Choquequirao Trek 4 days

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Starting Altitude

2850m / 9350ft.

Walking Distance

60km / 37 miles

Highest Altitude

3033m / 9951ft.

Coldest Night

Days 2 and around 5º Celsius

Overall Difficulty

Moderate, though still difficult if you have average fitness

Overview

Overview

Choquequirao comes from the Quechua word “chuqui K’iraw” meaning “Cradle of Gold”, extends over an area of 2000 hectares, where a set of structures are located above 3100 m, and is part of a series architectural complex in the Valley of Vilcabamba, the last Inca resistance enclosure. Its geographical position, history and attractiveness as a source of income for the surrounding towns, make a nice and tempting Choquequirao site as an alternative form of cultural tourism.

Important:

The minimum to open the departure is two people and our maximum is eight so if you guys are two we can do it!

Note:

The night before your trek there will be a pre-trek talk (briefing) in our office or in your hotel (exact time will be confirmed on arrival to Cusco).

If you are interested in this tour or do you have any questions about it.

Itinerary

1ST DAY: CUSCO–CACHORA–CHIQUISCA

We will leave early in the morning heading northwest of Cusco (3350m / 10991f) in the direction of Cachora (2850m / 9350f) surrounded by mountains, one of them the snow-covered Padreyoc (5571m / 18228f). At this place we will meet with the carriers and the mules who will be carrying all the camping equipment during the expedition. The beginning of the walk will have some ecological differences and we will pass the mystic Padreyoc going through the pass of Capuliyoc (2800m / 9186f). From Capuliyoc we will have a spectacular view on the canyon of the Apurímac and a part of the archeological complex of Choquequirao, and we will have a short rest there and be able to observe the way we came which looks like a stream on the edge of the mountain up to our camping place called Chiquisca (1930m / 6332f).

Approximate Walking Time: 7 – 8 hours.

2ND DAY: CHIQUISCA – PLAYA ROSALINA – MARAMPATA – CHOQUEQUIRAO

Marampata – Travel After having enjoyed our breakfast, we will descend for about one hour to La Playa Rosalina (1550m / 5085f). From here we will go up in the canyon, in a warm climate, to the town of Marampata (2850m / 9350f), from where we will have a beautiful view on the archeological complex of Choquequirao. The sunset in Choquequirao is mysterious together with a real Andean symbol ´the Condor´, which will descend from the highest mountains of Vilcabamba all the way down to the archeological complex of Choquequirao (3033m / 9951f), where our campsite will be.

Approximate Walking Time: 8 – 9 hours.

Day 3: choquequirao – Chiquiska

After an early breakfast we pack and start walking back to Chiquiska. On the way we can observe again Apurimac canyon . Here we may be lucky to appreciate the flight of the Condors,also the exuberant vegetation and its variety of orchid flowers.
The time of the hike is about 9 h. Altitude: 3033-1950 m.a.s.l. Passing the same small settlements as on the way up. We will stop in Playa Rosalina where we will have our lunch and after that we’ll continue to Chiquiska. Here we will spend the night on our campsite.

Approximate Walking Time: 9 hours.

Day 4: Chiquiska – Cachora – Cusco

Early morning after breakfast (5:00 am), we continue to arrive to Cachora town. On the hike we can appreciate again the majestic Padrayoc snow-covered peak that decorate to Apurimac canyon.

The time of hike to arrive to Cachora is about 7 hours. On the way back to Cusco we may stop in Cconoc and enjoy of the natural hot springs Showers are available the same time we can see native product of the area. we will be back in Cusco city about 7 pm.

Inclusions

Our service includes:

  • Bus to trailhead (Cusco – Cachora)
  • Bilingual professional guides (English – Spanish).
  • Comfortable mattress
  • Igloo tents: 2 people in each 3-person-capacity tents, to allow for greater comfort and space to keep the backpacks. Mattress (sleeping pad),
    Dinner tent, bathroom tent, kitchen tent, tables & seats, table set,
  • Water filter.
  • Chef, healthy food (Vegetarian option available).
  • Meals (4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 snacks, 3 dinners) – includes crepes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pastas, chicken, fish, meat, rice (all meals will be rich in carbohydrates for hiking) – Hot drinks like coca tea (excellent for the altitude) coffee, cookies, and popcorn.
  • Entrance fee to choquequirao
  • Return bus to Cusco
  • Transfer from the bus station to your hotel in Cusco.
  • First-aid kit, oxygen tank, and radio communication.

