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Duration : 5 Days - 4 Nights
Availability : Daily Departures
Departure Location : cusco
Destination : Choquequirao - Conoc
Min Age : 6+
Max People : 12 PER GROUP
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MAX. ALTITUDE

3,035 M
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TRIP DESCRIPTION

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days 

Choquequirao trek is great if you are looking for a walk with less people and with magnificent views. Enter this beautiful adventure and discover the last refuge of the Incas. Choquequirao is a lost city hidden among the mountains and trees, a city with an incredible location with breathtaking views and impressive Inca buildings where stories are still waiting to be discovered.

Choquequirao 5 days is a complete walk, because in this walk we will explore more deep the city of choquequirao we will have 1 complete day to explore this wonderful city. Since choquequirao is very big, choquequirao is a lost city and today discovered but even so we will only see 40% of the city because choquequirao is still in discovery and 60% of the city is hidden by trees.

TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1Cusco - Capuliyoc - Playa

At 5:30 AM, we pick you up from your hotel and then drive 4 hours in our private van to Capuliyoc (3100 MASL – 10170 FASL). Along the way, there are spectacular views of villages, valleys, and snow-capped mountains. Once we arrive, we will meet our horsemen who will pack all of our equipment onto the cargo horses. From here, we can enjoy the spectacular view of the Choquequirao Incan ruins, the Apurimac canyon, and the stunning, snow-capped mountains like Padreyoc (5571 MASL – 18387 FASL). We will then hike downhill for 3 hours to Chikisca for lunch. After lunch, we continue on for 2 more hours downhill to our first camp at La Playa Rosalinas.

Meals: Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Minimum altitude: 1550 MASL – 4650 FASL
Maximum altitude: 3100 MASL – 9300 FASL
Distance: 14 km – 9 miles
Time: 5 hours (approximately)
Difficulty: Easy

DAY 2Playa - Maranpata - Choquequirao

After an early breakfast, we cross the bridge and hike for the next 4 hours all the way up to Marampata where we will have lunch while enjoying the view of the Choquequirao ruins once again. After lunch, we walk to our second evening’s campsite, just 20 minutes from the ruins. Being so close to the ruins, we can enjoy our view of the ruins into the late evening and watch for condors flying above.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afteroon Tea Time – Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Minimum altitude: 1550 MASL – 4650 FASL
Maximum altitude: 3100 MASL – 9300 FASL
Distance: 16 km – 10 miles
Time: 5 hours (approximately)
Difficulty: Easy

DAY 3Choquequirao

After breakfast, we will visit the magnificent archeological site of Choquequirao for the entire day. Enjoy the private guided tour and explore all of the beautiful city sections: temples, terraces, palaces, llamas’ quarters, and much more. We will return to the same campsite for tea and to spend the night.

Choquequirao means “Cradle of Gold” in Quechua – the language of the Incas – although this is probably not its original name. It is another “Lost City of the Incas” rediscovered officially late in the 20th century. It is located high on a ridge spur almost 1750 meters/5741 feet above the raging, glacier-fed Apurimac River and is surrounded by the towering Salkantay and Humantay snow-capped peaks. Excavations and restoration of the 1810-hectare site began in the 1990s, and it is estimated that only 30% of the site has been restored to date. Every day archeologists are finding new things.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Minimum altitude:1550 MASL – 4650 FASL
Maximum altitude: 3100 MASL – 9300 FASL

DAY 4Choquequirao - San Ignacio - Villa de Loros

Today is one of the easier days of our trek. We will walk downhill for 2 hours to the magnificent Apurimac River (1450 MASL – 4787 FASL). We then cross a bridge and walk uphill for 1 hour to San Ignacio for lunch where we can enjoy the beautiful scenery and a great waterfall! After lunch, we take a moderate uphill trek through a beautiful valley toward Villa de Loros (Town of Parrots) (2600 MASL – 8580 FASL) where we set up camp for the last evening.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Minimum altitude: 1450 MASL – 4350 FASL
Maximum altitude: 3100 MASL – 9300 FASL
Distance: 16 km – 10 miles
Time: 6 hours (approximately)
Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 5Villa de Loros - Conoc - Cusco

Today is a relaxing and cultural day on our trek. After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we take private transport to the archeological site of Saywite where we will explore an Incan monolith, several water fountains, and ritual platforms. 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.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch

ADDITIONAL TRIP INFO
INCLUDED
TRIP LIST
  • Sleeping bag
  • trekking stick
  • Extra oxygen
  • First Aid kit
  • One foamy sleeping pad per person
  • Inflatable Mattress
  • Pick-up from your hotel in the morning
  • Transportation by private bus to the start of the trail (Cachora)
  • Professional, bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Igloo tents – 2 people each
  • Double thickness foam camping mattress
  • Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Camp tables and chairs
  • First Aid Kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Choquequirao Inca Site entrance fee
  • Hot water every morning and evening for washing (while hiking)
  • Chef and equipment
  • Excellent Meals (5 breakfasts, 5  lunches, 4 dinners, 5 snacks)
  • Food includes: pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, beef/pork, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and protein, definitely suitable for trekking. Also included: hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude.
  • We supply boiled water (safe for drinking) to fill your water bottle at any time (while hiking) and if you may need more, please request it ahead of time.
  • Tea time the first three days (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn)
  • Cargo mules days 1-4 (for equipment and trekkers’ personal items including your main heavy items; you only carry a small day bag with necessary items during the day)
  • Private bus returning from Cachora to Cusco
  • Drop-off at your hotel
  • Original Passport
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film with extra batteries
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Daypack
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