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Inca Trail 4D/3N (Group Service)

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Overview

The Classic Inca Trail is the most famous hike in South America – perhaps the world. It is a must-do and one of the biggest highlights of your trip to Peru. It offers 4 days of trekking along original paved Inca pathways and a range of spectacular Inca ruins along the way. The stunning scenery is breath taking. The Classic Inca Trail spans through altitudes in the valley from 2,700 m (8,856 ft) to mountain passes of 4,215 m (13,825 ft). Finally it passes through the cloud forest to arrive at the majestic Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu itself.

Hiking the Inca Trail is one of those things that everyone should do once in their life. Be you young or old, in good shape or not, the Inca Trail is for everyone!

Overview:

  • Day 1: Cusco – Km 82 – Ayapata
  • Day 2: Ayapata – Chaquicocha
  • Day 3 – Chaquicocha – Wiñay Wayna
  • Day 4 – Wiñay Wayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco

 

  • Duration: 4 days/3 nights
  • Distance trekked: 45km/28 miles
  • Elevation: 2,400 – 4,215 m / 7,872 – 13,825 ft

Itinerary

Pre-trek briefing for the Classic Inca Trail:

You will have an in-depth briefing with your guide 1 or 2 days before your trek. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and you can take this opportunity to ask questions and make any final preparations.

Day 1: Cusco – Trailhead at Km 82 – Ayapata

We will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco at 5:30 AM! The ride to the trailhead at Kilometer 82 is beautiful! Along the way we will stop at the Raqchi look out to take photos. This gorgeous location overlooks the valley of Urubamba with the Chicon glacier in the background. From this position you can also see Mount Veronica (5,682 m/ 18,637 ft) and the Urubamba river.

After driving an additional 45 minutes we will reach the town of Ollantaytambo. This town is an excellent spot to get breakfast and buy any last minute supplies prior to arriving at the trailhead. You will also have the opportunity to see the Ollantaytambo Inca site while you are here.

We will then get back in the van to travel the final 45 minutes to reach the trail head at Kilometer 82. At this point we will go through the Inca trail checkpoint and begin our Inca Trail hike.

The hike begins with 2 ½ hours of relatively flat terrain until we reach the Wilkaraqay Inca site. From this location we will have gorgeous views of the Llactapata (2,750 m/ 9,020 ft) archeological site, which was a check point on the Inca trail approach to Machu Picchu. At this point we will go over the history of this site as well as have an overview of the history of the Inca trail.

Back on the trail we will hike for 2 hours until we reach Hatunchaca (2,598 m/8,525 ft) where we will have lunch. This will be your first meal from our incredible chef and will give you an idea of the fantastic food you can look forward to the remainder of the trek!

After lunch we will hike for 2 ½ hours until we reach our camp at Ayapata (3,300 m / 10,829 ft). This camp is a little further along the Inca trail than the traditional night one camp site of Wayllabamba. This is nice because it is quieter. We will take advantage of this feature of the camp in order to enjoy the stars and beauty of the evening on the Inca trail in serenity.

  • Meals: Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodations: Camping
  • Maximum altitude: 3300 m/ 10,824 ft
  • Minimum altitude: 2,750 m/ 9,020 ft
  • Distance to walk: 14 km/ 8.7 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 7 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 2: Ayapata – Dead Woman’s Pass – Pacaymayu – Chaquicocha

After a delicious breakfast we will begin our hike to the famous Dead Woman’s Pass! For the first two hours we will be in the cloud forest. We will pass through various biozones including the low sierra and the high puna. There are many opportunities to see a variety of plant and birdlife and if we are lucky we may also spot White Tailed Deer.

After this two hour hike we reach Lluchapampa (3,800 m / 12,460 ft). This is a small camp and it is the absolute last location on the trail to buy supplies. After a 15 minute break we will continue on the trail.

The portion of the trail leading to Dead Woman’s Pass at Warmiwañusca (4,215 m/ 13,825 ft) lasts two hours and takes you through beautiful mountains and the grasslands of the high Andes. We will pause at the top of this pass to admire the majesty of the highest point of the Inca trail.

