Our meeting point will be in the city centre where our bus will be waiting for us at the Regocijo Plaza. Unless times has changed during the day before your briefing, we will be aiming to leave the city at 4:30 am max. There is not looking back now, you have embarking on Inca Trail 4 day trek and with it all its challenges.
Distance length to cover on this Inca trail day 12 km ( between 5 to 6 hours approx.)
We are aiming 'Piskacucho' and this word is nothing to with pistachios..this is name location in which it will finish the road to start the trail ahead of us. During our bus journey, we will captivated for the beautiful scenery of the Inca Valley.
Our first stop during our journey, will be in Ollantaytambo between 6:30-7am. At this town we will be having our local breakfast because once in route during the Inca trail 4 day hike, there will no any food available until lunch time and you need all the energy possible, bring with you some energy bars.
At 'Piskacucho' (8:30 am) control point, we will be showing our tickets, passports or student card to enter into the Inca Valley. Before embarking into our Inca trail 4 day hike, here we will have some time to organize ourselves (use of the restrooms, applying sunscreen, insect repellent, etc).
As soon as we are hiking we will have in front of us a marvellous landscape and retrace the Inca steps to the glory of the Apus! (Andean sacred mountains). The trail starts at 2,720m / 8,923 ft and we will be crossing the Vilcanota River by following its route to the right side. The river waters will welcome us with all its force, and walking for while on the side until we begins to climb steeply through cloud forest, on the flat stones of the original Inca track.
At some point we will get the views of an Inca Fortress called 'Huillca Raccay', as well as the vast and incredible Inca site of 'Patallacta'. On the other side, the Urubamba mountain range that divides the jungle, the Andes and the beautiful snow-capped peak of 'W'akay Willca' at 5, 860m /19,225 ft, known as Veronica.
There is so much beauty around us over this incredible encounter with the Andean nature. We will be ready to set up our first campsite near the small village of Wayllabamba 3, 000m / 9, 842ft in the temperate green valley of the same name.
Temperatures at night are around 5ºC (depending on the month). Breakfast: is not included on this day.