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Trekking Choquequirao to Vilcabamba 9 Days / 8 Nights



9-Day Trekking Choquequirao to Vilcabamba in Cusco – Peru, is an unforgettable expertise. Be part of us to discover the numerous fertile valleys, tranquil villages, meandering mountain trails dotted with Mysterious Inca settlements and wildlife, big glaciers, and naturally the well-known snow-capped peaks of the best mountains within the area in a trekking fashion. Excessive-quality all-inclusive that we’ve refined since 1999.

It’s the mixture of awe-inspiring nature, a vibrant tradition and a mild rhythm that captures the hearts of those that go to, attracting folks and upholding Peru’s official tourism slogan: “As soon as is just not sufficient”. Go to the Vilcabamba area on our escorted hike by means of Mountains, Deep valleys, Canyons, picturesque villages, and spectacular mountain landscapes; supported by our cheerful group of cooks, porters and horseman.

Keep in our full organized camps with top quality tents and mattress, while you embark on a singular 9-Day Trekking Choquequirao to Vilcabamba.  Head west of Cusco and stroll to Choquequirao discover it with our information and proceed over the mountains till the area of Vilcabamba. Traverse excessive passes and distant trails as you cross the nation on the Nice IncaTrail, presumably probably the most epic trek on this planet. Alongside this trek you’ll find breathtaking surroundings, wealthy native cultures, and beneficiant hospitality within the cities you go by means of.

9-Day Trekking Choquequirao to Vilcabamba; takes you to visits the Inca settlement of Choquequirao, “Vitcos” or “Rosaspata” , and “Yuraq Rumi” or “Ñustahispana”; it’s excellent if you happen to’re trekking and journey lover and wish to journey by means of an distinctive rock and ice amphitheater on a wonderful scale.

If you wish to go to a wonderful and intense place with the snow-capped peaks of the Andes as a backdrop, this hike is for you. We additionally spend nights at Choquequirao and Vilcabamba Inca settlements, giving us loads of time and alternatives to absorb the spectacular environment.

At 9-Day Trekking Choquequirao to Vilcabamba, within the coronary heart of the Vilcabamba vary, we’ll go underneath a few of the tallest mountains within the Andes following the valley that turns right into a deep gorge and glacial beginnings on the foot of the towering “Pumasillu” Mt. (6250m). We take the time to acclimatize properly and benefit from the very good setting of our trek, this consists of taking the time to go to the Inca settlement of Choquequirao, an actual mysterious Inca Website on the path and naturally the canyons and the Vilcabamba Inca settlements.

Is that this Trekking for me?

Anybody concerned with trekking by means of the character and those that will get properly acclimatization to the altitude can do it.

Journey Type: Dynamic

  • Mountain climbing, backpacking, adventures for folks world wide – for outside lovers.

Service Degree: Common

  • Snug vacationer lodging high quality tenting gear; mixture of private and non-private transport.

Bodily demand: Demanding

  • Excessive mountain excursions or extra strenuous actions, though accessible to most vacationers in good well being.

Kind of journey: Small group

  • Small group expertise; min. 2 and max. 8; we are able to arrange extra that 8 if are a gaggle.

Age requirement: 12+

  • All vacationers underneath 18 should be accompanied by an grownup.


  • Starting of the Tour: 05:00am Choose up out of your Resort in Cusco.
  • Trek departure Level: The zone of Capuliyoc at 2900masl – 4:30-Hour drive from Cusco.
  • Altitude of Choquequirao: 3,050masl.
  • Kind of Tour: Trekking, Cultural and Journey.
  • Problem degree: 3.5 on a scale of 1 to five.
  • Finest time: Dry season between the months of April to November.
  • Period of the Trekking: 9 days / 8 nights
  • Acclimatization: We advocate you to be in Cusco for at much less 2-days earlier than your trek.
  • Local weather: the climate is unpredictable; because of the world warming. Nevertheless, it is rather vital to be properly ready for all sort of climate. Alongside the Trekking you’ll word a special variation of climates. Nevertheless, it ought to be famous that the route is sizzling within the decrease elements and chilly within the altitude.
  • Important: it’s an attention-grabbing Trekking that includes cultural and pure highlights such us: Apurimac Canyon, Vilcabamba vary; the Inca web site of: Choquequirao, Vitcus, Rosas Pata; and Pictoresque communities like Maranpata, Maizal, Yanama, Chupana, and many others.

What can I discover on 9-Day Trekking Choquequirao to Vilcabamba?

