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    Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trek

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    This is the only trek that offers you to hike the two most impressive Incan citiesChoquequirao and Machu Picchu! However, both show off the same high Incas architecture quality, the Inca City of Machu Picchu receives thousands of tourists every day while Choquequirao Archeological Park receives only a couple of visitors due to its location on top of the Vilcabamba mountain range in the district of Santa Teresa province of the Convention at 3,033 m.a.s.l (9959 ft). Although, it is definitely worth visiting as it offers not only views of this enigmatic and fantastic Inca’s site, but also the possibility of seeing the condors in majestic flight, pumas, quetzals, foxes, hummingbirds, skunks, deer or Tarucas, bears of glasses and the famous National bird of Peru the “Gallito de las Rocas”. Even more, for vegetation lovers there is a wide variety of orchids such as diverse vegetation and local crops such as coca, cocoa, corn, coffee and abundant fruit trees.

    Condors soaring in the quiet atmosphere of mountains! This unique trek continues exploring very historic Andean towns and a daily life of their residents, beautiful mountains and rivers until you reach the City of Choquequirao where you will see buildings of temples, prisons and government buildings, beautiful mozaicos of ‘llas’, separated into 9 different sections that include the temple, squares known as Hanan and Hurin (Alta and Baja) and the main square Huaqaypata. Choquequirao also has a ceremonial platform called Ushno, this whole complex has a great similarity with Machu Picchu showing in both parts its buildings and agricultural terraces along the slope of the mountain.

    Did you know that the word Choquequirao means the “Cradle of the Gold” in southern Quechua? But it is also known by other names such as “City of the heathen”, “Refuge of the Incas”, “City – or town – of the silver smith” and “Last refuge of the Incas of Vilcabamba”.

    Choquequirao is considered as one of the last resistance bastions and refugees of the Incas, who abandoned the imperial city of Cusco in 1535 by order of the Incan ruler Manco Inca to regroup because Cusco was besieged by Spaniards. Don’t forget to bring your photography equipment with you because this journey is the most picturesque trip offered in the Cusco’s area! There’s going to be horses along the trip for your convenience and we provide you with top quality camping equipment as well as a very balanced and energetic diet. Are you waiting for an unforgettable adventure? The Combo Expedition connecting both Incan highlights, Machu Picchu and Choquequirao will go beyond your dreams!! So, are you ready? Discover the beautifull Machu Picchu and its sister Choquequirao with us!


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    Sustainable Tourism

    At Tierras Vivas, we are happy to promote and practice sustainable tourism by being eco-friendly and supporting local communities.

    Activity: Trekking/Hiking, Cultural, Natural and History

    9 Day hike to Machu Picchu, you will view the beautiful mountains andlandscapes of Choquequirao and Machu Picchu.

    Service Level: Confort

    Comfortable personal camping equipment: Sleeping bag, air mattress, air pillow, blanket, hiking poles, emergency horses and private transport.

    Physical Rating: 4 – Demanding

    Some are high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.

    Crew: A Tierras Vivas Representative, professional guide, cook and muleteer for the trek.

    Tierras Vivas representative will be visiting your hotel for your information, the guide accompanying during the hike from Choquequirao to Machu Picchu. Our cook and muleteer will walk 7 day with you group.

    Accommodation: 7x campsite, 1x Hotel in Machu Picchu.

    Our tents are of the brand MOUNTAIN PASS 3XTE designed for any of the 4 seasons. We provide with 3 person capacity tents; however, just 2 trek participants use it!

    Local Tour Operator: Tierras Vivas 100% Peru Local Operator

    Tierras Vivas is an recognized tour operator and specialist in hiking/trekking since 2006.

    Meals: 8x breakfast, 8x lunch, 8x dinner, 6x afternoon tea.

    Vegetarian, vegan or special menus are available without any extra cost. (You should bring USD 20 – 30 for meals not included).

    Transportation: Transportation by private van, 1x train (Expedition Service).

