However, the Inca roads were not limited in this way. They linked Cusco in all directions of South America that form a communication network of over 30,000 km, Inca Trail.
This network of roads the Inca Trail that extends from the center of Ecuador to central Chile, south and the Pacific Ocean to the eastern slopes of the Andes.
The Inca Trail is the most famous trekking in South America and is rated by many as one of the top 5 ways of the world. A unique experience and every effort is worth it!
The Inca Trail has a total of 45 kilometers manages to combine the beautiful landscape of mountains, lush forests and subtropical forest. Of course, an impressive mix of buildings, Inca ruins and tunnels.
Day 01: INCA TRAIL – CUSCO – KM 82 – HUAYLLABAMBA
We pick up for your hotel at 6:00 with our bus and headed to Piscakucho (2700) the city known as the Km 82 through which the train route from Cusco to Machu Picchu by train. Starting our walk from the Checkpoint Bridge and walk to the left side of the Urubamba River flows northwest of the Sacred Valley. After going through some flat terraces, reached Miskay (2800 ma.nm) to go up and finally see the Inca City Patallacta (2750 m), continue our journey on the path of valley created by the river go little Kusichaca little to reach the first camp Huayllabamba (3,000 m) where we the most spectacular views of the Vilcanota river corner on the opposite side of the Urubamba river you can see the snowy impressive Veronica (5832 m) and cannot even calculate the diversity of flora and fauna can be found on the site.
Day 02: INCA TRAIL – HUAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA – PACAYMAYU
After a hearty breakfast, we are ready to continue our walk (considered the strongest of the trip), consists of a narrow and close to the cliffs (9 km) climb. Along this climb, the landscape changes the Puna Sierras (dry area with little vegetation and high). This is the time that we will reach the first pass of the mountain known as Open Warmihuañuska (Dead Woman’s Pass) can see llamas and alpacas grazing by domestic Ichu (one of the few plants that grow at this altitude). Also cross through a forest area inhabited by different kinds of animals like sparrows, hummingbirds, quail and Andean bears. We recommend bringing lemon candies, chocolates and coca leaves, and thus maintain the high level of sugar and control your level of glycerin in altitude. Immediately after the pass descend to the valley Pacaymayu (3,600m) where we camp after 6 hours of walking.
Day 03: INCA TRAIL – PACAYMAYU – CHAQICOCHA – WIÑAHUAYNA
This day is memorable for its number of archaeological sites that we visit and receive more information from our guide. Pacaymayu continue to the second step of the open Runcurakay (3970 m), mid-morning visit the archaeological complex of the same name, this site is located at 3800 masl, consists of a small oval structure that is incorporated place surveillance (Tower surveillance). After going through the pass, we descend to Yanacocha (Black Lagoon) and enter the cloud forest and finally reach Sayacmarca (3624 m). This is a beautiful complex consisting of a semicircular building with different levels, narrow streets, liturgical fountains, patios and irrigation canals. We will follow the path an easy road, we reached the third stage Word of Phuyupamarca (3700 m). Throughout our journey we can appreciate the magnitude of the ancient art of the Incas and seeing rocks that were placed in perfect order. We will continue our trek to just go through an Inca tunnel and reach the previous step, this is one of but complete and preserved archaeological complexes and is the highest point of the mountain. Phuyupamarca means “Cloud City”, where we can observe a sophisticated complex made up of water sources with a solid foundation and with stunning views of the Urubamba River, after that walking we reach Wiñayhuayna (2700 m). On this site we will find a lodge with a restaurant, rooms with bathroom and hot shower. Five minutes from the campsite in Wiñaywayna archaeological complex consisting of an agricultural center with numerous terraces and religious city.
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Day 04: INCA TRAIL – WIÑAYHUAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
This day we get up at 4:00 am in the morning to leave Wiñayhuayna on time, then we’ll go to the Inti Punku (Sun Gate or sunrise). The tour will take us about an hour, and then we’ll walk on flat stones found on the edge of the mountain, where we can see the sunrise over Machu Picchu. From Intipunku we descend to Machupicchu by an average of 40 minutes. Arriving at Machu Picchu we have a guided tour of approximately two hours. So then you have free time to walk outside the Citadel or climb the Huayna Picchu, where you can see spectacular views of valleys and mountains surrounding Machu Picchu or also visit the Temple of the Moon and the famous Inca Bridge. In the afternoon go down to Aguas Calientes, where you can visit the thermal baths to relax after 4 days of hiking. Here we will
deliver the tickets train back to the city of Ollantaytambo, which lasts an average of 1hr 45mins, on arrival waiting for our bus to take you to the city of Cusco, arriving around 19:30 or 22:00.