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INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS

The 4 Days Inca Trail is a trek that had 44 km in length. The walking time per day is around 6-7 hours in average. This type of trek is specially design for those people that would like to arrive to Machu Picchu using the old Inca route and visit some of the small Inca ruins along the way. This activity fits very well for those passengers that are thinking about staying in Cusco for around 5 - 6 days or longer. Couples that want to have a personal experience with nature, groups of friends and alone travelers that want to enjoy the nature and the challenge are some of our trekkers on this route.

The 4 Days Inca Trail is a trek that had 44 km in length. The walking time per day is around 6-7 hours in average. This activity fits very well for those passengers that are thinking about staying in Cusco for around 5 - 6 days or longer. 

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Our Itinerary is as follows:

ONE DAY BEFORE THE TREK: Briefing/ Wayki Experience (optional)

Today, you will walk in his Briefing* offices Wayki Trek. After that, we will start one of the most memorable experiences you can live in your trip to Cusco: the WAYKI EXPERIENCE**.

The Wayki Experience, is an experiential tour that allows our clients to meet and live day to day in the community of porters. You will learn their habits and have the opportunity to work with them in their daily work. Also, you will share with them a typical local food and spend the night under the starry sky of the Peruvian highlands. The next day we leave to our walk.

*Your briefing is usually programmed one day before your program and usually in the morning. However, If your program starts on a Monday, your briefing will be programmed for the Saturday prior to your program and during the morning only. Therefore, please consider this when booking your flights to Cusco.

** It is an optional and free of cost activity for those passengers that request the service up to 30 days before the start of the trek. Any day after that will have a charge of USD 40 per person.

DAY 1

CUSCO/ KM 82/ WAYLLABAMBA

After breakfast we will leave the hotel in Cusco, together with the tour guide on a private van towards the start point of our trekking on Km 82, Piscacucho. On arrival we will go through the control point of the Inca trail and then proceed with the trek.  We will start at 2400 m.a.s.l. and will ascend slowly toward the archeological ruins called Llactapata (2650 m.a.s.l.) where we will arrive after 2 hours of trekking time.  Here, we will explore the ruins and have lunch at its' base afterwards.  Later we will continue on our route to the semitropical valley of Wayllabamba, and 2 hours after we will arrive to the archeological site of Wayllabamba.  We will explore this site as well and set our first campsite around the area.  Dinner will be served and we will spend the night there.

  • Distance: 12 Km.
  • Walking Hours: 4-6 hours
  • Low Altitude: 2600 m. / 8228 Ft.
  • High Altitude: 3000 m. / 9842 Ft.
  • Campsite Altitude: 3000 m. / 9843 Ft.

DAY 2

WAYLLABAMBA/ WARMIWAÑUSKA/ PACAYMAYU

We will start our day with a good breakfast.  This is the most difficult day of the trail, but not impossible!  We will traverse towards the highest point of the Inca Trail: The Warmiwañuska Pass. On the way there, we will witness different microclimates. After approximately 3 hours of walking the Warmiwañuska Pass also known as “The Dead Woman Pass” (4215 m.a.s.l.), will be at hands reach.  Once there we will have an amazing view of the Vilcanota and Vilcabamba Mountain Chain.  If we are lucky, we might even see the condors flying up in the sky.  After a few moments here, we will descend through a winding valley till we reach the area where we will have lunch.  After lunch, we will proceed ascending again until the Pacaymayu Gorge where we will set up our campsite, have dinner, and rest for the night.

  • Distance: 16 Km.
  • Walking Hours: 7-8 hours
  • Low Altitude: 3000 m. / 9842 Ft.
  • High Altitude: 4215 m. / 13828 Ft. (First Pass – Warmiwañusca)
  • Campsite Altitude: 3000 m. / 9843 Ft.

