ANDEAN TREKS

ANDEAN TREKS

Information

Click to enlarge

Wir bieten verschiedene Anden Treks nicht nur nach Machu Picchu an. Sie haben die Wahl zwischen 2, 3, 4, 5 und 8 taegigen Wanderungen.Wir bieten verschiedene Anden Treks nicht nur nach Machu Picchu an. Sie haben die Wahl zwischen 2, 3, 4, 5 und 8 taegigen Wanderungen.

Cachicata
Trek

4 tage

This Andean trek takes us through beautiful scenery of the Sacred Valley with Inca sites and snow capped mountains. Highest point: 4450 m

Lares Trek &
Machu Picchu

4 tage

Dies ist ein landschaftlich reizvoller Trek durch typische andine Dörfer und vorbei an Bergseen und schneebedeckten Bergen. Besuch von Machu Picchu am 4. Tag.

Salkantay
Trek

4 tage

Dies ist ein Alternativ Trail nach Machu Picchu, vorbei am schneebedeckten Salkantay und durch Nebelwaldvegetation. Besuch von Machu Picchu am 4. Tag. Höchster Punkt

Choquequirao
Trek

5 tage

Dieser Trek führt Sie zum geheimnisvollen, letzten Rückzugsgebiet der Inkas: Choquequirao (3.033 m), welches hoch über dem Apurimac Flusstal liegt.

Yanacocha
Trek

2 tage

Eine schöne Wanderung mit Start im Heiligen Tal, durch Polylepiswald zu einem Andensee. Sie bietet tolle Ausblicke auf das Heilige Tal der Inkas.

Choquequirao – Machu Picchu Trek

8 tage

Dieser Trek führt Sie zu den Ruinen von Choquekirao und weiter durch spektakuläre Andenlandschaft und Hochgebirgspässe bis nach Machu Picchu.

CACHICATA TREK – 4 TAGE

CACHICATA TREK – 4 DAYS

CACHICATA  TREK mit MACHU  PICCHU

4 tage

ab 2 Personen

Maximale Gruppengrösse: 6 Personen

Dieser Trek führt durch eindrucksvolle Andenlandschaft mit Inkastätten und Blick auf das Heilige Tal der Inka und schneebedeckte Berge. höchster Punkt: 4450 m

Wichtig: Dieser Trekablauf ist variabel und kann je Wandertempo u./ od. Witterung angepasst oder geändert werden.

Program

Abholung am Hotel um 6 Uhr. Mit unserem Minibus fahren wir nach Westen, durch den Marktort Izcuchaca und weiter nach Huarocondo, mit tollen Blicken auf die Berge Veronica und Salkantay. Nach etwa 2 Stunden erreichen wir das Dorf Soqma auf 3200 m, wo wir die Pferde und Pferdeführer treffen. Während wir frühstücken belädt unser Personal die Pferde und wir beginnen ca. 1 Std. 45 Minuten bergauf Richtung Perolniyoc zu wandern. Dieser Ort ist für seine Inkaruinen und den Wasserfall bekannt. Wir besuchen auch den Ort und die Inkaruinen von Patallaqta. Nach dem Mittagessen wandern wir durch ein fruchtbares Tal, in dem die Einheimischen verschiedene Arten Kartoffeln und Quinua anbauen.

Am Nachmittag erreichen wir die Dorfgemeinschaft Rayan (3700m).  Auch dieses Gebiet ist von der Landwirtschaft geprägt und wir können eines der Wohnhäuser besuchen. Wir bekommen einen Eindruck von den Adobehäusern (aus Lehm), vom ländlichen Leben mit Meerschweinchen in der Küche. Später trinken wir am Camp Tee und der Guide informiert uns über das Programm des nächsten Tages.    

