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Choquequirao Trek 4 Days

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4 Days / 3 Nights
Availability : Mar - Dec
Cusco
Choquequirao
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 12

Our Choquequirao Trek Details

Our Choquequirao Trek is without a doubt one of the greatest treks in Peru and in the world. The route of our Peru Choquequirao trek winds through the last bastion of the Incas in the Vilcabamba Mountain Range. As you follow the enigmatic trails you are sure to feel the adrenaline running through your veins.

First of all,  our Choquequirao trek 4 days to the Archeological Complex is really amazing. The complex is located at an altitude of 3050 masl.  on the flanks of snow-capped Mt. Salkantay. Because  it has a unique beauty, it is distinct from any other archeological complex.

The most impressive thing about the Choquequirao trail  is the majestic architecture. You´ll see great walls with niches, terraces, plazas, and enclosures.  But the architecture is not the only notable feature of the Choquechirao hike. The flora and fauna are also very important. For this reason, Choquequirao is a regional conservation area which is part of the national system of protected lands (Sernanp).

On our trek Choquequirao you will learn that Choquequirao was a ceremonial site where the Sun, the Earth, water, and other Incan deities were honored.  It was also probably a control point for refugees going into the last refuge of the Incas, the Vilcabamba region. So if you love camping and trekking our hike to Choquequirao ruins is waiting for you. Give yourself the chance to live a spectacular adventure and see amazing views of the Andes. Furthermore,  you will trek through wild country that you won´t soon forget.

Summary of our Trek to Choquequirao:

  • Type of Tourism: Trekking & Hiking.
  • Overnight: tents / camping.
  • Duration: 04 days and 03 nights.
  • Service: private service.
  • Period: April – December (best season), January – March (with restrictions).

We operate our own treks with local people in this region. Therefore, we can ensure the fair treatment of our porters and the first class quality of our food and equipment.

Included:

  • Briefing before the tour on day 1 at the beginning of the trek to Choquequirao.
  • Private transportation from Cusco – Cachora – Cusco.
  • Professional guide, who speaks English or the required language.
  • An assistant guide for groups of more than 9 people.
  • A chef trained for cooking on trekking routes, and an assistant cook.
  • Complete set of kitchen equipment and utensils.
  • Snacks appropriate for all hours, and hot and cold beverages.
  • Dining room equipment which includes tables, chairs, and a dining tent.
  • Purified water during the trek, (excluding the first 4 hours of hiking.)
  • One tent for every 2 people.
  • Pack horses that will exclusively carry our equipment, i.e., camping equipment, tents, food, packs, kitchen supplies, dining tent, plates, pots and pans, etc.
  • Pack horses to carry your personal gear that weighs up to 7 kilos.
  • Boiled water under the control of our chef. This is to aid in good digestion of our food. And to refill our water bottles.
  • First aid kit and small oxygen bottle.
  • Breakfast on Day 1 will be served at the house of a family in Cachora. Lunch on Day 4 will be served on the outskirts of the Saywite Archeological Center, and will vary depending on the season in which you are traveling.
  • Entry tickets into Choquequirao, Saywite, and the hot springs at Cconoc.
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 Lunches, and 3 suppers. ( If you would like vegetarian food, or a special diet, please let us know in advance).

Not Included:

  • Meals that are not specifically included in the program (Please let us know if you would like any extra meals included.)
  • Additional expenses such as treatment for altitude problems, flight cancelations, transportation purchased before your scheduled return to Cusco
  • Extra charges incurred by the client during the hike
  • Damages caused by the client to the bus or to the camping equipment
  • Extra charges incurred by the client on the tours
  • Extensions of the tours made during the client’s stay in Peru
  • Camping equipment such as sleeping bag or walking stick
  • The last dinner on the way back to Cusco
  • Tips to our team members for the trek and for the local family in Cachora.

Travel Recommendations:

  • Mandatory: bring your passport, your student ID card, or your DNI for Peruvian
  • Mandatory: Information about your personal insurance
  • Information about your airplane flight times
  • Cash money, as in many of the places we visit debit cards or credit cards are not accepted.
  • Vacination certificate if necessary
  • Waterproof clothing for rainy days, and warm clothes for cold weather
  • Long pants, and long sleeve sweaters and shirts. And comfortable hiking footwear
  • Changes of clothes appropriate for the amount of days that you are traveling. Preferably light weight clothes
  • Thermal underwear, socks, and light colored camoflage gear
  • Warm gloves, wide brimmed hat, bathing suit and small towel
  • Sandals and personal hygiene items
  • Sun block, sun glasses, head mounted flash light, and belt pouch
  • Insect repellent cream, and anti-inflamatory medication. (for example, ibuprofen).
  • Anti-bacterial towels or gel
  • Personal first aid kit. Bring your doctor’s prescriptions if you are taking any medications
  • Re-usable water bottle
  • Water proof backpack
  • Personal camera with spare cards and batteries
  • Rain Poncho. (You might be able to pick one up at the visitor’s center.)

We recommend that you let us know in advance about any special needs that you might have. Before taking the Choquequirao hike, you should acclimatize yourself in Cusco for a couple days. You should be healthy when you begin the trek. We can offer to take you on a warm up tour of 1 day or of half a day before you take the Peru Choquequirao trek.

