SHORT INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU VIA SANTA TERESA LLACTAPATA
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SHORT INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU VIA SANTA TERESA LLACTAPATA
Filmmakers Move in to Chronicle MachuPicchu Twin City... Llactapata
And the clearing of the ruin will be like no other. Indigenous tribes with direct lineage to the Incas, along with an international team of archeologists, astronomers, and historians will collaborate in what is certain to be an epoch shift in archeological field research and interpretation, one that will put more emphasis on oral history, mystical sciences, and prophetic techniques to assist scientists in piecing together the past with greater and more holistic precision. After all, the Incas were (and their lineage continue to view) the world in a more spiritual, mythological, even Jungian context.
"What we have here is a major discovery to what already has been designated as one of the seven wonders of the world," said, ______, of the _____ "And bringing a bigger and broader investigative tent to the reconstruction process has been a long time coming. Many of our indigenous peoples simply know things about MachuPicchu-Llactapata than their scientific counterparts could ever hope to know. Needless to say, we are excited about this new openness to scientific investigation," s/he added.
The importance of MachuPicchu-Llactapata discovery is mind boggling, especially when considering what has already been uncovered:
• The presence of a Sun Temple, a very rare find among Inca ruins that are recognized by archaeologists, historians, and even tourists, as implicitly important, and a key factor to understanding Ican cosmology.
• The fact that the Sun Temple at MachuPicchu-Llactapata is directly aligned with the Sun Temple at (what is currently referred to as simply) MachuPicchu, which it should be noted.
• The fact that both Sun Temple's double-recessed entrance ways (or doorways) are directly aligned with the sunrise of the Summer Solstice of June 21st. Clearly, the construction of the cities were well coordinated and layed out in conjunction with an advanced understanding of astronomy and astrology (or the psychological interpretation of astronomy).
Critics have already sounded off by alleging that MachuPicchu-Llactapata is exaggerated, citing...
1. The stonework of MachuPicchu-Llactapata is sub-par compared to that of MachuPicchu, even though, upon closer examination, at least 90 percent of MachPicchu's buildings are comprised of the same so-called sub-par stonework, something that few tourists notice and even fewer archeologists mention.
2. MachuPicchu was the "Camp David" of the Inca Empire, as confirmed by archeologist Gary Ziegler's examination of the Spanish archives stored in Cusco as seen on the History Channel's documentary series, Digging for the Truth, hosted by Josh Bernstein. However, the importance of MachuPicchu was unknown yet highly popular to tourists long before its true purpose was known, which only enhanced visitor intrigue.
3. The curious assumption that no mummies or gold or ancient artifacts have been found at MachuPicchu-Llactapata, which fails to acknowledge that investigative process has just begun, and thus is premature. The mere size of MachuPicchu-Llactapata, which the geolographical grid of the ruins shows is actually slightly larger than MachuPicchu, is a clear indication that the people who lived there, probably about a thousand, died there as well, and were subsequently buried on the city's outskirts. As for other ancient artifacts, including gold and silver, for the city to sustain itself, trade was critical, and as such, a city of that size would not have likely sustained itself by a single commodity or industry. This coupled with the fact that the Incas were "rich in gold and silver" would suggest at least some involvement with these precious metals.
"Peru has long been and will continue to be very protective of it's heritage and national treasures," said, _____ of ______. "Many of our people still live largely in the way their ancestors did during the time of the Incas. And tourists continue to visit Peru, even during the current global economic crisis, because of our tough decision to maintain cultural integrity over short-term economic gain. Yet, MachuPicchu's enormous popularity has put a strain on our infrastucture, which has been a growing a concern over the past decade. But with this new discovery, we will soon be able to offer better access and services to an even more profound and enchanting Peru." s/he continued.
Plans are being drawn up by Peruvian officials to enhance services and access to Santa Teresa, the jungle town nearest to MachuPicchu-Llactapata, which would provide an alternative route to reach both cities due to their close proximity. This way, visitors of the MachuPicchu complex will be able to experience Peru's jungle and Andean culture in just a single trip, exposing them to more of Peru's rich cultural and ecological diversity, while reducing the strain on the existing infrasture.
"Striking a balance between the economic needs of our citizenry and the heritage of our country has always been a delicate balancing act." said ____ of the _____. "And while we may not be the richest country, or the most technologically advanced, we excell in striking this balance. If this were not the case, visitors would not be coming to Peru in record numbers. And they keep coming because Peru is still Peru, the home of hard working, friendly people who love their country, its history, and how it continues to be appreciated by so many visitors," s/he concluded.
The clearing of MachuPicchu-Llactapata points to a strong likelihood of...