Entfernung: ca. 9 km

Heute frühstücken wir um 6 Uhr und beginnen dann unsere Wanderung bergauf durch Felder mit andinen Nutzpflanzen. Es geht ca. 3 ½  Stunden bergauf, um den ersten Pass Pukaccasa auf 4380 m zu erreichen. Wir machen eine Pause und genießen den Ausblick. Anschließend führt uns der Weg ca. 40 Minuten bergab bis zu einem Platz, an dem wir zu Mittag essen. Am Nachmittag führt der Weg auf und ab und dann weiter über eine Hochebene und durch eine merkwürdige Landschaft mit Felsablagerungen aus der Eiszeit. Ein weiterer Aufstieg führt uns zum Kuychiccasa Pass mit 4450 m, dem höchsten Pass des Treks. Wir machen eine Pause und genießen den Blick auf das Heilige Tal unter uns und mehrere schneebedeckte Berge: La Veronica, Chicon, Pitusiray und andere. Dann geht es für etwa 2 Stunden bergab bis zur Inkastätte Inti Punku (Sonnentor). Hier machen wir für einen Snack halt und der Guide informiert uns über die Bräuche der Inkas. Nach einem steilen Abstieg erreichen wir nach ca 1,5 Stunden Cachicata, welches ein Steinbruch der Inka war. Wir errichten unser Camp in der Nähe und  ruhen uns bei einem heißen Getränk aus.

Entfernung: ca. 13 km

Nach dem Frühstück erkunden wir das Gebiet um Cachicata. Wahrscheinlich haben die Inka hier die Steine für den Bau des Forts von Ollantaytambo vorbereitet. Es gibt Gebäude und einen Steinbruch mit bearbeiteten Steinen. Außerdem können wir “Chullpas” genannte Grabtürme sehen. Nach der Besichtigung haben Sie etwas freie Zeit und dann essen wir zu Mittag, um anschließend über einen breiten Weg hinab ins Tal nach Ollantaytambo zu wandern. Hier können wir uns die Altstadt ansehen oder an einem schönen Platz ausruhen, bis wir am Nachmittag den Zug nach Aguas Calientes (2050m) nehmen. Später gibt es seine kurze Besprechung mit dem Guide über den Besuch von Machu Picchu am nächsten Morgen.      Übernachtung im Hostal (DZ mit Bad).     

Entfernung:  ca. 11 km

Nach einem zeitigen Frühstück wandern wir (ca 1 Std. 15 Min. oder fahren mit dem Bus) hinauf zu den Ruinen von Machu Picchu (die Tore öffnen um 6 Uhr, Besuch je nach Ticketzeit). Wir unternehmen mit dem Guide eine ca. 2 – 2 ½ stündige Führung durch die Anlage. Danach haben wir freie Zeit, z.B. zum Besuch der Inka Brücke oder zum Ersteigen des Wayna Picchu (Extraticket). Rückkehr nach Aguas Calientes nach Bedarf. Am Nachmittag fährt der Zug von Aguas Calientes nach Ollantaytambo oder Poroy ab. Transfer zum Hotel in Cusco.

Im Tourpreis inbegriffen:

  • privater Bustransport Cusco –  Soqma
  • englischsprachiger, professioneller Guide (4 Tage)
  • Koch und alle Mahlzeiten (bis Mittagessen des 3. Tages)
  • Zelte und Campingmatten, Esszelt, Kochzelt, Stühle etc.
  • Packferde für Essen, Ausrüstung u. 5 kg persönl. Gepäck p.P.
  • Notfallpferd (mit Sattel)
  • Eintritt nach Machu Picchu
  • entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • 1 Nacht im DZ in Hostal in Aguas Calientes incl. Frühstück
  • Zugfahrt Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes am 3. Tag
  • Zugrückfahrt ab Aguas Calientes & Transfer zum Hotel in Cusco
  • Erste Hilfe Koffer

Not included

  • sleeping bag (for rent at our office in Cusco)
  • hiking poles (optional)
  • drinking water (partially, especially on day 4)
  • entrance fee to Wayna Picchu (18 US$ p.p., limited spaces)
  • dinner and lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • extra horse for personal luggage
Download PDF
Get more information
Book now

LARES TREK – 4 DAYS

LARES TREK – 4 DAYS

Lares Trek & Machu Picchu

4 days

Group size: 2 – 6 persons.

This trek is a very scenic and diverse Andean Trek. You pass through natural forest and by andean lakes and also climb two passes with spectacular mountain views. We visit machu picchu on day 4. Highest point 4600 m.

Contact us for availability and prices!

