Choquequirao Salkantay Inca Trail 12 Day hard hikes
Choquequirao Salkantay Inca Trail 12 Day hard hikes. If you are adventurous, and ready for a challenge hike, the Lost Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is necessary when you visit Peru. Following ancient trails built by the Inca’s, hikers pass through incredible Andes scenery, traversing mountain passes before finally descending down into Amazon Jungle. Be prepared to explore Andean settlements, tunnels, and Inca ruins before completing your trek at the Sun Gate high above Machu Picchu. If this looks like the trek for you, book well in advance Choquequirao Salkantay Inca Trail 12 Day hard hikes.
HIKING the Choquequirao Salkantay Inca Trail 12 Day hard hikes to Machu Picchu, well known as “The Lost Inca Trail”
Choquequirao Salkantay Inca Trail 12 Day hard hikes IS FOR EXPERIENCED TREKKERS! Grade III
Hurry up now – BOOK INCA TRAIL 2018!!! “Trekking related to the classic Inca Trail”
Book in advance your Inca Trail as far in advance as possible!!! The Peru government has strictly limited the number of hikers allowed on the Inca Trail “permits are issued to about 200 trekkers per day plus 300 porters”. We have recommendations below, as a guide as to when to make a hike booking.
- Jan. 2018 – book by end of Oct. 2017
- Mar. 2018 – book by end of Sep. 2017
- Apr. 2018 – book by end of Aug. 2017
- May 2018 – book by end of Aug. 2017
- Jun. 2018 – book by mid-Sep. 2017
- Jul.2018 – book by end of Sep. 2017
- Aug. 2018 – book by end of Oct. 2017
- Sep. 2018 – book by end of Jan. 2018
- Oct. 2018 – book by the end of Mar. 2018
- Nov. 2018 – book by end of Apr. 2017
- Dec. 2018 – book by end May 2018
BOOKING 12 to 7 month in advance!!! Inca Trail permission is important to book availability.
- Day 1: Cuzco – Saywite – Capulilloc – Playa Rosalina “Choquequirao”
- Day 2: Playa Rosalina – Choquequirao “Choquequirao”
- Day 3: Tour and Trek around Choquequirao
- Day 4: Choquequirao – Maizal
- Day 5: Maizal – Yanama – PM Collpapampa “Choquequirao – Salcantay”
- Day 6: Collpapampa – Suyroccocha “Salcantay”
- Day 7: Suyroccocha – Inca Canal “Salcantay”
- Day 8: Inca Canal – Paucarcancha “Salcantay”
- Day 9: Paucarcancha – Llulluchapampa “Inca Trail”
- Day 10: Llulluchapampa – Phuyupatamarca “Inca Trail”
- Day 11: Phuyupatamarca – Inti Punku – Aguas Calientes village “Inca Trail”
- Day 12: Machu Picchu Tour + Waynapicchu Mountain
Day 1: Cuzco – Saywite – Capulilloc – Playa Rosalina “Choquequirao”
The trip begins very early in the morning when we pick you up from your hotel and we will head northwest of the city of Cusco to arrive at our place of beginning of trekking; The 4 hours of travel that takes to get to Capulilloc will cross several colonial towns. The first day of hiking is going down the mountain until we reach the camp called Playa Rosalina located near the Apurimac River; it is hot tonight because we are located in the depths of the Apurimac Canyon.
Day 2: Playa Rosalina – Choquequirao “Choquequirao”
We recommend this day to start trekking at dawn before the sun goes out to avoid solar radiation (the heat is strong because we are located inside the Apurimac Canyon and the mountains are rocky). It is impressive to keep everything that you have to climb until you reach the place of lunch (Marampata) the path goes zigzagging all the way until arriving at the Andean farmhouse. It is incredible the combination of nature in the middle of the mountain is more desolate as desert and then the middle of the trail is green vegetation more known as cloud forest.
Day 3: Tour and Trek around Choquequirao
This day we will explore the beautiful gem called Choquequirao. Choquequirao is compared to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu because it has some similarities such as being located at the same height, also because there is a sacred river that borders it, the vegetation of the place called cloud forest, construction geography between 2 Inca cities and these two beautiful buildings in architecture are considered as the divine couple. We will explore the Upper and Lower Square, the twin niches, the granaries, the area of Llamas (designed in Inca walls), etc.; we have all day to discover the idea of the ancient Incas that motivated them to build such a beautiful gigantic city In the middle of a place of difficult access.
