The road from Choquequirao to Machu Picchu is a new route for those who love adventure and long walks in the mountains. This route has a connection with the last Inca city of Vilcabamba and with Machu Picchu that is in the middle of different Inca roads that crossed the entire Inca Empire. After a hard walk, we will see Choquequirao (“cradle of gold” in Quechua) fascinating and remote: impressive in design and location, located on top of a spur on the Apurimac canyon, the third deepest canyon in Peru. This is the great place to see condors that inhabit the area. From here we continue our trek to an even more remote territory where we can see the villagers living in the Yanama area, as well as glaciers, valleys and silver mines. The highest point of the trek is the Yanama pass after which we descend to the subtropical area. We walk through the coffee and plantain plantations before reaching Aguas Calientes. The last day is dedicated to exploring the Lost City of the Incas – Machu Picchu.
This is one of the excursions that cross the incredible mountain range of the Andes of Vilcabamba. As such, it appeared in traveling magazines and is being considered one of the best regions in the world to travel in 2017 by the travel magazine Lonely Planet.
Informative talk one day before the start of the walk.
- Entrance to Choquequirao.
- Pick up from the hotel.
- Transportation: From Cusco to the start of the hike (Capuliyoc).
- Transportation: Return from the train station in Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
- Professional bilingual guide.
- Personal tents: 2 people in each tent to allow greater comfort and a safekeeping of backpacks. Our tents are 3-season, very well
- preserved to ensure excellent performance in the field.
- Camping equipment: dining room and kitchen tents, tables, chairs.
- Inside the stores: mattress or mattresses.
- Accommodation: 4 nights in tent (camping).
- Horses: to take the camping equipment and all your personal luggage (7 kilos).
- Cook: In charge of preparing all meals throughout the trip.
- Food: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners and snacks.
- Water during the walk.
- Meal service: pancakes, tortillas, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking, hot drinks including coca tea that are excellent for altitude.
- Tea alarm: Every morning at the campsite we will wake up with a cup of coca tea our support staff will bring coca tea for your tent in order to wake up.
- Tea time: Every afternoon 1 hour before dinner the cooks leave on the dining table popcorn, cookies, coffee, chocolate, different types of teas, hot water, etc. This is because after a day of hiking many are hungry and it is a bit annoying to wait until dinner so we provide tea time.
- Daily Snacks – Days 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5: Our Snacks consist of local fruits, cookies, chocolate, candies we will give this snack at the beginning of each day of walking in a cloth bag to avoid contamination of the environment.
- Security personnel: Our team carry the first aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
- Dinner on the last day.
- Trekking sticks.
- Sleeping bags.
- Emergency horses.
- Rain ponchos.
- Extra expenses.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Original passport
- Sleeping bag.
- Mountain boots and sandals (very important).
- Trekking sticks.
- Warm clothes: layers of variable temperatures, especially at night. Thermal / gloves / scarves: wool socks and shirts for the whole walk
- Headlight (very important).
- Camera and spare batteries.
- Sunscreen / hat and sunglasses.
- Personal medical kit.
- Insect repellent.
- Rain clothes: a good raincoat and rain pants and a plastic rain poncho.
- Toilet paper.
- Small towel.
- Extra money for drinks and tips, souvenirs, etc.
- Water bottle.