Program

We pick you up at 5:30 am to take you to the starting point of the trek in Huaran (3000 m) in the Sacred Valley; this is 1.5 hours by private minibus. While we have a small breakfast the horsemen pack the horses and we start to walk northward. The trail climbs gently following the Cancha Cancha river towards the community of the same name. This walk through the valley is very impressive, we see cultivated fields and pass through old Polylepis forests; this type of vegetation is very interesting for bird life like Hummingbirds, Flycatchers and Tit tyrants. After about 5 hours we reach Cancha Cancha village, with its typical stone houses. We set up our camp at the village or a little bit further up, at about 3850 m.

After an early breakfast we continue up hill. This is the hardest day of the trek because we pass the highest point: the Pachacuteq Pass at 4700 m. The view from here is overwhelming: we have the Pitusiray (5800 m) and Sahuasiray snowcapped mountains right in front of us. Then, descending into the valley we pass by several glacial lakes, which are the habitat of Andean Ibis, Andean Goose and the rare Giant Coot. On this day we can see herds of alpacas, llamas and sheep and it is also possible to see Gray Brocket Deer, Viscachas, the Puna Hawk or maybe the impressive Andean Condor. This night we camp at 3800 m close to Quishuarani village. (If we arrive in Quishuarani early we can continue to the second pass (Willcaccasa) today and camp near Cuncani.)

Today we start early to follow another valley and climb up to the second pass at Willcaccasa mountain, 4350 m for about 3 hours. Again the views of the Andes, turquoise lakes and beautiful valleys are impressive. We walk downhill passing by some other lakes and after 1.5 to 2 hours we arrive at Cuncani village (3800 m). From here we continue downhill towards the Lares Valley and the hot springs where we can have a well deserved bath. Our bus picks us up to take us to Ollantaytambo train station in the afternoon. Here we take the train to Aguas Calientes. Reception upon arrival and briefing with the guide about the visit of Machu Picchu the next morning. Night in a Hostal (DWB).

We meet our guide early to walk up or take the bus (not included) up to Machu Picchu; the site opens at 6 am. We start with our guided tour of the archeological complex (2 – 2,5 h). Afterwards we have free time to explore on our own and enjoy the views, or maybe climb Wayna Picchu. In the afternoon we return to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to the Sacred Valley or Cusco, transfer to your hotel.

Note: This itinerary is variable and may be modified according to the progress of the group, weather conditions etc.

Included

  • private transport: Cusco – Huaran, Lares – Ollantaytambo
  • English speaking, professional guide for the trek and Machu Picchu
  • all meals (till lunch of day 3), boiled water for drinking (vegetarian meals on request)
  • cook and cooking equipment
  • camping equipment (quality double tents and mats, dining tent, tables and chairs)
  • horses to carry food, cooking & camping equipment + 5 kg of personal luggage p. p.
  • emergency horse (with saddle)
  • entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • First Aid Kit
  • one night in hostal in Aguas Calientes (dwb) including breakfast
  • tourist train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and back
  • transfer from train station to Cusco

Nicht inbegriffen

  • Schlafsack (ausleihbar)
  • Wanderstöcke (optional)
  • Bus nach Machu Picchu (4. Tag, +13 US$)
  • z.T. Trinkwasser (va. 4. Tag)
  • extra Pferd f. persönliches Gepäck
  • Eintritt Wayna Picchu (+18 US$, limitiert)
  • Mahlzeiten in Aguas Calientes
Download PDF
Get more information
Book now

CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK – 4 Tage

CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK – 4 DAYS

Choquequirao Trek 

4 Tage

min. 2 Personen
Maximale Gruppengrösse: 6 Personen

Dieser Trek führt Sie zum geheimnisvollen, letzten Rückzugsgebiet der Inkas. Choquequirao (3.033 m) ist ein archäologischer Komplex, der sich noch in der Säuberungs- und Restaurations-Phase befindet. Er liegt in der Nähe des Salkantay Berges (6.271 m) und oberhalb des Rio Apurimac Canyons. Sie wandern durch spektakuläre Gebirgslandschaften mit Trockenwald und Nebelwald.  Höchster Punkt: 3033 m.

