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Trek to Machu Picchu, The Backroads, 7 Days, Hike, Peru

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This short but sweet Machu Picchu trek shows off the beauty of The Andes. Marvel at high alpine lakes and lush countryside before reaching the ancient trek in Machu Picchu. This trip has it all.

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Trek to Machu Picchu

This short but sweet Trek in Machu Picchu shows off the beauty of Andes. Marvel at high alpine lakes and lush countryside before reaching the ancient site of Machu Picchu. This Hike Machu Picchu trip has it all.

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Day 1: Arrive to Cusco
Day 2: Day trip to Chinchero, Maras, and Moray
Day 3: Trek to Puyoc
Day 4: Trek to Cuncani
Day 5: Complete trek and travel to Aguas Calientes
Day 6: Explore Machu Picchu and return to Cusco
Day 7: International departures

PACKING LIST

You are responsible only for personal clothing and gear listed below. We’ll take care of everything else.  A gear check will be completed before you depart for the trail. This list does not include additional clothing/items you may want for travel or for your time off the trail.  Any luggage not needed on the trail can be left in storage during your expedition.

Packing System: This expedition includes pack animals for bag transport. You are only responsible for carrying a daypack. A duffle bag will be provided for your carried bag.

Carried bag weight limit: 15lbs/7kg

Rentals Available: 

  • Sleeping Bag – $42 USD
  • Trekking Poles – $21 USD
  • Must be confirmed no later than 1 week prior to expedition start date

Documents and Logistics

  • International flights booked and confirmed to Cusco
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid for 6 months upon arrival (to be carried with you at all times!)
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc. (*Note: Please bring crisp US bills. Many places will not accept torn, wrinkled, or worn bills)

Expedition Gear

  • Change of clothes for Cusco – to be kept in storage during expedition
  • Down jacket
  • Fleece jacket or vest
  • Synthetic hiking pants (zip-away shorts are a great option)
  • Rain Jacket
  • Waterproof Pant
  • Synthetic long underwear (top and bottom)
  • Synthetic T-shirt
  • Wool or synthetic hat
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Nylon-wool blend socks (3)
  • Sandals (for walking around the camp in the evening)
  • Day pack
  • Duffle bag to be carried by mules (provided by OneSeed)
  • Water bottles (1-2 to carry 2 liters)
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Personal toiletries and medicine
  • Sleeping bag -15º C 5º F
  • Casual clothes for city
  • Toilet paper in ziplock bag
  • Ditty Bag and extra ziplock baggies for toilet paper waste on the trail
  • Insect repellent

Other (optional)

  • Reading material for the trail
  • Hand sanitizer or wet wipes
  • Collapsible hiking poles (recommended – may be rented in Cusco)
  • Hotel reservations for extended time in Cusco (if applicable)
  • Guidebooks
  • Camera
  • Zip-lock bags for waterproofing passport and other valuables

CLIMATE OVERVIEW

The Peruvian winter (June to September) and the late spring (April to May)/ early autumn (October) are the driest months and the best time to go to Cusco and Machu Picchu. However, you should still be prepared for rain. Rain is common throughout the year in Peru and it helps keep the countryside so lush. The rainy season in Peru begins in December and lasts through March and averages 4-6 inches/month. The dry season typically gets less than an inch of rain/month.

Machu Picchu is almost 8,000 feet above sea level and like any high altitude trek, the sun is very powerful during the day and the evenings cool down a great deal. Layers are essential in this climate because it keep you prepared for the quickly changing weather.

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date
  • Airport transfers
  • 3 nights accommodation in Cusco
  • 1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • 2 nights camping
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the trek
  • Trekking permits and entry fees
  • Farewell dinner
  • Guide & porter services
  • All ground transportation to/from trail
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
  • Trip cancellation insurance (offered as an option)
  • International airfare and meals during travel
  • Snacks during trek
  • Beverages outside of designated meals
  • Single Supplement (175£ if travelling alone or to guarantee a single room)