Trekking the Classic Inca Trail (9 days) (CO-ED)

DC Hiking & Backpacking Club (DC-HBC)
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One of the top treks in the world for good reasons! But our trek is one of a kind as we support female porters in a male dominated industry. Along with our local partner, we are creating a much needed change in the industry to finally include women and the indigenous community. As a classic trek, you get to experience Machupicchu first-hand at sunrise as you trek on the Classic Inca Trail over 4 days. The trek allows you to camp in the wilderness with the support of an experienced guide and a team of cook and porters in the gorgeous Andes mountains. A soak in the hot spring of Aguas Caliente awaits you at the end of your trek. 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 new friends. These are all the reasons why this experience remains a classic while supporting our women empowerment work.

This trip is via the social enterprise, Peak Explorations. We are the only partner agency that promotes women as porters and guides on the classic Inca Trail. To date, we have two female porters as part of our team ( a historical change in the trekking tourism industry). By signing up for this trip, you are creating an impact in the industry to make the industry more inclusive of women as guides and porters.

THIS 9 DAY TRIP IS FROM NOV 6 TO 14, 2019.

ITINERARY

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 to DAY 8: 4 day trek of Inca Trail; day hike of Wayna Picchu
DAY 9 Fly home from Cusco

PRICE: $1920
Single supplement: $80 for tent single supplement
$300 for 5 nights hotel single supplement

DEPOSIT: $895
Balance is due by 30 days before departure.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE INCA TRAIL: A non-refundable deposit is NOW due to reserve a spot. As we need to secure permits for the Inca Trail, all bookings and deposits must be sent ASAP due to the permits running out quickly. The sooner you book, the better.

Please read the TERMS & CONDITIONS and LIABILITY WAIVER before booking.

INCLUSIONS:
●Airport pick up and drop-off to and from hotel
●Shared accommodations In Lima & Cusco
●Service of a professional bilingual tour guide and assistant guide.
●City Tour of Lima
●Sacred Valley Tour
●Service of porter (to carry group gear and equipment)
●Transportation to Kilometer 82 (start of Inca Trail)
●Train and bus back to Cusco after Inca Trail 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 bottlers for emergencies
●Government Tax, office service charge and booking fees

EXCLUSIONS:
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.

Learn more and book via this link: https://www.peakexplorations.com/incatrail

Questions? Email me at [masked] (About me: I'm an ex-prosecutor in Washington DC turned travel journalist/writer, social entrepreneur and a mountain nomad now based in Peru to create partnerships with indigenous communities to advance their roles in the trekking tourism industry). I run the media site, Brown Gal Trekker, to promote the voices of women and marginalized groups in the outdoor/travel space. live in Sacred Valley of Cusco -- I'll meet you personally when you arrive to Cusco and can show you around if you have time!