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4 Day Salkantay Trek to Machupichu by Glamping in Domes

15 Aug

Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha – Humantay Lake – Soraypampa

We pick you up from your hotel at 4:30 a.m. to drive for about 3 hours to Mollepata where we start ourSalkantay trek . As soon as we are at mollepata while you have breakfast the cook and the horseman will pack all the camping equipment and cooking stuff and we start hiking the first 3 hours will be a little bit uphill to get Cruzpata where we will have lunch with panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains (Humantay; 4120m/13500ft and Salkantay; 6271m/20575ft) – just the start! We will begin our Salkantay trek towards Soraypampa, our first Salkantay Trek camping spot (3800 m/11750ft; the highest and coldest campsite of the trip) we will be very close to the second highest Salkantay snow capped -mountain of Cusco.
1ST DAY:Total distance: 15 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 7-8 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,800 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude: 3,800 m (aprox.)

Day 2: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Chaullay – La Playa – Lucmabamba Coffe Camp

After having our Salkantay Trek breakfast we start walking about 5:30 am ,because this day will be the longest day the first 4 hours is uphill to get the highest point of the Salkantay Trek (4650m/15200ft) located halfway between 2 huge mountains; Salkantay on the right and Tucarhuay on the left. From the pass, the views of the 2 snow-capped mountains are incredible. There is a possibility of snow here.
After a rest, we will continue our walk (downhill) through a dramatic cloud forest towards Huayracpunku, where we will have lunch. We hike again after lunch in the direction of the start of the jungle until we reach  Chaullay Where we take our Local transportation for 1 hour to Get our Lucmabamba Coffe Campsite.
The Reason we stay at this campsite is because the next day we will climb up to mountain where you will find one of the most beautiful inca trail site which is known as Llactapata and you will also see Machu Picchu City from this point.
2ND DAY:Total distance: 19 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 8 – 9 hours
Maximum altitude point: 4,650 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude: 2,750 m (aprox.)

Day 3: Lucmabamba Coffe Camp – Inca Trail Via Llactapata – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes

After breakfast, at 6.30am, we start walking through the upper jungle crossing the Lluskamayo River and a variety of little brooks to reach La Playa walking about 6 hours. Today we will pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls, tropical fruits ,plants and as soon as we are at la playa place horses will go back to Mollepata on taking the same Salkantay Trek and after haing lunch we Take a local car to get Hydroelectric station to start walking 2 more hours by taking the railrodad to Aguas Calientes.
3RD DAY:Total distance: 16 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2,750 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude: 1,600 m (aprox.)

Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Salkantay trek important day ,We wake up early morning about 4 am to then to 4:30 to have the breakfast and leave to walk up to Machupicchu which takes one and half hours up to machupicchu but there is another option to catch the first bus which leaves 5:30 to Machupicchu (25-minutes long) in order to appreciate the magnificent city as the sun is rising.
A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your Guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you still have energy you can also climb Huaynapicchu (2720m/8890ft)!!! It takes 45 minutes to reach the top.and after enjoying machupicchu you have to go down to aguas calientes to take the train back to ollantaytambo and then bus back cusco.
4TH DAY:Total distance: 4 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 1- 2 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2,700 m (aprox.)

SALKANTAY TREK INCLUDES:

– Private Tourist Transportation To Mollepata and Extra 1 hour to Challacancha to get better views and skip the dusty road. (We never share Bus service with other companies as most agencies do here to minimize costs)
– English – Spanish speaking guide for 4 days of the Salkantay and Machupicchu.(All our Guides work for us only) All of them speak Fluent English (Second Guide Over 08 people Group)
– 2 Nights in Dome at SORAYPAMPA & LUCMABAMBA COFFE CAMPSITE ( Twin bed room, Matrimonial bed room, 3 beds room, 4 beds room Accomodation)
– Day 1: Soraypampa Campsite at our Geodesic dome
– Day 2: Lucmabamba Coffee Campsite at our Geodesic dome
– Day 3: Aguas Calientes Hotel Accomodation
–  Accomodation Overnight in Aguas Calientes(Twin bed room with Private bathroom and shower) Night 3
– Return Tourist Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and  Bus Transfer to Cusco

– Cook and assistance of the Cook.(We have chosen the best cook/cheffs and all are trained by Quechuas Expeditions every month)
– Cooking equipment (We use New cooking equipment and change all every 3 months)
– Snacks (Fruits, energy bars)
– Daily tea service (Wake up Coca tea and afternoon tea time(Happy hour) with full of popcorn and special snacks made by our cooks)
– Dining equipment including portable chairs and tables
– Food service in the campsites (3 breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 snacks) – nutritionally balanced menu: Buffet style Plenty of food you will never be hungry with us! as well as Guinea Pig for free because we want you to taste all from Peru.
– Vegetarian and free Gluten menu at no extra cost (Please let us know at the time of booking)
– Transportation La Playa to Hydroelectrica Day 3 (For our Staff)
– Horseman and Horses.(To carry our camping equipment, food and 7 kilos of your personal stuff like: sleeping bag and mat as well as cothes) We Never overload our Horses(well Animal Welfare). And we will Provide you a Duffel bag(at The Breifing Time) for all your personal stuff to be carried by horses.
– Salkantay Trek and Machupicchu entrance fees, valid for 4 days
– Insurance policy of life for porters and cooks.
– Visit to Machu Picchu on the 4th day (2 hours guide tour to explore the whole incan site)
– Camping equipment and basic field equipment for our porters as well as adecuate clothing like: (Sleeping bag, Mat, Jacket, T-shirt, pant, rain poncho, shoes, hat, belts, proper backpack to carry the equipment and all of them are limited to carry 20kg only)
– Private Transportation from the train station of Ollantaytambo to Cusco(2 hours drive) and drop off at the hotel.(we only use our Private Transportation. so you will never wait at the train station till the bus of 30 ppl gets full)
– First-aid kit (Our Guide will carry while on the Inca Trail) Please, note all our Guides are trained every year in first-aid)
– Emergency oxygen bottle (Our guide will carry while on the Trail)
– Rain waterproof cover for your day backpacks
– Pre trek Orientation – briefing A day before we do the Trek. (Hotel or Office) Let us know once you are at the office or by email.
– Single Tents upon request with no extra cost.
– Water for Driking: we will supply with filtered and boiled water and your bottles will be filled at each meal time. Please, bring enough water for the 1st day.
– Free “I survived ” T-shirt and certificate (only for PEOPLE who successfully complete the trek!!!)

SALKANTAY TREK DOESNT INCLUDE: (Please, No hidden costs or surprises)

– Extra expenses
– Breakfast – Day 1
– Lunch and dinner – Day 4
– Pillows
– Not detailed meals
– Tips (optional)
– Travel and health insurance.(bring copies with you please):Quechuas Expeditions highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your travel investment. Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance.