  • Breathe in tranquility, peace and concord with nature and better of all, in case you are fortunate, it’s possible you’ll spot condors and the spectacled bear.
  • This trek is right for vacationers who wish to discover the Andes within the mountains of Cusco and go to two of probably the most lovely Inca buildings in America: Choquequirao and Vilcabamba.
  • The glaciers of the Vilcabamba mountain vary and stroll the paths of the final Inca refugees in these mountains.
  • The Inca settlements situated on in distant areas; lovely locations with unbelievable views.
  • Choquequirao is an Inca metropolis nonetheless to be found as a result of solely 40% of the town is seen, the remaining continues to be lined with dense and humid forest. A unbelievable reward for the eyes and the legs after a number of kilometers of strolling.
  • Trekking from Choquequirao to Vilcabamba is an unmissable adventre for true lovers of trekking.


  • Day 0: Arrival in Cusco / relaxation / go to the town.
  • Day 1: Journey 4:30-hours by non-public automotive from Cusco to Capuliyoc. The start level of the trek after which trek 7-hours to Santa Rosa camp.
  • Day 2: Trek from Santa Rosa camp to Choquequirao Camp. At the moment we’ll trek for 6- 7 hours.
  • Day 3: Discover the Inca settlement of Choquequirao, take pleasure in an informative tour for 3-hours. Then we’ll trek for 3-hours to Pinchaunuyoc camp.
  • Day 4: Trek from Pinchaunuyoc camp right down to “Rio Blanco” after which hike as much as Maizal camp. At the moment we’ll trek for 7-hours.
  • Day 5: Trek from Maizal Camp to San Juan Go (4:00 hrs); the proceed trekking right down to Yanama camp (2-hours)
  • Day 6: Trek from Yanama camp by means of Yanama Valley till Yuthupampa; then proceed as much as Qelqamachay Camp (8-hours).
  • Day 7: Trek from Qelqamachay camp over the best go of Choquetakarpu (4600m) till Collpa Camp. A difficult day (8-hours).
  • Day 8: Trek by means of Vilcabamba Valley: from Collpa camp to Huancacalle. At the moment we’ll discover the Vilcabamba Inca websites (6 Hours)
  • Day 9: Return to Cusco / 6-hour by automotive.

Detailed Trek itinerary for 9-Day Trekking Choquequirao to Vilcabamba 

Day 0: Arrival to Cusco and briefing.

One Day earlier than the trekking you’ll have a briefing. Assembly in our workplace or in your lodge the place your information will inform you all concerning the trekking and can examine you probably have all appropriated gear to do the 10-day Trekking Choquequirao to Vilcabamba.


9-Day Trekking Choquequirao to Vilcabamba begins once we decide you up out of your lodge in Cusco at 5:30 am; the depart in the direction of the Apurimac Canyon, surrounded by spectacular snow-capped peaks. After about an hour and a half of driving, we’ll make a brief cease on the Inca web site of Tarawasi (2675m/8776ft). Tarawasi takes its identify from two Quechua phrases: Tara, a typical tree native to the Andes (Latin identify: spiny caesalpina), and Wasi, which implies “home”. So Tarawasi is “the tree home of Tara”. Tara is a flexible tree that produces giant bean pods that flip orange when ripe. The seeds inside are used as a pure dye and now have medicinal functions.
Tarawasi is a ceremonial heart that dates again to the time of the Incas. One of the vital putting options of this archaeological web site is the presence of an usnu, a ceremonial construction the place ritual choices have been ready.

Then we’ll proceed one other 3 hours to Capuliyoc (2915m / 9563 ft). Upon arrival, we may have our first views of the unbelievable Apurímac canyon under, in addition to the encompassing mountains of Padrayoc and Wayna Cachora.

Our horses will meet us right here. After a brief briefing we’ll start the trekking with quick strolling of roughly quarter-hour to the perspective, from the place we’ll see the depp canyon of Apurimac and the mountain of Choquequiurao; after we take the photographs, we’ll proceed strolling 3-hours right down to Chiquisqa (1950m/6397ft); right here we’ll cease for lunch. After lunch you possibly can relaxation and refill your water bottle. Then we proceed 45 minutes right down to the bottom half and subsequent to Apurimac River (1550m / 5085ft). We’ll cross by means of a bridge and proceed an extended climb up for 2-hous till the camp of Santa Rosa (2095m/6873ft). It’s a much less standard campsite, permitting for a sometimes quiet and restful evening underneath the celebrities.

  • Whole strolling distance: 14 km
  • Whole strolling time: 6-7 hours
  • Minimal altitude: 1,550 m (5,085 ft)
  • Most altitude: 2,915 m (9,563 ft)
  • Camp Elevation: 2,095 m (6,873 ft)
  • approx. evening temperature: 10°c to fifteen°C
  • Meals included: Lunch and dinner


After an excellent breakfast we’ll have an early begin. This morning as we head out early to flee the warmth of the canyon. At the moment we proceed climbing up towards the village of Maranpata (2940m (9646ft). After a very good evening’s sleep, we ought to be able to proceed on this difficult 3-hour zigzag up. Simply past Maranpata we shall be entitled to our first views of Choquequirao, a pleasant reward for the morning’s problem. From Maranpata, it’s simply 2 hours over easy rolling terrain to achieve the Inca ruins of Choquequirao. Earlier than we discover the positioning of Choquequirao we’ll cease for lunch to twenty minutes earlier than, which additionally our camp for at present. After lunch we’ll discover the positioning and we’ll have and informative tour. After the tour, we’ll return to the camp for in a single day. We’ll see the solar set over the ruins and hopefully see some condors flying within the canyon round us.

