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1 Day before your hike
You will have your briefing in the Wayki Trek office, time to be determined.
*Your briefing is typically scheduled for one day before your trek. However if your trek starts on a Monday, your briefing will be scheduled for the Saturday before. Please take this into consideration when booking your flights.
Day 1: Huacawasi / Ipsaycocha
Our first day we leave Cusco very early to reach Huacawasi (Lares), which is the starting place of our hike. Before we start trekking, we will have the chance to visit the community of Huacawasi and learn about the customs and traditions still kept from ancestral times. After this we will start our trek, gradually ascending and passing by small populations that still use the very colorful clothings of their ancestors and herds of llamas and alpacas. Along the way we will have the opportunity to share local experiences. After ascending for approximately 3-4 hours, we will arrive at the highest pass on our trek- Ipsayccasa (4,450 masl). Here we will rest for a bit, feeling the cold of the air high in the Andes, almost touching the clouds. From here we can see the entire chain of snow-capped mountains in the area, such as the Mountain of Verónica (5,750 masl). After we are rested, we will descend to the Ipsaycocha lagoon (4,350 masl), a small lake with an abundance of high-altitude birds, including the Andean goose, known for its color and size; the Puna ibis, and other aquatic birds that soar through the mountains. Here we will have our first campsite, close to the lagoon of Ipsaycocha.
Day 2: Ipsaycocha / Pumamarka /Ollantaytambo
We will wake up early to local birdsong, and have our breakfast surrounded by the mountains and lagoon in all their splendor. We start out descending toward the community of Patacancha (3,750 masl), which is another ancestral community characterized by its colored woven textiles and indigenous culture. From here we will take a local car/van for approximately 30 minutes to the archaeological site of Pumamarka (3,750 masl), known locally as “The Pueblo del los Pumas” (The City of the Pumas), a mystical and magical place in its location overlooking the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
After our visit to Pumamarka, we will have a delicious lunch and a nice rest. After lunch, we start walking again on one of the original Inca Trails, passing by different archaeological sites, filled with different flora and fauna, with incredible views of various valleys, mountains, and local villagers along the route, finally arriving in Ollantaytambo, where we will spend the night.
Day 3: Ollantaytambo – Inka trail 2 dias – Aguas Calientes
After breakfast, we will make our way to the Ollantaytambo train station, where we will board our train to Km 104, the start of the 2 Day Inca Trail. During this train ride we will get to see impressive landscapes, mountains, Andean towns, snow-caps, and valleys, coming down towards the jungle and the banks of the Urubamba River, showing all of its natural beauty. At Km 104 (start of today’s hike) we go through the checkpoint to enter the 2 Day Inca Trail. After going through control, we will visit the Archaeological site of Chachabamba (2,050 masl), beautiful in its construction and location in the valley, nearly all of its architecture still intact. We will then ascend for approximately 3 hours to the archaeological site of Wiñay Wayna (2,650 masl) where we will enjoy our tasty box lunch. After a good rest, we will continue through the semi-tropical forest towards the mystic Inti Punkuu (Sun Gate), where we will get our first incredible panoramic view of the enigmatic citadel of Machu Picchu. From the Inti Punku we descend approximately 30 minutes towards the citadel and we will rest in a very good place to take incredible photos. We will then make our way to the buses and take a bus down to Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night in a hostel/hotel.
Día 4: Machupicchu
After a warm breakfast,we will take the first bus up to Machu Picchu so we can enjoy the sunrise over this magical place. We will then have our tour, which lasts between 2-3 hours. We then have some free time to enjoy the splendor of the citadel and surrounding landscapes, in the exotic tranquility of this lost city of the Incas. In the afternoon, we will take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes, where we will have lunch and then take our train back to Ollantaytambo. From here we will take our transportation back to Cusco, where everyone will be left at their hotels. End of Adventure!
•Pickup from your hotel in our minibus toward the start of our trek in Huacawasi.
•Local bus from Patacancha – Pumamarka.
•Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (third day).
•Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu / Aguas Calientes (last day).
•EXPEDITION train from Ollantaytambo to km 104. (time to be confirmed).
•Return EXPEDITION train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
•Bus from the train station to your hotel in Cusco (last day).
Horses to carry the equipment needed and personal belongings from passengers up to 8Kg*
Emergency Horse, in the event someone is not feeling well*
* The service of horsemen and horses is available only for the first 2 days. After that the transfer is by land (bus and train) to Aguas Calientes
Entrance to Lares Trek
Entrance to the campsites
Entrance Inca trail 2 days and Machupicchu
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.
Reinforced Foam Mat
Camping tables and chairs
Bathroom Tent / Portable Toilet
First aid kit (alcohol, bandages, medication for altitude sickness, oxygen water, Band-Aids, oxygen tank, cotton, rescue ropes, e.g.)
1 Walkie Talkie by Group
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.
FOOD NO INCLUDED: Lunch and dinner on the last day
At Wayki Trek we manage small groups, this way we have a highly personalized service offering the most enjoyment of the trek and more interaction with the members of the group. In the same way, you should know that Wayki Trek has a high level of environmental responsibility with each of our processes ( Lares Trek + inka trail 2 days).
(Groups consisting of Max. 8; Min. 2 people)
USD 790.00 Adults
USD 760.00 students**
*With ISIC card and 17 and under. (Young children that turn 18 during the trek will be considered with the adult price).(Valid until December 31, 2018) (For 2018 student discounts please communicate with your salesperson.)
*Price per person, applies for departures from 1st April 2018 until 31st March 2019.
Students: Those who have the 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 route.
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: They have a 30% discount.
Members of the South American Explorers: Receive USD10.00 discount.
(Group participants Min 1 person; Max upon request)
For information regarding our prices in private service, please contact our sales executives: email@example.com
*Price per person, applies for departures from 1st April 2016 until 31st March 2017.
Important: discounts are not available in any private service.
If you, after having deposited the initial amount for your booking (USD $ 200.00), decide to cancel it, we may refund your deposit as long as no tickets have been purchased or any administrative expenses have been made; however, if cancellation is after acquiring the provisions above, your deposit will not be reimbursed.
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 withdrawn from the trek 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 in Aguas Calientes to spend the night and visit Machu Picchu city the next morning with use of the same services onwards.
In the event that you decide to cancel the trip due to a health issue or a personal problem; the above cancellation policies will be applied as the company had already incurred in administrative and logistic expenses for your trek.
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 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.
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.
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.
HOW TO BOOK
To book your Lares Trek – Inca Trail - Machu Picchu 4 Days,
we need the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT):
Booking form (fill out information)
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
In case you decide to use Western Union (http://www.westernunion.com), you will need the following information:
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.
In order to guarantee your participation in the Lares 4D, 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 for your Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu Mountain spaces.The deposit is NOT refundable, once you send us your information along with it, we immediately purchase your permit to the Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu Mountain.The last payment will be made at our Cusco office, after your briefing. Please note that we only take cash.
If you have reserved the service with your old Passport and then you have renewed your passport 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.
Student with ISIC card
For IT5D trek, student discounts with ISIC Card are not contemplated, since this is a private walk. For the issue of controls, you must have your passport or ISIC card, but consider that there is no special discount for being a student in IT5D.
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 recommended are soups, vegetables, and carbohydrates (not fried or heavy). 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 in 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.
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.
For more information about the recommendations for this Trek, download our PDF: INFORMACIÓN IMPORTANTE IT5D
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