DAY 3

PACAYMAYU/ WIÑAYWAYNA

This day is one of the longest, but one of the most beautiful at the same time.  The presence of small Incan ruins along the way makes it worth it.  We will ascend through a steep trail and will reach the second Pass where the impressive archeological rests of Runkuracay (3800 m.a.s.l).  Afterwards, we will descend till we get to Sayaqmarca (3600 m.a.s.l) known as “The Dominant Town”.  Here we will also see very interesting Incan ruins. We will continue through the valley where we will make a stop for lunch.  We will continue ascending going through Conchamarca, which is a small archeological site that was recently discovered.  After this, we will reach the first tunnel along the way and later we will get to the last Pass on the Inca Trail, from where we will see the town of Phuyupatamarca, “Town above the clouds” (3665 m.a.s.l) without a doubt one of the most original towns on the whole Inca Trail.  Afterwards, we will descend using around 2000 stone steps until we reach Wiñaywayna Citadel “Forever Young” (2700 m.a.s.l.) to end this day, we will continue to our last campsite to have dinner, relax and rest for the night.

  • Distance: 16 Km.
  • Walking Hours: 8-10 hours
  • Low Altitude: 2650 m. / 8694 Ft.
  • High Altitude: 3900 m. / 12467 Ft. (Second Pass – Runkuracay)
  • Campsite Altitude: 2650 m. / 8694 Ft.

DAY 4

WIÑAYWAYNA/ MACHU PICCHU/ CUSCO

We will get up very early and have breakfast.  This day we will walk around 6 Km distance, or approximately 3 hours to the next stop.  Along the route, we will be able to see a great variety of flora and fauna typical of the area.  Afterwards, we will arrive to Inti Punku “Sun Gate” (2490 m.a.s.l).  It is an excellent opportunity to take panoramic pictures of the Machu Picchu Citadel (2430 m.a.s.l) as it is visible from this point. “The lost Inca City”, without a doubt one of the most important urban constructions of the Inca Empire Era.

Once in Machu Picchu Citadel, we will have a guided tour of approximately 2 hours with a bit of free time to explore.  Afterwards, we will catch the bus in direction of the town of Aguas Calientes (2040 m.a.s.l).  In this town, you will be able to have some time to grab lunch and later that afternoon we will take the train to return, Peru Rail – Expedition*

Upon arrival to Cusco, our transfer will be waiting at the train station to take you on our private van to your hotel.  End of our adventure!

  • Distance: 6 Km.
  • Walking Hours: 3 -4 hours
  • Low Altitude: 2040 m. / 6693 Ft.
  • High Altitude: 2650 m. / 8694 Ft.

 (*) The return from Aguas Calientes will be done together with your tour guide. Time of service to be confirmed.

  • GROUP

    INCLUDED

    Briefing

    One day before the trek. Once there, you will receive all pertinent information for your trek and our staff will answer all your doubts.

    Wayki Experience* (Optional and one day before IT4D)

    • Local shuttle bus from our Office – Izcuchaca Bus Terminal – Wayki Experience Community.
    • Private transfer from Wayki Experience Community – Trek Starting Point (4 or 5 day Inca Trail)
    • Family Homestay or Camping for 1 night at the Wayki Community[1]
    • Scheduled Farming activity
    • Get together with traditional music at the assigned porter host’s house.
    • Visit to some Wayki Projects (School and vegetable Garden)
    • Meals: 1 dinner, 1 breakfast
    • Professional Guide

    * It is an optional and free of cost activity for those passengers that request the service up to 30 days before the start of the trek. Any day after that will have a charge of USD 40 per person.

    Transportation

    • Tourist bus and transportation to Start of the Inca Trail: Km 82
    • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
    • Train EXPEDITION leaving Aguas Calientes in the afternoon*
    • Pick up from the train station and transfer to Hotel in Cusco

    (*) The return from Aguas Calientes will be done together with your tour guide. Time of service to be confirmed.

    Accommodation

    • Campsites (camping) for 4 Days / 3 Nights

    Campsite staff

    • Professional tourist guide fluent in English, specializing in hiking, with many years of experience and trained in first aid and rescue, who will attend from the first day to the last day of the walk, leaving them at their hotel.
    • Professional Chef, assistant cook and waiter for customer service. Our chefs are graduates of culinary schools with many years of experience cooking in the mountains; we find them at km 82
    • Porters, responsible for keeping all our logistics hike (camping equipment, food), in addition, carrying 8 kg of personal belongings of each client. We met them at km 82

    Entrances

    • Tourist ticket to the Inca Trail and Machupicchu. This ticket will be given the first day of the trek and will be used along the way until you get to Machupicchu.

