From the Empire State to The Inca empire, join Peruvian expert and native Jose Ugarte on an incredible trek through history.
With 25 years’ experience, Jose and his indigenous crew will give you an authentic Inca experience, filled with majestic Mountains and breathtaking vistas. This summer Kusirumi Trek Peru is offering three 10 day Classic Inca Trail-Treks. Space is limited to 8-12 people per trip, so booking early is imperative.
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- Day 1 – Arrival to Lima
- Day 2 – Lima to Cusco
- Day 3 – Cusco City Tour: Sacsayhuaman & Coricancha
- Day 4 – Sacred Valley Tour
- Day 5 – Sacred Valley to Huayllabamba Camp
- Day 6 – Huayllabamba Camp to Pacaymayo Camp
- Day 7 – Pacaymayo to Phuyupatamarca Camp
- Day 8 – Phuyupatamarca to Machu Picchu
- Day 9 – Machu Picchu to Chinchero to Cusco
- Day 10 – Cusco to Lima and Return Home
This 10 day Classic Inca Trail-Trek to Machu Picchu starts off in Lima. Kusirumi Trek Peru takes you across many of southern Peru’s most majestic locations including the ancient citadel of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Dead Woman’s pass, the Sun Gate and ending with a magnificent sunrise and guided tour to, Machu Picchu the iconic Inca archeological site. The trek’s different hikes are at a gentler pace and the Trek steers away from crowds.
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The Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
This ultimate Inca Trail experience passes through some of the most awesome vistas of snow-capped mountain peaks, ancient Archeological Inca Empire sites, lush cloud forests, subtropical jungle vegetation on the well preserved stone trail, that ultimately brings you to one of the new “Seven Wonders of the World.” According to The Unesco World Heritage site, Machu Picchu is an icon of the 15th Century Inca Civilization. The trek will give you insights not only to this historic Peruvian sanctuary but to the Inca culture and Civilization. To give you an authentic experience. KUSIRUMI TREK PERU Inca Trail to Machu Picchu gives you the ability to enjoy a mix of Four and Three star hotels with premier camping accommodations; to hike with light day packs as porters transport the bulk of gear and food–prepared by a Peruvian cook–access to safe drinking water for the duration of the trip, and fully maximizes your Peruvian adventure.
Arrive Lima International Airport and walk across the street for a late night check-in at The Ramada Hotel. a convenient location to unwind and get oriented for the adventure ahead. Ramada Hotel 3-stars
Have a relaxing morning until your midday flight to Cusco. Meet and greet by Tour Leader Jose Ugarte at Cusco airport, a short drive brings you to the Hotel Ramada Costa del Sol in downtown Cusco, just 2 blocks away from the main plaza. Rest and acclimatize to the altitude of 11,000 feet.
An informal afternoon walking tour will introduce you to Inca History with the exploration of the ancient city of Cusco, the original center of the Inca Empire. An evening’s briefing session orients you what to expect and instruction for the following days, duffles and map will be supplied. Hotel Ramada 4-stars with Breakfast Buffet
Early departure to visit the Archeological sites of Sacsayhuaman with its megalithic stone terraces, kenko with its carved stone surfaces and subterranean altars.
Returning back to the city for a visit to the religious complex of Coricancha (Qorikancha)–the Temple of the Sun, which was one of the most sacred sites or huaca in the Inca religion and considered the very center of the Inca Empire–a splendid architectural monument.
Open your appetite for new exotic flavors with a visit to the San Pedro local food market. After lunch we will visit the remarkable Colonial Cathedral with its impressive selection of religious art. Then it’s on-to San Blas – a known artisanal neighborhood noted for its exquisite local craft work. We can make dinner reservations for you. Ramada Hotel 4-stars with B/
Starts with an early departure to discover the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On this full-day guided tour our first stop is the Cooperative of Awana Kancha (Textile courtyard), witness local weaving loom techniques and other handmade goods, representing the ancient art of the Incas. Get up close and personal with some of the Andes’ furrier inhabitants as you meet the herds of llamas, alpacas, guanacos, and vicuñas.
Continuing to the Inca citadel of Pisac, built on a mountain saddle with outstanding views with a 2-hour hike to the main temples. We’ll visit the handicrafts market in the main square (one of the first artisan markets) and admire the colorful wares and enjoy a delectable Peruvian lunch in a local restaurant. We will drive to Ollantaytambo to explore one of the oldest continuously inhabited towns in the Andes, and explore the impressive ancient ruins.
