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Vilcabamba to Machupicchu 5d/4n

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Itinerary

PRIVATE SERVICE

DAY 1: CUSCO – HUANCACALLE – VITCOS

We leave Cusco at 4:00 am in our private bus and pass through small villages like Chinchero, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo. We’ll make the ascent to a cold place close to the snow caps, where we’ll see huge snow-covered stones, and then we’ll ascend to Abra Malaga (4170 m.a.s.l.). Then we will descend to La Convencion and pass by the Alfamayu, Amaybamba, Huyro, Huayopata, and Quintalpata mountains, finally arriving to Santa Teresa. After another 2 km, we will find Chaullay (1890 m.a.s.l.), the place where both te Urubamba and Vilcabamba rivers meet. From this point, we have to go up and through Lucuma (the main village of Vilcabamba). These are good lands for architecture and growing fruits. We’ll hike through Naranjal, which is 3.5 km from Chaullay, and arrive in Paltaybamba (17 km from Chaullay). The group will rest in Huancacalle at around 3:00 pm for lunch. Just 30 minutes away, we’ll find and archaeological site at Vitcos (Rosaspata), where we will spend the night.
L/D

DAY 2: HUANCACALLE – JASUTINA – RACACHACA

We will start our second day in Huancacalle at 7:00 am. After 4 hours of walking, the group will arrive at Totora Huayco (1890 m.a.s.l.). We will ascend for 1 hour to Jasutina Pass, where we will stop for lunch. From there, we will descend for 3 hours until Racachaca, where we will find a nice view of the snow-covered peak Lasoma mountain and our second campsite.
B/L/D

DAY 3: RACACHACA – PUMACCASA – ABRA MOJON – MUTUYPATA

The group starts the ascension at 7:00 am from Racachaca to Pumaccasa pass, where we can see the Yanacocha lagoon. After 20 minutes of walking we’ll arrive at Pumaccasa pass. The snow-covered peak of Pumacillo and Soyroccocha lagoon offer great and wonderful views. We’ll descend to Soyrococha lagoon to enjoy lunch and continue on to Mojon pass, the highest pass in our trek. We’ll see the snowy peaks of the Veronica, Salkantay, and Huayna Picchu mountains. The group will descend for almost 4 hours until we reach Mutuypata, where we’ll wind the third campsite.
B /L/D

DAY 4: MUTUYPATA – YANATILE – SANTA TERESA – AGUAS CALIENTES

We leave Mutuypata at 7:00 am, descending to the town of Yanatile. Along the way, we can enjoy the hot waters on the edge of the Sacsara river, and we can also see the flora and fauna that surround the breathtaking Yanatile Valley.

From Yanatile, the group will take local transportation to Santa Teresa (around 40 minutes by bus). When we reach the suspension bridge, we’ll walk for 15 minutes until we reach La Oroya, and here we will take a local bus to the Machupicchu Hydro, where we will have lunch.

Afterwards, we will continue hiking to Aguas Calientes, where we’ll spend the fourth night in a nice hotel.
B/L/D

DAY 5: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Early in the morning the group will take the first bust to Machupicchu, getting there in 25 minutes. The group will have a a guided tour for approximately 2 hours and then free time to enjoy and explore the citadel. At around 1:00 pm we will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes, where we’ll have time to eat lunch. After that, we will take the train back to Cusco, where our representative will be waiting for us at the train station. Transport back to the hotel.
B

Includes

INCLUDES:

Transportation in and out: Cusco – Huancacalle / Poroy train station – Hotel
Local transportation: Yanatile – Santa Teresa / La Oroya – Hidroeléctrica
train service: Aguas Calientes – Poroy
Guide: Professional English and Spanish speaking guide; 2 guides for groups over 12 people
Cook: In charge of meal preparation
Horsemen and horses: Carry tents, cooking equipment and also carry backpacks, sleeping bags and mattresses (Max. 8 kilos / 17 lbs per person)
Emergency Horse: Just in case someone needs help
Meals: 4 Breakfasts/ 4 Lunches/4 Dinners/ 4 Snacks and afternoon tea
Equipment: tents (2 people in each, 3-person-capacity), Therm-a-rest sleeping pad, dinner tent, special biodegradable bathroom tent, kitchen tent, tables and chairs, table settings, first aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle.

DOESN’T INCLUDE:

– Breakfast the 1st day, usually hotels offer this service
– Sleeping bag

EXTRAS:

  • US$ 25 Sleeping bag rental(-10°C) for the whole trek
  • US$ 20 Single tent accommodation
  • Overnight in Aguas Calientes
  • Wayna picchu entrance $ 75 us
  • Trekking poles $ 20 us for all trek

USEFUL INFORMATION

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About Puno

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