Amazing Private Inca Trail 7D/6N

PRIVATE INCA TRAIL – USEFUL INFORMATION

Locations Visited: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machupicchu, Inca Trail
Trip Style: Tours, Culture, Adventure
Length:  7 Days
Frequency: Everyday
Group: 2 pax min
Difficulty: 3/5

DAY 1: ACCLIMATIZATION AND EXPLORE CUSCO BEFORE THE PRIVATE INCA TRAIL:

Welcome to Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire, one of the most beautiful cities on Earth, and a natural starting point for any Peru itinerary. We’ll meet you at 1pm for a traditional Peruvian meal at a local favorite restaurant. In the afternoon your guide will lead a relaxed walking tour around Cusco’s stunning historic centre – it’s important to take it easy if you’ve arrived from sea level today, as you need to adjust to Cusco’s 3,400m (11,200 feet) altitude.

Meals: lunch included.
Accommodation: comfortable hotel Cusco.

DAY 2: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SACRED VALLEY:

A tour guide from Peru cultural connection will pick you up from your hotel in a private van to show you the incredible scenic floodplain between Pisaq and Ollantaytambo in the sacred valley Pisaq is cobbled inca village which is home to the largest handicraft market in the region and a huge Inca fortress, we will visit both. Urubamba River that is the main river in this valley also is the affluent to the Amazon River. Our destination is Ollantaytambo probably the most perfectly preserved of all inca towns, a maze of cobbled alleyways and sun drenched plazas presided over by an spectacular, llama-shaped ruin.
Meals: breakfast – lunch included Accommodation: comfortable hotel Cusco or Sacred Valley

DAY 3: PRIVATE INCA TRAIL START:

We’ll pick you up from your hotel, in a shuttle to head toward KM 82 (2,650 masl / 8,694 ft.), the starting point of our hike, it is important to present our ORIGINAL ID for control of the Inca trail. On this day, we’ll see the archaeological complex of Patallaqta, dry forests, the archaeological site of Willkaracay. Ending our walk in the community of Huayllabamba, our 1st camp (3,100 masl / 10,170 ft.).

  • Meals: Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodations: Camping
  • Maximum altitude: 3300 m/ 10,824 ft
  • Minimum altitude: 2,750 m/ 9,020 ft
  • Distance to walk: 14 km/ 8.7 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 7 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 4: HUAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMAYU:

After breakfast, we’ll start to climb; this is one of the most difficult days of the Private Inca Trail. Walk uphill to the Pass Warmiwañuska at (4,250 masl / 13,828 ft.), where we will see the imposing peaks of the Vilcanota mountain range, then we’ll descend to the 2nd camp of Pacaymayu at (3,600 masl / 11,811 ft.).

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodations: Camping
  • Maximum altitude: 4215 m/ 13,825 ft
  • Minimum altitude: 3,300 m/ 10,824 ft
  • Distance to walk: 16 km/ 10 miles
  • 16 km/ 10 miles: 8-9 hours
  • Approximate walking time: 8-9 hours
  • Area: Andes and Cloud Forest
  • Difficulty: Challenging

DAY 5: PACAYMAYU – WIÑAYWAYNA:

this is the longest day of the Inca Trail, but the most beautiful. We’ll observe the different ecological levels of the highlands of the place, the cloud forests and rain forests as well as all tourist sites like Runkurakay at (3,760 masl / 12,335 ft.), we’ll continue up to the second pass at (3,900 masl / 12,795 ft.), where we will have a short rest and then descend to the archaeological site of Sayacmarca at (3,625 masl / 11,893 ft.). Then, we’ll head to Phuyupatamarka at (3,600 masl / 11,811ft.), resting place to take some pictures of the mountains. Continuing on the steps, we will take a path that leads down to our last camp Wiñaywayna.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodations: Camping
  • Maximum altitude: 3600 m/ 11,808 ft
  • Minimum altitude: 2,680 m/8,792 ft
  • Distance to walk: 10 km/ 6.2 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 6 hours
  • Area: High Cloud Forest
  • Difficulty: Easy

DAY 6: WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHU PICCHU:

Early in the morning, we will have our breakfast. Then, we’re gonna pass the control/check point of Wiñaywayna where we will be controlled our entrance ticket and then walk to the “Sun Gate”, known as “Inti Punku” (2,720 masl / 8,923 ft.). To get a first glance of Machu Picchu. Leaving our backpacks in storage at Machu Picchu control, we will have free time. Then, we’ll get back to Machu Picchu to have a 2-hour guided tour, about then, we’ll have free time to visit and enjoy the place on their own. We will take the bus to go down to the town of “Aguas Calientes”, to return by train to Ollantaytambo and then transport to Cusco.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Maximum altitude: 2700 m/ 8856 ft
  • Minimum altitude: 2,430 m/ 7,972 ft
  • Distance to walk: 6 km/ 3.73 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 2 hours

DAY 7: FREE MORNING AND THEN TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT:
You can book your flight out of Cusco for any time today. If you’re staying on in Peru, we’re delighted to help out with suggestions and assistance for the rest of your time here
Meals: breakfast included

Private Inca Trail INCLUDED

✔ Accommodation mentioned
✔ Entrance fee to all sites
✔ Transportation to Km. 82 (starting point of the Hike).
✔ Entrance Ticket to Machu Picchu
✔ Entrance Ticket to Inca Trail.
✔ Professional Guide (2 Guides in a group of 9 people).
✔ Camping equipment (tents, mattress).
✔ Kitchen equipment. (tables, chairs, dining tent)
✔ Porter’s Team.
✔ Meals according the itinerary
✔ Train ticket from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo.
✔ Transportation Ollanta – Cusco
✔ First aid kit and oxygen.

Private Inca Trail NOT INCLUDED

✘ Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us)
✘ Personal Porter
✘ Meals not mentioned
✘ Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain $ 75.00
✘ Energy snacks. So it would be useful to bring some such as chocolate bars and dried fruits.
✘ In an effort to reduce plastic waste on the trail we encourage our guests to use refillable water bottles
✘ Tips for the crew (Porters, chef and guide)

WHAT TO BRING TO THE INCA TRAIL

❗ Original identification documents (passport, ID).
❗ Rain jacket & rain poncho.
❗ good walking shoes
❗ sandals
❗ Sleeping bag (feather)
❗ Sun cream
❗ Sunglasses.
❗Flashlight – batteries.
❗ Binoculars (optional).
❗ Mosquito Repellent.
❗ Walking sticks.
❗ Extra money.
❗ Small backpack & rain cover.
❗ Personal kit (if you have some illness).

PRICE
PERU CULTURAL CONNECTION requires at least 2 people for this tour, but you can leave any day you would like. The departure is 100% guaranteed once booked.
The price is based on the group size. If you are with a larger group, please contact us for a discounted rate.
NOTE: PERU CULTURAL CONNECTION will never pass you onto another operator or share service with other companies as most agencies do here.

Price

USD1400Per Person

Private Inca Trail
Private Inca Trail
wiñayhuayna in the Private
Machupicchu. after the Private

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