The Camino Real traversed the mountain ranges of the Andes, with peak altitudes of more than 5,000 m. El Camino de la Costa, the coastal trail, with a length of 4,000 km (2,420 mi), ran parallel to the sea and was linked with the Camino Real by many smaller routes.
By far the most popular of the Inca trails for trekking is the Capaq Nan trail, which leads from the village of Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu, the so-called "Lost City of the Incas". There are many well-preserved ruins along the way, and hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world make the three- or four-day trek each year, accompanied by guides.
DAY 1 Cusco to Km. 82
At six in the morning, we pick up our passengers at their hotels and travel by bus to the Km 82, the start of the Inca Trail. We start our trek escorted by native “Quechua'' porters hike to Llulluchapampa. The first day the trail leads along the Urubamba River, offering you spectacular views of snow-capped mountains and intense flora. Camp at Huayllabamba (breakfast at Hotel, lunch and dinner on hike)
Day 2 Pacamayo
We will begin to climb the first pass, Warmiwañusca (4,200 m. alt.), This second day is more challenging as you climb a 4.200-meter high pass, often covered in mist where there is a spectacular view of the valley below.
This night, we will camp along the river Pacamayo at the bottom of the pass. (breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
Day 3 Wiñayhuayna
After breakfast, we will hike towards Runku Rakay and traverse the second pass of the same name (3,800 masl). A stone path guides you through a dense cloud forest to Wiña Wayna, passing many Inca ruins on the way final night near the ruins of Wiñayhuayna, (breakfast,Lunch,dinner)
Day 4 Machu Picchu - Cusco (See more about Machu Picchu)
We will rise very early so that we may watch the sunrise from Inti Punku “Sun Gate” the fog lifts and you are looking down onto Machu Picchu just as the Incas did centuries before you. The sight is awe inspiring - a sprawling temple bathed in sunlight.
Guided tour follow by some time at leisure, afternoon we will take the train back in Cusco where we will arrive around 8:30pm (breakfast)
As an option, you may stay overnight in Machu Picchu - easy to arrange upon request
End of our services
Transportation to km 82
Transfer from the train station to the hotel
bus tickets Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
Train ticket to Cusco Back packer
high quality spacious igloo tents
one cook and assistant
professional bilingual guide
porters for equipment
3 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 3 x diner, coffee and thee.
NOTE: Vegetarian food available on request.
-Lunch at 4th day.
-Extra porter for your personal items US$60 per person (18pounds)
Unless you hire an EXTRA PORTER you need to carry your back pack, sleeping bag and the mattress. You need to indicate this at the time of booking as porters who carry for the full 4 days require permits in advance in the same manner as trekkers.
We Recommend Bringing:
Backpack, Sleeping bag, warm clothes, flash light , wool socks, sunscreen: sun hat, woolen hat for night, insect repellent, rain poncho, toiletries /paper, gloves / scarf, water purifying tablets, personal medical kit, water bottle, isic strudent card if applicable.
Extra money you need to take at least 150.00 soles extra emergency money as there are no ATM´s in Aguas Calientes and higher commission on Travellers Checks.