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Cusco Trek

Trip Styles

TREKKING, ADVENTURE

Duration:

4 Days / 3 Nights

Altitude:

3106 masl / 10190 ft

Activity Level:

Hard
choquequirao Trek 4 Days Details

The famous four day Choquequirao trek is one of the most beautiful and spectacular treks in the Cusco region. On this trek you will see the great Choquequirao ruins and have a real adventure enjoying the spectacular views of snow-capped mountains, great valleys, and amazing canyons. You will also see native animals such as andean Condors, birds, and native flora and fauna such as orchids and so much more. This is still a challenging hike, even for those who are trained! This is truly a unique experience in a lifetime not to be missed! We are specialized in this amazing route and offer the most frequent departures with experienced and professional guides.

  • Accommodation:
    2 Day Lodge, 1 Day Camping
  • Departures Day:
    Daily Departures.
  • Max People:
    12 people
  • Languages:
    English - Spanish
  • Starts:
    Pick up at Cusco: 4:30 AM
  • Ends:
    Drop-off at Cusco: 8:00 PM
Itinerary Choquequirao Trek 4 Days

Day 1CUSCO - CAPULIYOC - MARAMPATA

We will pick you up from your hotel between 3:30 to 4:00 AM to start our trip in a private van for 4 hours to the northeast of Cusco city, through small towns until Capuliyoc town (2.800masl) where we have a delicious breakfast and where also we will meet with our trip staff (muleteers and horses).

After breakfast we begin with our hiking for about 20 minutes and will arrive to our first viewer where we have a panoramic view, in front of us we can see the Vilcabamba mountain range called (padreyoc) and the famous Apurimac Canon, after having an amazing view we will start our descend for 3 hours through beautiful landscapes where you will be able to see different medicinal plants which were used by our ancestors ( muña, chilca and different varieties of plants) If we are lucky we will be able to see the majestic Condor, we descend until Chiquisca Hamlet (1800masl) where we have a delicious typical Cusco Lunch Buffet.

After having Lunch we will have a 30 min break to continue with or hiking, Descending 45 minutes more until Playa Rosalinas (1700masl), located in Apurimac River separated by two important Peruvian regions CUSCO and APURIMAC

After passing the famous Apurimac river we continue descending for 4 hours until Marampata (3500masl) on the way we will see bird dance, at sunset we will see Andean people, how they live in the mountains with a style of life that maybe you won’t believe compared to the city. We will arrive to our private Choquequirao trek Lodge approximately at 5:30 pm, after a small break its time for dinner, approximately at 7:00 pm and overnight in our LOGDE, during the night you will be able to see constellations according to Andean or Inca religión.

  • Shuttle to Capuliyoc:
    4 hours by bus from Cusco
  • Hiking distance:
    15 Km. / 9.3 mile
  • Hiking time:
    6½ to 7 hour approximately
  • Climate:
    hot in the day and warm in the night
  • Accommodation:
    Choquequirao Sanctuary Lodge
  • Meals:
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Difficulty Levels:
    Hard 4 of 5
  • Maximum Altitude:
    2850 masl. / 9350 ft. (Marampata)
  • Minimum Altitude:
    1475 masl. / 4839 ft. (Playa Rosalinas)

Day 2MARANPATA - CHOQUEQUIRAO - MARAMPATA

In the early morning, you will be woke up with a coca tea and have enough time to organize our stuff. Approximately at 7:30 am, we will have a delicious typical Breakfast. Then we will continue with our hiking to Marampata, on this day the hiking is going to have a high level physically, where we will be able to see an amazing view of the Archeological Choquequirao Complex (3900masl) through our hiking we will have amazing canon views where our tour guide will explain about the flora and fauna, we´ll have 3 hours to explore all the Choquequirao Complex (cradle of gold) also knew as the lost city where you will visit plazas sector, llamas sector, astronomic sector and other important places.

After to visit all of this places we will start our descend until Choquequirao Camping where our picnic Lunch is waiting for us, after having lunch we will take a 30min break and continue to an amazing place that only us know about it, this place is called cataratas de Pachayoc (water falls) a place where you will be in touch with the nature. Finally we will return to MARAMPATA where dinner is ready and is time to stop over.

