The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is considered one of the most interesting adventure programs in the world, because of its great variety of landscapes and ecological biodiversity and also for the impressive Inca monuments visited during the trek. The route runs through an impressive variety of altitudes, where the climate and ecosystems range from the high Andean plain to the cloud forest. The forests abound in hundreds of species of orchids, brightly colored birds and dream-like landscapes which are the ideal complement to this amazing hikers’ route.
Peru Agency is proud to offer you a unique style trek through this spectacular landscape, decorated with imposing mountains, rivers and great wildlife. Add some fascinating Inca buildings to these natural wonders and you have a unique chance to appreciate architectural art in perfect harmony with the natural environment.
Come with us on this adventure, hiking to Machu Picchu.
|Altitude:||2050 – 4200 m.a.s.l.|
|High Season:||May to September|
|Path:||Closed month of February|
We will leave early from Cusco by bus and drive to Km 82, the starting point for the Inca Trail. Here we´ll meet the porters and cooks who will take all the necessary equipment for the trip. We will begin the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (Machu Pichu) crossing the Piscacucho bridge, then climbing to Patallaqta, where we will have lunch. We continue our journey crossing the Valley of Huayllabamba until we reach our campsite, where we will have a pleasant dinner.
Early breakfast. Our trek takes us up to Warmihuañusca at 4,200 m.a.s.l., where we will have a panoramic view of the mountains and high snowy peaks surrounding us.
We will descend to our next campsite, Pacaymayu where we will have dinner and overnight.
Early breakfast, then we will begin trekking, ascending toward Runcuracay, an archeological site at 3,700 m.a.s.l. Then we will continue toward Sayacmarka, another archeological area, where we will have lunch. After lunch we will continue to Puyupatamarca (in Quechua, City above the clouds), an impressive Inca City. Finally we will reach Wiñaywayna at 2,690 m.a.s.l where we will have dinner and overnight.
After breakfast we continue hiking until we reach Inti Punku or the Sun Gate, the entrance to the wonderful Machupicchu citadel. Here, we will have a guided tour of this impressive site. After our tour we´ll take the bus down to the small town of Aguas Calientes, then after lunch (not included) we will take the train back to Cusco.