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Trekking Choquequirau to Machupicchu
(8 days 7 nights)

After the conquest by the Spanish, Manco Inca and his successors dominated the region of Vilcabamba. It included several centres and settlements built to honor the last dynasty of the Inca: Manco Inca, Sayre Tupac, Titu Cusi Yapanqui and Tupac Amaru I. According to customs and traditions of other pre-Incan cultures, a Neo Imperial state was created to preserve all knowledge in religion and astronomy. Choquequirao trek to Machu Picchu is the place where yuo'll discover the great citadel of the last inca kings and also you'll rich the betiful ecosystem. , choquequirao and Machu Picchu trekking.

Vilcabamba is located northwest of Cusco, in the province Convención, in the eastern mountain range of the Andes. It has a chain of snow-covered peaks and high forest mountains with constant climatologic changes. The region is bounded by two very deep canyons, the canyon of Apurímac on the left and Willcamayu on the right. Through both run very fast-flowing rivers which have carved and still carve one of the most beautiful and spectacular landscapes of our Andean region.
 
Intineray Day by Day:(B)= breakfast / (L)= lunch / (D)= dinner

DAY 1: CUZCO - CACHORA - CHIKISQA
Pick up from airport or from your hotel and go by private bus to Cachora and meet the mule-drivers there, start the hike with easy walking to the viewpoint Incahuasi (possibility to see condors and good views into the Apurimac valley) and walk down to CHIKISQA to camp there or a little further down to the Apurimac river.
All this day we will walk about 5 or 6 hours.

DAY 2: CHIKISQA - PLAYA ROSALINA - SANTA ROSA - CHOQUEQUIRAO
We continue our trek until Santa Rosa, place where we can take a rest to continue until the camp site, it takes about 6 hours, the ascend passage is about 4 hours. A beautiful view of la cordillera de Vilcabamba.

DAY 3: CHOQUEQUIRAO - PINCHU UNUYOC
After breakfast, we will have a guided tour of CHOQUEQUIRAO, and then we continue the trek to the ruins of Pinchu Unuyoc with lots of terraces and some baths.

Camp around here. Walk 2 hours up and 2 hours down. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and camping.

DAY 4: PINCHU UNUYOC -RIO BLANCO MAIZAL
We begin the trek to descend to Rio Blanco, place where we begin to ascend. In this route we are going to find just one family who we will contact with.

We can appreciate some panoramic views of the top of Choquequirao. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and camping.

DAY 5: MAIZAL - YANAMA
We continue the trek this day until Victoria, where we visit the mines, that worked until 60's, and then the trek continues until Yanama Andean town. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and camping.

DAY 6: YANAMA - LLUZCAMAYO
After few hours of hiking up you will be on another pass, sometimes condors are around so maybe we can see them.

After that it is relaxing walking down, entering in a valley where some small communities still practice ´trueque´, or interchange of their products. Campsite in one of these communities. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and camping.

DAY 7: LLUZCAMAYO - AGUAS CALIENTES
This is a descend day to the Playa community this is a richness zone in flora because is a vegetation place; forest and rivers.

Then we transport to the Hydro-electric where we continues the trek until Aguas Calientes . breakfast, lunch, dinner and Overnight in hostal.

DAY 8: AGUAS CALIENTES - CUSCO
We will leave our hotel after breakfast at 5:30 am and head for Machu Picchu (2400m/7874f) by tourist bus. We will arrive at the citadel around 6:00 am. After a guided tour around the archeological site, including information about life and culture of the Incas, you will have enough time to enjoy Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu (2750m/9022f) on your own. We will leave Aguas Calientes by train either at 2:55 pm or at 6:10 pm. Until then, you will have time to have lunch in one of the nice restaurants. Moreover, you can visit the hot springs in Aguas Calientes to relax a bit.
Included:
•Private transport from your hotel in Cusco to the town of Cachora
•Transport from la Playa to Santa Teresa and the hydroelectric station (for all camping and personal luggage)
•Train from the hydroelectric station to Aguas Calientes
•Bus up and down from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
•Tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco or train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco
•Basic hotel in Santa Teresa
•Hotel in Aguas Calientes (MachuPicchu, continental or similar)
•Dinner in Aguas Calientes
•Entrance fees to Choquequirao
•Entrance fees to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu
•Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
•High quality camping equipment (We use professional tents, Doite, Model Kailas 3, extra light/4.5kgs and Doite, Model Himalaya, extra light/4.5kgs, both are big enough for 2 persons. Mattresses, eating tent with table and chairs, bathroom tent)
•Meals during the excursion (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks / option vegetarian
•Cook and cooking equipment
•Horseman and mules, for all camping and personal luggage
•Emergency horse
•First-aid kit, oxygen bottle and safety rope

Not included:
•Sleeping bag (If you don’t have a sleeping bag, there is the possibility of lending one)
•Lunch on the last day in Machu Picchu
Cost by Person 845 US$
 

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