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December 19th 2019
Published: December 19th 2019
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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 .


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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