    Please note: If you want short hike to Choquequirao, we recommend the Choquequirao Trekking 5 days Tour

    Quick Itinerary

    Day 01: Cusco – Cachora – Playa Rosalina
    Day 02: Playa Rosalina – Marampata – Choquequirao
    Day 03: Choquequirao – Maizal
    Day 04: Maizal – Minas Victoria – Yanama
    Day 05: Yanama – Totora
    Day 06: Totora – Collpapampa – Wiñaypoco
    Day 07: Wiñaypoco – La Playa – Lucmabamba
    Day 08: Lucmabamba – Hidrolectrica – Aguas Calientes
    Day 09: Aguas Calientes – Machu PicchuCusco

    Highlights of the Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trek:

    • Visit of the biggest cities of the Incas in only one tour.
    • Discover and enjoy a guided tour of the last Incan refuge – Choquequirao, hidden in jungle.
    • Visit of the “Lost City of the Incas” – Machu Picchu
    • Following an authentical Inca’s path
    • 9 day hike with a professional Tour Guide, cooks, horsemen and horses
    • Observation of Cusco‘s highlands and a high jungle as well
    • Visit of very remote Andean villages where most of tourists do not have chance to go
    • Exploration of old Incan mines
    • Spectacular landscape views

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    Day 01:Cusco – Cachora – Playa Rosalina

    We leave Cusco early in the morning by private vehicle. After 4 hours, we reach Cachora (2,850 m/9,350 ft), a small village and the starting point of this hike. We start descending to the Apurimac River Valley having incredible views of far away snowy peaks. We have first opportunity to see Choquequirao Mountain on the opposite site of the valley after a couple of hours of walking. The way to Choquequirao leads through a highland jungle (or Andean jungle) so the weather is warm, humid and rainy resulting in a very rich tropical vegetation and fauna too. Of the vegetation, we can see native trees such as lambram, chachacomo and inkallaulli. There are also cedars, medicinal plants, ferns, orchids, bromelias, etc. Representans of local fauna are deer, a spectacled bear, felines, foxes, skunks, birds such as a variety of of hummingbird species or Andean condors crisscrossing the sky in the afternoons. In the end, we reach our first campsite at Playa Rosalina (1,550 masl/5,115 ft) located at the shores of the Apurimac River.

    • Estimated trekking time: 7-8 hours
    • Trekking distance: 19 km
    • Max. elevation: 2,850 m (9,350 ft)
    • Min. elevation: 1,550 m (5,115 ft)
    • Climate: Warm
    • Difficulty: Easy

    Day 02:Playa Rosalina- Marampata – Choquequirao

    Day 02: Playa Rosalina- Marampata - Choquequirao

    After a nutritive breakfast, we start a gradual ascend to Marampata (2,850 m/9,350 ft), the trek gets harder but remember every effort will have its reward; however, it offers spectacular views of the deep Apurimac River Canyon and the river itself that is the main tributary of the Amazon River! We can also spot condors soaring in the mountains! When we get to Marampata, we have lunch there and a short rest. At around 4 pm, we will arrive to the enigmatic and fabulous Cradel of Gold – Choquequirao (3,100 m./10,168 ft)! The city is considered bigger in extension than the Sancturary of Machu Picchu! Our Tour Guide shows us around the city and explains us about its each part such as Hauqaypata (main square) with the principal Sun Temple, Urin (upper square) with its open temple, Ushno (ceremonial platform), houses of priests, qolqas (storages), irrigation channels and agricultural terraces. However, investigation works have not discovered all the site yet so we can still expect more surprising excavations in future!! From there, we also can view spectacular mountain scenery surrounded by the cloud forest! We set a camp near the archaeological site and overnight.

    The Archaeological Park of Choquequirao is situated in southern Peru on the right side of Apurimac River, at the slopes of the same named mountain just next to Qoriwayrachina Mountain of the Salkantay Mountain Range where the impousing Salkantay glacier is located . The park covers an area of 1,810 hectares.

    Choquequirao was constructed probably between the second part of the 15th century and the first decades of the 16th century, it means the period when Incas started to conquer new territories of Antisuyo (located northwest of Cusco in high Andes inhabited by so called “Antis” – a collective name for the many varied ethnic groups living in this area). Choquequirao is considered as one of the last resistance bastions and refugees of the Incas, who abandoned Cusco in 1535 by order of the Incan ruler Manco Inca to regroup as Cusco was besieged by Spaniards.

