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This is the fastest alternative to the Classic 4D/3N Inca Trail arriving to Machu Picchu as its final destination. It is the ideal for people who want to feel the adrenaline and do not have much time.

Day 1: Cusco - Piskacucho - Llulluchapampa

We will pick you up in your hotel at 5:00 a.m. immediately afterwards to go  82 km from the railroad to the surroundings of the place named Piskacucho (2700 m.s.n.m) place where we will begin our trek that will be in an average of 10 hours approximately our first point of camping located in Llulluchapampa (3800 m.a.s.l), initially the trek will be for the side of the sacred river named Willkamayu or Vilcanota and  continue for a branch called  Kusichaca river that should direct us to exploring important places as: Miskay, Llactapata, Inka Wasi, Willkaraqay and Huayllabamba community. From this place our trek will be more demanding  but  we will be rewarded with beautiful and panoramic landscape, whose initial tour will be across a forest of dense vegetation that will allow us to pass for places as: Tres piedras (3300m.s.n.m), Llulluchapampa (3800 m.s.n.m). On having finished our trek our porter will have the camp ready to be able to establish; we will have dinner and stay in camp. View Briefing video sample - Inca Trail

Day 2: Llulluchapampa - Phuyupatamarca - Wiñaywayna

IIt's considered the most attractive thing and the most difficult section of the trip, since we cross the highest point 4,200 m.a.s.l. /13,780 feets,  on the level of sea. Named Warmiwañuska or Dead woman pass, where it waits for us the only day for the qualities of the trek; it will be something extensive as interesting, we will take an average of 12 hours of trek. After the breakfast we will restart the ascent with direction to the highest point of the Inca Trail, then we will initiate an intense and strong descend towards to Pacaymayo Valley (3600 m.a.s.l.) , then the second highest point is  Runkuraqay of 3900 m.a.s.l.)  From that point of which we will be able to observe the snow-capped mountain Veronica and the snow-capped mountain Pumasillo in their fullness; during the day we will explore important places and archaeological centers as: Runkuraqay, Sayacmarca, Qonchamarca, Chaquiqocha, Phuyupatamarca e Intipata.

This route offers us to join eyebrow of jungle with a variety and diversity flora and fauna with respect to the previous days when we observed different types of forest, besides important trip we pass through the famous Inca tunnel, after we get down Inca steps, which lead us to the famous archaeological complex Wiñayhuayna (2700 m.a.s.l.) place of our last camp site.

Day 3: Wiñaywayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco

This is the most expected day of our trip . We start very early in the morning where we will direct by ourselves for the same original route of the way Inca to the Intipunku (door of the Sun) for viewing, the city of Machu Picchu in all his brilliance and majesty.

Then to come down Machupicchu and initiate our tour for about 2.5 hours our guide will lead us across this historical wonder giving us the necessary explanations on principal remains and monuments, such as the Principal Plaza, Temple of Three Windows, The Solar Clock, The Quarter of the Mortars, The Temple of the Condor, the cemeteries and enclosures, sacred sources, urban and agricultural sector and others.

Then we will have free time to continue admiring the place to take the necessary photography's. Between the activities suggested for the day this one to raise the Wayna Picchu, to lower the village to Aguas Calientes and enjoy its thermal baths. In the evening our train will be returning with direction to Cusco.

Included:

  • Professional, bilingual tour guide.
  • Transfer from Cusco Hotel, to Km82 (started Inca Trail).
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
  • Train Ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Transfer from Train Station in Ollantaytambo to Cusco Hotel.
  • Spacious, personal tents and inflatable mattress.
  • Hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes while hiking.
  • Excellent Meals (2 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 2 Dinner).
  • Food includes pancakes, omelettes, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking.
  • Entrance fee to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle

Not Included:

  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Mountain (consult: Optionals).

We recommend you bring:

  • Original passport (and *International Student card (ISIC), if applicable).
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended but not required).
  • Sleeping bag (also can be rented from us).
  • Walking boots.
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho.
  • Warm jacket.
  • Hat and gloves.
  • T-shirts.
  • Comfortable trousers.
  • Sun hat.
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 35 or higher recommended).
  • Insect repellent.
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container or a hydration pack such as Camelbak.
  • Water (only for first 4 hours of trek, then we will provide you with previously-boiled drinking water throughout the trek).
  • Toiletries (including toilet paper).
  • Personal medication.
  • Camera.
  • Torch with spare batteries (headlamps are useful).
  • Cash in local currency (Peruvian Soles) to purchase items along the trail and tips for porters.
  • Cash in local currency (Peruvian Soles) for Machu Picchu locker rental. You are required to check your backpack into a locker before entering the ruins.