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Choquequirao Trek 5 days 4 nights

Choquequirao Trek 5 days 4 nights

5 days from $ USD 585.00

Choquequirao Trek 5 days 4 nights

5 days from $ 585 | Choquequitao Hike

| Min Altitude: 2200msnm (3545 fasl) | Max Altitude: 2200msnm (3545 fasl)
Price From
$ USD 585.00
Duration
5 days
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 10
Physical Level
Demanding

Introduction

Assisted by a fantastic team of guides, muleteers and cooks, the Choquequirao Tour is truly a spectacular tour to discover the pages of the ancient history of the Inca Empire.

Choquequirao, impressive not only for its archaeological complex but also for the panoramas it offers when visiting the city of Cusco. The vegetation, the view of the Apurímac Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in America, make this excursion an unforgettable experience.

Built on a mountain in the Peruvian Andes, the Choquequirao archaeological complex can only be compared to the majesty of Machu Picchu in beauty, architectural splendor and craftsmanship. At 3,050 meters above sea level, the ruins of this Inca city are a marvel of ancient stone walls that protect palaces and temples. The fountain, canal and aqueduct systems that feed the adjacent farm are intact and visible for miles.

The route to Choquequirao is one of the best alternatives for adventurers. In addition, it is one of the few routes where you can enjoy nature. So far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Take advantage of the low influx of travelers and network with the region. Indeed, you will feel this sensation of tranquility accompanied by the pleasant aromas of the countryside, the flowers and the fresh air.

In addition, during the 5 days and 4 nights of the Choquequirao Trek, you will be able to show that you are in excellent physical shape. You can take long walks, on flat and steep paths. You can also climb mountains and descend places, plunge into the icy waters of snowy mountains and find yourself in a dream place. In fact, it is a real godsend, because few explorers make it to the end of the journey.

A trip to Choquequirao is not boring. On the contrary, it is fascinating to know what awaits you at the end of the route “The Holy Sister of Machu Picchu”; another Inca city hidden from the eyes of the world in the tropical jungle.

Trip details

  • Itinerary type: Trekking, Culture and Adventure.
  • Length: 32 kilometers
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,100m / 10,170ft.
  • Minimum altitude: 1600 m / 5249 ft.
  • Companion: English speaking guide.
  • Difficulty level: Very difficult.
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Itinerary

DAY 1

Cusco - Cachora (by private bus) - Chiquisca (7km)

And let’s start the adventure! This day starts very early with a pick up from your accommodation around 05:00 by appointment with your guide. It takes an average of 4 hours to get to the town of San Pedro de Cachora, in the department of Apurímac; You are in the right place for a nutritious breakfast for the workday. In this place we will also meet the helpers of the agency, such as the cacique and the muleteers, who will accompany us with the mules.

The transport usually leaves them in the area called Capuliyoc. From this point the 2-hour walk begins towards the Cocamasana sector (2,300m) where we will have lunch. Also on this route we have spectacular views of towns, valleys and snow-capped mountains.

After having lunch and resting a bit, we begin our walk with a descent of about 3 hours. in the Chiquisca area (1930 m asl). Finally we arrive at the first camp where you will enjoy a delicious cooked dinner prepared with natural products from the region. Here we rest for another pleasant day.

  • Lodging: Chiquisca Camp
  • Minimum altitude: Chiquisca 1,900 m – 6,270 feet
  • Maximum Altitude: Cachora 2,902 m – 9,521 ft
  • Distance: 7 km – 4.34 miles
DAY 2

Chiquisca - Rosalinas Beach - Choquequirao

Enjoy a nutritious breakfast early in the morning. Then you should be ready to walk another hour until you reach Playa Rosalinas. Then begins the 5 hour climb to Marampata (2850 m elevation / 9350 ft). Lunch is provided and it is also possible to visit the archaeological complex of Choquequirao.

After lunch and a short rest, it is necessary to continue walking for another 2 hours to observe different species of flora and fauna to finally reach the archaeological complex of Choquequirao (3100m above sea level). Here at the end of the complex is a campsite where you can camp and enjoy the beautiful sunset over the mountains at sunset. Knowing that you are very close to the Inca monuments, you will enjoy your dinner. Finally it is time to rest and prepare for the next day to finally visit Choquequirao.

  • Lodging: Choquequirao Camp
  • Minimum Altitude: Playa Rosalinas 1,477m – 4,840ft
  • Maximum Altitude: Choquequirao 3,150m – 10,397ft
  • Distance: 19 km – 11.81 miles
DAY 3

Choquequirao!