Program

Um 4:30 Uhr holen wir Sie an Ihrem Hotel ab, um ca. 4 Std. mit unserem privaten Minibus bis nach Cachora (3100m) zu fahren. Während wir dort frühstücken werden die Pferde mit dem Gepäck für die Wanderung fertig gemacht. Heute wandern wir 20 km, zuerst führt der Weg bergab, dann eben, um dann zum Capuliyoc Pass etwas anzusteigen. Hier bietet sich uns ein atemberaubender Anblick auf das Canyon des Rio Apurímac. Der Weg führt weiter nach Coca Masana (2250m) und später abwärts zur Playa Rosalina am Ufer des Rio Apurímac, dem Hauptzufluss des Amazonas. Camp auf 1550 m (alternativ campen wir etwas oberhalb in Chiquisca).

Nach einem zeitigen Frühstück überqueren wir die Brücke über den Rio Apurímac und wandern bergauf, erst ist der Weg steil und führt durch Opuntienpflanzungen, später durch Nebelwald, bis zum Camp bei Choquequirao, wo wir etwa gegen 15 Uhr ankommen. Nach der Ankunft besichtigen wir bereits einen Teil der Ruinen. Der Blick auf den Canyon ist sehr eindrucksvoll und mit etwas Glück können wir Andenkondore über den Bergen kreisen sehen. Camp in Choquequirao, 3033 m.

Morgens nach dem Frühstück haben wir noch einmal Gelegenheit, die Ruinen zu besichtigen. Der Guide zeigt uns die Terrassenanlagen mit Lamas aus Stein in den Wänden. Danach beginnen wir mit der Rückkehr nach Santa Rosa, wo wir zu Mittag essen und anschließend geht es weiter bergab bis zur Playa Rosalina. Eventuell können wir uns am Rio Apurímac kurz erfrischen, dann schlagen wir unser Camp auf. Wenn wir früh dran sind wandern wir bis Chiquisca weiter.

Heute starten wir möglichst früh, denn es geht wieder bergauf, zurück nach Chiquisca und zum Capuliyoc Pass. Während des Aufstiegs haben wir einen anderen Blick auf das Apurímac Tal und sehen den Padrejoc Berg vor uns. Wir wandern weiter bis Cachora, für ein wohlverdientes Mittagessen. Hier wartet der Minibus auf uns, um uns nach Cusco zurückzubringen. Ankunft am Nachmittag, Transfer zum Hotel.

Im Tourpreis inbegriffen:

  • privater Minibus Cusco – Cachora – Cusco
  • englischsprachiger, professioneller Guide
  • 2 Mann –Zelte und Campingmatten, Kochzelt, Esszelt, Tisch & Stühle
  • Koch, Kochausrüstung und 3 Mahlzeiten täglich (ausgenommen Abendessen am 4. Tag)
  • Führer und Packpferde (für Essen und Ausrüstung sowie bis 5 kg persönl. Gepäck p. Pers.)
  • Eintritt zu den Ruinen von Choquekirao
  • Notfallpferd mit Sattel
  • Erste Hilfe Koffer

Nicht inbegriffen:

  • Schlafsack (im Büro ausleihbar)
  • Wanderstöcke (optional)
  • z.T. Trinkwasser (v.a. 1. und 4. Tag)
  • extra Pferd für persönliches Gepäck (wenn mehr als 5 kg p. Pers.)
Download PDF
Get more information
Book now

SALKANTAY TREK – 4 DAYS

SALKANTAY TREK – 4 DAYS

Salkantay – Machu Picchu Trek

4 days

Group size: 2 – 6 persons.

This trek takes you over a high pass (4570 m) close to the impressive Salkantay mountain and then down through cloud forest to Aguas Calientes. On day 4 you visit Machu Picchu.

Contact us for availability and prices!

Program

We pick you up at 4:30 am at your hotel and travel by private minibus to the village of Mollepata (arrival around 7 am). From here we continue uphill to Soraypampa (3850 m), at the end of the road, where we meet the horses and horsemen. While we have breakfast the staff packs the horses and we start walking uphill towards the pass at 4600 m. Here we have beautiful views of the snow capped Salkantay Mountain (6240 m). Then we descend on the other side of the pass and in the afternoon we camp at Chaullay (3000 m) or at another camp a little bit further down. We have a teatime snack and eat dinner later.