WHAT WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:

– Original passport and copies (and Student card (ISIC) green card if you are student ). Note ( you have to bring your student card to machu picchu because you are going to be required to show at the Machupicchu control point
– Travel Insurance card is essential
– Sleeping bag (not included)
– hiking water proof boots (with ankle protectors )
– Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
– Sun hat and gloves
– T-shirts / shirts
– Comfortable hiking zip off trousers
– Rain pants
– Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
– Sun protection cream ( factor 25 recommended )
– Insect Repellent ( for mosquitos )15 % of deet at least
– Water bottle.
– Water purifying tablets (Micropur recommended)
– Toilet paper and wet wipes
– Personal medication
– Camera and films
– Torch with spare batteries (flashlight) we recommend headlights
– Extra contribution suggested in soles money for tipping porters, cook and guide. and for any emergency.
– Previous acclimatization in Cuzco city, for at least 2 days and general good health. Quechuas Expeditions offers easy one day and half day routes which can be completed before the main trek

We need at least 02 of you and Leave any day you suit. All Departures 100% Guaranteed If You’re Booked, You are Going !!! To Confirm and Secure the Permits. Send us the filled out booking form as well as a deposit of US$100 and you are ready to go. Please, (Click here to see method of payments)

Please, Prices are Based On Group size you want us to place you./Please, note: We will Never pass you onto another operator or share service with other companies as most agencies do here.

SALKANTAY TREK (FAQs)Frequently Asked Questions

GROUP SERVICE: Luxury and Confort while you hike Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu

SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU BY Glamping in Domes 4/Days 
SMALL Group Service:(Group Size: 02 Minimum – 06ppl Average – 08ppl Maximum) 
Fixed Price per person Adult US$860 & Students US$840 / 7 Kilos Portering Service included /Duffel Bag provided by QE
Please,Note: If you are 02 we can open a New group and Leave any day you suit.

AUGUST 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
SEPTEMBER 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
OCTOBER 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
NOVEMBER 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
DECEMBER 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
JANUARY 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
FEBRUARY 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
MARCH 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
APRIL 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
MAY 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
JUNE 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
JULY 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
AUGUST 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
SEPTEMBER 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
OCTOBER 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
NOVEMBER 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
DECEMBER 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30

SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU BY Glamping in Domes 4/Days 
LARGE Group Service:(Group Size: 02 Minimum – 12ppl Average – 16ppl Maximum) 
Fixed Price per person Adult US$660 & Students US$640 / 7 Kilos Portering Service included /Duffel Bag provided by QE
Please,Note: If you are 02 we can open a New group and Leave any day you suit.

AUGUST 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
SEPTEMBER 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
OCTOBER 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
NOVEMBER 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
DECEMBER 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
JANUARY 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
FEBRUARY 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
MARCH 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
APRIL 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
MAY 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
JUNE 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
JULY 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
AUGUST 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
SEPTEMBER 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
OCTOBER 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
NOVEMBER 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
DECEMBER 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30

PRIVATE SERVICE SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU BY Glamping in Domes 4/Days / Prices are based on Number of people departing that date/ We will leave with minimum of 02 PPL.

02 persons group / US$1300 per person
03 persons group / US$1250 per person
04 persons group / US$1200 per person
05 persons group / US$1150 per person
06-8 persons group / US$1100 per person

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Salkantay and Humantay Trek to Machu picchu by Train by Glamping in Domes 3 days 2 Nights
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15 Aug

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Under 100% Peruvian People Managment…Thank you so much for choosing us!!!

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RAINBOW MOUNTAIN HIKES

15 Aug

Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca 1/D

The Rainbow Mountain of Peru, also known as Vinicunca, are stunning and can be seen on the spectacular Ausangate Trek. Ausangate mountain itself is considered a holy mountain (or mountain spirit) by local Peruvians and is the deity of Cusco. Since pre-Inca times the mountain has been a place of worship and offerings and this tradition continues today.

Most trips that allow you to see the Rainbow Mountains require a trek of at least 6 days. That has changed with this brand new itinerary. We have designed this hike so that it can be done as a day trip!

On this trek you will see quaint villages, beautiful adobe style houses, herds of llamas and alpacas and you will have magnificent views of the Ausangate Glacier (6,385 m / 20,945 ft), the highest mountain in the Cusco region.

With uninterrupted beauty and solitude, this is a spectacular trip for trekkers who love a true outdoor adventure.

Itinerary:

We will pick you up early from your Cusco hotel and set out on a drive through the South Valley. The drive to the trailhead at Quesiuno (4,326 m / 14,189 ft) is 3 hours long. Once we reach the Inkintuyoc bridge, we will have a fueling continental breakfast.
We then start off on our hike, following a lovely stream. You will be immediately surprised by literally herds of alpacas and llamas. We will have consistent views of the Ausangate Mountain. We will hike through villages and interact with the local residents. We will stop for a deluxe box lunch along the trail.
Back on the trail, we encounter more of the traditional elements of this trek. This includes potato fields and unique fauna. We have the prospect of seeing chinchillas and vicunas. Vicunas are the only non-domesticated animal of the llama family in Peru. Many red mountains are also a highlight of this portion of the hike.
After a total hike of approximately 5 hours, we finally reach our destination, what we came to see….the Rainbow Mountains (5,020 m / 16,466 ft). After getting over the shock of their beauty, you will have time to explore the area. You will have time to take pictures and soak in the environment. We will spend approximately 30 minutes at the top.
At this point, it is time to go back down. We hike downhill the way we came. The hike will take 4 to 5 hours. Our private van will be waiting for us when we return.
We will embark on the 3 hour drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your Cusco hotel. Approximate arrival time is between 8 and 9 PM.

Meals: Continental Breakfast / Box lunch

Lowest Elevation: 4,326 m / 14,189 ft
Highest Elevation: 5,020 m / 16,466 ft
Distance to walk: 15 km / 9 ¼ miles
Approximate walking time: 5 to 6 hours up; 4 to 5 hours down
Level of Difficulty: Challenging

IMPORTANT:

RAINBOW MOUNTAIN 1/Day 2016 – 2017

Group Service:(04-12ppl Average – 16ppl Maximum over 08 ppl 02 Guides) /02 person to open a new group & any day you suit. Based on availabilty(See Above)
Price per person Adult US$70 If you are a Group over 06 people Write us to give you a discount.

RAINBOW MOUNTAIN 1/Day 2016 – 2017
Small Group:(02-06ppl Average – 08ppl Maximum) /02 person to open a new group & any day you suit. Based on availabilty(See Above)

02 persons group / US$320 per person
03 persons group / US$280 per person
04 persons group / US$240 per person
05 persons group / US$200 per person
06-8 persons group / US$180 per person

Services Included:

  • Professional Bilingual English speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of nine people or more)
  • Pre-Departure Briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your trek.
  • Pick up from your hotel and transportation to Quesiuno
  • Return transportation from Quesiuno to your Cusco hotel
  • One continental breakfast, one deluxe box lunch
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.

Services Not Included:

  • Trekking poles – you can rent them from us
  • Tips
  • Travel /Health / Emergency insurance

What to bring:

  • Original passport (if you have acquired a new one after you made your booking, bring both)
  • Water
  • Rain jacket / poncho
  • Winter hat and gloves
  • Rain pants
  • Snacks
  • Sun block, factor 35+ recommended
  • Sunglasses and sun hat
  • Camera with spare batteries – batteries run down faster at high altitudes
  • Binoculars
  • Trekking poles (recommended especially for the steep descents, can be rented from us)
  • Our trek rankings are the following

CLASSIC INCA TRAIL AVAILABILITY 2017

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2018 – 2019 INCA TRAIL PERMIT AVAILABILITY IN REAL TIME BELOW!

