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Choquequirao Trek 5 Days 4 Nights

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Duration

 

5 Days

Max. Altitude

mountain

3100 M

Distance

path

60 km

Difficulty

High

High

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arqueological site

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Now the best tour for people wanting a challenging long trek, this wonderful trek takes you to Choquequirao, named by National Geographic travel magazine in 2014 as one of the 20 best destinations in the world. People consider Choquequirao to be the sister city of Machu Picchu because of its beautiful Inka constructions which still partially covered by the jungle. The beauty of the Inka citadel, is a result of its astonishing location and breathtaking mountain views. The trekker will enjoy a wide range of Andean flora and fauna, and there is a good chance to spot condors in its natural habitat.

  • OVERVIEW
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  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION
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DAY 1: START THE TREK - PERUVIAN FLAT

Cusco - Cachora - Playa Rosalina

  • Early morning pick up from your Hotel to Cachora.
  • From Cusco to Cachora by bus (3 hours approx.)
  • Start the trek for 3 hours to Capuliyoc.
  • Enjoy beautiful views of the mountains.
  • Descend for 2 hours approx. to lunch spot.
  • Keep going down until Playa Rosalina Campsite.
  • Happy hour, dinner and briefing for next day.

DAY 2: GO UP TO SANTA ROSA - ENJOY CAMBRAY “TYPICAL DRINK OF THE AREA”.

Playa Rosalina - Santa Rosa - Maranpata

  • Wake up early morning.
  • Energy Breakfast to start the day.
  • Start the hardest part, zigzagging up to Santa Rosa (2 hours approx.)
  • Try the typical drink “Cambray”.
  • Continue upward for 1 hour to our lunch spot at Maranpata.
  • Happy hour, dinner and briefing for next day.
  • Sleep close to Choquequirao on Maranpata Campsite.

DAY 3: VISIT AND FEEL THE MAGIC OF CHOQUEQUIRAO.

Maranpata - Choquequirao 

  • Start day with delicious breakfast.
  • Let’s go to Choquequirao! (1 hour 30 minutes approx.)
  • After a guided tour in Choquequirao, explore and enjoy the magic of the place.
  • We will have lunch enjoying the views of Choquequirao.
  • If we are lucky, we’ll see the majestic flight of condors.
  • In the afternoon return to our Campsite.
  • Happy hour, dinner and briefing for next day.

DAY 4: COME BACK TO CHIQUISCA – GO DOWN AND UP

Choquequirao - Playa Rosalina - Chiquisca

  • You will have a healthy and energy breakfast.
  • Walk down to Playa Rosalina (3 hours approx.)
  • Enjoy the lunch after the trek. Take a nap.
  • Climb for 2 hours approx. to Chiquisca Campsite.
  • Free time to take a shower and relax.
  • Happy hour, dinner and briefing for next day.

DAY 5: LAST DAY TO COME BACK TO CUSCO

Chiquisca - Cachora - Cusco

  • Early Breakfast.
  • Climbing from Chiquisca to Capuliyoc (3 hours approx.)
  • Easy walk over flat land to Cachora (2 hours and a half approx.)
  • Lunch in Cachora Town.
  • Take private transport to Cusco.

Day 1: Cusco - Cachora - Playa Rosalina:

We will pick up you from your Hotel at 5.00 am in our private transport and drive towards Cachora (4 hours approx.) the starting point of the trek where we meet our horsemen and horses. Then we start our hike climbing for 2 hours approx. to Capuliyoc where may we enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. We continue after Capuliyoc, descending for two more hours to Chiquisca and our delicious lunch made by our chef. After lunch we keep going down the mountain until we reach Playa Rosalina where we will camping. 

DURING THE TREK:

  • Meals: lunch, dinner
  • Accommodations: Playa Rosalina Camping.
  • Maximum Altitude: 3102 meters
  • Minimum Altitude: 1550 meters
  • Temperature during day: 17ºC - 27ºC
  • Temperature during night: 12ºC – 15ºC
  • Hiking Distance: 21 km approx.

Day 2: Playa Rosalina - Maranpata:

We will wake up for breakfast and so we can have an early departure from Playa Rosalina. This helps to make the day’s challenges easier and more enjoyable. After crossing the Apurimac River we start the climb to Santa Rosa, zigzagging up a steep slope (2 hours approx.). In Santa Rosa, we take a half hour break, where those who wish may try Cambray the “typical drink” here, made locally from a sugar cane extract. Afterwards, we continue our hike slowly climbing for 2 hours approx until we reach our lunch spot in Marampata.
We will enjoy a nap. In the evening after dinner we’ll have a briefing for next day.

DURING THE TREK:

  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodations: Maranpata Camping.
  • Maximum Altitude: 3102 meters.
  • Minimum Altitude: 1550metter meters.
  • Temperature during day: 17ºC - 27ºC
  • Temperature during night: 12ºC – 15ºC
  • Hiking Distance: 21 km approx.

Day 03: Archaeological Site of Choquequirao:

This day we will dedicate ourselves exclusively to enjoying all the magic of history and splendor of Choquequirao, we will enjoy a complete guided tour of the Choquequirao complex, including a visit to the high parts (Hanan), and the lower parts (Urin). There will be time to know explore the site with its 8 sectors, its barns, houses and temples. You will see the three stages of the excavation of this late Inca-town: the excavated buildings and constructions; the ruins currently in the process of excavation. Finally, the unexplored areas and terraces with the secrets they may hold of this last refuge of the dying Inca empire. And throughout the day we will keep an eye to the sky for a glimpse of the majestic flight of condors. With luck on the high steep slopes of Choquequirao, they can pass very close to you. We will return to our campsite to have our lunch and then rest before re-entering the quietness of Choquequirao for the rest of the afternoon.

DURING THE TREK:

  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodations: Maranpata Camping
  • Maximum Altitude: 3102 meters
  • Minimum Altitude: 1550metter meters
  • Temperature during day: 17ºC - 27ºC
  • Temperature during night: 12ºC – 15ºC
  • Hiking Distance: 21 km approx.

Day 04: Choquequirao - Playa Rosalina - Chiquisca:

This morning we enjoy our delicious breakfast and start our 1 ½ hour walk back towards Maranpata and a descent to Playa Rosalina for lunch and a some relaxation time. After lunch we climb for 2 hours to Chiquisca campsite where dinner will be waiting for us.
In Chiquisca you can have a shower and eat some exotic local fruits from this area.

DURING THE TREK:

  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodations: Chiquisca Camping
  • Maximum Altitude: 3102 meters.
  • Minimum Altitude: 1550 meters
  • Temperature during day: 17ºC - 27ºC
  • Temperature during night: 12ºC – 15ºC
  • Hiking Distance: 21 km approx.

Day 05: Chiquiska - Cachora - Cusco:

We leave camp after breakfast to start the two to three hours climb to Abra Capuliyoc. We will leave Chiquisca campsite early because the sun can be very strong after 10 am, so we plan to to arrive at Capuliyoc by then. Then it is an easy two hours more back to Cachora where we have our lunch. In the afternoon, we met our private transport which will be waiting to take us back to Cusco. Estimated arrival time around 5.00pm.

DURING THE TREK:

  • Meals: breakfast, lunch
  • Maximum Altitude: 3102 meters
  • Minimum Altitude: 1550 meters
  • Temperature during day: 17ºC - 27ºC
  • Temperature during night: 12ºC – 15ºC
  • Hiking Distance: 21 km approx.

STANDAR SERVICE

Included:

  • Pre-departure briefing in Cusco.
  • Profesional bilingual Tour Guide.(2 guides for groups of over 10 people).
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning.(we pick you up from where you are staying).
  • Transport from Cusco to the trailhead at the beginning of the trek in private car. 
  • Entry fee to Choquequirao.
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks.  
  • Thermarest(air mat) sleeping mat.
  • Camping equipment (tent, cooking and eating tent. chairs and tables).
  • Chef and cooking equipment.
  • Pack animals (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment) 
  • Pack animals to carry personal gear up to a maximum of 7kg per person (including sleeping bag) 
  • All meals 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 4 dinners.
  • Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / boiled water to fill your water bottle every morning and night, and also at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead.
  • Vegetarian/special diet options available.
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle 
  • Private transport from Cachora to Cusco.

Not included:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Breakfast on first day.
  • Extra horse to ride or for any extra backpack.
  • Additional horses for passengers luggage. 

SHARED GROUP SERVICE 

02 Persons / $.580.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS PER PERSON.

03 Persons  / $.570.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS PER PERSON.

04 Persons / $.550.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS PER PERSON.

05 Persons / $.530.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS PER PERSON.

06 Persons / $.510.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS PER PERSON.

08 to More Persons  / $.490.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS PER PERSON.

DEPARTURE DAYS ARE ACCORDING TO PASSENGER REQUEST.

PRIVATE SERVICE

GROUP SIZE UP ON YOUR  REQUEST for people who want a personalize and exclusive service.

All include + description down here .

Private groups include addditional services like 9 extra kilos of luggage care by our horses and trasportation, walking poles, extra food and wather along the trek.

PRICE PER  ADULT PERSON $.680.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS.  MINIMUN 2 PAX

PRICE PER STUDENT PERSON $.660.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS. MINIMUN 2 PAX

DEPARTURE DAYS ARE ACCORDING TO PASSENGER REQUEST.

What you should bring: 

  • Original passport 
  • Insurance card optional
  • Hiking water proof boots (with ankle protectors )
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Warm jack
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Rain pants
  • Sun hat, Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
  • Sun protection cream ( factor 35 recommended ) sun is strong
  • Insect Repellent  40 % deet ( for mosquitos )
  • Water bottle
  • Water purification tablets (Micropur recommended)
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries (flashlight)
  • Extra contribution suggested money for tipping porters, cook and guide. and for any emergency (300 soles)
  • Binoculars (if you have them) 

You can rent in our office:

  •      Walking sticks ($ 20.00 per person) for the entire hike.
  •      Sleeping bag ($ 25.00 per person) for the entire hike.

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