This extraordinary 7-day trekking expedition is a journey through time in a remote region where the Andes meet the Amazon. Beginning in the Apurimac River district, original Inca trails lead us through Andean cloud forests, highland Puna, and sub-tropical river valleys to the important archaeological complexes of Choquequirao and Machu Picchu.
Along the way, we traverse high mountain passes and descend into picturesque valleys while surrounded by mammoth snow-capped peaks still revered as sacred Apu spirits. Other highlights of the trek include secluded Andean villages, wild orchids, condors, and many other rare species of plants and wildlife
According to historians, Choquequirao was the dwelling of the last rebel Incas who resisted the Spanish conquistadors, and like Machu Picchu, the Spanish were thought never to have discovered it.
Cusco – Capuliyoq – Playa Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa – Choquequirao
Choquequirao – Pinchaynuyoc
Pinchaynuyoc – Maizal
Maizal – Yanama – Lucmabamba
Lucmabamba – Llactapata – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes
We descend sharply to the Urubamba valley and the hydroelectric plant train station. From here we take the zigzagged trail down to the hydroelectric dam on the Urubamba River and then to the bustling tourist town now known as Machu Picchu Pueblo (formerly called Aguas Calientes). Here we check into our hotel. B, L
Machu Picchu – Cusco
- Hotel collection and transport to trailhead, tranfer from Yanama to Lucmabama
- Professional, bilingual tour guide and trek staff.
- Plentiful, nutritious meals (Vegetarian option available) and snacks.
- Drinking water provided throughout trek.
- Entrance fees to Choquequirao.
- Hot water for washing in the morning.
- High quality, double-occupancy tents.
- Camping equipment: dining tent, kitchen tent, and latrine tent, eating utensils, cooking equipment, etc.
- Pack animals (horses and llamas) to carry baggage and equipment.
- Emergency horse(s) for riding in case of illness or injury.
- Duffle Bag.
- Camping mattress.
- First aid kit and oxygen tank.
- Train from Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes.
- Overnight stay in Aguas Calientes.
- Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
- Official-guided tour of Machu Picchu.
- Bus to and from Machu Picchu.
- Backpacker train ticket back to Poroy.
- Transfer from Poroy train station to hotel in Cusco.
- Breakfast on Day 1 or Lunch and Dinner on Day 9.
- Sleeping Bag.
Seven days of trekking : USD 900 per person
(Minimum 6 person for this price)
Extension to Machu Picchu includes:
- Train tickets
- Bus tickets
- Machu Picchu entrance
- Guided tour