3, 4, 5 & 6 Days INCA TRAIL AVAILABILITY 2018 – 2019


November 2018 – Available
December 2018 – 
Available 
January 2018 – Available 
February 2019 – Closed For cleaning (see our alternative treks to Machupicchu)
March 2019 – 
Available 
April 2019 – Available 
May 2019 – Available 
June 2019 – Available 
July 2019 – Available 
August 2019 – Available 
September 2019 – Available 
October 2019 – Available 
November 2019 – Available 
December 2019 – Available 
January 2020 – Available 

QUECHUAS EXPEDITIONS (The Best Local Tour Operator) will create amazing expeditions to Machu Picchu, with great guides, Master chefs, and the unmatchable, unstoppable ‘Chaskis’ Porters, as well as the best Camping equipment tents, sleeping bags, mattresses and pillows.
Please, If you want to do Inca Trail. We recommend to act ASAP because all inca trail spaces are running out very fast…

02 person to open a new group & any day you suit./ To Confirm and Secure the Permits. Send us the filled out booking form as well as a deposit of US$200 and you are ready to go. please, (click here to see method of payments)

ALL DEPARTURES ARE 100% GUARANTEED – IF YOU’RE BOOKED, YOU’RE GOING EVEN IF YOU ARE A GROUP OF 02 PEOPLE.(Prices are fixed. wont change even if you choose Large group size)

Please, Prices are Based On Group size you want us to place you./Please, note: we will Never pass you onto another operator or share service with other companies as most agencies do here.

CLASSIC INCA TRAIL 4/Days 2018 – 2019
Group Service:(04-12ppl Average – 16ppl Maximum over 08 ppl 02 Guides) /02 person to open a new group & any day you suit. Based on availabilty(See Above)
Price per person Adult US$680 & Students/Children under 16 year old US$640. If you are a Group over 06 people Write us to give you a discount.

CLASSIC INCA TRAIL 4/Days 2018 – 2019
Small Group:(02-06ppl Average – 08ppl Maximum) /02 person to open a new group & any day you suit. Based on availabilty(See Above)

02 persons group / US$740 per person
03 persons group / US$720 per person
04 persons group / US$700 per person
05 persons group / US$680 per person
06-8 persons group / US$660 per person

PRIVATE LUXURY SERVICE CLASSIC INCA TRAIL 4/Days 2018 – 2019(This Service Included extra things)
Upon Request. 02 person to open a new group & any day you suit. Based on availabilty(See Above)

TREK NAME
Price is per person and in US$

2 Persons
Group

3 Persons
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4 Persons
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5 Persons
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6-8 Persons
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PRIVATE LUXURY INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS

US$1200

US$1150

US$1100

US$1050

US$1000

INCA TRAIL PRIVATE LUXURY SERVICE: (GROUP SIZE UPON REQUEST) and Includes:

Special trek program just for you, and you can depart any day you wish and choose the group size, we don´t add any people, is arranged just for you. All private groups include additional services, such as:

  • Extra Personal Portering Service of 6kg allowance per person(Duffel Bags provided to carry your personal stuff) you will only carry day pack.
  • North face 4 season tents
  • Extra Entrance to Machupicchu to Climb Huaynapicchu Mountain
  • Vistadome Train(First Class Train back From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo)
  • Private Van back to cusco from Ollantaytambo
  • Bus Down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Lunch in Machupicchu or Aguas Calientes
  • Sleeping bag / Silk Liner included.
  • 02 walking poles per person / Rubber tips included.
  • 01 Duffel Bags to carry all your sleeping bag, Self-inflating pad as well as your Clothes.
  • Tour Guide to explore Machupicchu. and of course we pay a little bit more to the porters and guide
  • Train Ticket Back from machupicchu to Ollanta and Bus back to Cusco for your Tour guide.
  • Note: Responsible Tourism and Well-paid and well-treated porters(HOW YOU CAN HELP ENSURE PROPER TREATMENT; we never overload our porters)(Click here to see a detailed page)
  • Huaynapicchu Mountain. 1st Time: 7:00am-8:00am (     ) / 2nd Time: 10:00am-11:00am (     ) We recommend 2nd time after exploring Machupicchu city before crowds.

 

ITINERARY:

Allocations or Itinerary are subject to change depending on time of booking and campsites provided by INC (institution that runs the Classic Inca Trail they allocate campsite for all Travel Companies) Because the 1st 250 spaces go to Wiñayhuayna Campsite which 2 hours close to Machupicchu and the rest go to Phuyupatamarca which 5 hours walk to Machupicchu. So we recommend to book well in advance in order to get Wiñayhuayna campsite.

FIRST INCA TRAIL DAY: CUSCO – PISKACUCHO – KM 82 – WAYLLABAMBA
We will leave from Cusco to start the Inca Trail .we travel to Urubamba where we will stop briefly at Ollaytaytambo where you can buy last minute gear and personal needing, then we move on to Piskacuchu (Km 82) Inca Trail Control Point .and then we start our hike of Inca Trail to Wayllabamba(first camping spot). along on the Inca Trail We will have lunch at Miskay (first Inca Trail Village) and relax a bit before hiking to our first Inca Trail Archaelogical site of Patallacta or Llactapata (biggest Inca Trail Quechuan Site) after an explanation of your guide about Llactapata ,you will keep going for 2 more hours to get Wayllabamba (first Inca Trail Camping spot 2900 m.a.s.l)

First day: Total distance: 10 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 5 – 6 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,000 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude (Huayllabamba): 3,000 m (aprox.)
Places to see: Ollantaytambo, Piscakucho, km 82, Kanabamba, Llactapata Incan Site, Tarayoc lunch spot, Hatunchaka, Huayllabamba.

SECOND INCA TRAIL DAY: WAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA – PACAYMAYO
We’ll start our Inca Trail day, early in the morning, just to take advantage of the shade of the mountains ,its much better to hike up to thefirst Inca Trail pass (Warmihuañusca which means dead woman pass 4200 m.a.s.l) highest point of the Inca Trail. Here, we can literally see the various Inca Trail ecological zones and microclimates, which make up the area, mapped out in front of us. We will cross the Warmiwañusca pass and once we are on the top. we are going to see many snow-capped Mountains around and after we take a our group pciture we keep going dow to Pacaymayo (second Inca Trail Camping spot 3600 m.a.s.l) where we have our Lunch and then we will have a free afternoon to explore by ourselves.

Second Day: Total distance: 12 km (aprox.) Please, See we climb one pass only (Dead Woman Pass 4200 meters high) while Many operators are using a camping spot of Chaquicocha and passengers are forced to climb the 2nd pass of 3950 meters high) So 2 passes in one day.
Estimated walking time: 6 – 7 hours
Maximum altitude point: 4,200 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude(Pacaymayu): 3,650 m (aprox.)
Places to see: Huayllabamba, Yunkachimpa, Tres pierdas, Llulluchapampa, Warmihuañusca(Dead woman Pass), Pacaymayu.

