Nature Expeditions 5 Days 

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Classic Inca
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Your safety is our primary concern, from start to finish. We invest in our equipment, staff and food, transportation to bring you simply the best the historical Capital of the Incas has to offer. We go above and beyond and can provide.


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Do it properly! Accredited and Peruvian owned, Inca Trail operator with local, qualified tour guides who are with you every step of the way. Eat local Peruvian food, trek the original Inca steps and do it all with the people that know!



DAY 01

Qoñamuro – Upis

We will depart from Cusco at 4pm and drive for three hours to the trailhead at Tinki, an Andean village near the Ausangate mountain. Upon arrival, you will meet your team: the chefs and porters that will accompany you over the next five days. From T’inki, you will make your way to the starting point of Qoñamuro. The first leg of the hike will be about 6 hours walking, with lunch and breaks.6 hours walking, with lunch and breaks.

 Meals                                L, D
 Distance                          10km
 Time                                3 Hours 
 Highest Altitude               3,200m / 10,499ft

DAY 02

Ups – Pucacocha

Departing from Upis, we will ascend to the passage of Arapa at 4800m/ 15,748ft. Accounting for lunch and breaks, we estimate 9 hours of walking on the second day to arrive at the second campsite of Pucacocha. This campsite sits among two stunning Lagunas, on the western side of the mountain. If you are lucky, you will bear witness to some mini avalanches up above. Weather permitting, you some mini avalanches up above. Weather permitting, you

 Meals                               B, L, D 
 Distance                          16km
 Time                                3-4 Hours
 Highest Altitude              3,800M / 12,500ft

DAY 03

 Pucacocha – Raimbow Mountain – Pinhaya

We will rise and depart from Pucacocha early to begin a 1-hour climb to the Apacheta Pass (4700) //// Surimana pass at 4900 m/ …… before descending towards the famous rainbow mountain of Vinicunca. After taking some time to appreciate this unique geological phenomenon, we will continue our descent towards the dazzling Ausangate Cocha laguna. There, we will enjoy a hearty lunch, surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

 Meals                                B, L, D
 Distance                           18km 
 Time                                 6-8 Hours 
 Highest Altitude               4,215m /13,828ft

DAY 04

 Pinhaya – Qomercocha

We will have another early departure with a gentle ascent through the Phinaya Valley. After walking for several hours through the valley, we will make the 3-hour ascent to our final pass, Ccampa at 5180 m/ 16,995ft. After crossing Ccampa, we will hike down for two hours towards our last campsite at the Laguna Otorongo Cocha; a breath-taking spot with three large and three small Lagunas considered sacred to the modern and ancient

 Meals                                B, L, D
 Distance                           18km 
 Time                                 6-8 Hours 
 Highest Altitude               4,215m /13,828ft

DAY 05

Otorongococha – Pacchanta

Our final day will be more relaxed with a later departure from Otorongo Cocha. We will hike down for three hours, towards the community of Pacchanta, at 4200m/ 13,780ft. Once we arrive in the village, you will have the option to soak in the natural thermal baths, or immediately return back to Cusco. If you decide to enjoy the thermal baths, there is also the possibility to arrange our final lunch in the village of Pacchanta.lunch in the village of Pacchanta.

 Meals                               B
 Distance                          16km 
Time                                5 Hours 
 Highest Altitude              3,600m / 11,811ft


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