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On Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, your journey will start from the city of Cusco at 3,400masl, to where you can arrive by flying one hour from Lima the capital of Peru. From the city of Cusco you’ll travel four hours to “Shallakancha” at 3,800masl from, here you’ll start walking with splendid mountain views. You ascend starts in the zone of Soraypampa to the highest point at Salkantay Pass 4,650masl. That means you will experience 850m of the altitude variation in Salkantay Trek starting from Shallakancha.

To cover the altitude variation in the trail of Salkantay, you need to walk slowly and cautiously. On an average, you will walk 6 – 8 hours per day and ascend/descend several meters of altitude. The last day of your TREKKING is the only day when you will be walking less than the average number of days and gain a small altitude. Because you’ll exlore the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu so, in a total of 5 days, you will gain an altitude of 850m and descend an altitude of 3,150m to the zone of Santa Teresa.

Salkantay Trek is one of those few treks that offer you spectacular views of the Andes from a lower elevation. On this trek, although you do not ascend to much higher altitudes, you will be near the towering peaks with the least chances of altitude sickness.

The Mountain of Salkantay at 6,271masl Altitude Variation Each Day in Salkantay Trek Day 1: Cusco to Soraypampa:

Cusco, which is at a height of 3,400m, is the starting point of your; from where you travel for four hours to “Shallakancha” the starting point of your TREK. On the first day, you will be driving for 4 hours from Cusco to Shallakancha. The altitude gain on this day is only 400m. So, you may not find any difficulty in adjusting to the climate.

Day 2: Soraypampa to Chullay:

On this day you’ll trek from an altitude of 3800m up to the highest pass. The altitude gain for this day will be 850m after walking 4 -5 hours. The day will start with an easy climb of 400m up to Salkantaypampa.

From Salkantaypampa, you will walk up a steep climb past the “seven snakes trail” until you reach to Suyruccocha fron where you’ll have gentle climbing to the top located at 4,650masl. From here you’ll descent to Chullay at 2,920 masl so; you’ll descent at attitude of 1730m; due to the total altitude gain and descent on this day which can get tedious as this is your hardest trekking day.

A good way to make your trek easier is by walking on your own pace and enjoying the surrounding sceneries. We always say, ‘do not only focus on reaching the destination but enjoy the route’. This way you may feel lesser exhaustion and get the best out of the trek.

Day 3: Chaullay to Lucmabamba:

From lucmabamba you will descend for 6 -7 hours to lose an altitude of 570m. The walk will be mostly downhill which is not as tedious as climbing up a hill.

But, it does exert a lot of pressure on your knees and ankles. Wearing kneecaps and using trekking poles is a good option to avoid the pain.

Day 4: Lucmabamba to Aguas Calientes town:

From Lucmabamba the trail accents to the second pass of llactapata where you’ll gain an altitude of 400m, the walk is moderate. You also will descent from 2750m to 2000m where you’ll have accommodation in the hotel in the town of Aguas Calientes. Today you’ll have a total of 7-8 hours of walking; you will be descending down a hill. Like the previous day, you may wear your kneecaps and use trekking poles to ease your trek downhill. This day marks the end of your Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu.

Day 5: Machu Picchu

On this day you’ll explore the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and in the afternoon you will drive back to the city of Cusco.

The Map for Altitude Variation in Salkantay Trek The Altitude Variation in Salkantay Trek The Salkantay Trek Packages

For wanderlust souls, trekking to Machu Picchu in Peru is one of the best ways to explore the rather serene parts of the Andes walking along beautiful rivers, deciduous to alpine forests, rugged terrain, and ethnic settlements. Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu starts from 2,800m to the highest of 4,650m altitude and descent to 1,550m where the trekkers come across various vegetation and biodiversity, along with diverse cultural as well as religious practices. The main highlight of Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is the mountains in the background that accompany the trekkers throughout the journey and the iconic Machu Picchu.

The most recommendable Salkantay Trekking Route to Machu Picchu is the 5-days Salkantay Trek which includes the visit of the Umantay Lake.

