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  1. 1. Inka Trail to Machupicchu 4D/3NIncludes | Not Includes | Print | ReserveCuzco - Km 82 - Huayllabamba - Pacaymayu - Wiñay Wayna - Machu Picchu - Cuzco.The Inca Empire was the most sophisticated culture in the "Old World". By force ofdivine right and with a mastery of engineering, agriculture, economic, and mostimportantly, administrative skills, the Incas united warring tribes throughout the Andesunder a common language and single religion, creating one of the most fabulous ofancient empires - Tawantinsuyo. At its height, the Inca Empire had an extensive...Day 01: Cusco – Wayllabamba. Machu picchu TravelBetween 7:00 and 7:30 am, we pick you up at your hotel in our own private bus. Wethen drive to Piskacuchu (2700 masl), a community located on the 82nd kilometer of theCusco –Machu Picchu railroad. Starting at this point, we cross the bridge and walkalong the left shore of the Urubamba River as it flows north-west along the SacredValley. Following the trail along a flat terrain, we arrive in Miskay (2800 masl), to thenascend and finally see, from the tallest part of an overlook, the Inca city of Patallacta(2750 masl). We continue trekking along the valley created by the Kusichaca River,gradually climbing for about five hours until we reach our first campsite in theWayllabamba village (3000 masl). All along the way we will see spectacular views ofthe Vilcanota ridge on the opposite side of the Urubamba River, where the impressiveVeronica peak reigns at 5832 meters above sea level. Not to mention the diversity ofwild flora and fauna that can be found all along the valley.Day 02: Wayllabamba – PacaymayoWe wake up at around 6:00 am, and after breakfast we leave Wayllabamba behind tobegin the most difficult part of the trek, which consists of an abrupt and steep ascentthat stretches for 9 km. Along this climb, the landscape changes from sierra to puna (adry and high area with little vegetation). On the way to the first mountain pass, the AbraWarmihuañusca (Dead Woman´s Pass), we see domesticated llamas and alpacas grazingon ichu, one of the few plants that grow at that altitude. We also cross an area of the socalled cloud forest, which is the habitat for many different kinds of birds likehummingbirds and sparrows and the Andean bear, which is also called the SpectacledBear (Tremarctus Ornatus). We advise that on this day specially, your day pack is wellstocked with candies, chocolates and coca leaves that will keep your sugar level high,and help with altitude sickness. Immediately after the pass, we descend into thePacaymayo valley (3600 masl), where we camp after approximately 6h of hiking.Day 03: Pacaymayo – Wiñaywayna
  2. 2. This day is the longest but also the most impressive and the most interesting, due thenumber of archaeological sites that we visit and learn about from our guide. FromPacaymayo we climb to the second pass, the Abra de Runkurakay (3970 masl). Halfway up, we visit the archaeological complex with the same name. This site, located at3800 masl, consists of a small oval structure that is believed to have served the purposeof a watchtower. After going over the pass, we descend towards Yanacocha (BlackLagoon) and enter the cloud-forest to finally arrive at Sayacmarca (3624 masl). This is abeautiful complex made up of a semicircular construction, enclosures at different levels,narrow streets, liturgical fountains, patios and irrigation canals. Continuing up an easyclimb, we arrive at the third pass, the Abra de Phuyupatamarca (3700 masl). Along thisclimb we can appreciate the magnitude of the Incas´ ancient craft, by walking alongpaths 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 Incatunnel to later arrive at the aforementioned pass and down to the complex of the samename. This is one of the most complete and best-preserved archaeological complexesalong the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and is located on the highest point of a mountain.Curiously, Phuyupatamarca means ¨town over the clouds¨. From above, one canobserve a sophisticated sacred complex made up of water fountains with solidfoundations, and also impressive views of the Urubamba River valley and the longdescending stone steps along which we will continue on to Wiñaywayna (2700 masl).At this campsite we find a lodge with a restaurant, bar and bathrooms with hot showers.The campsite has the same name as the complex located only five minutes away fromthe lodge. Wiñaywayna is an impressive complex made up of an agricultural center withnumerous terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector.Day 04: Wiñaywayna – MachupicchuOn this fourth and last day we get up at 4.00 am to leave Wiñaywayna an hour later andclimb to Intipunku, or The Sun Gate. This will take an hour of hiking along a trail of flatstones on the edges of cliffs in highland jungle. From this fabulous spot, we may see thesunrise over the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu. From Intipunku we descend intoMachu Picchu, and 40 minutes later we enter the citadel from the highest point throughthe ¨House of the Guardians¨. We then descend to the control point where we registerourselves and leave our backpacks. We immediately begin a complete guided tour ofthe Inca citadel that will take approximately two hours. You will then have free time towalk around, climb the Huaynapicchu Mountain, where one can experience spectacularviews of all of Machu Picchu, the valleys and mountains that surround it, or visit theTemple of the Moon and the fabulous Inca Bridge. In the afternoon, we meet in thetown of Aguas Calientes where, if you like, you can visit and relax in the thermal baths.From here we take the train to the city of Cusco, where we will arrive after nightfall.What is included: Machu Picchu TravelCollection from your hotel in the morning of trek departure.Private bus from your hotel to the start of the trail.Inca Trail & Machu Picchu entrance fees.
