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2 day Inca Trail with Camping

2 day Inca Trail with Camping

In this trek is where you will have unforgettable moments and above all a lot of fun with friends or family, it is not like the Classic Inca Trail Hike, is about 2 days of hiking and 1 night with camping sites in puente Ruinas. We will have adventure from the beginning because our first checkpoint is come to be Aguas Calientes.

Along the course we will found many animals and plants before arriving to Chachabamba …here we'll make a stop to visit the magnificent monuments of archaeological site.

Finally, when you get to Machu Picchu you will be seeing one of the best places of the world, in this magical place is remarkable that some buildings where finished with “La piedra lisa”, while other were finished with small irregular stones fitting perfectly.

Many tourists not only come to see Machu Picchu, also because to make the inka trek…adding adventure to their trips. The permits of this tour are very important and hard to get because tickets fill up frequently… that's why these permits are difficult to realize even more if we are in high season (June-August).

It's wonderful visit all these archaeologcial sites nad monuments, beautiul landscapes, variety of animals and vegetation and a varied weather that this well known excursion has to offer us.

Quick Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Cusco - Km 104 - Puente Ruinas (Camping) 
  • Day 02: Puente Ruins - Machu Picchu - Cusco

 

Important info about your trek:

  • 2days hiking among the Inca steps to Machu Picchu
  • Limited permits because the trek is well known around the world
  • Weather: A varied weather on the road, acclimatize for the altitude
  • Departure Point: We'll meet up on your accommodation
  • Departure Time: 05.00 am
  • Briefing Point: Our professional guide will visit your accommodation 2 or 1 day before the trek
  • Briefing Time: Among 17:00 - 18:00
  • Return Point: Cusco - Our driver will drop-off in your hotel or Airbnb department

 

Packing List:

  • Passport: Carry it is very important
  • Inmigration Card
  • ISIC card: If you booked as a student
  • A good hiking shoes: Comfortable and useful on all terrain
  • Waterproof: Especially in rainy seasons
  • Sunscreen: Avoid the ultraviolet ray
  • Coca Leaf

 

Interesting Information:

Day 1: Cusco / Km 104 / Aguas Calientes

Before the trek, we will take you from you hotel to the Ollantaytambo train station, arriving in 2hrs to the place…then on the train we will go to Km 104 where our adventure begins. Continue to Chachabamba in 3hrs, it´s a picturesque archaeological site…there will have a rest while we have lunch, then move to Wiñay Wayna that´s a beautiful place, but before arriving will stay a while in the local waterfall for take your unforgettable pictures. At the end, arriving to the lost city will have a pass to “aguas calientes” where the fun will be amazing and relaxing…a comfortable hotel will be our campsite, here we can prepare to the important day…the arrival to Machu Picchu.

 

Estimated trekking time: 5 hours

Trekking distance: 12  Km

Difficulty:  Easy to Moderate

Day 2: Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu / Cusco

We have to go to Machu Picchu... finished our breakfast we headed to the lost city to enter and take our respective tour. We get to know the city while we filled with knowledge about its history. After the tour, you have 45 minutes to visit Wayna Picchu and the free time that have left we can buy craft or continue exploring the mysterious site before direct us to Cusco city. Upon returning to Ollantaytambo, a car awaits us, this one will give us back to Cusco city and thus our adventure will be definitely finished. Certainly a very tired and hectic trip, but also fun and surprising.

What is included in the trek?

 

  • Pre-trek briefing with your Tour Guide
  • Transfer by private vehicle to the railway station at Ollantaytambo
  • Accommodation: Camping (1 night)
  • Inca Trail Permit and entrance fee to Machu Picchu;
  • Meals: 1x breakfast, 1x lunch, 1x dinner (please advice us in advance if you are a vegetarian; this option is for NO extra additional cost)
  • Snack on the first and second day
  • Water on the first and second day (Excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
  • Professional bilingual Tour Guide (a group of up to 8 participants receives 1 Guide, a group over 8 persons receives 2 Guides);
  • Professional Cook;
  • Porter will carry your camping equipment and your duffel bag 5 kg. per person
  • Sleeping bag (feather) 
  • Inflatable sleeping therma-rest mattress
  • Inflatable pillow
  • A blanket
  • A duffel bag for your personal clothes, this duffel bag, our porter will carry
  • Camping equipment Personal double tents (4 person tent which allows for greater comfort, and also storage of backpacks);
  • A train round trip (Expedition Service) between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
  • Tourist bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