Salkantay Trek Cost Ideas:

Basically, trekking to Machu Picchu by the Salkantay Trail, the costs will include the charges of Machu Picchu the trail permits, Horses & guide, and finally, food and accommodation. Other miscellaneous expenses might be for transportation, shopping (if you wish), or any possible charity. The Prices mentioned here is in USD for your convenience. The prices for Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu vary from 400 to 800 per person; it is subject to the quantity and quality of item included.

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The Inti Raymi is the most popular Inca festival in the city of Cusco

The spectacular INTI RAYMI festival honors the birth of the New Year for the Incas which occurs on the 24th of June. The start of the festival is when the sunrise illuminated the temple of the Sun known as the “Qoricancha” which was totally covered with gold in the time of the Incas. Here the Inca gives special greeting to his father the Sun and thanks for everything received during the year.

To participate from this extraordinary festival is recommendable to hire an authorized travel agency like “Sunrise Peru Trek”. You can also participate on your own, but you will need a lot of skill.

For the INTI RAYMI festival the “EMUFEC” the government’s institution offers three zones conditioned with seats for tourist; they are distributed around the main scene where is performed the acts of the festival.
During the INTI RAYMI festival the statues are decorated and worshiped throughout the festival. At the end of the fest, they’re paraded through the streets, accompanied by much singing and dancing.

Some essential recommendation for the INTI RAYMI:

1.- Purchase your INTI RAYMI entrance.-

It is very important to reserve the entrance in advance, spatially the orange one because this is the best one and many people likes to buy this zone. There are other zones as well which cost cheaper but you will be far from the main scene. At Sunrise Peru Trek, we have a variety of tours, but as we talk about the inti Raymi want your trip unforgettable, that is why we have organized a special tour for the festival.

2.- How is the weather for the INTI RAYMI?.-

Here we haven´t seen a sunless Inti Raymi yet. This day was always sunny, so you cannot forget sunscreen to apply yourself, and not just the face, it is best to all parts of your body that will be discovered as the arms, neck, ears, etc. Also, keep a handy sun blocker, it is recommended to every 45 minutes. In addition to this, you should wear sunglasses and a hat; is not news that ultraviolet rays attack us more and more.

3.- Wear Comfortable clothes.-

Clothing is very likely that this day is hot and coats or similarly clothes would take a point against us. A good pair of walking shoes, the Inti Raymi Tour lasts at least 7 hours, so you must go prepared. The statistics indicate that climate will be a sunny day. Try to wear yourself with something that makes you feel neither cold nor hot. Your comfort comes first

4.- Take a hydrating drink.-

During the tour there are ladies selling different types of food, usually tend to take advantage of the tourist it is desperate to buy something and raise prices, is better to go prepared, and buy drinks and some snacks before leaving the hotel, problems and overspending would be avoided.

5.- Always alert with personal objects.-

Some people is always looking for victims, they are everywhere. They usually take the crowd to stick their hands into the pockets and / or backpacks.

The Cerenomy Shedules for INTI RAYMI
  • 9: OO Hrs Qorikancha: Home of the staging. Lasts 30 minutes.
  • 11: OO Hrs. Auqaypata (Main Square): The lnka and his royal entourage, enter the street K’ijllu Inti. Duration 45 minutes.
  • 13:3 O Hrs. Central Ceremony. 90 minutes.
The Services & Amenities:

To attend the ceremony of Inti Raymi the Municipal-EMUFEC Celebrations Cusco, implement the necessary services: fiberglass seats, portable toilets, information center and tourist assistance, first aid and safety (Command System incidents), allowing you to enjoy the event with all the necessary guarantees.

The festival of Inti Raymi in the Inca site of Sacsayhaman near the city of Cusco at 3,550masl Inti Raymi Video

INTI RAYMI 2018 BY SUNRISE PERU TREK - YouTube

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The spectacular INTI RAYMI festival honors the birth of the New Year for the Incas which occurs on the 24th of June. The start of the festival is when the sunrise illuminated the temple of the Sun known as the “Qoricancha” which was totally covered with gold in the time of the Incas. Here the Inca gives special greeting to his father the Sun and thanks for everything received during the year.

To participate from this extraordinary festival is recommendable to hire an authorized travel agency like “Sunrise Peru Trek”. You can also participate on your own, but you will need a lot of skill.