We will then descend to the Pacaymayu camp for lunch.  After lunch we will ascend 45 minutes to the Inca site of Runcuraccay. We will tour this ruin and then continue uphill for an additional hour to the Runcuraccay pass (3,950 m/ 12,959 ft).

After a descent of 90 minutes we will arrive at the Inca site of Sayacmarca (3,657 m /12,000 ft). At this location we will have the chance to see one of the most amazing sunsets of the Aobamba valley!

From here it is 25 minutes to our campsite for the night at Chaquicocha (3,600 m/11,800 ft). We have chosen this camp for the night instead of the traditional night 2 campsite at Pacamayu for reasons similar to why we choose Ayapata on night 1. It is less crowded and will allow us a more peaceful encounter with nature!

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodations: Camping
  • Maximum altitude: 4215 m/ 13,825 ft
  • Minimum altitude: 3,300 m/ 10,824 ft
  • Distance to walk: 16 km/ 10 miles
  • 16 km/ 10 miles: 8-9 hours
  • Approximate walking time: 8-9 hours
  • Area: Andes and Cloud Forest
  • Difficulty: Challenging

Day 3: Chaquicocha – Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna

After another fantastic breakfast we will hike for two hours until we reach Phuyupatamarca (3,680 m/ 12,073 ft). From this location we will have astonishing views of Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Mountain, and Huayna Picchu mountain. We will also have a guided tour of the Phuyupatamarca Inca site.

Now it is time to head into the rain forest! We will walk downhill for 2 ½ hours until we reach our camp. During this stretch of the trail we will visit Inti Pata. Many people feel that the most beautiful pictures of the entire Inca trail can be taken from this location! After Inti Pata it is a further 30 minutes to our campsite at Wiñay Wayna (2,680 m /8,792 ft). When we arrive at the camp we will have lunch. After relaxing for a short time we will visit the archeological site that bears the same name as the camp.

Wiñay Wayna is the largest and most beautiful archeological site on the Inca trail and means forever young in Quechua. We are one of the few companies that provide a guided tour of Wiñay Wayna.

  •  Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodations: Camping
  • Maximum altitude: 3600 m/ 11,808 ft
  • Minimum altitude: 2,680 m/8,792 ft
  • Distance to walk: 10 km/ 6.2 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 6 hours
  • Area: High Cloud Forest
  • Difficulty: Easy

Day 4: Wiñay Wayna – Sun Gate – Machu Picchu – Cusco

We will rise very early to complete the final stretch of the Inca Trail, which brings us to Inti Punku or the Sun Gate, the principal entrance of the crystal city of Machu Picchu. The trail here is fairly easy going and after about an hour we will arrive to Inti Punku (2,400 m/ 7,875 ft), an awesome location to observe the citadel of Machu Picchu and sunrise in the Andes.

From Inti Punku it is a further 40 minute downhill hike to the citadel of Machu Picchu. We will go to the classic “photo” spot and take pictures once we arrive. Then there will be a short break prior to starting our tour of Machu Picchu. The tour will last two hours. If you have elected to climb Huayna Picchu mountain you should select the 10 AM time spot.

When you are finished exploring the extraordinary city of Machu Picchu you will travel to Aguas Calientes by bus. You will then take the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo where our private van will be waiting to transport you back to your hotel in Cusco. Arrival time in Cusco depends on the time of your train ticket.

  •  Meals: Breakfast
  • Maximum altitude: 2700 m/ 8856 ft
  • Minimum altitude: 2,430 m/ 7,972 ft
  • Distance to walk: 6 km/ 3.73 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 2 hours

Inclusions

What’s Included in the Classic Inca Trail?

