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Per Person
$725
Solo Traveler
$760

 

Pricing: $725.00/person

What’s Included

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Pre-Departure Briefing at your hotel
  • Professional Chef
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Wranglers and horses to carry all the equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc)
  • Horse to transport up to 10kg of your personal gear
  • Duffle bag for your personal gear
  • Emergency horse
  • Pick up and return from your Cusco hotel
  • Transportation by bus to and from Cachora
  • Hot water for washing
  • Daily drinking water
  • Four-person tent for every 2 people.
  • Sleeping bag, deluxe air mattress and pillow
  • Kitchen tent
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Toilet tent.
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit

Options:

  • Travel insurance
  • Solo fee-single tent (US$35)
  • Tips

Choquequirao Trek 4 Days

Trek to the ruins of one of Peru’s most remarkable Inca sites, Choquequirao. The archeological ruins of Choquequirao (Cradle of Gold) are also known as “Machu Picchu’s Sacred Sister” due to the similarities in the architectural structure of both sites. Our Choquequirao Trek is a truly spectacular hike that plunges down deep into the Apurimac Canyon and then up again to the fascinating ruins of Choquequirao. Throughout this challenging trek, you are rewarded with spectacular views high above the Apurimac on this unique and isolated trail located high in the Andes. Surrounded by towering snow-capped peaks and seated on a high ridge, Choquequirao is a remote and rarely visited ¨lost city of the Incas¨.

 

DAY 1: CUSCO – CAPUILIYOC – CHIQUISHCA

Walking Distance: 8 kms
Walking Time: 3-4 Hours
Highest Elevation:  2915m
Difficulty: Easy
Meals Included: Brunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Deluxe Camping

On the day 1 of your Choquequirao Trek Tour, we will pick you up from your Cusco hotel at 530am in our private van driving for 4 hours until we reach Capuliyoc town(2915M). This is the starting point of the Choquequirao Trek. Upon arrival you will enjoy a warm brunch with hot drinks. You will then meet your trekking team, horseman, horses, and staff that will carry the equipment and your personal duffel bags (up to 10 Kg) for the next several days. Here, we will enjoy views of the mountains of the area, the Apurimac Canyon, and the Apurimac River (which is twice as deep as the USA’s Grand Canyon). After brunch, we will descend for 3 hours to our first campsite at Chiquisca (1,900m) to spend our first night.

DAY 2: CHIQUISCA – MARANPATA – CHOQUEQUIRAO

Walking Distance: 14 kms
Walking Time: 6-7 Hours
Highest Elevation:  3150m
Difficulty: Challenging
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner And Snacks
Accommodation: Deluxe Camping

On the second day of the Choquequirao Trek Tour, you will wake up early, at 6 am. Your porters will wake you up with a hot cup of coca tea followed by a nutritious hot breakfast that will prepare you for the day’s trekking adventure. We will then descend into the magnificent Apurimac (1,550m) and hike uphill to the village of Maranpata (2,850m). Here we will enjoy lunch and some spectacular views of the archaeological site of Choquequirao (3,150m), which is considered to be bigger than Machu Picchu (although most of it is still hidden in the forest). Upon our arrival, we will enjoy a private guided tour in the afternoon to explore all the important sections of the complex: palaces, temples, agricultural terraces, ritual water fountains, llama’s, ceremonial platform and much more. After this informative tour, we head to our second campsite, located 20 minutes from the Choquequirao ruins. Here we will be greeted by our team and enjoy appetizers and and a delicious dinner.

DAY 3: CHOQUEQUIRAO – MARANPATA – CHIQUISCA

Walking Distance: 14 kms
Walking Time: 3-4 Hours
Highest Elevation: 3150m
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Celebration Dinner
Accommodation: Deluxe Camping

Do not worry, on the third day of your Choquequirao Trek Tour, you will be able to sleep in a little later. Your beautiful morning will start with a warm cup of cocoa tea followed by a full breakfast. Then we will head back to further explore the magnificent Choquequirao Ruins. Today your guide will help you explore the most important and “hidden” sections of the site and explain the close relationship between Choquequirao and Machu Picchu. After this tour, we will enjoy a delicious lunch then hike for about 3 hours back towards the Apurimac River. Here we will enjoy some rest before reaching the Chiquisca campsite for the evening.

Day 4: Chiquisca – Capuiliyoc – Cusco

Walking Distance: 8 kms
Walking Time: 3-4 Hours
Highest Elevation: 2850m
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: N/A

On the 4th day of your Choquequirao Trek Tour, you will enjoy a delicious breakfast in the morning and then gradually hike uphill towards the Capuliyoc pass. Here we will get an opportunity to enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the Apurimac Canyon. After this, we will continue our hike for two more hours towards Capuiliyoc, where the path finishes. This is one of the best places to have our lunch. Here you will get the last views of the Apurimac Valley and Choquequirao, which also marks the end of our Choquequirao Trek Tour. Here you will have to say goodbye to your team of horseman, cooks, and porters. After lunch you will be driven in our private van to the archaeological site of Saywite, allowing plenty of time to explore. Lastly, our driver will take you back to your Cusco hotel, where we will arrive at around 7 pm.