Luxury Inca Trail 4 Days / 3 Nights

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Our Altitude luxury Inca Trail 4 days Private trip in Machu Picchu’s heights will transport you to the ancient Inca civilization, where you will explore majestic landscapes, ecosystems, snow-capped mountains, and incredible Inca ruins along the original Inca trail. Our luxury Inca trail in the heights will allow you to travel in the manner of an Inca king. Our team will put you in touch with an incredible Inca culture that will captivate you.

Tour location: Luxury Inca trail 4 Days – Located in Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu, Cusco.
Type of Tour: Trekking with Luxury camping and Culture.
Difficulty: Moderate, challenging.
Permit: Permit required (AltitudExperience will book it for you). It is necessary to reserve it in advance.
Season: March 1 – January 31

Itinerary Luxury Inca Trail 4 days

  Day 1: Cusco – Piskacucho Km 82 – Llactapata – Ayapata

Our journey begins with a private pickup from their Cusco hotel at 4:50 a.m. In our Altitudex private van/car, we will travel for approximately 2 hours to our first stop, where our team will prepare a delicious andino breakfast using the best organic local ingredients, which will be served in the company of your guide and travel companions. We continued for another 30 minutes after finishing breakfast to the start of the Inca Trail at KM 82. The support staff will collect all your personal duffel bags with your packed belongings before entering the Inca Trail at KM 82. You will only walk with your personal backpack, which will contain only the essentials.

We will walk to Mesccay Village from KM 82. Our first two hours of walking will be a gradual descent through the community’s flora and fauna, Inca ruins, and majestic mountains. We will arrive at the archaeological site of Llactapata, an incredible Inca site, where your guide will explain its history and use in the Inca empire. We’ll take a short break this way before continuing on to Huayllabamba for lunch.

Our chef will prepare and serve your lunch in the queuña forest of the Inca Trail valley, using the freshest local ingredients. After lunch, we will walk for approximately 2 hours to the camp, where we will spend the night, and your dinner will be ready at 6:50 p.m.

Highest point: Wayllabamba campsite (2970 mts / 9744.1 ft.)
Walking Distance: 10 kilometers / 6.2 miles (6 hours approx.)
Difficulty: Moderate
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, as well as Snacks and Water


 Day 2: Dead Woman Pass – Runcuraccay Pass – Chaquicoocha 

The day Starts with a cup of hot coffee or tea for you. You will then enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared by the chef and staff as you prepare for the day’s trek.

The trek to Pacaymayu is considered the most difficult of the Inca Trail, due to changes in altitude. Our first stop will be ayapata located at an altitude of 3800m.a.s.l. This walk will be approximately 4 hours where it will take us to our lunch point.

When you arrive at the camp, lunch will be ready to be served, along with drinks, giving you time to rest before continuing on the Inca trail. At the end of the break, we will begin hiking for 2 hours until we reach the highest point of the Inca Trail (passage of the dead woman 4,200 m.a.s.l. 13,000 fit). This step is one of the most difficult of the Inca Trail, but you will be amazed by the landscapes in what high, unforgettable terrain.

Our day will conclude with a night under the stars at the Pacaymayu camp. located at 3,500 meters above sea level / 10,700 feet This beautiful camp will take about 2 hours to reach; we will descend downhill until we reach our camp, where you will have hot showers and a magical sunset. At 6:50 p.m., your dinner will be ready.

Highest point: 3,600 meters / 11,700 feet
Walking Distance: 12 km/ 9.94 miles (6 hours approx.)
Difficulty: Moderate
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, as well as Snacks and Water


Day 3: Chaquiccocha – Wiñaywayna

This begins with a delicious coffee or coca tea, followed by your chef’s delicious breakfast to continue on the Inca trail. Day 2 is regarded as the most difficult. This day will be even more special. The walk will be uphill for the first two hours until we reach the Runcuracay archaeological site, which will captivate you, and then downhill until we reach Sayacmarca, an archaeological site of great importance during the Inca empire. You will explore with your guide and learn more about the Incas’ history.

