The Inca Trail Trek from Vilcabamba to Machupicchu includes an unforgettable moment where, while in a warm climate, you can gaze out and appreciate the surrounding snowy peaks: Pumasillo, Sacsara and Salkantay, and at the same time, see Machupicchu, 15km away. We soak in hot springs and enjoy a diversity of vegetation, birds and mammals. This is a trek especially designed for nature fans and adventurers in general.


First Day: Cusco – Ollantaytambo - Huancacalle - Pacchac
Early in the morning, passengers are picked up from their hotels and we head to the Sacred Valley where we then go up Wakayhuillca Pass, part of the snow-covered peak Veronica, 4350m/14,000ft. At about 8:00am, we can take photos of the semi-jungle Quillabamba Valley. We pass by the villages of Chaullay, Huyro and Santa Maria, and then go up the Vilcabamba River Valley. We have lunch on-route in a location known as Huancacalle and visit the towns of Vitcus, Rosaspata and Ñustahispana (Yuraqrumi). We make camp in Pacchac. (Lunch/Dinner).

Second Day: Pacchac - Azutina – Hatumpampa
After breakfast, we continue our trek up to Azutina Pass, at 3950m, crossing through a rocky valley. After two hours, we arrive in the Raccachaka Valley where we enjoy the view of the snow-covered mountains in the Sacsara and Azutina regions. In the middle of the day, we have lunch. Later, we set up camp on the bank of the Hatumpampa River, near the snowy mountains. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner).

Third Day: Hatumpampa Campsite – Ccoyllur Cocha – Monjon – Chaupichacca
After an early breakfast, we then resume our trek on to Yanacocha Pass. The whole trek is along the original Inka Trail, as we pass by Lake Coyllurcocha and near the snowy peak, Sacsara. Later, we have an excellent view of the Yanatile Valley and the mountains around Machupicchu: snow-covered Verónica and Salkantay. In Chaupichacca, we take the time to enjoy the natural hot springs. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner).

Fourth Day: Chaupichaca - Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes
After breakfast, we see a diversity of vegetation, birds and mammals from this region. There are orchids and also the beautiful canyon which we travel along, known as the Yanatile Valley. From this point, we take local transportation to Santa Teresa and have lunch before trekking on up the Vilcanota River towards Machupicchu. Upon reaching the beginning of the train tracks, we have the option to take the train to Aguas Calientes, the last town before Machupicchu, or to continue hiking through the trees along the river. Before reaching Aguas Calientes, we also pass another archeological site, Intihuatana. We reach Aguas Calientes in the afternoon, relax at the hotel and some passengers opt to take a dip in the hot springs or walk up to the waterfall.

Fifth Day: Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu - Cusco
Very early in the morning, we have breakfast in the hotel and at 6:00am head up in the bus from Aguas Calientes to the City of Machupicchu. After a guided tour of about two hours, we have extra time to explore on our own and to hike up to the neighboring peak, Waynapicchu (¨young mountain¨ in Quechua). At the time specified, we begin to go back down to Aguas Calientes to take our 4:20pm train back to Cusco. We arrive in Cusco at about 8:20pm and passengers are returned to their hostels. (Breakfast).

Our service includes:

  • Reception and transfer from the airport to your hotel.
  • Free security deposit for your valuables and equipment that you’ll not need on the trip.
  • Briefing by your professional guide the night before departure for the trek.
  • Pickup from your hotel the morning of our departure and transportation from Cusco to Santa Teresa.
  • Entrance ticket to Machupicchu.
  • Professional, bilingual trekking guide.
  • Complete camping equipment, including 4-season Eureka tents and inflatable Thermorest mattresses.
  • Dinning tent, bathroom tent, and fully equipped kitchen tent with a designated, chef to prepare our meals and accommodate your dietary requirements (vegetarian, etc).
  • Tea Time is held in all of our campsites.
  • Horses and horsemen to carry the group camping equipment and group meals.
  • First Aid equipment and oxygen.
  • Bus ride down from Machupicchu to the train station in Aguas Calientes.
  • Return train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco.
  • Transfer from the Cusco train station to your hotel.

Not included:

  • Sleeping bag (you can rent a quality down bag from our office at a minimal price).
  • Tips for our personnel.
  • Extras items not mentioned in the program.

You should bring:

  • Personal backpack.
  • Sleeping bag, preferably down.
  • Rain jacket or poncho for rain.
  • Good shoes for trekking.
  • Trekking clothes and warm clothes.
  • Water bottle and purification tablets.
  • Flashlight and batteries.
  • Sun block and bug repellent.
  • Camera, extra money.

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