The total distance to be covered on today 12 km (5 to 6 hours approx.)
Breakfast: is not included on this day.
We will pick you up from Plaza Regocijo one block away from Plaza de Armas at 4:00. From there we’ll head to Piskacucho' where the trail starts. On our way, we will stop in Ollantaytambo on the Sacred Valley (6:30-7am) to have a succulent breakfast.
Once we get to 'Piskacucho' (8:30 am), there is a control point where we have to show our tickets, passports, student card to enter into the Inca Valley. Before starting the trail here also we can use the restrooms and any other thing you need, etc).
The Inca trail to Machu Picchu starts at 2,720m / 8,923 ft and we will be following the Vilcanota River. This first day on this Classic Inca Trail 4 days, is for you to adjust to the plane surface we’ll be hiking.
The first archeological site we will spot will be the Inca Fortress called 'Huillca Raccay', then the incredible Inca site of 'Patallacta'. Also, we will see the beautiful snow-capped peak of 'W'akay Willca' at 5, 860m /19,225 ft, known as La Veronica. Now we will set up our first campsite near the small village of Wayllabamba 3, 000m / 9, 842ft Temperatures at night are around 5ºC.