Vilcabamba to Espiritupampa Trek – 7 Days
Vilcabamba to Espiritupampa Trek: The last capital of the Incan resistance; known by them as Vilcabamba, it was named Espiritu Pampa by the Spanish. Manco Inca retreated from Ollantaytambo to Vitcos; and finally to Vilcabamba. Manco Inca brought together all those of the royal blood he could find; men and women alike, and retired to the wild forest of the Antis; to a place called Villcapampa where he lived in exile and solitude as one can imagine a dispossessed and disinherited prince would live. Until one day he was slain by a Spaniard whom he had sheltered and protected from enemies who had sought his death.
Enjoy an adventure taking you along historic trails used by the rebel Incas, as well as their pursuers.
This is the ultimate Machu Picchu Alternative trek. The route typically traverses South to North; to Espiritu Pampa and onto Chaunquiri (approx. 11-12 days trekking).
From here trekkers are transported by vehicle to Quillabamba where you can overnight should you wish to head to Machu Picchu on the final day. So then; the following day, you’ll take a bus to the Hydroelectric Station via Santa Theresa; and onto Aguas Calientes before heading up to the Incan Citadel.