Seldom visited by tourists, this Inca “lost city ” fascinated 19th century explorers. Nestled in the cloud forest, 1800 meters above the Apurimac River, this site is similar, in many ways to MachuPicchu. Abandoned for centuries, both were overlooked by the Spanish chroniclers of the 16th and 17th century.
The southern approach to the site requires a steep descent from almost 3200 meters, near the village of Cachora, down to the Apurimac River at 1200m. This is followed by an even steeper ascent of 1800mt up to the ruins. MachuPicchu is situated on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Vilcabamba and Choquequirau on it’s opposite western slope at about the same parallel. Both citadels are located half way up steep, densely forested mountain slopes.
The trail goes through an amazing variety of habitats from pastoral valleys full of blossoming fruit trees to glacial mountains .
Our final campsite gives us a spectacular panoramic view of a most evocative sights in the world: the ancient city of MachuPicchu and Siter City of Machupicchu, Choquequirao.
Type of circuit : Scenic / Archeological
Activity : Trekking
Ubication : Vilcabamba Mountain – Cusco
Level : Need physical effort
Lenght: 4 days
Season Recommended: April to November (The Rest of the year with rains)
Wheather : Cold,dry and temperate