For the INTI RAYMI festival the “EMUFEC” the government’s institution offers three zones conditioned with seats for tourist; they are distributed around the main scene where is performed the acts of the festival.
During the INTI RAYMI festival the statues are decorated and worshiped throughout the festival. At the end of the fest, they’re paraded through the streets, accompanied by much singing and dancing.

See here some essential recommendation for the INTI RAYMI: 1.- Purchase your INTI RAYMI entrance.-

It is very important to reserve the entrance in advance, spatially the orange one because this is the best one and many people likes to buy this zone. There are other zones as well which cost cheaper but you will be far from the main scene. At Sunrise Peru Trek, we have a variety of tours, but as we talk about the inti Raymi want your trip unforgettable, that is why we have organized a special tour for the festival.

2.- How is the weather for the INTI RAYMI?.-

Here we haven´t seen a sunless Inti Raymi yet. This day was always sunny, so you cannot forget sunscreen to apply yourself, and not just the face, it is best to all parts of your body that will be discovered as the arms, neck, ears, etc. Also, keep a handy sun blocker, it is recommended to every 45 minutes. In addition to this, you should wear sunglasses and a hat; is not news that ultraviolet rays attack us more and more.

3.- Wear Comfortable clothes.-

Clothing is very likely that this day is hot and coats or similarly clothes would take a point against us. A good pair of walking shoes, the Inti Raymi Tour lasts at least 7 hours, so you must go prepared. The statistics indicate that climate will be a sunny day. Try to wear yourself with something that makes you feel neither cold nor hot. Your comfort comes first

4.- Take a hydrating drink.-

During the tour there are ladies selling different types of food, usually tend to take advantage of the tourist it is desperate to buy something and raise prices, is better to go prepared, and buy drinks and some snacks before leaving the hotel, problems and overspending would be avoided.

5.- Always alert with personal objects.-

Some people is always looking for victims, they are everywhere. They usually take the crowd to stick their hands into the pockets and / or backpacks.

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The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the most famous trekking destination in Peru; to hike it everyone needs a permit from the INRENA, a Peruvian government’s institution!…

Machu Picchu is home to network of trails also called the Great Inca Trails to Machu Picchu, an extensive trail system that covers from the Andes in the west to the Amazon Jungle in the east. The diversity of trekking to Machu Picchu cannot be found in any other region of the world. In fact, the lowest point is 1,300m above sea-level in the region of Santa Teresa while the highest point is the mountain of Salkantay at 6,271m above sea-level; the two points are, in a straight line, only 80 kilometers

The majority of visitors to Machu Picchu come in via the International Airport in Cusco. It is in Cusco that trekkers need to acquire their permits and other documentation, either from a trekking agent or from the appropriate offices like: “SUNRISE PERU TREK”. These documents will be checked along the trekking route. For those with little time to spend in Cusco there are short hikes to witness breathtaking views of Machu Picchu Inca citadel and the Andes, otherwise trek for 4, 5, 7 or 8 days over stunning challenging mountain passes.

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Up to the mid-1980s only a few trekkers had generally visited Machu Picchu and back then as part of groups of expedition followers. Many of the big expeditions of the day encouraged trekkers to sign up in an attempt to help balance the funding

Trekking to Machupicchu today is completely different to that of the 1980s. In all the main trekking areas, to enter to the National Parks and Conservation Areas is essential a permits from SERNANP a government’s institution in charge to control the visitor. The majority of the trails is well maintained and in many cases is sign-posted

For the Inca trail on the 2020 will the government has sanctioned a small portion of the thousands of miles of Inca Trail preserved for this hike. The classic most popular route is 26 miles and takes 4 days. You can do this same route at a slower pace for a 5 day trek. There is a longer version for those trying to make it more challenging – a 7 day trek that combines the Salkantay pass with the Inca Trail. And there is a short 2 day version which is really just one day hiking and the second day is spent at Machu Picchu. No matter which route you choose, you will need a PERMIT to do hike to Machu Picchu.

The PERMIT Process for 2020!

