Trek Choquequirao to Machu Picchu 8 Days and 7 Nights
DURATION: 8 days / 7 nights.
SEASON: From January / to December 2013
GUIDE SERVICE: Private
Upon request: Upgrade to return in Vistadome and accommodation on First Class
In this trekking, we will pass from the Inca City of Choquequirao to Machu Picchu, we need good trekking conditions and some experience, we also will see the difference between the Apurimac Valley (Choquequirao), and the Urubamba Valley(Machu Picchu), altitude levels, landscapes and the variety of Plants and Animals.
DAY 1: CUSCO - CACHORA - PLAYA ROSALINA
At 4:00 am. We will pick up our customers from their hotels, then we will travel to Cachora (4 hours aprox., by our private van), once there(in Cachora), we will meet our muleteer and horses, there we will pack all our equipment in the horses, then we will begin to walk, the trail is flat until Chiquisca and then we will go uphill, passing through the high pass of Capuliyoc, from there, we will have a great view of the Apurimac Canyon. Finally we descend to playa Rosalina on the banks of the Apurimac River, the main tributary of the Amazon River. Campsite at 1,550 masl. Or 5,115 Ft (L,D)
DAY 2: PLAYA ROSALINA - CHOQUEQUIRAO
Early in the morning, we will have breakfast, then, we will start walking uphill through a long and narrow trail, arriving Chokequirao around 4pm, then, We will visit the Archaeological site with our guide. The view of the canyon is spectacular, it is also possible to see Andean Condors soaring in the mountains. Campsite(3050 masl. Or 11,055 ft.) (B,L,D)
DAY 3: CHOQUEQUIRAO - MAIZAL
This day we will begin walking uphill for a while until be at 3,300 masl. Or 10,890 Ft, then we will descend until White River(1900 masl. Or 6,270 Ft.) On the way we will pass by Pinchiunuyoj archaeological site. There, we will observe different species of birds, different varieties of orquids, and local coca plantations (2,750 masl. Or 9075 Ft.), From Rio Blanco(White river), we will climb up to Maizal(3,000 masl. Or 9,900 Ft.) for about 3 hrs. Campsite. (B,L,D)
DAY 4: MAIZAL - YANAMA
This morning, we will start walking uphill passing by the impressive Inca mines called Minas Victoria. Almost on the top, we can appreciate original paved Inca trails. We will pass over (4,150 masl. Or 13,695 Ft.) and finally descend to our campsite(3,800 masl. Or 12,540 Ft.). (B,L,D)
DAY 5: YANAMA - TOTORA
After an early breakfast, we will start climbing slowly to our higher pass in all the trail (4,670 masl. Or 15,410 Ft.), again the view will be amazing from here, we will be surrounded by snowcapped mountains: The Sacsarayoj mountain and the Padreyoj mountain. Campsite at 3,630 masl. Or 11,979 Ft (B,L,D)
DAY 6: TOTORA - PLAYA
On this day we will descend to the Totora river. As we go down the Natural life will be more interesting, with lots of hummingbirds, woodpeckers and many species of orchids and begonias. Campsite at 2,125masl. Or 7,012 Ft. (B,L,D)
DAY 7: PLAYA - AGUAS CALIENTES
This day, we will walk to our last uphill, until 2,810 masl. Or 9,273 Ft., to arrive there, we will take around 3 hours; from here we will have an excellent view of the lost Inca's city of Machu Picchu. After a good rest, we will go down to the Hydroelectric plant on the Urubamba River, from here, depending on the time, we will walk and/or take the train to Aguas Calientes, Night in a Hotel. (B,L)
DAY 8: MACHU PICCHU FULL DAY – CUSCO
After breakfast we will take the bus to Machu Picchu, there, we will have a guided tour for all the Archaeological Site, then we will have free time to be by our own in Machupicchu, maybe to climb the Wayna Picchu. In the afternoon(At 4:00 pm.), we will take the train from Aguas Calientes back to Cusco arriving at 8 pm. Aprox. (B)
-Personal sleeping Bag (If you don't have, please, see our camping equipment Web)
-Bottle of Water(our cook won't give us water until lunch time)
-Original passport in a plastic bag
-Backpack and Daypack
-Hiking shoes or boots
-Raincoat or poncho
-Water bottle, flashlight, hat, sun block, sunglasses
-Warm clothes, Light clothes, 4 pairs of socks
-Tablets for the altitude Sickness(We can find it easy in the Cusco Pharmacies, we hardly recommended the Coramina)
-06 Extra pairs of Socks(In case those get wet, all time is important have our feet warm and dry enough)
-Extra plastic bags, to maintain our equipment dry during the rainy season
-Chocolates, candies or other snacks
Note: To apply to this discount It is necessary to send us your scan copy ISIC (International Student Identity Card) with your other information.
Without this copy we will not be able to make the discount.
The Expedition is a travel experience with all the quality and benefits at a lower cost. Is a service designed for the traveler's comfort, with four passenger seats located in front of each other, so you can share your experience, and for the faithful backpack that is always with you we offer racks placed above the seats. Also, this train has panoramic windows, air conditioning and heating, and Andean music that creates a cheerful atmosphere.
If you will take any trek with us. we ask you to fill the customer chart regarding the commentaries or otherwise you can inform to the Operations Department.
This is a very important requirement and necessary to do after take the tour to avoid problems regarding the quality of the service and help you to resolve it before you leave to your country otherwise our agency is assuming that all your services was ok therefore we are not going to accept any claims.
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