THIRD INCA TRAIL DAY: PACAYMAYO – CHAQUICOCHA – WIÑAYWAYNA
Inca Trail begins with a nutritious breakfast and then a 45-minute hike up to Runcurakay Pass (second highest pass on the Trail 3,850 m.a.s.l), and along the way we will visit the Runcuracay archeological site. During the day’s hike, we will also visit the Sayacmarca and Phuyupatamarca quechuan archeological sites of the Inca Trail. After lunch we will head to the Wiñaywayna site , where we will spend our last night on the inca Trail and then we will have a celebratory dinner to then say good bye to our Inca Trail porters.

Third day: Total distance: 16 km (aprox.) We explore the incan site along the inca trail
Estimated walking time: 7 – 8 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,900 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude (Wiñayhuayna)2,650 m (aprox.)
Places to see: Pacaymayu, Runkurachay Incan Site, Runkurakay pass(3900 meters high) Sayacmarca Incan Site, Conchamarca Incan Site, Chaquicocha Lunch spot, Phuyupatamarca incan site, Intipata incan site, Wiñayhuayna incan site.

FOURTH INCA TRAIL DAY:WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO
Inca Trail Important 4 th Day After an early breakfast, we begin the final leg of the Inca Trail to the lost city of Machu picchu. First, we will hike to Inti Punku (“Sun Gate”), Gate of the Inca Trail where we will take in an inspiring and panoramic view of the Machu picchu citadel. After a short hike down to Machu picchu, we will register and then enjoy a 2-hours guided tour of the sanctuary-city. After the tour of Machupicchu there will free time to explore by yourself and you will stay almost all day and then after you will have to be in aguas calientes to take the train which is between 4:30 to 6:20pm leacing from aguas calientes to ollantaytambo and there will be a private bus back to cusco and we will be arriving between 9:30pm to 10:00pm
Fourth Day: Total distance: 7 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 2 – 3 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2,700 m (aprox.)
Places to see: Wiñayhuayna, Intipunku(Sungate), Machupicchu city, Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu Mountain(optional), Aguas Calientes or Machupicchu Town.

IMPORTANT:

CLASSIC INCA TRAIL INCLUDES:

• Private Tourist transportation Cusco – Km 82 (The Trailhead) (We never share Bus service with other companies as most agencies do here to minimize costs)
• English – Spanish speaking guide for 4 days of the Inca Trail and Machupicchu.(All our Guides work for us only) All of them speak Fluent English.
• Second Guide Over 08 people Group(Large Group Service)

• Thermarest air-inflate Confortable sleeping Mattress (While others agencies are using foam mat) Thats why many of them run away from us. Because they dont want their passengers to see the Quality of our Camping equipment)
• Cook and assistance of the Cook.(We have chosen the best cook/cheffs and all are trained by Quechuas Expeditions every month) 
• Cooking equipment (We use New cooking equipment and change all every 3 months)
• Snacks (Fruits, energy bars) 
• Daily tea service (Wake up Coca tea and afternoon tea time(Happy hour) with full of popcorn and special snacks made by our cooks)
• Dining equipment including portable chairs and tables
• Food service in the campsites (3 breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 snacks) – nutritionally balanced menu: Buffet style Plenty of food you will never be hungry with us! as well as Guinea Pig for free because we want you to taste all from Peru.
• Vegetarian and free Gluten menu at no extra cost (Please let us know at the time of booking)
• Two person tents (3-people capacity tent used as doubles – Kayla Doite) 4 season tent Aluminium poles Tents
• Porter Service. As detailed in the table authorised by the INC. (To carry our camping equipment and food) We Never overload our porters.
Please, see a detailed page where you can see how we threat our porter Chaskis: And dont be fooled by some agencies who are offering free portering service. thats why many of our brother porters are forced to carry.

• Inca Trail and Machupicchu entrance fees as well as all the Inca Trail permits, valid for 4 days
• Inca Trail entrance fee/permits and insurance policy of life for porters and cooks.
• Visit to Machu Picchu on the 4th day (2 hours guide tour to explore the whole incan site)
• Camping equipment and basic field equipment for our porters as well as adecuate clothing like: (Sleeping bag, Mat, Jacket, T-shirt, pant, rain poncho, shoes, hat, belts, proper backpack to carry the equipment and all of them are limited to carry 20kg only)
• Return Tourist Expeditions train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. Train time is at 6:20pm and this time will allow you to stay in machupicchu almost all day without rushing your Exploration. and if you upgrade to Vistadome the train will be at 3:48pm.
• Private Transportation from the train station of Ollantaytambo to Cusco(2 hours drive) and drop off at the hotel.(we only use our Private Transportation. so you will never wait at the train station till the bus of 30 ppl gets full)
• First-aid kit (Our Guide will carry while on the Inca Trail) Please, note all our Guides are trained every year in first-aid)
• Emergency oxygen bottle (Our guide will carry while on the Inca Trail)
• Rain waterproof cover for your day backpacks
• Pre trek Orientation – briefing (Hotel or Office) Let us know once you are at the office or by email.
• Single Tents upon request with no extra cost.
• Water for Driking: we will supply with filtered and boiled water and your bottles will be filled at each meal time.
• Free “I survived ” T-shirt and certificate (only for PEOPLE who successfully complete the trek!!!)

Quechuas Expeditions Additional Things which are Included 

• Portables Tent & Biodegradable Toilet (toilet waste bags) Quechuas Expeditions allows you to bring the comforts of home along for an enjoyable trip.Having a toilet in your home away from home may be convenience at its finest. Camping. so you don’t have to go out into the woods in the middle of the night to do your business.
– Quechuas Expeditions Detailed Page of Camping Equipment, Food and other imporntant things:

• Responsible Tourism and Well-paid and well-treated porters(HOW YOU CAN HELP ENSURE PROPER TREATMENT)(Click here to see a detailed page)
• We have Our Medical Emergency Equipped Rescue Mountain Car(This car will be available for all our passenger) and this will ready for any Emergency you need.


• Quechuas Expeditions Bottle for free. Get one for free at the office.

Please help us to reduce or eliminate the generation of plastic waste by refilling this bottle in any of the water stations located throughout on the treks. This is part of our efforts towards a cleaner and healthier environment. Sponsored by Quechuas Expeditions (The Best Local Tour Operator)

Get one of this Bottle for Fee at our Office!!!

Quechuas Expeditions Water Bottles (Get one for Free)

 

CLASSIC INCA TRAIL DOESNT INCLUDE: (Please, No hidden costs or surprises)

• Extra expenses
• Breakfast – Day 1
• Lunch and dinner – Day 4
• Pillows
• Entrance to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes town(US$5)
• Tips (optional)
Travel and health insurance.(bring copies with you please):Quechuas Expeditions highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your travel investment. Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance.

