CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK 4 DAYS

Cusco, Peru

About this trip

CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK 4 DAYS

Choquequirao trek four days takes you to the last refuge of the Incas considered as such for all the vestiges that exist in the place, such as ceremonial plazas, warehouses, houses and many agricultural terraces that suggest inhabited by many people who fled of the Spanish conquerors. Choquequiraro is a significant archaeological site very interest full of history and mystery. Many consider that the place is much larger than Machu Picchu and much more interesting. Only 40% of the total area was rescued, the rest is covered in vegetation but it is still very interesting and worth visiting. The only way to get there is by walking, usually takes four days to attend two days hiking to reach the Inca site and one day to explore the are and then return along the same path. If you have enough time to visit this place, we recommend that you prepare physically well since this is one of the hardest treks that we have in Cusco.

Overview

 TRIP OVERVIEW

  •  STARTING POINT: Cusco at your hotel.
    ENDING POINT: Cusco at your hotel.
    DURATION: 4 days – 2 nights.
    TRIP STYLE: Guided and portered tour.
    ACTIVITIES: Archaeological, Cultural, Ecological, Hiking, camping.
    DEPARTURE DATES: Any day.
    TOTAL, TREKKING DISTANCE: 62 km.
    MAXIMUN ALTITUDE: 3100 m / 10170 ft.
    ACCOMMODATIONS: 3 nights camp.
    MEALS: 3 breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 dinners. 

ITINERARY

 

  • DAY 1: CUSCO - MIRADOR CAPULIYOC - SANTA ROSA

We will pass by your hotel at 5 am in the morning to pick you up and drive you to Curawasi for about 3 hours by car where we will make a brief stop for breakfast and then continue for an hour more to Mirador Capuliyoc to start the hike, once ready for the hike we start decending for 3 hours approximate to Chiquisca lunch spot where the cooks will be waiting with delicious lunch and after we will continue with downhill hike to Playa Rosalinas where we will have a break and then we start the uphill section for 2 hours to the camp of Santa Rosa once there we will set up all the campsite to then have a delicious dinner and spend the night at the campsite.

  • DAY 2: SANTA ROSA - CHOQUEQUIRAO - MARANPATA

Around 6 in the morning the cooks will wake you up with a hot coca tea then you get ready for breakfast after a nutritive meals at the campsite you start 2 hours uphill hike to Maranpata where the cooks, horsemen and horses will stay in order to make the lunch for the group and taking the lunch to Choquequirao for the group while you visit the arqueological complex. We will get to Choquequirao around 9.30 am to explore the area. The guide will explain you all about Choquequirao also you will have enough time to explore the area in your own then in the afternoon you go back to Maranpata to have dinner and spend a night in the camp.

  • DAY 3: MARANPATA - APURIMAC RIVER - CHIQUISCA

Around 8 in the morning we will wake up for breakfast and getting ready to return to Cusco. After breakfast we will initiate the trek to the canyon of the Apurimac river a descent that lasts approximately 3 hours once in the river we will spend a time of relaxation and we will have a delicious lunch prepared by our expert chefs, then we will go up for about two hours to the third camp located in Chiquisca. Once at the camp we get ready the camp then you will have the opportunity to interact with the locals and taste the typical a beverage made out of sugarcane. In the afternoon we will have dinner and spend the night in the camp.

  • DAY 4: CHIQUISCA - MIRADOR CAPULIYOC - CUSCO

The last day of our rek will start very early. The last part of the hike is back to Mirador Capuliyoc starts around 5 in the morning after breakfast. We start very early in order to avoid the intense sun that usually falls in the area after 4 hours uphill hike we will arrive to Mirador Capuliyoc to wait for lunch while you can enjoy the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and the apurimac canyon then we will take a lunch and then take the car back to Cusco and arrive in Cusco around 4:30 in the afternoon. and we will drop you at your respective hotel. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Private transport from your hotel to Mirador Capuliyoc trailhead
  • Choquequirao entrance fee for visitors and agency staff
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent
  • One inflatable sleeping pad per person
  • A duffle bag to get ready 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by horses
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Kitchen tent
  • Toilet tent with biodegradable toilet facilities
  • English speaking professional and official tourist guide (2 guides for groups of over 8 people)
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Pack animals (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
  • Accommodation for all our staff
  • Meals (03B, 04L, 03D + daily morning snack + daily tea service except last day
  • Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost
  • Filtered boiled water to refill your water bottle
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Private transport from Mirador Capuliyoc to Cusco, including transfer to your hotel in Cusco
  • 24-h guest service: please ask for the emergency number available during your time of visit

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • First breakfast
  • Last lunch

CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK PACKING LIST

  • A backpack
  • A beanie hat or ear warmer
  • Sun hat
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • A mid weight sweater
  • A longsleeve t-shirt
  • 1 – 2 t-shirts
  • A lightweight suater or vest
  • A pair of long pants
  • Hiking shoes
  • An extra pair of shoe
  • 2 – 3 pairs wool socks
  • A jacket
  • A small towel
  • Rain gear
  • 1 – 2 pair shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • A small headlamp
  • Waterbottle
  • A toothbrust and other personal toiletries
  • Toilet paiper
  • Sun cream
  • Insect repelent

DOCUMENTS TO CARRY WITH YOU

  • Original Passports
  • Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have applied for a student discount)

Your Organizer


MP
Machu Picchu Reservations
Machu Picchu Reservations is a professional company based in Cusco that offers different tours at the best prices such as Salkantay Trek, Inca Trail, Rainbow mountain, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu, Choquequirao Trek, Laguna Humantay and much more. We are a responsible company with vast experience in the tourism industry, we have the best professional team to make your, journey unforgettable. We are direct operators of all the tours we offer, you will have the best technical support in any tour you do with us. For this 2019 w