Choquequiraw Trek 4 Days a tour surrounded by fantastic natural landscapes with valleys, snow-capped mountains and a great variety of flora and fauna.
Choquequirao is located in the Salkantay mountain range, over 3030 meters above sea level, surrounded by the Apus (mountain gods) of Yamana, Ampay, Chokecarpu, Pumasiyo and Panta, on the left side of the Apurimac river. It is said that in the Inca period everything was connected to Machu Picchu through roads, Choquequirao is considered “The last refuge of the Inca Empire”.
Travelers who decide to visit Choquequirao will have the opportunity to observe a majestic hydraulic system, possibly for domestic use. If you look around and have visited Machu Picchu you will see that there are many similarities between Choquequirao and Machu Picchu.
Itinerary Choquequiraw Trek 4 Days
DAY 1: By bus Cusco – Cachora, Trekking / La Playa.
We will pick you up at your respective hotel in our transport and we will take you to “San Pedro de Cachora” 2800 masl, a beautiful Andean village; we will hike for 4 hours to the point where we will have lunch, then we will go to the sector of Kapuliyoq. There in Kapuliyoq, during the journey, we will be able to enjoy a great diversity of landscapes that belong to different climates, like the snowy Padriyoc, the flora and fauna of the Andean diversity that makes our trip beautiful.
We will see the deepest canyon in the world called “Apurimac Canyon” where the Apuimac River is located, and also in the distance we can appreciate a view of Choquequirao. We will descend to Chiquiswa where we will have lunch and rest to continue our trail to the last stretch of the day called “La Playa” 1800 masl.
DAY 2: La Playa – Marampata – Choquequirao.
In the morning we will enjoy a delicious and nutritious organic breakfast to start our 2 hour ascent to the village of “Santa Rosa” where we will rest for a while and then continue another 3 hour hike to the lunch spot in Marampata.
During the hike you will enjoy the splendid Apurimac canyon, the Choquequirao mountain and beautiful steep mountains. After lunch, the hike is very gentle to reach the lost Inca city, Choquequirao.
The camp is located on the outskirts of the Inca site (possibility to see the sunset and condors).
DAY 3: Choquequirao – Marampata – La Playa.
New day starts with a delicious organic breakfast, this day we will have a mistrerious tour in Choquequirao, we will visit the archaeological complex of Choquequirao that lasts about 2 hours and then we will have time to know and explore the lost city.
Sister of Machu Picchu so is considered Choquequirao, since its similarity is very particular, very little has been discovered by archaeologists so if you want to visit this place you may see something magnificent,
After concluding our visit to the archaeological center comes the richest part which is lunch time to return to the Apurimac Canyon, to spend the night in our first camp.
DAY 4: La Playa – Capuliyoc – Cachora and return to Cusco.
Very early we will leave our camp after breakfast, we will walk for 4 hours uphill to Capuliyoc, here we will have lunch and say goodbye to our expedition team. We will finish our trip with a 2 hours walk to Cachora where we will take a buz for the return to Cusco city.
- Pre-hike meeting: an informative orientation to provide you with essential details about the hike and more.
- Duffle bags: our dedicated staff will carry these bags throughout the trek.
- Tourist Transportation: Reliable transportation for your comfort.
- Experienced adventure guide: your trek will be led by an English-speaking guide with vast experience in Choquequirao trekking.
- Private campsites: Carefully selected campsites to offer an authentic local experience.
- Camping equipment: We provide dining and kitchen tents, tables, chairs and cooking equipment, all carried by our porters and horses.
- Entrance fees: Your entrance fees for the Choquequirao trail and the Inca city are covered.
- Luggage Support: Our horses will carry up to 5 kilograms of your belongings during the entire 4-day trek.
- Professional trekking chef: an expert chef, along with an assistant, dedicated to preparing exceptional meals for you.
- Meals provided: enjoy 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners, with options for vegetarians, vegans or special dietary needs at no additional cost (Note: the first breakfast and last lunch are not included).
- Daily hydration: plenty of water for each day of your trek.
- Morning teas and coffees: Start your mornings with a revitalizing coca tea or a tasty coffee.
- Tea time: every afternoon, before dinner, enjoy tea time with popcorn, cookies, coffee, hot chocolate, tea and hot water.
- Hygiene essentials: a small towel before each meal to wash hands and a bucket of hot water in the morning for personal hygiene.
- First Aid Kit and Oxygen: Your safety is paramount. We provide a first aid kit and oxygen bottle.
- Transfer services: We ensure a smooth transfer from Capuliyoc to your hotel in Cusco.
- 24/7 Customer Service: Our customer service is available 24 hours a day to assist you.
- Sleeping Bag Rental: We offer sleeping bag rental in our agency.
- Guaranteed Hygiene: Each sleeping bag undergoes a thorough cleaning after each use.
- Walking Stick Rental: We also make available the rental of walking sticks in our agency.
- Meals Not Included: Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day are not included in the price.
- Personal Clothing and Luggage: Be sure to bring your own personal clothing and luggage.
- Travel Insurance: We recommend that you have travel insurance for peace of mind.
- Staff Gratuities: Consider tips for our dedicated staff.
- Additional Expenses: Be prepared for extra expenses or possible delays beyond our control, such as weather changes, itinerary adjustments for security reasons, illness, changing government policies, political instability, strikes, among others.
- Original Passport or Identity Card: The authorities on the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu are extremely strict in this regard.
- Sleeping Bag: A sleeping bag preferably modified for temperatures of 5 to 10 degrees below zero. If you do not have one, you can rent one at our office.
- Appropriate Hiking Clothing: Waterproof and comfortable shoes for long hikes, long and short pants, quick-drying sport shirts and rain jacket or poncho.
- Warm Clothing: Comfortable cotton clothing.
- Water bottle and water: Bring a water bottle with water for the first day. Starting at lunch on the second day, we will provide you with cold, filtered, boiled water to fill your canteen. Plastic bottles are not allowed on the Inca Trail.
- Personal Hygiene Items: Small towel, soap and water.
- Personal Medication: Includes medical
- Sun and Mosquito Protection: Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat or cap and mosquito repellent are indispensable to protect you from the sun and insects.
- Headlamp and Extra Batteries: A headlamp with batteries and an extra battery for your camera. You will need these flashlights every night, especially