Choquequirao Hike 4 Days

  • Price
    USD$ 00.00

  • Duration
    4 Days

  • Difficulty
    High

  • Activities
    Trekking

  • Departures
    Daily

  • Minimum
    2 Passengers

It is a great alternative that you should not miss. The best of the natural beauty just at your feet..

Live a marvellous experience just by visiting one of the architectural jewels of the great Inca Empire, and extraordinary place built 3033 meters above sea level by the imposing chain of the Andes. In comparison to the very popular Inca Trail, the hike of Choquequirao trek will take you to remote villages, a valley with a lot of vegetation and waterfalls that lead to the edge of the magical Apurimac River. Choquequirao Trek, which means “gold cradle” in quechua, is an enigmatic archeological complex that today is an important attraction for anyone who has the soul of an explorer. We encourage you to be part of this great adventure, to live one of the most fascinating experiences in the land of the Incas. Its greatest importance, researchers argue that the archaeological complex of Choquequirao Trek, was a religious, political and economic center as well as being a commercial and cultural link between the coast, highlands and the jungle. Choquequirao Trek is one of the most important Inca archaeological sites which contains large terraces, platforms, ceremonial plazas, temples, reservoirs, fountains and it’s connected by long staircases and an important road network channels. The importance of the Choquequirao Trek lies not only in its historical, cultural and archaeological value, but also in the variety of flora and fauna that can be seen in this place as the spectacled bear,the condor, and the varietyvof butterflies and birds.

When to visit? Because of its geographical position in which it is located, Choquequirao has warm weather, alternating with cold temperatures at night. The average annual temperature is 16 ° C. You can visit throughout the year, but it is necessary to know that there are two distinct rainy seasons during the months of December to March and drought from April to November which we recommend the most to visit and observe in detail this beautiful tourist attraction.

DAY 01: CUSCO – CACHORRA – CHIKISCA

Our agency “Machu Picchu Hike” will come pick you up from your place of stay at 5:00 am to then head out to the town of Cachorra, which will take us approximately 3 hours to get there. In the town of Cachorra we will meet the rest of the group that will be joining us like the cooks and the porters, after a short break we will start our trek to the first camp called Chiquisca (1900 meters above sea level)

DAY 02: CHIKISCA – MARAMPATA – CHOQUEQUIRAO

This is one of the most important and agitating days and for us, we will get up really early  around 04:00 am to have our comforting breakfast buffet and head to the Rosalina beach to cross the bridge that crosses the Apurimac river. Our hike will be approximately 6 km long until we reach Marampata, where our delicious lunch buffet will be waiting for us, after we will head to the archeological site of the Choquequirao Trek located 3 km away from our camping site in Marampata, this hike will be approximately of 3 hours and a half long. The Choquequirao Trek is the last bastion of resistance of the children of the sun and the Andean wisdom. Refreshed and with batteries recharged after a short break, the third day we will get up early in the morning to take advantage of the clear , sunny day that will be ahead of us. We will start the walk with our guide to the archaeological monument of the Choquequirao Trek to scroll through various sectors covered by this archaeological site along a road lush of vegetation, it will take us about 20 minutes to reach the main square of Choquequirao Trek. Its architecture is distributed around a plaza or town square with a system of agricultural terraces and archaeological evidence .

DAY 03: CHOQUEQUIRAO –  MARAMPATA – KUCAMASANA

On this day we will wake up really early to enjoy our delicious breakfast buffet and to have a briefly 1 hour break, subsequently we will descend into the Apurimac River or Rosalina Beach, where we will have another 1 hour break. After we will keep going down until we reach Chikisca, where our lunch buffet will be waiting for us. Then, after lunch we will continue hiking until we get to our camp of Kucamasana where we will be spending the night.

DAY 4: KUCAMASANA – CACHORA – CUSCO

On this day we will wake up around 4:30 am to enjoy our breakfast buffet to then head out to the town of Cachorra, where we will be arriving approximately at 11:00 am from where we will take our bus back to the City of Cusco.

INCLUDED:

  • Meeting with the guide 2 days before your walk
  • Ticket of entrance to shockwave trek
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Cusco Bus - Cachora - Cusco
  • Assistant Guide (for groups of 9 or more)
  • Camping equipment, mats.
  • Horses (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
  • 04 nutritious breakfasts
  • 04 high energy lunches
  • 03 delicious dinners
  • 04 lonches
  • Vegetarian food available on request, at no extra charge
  • Clean and spacious 4P-capacity tents - only 2 people per tent
  • Dining room and kitchen tent
  • Portable camping tables and chairs
  • Emergency oxygen ball
  • First aid kit
  • Personal biodegradable hand soaps
  • Bio-degradable dishwashing detergents used by kitchen staff
  • Secure storage of your belongings in our office in Cusco, while you are hiking to Choquequirao
  • Specialized travel advisor assigned to customize the rest of your trip Peru
  • Tips and Rewards
  • Sleeping bag

WE RECOMMEND TO TAKE:

  • Original Passport (International Student Card (ISIC), if you are a student, which will be faxed to our office)
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Rainwear / rain poncho
  • Poles (at least one for each day)
  • Trousers and / or Trousers.
  • Cap for the sun.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Bottle of Metal or Plastic in default.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Toiletries.
  • First aid kit First aid kit.
  • Camera or Camcorder.
  • Lantern.
  • Extra Money (for emergency situation).
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