After breakfast we continue our trek downhill to Collpapampa and we then we follow the Rio Santa Teresa valley towards Lucmabamba. On our hike today we pass through spectacular scenery, with waterfalls and great mountain views. Going down the vegetation in the valley starts changing with many orchids, begonias and many different varieties of birds. Camp at Lucmabamba, 1950 m. In the afternoon the guide gives us a briefing for the next day. Teatime and dinner.

On this day we continue downhill passing through different plantations like coffee, banana, yucca and passion fruit. After Lucmabamba we climb up to Llactapata (2650 m) for about 3 hours, where we can visit a small Inca site. This place has a special view: we can appreciate the impressive Machu Picchu on the opposite slope of the mountain. We then descend to Rio Urubamba. In this area we have good chances for seeing Toucans, Andean Cock of the Rocks, Quetzals, Hummingbirds and Torrent Ducks. We have lunch and then follow the Urubamba River to Aguas Calientes. If you are tired there is the option to go to Santa Teresa and through the Urubamba Valley, which is easier and you may take a car and train from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes (not included). In the late afternoon we arrive to Aguas Calientes town (2050 m). We have a briefing with the guide about the visit of Machu Picchu the next morning. Night in a hostal (DWB).

We meet our guide early to walk up or take the bus (not included) up to Machu Picchu; the site opens at 6 am. We start with our guided tour of the archeological complex (2 – 2.5 h). Afterwards we have free time to explore on our own and enjoy the views, or maybe climb Wayna Picchu (extra ticket). In the afternoon we return to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo or Cusco, transfer to your hotel.

Note: This itinerary is variable and may be modified according to the progress of the group, weather conditions etc.

Included

  • Pickup at your hotel
  • private transport to Soraypampa
  • English speaking, professional Guide for the trek and Machu Picchu
  • cook, cooking equipment & all meals (till lunch of day 3), snacks, drinking water
  • one night in hostal in Aguas Calientes (dwb) including breakfast
  • entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • train ticket “expedition” from Aguas Calientes to Poroy or Ollantaytambo & transfer to Cusco
  • First Aid Kit
  • horses to carry food & camping equipment & 5kg of personal luggage p.p.
  • emergency horse
  • camping equipment (quality double tents and mats, dining tent, tables and chairs)

Not included

  • sleeping bag, hiking poles (for rent at our office in Cusco)
  • dinner and lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • extra horse for personal luggage
  • entrance fee to Wayna Picchu (18 US$ p.p., limited spaces)
  • drinking water (partially, especially on day 4)
Download PDF
Get more information
Book now

LARES TREK – 3 DAYS

LARES TREK – 3 DAYS

Lares Trek & Machu Picchu

3 days

Group size: 2 – 6 persons.

This is a shorter trek through typical Andean landscape, passing by glacial lakes and snow capped mountains. Highest point: 4600 m

Contact us for availability and prices!

Program

At 4:30 am we pick you up to travel 3.5 hours to the starting point of the trek, Quishuarani village at 3750 m. After breakfast we start our trek, walking through Andean landscapes with lakes and up towards the Pachacutec Pass at 4700 m. The view from here is overwhelming: we have the Pitusiray and Sahuasiray snowcapped mountains right in front of us. Descending into the valley we pass by several glacial lakes. We can see herds of alpacas, llamas and sheep, it is also possible to see Gray Brocket Deer, Viscachas, Andean Goose, or with some luck the rare Giant Coot, Puna Hawks and the impressive Andean Condor. This night we camp at 3850 m, near Cancha Cancha village with typical stone houses.

After breakfast our horsemen pack the horses and we start to walk southwards, the trail descends gently following the Cancha Cancha river towards Huaran (3100 m). On this walk along the river we see cultivated fields and pass through old Polylepis forests; this type of vegetation is very interesting for bird life like Hummingbirds, Flycatchers, Tit tyrants and the valley itself is very impressive. The walk today is around 5 hours till we arrive to Huaran, in the Sacred Valley. In the afternoon our private van takes us to Ollantaytambo train station. Here we catch a train to Aguas Calientes. Reception upon arrival, night in a Hostal (DWB) in Aguas Calientes.