    Campsite equipment

    • Eureka & Doite high mountain tent, that are waterproof and thermal, for up to 4 people, but for convenience we use it only for 2 people.
    • Dining Tent
    • Kitchen Tent
    • Reinforced foam
    • Restroom Tent and Portable Toilet
    • Camping tables and chairs
    • Tableware
    • First Aid Kit: includes alcohol, bandages, pills for the altitude, oxygenated water, bandages, cotton ball, oxygen, rescue ropes, etc.
    • Radio communication: They are configured with radios used by workers in the Inca Trail and Machupicchu. We maintain constant communication in case of emergencies.

    Food

    During the whole trek, the passenger will have access to a great variety of food. Dishes rich in calories, vitamins and proteins that will provide all the energy that you need for the trek.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served daily and you will also receive snacks and hot drinks like infusions in the afternoon. Along with your breakfast, you will receive a cup of coca tea, which will help you to adjust to the cold air in the mountain.

    We can also accommodate special requests such as: vegetarian meals, diabetic diets, allergies, e.g. this special requests must be done during the booking process. We would like to emphasize that our menu has been elaborated by our professional chefs. Water will be provided every day during the whole trek.

    ITD4: It does not include: breakfast on the first day; Lunch and dinner on the last day.

     

    NOT INCLUDED

    • Sleeping Bag
    • Hiking Poles
    • Air Mattress
    • Waterproof and Thermic Tent for personal use. In the event passenger would like to have a private tent. (However, tent has capacity for two persons)
    • Entrance to Huayna Picchu*
    • Extra Porter to carry personal items with more capacity that what is already included; It can be from 8kg to 15Kg**

    * Please note that the estimated time to start your guided tour of the Machu Picchu Citadel is between (8:15am - 9am). However, this might be delayed due to the pace of the group and weather issues. Therefore, there is a risk of having to leave your guided tour half way to be able to make it on time for your climb to either Huayna Picchu.

    ** Please advice of your request for a personal porter at the time of your booking, as they will need permits to enter the Inca Trail as well.


    [1]Homestay: In group service two rooms are provided for family Homestay; one for men and one for women. Camping: Otherwise 4 person Eureka or Doite water proof and thermal tents, accommodating two people only

  • PRIVATE

    INCLUDED

    Briefing

    One day before the trek. Once there, you will receive all pertinent information for your trek and our staff will answer all your doubts.

    Wayki Experience* (Optional and one day before IT4D)

    • Local shuttle bus from our Office – Izcuchaca Bus Terminal – Wayki Experience Community.
    • Private transfer from Wayki Experience Community – Trek Starting Point (4 or 5 day Inca Trail)
    • Family Homestay or Camping for 1 night at the Wayki Community[1]
    • Scheduled Farming activity
    • Get together with traditional music at the assigned porter host’s house.
    • Visit to some Wayki Projects (School and vegetable Garden)
    • Meals: 1 dinner, 1 breakfast
    • Professional Guide

    * It is an optional and free of cost activity for those passengers that request the service up to 30 days before the start of the trek. Any day after that will have a charge of USD 40 per person.

    Transportation

    • Tourist bus and transportation to Start of the Inca Trail: Km 82
    • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
    • Train EXPEDITION back to Cusco leaving Aguas Calientes in the afternoon*
    • Pick up from the train station and transfer to Hotel in Cusco

    (*) The return from Aguas Calientes will be done together with your tour guide. Time of service to be confirmed.

    Accommodation

    • Campsites (camping) for 4 Days / 3 Nights

    Campsite staff

    • Professional tourist guide fluent in English, specializing in hiking, with many years of experience and trained in first aid and rescue, who will attend from the first day to the last day of the walk, leaving them at their hotel.
    • Professional Chef, assistant cook and waiter for customer service. Our chefs are graduates of culinary schools with many years of experience cooking in the mountains; we find them at km 82
    • Porters, responsible for keeping all our logistics hike (camping equipment, food), in addition, carrying 8 kg of personal belongings of each client. We met them at km 82

    Entrances

    • Tourist ticket to the Inca Trail and Machupicchu. This ticket will be given the first day of the trek and will be used along the way until you get to Machupicchu.

