Salkantay Trek 5 days

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 days

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Salkantay trek to Machupicchu is considered one of the famous treks in Cusco besides the Inca trail, the best alternative trek to get to Machu Picchu that goes through different micro-climates like this changing the scenery every day from the glacier, valleys, jungle, and hot spring on day three. So you will have beautiful landscapes with amazing lakes and incredible snowcap mountains collide with lush tropical cloud forest. This path was used by our ancestors in order to connect Machupicchu through LLactapata Inca site the trek offers a perfect mix of trekking, culture, and nature.

TOUR BY DAY:

  • Day 01 Cusco – Mollepata – Humantay Lake – Salkantay pampa
  • Day 02 Salkantay Pampa – Ccolpapampa
  • Day 3 Ccolpapampa – La Playa
  • Day 4 la Playa Hidro electrica – Machu Picchu
  • Day 5 Machu Picchu – back to Cusco

Useful information:

  • Starting Altitude – 2900m / 9515ft.
  • Highest Altitude – 4650m / 15,200ft
  • Walking Distance – 60.5 km / 37.5 miles
  • Longest Day – Day 2, approximately 21 km/13 miles
  • Coldest Night – Day 1 around 0º celsius
  • Overall Difficulty – Difficult (depends on your level of fitness).
  • Duration – 05 days
  • Group zise – up to 8 people
  • Hight season – April to September

Acclimatization is Recommended you have to spend at least 48 hours over 3000 meters above sea level)

Salkantay Trek  5 days – Salkantay to Machu picchu                        

Day 01 Cuzco- Mollepata -Soraypampa

We will pick you from your hotel at 5 am you will be picked up by your tour guide in order to start your adventure to Machupicchu from Cusco we will drive for 2 hours and a half until Mollepata here we will stop in order to buy our breakfast after breakfast we will drive for another 30 more minutes until Marko Q’asa here is where our official hiking adventure begins! Once you get off from our bus you will have time to get ready and get our group picture before we start our Andean hike the first two hours will be uphill with beautiful views until we arrive irrigation canal from this section we will for another 2 hours and a half this section is pretty flat until our lunch spot with outstanding view to Humantay glacier and Salkantay once we arrive to Soraypampa this is going to be our lunch spot and campsite, after lunch we will hike to the lake which will take us two hours and a half once you arrive you enjoy the majestic Humantay glacial and the amazing lake after you enjoy the lake we will go back to our campsite in order to organize our bed and wear our warm clothes because this is our coldest campsite with an amazing view!

Day 02 Soraypampa – Chalway – CColpapampa

Early in the morning, our cook will wake us up with a hot coca tea after this you will have time to get ready your stuff them you will have your breakfast after good breakfast we will start with our amazing hike this is going to be the longest, the most beautiful day and the highest point of our trek, the first three hours will uphill until we get to the highest point salkantay pass 4650 m 15255ft we will so close to the glacial of salkantay which is considered one of the second highest mountain in Cuzco we will have time to enjoy the view of the valleys from the top after that we will continue with the downhill for another two hours until wayracmachay this place is our lunch stop once we enjoy our amazing and nutrition lunch we will continue with the downhill for another four more hours more o les until we arrive to our campsite after lunch the clime will change we will in a high jungle where will be able to see beautiful flowers and hummingbirds you will pass chalway village and the river with the same name little uphill them campsite!

Day 03 Colpapampa- la playa

Wake up call with hot coca tea and them time to get ready our stuff after breakfast after good breakfast time to start with our hike today will be an easy day with little uphill and downhill with a lovely vegetation as well we will pass through some small villages the families are farmers so you will chance to taste different jungle fruit, still you will descend like 800m until our lunch spot which is la playa and will be our campsite too so in the afternoon we will have free time like this you will rest for the following day or if you want to visit the hot spring you can arrange with the tour guide, tea time dinner and bedtime.

Day 04 la playa- Hidro Electrica – Machupicchu pueblo

Today we will wake up early in order to conquer on of our last mountains in our trek, wakeup call around 5 Am them you have time to organize you stuff following you have breakfast after we start with our hike the first 30 minutes we will follow the dusty road until we reach to head of the inca trail that heads to the small inca site at the top of the mountain from the fork is going to be uphill for 3 hours with beautiful views to the mountains surrounding vilcabamba once we reach to the top we will descend for ten minutes until the small incan site call llactapata in where we will have time to explore, enjoy the surrounding mountains and machupicchu in the distance them time to continue with downhill for 2 hour until hidro electrica where we will have our last lunch after lunch we will say good bye to our chef it is a tradition to give tips after this ceremony we will continue to the town of machupicchu pueblo we will do our check-in at the hotel you will have time to enjoy your showers and them we will go to one restaurant where we will have our last dinner as well you will organize with your tour guide for the following day Machupicchu.

Day 05 Machupicchu citadel!!

Early in the morning, your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel you will go to the bus station in order to take bus to Machu Picchu the wonder of the world once you arrive you will have guided tour for two hours where you will visit the most important temples after the guided tour you have your free time in order to explore more if you have permits to hike either Waynapicchu or Machu Picchu mountain. Your guide will give you your bus tickets to go down to Machupicchu pueblo as well will offer you a meeting point in a restaurant to enjoy your last lunch in a local restaurant, of course, this is optional.

In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo where our bus driver will be waiting for you with the Andean Soul Adventure logo and take you back to Cuzco.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Pre-departure briefing the night before of your tour
  • Collection from your hotel
  • Private bus to the starting point of the trek
  • 04 breakfast 04 lunch 04 dinner snacks (vegetarian, vegan option, gluten-free special diets upon your request.)
  • Water only you have to take until the first lunch place
  • Entrance fee to Machupicchu sanctuary
  • horse to carry camping and cooking equipment and your personal duffle bag up to 7 kilos
  • Experienced top tour guides (2-8 with one tour guide 9 to 16 two guides)
  • Dinning tent with table and chairs
  • Four-man ten for every two hikers
  • Sleeping pad
  • round trip bus ticket on day five
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

  • sleeping bag (five-season) can be hired from us
  • breakfast on day first lunch and dinner on day five
  • entrance to Waynapicchu or Machu Picchu mountain
  • tips for trekking crew, guides, cooks, and porters
  • hot springs on day 3 
  • travel insurance (check that your insurance covers you for treks above 4,200 masl)

WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE:

  • Original Passport
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • 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 sanitizer
  • Personal medication
  • Camera
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • First aid kit

Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu

650 USD per person

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Choquequirao trekking an alternative to Machu Picchu

Choquequirao trekking an alternative to Machu Picchu

If you want to see Machu Picchu and have more than one day to do it, hiking to the place is an attractive way. A few days in the area will let you know that Machu Picchu is an important place, but only one of many. Choquequirao is one of the least popular. Nature, landscapes in a radius of several dozen kilometers surprise with its richness.

Why an alternative to Machu Picchu?

Trekking to Choquequirao

Crowds of people: Machu Picchu is visited by about three thousand tourists every day. Choquequirao certainly less than a hundred people a day, in high season. While visiting the ruins, we met 10 people in their area.
Price: the entrance to Machu Picchu is expensive. This year, the entrance to the complex is S / 150 (approximately), and you must add another amount if you want to go to one of the two peaks that rise above the historic city. You can walk a dozen kilometers on foot, but you can also pay other amounts in US dollars. Buses full of tourists arrive at the entrance door every few minutes. Queues are everywhere. Prices not so much to which Peru is accustomed.
Reservations are needed: if you want to see the ruins at dawn, you must book your ticket in advance. If you want to go to Huayna Picchu, set up your planning a few months in advance. It doesn’t have fun. Fortunately, we were able to buy an admission ticket at 2pm, the day before entering, in the high season.
Prohibitions and orders: there are several prohibitions and orders on the admission ticket.

