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Inca Trail 5 days



Classic Inca Trail + Huayna Picchu in 5 days


With this tour you are not only the possibility to see and be in Machu Picchu, you will have the opportunity to climb Huayna Picchu. This is our ultimate highlights holiday of Peru, you'll experience the grandeur of the Inca Civilization. Explore the most breathtaking natural sights of the Inca trail. And the top Inca heritage site Machu Picchu, including the Huaynapicchu sacred Mountain.

This trek is also known as “the five days Inca Trail Huayna Picchu mountain”

Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu in 5 days

Itinerary For Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu in 5 days


Everyone is collected early from their hotels and we all travel by bus for a bit more than three hours, passing by the picturesque villages of Chinchero, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo, until reaching the kilometre 82, the actual start of the trail

We start our trek escorted by native "quechua¨ porters going through semi-arid terrain along the Urubamba River valley, with magnificent views of the snowcapped mountain, Veronica (20,200'). We cross the Vilcanota River and follow the trail to the right as it climbs steeply up from the river. After passing through a small village, the ruins of the Inca hillfort of Huillca Raccay come into view high above the mouth of the river Cusichaca ('happy bridge'). It is a simple descent down to the Cusichaca River.

For a further 7 km the path follows the left bank of the river up to the village of Wayllabamba (3,000m). The name in Quechua means 'grassy plain'. We spend the first night here beside some spectacular ruins which, if you have the energy, we have time to explore.

Meals provided:

  • Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu in 5 daysLunch
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Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu in 5 days

After a delicious breakfast, we start our second day of trekking, perhaps the most difficult, as we have to climb to the pass of the impressive Warmihuañusca ("Dead woman's Pass") at 4,200 meters high. In this place, the highest in the Inca Trail, we enjoy a spectacular view of the Andes. The path continues on following a mountain stream up past hummingbirds and amazing stunted cloud forest. We pass by the beautiful grassy area at Llulluchapampa (3680 meters), which also possesses outstanding views down the valley.

After lunch, we start the descent towards the valley of Pacaymayu, where we make our second camp.

Meals provided:

  • Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu in 5 daysBreakfast
  • Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu in 5 daysLunch
  • Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu in 5 daysDinner
Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu in 5 days

From Pacamayo it takes about an hour to climb up to the ruins of Runkuracay. These small circular ruins occupy a commanding position overlooking the Pacamayo valley below. Another 45 minute hike will bring you to the top of the second pass: Abra de Runkuracay (4,000m). At last you'll feel that you are walking along the trail of the Incas with paving, for the most part, being original. The descent down the steps from the pass is steep so take care. This section of the trail, up till the 3rd pass, is particularly beautiful as the path crosses high stone embankments and skirts deep precipices. After about 1 hour from the 2nd pass you'll arrive at Sayacmarca by way of a superbly designed stone staircase. The name Sayacmarca means 'Inaccessible Town' and describes the position of the ruins perfectly, protected on three sides by sheer cliffs. No one knows the exact purpose of these ruins.

You have to backtrack a little to rejoin the trail as it passes Conchamarca, a small Inca dwelling situated in the shadows of Sayacmarca, which was probably a tambo for weary travelers on their way to Machu Picchu.

From then on the path descends into a magnificent cloud forest full of orchids, hanging mosses, tree ferns and flowers, passing through an impressive Inca tunnel, carved into the rock, on the way. The trail then climbs up to the 3rd pass (3,700m). The view from the pass offers excellent views of several snow-capped peaks including Salkantay (6,271m) and Veronica (5,750m). A few minutes after the pass is Phuyupatamarca, the most impressive Inca ruin so far. The name means 'Town in the Clouds'.

Access to the ruins is down a steep flight of stairs passing six 'Inca Baths' probably used for the ritual worship of water. Leaving the site via an impressive Inca staircase leading from the west side of the ruins (the far end from the baths) you descend a thousand or so steps. Be careful with your knees which will feel the strain by the end of the day.

