PERU ADVENTURES PARADISE

INCA TRAIL MACHUPICCHU GROUP

Inca Trail Classic 4D/3N Group Service

Introduction

The Inca Trail is widely regarded as one of the top ten treks of the world, for its combination of Inca ruins, high passes, snow-capped mountains and ever changing ecosystems. As we hike you will learn about its history, flora
and fauna with the help of our expert guides. Four days later, having walked 28 miles (40 km) and crossed passes up to 4200m you will reach the climax of this sacred pilgrimage, the wonderful of Machu Picchu.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the popularity of the Inca Trail we recomend that you book as far in advance as possible in order to secure a place. There are only a limited number of permits issued per day for the trail. We do of course have many other exciting treks to should you be too late to secure a permit.

 

Whether you want to visit Machu Picchu, hike one of the many trails or simply appreciate the beauty and history of Peru from the comfort of a coach; booking with Pap Adventures to guarantee a safe, fun, experience of a lifetime. Let us be your guides for your adventure in paradise. I recommend you to book it ASAP in order to get the Machupicchu entrance fees and train ticket which are very important on both hikes.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco- Huayllabamba

A two hour ride by private bus takes us to the town of Ollantaytambo, where we stop for 30 minutes to buy any last minute items. We then continue to Km 82, the start of the trail. We will hike 5 or 6 hours to the village of Huayllabamba where we camp for the night.

Total distance: 12km
Estimated walking time: 5-6 hours
Maximum altitude: 3,000 m (9,840 ft)
Campsite altitude: 3,000 m (9,840 ft)

Day 2: Huayllabamba-Pacamayo

A steep climb takes us through cloud forest and up to Llulluchapampa where we will stop for a break. We continue to the Warmiwañusca pass (4 200 m) (13 770 ft.), the highest point of our trek some 5 hours from camp. After the pass we descend for two hours to Pacamayo where we camp.

Total distance: 12 km (7.5 miles)
Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
Maximum altitude: 4,200 m (13,770 ft)
Campsite altitude: 3,500 m (11,480 ft)

Day 3: Pacamayo-Wiñay Wayna

At 7:00a.m.we begin to climb once again to the second pass at (3,800m.s.n.m.)(12,470ft.) from where should have fantastic views of Pumasillo mountain. Half way up our climb we stop for a tour of Runcuracay archaeological
complex. Descending from the pass we notice the vegetation becoming more tropical. Our descent takes us to the Inca town of Sayacmarca set in a stunning location between two valleys. The trail then climbs gently passing though high jungle laced with orchids and paradise flowers. If we are lucky we may see some of the many colourful species of birds to be found here. Our trail takes us through the Inca tunnel before arriving at our third pass (3,600m.s.n.m.)(11,800ft.) on a clear day we have good views of Salkantay mountain. From this our last pass, we visit the site of Phuyupatamarca before beginning our long descent down the famous Inca steps and onto our campsite at Wiñay Wayna. If we arrive in sufficient time we can visit the spectacular Inca terraces here before treating ourselves to a well earned cold beer.

Total distance: 16 km (10miles)
Estimated walking time: 8 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,800 m (12,470 ft)
Campsite altitude: 2,650 m (8,700 ft)

Day 4: Wiñay Wayna-Machu Picchu-Cusco

Rising early we walk a final hour to arrive at the Sun Gate and our first view of Machu Picchu We will arrive well to allow us to explore this magnificent site before the majority of tourists. After a guided tour of the site we take
the bus down to Aguas Calientes in time to take the afternoon train to Cusco.

Total distance: 5 km (3miles)

Estimated walking time: 2 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2,700 m (8,860 ft)
Campsite altitude: 2,400 m (7,870 ft)

Included:

  1. Pre- trek briefing with guide on eve of departure
  2. Professional bilingual tour guide
  3. Assistant guide for more than 9 people
  4. Entrance fees for Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  5. Transportation from hotel to start of trail and from Machu Picchu back to Cusco
  6. Cook, dining tent, table, chairs and latrine tent
  7. Porters to carry supplies camping equipment and clients duffel bags
  8. Drinking water on trail
  9. 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon teas 3 dinners and trail snacks
  10. Good quality two man tents
  11. First aid kit and emergency oxygen
  12. Foam sleeping mat ( more comfortable inflatable ones can be hired for
    U$20)

 

Not included:

  1. Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch Day 4
  2. Tips for the guide, cook and porters.

 

What you need to bring:

  1. Original passport (everyone-the one you booked with) and your ISIC card (students claiming discount).
  2. Daypack max 20 litres (any bigger will not be allowed into Machu Picchu),
  3. Sleeping bag (can be hired at time of reservation for US$20 for the 4 day trek)
  4. Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco for a few dollars)
  5. Strong, comfortable footwear
  6. One complete change of clothing
  7. Warm clothing for the evenings ( can reach minus 5 Celsius/23 Fahrenheit)
  8. Water bottle
  9. Flashlight and batteries
  10. Sun hat
  11. Sun block
  12. Insect repellent
  13. Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
  14. Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc,
  15. Camera, and spare batteries
  16. Swimsuit (it may be possible to visit the hot springs at Aguas Calientes dependent on time of train – 10 soles entrance fee not included in price)

 

Options:

  • Extra porter for 6 kilos/15.5 pounds of personal kit (we include duffel bag) : If required these can be hired for U$65. Please let us know at time of booking
  • Sleeping bag hire: If required these can be hired for U$20 per person. Please let us know at time of booking
  • Sleeping mattress hire: we include a basic foam mattress but many find an inflatable mattress much more comfortable. These can be hired for U$20. Please let us know at time of booking
  • Special dietary requirements: We are happy to cater for any special dietary needs. Please let us know at time of booking.

 

Recommendations:

  1. We suggest you arrive in Cusco at least two days before your trek to allow yourself time to acclimatize. The more acclimatized you are the more you will enjoy the trek.
  2. Please let us know the name and telephone number of your hotel in Cusco so we can locate you if needed.

 

SERVICES AND PRICES 2017

GROUP SERVICE (2017)

-PRICE: US$ 710.00 4 – to more People

Included Duffle bag of 06 kg. per person

We can offer a U$40 discount to students with a valid International Student Identity Card ISIC and children under the age of 15 years old. You must send an enlarged scanned copy of your ISIC card at time of booking and bring your ISIC card on trail.

 

How to make a reservation:

To make a reservation please follow this steps:

Step 1.- Click in Book Now and fill in the form that show to you with all the information required.

Step 2.-We will require a non-refundable trek deposit of US$250 per person confirming your trek booking.

Step 3.-Send an e-mail to info@papadventures.com with the code of the payment that you made.

Step 4.- You will get a confirmation e-mail from us with the conformity of your reservation.

 

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