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The Inca Trail is undoubtedly the most popular trek in South America, so it is not trekking more suitable if you want to enjoy a solitary experience. The park only allows access to 500 people a day, you have to apply months in advance, unless you want to get to the doors and do not let it pass.

The result is that you walk a day in the park, which under no circumstances can change, and in 4 or 5 days max have to go out again, following a route marked by government standards.

Every day after camp, the porters and the guide went through a government checkpoint, on the one hand to control the tourists coming and the other to control the weight carrier and the number of carriers per tourist.

Note that as we were last because we were not many people, it is an advantage.

From the moment when you join the trek, you'll inadvertently moving the 500 people who entered the same day, and go camping in the same places as the camps are planned in advance, both sleeping and for lunch. They have a system that could be called a bit militaristic, all in the same way. In principle this system is to preserve the park and the ruins of the tourists.

You have to know that for every tourist entering a guide, two porters, a cook and a helper. It is, of those 500 people who enter the park, tourists are just under half, the rest are workers.

Despite all the drawbacks of such control must say that the scenery is breathtaking, half forest, bushy vegetation, high humidity, and so are the fascinating Inca ruins that are up to the Machu Picchu, the famous lost city of the Incas. The route runs between many slopes to besave from ruin to ruin, and often follow an intricate set of stairs and steps that are going through the woods, up and down mountains.

The shortest route to the Inca Trail is a 4-day beginning at Chicla in the famous km. 82 of the railway in Ollantaytambo.

The back is made with a bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes, and then by train to Cuzco.

Do not forget that Cuzco is a fantastically gorgeous city at 3400m. altitude, and instead start the Inca Trail. It is a wonderful city, both for its location, for its monuments in the city itself, around, and the great Inca wall still preserved in the city. We also recommend a tour of the Inca ruins of the Sacred Valley, first by the beauty of the valley that seems painted himself as a postcard, and second by the ruins, which are equally or more spectacular than own the Inca Trail, asthe Ollataytambo, Pisac, Moray, Chinchero, among others.

Resumen de la ruta
lugar Lugar Número de estapas Días Longitud Longitud Desnivel Positivo Desnivel Desnivel Positivo Desnivel Negativo Desnivel Desnivel Negativo Dificultad Dificultad Tipo de ruta
Tipo ruta
Perú 4 50 Km. 3000 m. 2500 m. Media Recorrido Solo de Ida

Camino del Inca | Entre Montañas

1. Ollantaytambo - Wayllabamba (Km 82)


Distance: 12 Km.Up/Downhill 300 m. - Time: 04:00 h.
Ollantaytambo - Wayllabamba (Km 82)

First exit from Cusco by private vehicle to Chicla 75 miles, following the course of r & iacute;. Or Urubamba, trav & eacute;. S a landscape of Puna and forests

The road runs along the right side of the valley, and passed through a series of Quechua villages that harbor various camps trekkineros. This part of the park, there's nothing special behind us we have peak Veronica, precious and stunning, also & eacute; n are the ruins of Patallaqta to reach Wayllabamba village where we camp


Profile Stage : Ollantaytambo (0 km; 2,700 m) - (5 km; 2,500 m) - Wallabamba (12 km; 3,000 m)


         Stage profile: Ollantaytambo - Wayllabamba (Km 82)
Stage profile: Ollantaytambo - Wayllabamba (Km 82)

2. Wayllabamba - Pacaymayu


Distance: 14 Km.Up/Downhill 1.200 m. - Up/Downhill 600 m.Time: 09:00 h.
Wayllabamba - Pacaymayu

This is the d & iacute; a harder trekking, since to do over hill and Warmiwa & ntilde; usca, at 4200m. altitude, and with a positive slope of 1200m. which is expensive.

At first the road is going up the side of R & iacute; o Llullucha, and climbing steeply towards Llulluchapampa to 3650m. altitude. Continues ascending a steep climb to the abrade of Waurumahuasca or passage of the dead woman, at 4200m., Known as & iacute ;, because when you've already downloaded and from a considerable distance, the face and form a perfectly currency women stretched, dead, or imagination & oacute; n power. This step is really expensive, very steep, and where ancient remains are Pelda & ntilde; os arriving at the head of the pass


The path from step starts down firmly until the R & iacute; o Pacamayo, campsite, especially h & uacute; Mede, not only by the vegetation & oacute; n, but because the Lluvius NEXT & oacute; all d & iacute; aa times and sometimes if not


From this d & iacute; the thing was started & aacute; animating. Note that until now, the trek is good, but not m & aacute; s an approach to the third d & iacute; n see m & aacute;; s remains of the Incas, whole roads, i splendid ruins where really if & aacute could.