    • Estimated trekking time: 6 hours
    • Trekking distance: 11 km
    • Max. elevation: 3,100 m (10,168 ft)
    • Min. elevation: 2,850 m (9,350 ft)
    • Climate: Warm as well as cold
    • Difficulty: Moderate

    Day 03:Choquequirao – Maizal

    Day 03: Choquequirao - Maizal

    After a delicious breakfast, we will leave the Incan city of Choquequirao to first gently hike for 3 hours up to the Choquequirao Pass (3,300 m/10,890 ft) to then start descending to Rio Blanco (White River; 1,900 m/6,270 ft) to enter at the cloud forest. There, we can appreciate polylepis trees (native mountain trees with shredded, multi-layered bark), epiphytes, bromeliads, orchids, diverse bird species as well as water fountains. Lush vegetation of the cloud forest still cover a part of the Inca farming terraces of Pinchiunuyoc (2,487 m/8,160 ft). After our Tour Guide explains us about this Inca site, we keep descending passing through coca plantations and gradually changing nature into a dry Andean forest. After having lunch there, we will climb for another three hours towards the village of Maizal (3,000 m/9,900 ft) where we set up our next campsite. From this natural view point, we can appreciate imposing views of the gorges of Yanama and Yurahmayo that later join the Apurimac River Canyon! Also the sunsets there are really stunning!

    • Estimated trekking time: 6 hours
    • Trekking distance: 5 km
    • Max. elevation: 3,300 m (10,890 ft)
    • Min. elevation: 1,900 m (6,270 ft)
    • Climate: Warm with mosquitoes
    • Difficulty: Moderate

    Day 04:Maizal – Minas Victoria – Yanama

    Day 04: Maizal - Minas Victoria - Yanama

    We start ascending after early breakfast towards the Victoria Pass (4,150 m/13,695 ft). After a 4 hour steep ascend, we reach the Minas Victoria, an Incan and later colonial silver mining centre that is abandoned nowadays. Then, we hike along a hill called Qoriwayrachina, a place where archaeological explorations have been done recently. Closer to the Victoria Pass, we start following an incredibly well- preserved authentical Inca trail with stone steps in its middle! When we reach the Victoria Pass, we enjoy a breathtaking view of the snow-capped mountains of Humantay (5,700 m/18,700 ft) and snowy Salkantay (6,271 m/20,574 ft), considered by local people as the “guardian spirit of the jungle”! Finally, we descend to the village of Yanama (3,800 m/12,540 ft) where we overnight in another campsite with views of the Yanama River below us and Pumasillo Mountain above us.

    • Estimated trekking time: 7 hours
    • Trekking distance: 10 km
    • Max. elevation: 4,150 m (13,695 ft)
    • Min. elevation: 3,800 m (12,540 ft)
    • Climate: Warm with mosquitoes as well as cold
    • Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult

    Day 05:Yanama – Totora

    Day 05: Yanama - Totora

    We start hiking in the morning towards the Yanama Valley passing farmar´s fields and lush vegetation to later overcome the highest pass of the trek – Yanama Pass (4,668 m/15,315 ft). This causes that today´s trek gets harder and the day is challenging! However, it offers spectacular views of a chain of snowy peaks such as the Sacsarayoj and Padreyoc Mountains! If we are lucky, we can also spot majestic condors flying above surrounding cliffs. When reaching the pass, we are able to observe a pile of stones that have been added by visitors to thank to Apus (a mountain god) for a safe journey and good luck! Then, we descend to the Totora Pampa where our next campsite is situated near the village of Totora (3,630 m/11,979 ft).


    • Estimated trekking time: 8 hours
    • Trekking distance: 10 km
    • Max. elevation: 4,668 m (15,315 ft)
    • Min. elevation: 3,630 m (11,979 ft)
    • Climate: Warm with mosquitoes
    • Difficulty: Challenging

    Day 06: Totora – Collpapampa – Winaypoco

    Day 06: Totora - Collpapampa - Winaypoco

    We start trekking today following the flow of the Totora River to later descend gradually to a high (or mountain) jungle – known in Spanish as the “Ceja de selva (literally: jungle´s eyebrow) so we can notice the quickly changing vegetation and temperature getting warmer. In the high jungle, we can view its typical lush vegetation of  wild orchids and bromeliads as well as watch a variety of beautiful birds. Then, we descend to bamboo groves. Do not forget to look back sometimes as you can see snow-peaks framed by bamboo fronds behind you! We pass through the village of Luscamayo and after a 4 hour descend; we reach a tiny settlement of  Collpapampa (2,850 m/9,348 ft), a place of our lunch break. Afterwards, we keep descending having the Santa Teresa River on the left side observing small coffee and tropical fruit´s plantations on the way. In the end, we get to the foothill of the Wiñaypoco Mountain where we set a campsite (2,680 m/8,793 ft).

