The Inca Trail to MachuPicchu is rated among the best trekking trips in the world because of the exquisite beauty of its natural surroundings. In this case, we will approach the trail trekking around the Salcantay mountain range. These include different ecological areas from high deserts to Andean tropical rain-forest.
Following this ancient Inca Trail we will be walking past mysterious archaeological sites, half covered by the jungle overgrowth that looks like you are discovering them for the first time, and finally arriving to the lost city of the Incas Machu Picchu.
Our journey is conducted by experienced guides that will make your trip most pleasant and safe. Also our luggage will be carried by native “quechua” carriers. The meals are delicious and prepared by experts in international cuisine
- Private Van to Mollepata.
- All meals during the trekking (7 days/6 nights).
- Backpacker train service from Machu Picchu to Cusco.
- All common equipment and gear.
- Two men tents, kitchen dishes, carriers for the whole equipment, first aid kit, etc..
- Professional bilingual guide.
- Kitchen tent, toilet tent, table, chairs, cook.
- Tickets to Machu Picchu and Inca Trail, bus.
- Sleeping Bag and personal gear
- Anything not specified
Itinerary 6 Days / 5 Night
Departing from the hotel at 08:00am, we will be transfer by private van to Mollepata passing by the Pampa de Anta.
At Mollepata, our party of porters & horses will be waiting to start the trek to the magnificent Salcantay mountain range.
Camp at Soraypampa field. (L,D).
Breakfast will be served at 07:00. Trek departure at 08:00 toward the Salkantaypampa pass where we will arrive around mid day and after 30 minutes we will have lunch.
The trek will continue for 3 more hours to camp base at Pampacahua. (B,L,D)
The journey will start around 08:00 for a walk through a landscape without vegetation, descending towards Wayllabamba village where we will have lunch and have our base camp for the night.
Wayllabmba is the only village with provisionat hand. (B,L,D)
After a healthy breakfast we begin a 4 hours walk to the Warmihuañusca pass (4,050 m.).
From this place is possible to see the other side of the way that leads to Runkurakay ruins. At the end of a gorge, a place called Pacamayo we will stop to rest and have the lunch and prepared our camp base for the night. (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will ascend a short zigzag that take us to the Runkurakay circular ruins. There is no sign of human life, only great woods and abrupt hills.
After the pass, we start the way down and then we can clearly notice that the Inca Trail is well preserved from this point. In a short while we will get the steps which go up to Sayacmarca ruins (3600 m.).
From Sayacmarca the stone road begins to get into the jungle, we will continue our trek toward Phuyupatamarca ruins.
The trail crosses the “Lago Seco” and for brief moments we go up and down. We will cross “The Tunnel”, a natural cavity produced by a landslide but adapted by the Incas. The Inca Trail well traced borders continuously the hills full of moss and fern.
After crossing a small pass we can see some steep steps and under these the Ceremonial Centre of Phuyupatamarca ruins.
Going down the trail we can see the Urubamba valley and the river of the same name.
The path goes down to Wiñay Wuayna ruins, the most important after Machu Picchu and the last site for our camp.
Very early in the morning we will leave our camp towards Inti Punku the last pass.
From this site Machu Picchu looks unreal and beautiful. Then we will visit the citadel. Lunch at Toto ̈s House restaurant (Aguas Calientes).
The Backapacker train goes back to Cusco from the Aguas Calientes station.
Arriving and transfer to the hotel. (B,L).
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