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INCA TRAIL AND RAINBOW MOUNTAIN 5 DAYS

Duration

05 DAYS - 04 NIGHT

Group Size

01 – 16 PARTICIPANTS

Altitude Max

5200 masl / 17,060 feet

Accomodation

CAMP

Difficulty

AVERAGE
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Duration: 05 DAYS - 04 NIGHT
Group Size: 01 – 16 PARTICIPANTS
Type of Service: SHARED or PRIVATE
Transportation: CAR - BUS - TRAIN
Maximum altitude: 5200 masl / 17,060 feet
Places to visit: LLACTAPATA - WAYLLABAMBA - WARMIWAÑUSCA - WIÑAYHUAYNA - MACHU PICCHU - RAINBOW MOUNTAIN
Departure Time: 04:00 AM
Return Time: 6:30 PM
Difficulty: AVERAGE

Occasionally we are not always looking for just a common adventure, but rather one that allows us to know as much as possible in a short period of time. PERU TOP EXPERIENCE designed an experience that allows you to live this without many complications.
Living the Inca Trail in a traditional way, sharing the experience with our support staff, spending the night on the mountains in camps and visiting the wonder of Machu Picchu can only be compared with the incredible view of the snowy protector of the city that is the Ausangate from the top of the Mountain of Colors.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

  • Exceeds the height of the Mountain of Colors.
  • Get to know the culture in the communities near the highest peak in Cusco.
  • Travel the Inca trails in its short version.
  • Enjoy Peruvian gastronomy like never before.
  • Explore the beautiful Inca citadel.
  • Enjoy the beautiful panorama that we will have on our train tour.
  • Find out more about the living history of this citadel above the clouds.

Itinerary

DAY 01: CUSCO – PISCACUCHO (Km 82) – WAYLLABAMBA

Our experience begins very early from the city of Cusco, our transport takes us to the Ollantaytambo sector where we have free time to have a calm breakfast and then proceed to the Piscacucho sector (Km 82) where we meet with our entire support team. (Porters and cook). After a brief explanation our experience begins, first we will visit a historical Inca control place called Llactapata (2650 masl / 8692 feet), this is strategically located for access to Machu Picchu. At the end of the visit we begin a new walk towards our lunch point, at the end we continue our trip towards our first camp, Wayllabamba (3000 masl / 9840 feet), where our camping team is waiting for us ready so we can relax as much as possible. What’s left of the afternoon Here we will also find small wineries where we can buy drinks, snacks or essential items for the trip. At night we will share a dinner space with our team while our guide gives us information about the second day.

  • Walking duration: 05 hrs / 12 km
  • Accommodation: Camp
  • Difficulty: Average
  • Maximum altitude: 3000 masl / 9840 feet
  • Camp altitude: 3000 masl / 9840 feet

DAY 02: WAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA – PACAYMAYO

Our day begins with the first rays of sun, we enjoy a magnificent view of the valley in its early hours and our team offers us a cup of coca tea that helps us wake up with great spirits, then we complement this by delighting ourselves with a breakfast that full of energy since our day will be very demanding.
The first section is the hardest, at a firm and constant pace we begin with the ascent to the highest point of the entire experience, the Warmiwañusca pass (4,200 masl / 13,776 feet), upon arrival we will have an impressive view of the entire valley, we see what the road we have traveled is like and also the one that awaits us, so after a well-deserved rest and the photos for Instagram we continue our journey, now it is a descent to the valley floor so that we can reach our next camp, which is Pacaymayo (3,500 masl / 11,482 feet), upon arrival the team has already installed our equipment and is preparing our lunch, we spend the afternoon with our guide who shows us the incredible flora and fauna of the place.