We will stop for lunch at the Chaquicocha camp, which is about 30 minutes away from the Sayacmarca archaeological site. This road is overgrown with native vegetation.

After lunch, we will continue along the trail for 2 hours around until we reach Phuyupatamarca at 3,600 m.a.s.l. – 12,000 fits. The entire travel team will be waiting for you with hot and cold beverages. You will have access to a hot shower. Finally, on our final day, our team will have prepared a small thank you to Mother Earth for a safe journey and a successful arrival on the Inca Trail. Your dinner will be ready at 7:00 p.m. We recommend resting early.

Highest point: 3,600 mts / 12,073 ft
Walking Distance: 16 km / 9.94 miles (7 hours approx.)
Difficulty: Moderate
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, as well as Snacks and Water


 Day 4:  Wiñay Wayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Breakfast will be ready very early on this special and wonderful day. The walk will begin at dawn today. Our support team will travel to a different location. While we are on our way to Machu Picchu. During the first two hours of walking, we will arrive at the archaeological site of Wiay Wayna, where the path is combined between the Inca Trail’s ups and downs. The majestic mountains and valleys will captivate you as you get your first glimpse of Machu Picchu.

We will continue until we reach the famous Inti Punku or Puerta del Sol of Machu Picchu after visiting the archaeological site of Wiay Wayna. This epic location offers breathtaking views of Machu Picchu and direct access to the Inca citadel.

This is where you will get your first postcard-worthy view of Machu Picchu’s citadel. When you arrive in Machu Picchu, you will be taken on a 2-hour guided tour of the most important sites in the city. such as the Solar Clock and the Inka Sun Temple.

Finished your tour in Machu Picchu. You and your guide will leave the Citadel of Machu Picchu and head to the famous Belmond Sanctuary Lodge for lunch. Once lunch is over, you will take a bus to the town of Aguas Calientes to board your train back to Cusco.

Your train is Hiram Bingham that will take you from Aguas Calientes to Cusco. When you arrive in Cusco, you will be transferred in our private van to your hotel.

Distance walking: 5 km/3.11 mile
Elevation: 2,400 meters / 7,773 feet
Weather: Hot and humid
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks & Water

 

Important Information Luxury Inca Trail 4 Days

Getting to Cusco:

All international passengers by plane must disembark in Lima and pass through Customs because the airport in Cusco is currently only for local flights. You must pick up your luggage in Lima and then check them back in, even if your trip from there to Cusco is on the same day and with the same airline.

The best way to go to Cusco is by plane, and there are many airlines to choose from. Although LAN generally offers the most options and flights, it is also the most expensive. Be prepared for flight delays or cancellations.

Arrival to Cusco:

At the Cusco airport, you will be greeted and driven to your hotel. Please notify us of your complete flight details at least days prior to 24 arrival. At the arrival terminal, look for our representative holding an Blue AltitudExperience Peru board. Please keep in mind that you must first exit the airport; drivers are not permitted to enter the airport. This can be done on whatever date works best for you!

Briefings:

All briefings take place at our office starting at 6:30 p.m. You must arrange a different time with a member of the AltitudExperience office staff if you are unable to make this appointment. Briefings last between 30 and 45 minutes. Your duffel bags will be delivered here.

Altitude Sickness:

People begin to worry about altitude sickness as soon as they reserve their trip to Peru, specifically Cusco. Because there is less oxygen in the air at high altitudes than at sea level, your body must work harder to obtain oxygen. Your body becomes accustomed to the lower oxygen content of the air over a period of days at a high altitude.

This is why we always advise staying in Cusco for at least two days before to starting any hike. It would be ideal if you had more time. You won’t get bored in Cusco because it is a fantastic city with lots to do.

These symptoms will typically be modest. Always ease into action gradually to give your body time to acclimate. Drink a lot of liquids, such as coca tea or water. Since ancient times, coca tea has been used to help avoid altitude sickness.

Coca plant leaves contain alkaloids that help your body get more oxygen into your blood and stave off altitude sickness. A lot of alcohol and caffeine should be avoided. They’ll make you urinate more frequently and dehydrate you. Don’t smoke.

