PERU'S CLASSIC INCA TRAIL
NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 5
APRIL 24 TO MAY 3
MAY 29 TO JUNE 7
JULY 17 TO 26
AUGUST 8 TO 16
OCTOBER 23-NOVEMBER 1
One of the top treks in the world for good reasons! But our trek is one of a kind as we support female porters in a male dominated industry. Along with our local partner, we are creating a much needed change in the industry to finally include women and the indigenous community. We now have 16 female porters on the classic Inca trail who will be joining you.
As a classic trek, you get to experience Machupicchu first-hand at sunrise as you trek on the Classic Inca Trail over 4 days. The trek allows you to camp in the wilderness with the support of an experienced guide and a team of cook and porters in the gorgeous Andes mountains. A soak in the hot spring of Aguas Caliente awaits you at the end of your trek. You also spend time walking in the old part of Lima and visit the beautiful town of Cusco and the Sacred Valley. In the process, you will create lasting memories with new friends. These are all the reasons why this experience remains a classic while supporting our women empowerment work.
But what's make this a unique journey is this: Visiting Huilloc Alto where the original porters for the Inca Trail originated from. After visiting Machu Picchu, we take a personal and intimate look into the lives of this Quechua community where weaving is still a way of life. We will have a chance to partake in the traditional lunch called Pachamanca, a tribute to Pachamama ceremony led by the shaman and a weaving demonstration by the wives of the porters. This will be the best way to end our Classic Inca Trail trek in a more authentic manner.
For an alternative to Inca Trail, see Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trek.
DAY 1 - Arrive in Lima
Stay overnight in a hotel in Lima.
Lima City Tour
Fly out to Cusco. Walking city tour of Cusco. Visit to local market and Qoricancha temple.
Sacred Valley Tour
Day 1 of Inca Trail
Day 2 of Inca Trail. Walk from Huayllabamba to Pacaymayu.
Day 3 of Inca Trail. Walk from Pacaymayu to Winaywayna
Day 4 of Inca Trail. Walk from Winaywayna to Machupicchu. Tour around Machupicchu.
Return to Ollantaytambo where we spend the night.
Visit Huilloc Alto to meet the Quechua community (porters and their families).
Drive to Cusco in the evening where we spend the night
For daily hike details, see TREK SUMMARY.
This trek is STRENUOUS given the high altitude, the possible low temperatures, the early start times for each day and the hike up Dead Woman's pass at the height of 4215 meters. You must be physically fit, in good health, and preferably with recent backpacking/hiking experience.
NOTE: Consulting with your doctor prior to joining the trip is recommended. It is highly suggested that you familiarize yourself with the hazards and risks of high altitude trekking. A completed & signed Liability Waiver form and travel insurance to cover 100% trip cost, emergency medical and evacuation are REQUIRED to join this trip. After completing your trip booking and deposit, you will be required to purchase the required travel insurance by the trip balance due date. Failure to obtain adequate travel insurance will result in cancellation of your booking and loss of trip deposit.
Single supplement: $80 for tent single supplement
$300 for 5 nights hotel single supplement
Balance is due by 30 days before departure.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE INCA TRAIL: A non-refundable deposit is NOW due to reserve a spot. As we need to secure permits for the Inca Trail, all bookings and deposits must be sent ASAP due to the permits running out quickly. The sooner you book, the better.
●Airport pick up and drop-off to and from hotel
●Shared accommodations In Lima & Cusco
●Service of a professional bilingual tour guide and assistant guide.
●City Tour of Lima
●Sacred Valley Tour
●Service of porter (to carry group gear and equipment)
●Transportation to Kilometer 82 (start of Inca Trail)
●Train and bus back to Cusco after Inca Trail trek
●Water during the trek
●Duffel bag for your personal items (to be carried by porter)
●Permits and entry fees for Inca Trail and Machupicchu
●All meals during the trek (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks, 3 dinners and snacks throughout the day)
(Note: Breakfast on day 1 and lunch in Aguas Caliente are not included)
●Dining tent with tables and chairs
●2 person tent and basic sleeping mat
●Oxygen bottlers for emergencies
●Government Tax, office service charge and booking fees
International airfare & Lima to Cusco r/t; travel, medical & emergency evacuation insurance; meals in Lima, Cusco and during Sacred Valley tour; tips; entrances fees during city and Sacred Valley tours; and all other personal expenses.
Wayna Picchu entry fee: $80
Service of 1 porter (can be shared by 2 people): $320
Service of half porter (up to 7 kilos or 15 pounds): $160
Single Tent supplement: $80
Sleeping bag: $70
Walking Sticks: $50
Inflatable Mattress: $60
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO PACK? SEE GEAR LIST HERE.
International flights are excluded. Clients must book their own flights and send a copy of their flight itinerary by e-mail to no later than the trip balance due date.
TRAVEL INSURANCE REQUIRED:
After making a deposit, you are required to obtain appropriate travel insurance through Travel Guard or other insurance of your choice that should cover at a minimum 100% of the trip cost (land & air), emergency medical and evacuation for high altitude trekking of up to 5000 meters. Proof of travel insurance must be provided via electronic mail to no later than the trip balance due date. Failure to obtain travel insurance by the trip balance due date will result in cancellation and no refund of your trip deposit and/or applicable cancellation fees as noted in the Terms & Conditions.
Note: If you opt to buy your insurance from a company other than Travel Guard, please ensure that the insurance you purchase covers high altitude trekking as there are only a select number of companies that provide such type of coverage.
Please check ahead of time as to the visa requirements for the country of your choosing. You are responsible for securing your own visa, if required.
Upon booking, you will receive trip notes that include the recommended gear list and specific trek information.