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Choquequirao Trek 4 Days / 3 Nights

Choquequirao Trek 4D/3N

Choquequirao Trek 4D/3N

  • Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • Trip Type: Trekking
  • Place: Cusco
  • Journey Difficulty: Hard

Trip Overview

TOUR TYPE: CAMPING, HIKING, TREKKING, ADVENTURE, CULTURAL AND HISTORY 

TOTAL DISTANCE: 42KM / 23 MILES

DIFFICULTY: MODERATE

GOOD FOR: THOSE WHO ENJOY HIKING AND HAVE A MODERATE LEVEL OF FITNESS

CONSIDERATIONS: THIS HIKE DOES NOT VISIT MACHU PICCHU

HIKING SEASON: BEST TIME TO HIKE DURING THE DRY SEASON APRIL TO OCTOBER

TRAIL CLOSE: RAINY SEASON NOVEMBER TO MARCH

ACCLIMATIZATION:  PLEASE SPEND AT LEAST REST DAYS IN CUSCO BEFORE START YOUR HIKE

GROUP SIZE: CAN BE 2 OR 8 HIKER

Overview

Choquequirao hike

Choquequirao is highly recommended by LONELY PLANET, it is a walk of abundant flora, fauna and rich Inca architecture, a 42 km adventure. To carry out this trekking, passengers who are used to long walks and who are in excellent physical condition are advised.

We recommend you to discover the last place of refuge of the Incas, “The cradle of gold”, the archaeological center of Choquequirao is also known as “the sacred sister of Machu Picchu”, due to the similarities in location and the time that it was built. architectural structure of both sites.

This route has a walking time of 6-7 hours per day on average, where we will go down great distances and ascend little by little until we reach our goal, the archaeological center of Choquequirao, it is located on the Apurímac canyon, the third deepest in Peru. and its location is perfect, because it is located in the middle of four snow-capped mountains.

 

Itinerary

Day I: CUSCO - CAPULIYOQ - CHISQUISCA - PLAYA ROSALINAS

Cusco Andean Hike will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 4:00 am to start our 4-hour trip to the town of Cachora (2,800 m) where we will stop to take a breather and buy some things we need for our adventure, later we will return to our bus to continue our trip for 30 min to Capuliyoc 2850 m. the beginning of our walk.

Next, we will see the mountain range of the area, the Apurímac Canyon and the Apurímac River. This river is long and abundant. It passes through all the Andes mountains until it reaches the Atlantic Ocean. We will also be able to observe Choquequirao from a distance.

From the starting point, the entire journey is down to our camp in Playa Rosalinas. We begin our descent to the small community of Chiquisca 1930 m where we will have our first lunch. It is about 4 hours of walking, after our delicious lunch we will continue our adventure to our camp in Playa Rosalinas 1590 m, where we will find our tents already ready.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodations: Camping
  • Maximum altitude:2850 /  9350ft
  • Minimum altitude: 1590m/5216 ft
  • Distance walk:10 km/6.21 miles
  • Approximate 6-7 walking time: hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate
Day II: PLAYA ROSALINAS - MARAMPATA - CHOQUEQUIRAO

After our delicious breakfast we will continue with our walk towards choquequirao (3030 m.), We will cross to the other side of the Apurímac river by a suspension bridge, later comes the most difficult part of our trek, we will ascend through a winding path where we will be able to appreciate some types of orchids and local fauna, the road will take us to our lunch point in Marampata 2918 m. a small community on top of the mountain. From Maranpata we will be able to see Choquequirao in the distance and the camp site very close to the archaeological center.

Later, After our fortifying lunch and our rest, we will continue our walk along a path between small ascents and descents for about 1 hour to the official camp in Choquequirao. where we will find our camp ready. If you still have power, we can visit the surroundings of the Choquequirao archaeological center.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodations: Camping
  • Maximum altitude: 3030/ 9940 ft
  • Minimum altitude: 1590m/ 5216ft
  • Distance walk: 11 km/ 6.83miles
  • Approximate walking time: 8 hours
  • Difficulty: Challenging
Day III: CHOQUEQUIRAO - MARAMPATA - CHIQUISCA

After breakfast in the Choquequirao camp (3030 m) We will begin a light walk of approximately 30 min to the main square of the last place of refuge of the Incas: Choquequirao or “Cradle of Gold” (303o m) where you will have your guided tour of your professional guide.

Choquequirao was designed with 9 zones. These areas were built as small cities surrounding a square to which all the streets of each city would end.

The following areas have been identified: the upper zones (Hanan), the storage areas (QOLQA), Plaza de Armas (Huacaypata), the lower square (Hurin), the terrace system where the crops used for cultivation (Shaqra Anden ), the ceremonial platform (Ushnu) and the houses of the priests at the bottom of the hill. Due to all these findings, it is presumable that Choquequirao was a great political and economic center that has been used as a center of trade and culture of exchange between the coast, the mountains and the jungle. It should be noted that Choquequirao is also known as “the sacred sister of Machupicchu”, due to the similarities in design and architectural structure.

After this interesting visit and exploration of Choquequirao, we will return to Maranpata (2918 m) where we will have lunch. Afterwards, we will descend to the Apurímac river and cross the suspension bridge to the Rosalina beach area (1,590 m) and right after we will continue our ascent to Chiquisca 1,930 m. Here we will have dinner and spend the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodations: Camping
  • Maximum altitude: 3030/9940 1 ft
  • Minimum altitude: 1930m/6332ft
  • Distance walk: 13km/ 8 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 8 hours
  • Difficulty: Mderate
Day IV: CHIQUISCA - CAPULIYOQ - CUSCO

Early in the morning, after breakfast in Chiquisca (1,930 m) around 8:00 am approx. we are going to be ascending towards Capuliyoc (2850 m.) that will take approximately 4 hours. Where we will have our last lunch and our transportation will be waiting for us to take us to Cusco and your hotel where our great adventure will end.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodations: Camping
  • Maximum altitude: 2850/ 9350 ft
  • Minimum altitude: 1930 m/6332 ft
  • Distance walk: 8 km/4.97 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 4 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Includes

INCLUDED

Informative meeting, one day before the adventure. Once there, you will receive all the information pertinent to your walk and the guide will answer all your doubts.

Transport

  • Pick up your hotel private bus to the starting point of the hike
  • Bus return to Cusco

Accommodation

  • Camps for 4 days and 3 nights.

Field Staff

  • Professional guide of tourism in Spanish and English with many years of experience in adventure tourism
  • Professional chef.
  • Horsemen and Horses to carry the necessary equipment and the personal effects of the passengers of up to 7kg
  • Emergency horse, in case someone does not feel well.

Water

  • Cusco Andean Hike will provide you with boiled water (previously filtered and cooled) from your first lunch, last breakfast and for your bottles before each hike (you decide how many liters you need each day).
  • Drinking enough water and hydrating is very important to be able to feel good in the mountains and thus avoid altitude sickness.

FEEDING

  • Breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners (breakfast on day 1 and dinner on the last day are not included).
  • Option vegan, vegetarian.

DUFFEL BAG

  • You have included 7 kg so you can carry your personal belongings (be careful with the fragile items, since it is the horse who will carry it on his back).

Tickets

  • Entrance to Choquequirao

Camping equipment

  • High mountain tent for 4 people, but we use it for 2 people (more comfort for you).
  • Single mattress.
  • Bathroom / Bath Chemical

NOT INCLUDED

  • Choquequirao Trekking 4D -3N: Breakfast not included first day and dinner of the last day.
  • Sleeping bag
  • Walking sticks
  • Extra horse to carry personal items of the clients more than those already included (for 7 kilos to 14 kilos) .
  • Personal chair horse.
  • Tips for staff

Price

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Small Groups 2 to 8 pax
  • 24/7 assistance by our Whatsapp ✆+51 944363112
  • Extra porter 7Kg
  • Sleeping pad included Therm a rest 
  • Professional tour guide English speaker from the beginning to end
  • 100% Quality service

PRICE

Group service from 2 pax

  • US$ 670.00 per person

Private service from 2 pax

    •   US$ 750.00 per person

EXTRAS

  • Sleeping Bag – US$ 20 per person
  • Walking Poles – US$ 15  a pair  of walking poles

 

How to book

How to book

For any of our services, you must send your personal information and a deposit of US $ 200 per person, the rest may pay at our office in Cusco two days prior to your trip, to get the student discount you must send your ISIC card original by means of a photo to our mail info@cuscoandeanhike.com:

  • Name and surname
  • Passport number
  • Gender
  • Birthday date
  • Student Card (ISIC if you are a student Yes or No)
  • Nationality
  • Email – Phone number
  • Food preferences

PayPAl

You can make the deposit from our website by PayPal, please note that PayPal charges a 6% tax that automatically includes this option, once the deposit is made, send us the confirmation by email. To make your deposit by PayPal click on the “Pay Now” button below.

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Western Union and Money Gram

You can also use these means to make the deposit. On behalf of our administrator. Take into account that this deposit generates transfer costs, which our clients must assume.

  • Name: Maria
  • Last name: Catunta choque
  • Identity number: 42265390
  • Address: Urb. Progress Jr-spine L-15
  • City: Cusco
  • Country: Peru

Note:

Once the deposit is made, you will receive a receipt with the money transfer code, the client must send the receipt with a photograph to our email. info@cuscoandeanhike.com

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