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INKA TRAIL, CHOQUEQUIRAO & MACHUPICCHU IN 9 DAYS

INKA TRAIL, CHOQUEQUIRAO & MACHUPICCHU 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

(Extra porter / horse "llama" included) + 01 full day in Machupicchu Inka City
Choquequirao and Machupicchu in 9 days

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

SERVICE LEVEL: BASIC

 

Programa:

DAY 1 CACHORA - CHIQUISCA

5:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Transfer from Hotel - CACHORA.

Trekking Trekking - on set
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

 

MEALS INOUR TRIP

BREAKFAST (B) Fruit Salad, oatmeal, pancakes, cereal, te, caffe, milk, bread with a seleccion for it, butter, flavoured jam, honey, etc
SNACK (S) included a bag with buscuits, a few sweets, perhaps an apple, bananas or orange
LUNCH (L) The biggest meal of the day, always with a soup, cream of asparagus, tomatoes, corn, or vegetables and noodle soup.and then a meat (poltry,fish,pork,beef+ a grain "most likely quinoa or white rice" + veggies + variety salad+ drinks "hot and cold drinks"
TEA TIME (T) At 4 o'clock every afternoon (tea, coffee,chocolate muffins,cookies, popcorn,etc).
DINNER (C) Mously like Lunch, included dessert. chocolate pudding, rice pudding, and others
But I know we had dessert eachnight.
Every meal we offerhot drinks , including coca leaf tea which are excellent for the altitude.

Menu is along the trip, no all on the same Day

IMPORTANT.

Vegetarian (vegan) food on request at no extra cost! if you have any dietary requirements,

!!You literally get treated like royalty when you're on the Trail!!

 

Dificulty Level (By Day)

Day 1 Moderate
Day 2 Difficult
Day 3 Difficult
Day 4 Difficult
Day 5 Moderate
Day 6 Moderate
Day 7 Moderate
Day 8 Easy
Day 9 Easy                                                                                                                                         


Choquequirao - Machupicchu

 

DAY 01: CUSCO / CACHORA / CHIQUISCA.

Choquequirao tours - Machupicchu

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.

 

 

NOTE:

  • Itinerary are subject to change depending ontime of booking and campsites spaces in the moment that we arrive inthere).
  • The camps can vary depending on climate and health statusof clients.
  • Train Included in all tours is Cerrojo Backpacker(to-from Ollantaytambo) Train times willonly be confirmed close to the time of the trek,if join a group late in the daywe can't guarantee you will travel on the same trains as the rest of the group.
  • Train time are subject to change depending on Peru Rail timestable and availability.
  • To qualify as a student, it is necessary to have a valid ISIC card. scan and email us at the time of booking. 

INCLUDED:

  • Transfers In / Out
  • Transportation Cusco-Cachora. (Start walking)
  • Professional bilingual Tour guide.
  • Assistant tour guide (for groups of 9 or more people)
  • Entrance Fee to Choquequiraw and Machu Picchu.
  • Bus tickets to Machupicchu Inca City and to Machupicchu town.
  • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 afternoon snacks, 7 dinners and various snacks to be eaten throughout the day "meals after last breakfast (on day 7)are not included"
  • Cook. (Professional) Vegetarian (vegan) food on request at no extra cost!
  • Drinking water along the Inka trail.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • First Aid Kit
  • 01 Oxygen Ball
  • Horses (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
  • Horses (to carry duffle bags)
  • Duffle bag (in which to put 6 kilos of personal belongings-included sleeping bag)
  • Horse men
  • Quadruple & waterproof Camping tent "02 people only"
  • 01 Sleeping Mattress per person
  • 02 night in basic hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Return train tickets Cerrojo Backpacker (Machupicchu.Ollanta and bus to Cusco) transfer to Hotel.

YOU NEED

  • Original passport (and *International Student card (ISIC) if applicable)
  • Sleeping bag (not included but can be hired from us)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket, hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container or camel bags.
  • Water (only for first 4 hours of trek, then we will provide you with drinking -previously boiled- water).
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries (headlamps are useful)

OPTIONAL ITEMS TO TAKE:

  • Shorts
  • Walking stick (with rubber tip)
  • Plasters and bandages
  • Sandals
  • Extra money
  • Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)

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