Profile Status: Wallabamba (0 km; 3,000 m) - (2 km; 3,650 m) - (6 km; 4,200 m) - Pacaymayu (12 km; 3,650 m) <. / p>

         Stage profile: Wayllabamba - Pacaymayu
Stage profile: Wayllabamba - Pacaymayu

3. Pacaymayu - Wiñaywayna


Distance: 13 Km.Up/Downhill 300 m. - Up/Downhill 1.200 m.Time: 09:00 h.
Pacaymayu - Wiñaywayna

The road crosses the r & iacute; o rises quickly by Pelda & ntilde; os stone Runturakay up to 5 km. R & iacute; o Pacamayo, where there are some ruins. We left atr & aacute; s beautiful views of R & iacute; o Forest sunk to the bottom of the valley, ac & eacute; rcanos the first step of d & iacute; a, passing Runkuraqay at 3900m with great views of the Vilacabamba range.. The path is clear i straight path.

AFTER & eacute; s step, the low pass following the Inca paving, LLEV & aacute; ndonos a Repository & oacute; n where est & aacute; n the ruins of the fortificaci & oacute; n Saymarka, at 3800m. altitude. The ruins can be reached by a steep stretch going up and up for about Pelda & ntilde; os that seem suspended in the cliff. When you get to the ruins, has really paid off. They are certainly spectacular, as & iacute; like the roads we have traveled, roads Pelda & ntilde; os, m & aacute facts does; s 500 a & ntilde; os,stone by stone, and no technology & iacute; a. The most amazing is the famous assembly of stones, stones tons, with many sides, and an inclination & oacute; n 4 degrees, and assembled without ning STILL kind of mortar, and the highest part of the MOUNTAIN as, with a vision & oacute; n. the set very warring peoples and their lands controllers

Maximum, for lunch;

From these ruins camp pr & oacute be seen. AFTER & eacute; s ruins the way down to the valley floor and the R & iacute; o Aobamba to climb back again, gradually. For a forest very h & uacute; Mede. At this point the road is made by superb white granite slabs, some of 2m. in width, amounting to the final hill, overlooking the Urubamba Valley.

AHEAD & oacute; Inca tunnels up to 20 meters in length before reaching the beautiful ruins of Phuyupatamar; n an elevated path and t & uacute system continues. ca or city above the clouds at 3650m and last step of this stage, and all the trekking, from now on, all be & aacute; down and more down by the Inca stairs. But this be & aacute; the d & iacute; a following


Profile Status: Pacaymayu (0 km; 3,650 m) - (6 km; 3,900 m) - (9 km; 3,640 m) - Wi & ntilde; ayywayna (13 km; 2,700 m) .

         Stage profile: Pacaymayu - Wiñaywayna
Stage profile: Pacaymayu - Wiñaywayna

4. Wiñaywayna - Intipunku - Machu PicChu - Huayna Picchu


Distance: 11 Km.Up/Downhill 700 m. - Up/Downhill 1.400 m.Time: 09:00 h.
Wiñaywayna - Intipunku - Machu PicChu - Huayna Picchu

Today, a through cut & iacute occurs, to today's arrival at Machu Picchu and climb Huayna Picchu, which if not Sat & eacute; is, to say, MOUNTAIN of old and MOUNTAIN young and forever young , respectively.

Today we woke up before ning STILL another d & iacute; a, we usually get up at 5:30 to walk out at 6:30 today we woke up at 3:30 to get to the entrance of Machu Picchu to the 5 in the ma & ntilde; ana. The road descends from a brutal form steep stairs that Pelda & ntilde; or & ntilde Pelda;. Or, the Incas were built, it is endless & nbsp; The trail then surrounded by forest mountainside h & uacute; Mede, a narrow and dangerous area to get to the steep staircase leading to & nbsp; Gate of the Sun or Inti Punku ruins, from which the views of Machu Picchu and the high peaks are breathtaking. You descend to Machu Picchu by a paved road.

The worstis that when you believe that you've entered the Macchu Picchu Sun Gate, the government forces you to go down to the TUNIC entrance to the ruins, 200 meters below where buses Aguas Calientes arriving and where this bar., services, etc., and the famous hotel. That is, you have to go down, then up again, and to sign up, and give you time to Huana Picchu entrance. Macchu Picchu Within have to follow the beaten path, you can not do it the other way.

At the time that marked us, I think input from 11h to 11h30, we walked down some stairs to climb Huayna Picchu terribly steep and Temple of the Moon

The Huana Picchu is an impressive granite peak that overlooks Machu path Picchu.Un I very, very steep, original Inca leads to the temple of the moon. During the ascent, the trail passes through ancient terraces Birthday & iacute; n the function & oacute; n. Ornamental & nbsp; The Temple of the Moon is situador halfway up the north wall. There is an Inca trail that leads to the, & eacute; This is part of the main road, about a third of the climb to Huayna Picchu. We only got to the beginning of the temple, the beginning of the terraces. The views of Machu Picchu the best.

Profile Status: Wi & ntilde; ayywayna & nbsp; (0 km; 2,700 m) - Machu Picchu (6 km; 2,040 m) - Huayna Picchu (11 km, 2700 m)

         Stage profile: Wiñaywayna - Intipunku - Machu PicChu - Huayna Picchu
Stage profile: Wiñaywayna - Intipunku - Machu PicChu - Huayna Picchu

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