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Published: December 19th 2019
Description Inca Trail Machu Picchu 4 Days:
The Inca Trail Classic or real path of the Incas is a tour of four days and begins at Km 82 of the railroad that unites the people of Ollantaytambo to AguasCalientes , near the Urubamba River are train stop for Machu Picchu The first day of the walk It's relatively easy, usually covering about 12 kilometers in one afternoon. During the first day and the morning of the second day, hikers will find many Quechua-speaking indigenous peasants actually living inside the Machu Picchu Shrine along the first part of the Inca Trail. However, once the hikers begin their steep climb to cross the WarmiwanuscaPass(dead woman's step), you no longer see native resident for the rest of your walk. In addition, the trail becomes but quiet with a wonderful landscape and view of the mountains and a paved path made by the ancient Inca Indians.
Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
is ideal for those adventurers who enjoy camping outdoors in contact with nature, culture and history.
The traveler will have the opportunity to know the different sights that the Inca Classic Trail
has and where the end of this route is the incredible visit to one of the seven wonders of the world the Inca city of Machu Picchu .
1st CUSCO DAY - KM 82 –HUAYLLABAMBA
Departure from the hotel at 06:00 am on our private transport, driving us to the Piskacucho sector (2.65 0m). The town is known as Km 82 where the Cusco to Machu Picchu railroad passes. We will begin our walk at the bridge checkpoint and walk to the left side of the Urubamba River that runs northwest of the Sacred Valley. After passing some flat terraces, we will arrive at Miskay (2,800m) and then climb up to finally see the Inca City of Patallacta (2,750m). We will follow our trek along the valley created by the KusichacaRiver, we will gradually climb until we reach our first Wayllabamba camp (3000 manm) where we will look at the most spectacular landscapes of the corner of the Vilcanota River. On the opposite side of the Urubamba River you can see the impressive Nevado Veronica (5,832 manm).
Day 2 Wayllabamba - Warmiwanusca–Pacaymayu
After a good and delicious breakfast we will continue our walk (considered the strongest of the trip) which consists of a climb up a narrow path and near 9 km cliffs. Along this ascent the landscape changes with dry and high areas with little vegetation. This will be the moment when we will reach the first step of the mountain known as AbraofWarmihuanuska (step of the dead woman). We can observe domestic lamas and alpacas grazing on Ichu (one of the few plants that grow at this altitude). We will also cross through a wooded area where several classes of animals inhabit such as birds and the Andean bear (TremarctosOrnatus). We suggest bringing lemon or coca leaf candies, chocolates, cereal bars to maintain high sugar levels and to control your glycerin at altitude.
Day 3 Pacaymayu - Chaqicocha–Winaywayna
This day will be very interesting, as during the trail we will visit many archaeological sites and receive information from our guide. From Pacaymayu we will climb to the second step the RuncurakayAbra(3,970 manm) and in the middle of the morning we will visit the archaeological complex of the same name. This site is located at 3,800manm and consists of a small oval structure similar to a watchtower (watchtower). After passing the step we will descend to Yanacocha (Black Lagoon) and enter the Cloudy Woods to finally reach Sayacmarca (3,624manm). This is a beautiful complex made of a semicircular building with several levels of narrow streets, liturgical fountains, courtyards and irrigation canals. Then we will continue for an easy climb and reach the third step the AbraPhuyupamarca (3,700 manm). Along our walk we will be able to appreciate the magnitude of the ancient art of the Incas and see the rocks carried to the ravine in perfect order. We will continue our walk and then pass through an Inca tunnel and reach the step already mentioned. This is one of the most complete and preserved archaeological complexes and is located at the highest point of the mountain. Phuyupamarca means "City on the Clouds" from which we will observe a sophisticated complex composed of water sources with a solid foundation and an impressive view of the Urubamba River and it is along it that we will continue climbing up to WinayWayna (2,700 manm). On this site we will locate a villa with a restaurant, rooms with bathroom and hot shower.
Day 4 Winaywayna - Machu Picchu – Cusco
On this day we will wake up very early at 04:00 am to leave WinayWayna at the indicated time we will go up to the IntiPunku (door of the sun or sunrise). The ride will take us about an hour; Then we will continue our walk on the flat rocks that lie on the edge of the mountain where we can watch the sunrise over the city of Machu Picchu. From IntiPunku we will descend to Machu Picchu, arriving in 40 min. In Machu Picchu we will have a guided tour of approximately 2h: 30. Then we will have free time to walk around the citadel or climb the Huayna Picchu <a name="_GoBack"></a>Mountain from where you can look at spectacular landscapes of valleys and mountains surrounding the citadel of Machu Picchu or visit the Temple of the Moon and the famous Inca Bridge. In the afternoon we will go down to the village of AguasCalientes for lunch or visit the thermal baths to relax after 4 days of walking. Here we will give you return train tickets to the village of Ollantaytambo. In Ollantaytambo, our shuttle will be waiting to take you to the city of Cusco, arriving around 22h: 20 pm.
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