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DURATION : 4Days/3nights
SEASON : throughout the year
DAY 01: CUSCO (3,300M) – CALCA (2,950M) – LARES (3,100M) – WACAHUASI (3,750M)
We will pick you up erly in the morning from your hotel at around 05:30 a.m. then we will travel for 1 hours by the Inkas’ sacred valley, we will have a stop in the vantagepoint to take the panoramic pictures and the guide will give a short explanation about the place , After that we will continue until Calca, where we will stop to make an overlook to the local market because there people sell products from the andean, then we’ll tke the bus for aproximately 2 hours until Lares town (3,100 m / 10,171 ft) Here we will meet with the cook and donky driver after preparing and leaving our luggae to be carried by the donkies we can visit the hot springs (3,250 m / 10,663 ft) and enjoy of a bath, the temperatura varies between 28 °C a 34 °C.
Then our adventure begings , we’ll hike up by andean lands for around 2 hours untill we get Vilcabamba bridge on this place our staff awaits for us with our lunch, after a jummy lunch we will have a short breik and then we’ll continue for 3 hours more to get Wacahuasi town (3,750 m / 12,303 ft) during our walk we’ll meet and see local children wearing traditional customs and you will have the opportunity to have fun with them. Wacahuasi will be ours first campsite, at this point we will feel the cold so we suggest to take warm clothes for the nights then we’ll have tea time to share our expectation from that days, later we’ll enjoy dinner and then sleep.
DIA 02: WACAHUASI – PUNTA TORO
This day is one of the most exciting days, after breakfast in the early hours of the morning we will begin our walk where we will observe beautiful lagoons, mountain ranges and snowy peaks; It is worth mentioning that it is the longest and hardest day of the hike. The first section of our hike will be for about 4 hours to the highest point, during the tour we will have stops to observe animals native to this area such as llamas and alpacas, the inhabitants use these animals for their daily lives; the alpaca is used in the elaboration of its clothes, the coat of this animal has a nolina chemical that repels the water and is also used as food; meanwhile, the flame is used as cargo transport. The guide will give a brief description of these animals and can thus differentiate them. These animals were sacred in the Incas times were sometimes sacrificed in honor of their Gods. We can also see birds in the area as Cara Cara a bird of prey.Upon reaching the Abra de C’asa Pasa (4,500 m / 14,764 ft) the highest part of the route we can see the beautiful lagoon of Auroray Cocha (4,470 m / 14,665 ft) and in this point the guide will explain us about the place and the customs of the people who live there. After taking the pictures we will start descending for about 1 hour to the Laguna Auroray Cocha and there our team will be waiting for us with lunch. After enjoying lunch we will continue with the downhill walk for 4 hours among cloud forests on the way we will also observe another beautiful Yura Cocha lagoon until we reach our Punto Toro camp (3,100 m / 10,171 ft), arriving at the camp we can rest and share the anecdotes of this long and arduous day; to end the day we will have a dinner. Overnight in the camp
DAY 03: PUNTA TORO – YANAHUARA – OLLANTAYTAMBO (2,850M) – AGUAS CALIENTES (2,160)
This day will be the easiest, we will get up a little later and calmly enlist your belongings and have breakfast, then we will say goodbye to our road team and start descending for 1 hour to the town of Yanahuara (2,850 m / 9,350 ft. ) town that has a temperate climate this town is products supplier to the City of Cusco, in this place we will take a 15 minute ride to the town of Ollantaytambo (2,850 m / 9,350 ft) living Inca town where you can see the Inca architecture with its narrow streets. Then we will take the train approx. Midday. The trip is about 2 hours to the town of Aguas Calientes (2,160 m / 7,087 ft) in this town you’ll enjoy lunch. After the guide will take you to the place where you will be informed about some activities that can be done at this time and coordinate the dinner time.
DAY 04: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU (2,490M) – CUSCO
You will spend this day just Machu Picchu (2,490 m / 8,169 ft). Machu Picchu Quechua name that translated into Spanish is «Montaña Vieja – old mountain», considered one of the 7 wonders of the world on July 7, 2007. Machu Picchu is a Sacred Temple that the Incas used to visit and offer their best products to their Gods, they could only spend a single night in this place; this place was inhabited only by the Inca Nobility.The guide will make a tour of 2 hours providing information in each of the places visited, once finished this guide you can visit other places freely. Before the farewell the guide will give you instructions on how to get to the town of Aguas Calientes, in this town you will find a variety of restaurants, bars, pubs. It is important to be on time to board the return train, it is approximately 2 hours to Ollantaytambo, there the transport will be waiting for you to make your transfer to Cusco City. The trip is about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
SERVICE COST PER PERSON (IN AMERICAN DOLLARS)
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- Private transport Cusco – Lares, Ollantaytambo – Cusco.
- Train to Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo.
- Profesional certified tour guide
- Entrance ticket to Machupicchu
- Bus to and from Machupicchu.
- Cmping gear
- Horses to carry the equipments.
- Emergency horse
- Food during the expedition
- First Aid Kit
- Oxygen tank
- Tents (2pax, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent)
- All kitchen equipmen
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
- Sleeping bags
- Extra drinks
- Other expenses not mentioned before
You must take:
- ·Trekking boots and slippers to rest in camp·
- Sobrero or cap with visor·
- Cantinflora / bottle for water·
- Flashlights, batteries, sunglasses.·
- Repellents, sunscreen·
- Waterproof pants or jackets or poncho·
- Towel, toilet paper,·
- It is recommended to wear appropriate clothes for sunny days and cold temperatures during the day sometimes up to 30 ° and at night 0 ° -3 °, also depending on your interest to bring a camera or camera, binoculars.