UPGRADES AND ADDITIONAL THINGS TO HIRE & RENT:

• Extra Personal Portering Service of /12kg- US$150 for entire trip (We wil provide you duffel bag to put all your personal stuff)
• Extra Personal Portering Service of /6kg- US$75 for entire trip (We wil provide you duffel bag to put all your personal stuff)
• Extra Personal Portering Service of /4kg- US$50 for entire trip (We wil provide you duffel bag to put all your personal stuff)
• Huaynapicchu Mountain Entrance ticket US$80 (2 hours round trip) based on availability and book in advance
• Extra Night Hotel in Aguas Calientes US$30 per person based on twin bed room with private bathroom
• Walking sticks(Black Diamond) : it can be rented from us. (02 poles – Black Diamond  US$20 for the entire trip)
• Sleeping bags: it can be rented from us.(US$30 for the entire trip)
• Upgrade to first class Vistadome Train (And inclues and Private Transfer From Ollantaytambo to  Cusco as well)US$60
• Sleeping liners: it can be bought from us.(US$15)

WHAT WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:

• Original passport and copies (and Student card (ISIC) green card if you are student ). Note ( you have to bring your student card to machu picchu because you are going to be required to show at the Machupicchu control point
• Travel Insurance card is essential
• Sleeping bag (not included)
• hiking water proof boots (with ankle protectors )
• Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
• Sun hat and gloves
• T-shirts / shirts
• Comfortable hiking zip off trousers
• Rain pants
• Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
• Sun protection cream ( factor 25 recommended )
• Insect Repellent ( for mosquitos )15 % of deet at least
• Water bottle.
• Water purifying tablets (Micropur recommended)
• Toilet paper and wet wipes
• Personal medication
• Camera and films
• Torch with spare batteries (flashlight) we recommend headlights
• Extra contribution suggested in soles money for tipping porters, cook and guide. and for any emergency.
• Previous acclimatization in Cuzco city, for at least 2 days and general good health. Quechuas Expeditions offers easy one day and half day routes which can be completed before the main trek

Classic Inca Trail 4 days – Camino Inca 4 Dias

19 Oct

LOW SEASON PROMOTIONAL PRICES  For December 2015 and January 2016 only
(Group Service 04 people Minumum, 12ppl Average and 16 ppl Maximum. 02 guides over 08 people group)
Price Per Person: Adults USD 540 and students with ISIC card USD 500.

Available spaces where you can join us:(spaces based on availability)
Please, Book Asap Because spaces are running out very fast.

DECEMBER 2015: See our Alternative treks: Salkantay trek to Machupicchu, Lares to Machupicchu.
JANUARY 2016:  9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

To confim we need you to send us the filled out booking form as well as a deposit of US$200 per person
Please, click here to see the methods of payments:

Please you have to act ASAP because spaces are running out very fast and we dont want you to get dessapointed. Send us all to: Info@quechuasexpeditions.com
Please, to Book Inca Trail from March 2016 to January 2017Get more information by Clicking here:

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FIRST INCA TRAIL DAY: CUSCO – PISKACUCHO – KM 82 – WAYLLABAMBA
We will leave from Cusco to start the Inca Trail .we travel to Urubamba where we will stop briefly at Ollaytaytambo where you can buy last minute gear and personal needing, then we move on to Piskacuchu (Km 82) Inca Trail Control Point .and then we start our hike of Inca Trail to Wayllabamba(first camping spot). along on the Inca Trail We will have lunch at Miskay (first Inca Trail Village) and relax a bit before hiking to our first Inca Trail Archaelogical site of Patallacta or Llactapata (biggest Inca Trail Quechuan Site) after an explanation of your guide about Llactapata ,you will keep going for 2 more hours to get Wayllabamba (first Inca Trail Camping spot 2900 m.a.s.l)

First day: Total distance: 10 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 5 – 6 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,000 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude (Huayllabamba): 3,000 m (aprox.)
Places to see: Ollantaytambo, Piscakucho, km 82, Kanabamba, Llactapata Incan Site, Tarayoc lunch spot, Hatunchaka, Huayllabamba.

SECOND INCA TRAIL DAY: WAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA – PACAYMAYO
We’ll start our Inca Trail day, early in the morning, just to take advantage of the shade of the mountains ,its much better to hike up to thefirst Inca Trail pass (Warmihuañusca which means dead woman pass 4200 m.a.s.l) highest point of the Inca Trail. Here, we can literally see the various Inca Trail ecological zones and microclimates, which make up the area, mapped out in front of us. We will cross the Warmiwañusca pass and once we are on the top. we are going to see many snow-capped Mountains around and after we take a our group pciture we keep going dow to Pacaymayo (second Inca Trail Camping spot 3600 m.a.s.l) where we have our Lunch and then we will have a free afternoon to explore by ourselves.

Second Day: Total distance: 12 km (aprox.) Please, See we climb one pass only (Dead Woman Pass 4200 meters high) while Many operators are using a camping spot of Chaquicocha and passengers are forced to climb the 2nd pass of 3950 meters high) So 2 passes in one day.
Estimated walking time: 6 – 7 hours
Maximum altitude point: 4,200 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude(Pacaymayu): 3,650 m (aprox.)
Places to see: Huayllabamba, Yunkachimpa, Tres pierdas, Llulluchapampa, Warmihuañusca(Dead woman Pass), Pacaymayu.

THIRD INCA TRAIL DAY: PACAYMAYO – CHAQUICOCHA – WIÑAYWAYNA
Inca Trail begins with a nutritious breakfast and then a 45-minute hike up to Runcurakay Pass (second highest pass on the Trail 3,850 m.a.s.l), and along the way we will visit the Runcuracay archeological site. During the day’s hike, we will also visit the Sayacmarca and Phuyupatamarca quechuan archeological sites of the Inca Trail. After lunch we will head to the Wiñaywayna site , where we will spend our last night on the inca Trail and then we will have a celebratory dinner to then say good bye to our Inca Trail porters.

Third day: Total distance: 16 km (aprox.) We explore the incan site along the inca trail
Estimated walking time: 7 – 8 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,900 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude (Wiñayhuayna)2,650 m (aprox.)
Places to see: Pacaymayu, Runkurachay Incan Site, Runkurakay pass(3900 meters high) Sayacmarca Incan Site, Conchamarca Incan Site, Chaquicocha Lunch spot, Phuyupatamarca incan site, Intipata incan site, Wiñayhuayna incan site.

FOURTH INCA TRAIL DAY:WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO
Inca Trail Important 4 th Day After an early breakfast, we begin the final leg of the Inca Trail to the lost city of Machu picchu. First, we will hike to Inti Punku (“Sun Gate”), Gate of the Inca Trail where we will take in an inspiring and panoramic view of the Machu picchu citadel. After a short hike down to Machu picchu, we will register and then enjoy a 2-hours guided tour of the sanctuary-city. After the tour of Machupicchu, there will be plenty of time to enjoy by yourself and once you have enjoyed Machupicchu you have to go down to agua calientes to take the train to ollantaytambo by train and then bus back to cusco.

Fourth Day: Total distance: 7 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 2 – 3 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2,700 m (aprox.)
Places to see: Wiñayhuayna, Intipunku(Sungate), Machupicchu city, Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu Mountain(optional), Aguas Calientes or Machupicchu Town.

