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Peruvian Andes Running Adventure

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and Circuit Around Mt. Ausangate

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Cusco, Perú
Southern Peruvian Andes
13 Day Running Adventure
(5 nights camping)

August 1 to August 13, 2015

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Do not be misled! There is only ONE Inca Trail to Machu Picchu — there are no alternatives! Don't miss the original classic pilgrimage trail to Machu Picchu. Regulations limit the number of people on the Inca Trail. Inca Trail permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis and are non-transferable. To ensure your spot we recommend that you reserve at least 6 months in advance!

Runners leaving the Jampa camp in AusangateClick!
Runners in Jampamayo Valley
on Mt. Ausangate Circuit

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All-inclusive! From $3.795 including ground transportation in Perú, quality hotels, all meals, guided tours, first class camping and full mountain support. See our FAQ and the detailed itinerary for complete information.

Our running adventure begins in Cusco, the archaeological capital of the Americas, at an altitude of 11,150 feet. In Cusco you will be able to see massive walls, cobblestone streets and remnants of the Inca empire and the Spanish colonial period. After a fascinating tour of Cusco, we are ready to start our running adventure, which offers a spectacular variety of trails in the Southern Peruvian Andes.

Runners on the Inca TrailClick!
Runners on the Inca Trail

We begin our run on the ancient Inca trail that leads to the legendary lost city of Machu Picchu — an extraordinary adventure into the history of the grand Inca civilization. Along the way, we explore the intriguing ruins of Inca fortresses, and camp at breath-taking Phuyupatamarca, "town in the clouds." Descending to the Sun Gate and Machu Picchu, the cloud forest trail becomes increasingly lush and varied. After two days exploring Machu Picchu — one of the world's most spectacular ruins — we take a train ride back to Cusco.

After a night of rest, we leave for the Cordillera (mountain range) Vilcanota and the high circuit around Mount Ausangate, a glacier covered 20,905 foot massif; its highest peak. Inside the loop we encounter Mounts Jatunuma, Maria Huamantilla, Janajaja and Santa Catalina (19,055').

Alpacas and Mt. AusangateClick!
Runner, alpacas and llamas in the
Ausangate mountain circuit.
Girl from the province of Quispicanchis in CuscoClick!
Girl from the province
of Quispicanchis in Cusco

As we turn into the east side of massive Mount Ausangate, we will admire the Cordillera Vilcanota, offering views of Mounts Collque Cruz (20,046'), Collpa Ananta (20,046') and Tres Picos (19,990'). Other snow-capped peaks in this mountain range crowd the horizon with massive glaciers, rewarding us with scenery unsurpassed anywhere in the Andes. Just as fascinating are the people of the Vilcanota, the most traditional and colorfully dressed of all the Peruvian highlanders, living the same way that their ancestors did in Inca times.

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Read some COMMENTS from our Running Adventure Guests, and these exciting articles about the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and Southern Highlands Adventure Run:

"Dances with Llamas" By Bruce Hoff.

Click Here to Read Article. Published in the September 1996 issue of UltraRunning Magazine. (Copyright UltraRunning. Reprinted with the permission of the author.)

"Adventure in Perú's Southern Highlands" By Norman Klein.

Click Here to Read Article. Published in the January 1998 issue of UltraRunning Magazine. (Copyright UltraRunning. Reprinted with the permission of the author.)

Run the Inca Trail - an unforgettable outdoor and cultural adventure.

Explore ancient archaeological sites of Cusco and the Sacred Valley.

See Machu Picchu from the Gateway of the Sun.

Enjoy two days exploring Machu Picchu.

Circuit spectacular Mt. Ausangate.

The Peruvian Andes Running Adventure follows the original pilgrimage trail that leads into the religious capital of the Inca Empire, the legendary “Lost city of the Incas” - Machu Picchu! The run is moderate to strenuous over mountain terrain at altitudes ranging from 8,000’ to 13,779’. You will see archaeological sites only seen by those that complete the entire Inca trail. On the Inca Trail, you will sleep in a comfortable campground, and porters carry the gear. In the Ausangate circuit you will run at higher elevation with a gradual adaptation to the terrain and go over a 16,650’ pass with an option to reach 17,000’.

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