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Vilcabamba Trek, 7-day alternative route to Machu Picchu

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Trek along a breathtaking route from Vilcabamba to the world-renowned Machu Picchu on a 7-day adventure with a local certified guide from our team.



7 Days

May - Nov




* Conquer the high mountains of the Peruvian Andes.

* Capture the stunning scenery from the historic Machu Picchu.

* Benefit from having a fully-qualified guide accompanying you along the way.


Hiding in the high mountain Andes is the old imperial city of Vilcabamba, which served as the capital of the Neo-Inca State.

It has strong connections with the former royal families of the Inca Empire, who used the village as their own private retreat.

Founded in the 16th century, Vilcabamba was the final refuge of the regional imperial state before it was destroyed and later abandoned by the Spanish colonialists.

It was deemed lost forever until 1911 when it was rediscovered after archaeological visits, and has been nicknamed the Lost City of the Incas.

The region is sandwiched between two deep canyons, Apurímas to the left and Willcamayu to the right.

Fast-flowing rivers gush through the middle and has carved its way through the high Andean mountains.

The climate here cultivates a habitat for a large ecosystem that has variation. As you pass through the high plains of the Andes you’ll experience the rolling clouds that flood the valleys like a ghostly avalanche.

We begin in a maize-growing area before heading onto a trail taking us to the highest point in the region. We will pass through great historical sites as we continue through high mountain passes.

We cross a magnificent forest and trek by coffee plantations and rows of tropical fruit. Then we get to the classic Inca site, Machu Picchu, the 15th century citadel resting at 2,430 meters above sea level and hanging over the Sacred Valley.

Get in touch now to reserve your place on a classic 7-day trekking adventure to Machu Picchu from the village of Vilcabamba.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees


Day 1: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Malaga Pass – Chaullay – Vilcabamba (HunancacallVilcabamba Landscapee)

Day 2: Vilcabamba (Huancacalle) – Vitcos Rosaspata – Abra Puma Chaca or Azutina - IVilcabamba Vitkosnka Wasi

Day 3: Inca Wasi – Racachaca – Hatún Pampa

Day 4: Hatún Pampa – Mojón pass – Mutuy pata

Day 5: Mutuy pata – Yanatile – Santa Teresa

Day 6: Santa Teresa – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes

Day 7: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco


About the guide

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Guide Agency

Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.

It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.

We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.


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What people are saying about Peru


He was very kind, patient and helped me to reach my goal the citadel of Machupicchu. One day I wanted to quit but he encouraged me to continue and waited for my step.


We did the MTB-Huarascan-Circuit (Crossing Punta Olimpica Pass and Portachuelo de Llanganuco Pass) with Eric Albinos „Peru Expedition“. All, the transfers, the hotel stays, the acclimatization tours and the circuit itself, was well organized. Eric and his staff were flexible to our wishes and very helpful. Our Guide Joni is an excellent mountain bike-guide and good tailor too if something is torn. The cook prepared delicious meals during the circuit. The camping equipment was in very good condition. We (Karin, Franz. Wolfgang) can fully recommend „Eric´s Peru Expeditions“.



The agency gave me a guide Darwin, not Juventino. Climb was good, easy just walking. There is one dangerous section near the moraine area with very loose gravel. So make sure you don't slip there or you are dead. I stayed in refugio at the base camp which was much more comfy than camping. Darwin was good but give clients some breaks once in a while, not rush too much. It's a high altitude climbing after all.


5 star guide. Nothing but the best.


A very, very sympathic guide, who knows all the secrets of the places and itinerarys the most beautiful ; organization top ; food excellent too ; marvellous souvenirs.

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