Choquequirao Trek (4 days / 3 nights)

Choquequirao Trek 4 days Tour Package

Choquequirao is another "Lost City of the Incas" rediscovered officially late in 20th century located high on a ridge spur almost 1,750 m. above the raging glacier-fed Apurimac River and surrounded by towering Salkantay and Humantay snow-capped peaks.

Choquequirao (chuqui k'iraw, "cradle of gold") could be one of the lost citadels in the Vilcabamba Valley, where the Incas sheltered as of 1536. The complex features nine stone architectural groups, with hundreds of terraces, rooms and irrigation systems. The buildings are distributed around an esplanade or main plaza. It is located at 93 km (58 miles) from Abancay city (Apurímac region), is the village of Cachora, from here it is another 30 km (19 miles - 2 days on foot, hiking an average of 8 hours per day).

On this spectacular 4 days - 60 Km trek you go through various ecosystems and enjoy beautiful views. Start hiking from the village of Cachora, down to the bottom of the deep and impressive Apurimac River Canyon, and up again, on its other slope, to reach the archaeological complex of Choquequirao which is still undergoing an interesting restoration process, as visitors can observe archaeologists at work, on the site. Incudes all services for camp, meals, mountain guide, porters, entrances to Choquequirao, bus transfers.

Level: Moderate, though still difficult if you have average fitness - No experience needed
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Location: Choquequirao
Season: Recommended between March to November.
Group Size: Maximum 12

Outdoor Tours in Cuzco - The tour package includes:

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Hotel pickup and bus transfer to Cachora

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Entrance fee to Choquequirao

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Choquequirao Trek, included 3 breakfasts, 4 lunchs and 3 dinners

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Professional bilingual mountain guide (Spanish and English)

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Camping equipment (professional two-persons tents: Doite, model Cima 4, extra light / 4kg, Doite, model Kailas 3, extra light / 4.5kg and Doite, model Himalaya, extra light / 4.5kg; sleeping mats, dining tent equipped with a table and chairs, a sanitary tent)

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Cook, cooking equipment, meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners). Food includes pancakes, omelettes, soups, fresh fruit and spaghetti, chicken, fish, meat and rice, all rich in carbohydrates and very suitable for trekking, hot drinks including coca leafs tea, which is excellent for the altitude

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Tea and snack time every day (tea, coffee, wantan, pop corn, cracker).

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Porters to carry the main luggage (all the equipment and cooking stock)

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First-aid kit and oxygen bottle

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Porters to carry the mattress and sleeping bag.

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Optional flight tickets or bus tickets

AXA Travel Assistant

Optional AXA Travel Assistant

Itinerary - Choquequirao Trek (4 days / 3 nights)

Departure Days: Any day with two people. We offer affordably priced tours for 2 people so that you can depart when it suits you best.

 

Day 1: Cuzco / Cachora / Rosalina

  • Early in the morning we will pick the hotel and go towards Cachora located 3,400 m.s.n.m., this is where we find the whole team to accompany us on the way to Choquequirao.

  • This first installment will begin our trek by Andean landscapes until the Mirador de Capuliyoq (2,900 m.s.n.m.), from this viewpoint we will appreciate somewhat distant Inca city of Choquequirao, also striking view of the snowy peaks of the Cordillera Vilcabamba.

  • We continue our tour descending to reach our first camp at Playa Rosalina (1,500 m.s.n.m.).

    Climate: warm
    Hiking time: 7 hours
    Hiking distance: 18 kilometers (11 miles)

 

Day 2: Rosalina / Santa Rosa / Marampata / Choquequirao (B-L-D)

  • After breakfast we will continue our adventure, this time in ascending to Santa Rosa (2,100 m.s.n.m.), after a short rest, continue the path until you reach Marampata (2,800 m.s.n.m.), there we will have lunch and continue to recover energy until our second camp in Choquequirao (3,035 m.s.n.m.).

  • This second day hike is considered the most difficult, because we have to go most of the way from the bottom up.

    Climate: both cold and warm
    Hiking time: 7 hours
    Hiking distance: 13 kilometers (8 miles)

 

Day 3: Choquequirao / Chiquisca (B-L-D)

  • Early after our breakfast, we will have our guided Choquequirao, ancient Inca refuge tour.

  • After an extensive tour of the main sectors of this impressive Inca city, we will head back to the town of Chiquisca, instead of our third camp.

  • The journey in this third day is lighter, as will travel the same route the previous day but this time return and downwardly.

    Climate: moderate climate with mosquitoes
    Hiking time: 6 hours
    Hiking distance: 14 kilometers (8.6 miles)

 

Day 4: Chiquisca / Cachora / Cuzco (B-L)

  • Today we begin our journey early, we will head to return to Cachora, where we began our walk the first day, and there our transport will be waiting to return to Cuzco.

    Approximate hiking time: 5-6 hours

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
• Small backpack with rain shelter (30 or 40 litters is well enough).
• Clothing for warm and cold climate like a waterproof jacket.
• Trekking shoes.
• Slippers or sandals (for showers and hot springs).
• Woolen or synthetic socks and a sweater.
• Long- and short-sleeved polo’s/T-shirts.
• Rain poncho and a hat.
• Bathing suit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
• Sunscreen
• Insect repellent
• Disinfecting alcohol and gel and toilet paper.
• Camera (wrapped in plastic bag), a flash light and batteries.
• Some snacks like chocolate bars and dry fruit.
• Original passport, original ISIC student card (In case you are student) and extra money in soles.

The program does not includes

  • Flight Tickets and airport taxes

  • Tips for guides and staff members.

  • Sleeping bag (if you don’t have a sleeping bag there is the possibility of renting one for $ 28.00, 4 days)

  • Services not mentioned in the program

Inca Trail (4 days / 3 nights) - Rates 2018

Rate per person

2 - 9 passengers

Standard Class

US $ 339

Plus Class

US $ 499

 

Reservations for Choquequirao Trek is recommended to be performed at 2 months in advance

Terms and Conditions:

  • Rates apply to foreign tourists, not residents in Peru and there are expressed in U.S. Dollars. Our fares include all taxes.

  • The system must only process reserves received at least 7 days before the date of trip.

  • Unused services are not refundable

  • Rates subject to change and / or availability

 

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