Hotel Pakaritampu 3-stars with Breakfast Buffet and lovely gardens. B/L
Today we start hiking along the winding path of the Urubamba river. The route travels through the narrow Cusichaca river and brings you 9,800ft (2980m) above sea level to Huayllabamba. This first day hike is about 5 to 6 hours covering approximately 6 miles and a gain of 1200 ft. A moderate introduction to the Inca Trail. We’ll climb to a small settlement called Hatun Chaca, where there are flat pitches to set up our campsite for a good night’s rest in preparation for Day-Six’s big adventure to the highest point of the Inca Trail. B/L/D
We start the day with a healthy breakfast before we embark on the trail to Warmi Wañusqa, or “Dead Woman’s Pass,” the highest point of the Inca trail at 13,828 (4,215m), one of the longest climbs of the trek. The trail goes through the Llulluchapampa Valley 12,620 ft. (3,850m) where you will enjoy the beautiful Andean cloud forest and highland puna. From the valley we will begin the trek ascent to Warmi Wañusqa, walking through gorgeous thick woodlands, vegetation and different ecological zones. After reaching the peak we’ll take time to rest and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding area, appreciating this incredible moment and complete isolation of this magical area. From here we descend to 11,600 ft and make camp along the Pacaymayo or hidden river in the cloud forest. After this vigorous 6 miles hike we can all look forward to a good meal and comfortable night sleep. B/L/D
A beautiful day ahead is guaranteed as we retrace the steps of the Incas along the original ancient stone path. Ascending another 1000 ft we are rewarded with unparalleled views of snow-capped mountain peaks. Traveling down to visit the Sayacmarka archaeological ruins at the crossroads of the Aobamba Valley. While the function of Sayacmarca isn’t clear, it’s a bit more certain when it was built. Archaeologists think it was built after the classical period of Inca construction, dating the ruins to the last half of the 15th century. Nevertheless it’s unlikely the site was a tambo (as were the nearby buildings of Concha Marca with their small terrace system): there isn’t enough agricultural land for Sayacmarca to be a farming outpost, nor is the stonework impressive enough for it to be a religious center.
After a picnic lunch we begin a five-mile trek to the marvelous campsite of Phuyupatamarca, “the place above the clouds” situated 12,000 ft high (3,670m). the place is called “of the clouds” because most of the year it’s surround by big, thick clouds due to its nearness to the Ceja de Selva (Low Jungle). This site is formed by platforms and many ritual baths that functioned for sacred and religious ceremonies, On this site you can also see the amazing hydraulic system to irrigate the platforms. What’s more amazing is the system still works, over 500 years of being built. Phuyupatamarca is one of the few sites that are still intact in its majority, from here you can see the ruins of Intipata and Machu Picchu Mountain B/L/D
Waking up to a spectacular sunrise and amazing views of the Sacred Salkantay Mountain may- be one of the highlights of the trip. It’s no accident that Sayacmarca was built at a fork in the old Inca road. (Today’s Inca Trail follows one fork to Machu Picchu, but the other fork descends to the bottom of the Aobamba valley.) Our day’s trek is mostly downhill through lush cloud forest abundant with orchids, and other wildflowers with its impressive terrain created from the bedrock carved through granite. Coming to Wiñaywayna (Forever young) we’ll stroll the housing complexes and agricultural terraces built into the steep hillside looking over the Urubamba. After our last lunch with the crew ( showing our appreciation with gratitude) we’ll finish the last four-miles to the Sun Gate. From here we will be greeted with the spectacular view of the historic Peruvian Historical Sanctuary, Machu Picchu. We’ll return in the morning for a relaxed guided tour of the archeological site. A bus will take us to the Hotel El Mapi in Aguas Calientes for the night. B/L/D
Well rested we’ll return to tour one of the most beautiful and enigmatic (Unesco World Heritage site), Machu Picchu (meaning ‘Old Peak’ in the Quechua language) and witness an awe-inspiring rising sun over the crowning achievement of the Inca Empire. Your native Peruvian guide will give unique insights through a guided tour of the 5 centuries old site , cloud shrouded ruins of palaces, baths, temples, storage rooms and 150 houses, all in remarkable state of preservation. The temple of the Sun, the Inthihuanta stones (meaning ‘Hitching Post of the Sun’) known as a suprely sacred object of the Inca People and the Principal Bath are only a few of the impressive sites you’ll see. A chance is offered to climb Huayna Picchu to visit with José your guide, or you can walk to the Inca Bridge and see it from a distance. Our bus awaits to take us back to Ollantaytambo for a relaxing trip back to Cusco via the Vista Dome train and onto a private van to complete the journey back to the Cusco Ramada Hotel for a farewell dinner and party time. B D/
Relax and have a leisure morning in Cusco for last minute shopping, strolling the city, go back to a local Peruvian restaurant or bar for a last pisco sour, or just enjoy people watching in the main plaza. Transfer out to the Airport for your flight to Lima then on to your international connection. End of our services B
INCLUDED IN THE CLASSIC INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU:
- Hotels in all mentioned destinations: 4-star hotel in Cusco– 3-star hotel elsewhere. Ollantaytambo/ Aguas Calientes. Based on double occupancy.
- First class Camping equipment–Sleeping bags and mattresses-hiking poles.
- Domestic Flight Lima-Cusco-Lima
- Food Service includes: All breakfasts; 5 lunches; 5 dinners
- All tours stated in the itinerary with Bi-Lingual English/Spanish-speaking guides
- Private Ground transportation, transfer and entrance fees
- Train Machu Picchu – Cusco (Vistadome Train )
- International Airfare
- Lunches and dinners (unless otherwise specified)
- Airport taxes
- Travel Insurance
- Tips, Laundry, Alcohol
Price $2,640.00 Based on double occupancy
- Trip type: Portered Trek
- Difficulty: 3 to 5 (moderate)
- Length 10 days
- Hiking Distance:24+ miles (39 km+)
- Group size: private trips 8-10 guests
- Pack weight: 15-20 pounds
- Origin City: Lima, Peru
- Meeting time & place: You will need to arrive the first day at night to sleep over at the hotel
- Trip fees include: Pre-trip support, Inn Accommodations, Permits & Fees;
- Majority of Meals, Local Transportation, Bilingual English/Spanish Guides, 24-Hr Phone Line Support, Clean drinking water;
- Trip fees exclude: airfare to Lima, Peru and associated fees, trip insurance, gratuity for guides and services not specified