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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu


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The legendary 'Lost City of Machu Picchu' is without a doubt the most important tourist attraction in Cusco Peru and one of the world's most impressive archaeological sites. Enjoy of this wonderful empire capitol of the Incas.
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ITINERARY - 4 days / 3 nights

Day 1

Cusco / Wayllabamba

Drive to Piskacuchu (2700 masl), a community located on the 82nd kilometer of Cusco–Machupicchu railroad. Starting at this point, you will cross the bridge and walk along the left shore of the Urubamba River as it flows north-west along the Sacred Valley. You then climb a short way up the Cusichaca valley to Wayllabamba, the last inhabited village on the trail, where you camp.

Day 2

Wayllabamba / Pacaymayu

After breakfast you will leave wayllabamba behind to begin the most difficult part of the trek which consist of an abroupt and steep ascent that stretches for 9 Km. Along this climb, the landscape changes from sierra to puna. On the way to the first pass, the Warmiwañusqa 2,400 masl. from this point you will see the the Veronica mountain. Inmediately after the passs, you will desscend into the Pacaymayu valley (3,600 masl), where you will camp after approximately 6h of hiking.

Day 3

Pacaymayu / Wiñay Wayna

This day is longest but also the most interesting, due the number of archaeological sites that you will visit and learn about from the guide. From pacaymayu you will climb to the second pass, the Runcurakay pass (3970 masl) half way up you will visit the archaeological complex with de the same name.

And after the pass you will descend towards Yanaqocha (black lagoon) and enter the cloud forest to finally arrive at Sayaqmarka ( 3624 masl ) this is beautiful complex made up of a semicircular construction.

Continuing up an easy climb, you will arrive at the third pass, the abra de Puyupatamarka (3,700 m.a.s.l.). Along this climb you can appreciate the magnitude of the incas ancient craft, by walking along paths semi-detached from the mountain, and seeing rocks that fill up ravines in perfect order, saving the trail from the multileveled andean geography. To later arrive at the archeological complex of the Phuyupatamarka. From above, one can observe a sophisticated sacred complex made up of water fountains with solid foundations. And also impressive views of the Urubamba river valley and the along descending stone steps to Wiñayhuayna Camp site.

Day 4

Wiñay Wayna / Machu Picchu

An early morning hike takes us across a steep mountainside through lush, humid cloud-forest of giant ferns and broad-leaf vegetation. Suddenly you cross the stone threshold of Intipunku (Sun Gate) and encounter an unforgettable sweep of natural beauty and human artistry -a backdrop of twisting gorge and forested peaks framing the magical city of Machu Picchu you complete the final leg down the royal flagstone walkway, past outlying shrines and buildings and into the heart of Machu Picchu, where you spend the rest of the morning with a guided tour of the highlights and some individual exploring among Machu Picchu's multitude of hidden nooks and corners. In the early afternoon you board the return train to Cusco. Take a Machu Picchu Tour and discover the spectacular ruins

 

 

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