Luxury Inca Trail To Machu Pichu 4 Days – 3 Nights
Peru Agency offers you luxury treks in the Peruvian Andes. Hike in the footsteps of Inca royalty on an epic and challenging journey, past ancient sites, towards the mystical and awe-inspiring Machu Picchu. This is a carefully designed package vacation that includes time to acclimatize to the altitude before you trek. Along the trail you sleep at campsites in modern comfortable tents and are treated to high quality food prepared by our chef. All the essentials for the trek are provided as well as an expert guide to take you on this magical journey into the clouds.
|Altitude:||2050 – 4200 m.a.s.l.|
|High Season:||May to September|
|Path:||Closed month of February|
An early morning bus transfer to Piscacucho, Km marker 82 of the Cusco – Machu Pichu (Machu Picchu) railroad, drops you at the trail´s starting point. You will start out following the Urubamba River at a pace for you to acclimatize to the altitude. The first stop will be the Llaqtapata archaeological complex, where a delicious lunch is served in this beautiful setting, perfect with a glass of wine. After a rest, the journey continues towards the Sacred Valley, this time uphill until you reach the village of Wayllabamba, the first day´s campsite, at which point you will receive your relaxing and soothing massage.
After a healthy breakfast, we head out on the trail, ascending to the first pass along the Inca Trail: Warmiwañusca (4200 m). It will take the better part of the morning to climb there. But after that, for about a further two hours, you will be descending into a valley to your next campsite: Pacaymayo. The day´s end again promises a therapeutic massage to help recharge your batteries to continue the adventure.
Today you will enjoy a trek through completely different countryside, beginning with a morning ascent to the Inca Trail’s second pass at Runcuracay (3900 m), from which you will descend for another two hours to the extraordinary Sayacmarca archeological site. After exploring this remarkable area, it´s off once again along an original, stone paved Incan path that runs through a semi-tropical cloud forest to the third pass, Phuyupatamarca (3800 m), a location that will captivate you with its spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and valley. The last part of this day´s journey is the descent to the mysteriously beautiful Wiñaywayna archeological site and final encampment. Before going to bed, the masseuses await to give you your soothing massage.
You will start the hike towards the Punku sector, also called the Sun Gate, a place from where you will catch your first sighting of the impressive lost city of Machu Pichu. The journey along this trail, used by the ancient dwellers of these lands, will be an unforgettable adventure for you. Rediscovering the “Lost City of the Incas” in your own way will be the reward for your efforts. Following a short hike, you will arrive at the archeological complex and, after a refreshing break, you will begin your guided tour that will last roughly two hours. You then will board a bus that will take you to the town of Aguas Calientes for lunch, and afterwards it is back to the city of Cusco in the Vistadome train.