IMPORTANT:

CLASSIC INCA TRAIL INCLUDES:

• Private Tourist transportation Cusco – Km 82 (The Trailhead) (We never share Bus service with other companies as most agencies do here to minimize costs)
• English – Spanish speaking guide for 4 days of the Inca Trail and Machupicchu.(All our Guides work for us only) All of them speak Fluent English.
• Second Guide Over 08 people Group(Large Group Service)

• Thermarest air-inflate Confortable sleeping Mattress (While others agencies are using foam mat) Thats why many of them run away from us. Because they dont want their passengers to see the Quality of our Camping equipment)
• Cook and assistance of the Cook.(We have chosen the best cook/cheffs and all are trained by Quechuas Expeditions every month) 
• Cooking equipment (We use New cooking equipment and change all every 3 months)
• Snacks (Fruits, energy bars) 
• Daily tea service (Wake up Coca tea and afternoon tea time(Happy hour) with full of popcorn and special snacks made by our cooks)
• Dining equipment including portable chairs and tables
• Food service in the campsites (3 breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 snacks) – nutritionally balanced menu: Buffet style Plenty of food you will never be hungry with us! as well as Guinea Pig for free because we want you to taste all from Peru.
• Vegetarian and free Gluten menu at no extra cost (Please let us know at the time of booking)
• Two person tents (3-people capacity tent used as doubles – Kayla Doite) 4 season tent Aluminium poles Tents
• Porter Service. As detailed in the table authorised by the INC. (To carry our camping equipment and food) We Never overload our porters.
Please, see a detailed page where you can see how we threat our porter Chaskis: And dont be fooled by some agencies who are offering free portering service. thats why many of our brother porters are forced to carry.

• Inca Trail and Machupicchu entrance fees as well as all the Inca Trail permits, valid for 4 days
• Inca Trail entrance fee/permits and insurance policy of life for porters and cooks.
• Visit to Machu Picchu on the 4th day (2 hours guide tour to explore the whole incan site)
• Camping equipment and basic field equipment for our porters as well as adecuate clothing like: (Sleeping bag, Mat, Jacket, T-shirt, pant, rain poncho, shoes, hat, belts, proper backpack to carry the equipment and all of them are limited to carry 20kg only)
• Return Tourist Expeditions train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. Train time is at 6:20pm and this time will allow you to stay in machupicchu almost all day without rushing your Exploration. and if you upgrade to Vistadome the train will be at 3:48pm.
• Private Transportation from the train station of Ollantaytambo to Cusco(2 hours drive) and drop off at the hotel.(we only use our Private Transportation. so you will never wait at the train station till the bus of 30 ppl gets full)
• First-aid kit (Our Guide will carry while on the Inca Trail) Please, note all our Guides are trained every year in first-aid)
• Emergency oxygen bottle (Our guide will carry while on the Inca Trail)
• Rain waterproof cover for your day backpacks
• Pre trek Orientation – briefing (Hotel or Office) Let us know once you are at the office or by email.
• Single Tents upon request with no extra cost.
• Water for Driking: we will supply with filtered and boiled water and your bottles will be filled at each meal time.
• Free “I survived ” T-shirt and certificate (only for PEOPLE who successfully complete the trek!!!)

Quechuas Expeditions Additional Things which are Included 

• Portables Tent & Biodegradable Toilet (toilet waste bags) Quechuas Expeditions allows you to bring the comforts of home along for an enjoyable trip.Having a toilet in your home away from home may be convenience at its finest. Camping. so you don’t have to go out into the woods in the middle of the night to do your business.
– Quechuas Expeditions Detailed Page of Camping Equipment, Food and other imporntant things:

• Responsible Tourism and Well-paid and well-treated porters(HOW YOU CAN HELP ENSURE PROPER TREATMENT)(Click here to see a detailed page)
• We have Our Medical Emergency Equipped Rescue Mountain Car(This car will be available for all our passenger) and this will ready for any Emergency you need.


• Quechuas Expeditions Bottle for free. Get one for free at the office.

Please help us to reduce or eliminate the generation of plastic waste by refilling this bottle in any of the water stations located throughout on the treks. This is part of our efforts towards a cleaner and healthier environment. Sponsored by Quechuas Expeditions (The Best Local Tour Operator)

Get one of this Bottle for Fee at our Office!!!

Quechuas Expeditions Water Bottles (Get one for Free)

 

CLASSIC INCA TRAIL DOESNT INCLUDE: (Please, No hidden costs or surprises)

• Extra expenses
• Breakfast – Day 1
• Lunch and dinner – Day 4
• Pillows
• Entrance to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes town(US$5)
• Tips (optional)
Travel and health insurance.(bring copies with you please):Quechuas Expeditions highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your travel investment. Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance.

UPGRADES AND ADDITIONAL THINGS TO HIRE & RENT:

• Extra Personal Portering Service of /12kg- US$150 for entire trip (We wil provide you duffel bag to put all your personal stuff)
• Extra Personal Portering Service of /6kg- US$75 for entire trip (We wil provide you duffel bag to put all your personal stuff)
• Extra Personal Portering Service of /4kg- US$50 for entire trip (We wil provide you duffel bag to put all your personal stuff)
• Huaynapicchu Mountain Entrance ticket US$80 (2 hours round trip) based on availability and book in advance
• Extra Night Hotel in Aguas Calientes US$30 per person based on twin bed room with private bathroom
• Walking sticks(Black Diamond) : it can be rented from us. (02 poles – Black Diamond  US$20 for the entire trip)
• Sleeping bags: it can be rented from us.(US$30 for the entire trip)
• Upgrade to first class Vistadome Train (And inclues and Private Transfer From Ollantaytambo to  Cusco as well)US$60
• Sleeping liners: it can be bought from us.(US$15)

WHAT WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:

• Original passport and copies (and Student card (ISIC) green card if you are student ). Note ( you have to bring your student card to machu picchu because you are going to be required to show at the Machupicchu control point
• Travel Insurance card is essential
• Sleeping bag (not included)
• hiking water proof boots (with ankle protectors )
• Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
• Sun hat and gloves
• T-shirts / shirts
• Comfortable hiking zip off trousers
• Rain pants
• Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
• Sun protection cream ( factor 25 recommended )
• Insect Repellent ( for mosquitos )15 % of deet at least
• Water bottle.
• Water purifying tablets (Micropur recommended)
• Toilet paper and wet wipes
• Personal medication
• Camera and films
• Torch with spare batteries (flashlight) we recommend headlights
• Extra contribution suggested in soles money for tipping porters, cook and guide. and for any emergency.
• Previous acclimatization in Cuzco city, for at least 2 days and general good health. Quechuas Expeditions offers easy one day and half day routes which can be completed before the main trek

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VERSION EN ESPAÑOL:

PROMOCION DE TEMPORADA BAJA.Precios desde Diciembre 2015  a Enero 2016 Solamente.
(Servicio en Grupo 04 Personas Minimo, 12personas promedio y 16 personas Maximo. 02 guias sobre 08 Personas)
Precio por persona: Adulto USD 540 y Estudiantes con carnet ISIC USD 500.

DECEMBER 2015: See our Alternative treks: Salkantay trek to Machupicchu, Lares to Machupicchu.
JANUARY 2016:  9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Para confirmar Necesitamos que nos envien el formato de reserva y un deposito de US$200 por persona
Por favor, Haga click aqui para ver los metodos de pago:

Por favor, Actue Inmediatamente porque los espacios se estan agotando muy rapido y no queremos que pierda la oportunidad de un espacio. Envienos todo al Correo: Info@quechuasexpeditions.com

Por favor , to realizar Reservas del Camino Inca desde Marzo a Enero de 2017, Para mayor Informacion haga click aqui:

 

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ITINERARIO
DIA 1: CUSCO -WAYLLABAMBA (A) ( C) :

Muy temprano por la mañana te recojemos de tu hotel en la movilidad que nos llevará hasta el kilómetro 82, donde nosotros llegaremos aprox. a las 11:00 am. para luego dar inicio a la caminata. Este primer día es bello y los primeros kilometros son fáciles de caminar. Nosotros tendremos una hermosa vista del nevado la Veronica y también caminaremos cerca al río Vilcanota hasta que lleguemos al complejo arqueológico de Llactapata, lugar donde almorzaremos para luego continuar hasta nuestro primer campamento en Wayllabamba en donde pasaremos la noche después de una reparadora cena .

