Choquequirao Trek 4 DAYS

" Cusco, Cachora, Capuliyoc and Choquequirao Ruins"

DURATION 04 Days
ACTIVITIESTrek
MAX. ALTITUDE3,025 m
ACCOMMODATION Camp

DESCRIPTION

Choquequirao Trek - 4 Days

Known as the "Sister Machu Picchu," the Choquequirao is preferred by serious hikers who enjoy a off the beaten track adventure

When this magnificent city was rediscovered, nobody visited it because we already had Machu Picchu. One historian assumed that it was the Golden City, and then it was proved that Choquequirao was the last refuge before the Peruvian coast.

The location of the city is close to the gods (sky, sun, moon, star and mountain). This spectacular hike will take you to the enigmatic last refuge of the Incas. Choquequirao (3103 MASL - 10178 FASL) is a huge archaeological complex still in the process of being cleaned and restored located around the sacred mountain of Salkantay (6271 MASL - 20569 FASL) and the Apurimac River canyon. You will enjoy incredible mountain landscapes, as well as a great amount of Andean flora and fauna.

This trail includes a section of some of the original Inca trails in South America and has a lot of history and legends behind it. The trail is 60 km / 40 miles crossed in 4 days.

Please Inquire if you would like to add on the Machu Picchu extension

We leave Cusco at 4.00 am in our private transport and drive towards Cachora, an Andean community located 4-5h from Cusco at 2800m/9184ft, the starting point of the trek where we meet our horsemen and horses. We start our hike climbing for two and a half hours towards the Abra Capuliyoc at 2750m/9020ft, where may we enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and the Apurimac River Canyon. We then continue descending for two more hours towards Chiquisca, where we set our camp and spend the night.

Distance: 18 km/11.2 miles
Climate: Warm
Hiking Time: 7 hours

We leave Chiquisca as early as 6.00am to go down to Rosalina Beach, which will take about one hour. We then cross the Apurimac River and start climbing towards Santa Rosa, zigzagging up a steep slope. This climb will take an approximated 2h, and it is important that we leave early so that the heat does not make it more difficult than it has to be. In Santa Rosa, we make a half an hour break, where those who wish may try Cambray, a local sugar cane extract. Afterwards, we continue our hike slowly climbing for two and a half hours until we reach our lunch spot in Marampata. From here we walk another two hours until we reach the archaeological complex of Choquequirao, located at 3103m/10178ft, where we will set up camp and enjoy some free time to explore the terraces and buildings. When the sun starts to set, you might want to sit and contemplate the canyon, where condors are sometimes spotted.

Distance: 17 km/10.6 miles
Climate: Warm
Hiking Time: 6 hours

This morning we enjoy a complete guided tour of the Choquequirao complex: we will visit the high parts (Hanan), and the lower parts (Urin), and some areas that are still covered in wild foliage and ready to be restored into the way it was when the Incas owned it. After the tour, we start our walk back towards Santa Rosa, where we have lunch. We then continue descending for another 2 hours until we reach Rosalina Beach at 1450m/4756ft, where we might have time to take a refreshing dip in the waters of the Apurimac River. We camp and dine here.

Distance: 17 km/10.6 miles
Climate: Warm day and cold at night
Hiking Time: 8 hours

We leave camp after breakfast to start the two to three hour climb to Chiquisca, to then make our way back to the Abra Capuliyoc, close to which we have our lunch. In the afternoon, we continue on our two-hour return route to Cachora, where a private transport will be waiting to take us back to Cusco. Estimated arrival time around 9.00pm.

