Classic Choquequirao Trek 4 Days 3 Nights

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Overview on the 4 Day Classic Choquequirao Trek

The Choquequirao Trek is perfect for those looking to get away from the crowds or who are looking for something different than Machu Picchu. This oldest citadel Choquequirao means (Gold Cradle) which has a lot more to be discovered, with a wide variety of flora and fauna, beautiful landscapes and visit to a major Inca site than Machu Picchu, make your adventure of a lifetime with organic healthy food to Gold Cradle of the Quechuas
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Useful Information:

  • Trip Type: Hiking, adventure, history, culture and organic healthy food.
  • Good For: Moderate physical fitness
  • Overall Difficulty: Difficult
  • Starting Altitude: 2900 m – 9515 ft
  • Highest Altitude: 3035 m – 9957 ft.
  • Hiking Distance: 57 km – 35.4 miles
  • Accommodation: 03 nights in tents
  • Coldest Night: Day 2 around 0º Celsius

Recommendation: We recommend you to arrive in Cusco 48 hours before your trek departure in order to acclimate at high elevation.Itinerary on the 4 Day Classic Choquequirao Trek

Day 1 Cusco – Chiquisca – La Playa 

We will pick you up at your hotel by bus to take you to Cachora Quechua town, where starts the 4 hours of hiking before to reach the lunch place, along the hike we’ll see a beautiful breathtaking landscapes, spectacular views of the canyon and Apurimac river. The trail is surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna. After lunch you have downhill hike 2 more hours to get your campsite La playa about 1800 m above sea level.

Day 2 La Playa – Marampata – Choquequirao

After organic breakfast, starts the climb up of 2 hour to Santa Rosa (break point) then continues the uphill for 3 hours to Marampata lunch spot. During the hike you get to enjoy the splendid of Apurimac canyon, the mountain of Choquequirao and beautiful sharpy mountains. After lunch the walk is very gentle to get the abandon ancient city, Choquequirao.The campsite is only outside of the site (Chance to see the sunset and Condors)

Day 3: Choquequirao – Marampata – La Playa

After an organic healthy breakfast, the mysterious tour in Choquequirao starts, where your tour guide explores with you the most important parts of the ruins, basically you have the whole morning to enjoy only of the ruins. After visiting the site, comes the lunch in order to get back to the Canyon of Apurimac, which is la Playa. Where we spend the night close to the river exactly in the first campsite.

Day 4: La Playa – Capuliyoc – Cachora – Cusco

Today we leave the campsite extremely early in the morning after the breakfast, we’ll hike 4 hours uphill to Capuliyoc, where will be the last lunch with your expedition team. After lunch we still have 2 more hour of hike to Cachora Andean village, finally since this point we take the bus to Cusco in order to get back by late in the afternoonPrice on the 4 Day Classic Choquequirao Trek

Private Service Price

Minimum of Participants 02 personasUS$715.00 per person

Optional Extras:

  • Sleeping Bag US$30
  • Walking Pole US$10
  • Inflatable Mattress US$25
  • Single Tent Supplement US$35
  • Extra 8kg of personal items US$85
  • Inclusions on the 4 Day Classic Choquequirao Trek

Does Include

  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Assistant tour guide for groups of 9 to 18
  • Professional chef
  • Horses to carry all camping equipments and 8kgs of your personal items
  • Pick up from your hotel/hostel
  • Private bus to Cachora village (Round-trip)
  • Drinkable water bring your own water for the first morning
  • 3 breakfast, 4 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks, 3 dinners (If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian, vegan, etc please let us know at the moment of booking time)
  • Dining tent with chairs and table
  • 4 men tent for only 2 trekkers
  • 3 nights in tents
  • Foam sleeping mattress
  • Oxygen bottle tank
  • First aid-kit
  • Entrance fee to Choquequirao citadel

Does not Include:

  1. Sleeping bag (rentals available from Happy Gringo Tours)
  2. Inflatable sleeping pads for extra comfort (3 inches/8 cm thick) (rentals available from Happy Gringo Tours)
  3. Walking stick (rentals available from Happy Gringo Tours)
  4. Optional tips for the crew.

What you need to take

  • Hiking boots 
  • Waterproof jacket and rain poncho
  • Warm jackets
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sandals for the night
  • Sun cream (recommended 35 better if is higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer
  • Personal medications
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Small day pack for the day
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