In order to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu on 2020 you need a PERMIT, which can only be purchased by an INCA TRAIL TOUR OPERATOR, like “Sunrise Peru Trek”. We purchase this permit on your behalf once you make your booking. We need your full details and deposit in order for us to secure you.

SERNSNP, an institution part of the Ministry of Culture of Peru controls all permits. They have now separated the permits for the 4 Days Trek, 5 Days Trek and 7 Days treks from the shorter 2 day trek. For the longer treks, there are 500 permits per day and EVERYONE needs a permit, including crew, so permits sell out very fast. You only need a permit for your start date of the trek (for the 7 day trek this would be for day 4). The government shares how many permits are still available in real time, which we share on our Inca Trail availability page.

Our Inca Trail Treks Offered for 2020

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For those who do not want to spend much time in the mountains, but still want to explore the picturesque mountain scenery and the Inca citadel of MACHUPICCHU in short period of time.

Machupicchu short trekking offers you the best panoramic view of the Andes in your short vacation period with easy walking tour. At “Sunrise Peru Trek”, we are always focusing on our client’s requirement so that they have appropriate adventure holiday in to Machupicchu in Peru. The entire regular Machupicchu short trekking itineraries are design carefully to meet their holiday time frame and requirement. Here we have proposed some of the most selective short and easy treks to Machupicchu.

All the trips we offer here are very easy walking holiday. The selected short walking tours are designed as packages in fact basis, which we gained from our long term experiences and researched in the related field. We hope our proposed trek itinerary will give you detail information on the mention package

The treks destination cover Peru’s most highlighted areas which offers magnificent views of splendid peaks, allow you to explore typical local culture and visit holy shrines, Inca buildings and important place in the remote Peru. The Short Inca Trail, Salkantay Trek and Lares culture trail are best routes to Machupicchu. The others are around the city of Cusco; amazing short trek to choquequirao and the balcony of the Sacred valley of the Incas, also known as best short hiking destination among the short vacationers

Difficulty level of short hiking is easy so every level of hiker enjoy their walking holiday for the short time duration. These trips are a kind of slow trekking trip where you can travel with your family, elder people or with children. High altitude sickness problem in these trips is really rare, if you don’t have any chronic disease before starting the trip. So it is for all age group and all level of hikers.

Most of short treks to Machupicchu start form from the city of Cusco for your easy access. Should you have other choices and own interests apart from the packages mention here, we are always happy to hear from you and together we can design trekking itinerary accordingly.

Enjoy the views of Machupicchu by doing the short and easy trekking Here are the best short treks to Machupicchu;

Short and easy trekking holiday also allow you to enjoy enough in the nature and encounter with colorful local cultural activities and life style of remote villages. Mainly short trekking holiday is for those travelers who have limited time and still like to see something different things of the Andes and Machupicchu treasure at reasonable cost:

SHORT INCA TRAIL TO MACHUPICCHU2-day Trekking - modearte SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHUPICCHU3-day Trekking - modearte LARES VALLEY TREK TO MACHUPICCHU4-day Trekking - modearte PATABAMBA TREK TO MACHUPICCHU3-day Trekking - modearte

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For the 2019 the government has increase the new regulations for visitors of Machupicchu

A trip to Peru is not complete if you do not visit Machupicchu. And this is not an over-the-top statement. Famous as a symbol of the live of the Incas, this magnificent monument has been making onlookers turn green with envy since ages.


These are new regulations that will take effect starting January of 2019, keep visiting our page and social sites for more information or updates on these regulations.

Machu Picchu: the lost city of the Incas located at 2,400m / 7874ft in the region of Cusco The new regulation time for visitors of Machupicchu for 2019

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Are you planning hiking to the lost city of Machu Picchu? Well, nothing can beat the thrill and sense of achievement that fascinates trekkers on seeing the power and elegance of the mysterious Machu Picchu. Located in the border of the Andes and the Amazon Jungle, Machu Picchu is the new wonder of the world inscribed in the list of the world heritage sites of the UNESCO.

Thousands of trekkers around the world hike the INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU each year and few climbers can’t make it due to the altitude. Without any doubt, The Inca Trail is one of the most famous trekking in the world. Together with the beauty of the Andes, the cloud forest and Machu Picchu is culturally tempting for the trekkers.

