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Trips to Machu Picchu

Trips to Machu Picchu

WHY ANDES JOURNEYS ? We are an experienced travel company recognized by the ministery of tourism, Cusco's local goverment and the Historical Santuary Of Machupicchu as operator of the Inka Trail. We work professional guides and staff with studies at the university of Cusco, lots of knowledge about the activity, fluent in english and enviromental sensitive with very good recomendations in the South American Explorers Club. We work with a deep philosophy to do tourism accourding to the requierement of our customers and helping them enjoy the once a life experience on this beautiful part of our beautiful world. Cusco - Perú – Bolivia.

THE INCA TRAIL 4/DAYS AND 3/NIGHTS

Itinerary:

Trips to Machu Picchu

First Day

We are going to pick you up from your hotel between 6:00 and 6:30 am in our private transportation. The bus will take us to the 82 km mark (93019 feet above sea level). This is the start of the trail. There we will have time to put in order our backpacks and receive all the details of the Inka trail , the principal rules and recommendations.

You will walk for about two hours until you get to the first archeological complex ( Pata Llacta) where your tour guide will provide you with a complete explanation. After lunch, you will have time to take a rest and then we will continue for about three hours until we reach the campsite (Huayllabanba or Uncachimpa ), both of which are located at about 3000 to 3200 meters above sea level. There you will receive a hot drink and dinner.

Second Day Trips to Machu Picchu

After the hot wake up call drink, you will have enough time to pack your backpacks and eat breakfast. This is the most difficult day and it will be important to walk at your own pace. You will walk up through the Huayruro Valley for about three or four hours to get to Huarmihuñuska (or the Dead Woman’s Pass) which is 4200 meters above sea level at the top. As you hike you will enjoy the view of the surrounding snowcapped mountains. This part of the hike will take between three and five hours depending on your ability. From the top it will take one more hour to descend into the Pacaymayu Valley. This is where we will have lunch, and again you can take a rest if you wish. After this we will keep going to our campsite (Runcuraccay) located at 3800 meters above sea level. There you will receive a hot drink and dinner, as well as an explanation from your tour guide about the archeological complex Runcuraccay.

Third Day Trips to Machu Picchu

Morning ritual again includes a wake up call with a nice hot drink. While fixing up all our stuff and having breakfast our guide will explain the archeological complex of the same name. We will keep climbing up, but not as the second day because from 3800 m.a.s.l we will get to 3980 m.a.s.l.. This is the second high pass and from this point you can see another chain of mountains (VILCABAMBA) with the highest peak in this chain being PUMASILLU or PUMAS NAIL. All these mountains belong to the oriental chain of mountains in the southern Andes.

After enjoying the panorama we start going down for one hour until we arrive at the third archeological complex (SAYACMARCA). You will have the explanation of our guide,then you will keep going for another half hour until arriving to CHAQUICOCHA (or DRY LAGOON) for lunch. Here, there are toilet facilities. After lunch, you may take a nap if you wish. Then we keep going up, and it is not hard to get to the third pass PHUYUPATAMARKA (or VILLAGE ABOVE THE CLOUDS) After this complex we are again in the sacred valley. We will need two hours more to get to our third camping site WIÑAY WAYNA (young for ever) with the archeological complex of the same name and an easier part of the trail (2750 m.a.s.l.) Hot drink, dinner.

Fourth Day

Trips to Machu Picchu - Intihuatana

This day is the most important day because we will get to the place of our dreams. For this, we will wake up at 4:00am.and leave the camping site at 5:00 a.m. after breakfast. We will walk up for an hour and a half to get to the INTI PUNKU (or SUN GATE) at 3000 m.a.s.l.. We will enjoy the sun rise onto MACHUPICCHU and after we will go down for a half hour more to get to the archeological complex. Before we go for the guided tour we will register and use toilets. The tour will be approx. 2 hours with the same guide from the Inka trail. After the tour you will have about 5 hours to spend by yourself. You can choose to visit the WAYNA PICCHU mountain or (young mountain),

(THE MOON TEMPLE) or the (INKA BRIDGE).

We will then go down to Aguas Calientes where the train station and the hot springs are. About 5: 45 p.m. we take the train back to Cusco in the back packer class.

About tha Prices

Note:

Porters are going to carry the tents and they are going to set up at every camp site. Sleeping matresses the company will provide you. This you must carry together with your own sleeping bag and the rest of your stuff.

Enviromental information

Garbage

Acording to the new rules/regulations of the inca trail, all companies have to carry back to cusco allthe garbage the group produces. similarily, all tourists have to carry all the garbage that they produce and carry it back to cusco.

Toilets

Along of the inkatrail there are only five places for using flushing toilets. these will definitly be pointed by our guides. after these places, we have to use the toilet tent put- up by the porters.

Water information

You don’t need to carry a lot of botles of water from cusco. along the trail you will find a lot of streams where you can fill up your botles and use your water purifying tablets, which are very important. also, you can buy water along the trail during the first day until the first camp site.

Always ask the tour guide about the places where you can fill up your water because there are places where the water is very polluted.

About the reservation

Accurding to the new regulations, all travel companies must register their tour groups for the inca trail three days in advance with the historical sanctuary of machupicchu.

for that you must make your reservation in advance and confirm, in the low season from january to to may one month before . in the high season six months in advance at our e-mail address:

andes_journeys@hotmail.com

sales@andesjourneysperu.com

Together with that, you must email us your passport number, complete names. nacionality and ege , which is really important to show to the national cultural institute, make a downpayment of 50% at the time of your reservation, and complete the payment before you begin the incatrail in cusco.

The day you come to our office, you must also give us all your details as to the type of meals you eat, if you are vegetarian, etc

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Further Information

Travel tips:

Trips to Machu Picchu

WHY ANDES JOURNEYS ? We are an experienced travel company recognized by the ministery of tourism, Cusco's local goverment and the Historical Santuary Of Machupicchu as operator of the Inka Trail.

www.andeanjourneysperu.com


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Trips to Machu Picchu

WHY ANDES JOURNEYS ? We are an experienced travel company recognized by the ministery of tourism, Cusco's local goverment and the Historical Santuary Of Machupicchu as operator of the Inka Trail.

www.andeanjourneysperu.com


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Trips to Machu Picchu

WHY ANDES JOURNEYS ? We are an experienced travel company recognized by the ministery of tourism, Cusco's local goverment and the Historical Santuary Of Machupicchu as operator of the Inka Trail.

www.andeanjourneysperu.com


Other helpful information:

Trips to Machu Picchu

WHY ANDES JOURNEYS ? We are an experienced travel company recognized by the ministery of tourism, Cusco's local goverment and the Historical Santuary Of Machupicchu as operator of the Inka Trail.

www.andeanjourneysperu.com




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24 Oct 2012


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