This beautiful multi day trek is tucked away in the well hidden section of the Vilcanota mountain range where we trek to spectacular Rainbow Mountains with the highest point on the trek being 5,050m. From the Rainbow Mountains we then continue on to trek the Inca Trail which leads us to the iconic Machu Picchu. A truly unique trip!
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Grade 6 Trek (Strenuous): are for the more serious hill walker and a higher level of physical fitness is required. Walking days are normally 6-8 hours and may involve up to 900m or more in ascent or descent. You should be prepared for several consecutive days walking, often at higher altitudes, so stamina is important.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Departure is usually London Heathrow, this may vary and the specific location will be provided upon booking.
All international and connecting return flights are not included in the EDGE Travel Worldwide trip price per person. If you would like EDGE Travel Worldwide to book your flights, please note there will be a £100 administration fee applied.
|WEAR||Comfortable Clothing for the flight|
Arrive in Lima.
Lima to Cusco
The afternoon is yours to explore Cusco’s narrow streets and bustling markets. Travelers can explore the churches and surrounding ruins, wander through Cusco’s busy center, shop in local markets, see local artisan workshops in the old San Blas neighbourhood, or just people watch in the Plaza de Armas. There are many half day tours that can be arranged on request if desired. The night is yours to explore and discover the many places to enjoy a wide range of food and entertainment. At 7pm your guide will come to your hotel to provide a briefing about the trek and give each guest a dry bag, in which to put your overnight clothes, toiletries, sleeping bag, mattress pad, up to 8kg per person. (Breakfast)
Cusco – Tinqui Village – Upis
Upis – Arapa Pass – Pucaccocha
Pucaccocha – Puca Pass – Anantapata – Warmisaya - Yanacocha Lake
Yanacocha Lake – Rainbow Mountains – Rainbow Valley – Hanchipata – Cusco
Wayllabamba to Pacaymayu
Pacaymayu to Wiñaywayna
Flight to Lima and Return Home
Clothing and equipment required for the trekking part of the trip
- Personal first aid kit including any medication needed
- Walking boots
- Walking socks
- Walking poles
- Day sack: 35 to 50ltrs
- Waterproof jacket
- Waterproof trousers
- Warm and water proof gloves
- Warm and water proof hat
- Warm jacket for the evening
- Sun glasses
- Sun protection for skin/head/hands
- Water proof sacks for the inside of your day sack
- 4 season sleeping bag.
- X2 1ltr water containers
- X1 3ltr bladder with drinking tube
You will need extra money to cover the cost of drinks, souvenirs, meals (where applicable) airport taxes, etc. It is advisable to change money on arrival at international airports whilst waiting for your luggage, as opportunities for changing money are subsequently few. Credit cards are generally not accepted.
The altitude of the Inca Trail makes the trip most suitable for the more serious walker with previous experience of hill walking. Extreme cases of Acute Mountain Sickness are rare, but if it becomes necessary for someone to abandon the trek in the interests of safety, the Tour Leaders decision on this is final.
Bearing the above in mind, we ask for a synopsis of recent walking experience from people intending to go on the trip.
You should visit your GP and specifically mention the maximum altitude the trek reaches, i.e. 5,050m.
Please note all illness, injuries and medication need to be disclosed to EDGE Travel Worldwide at time of booking – please seek advice from your Doctor to your suitability of participating on this trip.
These will vary throughout the year, but early bookings will avoid a possible change in fee. (These are built into the trip cost.)
In this area, tipping is a recognised part of life. Although EDGE Travel Worldwide pays most gratuities for the trip, porters and guides on the trips still look to members of the group for reward. Accordingly, you should allow $100 for tipping. (Please carry low denominations of US Dollar currency.)
Local food and drink: Meals other than those included in the itinerary are paid for separately by the traveller.
These maybe available, please contact us for further details.