The Inca web site of Choquequirao, with solely 40% of the positioning excavated at present, Choquequirao consists of an intensive set of terraces, irrigation canals, deposits for meals and garments, and varied non secular and administrative complexes unfold over 1,800 hectares. And all this with the spectacular backdrop of the Apurimac Canyon!

  • Whole strolling distance: 16 km
  • Whole strolling time: 8 -9 hours
  • Minimal altitude: 2,095 m (6,873 ft) / Most altitude: 3,050m (10,006.6)
  • Camp Elevation: 2,900 m (9,514 ft)
  • approx. evening temperature: 5°C
  • Problem: Difficult.
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner


At the moment shall be a brief day however Fantastic. You’ll get up with the primary songs of the birds, after breakfast we’ll proceed with the exploration of the Inca web site of Choquequirao; stroll right down to the sector of the Llamas the place you’ll recognize the gorgeous terraces adorned with llamas, the home of the Inca priest, the principle temple and the sector of the “Qolqas” or deposits; after that lunch shall be served simply outdoors of the Choquequirao construct; then we’ll proceed a brief ascent to the go and proceed with an extended and steep descent to Pichaunuyoac Camp 2.30 hrs.

As soon as within the camp you possibly can depart your backpack in your tent and head to discover the farming terraces of the Pinchaunuyoc; it’s situated subsequent to the camp and offers-up wonderful views of the mountains and the deep valley.

  • Strolling time: 4 -6 Hours.
  • Camp: 2200 altitude Tenting Pinchaunuyoc.
  • Minimal altitude: 2200 m above sea degree Pinchinuyoc.
  • Local weather: temperate, heat.
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner


After Breakfast we’ll proceed 2:30 hours zigzag down descend the mountain till we attain the ice-river known as “Rio Blance”1900masl; right here we’ll cease to relaxation and take a very good bathtub within the chilly waters of the river. that come from glaciers. Right here additionally shall be served our lunch since it’s the las place the place we are able to get clear water.

Within the afternoon, we’ll proceed a tough climb as much as the group of Maizal -2890masl. The path goes zigzag up by means of bushes and the bushes; 4-hour after we’ll arrive to our camp in Maizal. The identify cams for been a really goo place for farming completely different forms of corn.

  • Strolling time: 2.30 hours of descent and 4-hour of ascent.
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Camp: Maizal 2890masl
  • Minimal altitude: 1990masl – “Río Blanco”.
  • Most elevation: 2890masl.
  • Distance lined: 16 km Pinchinuyoc – Maizal.
  • Local weather: temperate, heat.


At the moment you’ll get up with a terrific views of mountain surroundings. Keep in mind to repair your duffle bag and refill your water bottle earlier than your breakfast. After a very good breakfast we’ll proceed our trekking by means of the rainforest the place the path runs undulating for about two hours; at some sections the path is paved with stones. Then all of the sudden the path begins to climb up zigzag and, in some part, we’ll climb stair of stones construct by the Incas. The path passes the silver mine known as “Victoria”. After one other 2-hour walking-up we’ll arrive to the go named as a “San Juan” go at 4200masl, from the place you’ll be rewarded by splendid views.

As soon as within the go you possibly can relaxation and take photos of this excellent mountain paradise. From right here the path descent steeply for 2 hours the group of Yanama at 3800masl; alongside the way in which you’ll see completely different forms of flowers and go slender trails; we beneficial to stroll slowly and with care.

  • Strolling distance: 20 km.
  • Strolling time: 6 to 7 hours roughly.
  • Local weather: Chilly
  • Camp: Yanama 3800masl
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  • Most altitude: 4200masl – San Juan Go
  • Minimal altitude: 2900 masl


Yanama is a giant group the place you should buy drinks and snacks for the remainder of the journey. Right here we additionally will change our horses and horseman. The path leaves Yamana and 45-minute strolling right down to Yanama river, which we’ll cross a well-preserved bridge. As soon as within the different web site of the river we’ll proceed mountaineering on an undulated path and subsequent to Yanama river; the path passes many picture alternatives scenes and crosses a number of wooden bridges. After we hike for 3-hour, we’ll arrive to the zone of Llathupampa, from right here the path climbs up very steely for about 2 hours till we arrive to the zone of “Masa Pata”; maned doe to the flat path and nice views. From “Mesa Pata” we’ll proceed 3 extra hours to our camp at Qelqmachay.