Your body has a harder time getting oxygen when you smoke. Don’t use sleeping medicines. Your body may have a harder time absorbing oxygen when you sleep as a result of their potential for shallow breathing at night.

Keep in mind that the journey to Machu Picchu is not a race. When people rush to the mountain’s summit too rapidly, even those in the best form will experience altitude sickness. Your body will have more time to become used to the mountain if you move gently.

To assist prevent altitude sickness, your doctor may recommend medications like acetazolamide and dexamethasone. Two days before you travel to a high altitude, begin taking the medication. While you are at a high altitude, keep taking it.

You must keep in mind that this is your vacation and that worrying about becoming sick is unnecessary. Drink plenty of water, move slowly, and take pleasure in the coca tea. In the unfortunate event that something goes wrong and you become ill, inform your guide right away. All AltitudExperience guides have received training on how to assist you in navigating it.

Weather in Cusco:

Of course, the weather is erratic. In Cusco, the dry season typically lasts from April to October. This does not, however, prevent it from raining in June or from shining in December.

Being ready is the best course of action. Please make sure you have rain gear, which should include a waterproof jacket, pants, poncho, and waterproof gloves, no matter what month you’re undertaking the walk. Gloves are frequently forgotten, yet trekking is miserable when it’s cold and damp.

Consider the four seasons as well. You should be prepared for all four seasons as many of the climbs over the Andes entail numerous microclimates. Always wear layers since they make it simple to adapt to changing temperatures.

Additionally, it will always be chilly in the evenings, so please be ready with a warm winter-weight jacket.
It’s also critical to remember that the weather can alter an itinerary. Routes can occasionally become impassable, forcing the guides of AltitudExperience to alter the plan for your safety.

Luggage Storage:

Your luggage allowance is still restricted owing to railway regulations even if this is an overnight train vacation. To be transported to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), all bags must fit in a carry-on.

While you trek, you can leave any additional luggage in Cusco at your hotel or with us at the AltitudExperience deposit. On the morning of your tour, we will collect from you and return after you have reached Cusco. Make sure your baggage are identified in some way so they can be found easily.

Pick Up:

One of the few businesses that will pick you up from your hotel is AltitudExperience. We’ll schedule this pickup depending on a time that your guide will discuss at the briefing as long as your accommodation is in the heart of Cusco City. Depending on the amount of traffic and the period between pickups, pick-up times may vary by 30 to 45 minutes.

The alleys and alleyways in Cusco’s historic center are cobblestoned. Small accommodations like Air BNBs and hotels are frequently found on impassable streets.

Inca Trail Permit:

Due to Covid-19, the government has shortened the number of permits for the entire Inca Trail, including the campsites.

Inca Trail has different tour versions among them are: Inca Trail 4 days to Machu Picchu; the most popular tour among travelers, Inca Trail 5 days to Machu Picchu; a more leisurely and comfortable tour designed for travelers who wish to explore in depth and stay longer on the Inca Trail. 2-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu; a tour for travelers who due to time and permissions could not do the classic Inca Trail, and wish to have the amazing Inca Trail experience in two days.

The Ministry of Culture in Peru is in charge of all regulations of the Inca Trail, including permits and campsites. To enter the Inca Trail, you must have a permit that matches your NAME, PASSPORT NUMBER, NATIONALITY, and AGE (issued by the Ministry o Culture). Only licensed Inca Trail tour operators can secure these, and they are not transferable in date or name at any time.

If permits are sold out for your desired start date, there are lots of other roads that lead to Machu Picchu. We can help you find the perfect trek for you.

Environmental Impact:

AltitudExperience carries all of our trash back to Cusco and uses biodegradable soap. Our staff are taught to maintain the trail and collect any trash left by other groups. Additionally, we employ chemical portable restrooms that allow us to pack trash out. Leaving no trace is something we highly support.

