Almost 4 decades after the conquest of Perú,
the survivors of the big empire of the Incas kept an
independent state in a valley of de deep pass of Vilcabamba,
this place is to the north of Cusco. The combination between
snow capped mountains, thick jungles and big rivers frustrated
two spanish efforts to reach it, but it fell down because a
big militar spanish movement in 1572. The region soon fell
down, the Incas left it, so they were lost but in 1834 many
archaelogists came to Perú to find them and the task is still
alive. Our route follows the steps of famous explorers like
Hiram Bighan who discovered Machupicchu in 1911 and Gene Savoy
who finally discovered the real Vilcabamba in 1964. our trip
is a unforgettable experience characterized by views of the
Andes, high passes, and ruins that are hidden in the forest.
They have a climate varied: coldness on the
height, in the zone interval, and in in the valley are hot.
The temperature in the zones intermediary is of 10 grades to
13 grades like average in the heights is 5 grades to 7 grades
average in the tropical zones 16 grades to 34 grades,
distinguish two of season standard weel, of November to April
with intense rains and may to October with less rains.
Day 1: cusco – chaullay – wankalli.
We take you from your hotel to go in a private bus to
Wankalli, passing by the towns of Ollantaytambo in the
"Abra de Málaga" (4200 m.a.s.l) getting into the
valley of Huyro and Maranura. From the town of Chaullay we go
to Wankalli, we will be arriving there in the afternoon and we
will set up our campsite.
Day 2: Wankalli – vitcus – ñusta hisp’anan
– qollpaq’asa. We will start the hike to the
archeological center of Rosaspata or Vitcos, from the hill you
can appreciate Pucyura and the snow capped mountain of
Pumasillo, then you’ll visit Ñusta Hisp’anan ( Yurac
Rumi) in both places you can enjoy the scenery. Then we go to
Qollpaq’asa where we will establish a campsite.
Day 3: qollpaq’asa – Ututo. In
first place we go to the Maukachaka zone, then we continue
passing by Pampaconas, going down to Ututo where we will camp
and we will have the opportunity to go fishing .
Day 4: Ututo – Vista Alegre. We
start the route going down, in one hour we will see the
vegetation of the jungle, its weather is hot- moderate and we
could appreciate the river Pampaconas where we will have lunch
at the riverbank, after a few minutes of resting, we will
continue walking until we arrive to a place called Vista
5: Vista Alegre – Concebidayoc.
After breakfast, we will get in to the Vilcabamba valley which
is very hot , then we will arrive to Cruz Q’asa a fabulous
place where we can see the flora and the fauna, for example
the " Cock of the Rocks", arriving to Tunkimayo, to
go to Concebidayoc.
Day 6: Concebidayoc – espiritu pampa –
chontabamba. We go to the west towards the deep pass of
the river Pampaconas that will take us to Espiritu Pampa that
is also considered a natural observatory. In the plateau the
triangle between the rivers Pampaconas and Chontabamba, also
in the base of the mountain of the group of Espiritu Pampa,
where we could appreciate different andenes (platforms), ruins
of the famous Rumichaca that is a very beautiful stone bridge.
After a guided visit, we will continue to Chontabamba where we’ll
stablish a campsite.
Day 7: chontabamba – chiwankiri.
It makes our last day of walking with a tropical weather we
will walk around the valley of Espiritu Pampa, then we will
arrive to Chiwankiri place of our seventh campsite.
Day 8: chiwankiri – kiteni – CUSCO
After camping in Chiwankiri, our transportation to go continue
to the town of Kiteni, we will pass by the valley of Amparaes
Calca and continue to Cusco by the Sacred Valley. Arriving
approximately to 8.00pm
Transportation: Private bus to round
Meals: breakfasts/ lunches/ dinners during all
Horses: Transport of equipments and bags that
Arriero: Responsible of the horses
English / Spanish.
Chef: Responsible of the meals
(prepares 6 breakfasts / 6 lunches / 6 dinners)
Tents, dinning tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, tables, chairs, mattress, first aid kit and radio communication.