    • Estimated trekking time: 6-7 hours
    • Trekking distance: 10 km
    • Max. elevation: 2,850 m (9,348 ft)
    • Min. elevation: 2,680 m (8,793 ft)
    • Climate: Warm with mosquitoes
    • Difficulty: Moderate

    Day 07: Winaypoco – La Playa – Lucmabamba

    Day 07: Winaypoco - La Playa - Lucmabamba

    After a healthy breakfast, the trail continues down towards the Aobamba River passing through bamboo groves, orchards and coffee plantations providing some perfect birdwatching opportunities (e.g. hummingbirds, woodpeckers). We walk on some fantastic untouched paths where strawberries grow at our feet and passion fruits are just above our heads, this all decorated with begonia and purple orchid rugs! After 2 and half an hour, we arrive to a tiny place called La Playa (2,100 m/6,890 ft) where we have a small break accompanied by lunch with fresh fruits! Later, we keep trekking until we get to the village of Lucmabamba (2,250 m/7,381.89 ft), a place of our next overnight. This is another easy trekking day, during which we enjoy observation of lush vegetation as well as we get familiar with diverse plants cultivated in this area such as banana, avocado, coca leaf, coffee, etc. The areas is also a habitat of a spectacled bear and many parrots.

    • Estimated trekking time: 6 hours
    • Trekking distance: 5 km
    • Max. elevation: 2,250 m (7,382 ft)
    • Min. elevation: 2,100 m (6,890 ft)
    • Climate: Warm with mosquitoes
    • Difficulty: Easy

    Day 08:Lucmabamba-Hidroelectrica-Aguas Calientes

    Day 08: Lucmabamba-Hidroelectrica-Aguas Calientes

    We wake up early today to start a nice up-hill walk providing us some amazing views of the valley. After a 5 hour hike, we enjoy our last lunch at the recently restored Incan ruins of Llaqtapata (2,650 m/8,694 ft) from where we can view both, Machu Picchu and the Salkantay Mountain! Then our Tour Guide shows us around the ruins! From there, we are given an opportunity to see the main highlight of South America – Machu Picchu, from an exceptional point of view that a majority of tourists will never see!! Then, we descend easily for 3 hours to the Hydroelectric Plant (Hidroelectrica; 2,050 m/6,726 ft). There, we follow trails and the Vilcanota River leading us to Aguas Calientes (2,042 m/6,700 ft), located at the foothill of Machu Picchu Citadel! We will sleep in a confortable hotel and get ready to visit Machu Picchu on next day.

    • Estimated trekking time: 10 hours
    • Trekking distance: km
    • Max. elevation: 2,650 m (8,694 ft)
    • Min. elevation: 2,042 m (6,700 ft)
    • Climate: Warm with mosquitoes
    • Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult

    Day 09:Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu-Aguas Calientes-Cusco

    Day 09: Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu-Aguas Calientes-Cusco

    After an early morning breakfast, we take a bus up to the mysterious city of Machu Picchu (2,430 m/7,972 ft) that we enter for the early morning best photos opportunities! Then our Tour Guide shows us around the Incan city and explains us about its history and purposes. After the guided tour, we have an opportunity to climb up for about 45 minutes to Huayna Picchu, a peak above Machu Picchu that serves to take some panoramic pictures of the Incan city. Then, we are given time off to spend and explore Machu Picchu on our own.

    Machu Picchu is both, the best and the least known site of the Incas as it is not mentioned in any Spanish conquistador´s chronicle so that contemporary archaeologists can not do anything more than just speculate on its functions. Local Quechua farmers had known about Machu Picchu for centuries before an 11-year-old boy showed the American historian Hiram Bingham (who was in a search of Vilcabamba) on the 24th of July, 1911. At that time, all the rest of the world became aware of its existence. However, the site was covered with thick vegetation so Hiram Bingham along with his team returned and within the years of 1912 and 1915 cleared its surface. Over the years, plenty of work has been done on excavating and studying the site. Despite these efforts, many unanswered questions remain.

    In the afternoon, we come back to Aguas Calientes and return by train to Ollantaytambo (alternatively to Poroy), from where we are taken by van back to Cusco.

