VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU 15 DAYS

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VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU

VilcaBamba, Espiritu Pampa, Choquequirao And Machu Picchu a wonderful trek that crosses the Andes between the most spectacular archaeological remains to conclude at Machu Picchu in 15 days

VILCABAMBA

Vilcabamba is located northwest of Cusco, in the province the Convention, in the eastern mountain range of the Andes. It has a chain of snow-covered peaks and high forest mountains with constant climatological changes. The region is bounded by two very deep canyons, the canyon of Apurímac  on the left and Willcamayu on the right. Through both run very fast-flowing rivers which have carved and still carve one of the most beautiful and spectacular landscapes of our Andean region.

After the conquest by the Spanish, Manco Inca and his successors dominated the region of Vilcabamba. It included several centres and settlements built to honor the last dynasty of the Inca: Manco Inca, Sayre Tupac, Titu Cusi Yapanqui and Tupac Amaru I. According to customs and traditions of other pre-Inca cultures, a Neo Imperial state was created to preserve all knowledge in religion and astronomy.

ESPIRITU PAMPA

The Espiritu Pampa archaeological complex is a site from the pre-Inca and Inca times, located in the district of Vilcabamba, province of
Convention, department of Cusco. It extends over a small one on the right bank of the Chontamayo River, tributary of the San Miguel River, which in turn is a tributary of the Urubamba River on the eastern slopes of the Cordillera
of Vilcabamba, in the middle of a dense, subtropical vegetation, typical of the high forest.

CHOQUEQUIRAO

Choquequirao (Vos Quechua: cradle of gold), the sister city of Machu Picchu for its architectural and structural similarity.
It is another “lost city of the Incas” officially rediscovered at the end of the 20th century, located at 3,050 m.s., high on a mountain at almost 1,750 m. above the mighty Apurímac River, fed by glaciers and surrounded by the Salkantay and Humantay imposing snowy peaks.

MACHU PICCHU

Machu Picchu is a magical place with impressive architecture. Its walls and the gigantic stones with which it was built cause more than astonishment to its visitors.

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    All about the VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU 15 DAYS.

    VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU

    First day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Cusco – Cachora – Chiquisca:
    Hiking time: Approximately 6 hour
    Climate: warm

    Second day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Chiquisca – Playa Rosalina – Marampata – Choquequirao:
    Hiking time: 7 hours
    Climate: both warm and cold

    Third day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Choquequirao – Choquequirao pass – Pinchaunuyoc:
    Hiking time: 6 hours
    Climate: warm with mosquitoes

    Fourth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Pinchaunuyoc – Silvestre river – Maizal:
    Hiking time: 5 hours
    Climate: warm and cold with mosquitoes

    Fifth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Maizal – San Juan pass – Yanama:
    Hiking time: 6 hours
    Climate: cold

    Sixth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Yanama – Yutupata – Lazuna pampa:
    Hiking time: 7 hours
    Climate: cold

    Seventh day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU;: Lazuna pampa – Choquetacarpu pass – Huancacalle:
    Hiking time: 8 hours
    Climate: tempered with mosquitoes

    Eighth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Huancacalle – Vitcos, Ñustahispana (Yurac Rumi) – Colpacasa pass – Utullo cocha:
    Hiking time: 7 hours
    Climate: tempered and cold with mosquitoes

    Ninth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Utullococha – Cedrochaca (3400 – 3000m):
    Hiking time: 5 hours
    Climate: cold

    Tenth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Cedrochaca – Urpipata (3000 – 2800m):
    Hiking time: 8 hours
    Climate: tempered with some mosquitoes

    Eleventh day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Urpipata – Espiritu Pampa (2800 – 1511m):
    Hiking time: 8 hours
    Climate: warm with mosquitoes;

    Twelfth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Espiritu Pampa – Chihuanquiry (1511 – 950 – 1050m):
    Hiking time: 4 hours
    Climate: warm with mosquitoes;
    Thirteenth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Chihuanquiry – Quillabamba:
    Transport time: 7 hours approximately.
    Climate: warm with mosquitoes;

    Fourteenth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Quillabamba – Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes:
    Hiking time: 3 hours
    Climate: warm with mosquitoes;
    Transport time: 3 hours approximately

    Fifteenth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – CuscoMachu Picchu:
    Hiking time: 02 hours
    Climate: warm with mosquitoes;

     

    LOCATION:

    It is located towards the northeast of the district of Vilcabamba, province of the Convention, approximately to 38 km of the town of Chiuanquiri, Coordinates: 73 ° 12’27 “W and 12 ° 54’08” S

    TRANSPORT:

    bus and train

    OTHERS:

    Please note that all itineraries are subject to change

    ALTITUDE:

    1500 – 4600m. / 4921 – 15092 f.

