EXPEDITION VILCABAMBA ESPIRITUPAMPA 8D/7N
DAY 1: CUSCO - CHAULLAY - WANKAKALLI
We will pick you up from your hotel and travel to Wankakalli by private bus, passing through Ollantaytambo and the Malaga mountain pass (4,200 meters/13,780 feet above sea level) and then entering the Huyro and Maranura valleys. After passing through Chaullay, we will arrive at Wankakalli in the afternoon and make camp for the night.
DAY 2: WANKAKALLI - VITCUS - ÑUSTA HISP´ANAN -QOLLPAQ'ASA
On Day 2, we will begin our journey, trekking to the archaeological center of Rosaspata / Vitcos. From Wankakalli, we will have an excellent view of the snow-covered peaks of Pumasillo, and as we trek around the perimeter of Wankakalli, we will visit the Ñusta Hisp'anan stone. In both places we will enjoy an awesome panoramic view of the countryside. Later, we will move on to the Qollpaq'asa campsite.
DAY 3: QOLLPAQ'ASA - UTUTO
On Day 3, we will hike to the small village of Maukachaka and continue on to the pass of Pampaconas. We will then hike down into Ututo, where we will camp for the night and also have the opportunity to do a little fishing.
DAY 4: UTUTO - VISTA ALEGRE
We will have a downhill hike on Day 4, and after only an hour we will begin to see the changes as the climate turns warmer and we move into Peru's cloud forest. Here, we can enjoy the Pampaconas River as we eat lunch on the riverbank. After a brief rest, we will continue hiking until we arrive at Vista Alegre ("Happy View") where we will make camp.
DAY 5: VISTA ALEGRE - CONCEVIDAYOC
After breakfast we will hike into the Vilcabamba Valley, where will enjoy the increasingly tropical weather. We will arrive at Q'asa Cross, a favorite place of adventure and nature lovers, where we will see the region's abundance of flora and fauna - for example the Rupicola Peruviana (Cock-of-the-Rock). We will hike onward to Tunkimayu and then Concebidayoc, where we will make camp for the night.
DAY 6: CONCEBIDAYOC - ESPIRITU PAMPA - CHONTABAMBA
We will hike to the east, toward the Pampaconas River and on to Espiritu Pampa. The topography is amazing here, and it is the perfect vantage point to see how the plateau is formed between the Pampaconas River, Chomtabamba, and the base of the mountain. Here, we will visit the Espiritu Pampa archaeological group, including a number of Incan agricultural terraces, as well as the famous Rumichaca Bridge - an ancient stone bridge. After a guided visit, we will continue to the Chotabamba campsite.
DAY 7: CHONTABAMBA - CHIWANKIRI
Day 7 will be our last day of trekking. The climate will be beautiful - tropical and warm. Here, in the valley of Espiritu Pampas, we will enjoy the various spectacles of flora and fauna and make camp at Chiwankiri for the night.
DAY 8: CHIWANKIRI - KITENI - CUSCO
Our journey on the last day of the trek is by private bus through the city of Kiteni, back through the Malaga Valley, and passing through Amparaes and Calca. Finally we will arrive in Cusco around 10:00 p.m.
- Group Size: Depends on the client
- Fixed departures: Depends on the client
- Transportation in and out: Cusco - Wankakalli / Chiwankiri- Cusco (private bus)
- 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. 15 kilos/ 33 lbs per person)
- Emergency Horse: Just in case someone needs help
- Meals: 7 Breakfasts/8 Lunches/7 Dinners/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, shower tent, tables and
- chairs, table settings, first aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle
- Breakfast the 1st day, usually hotels offer this service
- Sleeping bag
- US$20 Sleeping bag rental(-10°C) for the whole trek:
- US$23 single accommodation
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