    Campsite equipment

    • Eureka & Doite high mountain tent, that are waterproof and thermal, for up to 4 people, but for convenience we use it only for 2 people.
    • Air Mattress
    • Dining Tent
    • Kitchen Tent
    • Restroom Tent and Portable Toilet
    • Camping tables and chairs
    • Tableware
    • First Aid Kit: includes alcohol, bandages, pills for the altitude, oxygenated water, bandages, cotton ball, oxygen, rescue ropes, etc.
    • Radio communication: They are configured with radios used by workers in the Inca Trail and Machupicchu. We maintain constant communication in case of emergencies.

    Food

    During the whole trek, the passenger will have access to a great variety of food. Dishes rich in calories, vitamins and proteins that will provide all the energy that you need for the trek.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served daily and you will also receive snacks and hot drinks like infusions in the afternoon. Along with your breakfast, you will receive a cup of coca tea, which will help you to adjust to the cold air in the mountain.

    We can also accommodate special requests such as: vegetarian meals, diabetic diets, allergies, e.g. this special requests must be done during the booking process. We would like to emphasize that our menu has been elaborated by our professional chefs. Water will be provided every day during the whole trek.

    ITD4: It does not include: breakfast on the first day; Lunch and dinner on the last day.

     

    NOT INCLUDED

    • Sleeping Bag
    • Hiking Poles
    • Waterproof and Thermic Tent for personal use. In the event passenger would like to have a private tent. (However, tent has capacity for two persons)
    • Entrance to Huayna Picchu*
    • Extra Porter to carry personal items with more capacity that what is already included; it can be from 8kg to 15Kg**.

    *Please note that the estimated time to start your guided tour of the Machu Picchu Citadel is between (8:15am - 9am). However, this might be delayed due to the pace of the group and weather issues. Therefore, there is a risk of having to leave your guided tour half way to be able to make it on time for your climb to either Huayna Picchu.

    **Please advice of your request for a personal porter at the time of your booking, as they will need permits to enter the Inca Trail as well.


    [1]Homestay: In group service two rooms are provided for family Homestay; one for men and one for women. Camping: Otherwise 4 person Eureka or Doite water proof and thermal tents, accommodating two people only

     

OPTIONAL SERVICES

Additional Porters

Depending on your physical fitness, the trekking can be exhausting. If you would like to have assistance to carry your personal belongings, you can hire an additional porter to carry up to 8 Kg. (18 pounds) for USD85.00 or one for up to 15 Kg. (33 pounds) for USD150.00. The Cost includes porter’s salary, porter’s entrance to Inca Trail, Machu Picchu and food.

Important: If you decide to use this service, the porter will carry your items till Aguas Calientes. You should advise of your need to hire an additional porter at the time of booking, as they are also considered within the 500 people max. Per day allowed in the Inca Trail.

 

Personal Tent

All the treks operated by Wayki Trek, offer to passengers shared tents (Doble accomodation).However, for a better convenience of our customers, Wayki Trek offers the rental of a single tent. This service has an additional cost as USD 50.00 American dollars, you can request this when you make the booking.

 

Huayna Picchu

It also necessary to book in advance this trekking, as it has a limited capacity of 400 people per day divided into 2 times. The first group starts the trek at 7am and the second one at 10am; 200 people in each.

The climb is 45 minutes to an hour. The trail is a little tight, but safe. The view is breathtaking. You can see a panoramic of Machu Picchu, the Puerta Del Sol, Urubamba Valley and the river. If, however, there is no availability for the Huayna Picchu Mountain can be considered Machu Picchu, which is also impressive for its location.

The Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain ticket costs an additional US$ 75.00 US dollars and the Machu Picchu citadel ticket costs an additional US$ 69.00 US dollars

*Keep in mind that the trekking up to the mountain is not suggested for people with vertigo problems or afraid of heights. Please note that the estimated time to start your guided tour of the Machu Picchu Citadel is between (8:15am - 9am). However, this might be delayed due to the pace of the group and weather issues. Therefore, there is a risk of having to leave your guided tour half way to be able to make it on time for your climb to either Huayna Picchu.