DIA 2 : WAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA – PACAYMAYO (D) (A) (C) :

Después de desayunar damos inicio a la parte más difícil de la caminata pero no imposible, en donde caminaremos hacia el punto más alto del Camino Inca en donde tu tendrás una increíble vista panorámica de todo el área y podrás observar los diferentes tipos de microclimas que existe en la zona. Después de aprox. 3 horas de caminata pasaremos el abra denominado Warmiwañiusca o mujer muerta que esta aprox. a 4,200 m.s.n.m. Aquí tendrás una enorme satisfacción por haber llegado al punto mas alto de todo el Camino Inca. Después de esta fabulosa experiencia almorzaremos para luego continuar descendiendo hasta llegar a Pacaymayo en donde cenaremos y pasaremos la noche .

DIA 3 : PACAYMAYO – PUYA PATAMARKA – WIÑAY HUAYNA (D) (A) (C): (**)

Despues de desayunar empezamos a caminar hasta ascender al segundo paso más inportante del Camino Inca que se encuentra a 3,850 m.s.n.m. hasta llegar al complejo arqueológico de Runkarakay en donde tendremos una visita guiada por todo el complejo como también así de la ciudadela de Sayacmarca. Luego de la visita guiada continuamos caminando hasta llegar al complejo arqueológico de Puyupatamarca otro importante monumento, donde nosotros almorzaremos, después de un breve descanso continuaremos con la caminata hasta llegar al último campamento Wiñay Huayna (siempre joven) donde tendremos una visita guiada al impresionante complejo arqueológico. Después de la visita guiada cenaremos y pasaremos la última noche.

DIA 4: WIÑAY HUAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO (D) :

Después de desayunar, continuamos con la caminata muy temprano para llegar a tiempo y poder apreciar la salida del sol en Machupichu. Después de una hora de caminata pasaremos por el Inti Punku o Puerta del sol conocida también como la puerta de ingreso al Machupicchu, donde tú podrás apreciar la vista panoramica más impresionante de toda la ciudadela luego de esta experiencia visitaremos por 3 horas aproximadamente todo los alrededores de la ciudadela Inca, visitando los sitios principales como los recintos, plazas, fuentes Sagradas, Templos el sector agrícola y urbano. Después de nuestra visita guiada tú tendrás un tiempo libre para que puedas tomarte fotos, etc. Luego previa coordinacion nos encontraremos con el resto del grupo para poder tomar el bus que nos llevará hasta el pueblo de Aguas Calientes (si desea puede continuar en Machupicchu). Por la tarde/noche retornamos al cusco en tren. Fin de nuestros servicios.

EL TOUR INCLUYE:

– Recojo desde el hotel en Cusco.
– Bus hasta el kilometro 82 inicio de la caminata.
– Tickets de bus de bajada de Machupicchu a Aguas calientes.
– Tickets de ingreso al Camino Inca y Machupicchu.
– Ticket de tren turístico de Aguas Calientes a Ollantaytambo.
– Traslado de Ollantaytambo a Cusco.
– Carpa o tiendas (carpa cuadruple para dos personas),
– Matras ó colchonetas.
– Porteadores (solo para las tiendas, almuerzo y equipo de campamento).
– Equipo de primeros auxilios, balón de oxígeno.
– Opción vegetariana (sin cargo extra).
– Alimentación 3 Desayunos, 3 Almuerzos y 3 Cenas.
– todos los impuestos.

NO INCLUYE :
– El primer desayuno (primer día) normalmente lo brindan en su hotel antes de salir.
– El último almuerzo (cuarto día) cuando termina el tour.
– Ingreso a Huayna Picchu (USD 80 en caso de comprarlo con nuestra empresa)
– Propinas.
– Gastos personales.

OPCIONAL:
– Bolsa de dormir:
– Sintetica hasta – 5°C USD (10 por todo el tour).
– Pluma de ganso hasta -10 °C USD (20 por todo el tour, recomendado).
– Porteador extra, maximo de carga 12 kilos.

Why Choose Us?

27 Sep

Why you are looking the rest when you have the best

WHY BOOK WITH Quechuas Expeditions (The Best Local Tour Operator)

  • Local 100% Peruvian 13 years experienced Tour operator(Based in Cusco)
  • Best Tour guides(Fluent English), Cooks  in the Cusco region(Under Local Guides Management)
  • We treat our team of porters the best with proper equipment, wages and health insurance for everyone.
  • The food provided on our treks is the best( buffet and plenty of food)
  • The best Camping Equipment (spacious tents 4 season aluminum poles tents, Eating & Cooking tents, Portable table & chairs, comfortable air Thermarest mattresses and more…)
  • No hidden prices or Surprises/ We Never Pass you onto another operator as most travel agencies do here. We will depart even if you are a group of 02 persons.
    We never share service with other companies as most travel travel agencies do here to Minimize cost.(that’s why porters are overloaded because they are forced to carry for 2 or 3 different companies)
  • Small groups&personalizedservices
  • Sustainable and eco-friendly tour company

Committed to social projects and improving living conditions for the children of Peru. Lots of facilitiestobookanyexpedition in Peru

Mountain Rescue Car In Machupicchu

24 Sep

We are the only Company in cusco we have this car. We have Our Medical Emergency Equipped Rescue Mountain Car(This car will be available for all our passenger) and this will ready for any Emergency you need.

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Inca Trail and more with Quechuas Expeditions

19 Oct
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I am going to rave about Quechuas Expeditions in this review. I am very glad that this is not a rant, as we encountered many, many people on our trip who had arrangements from other companies that went wrong and it messed up their enjoyment of their trips and cost them a lot of money. Peru is very different from the US. Rules are suggestions and people move at the pace that works for them. This can lead to a lot of cross-ups in arrangements and missed details. We experienced nothing but spot-on arrangements that were obviously the result of tried-and-true relationships that Quechuas Expeditions has built with various service providers over the years.

Peru was our first international trip and I don’t speak Spanish. When we first decided to travel to Peru, we looked into a standard guided tour that included everything. What we quickly realized was that there is no flexibility in those trips, other than extra nights in Lima. We wanted to really spend time in the Sacred Valley, and we needed time to acclimatize to the altitude in order to have a safe and happy time on the Trail. All of the “big box” tour companies from the US have you in Cusco for one night and then straight to the trail. Unless you live at high altitude, this can be a big mistake in terms of misery, sickness and safety. We wanted to find a company that offered a wide variety of activities and was willing to work with us to schedule some tours and let us free-lance other things. We wanted to do Peru our way, and Quechuas Expeditions definitely accommodated us.