Inca Trail Covid-19:

The covid-19 epidemic in the Inca trail has had an impact on the travel sector. The government has provided the requirements to return to work in adventure travel, and altitude Experience has adopted all of the safety standards and protocols specified by the Peruvian government.
All of our trips are run in accordance with the following safety guidelines:

  •  Temperature readings were taken on all hikes.
  • In our Cusco office, we practice proper handwashing and sanitization.
  • Masks must be used in busy settings and during group activities.
  • All of our hiking gear must be kept clean (i.e., tents, hiking poles etc.)
  • All of our services have a maximum group size limit (i.e., maximum group size of 10 to 12 people)
  • Altitude Experience clients only have access to private Alpaca Expeditions buses and vans.
  • During any service, we use our equipment in a strict and coordinated manner to ensure that all travelers are using clean, sterilized, and disinfected equipment at all times.

Highlights of  AltitudExperience Trekking:

Locally Company: Altitude Experience is a 100% Peruvian-owned enterprise based in Cusco. AltitudExperience is the only tour operator and agency formed by by a Quechua community, called Ponchos rojos (red ponchos).

Equipment for Camping: Due to its use of high-quality equipment such as tents, sleeping mats, and sleeping bags, AltitudExperience is regarded as the best agent of change.

Satellite Phones: AltitudExperience is the only firm in the Cusco that has satellite phones on all of its treks. Hikers can use satellite phones to communicate with their loved ones.

Food with AltitudExperience: You will undoubtedly gain weight while hiking with AltitudExperience. Our chefs receive specialized training each year in order to prepare unique meals while on the road. Our meal is made with high-quality ingredients organic and served buffet-style. Breakfast, snacks, lunches with soup, main course, and hot drinks, happy hours with hot drinks upon arrival at each campsite, and dinners with soup, main course, and desserts are all included in our services. While on the trails, we also give all hikers with potable drinking water.

Free Baggage Storage: At AltitudExperience, all excess luggage and personal items are stored for free.

Portable Toilets: At each of its campsites, AltitudExperience provides portable ecological toilets for our clients’ exclusive use.

Transfers Hotel To Hotel: Hotel-to-hotel service is provided to all Altitude travelers. All of our services include a direct pick-up from your Cusco hotel and a direct drop-off in Cusco.

Personal Porter: is a term that refers to a person who is in charge of All of our hiking packages include porter service, which allows hikers to bring 7KG of personal items on the trail. Our porters transport all of your items.

Quality service: We are the only organization that adheres to the highest standards of hospitality. with over a favorable TRIPADVISOR reviews, all of which testify to our services and explain the type of vacation you will have with us.

Inca Trail Highlights by day:

DAY 1: CUSCO – PISKACUCHO KM 82 – LLACTAPATA – AYAPATA 

Inca trail Hiking Distance: 13 Km
First Day Elevation: 2700/8923 ft
Weather: Cold
Inca Trail Difficulty:  Moderate
first Campsite Elevation: 329o mts/1979 ft
Inca Site Visit: Llacatapata and Wayllabamba comunity

DAY 2: DEAD WOMAN PASS – RUNCURACCAY PASS – CHAQUICOOCHA 

Inca trail Hiking Distance: 17 km
Elevation: 3295 mts/ 10979 ft
Weather: Cold
Inca Trail Difficulty: Challenging
Campsite Elevation: 3700 mts/ 12139 ft
Inca Site Visit: Runcuraccay, Chaquicoocha

DAY 3: CHAQUICCOCHA – WIÑAY WAYNA 

Inca trail Hiking Distance: 11 km
Elevation: 3700 mts/ 12139 ft
Weather: Cold
Inca Trail Difficulty: Challenging
Campsite Elevation: 2750 mts/9022 ft
Inca Site Visit: Phuyupatamarca, Wiñay Wayna

DAY 4:  MACHU PICCHU – THE LOST CITY OF THE INCAS 

Inca trail Hiking Distance: 6 km
Elevation: 2685 mts/8905 ft
Weather: warm
Inca Trail Difficulty: Moderate

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Luxury Inca Trail 4 Days / 3 Nights

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Distance:
46 km/28 miles
Season:
March 1st through January 31st
Difficulty:
Moderate
Considerations:
Permit required
Type of Tour:
Cultural & Trekking

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