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Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu 8 Days

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  • Trekking
  • Cultural
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  • 6 Nights Camp
  • 1 Night Hostel
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  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 7 Lunchs
  • 7 Dinners
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Overview

Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu 8 days. This trail is highly recommended for people who love adventure, here the landscapes are unique, where you will enjoy a unique tranqulity, because there are few groups that make this tour, on the tour of Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu 8 days, every day It is a new experience, the path and the landscapes are different. On this tour you will enjoy the 2 most important Inca cities in the Andes. Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu 8 days is a real adventure. Considered with the most challenging path of the Andes, because of the difficulty of orography and recommended by many international magazines.

It is one of the most complete alternative routes to Machu Picchu, with a rich flora and fauna, here you can walk along the original Inca Trail in this region and follow its course through the mountains. Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu 8 days, alternative path to the Inca trail, here you can see the majestic Condor, considered the only bird that flies over 5 thousand meters high. During the trip we will cross lovely places like the Apurimac river canyon, the cloud forest, the deep valleys and the picturesque region of the Andes. Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu 8 days, dare to make this walk with the best Pacha Expeditions 100% Local Operators.

Group size: it depends on the number of people, keep in mind that this is a trip only few people dare to do it, because it is not a very popular trip. The recommended period for this Choquequirao Trek, is from April to December. Enjoy this wonderful hike Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu 8 days.

Useful Information

  • Start- altitude of 2800m / 9186ft.
  • Higher altitude – 4780m / 15,682ft.
  • Total distance – 34km / 21 miles
  • Larges – day – Day 2-12 km / 6.7 miles.
  • Coldest night- 1 about 0 ° C
  • Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Acomodation – campament
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Overview Day to Day

  • Day 01: Cusco- Cachora – Playa Rosalina.
  • Day 02: Playa Rosalina – Choquequirao.
  • Day 03: Choquequirao – Maizal
  • Day 04: Maizal – Yanama
  • Day 05: Yanama – Totora – Collpapampa.
  • Day 06: Collpapampa– Playa.
  • Day 07: Playa- Llactapata- Aguas Calientes.
  • Day 08: Machu Picchu – Cusco.

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

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Itinerary

Day 01: CUSCO – CACHORA – PLAYA ROSALINA

We pick you up early from the hotel, to make our trip by bus to Cachora approximately for 3 hours, arriving approximately at 8.00. am, in this place we will enjoy breakfast and a short rest, then we will continue for 30 minutes to the viewpoint of capuliyoc, here we will organize our team to start the walk through a quiet place. We will pass by the viewpoint of Capuliyoc (2915 meters / 9.564 feet above sea level), from here the walk will be down a beautiful path, here we will enjoy the beautiful views of the Apurimac canyon that extends below Padreyoc and Wayna Cachora , covered with snow. 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 a chikisca place where we will have lunch and have a short rest, and then continue to Rosalina beach at 1550 meters / 5,085 feet above sea level, the site of our camp. Dinner and overnight

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

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

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: 1550 masl
  • Maximum altitude 3100 masl
  • Distance: 05 km / 6 miles
  • Difficulty: 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 – Tatora – 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.

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

*CONDITIONS FOR THE WAYNAPICCHU AND MACHUPI PICCHU MOUNTAIN 

PLEASE SEE: OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND F.A.Qs

Includes

WHAT IS 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.

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Breakfast the first day
  • Sleeping bag
  • Extra Expenses (tips)

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WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE.

  • Original passport and student card
  • Insurance card is essential
  • Sleeping bag (not included)
  • Backpack staff
  • Passport or original identity.
  • 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 ITEMS TO TAKE:

  • Shorts
  • Walking stick
  • bandages
  • Sandals
  • Extra money

OPTIONAL SERVICES (NOT INCLUDED):

  • Hire of sleeping bag U.$25
  • Walking sticks U$.20
  • Daypacks U$.15
  • Single Tent U$.35

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Reviews

star rating  super maravilloso visitar este lugar una experiencia inolvidable caminar a una altura de 5000 metros, fue estar cerca al cielo, las maravillas de mi pais - recomiendo visitar este lugar

sherili2022
May 7, 2022

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suianmenegas
March 10, 2020

star rating  Machu Picchu es asombro, su historia, los lugares que debes pasar previo a su llegada, las vistas y la guía de Javier como parte de Pacha Expeditions, excelente. Si desean... read more

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January 1, 1970

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