Choquequirao Machupicchu (Machu Picchu) trek is a great hike that is connecting the tow most important archeological sites in the Cusco Region, Eric Adventures, will take you to this Inca City of Choquequirao and after 5 days you will visit Machupicchu (Machu Picchu), in a wonderful trek where you will pass by many of the environment that Peru has , during this hike you will enjoy and admire the Apurimac Valley near of (Choquequirao), and the fantastic Urubamba Valley near of (Machupicchu),we will find many altitude levels, landscapes and the variety of Plants and Animals even passing by the glaciers in the Vilcabamba andean group of mountains, where we can have a great views to the Salcantay Mountain and the pumasillo mountain which is the most beautiful ones in Cusco.
Day 01: CUSCO (CUZCO) - CACHORA – CHIQUISKA
At 4:00 am. We will pick our customers up 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 start the hike, the first part will be flat until Capuliyoc where we can see the deep Apurimac Canyon and the glacier which is name is Padrayoc, after a small explanation we will start going down to the canyon after 3 hrs of hike down we will get to our first camping site in Chikiska
Day 02: CHIKISKA - PLAYA ROSALINA - CHOQUEQUIRAO
Early in the morning, we will have breakfast, then, we will start walking this day the first part will be way down until Playa Rosalina after that we will start our way uphill through a long and narrow trail, arriving Choquequirao around 4pm, then, We will visit the Archaeological site of Choquequirao with our guide.
The view of the canyon is spectacular; it is also possible to see Andean Condors soaring in the mountains. Campsite (3370 masl. Or 11,055 ft.).
Day 03: CHOQUEQUIRAO - MAIZAL
This day we will begin walking uphill for a while until been 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.
Day 04: 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 in Yanama (3,800 masl. Or 12,540 Ft.).
Day 05: YANAMA - TOTORA
After an early breakfast, we will start climbing slowly to our higher pass in the entire 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. After a small stop we will start descending to the valley of Totora where we will have our lunch them we will go straight to our Campsite near of the little village in Totora at 3,630 masl. Or 11,979 Ft.
Day 06: TOTORA – PLAYA or to SANTA TERESA
Today we will start getting down to the small valley which is name is Colpapampa and then we will fallow the river which is name is Santa Teresa, this day also we will se a lot of wildlife like wood pickers and lost of hummingbirds, after a nice hike along the Valley we will get to la Playa a small village where we can have the chance to have the camp site or to take the truck to Santa Teresa, where we can find some hot springs camping site
Day 07: PLAYA or SANTA TERESA - AGUAS CALIENTES
If we start from La Playa 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 Incas 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.
If we start from Santa Teresa we will start hiking by the river band where we can see lots of wildlife and have the chance to see 2 nice waterfalls along the trail, arriving to Hydroelectric power and after lunch we will continue hiking by the rail truck by three hours to Aguas Calientes where we will have a nice accommodation
After breakfast we will take the bus to Machu Picchu (Machupicchu), 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 (Machu Picchu), maybe to climb the Wayna Picchu (Huaynapicchu). In the afternoon(At 4:00 pm.), we will take the train from Aguas Calientes back toCusco (Cuzco) arriving at 8 pm. Aprox.