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Amazing Private Inca Trail 7D/6N

PRIVATE INCA TRAIL – USEFUL INFORMATION

Locations Visited: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machupicchu, Inca Trail
Trip Style: Tours, Culture, Adventure
Length:  7 Days
Departures: Every day
Group: 2 pax min
Difficulty: 3/5

DAY 1: ACCLIMATIZATION AND EXPLORE CUSCO BEFORE THE PRIVATE INCA TRAIL:

Welcome to Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire, one of the most beautiful cities on Earth, and a natural starting point for any Peru itinerary. We’ll meet you at 1 pm for a traditional Peruvian meal at a local favorite restaurant. In the afternoon your guide will lead a relaxed walking tour around Cusco’s stunning historic center – it’s important to take it easy if you’ve arrived from sea level today, as you need to adjust to Cusco’s 3,400m (11,200 feet) altitude.

  • Meals: lunch included.
  • Accommodation: comfortable hotel Cusco.

DAY 2: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SACRED VALLEY:

A tour guide from Peru cultural connection will pick you up from your hotel in a private van to show you the incredible scenic floodplain between Pisaq and Ollantaytambo in the sacred valley Pisaq is a cobbled Inca village that is home to the largest handicraft market in the region and a huge Inca fortress, we will visit both. Urubamba River is the main river in this valley also is affluent to the Amazon River. Our destination is Ollantaytambo probably the most perfectly preserved of all Inca towns, a maze of cobbled alleyways and sun-drenched plazas presided over by a spectacular, llama-shaped ruin.
Meals: breakfast – lunch included Accommodation: comfortable hotel Cusco or Sacred Valley

DAY 3: PRIVATE INCA TRAIL START:

We’ll pick you up from your hotel, in a shuttle to head toward KM 82 (2,650 masl / 8,694 ft.), the starting point of our hike, it is important to present our ORIGINAL ID for control of the Inca trail. On this day, we’ll see the archaeological complex of Patallaqta, dry forests, the archaeological site of Willkaracay. Ending our walk in the community of Huayllabamba, our 1st camp (3,100 masl / 10,170 ft.).

  • Meals: Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodations: Camping
  • Maximum altitude: 3300 m/ 10,824 ft
  • Minimum altitude: 2,750 m/ 9,020 ft
  • Distance to walk: 14 km/ 8.7 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 7 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 4: HUAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMAYU:

After breakfast, we’ll start to climb; this is one of the most difficult days of the Private Inca Trail. Walk uphill to the Pass Warmiwañuska at (4,250 masl / 13,828 ft.), where we will see the imposing peaks of the Vilcanota mountain range, then we’ll descend to the 2nd camp of Pacaymayu at (3,600 masl / 11,811 ft.).

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodations: Camping
  • Maximum altitude: 4215 m/ 13,825 ft
  • Minimum altitude: 3,300 m/ 10,824 ft
  • Distance to walk: 16 km/ 10 miles
  • 16 km/ 10 miles: 8-9 hours
  • Approximate walking time: 8-9 hours
  • Area: the Andes and Cloud Forest
  • Difficulty: Challenging

DAY 5: PACAYMAYU – WIÑAYWAYNA:

this is the longest day of the Inca Trail, but the most beautiful. We’ll observe the different ecological levels of the highlands of the place, the cloud forests and rain forests as well as all tourist sites like Runkurakay at (3,760 masl / 12,335 ft.), we’ll continue up to the second pass at (3,900 masl / 12,795 ft.), where we will have a short rest and then descend to the archaeological site of Sayacmarca at (3,625 masl / 11,893 ft.). Then, we’ll head to Phuyupatamarka at (3,600 masl / 11,811ft.), resting place to take some pictures of the mountains. Continuing on the steps, we will take a path that leads down to our last camp Wiñaywayna.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodations: Camping
  • Maximum altitude: 3600 m/ 11,808 ft
  • Minimum altitude: 2,680 m/8,792 ft
  • Distance to walk: 10 km/ 6.2 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 6 hours
  • Area: High Cloud Forest
  • Difficulty: Easy

DAY 6: WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHU PICCHU:

Early in the morning, we will have our breakfast. Then, we’re gonna pass the control/checkpoint of Wiñaywayna where we will be controlled our entrance ticket and then walk to the “Sun Gate”, known as “Inti Punku” (2,720 masl / 8,923 ft.). To get the first glance of Machu Picchu. Leaving our backpacks in storage at Machu Picchu’s control, we will have free time. Then, we’ll get back to Machu Picchu to have a 2-hour guided tour, about then, we’ll have free time to visit and enjoy the place on our own. We will take the bus to go down to the town of “Aguas Calientes”, to return by train to Ollantaytambo and then transport to Cusco.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Maximum altitude: 2700 m/ 8856 ft
  • Minimum altitude: 2,430 m/ 7,972 ft
  • Distance to walk: 6 km/ 3.73 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 2 hours

DAY 7: FREE MORNING AND THEN TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT:

You can book your flight out of Cusco for any time today. If you’re staying on in Peru, we’re delighted to help out with suggestions and assistance for the rest of your time here
Meals: Breakfast included

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