Why watch Choquequirao trek?

Trekking to Choquequirao

The architectural style of Choquequirao and Machu Picchu is similar. Solid stone walls, agricultural terraces, residential and ritual facilities. The terraces of llamas are very impressive. The shape of a life-size animal is made of white stones inserted between gray in several dozen terraces. Choquequirao was probably founded in the fifteenth century and expanded in the sixteenth century. It is believed that it was founded by the Inca ruler Pachacuti, the same for which Machu Picchu was to be built. Later, Choquequirao was supposed to be a refuge for the ruling Manco Inca Yupanqui, when at the beginning of the 16th century he had to flee from Cusco controlled by the Spaniards. Many strangers here, history fans will surely find interesting stories among the Inca stones.
Choquequirao is surprisingly well preserved. The area of ​​both complexes is comparable. Only 40% of the ruins are visible at this time, most of them are still covered with lush vegetation.

How long does it take to see Choquequirao?

Trekking to Choquequirao

Choquequirao can be visited during a 3-5 day trip, depending on the pace of the march, or combine the observation of these ruins with the visit to Machu Picchu, which will take a minimum of 7 days of walking. Standard access to the ruins takes 1.5 to 2 days, tourist visits at least half a day and then you have to leave. Most people return in the same way. In Peru there are many buildings left after the Inca civilization. Choquequirao was visited by a handful of tourists because it is difficult to access.

Choquequirao trekking – difficulties

Trekking to Choquequirao

The biggest challenge during the trip to the ruins is to overcome the elevation, the variable temperatures and the insects. The maximum height of the archaeological site is approximately 3100 m above sea level, and the Apurimac River is below 1500 m above sea level. The road rarely has a slope of less than 20%, often 30%. Even trained muscles can be unhappy after exceeding such high altitudes per day, especially when the high ambient temperature removes a lot of water, and you have to shake your hands like in a Korean dance chasing biting flies. During the day the temperatures reach 30 ° C, at night they can approach 0 ° C, depending on the altitude. It is worth considering starting the trail before dawn, when it is pleasantly cool.
 The altitude should not be a problem. Most people come from Cusco (3,400 m) or Abancay (2,400 m) and the highest point of Choquequirao is 3,100 m above sea level.

Treks and routes to get to Machu Picchu

Treks and routes to get to Machu Picchu

At the top of the list of tasks for all travelers in Peru: Machu Picchu, the wonders of the world. But what options are there to visit the famous Inca terraces? The best routes that consider these possibilities.

What trek to Machu Picchu is recommended?

Machu Picchu day trip:

By bus they will pick you up early at your hotel in Cusco and take you to the train station in Ollantaytambo. From there, take the train to Aguas Calientes and then continue by bus to the entrance of Machu Picchu. Then follow a guided tour of the famous Inca ruins, which is already back to Aguas Calientes by bus, train to Ollantaytambo and bus back to the hotel. This is what most agencies look like.
For people who do not have much time, but do not want to miss Machu Picchu, it is surely a good alternative. For me, this tour was out of the question. I had more time and wanted to experience something more unconventional.

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu:

 Inca Trail to Machu Picchu:

The Inca Trail, one of the most famous hiking trails in the world, The walk usually lasts 4 days and 3 nights. You walk through breathtaking landscapes, pass a pass at 4200 altitude, experience the jungle and camp in the middle of these landscapes.
However, there is a faster route of 2 days. Where you can see important Inca architectural remains before arriving at Machu Picchu.

Jungle trail to Machu Picchu:

Jungle trail to Machu Picchu

This hike is the most adventurous alternative to get to Machu Picchu. It is less about hiking / trekking itself, but rather a combination of trekking, rafting, zip line and mountain biking. Especially among the youngest travelers in Peru, this route is one of the most popular.
The little walk, which makes the walk attractive, finally allowed me to decide against it. I was allowed to walk a little more.

Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu:

 Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu:

The Salkantay Trek combines the cultural and natural beauties of the Machu Picchu landscape. The highlight of the route and the difference with the other possibilities is the passage of the snow-covered Salkantay with a height of 6264 m. It is considered the most representative mountain of the Vilcabamba mountains. From there it crosses the cloud forest and the jungle to Aguas Calientes.
The walk is considered more demanding, rugged and, above all, less crowded and remote than the Inca Trail. Especially, the latter makes it more authentic for me and finally I was touched by some testimonies about my decision to choose the 5-day Salkantey trek to Machu Picchu.

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

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LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 4 DAYS

The Lares trek combines the beauty of the mountains, lakes, and valleys with the culture because the route that we offer goes through authentic Andean villages where we will see the authentic culture of our ancestors is still alive you can learn the traditions.

 Lares 4 days trek to Machu Picchu is an excellent way to see the Andean landscape, with valleys, rivers, lagoons with crystal clear waters, forests of queuñas. this Alternative trek ends with the visit of the wonders of the modern world  Machu Picchu. this will be a unique and unforgettable adventure!

TOUR BY DAY:

  • Day 01 Cusco – Pumahuanca – Quyuc
  • Day 02 Quyuc – Pumahuanca Pass – Kunkani Village
  • DAy 03 Kunkani – Lares hot sprring – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu
  • Day 04 Machu Picchu Citadel – Back to Cusco

 

  •  Type of trip:  Hiking, camping, adventure, history, culture
  • Good for:  All hikers, including families with younger and active children
  • Difficulty:  Easy to Moderate, 
  • Considerations:  Emergency horse is available during the entire walk
  • Start altitude  2800m / 9186ft.
  • Highest altitude  4780m / 15.682ft.
  • Walking distance  34km / 21 miles
  • Longest  day  Day 1, approximately 14km / 8.7 miles
  • Coolest night  Day 1 around 0º
  • General difficulty  Moderately difficult (depends on your level of physical fitness).
  • Group zise: up to 8 people
  • Hight season: April to september

LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 4 DAYS ITINERARY

DAY 01 CUSCO – PUMAHUANCA- QUYUC – CAMP!

the lares trek start at 5 in the morning to start this wonderful Lares trek, from Cusco we will drive in our private transportation for 2 hours until Pumahuanca here we will have your first breakfast after your tour guide will introduce our team, here is when you will give your duffle bag to the horse men they will take to the camp, following you will start your adventure to Lares trek until lunch place we will hike for 3 to 4 hours more or less of hike gradual uphill along the way you will see organic potato farm and your tour guide will point you medicinal plants that we have along the hike that is used in the place by our Andean people then we will arrive to Quyoc where our crew will be waiting for us and preparing a delicious lunch after lunch we have a siesta, following we will continue our hike to the camp it will take us another two more hours with the beautiful land scape and waterfall, outstanding view of the sacred valley and finally we will arrive at our camp where we will spend the night by the time we arrive everything will ready for us, there will be an afternoon tea after we will have dinner day one over!

DAY 02 QUYOC- SICLLAQASA PASS – KUNKANI!

wake up at 5 in the morning organize your stuff then we will have breakfast after we will start with our Lares trek to Machupicchu this day is the challenging day and why not the most beautiful day with outstanding views along the way from the camp we will start going up for three hours in some sections we will go in zigzag in order to avoid the steep sections the reward of these sections will be the view as long as we get elevation we will have a better view of the Andes mountains.

The highest point of our trek is going to be the Sicllaq’asa pass with an elevation of 4830 m 15846ft here will have time to take photos after we enjoy we will start going downhill for two hours until we arrive at the vista point where we will have lunch after lunch we will continue with the downhill for 2 hours with a nice view of the valley of Kunkani as well we will see llamas and alpacas, before we arrive at our camp will pass the village some authentic style houses from the farmers this technique they get from our ancestors their houses with stone walls and thatched roof few more minutes we will be arriving at our official campsite where our amazing team will be waiting for us with warm welcome and the tent will be set up for us ready to rest after a long day then you have your hot tea time and dinner.

