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Machu Picchu

The Machu Picchu trek costs €1850 pps. 

This includes:
- 5 day trek on Inca trail( permits guides and camping equipment)
- Tents,sleeping mats and 4 season sleeping bags
- All meals on trek(boiled water is provided for drinking)
- Oxygen and First Aid
- Porter to carry mat,sleeping bag and clothes(9 kg total)
- Airport transfers
- 3 nights B&B in Cusco
- 2 nights B&B in Lima

- Tour of Cusco and a half day tour in Lima

- Return flights from Lima to Cusco
- Intothe West Adventures guide
- Local english speaking guides
- Guided tour of Machu Picchu

This does NOT include international flights, vaccinations, tips for trek crew and guides, travel/medical insurance and lunches/dinners off trek.

There will be free training hikes organised in Leenane Co.Galway for participants.

Our itinerary will be as follows:


Day 1 : Depart Dublin, arrive Lima, overnight in Lima

Day 2 : Fly to Cusco, overnight in Cusco

Day 3 : Tour of Cusco, overnight in Cusco

Day 4 : Start trek, Inca trail

Day 5 : Inca trail

Day 6 : Inca trail

Day 7 : Inca trail

Day 8 : Tour of Machu Picchu, train back to Cusco after visit to Agua Calientes. Overnight in Cusco

Day 9 : Fly back to Lima. Overnight in Lima

Day 10 : Depart for Dublin

Day 11 : Arrive Dublin

We do not handle international flights but will help organise them so the group arrives together.

A €500 deposit is required to secure a place, this is non refundable

The deposit can be paid by bank transfer to my account

Bank Of Ireland
Name: Mark Reynolds T/A Into the West Adventures
IBAN: IE29 BOFI 90387594671322
BIC: BOFIIE2D

Please put your name on the transfer.

Cancellations:

Deposits are non refundable. If a person cancels 4-6 weeks before departure there will be a 100%  refund of the balance payment. If a person cancels 2-4 weeks before departure there will be 50% refund of the balance payment. If a person cancels within 2 weeks of departure there will be no refund. The  'balance payment' is the amount payable after the deposit is paid.

The balance must be paid no later than 8 weeks before departure.

This is the Inca trail itinerary,

Day 1: Cusco – Hatunchaca

Distance: 10km

Walking time: 4-5 hours

Low altitude: 2600m

High altitude: 2900m

Camp altitude: 2900m

Pick up very early from the hotel in Cusco for a 82km drive to the start of the trek. Today we will see Patallacta, our first archaeological site. This site and others will show the importance of this valley in the context of Incan history. After lunch we will continue ascending to a semi tropical valley until our arrival in camp at Hatunchaca.

Day 2: Hatunchaca – Pacaymayo

Distance: 16.5 km

Walking time: 7-8 hours

Low altitiude: 2900m

High altitude: 4215m

Camp altitude: 3636m

We will start hiking early today, passing through different climatic and ecological zones. We will ascend to Warmiwanusca. We will walk amongst abundant vegetation with various tree types. This pass is known by many as the worlds highest cloud forest. After ascending for 5 hours we will arrive at Dead Woman`s pass. After a rest we will descend to our camp at Pacaymayo.

Day 3: Pacaymayo – Phuyupatamarka

Distance: 11km

Walking time: 6-8 hours

Low altitude: 3500m

High altitude: 3900m

Camp altitude: 3640m

This morning we will climb steeply towards the second pass. About halfway up is a small, round, roofless building known as Runkuracay. This building is thought to have been an astrological site.After a short tour we will continue to the second pass, the Abra de Runkuracay. At the far side of the pass we descend towards a valley and a lake. At this point the trail changes from dirt to a narrow stone road that was used by the Incas. We will then come to another Inca site, Sayacmarca. After a tour of the site we will descend to the valley floor to have lunch. After lunch we will ascend to the third pass and visit Phuyupatamarca( “Cloud level town”) This is where we will camp for the night.

Day 4: Phuyupatamarka – Puente Ruinas

Distance: 11km

Walking hours: 6-8 hours

Low altitude: 2030m

High altitude: 3640m

Camp altitude: 2030m

After breakfast we will descend for 2.5 hours to Intipata with it`s huge farming terraces. Then we descend to Winaywaina(2650m) to have lunch. The name means “eternally young”. After lunch we will continue to the Sungate, this will take an hour. This is where we will have our first view ofMachu Picchu. We will descend towards Machu Picchu where we will take pictures and rest before getting a bus to the camp at Puente Ruinas.

Day 5: Puente Ruinas – Machu Picchu – Cusco

We will wake very early to get the bus to Machu Picchu, where we will be the first visitors of the day. The guide will take us around for 2-3 hours, after which you will have free time to explore the city on your own. In the afternoon we will take the bus to Aguas Calientes to board the train to Cusco.

Contact us if you have any questions about the trek , the food and fitness.

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