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Day 1: Cusco – Killarumiyoc – Chillipahua.
Day 2: Chillipawa – Chancachuco.
Day 3: Chancachuco – Cachicata.
Day 4: Cachicata – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes.
Day 5: Visit to Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Back to Cusco
Each journey provides a different experience to the traveler and is incredibly magical
Explore far from the beaten track and city streets, hike by rugged, unpaved roads; over rough, steep, and sometimes slippery paths without handrails with amazing views of peaks, lakes, unique countrysides; and climb many high and uneven stone steps at Inca sites.
Discounts apply to anyone who has a valid STUDENT CARD at the time of the journey (Students must be under 25 years of age) or who is 17-years-old or younger. The discount is $25 USD per person.
To book a tour you need to enter in contact with our consulters and make an initial payment of $ 200USD per person, the remaining balance can be paid online in full or installments up to 30 days prior to start date, or in cash on our office upon your arrival. Also, we are going to require a scanned copy of your passport.
After your breakfast, our private van will pick up you from your hotel to drive until the Killarumiyuc Inca site (moon temple). This temple is an excellent example of Inca architecture and ceremonies dedicated to the feminine. From here we continue driving passing by the Huarocando village for 40 minutes to the trailhead of the Moonstone trek, where we will meet the trek team.
The first section of the trail is by the shore of the local river Huaracondo, along the trail, will see landscapes of valleys, mountains, and archaeological sites until to arrive at Wata city (3750m), a pre-Incan fortress in a top of a hill. From here is a 2 hours hike to Chillipahua Village, where is located our base camp for the first night, if we arrive one-hour earlier we are going to visit some local families to know their daily lives.
After a nutritive breakfast, begins our hike through the fields and Chachacomo trees. Along this area will see pastures farms in steep hills, also will pass by several indigenous Quechua speakers villages who also still practice the ancient religion, music, and agricultural techniques. Lunch will be served along the way to the summit.
Once we finish our lunch and short rest our hike continues up to Accoccasa pass (4625m), from where we will have magic views of snow peaks. Since here we are going to descend until to reach our base camp in the Chancachuco Valley (4350m) that are located on the opposite side of Huaynay glaciers. At the base camp, we are going to visit some local families and then enjoy the amazing views of the Andean Milky Way during the night.
After waking you up with hot tea and breakfast, we start with a slow descent into the valley, on the trail, we will appreciate an ancient aqueduct which was used to transport water. Continuing we are going to make a stop at the Inca site of Punku Punku (3535m, Wind Door), or commonly known as the Andes gateway. From here we will see the Veronica peak (5682m).
Our next surprise is Intiwatana (sundial), the highest and more important point in the area, this was an astronomical observatory for an agricultural calendar, also well have views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our hike continues until the Incan village of Cachiccata (3525m), this village was the resident of hundreds of architects and other laborers of the empire, also will explore the village little by little.
Today is another beautiful, we encourage you to wake you up early to enjoy the sunrise over Veronica peak and the Sacred Valley for an unforgettable experience in the Andes.
After breakfast, we will descend to the ancient town of Ollantaytambo (2792m), in this town lives many porters who work on the classic Inca trail. Here you will have free time to explore before to board the train to Aguas Calientes (2040m) in the afternoon. There we will spend the night in a hotel.
The hotel offers an early buffet breakfast, then we are going to make a line to board the bus and travel to Machu Picchu, it is about a 25-minutes drive.
Upon arrival, your guide offers you a two-hour walking tour of the site, named as one of the new 7 wonders of the world by the most important temples, places, and houses, the guide explains to you the history and function of each site. Then you can walk through the remains, perhaps find a lonely place to reflect on this impressive Inca conquest, or if you choose to climb the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountains, you can start the trek as soon as your guided tour is over.
Your guide will arrange a time for you to return to Aguas Calientes by bus in time to make your train connection back to Poroy or Ollantaytambo. From here, you will travel by private van to your hotel in Cusco. Arrival times vary by traffic and connections but should be around 8:30 pm.
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For any Trek, you need sleeping bag. We recommend a warm sleeping bags for a low temperature as -15C. Air mattresses and trekking poles are optional but recommended. If you don’t have or want to bring all these items, we have for rent.
Departure: We offer guaranteed departures since two travelers, this tour departs all the Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays of the week in group service, along the 12 months of a year.
A group tour means that you are going to explore with other travelers with different fitness abilities
Price: All our tours are priced in US Dollar and it is per each person (not per room) according your selected category.
|Category||Based on 2 in a room|
Price without hotel: Mean that you have to book your own hotel, but following our itinerary.
Important: The exactly hotel that we are going to book for you depends on the room availability of each category listed below in our website, if these listed hotels are full we are going to book another with the same quality.
The prices are based in Matrimonial, Double or Triple Room, and are per person, if you like a single room there is an extra fee according the hotel category.
|Hotels||In Aguas Calientes|
|Economic||Muyurina Inn / Kantau Inn|
|Standard||Retama Inn / Alameda Inn / Tambo Inn|
|Tourist||La Cabaña / Tierra Viva / Inti Punku / Waman Inn|
|Superior||Jaya Hotel / Casa Andina / Taypicala|
|Premium||Hatun Inti Boutique / el Mapi / Tierra Viva Superior|
|luxury||MachuPicchu Pueblo / Sumaq|
A private tour means, The tour is just for your group, are available on any date and the prices are according to the group size.