Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu 03 Days

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icon-angle-double-left Location: Peru
icon-angle-double-down Duration: 3 Days
icon-angle-double-right Type: Adventure Peru Treks
icon-angle-double-up Destinations: Cusco, Llaqtapata, Huayllabamba, Llulluchapampa, Warmiwañusca, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca, Inti Pata, Wiñayhuayna, Intipunku, Machu Picchu

Description of the 3/2 Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

2 nights of camping for those with limited time for those wanting to experience the Inca Trail and entering Machu Picchu via la puerto del sol, Inti Punku or the Sun Gate 42 miles total hiking.

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Inca Trail Llaqtapata, Huayllabamba, Llulluchapampa, Warmiwañusca, Inti Pata, Wiñayhuayna,Intipunku, Machu Picchu

Map Hike to Machu Picchu 03 Days
  • Day 01: Cusco, Llaqtapata, Huayllabamba, Llulluchapampa.
  • Day 02: Llulluchapampa, Warmiwañusca, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca.
  • Day 03: Phuyupatamarca, Inti Pata, Wiñayhuayna, Intipunku , Machu Picchu

ITINERARY DETAILS

Day 01: Cusco, Llaqtapata, Huayllabamba, Llulluchapampa.

You will be greeted at your hotel at 5:40 am and taken to 88 kilometer on the rail line to begin the hike at 9AM. The walk will begin leisurely to ensure you are acclimated to the pace and elevation. 

First we will reach the archaeological complex of Patallaqta (2.550 m.). Then we will continue to walk through the Huayllabamba valley first noticing the ecological changes while we ascend to Yuncos Chimpana. Before camping we will continue higher to Llulluchapampa (3750 m).

Day 02: Llulluchapampa, Warmiwañusca, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca.

After breakfast start the trek with spectacular views of the valley below and Huayanay (4.200 m) above. From Warmiwañusca, also called dead woman, you will see and be able to appreciate the small complex of Runkurakay (3.860 meters). Great views of Sayacmarca valleys and snowcapped mountains. We will continue on to the complex of Phuyupatamarca where we will camp for the night.

Day 03: Phuyupatamarca, Inti Pata, Wiñayhuayna, Intipunku, Machu Picchu.

Rise for an early breakfast and visit the archaeological complex of Phuyupatamarca. Then hike 3 miles to Wiñaywayna and visit the Intipata Wiñaywayna complex. Next continue until we reach Inti punku or la Puerta del Sol (Sun Gate) around sunrise. From here you will get your first perspective of many of the sublime magnificence that is the citadel of Machu Picchu. Often called the Lost City of the Incas Machu Picchu mostly because the Spanish conquistadors never found it in the mid 16th century. After a short visit take one of the continuing running buses back down to Aguas Calientes and ascend to Machu Picchu by bus for our guided tour. You will have time to experience Machu Picchu on your own after the tour before descending to Aguas Calientes by bus for taking your train back to Ollantaytambo. From there you will be driven 90 minutes to Cusco's San Francisco Plaza where you can easily walk back to your hotel.

Included:

  • Airport, hotel and train station transfers.
  • English or Spanish speaking professional guides.
  • All meals mentioned in itinerary.
  • Camping equipment and tents (2 people per 3 man tent).
  • Chefs.
  • Porters to carry group equipment (personal porters can be hired for additional cost).
  • Backpacker class train from Aguas Calientes – Poroy (Cusco).
  • Bus from Aguas Caliente - Machu picchu - Aguas Calientes.
  • Machu picchu and inca trail entrance tickets.
  • Bring passport to receive Machu picchu stamp.
  • Mention when you book tour if you prefer vegetarian meals.

Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Private Porters
  • Sub-zero sleeping bag
  • Tips
  • Personal Expenses
  • Personal Porters

What to Bring:

  • UV lip protection
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Reading glasses
  • Brimmed hat
  • Trekking shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Flashlight
  • Pocket knife
  • Lighters / matches
  • Camera
  • Compass
  • Small travel binoculars
  • Toilet paper (buy in Cusco)
  • Bandana
  • Small towel
  • Waterproof day back pack for clothes and personal items
  • Lightweight plastic rain gear or poncho to fit over you and your backpack
  • Collapsible umbrella for rain and shade
  • Non-disposable water bottle (stainless steel)
  • Water purification tablets (Micropur available in Cusco)
  • Small notebook and pen (notes for your blog, sketches)
  • Foam ear plugs. Good for long bus rides and better rest. S. America is noisy.
  • Medications
  • Airborne
  • Imodium-D (you won't need it but its better to have it)
  • Advil
  • Band-aids
  • White sports tape
  • Treat shoes with waterproof silicon spray before leaving home
  • Personal clothing for trek, extra socks
  • Waterproof hiking pants
  • Don't wear jeans
  • Ziploc plastic with hiking energy food
  • Ziploc plastic bags to keep clothes dry
  • Personal sub-zero sleeping bag (available for rent) if hiking
  • Passport: to receive Machu picchu souvenir stamp

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