DAY 1: CUSCO / CANCHA CANCHA COMMUNITY .
(3800M / 12.464 FEET) (L – D)
(Duration: 3 hours / Distance: 6 Km)
We leave Cusco by bus, on the way down to Pisaq in Huaran stream (2950 m/9676 ft). Here we begin to walk up a small valley that tapers gradually upwards, while an original Inca Trail, enjoying a variety of flora and fauna.
After a few hours of walking, we arrived at Cancha cancha Comummnity (4000 m / 13.192 ft), where you will be greeted and have the opportunity to share a glimpse of the traditional lifestyle and culture of this Andean community.
DAY 2: Cancha Cancha / Quiswarani.
(3800M/12464 FEET) (B) (L) (D)
(Time: 6 hours / Distance: 9 km).
After breakfast we ascend slowly to Accopata, an extension of Cancha Cancha community where shepherds live in chozas (humble houses ) made of stone and roofs typical Ichu (tussock grass).
We must begin a steep ascent to Pachacutec pass (4697 m / 15,406 feet), surrounded by views of the beautiful lakes like Suerococha and Azulcocha. We followed a trail that descends slowly, with an amazing view of snowed peaks from Colque Cruz, Pitusiray, Sawasiray
We will continue walking through Collaycocha Chacon Mountains , reaching a waterfall near the Community Quiswarani (3902 m / 12,798 ft), where the camp to enjoy the scenery and the traditional lifestyle .
DAY 3: Quiswarani / CUNCANI.
(3800 m / 12,464 ft) (B) (L) (D)
(Time 6 hours distance / 9kms)
After have breakfast, we left our camp to start to climb the Huillquijasa pass (4,457 m / 14,618 ft) and see the Colque Cross and glaciers also lakes filled with geese (Andean geese), ducks. The highest point of this day is at (3886 m/12746 ft) down until we reach the community of Cuncani, a pictures que village, similar to the previous site. This was the last refuge of the Royal Panaka, a sect Inca.
In the afternoon we will continue on the path along high lands, lakes and agricultural areas until reaching Cuncani 3 hours later, where we will have dinner and camp.
DAY 4: CUNCANI / Ollantaytambo / Aguas Calientes
We left at 8:00 a.m. Cuncani to walk through a fertile valley with lush vegetation, crops and agricultural communities.
Along the trail we will see native flowers such as begonias and wild orchids. After a walk of about two hours we arrive in Lares (3261 m / 10,696 ft), capital of the district of the same name, a large village whose principal attraction is its hot springs where we can enjoy a swim.
After lunch, we will board a private car to take us to Ollantaytambo. From here we continue three more hours by car to Ollantaytambo to continue extending the trip to visit Machupicchu taking the train to Aguas Calientes. We spend the night in the hotel.
DAY 5: MACHU PICCHU (2400 masl) – Cusco (3400 m)
From the hotel we will board a bus that will take us to the site of Machu Picchu. We will continue with a two hour guided tour of this magic place. Places of interest include, the temple of the three windows and the sundial, among others. After the guided tour there will be free time to explore in more detail the site. According to the scheduled time of the train we will take a bus to Aguas Calientes to board the return train. From the train station you will be returned to your hotel.
- Transportation Cusco – Huaran
- Bus Lares – Ollantaytambo
- Train Ollantaytambo-Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo
- Mules, Mule leader .
- Camping equipment (tents kitchen, tents, mattresses, etc..)
- Entrance ticket to Machupicchu.
- Meals 4B, 3L, 3D
- Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
- Bus Ollanta – Cusco
- Professional guide.
- Sleeping bag
- First breakfast and lunch dinner
- Extra horse.
- Expenses not mentioned in the itinerary
- Admission to Waynapicchu (USD 10)