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Choquequirao Trek 4 Days

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  • Large Group Service(Group Size: 02 Min - 16ppl Max)Start Time: 04:30
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  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Difficulty: 8/10
  • Pick up: Hotel Cusco
  • Drop off: Hotel Cusco
  • Availability: Year Round
  • Tour type: Adventure

Description

Being the land route the only way to get to this citadel is the Choquequirao trek, which can be done at least in 4 days. The route has a distance of 60 km and takes place in one of the deepest canyons in the world, the Apurímac River, the trails are narrow and zigzag and the road has a wonderful view of majestic snow and creepy precipices.

Its name in Quechua means Cradle of Gold, located in Cusco, they are archaeological remains conformed by buildings and terraces distributed in different levels on a platform of approximately 150 square meters.

Choquequirao was a religious and cultural center of the region and it is presumed that the citadel was used as a nexus and control point of the accesses of the Jungle to the seat of the Empire, Cusco.

It is considered one of the last refuges of the Incas, who had to leave Cusco around 1535 when being besieged by the Spaniards, it was here and in the valley of Vilcabamba where the Spaniards’ attack was resisted until the capture and execution of Tupac Amaru I in 1572

On this tour you will see many landscapes full of mountains, as well as native flora and fauna.

Departure & Return Location:

Hotel Cusco.

Departure Time:

Pick up from your hotel (4:30am – 5:00am).

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Capuliyoc – Playa Rosalinas.

Pick up from resort in Cusco at 5:00 am to have 4 hour driving to Capuliyuc 2,900m / 9,512 ft, the starting of the trail. At this area we’ll meet up our muleteers, and horses, and then we’ll get prepared for the trek.

We’ll begin with our expedition, hiking for about three hours on a downhill trail to get the lunch spot known as Chikiska placed at 1,900 m / 6,213 ft, with amazing views of the snowcapped mountains of the Vilcabamba range, and the magnificent Apurimac canyon.

At Chikiska, we’ll experience our simply organized fresh lunch. After having lunch, we’ll hike for 1 extra hour to get the first camp site known as La Playa Rosalina 1,500m / 4,920 ft, in which we’ll spend the first night. In the night we have tea time, in consequence dinner.

All meals included, except breakfast.

Day 2: Playa Rosalina – Maranpata – Choquequirao Park Camp.

Very early in the morning, we’ll wake up with a fantastic coca tea, and we’ll have a nutritious breakfast, after that, we’ll ascend for about 5 hours on the steep switchback trail to get the village known as Maranpata, where we will have our lunch. From this lunch spot, we’ll see a section of mystical Choquequirao in a further direction.

After having lunch, we’ll walk for 2 extra hours to get the second campsite, located in the park of Choquequirao 2,950 m / 9,676 ft. This afternoon, we’ll go to discover a section of Choquequirao’s spiritual site, the place we’ll appreciate an incredible sunset, we’ll then come again to our campsite. All foods included.

Day 3: Choquequirao – Playa Rosalinas.

Early in the morning we can see the sun rise over the ruins and throw a amazing mild over the site. After the breakfast we will go to the amazing ruins of Choquequirao with its mystical atmosphere, its brilliant surroundings and the unique llama-walls which have been currently discovered in 2006.

With some luck we can additionally spot the exquisite condor.

From Choquequirao the route will take us again to Playa Rosalinas, the place we will overstay the night. First we have to hike from Choquequirao to Maranpata, where we will rest for a bit, earlier than we continue our hike to Playa Rosalinas, the place we will revel in a satisfactory lunch in natural surroundings.

From Maranpata we will hike to Playa Rosalinas where we enjoy a nice dinner and settle for the night.

Day 4: Playa Rosalinas – Capuliyoc – Cusco.

It’s our last trekking day, after enjoying a nutritious breakfast, we’ll continue trekking up the highland valley with some timber alongside the trail and awesome views, this last section of the path is a gentle trail for 3 hours to attain Tambobamba 2,320 m / 7,610 ft, a vicinity the place we’ll stop our adventure.

Once we arrive at this place, we’ll have a farewell time to our muleteers, Chef and different members who were part of our group for 5 days.

After that, we’ll take our private transport returned to Cusco for about 5 hours with some quit offs on the way, one them is a quit at Saywite a unique vicinity to see a fantastic Incan monolith called the monolith of Saywite is a symbolic representation of our cosmos, where the Incas used a dwelling granite rock to carve over 208 figures like geometric and zoomorphic figures, such as reptiles, frogs, felines, irrigation channels, etc.

The site is regarded as a core of non-secular worship for Incan people, focusing on water. It’s a large granite boulder whose circumference is about 11 m / 36.08 ft, 4 m / 13.12 ft of diameter, and about 2 m / 6.56 feet high. After studying about this site, we’ll take our picnic lunch close by means of to this site.

We’ll then drive again to Cusco for about 3 hours. All meals included, besides dinner.

End of our adventure.

Inclusions

Price Includes

  • Pre trek Briefing (briefing at the hotel).
  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning of departure.
  • Transportation from Cusco to the trailhead at the beginning of the hike by private car.
  • English / Quechua / Spanish professional guide speak.
  • Second Tour Guide over 12 people.
  • Tents - 2 people in a 4 person tent which allows for greater comfort, and also storage of backpacks.
  • Thermarest air-inflate Confortable sleeping Mattress.
  • Cook and assistance of the Cook.
  • Cooking equipment.
  • Snacks.
  • Daily tea service.
  • Dining equipment including chairs and tables.
  • Portable environmental Biodegradable toilet (The Pett).
  • Food service in the campsites (3 breakfast, 4 lunches, 3 dinners, 4 snacks) – nutritionally balanced menu.
  • Vegetarian and free gluten food for no extra cost.
  • Personal trekking food – nutritionally balanced menu(Buffet).
  • Horseman and Horses.(To carry our camping equipment, food and 8 kilos of your personal stuff like: sleeping bag and mat as well as cothes) We Never overload our Horses(well Animal Welfare).
  • Choquequirao entrance fees.
  • Camping spots fees.
  • First-aid kit.
  • Emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Insurance policy for our porters and Cooks.

Price Excludes

  • Extra expenses.
  • Breakfast - Day 1.
  • Dinner - Day 4.
  • Pillows.
  • Not detailed meals.
  • Travel and health insurance (bring copies with you please).
  • Sleeping bags (it can be rented from us US$ 30 for the entire trip).
  • Waking sticks (it can be rented from us US$ 20 for the entire trip).
  • Tips (optinal).

Items to bring:

  • Original Passport.
  • Original Student Card (if you book as a student).
  • Travel insurance card is essencial.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants) or poncho. Plastic ponchos can be purchased for about $ 2 in Cusco.
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended. Extra socks are a must.
  • Sandals or plastic slip thongs are also good to give your feet a chance to breathe at night if you want to take them.
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf and knit / tour beanie. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping.
  • Flashlight and extra batteries.
  • Camera, films and batteries.
  • Hat or cap to protect you from sun, rain and cold.
  • Sun block.
  • Insect repellent - minimum recommended 40% DEET - although no malaria risk has been reported.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
  • We recommend bringing water purification tablets in case you pick up water from streams.
  • Your own special medicines you may need, paracetamol, second skin blisters, etc.
  • Small towel.
  • Cash - sufficient for snacks, tips and souvenirs.
  • Eager and adventurous spirit to enjoy your hike.

Would you like a private service?

We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.

All of our private services include additional items such as:

  • Extra Horse to ride.
  • North Face 4 season tents.
  • Sleeping bag / Silk Liner included.
  • 02 Waking Poles per person.
  • 1 Duffel Bag to carry all your sleeping bag, delf-inflating pad as well as your clothes.
  • Tour Guide to explore Choquequirao all day. and of course we pay a little bit more to our Staff and Guide.
  • Private round trip transportation.

Prices

We offer 3 kinds of service, each with different price ranges and you can book in any of these services according to your convenience, we just need you to be a minimum of 02 people to organize your trip on the date that suits you, all our services are 100 % guaranteed.

We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most agencies do it here in Cusco to save operating costs with poor quality.

We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.

LARGE GROUP SERVICE

(Group Size: 02 Min - 16ppl Max)
USD540/ Person

SMALL GROUP SERVICE

(Group Size: 02 Min - 08ppl Max)
USD580/ Person

PRIVATE/CLOSED GROUP SERVICE

(Group Size: Upon Request)
USD670/ Person

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9 Reviews
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Romulo Filho

Couple Traveller

Bigger than Macchu pitchu. Great real hiking. No train, walk of life!

January 10, 2019

Meni Shimel

Couple Traveller

An amazing trek. Hard and satisfying.
We did a 5 day with an extra day at the ruins.
We had a last doing it!

December 19, 2018

Franklin Paredes

Couple Traveller

An incredible experience.
Breathtaking
This huge Inca city is much more hidden than Macchu Picchu.
You can only reach it after an extreme trail, about 30 km.

November 30, 2018

Michael Taylor

Couple Traveller

The most difficult and most rewarding hike I have ever done. The ruins were amazing and with the exception of a couple people spied in the distance when we first arrived, our small group explored the entire site alone. (Visited 2008)

August 16, 2018

Etienne Rolando

Group Traveller

Don’t forget to go to the llama terasse

July 12, 2018
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