Distance: 17 km/10.6 miles
Climate: Warm
Hiking Time: 7 hours

Included

  • Sleeping bag
  • trekking stick
  • Extra oxygen
  • First Aid kit
  • One foamy sleeping pad per person
  • Inflatable Mattress
  • Pick-up from your hotel in the morning
  • Transportation by private bus to the start of the trail (Cachora)
  • Professional, bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Igloo tents - 2 people each
  • Double thickness foam camping mattress
  • Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Camp tables and chairs
  • First Aid Kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Choquequirao Inca Site entrance fee
  • Hot water every morning and evening for washing (while hiking)
  • Chef and equipment
  • Excellent Meals (4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners, 4 snacks)
  • Food includes: pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, beef/pork, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and protein, definitely suitable for trekking. Also included: hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude.
  • We supply boiled water (safe for drinking) to fill your water bottle at any time (while hiking) and if you may need more, please request it ahead of time.
  • Tea time the first three days (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn)
  • Cargo mules days 1-4 (for equipment and trekkers personal items including your main heavy items; you only carry a small day bag with necessary items during the day)
  • Private bus returning from Cachora to Cusco
  • Drop-off at your hotel

Not Included

  • The last Dinner, beverages are not included in the pax.
  • Tips and extra cash
  • Others not mentioned
  • Personal medicines

What you should pack for this tour

  • Original Passport
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film with extra batteries
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Daypack

"Everything you need to pack for your tours in Peru"

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ORIGINAL PASSPORT
WATER BOTTLE OR HYDRATION BLADDER
WATER BOTTLE OR HYDRATION BLADDER
Sunglasses for hiking in high mountains
SUNGLASSES
DAYPACK
DAYPACK
CAMERA / VIDEOCAMERA
CAMERA / VIDEOCAMERA
NOTEBOOK / JOURNAL AND PEN
NOTEBOOK / JOURNAL AND PEN
INSULATED JACKET
INSULATED JACKET
HARD SHELL JACKET AND RAIN GEAR
HARD SHELL JACKET AND RAIN GEAR
TRAINERS (TREKKING SHOES / SANDALS)
TRAINERS (TREKKING SHOES / SANDALS)
HIKING BOOTS
HIKING BOOTS
HIKING SOCKS
HIKING SOCKS
THERMAL SOCKS
THERMAL SOCKS
GAITERS
GAITERS
TREKKING SHORTS AND TROUSERS
TREKKING SHORTS AND TROUSERS
BASE LAYER
BASE LAYER
TREKKING SHIRTS
TREKKING SHIRTS
FLEECE JACKET
FLEECE JACKET
UNDERWEAR
UNDERWEAR
HAT FOR SUN PROTECTION
HAT FOR SUN PROTECTION
HARD SHELL JACKET AND RAIN GEAR
HARD SHELL JACKET AND RAIN GEAR
HEADLAMP
HEADLAMP
HEAD BAND OR BEANIE
HEAD BAND OR BEANIE
INNER GLOVES
INNER GLOVES
OUTER GLOVES
OUTER GLOVES
SLEEPING BAG
SLEEPING BAG
TREKKING POLES
TREKKING POLES
DUFFLE BAG:
DUFFLE BAG:
MONEY IN SOLES
MONEY IN SOLES

TRIP LENGTH 4 DAYS
2020 LAND COSTFROM $400.00PER PERSON
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT Pre payment per person:
$200
Balance:
$200
Terms and Conditions
PEOPLEGROUPPRICETRIP LENGTH
01 PERSONPRIVATE$800 PER PERSON4 DAYS
2-12 PERSONPRIVATE$400 PER PERSON4 DAYS
Come with your friends or family (Special Prices)
PEOPLEGROUPPRICEDURATION
2 PERSONGROUP SERVICE$400 PER PERSON 5 DAYS
3 PERSONGROUP SERVICE$380 PER PERSON 5 DAYS
4 PERSONGROUP SERVICE$350 PER PERSON 5 DAYS
5-12 PERSONGROUP SERVICE$300 PER PERSON 5 DAYS

NOTE:

Our 4D/3N CHOQUEQUIRAO Trek includes extra horse to carry up to 7kg/16lbs of your belongings.

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