DAY 03 KUNKANI –LARES HOT SPRINGS – OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO

Our amazing Andean porters will wake us up with a nice coca tea them you will have time to organize and get ready your duffle bag once you are ready you will enjoy our breakfast after we will start the last part our lares trek this section is all downhill for like two hours more or less once we lose elevation the environment will change we will see native forest and no natives, when we get closer to Lares hot springs we will see farm lands and different crops that grow in Lares trek valley and the most important could be the yellow corn they make chicha (wich is naturally fermented corn beer).

This was their sacred drink of the Incas hare at the hot spring finish our lares trek!!, we will stop for our last lunch after lunch after you will have time to enjoy the pools this water is volcanic and it has different minerals that are medicinal for your bones, sore muscle and stress after we enjoy this hot springs then we will say good bye to our team it is a tradition to show our appreciation for their hard job done after this small ceremony we will drive to Ollantaytambo once we arrive if we have time we can explore this amazing place which considered the Inca living town, the foundation of the houses and layout of the street are Inca original after we will take train to Machupicchu pueblo we will do our check in at the hotel then in the evining you will go to a restaurant where you will have dinner after dinner you will get information for the following day recommended to rest early.

DAY 04 MACHU PICCHU THE LOST CITY OF THE INCAS!!

Early in the morning your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel you will go to the bus station in order to take bus to Machupicchu the wonder of the world once you arrive you will have guided tour for two hours where you will visit the most important temples after the guided tour you have your free time in order to explore more, if you have permits to hike either waynapicchu or Machupicchu mountain. Your guide will give you your bus tickets to go down to Machupicchu pueblo as well will offer you a meeting point in a restaurant to enjoy your last lunch in a local restaurant, of course, this is optional.

In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo where our bus driver will be waiting for you with Andean Soul Adventure logo and take you back to Cuzco end of our Lares trek.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Pre-departure briefing the night before your tour
  • Collection from your hotel in Cusco
  • Private bus to the starting point of the trek and back to Cusco
  • 04 breakfast 03 lunch 03 dinner snacks (vegetarian, vegan option, gluten-free special diets upon your request.)
  • Water only you have to take until the first lunch place
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu sanctuary
  • bus ticket round trip to Machu Picchu
  • horse to carry camping and cooking equipment and your personal duffle bag up to 7 kilos
  • Experienced top tour guides (2-8 with one tour guide 9 to 16 two guides)
  • Dining tent with table and chairs
  • Four-man ten for every two hikers
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

  • sleeping bag (five seasons) can be hired from us
  • tips for trekking crew, guides, cooks, and porters
  • hot springs (10 soles)
  • travel insurance (check that your insurance covers you for treks above 4,200 masl)

WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE:

  • Original Passport
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • 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 sanitizer
  • Personal medication
  • Camera
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • First aid kit

Lares trek 4 days group service

$580 per person

A group tour means that it is open for other hikers to join you. This means that your group will have varying hiking and fitness abilities.

Lares trek 4 days private service

2 Trekkers: $770 per person
3 Trekkers: $720 per person
4 Trekkers: $685 per person
5 Trekkers: $645 per person
6 Trekkers: $615 per person
7 Trekkers: $595 per person
8 or more Trekkers: $580 per person

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Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days

Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days

Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days

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Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days

Huchuy Qosqo trek to Machu Picchu follow the original Inca trail that connect Cusco with sacred valley of the Incas and this tour combine stunning landscapes, Inca sites, amazing view to the snowcapped mountains and spectacular view to the Sacred Valley—all of this in just a two days hike. Most important, this Huchuy Qosqo trek is peaceful not crowded. Our tour ends at new wonder of the world Machu Picchu!

Huchuy Qosqo

Is a town located in lamay at elevation of 3,550 meters above sea level on a small plateau in mountain a slope. From here you have beautiful view to the Sacred valley of the incas, where the local people untill nowadays grows the biggest corn in the world.