Meals provided:

  • Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu in 5 daysBreakfast
  • Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu in 5 daysLunch
  • Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu in 5 daysDinner
Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu in 5 days

After an early morning chance to catch the sunrise on the surrounding snowcapped mountains of Salcantay and Veronica, we give a farewell to our porters composed of a traditional song and dance. Our final day of hiking brings us into the cloud forest with a series of Inca stairways to Winay Wayna, another interesting site full of swallows and orchids. Finally we get to Inti Punku, the gateway of the Sun and our first glimpse of Machu Picchu. We pass through the ruins and catch a bus down to our hotel in the colorful town of Machu Picchu Pueblo (formally known as Aguas Calientes) and celebrate our return to civilization.

In the late morning we have Machu Picchu virtually to ourselves for a full guided tour, with time to climb Huayna Picchu (due to permit restrictions, please let us know at the time of booking whether you want to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain) or else just wander around, soaking up the amazing atmosphere.

If you are exhausted just come down to Aguas Calientes and relax in the hot springs as you have a second opportunity to see all of Machu Picchu well rested tomorrow!!!

Meals provided:

  • Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu in 5 daysBreakfast
Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu in 5 days

After an early Breakfast you can walk or take the bus back up to explore Machu Picchu more fully and of course for your climb of Huayna Picchu. If you were so tired yesterday then you have plenty of time to really capture Machu Picchu today so start out early! Buses are available from 5.30am.

In the afternoon, we board the train for an exhilarating ride along the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Once at the terminal, our bus whisks us back to Cusco and your hotel. Of course if you have some energy left, you could always explore Cusco's excellent nightlife.

End of our Services

Meals provided:

  • Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu in 5 daysBreakfast
Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu in 5 days

INCLUDED

  • Transfers In / Out
  • Transportation Cusco-Mollepata. (Start walking)
  • Professional bilingual tour guide English /Spanish.
  • Assistant tour guide (for groups of 9 or more people)
  • Entrance Fee to Machu Picchu.
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks, 3 dinners.
  • Cook. (Professional)
  • Entrance fees to Inka trail
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • 1st Aid Kit
  • 01 Oxygen Ball
  • 01 night in touristic hotel in Machupicchu village
  • 01 Bus ticket Machupicchu Inca City to Aguas Calientes.
  • Return train tickets in Expedition Service (Machupicchu.Ollanta and bus to Cusco)

NOT INCLUDED

  • 1st Breakfast, Last Lunch
  • Extra Porters or Horses for carry persona staff (Optional US$ 80.00 per 4 days)
  • Other not mentioned

What to bring for your Tour?

  • Original passport
  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC) if you have a student discount
  • Trekking boots/shoes
  • Waterproof jacket (Rain jacket)
  • Warm jacket, hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun protection cream (factor 50 recommended)
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container or camel bags
  • Water
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medication
  • Extra money for personal expenses, tips, lunch on last day, snacks, etc. We recommend that you bring around 300 Peruvian Nuevos Soles

Optional items to bring for your Tour

  • Shorts
  • Walking stick (with rubber tip)
  • Plasters and bandages
  • Sandals
  • Bathing suit for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes

Notes for your Tour

  • Itinerary may change according to the climate and health status of the trekkers.
  • Train times for the Expedition train to Ollantaytambo may change according to the train company's availability and will be confirmed close to the time of the trek. If someone books later than most of the group, we may not be able to provide the same train as the rest of the group.
  • Change to earlier/later train time at time of booking (price depending on train availability)
  • Tips/gratuities not included but are optional according to the services rendered

How to Make a ITEP's Tours in 03 simple steps.

With the explosion of the Internet, calling to our office is no longer necessary--in fact, it may cost you. No matter how you decide to reserve your Machu Picchu ticket, we are tour Operator and we are the directly why to reserve your Inca Trail trek or Machu Picchu tour.

reservation Instructions

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TRIP DETAILS

Package Name: Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu in 5 days
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Departures Dates: Every day (please check availability in our groups).
Altitude: 1950 - 4600m. / 6398 - 15092 f.
Visited Places: Cusco, Chinchero, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Inca trail (Wayllabamba, Llulluchapampa, Pacaymayu, Phuyupatamarca, Wiñayhuayna, Runkuracay, Sayacmarca, Wiñayhuayna), Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu.
Type of Tour: Archaeological, Trekking, Landscape, Camping, Inca Trail Alternative Trek
Meals provided:
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