The route to Machu Picchu is followed up by walk up and down the winding paths, through ancient stone paved route with several Inca Temples and buildings along the route. Splendid views of Snow Mountains up and down several valleys, beautiful white rivers. This trek climbs the famous “Dead woman’s pass” at 4,200m/13997ft. from where you can admire the panoramic views of Andes and the highest mountains around considered sacred to the locals. The beginner trekkers are recommended to be in good health with average physical fitness.

Trekkign up to the second pass at 4,000 masl. And the views of the Andes Trekking route:

For this trekking route is necessary to get permits and everyone need to hike with an authorized travel Agency like “Sunrise Peru Trek”; it is very important to get the permits well in advance since the government allows only 200 touristsa day and 300 are the helpers like guides and porters.

For the following treks are not necessary permits for now!; but is required to pay the entrance to Machu Picchu

By the end of the trek, you will have enormous memories – images and experiences in your head and in your photographs that will last a lifetime.

Pack well for the Inca Trail hike:

Braving minus temperatures can be exhausting, especially at night so get sleeping bags (At least -10 Celsius). Warm Jackets (Fiberfill or down), Woolen shirts, and thick sweaters should be adequate. The rest is down to the art of layering – thermal longs and a top, thermal underwear, pair of lightweight/heavyweight trousers, cotton t-shirts, fleece, Gore-Tex jacket or rainproof jacket with hood or ponchos, Sun cap (Hat), scarf, and gloves. Thin and thick woolen socks and a pair of sandals to be in the campsite. It’s always better to stay warm then suffer the cold due to lack of proper Clothes.

Difficulty Level:

Trekking to Machu Picchu is not to be taken lightly. The maximum height is 4,200m/13,997tf; so, the terrain is obviously mountainous. It has a moderate trip grading. The beginner trekkers may find it much difficult so we recommend being in good health with average physical fitness. It’s a plus point to have experience of 3000m high-altitude treks before attempting the INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU. Expert guides from “Sunrise Peru Trek” are here to help you with sufficient acclimatization time.

Carry cash:

Along the Inca Trail there are not ATMs, but you can use in the town of Aguas Calientes at the end of the trek; the bank charges a fee of 5%. We recommend carry cash you think you need for your trek. You will need some extra cash if you wish to buy snacks, water, and hot shower. Depending on the season certain things such as accommodation, shower rates, and WIFI, can be negotiable. So, try your luck and you might be able to save some cash.

Prepare for altitude sickness:

The Inca Trail Trekking is the most popular trekking route in the world. And, the highest altitude reaches to 4,200m / 13,997ft; it needs to be taken seriously a lot of people tend to get hit with AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) on this route. The major cause of altitude sickness is Less Oxygen, Low Pressure, Rapid Ascent and Dehydration. Always listen to your body on high altitude treks don’t take AMS light. If you feel discomfort, analyze the symptoms and take appropriate action. It is advisable to drink a lot of water, eat healthy food, avoid junk food and alcohol, take proper rest on the trek and spend a couple of days acclimatizing in the city of Cusco or at the same altitude.

The INCA TRAIL to Machu Picchu as in whole is a mixture of striking natural beauty, fascinating culture, as well as the experience of warm Hospitality, which makes the trek one of the world’s most unforgettable memories that will last forever. This trek will certainly give you thrills and memories that will last a lifetime.

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But many people think Inca Trail Trekking to Machu Picchu is one heck of lots of difficulties and one need to be physically fit enough like super athletes or marathon runner with high stamina. Actually, IT’S FALSE. Moreover, trekking to Machu Picchu is all about experiencing the Inca mysterious ruins, the history and the diversity along the route around anywhere you would be hiking. You have an opportunity to choose your itinerary for trekking to Machu Picchu, schedule your own time for walking hours, you pace or extend your day to walk less so that you can feel less pressure to complete your journey.

