CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK CLASIC 4 DAYS



- DETAILLS -
DURATION
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
DESTINATION
CHOQUEQUIRAO
DEPARTURE
Daily Departures
LEVEL
Moderate To Difficult
CATEGORY
TREK
GROUP SIZE
2-10 People

starting at: $ 400 USD Per Person

Choquequirao Trek 4 Days Map

Choquequirao Trek Classic is a spectacular hike through the Andes of Peru. when doing this trek you will enjoy beautiful scenery, you'll see the impressive Apurimac Canyon, flora and wildlife along the path. This route offers a strenuous but formidable journey due to the various existing ecosystems.


  • You can visit the architectural complex Choquequirao is situated in Vilcabamba at 3100 meters, considered the last Inka refuge and place of resistance from the invaders, when doing this trek you will enjoy beautiful scenery, you'll see the impressive Apurimac Canyon, flora and wildlife along the path. This route offers a strenuous but formidable journey due to the various existing ecosystems.

    Useful Information

    - Starting Altitude - 2900m / 9515ft.
    - Highest Altitude - 3050m / 10,005ft
    - Walking Distance - 64 km / 40 miles
    - Longest Day - Day 1, approximately 25 km/15.5 miles
    - Overall Difficulty - Difficult

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    Because of its altitude, Choquequirao has a temperate climate. However, it should be noted that the road to Choquequirao is warm because of the Apurimac canyon.
    Choquequirao was presumably used as a control site to ensure access to areas of Vilcabamba, connecting the jungle with other major centers like Pisac and Machu Picchu. The archaeological remains of Choquequirao are comprised of buildings and terraces on different levels, in which their terraces stand out due to 22 carvings on stone with figures known as "Llamas del Sol" arranged in 15 platforms towards the snowy Qori Hauyrachina. Choquequirao features a large system of platforms/terraces.

    Brief Itinerary

    - Day 1: Cusco – Cachora – Capuliyoc – Santa Rosa
    - Day 2: Santa Rosa – Marampata – Choquequirao.
    - Day 3: Choquequirao – Marampata – Chiquisca.
    - Day 4: Chiquisqa – Capuliyoc – Cusco.

  • Day 1: Cusco – Cachora – Capuliyoc – Santa Rosa.

    At 5:00 am we will pick you up at your hotel in a private bus. We leave Cusco towards the town of Cachora (3100 masl), From this town we will continue on our transport until we reach the point called Capuliyoc 2900 masl. Here we will meet with our horseman (donkey drivers), from this point we will have a panoramic view of the valley of Apurimac, then we’ll descend appreciating the beautiful landscape of warm weather, here is the first view to the Choquequirao complex, 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.

    - Meals: Lunch, Dinner
    - Acomodación: Camp, Santa Rosa 2100 msnm
    - Climate : warm and sunny
    - Distance Travelled: Approximately 12km
    - Hiking time : 6 hour

    Day 2: Santa Rosa – Marampata – Choquequirao.

    After breakfast, 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. where we will have lunch and regain energy which will allow us to reach the summit of Choquequirao (3650 m.s.n.m). Here we will rest for the night hopefully witnessing a beautiful sunset from our comfortable tents.

    - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    - Acomodación: Camp, Choquekiraw 3000 msnm
    - Climate : warm and windy
    - Distance Travelled: Approximately 8km
    - Hiking time : 5 hour

    Day 3: Choquequirao – Marampata – Chiquisca.

    After breakfast we go to Choquequirao to see the sunrise, visit the citadel for three hours always accompanied by our guide who will explain about this important architectural Inca monument and the importance of the Apurimac and Rio Blanco rivers from Choquequirao we can enjoy the view of the Cordillera Vilcabamba, after the guided tour the return to Sunchupata begins. Here we’ll have lunch and afterward descend to Santa Rosa and follow the road to the beach Rosalina, then we head to the town of Chiquisqa, in this place we’ll have dinner and camp.

    - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    - Acomodación: Camp, Chiquiska 1950msnm.
    - Climate : warm and sunny
    - Distance Travelled: Approximately 13km
    - Hiking time : 7 hour

    Day 4: Chiquisqa – Capuliyoc – Cusco.

    After breakfast, we’ll return by the same path until the Capuliyoc Pass and from here are two more hours to the town of Cachora. Then we get the bus that will take us back to Cusco.

    - Meals: Breakfast
    - Climate : warm and sunny
    - Distance Travelled: Approximately 9km
    - Hiking time : 5 hour

  • INCLUDED

    • Pre-departure briefing at your hotel
    • Private transport from Cusco to Capuliyoc
    • Private transport from Capuliyoc to Cusco
    • The north face or Eureka tents - for 2 persons
    • Entrance fees to Choquequirao
    • Professional guide (Spanish and English)
    • High quality camping equipment, tents are big enough for 2 persons. Mattresses, eating tent with table and chairs, bathroom tent)
    • Meals during the excursion (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks / option vegetarian
    • Cook and cooking equipment
    • Horseman and mules, for all camping equipment and customer’s luggage (Up to 8 kg)
    • Emergency horse over 6 persons
    • First-aid kit and oxygen bottle

    NOT INCLUDED

    • Sleeping bag
    • Day 1: Breakfast
    • Lunch and Dinner on the last day
    • Walking Sticks: you can hire from our company
    • Inflatable mattresses
    • Travel Insurance
    • Tips: Please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish

    WHAT TO BRING

    • A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
    • Sleeping back.
    • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
    • Clothing for warm and cold climate like a waterproof jacket.
    • Rain pants and lightweight pants.
    • Trekking shoes.
    • Slippers or sandals (for showers and hot springs).
    • Woolen or synthetic socksand a sweater.
    • Long- and short-sleeved polo’s/T-Shirts.
    • Rainponcho cold and sun hat.
    • Toilet paper
    • Bathing suit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
    • Sunscreen, insect repellent, disinfecting alcohol and gel, water bottle and sterilizing tablets, toiletries 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
    • Extra money in soles (s/ 400.00 soles) emergency case and tips.
    • Since the weather can be very cold and mostly, your clothes – once gotten wet – won’t dry at night. So take some clothes to change.

    List of objects to take to the trek.

    Cusco Destination
  • OUR PRICE

    This walk leaves every day of the year.

    Important:

    - Pre payment per person: 50% of the payment per person
    - Balance: 50% before departure. - Terms and Conditions -

    - PERSON -
    - PRICE -
    2
    $ 520.00
    3 - 4
    $ 480.00
    5 - 7
    $ 440.00
    8 - More
    $ 400.00

    “This Trek in Cusco is available on any date that is best suited for you as long as we have a minimum of 2 hikers”

    Cusco Destination
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