The purpose of this day is to discover, tour and tour the entire archaeological complex of Choquequirao (3100m above sea level / 10170ft). You can also explore some places covered in lush rainforest vegetation.

There are many sectors that make up Choquequirao, some are isolated so it takes most of the day to see them, some correspond to the religious sector, the administrative sector, the granaries, the platforms of the llamas and other buildings near the religious center.

It is worth learning more about the site, its history and importance in the past, and having some free time to explore the complex on your own. Then we will have lunch and then we will continue the visit. Finally at night we enjoy dinner, after the night we rest in the same place as the day before.

  • Lodging: Choquequirao Camp
  • Minimum Altitude: Choquequirao Field 2,950m/9,676ft
  • Maximum Altitude: Choquequirao 3,150m/10,397ft
DAY 4

Choquequirao - Cocamasana

At dawn, after breakfast, it is time to say goodbye to Choquequirao and begin the long descent to Playa Rosalina, located on the banks of the Apurimac River (1450m), where lunch is usually served.

This stretch of road offers spectacular views of waterfalls and the impressive Grand Canyon of the Apurímac, as well as some of the fruits that are grown in the area.

From Playa Rosalinas begins a gradual ascent of 3-4 hours to the last camp of Cocamasana (2,300m above sea level). Then dinner is prepared in this place, then a break is taken.

  • Accommodation: Cocamasana Camp
  • Minimum Altitude: Playa Rosalinas 1,477m – 4,840ft
  • Maximum Altitude: Choquequirao 3,150m/10,397ft
  • Distance: 23 km – 14.29 miles
DAY 5

Cocamasana - Cconoc - Cusco

In the morning, after a delicious breakfast, we have to continue the ascent and walk around 2 hours to reach the Capuliyoc viewpoint and take beautiful photos of our trip. Finally, continue a few meters until the entrance of cars, where the walk ends and where the horseshoe welcomes the group.

From this point, board the bus to Cusco. If the weather is good, you can stop along the way to see the enormous Saywite Stone (2684m). Certainly this stone is considered the center of religious worship, carved by the Incas to represent their empire, there are also geometric and zoomorphic figures such as reptiles, frogs, cats, flukes, etc.

After a 2-hour bus ride, take a break to enjoy the Cconoc hot springs (1826 m above sea level). After an exhausting 5-day trip, nothing better than these hot springs to relax. Return between 06:00 and 20:00 and transfer to your accommodation in Cusco.

  • Maximum Altitude: Cusco 3,350m – 10,990ft
  • Minimum Altitude: Cconoc 1,500 m – 4,921 ft
  • Distance: 2 km – 1.24 miles

Booking Note

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

To climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu or the Mountain of Machupicchu there are a limited number of places per day. Please check availability with us and book in advance.

The pick-up, arrival and train times are approximate and depend on the availability of the train company.

We always do our best to follow the indicated route, but it may change from time to time based on weather conditions and temporary parking restrictions, availability, weather conditions, road closures, number of guests/injuries, and natural events such as fires and floods.

ABOUT THE SERVICE

Prices are per person in US dollars USD

Program prices are based on a minimum of 2 programs in shared and private service. In case of being a single person, check if we have a confirmed group to play in the shared service.

Train, ticket and hotel reservations are subject to seat availability.

DISCOUNTS

Foreign tourists under the age of 25 get a $25 discount with a one-year student card.

Some additional services

  • Entrances to Huayna Picchu Mountain in $25.00
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu Mountain for $25.00
  • Sleeping bag $40.00
  • Inflatable air mattress $40.00
  • Poles (walking) $40.00
  • Category upgrade in 4* and 5* hotels in Machu Picchu Town (Contact us)
  • $70.00 round trip upgrade to Scenic Rail class
  • Upgrade to Deluxe Rail class for $450.00 back

What to Bring

  • Backpack between 10 and 15 liters (that the backpack has a chest and lumbar strap that helps distribute the weight and that it has side pockets for small objects).
  • Waterproof layer for backpack.
  • Loose and preferably long pants.
  • Feather house and waterproof jacket.
  • gloves and hats.
  • Shoe with a thick sole and good breathability and slip resistance.
  • Microfiber or wool socks.
  • Trekking poles are very useful due to the constant up and down.
  • Sunscreen for face and eyes (glasses).
  • Insect repellent.
  • original passport.
  • wet wipes and sachets for cleaning the skin and teeth.
  • Flashlight with spare battery.
  • Extra money for guide tips and extra expenses.

Recommendations

OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS

  • Original passport and migration card.
  • Student card (valid for one year)
  • travel insurance

SLEEPING IMPLEMENTS

  • Sleeping bag (you can rent it at our agency)
  • Thermo-Rest mattress (rental)

CLOTHES AND ACCESSORIES

  • Warm clothing: layers of different temperatures, especially at night.

 

  • Thermos/gloves/scarves: socks/wool hat for cold nights, t-shirts for the whole trip.
  • Rain gear: a good raincoat and rain pants and a plastic rain poncho.
  • long hiking pants
  • hiking shorts
  • Tshirts
  • casual underwear and socks
  • hiking socks
  • Small towel.
  • waterproof gloves
  • Bathing suit for the spa (optional).

SHOE

  • Resistant, waterproof and light mountain shoe.
  • High heels such as sneakers or sandals or other footwear worn on our courts

TRAVEL ACCESSORIES

  • 30-50L light backpack, easy for hiking
  • Walking sticks (rental at the agency)
  • Camel “bottle” or water bottle
  • personal medical kit
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Insect repellent
  • cleaning gel
  • toilet paper
  • Flashlight (very important)
  • Spare camera and batteries
  • additional charger
  • Sunscreen / cap and sunglasses
  • Ear protector (due to altitude changes)

EXTRA MONEY

  • extra money for drinks
  • Gratitude tips for your travel assistants (The amount you decide)
  • Money to buy handicrafts and/or souvenirs (soles or dollars)

Pricing List

Private Service
Number of persons Price per person
1 Persons $ USD 595.00 Inquire Now

Travel Guide

Located in the Vilcabamba Valley in the province of La Convención (Cusco), and on the waters of the Apurímac River, is the archaeological complex of Choquequirao (3,035 meters above sea level).

This lavish Inca citadel – although less publicized than Machu Picchu due to the difficulty in reaching it – has become the region’s new and best tourist destination to visit this 2017, according to the ranking of the prestigious travel guide Lonely Planet.

It is thanks to its majestic ruins and lush vegetation that covers almost 80% of its surface, that Choquequirao has been considered the “sister city of Machu Picchu”. Undoubtedly a tourist destination that we can not miss while in Cusco.

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The growing demand for visits in recent months has been the reason for the development of a technical file that would aim to build a cable car to Choquequirao, a work that in addition to reducing the time and the walk it takes to reach the complex, would increase the number of tourists per year by 150,000.

The cable car will connect the 5.4 km from the Choquequirao archeological site to the town of Kiuñalla, crossing the Apurimac River at 1,400 meters above it, in only 15 minutes. The initial station will be in Kiuñalla, the intermediate station in El Pajonal and the final station near Choquequirao.

The time it takes for this trek to Choquequirao may depend on the physical condition in which we find ourselves, although agencies usually offer journeys of 4 D/3 N. The distance from Cachora to Choquequirao is 31 km of steep roads and climbs to great heights. The total round trip is 62 Km.

Faqs Choquequirao Trek 5 days 4 nights

What will I see on the way to Choquequirao?

During this incredible excursion, we will see a lot of nature on the way, such as orchids and many species of birds, and if we are lucky, we will be able to see the fabulous bear, and when we reach the archaeological remains, we will be able to see impressive Inca constructions, which are also the peaks Taller. Machu’s beauty peaks are comparable.

How far in advance should I reserve the trek to Choquequirao?

As in all the excursions that we organize, we advise you to book at least 1 month in advance so that everything is organized when you arrive, but we can also organize it at least 2 days in advance if you make a last-minute reservation. Prior agreement and confirmation of availability.

How many groups will I see on the way to Choquequirao?

The Choquequirao road is not well known by many visitors, so there are not many groups per day. It also depends on the season. In high season from April to November you will find 2 or 3 groups per day and in low season from December to March we can be the only group excursion, so it is the most interesting excursion for our passengers because Choquequirao is comparable to a citadel to Machu Picchu in beauty and grandeur and since there are not many visitors, it is best to take pictures and connect with nature.

Can I find bathrooms on the way to Choquequirao?

In all the camps that we offer we provide you with a bathroom, don’t worry about the necessary implements, Andean Spirit provides you with everything

Do I need trekking poles?

The poles are essential, they help in the ascent and especially in the descent and lighten the knees. If you don’t have one, don’t worry, we’ll lend you a pair for 50.00 soles or $18.00.

Where can I leave my luggage?

The day before the start of the visit, our guide will give you a briefcase to store your equipment, including a sleeping bag, he will take you on horseback and you will only bring a small backpack for your ride. Personal items like camera, water, rain cover, snacks

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