Huchuy Qosqo incan site was built by Wiracocha a small important citadel, the original name was Jaqui ccahuana this name was change in a colonial time to Huchuy Qosqo (littleCusco) due to it similarity to Cusco City, this little citadel played a very important roll in the Chanca invation, the Chancas where warrior people and the keen dicided to abandom Cusco City in order to be save in Huchuy Qosqo, in this time of period they enhanced the buildings.

This hike is recommended for people who want to have an easy to moderate hike in the Andes of Peru. Personally I like the smooth ascending path to reach the Summit and the mini canyon with the spectacular Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo and arrive to Machu Picchu. One of these citadels must be visited if you are planning a trip to Cusco Peru.

TOUR BY DAY:

  • DAY 01 CUSCO – TAMBO MACHAY – HUCHUY QOSQO

  • DAY 02 HUCHUY QOSQO – LAMAY – OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO

  • DAY 03 MACHU PICCHU CITADEL – BACK TO CUSCO

Overview:

  • Starting Altitude – 3750m / 12,467ft.
  • Highest Altitude – 4300m / 14,107ft.
  • Walking Distance – 18km / 11 miles
  • Longest Day – Day 1, approximately 10km / 6.2 miles
  • Coldest Night – Day 1 around -2º celsius
  • Overall Difficulty – Easy to Moderate.
  • Season: All year round.
  • Wet season: November to March and April.
  • GROUP ZISE: 8 people
  • DURATION: 3 days

DAY 01 CUSCO – PUCAMARCA – HUCHUY QOSQO

For our Huchuy Qosqo trek we pick you up from your hotel and take to the starting point, Tambo Machay here we will start our amazing short trek to Machupicchu at the beginning we will see a small Inca site called Tambo Machay with a beautiful stonework with a great trapezoidal niches after few pictures will continue with our Andean adventure through the Andes this first section will be uphill for two hours more or less until we get to first false summit of course this one is the steepest after still will be gaming elevation gradually will be in plateau and the view it is outstanding of course will have time to enjoy and take photos along the way as well we will see llamas, alpacas, lakes, and potatoes farms after 5 or 6 hours depending on our pace we will arrive in our lunch place will enjoy our delicious lunch after we have small nap then continue to our campsite for approximately 2 more hours until Huchuy Qosqo here is where we will spend a night with a lovely view of the sacred valley.

DAY 02 HUCHUY QOSQO – OLLANTAYTAMBO –MACHUPICCHU PUEBLO

Our superb team will wake us up with a nice hot coca tea them we will have time to get ready our stuff following, will enjoy breakfast after delicious breakfast we will visit the magnificent Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo here you will explore with your tour guide all around afterward we will start descending for like two hours all the way to Lamay where we will have the last lunch and after lunch we will say goodbye to our superb team so it is traditional to leave tips for their hard work, Lamay is very well known by the guinea pig, here you can try the best-roasted guinea pigs!! must try!! Following we will drive for one hour and a half to Ollantaytambo in order to take the train down to Machupicchu Pueblo the train ride is for two hours from the train station you will go to your hotel where you will have time to nap, in the evening you will go to a restaurant where you will have dinner after dinner then bedtime.

DAY 03 LOST CITY OF THE INCAS- OLLANTAYTAMBO – CUSCO

Early you will go to the bus stations in order to board one of the first buses to Machupicchu, in order to enjoy the sunrise at this magnificent citadel (of course this depend on the weather) the buses start running at 5:30 am and take 25 minutes to get once you in Machupicchu your guide will give two hours tour guided of the citadel them you have free time to explore the place, if you have tickets either Machu Picchu or Wayna Picchu mountain your tour guide will take you to the entrance. Wayna Picchu mountain takes 2 hours round trip Machu Picchu mountain takes 4 hours round trip. Those need to be booked in advance and cost 25 USD per person.