After “Mesa Pata” the path descent to the rainforest after which it follows-up subsequent to the river till we arrive the camp of Qelqamachay at 4000masl. The zone known as Qelqamachay because of the existence of a giant cave within the rocky mountain with some petroglyphs on the wall, one nonetheless can see it even these days. The camp for at present may be very chilly it’s recommendable to be properly ready.

  • Strolling distance: 24 km.
  • Strolling time: 8 to 9 hours roughly.
  • Climate: heat and chilly.
  • Campsite: Quellqamachay 4000masl.
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  • Most altitude: 4000masl
  • Mínimum altitud: 3800masl


We’ll begin the day with sizzling drink and nice views. After Breakfast we bag to the path and proceed our journey. Tra path is climbing light as much as Lazunapampa; from the place that path continues by means of an authentic Inca path paved with stones; at some sections the path reaches as much as two meters width; a really spectacular path that’s heading to the best go of “Choquetakarpu Go” at 4,600masl. From Qelqamachay camp to the go will take us roughly 4 hours. As soon as within the go you’ll benefit from the wonderful views of the Andes and the snow-caped mountain of Pumasillu vary. After we take sufficient photographs we’ll use the unique Inca path to descent, the place at some part we’ll see the unbelievable Inca structure.

The descents for 3-hours with nice wildlife and the panoramic view of Chupanavalley. We’ll arrive to our camp known as Collpa at 3800masl, which is situated within the open valley and subsequent to a small river; it is going to be one other chilly tenting web site so, be ready.

  • Strolling distance: 17 km.
  • Strolling time: 7 to eight hours roughly.
  • Climate: chilly and windy
  • Camp: Collpa 3800masl.
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  • Most altitude: 4600masl
  • Minimal altitude: 3800masl


At the moment we’ll discover the area of Vilcabamba; the final refuge of the Incas after the conquistadores. After good Breakfast, we’ll proceed strolling down, spending some picturesque communities the place nonetheless is preserved the Inca Custom. The path will take us to the Inca non secular place of Yuraq Rumi (white rock) recognized additionally as Ñusta Hispana (the place the Ñusta urinates); Ñusta is Quechua phrase for princess. You’ll obtain an informative tour right here after which proceed 20-minute stroll right down to the Inca terraces; discover this excellent web site after which one other 20-minute stroll to reach to Vitcus; recognized additionally because the Rosas Pata because of the colour of the partitions. Rosas Pata was the Inca palace for Manco Inca, the primary of 4 Incas who supplied resistance to the Spanish conquistadores.

After we end to discover all these splendid websites, we’ll proceed our mountaineering by means of a mild down path to the village of Huncacalle at 2900masl; the place we’ll have the final camp.

  • Strolling distance: 14 km.
  • Strolling time: 6 to 7 hours roughly.
  • Climate: chilly
  • Camp: Huancacalle (2900 m altitude).
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  • Most altitude: 3800masl
  • Minimal altitude: 2900masl


After Breakfast we’ll say goodbye to our muleteers and cooks with a small ceremony. If the service was wonderful so, you may give then a tip which shall be recognize. For this matter you possibly can coordinate together with your trekking information.

At the moment we now have a two hours automotive drive to Santa Maria in non-paved route the place we’ll cease for toiles and doubtless to buy some merchandise for the journey. After that we proceed a 4-hour drive to Cusco. As soon as within the metropolis of Cusco, we’ll drop you off in your lodge. Alongside the way in which we’ll cease for lunch and to take some extra photos of the Andes.


9-Day Trekking Choquequirao to Vilcabamba, is ideal for many who wish to immerse themselves within the archaeological and cultural treasures of the area in a short while, consists of an 8-day mountaineering exercise alongside the Inca Path and exploring the 2 hottest Inca archaeological websites: Choquequirao and Vilcabmaba. It is without doubt one of the hottest routes on this planet that can reward those that wish to sweat it out with a spectacular mixture of mountain surroundings, cloud forests and jungles. We arrange our personal hikes, thus guaranteeing truthful therapy to our porters and the standard of the gear.

About Itinerary:

The itinerary is topic to alter because of the climate situations or the evolution of the group; the itinerary talked about earlier than usually are not remaining and ought to be used as examples solely. Vacationers could login to SPT Journey & Excursions App to view detailed Trek itinerary.


Discover Inca archaeological websites of Choquequirao, Yuraq Rumi and Vitcus, find out about conventional methods of life and go to locals of their communities, the place nonetheless is preserved Inca traditions, conquer the Inca Path to Vilcabamba Area over Choquetakarpu Go.





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