  • Professional licensed guide fluent in English, Spanish, and Quechua
  • A personal porter for the Classic inca Trail (7 Kg/15 pounds)
  • Pre trek briefing 1 to 2 days before the trek
  • Support staff including professional cooks and porters to carry all group gear and 7 kg (15 pounds) per hiker for your own belongings.
  • Three breakfasts, three lunches, and three dinners
  • Drinking water and snacks
  • Dining tent with table, stools, and all dining implements
  • Toilet tent
  • Kitchen tent
  • Sleeping tents and air mattress – Four person tent for every two people
  • Emergency supplies, including first aid kit, oxygen, and emergency radios
  • All group fees, including Inca Trail permits and entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • All transfers, private van to trailhead at km 82, bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes, and private van from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco.

Does Not Include in the Classic Inca Trail

  • Sleeping Bag – can be rented from us
  • Hiking poles – can be rented from us
  • Ticket to climb Huayna Picchu mountain (ticket can be purchased for US $65)
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 4
  • Tips for porters, chef, and guide

What to Bring

  • Original passport (if you have acquired a new one after you made your booking, bring both)
  • Down or synthetic feather sleeping bag (can be rented from us)
  • Clothes (trekking boots, warm fleece jacket, a few t-shirts, socks, sun hat, warm underwear, light long pants, gloves, rain jacket)
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes, personal towel)
  • Sunscreen SPF 35+ recommended
  • Head lamp
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera with spare batteries (batteries run down faster at high altitudes)
  • Binoculars
  • Book to read (you will have some spare time at every camp to read your favorite book)
  • Trekking poles (recommended especially for the steep descents, can be rented from us)
  • Bug repellent

Prices & Availability

Price per person 2017:

US$600 per person (Group Size 02 persons Minimum 08 Persons Average – 16 Persons Maximum with 02 Guides)

  • Student Discount (only with active green ISIC card. Must be below 25 years old): US$20
  • Under 15 years will pay as student: US $20

Aditional/Extras NOT Included (Need to book in Advance):

  • Machu Picchu Mountain climbing:  USD 65.00
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 65.00
  • Vistadome Train Aguas Calientes-Cusco: USD60.00
  • Extra Night in Aguas Calientes: Depends on the type of Hotel desired.

Optional Extras:

  • Sleeping Bag US$25
  • Walking Pole US$15
  • Inflatable Mattress US$25
  • Single Tent Supplement US$35

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How to book:

You can either book by emailing us or by using the Booking form on this site.

By e-mail:

Send us your main Departure date and back up date: By providing us with a main date and a back up date for your trek (classic Inca Trail, Lares, Salkantay, etc) you automatically authorize Aymaras Expeditions to use either of these dates for your reservation. Aymaras Expeditions within the next 48 hours (after you have sent us your booking form and confirm deposit was made) will send you an electronic receipt confirming your trek has been officially booked and also to confirm the exact departure date of your trek.

Send us your Personal Details for Booking: Your passport number and other information must be valid. Please advise if you change your passport number after booking the tour (especially for booking the classic Inca Trail as if we do not make a change in your official details, you may not be permitted to do the trek). Please Note changing passports’ numbers requires an extra fee (we are able to change passports numbers easily on our receipt but its also extremely important that we make the changes with the Inca Trail authorities)

Student rate: In order to obtain this discount you must have a valid ISIC card. It is important you scan and e-mail this to us at the time of booking and that it is valid on the date you are booked on the Inca Trail/alternative trek (you will need to show the real ISIC card http://www.isiccard.com upon your arrival here in Cusco and in Machu Picchu).

Payment of deposit:

1. For the classic Inca Trails: 2 days, 3 days, 4 days, 5 or 7 days (Group or Private Service)

We request a non-refundable deposit US$200 per person along with personal details of each member participating in the trek:

– Full Passport names
– Passport number,
– Gender,
– Nationality,
– Date of Birth(DOB),
– Whatsapp Number,

Payment of deposit amount is:

  • US$200 per person for the Inca Trail only Or
  • US$265 per person for the Inca Trail + Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu climbing.Please confirm if you want to climb Huayna Picchu (the 45 minute climb near Machu Picchu site) or Machu Picchu as they need to be booked well in advance too; there are 2 time sessions:
  • 7 – 8am or
  • 10 – 11am – this also needs to be specified although you need to be flexible to either time.

