visit theTemple of the Moon or the impressive Inca Bridge. In the afternoon, we meet in the town of Aguas Calienteswhere, if you like, you can visit and relax in its hot springs. From here we take the train back to the city ofCusco, where we arrive after nightfall.Meals: Bhttp://incatrailtravel.com/inca-trail/inca-trail-4-day-hike.html
  5. 5. [url=http://incatrailtravel.com/inca-trail/inca-trail-4-day-hike.html] Inca Trail 4 Day Hike [/url]Inca Trail Travel, Peruvian Tour Operator, a trusted name in the Peruvian tourism industry, has beensuccessfully organizing tours and trips across four Principal treks in Cusco: Inca Trail, Salkantay,Choquequirao, Ausangate, Lares Valley and Huchuy Qosqo. With the support of a strong, efficient anddedicated workforce, the company has become a name to be reckoned with in the Peruvian tourism industry.Our impeccable record in organizing trips and reliable service has led more then 15,000 clients to seek ourservices in organizing their tours and adventure holidays.Inca Trail Travel, specializes in world-class trekking in the most beautiful mountains of Peru. Our Companyhas been in the market since 2000, our trekking and hiking tours have been developed for those who want tofully experience this Beatifull destination. Our tours are led by knowledgeable professional guides who will helpyou explore amazing places.Trekkin[url=http://incatrailtravel.com/inca-trail/inca-trail-4-day-hike.html] Inca Trail 4 Day Hike [/url]g Leaders to Machu Picchu "Package: Classic Inca TrailDuration: 4 Days / 3 NightsType: Culture, Adventures and Trek in the AndesGroup Size: To suit group requirementsDifficulty Hike Moderate - Daily departures are available along the year although due to weather conditions, the recommended period for this trek isDepartures Day: March to December. - All private service departure dates are adapted to your request.[url=http://incatrailtravel.com/inca-trail/inca-trail-4-day-hike.html] Inca Trail 4 Day Hike [/url] Description:Peru’s best-known hike visited by thousands of tourists every year. The classical Inca Trail, 43-km trek leading tothe Sacred Inca City of Machu picchu combines the visit of mysterious archaeological sites, amazing mountainscenery and lush cloud forest rich in Andean flora and fauna. Machupicchu is reached at sunrise on the fourthday.[url=http://incatrailtravel.com/inca-trail/inca-trail-4-day-hike.html] Inca Trail 4 Day Hike [/url] ItineraryDay 1: cusco - Ollantaytambo - HuayllabambaBetween 04.00-04.30am our private transport and staff will pick you up from your hotel. We drive to Piskacuchu(2700m/8856ft), a community located on the 82nd kilometer of the Cusco – Machu picchu railroad, which is thestarting point of the Inca Trail. We begin our hike by crossing the bridge over the Urubamba River and walkingalong its left shore as it flows northwest along the Sacred Valley. Following the trail along a flat terrain, we arrivein Miskay (2800m/9184ft), to then ascend and finally see, from the tallest part of an overlook, the impressiveInca city of Llactapata (2650m/8692ft). We continue trekking along the valley created by the Kusichaca River,gradually climbing for about five hours until we reach the community of Wayllabamba (3000m/9840ft), wherewe set our first camp. All along the way we enjoy spectacular views of the Vilcanota ridge on the opposite sideof the Urubamba River, where the impressive Veronica peak reigns at 5832 meters above sea level. Not tomention the diversity of wild flora and fauna that can be found all along the valley.Meals: B, L, DDay 2: Wayllabamba to Pacaymayo
  6. 6. We wake up at around 6:00 am and after breakfast, we begin the most difficult part of the trek, which consistsof an abrupt and steep ascent that stretches for 9 km. Along this climb, the landscape changes from sierra topuna (a dry and high area with little vegetation). On the way to the first mountain pass, the AbraWarmihuañusca (Dead Woman´s Pass – 4200m/13776ft), we may see domesticated llamas and alpacas grazingon ichu, one of the few plants that grow at high altitude. We also cross an area of the so called cloud forest,which is the habitat for many different kinds of birds like hummingbirds and sparrows, and the Andean bear,which is also called the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctus Ornatus). We advise that on this day specially, yourdaypack is well stocked with candies, chocolates and coca leaves that will keep your sugar level high, and helpwith altitude sickness. Immediately after the pass, we descend into the Pacaymayo valley (3600m/11808ft),where we camp after approximately 7h of hiking.Meals: B, L, DDay 3: Pacaymayo to WiñaywaynaThis day is the longest but also the most impressive and the most interesting, due the number of archaeologicalsites and the lush cloud forest area that we cross, so rich in Andean flora and fauna. From Pacaymayo we climbto the second pass, the Abra Runkurakay (3970m/13022ft). Halfway up, we stop to visit the archaeologicalcomplex with the same name. This site, located at 3800m/12464ft, consists of a small oval structure that isbelieved to have served the purpose of a watchtower. After going over the pass, we descend towards Yanacocha(Black Lagoon) and enter the cloud forest to finally arrive at Sayacmarca (3624m/11887ft). This is a beautifulcomplex made up of a semicircular construction, enclosures at different levels, narrow streets, liturgicalfountains, patios and irrigation canals. Continuing up an easy climb, we arrive at the third pass, the AbraPhuyupatamarca (3700m/12136ft). Along this climb we can appreciate the magnitude of the Incas´ ancientcraft, by walking along paths semi-detached from the mountain, and seeing rocks that fill up ravines in perfectorder, saving the trail from the multileveled Andean geography. We go through an Inca tunnel to later arrive atthe aforementioned pass and down to the complex of the same name. This is one of the most complete andbest-preserved archaeological complexes along the Inca Trail to Machu picchu, and is located on the highestpoint of a mountain. Curiously, Phuyupatamarca means ¨town over the clouds¨. From above, one can observe asophisticated sacred complex made up of water fountains with solid foundations, and also impressive views ofthe Urubamba River valley. We continue our trek down the long descending stone steps that lead us toWiñaywayna (2650m/8692ft), an impressive Inca complex made up of an agricultural center with numerousterraces, a religious sector and an urban sector, close to which our camp is located. This campsite hosts atrekker lodge, a bar and bathrooms with hot shower facilities. After visiting the impressive archaeological site,we enjoy our farewell dinner at our camp. Meals: B, L, DDay 4: Wiñaywayna to Machu picchuOn this fourth and last day we get up at 4.00 am to leave Wiñaywayna an hour later and climb to the Intipunku,or The Sun Gate. This will take an hour of hiking along a trail of flat stones on the edges of cliffs in highlandjungle. From this fabulous spot, we may see the sunrise over the sacred citadel of Machu picchu. From Intipunkuwe descend into Machu picchu, and 40 minutes later we enter the citadel from the highest point through the¨House of the Guardians¨. We then descend to the control point where we register ourselves and leave ourbackpacks. We immediately begin a complete guided tour of the Inca citadel that will take approximately twohours. You will then have free time to walk around, climb the Huaynapicchu Mountain, where one canexperience spectacular views of all of Machupicchu, the valleys and mountains that surround it, or visit theTemple of the Moon or the impressive Inca Bridge. In the afternoon, we meet in the town of Aguas Calienteswhere, if you like, you can visit and relax in its hot springs. From here we take the train back to the city ofCusco, where we arrive after nightfall.Meals: Bhttp://incatrailtravel.com/inca-trail/inca-trail-4-day-hike.html

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