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The historic Inca Trail is commonly referred to as one of the best hiking trails the world has to offer. It's also a route that you don´t need prior experience to do - just a comfortable pair of boots and GiGo Adventure & Trek as your trusted guide. You will cover 39 KM (24 miles) in 3.5 days of hiking - climbing passed, two mountain peaks and stopping by numerous ruins along the way. This is the only hike that allows you to go directly through the Sun Gate into Machu Picchu - seeing the amazing ruins from above for the first time. But please book early, because permits sell out months in advance.
Cusco – Piskacucho Km 82 – Llactapata- Ayapata
GiGo Adventure & Trek will pick you up from where ever you are staying in Cusco, Urubamba or Ollantaytambo. Pick up from Cusco will be at 5:30am, at your briefing, this time will be confirmed as they might fluctuate based on where you staying. We will then drive to Km 82, arriving at about 9:00AM. We’ll go through the first Inca Trail checkpoint to begin our trek (please make sure you have your original passport with you to enter the Inca Trail)... to be continue.
Ayapata – Dead Woman’s Pass – Runcuraccay Pass – Chaquiccocha
Your porters will wake you up early with a hot cup of coca tea to get you ready for the day. Today is our longest day and it is perhaps the most challenging day of our trek since we will go over two high passes. We will start early. We’ll hike for roughly 4 hours to the highest pass of the trek, Dead Woman’s Pass (4235 meters/13929 feet). On reaching the pass we’ll stop for a short break to enjoy the views before setting off again to descend to the next valley (Pacaymayu Valley – Hidden River). It’s another hour and a half down the side of the valley to our lunch spot and a chance to refill our water bottles... to be continue.
Chaquiccocha – Wiñaywayna
Completing Day 2 and beginning Day 3 certainly deserves a pat on the back! We begin early again, waking up at 6:30am to begin what is commonly felt to be the most beautiful day of the whole Inca Trail. We hike for 2 hours along what we like to call “Inca flat” (gradual inclines) and begin to enter the jungle, known as the Cloud Forest. As we walk we will have the opportunity to see the majesty of Salkantay, the second highest snow-capped mountain in the Sacred Valley, and a fantastic panoramic view of the Vilcabamba mountain range. Towards the end of the Inca flats we begin to make our way up to the last peak at Phuyupatamarka (3600 meters) from where we’ll have great views overlooking the Urubamba River... to b continue.
Sun Gate - Machupicchu – The Lost City of the Incas
Wake up time is at 3:30am. We’ll eat breakfast at 4:00am and wait at the checkpoint to be one of the first to start trekking when they open the gates at 5:30am. We’ll wave goodbye to our team of porters and chef and then it’s “Forward On” to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku). From here we have spectacular views of the mountains and Machu Picchu in all its glory. We reach the Sun Gate by 6:30am and then it’s just an hour trek downstairs to reach the Lost City of the Incas. As we approach Machu Picchu the views of the city just get better and better!... to be continue.
What's included and what's not
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Pick up from your hotel Private bus to km 82-which is the beginning of our trek.
Inca Trail permits.
Machu Picchu entrance tickets.
Two-person tents with plenty of room for your backpacks.
Meals cooked by an experienced chef: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, and snacks!
Delicious food rich in carbohydrates .
All our food is prepared from organic vegetables and fresh ingredients vegetarian, vegan, gluten, wheat free, or special diets options available.
Water (we will provide you with boiled and filtered cold water during the trek after lunch on the first day.
You will need to bring a container to carry your water in. Also, you need to ensure that you pack a sufficient amount of water for the first half-day of the Trek
Porters to carry camping equipment: (tourist tents, dinning and cooking tents, table, stools, cooking gear, stove, gas container, cutlery, plates, food, and fresh vegetables).
Portable toilet and toilet tent.
First aid kit including an emergency oxygen bottle and radios.
Bus ticket from Machu Picchu down to Aguas Calientes.
Expediton train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
Bus transfer from Ollantaytambo train station to your Hotel in Cusco.
Briefing The night before your trek, we will come to your hotel for your briefing. You will receive your duffel bag that will stay with your porters, while you hike. This bag should not exceed 7kg/14 lbs and does need to include your sleeping bag and air mattress.
Porters we include a personal porter, who is responsible for carrying your duffel bag. There is no additional fee for this. You will not have access to your duffel bag until your evening campsite
Breakfast on the first morning. Some hotels offer an early morning breakfast service. If you don’t have, we´ll stop at the town of Ollantaytambo on the way to the start of the trek where you’ll have the chance to buy breakfast and snacks.
Huayna Picchu is the mountain that stands next to Machu Picchu. It is a 45 minute hike to the top. Going back down is quite steep, if you are scared of heights. This is done after your tour of Machu Picchu. The cost is $75. Arrangements need to be made at least 2 months in advance, due to popularity. Please understand that weather is out of our control.
Optional overnight stay in Aguas Calientes (We can change the date of your train ticket, if you advise us before paying the deposit).
Lunch in Aguas Calientes on the final day.
Tips for the guide, cook and porters.
Sleeping bags can be rented from our office for US $20 for the entire trek (every sleeping bag is washed prior to each use).
Walking sticks ( a pair ). 15$
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Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid GREEN ISIC card at the time of the trek or who is 17-years-old or younger. For those using an ISIC card to receive the discount, we need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 17-years-old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to our email.