 

Extra Night in Aguas Calientes

If you want to return the day after your service, just let us know in advance to change the date of return by train, without penalty (35 days before). If you let us know this change, after 35 days, we will have to check the availability of the train and pay a fine.

Also, if you need assistance in booking a hotel in Aguas Calientes, we can do so as an optional service free of charge. Please note that in Aguas Calientes there is a variety of options for accommodation, from bed and breakfast to 5 starts hotel. In addition, you have the option of enjoy and visit the Hot Springs of the town.

IMPORTANT:
Group Service: If you an extra night stays, automatically loses the return with your leader guide and the return with the Wayki Trek's van from Ollantaytambo train station to the city of Cusco. For this reason, you must reprogram his return from Ollantaytambo, with its executive sales; as an additional service.
Private Service: If you an extra night stays, consider that you loses automatically the return with your leader guide.

 

Public Restrooms

WAYKI TREK offer the service of portable toilets. If you would prefer to use the public restrooms provided by the government, these are located on the below stops along the route.

  • Public Restrooms – Inca Trail 4D: Km 82, Family Houses on the trail, Wayllabamba, Lluclluchapampa, Warmiwañuscca, Paccaymayu, Chaquicocha, Phuyupatamarca, Wiñaywayna

Also, if you want to have this service exclusively for you, you may hire an extra bathroom tent; the cost of it is $ 45.00 USD for the whole trek and can be used by you and your friends.

 

Train leaving from Machu Picchu Train Station

To return by train from Machu Picchu Station, you must take into account the following:

  • Group Service: the customer will return with his trek's group and the leader guide.
  • Private Service: the customer will return with the leader guide.

Information on the departure time by train from Aguas Calientes, will be communicated during the Post-Sale.

If the customer, whether Private service or Group service, wants to make an upgrade or change the departure time of your train service from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, you must report this change at least 35 days before your trip. In this way, would avoid paying the penalty. You only have to pay the difference in the train ticket

IMPORTANT:
Group Service:
If the customer wants to make an upgrade or change the departure time of your train service automatically loses the return with your leader guide and the return with the Wayki Trek's van from Ollantaytambo train station to the city of Cusco. For this reason, you must reprogram his return from Ollantaytambo, with its executive sales; as an additional service.
Private Service: If the customer wants to make an upgrade of your train service (Train Hiram Bingham) automatically loses the return with your leader guide.

 

We would like to kindly remind you that Wayki Trek manages small groups (of up to 8 people only), that’s why we can offer a highly personalized service: offering you a more enjoyable time on the trek with more interaction between our participants. In addition, Wayki Trek has a high level of environmental responsibility with each of our processes.

GROUP SERVICE*

(Groups consisting of Max. 8; Min. 2 people)

  • USD 760.00 Adults
  • USD 730.00 students**

**With ISIC card and 17 and under. (Young children that turn 18 during the trek will be considered adults with the adult price).
*Price per person, applies for departures from 1st April 2016 until 31st March 2017.

DISCOUNTS

  • Students: Those who have a valid ISIC card, in the event that you book under a student rate with this benefit, you will need to bring the original card (not a copy) to show it at the control points throughout the Inca trail. If the card is not shown, you will be denied entry to Inca Trail as the permits purchased for you won’t be valid anymore.
  • Children: Between 7 and 17 years (at the start of the Trek) pay the student rate, however they must show a copy of their passports.
  • Children under 7 years: Have a 30% discount
  • Members of the South American Explorers: Receive USD10.00 discount.

PRIVATE SERVICE* 

(Group participants Min 1 person; Max upon request)

For information regarding our prices in private service, please contact our sales executives: sales@waykitrek.net 

*Price per person, applies for departures from 1st April 2016 until 31st March 2017.

Important: discounts are not available in any private service. 
 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Due to the strict regulations established by Machu Picchu Park, once you have made your booking, the space and permit that has been purchased cannot be cancelled. It is also impossible to transfer the permit to someone else under a different name, the date of your permit can not be modified either. Therefore, if you are not able to arrive on the scheduled date, No refunds can be done.

Permits are not refundable and WAYKI TREK will purchase the permits as soon as the confirmation of the booking is sent.

