Machu Picchu – The Inca Trail, Peru:
Monday, October 19 – Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Friday, May 6, 2016 – Saturday, May 14, 2016
This famous trek along the Inca trail to reach Machu Picchu, offers an unrivaled combination of stunning scenery and amazing culture. Words cannot describe the feeling of setting eyes on these impressive ruins for the first time. Our itinerary includes four days of trekking along the classic Inca Trail.
The route takes us through a huge diversity of habitat with stunning mountain vistas, alpine meadows, lush sub-tropical valleys and ancient cloud forest. We pass through many Inca sites and villages learning about the Andean culture. Before we set off on the trail we will spend a night in a traditional Andean village immersing ourselves in the Peruvian way of life. We begin the trek by following The Urubamba River and then climb over several high passes including Wamiwanusca “Dead Woman’s Pass” which offers breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains. On our last day of trekking we rise early to get to Intipunku “The Sun Gate” in time to see the first light hit the magnificent city of Machu Picchu, a truly special experience.
Enjoy two nights in Cusco, the ancient Inca capital and the starting point of our expedition. The vivid sights and smells coupled with the interesting fusion of Spanish and Inca architecture make it a fantastic place to explore and enjoy some retail therapy!
Day 1: Dublin to Lima.
Depart Dublin for Lima. Overnight hotel.
Day 2: Lima to Cusco (3,400m).
Fly from Lima to Cusco. Acclimatisation & sightseeing day. Overnight hotel.
Day 3: Porters Village.
Hike into a local village to learn about the Peruvian way of life. Overnight camp.
Day 4: Cusco to Huayllabamba (3,000m), six hours trekking.
Drive to Piscacucho and then trek to Huayllabamba. Overnight camp.
Day 5: Huayllabamba to Pacaymayo (3,590m), seven hours trekking.
Trek over Wamiwanusca pass (4,205m) to reach Pacaymayo. Overnight camp.
Day 6: Pacaymayo to Winaywayna (2,700m), eight hours trekking.
Trek over the Runkurakay Pass to reach Winaywayna. Overnight camp.
Day 7: Winaywayna to Machu Picchu to Cusco, three hours trekking
Trek to Machu Picchu in the morning. After a guided tour of the ruins we return to Cusco. Overnight hotel.
Day 8: Cusco to Lima.
Fly Cusco to Lima. Depart Lima in the evening for Dublin. Overnight flight.
Day 9: Lima to Dublin
Arrive back in Dublin in the evening. Expedition ends.
€399 deposit (directly to Earth’s Edge) at the time of booking and €4,800 fundraising due at least two months prior to departure – Total €5,199.
For more information, please contact Clodagh on 01 6789 004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.