CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK IMPERIAL 5 DAYS



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

starting at: $ 600 USD Per Person

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days Map

Choquequirao Trek Imperial is designed for you to enjoy more comfortably the landscapes of the apurimac valley, the diversity of plants and orchids, the animals that exist within the whole tour as the famous Andean Condor, the Andean bear (Tremarctos ornatus), etc.


  • This is a spectacular hike through the Andes of Peru. You can visit the architectural complex of Choquequirao, which is situated in Vilcabamba at 3100 meters, and is considered the last Inka refuge and place of resistance from the invaders. When doing this trek you will enjoy hiking in beautiful scenery, you'll see the impressive Apurimac Canyon, you’ll see flora and wildlife in 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 – Chiquiska.
    - Day 2: Chiquiska – Choquequirao.
    - Day 3: Choquequirao
    - Day 4: Choquequirao – Coca Masana.
    - Day 5: Coca Masana - Cachora – Cusco.

  • Day 1: Cusco – Cachora – Chiquiska.

    we will pick you up at your hotel in a private bus. We start from Cusco, then we go to the town of Cachora (3100 masl), here we find the carriers and support staff, in Cachora we’ll start our walk, after 2 hours of walking we reach Capuliyoc (2915 m) from there we’ll have a beautiful view of the snowy peaks Padrayoc, Wayna Cachora and the Apurimac valley. Then we’ll descend toward Coca Masana (2330m) where the climate becomes warmer and the flora and fauna begin to change. Finally we will reach our first camp at the Chiquiska oasis (1950 meters / 6000 feet).

    - Meals: Lunch, Dinner
    - Acomodación: Camp, Chiquiska 1950 msnm
    - Climate : warm and sunny
    - Distance Travelled: Approximately 10km
    - Hiking time : 6 hour

    Day 2: Chiquiska – Choquequirao.

    This day is the hardest of the five days, we will get up very early. After breakfast, we will continue our descent to Playa Rosalinda, where we will cross the Apurimac River (1495 meters / 5000 feet). From here we will start our trek by a steep road for about 5 hours until we reach Raqaypata where we will have lunch. Throughout the walk we will observe many orchids and wild flowers, many birds. From Raqaypata we’ll walk for about two hours to the archaeological site of Choquequirao and there we will observe the sunset and the flight of the condor. Our campsite will be installed outside the ruins.

    - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    - Acomodación: Camp, Choquekiraw 3100 msnm
    - Climate : warm and windy
    - Distance Travelled: Approximately 13km
    - Hiking time : 7 hour

    Day 3: Choquequirao

    We dedicate this day to explore the ruins of Choquequirao. Our guide will explain the history and importance of this archaeological complex. You will then have free time to visit different areas of the archaeological complex. Much work has been done in recent years to excavate, clear and restore the site. After lunch, those who choose to can visit the Cascade House(restored buildings and terraces some 300 meters (1000 feet) below the main structures of Choquequirao). Later, our evening meal will consist of a typical Peruvian “pachamanca” (traditional Andean ingredients cooked in the earth). Volunteers to help with the preparation will be welcome! From the highest point of the archaeological site (the “usno”, or ceremonial platform) there are fine views of the Apurimac canyonfar below, and if we are fortunate we may even see a great Andean condor soar above us.

    - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    - Acomodación: Camp, Choquekiraw 3100 msnm
    - Climate : warm and sunny
    - Distance Travelled: Approximately 10km
    - Hiking time : 7 hour

    Day 4: Choquequirao – Coca Masana.

    After breakfast we continue our strenuous trek back down a steep path toward the Apurimac River where we will stop and have lunch. In the afternoon we will climb about 4 hours to reach Coca Masana. There we will have dinner and camp.

    - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    - Climate : warm and sunny
    - Acomodación: Camp, Cocamazana 2300msnm.
    - Distance Travelled: Approximately 14km
    - Hiking time : 8 hour

    Day 5: Coca Masana - Cachora – Cusco.

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

    - Meals: Breakfast
    - Climate : warm and sunny
    - Distance Travelled: Approximately 9km
    - Hiking time : 6 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.

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  • 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
    $ 600.00
    3 - 4
    $ 560.00
    5 - 7
    $ 530.00
    8 - More
    $ 500.00

    “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”

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