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anyone trecked the alternative inca trail?

Travel Forums Central/South America & The Caribbean anyone trecked the alternative inca trail?

1. Posted by Nat (Budding Member, 27 posts) 2 Jan '06 07:17

I have heard of an alternative inca trail that is quite new. It doesn't end up in machu pichu, but in a new set of ruins that they discovered some ten years ago called Choquequirao. The cool thing is that these are bigger than machu pichu and only 40% is uncovered from the forest. You walk there in 2 days and then you can sleep with your tent in the ruins!!! iv been told it is much cheaper but can anyone recommend it from first hand expereience? is it better than the real trail?
cheers
Nats

2. Posted by medellin (Budding Member, 3 posts) 9 Jan '06 03:21

didn't know about that one, sounds interesting? i heard about the alternative trek that is two days and ends at machu picchu, was thinking of doing that one in june, have you looked into that? if so have you got any good prices? best i can get is $260US

3. Posted by Nat (Budding Member, 27 posts) 9 Jan '06 06:57

my friend lives in peru who i will be doing either one of the trails with. il let you know what prices he comes back with