Day 1: Cusco - Calca - Larers hot springs - Wacawasi. At 6:30 a.m. we leave from Cusco by private bus and travel through the Sacred Valley arriving to Lares, and we spend the rest of the morning soaking in the natural hot springs of Lares. After lunch, we star to walk to the camp.
Day 2: Wacawasi - Aroray - Mantanay. In Wacawasi we can appreciate ancient techniques of cultivation, as well as textile manufacturing like ponchos, chullos (special gap) and others handicrafts. We begin the trek ascending to highest point of the route Puma's Abra (1416,1 feet above sea level). After that we descend one hour approximately, in the way we can see Aroray and Mantanay lakes, to finally go to our camp in Mantanay.
Day 3: Mantanay - Yanahuara - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes. We will descend to the village of Yanahuara and then finally to Ollantaytambo. Lied in a fertile river valley and sheltered by mammoth mountains, this ancient Inca village is considered one of the most important living museums in the world. This is a perfect place to appreciate the archeological complex. From Ollantaytambo, we board the train to Aguas Calientes, and spend the night there in a comfortable hostel.
Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco. After an early breakfast, we'll take the bus to Machu Picchu. There we will register and start on our 2 hour guided visit. After enjoying the ruins, we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, where you will have free time to enjoy the town and have time for lunch before we return by train to Cusco.
- Departure and arrival times are approximated
- Campsites are subject to change according to our guide‰s criteria and the evolution of the group
- Bring with you:
* Sleeping bag (it can be hired in Cusco)
* A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
* Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
* Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended
* Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping
* Mattress: will be provided by the agency but is to be carried by you
* Flashlight and batteries
* Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
* Sun block
* Insect repellent minimum recommended 20 per cent DEET, no malaria risk has been reported
* Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc. Please beware that we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. This recommendation applies for all clients being used to a specific snack, as it may happen that it is not included in our selection
* Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning
* Optionally: water sterilizing tablets in case you pick up water from streams or rivers along the route. Otherwise, we provide filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink and has not reported any health problem so far
* Original passport
* Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required in order not to damage the Inca Trail).
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