Inka Trail is a fascinating and unforgettable experience. It’s paved with blocks of with granite stone; has numerous stone stairways; tunnels and wooden bridges;paths across rivers, streams, beautiful valleys; warm cloud forests and cold highlands. All this vision makes the visitor meditate about the intellectual and grandeur of the Andean man; whose highest achievement was the Inca civilization. This trek is easy to moderate trek; it will take you through the Andes and the cloud forest of Machu Picchu National Park.
The Inka Trail treks were developed to promote the culture and the livelihood of the Incas. This trip takes you to places of cultural interest and also to places which are naturally scenic. Besides the nature and culture the most interesting things is the home stay experience which is offered during the trek. This trek starts from a place called Pisqhakucho and ends at Machu Picchu.
SHORT TREK ITINERARY
Day 1: Wayllabamba at 3,000m
At 05:00 a.m, we’ll pick you up from your hotel and travel 3 hours to Pisqhakucho (begining point of the trek) and trek 11 km of distance. Today, we will visit Patallacta Inca ruins.
Day 2: Dead woaman pass at 4,200m
We’ll start the trek at 07:00 a.m; today will be the hardest day because the dead woman’s pass (4,200 masl). The trekking distance will be 11km.
Day 3: Phuyupatamarka camp
Today, we will explore the Inca ruins of Runkuraqhay and Sayacmarka; the trekking distance will be 13 km.
Day 4: Machu Picchu sun set
After we explore Phuyupatamarka Inca ruins, we’ll descend to Wiñayhuayna where lunch will be served; in the afternoon, we’ll head to Inti Punku or Sun gate and later to Machu Picchu from where we’ll take a bus to the town of “Aguas Calientes” and have accommodation in the hotel.
Day 5: Machu Picchu
Very early, we will take the bus up to Machu Picchu and we’ll explore with our expert guide. In the afternoon, we will return to Cusco by train.
Inka Trail To Machu Picchu five days comfort class is excellent for families with children and people with short experience in trekking; this program allows a better acclimatization to altitude and the daily walking distance is less than in the 4 day-trek; The Inka Trail To Machu Picchu is physically challenging but worthwhile, and the excursion is within the ability of most reasonably fit. It is 45km (26 mile) trek, with 3 high passes to be crossed, one of which reaches an elevation of 4,200 masl (13,776 ft).
The Inka Trail passes several smaller ruin sites, the first of which is Llactapata. Second day ascends the long steep path to Warmiwañusqha or Dead Woman’s Pass (4,200 masl or 13,776 ft) above sea level, this pass is the highest point of the trek. The second pass of the trek is at 4,000 masl where on clear days, we’ll enjoy superb views of the snow-capped mountain range of Vilcabamba. The Inka Trail was a perfect road system that began in Quito, Ecuador, passed through Cusco, and ended in what is now Tucuman – Argentina.