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Intro to Wilderness Backpacking
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Seeing Machu Picchu in person is on every hiker's bucket list! This is a special trip for women only. The group will be led by a team of all-female guide and porters. Joining us on this journey means supporting women trail leaders of Peru and the local economy. Plus, this is an off the beaten path that will take you to Machu Picchu with lesser crowd and a more intimate experience with mother nature in the gorgeous Andes mountains. The trek allows you to camp in the wilderness, soak in the hot spring of Aguas Caliente, visit Machu Picchu over a period of two days, and do the climb up Huayna Picchu for an incredible bird's eye view of the ruins. You also spend time walking in the old part of Lima and visit the beautiful town of Cusco and the Sacred Valley. In the process, you will create lasting memories with fellow women hikers.
This trip is for 9 days - April 14-22, 2018.
DAY 1 - Arrive in Lima
DAY 2 Lima City Tour
DAY 3 Fly out to Cusco. Walking city tour of Cusco. Visit to local market and Qoricancha temple.
DAY 4 Sacred Valley Tour
DAY 5 Day 1 of the Huchuy - Qosqo Trail. Cusco - Tambomachay - Qenko - Huchuy Qosqo.
DAY 6 Day 2 of Huchuy - Qosqo Trail. Huchuy Qosqo - Lamay - Sacred Valley - Ollantaytambo.
DAY 7 Day 3 of Huchuy - Qosqo Trail. Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
DAY 8 Day 4 of Huchuy - Qosqo Trail. Aguas Caliente to Machupicchu. Optional hike of Huayna Picchu. Return to Cusco.
DAY 9 Fly out to Lima, and flight back to USA.
For the daily hike itinerary, see TREK SUMMARY. (https://www.peakexplorations.com/huchuy-trek-summary)
This trek is STRENUOUS given the high altitude, the possible low temperatures, the early start times for each day. You must be physically fit, in good health, and preferably with recent backpacking/hiking experience.
NOTE: Consulting with your doctor prior to joining the trip is recommended. It is highly suggested that you familiarize yourself with the hazards and risks of high altitude trekking. A completed & signed Liability Waiver form and travel insurance to cover 100% trip cost, emergency medical and evacuation are REQUIRED to join this trip. After completing your trip booking and deposit, you will be required to purchase the required travel insurance by the trip balance due date. Failure to obtain adequate travel insurance will result in cancellation of your booking and loss of trip deposit.
$80 for tent single supplement
$300 for 5 nights hotel single supplement
Balance is due by 30 days before the trip.
To book, click BOOK NOW. (https://www.peakexplorations.com/peru-all-women-trek)
Airport pick up and drop-off to and from hotel
Shared accommodations In Lima, Cusco, Ollantaytambo & Aguas CalienteNote: Hostel to be used in Aguas Calientes has hot showers + private bath+ breakfast or another similar; this can be upgraded, if desired.
Service of a professional bilingual tour guide and assistant guide.
City Tour of Lima & Cusco
Sacred Valley Tour
Service of porter (to carry group gear and equipment)
Bus Cusco-Tambomachay, Lamay-Ollantaytambo.
Train Ollantaytambo-KM104 and Aguas Calientes to Ollantyatambo.
Round trip Bus ticket to/ from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes town.
Train and bus back to Cusco after trek
Water during the trek
Duffel bag for your personal items (to be carried by porter)
Permits and entry fees for Inca Trail and Machupicchu
All meals during the trek (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks, 3 dinners and snacks throughout the day)
(Note: Breakfast on day 1 and lunch in Aguas Caliente are not included)
Dining tent with tables and chairs
2 person tent and basic sleeping mat
Oxygen bottles & first aid kit for emergencies
Government Tax, office service charge and booking fees
International airfare & Lima to Cusco r/t; travel, medical & emergency evacuation insurance; meals in Lima, Cusco and during Sacred Valley tour; tips; entrances fees during city and Sacred Valley tours; and all other personal expenses.
International flights are excluded. Clients must book their own flights and send a copy of their flight itinerary by e-mail to [masked] no later than the trip balance due date.
TRAVEL INSURANCE REQUIRED:
After making a deposit, you are required to obtain appropriate travel insurance through Travel Guard or other insurance of your choice that should cover at a minimum 100% of the trip cost (land & air), emergency medical and evacuation for high altitude trekking of up to 5000 meters. Proof of travel insurance must be provided via electronic mail to [masked] no later than the trip balance due date. Failure to obtain travel insurance by the trip balance due date will result in cancellation and no refund of your trip deposit and/or applicable cancellation fees as noted in the Terms & Conditions. (https://www.peakexplorations.com/terms-and-conditions.html)
Note: If you opt to buy your insurance from a company other than Travel Guard, please ensure that the insurance you purchase covers high altitude trekking as there are only a select number of companies that provide such type of coverage.
Please check ahead of time as to the visa requirements for the country of your choosing. You are responsible for securing your own visa, if required.
Upon booking, you will receive trip notes that include the recommended gear list and specific trek information.
To get full details on the trip, check out THIS PAGE. (https://www.peakexplorations.com/peru-all-women-trek)
Questions? Email me!
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