Choquequirao Trek 4 Days/ 3 Nights

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Choquequirao

Day 1: Cusco – Capuliyoc – Chiquisca

At 5am, we pick you up at your hotel, and drive for the next 4 hours in our private van to Capuliyoc (2,850m/9,407ft). Along the way, there are spectacular views of villages, valleys and snow-capped mountains. Once at Cachora we meet our horsemen and pack all of our equipment onto the horses.
After enjoying a boxed breakfast, we start walking to Capuliyoc where we enjoy great views of Apurimac Canyon, snow-capped mountains such as Padreyoc (5,571m/18,387ft) and the Choquequirao site from a distance and have lunch. After lunch, we descend for two hours to our first campsite at Chiquisca (1,900m/6,270ft), where we spend the night.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner.
Accommodation: Camping facilities.
Minimum Altitude: 1900m/5700 ft.
Maximum Altitude: 2850m/9400ft.
Distance: 18 kms/11 miles.
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate.

Day 2: Chiquisca – Maranpata – Choquequirao

After an early breakfast, we descend to the magnificent Apurimac River (1,550m/5,117ft) and then walk uphill to the rural village of Maranpata (2,850m/9,350ft) where we have lunch while enjoying the spectacular views of the archeological site of Choquequirao (3,150m/10,397ft). As we trek, we walk through a myriad of flora and fauna to the magnificent archeological site of Choquequirao. When we arrive, there is a private guided tour for us in the afternoon. During the tour, we will explore all the important sections, such as the palaces, temple, ritual water fountains, amazing Usnu (ceremonial platform), agricultural terraces, llama’s section and much more. Finally, we head back to our second campsite located just 20 minutes from the Choquequirao ruins, where we will have tea and dinner

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner.
Accommodation: Camping facilities.
Minimum Altitude: 1,550m/5,117ft.
Maximum Altitude:  3,150m/10,397ft.
Distance: 14kms/9 miles.
Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult.

Day 3: Choquequirao – Chiquisca

After an early breakfast, we explore some of the stunning sections of Choquequirao ruins and then head back towards the rural community of Maranpata for lunch. Afterwards we descend to the magnificent Apurimac River (1,550m/5,117ft) for three hours. Finally, we walk up a moderate hill for one hour to our third campsite at Chiquisca (1,990m/6,270ft)

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner.
Accommodation: Camping facilities.
Minimum Altitude: 1,550m/5,117ft.
Maximum Altitude: 1,990m/6,270ft.
Distance: 14 kms/9 miles.
Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult.

Day 4: Chiquisca – Saywite – Cusco

After a delicious breakfast, we walk up a moderate difficulty hill towards the Capuliyoc pass. Once there we can enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the Apurimac Canyon. Then we walk for two more hours towards Cachora (2,850m/9,407ft) for lunch. Afterwards we take our private transport to the archeological site of Saywite having plenty of time to explore it. Finally, our private transport will take us back to Cusco to your hotel, arriving in the evening, arriving around 8pm.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch.
Minimum Altitude: 1,990m/6,270ft.
Maximum Altitude: 2,850m/9,407ft.
Distance: 16 kms/10 miles.
Difficulty: Moderate.

Included in the tour:

  • Transportation in bus to km 82.
  • Service of a bilingual guide with mastery of English.
  • Entrance to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • Food (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, and 3 snacks)
  • Double tent.
  • Dining tent.
  • Kitchen tent.
  • Chairs and tables.
  • Sleeping mat.
  • Boiled water available daily to fill your water bottles.
  • Porter that carry the camping equipment and food.
  • First aid kit.
  • Radio communication set.
  • Return ticket from Machu Picchu to Cusco, that leaves Machu Picchu at approximately 6:58 pm (by train and bus), and arrives in Cusco approximately 11 pm.
  • All trips are organized in groups of 16 people, accompanied by 1 guide and 1 assistant guide.

Not Included in the tour:

  • Wooden walking stick (S/5.00 soles).
  • Entrance to the hot springs (S/. 10.00 soles).
  • Extra porter.
  • Sleeping bag (if you need one we rent them in the office, just let us know! Cost $20.00 USD).
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes. (One-way, $12.00 USD)
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu.
  • Lunch on the last day.
  • Tips.

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