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US$ 495.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
Student price US$ 470.00 pp for students or under 16.
(Price in group service on our Fixed departures dates).
US$ 590 per person (with 2 person)
US$ 540 per person (3-5 person)
US$ 495 per person (6-8 person)
with the option to get other trekkers to join in your booked date, price will be reduced, price of tour will be upon number of participants on this tour.
This is easily the shortest of the treks and is best suited for those with a limited amount of time, but who would still like to do a bit of trekking before they see Machu Picchu. It is the lowest in altitude (4350 meters) and also the shortest in distance (17 kilometers) but still sees some great examples of Inca Stairs and other Inca ruins along the way. As there are only 2 days of trekking, you will only camp for one night and then sleep in our hostal on the next night. This trek is also available in 1 or 2 day versions as well (without Machu Picchu).
Duration: 2 days trek + 1 day Machu Picchu
When to go: Best from April to October
Altitude: 3700 masl to 4400 masl
Tourist bus and Train
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This soft trek is ideal for those passengers who really want to be far in the middle of nowhere with only nature surrounding them as they camp in an area that is scarcely seen by tourists. Huchuy Qosqo (The small Cusco) is situated above the Valley of Urubamba and offers very spectacular views over the mountain range Cordillera de Vilcanota. This trek is also a great way for you to enjoy a shorter trek that still includes Machu Picchu, Inca trails, ruins and valleys (with Inca stairs that are better than the Inca Trail). You will have one night camping in the wilderness and then the very next night will be spent in our Hotel Viajeros in the beautiful town, Aguas Calientes”
At 06:00 am pick up from your hotels, private vehicle for 25 minutes to Tambomachay located at 3700 masl. (for our mid day we have a 8 Km of moderate walk with a gradual climbing of 450 meters,4-5 Hrs till the lunch place) we start our hike walking at the ancient Inca Trail used by Quechua people to connect the Sacred Valley, Pisac and probably to Machupicchu at the XV century. From this point you can observe panoramic views of Cusco traditional neiborhoods as Santa Ana, Santiago, Puquin ,the Valley of Qorao, at this high Andean level we observe llamas and alpacas eating the andean grass named Ichu, small cactus and some bromelias bushes locally known as Puyas. At the left side on the path we can see ancient Incas terraces used by farmers. A gentle walking down to the trail as it curves sharply up-hill to reach a pass of near 4180 meters. Then we descend along the trail, you will see a beautifully green valleys stretching out as far as the eye can see, the trail takes us up over the second pass (4300 meters) and into high open country. Just reaching the top we can see the beautiful Lake Qoricocha (Golden Lake in Quechua) where we descend for 20 minutes to find our lunch spot , free time to rest.
After lunch we continue another 300 meter to climb in 3 Hrs walk in a normal pace to reach the highest point 4380 masl, from this top we see Chincheros and the lake of Piuray and some snow sacred mountains as Salcantay, Veronica, (2 passes) then a 1.5 Hrs downhill walk to Pucamamarca our camping place. Here, our staff set up camp and enjoy our supper underneath the great starry sky. This community is located at 3,980 masl nearby there few houses that belong to the farmers. (8- 9 horas 16 kilometers of moderate walk).
Camping 4010 masl
Early wake up at 6:00 am, after breakfast we leave our campsite at 07:00 am (1 hour to walk to HuchuyQosqo) a soft walk to end the valley and we walk through a narrow canyon to see a recently restored trail with wooden bridges and some steps, a lot of of native trees and bushes , a panoramic views of Lamay Valley and Calca, the sacred river of the Incas, Willcamayo ; the walk is one hour to reach the Inca site of HuchuyQosqo, recently restored by archaeolists, located at 3450 mals from this point it is clear to see many beautiful mountains as Chicon, Pitusiray, Sawasiray, Waccaywilca and Veronica ancient Apus so respected and venerated by the locals which most of them are Incas- Quechuas descendents. We have a guided tour for 1.5 hours to visit and explore this interesting Inca complex. HuchuyQosqo was originally an administrative and military center as Pisaq, with many constructions around, Inca buildings with perfect fine stones work, graneries structures called Collcas to store and preserve food, because it was an important agricultural center to produce corn. By 10:00 am we continue our hike for nearly 3-hours of gradually climb to Taucca Pass 4400 masl. After reaching the top we start our last gentle descend for 1 hour until our lunch place from here it is possible also to see the Piuray Lake.
After lunch our private vehicle will transport us to Chincheros then to Ollantaytambo, at 16:30 pm we board our train to AguasCalientes. 2 hours of spectacular train ride with amazing views at both sides of the valleys with impressive snow capped mountains, several Inca constructions can be seen from your windows and the Urubamba river near the train. After we arrive to AguasCalientes our guide will take you to our Hostel Viajeros where you are set for the night. There is an optional time to go to the hot springs to relax and good for muscles. At dinner time your guide will inform you all details about our plans for next morning to see Machupicchu and optimize your visit at this wonderful and marvel place found in 1911.
Please Note.- If some passenger get some altitude problems or found this hike very difficult, there is an option to walk down from HuchuyQosqo for 2 hours to Lamay in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and our vehicle will transport the group to Ollantaytambo to board a train to AguasCalientes. Night at Viajeros Hostel private romos.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Hostel Viajeros Aguas Calientes or choose an upgrade option from Recommendations ( below)
Early wake up at 04:00 am and after breakfast we need to wait at the Bus Terminal to get our bus. The first Bus to Machupicchu depart at 5:30am ( 8Hrs in Machupicchu)
After 30 minutes of bus ride we are at the entrance of Machupicchu ready for our guided visit, 3 hours guided tour with our expert tour guide ,he will show and walk with you throught the most remarkable sectors areas, temples, residences, altars and he will offer a relevant history and archaeology informations. After the guided tour you will have extra time to explore by yourself, going to the sun gate “Inti-Punku”, or walking to the Inca Bridge. Then optional walk to Huaynapicchu mountain (2 Hrs) for later bookings when permits for this walk are sold out we have the walk to the mountain Machupicchu instead. ( 2.5 Hrs)
By 14:30 pm we board a bus down to Aguas Calientes to Viajeros Hostel for our Lunch.
At 16.45 pm we board our train return to Poroy train station ( 25 minute near Cusco). Private transport to Cusco (end of our service at Plaza Regocijo or San Francisco), return time at 21.00 Hrs approx In high season sometimes we offer theTrain to Ollantaytambo and private transport to Cusco, return time at 21.00 Hrs approx .
The Peruvian Institute of Culture INC, announces the issue
of the PERMITS to enter the Inca Trail Trek 2022.
(Permits are limited so we recommend you take actions and book shortly).
The dates will be made under the following schedule:
For Treks on January 2022 on October 11th 2021
For Treks on March 2022 on October 12th 2021
For Treks on April 2022 on October 13th 2021
For Treks on May 2022 on October 14th 2021
For Treks on June 2022 on October 15th 2021
For Treks on July 2022 on October 18th 2021
For Treks on August 2022 on October 19th 2021
For Treks on September to December 2022 on October 20 th 2021
* Early bookings also guarantee camp on Huiñayhuayna the 3rd Night.