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Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu 5Days/4Nights

A magnificent archaeological site and compared to Machu Picchu, a real adventure. The famous trek Choquequirao to Machu Picchu 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 1 CUSCO – CACHORA-CHOQUEQUIRAO.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum altitude: 1,550 masl
Maximum altitude: 3,150 masl
Distance: 14 km / 9 miles
Difficulty: Medium / Hard

DAY 2. CHOQUEKQUIRAO-RIO BLANCO – MAIZAL.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum height: 3270 masl
Maximum altitude: 4170 masl
Distance: 16km / 10 miles
Time: about 8 hours
Difficulty: Challenging

DAY 3. MAIZAL – MINAS VICTORIA-YANAMA. SANTA TERESA.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum height: 3270 masl
Maximum altitude: 4170 masl
Distance: 16km / 10 miles
Time: about 8 hours
Difficulty: Challenging

DAY 4. -SANTA TERESA – HYDROELECTRIC – AGUAS CALIENTES.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.
Lodging: Hotel
Minimum height: 2040 masl
Maximum altitude: 2870 masl
Distance: 14 km / 9 miles
Time: 9h about
Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 5. AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO.

Meals: Breakfast
Maximum height: 2, 440 masl
Difficulty: Easy.

DAY 1 CUSCO – CACHORA-CHOQUEQUIRAO.

Pick up from hotel early, bus transportation to Cachora – Capuliyoc (end of the wagon) for 6hrs. about where we arrive at approximately 9:30 am, where we will enjoy an Andean breakfast, here we meet our wranglers and arrange our equipment, we start our trek along a quiet beach area to reach Rosalina (1550 meters / 564 feet), this place will ascend three hours to reach Maranpata for lunch and can enjoy the beautiful views of the Apurimac canyon extends below the snow-capped wayacachora Padreyoc and after lunch continue the choquequirao hike to get to the campsite. I spent the night.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum altitude: 1,550 masl
Maximum altitude: 3,150 masl
Distance: 14 km / 9 miles
Difficulty: Medium / Hard

DAY 2. CHOQUEKQUIRAO-RIO BLANCO – MAIZAL.

You can witness the sunrise early in the morning, then have a guided tour of this archaeological complex was built in the mountainside and considered the last refuge of the Incas. It is located northeast of the city of Cusco, at 3,100 meters above sea level after the visit we will have lunch and then continue walking uphill and then continue along a narrow road to start the descent to the White River and from this place the road is ascending the mountain to Maizal campsite.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum height: 3270 masl
Maximum altitude: 4170 masl
Distance: 16km / 10 miles
Time: about 8 hours
Difficulty: Challenging

DAY 3. MAIZAL – MINAS VICTORIA-YANAMA. SANTA TERESA.

After a nutritious breakfast, we start walking towards victory mines where you can see part of the original Inca trail and beautiful valleys and snowy peaks, and then continue to the community of Yanama. Where we have lunch and evening shuttles to the city of Santa Teresa our campsite, where you can visit the hot springs of Cocalmayo. Dinner

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum height: 3270 masl
Maximum altitude: 4170 masl
Distance: 16km / 10 miles
Time: about 8 hours
Difficulty: Challenging

DAY 4. -SANTA TERESA – HYDROELECTRIC – AGUAS CALIENTES.

After a good breakfast we start our trek along the Urubamba river to hydroelectric Machu Picchu, in this place we have lunch, where we can take the first photographs of the mountains and the city of Machu Picchu from there we went to Aguas Calientes, where we will have a hotel to rest .pernocte

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.
Lodging: Hotel
Minimum height: 2040 masl
Maximum altitude: 2870 masl
Distance: 14 km / 9 miles
Time: 9h about
Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 5. AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO.

After an early breakfast 5:30 am, we will go to the bus station to board the first bus to Machu Picchu (25 minutes), arriving early and observe the sunrise take the first photographs of the city and enjoy the visit Guided approximately 2 hours, and then you have free time to explore the city on their own. To return to hot waters have 2 options you can be by bus or walking (optional) train station is in the same population to return to the city of Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast
Maximum height: 2, 440 masl
Difficulty: Easy.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Our service includes:

  • Tourist transport: Cusco – Cachora – Cusco (tourist bus)
  •  Professional guide, 2 guides for groups over 10 people
  •  Cook: In charge of meal preparation
  •  Horsemen and horses: Carry tents, cooking equipment and backpack tourists,
  •  Tent for 2, inflatable mattresses
  •  Emergency Horse: Just in case someone needs help
  •  Entrance to Choquequirao and Machu Picchu
  •  Meals: 5 breakfasts / 5 lunches / 4 dinners / snacks and afternoon tea
  •  Equipment: biodegradable bathroom tent, kitchen tent, tables and chairs,
  • First aid kit,
  •  Emergency oxygen bottle

Does not include

  • Sleeping bag.
  • First breakfast (optional)
  • Last Lunch
  • Thermal Spa Cocalmayo
  • Charges (tips)

Should bring:

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

Additional:

  • Sleeping bag – 10ºC ($ 0.25)
  • Walking Stick ($ 0.15)
  • Small backpack bag ($ 0.20)
  • Simple tent ($ 0.25)

Group Service

  • US $830 per Person

Private Service

  • US $950 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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