When you are done exploring the citadel you have to take the bus back to Machupicchu pueblo in order to have your last lunch with your group this lunch is not included in the tour package but you can organize with your tour guide then you will head back by train to Ollantaytambo where our private transportation will be waiting for you in order to take you back to Cuzco to your hotel, end of Huchuy Qosqo tour.

INCLUDED

  • Pre-departure briefing the night before of your tour.
  • Collection from your hotel.
  • Private bus to the starting point of the trek.
  • 03 breakfast 02 lunch 02 dinner snacks (vegetarian, vegan option, gluten-free special diets upon your request).
  • Water only you have to take until the first lunch place.
  • Entrance fee to Machupicchu sanctuary.
  • Porters to carry camping and cooking equipment and your personal duffle bag up to 7 kilos.
  • Experienced top tour guides (2-8 with one tour guide 9 to 16 two guides).
  • Dinning ten with table and chairs.
  •  Four-man ten for every two hikers.
  • Sleeping Pad.
  • Round trip bus ticket on day three.
  • Oxygen bottle.
  • First aid kit.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Sleeping bag (five seasons) can be hired from us
  • Lunch and dinner on day three.
  • Entrance to Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain.
  • Tips for trekking crew, guides, cooks, and porters.
  • Hot springs in Machu Picchu Puebloo (10 soles).
  • Travel insurance (check that your insurance covers you for treks above 4,200 masl).

WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE:

  • Original Passport.
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount).
  • 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 sanitizer.
  • Personal medication.
  • Camera .
  • Torch with spare batteries.
  • First aid kit

Huchuy qosqo trek private service

02 people 560 USD per person

04 people 520 USD per person

06 + people 480 USD per person

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Choquequirao Trek 4 days

Choquequirao Trek 4 days

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Choquequirao Trek 4 days

Choquequirao (Quechua word) gold cradle is located at 3,085 meters of altitude, build in stone by the Incas, this astounding Choquequirao is protected by the Apurímac River. and surrounded by snow-capped mountains of Yanama, Ampay, Choquetarpu and Pumasillo. This is a classic of the Inca city, with sacred sectors, ritual temples, astronomical sector, urban, and agricultural centers.

Considered by explorers who visited it as the sister of Machu Picchu and sometimes many dare to say it is even better than Machu Picchu. The best part of Choquequirao there is no railways or roads that can take you to Choquequirao, the only access is full trekking, many visitors consider this journey as a pilgrimage, an escape from the routine, a challenge of their own you will appreiate even more the incledible Choquequirao the last inca stronghold.

TOUR BY DAY:

  • CUSCO – CACHORA – SANTA ROSA
  • DAY 02 SAN ROSA CHOQUEQUIRAO
  • DAY 03 CHOQUEQUIRAO – CHIQUISKA
  • DAY 04 CHIQUISKA – CUSCO

Overview:

  • START ALTITUDE: 2900m / 9515ft.
  • MAXIMUN ATITUDED: 3050m / 10,005 feet
  • TOTAL DISTANCE: 64 km / 40 miles
  • LONGEST DAY: Day 1, approximately 25 km / 15.5 miles
  • DIFFICULTY: Difficult
  • TYPE OF TRIP: Hiking, camping, adventure, history, culture
  • GOOD FOR: Those who enjoy hiking and are in moderate form
  • CONSIDERATIONS: This trek does not visit Machu Picchu.
  • DURATION: 5 days
  • GROUP ZISE: 8
  • HIGHT SEASON: April to September

Choquequirao 4 days - urban sector

Choquequirao 4 days – urban sector

Choquequirao Trek 4 days Itinerary

DAY 01 CUSCO – CACHORA – SANTA ROSA

We will collect you early in the morning from your hotel in hour private transportation this will be 4 hours of driving to the starting point of our tour called Cachora here we will meet our horse men and get ready give the duffle bag, then start with the adventure the path heads down into the Apurimac valley from this section you will have incredible view of the snow-capped mountains in a distance and the impressive Apurimac valley which we will follow for the day, after few hours of hiking we will have our first view of choquequirao in the other side of the mountain this valley is rich in flora and fauna so we will see a variety of those on the way down in to the valley.

