First Day Cusco – Wayllabamba:

By Bus Cusco Ollantaytambo – Chilca – Piskacucho – Route
at km. 82 of the railway line (piskacucho), the group will prepare their rucksacks and, with the guide and porters, start the trek by crossing the bridge over the urubamba river to where the inca trail to machu picchu truly begins.

Patallacta, «Village In The Heights»
an archaeological complex situated at the foot of a mountain on the left bank of the river cusicancha, tributary of the river urubamba. there are many terraced fields here that probably served to feed other settlements and ‘tambos’ (travellers’ rest stations) along the inca trail. the urban sector has more than a hundred structures, as well as an inca altar, the «pulpituyoc.

«Huayllabamba, «Green Meadow»
a small, indigenous village located at the foot of a mountain and surrounded by crops of maize and potatoes.

on sunny days, you see the snow-covered peaks of the urubamba cordillera (mt. veronica). many groups camp in this village the first night. the village offers campers a public bathroom. nearby, at patawasi, you will find inca-step buildings.

Second Day Wayllabamba – Pacaymayu Runkuraccay:

Arid And Cold High Plains. Abra De Warmiwañusca, «Dead Woman’s Pass»
this is the highest point of the inca trail. the walk is arduous, with a long steep climb to the high pass at 4,200 meters (16,000 feet approximately). on the trail you will be able to appreciate the change in the surroundings as you pass from the moderate temperatures of the valleys to the
right before the pass in a small plain there is a campsite called «llulluchapampa,» bordered by two streams of crystal clear water. there is a public bathroom here- also a place where many travellers rest before the last stretch over the pass at warmiwañusca. the pass is cold and very windy. beyond the pass we descend to our next campsite.

Runkuracay, «Oval Building»
this is an inca «tambo,» or lodge, of semi-circular design with a view of the valley of pacaymayu (» hidden river «) below. on the way to the ruins you pass the campsite at pacaymayu at the bottom of the valley where there is abundant water, a public bathroom, and a small waterfall. this is a good place to rest and have lunch.

after runkuracay, the trail ascends, passing the twin lakes of yanacocha (» black lake «). this is also a popular campsite.

Third Day Runkuraccay – Phuyupatamarca – Wiñayhuayna:

Sayaqmarka, «Dominant Town»
this is an interesting set of ruins located on a cliff with a panoramic view of the aobamba valley and the snow-covered peak of pumasillo. this construction comprises a labyrinth of very narrow corridors, some with exits and others without. the only access to the ruins is by a steep, but solid, stone staircase carved into the side of the mountain. the abyss on one side is carpeted with exotic plants such as orchids and lichens. the whole atmosphere is unforgettable.

during the walk we pass conchamarca, a small, recently discovered archaeological complex, and the campsite at chakicocha, a flat, spacious area with public bathrooms and water. then the trail ascends again and we come to the first tunnel on the trail – 20 meters long and with steps carved out of the living rock. continuing our ascent we reach the third and final pass of the trail at phuyupatamarca.

Phuyupatamarca, «Town Above The Clouds»
this is undoubtedly one of the most unique towns on the inca trail. it is almost always covered in the mist rising from the cloud forest and is located on the side of a ravine looking down into the urubamba valley.

the site is surrounded by terraced fields and ceremonial sources of fresh water. in the upper section there is a plaza from which, on sunny days, the beautiful landscape of the urubamba valley can be seen, as well as the adjacent snow peaks. in the lower section stand circular constructions that seem to imitate the forms of the surrounding landscape.

near the phuyupatamarka pass the trail descends down solid, spiralling steps, passing through a second tunnel. then, winding down the mountain, the trail flattens out, following the course of the urubamba, before arriving at wiñay huayna.

Wiñay Huayna, «Eternal Youth»
this archaeological complex owes its name to the typical orchids that decorate the site with their vibrant red, yellow, and violet flowers all year round. this is perhaps the most beautiful place on the inca trail and the last urban center before machu picchu. it was built on the side of a mountain on the left bank of the urubamba river.

wiñay huayna consists of four principal sectors: the urban sector, located in the lower part and containing more than 20 buildings; the ritual sector; the terraced sector for crops; and the tower sector, which boasts the site’s finest architecture and is therefore assumed to have been a place of religious or social importance.

you will leave wiñay huayna very early in the morning – 4:15 am – in order to reach intipunku, the «sun gate,» to see the dawn over the city of machu picchu . at this point travellers receive their first glimpse of the majesty and grandeur of machu picchu, the sacred city of the incas, under the first rays of the dawning sun.

Fourth Day Wiñaywayna – Machupicchu – Cusco:

machu picchu is the most beautiful and best-preserved inca city – some claim fortress – and one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites. it was discovered by the american historian hiram bingham on the 24th of july, 1911. the city was lost for centuries, and when it was found, it was covered by the thick vegetation typical of the southern peruvian andes.

the city can be divided into three areas: the urban, agricultural, and adjacent zones. in the urban sector you can find the temple of the sun, the royal tomb, the ceremonial fountains, the royal palace, the temple of the three windows, the main temple, the intiwatana, the main square, the sacred rock, the industrial room, and the prisons.

the agricultural sector includes the cemetery and the funeral rock. finally, the adjacent zones are: intipunku, the temple of the moon, wayna picchu and the drawbridge.

machu picchu and the other towns along the inca trail were conceived as religious centres. the incas worshipped the sun, the moon, the stars, the mountains, and mother earth, making a journey today along this sacred trail an inca pilgrimage.
machupicchu it self in the late afternoon. after the tour you will have free time to wander around, then you will meet with the rest of the group to drive by bus down to aguas calientes. (aguas calientes) train back to ollantaytanbo bus to cusco.

This Included:

  • Transportation From Cusco To Km 82, Starting Point Of The Trail
  • Entrance To The Inca Trail And To Machu Picchu
  • Services Of A English Tour Guide
  • Service Of Cooks And Porters
  • Camping Equipment: Double Occupancy Tents And Sleeping Pads, Dinner Tent, Toilet Tent, – Kitchen Tent, Tables, Seats, First Aids Kit And Utensils For Your Meals
  • All Meals During The Hike 3b,3l,3d And Tea Time
  • Train Ticket From Aguas Calientes To Ollantaytanbo By Bus To Cusco On The Tourist Class Backpacker

Not Included :

  • Sleeping Bag Do You Can To Rent ($4 Dolar For Day) Hire
  • Bottled Drinks Except Water Or Where Provided With Meals
  • Optional Tips To Staff
  • Excess Baggage Changes
  • Personal Porters ($ 90 Dolares)