    HIGH SEASON:

    May – November

    DURATION:

    15 days / 14 nights

    PARTICULARITY OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF ESPÍRITU PAMPA

    Protected by the Peruvian government through the D.S. 001.81.AA of 1981, that tries to conserve the geologic formations and archaeological rest inside the archaeological site besides protecting its flora, fauna and beauty landscaping. The Lord of Huari was found in the archaeological site of Espiritu Pampa.

    LEAVING:

    Contact us for more information

    info@picchu.machu.com

     

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your guide and group in our office, for
    • an orientation trek and provide you the duffle bags which will be carried by
    • our horses. meeting at 6:00 PM the evening before the trip begins.
    • Transport: Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private
    • transportation to Cachora (starting point of the trek).
    • Transport from Yanatile to Santa Teresa (11th day)
    • Transport from Santa Teresa to the hydroelectric station
    • Train from the hydroelectric station to Aguas Calientes
    • Bus up and down (between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu)
    • Tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco or train from Aguas Calientes to
    • Ollantaytambo and to Cusco by bus
    • Entrance fees to Choquequirao
    • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu
    • Basic hotel in Santa Teresa
    • Hotel in Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu)
    • Dinner in Aguas Calientes
    • Experienced Guide: English speaking professional and official tour guide.
    • Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher
    • comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks. Our tents are 3-season, highly
    • maintained to ensure an excellent performance in field. Kailas, Pro
    • aconcagua and Rei 4 Outfitter tents are employed when double
    • accommodation is requested.
    • Meals during the excursion (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks)
    • Cook and cooking equipment
    • Horseman and mules, for our camping and personal equipment of customer
    • Emergency horse
    • Medical kit: Our crew bring the First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
    • 24-h guest service: please ask for the emergency number available during your time of visit
    • Light-Weight plastic rain poncho
    • We will create a the trip of a Memorable Lifetime Experience for you.
    • We are Direct operators & local owners with the best trekking team on the hike
    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Sleeping Bags: (you can hire from our company), our sleeping bags are -18ºC-comfort (0ºF), mummy form and include a sleeping liner. They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 30 trips.
    • Walking Sticks: you can hire from our company
    • Personal clothing and gear.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Tips for our staff: please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish.
    • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.
    1. Moderate First day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Cusco – Cachora – Chiquisca:

      First day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Cusco – Cachora – Chiquisca:
      We will leave Cusco early in the morning at about 5:30 am. First we will head for the little village Cachora (2850m/9350f), a nice place surrounded by beautiful mountains and the majestic glacier Padreyoc (5571m/18278f). Here we will also meet our horsemen who will accompany us during the trip. After having passed the village Capuliyoc (2800m/9186f), we will continue descending to our camping site called Chiquisca (1930m/6332f).

    2. Moderate Second day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Chiquisca – Playa Rosalina – Marampata – Choquequirao:

      Second day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Chiquisca – Playa Rosalina – Marampata – Choquequirao:
      After breakfast, we will first descend to La Playa Rosalina (1550m/4921f) and then climb up to the village of Marampata (2850m/9350f). From here we will have a nice view of the archeological complex of Choquequirao (3033m/9951f). If we are lucky we will even see a condor flying at nightfall. Our camping site in Choquequirao is about 25 minutes from the ruins at 2950m/9678f.

    3. Moderate Third day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Choquequirao – Choquequirao pass – Pinchaunuyoc:

      Third day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Choquequirao – Choquequirao pass – Pinchaunuyoc:
      At dawn, we will first head for the citadel of Choquequirao called “Cuna de Oro” – the ‘Cradle of Gold’ – and enjoy the quietness at this place. Beyond, we will explore this archeological site, of which only 30 % is restored, in more detail: we will visit the section of the palaces, the liturgics fountains, the temple of the high priest, the section of the llamas and the Ushnu. Thereafter, our trek continues towards the pass of Choquequirao (3270m/10728f) and finally we will head down for making our camp site nearby the archeological site of Pinchaunuyoc (2450m/8038f).

