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Vilcabamba Trek to Machu Picchu

WE ARE SPECIALIST PROVIDING, OFF THE BEATEN TRACK TREKKING ROUTES IN THE PERUVIAN ANDES VILCABAMBA TO MACHU PICCHU IS ONE OF MOST OUTSTANDING TREK THAT WE HAVE FULL OF PURE NATURE WITH BIODIVERSITY OF FLORA AND FAUNA.

OVERVIEW

Vilcabamba trek takes you right off the beaten track. Where the Incas made their last resistance against the Spanish. Or the Conquistadors. This journey will take you rich biodiversity of ecosystems from the high Andes to a lush green tropical forest with pure nature rich in flora and fauna of the área as well this trek will go nearby the beautiful snow-capped mountains with different natural colors of lagoons and impressive valleys, in this journey you will be able to see this Inca Remains, Rosaspata, or VItcus, Ñusta Hispana. Almost every day you will be trekking in the original Inca Trail or Ccapañan most of the paths are covered by vegetation, this Trail was used back in the Inca time in connection to Machupicchu and Qosqo.  The trek runs through the sparsely populated Cordillera Vilcabamba, which looks much the same as when Hiran Bingham explored the early 19th century. If you are looking for a trek without crowded people and enjoy pure nature this hike is highly recommendable for you.


ITINERARY 

DAY 1.   CUSCO HUANCACALLE TO PILLAOPATA 

Our staff lead by our professional guide will pick you up from your hotel. After you will drive for 1:45 hrs. To Ollantaytambo here we will stop to have a quiet optional breakfast. After we will continue our drive to Malaga pass 4400mtrs. here we will stop to enjoy the view of Veronika mountain or Huacaywillka 5800mtrs as well on a clear day we will see the view of the cloud forest and the tropical forest. from this point, we will keep driving in switchback road down to Challway 1500m, along this morning drive we will pass by fruits, coffee, and coca leaves plantations, farming villages where we will have the opportunity to stop and learn about the jungle products. We will continue driving for another 3hrs. To Huancacalle town where we will have lunch. After lunch, we will start our adventure visiting Rosaspata or Vitcus and Ñustahispana. our Guide will explore this beautiful Archeological site considered the last city in the Inca civilization located in a unique place in Cordillera Vilcabamba. After we explore the archeological site we will trek for one hour to the camp Pillaopata.

Altitude. 3400m. to 2700m, Distance: 8km, Time: 3hrs. Driving time: 6 hours.

DAY 2.  PILLAOPATA TO RACCACHACA

Today after a lovely breakfast we will begin our ascent for four hours until Asutina passes 4000m. This morning hike will be in lush green vegetation overlooking the Vilcabamba valley beautiful quit landscape until reach to the highlands where we will see a few cow farms until Asutina from this point we will enjoy the views of several peaks around the Vilcabamba mountain range. After your free time, we will descend for one hour for lunch. After lunch, we will continue trekking in the lush green vegetation overlooking beautiful green mountains for three hours. Until our camp Raccachaca. small farming local community located in 3800m.

Altitude: 2700m. to 3800m, Distance: 18km, Time:  8 to 9 hrs.


DAY 3. RACCACHACA, MOJON TO LAJOCCOCHA 

After an early wake-up and having a lovely breakfast we will start our trek considering today is our longest and highest point that we get in this journey in a silent environment with a few horses and cows grazing in these wild mountains, also we will have big chances to see the spectacled bear in the highlands they afraid to the humans, in general, today we can see all the fauna from the highlands. Our climb will take us for five hours until Yanaccocha pass 4500. Another amazing viewpoint to see the Cordillera Vilcabamba after this point, we will gradually descend for one hour to Yanaccocha for lunch.  After lunch, we will continue our gradual ascent to Mojon pass 4600m. This is the highest point that we get on this trek with spectacular views to the snowed capped mountain of Mojon and overlooking view of the Urubamba mountain range enjoying our free time we will descend for three hours to Lajoccocha to our camp 3700m.

Altitude: 3800m, to Lajoccocha 3700m, Distance: 20km, Time: 9 to 10 hours.

DAY 4. LAJOCCOCHA TO AGUAS CALIENTES

Today we have an amazing morning hike with beautiful lush green vegetation most of the path is the original Inca trail Connecting to Machupicchu, today you will experience the change of the ecosystem from the high Andes to the green tropical forest full of native flora and fauna from the area until Mutuypata. From here, we will take transportation to the Hidroelectrica train station. where we have our last lunch, then we will have a thankful meeting with our trekking crew, after we will take the train for 45 minutes to Aguas Calientes town where we will stay in the hotel.

Altitude: 3700m. to Aguas Calientes 2000m, Distance: 12km, Time: 4 to 5 hrs.


DAY 5. EXPLORE MACHUPICCHU BACK TO CUSCO


After Breakfast, your guide will pick you from your hotel for a short bus journey to the entrance of Machu Picchu, today you will explore this magical Inca city of the Inca civilization and enjoy learning about it was built and discovered. for 3 hours.  You will then have free time to wander around and if you got a Ticket for Wayna Picchu you can climb. Note. There are just 400 visitors allowed per day. You have to book in advance the entrance with us to ensure your permit In the afternoon we meet in the town of Aguas Calientes. From here we take the train back to Ollantaytambo or Poroy depending on the space and private transportation back to your Hotel Cusco.

Tour duration
5 Days

Tour Highlights

Tour: Vilcabamba Trek to Machu Picchu
Duration:
5 Days
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