You will depart from Pacaymayo along a short, zigzagging, ascending path that will take you to the circular ruins of Runkurakay. There is almost no sign of human life in this region where cloud forests and rugged mountains rule. After a break to catch your breath, you will start downward through a section of the Inka Trail in an excellent state of preservation. After passing through several segments, where the pathway is perfectly paved with flagstones, you will reach the steps leading to the Sayacmarca Ruins. From here, the trail definitely moves off into the jungle, and so will you, continuing through bamboo and unca tree forests towards the ruins of Phuyupatamarca. The trail passes by Lake Seco, after some ascents and descents, you will arrive at El Tunel, a natural cavity produced by a landslide but developed by the Incas. The Inca Trail, with its well-defined borders, continues through moss covered hills. After crossing a small pass, you will see a steep flight of stairs that lead you to the Phuyupatamarca Ceremonial Center. As you walk down the trail, you will see the Urubamba Valley and River. The trail will take us to the lovely ruins of Wiñay Wayna, the most important after Machu Picchu and our last campsite. Initial altitude: 3,800 M.T. Final altitude: 2,650 M.T.
| Overnight in Winaywayna (camping)
| Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner