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Choquequirao Trek 5 Days / 4 Nights

A magnificent archaeological site and compared to Machu Picchu, a real Adventure. The famous Choquequirao Trek 5 days  is one of the challenging and one of the most amazing hikes in the region of Cusco and Peru.

In fact it is one of the most complete alternative routes in the region, to Machu Picchu with a rich flora and fauna where you can walk along the original Inca Trail in this region and follow the course of the mountains. We appreciate the majestic Condor is the only bird that flies over more than 5 million meters in height. During the trip we will cross by charming places like the Apurimac River Canyon, the forest of clouds, deep valleys and scenic Andes. Visit the ruins of Choquequirao this cleverly designed and located on a mountain on the right side of Apurimac river.

GROUP SIZE: Please note that this is a private group trip. Because few people that make this kind of trip, we will be entirely at your disposal, we are responsible for our groups and our programs, we do not share with other travel agencies, we do not know what offer our trips are available all year round. Due to weather conditions, however the recommended period for this trek is from March to December.

*Note: Level of difficulty depends a lot on your fitness and acclimatization.

PRIVATE SERVICE.

  • Group size: A customer’s choice
  • Fixed departures: Depends on the client

DAY 01: CUSCO – CACHORA – COCA MASANA – PLAYA ROSALINA

Meals: Lunch – Tea – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum height: 1550 m / 4650 ft
Maximum altitude 3100 m / 9300 ft
Distance: 19 km / 10 miles
Time: 7h about
Difficulty: Easy

DAY 02: PLAYA ROSALINA – CHOQUEQUIRAO

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum altitude: 1,550m / 5,117ft
Maximum altitude: 3,150m / 10,397ft
Distance: 14 km / 9 miles
Difficulty: Medium / Hard

DAY 03: CHOQUEQUIRAO – MARANPATA

Meals: Breakfast -Lunch – Tea – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum height: 1550 m / 4650 ft
Maximum altitude 3100 m / 9300 ft
Distance: 05 km / 6 miles
Difficulty: Easy

DAY 04: MARANPATA – CHIKISCA – COCA MASANA.

Meals: breakfast-lunch – tea – dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum height: 1450 m / 4350 ft
Maximum altitude 3100 m / 9300 ft
Distance: 09 km / 07 miles
Time: 5h approximately
Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 05: CHIKISCA – CACHORA – CUSCO

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch
Difficulty: Easy / Moderate.

* Note: Level of difficulty depends a lot on your fitness and acclimatization.

Private service.

Group size: A customer’s choice
Fixed departures: Depends on the client

DAY 01: CUSCO – CACHORA – COCA MASANA – PLAYA ROSALINA

Pick up from hotel early, bus transportation to Cachora for 5 hours where we arrive at approximately 9:30 am, where we will enjoy breakfast, here we meet our horsemen, to organize our teams, we start our trek for a quiet area to reach Capuliyoc (2915 meters / 9,564 feet above sea level), where we have lunch and enjoy the beautiful views of the Apurimac canyon extends below the snow-capped peaks Padreyoc and Wayna Cachora. Then descend toward Coca Masana (2,330 meters / 7,644 feet above sea level), where the climate becomes noticeably warmer and the flora and fauna begin to change. Finally, we arrive at Playa Rosalina (1550 meters / 5,085 feet above sea level), right next to the Apurimac River where we camp, overnight.

Meals: Lunch – Tea – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum height: 1550 m / 4650 ft
Maximum altitude 3100 m / 9300 ft
Distance: 19 km / 10 miles
Time: 7h about
Difficulty: Easy

Playa Rosalina, Camping

Playa Rosalina, Camping

DAY 02: PLAYA ROSALINA – CHOQUEQUIRAO

The second day is the hardest of the trek of 5 days. After an early breakfast, we will climb a steep trail. Our 5-hour hike will take us next to Chunchullmayo Maranpata River, where we enjoy a rest and our lunch. On the way we will have the chance to see orchids, wild flowers, and a number of different birds. Maranpata (3035 meters / 9,957 feet above sea level) we will walk 2 hours, and we will reach the archaeological site of Choquequirao in time to enjoy the sunset and maybe even see a condor flying nearby. Our campsite will be just outside the ruins of Choquequirao.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum altitude: 1,550m / 5,117ft
Maximum altitude: 3,150m / 10,397ft
Distance: 14 km / 9 miles
Difficulty: Medium / Hard

