It is one of the new tours that has a lot of tourists demand in this place for which we decided to make a better way to visit and remember if you book with us you will not regret and you can visit this beautiful place that only exists three in the natural world that It is located south of Cusco on the side of a very important mountain called Ausangate and during the day you can enjoy many camelids such as alpaca, vicuñas and llamas. You can also connect with pure nature.
VINICUNCA MOUNTAIN FULL DAY
Pick up from the hotel around the main square at 3 o’clock in the morning to go to cusipata where we will have breakfast and then start a walk for 1 hour and the start of the trek is 4480 meters above sea level, approximately 7 o’clock in the morning. with the trek and reach the top the first (this trek has a duration of 2 hours of climb), to see the majestic view of the snow of Ausangate one of the glaciers of Cusco and very revered by the surrounding communities, once completed The visit to the place rainbow mountain vinicunca we will return to the starting point of the trek and then take the transport that will not lead to the lunch place. Finally we will take the return bus that will bring us until Cusco time of arrival will be 4 to 4.30 pm.
The Vinicunca Trek can leave any day of the week.
02 – 04 Paxs US$ 100.00 per person
05 – 08 Paxs US$ 80.00 per person
12 Paxs US$ 70.00 per person
Everything you may need during the tour should be in your personal backpack, which you must provide and bring with you (we do not offer it as a rental). We recommend that they be as small as possible and you should only carry the essentials. In the citadel it is allowed to use maximum 30L backpack or smaller. If you have a larger bag, you can use it for trekking, but you must leave at your hotel in Aguas Calientes town, or you can pay to store it in one of the facilities outside the main gates of Machu Picchu. They are cheap, but they often have long lines.
DO I NEED MY ORIGINAL PASSPORT FOR THE INCA TRAIL AND ALTERNATIVE TREKS?
You must bring your original passport and it is very important that it be the same number you sent us for the reservation. The park rangers verify every day the passports of the walkers and also to enter Machu Picchu. The train company will verify your passport before you board the train. If you have changed your passport after the reservation, please let us know immediately. / Or bring both passports.
HOW IMPORTANT IS BRIEFING ?
Very important is the time where you will meet with our trek guide. who will detail every inconvenience you have about trek, weather, departure time etc.
TO GET CUSCO.
The airport in Cusco currently is only for domestic flights, so all international travelers by plane must disembark in Lima and go through Customs. Even if your flight to Cusco is the same day by the same airline carrier, you must grab your bags in Lima and then check them back in.
The best way to get to Cusco is by air and there are several options in airlines. LAN tends to be the most expensive, but has the most options and flights. Expect delays or flight cancellations. Due to the high altitude of Cusco, it tends to be difficult to land and any acclimate weather will stop air traffic. Bus travel is always available and while the trip can be long, especially from Lima, the buses in Peru are very well maintained and comfortable. This option is strongly encouraged if coming from a city closer to Cusco, like Puno. Lima buses will take about 22 hours to arrive.
WHERE CAN I LEAVE MY BAGGAGE?
During the INCA TRAIL; ALTERNATIVE TREK OR TOURS TO MACHUPICCHU, your luggage can be left in the baggage store of your hotel in Cusco. Let us know at briefing time we can help you with it.
DO I NEED TO TAKE EXTRA MONEY TO THE TOUR OR TREK THAT I DO?
Yes. This is very important! We recommend that you bring from 400 to 500 Peruvian soles. You may not need any of this money, but in case of an emergency, you should make sure you have enough cash. If you are participating in sacred valley tour there are many places to buy gifts.
ABOUT THE ALTITUD
As soon as people book their trip to Peru, specifically puno, Cusco, they start wondering about altitude sickness. The air at high altitudes contains less oxygen than at sea level and forces your body to work harder to get the oxygen it needs. Over several days at high altitude, your body adjusts to the lower amount of oxygen in the air. This is why we always recommend spending at least two days in Cusco before beginning any trek. If you have more time, even better. Cusco is an amazing city with a lot to do, so you won’t be bored.
