1 Day Short Inca Trail to Machupicchu km 104
Inca Trail 1 Day Machu Picchu hike is the shortest version of all the trails that lead to the Inca city of Machupicchu, you walk the same route as the Inca Trail 2 days and the stretch that you walk on the fourth day of the Classic Inca Trail 4 days. The walk begins at km 104 of the Cusco – Machu Picchu railroad, at an altitude of 2100 meters, reaching a maximum of 2,720 meters at the Sun Gate, 10.5 km away and takes 6 hours at a moderate pace. The journey is charming with beautiful panoramic views, full of flora and fauna also allows us to visit 3 wonderful Inca cities Chachabamba, Wiñaywayna and in the afternoon to Machu Picchu when most visitors are on the way down.
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STARTING POINT : Pick-up from Cusco & Sacred Valley Hotel/Airbnb. From 4:30 am to 5:00 am
ENDING POINT: Drop-off in Cusco at Hotel/Airbnb 10:30 pm
DEPARTURE: Daily (Based on Availability). If you are a group of 02 we depart (No matter if you have paid as large group service). We NEVER pass our people onto another operator as most agencies do here in cusco.
HIKING DISTANCE: 17km /8miles
PHYSICAL LEVEL: Level 2. Inca Trail Requires some physical preparation and we Also recommend to Aclimatize 2 days befor we begin the inca trail
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 4,200 m / 12,000 ft
TRANSPORTATION: Private Van/Bus to Ollantaytambo & Train to Km 104 as well as Train Back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and Bus back to Cusco
ACCOMMODATIONS: 1 Night in a Hotel in Aguas Calientes (Twin Bed room, 3 Beds room, 4 Bed room. Upon Request
MEALS: 1 breakfast, 1 lunches, 1 dinner
MACHUPICCHU: Inca Trail Permits & Machupicchu entrance fee Included.
Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry. A good size daypack is also essential.
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BRIEFING for all our treks is a Night before we do the trek at 6:30pm in our office, But if you want us to come to your Hotel let us know in advance.(You will get a chance to meet you guide and as well as to give you your duffel bags)
STORAGE Most Hotels have storage where you can leave the rest of your stuff while you hike to Machupicchu, But if they dont have a place you can leave your stuff in our storage with no extra cost. (Let us know at the time of briefing)
(You will be joined into a formed group of people who come from different countries/Nationalities): From 04 Persons to 16 Persons (Maximum)
Recommended for Honeymooners, Families with children & Groups of Friends (02 Persons Minimum)
Transfer from the hotel to the train station of ollanatytambo. Train to KM 104. At this point we start trek for 3 hours approximately to the well preserved remains of the ruins of Wiñay Wayna (2900 mts. altitude). On the way we can see beautiful waterfalls. After lunch, we keep walking for about 2 more hours to get the sungate and then we go down to Machupicchu and explore the whole city and then down to aguas calientes where we take the train back to Ollantaytambo and bus back to cusco.