We meet our guide early to walk up or take the bus up to Machu Picchu; the site opens at 6 am. Once inside we start with our guided tour of the archeological complex (2 – 2.5 h). Afterwards we have free time to explore on our own and enjoy the views, or maybe climb Wayna Picchu. In the afternoon we return to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to the Sacred Valley or Cusco, transfer to your hotel.

Note: This itinerary is variable and may be modified according to the progress of the group, weather conditions etc.

Included

  • private transport: Cusco – Quishuarani & Huaran – Ollantaytambo
  • English speaking, professional Guide for the trek and Machu Picchu
  • all meals (till lunch of day 2), boiled water for drinking during the trek (vegetarian meals on request)
  • cook and cooking equipment
  • camping equipment (quality double tents and mats, dining tent, tables and chairs)
  • horses to carry food, cooking & camping equipment and 5 kg of personal luggage per person
  • emergency horse (with saddle)
  • entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • First Aid Kit
  • one night in a hostal in Aguas Calientes (DWB) including breakfast
  • tourist train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and back, transfer to Cusco

Not included

  • sleeping bag (for rent at our office in Cusco)
  • hiking poles (optional)
  • drinking water (partially, especially on day 4)
  • entrance fee to Wayna Picchu (18 US$ p.p., limited spaces)
  • dinner and lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • extra horse for personal luggage
Download PDF
Get more information
Book now

CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK – 5 DAYS

CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK – 5 DAYS

Trek to Choquequirao ruins

5 days

Group size: 2 – 6 persons.

This trek takes you to one of the last retreats of the Incas: Choquequirao (3.033 m), it’s an archaeological complex where investigation is still in progress. It is situated close to the holy Salcantay mountain (6271 m) and above the impressive Rio Apurimac Canyon. You hike through spectacular andean scenery and see flora and fauna of the cloud forest. This trek gives you a full day to explore the Inca site. Highest point: 3033 m.

Contact us for availability and prices!

Program

4:30 am pick up from your hotel and travel to Cachora (3100 m, aprox. 4 hours by private van). While we are having breakfast the crew packs the horses for the trek. On this day we walk 22 km, first going down, then a little uphill, passing Abra Capuliyoc, from where we have a great view of the Apurimac Canyon. Then we have a flat part near Coca Masana (2250 m) to finally descend to playa Rosalina on the banks of the Apurimac River, the main tributary of the Amazon River. Campsite at 1550 m. In some occasions we may spend the first night in Chiquisca (1900 m).

After an early breakfast we start walking. After crossing the bridge over the Rio Apurimac the trail climbs up on the opposite mountain, first through Opuntia plantations and later through cloud forest. The trail is steep but with great views, we arrive to the camp around 3 pm. The ruins are close to the camp so we start exploring them after arriving. There are several terraces at the beginning and houses in the central part. The view of the canyon is spectacular and with a little luck it is also possible to see Andean Condors soaring in the mountains. Campsite at Choquequirao, 3033 m (2 nights).

Today we have a full day to explore the archaeological site as well as the nearby stone terraces with lamas. The site has still been under exploration, so new things may be seen. We also hike through the cloud forest that surrounds the ruins, so we can learn about the flora and fauna of the area. Also keep an eye open for condors, if the weather is good we may see some over the Apurimac Canyon.

In the morning, after breakfast, we begin our way back down towards Santa Rosa, and then further on to Playa Rosalina. If the river situation is appropriate we can enjoy a refreshing bath in the turbulent waters of the Apurimac River. In the afternoon we hike further up to our camp in Chiquisca (1900 m).

After an early breakfast we start climbing back up to Coca Masana and then further on to Cachora. During the hike we have a great view of the Padrejoc mountain and of the Apurimac Canyon. In Cachora we have lunch and take our van back to Cusco. Arrival in the afternoon and transfer to your hotel.

Included

  • private minibus transport Cusco – Cachora – Cusco
  • English speaking, professional guide
  • double-tents and mats, dining tent, tables and chairs
  • cook and cooking equipment & all meals during the trek, drinking water
  • horsemen and horses (to carry tents, food & cooking equipment & 5 kg luggage p.p.)
  • emergency horse (with saddle)
  • entrance to Choquekirao archaeological site
  • First Aid Kit

Not included

  • sleeping bag (for rent at our office)
  • hiking poles (optional)
  • extra drinking water (or purifying tablets, if you need very much water)
  • extra horse for personal luggage
Download PDF
Get more information
Book now

YANACOCHA TREK – 2 DAYS

YANACOCHA TREK – 2 DAYS

Yanacocha Trek

2 days

Group size: 4 – 8 persons.

