|Destinations:||Choquequirao, Machu Picchu|
|Lenght:||8 Days / 7 Nights|
* From 11 to 16 participants each one
Day 01: CUSCO - CACHORA - CHIQUISCA
Early morning departure from Cusco . Our private transportation will take us to the town of Cachora where our mule wanglers , mules and horses are wayting. We hike down into the Apurimac canyon camping at Chiquisca (1800 mts) (L,D).
Day 02: CHIQUISCA - MARANPATA - CHOQUEQUIRAO
After a good breakfast we start our strenuous hike up hill for about 5 hours to our lunch spot at Maranpata, and then to Choquequirau, where we camp. Choquequirau ( Golden Cradle ) is considered the Sister city of MachuPicchu, because of several similarities, it hangs 1,500 meters above the Apurimac Canyon , MachuPïcchu hangs above the Urubamba canyon. It is at the same latitude and it is a large citadel with more of 8 hectares , only one third has been uncovered and every day the archeologist find something more. (B,L,D).
Day 03: LAST INCA CITY - MAIZAL
Early morning departure, walking through Chokekirau, to find our way behind the upper plaza , going up though high cloud forest to the Choquequirau Pass. Afterwards the trail continues through some agricultural terraces or ( Andenes) called Pichiyoc which means (water jumping forward ) Also this terraces in the Inca Times where cultivated to provide food for the locals. We will continue up toward the Rio Blanco for lunch. In the afternoon we enter another Inter Andean valley to the hamlet of Maizal. Where we camp.(B,L, D)
Day 04: MAIZAL - YANAMA
Early morning trek around the Corihuarachina glacier, important due to some archeological remains such as Inca channels . Then we pass through Minas Victoria , a place that during the colony , silver was extracted from a mine. Continuing the trek to the valley and town of Yanama. At the shadow of the Pumasillo Glacier where we camp.(B,L,D)
Day 05: YANAMA - TOTORA
Today we trek surrounded by the high mountains of the Vilcabamba Range full of Ichu grass and of Tarwi brush , we go up to the Yanama Pass ( 4580 meters), highest pass on the trail . You continue down river arriving to the hamlet of Totora, where we camp. This place has indescribable beauty , tranquility and pure nature surrounded by the glaciers Salcantay ,Padreyoc, and Pumasillo. (B,L,D)
Day 06: TOTORA - WIÑAYPOCO
Following the Totora river you enter an area of high cloud forest arriving at Colcapampa known for its hot springs. Then we descend the trail on the left side of the Santa Teresa river where we will see small plantations of bananas, passion fruit , coffee, arriving later to Wiñaypoco where we camp.(B,L,D)
Day 07: WIÑAYPOCO - PALTALLACTA - AGUAS CALIENTES
Following the trail down the Santa Teresa River through more plantations , arriving to Miscabamba where we cross the river , continuing on the slope of the hill to our right going through an Andean cloud forests to the Puncuyoc pass, then descending through grass land and fruit tress where there is cattle , arriving to PaltaLlacta , to camp. The panoramic view from this place is breath taken, you can see a different angle of Machu Picchu and the Aobamba canyon, where another Inca trail can be seen.
Descent through orchids and ferns,until we reach the Aobamba river, then crossing a metal bridge with views of an impressive water fall that goes to the hydroelectric plant. Arriving to the rail road tracks and then taking a two hour walk on the rail road tracks to Aguas Calientes. Spend the night in a hotel and visit the local hot springs. Dinner on your own.(B,L)
Day 08: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
Early morning bus up to visit this archeological world marvel. Late afternoon train back to Cusco.
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• From 2 to 3 participants U.S.$ 1,487.00 each
• From 4 to 10 participants U.S.$ 1,297.00 each
• From 11 to 16 participants U.S.$ 1,197.00 each
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