7.40pm – Check in London Heathrow (LHR) Terminal 2
10:40pm – Flight Departs for Bogota, Colombia, after a stopover in Bogota you will arrive in Cuzco, Peru the following morning.
11:12am Flight arrives in Cusco, Peru
Collect luggage, short taxi ride to hotel and the rest of your day to rest and acclimatise.
A day at your leisure for you to acclimatise
Hotel or a local tour company can organise a day trip if you wish.
6pm – Group welcome meeting at our local tour company who will be our guides for the Inca Trail Trek.
3.30am – Lovely time of day – Get up and get ready to go!!
4.30am – Alpaca Expeditions will pick you up from the hotel where we will depart for KM82 (via a breakfast stop) which is where the big adventure really starts. After registration and formalities (please make sure you have your original passport with you to enter the Inca Trail). We will climb gently up to the Inca site of Patallacta. Stunning views throughout and we will camp for the night at Ayapata (3300m).Throughout the day your guides will offer regular education and insights into your surroundings.
Walking distance: 8.7 miles/14 km (6-7 hours)
Campsite altitude: 3300 meters (high) above sea level
Considered: Moderate day (getting used to the Inca Trail)
Weather: Warm and windy
This is the toughest day of the trek with two high passes to navigate including Dead Woman’s Pass at 4200m. Most people will feel the effects of altitude here. The high mountain range views are breath taking. You will also see a wide variety of plant life in the Polylepsis forest. We camp at the beautiful Chaquicocha campsite and hopefully get a great sunset upon arrival.
Walking distance: 9.94 miles/16 km (7-8 hours)
Campsite altitude: 3600 meters (high) above sea level (chilly weather)
Considered: Top day (you will have survived the two highest passes)
Area: Andes and Cloud Forest
Weather: Cold and rainy
A more relaxing day walking through lush and verdant cloud forest, this path provides some of the most beautiful scenery on offer from the Inca Trail, as well as spectacular views of the Andes in the distance.
Walking distance: 6.2 miles/10km (5 hours)
Campsite altitude: 2.600 meters (high) above sea level (chilly weather)
Considered: Easy day – all downhill!
Area: High Cloud Forest
Weather: Warm and very humid
3.30am – We rise at to get to the 1st checkpoint for 4am to wait for the gate to open. We will then hike to the Sun Gate, enjoying breath taking views over Machu Picchu.
On arrival at Machu Picchu you will have a two hour guided tour of the site. When you are ready, you can catch the bus for the short trip to Aguas Caliantes and celebrate!
We then get the train and bus back to Cusco and transport to the hotel.
Considered: The most exciting and magical day (early wake up 3.30AM)
Area: High Cloud and Subtropical Forest
Weather: May be hot and very humid (bring lots of water)
Day at Leisure in Cusco
Breakfast at your leisure
12pm Check out of hotel
1.45pm – Airport Transfer for Cusco Airport
Flight departs at 4:47pm and arrived in London the following afternoon.
3.30pm Flight arrives at London Heathrow (LHR)
*Please note, All of the above may be subject to slight change, final details will be fully confirmed at least 2 months before you travel (flight numbers, hotels etc). Prices are based on 2 sharing accommodation when applicable.
Included in the cost of your trip
Return economy flights from London to Lima, Peru then Peru to Cuzco.
Accommodation in Peru and Cuzco
All meals on the trek
A UK Expedition Leader
A fully catered Porter Team
What is not included?
Drinks, meals and snacks where not specified in itinerary
Your spending money
Personal travel insurance
Tips for local porters & crew (not obligatory but they do work extremely hard)
Personal items from the kit list
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