Inka Trail trek + Climbing Pisco and Chopicalqui – 16 Days
Day 1: 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 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: Huaraz – Cebollapampa – Pisco Base Camp (4500m/14760ft)
After the breakfast in the Hotel we will aboard the Bus to go along the Callejón de Huaylas in the north side of Huaraz. Passing different traditional Andean towns, first arriving and making the first stop in Carhuas (2650m/8692ft), here we will find the traditional made at home Ice-Creams from local fruits, then we will enjoy Carhuaz native products, then we will continue with our travel to the next stop in the ancient town of Yungay, this city was buried by an Avalanche that fell down from Huascarán Mountain in 1970, the New Yungay (2500m/8200ft), from here we have to start going up to the Llanganuco Valley, almost in the base of Huascarán Mountain in its north side, for the entrance to the Llanganuco Valley we will register in the National Parks Control, after we will visit the two lakes of Llanganuco, where we will have Lunch, then we will continue going up to the Base Camp of Pisco, if it is not cloud we will appreciate the impressionant peaks of the Mountains, Huascarán, Chopicalqui, Pisco, Huandoy, and others, we will arrive to the base Camp Pisco accompanied by the donkey drivers and mountain staff around 3 pm. overnight at (4500m/14760ft).
Day 9: Base Camp – Moraine Camp (4500m/14760ft)
After the breakfast in the Base Camp we will have free morning to check our climbing equipments, then we will lunch around 12:00hours, after that we will start hike up for about 3 hours half over rocky path to the moraine camp; we will have dinner later afternoon, overnight camping at (4850m/15908ft).
Day 10: Moraine Camp – climb up to the summit (5750m/18860ft) – Base Camp
After the breakfast in the Moraine Camp at 4:00am approximately we will start climbing up for about 1 hour to get the glacier, here we’ll have to put our climbing equipment to start climbing up to the Pisco Summit, after climbing up for about 1 hour we’ll get a quite all of 40mtrs and 50 ° of difficult, after this all we have to climbing for about 2 hours half to get the Summit (5750m/18860ft), where we’ll enjoy the nice views of different mountains such as: Artesonraju, Alpamayo, Caraz, Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Yanapaccha, Chacraraju, Brogui, Huandoys, etc and a splendid turquoise lake of name (69 lake), after few minutes we’ll start go down to the Moraine Camp, when the porters will be waiting for us already with our equipments to continue go down to the base Camp, arriving to the Base Camp around 4:00pm approximately, overnight Camping at (4500m/14760ft).
Day 11: Base Camp Pisco – rest day
This day the clients will have free day in the Base Camp or they can visit the 69 lake (4500m/14760ft) all day, the trekking will take 6 hours roundtrip, dinner and overnight in the Base Camp.
Day 12: Pisco Base Camp – Chopicalqui Base Camp
Late breakfast in the Base Camp, around 09:00hours we will start go down to Cebollapampa for about 1 hour and half, from there we will start going up to the Base Camp of Chopicalqui over the road for about 2 hours and half more, we will have lunch arriving to the Camp, during this trekking we will see nice peaks like Chacraraju, Pisco, Huandoys, Huascaran East site, early dinner and overnight at (4200m/13776ft).
Day 13: Base Camp – Moraine Camp (4700m/15416ft)
After the breakfast in the Base Camp we will hike up to the Moraine Camp for about 4 hours, during this hike we will enjoy the splendid view in the north site like Pisco, Huandoys and Chacraraju peaks, lunch along the way, after arrive to the camp in the afternnon we will check our climbing equipments for the next day, dinner and overnight Camping at (4700m/15416ft).
Day 14: Moraine Camp – Camp 1 of Chopicalqui (5500m/18040ft)
After the breakfast we will climb up for about 40 minutes over the rocky paths to get the glacier, where we will put our climbing gears to start climbing for about 3 hours to the Camp 1, where we will enjoy the splendid views of nice peaks like Chacraraju, Huandos, etc, overnight over the glacier at (5500m/18040ft).
Day 15: Camp 1 – Climb up Chopicalqui – Moraine Camp (4700m/15416ft)
This day will be a little hard to climb, we will leave at 3:00am in the morning after breakfast, climbing for about 4 to 5 hours will get the summit (6534m/21431ft), then after enjoy the views for few minutes will come back to the Camp 1, where the cook will be waiting with hot water to drink, then we will continue go down to Moraine Camp for about 2 hours more, arriving around 4:00pm, Overnight Camping at (4700m/15416ft).
Day 16: Moraine Camp – Base Camp – Huaraz
After the last breakfast in the Moraine Camp of Chopicalqui, we will descend to the Base Camp for about 1 hour half, continue go down to the highway called Curva de Chopicalqui, where our transfer will be waiting for us, from here to Yungay will take 2 hours, along this travel we will pass the Llanganuco lake and then we will arrive the of Huascaran National Park Control, where we will registering whit our passport, then we will continue go down to Yungay, after this we will continue traveling along the Callejon de Huaylas to Huaraz for about 1 hour more. Arriving to Huaraz around 17:00hours approximately. Transfer to the Hotel.