DAY 1: CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY – HUARÁN FUND – CANCHA CANCHA – ACOPATA
On this day we will pick you up from your hotel at six in the morning then we will go to the town of Huarán (3,000 m / 9,840 feet) located in the Sacred Valley. Our trip will be about one and a half hours in our private bus then we will start our walk for about six hours. This is where we will meet our horsemen and prepare the horses that will take all our equipment and then we’ll start our great adventure. We will have an easy uphill climb along the Cancha cancha river. We will pass cultivated fields and go through the polylepis forests, this type of vegetation is very important for a great variety of birds.
Our cook will wait for us in Cancha Cancha (3,956 m / 12,976 feet) at the place where our lunch is scheduled, then we will have a short rest and continue to our first campsite where we will spend the first night. We will have a delicious dinner in Acopata and sleep under the star filled sky.
DAY 2: ACOPATA – PASO PACHACUTEC – QUISHUARANI
On this day we will wake up and have hot coca tea and then we will go to have our breakfast. After we will start our hike for the next two and a half hours towards the highest point the Pachacutec pass located at (4,780 m / 15,678 ft). Here we will enjoy the beautiful landscapes and snowy mountains such as the Pitusiray and Sahuasiray that will be in front of us. Later we will begin to descend for about two hours until we reach our lunch spot next to a beautiful lake.
After our lunch and a short rest, we will start our descent through the valley for about an hour and a half. Along the way we will see some glacial lakes, herds of llamas, alpacas and vizcachas (Chinchilla). This night our camp is located at (3,870 m / 12,694 ft) very close to the typical Andean village of Quishuarani, their homes are built of adobe and stones.
DAY 3: QUISHUARANI – CUNCANI – LARES – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES
After our breakfast we will continue with our trek with a climb of two to three hours towards the pass of Willcaccasa (4,458 m / 14,622 ft.). In this place we will see some snow-capped mountains and their beautiful valleys. After the pass we will continue along a grassy path, and passing by some lakes, it will take us 5 hours to walk to the town of Cuncani (3,900 m / 12,792 ft.). Then we continue downhill for 2 hours to the valley of Lares (3,100 m / 12,255 ft.) where we enjoy the hot springs.
After our lunch, our private vehicle will be waiting for us and the trip will be three hours to Ollantaytambo (2,792 m / 9,158 ft.) where we will have our dinner. Then we will go to the train station to take our train to the town of Aguas Calientes. There we will spend the night in a very comfortable hotel with a hot shower.
DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
On this day after having breakfast at your hotel (before sunrise) we will go to the bus station that will take us up to the citadel of Machupicchu, the ride is about 25 minutes. We will appreciate all its beauty and majesty with the sunrise and take the classic pictures that this cryptic place offers us. Then we will have our guided tour of the most important places for 2 hours afterwards you will have free time to explore more of the Inca citadel of Machupicchu, go to the sun gate, or the Inca bridge. In the afternoon you will have to return by bus to the town of Aguas Calientes to board the Expedition train to Ollantaytambo, here our private vehicle will wait for you to take you to your hotel in Cusco city.
|Touristic Adventure trip
Those people who want to experience the lifestyle of the local Andean people and an excellent place to take some unforgettable photos of their trip. NOT RECOMMENDED- for people who suffer from obesity and poor physical condition.
|In order to avoid the altitude sickness, we recommend you spend at least 2 days in the city of Cusco or surroundings before starting this incredible adventure.
|About the availability:
|This activity does not require permits so we always have spaces available but nevertheless it will be better to make the reservation months before to be able to secure tickets to the citadel of Machu Picchu and the train.
YOU MAY RENT
• Hiking Poles $20.00 USD (per pair) for the entire trip.
• Sleeping bag $35.00 USD
• Private Tent $40.00 USD
Huayna Picchu: If you are interested in climbing this famous mountain Huayna Picchu, where you can see a beautiful and wonderful view of the whole citadel of Machupicchu. There is an additional cost of $75.00 per person to buy your entry ticket. These spaces are limited so you must confirm with us and to be able to reserve your entrance ticket depending on the availability of spaces granted by the Ministry of Culture.
Panoramic Train: Our price includes a return train ticket in the Expedition service, but if you wish to upgrade your ticket to the Panoramic train service the price is $55.00 USD per person.
• Briefing by your guide before the trail.
• Transportation from Cusco – Huaran (start of the trek)
• Cook – Porter.
• Food (4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners).
• Camping equipment: double or quad tents, (according to the accommodation requested by you.), Flask, dining tent, kitchen tent, chairs, tables, dishes/silverware.
• Pillow and blanket only for the trail.
• Canvas bag for your personal things.
• Every morning cold boiled water to fill the bottles.
• Bilingual guide (English – Spanish) throughout the tour.
• Entrance ticket to the thermal baths of Lares.
• Entrance tickets to Machupicchu.
• Bus up and down to Machu Picchu.
• Roundtrip expedition train tickets Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo.
• Baggage 7 kg / 15 pounds per passenger.
• Water for washing.
• Emergency horse.
• Horses to carry the camping and food equipment.
• First aid kit, oxygen tank, first aid kit and emergency radios.
• One-night hotel with private bathroom in Aguas Calientes.
RECOMMENDATIONS WHAT YOU SHOULD CARRY
The passengers must personally carry the following:
Travel insurance, personal items, first aid kit, fever pills, upset stomach pills, sun block, mosquito repellent, flashlights, rain ponchos, trekking shoes, camera, sun hat, swimwear, sandals, money
(personal criteria) and original documents: Passport, DNI, students need their original ISIC card.