We’ll pick you up early in the morning from your hotel, which can be in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, or your homestay in our porter community, to take you to Km. 82, the start of the Inca Trail. Once we arrive, we’ll take about 30 minutes to ready our backpacks, use the bathrooms and greet the team of cooks and porters which will make our mountain adventure possible.
Before starting the trek, we’ll pass through the trail’s control station to check the personal information in your passport against that on your trail permit. We’ll start the trail by hiking along the banks of the Vilcanota River, passing by small local villages and ruins sites scattered along the length of the valley until we arrive at our first major archaeological site, LLACTAPATA, an important Inca settlement with still-intact constructions. Afterwards, we’ll hike to our lunch spot to recover our energy. After a fortifying lunch, we’ll continue up the Wayllabamba Valley surrounded by the local flora and walking in a cool, pleasant climate until we reach our first campsite at the village of WAYLLABAMBA (2950m – 9678feet).
First night of camping.