INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICHU -26 OCT-5TH NOV 2014
CUSCO- PISKACUCHO KM 82- PATALLAQTA- CUSICHAKA- WAYLLABAMBA.(CAMPING) Vamos Amigos !!
29th Oct- Depart Cusco at 05.00am 3 hour scenic Private coach from Cusco to Piscacucho (2,680 m / 8,790 ft). Meet porters and crew to begin the 35 mile 43km hike
***Approx 6-7 hours climb -12KM
: WAYLLABAMBA- AYAPATA- LLULLUCHAYOQ- DEAD WOMAN´S PASS- PACAYMAYO- (CAMPING),
30th Oct - 8:00 am we re-start our walk from camp to Ayapata valley first, 1 hour followed by a soft uphill climb through woods and along a stream Today is our great challenge day but with plenty of time to enjoy, it is the biggest climb of our hike, strenuous , After lunch there is a time to rest
After lunch hike 2-3 hours -600 meter ascent up to the top of the mountain, Warmiwañusca mt. (Dead Woman’s Pass) located at 4,200 meter /13,776. This last hard climb brings us to Dead Woman’s Pass., short rest break before beginning a STEEP descent into the Pacaymayo Valley for 2-3 hrs approx to reach our camp.
***Distance Travelled:12 km approx***
Approximate Walking 7-8 hours
RUNKURAKAY- SAYAQMARKA- CHAKICOCHA- AOBAMBA- PHUYUPATAMARKA- INTIPATA- WIÑAYWAYNA (CAMPING)
31st Oct - 7:00 am. The path climbs very steeply from Pacaymayo camp in a well preserved paved path –Camino Inca and takes 1 hour to reach the ruins at Runcuracay. The second pass (3,950 m / 12,956 ft) called as well as Abra de Runcuracay, is another hour up, beyond a series of false summits and at the top of a series of steep staircases. After lunch the hike is exceptionally beautiful because we will pass the ruins of Phuyupatamarca. Around 5 pm, we will arrive to our camp at Wiñaywayna, before it get dark we hike for 5 minutes for spectacular views and a tour around, the most preserved and biggest Inca site
***Distance:16 Km approx***
***Approximate Walking :7-8 hours***
Day 4: WIÑAYWAYNA- INTUPINKU - MACHUPICCHU (HUAYNAPICCHU) -CUSCO.
1st Nov - 4:00 am -to get to Inti Punku (the Sun Gate), overlooking Machu Picchu for the first rays of the sunrise. This will be a hike of 1-2 hours, with significant upward stretches in the last half. You will be hiking in darkness for one hour, so a head lamp is strongly recommended please follow instructions of your guides and watch out your steps. In the early afternoon, bus to Aguas Calientes and lunch will be provided at “Los Viajeros” hostel down in the town of Aguas Calientes. There you will also be able to store your backpack, take a shower and/or look around the town a bit before catching the train back to Cuzco.
***Approximate Walking 6-7 hours***
1st November - Overnight stay in Agua Caliente to visit the Thermal springs- Stay in a Lodge hotel
2nd Nov – Train back to Cusco - Massage – Full body approx. £10 – Lunch at La Chomba in Calle Tullumayu (apparently an amazing restaurant.
3rd Nov – Water rafting- Urubamba River -Half day
4th Nov – Horse riding see the main archealogical ruins on the outskirts of Cusco; Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. The Classic horseback tour includes these incredible sites along with a serene horseriding experience. Approx cost - £40-
5th Nov – Depart Cusco 08.05