INCA TRAIL QUESTIONS
– The 1st night we will have bedrooms, maximum 4 people per room. It includes a private bathroom and cold shower.
– The 2nd night we will have bedrooms for 4 persons per room includes a private bathroom and hot shower.
– The 3rd night we will have double and triple rooms includes a private bathroom, hot shower and Wi-Fi.
Note: private rooms required for the first or second night you can apply at our office before starting the tour.
We use accommodation or camp?
It is very important that the body be prepared to perform physical activity before the Inca Trail Tour, so that the experience be as smooth and joyful as possible; performing the trek in bad physical condition may bother the experience. It is recommended to plan an exercise routine even weeks before the trip, the main thing is to strengthen your legs as the walk is 6 hours a day or so, take long walks in the city and is also recommended to have at least one day of acclimation in Cusco before the start of the Inca Trail.
The walks are done in a group, there you can meet people of other nationalities and different ages. Are allowed a maximum of 10 people in a group, at least 2 guides and the rest are support staff such as porters, cooks, etc. who make this adventure possible.
In order to make the tour we must obtain a permit for this route, so you have to provide personal information necessary to your travel agent (full name, date of birth, passport number, passport expiration date, nationality)so that the Inca Trail trip is secured and prepared for you to enjoy this great adventure.
We recommend making reservations well before the start of his tour, about 3 months in advance in low season (November to March) and about 6 months in advance in high season (April to October), besides the regulation it allows the entry of only 500 people per day including hikers (only 200 tourists maximum), tour guides, assistants, porters and support staff. Reservations must be made with authorized agencies to carry out the various adventure tours and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, our agency XTREME TOURBULENCIA has the necessary permits.
Contact our travel experts, we are operators of the Inca Trail. For a reservation for the Inca Trail you need to send your full details (name, nationality, valid passport, the date you want to start the Inca Trail). In the case of students, they must send their scanned passports and ID cards of international student (these documents must be valid). For any inquiries contact our travel experts.
The first day will be cold as we will be at a high altitude, after this section and for the rest of our tour the weather will be hot and humid (even overnight) the temperature in the morning it goes 18 to 25 degrees (up to 30 ° in the months of June, July and August) at night the temperature is 10° min and Max 18º, so it is recommended to wear light clothing.
In our services we include porters who are responsible for carrying kitchen equipment, food, tents or camping tents, dining tents and other equipment needed to make this adventure tour. Tourists are responsible for carrying their rucksacks (between 6 and 8 kg. weight), their sleeping bags, mats, water bottle, camera and others. The hiring of a carrier could be helpful because he’ll carry all their belongings (12 kg maximum) during the trek (days 1, 2 and 3) and you only devote yourself to enjoy this great adventure; the carrier is engaged at the time of booking the Inca Trail.
Regarding the flora, during the trip, the guide will meet varieties of orchids, begonias and goads; after 2 days there is a lot of vegetation to be entering the jungle area. The fauna is varied, there are varieties of birds, highlighting the cock of the rock, a variety of hummingbirds, hawks, guan, various parrots and ducks. You will also see some llamas and other animals; additionally, although not very likely to see (it’s a factor of luck), there are the deer, the spectacled bear, Andean deer, wildcats, foxes, otters ; there are also a variety of reptiles such as frogs, lizards and snakes, in addition to the high presence of insects.
Rangers, as well as our agency and other authorities responsible for the administration of the various parks are responsible to take care and protect all the places we go through, in this case we must preserve the Inca Trail, we can not pollute the environment throwing garbage and waste or making bonfires everywhere. For your safety you can not create alternate routes and should always go along the paths indicated by your guide. It should also take into account that for overnight, camping is forbidden inside the archaeological sites and is also very important to know that you can not walk longer past 6:30 p.m.
They are basic, the toilets or bathrooms have been improved considerably in the last three years, so during the adventure you will find toilets with running water in each of the camps along the Inca Trail. Also in the camp Wiñaywayna (day 3)you will be able to take a bath or shower with water while this service has an additional cost which is paid on the spot.
During the first two days and a half there is no possibility of charging the battery of cameras or cell, and at camp Wiñaywayna (afternoon 3rd day) no possibility to connect your appliances because there is no electricity . Therefore you should charge them well before starting the tour to take many even videos of all the amazing places that you can meet and photographs.
It is possible to find bottled water in some places of the road and can buy them without problems until the 2nd tour. However, a serious company that cares about the environment, archaeological sites and in order to avoid the amount of trash in this destination, we recommend you better bring a refillable water bottle; the staff will provide boiled water of the second day, so the third day at breakfast, at lunch and in the evening after dinner. You can also catch some water from streams and use purification tablets or boil water, but it is not recommended.
To begin, mountains, imposing mountains, streams and forests of the Andean landscapes are spectacular, these are seen more frequently during the course of the first 2 days, then the landscape changes and is somewhat more tropical, full of vegetation and the whistling of birds. On the way also we pass through archaeological sites and indigenous villages as Patallacta, Huayllabamba, the Abra de Warmiwañusca, Runkuraqay, Sayaqmarka, Phuyupatamarka, Wiñaywayna Aguas Calientes to finally meet one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu.
Beware: on certain occasions will not be necessary to make the deposit, the agency will communicate if the deposit is necessary or not at the time of booking.