Inka Trail – Machu Picchu 10D/9N
ENTER THE MYSTERY – QUEST OF A LIFE TIME !! When you touch the Soil of esta ancient land and people you will discover the Source of your own Inner Light. With Pumadventures you will experience events, places, people and challenges That will transform your life. Our journeys to Peru are Doorways of Initiation. The intent of esta doorway is to give you the Means to move freely and travel deeply into the magic of the moment NOW. Through Connection with the power of the sacred sites of Peru, you’ll expand your Ability to Work With the energies of your own nature. You’ll experience your Ability to project your spirit beyond the Limitations of the mind and explore the great Mystery of the spiritual World. These mystical experiences are an immersion to the fascinating ancient cultures of the Andes and your connection to this magical land. Our Journeys are not acerca the destination acerca They are the best experiences along the Journey, this is why priority for us is to offer every grand experience along the trip. Carefully choosing for you all the best Places to visit That are Often off the beaten path.
There is Network of over 30,000 kilometers of Inca trails all over the Andes Coast and rain forest of Peru, and this one is by far the Most Important and the most beautiful, we arrive to Machu Picchu by the only official entrance to this sanctuary. You will experience the magnificent sceneries and eco systems in the three days That we are trekking, you will experience the Past challenges invite you to liberate That from your own limitations. This is a trip only for Those That feel the call as it is a famous trek and is very difficult to get Usually the spots so you must really want to do it and to do it you must trek With Big Pumadventures.
Day 1: Lima - Cusco (D)
Today we fly over the majestic Andes to Cusco. Make sure your camera to have ready for some spectacular photo opportunities. On a clear day you can see all the valleys and mountain peaks and the tiny towns scattered among the hills. In the afternoon we will have our introductory meeting to go over all the exciting activities planned for We Have our journey. Spend the rest of the day to adjust to the independently altitude and wander through the colorful town. Make sure to check out the fabulous craft markets to get a head start on gift buying. In the evening we will gather together for our Welcome Dinner of traditional Peruvian cuisine and enjoy the entertainment locally.(Overnight in Cusco at the Costa del Sol – Ramada Cusco or similar)
Day 2: City Tour (B, L)
Wake up early for a private meditation And Set your intention for your journey. At breakfast fill up for a full day of sightseeing. We begin with a visit to Sacsayhuaman, Where we will marvel at these architectural wonder and learn the mystery and legends of how these stone-walled complex was constructed. We will Connect with the “Trilogy of the Sacred Serpent Puma and Condor” and learn what the Incan elders Believed of parallel dimensions. As we walk through the temple of Sacsayhuaman, Known as the womb of Pachamama, we will experience a process of rebirth. At the Temple of the Condor we will participate in an Andean Initiation Ceremony to Connect with the ancestors. Then we continue onto Tambomachay, a favorite resting place of the Incas, Commonly Referred to as the Baños del Inca, Baths or Ñusta (Baths of the Incas or Baths of the Princess). This site, eleven used for ritual bathing, is believed to be a temple dedicated to the worship of water. As we listen to the crystalline water springs flow over the magnificently carved stones, we will connect with the element of water. After visiting other sacred temples around the mountain, we return to the city of Cusco for a city tour and to immerse ourselves in the smiles and laughter of the Local people. We may also have time to visit the Inca Museum and the markets to shop for some Local handicrafts.(Overnight in Cusco at the Costa del Sol – Ramada Cusco or similar)
Day 3: Pisaq - Ollantaytambo (B, L)
After breakfast we make our way through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Pisac and Ollantaytambo Between area, catching sight of the scattering of ancient Incan remnants, reminders of the region’s immense ceremonial importance. This long narrow valley goes up to Urcos in the south and towards the north to cross Ollantaytambo before ITS stretch of broad plains, rugged peaks, and unparalleled beauty finally reach the citadel of Machu Picchu. Its fertile lands to Have Been home for the Inca Thousands of years and their mysteries and legends still resound. We drive into the hills to the picturesque town of Pisac to admire the colonial architecture and the awe-inspiring scenic beauty and stop at the ancient observatory sun, which we will enter through the ancient Temple of the Condor, for a private ceremony. We then make our way to the village of Pisac and enjoy time to explore the Andean Marketplace to purchase lovely handcrafted treasures to take home. After lunch in Urubamba, we continue on to Ollantaytambo, the Sanctuary of the Wind, renowned for ITS ancient fortress. We visit the royal baths and fountains for a shamanic energy cleansing ceremony by Unu, the Water element, and then a make our way along the murmuring river to the Temple of the Condor for a few moments of silent reflection and meditation. Ending off our afternoon, we stop at the main shrine area of the temple to receive our blessings from Wayra (Wind Element), the guardian of the site.(Overnight in the Sacred Valley at the Inkallpa Yanahuara Hotel or similar)
Day 4: Chinchero (B, L)
Chinchero, a small village located high up in the windswept plains, offers spectacular views over the Sacred Valley and the snowcapped peaks of the Andes. Renowned for its beautiful traditional weavings, this town is the perfect place to pick up souvenirs and gifts. Here we immerse ourselves in the local community meeting the village elders and the friendly Local inhabitants.