 

Not Included

 

  • Breakfast on the first day and lunch in Aguas Calientes Town on the second day
  • A shuttle bus between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu (U$ 12 one way or U$ 24 a round trip)
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu Mountain ($80)
  • Tips to local staff (please note: it is a custom to give tips in Peru, however, it is not obligatory)

 

 

Meal budget: Please allow USD 10 for meals not included on the last day Aguas Calientes town.

Solo Traveller: If you like a single room for this trek, please choose the "Solo Traveller" option during your booking.

Local flights: No local flight is included in the trek´s price!

Highlights by Archaeological Sites

  • Explore the Machu Picchu citadel
  • Visit Wiñaywayna
  • Visit Chachabamba
  • Cherish the Sun Gate

 

Best moment from the Trek

  • The landing to Machu Picchu citadel after visit the Sun Gate

 

Encampment Equipment


Inca Trail Machu Tour operator will provide the double tent. Our tents are of the brand  EUREKA MOUNTAIN PASS 3XTE designated for 4 seasons. We provide with 3 person capacity tents; however, just 2 trek participants use it! In this way, we provide you more space and comfort. In case of a single traveller, we provide with a 2 person capacity tent. After each trek, we carefully check our tents and fix them if necessary
Inca Trail Machu will provide the clean Sleeping bag, Inflatable pillow and blanket. Our porters will leave inside your tent. Once arrived to the camping, you will find inside your all camping equipment.

 

Additionals

  • Walking sticks or poles cost $20 to rent.
  • Daypack for your hike U$ 10
  • Rain Poncho U$ 10 
  • There are emergency porters available for rent along this trek if you are unsure you will be able to complete the hike, cost $80.

Doubts and Frequent Questions about 2 Day Inca Trail with Camping

Here is everything you need to know about the 2 day Inca Trail with Camping, one of our most impressive routes.

Where is located the Inca Trail?
The Inca Trail is located in the heart of the Peruvian Andes, between Cuzco, Capital of the ancient Inca Empire, and the citadel of Machu Picchu. The alternation of mountains and valleys along the walk offers incredible and diversified landscapes.

Altitudes in 2 day Inca Trail with Camping
During Inca Trail, we will find the following altitudes:
  • "Ollantaytambo" at 2,972 m.a.s.l.
  • "Km 104" at 2,100 m.a.s.l.
  • "Hot Springs" at 2,040 m.a.s.l.
  • "Machu Picchu" at 2 700 m.a.s.l.
How many kilometers is walked during the 2 day Inca Trail and how many hours do we walk per day?
During 2 day Inca Trail, you will just walk the first day from  km 104 to Chachabamba for 3hrs. Then, we will move to Wiñay Wayna. At the end, we will arrive to "Hot Springs". The entire trek is 12 km long, and the trekking time is for 5 hours.

What does "Machu Picchu" mean?
"Machu Picchu" means 'Old Mountain' in the indigenous Quechua language. "Machu Picchu", the lost city of the Incas, is an unprecedented historical, natural and architectural complex, a tourist destination that has earned the category of inescapable.

How difficult is the Inca Trail?
The Inca Trail is considered an intermediate level trek. Since it does not include rock climbing, or hiking on snow, isn´t required previous experience. The most difficult part comes the second day, when we climb a number of stairs and start from 2,000 meters (6,562 feet) to climb to more than 4000 meters (13,123 feet) walking through a small space, later things become more easy as the road continues downhill. Keep in mind that you will carry your personal items, which may include clothing, camera, water, camp equipment, etc; which may add difficulty to the trek because of the weight. 