Choquequirao 5 Days

Choquequirao 5 Days

DAY 03: CHOQUEQUIRAO – MARANPATA

This day will be dedicated to exploring the amazing archaeological complex of Choquequirao. Our guide will explain the history and importance of the site, lunch in this place enjoying nature and then have free time to visit the various sectors of the archaeological complex. Late in the afternoon, we start walking back to Maranpata where we camp. Overnight.

Meals: Breakfast -Lunch – Tea – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum height: 1550 m / 4650 ft
Maximum altitude 3100 m / 9300 ft
Distance: 05 km / 6 miles
Difficulty: Easy

Choquequirao Hike 5 Days

Choquequirao Hike 5 Days

DAY 04: MARANPATA – CHIKISCA – COCA MASANA.

After breakfast, we continue our journey, from a steep descent to the Apurimac River where we stop for lunch. And the afternoon, we will climb for approximately 4 hours to reach our camp cocamasana.pernocte.

Meals: breakfast-lunch – tea – dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum height: 1450 m / 4350 ft
Maximum altitude 3100 m / 9300 ft
Distance: 09 km / 07 miles
Time: 5h approximately
Difficulty: Moderate

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days

DAY 05: CHIKISCA – CACHORA – CUSCO

5 will be the last day of our trek. After breakfast we will be able to appreciate the Apurimac canyon river again to follow the road through the canyon gorge. We will have a breathtaking view of the canyon from Huancalli – considered one of the most spectacular in South America. Finally we arrive at Cachora lunch and bus back to Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch
Difficulty: Easy / Moderate.

Choquequirao Hike

Choquequirao Hike

* Note: Level of difficulty depends a lot on your fitness and acclimatization.

Private service.

Group size: A customer’s choice
Fixed departures: Depends on the client

Our service includes:

  • Transportation in and out: Cusco – Cachora – Cusco (private bus)
  • Guide: Professional English and Spanish speaking guide; 2 guides for groups over 10 people
  • Cook: In charge of meal preparation
  • Riders and horses: Carry tents, cooking equipment and carry backpacks, sleeping back and mattresses (Max 15 kilos / 33 pounds per person.)
  • Emergency Horse: Just in case someone needs help
  • Ticket: Entrance to Choquequirao
  • Meals: 5 breakfasts / 5 lunches / 4 dinners / snacks and afternoon tea
  • Equipment: tents (2 people in each area 3-person-capacity), inflatable mattress, sleeping, biodegradable bathroom tent, kitchen tent, tables and chairs,
  • first aid kit,
  • Emergency oxygen bottle.

Does not include:

  • Sleeping bag
  • First breakfast
  • Extra expenses.

Extras:

• US $ 25 Sleeping bag rental (-10 ° C)
• US $ 15 single tent
• Walking stick (with rubber tip)

Should bring:

  • Original passport or student ID document (card (ISIC) if applicable.
  • Sleeping bag
  • Hiking shoes.
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Hat
  • Thick jacket
  •  Hat and gloves.
  • Shirts
  • Comfortable pants
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen (factor 50 recommended)
  • Insect repellent
  • Water (you can buy on the road)
  • Personal medications
  • Toiletries
  • Camera and battery
  • Flashlights with extra batteries

Group Service

  • US $700 per Person

Private Service

  • US $750 per Person

Discounts

  • Student Discount (only with active green ISIC card): US$20.00
  • Under 15 years will pay as student: US$20.00
  • Under 7 years Discount: US$35.00

Rentals

  • Hiking poles – US$20.00 (pair)
  • Sleeping bag – US$25.00
  • Private Tent – US$30.00

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