We will Have the pleasure of meeting family communities and learn more about their traditional practices and ways and hear a few stories perhaps and such. We will learn more about the Ayni Ayllu Weaving Cooperative and hopefully pick up a few treasures for ourselves and loved ones back home. Enjoy the evening at your leisure to preparing for your visit to sacred INCA TRAIL, the next day.(Overnight in the Sacred Valley at the Inkallpa Yanahuara Hotel or similar)
Day 5: Beginning Of The Inka Trail: Piskakucho – Llaqtapampa – Wayllbamaba (B, S, L, D)
This is one of the MOST famous and incredible trekking routes in the world! The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most impressive examples of the approximate 40,000 kilometers of roads built by the Incas some 500 years ago! Were Inca road roads built across the deserts, jungles and highlands stretching from south Colombia throughout Peru, Bolivia, Northern and Central Chile and the Northwest part of Argentina! The Inca Trail starts in a typical Andean region and finishes in a jungle region going through cloud forests, Inca tunnels, bridges and snow on the way!! Undertaking the trek is an opportunity to go back in time and live With the Incas for 4 days remembers indescribable, the Inca Trail is not only for your physical body but also for your spiritual body.
We will meet and pick you up from the Hotel -Ollantaytambo at 7-8: 00am and travel by bus to Piskacucho (you will hear this be called kilometer 82) where the trail starts.
On arrival at kilometer 82 (8:30 a.m. more or less), we will have some time to organize ourselves (use the restrooms, put on sun cream, mosquitoes repellant, etc.) and then a it is Necessary to show your entrance tickets, passports and (if paying a student rate) the student card at the control point 1st trails. To start the trail (2720m / 8923ft), we cross the Vilcanota River and follow the ITS route to right. The first day is Relatively easy (to warm-up on the Inca flat terrain) and we will have great views of the site of an Inca Fortress (Huillca Raccay), the vast and incredible Inca site Llactapata (officially called Patallacta), the Urubamba That mountain range divides the jungle and the Andes and the beautiful snow-capped peak of Wakay Willca (5860m / 19225ft), Known in books as Veronica. Our first campsite (Ayapata) will be one hour and a half up the small village of Wayllabamba (3000m / 9842ft) in the temperate green valley of the same name. Temperature at night is around 5 ° C Usually (Depending on the month).
Day 6: Wayllabamba - Warmiwañusqa - Pacaymayu (B, L, S, D)
Total distance to be covered on day 2: 16km (8 to 9 hours more or less) After waking up at 6:00 a.m. (maybe at 05: 00-Depending on your Guide) and having breakfast, we will start a steep ascent towards the highest pass (Open Warmihuañusca ‘Dead Woman’s Pass – 4200m / 13779ft). On This Day real sense of achievement is felt on reaching the top! After a rest here, we begin the descent to the lunch stop is located at Which Pacaymayu (3550m / 11646ft).
On the way up to the pass we will be reliable to see lots of hummingbirds and other birds. Also we will Have the time to appreciate an incredible variety of native plants and trees: such as the Polylepis or Q’ueuña which trees grow in the astonishing cloud forest located at 3650 / 11972m!
After lunch begins the second 2 hours steep climbing to Runkuraqay pass (almost 4000 meters), we arrive in our campsite by 5 mish.Temperature 4 ° C. At this campsite around during the nights
Day 7: Pakaymayu - Chaquicocha - Wiñaywayna (B, L, S, D)
This is the MOST impressive day (in our review!!!) so just keep thinking of that on the ascent on day 2! Again we wake up for breakfast at 6am, and start the day with a gentle climb to visit the archaeological site of Phuyupatamarca (meaning Town in the Clouds) and to reach the third highest point on the trail (3680m)). The views from here of the mountains, canyons and surrounding area are spectacular.
The Inca site, Phuyupatamarca, is located a few minutes’ walk from the third pass and after visiting these place, we continue walking (3000 steps!) Through the cloud forest and the impressive agricultural Inca site of Intipata until we arrive at our third campsite Wiñay Wayna (2680m / 8792ft). Today We Have walked 4 to 5 hours and have arrived to camp by lunch time!
A short distance from this campsite is located the Inca site of the same name Wiñaywayna (Forever Young). Even if you are tired after your day’s trek, do not miss out on visiting the most impressive site on the trail.During the night temperature is around 12 ° C
Day 8: Wiñaywayna - Machupicchu - Cusco (B, S)
We leave the last campsite at 5:00 a.m. on end the day (breakfast 4.30-5: 00am). It is an early start in order to get to Inti Punku (Sun gate) (2730m / 8792ft) before sunrise. This is the place from where you will play Have your first view of Machu Picchu (2400m / 7873ft) With the sun rising over it! After some time there, we will walk down the last part of the trail to the spot Where you can take the classic photo (picture postcard shot) of the ancient city. Finally we visit Machu Picchu itself!
A walking tour is given by your guide and you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you still have energy you climb Huayna Picchu (2720m / 8923ft)! It takes 45 minutes to reach the top, this walk is optional and extra-You Might Need to skip the tour to Machu Picchu to be able to get a permit to climb This Mountain.You will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes (it can be reached by bus or on foot) for lunch and to be given your train tickets back to Cusco. Train included in all tours (to Ollantaytambo) and bus to Cusco.
If desired, an extra night in Aguas Calientes can be arranged. This option is very popular as it allows more time to explore Machu Picchu. You can go to the Present thermal springs in the town – a real treat after finishing the trail!!!
Itinerary or allocations are subject to change Depending on time of booking and Campsites provided by INC (That runs the institution Inca Trail).(Overnight in the Sacred Valley at the Inkallpa Yanahuara Hotel or similar)
Day 9: Tipon (B, L, D)
After Breakfast we will journey to the South Valley of Cusco and visit Tipon the sacred temple of the water element to bless everyone with the sacred water as we get ready for our journey back to home, after lunch we will return to Cusco and Have a free afternoon, at night we will have our farewell dinner.(Overnight in the Sacred Valley at the Inkallpa Yanahuara Hotel or similar)
Day 10: Transfer