A beautiful trek with old polylepis forest and great views. You visit an andean lake above the Sacred Valley of the Inkas.

Contact us for availability and prices!

Program

We pick you up at your hotel at 6:30 am to drive for about 1 hour to Huayo Kari in the Sacred Valley of the Inkas. Here we meet the horses and horsemen. We start walking uphill towards Yanacocha, which will take us about 4.5 hours. During the hike we may see birds such as hummingbirds and ducks and we walk through typical Polylepis forest and enjoy the view towards the valley. Later we reach the Yanacocha lake and spend the night nearby at 3750 m.

(If we arrive at the lake early, we may continue for another 2.5 hours up to 4000 m at the foot of the Chicon mountain. We can camp nearby and like this we only need to walk downhill the next day, to get back to the Sacred Valley.)

After breakfast we walk another 45 minutes up towards a lookout point. Here we enjoy the great view of the Sacred Valley. After a short break we start our descent to the village of Yucay. On the way we can also see the town of Urubamba. Upon arrival in Yucay we have lunch. Our van is waiting for us to take us back to Cusco or to Ollantaytambo, from where we can take the train to Aguas Calientes. Arrival in the afternoon.

Included

  • Private transport Cusco – Huayo Kari – Cusco (or Ollantaytambo)
  • professionel english speaking Guide
  • horses to carry food and camping equipment  as well as  max. 5 kg personal luggage
  • horse men, emergency horse
  • Camping equipment (tents, mats, tables and chairs)
  • Cook and all meals during the trek (till lunch of day 2), snacks
  • First Aid Kit

Not included

  • sleeping bag (for rent at our office)
  • drinking water (partially)
  • alcoholic drinks

If you wish to combine this trek with a visit to Machu Picchu, please contact us for details.

Download PDF
Get more information
Book now

HUCHUY QOSQO TREK – 2 DAYS

HUCHUY QOSQO TREK – 2 DAYS

Huchuy Qosqo Trek

2 days

Group size: 2 – 6 persons.

This trek takes you from Cusco over the Puna highlands and down to the Sacred Valley. It’s a trek with few tourists and with interesting landscape, including the visit to the archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo.

Contact us for availability and prices!

Program

We pick you up at your hotel at 7 am for a short private bus ride to Sacsayhuaman or Corao, where we meet the horses and horsemen. Today we walk about 6 to 7 hours, hiking uphill up to 4000m and to the village of Pukamarka. On the way we enjoy spectacular views. We walk through puna grassland with potato plantations and pass by two lakes: Suyllo Cocha and Qori Cocha, where we may see the Andean Gull, Neotropical Cormorants, Puna Teal und Mountain Caracaras. On the grassland we also find grazing lamas and sheep. In the afternoon we follow the river to reach Pukamarka (3100 m) where we set up our camp. At the edge of the village we can see some original Inca walls.

After breakfast we continue for about 1.5 hours to Huchuy Qosqo. Leaving Pukumarka we walk through an impressive gorge with wooden bridges. Further down we can already see the terraces of Huchuy Qosqo. Arriving at the site, the guide will explain about the ruins and the inca culture. From here the view over the Sacred Valley is fantastic. After exploring the site we start the descent towards the village of Lamay, which takes about 2 hours. Our van is waiting for us to take us back to Cusco or to Ollantaytambo. In Ollantaytambo we can take an afternoon train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu).

Included

  • private transport: Cusco – Sacsayhuaman/ Corao, Lamay – Cusco (or Ollantaytambo)
  • English speaking, professional Guide
  • entrance fee to Huchuy Qosqo
  • all meals (till lunch of day 2), boiled water for drinking
  • cook and cooking equipment
  • camping equipment (quality double tents and mats, dining tent, tables and chairs)
  • horses to carry food, cooking- and camping equipment & 5 kg of personal luggage p. p.
  • emergency horse
  • First Aid Kit

Not included

  • sleeping bag (for rent at our office in Cusco)
  • drinking water (partially)
  • extra horse for personal luggage

If you wish to combine this trek with a visit to Machu Picchu (day 3), please contact us for details.

