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Trek to Espiritu Pampa 10Days/9Nights

Chaski Trek Peru

Trek to Espiritu Pampa 10D/9N


Style Trip : Treks and Hiking
Place to Visit : Espiritu Pampa
Lenght : 10 Days / 9 Nights
Frequency : Upon Request
Group : Min 8, Max 15
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After the conquest of Peru, the Inca and his most loyal followers maintained their religion and stayed in Vilcabamba. Known for the highway banditry and infuriating diplomacy of the inhabitants, Vilcabamba became the “Sherwood Forest “of early colonial Peru until in 1572, when it was penetrated and the Inca captured and killed. We trace a series of important ruined forts chronicled during the extirpation of the Incas, but not located nor excavated until quite recently.

Season: March - November
Departures: 6th and 21st of each month

DAY 1: Cusco - Chaullay - Huancacalle
We pick you up fromy our hotel and leave Cusco by private car at around 6:20am in the morning. The Malaga pass is 4,200 metres high and we enjoy the beautifull view towards it. In about five hours we reach Chaullay at the mouth of the Vilcabamba River on the Urubamba, at 1,890 m. From here we take a truck to Huancacalle, which will take about three hours. We are now at about 3,000 m.

DAY 2: Huancacalle walking tour of Vitcos
Today we see the ruins atop Rosas Pata, the most important of which is Vitcos, our guide will show us arund this site and explain more about its history. We return at night to our camp site.

DAY 3: Huancacalle - Qollpaqasa
Today we hike about 17 km, whith a steep climb over the pass called Qollpaqasa to reach our camp on the other side. We are now at about 3,700 m.

DAY 4: Qollpaqasa - Ututo
From today we will be descending along the Consevidayoc River and we hike 12 km. We pass Maukachaka and then Pampaconas. In Ututo good fishing awaits us.

DAY 5: Into the jungle to Vista Alegre
After only an hour walking we will pass from the high Andean vegetation into a zone of high jungle. We can feel the warm air from the different climate now surrounding us. We hike about 15km today.

DAY 6: Concebidayoc
We hike 17 km today through changing landscapes. Enjoying the beauty of the surrounding nature. We enjoy lunch along the way before reaching our campsite where rest and spend the night.

DAY 7: Espiritu Pampa, the Ruined City and stronghold
We hike 8 km heading to the west until we reach Espiritu Pampa, a natural overlook situated in the triangle between the Pampaconas and Chomtabamba rivers and the base of a mountain. Here we find the Rumichaca, a lovely Inca bridge. After a guided tour, we camp in Chotabamba.

DAY 8: Chiwankiri
We hike the length of the steamy Espiritu Pampa valley, some 15 km, to the road below.

DAY 9: Back to Quillabamba
We take a bus for seven hours till we reach the town of Quillabamba. Where we overnight in a lodge.


DAY 10: Back to Cusco
We take the bus back to Cusco from Quillabamba.

INCLUDE:

  • Professional English speaking Guide
  • Transport from Cusco to Huancacalle and from Quillabamba to Cusco
  • Lodging in Quillabamba
  • Double Occupancy Tents
  • Camping Equipment: Bathroom tent, kitchen tent, dining tent, chairs, tables, comfortable mattress
  • One saddle horse for each passenger
  • Horses to carry our equipment
  • Muleteer and Cook
  • Porters to carry food, tents and cooking gear
  • Coffee breaks in the afternoons
  • All meal
  • First aid kit

We recommended to bring

  • Personal Sleeping Bag (can be hired from us, we dont ask for a deposit!)
  • Backpack and daypack
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Water bottle and water purifucation tablets
  • Flashlight
  • Hat
  • Sun block
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm clothes, Light clothes, 4 extra pairs of socks
  • Insect repellent
  • Chocolates, candies or other snacks
  • Camera

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