• Availability: Available now
  • Group size: 2-10
  • Tour Type: adventurous/cultural/hiking
  • Max. Elevation: 12 km/ 7.5 miles

Short Inca trail to Machupicchu 2 days

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Unique Short Inca trail to Machupicchu

Our Short Inca Trail to Machupicchu, is exclusive to you enjoy and experience typical hiking on the Inca Trail as we include for lunch an expert hiking chef who will prepared for us the most delicious and typical Peruvian food

Trip Overview

  • Trek Type: hiking, landscape, experiential, adventurous, and cultural
  • Good for: those in moderate shape or better
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Considerations: In order to give you the best itinerary and experience on this trek our program it is completely different from the other companies
  • Season: From March 1st to February 28th

Day 1. Cusco-Km 104-Machupicchu- Aguas Calientes 

We collect you from your hotels at 4:00 am to drive for 1 hour and 45 minutes to the train station at Ollantaytambo town, then we board the train for 1 hour to the Chachabamba or the Km 104 which is the beginning of our hiking, upon our arrival a delicious breakfast prepared by our chef will be waiting for us, right after breakfast we start rolling up for 4 hours to Wiñaywayna through an amazing scene surrounded by dramatical bunch of mountains, forest and clouds in addition of marvelous birds such as Andean motmots, cock of the rock( peru´s national bird ) trogons, etc. once at Wiñaywayna our tour leader will give a lesson about such a  magical place built by my ancestors, right after the lesson of your our guide about the place we hike 10 more minutes to our lunch spot, where our chef will be waiting for us with a fantastic buffet lunch, let´s have a digest time to then continue hiking 1 more hour and 30 minutes to the sungate to see Machupicchu in the distance, here we going to have plenty of time to take pictures and connect with such a fantastic spot, then we hike 45 more minutes right to the lookouts at Machupicchu, let´s have plenty of time to take pictures, be pleased by the sunset and connect with this masterpiece of my ancestors, then in the afternoon we catch our bus to go down for 30 minutes to Aguas Calientes. Right here your guide will accommodate you in your hotel, then have a dinner and plan everything for next day.

** Our program includes delicious breakfast and buffet lunch prepared by our expert chef

Day 2. Aguas Calientes- Machupicchu- Cusco 

In order to get well rested and have plenty of time to enjoy the views, pictures and lessons at Machupicchu we suggest you to wake up by 5:00 am in the morning get ready, pack the essentials and take the bus up from the town to get by 6:30 to 6:45 am at Machupicchu.

Your guide will give enough time to take pictures into the most beautiful spots of the Incan city, share lessons about such an amazing Incan masterpiece and display you the most impressive details of the citadel; then you take the bus back at more or less 12:00 pm down to Aguas Calientes to enjoy without rush your lunch (not included) and take your train back at 14:55 pm or 15:20 pm back to Ollantaytambo and then take a car back to the door of your hotel.

** Our service is from door to door

Included

Professional english speaker Guides: all our super leaders grewp up in cusco region and studied tourism for five years at cusco’s university, they are friendly, funny charming, knowledgeable, professional and will care your safety into our treks

Permits: As soon as we get your details and deposit, we will purchase your permits.

The night before your trek departs, you will come to our office for your briefing. You will recieve your duffel bag that will stay with our porters, while you hike. This duffel bag should not exceed 7kg/14 lbs and does need to include your sleeping bag and air mattress.

Porters: We include a personal porter, who is responsible for carrying your duffel bag. There is no additional cost for this. You will not have access to your duffel bag until our evening basecamp.

Transportation: we going to have transportation included in this trek. You will be picked up directly from your hotel around 4:30 a.m. and be driven to the beginning of our trek, Upis Bajo (3,900 meters).

Equipment: Incas path has the best equipment. We use Eureka Timberline 4 tents that are shared by only two people. You will have a large dining tent to enjoy your meals in.

