This little traveled alternative Inca Trail Trek reaches one of the great lost cities of the New World: Choquequirao ("Cradle of Gold"). Perched atop a ridge-top promontory high in the Andes, Choquequirao is four times the size of Machu Picchu with 10 times fewer visitors. This ambitious, 4-day trek along a spectacular Inca Trail takes you 20 miles into the Vilcambamba Range through a 10,000ft gorge deep into jungle valleys and high up amongst the glaciers of the Andes to the lost city only recently opened to tourism. We traverse over panoramic passes with views of gorges, ancient Inca terracing, cultivated valleys of native Quechua families, and spectacular mountain scenery with glaciers and rock formations, crossing streams on hanging footbridges through lush cloud forests. After thoroughly exploring Choquequirao, we overnight in a jungle lodge before making our way to the Machu Picchu
Sanctuary. This alternative Inca Trail Trek is a unique opportunity for those who want to combine archaeology, native culture and trekking on an alternate route to a lost Inca city in the Andes.