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Choquequirao and Machu Picchu Trek
08 days / 07 nights

This trek include visits to the two more important archaeological Inca sites and is also one of the last unexplored routes although nowadays there are more people exploring it more often to the landcapes, hot spring and the closest contact with the andean settlers who dress in really typical and unique customs in the world.

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Choquequirao Machupicchu

Day 01: Cusco - Cachora - Playa Rosalina

Leave from Cusco at o'clock in the morning by bus arriving at Cachora town approximately at 8:00 am in the morning where we will have walk and here after we arrange the equipment on mules and horses. From this place we can observe the Majestic Padreyoq snow-covered peak 5482 masl the hike on this first day is 21.50 Km. 3 hours flat from Cachora to Mirador Capuliyoq and 4 hours down hill until camp site 1580 masl.

Day 02: Playa Rosalina - Choquequirao

Early in the morning 6:00 am after breakfast, we continue our hike going up to Choquequirao. We will arrive to archaeological place Choquequirao after 6 hours, good time to enjoy that majestic place, we will observe three levels of the excavated ruins, we will appreciate houses, terraces and other parts of this Inca town (depending of the weather we´ll observe the flight of the Condors).

Day 03: Choquequirao - Maizal

We will depart at around 7:00 am. In the direction of Maizal along a climbing trail to the pass of the Choquequirao 3,300 masl and from which we will have impressive views of the Apurimac Canyon, we will inmediately descend towards the Pinchiunuyoq small archaeological complex and Rio Blanco for the lunch, and in the afternoon we will climb 3 hour until Maizal.

Day 04: Maizal - Yanama

We will leave the campsite at around 7:00 am to start the four hour steep climb towards the Yanama Pass (4,500 masl) and from which we will have impressive views of the Salkantay snow peak, we will take a rest after descend towards the Yanama community (3,400 masl). We will camp at this place.

Day 05: Yanama - Hornopampa

We will depart at around 8:00am. In the direcction of Hornopampa, along we will leave behind to begin the difficult part of the trek which consist of an abroupt and steep ascent that stretches for 4 Km. Until the pass, along this climb the landscape changes with many levels variations and along which we will see little groups of houses, flora, small wild birds. Camp

Day 06 : Hornopampa - Qollpapampa

We will wake up at around 6:00 am and after breakfast we will continued lower get down enjoyng the landscape of this valley , where we will camp in Qollpapampa ( 2,900 masl)

Day 07: Qollpapampa - Lucmabamba

This day we will descend for a cloud forest and sub tropical enjoying the landcape, whose climate is template-hot and we will appreciate the Santa Teresa river, after the lunch the walk is continued until arrive to the place called Lumacbamba, where we will camp.

Day 08: Lucmabamba - Machupicchu - Aguas Calientes

In this day we arrive to Central Hidroelectric of Machupicchu and 3 hours later we will arrive to Machupicchu. Visit Machupicchu. In the afternoon we will take the train in Aguas Calientes to the city of Cusco. End of services.

Sleeping bags.
Extra porters.
Everything that is not mentioned in the program.
Hotel in Cusco.

Professional English speaking guides.
Bus transportation to starting point.
Guided visit to Machu Picchu.
Back Packer train tickets back to Cusco.
Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
Tents and all other camping equipment.
First Aid Kit.
Full board.
Horseman and horses (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
Porters, Cook, and Cooking equipment.

Prices from US$ 692.31

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