    • Estimated trekking time: 1 hour
    • Trekking distance: 3 km
    • Max. elevation: 2,430 m (7,972 ft)
    • Min. elevation: 2,042 m (6,700 ft)
    • Climate: Warm
    • Difficulty: Moderate

    What is included in this trek?

    • Pre-trek briefing (Our guide will be meeting in your hotel/Airbnb for your breifing);
    • Early morning transfer by private bus to the initial point of the trek (Punta Carretera);
    • Accommodation: Campsites (7 nights); Hotel in Aguas Calientes (1 night)
    • Entrance fee to Choquequirao and Machu Picchu;
    • Meals: 8x breakfast, 8x lunch, 7x dinner and 7x afternoon hot beverages;
    • Snack every morning;
    • Professional bilingual Tour Guide;
    • Trekking Professional Chef;
    • Horseman;
    • Horses to carry food, camping and cooking equipment and 7 kg of each passenger’s stuff;
    • Water every day (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own);
    • Camping equipment: Eureka Mountain double tents, tables and chairs, a cooking tent with cooking equipment, dining and toilet tents and bottled gas;
    • Sleeping air mattress (Term-a-rest mattress)
    • A sleeping bag (for up to -5°C);
    • A Blanket;
    • A air Pillow;
    • A pair of hiking poles;
    • Tables and chairs, a cooking tent with cooking equipment, dining and toilet tents and bottled gas;
    • Rain Ponchos;
    • Duffel bag (for your personal belongings);
    • A T-shirt of the Salkantay Trek Map;
    • Food;
    • Tourist train from Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) to Ollantaytambo;
    • Tourist bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

    Camping equipment provide for Choquequirao to Machu Picchu

    Choquequirao to Machu Picchu camping equipment included


    Not Included:

    • Breakfast on the day 1 and lunch on the last day;
    • International and domestic flights nor airport departure taxes;
    • Travel Insurance
    • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu ($80);
    • A shuttle bus between Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes Town ($12- one way, $24 – a round trip);
    • Tips to local staff (please note: it is a custom to give tips in Peru; however, it is not obligatory);
    • Other extras not mentioned.

    Solo Traveler: Please note that if you have booked the “Solo Traveler” option for this trek, you receive your own single tent for all nights.
    Local flights: No local flights are included in the trek’s price!


    Starting point & Pick up

    Usually our hike is starting from Cusco, but we can pick you up from your hotel outside of Cusco. Please check your trip and location for pick you up.

    Trip/ Hiking Starting point & pick up
    Inca Trail  Cusco, Chinchero, Urubamba, Yanahuara, Ollantaytambo 
    Salkantay Trek  Cusco
    Lares Trek  Cusco, Pisac
    Rainbow Mountain  Cusco
    Ausagante Trek  Cusco
    Choquequirao trek  Cusco
    Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu   Cusco, Urubamba, Yanahuara, Ollantaytambo
    Inca Quarry Trail  Cusco, Urubambam Yanahuara
    Day tours  Only Cusco

    Appropriate clothing along this hike

    Hiking pants and T-shirts are recommended during the day, complemented by sweaters, fleeces and waterproof jackets. It is very convenient to have light raingear available in the daypack (rain poncho or jacket and/or rain pants) as the weather changes easily and rains can suddenly occur. At night, warm clothing is required, down jackets can be useful, otherwise a fleece and a jacket. During the first and ninth day (if sunny) and in Choquequirao and Machu Picchu, convertible hiking pants are useful, as can be switched into shorts if necessary. Choquequirao or Machu Picchu has a warm climate, getting only cold at night. The rest of necessary implements are included in the “What we recommend that you bring” list.


    Suggest Items

    • Original passport,
    • Original ISIC (an international student card if applicable)
    • Travel insurance,
    • Pocket money in Soles (PEN),
    • A small rucksack,
    • Rain gear (a rain-jacket and a waterproof trousers),
    • Resistible footwear, waterproof trekking shoes are recommended,
    • Sandals (for a higher comfort while at a campsite),
    • Warm clothes such as a jacket, a fleece (thermal clothing is also recommended for cold nights during camping),
    • Hat (to protect you against the Sun),
    • Sun cream or sun block,
    • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body,
    • Insect repellent – recommended minimum is 20% DEET (please note that no malaria cases have been reported during this trip!),
    • Camera and its charger/batteries (please note that batteries are consumed quickly under cold conditions),
    • Flashlight/headlamp + batteries,
    • Handkerchiefs and toilet paper,
    • Small towel and toiletries,
    • Sufficient reserve of underwear,
    • Swimsuit (to visit the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes),
    • Snacks (biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.)
    • Bottled water for the first morning and a water bottle to be refill.
    • Optional: walking sticks; you can also rent it from us,
    • Please note: we provide with filtered boiled water during the entire trek, but if you like to use water from streams along the trail, you need to take some water-purifying tablets with you. We will provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. The recommendation of taken own snack applies only for customers who like a specific snack that might not be in our menu.

