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INCLUDES: transportation from the hotel in Cusco or Ollantaytambo to Km.82, entrance fee to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu, camping equipment including double/twin occupancy tents, mattresses, kitchen tent, dinning tent, toilet tent, table, chairs, cooking equipment and utensils, all meals during the hike as indicated in the itinerary, cooks, porters to carry and set all the equipment and tents, bilingual tour guide, bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes, train ticket Aguas Calientes-Ollantaytambo, and first-aid kit.

NOT INCLUDED: sleeping bags, personal porter (available by prior arrangements) or personal items, tips.

NOTE: for the Inca Trail is required items such as: toilet paper, sleeping bag and backpack. We recommend light sportswear during the day, extra layers and jackets at night, sunblock, insect repellent, sun glasses, hat or cap and flashlight. Keep your passport or personal ID with you all the time in a safe place.

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Ollantaytambo – Piskacucho – Hatunchaca/Wayllambamba

Your Inca Trail trekking guide will hold a briefing in your hotel the evening before the trek starts. This briefing will give you more information about the route and equipment you need to bring. You will also receive your duffel bag (to be carried by the porters) which must not weigh more than 5 kilograms. If you are leaving from Cusco, there will be an early start (around 6am) to travel by bus (with the trek guide and porters) to Kilometre 82 waymarker (2,680 metres above sea level) – the start of the Inca Trail. There will be a short stop at Ollantaytambo to use toilets and buy walking sticks, water and last minute snacks. If you have spent the night in Ollantaytambo it is just a short drive to Kilometre 82. From this point starts approximately a five hour hike through the Sacred Valley along the Urubamba river to reach the campsite in Wayllabamba (9,842 ft.) is a relatively easy, reasonably flat, 4.5-hour, 10-12 kilometre walk. Lunch and dinner are provided.

Warmiwañusca – Pacaymayo

After breakfast, very early (around 5am), today begins with a gradual ascent covering around 2 kilometres, followed by a challenging 7 kilometres constantly uphill (on dirt tracks and stone steps) to reach the highest pass at Warmiwañusca or ‘Dead Woman’s Pass’ (4,200 metres or (13,779 ft.). The views of the mountains and valleys are spectacular as you make your way slowly towards the pass. This section is the most demanding of the whole trail and reaching Dead Woman’s Pass is quite an achievement. Afterwards the trail heads down to the second camp site in Pacay (11,811 ft.). Total hiking time is approximately six to seven hours. Lunch and dinner are provided.

Runkurakay – Phuyupatamarca/Wiñay Wayna

After breakfast, the hike begins with another early start (5am) and a gradual 2 kilometre hike uphill to the second high pass, Runkurakay (3,950 metres). we have a chance to explore the fascinating archaeological sites of Runkurakay, Sayacmarca, Phuyutamarca and Wiñayhuayna(8,694 ft.). The scenery becomes lusher as we continue towards the third high pass at Phuyupatamarca (3,580 metres).

Intipunku – Machu Picchu – Cusco

On the last morning we rise before dawn (3am) to begin the final section of the trail to the famous ‘Sun Gate’ (Intipunku) and on to Machu Picchu. After a light breakfast you will say goodbye to your porters as they pack up the camping equipment and head back to Cusco. We will reach the site around 7am, your guide will take on a guided tour for about 3hours then you will have plenty of time to explore yourself. After the tour, there is free time to explore Machu Picchu or climb up the Huayna Picchu mountain (previously booked). At the scheduled time, return to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo.