Choquequirao Trek 4 days

Choquequirao Trek 4 days

Choquequirao 4 days - main Plaza
Choquequirao 4 days - religious building
Choquequirao 4 days - urban sector
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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.

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Choquequirao Trek 5 Days

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days

choquequirao 5 days - inca remains
choquequirao 5 days - Llamas on the wall
Choquequirao 5 days - agricultural terraces
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Choquequirao Trek 5 Days

Choquequirao 5 days  is perfect those who want to enjoy more about the nature along the hike with amazing views of the Andes mountains, glacials, flora, and fauna the most important place will be Choquequiaro the Inca site where you will have plenty of time to explore all around the most important places, even you will have time to meditate and do some offering to the mother nature around the Choquequirao which is considered the sister of Machupicchu and one of the best places ranked by lonely planet.

Considered by many visitors who visited it as the sister of Machu Picchu and sometimes many dares to say it is better than Machu Picchu because is visited by fewer people, to this amazing place you will arrive only hiking for two days because there are no railways or bus roads that can take you to Choquequirao, this make unique and less accessible and great for people who love adventure and camping

TOUR BY DAY:

  • DAY 01 CUSCO – CAPULIYUC – CHIKISISCA
  • DAY 02 CHIKISCA – MARANPATA – CHOQUEQUIRAO
  • DAY 03 CHOQUEQUIRAO (THE CRADLE OF GOLD)!
  • DAY 04 CHOQUEQUIRAO – MARAMPATA – CHIKISCA
  • DAY 05 CHIKISCA – CAPULIYUC – CUSCO

OVER VIEW:

  • START ALTITUDE: 2900m / 9515ft.
  • MAXIMUN ALTITUDE: 3050m / 10,005 feet
  • WALKING 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
  • GOO FOR: Those who enjoy hiking and are in a moderate shape
  • CONSIDERATIONS: This trek does not visit Machu Picchu.
  • DURATION: 5 days
  • HIGHT SEASON: April to September

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days

DAY 01 CUSCO – CAPULIYUC – CHIKISISCA

Our Choquequirao adventure starts at 5:30 am and drive in our private transportation to the starting point for 4 hours approx. we will pass through beautiful viewpoints like the glacial of Salkantay Mountain, Tarawasi Inca site then we will pass the Cunyac bridge which in the border of Apurimac and Cusco department finally we will arrive to Capuliyuc where our horsemen’s will be waiting for us here you will give your duffle bags to them and you will have time to get ready to start our adventure to the sister of Machupicchu we will start going down from Capuliyuc for about 3 hours more or less along the way we will stop to absorb the views, the path is gravel, dusty and slippery  so you need a good trekking pools and good hiking shoes until we arrive at our first lunch spot called Cocamasana from this area you will have spectacular view to the Apurimac canyon, the river with the same name and the mountains and of course the incredible flora and fauna along the way. After lunch we will continue for one hour more to our first camp called Chikisca it has a lovely location, of course, our tens will be set up ready by our amazing team, end of the day.

  • Beginning spot altitude: Capuliyoc (2915 m 9563 ft.)
  • Walking distance:8 km /4.17 m (4-5 hours depending on your own pace)
  • Campsite altitude: Chikisca (1950 m 6397)
  • Lowest altitude: Chikisca (1950 m 6397 ft.)
  • Considered: easy to moderate day.
  • Weather: warm and windy.

DAY 02 CHIKISCA – MARANPATA – CHOQUEQUIRAO

Early in the morning you will have a wake up call with a nice hot coca tea then you will have breakfast, today we will start early in order to avoid the sun so we can hike in the shade because in the sun it is so hot, we will continue going down until we get to the Apurimac River after we cross the river we will start with the uphill for about 4 hours more or less in a zigzags on the way we will appreciate some sugar cane farms, and of course as soon as we getting higher we will have better and better view of the Valley now from opposite mountain  after 4 hours of climbing finally we will arrive to our lunch spot a small village call Marampata here our team will be waiting for us with a delicious lunch After a good lunch we will continue with our hike to our destination (Choquequirao) if we are lucky we may see condors around here once we get to the summit you will have breathtaking view to the Apurimac canyon then we will get to the lower terraces of Choquequiraro where we will spend our second night, in case you want to see the sunset you can go to the upper section to enjoy it but it takes 40 minutes hike, afterward comeback to the camp.

  • Beginning spot altitude: Chikisca (1950 m) (6397 ft.).
  • Walking distance:(18 km)  (11 mi)
  • Campsite altitude:2900 m) (9514 ft.
  • Considered: long hike and challenging day

DAY 03 CHOQUEQUIRAO (THE CRADLE OF GOLD)!

After a great breakfast we will go to explore Choquequirao in this amazing place you have the entire day to explore all around Choquequirao, of course you tour guide will explain you all about this place and about the Incas after you finish exploring we will go back to the camp to enjoy our lunch after lunch you will have a free afternoon so you can go back to the site and keep exploring or just relax and recharge your energy at the Inca site of Choquequirao.

  • Campsite altitude: 2900 m) (9514 ft.
  • Lowest altitude: camping site 2900 m) (9514 ft.
  • Considered: relaxing day.

DAY 04 CHOQUEQUIRAO – MARAMPATA – CHIKISCA

After a good relaxing day we will start with our adventure back the same way all the way to Chikisca so again we will pass by Marampata then we will get to the bottom called playa Rosalinas which the lowest part of our hike and the hottest section after we cross the river we will start climbing for two hours until we get to our camping spot Chikisca where our team will be waiting for us with a nice coca tea and warm water end of day four.

  • Starting point altitude: 2900 m) (9514 ft.
  • Walking distance:(18 km)(11 mi)
  • Campsite altitude: Chikisca (1950 m) (6397 ft.).
  • Lowest altitude: Playa Rosalinas (1550 m) (5085 ft.)
  • Considered: long hike mostly downhill.
  • Weather: warm and a lot of mosquitoes

DAY 05 CHIKISCA – CAPULIYUC – CUSCO

We will have a wake up call by our team then breakfast following we will say goodbye to Choquequirao and start with our hike the section of our adventure this will take us about four hours to get to Chikisca where we will have our last lunch before we get back to Cusco after lunch we will have small ceremony with our team where we can show our gratitude for their hard work then we will board our bus back to Cusco city and drop you off at your hotel.

  • Altitude of the Starting point: Chikisca (1950 m= 6397 ft.).
  • Walking distance:8 km /4.17 ml.
  • Lowest altitude:(1950 m= 6397 ft.).
  • Considered: short hike uphill.

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 trek 5 days 

02 people 650 USD per person

04 people 600 USSD per person

06 +people 550 USD per person

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

 

    

$ 650.00
Per person

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