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Inka Trail, Choquequirao & Machupicchu in 9 Days

Inka Trail, Choquequirao & Machupicchu in 9 Days

Extra porter / horse "llama" included) + 01 full day in Machupicchu Inka City

Inka Trail, Choquequirao & Machupicchu in 9 Days

Description

The archaeological site of CHOQUEKIRAW is part of the complex system of Andean towns in Vilcabamba Valley. In the time of the Incas, it was united and in communication with Machu Picchu by a complex network of trails. Choquekiraw is situated in the spurs of the mountain range of Salcantay, at 3035 m.a.s.l., surrounded by the snow capped Apus of Yanama, Ampay, Choquetacarpo, Pumasillo and Panta on the right side of Apurimac river in the Santa Teresa district, the Convention province of the department of Cusco.

Choquekiraw is an Inca town formed by small sites spread out in rubble work that in its adjoining constructs a complex metropolis similar tothose of the other regions placed on the crest of the hill by the same name –Choquekiraw. Choquequirao is considered as the Incas´ last refuge

ITINERARY

Day 1
CACHORA - CHIQUISCA
5:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Transfer from Hotel - CACHORA.
Day 2
CHIQUISCA - CHOQUEQUIRAO
7:00 a.m. -16:00 p.m. Trekking
Day 3
CHOQUEQUIRAO - MAIZAL
Trekking 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Day 4
MAIZAL - YANAMA - Mandor
Trekking 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Day 5
MANDOR - TOTORA - COLLPAMPA
Trekking 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Day 6
COLLPAPAMPA - LA PLAYA - LUCMABAMBA
Trekking 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Day 7
LUCMABAMBA – PATALLACTA - HYDROELECTRIC - MACHUPICCHU TOWN
Trekking - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Day 8
Full day MACHUPICCHU.
8:00 a.m. - 16:00 p.m.
Afternoon Optional. Visit Hot Spring
Day 9
MACHUPICCHU Village to OLLANTAYTAMBO and bus to CUSCO
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Morning, return to CUSCO

DAY 01: CUSCO / CACHORA / CHIQUISCA.

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco city at 5:30 in the morning toward San Pedro of Cachora town, place in which we will know all the people who will go with us during the whole walk (cooks, porters, muleteers, guide assistant), we will have lunch in the sector of Capuliyoq. At Chikiska camp we will be able to enjoy the fruit that grows inthis area besides a refreshing bath.

Meals: Lunch, Teatime, Dinner.

DAY 02: CHIQUISCA / CHOQUEQUIRAO.

After a good breakfast we will begin the walk towards archaeological group of Choquequirao, the whole journey will be up hill. We will eat lunch near the rural community of Marampata, we will arrive to our camp at about 5 in the afternoon where we will sleep in one of the Inca terraces, from that place we

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Teatime, Dinner.

DAY 03: CHOQUEQUIRAO / MAIZAL.

In the morning we will visit the wholearchaeological group, we will enjoy the guided for 2 hours, at about 10:00 inthe morning we will continue our walk, this day will be the heaviest becausethe whole day we will ascend going through the sector of Rio Blanco, in thisplace we will eat lunch. The camp is at 3 hours after lunch and it is placed inthe sector of Maizal. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Teatime, Dinner.

DAY 04: MAIZAL / YANAMA / MANDOR.

Early start the longest climb of the trip, continuing the walk Corralpata pass by, as we ascend (1800 m, 6000 ft to 4400 ft) in an average of 7-8 hours to the summit, descend to the agricultural and mining community Yanama, 3402msnm 11,340 feet, enjoy a wonderful view of the lagoon Yanacocha. Walk along a wide area of vegetation and finally arrive at some abandoned mines Inka period in a place called Victoria, continue through bamboo forests, and beautiful views of the Apurimac valley, the White River and Snowy Ampay, overnight Mandor at Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Teatime, Dinner.

DAY 05: MANDOR / TOTORA / COLLPAMPA

Walking in this day will be moderated becauseof the geography of this area, we will descend for some slopes where we will be able to observe a biodiversity. Lunch will be at Totora area which is 3 hoursfar of the final camp. After lunch will walk towards Collpampa camp, in thisplace some local people who expend some articles, so you could find softdrinks, batteries and other stuff.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Teatime, Dinner.

DAY 6: COLLPAMPA – LA PLAYA-LUCMABAMBA.

Today we will pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls, tropicalfruits and plants. We will camp in La Playa. After a rest, we will (optionally)go to the hot springs and enjoy the well-deserved soothing water, a real treatafter finishing the trek!

After breakfast, at 6.30am, we start trekking for the day through the upper junglecrossing the Lluskamayo River and a variety of little brooks. The way it is more stable with a warm climate,Lunch on the way, we will have the opportunity to enjoy the scenery valleys, waterfalls, tastetropical fruits,beautifull flowers,colorfull birds, will arrive to Lucmabambaour campsite.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Teatime, Dinner.

DAY 7: LUCMABAMBA - ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE PATALLACTA - HYDROELECTRIC - MACHUPICCHU PUEBLO.

After an early breakfast, we will head to the LLactapata access. Once atthe Llactapata entrance, you will start an ascent hike towards the ruins ofLlactapata. On the way you will observe coffee plantations, beautifullandscapes as well as diverse flora and fauna. After three hours, you willarrive at Llactapata where you will have an amazing view of Machu Picchu. Hereyou will have time to rest and enjoy the scenery. A descending trail will takeyou to the Hydroelectric of Santa Teresa where you will eat lunch at a localrestaurant. A local train will take you to Aguas Calientes in about 45 minutes.Upon arrival, you will be accommodated at the hostel (included on thispackage). You will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant .

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Teatime, Dinner.

DAY 8: FULL DAY MACHUPICCHU

We have breakfast and then take the bus (8am) up to Machu Picchu.. Awalking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your guide and after this youcan explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you have energy you can also climb Huayna Picchu (2720m/8890ft)!!! (It takes about 45 minutes to reach thetop.) Optional evening visit to the Hot Springs. Overnight in Machupicchu Village.

Meals: Breakfast.

DAY 09: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO.

After breakfat train back to Ollantaytambo. Cerrojo backpacker (to Ollantaytambo) andbus to Cusco. We'll be in Cusco approximately at noon.

Meals: Breakfast.

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