Does not include:

  • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us)
  • Tips for your guide and staff are much appreciated

How to book

How to book

To reserve your spot on the trail with travel one expeditions, each person must pay a deposit of $200.00 and then pay the rest at our office in Cusco two days before your trek beings. To get the student discount, please send us a scan of both sides of your student card through email at the time you wish to reserve your spot. The only one Accepted by Peruvian Government is the International ISIC card.
To make your deposit, please pay through our Paypal account by clicking the “Pay Now” button below.

 

Deposit for Hike

Instructions to send the warranty payment
Send your payment by:
1. Western Union you must send the payment with the name of our Agency Manager, please do not send the payment with other name.
With Western Union, you can send and get money quickly at any of our 117.000 agents or offices all over the world. Check on internet www.westernunion.com look for the nearest office of Western Union, ask for International sendings cashier, then you will get a form and you have to fill it in.
Complete the form.
Ensure you get the form to fill it in.
The payement is in american dollars and write the amount in letters.
Then write in numbers the amount you will send.

Copy the receptionist information as follows:

  • Name: Edgar
  • Surname: Tito Peralta
  • Identity Number: 23993399
  • Adrress: Urb san Borja baja L-17
  • City: Cusco
  • Country: Peru

Do not forget to fill in your personal information. Pay to the cashier the amount you will send plus the charge of sending. You will be asked to display your identification. Once the deposit is done you will be given a bill that includes your MTCN: (Money Transfer Control Number).
Send us a mail indicating the amount you are sending and the MTCN, we will confirm the transference by e-mail info@traveloneexpeditions.com, traveloneexpeditions@gmail.com
Or by phone. (051-084-261631) then we will proceed to make all the payments.
We send an e-mail confirm the transference and re-confirm your reserves.
Huaynapicchu Climbing. – You need to book in advance too as the Inca trail because it has a limit capacity of 400 people per day which is divided in to 2 shifts. The first shift is at 7 am, and the second one at 10 am, each shift allows 200 people.
The climb is 50 minutes to an hour, it is a bit narrow but safe, the view of Machu picchu is breathtaking,The sun gate, Urubamaba valley and river.The Price is $70 us dollars.

Recommended

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE TREK

  • The waste or trash that you will generate during the route, please collect and leave it in the dumpster that exists in the route, if you are in the camping please bring your waste to the horse man or cook, they will leave it in recycling bags.
  • Campfires are strictly prohibited by the regulation, because the area is very vulnerable, the area has suffered many fires over the previous years.
  • Not permitted to climb the walls of the archaeological sites, it is not allowed pick up flowers, hunt animals or to take stones.
  • The route is quite safe, there are some sections that are narrow, where you need to be careful, in this place the view of the mountains is amazing, deep valleys, rivers. If you want to observe you must stop and then continue the tour to avoid any misstep or accident.
  • Firearms are prohibited.
  • It is not recommended to bring alcoholic beverages, because it is a historic sanctuary and because our fellow travelers deserve respect.
    In case of any emergency, please contact immediately with the guide or trail workers who are on duty to assist any incident in the route.

Recommended Things to bring

  • Sleeping bag (you can rent at the office).
  • Bottle of mineral water.
  • Rain gear and/or plastic poncho (can be purchase in Cusco).
  • Hiking boots.
  • Warm jacket or fleece, t-shirts, shorts, long pants, sun hat and wool hat.
  • Flashlight.
  • Sun block.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Toilet paper and garbage bag.
  • Small towel and bathing suit (hot springs optional).
  • Camera, extra film and extra batteries.
  • Snacks, chocolates, energy bars.
  • Emergency money.
  • Walking stick (optional).

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