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5-Day Sacred Valley Trek and Machu Picchu

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Overview

This trek in the mountains above the Sacred Valley provides beautiful mountain views and insights into the traditional way of life for the local Inca-ancestral people.

On the slopes of Antapampa, north of Cusco lies the intriguing terracing complexes of Zurite, located near the village of Huarocondo. From here the trail winds slowly onto the high plateau with fantastic views of Mt. Salkantay and Veronica, to Ancascocha and down the Silgue Valley, ending at Camicancha. Fourth day taking the train to Aguas Calientes. The fifth day includes shuttle, entrance and a guided tour of Machu Picchu. You will return to Cusco on the train at the end of the day.

If there are Inca Trail permits available, you may substitute the 2-day Inca Trail Express for day 4 and 5 of this trek. Contact us for the pricing!

Set departures for this trek start on Wednesdays! Private treks are also available.

Itinerary in Brief

  • DAY 1: Private car to trailhead, hike to Chilipahua, camp overnight
  • DAY 2: Hike to Ancascocha, camp overnight
  • DAY 3: Hike to Camicancha, camp overnight
  • DAY 4: Hike the Inca Trail, starting at km 104 or train to Machu Picchu, overnight.
  • DAY 5: Guided tour of Machu Picchu, climb Huayna Picchu, return to Cusco

Highlights

  • Be immersed in the amazing scenery of the Andes
  • Trek the highlands above the Sacred Valley
  • This is a great trek for culture - meet the locals!
  • Experience Machu Picchu

LOCATIONS: Cusco, Sacred Vallley, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu

ACTIVITIES: Mountain Trekking

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