Inka Trail Trek + Huayhuash Trekking – 17 Days / 16 Nights
Day 01: Lima – flight to Cusco and City tours in the afternoon
After breakfast in the Hotel in Lima, passengers will be transferred to the Airport in Lima, around 7am, to take the morning flight to Cusco, then after one hour flight we will arrive to Cusco around 11am, then the group will be transferred to the selected hotel for the accommodation then, the group will have lunch and in the afternoon they will start the city tour visiting Cusco around. Cusco is located in the Andean area in the south side of Peru at (3399m/11148ft).
During the tour we will visit the Temple of the Sun Coricancha, The Cathedral, The Main Square, the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, the ruins of Kenko, the ruins of Pucapucara and the ruins of Tambomachay, then at appropriate time dinner and overnight at hotel in Cusco.
Day 02: Cusco – KM 82 – Huayllabamba (3000m/9840ft)
Early in the morning at 6am the bus will pick the passengers up from their hotel, in a tourist Bus and then travel to the site of Km 88 (Piscacucho) passing through the sacred valley of the Incas and the cities of Urubamba and Ollanataytambo, Optional Breakfast in Urubamba. In the Km 88 Piscacucho starts the trekking passing by the hanging bridge over the Urubamba river, after one our trekking passengers will have lunch in Miskay view of the Llactapata Inca’s city, after we will pass the Cusichaca river Urubamba’s river affluent, after 3 hours hiking we’ll get the Huayllabamba where we will camp at (3000m/9840ft).
Day 03: Huayllabamba – Pacaymayu (4200m/13776ft)
After the breakfast in the camp site we will leave early in the morning at 7:00am aproximately, the passengers will start hiking up to the Warmiwañuska (dead woman) pass (4200m) aAfter the pass we will descent to Pacaymayu for to camp.
Day 04: Pacaymayu –Wiñayhuayna (2650m/8692ft)
Early in the morning after our typical breakfast we will start hiking, to Runkurakay. A beautiful view is the first that the clients will enjoy after to wake up, it will persuade to continue our enjoyable trekking to Machupicchu, this day passengers will walk the original Inka trail getting us to the beautiful forest, from here we will appreciate Mountains, if luck passengers will see Panda bear and Puma. The sacred watchman’s from this sanctuary. We will know the Archaeological group of Sayacmarca, Conchamarca, Puyupatamarca, until to get Wiñayhuayna our last camp at (2650m/8692ft).
Day 05: Wiñayhuayna – Machupicchu (2400m/7872ft) –Aguas Calientes – Cusco
This day the guide will wake us up very early at 4am approx, then after breakfast to start our last day of trekking, waking up very early is for to get Intipunku in the sunrise time, so from here we can Appreciate how the sun reflects the entire Machupicchu Ruins, the guide will explain that it was sacred hour to worship the sun each day in the sunrise. To get Machupicchu passengers will walk fro only 2 hours to arrive to Machupicchu. We will visit the Inca Empire city with a help of the guide during the morning, then after it the bus will take the passengers to the Aguas Calients (hot springs) after Lunch in this Village we will Aboard the Train to Cusco, arriving approx at 7 – 8 pm.
Day 06: Cusco – flight back to Lima
This day you will flight back to Lima in the afternoon, our private transport will picks up you 2 hours before from your hotel and then transport to the airport in Cusco, you have to be there 1 hour and half before minimum for your checking, the flight takes 1 hours and 10 minutes to Lima, arriving to Lima our private transport will be waiting for you to then transport to the hotel.
Day 07: Lima – early flight to Huaraz and free day
This day very early our private transport will picks up you from the hotel and then transport to the airport in Lima, the flight will leave very early around 05:20hours, 1 hour flight to Huaraz, arriving to the airport you will be transferred to Huaraz and you hotel, it will takes 40 minutes driving.
Then you will have free day for your acclimatization, walking around the city or to make some purchases, also preparation day for the next day trekking.
Day 08: Huaraz – Chiquian – Llamac – Cuartelhuain 4100m/13448ft
This first time after breakfast in the hotel the guide and the other personal will be go to pick up for you to the hotel, we will start the travel at 8:00am. Approximately to the south side for Huaraz. Passing for the different district; Recuay, Ticapampa, Catac and Conococha at (4100m/13448ft). Then will travel to the east side and south East to Chiquian at (3400m/11152ft). Where you can to buy something, the travel take 2 hours then we have to down for about 1 hour and half the go up to Pocpa for about 1 hour more a long this travel we will observe the Mountains on the east side such as Ninashanca, Jirishanca, Yerupaja, etc. Arrive to Cuartelhuain around 4:00pm where we will have a lunch, overnight camping at (4100m/13448ft).