Day 4: Choquequirao – Maizal
A long day for the adventure that awaits us to conquer. We start the activities at 5 am to leave at 6 in the morning and climb first to the Choquequirao Pass which is only an hour away this first path is inside the dense vegetation. The descent of mountain to the WHITE river (Rio Blanco) is spectacular all the panoramic views of the Andes with the nature. Perhaps along the way we will observe some condors. At half a mountain, we will find the archaeological complex of Ichu Pata, a place that was part of Choquequirao. When we reach the White River, we will cool in its waters. The last three hours of hiking is mountain up to reach our camp called Maizal (camp most remote of all the adventure) there are some families that inhabit the place.
Day 5: Maizal – Yanama – PM Collpapampa “Choquequirao – Salcantay”
After our nutritious breakfast, we started our trekking. Today’s goal is to conquer our first Mountain Pass (Paso Yanama) the first hours will be through the high jungle to reach the heights of the Andes; Place where the vegetation changes to grasslands and some shrubs. There is an original Inca Trail through these places, once we conquer the top we will have a panoramic view of three Andean valleys, everything seems unreal but it is real “some of the best mountain passes”
When we arrive to the Yanama community all our camping equipment will be loaded in a local vehicle and we will transport to the base camp called Collpapampa or Challway (1-hour trip).
Day 6: Collpapampa – Suyroccocha “Salcantay”
From today, our trekking will be by the classic Salkantay trail but we will realize it in the opposite direction. The first three hours is inside the cloud forest until arriving at Wayrac Machay. From Wayrac Machay High Mountain, the path becomes stony. The mountain range of the Salkantay is impressive from a distance, our goal today is to conquer our second mountain pass called Salkantay pass. From the top, we are just 30 minutes away to reach our camp (Suyroc Cocha).
Our camp is located very close to the snowy Salkantay that is why it will be cold tonight and if the sky is clear, we will be able to observe many shooting stars.
Day 7: Suyroccocha – Inca Canal “Salkantay”
Today is the greatest challenge of all the mountain passes is to conquer the Inca Chiriaska pass. We have two hour of mountain hiking down and when we reach Salkantay Pampa we will start our trekking upwards conquering the mountain little by little until we reach the top.
The summit is called Inca Chiriaska because the Inca ruler felt the cold that is why it is named thus said summit. From the top to our camp is all down the rocky mountain. Today will be a day of many challenges, adventures, and prior to it the first few days the whole group will have practiced to overcome this great challenge of hiking that is only for people qualified or who have a previous training. If you love mountains, this adventure is for you.
Day 8: Inca Canal – Paucarcancha “Salkantay”
Our trekking on this day is more leisurely until we reach our camp; very close to our camp, we find the archaeological group of Paucarcancha (Inca place). From this place, we can call the official TRAIL of the classic Inca Trail more known in the world. We have only 3 hours of hiking and the rest of the day we can relax in the river or exploring nature.
Day 9: Paucarcancha – Llulluchapampa “Inca Trail”
Also today, are about 3 hours of hiking, between Wayllabamba and Ayapata is going up the mountain and is cataloged between moderate to easy trekking. Between Ayapata and Llulluchapampa, it is a challenge to climb all the Inca steps. From the camp, we will have a very beautiful panoramic view of the valley and the Warmiwañusca Pass.
Day 10: Llulluchapampa – Phuyupatamarca “Inca Trail”
It is amazing to appreciate the original Inca Trail as a group of people worked in the most remote place on the planet. This day is the most amazing and wonderful of all days of trekking within the Inca Trail. Each Inca site (Runkuracay, Sayacmarca, and Conchamarca) is built within the vegetation and on top of natural pyramids that form the mountainous Andes.
Day 11: Phuyupatamarca – Inti Punku – Aguas Calientes village “Inca Trail”
The sunrises at the top of Phuyupatamarca camp are spectacular; it is like being on top of the world! Our goal today is to reach Machu Picchu via Sun Gate, explore the archaeological sites of Intipata, Wiñaywayna, Inti Punko, and observe Machu Picchu the day before our main tour.