  3. 3. English speaking professional guide (two guides for groups over 9 persons).Igloo tents - 2 persons in each 4-person capacity tent with plenty of space for yourbackpacks.Double thickness foam mattress.Cook and Cooking equipment.Meals (03B,03L,03D) - food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado,pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking, hotdrinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude.Teatime everyday (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn).Porters (to carry the tents, food, and cooking equipment).Dining tent with camp tables and chairs.Kitchen tent.Accommodation for our porters and cooks.First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.Bus from Machu Picchu ruins down to the village of Aguas Calientes.Train ticket (Backpackers service) from Aguas Calientes to Cusco.Transfer from the train station to your hotel.What is not included:Breakfast on the first morning. Some hotels offer an early morning breakfast service. Ifnot, we stop at the town of Urubamba on the way to the start on the trek where you’llhave the opportunity to have breakfast,Meal in restaurant in Aguas Calientes on day 4 of the trek.Entrance to the thermal springs in Aguas Calientes 10 solesSleeping bag (goose down) -15ºC-extreme it can be hired from us US$20 for all trekmummy form and include a sleeping liner. They are cleaned after every use and have amaximum usage of 25 trips (and it must be carry by you)Bus ticket from Machu picchu to Aguas Calientes (optional) one way US$7 (instead ofwalking down.)Tips for the guide, cook and porters.What you need to bring:Original passport (and *International Student card (ISIC) if applicable) if for any reasonyou organize a new passport bring some clear copies of the old one as well.Travel Insurance card is essentialWalking bootsWaterproof jacket/rain ponchocouple of T-shirtsComfortable trousers (zip off pants )Sun hat , Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)Water Purification tablets ( recommended micropur)Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)Insect repellent ( for Aguas Calientes and Machupicchu )Toilet paperPersonal medicationCamera and filmsTorch with spare batteries ( we recommend head lights )Some extra snacks ( like chocolates ,candies )Dates: We have groups for the Inca Trail every day of the year. Least February whenthe Inca Trail is closed throughout the month. The months of February you can visit
  4. 4. Machu Picchu by train or walking cleaves one of the old walking alternatives we have.More is not possible to walk the Inca Trail.Availability: They allowed only 500 people per day Inca Trail. This number includestourists, guides, porters and cooks. The quotas are for everyone, people who want to dothe Inca Trail. So to walk the Inca Trail is essential to book months in advance. Theavailability of quotas for the Inca Trail is the same for all agencies. Thus, if there wereavailable no agency can get space for the Inca Trail.1.-STANDARD SHARED SERVICE: our most popular trek and offers to visitors themost economical method to trek the Inca Trail and alternative inka treks to MachuPicchu. you’ll be joining a group of other trekkers like you coming from overseas, agreat opportunity to have fun and make new friends.2.-PRIVATE SERVICE: special trek program just for you we don´t add any people, isarranged just for you and offers the possibility to choose the departure date and thegroup size. All private groups include additional services, such as extra porters andhorses to carry your personal gear, among others. Write us at:info@wonderadventures.comFor more information…..