Download PDF
Get more information
Book now

CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK – 8 DAYS

CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK – 8 DAYS

Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trek

8 days

Group size: 2 – 6 persons.

This trek takes you to one of the last retreats of the Incas: Choquekirao (3033 m) and then onwards through Andean scenery, over high passes and through scenic valleys all the way to Aguas Calientes. A little frequented trek with great views but also with strenuous climbs. On day 8 we visit Machu Picchu. Highest point 4668 m.

Contact us for availability and prices!

Program

4:00 am pick up from your hotel and travel to Cachora (4 hours by private bus). While we are having breakfast the crew will arrange the horses for the trek. On this day we walk 22 km, first flat to Chiquisca and then a little uphill, passing through Abra Capuliyoc, from where we have a great view of the Apurimac Canyon. Finally we descend to Playa Rosalina on the banks of the Apurimac River, the main tributary of the Amazon River. Campsite at 1550 m. On some occasions we camp in Chiquisca, a bit higher than Playa Rosalina.

After an early breakfast we start walking uphill – through Opuntia-plantations and later through cloud forest – towards Choquequirao. The first part of the trail is very steep but with great views, we arrive to the camp around 3 pm. The ruins are just next to the camp so we start exploring them after arriving. The view of the canyon is spectacular from here; it is also possible to see Andean Condors soaring in the mountains. Campsite at Choquequirao, 3033 m.

On this day we walk uphill for a while up to 3299 m and then descend to Rio Blanco, 1909 m. On the way we pass by Pinchiunuyoj ruins with Inca terraces. The changes of habitats are very spectacular and it is a good area for seeing birds, different varieties of orchids and coca plants at around 2750 m. From Rio Blanco we climb up to Maizal for about 3 hrs. Our camp is at 3000 m.

From here we start walking uphill passing by impressive Inca mining sites called Minas Victoria which were exploited until the 20th century. Almost on the top of our trail we can appreciate original paved Inca trails. We pass over 4154 m and then descend to our campsite in Yanama at 3800 m.

After breakfast we start climbing slowly to our highest pass 4668 m; again the view is amazing as we are surrounded by snow capped mountains: the Mt. Sacsarayoj and Mt. Padreyoj. Our campsite today is at 3632 m.

Today we descend to the Totora River. As we go down we reach cloud forest vegetation and the birdlife is very interesting, especially with hummingbirds and woodpeckers as well as many species of orchids and begonias. We set up camp at 2125 m in Playa, which is located in the valley, so it is warm.

On this day we walk our last uphill to Llactapata at 2810 m which takes around 3 hours; from here the view of Machu Picchu on the opposite mountain is fabulous. After a rest we walk down to the Hydroelectric plant on the Urubamba River and from here we walk through the valley to Aguas Calientes or take the train (not included). Night in a hostal.

After an early breakfast we walk up or take the bus to Machu Picchu, here we have a 2 – 2.5 hour guided tour; afterwards we have free time to explore on our own, maybe to visit the Inca Bridge or climb up to Wayna Picchu. We return to Aguas Calientes (on our own) to take the return train in the afternoon.Transfer to your hotel in Cusco.

Note: This itinerary is variable and may be modified according to the progress of the group, weather conditions etc.

Included

  • private transport to Cachora
  • English speaking professional guide
  • horses to carry food and equipment
  • emergency horse (with saddle)
  • double tents and mats, tables, chairs
  • all meals during the trek, drinking water
  • entrance to Choquequirao & Machu Picchu ruins
  • 1 night at Hostal in Aguas Calientes including breakfast
  • tourist train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo or Poroy
  • transfer from train station to hotel
  • First Aid Kit

Not included

  • sleeping bag (for rent at our office in Cusco)
  • hiking poles
  • drinking water (partly, especially day 8)
  • meals in Aguas Calientes
  • entrance to Wayna Picchu (+ 18 US$)
  • horse for personal luggage (if more than 5 kg)
Download PDF
Get more information
Book now