Two-day route to Machu Picchu, welcome to the Short Inca Trail, considered one of the best treks in the world, because it includes one of the most adventurous roads in the world, which is the Inca Trail. Which has an exquisite natural beauty of incomparable Andean and jungle landscapes.
Higly recommended , this route gives you the opportunity to have a connection with all the flora, fauna and geography of the area. Finding desert and tropical places with mysterious archaeological complexes, covered with immense vegetation.
Finally you will arrive in the famous lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Where you will be amaze and receive all the energy of this wonder of the Incas.
Availability for the Inca Trail:
Is recommended going on this trek from April to October, due to the dry season. The route for the Inca Trail has a strict limit on how many people can hike the Inca Trail (500). Three hundred of them are for guides, porters and chefs; and only two hundred for visitors and hikers. Therefore, is recommended to book your trip as soon as possible with at least 6 months in advance.
What I will see?
This is the short version of the famous and amazing Classic Inca Trail. Designed for those who have little time available, but in no way want to miss this unique walk and enjoy beautiful landscapes and diversity of plants such as the Orchid and variety of birds.
This walk is 11 kilometers on the first day during this walk you will be able to observe and know one of the greatest cultures in South America the “Inca”, “Quechua” or “Andina” culture. The capital of this culture was Q’osqo or Cusco and it spread to a large extent throughout South America (Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, Colombia).
The Inca Trail is hidden among the Andean mountains with constructions high up in the mountains dominating the Andean Valley and part of the Peruvian Amazon. With the arrival of the conquerors this Culture was disappearing, but they left us some Signs and Relics intact as we will know during this walk.
Between the Andean mountains and the tropical forest is a great Inca Trail through the mountains and the Sacred Valley. The first archaeological site you will visit is Chachabamba (2,200 m / 7,218 ft) located on the side of the Urubamba River and Wiñaywayna (2650 m / 8.696 ft) is at the top. Then you will go to the Intipunku (2,720 m / 8,924 ft) where you will have a panoramic view of Machu Picchu (2,490 m / 8,169 ft), you can also find a variety of flora and fauna as well as a variety of birds.
The walk lasts approximately 6 to 7 hours until you reach the Sun Gate known as Inti Punku, where you can get the first panoramic views of Machu Picchu.
What should I bring?
If you decided Short Inca Trail as your next adventure is recommended to bring the following articles:
- Small backpack
- Hiking shoes or boots
- Light clothing
- Warm jacket
- Windproof and waterproof jacket
- Insect repellent
- Water bottle
- Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
- Chocolates, sweets or other snacks.
- Coca leaves to avoid altitude sickness
- Camera + roll / Video camera (optional)
Why Short Inca Trail?
Ready to dare with the most amazing adventure in your life? Yeah this is not the Classic Inca Trail, but is the best option if you don’t want to miss the complete route. Unforgettable march through the regions of the Cusco highlands and then along the border of the Amazon jungle. Just to reach the fantastic citadel of Machu Picchu, along routes that the Incas themselves built and they used.
It is an ideal package to exercise, strengthen the whole body, clear and relax the mind. Learn about the history of the Incas, connect fully with the ecology and more. It is an excellent option to choose in your next vacation.