1. Finding cemeteries in MachuPicchu-Llactapata is extremely high, due in large part to the ruin's size and the impracticality of burying the dead elsewhere.
2. Finding artifacts is also likely given the fact that local caretakers have reported finding chips of pottery "laying on the ground."
3. Finding additional temples is bolstered by empirical data, i.e., scientists have already observed indications of certain buildings resembling more intricate design -- as many as four of them -- though they have not yet been cleared.
4. The expedition has already revealed the two cities' interconnectedness and interdependency via the discovery of an Inca trail that connect the two cities, even to this day.
Currently, discussions are underway between the Peruvian government, its filmmakers and major cable networks specializing in documentary programming. Additional efforts are underway with global film distributors as a feature film option.
A Unique Approach to Both Archeological Field Research and it Documentary Companion.
By exploring inviting both scientific and more mystical disciplines to participate, each of which will be asked to use the tools of their trade to predict what will be found and where, only then will the clearing and excavation commence, elevating the drama and intrigue to not just simply looking for stuff, but basing it on both scientific and supernatural techniques and tactics. This departs greatly from standard documentary formats where so-called experts are able to make predictions and leave the mystery unanswered. In other words, they get off the hook. Not the case in this documentary. All predictions will be subjected to the rigors of verification. As such, each group will either be right or wrong. Indeed, this will be most interesting to the viewer to see how it all plays out, and indeed add a level of drama that otherwise would not exist.
For instance, without any knowledge of the findings of the Thomson-Ziegler expedition, both a Q'ero shaman and a Western Tarot Card reader have both answered in the affirmative as to the presence of gold, and the temple, given by name, of where it will be found. As for the rest of the details, the government isn't saying.
SHORT INCA TRAIL VIA SANTA TERESA LLACTAPATA *2 DAYS AND 1 NIGHT
This trail is an alternative short inka trail to get machu picchu instead of doing short classic inka trail that required permit and you have to book months in advance but this trail of inka trail via santa Teresa llactapata is available all year for all hikers who want to hike to machupicchu and don't have so much time .
FIRST INCA TRAIL VIA LLACTAPATA DAY: CUSCO-URUBAMBA-OLLANTAYTAMBO-SANTA MARIA-SANTA TERESA-LUCMABAMBA-LLACTAPATA
Your guide will come to pick you up from your hotel in cusco and take the bus or van *depends on group size .to drive four and half hours towards santa maria and then we keep going 2 more hours to get first santa teresa and then Lucmabamba 2085 m.a.s.l where we stop to have lunch and after a nap we start hiking from Lucmabamba to Llactapata 2740
a m.a.s.l this a nice part of the trail because you will walk on an original inka trail that goes to one of the most famous quechuan site of Llactapata where you will have a nice view of Machupicchu city and huayna picchu mountain and many more sacred mountain far away
SECOND INCA TRAIL VIA LLACTAPATA DAY :LLACTAPATA-HIDROELECTRIC POWER STATION-AGUAS CALIENTES-MACHU PICCHU-CUSCO
A nice morning with a nice view of machu picchu is here where we have breakfast where llactapata is .after breakfast We start walking from Llactapata to aguas calientes,we walk down three hours to get where hydroelectric station is ,and then we continue two more hours to get aguas calientes is where we have lunch and take the bus up to Machupicchu where you have a guided visit for two hours where you will explore the whole inkan site of machupicchu and then you will have free time to explore by yourself so after you explore you take the bus down to aguas calientes where you will take the train to ollantaytambo and then bus back to cusco.
Note: All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions and flight schedules.
INCA TRAIL VIA LLACTAPATA INCLUDES:
• Pre-departure inca trail via llactapata briefing at Hotel or Office *Give us details of the place you are going to stay in cusco please.
• Professional Quechua Spanish and English speaking inca trail llactapata tour guide
• Collection from your hotel (we pick you up where you are staying from) from 4:00 to 4:30 am
• Private Transportation Van to SAHUAYACO OR LA PLAYA ( trailhead)
• Tourist train (cerrojo-backpacker ) back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (2 hours aprox.) and then bus back to Cusco(1 and half hours aprox. )
• Entrance fee to the Inca Trail via llactapata and Machu picchu
• Food: *1 breakfasts,1 lunches, 1 afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 1 dinners
(click here to see a sample of quechuas expeditions food)
• 4 season HIGH QUALITY PROPER MOUNTAIN TENT (Best Mountain Hardwear & kayla Doite Tents )(We use only the finest quality aluminum tent poles) 4 man tent for 2-people so there will be plenty of space to set up your backpacks (click here to see details of quechuas expeditions Camping Equipment)
• Camping equipment (tent for the staff, cooking and eating tents. portables chairs and tables )
• THERM-A-REST self-inflating air Sleeping mattresses ( a whole new way to sleep in comfort.) (click here to see details of quechuas expeditions Camping Equipment)
• Cook who is in charge of making the food,
• Porters (they carry cooking stuff, camping equipment and 6 kilos of passenger's stuff )
• Health Insurance for our porters, cooks,guides, field crew and Quechuas Expeditions staff
• Wake up coca tea each morning in your tent for a gentle start
• Quechuas Expeditions Free duffel bag for your personal stuff
• Oxygen balloon for any emergency
• Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes
• Boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
• Two-hours guided tour upon your arrival in Machu Picchu( to explore every important temple of the Santuary).