Food: Our expert hiking chefs cook delicious meals that many previous trekkers have loved. We honor all food restrictions, so be sure to add any that you have on your booking form and let your guide know at your briefing. Food is typically all served as buffet. We will enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day, tea time and snacks. A snack will be provided each morning for you to enjoy through the hike. Your last meal with your expert chef will be after lunch on day four.

Water: starting from your first lunch until your last breakfast, Incas path will supply ad much water as needed. The water we provide is boiled, filtered, and then cooled before distributing. You must bring your water bottles or camelback. We recommend carrying about 3 Liters worth a day. You will be able to refill your water at each meal.

First Aid: Every Incas Path guide has got training in first aid from a clinic and firemen. We elaborate mandatory training sessions every February, which every single Incas Path tour leader must attend. Your tour leader is going to have always a first-aid kit for basic medical problems (traveler’s diarrhea, cuts, scrapes,cramp etc.) and oxygen.

Extras: We thing it´s the care to small details that separates us from other trek companies. Every trekker receives a small pillow to sleep with, a foam mattress for insulation, and a rain poncho. We going to work hard to create your best holiday.

Not Included

Rentals: Every trekker needs a sleeping bag when camping. Inflatable air mattresses and trekking poles (with rubber tips) are optional but necesary. If you don’t want to bring any of the above, they are all available for rent:

  • Sleeping Bag: $35
  • Inflatable Air Mattress: $30
  • Trekking poles Sticks (Pair): $30

Huayna Picchu is the mountain that stands next to Machu Picchu. It is a 1 hour hike to the top. While this hike is on your own, your guide will show you where this hike begins. There is an additional entrance ticket that we can secure for you with advance. The ticket is $75 per person.

Machu Picchu is the other mountain that stands above the Machu Picchu site. It offers also spectacular views this extra hike takes 3 hours round trip. You can book this with an additional entrance ticket that we can secure for you. This ticket is $75 per person.

Vistadome Train All our treks include the Expedition (tourist class) Train class. This train is usually booked at 3:20 or 4:22 pm. Departing from Aguas Calientes. There is also the vistadome train class, which is an upgraded train that offers slightly larger seats, windows, some entertainment and snack. Usually, the Vistadome train is booked for 4:43 p.m. and goes to Poroy, a train station 30 minutes close to Cusco. As this is an upgraded fee, we will still include your transportation back to your hotel. The ticket is $75 per person.

Essentials:

Passport Valid,

STUDENT CARD (if you booked as a student)

Immigration Card (given on the plane as you enter Peru)

Good daypack (the smaller, the better)

Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelbaks are encouraged – but enough for at least 2-3 liters.

Comfortable hiking boots (lightweight with good soles)

For Your Duffel: Our porters will carry up to 7 kg of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and air matt (if you bring/rent one). From us these two items weigh 3.5 kg.

  • 4-5 wicking t-shirts
  • 1-2 hiking pants
  • 4 sets of undergarments.
  • 4 sets of hiking socks
  • 1 Fleece 1 Warm,
  • down jacket: gets very cold at night
  • 1 Rain jacket and pants
  • 1 sun hat
  • 1 wool hat
  • Headlamp: essential
  • Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Hiking boots
  • Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might enjoy something a little larger.
  • Battery Charger: There is no place to plug in while trekking!
  • Large plastic bags: to help organize and keep clean from dirty.
  • Sleeping bag: Recommend down bags for -10C at least
  • Earplugs

Toiletries:

  • Sunscreen
  • Face moisturizer
  •  Bug spray
  • Handsanitizer
  •  Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toiletpaper
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: band aids, moleskin, etc.

Inside Your Daypacks:

Daypacks can be any size for hiking, but we always recommend the smaller, the better. Inside Machu Picchu, no bag larger than 25 litters will be allowed in. If larger, you will need to store outside in the Machupicchu check point. Some items are listed above and can be a personal choice if you want in daypack or duffel.

Sunhat

Rain gear

Fleece

Camera

Music (IPhone)

Handsanitizer

Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste

Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips