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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.
Discover through the Sacred Valley – known for its steep and soaring scenery, its mystical significance for the Inca, and the indigenous cultures that still reside here you will explore the greatest icon of ancient South America, Machu Picchu!
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!
Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas
Early pick up from your Hotel in Cusco to head to Awana Cancha where you’ll learn all about llamas, alpacas and vicuñas. Then, we’ll get to Pisac to appreciate the condor-shape terraces and to visit the local craft market. After this, we’ll get to Ollanta where you’ll visit the rounded Incan terraces.We’ll have lunch and then visit the salt mines at Maras. We’ll finally get to Ollantaytambo, our last stop of the day. Here you’ll visit the llama-shape terraces and spend the night.
→ Meals.................................L, D → Walking Distance.........10km → Walking Time.................4 Hours → Highest Altitude.....3,200m / 10,499ft
Ollantaytambo – Patallacta
The day starts with an early breakfast and a drop off at the Inca trail starting point, km82. Here, you’ll meet the rest of the team: chefs and porters. After the admin checks, we’ll go pass the Vilcanota river to start the trek on Inca flats, which aren’t flat! You’ll visit different archaeological sites: Patallacta, Q’ente and Llactapata. Once we reach the last site, we’ll have plenty of time to set up the camp, explore, and take amazing photos of the surroundings before a warm group dinner and an early night.
→ Meals.............................B, L, D → Waking Distance......16km → Walking Time.............7 Hours → Highest Altitude.......3,800M / 12,500ft
Patallacta – Llulluchapampa
Being a more demanding day, we’ll hike halfway up to the highest pass on the trek. After an hour, we’ll get to Wallabamba where we’ll start a 2-hour steady ascent to Llulluchapampa campsite. Along the way, we’ll appreciate the incredible views of the Huayanay peaks to the east, and the Vilcabamba mountain range to the west. We’ll also visit an Inca fort, Paucarcancha, with pristine ruins and a sacred temple. We’ll arrive at our campsite in Llulluchapampa by nightfall for dinner and rest
→ Meals..............................B, L, D → Wlaking Distance.....18km → Walking Time.............6-8 Hours → Highest Altitude.......4,215m /13,828ft
Llulluchapampa – Phuyupatamarca
Another challenging day ahead. You’ll be hiking the highest point of the Inca Trail, Abra de Huarmihuañusca, also known as the Dead Woman Pass. After a short celebration for making it to the top, we’ll head down to Pacaymayu valley to start a second ascent towards a lower pass. You’ll visit the Runquraqay and Sayaqmarka ruins. By the evening we’ll get to Phuyupatamarca, where we’ll have dinner and camp on the Inca terraces and sleep under the bright stars.
→ Meals...........................B, L, D → Walking Distance...20km → Wlaking Time........... 9 Hours → Highest Altitude......4,315m /13,828ft
Phuyu- Machu Picchu – Cusco
The most expected day! Early start to get to Inti Punku, or The Sun Gate, to enjoy the sunrise gleaming over the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu. From here, there will be a 40-minute walk down towards the Guardian’s House, where you’ll start your 2-hour guided tour around Machu Picchu. You’ll also have some spare time to explore on your own. Lunch will be in Aguas Calientes before catching the train back to Cusco. Drivers will meet you at the train station to drive you back to your Cusco accommodation.
→ Meals...........................B, L, → Walking Distance...8km → Wlaking Time........... 8 Hours → Highest Altitude......3,500msl
INFO & INCLUSIONS
Take a look the facts and figures of this trek and know what others have wanted to know about it in our FAQ questions page.
Luckily for us Southern Peru Explorers our founder is also a professional photographer! All our photos here show the very best of what we do and can give you a real taste of each of the treks and tours we offer. As they say a picture says a thousand words so dive in.
We newly offer photography tours lead by professional photographers alongside our guides. By request you can turn any of our treks into a photography tour. We provide you with expert knowledge of the best moment, place and time to get that perfect shot. If you are a photography enthusiast or a newbie our photographers can teach techniques to master your camera. We will also take your photographs back to our office for our experts to edit and enhance them if you wish. Please get in touch if you are interested. Below is some of the shots that you could be taking.