  • Walking duration: 08 hrs / 12 km
  • Accommodation: Camp
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Maximum altitude: 4200 masl / 13,776 feet
  • Camp altitude: 3500 masl / 11 482 feet

DAY 03: PACAYMAYO – RUNKURAKAY – PHUYUPATAMARCA – WIÑAYHUAYNA

After enjoying the breakfast that our support team prepares for us, we begin our new tour. For an average of 2 hours we will first ascend to the archaeological center of Runkurakay (3800 masl / 12,470 feet), after an explanation and tour with our guide we begin the ascent to the highest part, which is the pass, and continue to see other places as Sayacmarca (3580 masl / 11 472 feet). We will see how on the way the landscapes go deeper and deeper into the jungle, so the panorama changes.
In the afternoon we arrive at the Phuyupatamarca sector (3,600 masl / 11,930 feet) where we will have a panoramic view of the Urubamba Valley, which is the gateway to Machu Picchu. Then our descent begins to our last camping point, which is Wiñaywayna (2650 masl / 8692 feet), our team that arrived previously to set up our camp and awaits us with a refreshing hot mate to later have dinner and spend the night.

  • Walking duration: 08 hrs / 10 km
  • Accommodation: Camp
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Maximum altitude: 3800 masl / 12,470 feet
  • Camp altitude: 2650 masl / 8692 feet

DAY 04: WIÑAYHUAYNA – INTI PUNKU – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

We start the day with a delicious breakfast, before leaving the camp we will have an emotional moment as our support team that accompanied us during the tour says goodbye to us, we continue alone with the guide for a period of 2 hours on average until we reach the Intipunku or Puerta del Sol (2745 masl / 9005 feet), from here we already have a panoramic view of the beautiful citadel of Machu Picchu (2430 masl / 7972 feet). After a brief period of time, we begin our descent along a path to reach Machu Picchu and be able to visit it, knowing the main sites that make it up.
At the end of our tour we went to the main control gate where we boarded a tourist bus to get to Aguas Calientes (2040 masl / 6692 feet). After enjoying some free time to have lunch, we go to the train station to board one and return to Ollantaytambo, there we will use the line of the same railway company and finally return to Cusco where we finish our experience.

  • Walking duration: 05 hrs / 6 km
  • Difficulty: Average
  • Maximum altitude: 2745 masl / 9005 feet

DAY 05: RAINBOW MOUNTAIN VINICUNCA

We start very early around 04:30 am with the pick up from your hotel and to reach the town of Cusipata (3310 masl / 10 859 feet) where we will enjoy our full breakfast, then we continue the road until we reach the parking lot, which is the base of the mountain, we will wait a moment to pass the control and begin the experience of walking up until we reach the top where we will have the impressive panorama of the Mountain of Colors and at the same time of the snow-capped Ausangate. We can also visit the natural viewpoint of the mountain (5,200 masl / 17 060 feet) for a better view and taking pictures. At the end we will be able to return to our transport by the same path and later to the restaurant to be able to have lunch and recover all our energies, finally we will return to Cusco to the historic center.

  • Walking duration: 03 hrs / 8 km
  • Difficulty: Average
  • Maximum altitude: 5200 masl / 17,090 feet

Included

RAINBOW MOUNTAIN

  • Tourist transport: Cusco – Cusipata – Cusco
  • Entrance ticket: Rainbow Mountain
  • Professional tour guide
  • First aid box
  • oxygen balloon
  • Food: Breakfast and lunch buffet

CLASSIC INCA TRAIL

  • Briefing / Informative talk prior to the trip
  • Pick up from the hotel for the start of the experience
  • Tourist transport: Cusco – Piscacucho (Km 82)
  • Support team: Authorized porters
  • Support Group Leader: Experienced Cook
  • Camping equipment: Camping tent (suitable for the trip), thick foam mats, dining tent, kitchen equipment, eating utensils
  • Clean towel every morning and hot water for hygiene
  • Boiled water to fill the canteens
  • Tea time during the tour
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Safety equipment: Radio transmitter
  • First aid kit and oxygen cylinder
  • Full food during our tour: 03 breakfasts, 03 lunches and 03 dinners
  • Variety of diet according to your request (Vegetarian, food restriction)
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Consettur bus ticket: Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes (Day 04)
  • Tourist train ticket: Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo (*Expedition/Voyager)
  • Tourist transport: Ollantaytambo – Cusco (Bimodal service)

*The train service is according to the availability we have for the date of your trip, we can also offer you an Upgrade to a better category, for this you only have to consider the additional information.

