Inca Trail (Peru)

Cuzco to Machu Picchu

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There are places worth crossing continents to see. Machu Picchu is one of them. Buried in jungle for centuries, until rediscovered by the American explorer (and later senator) Hiram Bingham in 1911, Machu Picchu is one of the world's most stunning archeological sites. Its remote location, high above the Urubamba cloud forest, ensured that it would remain the most well-preserved settlement of the Inca civilization. We'll start our journey with two days acclimitization (over Shabbat) in historic Cuzco before setting out on our 4-day trek early Sunday morning. Though porter-assisted, we rate the hike of moderate difficulty, as we'll be climbing to an altitude of 14,500 feet (4,435 meters). On Tuesday, we'll descend to Intipunku - "Gateway of the Sun" - for what is considered one of the most dramatic vistas on earth: the first glimpse of Machu Picchu. We'll then spend Wednesday exploring the sanctuary till boarding our train back to Cuzco in the afternoon.

Duration: 8 days away from home, including 4 days of trekking

Trekking Grade: 2 / Easy-to-Moderate

Maximum Altitude: 4,435 meters / 14,500 feet

Size of group: 6 to 12

Food: Our daily fare on trek will include freshly prepared vegetarian meals (cooked and served in new utensils). On Shabbat we will have pre-prepared meat meals (rabbinic hechsher).

Point of departure and return: Cuzco, Peru

Land Price: For price information - please contact Koshertreks directly.

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