Machu Picchu Trek via Choquequirao

The Salkantay Route to Machu Picchu seems too short at 5 days so I chose to walk the 5 day Choquequirao walk as part of this Inca Trail trail trek. {CAPTION}

After a few hour shuttle bus, along with 2 companions from Uruguay, we began the trek following a ridge and then descending steeply into a beautiful valley where the Rio Apurimec flowed below.
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The first night had us camping along side the river.
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A very steep ascent up the other side of the valley took its toll on us Day 2.
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A pleasant evening before following the ridge to the Inca Ruins at Choquequirao.
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The ruins were quite spectacular and without the massive crowds at Machu
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The early morning fog heightened the experience.
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They say there will be a tram built here in a few years making me glad I was here before the hoards of tourists.
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The journey back down the valley. Fortunately we had some coca leaves to chew on for extra energy on the steep uphill.
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