INCA TRAIL EXCLUSIVE 7d/6n
INCA TRAIL EXCLUSIVE OVERVIEW
Inca Trail Exclusive Steps:
- Day 1: Land in Cusco and hotel night.
- Day 2: Walking tour in Cusco and hotel night in this city.
- Day 3: Inca Trail, from km 82 to Ayapata camp site.
- Day 4: Inca Trail, from Ayapata camp site to Chaquilcocha camp site.
- Day 5: Inca Trail, from Chaquilcocha camp site to Wiñay Wayna camp site.
- Day 6: Inca Trail, from Wiñay Wayna camp site to Machupicchu and train back to Cusco, hotel night in this city
- Day 7: Transfer to the airport and to take your flight to Lima.
Day 1: Landing in the ancient Capital of Cusco!
Our representative will wait for you to take to your hotel in Cusco City, according to your landing time you will have the day to enjoy our city, your hotel will be located near to Cusco downtown and very close to some attractions, use the day to aclimatize your body to the high altitude.
Day 2: Walking Tour!
After your breakfast at the hotel, the day will continue with a guided walking tour in Cusco. Along the way, you’ll visit:
- Plaza de Armas (Cusco’s main square)
- Plaza Nazarenas
- The San Blas neighbourhood
- The Twelve Angle Stone
- Plaza San Francisco, and the Mercado Central de San Pedro.
The afternoon is free of scheduled activities, giving you time to explore the city by yourself. During the afternoon you will have a briefing or information meeting with your Inca Trail tour guide at the lobby of your hotel.
Day 3: Cusco – KM 82 – Ayapata camp site.
The first day of the Inca Trail Exclusive is easy going to help you settle in to the trek. Covering 14km of the trail climbing gently up the Cusichaca Valley, you pass by the Inca site of Llactapata, enjoy great views of the snow-capped peak Veronica (5900m / 19000ft) and get to see a variety of native plant life and birds throughout the day.
Our campsite for the night is at Ayapata (3300m / 10829ft) which is a little further along the trail than most groups go; as we’re camping further up the trail the next day’s trek up to the pass is a little easier for us and with fewer tourists at the campsite we can enjoy the peace and tranquility of this beautiful place.
- Campsite: Ayapata 3300 m/ 10829 ft.
- Distance: 14 km / 8.68 miles
- Highest point: Ayapata campsite 3300 m/ 10829 ft.
Day 4: Ayapata camp site – Chaquicocha camp site
Today is considered by many to be the hardest day of the trek; with 2 high passes (Dead Woman’s Pass is the highest at 4200m / 13779ft) to cross and nearly 16km to walk today really tests your spirit. There’s no need to worry though as thanks to our enthusiastic guides and team of porters helping you along you’ll have all the morale and physical support you need to make it.
Today we get fantastic views of the high mountain ranges as we cross the 2 passes and will have the chance to visit 2 Inca sites (Runcuraccay and Sayacmarca). Our campsite tonight is at Chaquicocha (3600m / 11800ft) which like Ayapata is one of the quieter campsites and affords beautiful views of the sun setting over the mountains in the distance.
- Campsite: Chaquilcocha 3600 m / 11800 ft.
- Distance: 16 km / 9.92 miles
- Highest point: Dead woman pass 4200 m / 13779 ft.
Day 5: Chaquicocha – Wiñay Wayna
Having made it over the 2 passes yesterday we’re now treated to a relaxing day through some of the most beautiful scenery the Inca Trail Exclusive has to offer. With a relatively short distance to cover along what is known as Inca Flat (gentle ascents and descents) we get to enjoy the lush and verdant cloud forest around us and the spectacular views of the Andes in the distance.
With visits to 2 Inca sites (Phuyupatamarca and Winay Wayna) this is by far one of the most impressive days of the trek. Our campsite for tonight is at Wiñay Wayna (2680m / 8792ft) which we will arrive to be early afternoon and get to have an extended guided tour of once we have settled in.
- Campsite: Wiñay Wayna 2680 m / 8792 ft.
- Distance: 10 km / 6.2 miles
- Highest point: Phuyupatamarca pass 3680 m / 12073 ft.
Day 6: Wiñay Wayna – Machu Picchu
Today is the highlight of the trek Inca Trail Exclusive. Waking up early you head straight to the checkpoint to enter Machu Picchu and once the site opens can carry on to the Sun Gate where you’ll get your first fantastic views of Machu Picchu.
On arrival to Machu Picchu you’ll have a 2 hour guided tour of the site during which you’ll learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel. After your tour you’ll have free time to explore the site by yourself and if you have permits to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco.
- Distance: 5 km / 3.1 miles
- Highest point: Sun Gate 2730 m / 8956 ft.
Day 7: Bye Bye Cusco
A Kaypi Peru tours representative will transfer you to the airport for your flight out from Cusco.
Inca Trail Exclusive INCLUDED
- All pickups from the airport to hotel and vice versa
- Double-Occupancy in a three-star hotel, during 3 nights in Cusco.
- 2 Breakfast included in the hotel
- Professional English Speaking Tour Guide, an assistant tour guide for groups of 9+
- Professional Chef
- Porters to carry cooking and camping equipment
- Transportation by bus to Km82
- Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
- Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
- Meals on the Inca trail (3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Afternoon Snacks and 3 Dinners). If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian foods please let us know.
- Dining tent with tables and chairs
- 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
- Foam sleeping mattress (you need to carry this unless you hire a personal porter)
- Oxygen bottle
- First aid kit
- Entrance to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
- Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
- Return expedition train back to Cusco.
Does not Include
NOT INCLUDED BUT YOU CAN GET FROM US
- Entrances to Huayna Picchu Mountain (need to book in advance)
- Entrances to Machu Picchu Mountain (need to book in advance)
- Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us)
- Personal porter up to 7 kgs or 14 kgs
- Walking sticks (can be rented from us)
- Breakfast on Day 4 and lunch and dinner on Day 6
- Water, (during the first 4 hours, after that, our team will provided you)
- Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
What to Pack?
WHAT TO PACK?
- Original Passport
- ISIC card if you are a student
- Strong walking or hiking shoes
- Bottle of water or camel bag
- Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Wind breaker
- Hat and gloves
- Comfortable Trousers
- Sun hat
- Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
- Insect repellent
- Extra batteries
- Toiletries and hand sanitizer
- Personal medication
- Cameraand film
- Torch with spare batteries
- Toilet paper