Is it possible to do the Inca Trail on my own?
If you are an experienced hiker, you may want to go hiking to the classic Inca Trail on your own, without a tour operator, without a guide, without a carrier, just you and the way. However, that is NOT possible.
Government regulations do not allow it, since 2001 hiking independently on the Inca Trail is prohibited. The regulation states that each hiker must be accompanied by a qualified professional guide. The UGM (Management Unit of Machu Picchu) is the regulatory entity that supervises companies fulfill certain requirements to operate this route. The license of each company is renewed annually, likewise, the list of authorized guides and agencies is published on the official website: www.machupicchu.gob.pe

Camping or Hotel during my 2 day Inca Trail Trip
Deciding taking between our 2 day Inca Trail with Camping or the Short Inca Trail Trek is based on choose past the night in a hotel or camping.
If you like the adventure, we recommend to book the 2 day Inca Trail with Camping, because you can spend a night in the subtropical zone and near to the Vilcanota river, enjoying the landscapes and the rich flora and fauna around the Puente Ruinas campsite. In case you want to sleep comfortably, book the Inca Trail with hotel. You will have a room with a private bath and you can explore the Aguas Calientes town.
In the 2 day Inca Trail Camping there is a greater contact with nature, greater freedom than in hotels. In these establishments, although you are surrounded by vegetation in their gardens and pools, it is somewhat artificial and customers are subject to a greater degree of social protocol. Also, camping for children is an adventure. Children see their vacations as an "adventure" from the camping remember, the campfire, climbing, camping food, hiking, and much more. Deciding for the 2 day Inca Trail with Camping, and staying at a campsite is such an important part of the vacation experience as hiking, visiting a water park, or going to a natural park.
While camping the bathroom is a tree not a actual bathroom with a toilet and a shower. Hotels have bathroom right in the room with the main supplies like soap, shampoo, towels, and wash cloths. Hotels usually have a continental breakfast waiting for you when you wake up and when camping a homely breakfast. 

The 2 day Inca Trail with Camping involves a walk of 16 km to Machu Picchu, passing through spectacular landscapes of mountains and cloud forest. You’ll also visit Inca archaeological sites along the route, such as Chachabamba, Choquesuysuy and the amazing Winaywayna Complex. Then, of course, you’ll have a full-day tour of Machu Picchu, the last parade for our 2 day Inca Trail with Camping, with plenty of time to explore the site on your own, to take photographs and contemplate this magical place.

This 2 day Inca Trail with Camping is preferred by many travelers, because it complements their trek, strengthening the contact with nature and allowing them enjoy a real adventure during their trip.


Mainly Diffrences

2 day Inca Trail with Camping: Spend a night in the camping with a tent, inflatable sleeping bag. Our cooker will prepare all the food (Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast) and the porters will carry your personal belongings and camping equipment. You need to walk only with your water, jacket, sunblock and daypack.

 

Our 2 day Inca Trail with Camping offers you:

  • Tents of the brand MOUNTAIN PASS 3XTE designated for 4 seasons. 
  • Camping equipment, such as sleeping bag, inflatable mattress (thermarest mattress -an inflatable mattress to sleep more comfortably), pillow, blanket,
  • Duffel bag for your clothes, rain poncho and daypack
  • All meet according your itinerary (01 Lunch, 01 Breakfast, 01 Dinners)
  • Professional chef
  • A person will carry your personal belonging 7 kg included clothes and sleeping roll mattress and sleeping bag.

Short Inca Trail Trek: Spend a night in the hotel; you will have a private room with bath. Lunch will be served around Wiñay Wayna ruins (Box lunch) and dinner will be in the best restaurant in the town of Aguas Calientes. Breakfast will be enjoyed at your hotel the next morning. You need to carry your clothes along the trail. The second day you can leave your personal belongings in your hotel and you can walk up to Machu Picchu with your water.

 

This tour offers you:

  • Accomodation in a Hotel in Machu Picchu
  • Box lunch in Wiñaywayna
  • Dinner in the restaurant in Aguas Calientes and breakfast in your hotel.
  • Professsional guide.
  • You will need to carry your personal belonging on the trail
So, our 2 day Inca Trail with camping is recommended for those who prefer the adventure and live an experience unforgettable
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