Day 12: Machu Picchu Tour + Waynapicchu Mountain
Finally, our ultimate goal of all the adventure is to reach Machu Picchu and explore it in its entire splendor to understand the reasons and reasons why it was built in this place so magical and beautiful at the same time.
Our tour is to explore all the temples and functionality of Machu Picchu with our guide are two hours of guided tour being enough time to walk and take pictures.
After the guided tour you will have free time to continue visiting the site or go to Huayna Picchu Mountain.
Important note: If you have booked this trekking adventure of 12 days in advance, we can reserve the Huayna Picchu mountain spaces or if there is no space, we will reserve the MONATÑA. In the afternoon is the return service to Cusco via train and transportation. End of our services.
Choquequirao Salkantay Inca Trail 12 Day hard hikes INCLUDED
- Choquequirao Salkantay Inca Trail 12 Day hard hikes 12D/11N
- Professional and experienced English-speaking guide
- All entrance tickets and permits for Choquequirao Salkantay Inca Trail 12 Day hard hikes, and Waynapicchu.
- Cook and meals while trekking
- Mules, muleteers and porters to carry equipment, supplies, and items
- Private transportation from your Cusco hotel to the trek departure point and back
- Machu Picchu train return ticket to Cuzco
- 10 Days camping on Choquequirao Salkantay Inca Trail 12 Day hard hikes
- 1 night hotel 3 star in Aguas Calientes village on Day 11
- Choquequirao Salkantay Inca Trail 12 Day hard hikes, all trekking guided tours
- All required equipment, including camping, dining and bathroom tents, air mattress.
Choquequirao Salkantay Inca Trail 12 Day hard hikes Does Not Included
- International & domestic flights.
- Traveler`s insurance for Choquequirao Salkantay Inca Trail 12 Day hard hikes
- Sleeping Bag
- Breakfast on the first morning.
- Dinner on the last night.
- Discretionary expenses such as gratuities, snacks, alcoholic beverages, etc.
- Some meals
Bring all the important equipment to hike during 12 days on Andes!
Choquequirao Salkantay Inca Trail 12 Day hard hikes
- 4 ppl group US$ 2,190.00 p/person.
- 5 – 6 ppl group US$ 1.950.00 p/person.
- 7 – 8 ppl group US$ 1800.00 p/person.
- 9 – 12 ppl group US$ 1690.00 p/person.
- Extra riding mule and muleteer to lead it
- Sleeping Bag suitable for – 10 days; Choquequirao Salkantay Inca Trail 12 Day hard hikes
- Deluxe Sleeping Bag suitable for -15 deg.
- Walking stick lightweight aluminum (two sticks are recommended for tough hikes).
- Single tent supplement (personal tent)
Kondor Path Tours HOW TO BOOK
Choquequirao Salkantay Inca Trail 12 Day hard hikes WILL NOT BE CONFIRMED without a completed booking form and deposit sent to email@example.com. There is a $450 per person deposit needed. All deposits are fully non-refundable. We accept payments through PayPal which will incur a 6% merchant fee paid by the traveler, we will email you your booking invoice and confirmation once your information and deposit are received.
The amount to deposit to reserve and secure your space is specified according to the number of customers “We accept payments through PayPal which will incur a 6% merchant fee paid by the traveler”
4 ppl p/person
- 7 – 8 ppl – p/person $ 1,800.
5-6 ppl p/person
- 9 – 12 ppl – p/person $ 1,690.
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Lost Inca Trail 12 Day
|Duration:||12 Day / 11 Night|
|Sites to visit:||Choquequirao site, Salkantay Trail, and Peru Classic Inca Trail|
|Tour Style:||Full Adventure (hiking), Archeological, Camping, Cultural, & Ecological|
|Recommended group size:||Minimum 04 Passenger, Maximum 12 Passengers|
|Highlight:||Choquequirao site, remote Yanama Pass, hiking alongside the magnificent Salkantay MT. the varied and amazing sites along the Lost Inca Trail, arriving via Sun Gate (Inti Punko) over Machu Picchu|
|Location:||Choquequirao - Salkantay and Inca Trail (Northwest of Cusco)|
|Physical Level:||12 Day / 11 Night|
|Total Travel Distance:||166 km / 103 miles|
|Departures:||Any day with two people|
|Recommended age for the tour:||You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a Kondor Path Tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 14|