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Inca Trail Machu Picchu 4 Days / 3 Nights

The Inca Trail 4 Days – Description

The Inca Trail 4 Days / 3 Nights to Machu Picchu is rated among the ten best trekking trails in the world because of the exquisite beauty of it s natural surroundings. These include different ecological areas from the high Andean plains, to the cloud forest an impressive variety of altitudes, climates and ecosystems. You will cross two high altitude passes (The highest being Warmiwañuska or Death Women pass at 4200m)

Following this ancient Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu you will be walking past mysterious archaeological sites, half covered by jungle overgrowth, that looks like you are discovering them for the first time, you will visit these ancient settlements built in granite rock by the Inkas all through the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and finally going through the Intu PunKu (Gates of the Sun) where a magnificent view of the lost city of the Incas Machupicchu will be printed in your mind forever.

Inca Trail 4 Days / 3 Nights map (Click to enlarge)
Inca Trail 4 Days / 3 Nights map (Click to enlarge)

NOTE: With our PREMIUM system you trek at a leisure pace, camping at more secluded camps, away from the crowds, we run an ecologically minded trip by taking out all the garbage including all the human waste.

You will not carry anything for the Inca Trail 4 Days, except a small daypack, with your bottled water and camera.

Also, it is our policy the fair treatment of our staff and porters, providing them with good food, shelter, and a decent salary.

You will not carry anything for the Inca Trail 4 Days, except a small daypack, with your bottled water and camera.
You will not carry anything for the Inca Trail 4 Days, except a small daypack, with your bottled water and camera.

The difference between our service and that of other companies is that the first day we camp near Llactapata a more secluded camp, other Agencies camp at Huayabamba, a small town on the trail, full of people. On the second day those agencies trek uphill all day and in the late afternoon with the last bit of energy, they go over Warmiwanusta pass 4,100 meters ( Dead women pass), then go down to camp at Pacasmayo, again a crowded camp. With ourselves on the other hand on the second day we trek toward Huayabamba and hike uphill, camping closed to the high pass at a more secluded place, giving you more time to acclimatize. On the third day, fresh after a good night sleep, we hike up for one hour to the high pass and continue the trek all the way to Phuyupatamarca (City Above the Clouds), the best camp on all Inca Trail.

On the early morning, you will enjoy a magnificent Sun Rise, since you are on top of the mountain with the clouds below you. On the other hand most companies camp at Winay Wayna, much lower and most of the time that early in the morning is foggy, since they are already in the cloud forest.

Classic Inca Trail 4 Days
Classic Inca Trail 4 Days

 

 

NOTICE: If you take this trip with us, we will give you an ONE DAY RAFTING TRIP FOR FREE, also a T-Shirt.

Detailed Itinerary for the Inca Trail 4 Days

We start our Inca Trail 4 Days escorted by native “Quechua” porters going through semi-arid terrain along the Urubamba River valley, with magnificent views of the snow-capped mountain, Veronica (20,200 feet). An easy introductory day of no more than a 4 hours hike. Arriving at camp within view of Llactapata, an ancient Inca citadel that protected the entry to two valleys, one of them leading to the Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu. You will enjoy this less visited camp away from the crowds. (L+D).

After a healthy breakfast, we walk past the Inca Hamlet of Huayabamba, where most of the other trekkers camp. In the afternoon you will be going through a unique Andean cloud forest, afterward arriving at our camp, at Llulluchapampa 3,600 meters altitude (B+L+D).

Today, the first part of the trek takes us to the Warmiwañuska Pass at 4,200 meters. Walking on a remarkably preserved Inca trail, we pass ancient archaeological sites half covered by dense jungle overgrowth. A most rewarding day, with dreamlike landscapes of the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu, orchids, ferns multi-colored birds and hummingbirds provide the ideal backstage. We make our camp at Phuyupatamarca (“City Above the Clouds”), a set of ancient ritual baths, where ancient travelers on the Inca trail will stop to bathe and purify themselves before arriving at the sacred Sanctuary. In the camp, you will enjoy spectacular views of snow-covered Andean ranges, such as the Salcantay 6,200 meters and Veronica 6100 meters. (B+L+D).

After about three and a half hours walking, you will arrive at the Inti punk, (Gates of the Sun), where a magnificent view will be printed in your mind; the Sanctuary of Machupicchu, the ¨Lost City of the Incas¨. Late afternoon train back to Cusco. (B+L).

Inclusions

Include 

  • Private transportation to the head of the trail.
  • 3 Nights in double-occupancy tents.
  • Dining tent with tables and stools, mattress.
  • Kitchen tent and latrine tent.
  • Professional, bilingual guide, cook and porters
  • VISTADOME train back to Cusco.
  • Transfer from the train station to your hotel in Cusco.

Inca Trail 4 Days

No Included

  • International or Local Airfare
  • Meals while in the cities
  • Sleeping bag
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Entrance ticket to the Inka trail( us $ 95 for adults or
  • us $ 47 for students with ISIC card)

We Recommend to bring 

  • Trekking Shoes
  • Personal toiletries.
  • Personal medicine kit.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Walking stick with rounded rubber tip.
  • Hat or cap.
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Bottle of water and tablets to purify the water.
  • Dehydrated fruits, candies and chocolates
  • Gloves, scarf, wool socks.
  • Rain Parka or poncho
  • Flashlights, batteries and spare bulbs.
  • Long pants.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sweaters and a jacket
  • Backpack (approx. 50 to 70 litres) for hiking.
  • Towel and toilet paper.
  • T-shirts.
  • Warm clothes
  • Swimwear.
  • A little local money for the hot shower at the last camp.

* Clients do not carry anything but a day pack.

FIXED DEPARTURE: DAILY

NOTE: Before sending your deposit for the Inca Trail, please make sure to contact us at  info@mayuc.com. to see if there are permits available for the date of your choice. According to government regulations, only 500 people can enter the Inca Trail each day, this includes porters, cooks, guides, and tourists there are 180 authorized tour operators, as ourselves and permits are sold out on a first pay basis.

Ask about our alternative treks to Machu Picchu

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu
Lares Valley Trek to Machu Picchu
Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu

Prices for this tour

To see the prices write us to  info@mayuc.com or using our Contact Form.

From 2 participants
USD 1,079.00
each

From 3 to 5 participants
USD 997.00
each

From 6 to 8 participants
USD 897.00
each

From 9 to 16 participants
USD 737.00
each

To confirm your reservation just send us USD 250.00 per person and your trip application Our accounting department will contact you in less than 24 hours, with your invoice and voucher.

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