Choquequirao “Sister of Machu Picchu” – 4 days

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Amazing Trek to Choquequirao “Sister of Machu Picchu”: Choquequirao is much different than Machu Picchu Choquequirao sits in the saddle of a high Andean ridge (3033m/9948ft) above sea level and 1500m/4920ft above the roaring waters of the Apurimac River.

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Day by Day Itinerary

* Price based in sharing tent 2 people

Type Service: Group Tour
Itinerary: Fixed
Destinations: Choquequirao
Activities: Trekking and Walking


Day 1 – Cusco, Cachora / Chiquisca

Pick up from the Hotel at 5:00am and transfer in our private transportation to Cachora (2850m/9348ft) the journey will take around 4hrs. While the group is having breakfast the crew will arrange the horses for the trek. We start to walk from Cachora observing the majestic Padrayoc snow covered peak, the highest (5482m/17980ft). The hike on this first day is 16 km around 6hrs walking starts by flat part. From the viewpoint of Capuliyoc where it might see condors, the descent towards the Apurímac Canyon, and the vegetation changes from Agave and Tunacactus to dwarf tree forest, having lunch at Cocamasana, then we continue to Chiquisqa (1950m/6398ft), campsite in Chiquisca
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 2 – Chiquisca / Choquequirao Archeological Site|

Breakfast; early in the morning we start to walk from here and continue the descent to the abundant Apurímac River (1550m/5028ft) in the impressing deep canyon of the same name. After a short rest continue the hike going up to Choquequirao Archeological Site. The first 2-3 hours are going up steep until Santa Rosa, then it will change between flat and climb the rest of the way surrounded by beautiful vegetation with several varieties of orchids. Lunch at Maranpata (2850m/9348ft) then continue to Choquequirao (3033m/9948ft) after 2hrs walking arrival to our camping place from where we have a spectacular view of the canyon, it is also possible to see Andean Condors soaring in the mountains. Campsite near Choquequirao
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3 – Choquequirao / Maranpata / Chiquisca

Visit Choquequirao very early until 9:00am; after visit Choquequirao breakfast then pack and start walking back to CHIQUISQA. On the way we can observe again Apurimac Canyon. Here we may be lucky to appreciate the flight of the Condors, the exuberant vegetation and its variety of flowers and orchids. We will have our lunch and after that we’ll continue to CHIQUISQA. Here we will spend the night on our campsite
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4 – Chiquisca / Cachora / Cusco

Early morning after breakfast 5:00am, we continue to arrive to Cachora town. On the hike we can appreciate again the majestic PADRAYOC snow-covered peak that decorate to APURIMAC canyon. The time of hike to arrive to CACHORA is about 6 hours. In Cachora we’ll take the bus back to Cusco.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

 

  

Single supplement: $US$ 24

Includes

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning of trek departure.
  • Private transport to Cachora, head of the Trek & back to Cusco
  • Entrance fee to Choquequirao
  • English Speaking Professional Guide (two guides for groups over 8 persons)
  • 4 Season tents, 2 people in each 3-people-capacity tent
  • Thermal Rest Mattresses
  • Horsemen and horses: Carry tents, cooking equipment and also carry backpacks, sleeping bags and mattresses (Max. 9 kilos/ 19 lbs per person)
  • One emergency horse every three persons
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Dining tent with tables, chairs and Kitchen tent
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food)
  • Toilet tent
  • Accommodation for all our staff
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.

Not included

  • Sleeping bag (can be hired in our office for US$ 24 for the 4 day trek)
  • Extra porter to carry your personal things like sleeping bag, clothes, etc
  • Tips for the guide, cook and porters
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Domestic airfare to and from Cusco (+/- US$ 290 per person round trip)
  • Visa fees (if required)
  • Passport & Visa Costs
  • Vaccination Costs
  • Personal Spending Money
  • Drinks
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Border taxes or fees

Optional Services

  • Sleeping bag during the tour ( -10°C): add US$ 30

 

 

 

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