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CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK
MINIMUM Min 2 pax
Max 8 pax
PRICE 540 USD
LOCATION Cusco
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CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK 4 Days

Trip Overview

Tour Type: Cultural in Archaeological Sites in Cusco
Good For: Everyone, done in small groups or privately
Difficulty: Moderate
Consideration: Please remember comfortable shoes.
Season: From January 1 to December 31.
Duration: 4 Days.

Itinerary

PACKAGE DETAILS | Choquequirao Trek

Day 1: Cusco – Cachora – Chiquisca

We will leave Cusco (3350m/10991f) approximately at 5:30 am. First, we will head for the village Cachora (2850m/9350f) to meet our horsemen and the mules, that will carry all the camping equipment during the expedition. Thereafter we will continue our journey towards the pass of Capuliyoc (2800m/9186f). The trek offers a beautiful view of the mythical mountain Padreyoc, of the deep canyon, and of the river Apurímac, meaning “speaking river”. Then we will descend towards the canyon’s interior named Chiquisca (1930m/6332f), where we will spend the night.

  • Climate: warm
  • Hiking time: 7 hours

Day 2: Chiquisca – Playa Rosalina – Marampata – Choquequirao

After breakfast, we will descend to La Playa Rosalina (1550m/5085f). From there we will continue heading for Marampata (2850m/9350f), where we will have a beautiful view of the archeological complex of Choquequirao (3033m/9951f). Our camping site is located 25 minutes from the settlement.

  • Climate: both cold and warm
  • Hiking time: 7 hours

Day 3: Choquequirao – San Ignacio – Carmen

At sunrise, we will first visit the archeological site of Choquequirao. By now, only 30% of this “golden cradle” has been exposed. Thereafter we will descend to the Apurímac canyon’s deepest part called San Ignacio at 1500m/4921f and have lunch. After that, we will ascend to our camping site in the beautiful gardens of Carmen (2000m/6562f).

  • Climate: moderate climate with mosquitoes
  • 
Hiking time: 6 hours

Day 4: Carmen – Tambo Bamba – Huanipaca

The gardens of Carmen are situated close to the manor of Tambo bamba (2500m/8202f), a region having been governed by landowners during the 19th and 20th century and considered to be one of the most fertile valleys to cultivate maize and a variety of potatoes. We will pass little villages such as Pacobamba and Huanipaca (3150m/10335f) and will return to Cusco by bus.

  • Climate: moderate, warm
  • Hiking time: 5 hours
  • Transport time: 5 hours.

Included

INCLUDED:

  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning
  • Transportation by bus to the start of the trail (Cachora)
  • English speaking professional guide (2 guides for groups of over 7 people)
  • Igloo tents – 2 persons in each 4-person capacity tent with plenty of space for your backpacks and better comfort. 3 season tents.
  • Double thickness foam mattress
  • Kitchen tent, dining tent with camp tables and chairs
  • Accommodations: 3 nights camping
  • Accommodation for our crew
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes (while hiking)
  • Cook and cooking equipment
  • Excellent meals (03B, 03L, 03D + 04 morning snacks)
  • Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking, hot drinks including coca leaf tea, which is excellent for the altitude
  • We supply boiled water to fill in your water bottle all the time (while hiking). If you may need more, please request it with enough time ahead to your crew
  • Teatime the first three days (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn)
  • Horses days 1-4 (for equipment and personal items, actually your main heavy stuff will be carried by the horses, it means you only will carry a small day bag, day by day, we included 1 emergency horse to ride on every 06 persons)
  • Including horsemen
  • The private bus returning from Cachora Town to Cusco City
  • Transfer to your hotel

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Choquequirao Inca site entrance fee
  • Drinks
  • Extras
  • Personal appreciations

What to Bring?

WHAT TO BRING

  • Original passport or ID
  • Good walking shoes or tennis shoes
  • Sweater and a thick jacket
  • Hat or cap
  • A bottle of water
  • Good raincoat
  • T-Shirts
  • Long and short pants
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen with UV forty degrees
  • Lipstick
  • Toiletpaper
  • Personal snacks
  • Binoculars
  • Headlamp / flashlight
  • Sunglasses
  • Plastic bags
  • Personal medications
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Small backpack per person
  • Camera and charger
  • Extra money in Soles

RECOMMENDATIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

As the weather is very cold and damp, your clothes, even wet, will not dry at night. Therefore bring enough spare clothes.

PRICE REDUCTION:

Groups of more than 5 people have a discount, Students with a valid international student card and Children under 17 years old.  You must show their identity card or passport at the time of booking

NOTE:

The group consists of 8 persons with a professional guide or a maximum of 16 people with two professional guides, who are registered from the Ministry of Culture Cusco.

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