Walk through dramatic Andean scenery of the Urubamba mountain range, east of the Sacred Valley of the Incas; meet and interact with people in the Andean highlands where life as past decades and the inhabitants continue their ancient textile traditions. From the heights descend by train to Machu Picchu, where our adventure ends with a visit to the most famous of the “lost city” Machu Picchu.
Day 1 CUSCO Huacahuasi OPEN (4400) – LARES (3207) – Huacahuasi (3600)
Will be transferred early either from Cusco or Ollantaytambo to Calca, during the transfer go through the highest point of the route with a height of 4400 meters above sea level, at this point it will be possible to see the beautiful mountains and Pitusiray Sawasiray then descend to the warm valley of Lares at an altitude 3207 meters above sea level. Lares is a typical colonial village with a church, a main square and narrow streets. It is in Lares where we meet our horsemen and we will have lunch to begin his great adventure. Our trail ascends through community Huacahuasi (first camp), located at 3600 meters above sea level. Huacahasi is a charming little community with small houses built of mud and straw. The distance is 6-7 kilometers.
Day 2 Huacahuasi (3600) – OPEN HUAHUAQASA (4500) Mantanay (3800)
After taking a nutritious breakfast, we depart from our camp at 8:00 am heading to Abra de Huahuqasa (4500 meters) the highest point of our trek, we continue our journey towards Aruraycocha gaps and Yuracocha, which were formed from the deglaciation of Pumahuanca and snowy Kiswarani. Very close gaps taste a delicious lunch. On day 2 of our adventure is the most spectacular day because with a little luck we can see condors and many varieties of birds typical of the Andes. Our second camp is 1 hour and 30 minutes from the lunch, near the town of Mantanay located at 3800 meters above sea level. The distance is approximately 10 kilometers
Meal: D, A, C.
Day 3 YANAHUARA (2950) – Ollantaytambo (2850) – HOT WATER (2050)
After a comfortable night we’ll be ready to start our third day of hiking in the direction of Yanahuara (2950m.snm) a beautiful village with a very pleasant climate, located in the Urubamba Valley, the great provider of products alimenticos Cusco, with its large fields of corn and vegetables. Corn large well-known and admired throughout the world grain produced in our Urubamba Valley. Arriving at Yanahuara we will collect transport and lead to Ollantaytambo where we will stop at the Restaurant Miski Unu to enjoy a lunch, then take the train to the lost city of Machu Picchu.
Day 4 Aguas Calientes (2050m.) – MACHU PICCHU (2450m.) – CUSCO
We get up early to visit the “lost city” of Machu Picchu before other tourists arrive with the morning train from Cusco or tourists who did the Inca Trail. Sitting on the top of the stairs, we have a spectacular view of this new wonder of the world, surrounded by a cloud forest and the impressive Urubamba river. Machu Picchu was covered by dense vegetation until historian Hiram Bingham began to clean up the site. For many years the city was rebuilt and if he lost a bit of mystery still remains an unforgettable view. Our tour includes a visit to the main temples, plazas, palaces, residential areas and also have time to explore the ruins alone. In the afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
- Briefing of the walk
- Transportation Cusco / Lares
- Transport Yanahuara / Ollantaytambo (Day 3)
- Professional bilingual guide (English and Spanish), for the walk: 2 guides for groups of 8 people
- Carriers responsible for horses
- Kitchen equipment
- Camping equipment: Tents (2 persons in a tent with a capacity of 4, 3 stations are well preserved), inflatable mattresses, kitchen tent, dining tent with tables and chairs and kitchenware
- Food detailed in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, AC = full board), on the walk: Daily snacks, except the last day, daily tea service except last day, vegetarian menus or special They are available at no extra cost
- First aid kit
- oxygen bottle.
- Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
- Bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
- Train ticket to Aguas Calientes train station to Ollantaytambo or Poroy
- Moving the train station to the hotel in Cusco
- Hostal in Aguas Calientes
- Sleeping bag
- First breakfast and last lunch
- Tips for staff
- Extra expenses
- Rain jacket or rain poncho
- A good sleeping bag (feather and at least -15 ° C)
- Backpack to carry everyday items like camera, water bottle, etc.
- long-sleeved Polos
- short-sleeved Polos
- comfortable pants
- hiking shoes
- Sneakers or sandals
- Warm clothes
- Flashlight and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold weather)
- Hat, cap and accessories
- Rehydration Cream
- Camera, binoculars, etc.
- Mosquito repellent
- Canteen and water for the first day. Optional: water purification tablets in case you pick up water from streams or rivers along the route, however we provide boiled water, which is safe to drink and so far has not reported health problems
- Original passport valid
- Carnet Original International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
- Walking sticks (gums need to bring protective steel toe)