  • Air flight (National or International)
  • Special entrance ticket to Huaynapicchu (additional cost USD $80.00 dollars)
  • Pair of walking poles (You can include them for $15.00 dollars)
  • Additional personal porter (You can load 7kg – $150.00 dollars)
  • Accommodation service in Cusco

Recommendations

  • It is very appropriate to stay in Cusco 2 or 3 days before the experience due to the altitude adaptation that we must have.
  • When confirming the service you must choose the travel date carefully since there is no option to change due to the modality of the entrance ticket, nor is it transferable to a third person or refundable under any circumstances.
  • The spaces of the Inca Trail are very limited, so it is extremely important to have an advance reservation of at least 4 to 6 months in advance, the preparation is meticulous and detailed.

FAQs

Is it necessary to have travel insurance?

It is not mandatory as such, however we always recommend it as a way to cover any mishap that may arise during the trip along 5 day machu picchu hike. We must take precautions for everything long before it happens.

Can I modify the experience if I have more or less days?

Yes, within the planning or design of the machu picchu 5 day hike we can modify it without inconveniences, this also means that we can add more days or take away some, according to your needs. althoght, when we are in the moment of confirmation the date is established and modifying it could incur a penalty.

How many people might get this 5 day hike to machu picchu?

According to our experience between 12 to 15 people, the group can be smaller as well; but, this is the average amount. We make sure that it is not a larger group, thus the experience is personalized.

Can I request a refund if I cancel my trip?

We must adhere to our terms and conditions policy, we must consider there the cause of the cancellation, the previous time the request is being submitted and see the status of the trip. All these details are discussed with your travel consultant. Click here!

What to Bring

Can I do the experience the day after arriving in Cusco?

If it can be done, however, it is always recommended to arrive at least 2 days in advance so that they have a better adaptation to the altitude in which we are. If we carry out the experience followed by your arrival, we must follow some basic recommendations with food and hydration.

Do I need to have previous experience or physical preparation?

Yes, to be able to carry out this experience it is important to have an adequate physical condition since the trip itself is very demanding, being prepared helps you enjoy the experience in a comfortable way, the geography of the Inca trail is somewhat unusual since it’s a complete mix of everything between staggered climbs, trails, inclines and steep descents. The best way to prepare for the trip is to establish some routines that can be daily or weekly in terms of walks that help strengthen our resistance in the legs. This also applies quite a lot to the Mountain of Colors.

How should I prepare my luggage for this experience?

The Inca Trail leads us directly to Machu Picchu by the traditional route used by the Incas, so the trail itself takes us into what we currently know as the jungle, for this reason the heat is something safe, light clothing is always the most recommended, to this we must add only 1 or 2 garments that are warm for the nights. Finally, personal items such as power banks, sunglasses, mosquito repellent, rain poncho and others are also important for the trip.

Can I do the Inca Trail on my own?

No, because the Inca trail has a particular condition and that is that it can only be done in the company of a formal company that has a special permit issued by Sernanp (Entity that regulates the natural part). With these conditions, choosing PERU TOP EXPERIENCE is the best option because we are direct operators for this service.

Can you also include the Huayna Picchu mountain?

Yes, time allows us to visit the Huayna Picchu mountain, however we must reserve this entrance ticket in advance since it is quite limited, on the other hand you must take into account that the path is quite steep so the physical effort is a lot elderly.

ADDITIONAL:

  • HUAYNA PICCHU MOUNTAIN: Spaces are just as special and limited ($80.00 dollars)
  • PAIR OF CANES: They will help during the walk for the support points ($15.00 dollars)
  • SLEEPING BAG: Lighten the weight in our luggage from home ($25.00 dollars)
  • ADDITIONAL PORTER: You can carry the personal luggage that we designate ($150.00 dollars – 7kg)
  • VISTADOME SERVICE: If we are looking for a more complete experience, this is the ideal option. The Vistadome service has a panoramic view on the section of the train journey that is a fact that we will enjoy 200%
  • additional price:
    – Only return: $40.00 dollars per participant.
    – LUNCH SERVICE: We can add this service as well and schedule it for after the guided tour in Machu Picchu. It has a price of $10.00 dollars per person (Tourist Menu)

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Group Size
01 – 16 PARTICIPANTS
Difficulty
AVERAGE
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