    4. Moderate Fourth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Pinchaunuyoc - Silvestre river – Maizal:

      Fourth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Pinchaunuyoc – Silvestre river – Maizal:
      After breakfast, we will pass down to the deepest point of the small canyon known as Silvestre river (1900m/6234f). Thereafter we will begin the difficult ascent towards the tropical forest of Maizal (3000m/9843f). After four hours, we will arrive in the community of Maizal where we will spend the night. Maizal is a nice place to enjoy a spectacular view of mountains and glaciers, such as the Qori Wayrachina (5512m/18084f).

    5. Moderate Fifth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Maizal – San Juan pass – Yanama:

      Fifth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Maizal – San Juan pass – Yanama:
      Our journey continues following the Inca Trail. Due to erusions, the road is not in good conditions, so watch your steps carefully. First, we will ascend to the top of the San Juan pass (4170m/13681f). From here, we will have a beautiful view of the valleys, mountains and glaciers, from which some peaks are more than 5000m/16404f. Due to the ecosystem’s constant changes, the mountain range of Vilcabamba is without any doubt one of the most complex regions. Our camping place will be in the little village of Yanama (3530m/11581f).

    6. Moderate Sixth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Yanama – Yutupata – Lazuna pampa:

      Sixth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Yanama – Yutupata – Lazuna pampa:
      In Yanama we will experience the Andean life, its traditions and costumes. Our trek continues up and down through tropical forests such as Urpipata, Yutupata (3300m/10827f) and Tucarhuay and leads to the cave of Quellccamachay. Our camping site is called Lazuna pampa (3800m/12467f).

    7. Moderate Seventh day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU;: Lazuna pampa – Choquetacarpu pass - Huancacalle:

      Seventh day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU;: Lazuna pampa – Choquetacarpu pass – Huancacalle:
      After breakfast, we will walk up for a while until we get to the Choquetacarpu pass (4600m/15092f). Here we will have a short break and explore the area of the Andean hills. If we are lucky we will also see a Condor flying. After our break, we will descend to Huancacalle (3100m/10170f), where we’ll spend the night in basic accommodation.

    8. Moderate Eighth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Huancacalle – Vitcos, Ñustahispana (Yurac Rumi) – Colpacasa pass – Utullo cocha:

      Eighth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Huancacalle – Vitcos, Ñustahispana (Yurac Rumi) – Colpacasa pass – Utullo cocha:
      In the morning, we will visit the archeological sites of Vitcos Rosaspata (3080m/10105f), Ñustahispana (Yurac Rumi) (3050m/10007f) and recent excavations. Thereafter, we’ll go on the road again in direction to the village of New Vilcabamba (3450m) after that we’ll have a stop for lunch while observing the black hills of Huamanapi, Sillarumi and Yanantin that are over 5000 meters high.
      Later on we’ll be in the highest pass we’ll cross a pass called Colpacasa (3700m).This is an excellent place to observe the mountain chain of snowed Vilcabamba. Finally we’ll go down to the first campsite of Utullococha at 3400m.

    9. Moderate Ninth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Utullococha – Cedrochaca (3400 – 3000m):

      Ninth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Utullococha – Cedrochaca (3400 – 3000m):
      This day we’ll hike down, crossing different communities and rivers as can be found in these beginnings of the jungle or Cloud Forests. Very soon we’ll arrive at the Pampaconas community (an Inca ethnic where living around 100 indigene). We’ll hike through a valley and cross the river Chalca to arrive at Ututopampa later on. Continuing on this trek we’ll walk downwards taking an original Inca Trail halfway the Lorofindiyoc Valley down to the campsite of Cedrochaca (3000m).

    10. Moderate Tenth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Cedrochaca – Urpipata (3000 – 2800m):

      Tenth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Cedrochaca – Urpipata (3000 – 2800m):
      At dawn our campsite will be surrounded by misty clouds known as the cloud forest. This is nature at his best with enchanting views. During the day we’ll be hiking down and up through different climates. Finally we’ll be able to see here these typical bridges of this zone, built by the peasants who used slices of wood brought to them by the River Zapatero.
      We’ll stay a while in the community of San Fernando Vista Alegre (2600m). After one hour we’ll hit the road again and cross rivers coming from Vista Alegre and Sucsochicana. Later on we’ll take the pass to the community of San Guillermo and the Corcu moco coffee plantation which is the beginning of a steep road until we arrive at the campsite of Urpipata (2800m).

