INCA TRAIL EXPRESSO 3 DAYS

This option of the classic Inca trail is one of the most recommended for people who do not have much time, and are in good physical condition, during the three days you will cross the same archaeological sites that do it on the classic tour, the difference is With this option, the pace of the walk is more demanding and the points are located at points where there are not many walkers. The landscapes are beautiful during each sunrise you can enjoy the sacred mountains of the Inkas, such as Salkantay, Pumasillo, Veronica, Wayanay.

Basic Tour Information

Travel Difficulty: challenging

Maximum altitude: 2700 m

Tour duration: 3 days

Reservation from $810

INCA TRAIL  EXPRESSO 3 DAYS

DAY 1: CUSCO – PISKACUCHO – WAYLLABAMBA – LLULLUCHAPAMPA

  • Meals: Lunch –Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Distance: 16 km /9.9 miles
  • Highest point: 3,800 meters
  • Weather Conditions: Sunny/Dry / Windy / Cold

DAY 2: LLULLUCHAPAMPA – PACAYMAYU – RUNKURACAY – SAYACMARCA – PHUYUPATAMARCA

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch –Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Distance: 15 km /9.3 miles
  • Highest point: 4,200 meters
  • Weather Conditions: Sunny/Dry / Wet / Warm

DAY 3: SUN GATE – TOUR IN MACHU PICCHU – RETURN TO CUSCO

  • Meal: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Distance: 11 km /6.8 miles
  • Highest point: 2,700 meters
  • Weather Conditions: Sunny / Wet / Warm
Day 1

CUSCO – PISKACUCHO – WAYLLABAMBA – LLULLUCHAPAMPA

Dificultad: challenging

Distancia: 16

Altitude: 3800

We pick you up at 4:30 am at your hotel then we take you in our private bus to Ollantaytambo. Afterwards we drive to Piskacucho, where our trek begins. After crossing the Urubamba River we follow the left bank before ascending to the Inca ruins of Llactapata (2,565m/7,505f). From the ruins we continue our hike as far as the Village of Wayllabamba (2,743m/8,997f), where we eat lunch. From there the trail climbs steadily through high Andean woodland to a plain called Llulluchapampa just before the Inca Trail’s first pass, where we will set up camp.

Day 2

LLULLUCHAPAMPA – PACAYMAYU – RUNKURACAY – SAYACMARCA – PHUYUPATAMARCA

Dificultad: challenging

Distancia: 15

Altitude: 3900

After an early wake up around 5:30am for breakfast, we begin to climb from Llulluchapampa to the highest pass on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, the death woman  Pass 4217m/13,907ft , where there are excellent views of the Wayanay Mountain. Afterwards we descend to the Pacaymayu River. From here, the trail climbs to the second pass at Runcuracay, from where we will be able to see both the Vilcabamba and Urubamba mountain ranges. After a short rest we will descend slowly along a paved Inca road to the restored ruins of Sayacmarca. Here we enter into the cloud forest,  by afternoon the trail descends via a stone stairway to the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, where we will camp for the night.

 

Day 3

PHUYUPATAMARCA – WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Dificultad: challenging

Distancia: 11

Altitude: 2700

Another early wakeup, around 3:00 am,  from Phuyupatamarca (3,700m/12,136f) we hike downhill to the beautiful Inca ruins of Wiñaywayna (2,699m/8,853f). After visiting these fascinating ruins we will hike along a section of the trail renowned for its subtropical flora and fauna for about two hours, arriving at Inti Punku (Sun Gate) early morning. From there we will get our first glimpse of Machu Picchu. Once inside the citadel, we will be given a  2 hour guided tour around 8:30am to 9:00 am with plenty of free time for further exploring more places by yourself.  Then we will take our bus to Aguas Calientes and by evening we will came back to Ollantaytambo by train; then by bus to Cusco arriving to the small square of San Francisco at 7:00 pm aprox.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE INCA TRAIL 3 DAY:

  • Pick up at your hotel
  • Private transport from Cusco to Piscacucho (starting the trek)
  • 4 person Igloo tents for 2 trekkers and a roll pad mattress
  • English speaking professional guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food upon prior request)
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank
  • Porter to carry tents, food, cooking equipment
  • Hot water for washing purposes
  • Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and transport to Cusco
  • Admission Tickets to the Inca trail and Machu Picchu
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Dining tents with tables and chairs
  • Chef and cooking equipment and kitchen tent

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED INCA TRAIL 3 DAY

  • First breakfast , last lunch and dinner
  • Tips for the crew, guide, cook and porters , tips are optional but greatly appreciated by them.

YOU SHOULD BRING TO THE INCA TRAIL  3 DAY:

  • A light day pack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek – prepare for a vast range of changes in temperature
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho. Plastic ponchos can be bought for about $1 in Cusco.
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended. Extra socks are a must.
  • Sandals or plastic slip on thongs are also good to give your feet a chance to breath in the evenings if you wish to carry them.
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf and beanie/touk. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping.
  • Sleeping bag (we can hire these to you)
  • Torch/ Flashlight and spare batteries
  • Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  • Sun block
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – although no malaria risk has been reported
  • Toilet paper, pack in & pack out
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
  • We advise you to bring water sterilizing tablets in case you collect water from streams.
  • Your own medical kit with any special medications that you might require, paracetamol, second skin for blisters etc.
  • Small towel or sarong
  • Bathers/swimsuit (if you intend on swimming in hot springs )
  • Cash – sufficient for snacks, tips and souvenirs.
  • Original passport
  • Walking sticks or poles (we can hire these to you. Please note poles with metal tips cannot be carried into Machu Picchu and should be left at your hotel on the final day)