Grasping Machu Picchu via The Inca Trail
Due to Inca Trail permit restrictions, Booking deadline is 19/12/2019. To book now, contact me or via Instagram: GraspTheAdventure
First 5 to sign up receive a free Grasp The Adventure product bag!
|July 17 to 25, 2020||
8000 AED/ 2175 USD
Why Trek the Inca Trail with Grasp The Adventure:
Cusco’s numerous, natural wonders have made it on everyone’s bucket list during the last couple of years; and if they’re not on yours, they definitely should be! From Machu Picchu to the Rainbow Mountains, this trip will fulfill your adventurous craving while also leaving you with years worth of insanely cool photos!
At Grasp The Adventure, our number 1 goal is to promote the spirit of adventure and the love of nature while forming bonds as powerful as the mountains we hike on. We sincerely view all the hikers that joined our previous trips as friends and family, this is why we do our best to keep them safe and happy at all times. So besides going on awesome hikes to jaw-dropping sights, you’ll also be making new, like-minded friends.
On top of everything else, we are partnering with the #1 company in Cusco for this trip to guarantee your utmost comfort and satisfaction. Ranked #1 on Trip Advisor, they have over 7300 reviews with an average score of 5/5!
About the Trip:
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu may be the main highlight of the trip, but it most certainly is not the only one. We will also visit The Sacred Valley in Cusco and the infamous Rainbow Mountains which will leave you in absolute awe. The best part is… it is all included in the initial cost that you pay. All you need to do is get to Lima and leave the rest to us, we will handle internal flights, airport transfers, hotels, food, treks, tours and even the guides’ and porters’ tips! You will however, have one free day in Cusco to explore the city, shop for souvenirs, rest-up from the Inca Trail or even go on a local cuisine binge, this is the ONLY day that is NOT included in the cost. Read on for further details on the trip’s inclusions and exclusions.
So what is so special about the Inca Trail and why does it need to be booked 6 months in advance? Well, firstly, it is important to note that the Inca Trail is the only trek to Machu Picchu which actually allows you to walk through the Sun Gate and into the Incan Citadel known as Machu Picchu. Any other route actually ends in one of the cities nearby, you will then have to take a train and a bus to get to the wonder’s entrance. Secondly, this trek is the actual trail that the Inca used to walk to get to Machu Picchu, this means that you will be trekking past countless Inca ruins during the 4 days and submerging yourself into their history through literally walking 40 km in their shoes. Not into history? Well don’t worry because the trail is also one of the most scenic ones as you hike past mountains, lakes and wandering llamas.
Is This Hike For You?
So you want to join but you’re also freaking out that you may not be experienced enough for this trek, well you really shouldn’t be. The great thing about the Inca Trail is that it requires absolutely no technical experience and is actually suitable for first time hikers. That being said, fitness is required to enjoy the experience. Moreover, although the distances involved are not that great (only 40 km in 4 days), the altitude at the highest point of the trek is 4200 m could cause problems for anyone (experienced or not).
The good news is that you have more than six months to increase your fitness, strengthen your cardiovascular system and prepare for this trek. We will even share a training regime with you to help you do so. Seriously, we are committed to doing whatever we can to ensure your safety and comfort; that is why:
- We are partnering with one of the top, local companies in Cusco rated #1 on Trip Advisor, 5/5 score with over 7300 reviews
- Certified mountain guides will lead the hike while porters transport the group’s belongings, camping equipment, food, mess tent, etc.
- You will only be required to carry your day pack which will include whatever you may need during the hike, such as raincoat, snacks, camera and water
- Professional chefs will be preparing your breakfasts, lunches and dinners with foods specific to the altitudes we’re at in order to minimize and avoid indigestion and altitude sickness issues
- Trek Guides are all professionally trained and certified in First Aid and Wilderness First Responders (WFR)
“In the variety of its charms and the power of its spell, I know of no other place in the weld which can compare with it.”
-Hiram Bingham, ‘discoverer’ of Machu Picchu