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2d1n backpacker trekking to machu picchu via hydroelectric

2d1n backpacker trekking to machu picchu via hydroelectric

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2d1n backpacker trekking to machu picchu via hydroelectric

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Perfect for adventure lovers.

Perfect for adventure lovers. Travel through various natural landscapes such as snow-capped mountains and the jungle in a tourist van or minibus until you reach the Hidroeléctrico train station where you will start a 3 hour walk to the town of Machupicchu Pueblo also known as Aguas Calientes where you will spend the night. . On day 2 visit Machu Picchu.

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What Is Included?

Pre treck includes

  • Briefing at your hotel in Cusco the night before at 19:00

    Day 1 includes:
  • 07h00 Bus Cusco to Santa Teresa 13h00.
  • Rain Poncho if rainy season.
  • Bottle water.
  • 13h000 Lunch in Santa Teresa (Or lunch may be at Hydroelectric dam).
  • 13h30 Bus Santa Teresa > Hydroelectric dam 14h00.
  • 14h00 - 17h00 approx. - Hike on your own from Hydroelectric dam to Aguas Calientes.
  • Backpackers hostel "Seven Machupicchu" or similar. Clear, water, private bathroom, private room. Simple but good. Please let us know if you prefer 1 bed for couples or 2 twin beds.
  • Dinner at hotel "Grilled Alpaca".
  • Briefing with Machupicchu guide at Hotel.

    Day 2 includes:
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance permit to Machu Picchu
  • 2.5hr guided tour of Machu PIcchu
  • Return train Machu Picchu > Ollantaytambo
  • Transportation Ollantaytambo to Cusco

What is not included?

    Day 1 not includes:
  • If you do not want to hike 3 hours, you can take the 14h00 Train Hydroelectric to Machupicchu Pueblo 14h45 - USD30.00 purchased with CASH on day of tour at Hydroelectric train station.
  • No guide escorts you on day 1 as it is not necessary. You will be given all the instructions and a map to hike from the Hydroelectric dam to the hotel in Aguas Calientes.

    Day 2 not includes:
  • If you do not want to hike 3 hours from Machupicchu Pueblo to Hydroelectric dam, you can take the 13h00 Train Machupicchu Pueblo to Hydroelectric 14h15 USD30.00 purchased with CASH on day of tour at Aguas Calientes train station.

• Original Passport
• ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
• Small day pack
• Water to drink
• Rain jacket or poncho
• Dress in layers. It gets cold in the early morning and it gets very warm during the day
• Sun hat
• Sun protection
• Insect repellant for mosquitoes
• Personal medication
• Basic toiletries
• Snacks that you can eat completely in one serving (There is no food allowed in Machu Picchu, so please be discreet)
• Money in Peruvian Soles for tips and souveniers

The backpacker trek to Machu Picchu is rated moderate and anyone reasonably fit should be able to cover the route. The most challenging part is a 3 hour walk (not hike) from the Hydroelectric train station to your hotel in Machu Picchu. The distance is 10.5km or 6.52 miles. It is a dirt road along the train tracks. Although the path is flat most of the way, it is full of small rocks so make sure you have good comfortable hiking shoes.

The Backpacker treking to Machu Picchu is available all year. The months of April until October are probably more comfortable since the weather is drier. June, July and August are in the high season when the Inca trail can become fully booked so be sure to make your reservaion of the backpacker trek to Machu Picchu in advance. The months of January, February and March are in the wet season so make sure you have a good rain jacket, good water-proof hiking shoes and waterproof your belongings.