    11. Moderate Eleventh day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Urpipata – Espiritu Pampa (2800 – 1511m):

      Eleventh day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Urpipata – Espiritu Pampa (2800 – 1511m):
      Continuing our trek we’ll begin by hiking down and come upon one of the rivers that during the raining season give great difficulties and problems, as well to the peasants as whatever adventurer that wants to use this campsite nearby the rivers Palomayuc or Locomayuc. We’ll continue hiking upwards ’till the highest point for this day which is called the pass of Cedrocasa. We’ll walk through a rocky landscape from where we’ll take a flat road until we come upon a river called Concevidayoc where we’ll have lunch.
      Continuing on this road we’ll arrive at an area called Pajonal and later on at the pass of Espiritu Pampa. Around there you’ll be able to see wooded and jungle-like landscapes in its whole natural splendor. Our goal will be to hike down to the community of Espiritu Pampa which will be our campsite for the night and hike the next day from there up to the archeological complex of Espiritu Pampa which is situated 15 minutes higher (1511m).

    12. Moderate Twelfth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Espiritu Pampa – Chihuanquiry (1511 – 950 – 1050m):

      Twelfth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Espiritu Pampa – Chihuanquiry (1511 – 950 – 1050m):
      We’ll enter to the complex of Espiritu Pampa where we’ll have a guided tour with possibility to buy some textile pieces of local people. Thereafter we’ll continue hiking through a warmer climate, crossing bridges like Espiritu Pampa, Lechemayoc and Villa Carmen as final goal for this trek the place of Chihuanquiry (950m) where we’ll spend the night in tents or basic accommodation.

    13. Moderate Thirteenth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Chihuanquiry - Quillabamba:

      Thirteenth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Chihuanquiry – Quillabamba:
      After breakfast we’ll have a public transport: along the way we’ll pass by some village like Quiteny, where we’ll be able to take another kind of bus until Quillabamba village (1050m). We’ll have an overnight in hotel.

    14. Moderate Fourteenth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Quillabamba – Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes:

      Fourteenth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Quillabamba – Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes:
      After relaxing in the morning we’ll take the bus to the Hydroelectric power plant. We will be passing many waterfalls and especially one falling down from 45m. approx., where we can stop for a while after that, we will arrive to the hydroelectric power plant to rest and have lunch. Then we walk for 3 hours to reach the Mandor Park and finally get to Aguas Calientes town (2050m). Here we will have our hostel and dinner, and then we’ll have the briefing for Machu Picchu for the next day.

    15. Moderate Fifteenth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu - Cusco:

      Fifteenth day on VILCABAMBA, ESPIRITU PAMPA, CHOQUEQUIRAO AND MACHU PICCHU; Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco:
      We will leave our hotel after breakfast at 5:30 am and head for Machu Picchu (2400m/7874f) by tourist bus. We will arrive at the citadel around 6:00 am. After a guided tour around the archeological site, including information about life and culture of the Incas, you will have enough time to enjoy Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu (2750m/9022f) on your own. We will leave Aguas Calientes by train either at 2:55 pm or at 6:40 pm. Until then, you will have time to have lunch in one of the nice restaurants. Moreover, you can visit the hot springs in Aguas Calientes to relax a bit.

    1. From the first to the twelfth day (from Cachora to Chuhuanquiry) we are accompanied by horsemen and mules that will carry all camping equipment and the customer’s private luggage (up to 16 kg). Thereafter all luggage will be transferred to Aguas Calientes town by car and train.
    2. Visit to Huayna Picchu: For Huayna Picchu mountain requires to be booked long time in advance however we charge additional $ 15.00 and then we’ll guarantee your entrance for Huayna Picchu as well (This new State law began since the 18th of July, 2011).
    3. Tips for porters, cooks and guides are always welcome. The porters are also very grateful for a small donation, for example clothes or school equipment for their children.
    • Backpack with rain shelter.
    • Sleeping back.
    • Clothing for warm and cold climate like a
    • waterproof jacket.
    • Rain pants and lightweight pants.
    • Trekking shoes.
    • Slippers or sandals (for showers and hot
    • springs).
    • Woolen or synthetic socksand a sweater.
    • Long- and short-sleeved polo’s/T-Shirts.
    • Rainponcho and a hat.
    • Bathing suit (for the hot springs in Aguas
    • Calientes).
    • Sunscreen, insect repellent, disinfecting
    • alcohol and gel, water bottle and sterilizing
    • tablets, toiletries and toilet paper.
    • Camera (wrapped in plastic bag), a flash light
    • and batteries.
    • Some snacks like chocolate bars and dry
    • fruit.
    • Original passport, original ISIC student card
    • and extra money in soles.
    • Since the weather can be very cold and
    • moistly, your clothes – once gotten wet –
    • won’t dry at night. So take some clothes to change.
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