///Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu 8Days/7Nights

Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu 8Days/7Nights

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. 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

DAILY DEPARTURES.-
Departure dates upon your request and our Fixed Departure Treks:
Include: MachuPicchu and Huayna Picchu Mt.
The price of this tour will be according with the number of trekkers in this tour.

DAY 01: CUSCO – CACHORA – PLAYA ROSALINA

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum height: 1550 masl
Maximum altitude: 3100m  masl
Distance: 18km / 11 milles
Time: 7h about
Difficulty: Easy.

DAY 02: PLAYA ROSALINA – 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 03: CHOQUEQUIRAO – MAIZAL

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum height: 1900 masl
Maximum altitude: 3270 masl
Distance: 12km / 6 miles
Time: 9 am approximately.
Difficulty: Hard / Moderate

DAY 04: MAIZAL – YANAMA

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 05: YANAMA – TOTORA – COLLPAPAMPA.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum height: 2870 masl
Maximum altitude: 4670 masl
Distance: 22km / 14 miles
Time: 9h about
Difficulty: Hard / Moderate.

DAY 06: COLLPAPAMPA – PLAYA.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum height: 2060 masl
Maximum altitude: 2870 masl
Distance: 21km / 13 miles
Time: 9h about
Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 07: PLAYA- LLACTAPATA- AGUAS CALIENTES.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.
Facilities: Hotel
Minimum height: 2060 masl
Maximum altitude: 2870 masl
Distance: 21km / 13 miles
Time: 9h about
Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 08: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

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

* Departure and arrival times are approximate.
* Campsites are subject to change according to our guide’s criteria and the group progress.

DAY 01: CUSCO – CACHORA – PLAYA ROSALINA

Pick up from hotel early, bus transportation to Cachora for 5 hours, where we arrive at approximately 9:30 am, in this place we will enjoy breakfast, here we meet our wranglers and arrange our equipment, we will begin our walk through a quiet neighborhood 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 Padreyoc and Wayna Cachora. Then we descend to Cocamasana (2330 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 at 1550 meters / 5,085 feet above sea level, near the Apurimac River campsite. I spent the night

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum height: 1550 masl
Maximum altitude: 3100 masl
Distance: 18km / 11 miles
Time: 7h about
Difficulty: Easy.

Playa Rosalina Camp

Playa Rosalina Camp

DAY 02: PLAYA ROSALINA – CHOQUEQUIRAO

The second day is the hardest of the trek of 5 days. Early after breakfast, we will climb a steep trail. Our 5-hour hike will take us next to Chunchullumayo Maranpata River, where we enjoy a deserved rest and lunch. Along the way, we will have the chance to see orchids, wild flowers, and a number of bird species. 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: 1,550 masl
Maximum altitude: 3,150 masl
Distance: 14 km / 9 miles
Difficulty: Medium / Hard

Choquequirao 5 Days

Choquequirao 5 Days

DAY 03: CHOQUEQUIRAO – MAIZAL

After breakfast we start walking uphill to be 3,300 .msnm Or 10,890 feet, walked along a narrow mountain road begin to descend until the White River (1,900 m. 6270 Ft.) On the way we pass Pinchaunuyoj archaeological site. Here we can see beautiful Inca constructions and various bird species, varieties of orchids and native plants in the area (2,750 m. 9075 Ft.) From here we climb up to Maizal (3,000 m. 9900 Ft.) For 3 hours to reach our campamento.pernocte.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum height: 1900 masl
Maximum altitude: 3270 masl
Distance: 12km / 6 miles
Time: 9 am approximately.
Difficulty: Hard / Moderate

DAY 04: MAIZAL – YANAMA

This morning after a typical breakfast, we start walking uphill passing by the impressive mines called Victoria. Almost at the top, we can see the original Inca Trail in this region. To get to step cornfield (4,150 m. / 13,695 ft.) And then descend to Yanama (3,800 m, 12540 ft.). Place our camp. I spent the night

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 05: YANAMA – TOTORA – COLLPAPAMPA.