    Choquequirao Trek

    Choquequirao is known as the other Machu Picchu. This archaeological site has recently gained a high level of importance and both tourist and cultural curiosity. Choquequirao is located in the jungle, which is the transition from the Andean valleys to the jungle. Life in this area belongs to those given in dry, mountain and sub-tropical forests.

    The trip to Choquequirao is long and strenuous, but certainly unforgettable. It starts from Cusco by the road that goes to Abancay. At kilometer 154, take the detour to the town of Cachora, the last town before reaching the archaeological complex. From there you will go on horseback or on foot. The road has recently been extended and arranged. To travel through it, it is now more comfortable and safe. Arriving in Choquequiraoyou just require good physical condition the adequate equipment will be given for us!!

    Choquequirao Trek 4 days


    Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

    It is one of the most famous treks followed by the Inca Trail and is considered among the 25 best treks in the world, according to the National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine. The “Salkantay” is the tutelary God of Cusco with 6271 meters of altitude, in its route we will appreciate beautiful Andean landscapes until arriving at the majestic skirts of this impressive snow-capped mountain. Come and walk in the shadow of “The wild Salkantay“.

    This five-day Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu is an outdoor adventure that offers a challenge of spectacular natural beauty and full of spirituality. The majestic Salkantay ice peak is one of the traditional sacred mountains in the Vilcabamba mountain range, at the south of Machu Picchu. It is alig with dark constellations that formed an integral part of the concept of sacred geography of the Incas. This deity of the mountain, served as reference for the cardinal astrological observations, in particular during the solstice of June and December and solar equinoxes.

    Salkantay Trek


    Salkantay Trek to Inca Trail

    Our classic Salkantay Trek is an alternative to the traditional Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, but this trek, in fact, brings the two together! The trek from Salkantay to Machupicchu lasts 7 days and has become a favorite of hikers who want a more rustic and natural way. The first 4 days will be enveloped by splendid surroundings and you will not see other hikers often. On the fifth day it connects with the Inca Trail in Wayllabamba and continue to Machupicchu. The hike is only a little more difficult than the classic Inca Trail you can use horses for the first four days to transport food and luggage, horses are not allowed on the Inca Trail, so our porters make the work in the last part. Salkantay Trek to Inca Trail

    Salkantay Inca Trail Combo


    Lares Trek to Machu Picchu

    There are many paths that lead in Machu Picchu. One of the routes is the 4 Day Lares Trek Peru, in which you will find landscapes of Andean mountains, snowy peaks and tropical jungle. The end of the road is crowned by the imposing view of the wonder of Inca stone: Machu Picchu. During four days of walking your feet will take you on an adventure on an old path. Step by step you will see the change of ecological floors, you will be able to feel the difference of climates and heights as well as the faces of your companions together towards the same destination.

    Also during this trek you will explore the Thermal Baths of Lares, that are one of these thermomedicinal resources that you will be able to enjoy when going through this trek. These thermal baths, as the name suggests, are located in the district of Lares, which is located in the province of Calca. The Thermal Baths of Lares are formed by a group of four swimming pools. These are fed by waters that are temperate to different degrees. The temperature of Lares thermal pools fluctuates between 36 ° C and 44 ° C Definitely the best trek if you are looking for a time to realx and explore.

    Lares trek to Machu Picchu 4 days


    Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

    The paths towards Machu Picchu are much better known and more frequented – especially the Inca Trail. Stretching 45 kilometers in length, it is a worthwhile four-day challenge for those of reasonable fitness. Passing several old ruins, you reach the highest point of the trail with the “Dead Woman’s Pass” at 4,200 meters. From there it goes down again until you finally arrive at the Sun Gate and can look down on Machu Picchu.

    Inca Trail 4 Days or Machu Picchu 3 day hike

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