Like in daily routine, if you have accomplished you any task, the physically fit body, and mentally balanced mind add values to your task, the same case applied for trekking to MACHU PICCHU and nothing more. If you don’t have walking experience, you just need to little bit work on your simple walking/running/cardio exercise before your trip started as trekking is all about walking, climbing, descending all over the routes. Unless you are looking for a TOP EXPEDITOIN, or high graded high passes trekking like Ausangate Trek or Vilcabamba… if you can walk, you can trek!..

The beginning point of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Pisqhakuchu

If you have still second thoughts, there are many professional trekking companies in Peru that organize your trip without any difficulties. You just trek along, enjoy and everything else will be taken care of. Even you can hire a porter and trekking assistant to carry your personal belonging and keep moving ahead, exploring nature, taking photographs, enjoying with friends and interacting with local peoples. But if you really want to walk the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you’ll need to hire authorized Trekking Company like “SUNRISE PERU TREK” We are the only ones who can purchase the permits for the Inca Trail since the government has limited the number of visitor.

“SUNRISE PERU TREK” is one of the experience trekking agency in Peru competent with a local team of experts in the tourism industry. We offer: SHORT INCA TRAIL; INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 4 DAYS;  INCA TRAIL HIKE PRIVATE SERVICE 4 DAYSCOMFORT INCA TRAILINCA TRAIL EXPLORE & HUAYNAPICCHU;  CLASSIC INCA TRAIL & SACRED VALLEY TOUR 5 DAYS;  INCA TRAIL TREKKING & SALKANTAY TREK 7 DAYS;  for easy trekking experience to Machu Picchu including alternative trek and train trips to Machu Picchu. Ask a question or customize your trip as per your preferences and we would be happy to guide you throughout your journey and take a part in your trekking to facilitate all your requirements in safe and secure manner.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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PERU IS A great holyday destination that requests to be explored. In this vast and storied land, ancient, colonial, and modern traditions meld together for an unforgettable experience. Peru offers a numerous of activities to satisfy every appetite. It’s no surprise that its ancient sites, beautiful topography, and diverse ecosystem attract visitors from all over the world!… Just Do it…

Peru draws in a large number of visitors every year. For a variety of reasons, people from all parts of the world visit Peru for holidays and vacations. Some are attracted to the majestic mountains of the Andes and prefer trekking through the protected national parks like Machu Picchu, while others seek to experience Peru’s rich and diverse cultural and natural features. There is definitely something for everybody in Peru; the rush of adventure for those looking to have one, a cultural phenomenon for those seeking spiritualism and even natural fantasies for those who are looking to be close to nature. From sacred and historic INCA sites to natural wonders and marvelous aspects, Peru is not lacking in tourist destinations. Whether it is for adventurous treks or leisurely tours, tourist destinations in Peru are always sure to be inspiring. Here are top 6 tourist destinations in Peru

Tourist destinations in Lima

The city of Lima is the capital of Peru. Here is the only place where there is an international airport; from this point one can travel to Cusco, Puno, Arequipa, Puerto Maldonado and Nazca which are the most important tourist destinations of Peru. Lima is one of the colonial cities of the country that has existed since the XVI century. It is also the largest city of Peru with over 11 million of inhabitants. The city has many historic sites and religious temples coupled together in the ever-expanding metropolitan.
Famous tourist destinations in the city of Lima include:

Th city of Lima

The city Tour

You’ll visit the historical center of Lima, its Palaces and castles also the great Saint Francisco Monastery and the impressive underground Catacombs!; other sites that you can visit are in the “The Main Square”, Archbishop’s Palace and the Municipal Palace, other great places you will visit are: the Train Station Palace, unique old fashioned “Cordano Bar”, colorful mansion palaces, Jiron del Union Pathway, First Photoshop Palace in south America, Post Office Palace, Dominicans tower, Historical Rimac Bridge and lovely surrounded wooden Balconies and the next big project in the City the Under river subway.

Fishing adventure

Lima city has one of the most fertile oceans on earth. If you are in Lima city you have the great opportunity to go out for net fishing! it is fun, active and adventurous! For sure you will end with the hands dirty but it will be an unforgettable day.

Larcomar walking

This tour is designed as a special tour for history, archeology and mysticism. During this tour you’ll visit important museums which will give you an unforgettable experience with your local guide. The Larco museum is the most important in Peru, which contains more than 35,000 pieces of our pre-Hispanic cultures, coming from the different economic and religious activities of our ancestors, such as: ceramics, weaving and metallurgy.