To consider:

  • If you cancel the booking between 30 to 10 days before the start of your trip; you will be required to pay 50% of the total cost.
  • If you cancel the booking between 10 to 3 days before the start of your trip; you will be required to pay 80% of the total cost.
  • If you cancel the booking between 1 to 2 days before the start of your trip; you will be required to pay 100% of the total cost.

In the event that you decide to withdraw from the trekking once it has started, you will be responsible for all additional charges such as food and transportation that might occur due to the modification of your itinerary. However you can join the group again for the visit to Machu Picchu citadel and the use of the same services onwards.

In the event that you decide to cancel the trip due to a health issue or personal problem; the above cancellation policies will be applied as the company had already incurred in administrative and logistic expenses for your trekking.

CERTIFICATION ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004

It is important for Wayki Trek to provide excellent service to our passengers, to fulfill your expectations, and to participate in the conservation of our environment. It is because of these three reasons and to guarantee the continuous application of this philosophy that we have obtained two of the most important certifications in our field. ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004. With them, we guarantee the service that our passengers expect from us and the conservation of the environment in each step of our processes.

WAYKI EXPERIENCE

WAYKI TREK offers to their passengers the best alternative to be able to experience the real tourism; which is through the “Wayki Experience”. Through this program, our passengers will live one day at the Wayki Community, where they can participate in agricultural or livestock activities; they will also share local food and the daily lives of children who assist this community. All of these activities will enrich your knowledge of our culture and will make your trip unforgettable!

Thanks to “Wayki Experience” and other social work done by WAYKI TREK, many rural communities have seen a contribution to their development.

SMALL GROUP

In an effort to provide a more personalized service to our passengers, we in WAYKI TREK have a policy that our groups will not exceed 8 people. This fact alone sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups.

SOCIAL PROJECTS

Wayki Trek believes it is a priority to help and assist in the development of local Andean communities. That is why we are actively collaborating to eradicate problems like the loss of self-identity, lack of basic services, low education levels, little economic development, and migration to big cities due to extreme poverty. In an effort to reverse this, Wayki Trek has implemented projects that help to minimize the impact of this problems in the communities. The construction of a Medical Clinic and a rural Library are examples of that effort.

AVAILABILITY

The Inca Trail is a protected area, for this reason there are only 500 permits available each day (including hikers, all working as porters, cooks, and guides). You should reserve your place as soon as possible. Sometimes the treks are booked at least 6 months in advance or more. Also note that from May to September the permits are highly requested and spaces sell out quickly. To book the Inca Trail, we need your personal information which will be sent to the regulatory office.

GROUP SIZES

In Wayki Trek, we are known for having small groups in our treks. For this reason, our shared/ group service always keep a standard between 2-8 people per group. We always handle this range to provide personalized service to our customers.

We also have PRIVATE departures in which the size of the group is determined by request of our passengers.

HOW TO BOOK

To book your Inca Trail trek, we need the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT):

Personal information:

1) Name of the tour:

2) Trekking starting Date:

3) Name (Include middle name):

4) Last Name:

5)Gender:

6) Birthday (DD/MM/YYYY):


7)Number of passport:

8)Passport Expiration Date:


9)Occupation:


10)If you are student (Do you have ISIC card) YES or NO


11)Nationality:


12)Email:


13)Phone Number:

14) Food Preference:

15)Allergies:

16)Medical Requirement:

17)Adittional Services:

Deposit; In order to confirm a space (Permit) for the Inca Trail, a deposit of USD 200.00 per person is required. (Depending on the method chosen to make the deposit. The transaction fee is not included).

TO MAKE THE DEPOSIT

PAYPAL

You can use the PayPal option from our website and follow the steps. Please note that PayPal charges 6% tax for this transaction that is included automatically in this option. Once the payment is done, please forward us the email confirmation in order to proceed with your booking.

In case you decide to make the deposit directly from your account, don’t forget to add the 6% tax. You can send the deposit to this account: leocusi@waykitrek.net

 

WESTERN UNION

In case you decide to use Western Union (http://www.westernunion.com), you will need the following information:

RECEIVER:

Name: MELISSA

Paternal name: QUISPE

Maternal name: GUTIERREZ

Address: 239 Quera St., Cusco - Perú

Please don’t forget to send us the tracking code (MTCN) in order to pick up the deposit and confirm your booking.