Our campsite is call Santa Rosa with elevation of (2200 m / 7217ft) and this is on the other side of the Apurimac River after we cross the River we will start going up until the camp this day we cover longer distance than the other companies in order to be in a quiet and relaxing place.

DAY 02 SANTA ROSA – CHOQUEQUIRAO

The second day is consider the hardest day of the trek, because in order to get to Choquequirao we have to climb up on the other site of Apurimac valley we will gain elevation of 800 / 2624. Distance to cover of 14 km. this section hot and humid conditions. It is very hard but the rewarding will be the breathtaking views to the Huanipaca snowcapped mountain and the valley of Apurimac mixed with the wide variety of flora and fauna that you will find in this side of the valley.

Along the the day we will see a lot of variety of bromeliad, orchids, and bamboo, also we can see some birds like the Quetzals, tucans and a lot of species of hummingbirds. After a long 5 or 6 hours of hike Approx. we will make to our

campsite which is close to Choquequirao with an elevation 3050m / 10000ft here we will spent the night, if we are lucky with the weather we can have a nice sunset if we are lucky we may see Condors soaring over the Apurimac valley.

DAY 03 CHOQUEQUIRAO – CHIQUISKA

After a great breakfast we will go to explore Choquequirao here you tour guide will take you to the most important places of this city and you will learn about the Inca culture.

This Inca site is consider the sister of Machupicchu, compared to Machupicchu little is known about this amazing place even though it has been discovered before Machupicchu. This place originally was discovered in the early 18th century by the Spanish but it was forgotten until the last century, nowadays the tourism is increase and travel agencies are offering tours to this incredible Inca site even with this increase of the tourism still 70% of this site in uncovered and many of its secrets are still waiting to be discovered.

After we explore all about Choquequirao we have to head back to Cachora along the same route we came this day we will go to the base of the valley where we will spent our last night in Chiquiska (1800m 7 5900ft.).

DAY 04 CHIQUISKA – CACHORA – CUSCO

Our Andean porters they will wake us up early in the morning with a nice hot coca tea then you will organize your personal stuff following you will have your nutritious breakfast in order to make our way up the side of the valley from this side we will have our final view of Choquequirao and the snowcapped mountains in the distance, finally we will arrive to Cachora late in the afternoon here our bus will be waiting for us to take us back to Cusco.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Pre-departure briefing the night before your tour
  • Collection from your hotel in Cusco
  • Private bus to the starting point of the trek and back to Cusco
  • 04 breakfast 04 lunch 04 dinner snacks (vegetarian, vegan option, gluten-free special diets upon your request.)
  • Water only you have to take until the first lunch place
  • Entrance fee to Choquequirao sanctuary
  • horse to carry camping and cooking equipment and your personal duffle bag up to 7 kilos
  • Experienced top tour guides (2-8 with one tour guide 9 to 16 two guides)
  • Dinning ten with table and chairs
  • Four-man ten for every two hikers
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

  • sleeping bag (five seasons) can be hired from us
  • breakfast on day first lunch and dinner on day five
  • tips for trekking crew, guides, cooks, and porters
  • hot springs on the way back to Cusco (10 soles)
  • travel insurance (check that your insurance covers you for treks above 4,200 masl)

WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE

  • Original Passport
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • 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 sanitizer
  • Personal medication
  • Camera
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • First aid kit

Choquequirao 4 days: private service

02 people 580 USD per person

04 people 520 USD

06 + people 500 USD

Contact us with any questions…we are here to help.

Thank you so much for booking with us. We will work really hard to make a lifetime experience for you. Please fill in our BOOKING FORM carefully with your correct personal details.

ALL DEPARTURES 100% GUARANTEED – IF YOU’RE BOOKED, YOU’RE GOING

 

$ 580.00
 per person

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