Pachacamac Tour

Pachacamac is an Inca building which was a very important oracle center during “Incas” time, but unbelievable until now too for few local natives. The name Pachacamac is Inka/Quechua and means “Hearth’s Creator”. Everybody wants to come to Pachacamac to visit and say thank you to the creator because we follow the philosophy of we are part of the nature. Pachacamac was also the place of high level studies of astronomy, architecture, also a place for ancient rituals and Human sacrifices as payments to Mother Earth; natives celebrated large festivities in honor to the gods.

Tourist destinations in Cusco

Machu Picchu
Inca Trail
Salkantay Trek
Choquequirao
Lares Trek
Rainbow Mountain
Humantay Lake
Chonta: The viewpoint if the Condor

Tourist destinations in Puno

Lake Titicaca
Sillustani
Chucuito

Tourist destinations in Arequipa

City Tour
Colca canyon

Tourist destinations in Puerto Maldonado

Tambopata

Tourist destinations in Nazca

Nazca Lines

Chouchilla
Paracas
Islas Ballestas

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If you’re keen on Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you’re obviously headed to the city of Cusco. Once you arrive to the city you probably will feel the thin air because the city is located an altitude of 3,400 meters / 11,150 ft above sea level. For this reason it’s recommended you give yourself time to acclimatize to the thin air before setting off up the mountain.

It’s recommendable to stay in the city of Cusco or in other place at same altitude for your beter acclimatization before you start the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, is also recommendable to eat little drink enough water and avoid alcohol drinks.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) common symptoms:
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Insomnia/sleeplessness
  • Persistent headache
  • Dizziness, light headedness, confusion
  • Disorientation, drunken gait
  • Weakness, fatigue, lassitude, heavy legs
  • Slight swelling of hands and face
  • Breathlessness and Breathing irregularity
  • Reduced urine output

All or some of these symptoms may be present in mild cases of AMS but they can rapidly worsen and become dangerously debilitating. In particular, as the symptoms worsen the victim will often become irrational and difficult to reason with. Their ability to make sensible decisions for themselves is increasingly impaired and their companions may be their only hope of survival. This is a compelling reason for never trekking alone at altitude.
In the final stages of altitude sickness severe problems start to appear which can rapidly lead to loss of consciousness and death if untreated. Two forms of AMS are generally recognized. One or both may be present and either extremely serious.

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)

This is caused by an accumulation of fluid in the lungs. As the complaint progresses more and more fluid builds up until the victim literally drowns. The symptoms include difficulty breathing and rapid pulse rate even at rest, coughing pink, frothy sputum and occasionally blueness around the lips.

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

This is the most serious of the forms of AMS, is caused by a buildup of fluid around the brain. The previously mentioned symptoms of mild AMS rapidly worsen, particularly the headache along with slurring of speech and ultimately unconsciousness and death. The advance of the problem can be very rapid and death can occur in twelve hours if treatment is not given.

If you follow the simple advice of our trained guides, you won’t have to worry about complications from mountain sickness. We design our Tours to ensure clients are ready for high altitude, and arrange alternative itineraries for those at risk.

Acclimatization & altitude sickness prevention for trekking Inca Trail.
  • Drink plenty of fluids (water). It is important to walk slowly. Be prepared to urinate more throughout the day and night. Eat well and regularly. You will be needing more sleep, make sure to get it. Any party is better after the trek, not during it.
  • Wear adequate clothing for a trek. High altitude often means more exposure to the elements. Do wear proper warm clothing in layers. Be aware of wind prevention. Consider exposure to the sun with UV blocking cream and sunglasses.
  • Keep your hands, feet and extremities as dry as possible. Avoid wet boots, socks, gloves or hats.
  • Keep your hands as clean as possible during meal times to avoid contamination of food stuffs and possible stomach problems which can cause dehydration problems at altitude not to mention other issues. Keep a note of your urine and urination.
  • You should be urinating more frequently than normal both due to altitude and from an increase in water consumption. Dark urine is one sign you are not drinking enough.

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