Day 09: Cuartelhuain – Cacanan Pass (4700m/15416ft) – Mitucocha
This day after breakfast we will start our trek at 9:00am from Cuartelhuain the Punta Cacanan pass at (4700m/15416ft) we will climb enjoy the nice views our around such as Chaupijanca and cunchush after this pass we will go down for about 2 hours half to the camp site from Mitucocha where we can enjoy the nice view of Nicashaca, Jirishinca and Rondoy mountains, overnight camping at (4200m/13776ft).
Day 10: Mitucocha – Carhuac Pass (4500m/14760ft) – Carhuacocha
This day after breakfast we will start our trekking at 9:00am to the south east go up for about 2 – 3 hours to Carhuac pass at (4500m/14760ft) where we can enjoy the nice Jirishanca mount in the south site then will be go to down for about I hour half to Carhuacocha lake, Jirishanca, Yerupaja and Siula in the west site, overnight camping at (4250m/13940ft).
Day 11: Carhuacocha – Siula Pass (4850m/15908ft) – Huayhuash
After breakfast in the morning we will start our trekking at 8:30am we will go down for about 30 minutes near the Carhuacocha lake for about 4 hours after visit this lake we will continue go up to Siula pass (4850m/15908ft) for about 2 hours where we can see mountains such as: Jirishanca, Yerupaja, Siula and carnicero. After this we will do down to Huayhuash for about 2 hours half where we can see trapecio mount in the west side. Overnight camping at (4300m/14104ft).
Day 12: Huayhuash – Portachuelo Pass (4700m/15416ft) – Viconga
After breakfast in Huayhuash we will to start at 08:00am, after 1 hour climb up will be arriving to Portachuelo pass at (4700m/15416ft). Where we will enjoy the splendid views of Trapecio, Cuyoc and other mounts, after that we will start to descend to Viconga for about 4 hours approximately, lunch during the hike, after the client can go to the thermal waters of Jatuncocha, overnight Camping at (4100m/13448ft).
Day 13: Viconga – Punta Cuyoc Pass (4900m/16072ft) – Elefantepampa
After breakfast in Viconga we will start climb up to Cuyoc pass at (4900m/16072ftG) the highest pass of the circuit, from here we can see the nice peaks of Puscanturpa, Cuyoc and Pumarinri glaciers. After to enjoy us will start descend to Elefantepampa for about 2 hours and half approximately, where we will enjoy the sun set of Cuyoc Mount, overnight camping at (4250m/13940ft).
Day 14: Elefantepampa – San Antonio Pass (5000m/16400ft)– Huayllapa
After breakfast in Elefantepampa, we will start climb up to San Antonio Pass (4900m/16072ft) for about 2 hours approximately, from there we will have wonderful views of the lakes: Siula, Sarapo and Jurau, where English Climber Joe Simpson made a film “Touching the Void”, we will start to descent down for the same way-valley for about one hour and half, then about 3 hours of descent of the Huanacpatay Valley, we will set our camping in Huayllapa.
Day 15: Huayllapa – Tapush Pass (4800m/15744ft) – Gaspapampa
After breakfast in the Camp Huallapa, we will start to climb up to Tapush Pass (4800m/15744ft) for about 4 hours, arriving around 4pm, then you will have hot drinks as usual in each camp site we will have dinner and overnight in Gaspapampa.
Day 16: Gaspapampa – Yaucha (4800m /15744ft) – Jahuacocha
After breakfast in the Camp we going up to Yaucha Pass at (4800m/15744ft) for about 2 hours, where we can see the nice mountains in the East side such as: Jirishanca, Ninashanca, Yerupaja and others; after that we continue going up to Jahuacocha for about 2 hours more, Overnight Camping at (4100m/13448ft).
Day 17: Jahuacocha – Llamac – Huaraz
After breakfast in Jahuacocha we will start hike for about 1 hour, then we will start going up to Pampallamac Pass (4300m/14104ft) for about 1 hour half, where we can enjoy the splendid views of nice mounts such as: Yerupaja, Ninashanca, Siula and Diablo Mudo, then we go down to Llamac for about 1 hour half, where transportation will be waiting for us to transfer to Huaraz 3 hours travel from Llamac to Huaraz.