After breakfast we start climbing slowly to Yanama pass ((4,670 m Furthermore, /15.410 feet) all the way once again, the view is amazing, here we will be surrounded by snowcapped mountains: and the mountains Sacsarayoj Padreyoj. This place will descend, a varied and beautiful where we can see Salkantay mountain road to reach Collpapampa (2,870 m. 7,979 feet), campsite. Overnight.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum height: 2870 masl
Maximum altitude: 4670 masl
Distance: 22km / 14 miles
Time: 9h about
Difficulty: Hard / Moderate.

DAY 06: COLLPAPAMPA – PLAYA.

After breakfast, we descend to the river salkantay or Santa Teresa. As we move along the path of natural life it will be more interesting, where you can see a variety of birds typical of the area and many species of orchids and begonias. As well as waterfalls and variety of fruit plantations, we arrive at the beach (or 2,125msnm 7012 Ft) .lugar lunch and camp. I spent the night

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum height: 2060 masl
Maximum altitude: 2870 masl
Distance: 21km / 13 miles
Time: 9h about
Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 07: PLAYA- LLACTAPATA- AGUAS CALIENTES.

This day, we will walk to the last uphill to 2810 m. or 9273 feet, to get to Llactapata, we will take around 3 hours; from here we will have an excellent view of the lost city of the Incas of Machu Picchu. After a good rest, we will go down to the Hydroelectric at the Urubamba River, from here, depending on time, we will walk and / or take the train to Aguas Calientes, overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.
Facilities: Hotel
Minimum height: 2060 masl
Maximum altitude: 2870 masl
Distance: 21km / 13 miles
Time: 9h about
Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 08: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

After an early breakfast 5:30 am, we will go to the station to board the first bus to Machu Picchu (25 minutes) to get there early and observe the sunrise take the first photographs of the city and enjoy the tour approximately 2 hours, and then you have free time to explore the city on their own. And return to Aguas Calientes, we have 2 options 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.

* Departure and arrival times are approximate.
* Campsites are subject to change according to our guide’s criteria and the group progress.

What’s included:

  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning
  • Shuttle bus to the city of Cachora start of the trip)
  • Professional guide (2 guides for groups over 7 people)
  • Entrance to Choquequirao and Machupicchu.
  • Igloo tents – 2 persons, each a capacity of 4 people with space for your backpacks.
  • Inflatable mattress.
  • Cook, kitchen tent, dining tent with tables and chairs camp
  • Accommodation in a hostel in the town of Aguas Calientes the seventh night.
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Hot water every morning and evening for washing
  • Food: breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea (snacks).
  • We supply boiled water to fill your water bottle.
  • Horsemen and Horses for the equipment and personal belongings of passengers, maximum weight 12 kilos per person = approx 26 pounds, heavy things, will be carried by horses, means that you will only take a small bag.
  • Hydroelectric train to Aguas Calientes (Optional)
  • Bus Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu.
  • Return train (service delivery) to Ollantaytambo.
  • Transfer train station – hotel.

What is not included.

  • Last lunch.
  • Entrance to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes
  • Feather sleeping bags can be rented at the office
  • Tip: for the guide, cook, porters and mule driver riding, Volunteer.

WHAT TO BRING.

  • Backpack staff
  • Passport or original identity.
  • Adequate sleeping bag
  • Rain jacket or poncho
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • A complete change of clothes
  • Jacket (something warm)
  • Bottle of water (boiled water provided)
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Hat or cap for sun protection
  • Sunscreen protection (factor 50)
  • Insect repellent,
  • Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
  • Snack bars, chocolate, nuts, cookies, energy, etc.,
  • Camera and extra batteries,
  • Cash in soles and US $
  • Swimsuit (if you plan to visit the hot springs in Aguas Calientes after the trek)
  • Tablets for altitude sickness (you may find it easier in Cusco Pharmacies (pharmacies), hardly recommend Diamox)

Optional:

  • Metal Poles. ($ .15)
  • Sleeping bag. ($ .25)
  • Personal tent. ($ .40)

Group Service

  • US $1200 per Person

Private Service

  • US $1350 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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