Choquequirao Trek 4 Days

Trip introduction

Accompany us in the next 4 days by one of the most interesting hiking routes of Peru, the path to the other city of the Incas called Choquequirao is surrounded by typical vegetation of the mountain and in comparison with Machu Picchu, this trek is not so transited and gives the traveler a variety of landscapes, climates and historical places, because of its strategic location at the top of the Apurimac Canyon its access is only walking, achieving if the site is not as crowded as the other attractions of the region, In the same way the trek is demanding as one descends one of the deepest canyons of the earth and then to return to climb to the top making of this experience a path of improvement and satisfaction when arriving at one of the next 7 wonders of the world.

Highlights

  • Hike into the Apurimac Canyon
  • Visit the best hike destiny in South America (Choquequirao)
  • Explore the another Machu Picchu
  • Camping in the mountains
  • Hike in a private group
Responsible travel.

By booking this trip, you will be helping provide a special Christmas breakfast for low-income children in Cusco.

Overview
  • Duration: 4days / 3 nigth
  • Distance:52kilometers – 32 miles
  • Maximum elevation: 3100 m.a.s.l – 10170 ft
  • Difficulty: challenging
  • Group size: maximum 8 Persons
  • Acclimatization: minimum 1 day

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Capuliyoc – Santa Rosa

Before the first daylight we jump on the car to transport at start to our adventure, breakfast in the Hotel around 5 am. Likewise make sure bring all your own equipment to the trek. Then we will start with our journey to the village of Cachora from Cusco 4 hours drive to the trailhead of Cachora, continuing thereafter towards the Cunyac Bridge between the departments of Cusco and Apurimac, arriving at Cachora 2800 masl. and Capuliyoc 2900 masl at . Here we will meet with our horseman (donkey drivers), here is the first view to the Choquequirao complex still further, we starting with gentleman downhill by serpent trail over the Apurimac canyon for 4 hours, crossing the small hamlet and hut called Cocamasana and Chiquisca on the lower part of the valley, the climate is warm and sunny on the dry season is dusty, we will have lunch before the start the ascent towards Santa Rosa hamlet, lunch spot called Playa Rosalinda 1500 masl, after nap the ascent is around 2 hours till Sta Rosa 2100 masl. The first base camp.
• Distance: 16km
• Climate : warm and sunny
• Hiking time : 7 hour

Day 2: Santa Rosa – Marampata - Choquequirao

One day of complete adrenaline to climb up to the ancient city there are the highest view to the wide landscape, after light quake breakfast around 6:00 am, we will continue our hike up to Marampata 2850 m.a.s.l for around 3 hours slow pace. During our journey we will observe the dense vegetation in the area. Then we will arrive to Maranpata beside the Chunchumayo to refreshing and short rest. Along the way youll observe many orchids and colorful flowers as well as many birds and mammals, Marampata the beautiful base camp, lunch spot with top view much further into the mountains the great inca complej called “Choquequirao city” 3000 masl. From lunch is 2 hours hike along the Inca trail with impressive views to Choquequirao and surrounded the complex. On the afternoon recommended visit with less clouds and clear views to mountain ranges early darkness side down tents close to Choquequirao 2950 masl. Base camp.
• Distance : 10 km
• Climte : warm and windy
• Hiking time : 5 hours

Day 3: Choquequirao – Marampata - Chiquisca

To wake up on the Andes it is delight to following Our instinct of path finders, quit breakfast will be on the wild life in Choquequirao is prize by sunrise and fill up of gladness, We will arrive at the archaeological site in time to enjoy the impressionist views of the deep canyons and maybe the opportunity to see a Condor flying near, we will walk towards of the Choquequirao archaeological complex, which is a one-hour walk to see the Choquequirao and where our guide and mystic knowledge you feel travel around the time, after 3 hours exploring the complex we start return way back to the begin by the same trail 2 hours down cross the Apurimac river and 1 hour up until Chiquisca. base camp.
• Distance: 16 km
• Climate: warm and sunny
• Hiking time: 7 hours

Day 4: Chiquisqa – Capuliyoc – Cusco.

The last Andean breakfast is the biggest and special with the river noising, mostly time of the day is hat and up back to the begin, we will return along the same route to Capuliyoc 2800 masl., the slope back the way up appreciate the condors and some Andean life on the route and snowcapped mountains and turn the head, share the experience on the trek, we descended on the first day and which is a soft climb of two hours until the pass of Capuliyoc 2915 m.a.s.l. During our journey we will observe the exotic flora and fauna as well as sights of majestic snow-capped peaks and the impressive canyon of the Apurimac. After to get Capuliyoc where the Climbing path finishes we will have lunch Where is the last views to the apurimac valley and Choquequirao, in over all the climbing time is 4 hours approx.. to get towards Capuliyoc the end of the trek and lunch spot, In the afternoon we will drive a car back 5 hours to Cusco. Arriving around 8 p.m., passengers will be transferred to the hotel. End of the services.
• Distance: 12 km
• Climate: warm and sunny
• Hiking time: 5 hours

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During the trail:

On the trail you should carry a day pack with your camera, water bottle or bladder, snacks, cold weather clothing and rain gear or poncho in case of rain (unlikely in dry season – May to October) and anything you will need before dinner as horses do not walk alongside you. Your bag will be waiting for you at every campsite. We will provide you with a duffel bag for extra luggage to be carried by horses.

Included

  • Pre-Trek briefing the night before the trek to go over the itinerary, meet your guide(s) and answer any questions
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning
  • Private bus transport to starting point of the trek
  • Personal porter to carry your overnight gear up to 6kg/13.6lbs
  • Dry bag in which to put your overnight gear so it won’t get wet or dusty on the trail
  • 3 person, 4 season tents (2 people in large and comfortable Expedition tent)
  • One-inch-thick foam mattress sleeping pad to put under your sleeping bag
  • English speaking professional guide
  • Full meals on the trek (3 meals per day, tea time every afternoon, snacks on the trail)
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank and emergency horse
  • Dining tent with tables and stools
  • Cook, cooking tent, and cooking equipment
  • Toilet, toilet tent
  • Horsemen and horses (to carry tents/food/cooking equipment)
  • Hot water every morning/evening for hand washing purposes
  • Boiled water to fill water bottles every morning/afternoon
  • Entry ticket to Choquequirao Archaeological Complex
  • Guided tour of Choquequirao ruins

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Hotel before/after the trek
  • Dinner on the last day (back in Cusco)
  • Sleeping bags and walking poles (poles must have intact rubber bottoms)
  • Travel/medical insurance
  • Tip for your guide(s) and trek staff are optional but highly encouraged if you enjoy your trek

Recommendations

  • Backpack between 20 y 30 liters (a backpack with chest and waist strap, this will help to distribute the weight and having side pockets for small items).
  • Backpack waterproof layer
  • Loose pants and better long
  • Feather coat and waterproof jacket.
  • Gloves and skullcap.
  • Trekking shoes with thick orm.
  • Micro fiber or wool socks.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Sunscream and glasses.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Original passport.
  • Purifiying pills.
  • Personal higiene items.
  • Torch with replacement battery.
  • Camera.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Extra Money to tipping guides, cookers and porters.