Prices

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Optional Extras
  • 02 travelers: $690.00
  • 03 – 04 travelers: $655.50
  • 05 – 06 travelers: $627.90
  • 07 – 08 travelers: $600.30
  • 09+ travelers: $572.70

*Price in USD per Person.

  • Students (ISIC Student Card Required): $25.00
  • Adolescents from Ages 11 to 17: $25.00
  • Sleeping bag: $25.00
  • Walking stick: $22.00
  • Additional horse for the entire trek: $143.00

*Optional.

Choquequirao Trek Itinerary

Day 1:Travel by bus from Cusco to Cachora. Next we will hike to Santa Rosa

We will pick you up at your hotel early in the morning at 4 am. We will head out to Cachora. This is where we will begin one of the most fascinating treks in Peru. First of all, we will eat a very nutritious breakfast and meet our guide. Then will be introduced to our team that will travel with on the route.
Next, we will go down to Capuliyoc where we can observe the fantastic snow-capped peaks of the Vilcabamba Range. Also, we can look down into the Apurimac Canyon. After a break, we´ll get together with our team and begin hiking toward our first campsite at Sta. Rosa. We will walk along the zigzag trail until arriving at Chiquisca where we will have lunch.
After a delicious lunch, we will head down to Playa Rosalinas on the Apurimac River. This is the lowest point of our trek. The hike gets more challenging from here. Next we head uphill for two hours before we arrive at Sta. Rosa. There your camp will be set up so you can relax and enjoy your well-deserved rest.

Distance from Cusco – Cachora: 168 km.
Estimated time of travel: 4 hours
Distance of the hike: 15 km from Capuliyoc to Santa Rosa.
Average altititude: 1870 masl
Climate: sunny from April until December; cloudy with some rain from January until March
Meals: Buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, buffet dinner, bolied water, and snacks.

Day 2:Hike from Santa Rosa to Choquequiro. Next explore Choquequirao

At dawn our team will wake you up. After breakfast we will begin our hike to Marampata, from Marampata you can see the whole mountain range and Choquequirao. Next you arrive at Choquequirao Archeological Park. After lunch at the park, we will start our guided tour of Sectors I through VIII. During our tour we will visit the main plaza, the terraces, and the colcas. There will be time to take pictures and enjoy the magnificent sunset in the heart of the Andes. In the evening we´ll return to our campsite and enjoy a fantastic buffet dinner. Finally we can relax and pass the time trading stories with our team members before going to bed.

Hiking Distance: 12 km.
Average altitude: 3500 masl.
Climate: Sunny from May until October; cloudy with some rain from November until April.
Meals: Buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, buffet dinner, bolied water, and snacks.

Day 3:The hike back from Choquequirao to Chiquisca

In the morning, after breakfast, we will have a guided tour of Sectors X through XIII. The guided tour lasts around 3 hours. We´ll visit new excavations that are presently being dug out. We´ll see the waterfalls coming off Mt. Salkantay. Then we will return to our campsite for lunch. After lunch we will head back on the same trail we took the day before.
The first section is easy walking to Marampata. From there we head down to Santa Rosa and on to Playa Rosalinas. From Playa Rosalinas, after crossing the Apurimac, we´ll head up to Chiquisca where our last camp will be all set up and waiting for us. We´ll be able to relax and enjoy a delicious supper and a well-deserved rest. We will bid farewell to our team members because they will be leaving very early for Cachora.

Distance of the hike: 16 km.
Average altitude: 1870 masl.
Climate: Sunny from April until December; cloudy with some rain from January until March.
Meals: Buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, buffet dinner, bolied water, and snacks.

Day 4:Chiquisca - Cachora - Stone of Saywite - Cusco

Bright and early the following morning, we will have breakfast and begin our hike back to Capuliyuq. It is an uphill hike. So the earlier we get started, the sooner we will arrive at Capuliyuq. Our team will take care of all the equipment so we´ll be able to jump into our van and drive to the Stone of Saywite. This is part of the Saywite Archeological Site. It is located in the district of Curahuasi in the province of Abancay in the department of Apurímac. The site covers about 60 Hectares.
Saywite is geographically close to the great sites of Machu Picchu and Choquequirao. After touring the site, we will eat our farewell lunch. It will include Novo Andino cuisine and a free Pisco Sour on the edge of the site.
Before returning to Cusco, we will stop by the hot springs at Cconoc. These springs are located in a pretty spot on the banks of the Apurimac surrounded by algarroba trees, reeds, and cactus. The waters are odorless and slightly salty. Finally, we should arrive back in Cusco about 9 pm.

Distance of the hike: 12 km.
Average altitude: 3000 masl.
Climate: Sunny from April until December; cloudy with some rain from January until March.
Meals: Buffet breakfast, Novo-Andino lunch, bolied water, and snacks.
Distance from Cachora to Cusco: 168 km.
Estimated time of travel: 6 hours

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Veronica Murray

Couple Traveller

The hike through the Andes was almost like heaven. Great people! Great food! Great friends!

April 13, 2018