  • Hiking Distance:
    8 Km. / 4.9 mile
  • Hiking time:
    5½ to 6 hour approximately
  • Climate:
    hot in the day and warm in the night.
  • Accommodation:
    Choquequirao Sanctuary Lodge
  • Meals:
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Difficulty Levels:
    Moderate 3 of 5
  • Maximum Altitude:
    3106 masl / 10190 ft. (Choquequirao)
  • Minimum Altitude:
    2850 masl / 9350 ft. (Marampata)

Day 3MARAMPATA - SANTA ROSA - CHIKISCA

At around 6:00 am we’ll have breakfast and after an additional half hour, we’ll start our Choquequirao trek. We’ll go downhill for about 2 to 2 ½ hours to the Apurimac River which we’ll cross. From here we’ll go up to Chikisca for lunch. Here we’ll also be able to enjoy the view of the condors from this area. We’ll be in camp at around 3:00 to 4:00pm. Here we’ll also have our tea and dinner and the rest of the time to relax a little.

  • Hiking Distance:
    7 Km. / 4.3 mile
  • Hiking time:
    4 hour approximately
  • Climate:
    hot in the day and warm in the night
  • Accommodation:
    Camping
  • Meals:
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Difficulty Levels:
    Moderate 3 of 5
  • Maximum Altitude:
    2919 masl / 9576 ft. (Marampata)
  • Minimum Altitude:
    1475 masl. / 4839 ft. (Playa Rosalinas)

Day 4CHIKISCA - CAPULIOC - CUSCO

After early breakfast you will get ready to return to Cusco. It will be the last 3 hours uphill to arrive to the end of the trek where you will enjoy your last lunch with your guide, porters and horsemen. You will say goodbye to your team other than your guide and then continue for about 3 hours, this time by Private Bus, drive back to Cusco along the nice landscape.
Optional: After spending time enjoying the site we drive to the hot spring of Conoc to relax after several days of walking. After lunch we head back to Cusco dropping you at your hotel.

  • Hiking Distance:
    8 Km. / 4.9 mile
  • Hiking time:
    4 to 5 hour approximately
  • Climate:
    hot in the day and cold in the night
  • Shuttle to Capuliyoc:
    4 Hours from Capulioc
  • Meals:
    Breakfast, Lunch
  • Difficulty Levels:
    Moderate 3 of 5
  • Maximum Altitude:
    2862 masl / 9389 ft. (Capulioc)
  • Minimum Altitude:
    1857 masl / 6092 ft. (Chikisca)
Includes Choquequirao Trek 4 Days
Include:
  • Pick-up at your hotel in the morning of the trek departure
  • Private transport from Cusco to Capuliyoc (starting point of the trek) and Capuliyoc to Cusco
  • Entrance fee to Choquequirao
  • 2 Nights in Choquequirao Sanctuary Lodge and 1 Night in Camping (Chikisca)
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • English-speaking, experienced, and professional guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food with prior request)
  • First Aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Horses (for equipment and personal items) including horsemen
  • Private Guided tour at each archeological site
  • 7 kilgrams of your personal items such as extra clothes and sleeping bag will be carried by our mules
  • Boiled water for drinking and washing purposes
Not Included:
  • Sleeping bag adequate for temperature of minus 10°c ($20 for the duration of the trek)
  • Additional horses for extra personal luggage above that of the personal item allowance
  • Day 1: Breakfast / Day 4: Dinner
  • Walking sticks (USD $ 10.00 – 2 walking sticks)
  • Tips
Choquequirao Trek Packing List:
  • A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended
  • Sandals or jogging shoes for a higher comfort while at camp
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping
  • Flashlight/headlamp and batteries
  • Camera and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  • Sun block
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – no malaria risk has been reported
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Toilet paper
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc. Please note that we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. This recommendation applies for all clients being used to a specific snack, as it may happen that it is not included in our selection
  • Optionally: water- sterilizing tablets in case you pick up water from streams or rivers along the route. Otherwise, we provide filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink and has not reported any health problem so far
  • Small towel
  • Swimsuit (if you wish to go to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
  • Cash in soles and/or US$
  • Original passport
  • Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have applied for a student discount)
  • Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required in order not to damage the Inca Trail)
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