I put a lot of effort into researching various local companies for the Inca Trail. In addition to offering every possible arrangement you could ever want, Quechuas Expeditions’ website is adamant about the treatment of porters on the Trail. This is a critical issue that cannot be overstated. Our trip would have been extremely compromised with guilt had we gone with an operator that did not treat those darling men who made our trek possible with the dignity and respect that all human beings deserve. We saw a lot of overloaded porters struggling along without even proper packs – just plastic sheets bound with rope. These cut their arms and destroy their bodies quite rapidly. The Quechuas Expeditions porters were numerous and supplied with top-notch gear: hernia prevention belts, cordura backpacks with modern straps and suspension systems and sahara caps. They also seemed to have lots of logo gear, such as Quechuas Expeditions t-shirts, track suits, hats, etc. Most importantly, none of our porters was overloaded!

Besides the porter issue, Quechuas Expeditions is a local company with local ownership and employees. The owner, Wistman, is a former Inca Trail guide so he knows the details of the business. He is a fastidious, delightful and extremely dedicated man who knows every detail of every person’s arrangements. His correspondence was patient and copious, allaying all of my concerns. We asked to have our orientation on Saturday in Cusco and to be picked up in Ollantaytambo on our departure day, Tuesday. These requests were accommodated without a blink. We were issued our monogrammed duffel bags and stuff sacks at the office on Saturday, along with our Thermarest pads. We rented sleeping bags and a set of trekking poles from QE. These were brought to us in Ollantaytambo by our guides on the day of our departure. The sleeping bags, which cost $20 each for the entire trip, were -10 North Face down mummy bags with compression sacks. They were newer, clean and odorless. It is entirely unnecessary to drag sleeping bags and trekking poles from home and have them take up space in your luggage for your entire trip.

A word to the wise: if you want to hike the Classic Inca Trail, BOOK EARLY! You have to have your passport to arrange your trail tickets and all outfitters have to go through the same process. It is done through a government agency. QE worked with us to get our down payment in January and buy our trail permits on the day July permits opened. QE will do a trek with only 2 people. We were 2 and I was willing to pay the extra cost of no more people booked for our departure date, which is very unlikely in July. This meant that there was no reasonable chance of our hike being cancelled and QE does not resell trips to other companies. This is a big deal when you are trying to book international airline tickets! We ended up having 6 tourists in our group.

One extremely critical element of Inca Trail success and enjoyment is the crew who actually takes you. Quechuas Expeditions not only had the best equipment that we saw on the trail, but there could be no greater people than those who took us. All 8 of the porters seemed to be cheerful all of the time. Our cook, Juan, was a great guy and made mountains of surprisingly terrific food. We wanted to buy his cookbook! I cannot say enough good things about our guides. Our group ended up having 2 guides. David was with the fast people who had Wayna Picchu tickets at 7AM on Machu Picchu day, and Jimmy Jhon (John) was with the rest of us, which ended up being another woman and me – the slow walkers. My 18 year old daughter was officially in our group but spent much of her time with the fast walkers, so 2 of us had a guide essentially to ourselves. David was very efficient and knowledgable, but I didn’t spend a lot of time with him. I will focus this review on the guide who made my trip spectacular – Jimmy Jhon.

Yes, this is his real name. He is a Quechua and was 23 at the time of our trip. Guides on the Trail have a 5 year university degree in Tourism. Jimmy is a total natural with people. He has a sparkling personality, maturity well beyond his years and a tremendous sense of humor. His interactions with the porters and cook seemed more like friendships than anything else, and they clearly respected him. He seemed to know everyone working on the Trail, and this familiarity continued when he took us into Aguas Calientes. He established rapport with us immediately by finding a colorful parasite on a cactus and painting our faces with it, and then letting my daughter paint his face. Once we let on that we’re Earth Spiritualists, Jimmy was incredibly open in answering questions and offering information about the non-textbook parts of Incan spirituality, even doing a couple of small rituals with me. This access meant more to me than I can put into words, and it seemed to mean a great deal to him as well to be able to share that foundational part of his ancestors’ world. He was very interested in cultural exchange but never a bit pushy in his interactions. Patient, positive and encouraging with a lot of joking around, this guy was also a wealth of knowledge about the natural world and executed his guiding responsibilities with the utmost of professionalism and a ton of pure, open joyful heart. If it weren’t for the 20+ year age difference and me being married and living in another country, I might have totally fallen in love with him (kidding, but it was close). I felt like I’d been given a very special gift from the Universe to have him as our guide. You cannot go wrong with this guy, regardless of how you spell his name! If you read around the web, you will find lots of other folks who had very different but equally positive experiences with him. When we left Machu Picchu after Jimmy’s astonishing guided tour, he took the bus with us into Aguas Calientes. Then he walked us to our hotel and got us checked in, carried our trail bag to our room, and even checked to make sure our bathroom had TP. He also made sure we knew where to catch the bus back to Machu Picchu the next day for our Wayna Picchu climb and the train back to Ollantaytambo afterward and gave us the rest of our tickets. Although he had to go out on another trek the next day and was only going to be at his home in Cusco for about 5 hours overnight, he still managed to remember to have a book on Quechua rituals left for me at the QE office. It is easy to see why Quechuas Expeditions has such stellar ratings across the web – the company is made up of exemplary human beings like Jimmy Jhon who go the extra distance to make sure your trip is all that it can possibly be!

In addition to the Classic Inca Trail package, we also booked a 3 day Lake Titicaca package and wrap-around service through Quechuas Expeditions. This included a tourist bus from Cusco to Puno, a night in a lovely hotel in Puno and 2 days on the lake with a homestay on Amantani island. This was a good trip and definitely worth doing, but it was not run by QE. When we returned to Cusco and the QE office to drop off our duffel bag after the Trail and our time in the Sacred Valley, Wistman (the QE owner) asked us about our followup hotel plans and airport transportation arrangements. We had none, so he made them for us on the spot. He even had his assistant take us to a book store and help us find a children’s book that we needed for a gift. A car came for us the next morning at our hotel in Cusco and took us to a bus station. We boarded a guided tourist bus to Puno with 4 stops plus lunch. Our bus tour was very inclusive, covering all admissions and meals. Some people were paying separately for admissions and meals, which would have been a pain. A driver arrived to take us to our hotel upon our arrival in Puno, and another showed up the next morning to take us to the docks. Once we returned from the islands, we were taken back to the same swanky hotel, which turned out to be 2 blocks off the main tourist area so we had very easy access to shopping and dining. The next day, another driver arrived to take us the airport in Juliaca to fly to Lima. By this point in our travels, we were quite tired and it was a great security to know that Quechuas Expeditions had our backs and our arrangements. While this leg of our journey was not as exciting as the Trail, the arrangements and value were still top-notch! Our homestay with a local family is an experience that we treasure and something not to be missed if your are interested in cultural exchange.

I am eternally grateful to Quechuas Expeditions for managing every detail of our booked tours with such precision and dedication. Being able to relax and enjoy our adventures was priceless and definitely worth the small amount of extra money versus a bargain operator. With Quechuas Expeditions, you get what you pay for AND you get more than money can ever buy. You get living ancestors holding sacred space at an incredible portal, and they are grateful that you came so they can fulfill their life’s work of facilitating your experience.

Quechuas Guest House (Homestay in Cusco)

16 Oct

(Free Accomodation in Cusco)
Quechuas Guest House: We are still working very hard to provide the best to stay and enjoy with us before we start hiking to Machupicchu:

This Project will be finished at the end of December and open on March 1st 2014 for all our passengers.

Travel Like Local, be Local, be Quechuas…!!!

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