METHODS OF PAYMENT / Send Money By using Credit Cards

(1) Western Union Money Transfer Company(Fastest and safest method of sending money in Peru)(It takes Minutes and pick the money inmediately and we can confirm in minutes)

Another way to do your payment from abroad and avoid high bank charges or taxes, is using WESTERN UNION, a global transfer service that has a large network of offices around the world.

Money Transfer by Western Union (using your credit cards) – There are additional fees associated with this method of payment. The method of payment depends on which country that you are sending the money. From the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, France, Netherlands & Norway you can make the money transfer online at : http://www.westernunion.com/ Just visit the website and follow the instructions. Visa and Master Card can be used. The charge is less if you go directly to a local Western Union agent in your town and pay in cash. For countries other than those mentioned above you will have to go to the office of your local agent to pay the deposit. The Western Union website allows you to search for the agent nearest to where you live. There are over 245,000 agents throughout the world so you should have no problem finding one that is convenient to you.

Receiver’s Name: JUANITA
Receiver’s Surname: RAMOS QUISPE
Receiver’s Address : San Juan de Dios 295
Receiver’s City: CUZCO
Receiver’s Country: Peru

Afterwards send us an e-mail with the following information:
Operation and transaction numbers: Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) / Number of 10 Number Very Important_____________________
Date and hour of the Payment: ________________________
Sender’s Name:____________________
Sent total amount:______________________

You Can Make your Payment through Western Union with your Visa Card
Send Money transfer online from:

(2) PAYPAL ONLINE PayPal is the faster, safer way to send money, make an online payment, receive money or set up a merchant account. You can easily pay us by using your credit card or bank account.  you can also send us other amount adding 9% to: aymarasexpeditionsoffice@gmail.com

For those that wish to pay via Paypal or bank deposit, please note that a 9% fee applies. That is, you need to increase your payment by 9% to cover the costs that we incur via this kind of payments.

CLASSIC INCA TRAIL TO MACHUPICHU ( IT REQUIRES US$200 DEPOSIT PER PERSON TO CONFIRM THE TOUR)
INKA TRAIL TO MACHUPICCHU

ALTERNATIVE TREKS TO MACHUPICHU ( IT REQUIRES US$100 DEPOSIT PER PERSON TO CONFIRM THE TOUR)

MANU AND TAMBOPATA JUNGLE ( IT REQUIRES US$100 DEPOSIT PER PERSON TO CONFIRM
THE TOUR)
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(3) Transfer into PERUVIAN BANKING ACCOUNT We can also accept payments by bank transfer to our Peru bank account.(It takes at least 3 working days)

You can directly transfer funds from your own banking account to our banking account. There is a 9% admin fee attached to this account that you need to add onto the amount you are sending. See details below.

Duration of Taken to Receive Transfer: 1 day to 3 days dependent on where you are sending from.
It can be done at any bank, make the deposit with the following information:

Name of Bank: Banco de Crédito del Perú BCP
Account Number: (US$ dollars) 285-26854918145
Account Name: UBALDINA RAMOS QUISPE
SWIFT CODE: BCPLPEPL
Emergency phone VíaBCP: 0051-1-3119898
Bank Address: 189 Av. Del Sol, Cusco – Perú / Phone: 0051–84– 235255
Bank Website:www.viabcp.com/zona_publica/01_persona/index.html

The deposit must be sent under the name of UBALDINA RAMOS QUISPE (you can print this page).

Afterwards send us an e-mail with the following information:
Date and hour of the Payment:_______________________
Operation and transaction numbers.__________________
Displayed name (it should be UBALDINA RAMOS QUISPE)
Sent total amount:______________________
Name of the bank where the transaction was done._____________________
We’ll send an E-mail confirming the transaction and we’ll re-confirm your reserve as well.

 

 

 

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WHY Aymaras Expeditions?
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- They come highly recommended, clear and fluent in English. They are experienced and very knowledgeable, passionate for the Inca heritage/ history and dedicated to continual personal development and learning. This  ensures you receive accurate recognized theories and facts about the Inca Andean culture.
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