 

PAYMENT CONDITIONS:

  • In order to guarantee your participation in the Inca Trail, you need to send us your deposit. Otherwise we can NOT guarantee the service.
  • The deposit does not include any fee or tax for this transaction.
  • Once you send your deposit, please send us the confirmation receipt or MTCN in order to confirm your booking, otherwise we will not be responsible of your Inca Trail space.
  • The deposit is NOT refundable, once you send us your information along with it, we immediately purchase your permit to the Inca Trail.
  • The last payment will be made at our Cusco office, after your briefing. Please note that we only take cash.

DOCUMENTATION

Passport

If you have reserved the service with your old Passport and then you have renewed it and obtained another, you most likely will have a different passport number. Please let us know so we can update this information. This modification has to be made prior your trip to Peru (at least 10 days before your trip). As soon as you have your new passport please inform Wayki Trek of this change. Otherwise, this update or modification will have an additional fee of USD 12.00 and it will create a big inconvenience to update it at the last minute.

IMPORTANT: If you do not bring your passport, you won’t be allowed in the trail. Also, if you bring your new passport and failed to inform us and this information was not updated, you won’t be allowed in the Inca Trail or Machu Picchu.

Student with ISIC card

Those passengers who booked their trip using the discounted price for ISIC Student Holders must bring their original and valid CIIU card (not a copy and not expired). This document must be shown at the Inca Trail Control Gate. Unfortunately, if you do not bring your card, you will be denied entry to the Inca Trail as the permits won’t be valid without your card.

HEALTH

Medical Considerations

If you have medical restrictions for some or all the activities detailed in your booking please contact your doctor and inquire about the risks of doing said activities.

Altitude Sickness (Soroche) and Stomach Pain

For those trekkers that come to Cusco directly from places at sea level; we recommend to arrive 2-3 days before your trek. Two of the most common health issues among tourists in Cusco are: The Altitude Sickness (Soroche) and stomach pain provoked by slow digestion.

Altitude Sickness; some of the symptoms are: headache and nausea. There are some over the counter medications (pills) that help to minimize the symptoms of this problem such as Glucosa Coramina, Aspirina, Diamox, Soroichi Pill, and Acetazolamida among others. If the symptoms persist the use of oxygen is the next step. Under these circmstances we have the equipment and staff ready to assist our trekkers.

Stomach Pain; It is recommended to drink between 3-4 liters of water per day. Your body will need this to stay hydrated. Hot drinks are especially recommended  like coca leaf tea. Also soups, vegetables, and carbohydrates (not fried or heavy) are recommended. Candy, chocolates, cookies, and fruits are also a good option. In general, all food that is easy to digest. Do not drink alcohol or smoke.

Try to sleep at least 8 hours and do not exercise too much. Keep your body at good temperature wearing warm clothes to protect yourself from the cold. During the adjustment to the altitude there is a general rule to follow: eat what is necessary and drink plenty of liquids.

Food Restrictions

It is very important that our passengers inform us before their trip of any medical restriction, food restriction, allergies, special diets, current medication, health issues, or anything that we need to consider to make your trip enjoyable and without concerns.

WHAT TO PACK FOR THE TREK

Take only whatever it is necessary for the trek and leave the rest at the hotel:

  • A Hiking/trekking Backpack (50 liters capacity).
  • A sleeping Bag that can resist preferably up to -5 Celsius minimum. It can be synthetic or feather. If you do not have one. You can rent it from Wayki Trek as well.
  • Hiking Poles with rubber tips. You can bring your own or rent them from WAYKI TREK.
  • Trekking Clothing: Trekking Shoes, Raingear/waterproof clothes (pants, shorts, rain jacket), t-shirts, light sweater, and clothes to rest in once at the camp. Sleepwear, socks, sandals, hat, sunglasses, and underwear. In regards to the clothing to rest in once in the camp, it should be made of cotton so it can warm up, at least during the first two nights. So a thicker sweater for the night. During the day time, it is better to use the raingear or clothing that is waterproof.
  • 3 plastic bags to separate your clothes: clean, wet, dirty, and others.
  • If you stay one night in Aguas Calientes: Please bring with you a clean set of clothes to wear after the trek. Also, you can bring along swimwear and towels if you decide to visit the hot springs in Aguas Calientes.
  • Personal Hygiene: Bring enough for the whole duration of the trekking. Towel for camping, bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, wet wipes, antibacterial gel.
  • Medicine: If you are taking any medications please bring them with you. It is recommended to bring some over the counter medicine for the altitude sickness (Coramina, Aspirina, Diamox, Sorojchi, Acetazolamida). It is also suggested to bring Anti Blister Gel to avoid getting blisters on your feet and being unable to continue your trek.
  • Flashlight LED auto rechargeable. It will be used every night in the campsites. This type of Flashlight won’t damage the environment as it is auto rechargeable.
  • Digital Camera with an external memory (2-4 Gb) (Optional)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Sun Block SPF 60 (UVA-UVB) waterproof and sport
  • Insect Repellent in lotion waterproof. No Spray
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Water bottle made of flexible plastic brand Platypus. This type of bottle is very easy to carry and does not take up a lot of space. At the same time, they help in our effort to protect the environment. WAYKI TREK will be refilling water throughout  the entire trek.
  • Extra money to buy some beverages during the trek (optional). Also, if you decide to stay one night in Aguas Calientes, you will need to have cash with you as the ATMs in the area quickly run out of money due to the amount of tourists. If you just wish to have lunch in Aguas Calientes it is also advisable to bring cash. For all transactions we suggest to bring local currency (Peruvian Nuevos Soles).

RULES TO FOLLOW DURING THE TREK

  • Before the start of the trek (Km 82) we will go through a control point where you will have to show the passport that was used to make the booking of the trail. All of the information must match the information on the permits. This will be verified by government staff. Only after this verification is done, will you be granted access to the Inca Trail. In the event that the information does not match their and our records, you will be denied entry. (Ministry of culture regulation).
    IMPORTANT: if you have made your booking with an old passport and then you have obtained a new one with a different number, please contact WAYKI TREK as soon as possible to modify this information. This procedure has to be done no later than 1 week prior your trip. Otherwise the modification will have a penalty fee and will generate a big inconvenience to change it at the very last minute.
  • Every section of the trail is marked as to show our trekkers the route where they must remain. This is done with the purpose to protect the environment of the area. If you become curious about a specific area outside of the marked one, please reach out to your tour guide before.
  • The campsites are determined beforehand by the government. These are also mentioned in the permits or admission tickets that you will receive. We must adhere with the regulations, respect fellow trekkers, and avoid unruly behavior.
  • Please deposit all garbage in the containers located in each campsite. If you have the need to dispose of any kind of garbage during the trek please advise the porters as they carry a plastic bag for this purpose.
  • Bonfires are strictly PROHIBITED by government regulation. The area where the Inca trail is located is a very vulnerable ecosystem and has suffered several fires in years past that have greatly damaged some areas of the trail. We want to avoid similar incidents from happening again.
  • It is also FORBIDDEN to climb or attempt to climb any walls on the archeological sites, pick up flowers that are indigenous to the area, hunt animals, or take stones from the archeological sites. This type of behavior will be prosecuted by the local authorities and the government.
  • Firearms are prohibited on the trail. It is also prohibited to take, carry or possess alcoholic beverages while on the trail. At the entrance of the Inca trail, during the first control point you and your belongings will be inspected to guarantee that said items do not enter the trail. We must also respect other fellow trekkers doing the route and the trail itself as the area is a historic sanctuary.
  • In the event of an emergency, please reach out immediately to your tour guide, or to any Inca Trail staff located along the route. They can assist you in any type of emergency.
  • IMPORTANT: the tour guide MUST follow the company policy in regards of treatment of passengers and assistance. Which was previously agreed from both parts.
  • The trail is pretty safe, however you must follow the instructions given by your tour guide and ALWAYS BE ALERT. There are sections of the trail which are 3 meters wide and then there are others which are very narrow. Along the trail, you will see mountains, deep valleys, rivers, e.g. this natural trail is a very beautiful place. If you’d like to stop to contemplate the landscape and scenery, you must come to a complete stop, and then continue with the trek.

For more information about the recommendations for this Trek, download our PDF: INFORMACIÓN IMPORTANTE IT4D

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