• Single Tents and vegetarian meals available upon request with no extra cost
• Free "I survived " T-shirt and certificate (only for PEOPLE who successfully complete the trek!!)
• Transfer train or bus station-hotel in Cusco
• First Aid kit for Emergencies.
• Free Luggage storage. When you go on the trek it is best to leave any luggage that you are not going to need behind in Cusco.
Nearly all the hotels in Cusco provide a secure luggage deposit. Put any valuables in their safe. Very rarely do hotels charge for this service especially if you are returning to the same hotel after the trek. If there are any problems with your hotel we can arrange to store your luggage at our Quechuas Expeditions office.
Quechuas Expeditions Additional Things Include From March 2012 - January 2013
• Portables Tent & Biodegradable Toilet (toilet waste bags) Quechuas Expeditions allows you to bring the comforts of home along for an enjoyable trip.Having a toilet in your home away from home may be convenience at its finest. Camping. so you don't have to go out into the woods in the middle of the night to do your business.( Click here to see inca treks toilets)
• Responsible Tourism and Well-paid and well-treated porters(HOW YOU CAN HELP ENSURE PROPER TREATMENT)(Click here to see a detailed page)
• Quechuas Expeditions Bottle for free. Get one for free at the office.
Please help us to reduce or eliminate the generation of plastic waste by refilling this bottle in any of the water stations located throughout on the treks. This is part of our efforts towards a cleaner and healthier environment. Sponsored by Quechuas Expeditions (The Best Local Tour Operator)
Get one of this Bottle for Fee at our Office!!!
NOTE: Train included in all tours is the Cerrojo-backpacker (Aguas calientes to Ollantaytambo) Train times will only be confirmed once full amount of tour is paid. The earliest train you could take is the 14:00 and being the 9:00 pm the last train. quechuas expeditions will organize the transport back to Cusco (by taxi or by bus).
Please Note: train times are subject to change depending on Peru rail click here to see timestable and availability.If organized in advance, the train can be upgraded to Vistadome (larger windows than the backpaker cerrojo train to ollantaytambo ) for an increased price.of US$ 40 let us know please.
INCA TRAIL VIA LLACTAPATA DOESN'T INCLUDE:
• Breakfast on the first morning (ask at your hotel)
• Entrance to the hot spring in Aguas Calientes 10 soleslick here to see hot springs)
•Sleeping bag (goose down) -15ºC-extreme -15ºC-extreme it can be hired from us US$20 for all trek mummy form and include a sleeping liner. They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 25 trips
• Last Lunch in aguas calientes town
• Bus down tickets from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes town US$ 8 one way
• Travel and health insurance.(bring copies with you please):Quechuas Expeditions highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your travel investment. Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING ON INCA TRAIL VIA LLACTAPATA:
• Original passport and copies (and Student card (ISIC) green card if you are student ). Note ( you have to bring your student card to machu picchu because you are going to be required to show at the Machupicchu control point
• Travel Insurance card is essential
• Sleeping bag (not included)
• hiking water proof boots (with ankle protectors )
• Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
• Warm jacket
• Sun hat and gloves
• T-shirts / shirts
• Comfortable hiking zip off trousers
• Rain pants
• Bathing suit (for hot springs in Santa Teresa and Aguas Calientes)
• Sun protection cream ( factor 35 recommended ) sun is strong
• Insect Repellent ( for mosquitos )15 % of deet at least
• Water bottle.
• Water purifying tablets (Micropur recommended)
• Toilet paper and wet wipes
• Personal medication
• Camera and films
• Torch with spare batteries (flashlight) we recommend headlights
• Extra contribution suggested in soles money for tipping horseman, cook and guide. and for any emergency.
Tips: please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish
OPTIONAL ITEMS TO BRING ON INCA TRAIL VIA LLACTAPATA:
• Short pants , Plaster and bandages
• Walking poles (with rubber tips) they can also be hired from us
NOTE walking poles are not allowed into machu picchu city.
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