CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK – 4D/3N

from $450.00

Choquequirao (possibly from Quechua chuqi metal k’iraw crib,cot) is an Incan site located west of  Cusco and Apurimac cities, similar in structure and architecture to Machupicchu. Choquequirao at an of(3,050 m/ 10,010 ft) is in the spurs of the Vilcabamba mountain range, the complex is 1,800 hectares of which 60% is excavated , the side overlooks the Apurimac River, Choquequirao has topped in the prestigious Lonely Planet’s best in travel 2017 top regions list. Many hikers look for a quite and challenging treks,stunning landscapes, snow -capped mountains, wild life and off course local Peruvians, so this beautiful Choquequirao trek is the one for you.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Adventure, Camping, Landscape
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size Small Group
    2-8
All about the CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK – 4D/3N.

Choquequirao (possibly from Quechua chuqi metal k’iraw crib,cot) is an Incan site located west of  Cusco and Apurimac cities, similar in structure and architecture to Machupicchu. Choquequirao at an of(3,050 m/ 10,010 ft) is in the spurs of the Vilcabamba mountain range, the complex is 1,800 hectares of which 60% is excavated , the side overlooks the Apurimac River, Choquequirao has topped in the prestigious Lonely Planet’s best in travel 2017 top regions list. Many hikers look for a quite and challenging treks,stunning landscapes, snow -capped mountains, wild life and off course local Peruvians, so this beautiful Choquequirao trek is the one for you.

  • Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights.
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
  • Season: April to November.
  • Group Size: 2 -8 persons.
  • Price: $ 450 per person.
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • -Professional bilingual tour guide
  • -Private transportation
  • -Pre briefing before your trek
  • -Horses to carry equipment and your belongings
  • -Entrance fee to choquekiraw
  • -Meals
  • -Camping equipment
  • -First aid kit
  • -Emergency horse
  • -Drinking water during the meals

What do you need to take

  • -Day pack
  • -Hiking gear( gloves,warm jackets,hiking boots. etc)
  • -Original passport
  • -Waterproof jacket or poncho
  • -T-shirts (at least one per day)
  • -Sun hat
  • -Sun cream
  • -Insect repellent
  • -Personal medication
  • -Toiletries
  • -Flash light
  • -Walking sticks
  • -Extra money in Peruvian soles
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • -Snacks
  • -Sleeping bags
  • -Walking sticks
  • -Gratuities
  1. Day 1 CUSCO – CACHORA- CAPULIYOC- LA PLAYA

    we will start  picking you up from your hotel at 5 am, then we will take our private van and drive around 3 hours to Cachora where we will have our breakfast, after we will continue to Capulliyoc village located at (3,200 m/10,560 ft) where we will meet the horsemen who will be in charge of the transportation of our mountain gear , here our trek  to the amazing Choquequirao with spectacular views of the snow- capped mountains, it will be a 3 hours and half of down hill trek to our lunch place called Chiquisca, we will have a great view of the Apurimac river and on the way you will enjoy the local flora and fauna, after lunch we will continue for around 3 more hours  to our campsite at the bottom of the valley called  la Playa located at (1,800 m/5,940 ft)

    Walking distance: 9 km/ 5,625 miles

    Walking time: 5 hours

  2. Day 2 LA PLAYA- MARAMPATA – CHOQUEKIRAW

    After an early breakfast we will start our trek, the first part  will be uphill around 4 hours taking a zigzag trail  this part of the trek is the most challenging part, in case someone gets tired we take an emergency horse for riding, on the way you will appreciate spectacular views of the valley with a fantastic flora and fauna. Once we arrive to Maranpata the hardest part is over and you will enjoy a nice lunch in a great place. After lunch you will take some rest before  hiking the last part to Choquequirao, this last part of the trek it will be the most impressive one, having amazing views from the summit to the spectacular Apurimac canyon, orchids, andean  bears, condors and the spectacular incan site (Choquekiraw. 3,050 m/10,010 ft) finally arriving to our campsite  located right at the foot of  the inca site. For those who still have energy left can take a walk for  30 minutes to enjoy  an amazing sunset in the inca site.

    Walking distance: 12 km/7,5 miles

    Walking time: 6 hours

  3. Day 3 CHOQUEKIRAW- SANTA ROSA- CHIQUISCA

    After an early breakfast you will get ready for the main day, we will take a 30 minutes walk to the inca site, to visit and explore properly Choquequirao we will need at least 5 hours to see properly this impressive incan site, is considered bigger than machupicchu, although 40% it is still hidden in the forest. Its urban design has followed the symbolic patterns of the imperial capital,with ritual places dedicated to Inti (the incan sun god)and the ancestors, to the earth,water and other divinities. this impressive incan site has astronomical observatories, water channels and impressive narrow  farming terraces. After visiting  this unique place we will go back to Santa  Rosa around 2  hours for our lunch. Then we will continue taking the same path to our campsite in Chiquisca for around 2 hours.

    Walking distance:: 14 km/8,75 miles

    Walking time: 9 hours

     

  4. Day 4 CHIQUISCA- CACHORA- SAYWITE- CUSCO.

    After Having a nice breakfast we will prepare our return to CUSCO, the first part of our journey will be up hill around 3 hours. On the way you will enjoy fantastic views and a variety of local flora and fauna, finally arriving to Capulliyoc, where we will take our private van and drive for 30 minutes to Cachora for our lunch. After having lunch we will continue  driving  around one hour to see an impressive inca mock up, called the Saywite stone, here we will visit this masterpiece around 1 hour. Then we will continue  driving to Cusco around 2 more hours.

    Walking distance: 8 km/5 miles

    Walking time: 4 hours

Peru Sensations is a local travel agency based in Cusco, Peru, founded by two local tour guides (Jaime and Elias), together with over 30 years of experiences. We offer personalized and high quality one-stop shop service focusing on treks and adventure tours from Inka trail to Amazon jungle. The company is established with clear visions – to support the sustainability of local communities and the preservation of the nature.

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