With altitude sickness, you may first feel like you have the flu or a hangover. You may have a headache, tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, trouble sleeping, trouble breathing during exercise. Do not be panic just relax.
Most of the time, these symptoms will be mild. We always recommend easing into activity slowly, allowing your body to adjust. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or coca tea. Leaves from the coca plant contain alkaloids which helps bring oxygen into your blood, helping your body avoid the effects of altitude sickness. Avoid drinking a lot of alcohol and coffee. They will cause you to urinate more often and become dehydrated. Avoid smoking. Smoking makes it more difficult for your body to get oxygen. Avoid sleeping pills. They may cause shallow breathing at night, making it more difficult for your body to absorb oxygen while you sleep.
Remember the trek to Machu Picchu is not a race. Even those in the best shape will suffer from altitude sickness when they race to the top of the mountain too quickly. Go slowly, it will give your body time to adjust to the mountain.
Your healthcare provider may prescribe medicines, such as acetazolamide and dexamethasone, to help prevent altitude sickness. Start the medicine two days before you get to a high altitude. Continue to take it while you are at high altitude.
You must remember that this is your holiday and you do not want to stress out about the possibility of getting sick from the mountains. Do everything slowly. Drink lots of water. And enjoy the coca tea. If anything does happen and you unfortunately get sick, let your guide know right away .
WEATHER IN THE ANDES
Of course weather is unpredictable. Typically the dry season in Cusco is from April through October, but this does not stop rain from falling in June or the sun from coming out in December – just be prepared. No matter what month you are doing the trek, please make sure that you have rain gear that includes a waterproof jacket, pants, poncho and waterproof gloves. Many people forget about gloves, but being cold and wet makes hiking very unpleasant.
Also prepare for four seasons. Many of the treks through the Andes involve many micro-climates and you will need to be prepared for all seasons. Layers are always key as they are easy to adjust to the different temperatures. And evenings will always be cold, so please be prepared with a warm, winter-weight jacket.
IS IT IMPORTANT TRAVEL INSURANCE?
To protect your travel investment, we recommend buying travel insurance. Obtaining travel insurance before leaving home is highly recommended.
Pick up from the hotel. round trip transportation
Professional bilingual guide
Entrance to vinicunca.
DOES NOT INCLUDED:
Expenses during the tour
It is highly recommended to bring:
Waterproof clothing or rain poncho
Extra money in soles
Cap and sunglasses
Comfortable backpack to carry your daily papers and toilet paper
WHY SHOULD I DO THE TOUR OR TREK WITH INCA ADVENTOURS?
INCA ADVENTOURS is a 100% Cusco agency, (PERU) we are direct tour operator without intermediaries. INCA ADVENTOURS is a friendly agency and a tour operator based in the city of Cusco whose owners are from Cusco (Peru).
All our tours and hikes are strictly organized by INCA ADVENTOURS and their professional team, our purpose is to provide a high quality service.
We are proud of our work team because thanks to them, we are growing in a responsible way
We only require a minimum of 2 travelers to start a tour
We have highly trained guides who have a degree in tourism and speak fluent English.
Organic food in a fantastic way in all the treks prepared by our professional chef.
Each tour or trek is organized strictly for our clients
INCA ADVENTOURS. It is a company that cares for orphaned children and low-resource parents. Therefore, book a trek or tour with INCA ADVENTOURS.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING
Identification document. Original passport (the passport that I use to book the tour).
A lightweight 25-40 liter backpack. which will be light to use the Jacket or rainwear, a rain poncho (waterproof gear is very important allways in the Andes the climate changes constantly). rough out the trek (the smaller is better, why? in Machupicchu you can use maximum 30 liter backpack).
Photo camera with batteries for the whole tour (the batteries are consumed very fast by the cold), binoculars.
sun Hat, sunscreen and a rehydrating cream for the skin, sunglasses. Toilet paper.
Refreshments: like chocolates, cookies, dried fruits, raisins etc. Water bottle or camelback.
Your own emergency kit if you have a special medication. Enough cash to buy some gifts and tips.