Choquequirao is one of the most beautiful, as well as one of the most challenging treks that Peru has to offer. It is in the Apurimac region and is surrounded by outstanding mountain ranges and canyons. During the trek you may experience a variety of climate changes since its geography is quite special.
This trek is designed for people who enjoy both hiking and scenery. What makes this trek special is that you can see two wonders in a single day of hiking all While having the opportunity to explore on your own.
- Duration: 4 days
- Arrival: Daily
- Departure: Daily
- Destinations: Choquequirao, Aguas CalienteS, Machu Picchu, Cusco
- Activities: Active hiking, archaeological, cultural, ecological, Adventure, trekking, camping
|Day 1||Choquequirao Trek: Cusco to Chikiska||(L) (D)||Camping|
|Day 2||Choquequirao Trek: Chikiska to Choquequirao||(B) (L) (D)||Camping|
|Day 3||Choquequirao Trek: Choquequirao||(B) (L) (D)||Camping|
|Day 4||Choquequirao Trek: Choquequirao to Pinchaunuyoq||(B) (L)|
Day 01: Choquequirao Trek: Cusco to Chikiska
Start the day with an early departure to the trail start in Cachora town, located 160 km from Cusco. Walk 3 hours on a fairly flat dirt track to a Capulliyoq lookout point, where you’ll catch glimpse of the Apurimac Rive and the ruins of Choquequirao. Descend on a zigzagging footpath for about 3 hours into the valley where you’ll arrive at the first campsite at Chikisca.
Meals: lunch and dinner
Maximum altitude: 2900 masl / 9514 ft | Minimum altitude: 1860 masl / 6102 ft | Distance travelled: 19 km / 11.80 ml | Approximate walking time: 6 hrs
Day 02: Choquequirao Trek: Chikiska to Choquequirao
After an early breakfast, start your walk to avoid the worst of the midday sun as you cross the Apurimac River over the Playa Rosalinda bridge and begin the ascent to Choquequirao. Stop for snacks in Santa Rosa and again for lunch in Marampata, where you’ll enjoy views of the river and ruins. Continue on a hilly path until you reach the official campsite.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Maximum altitude: 3061 masl / 10043 ft | Minimum altitude: 1836 masl / 6024 ft | Distance travelled: 14 km / 8.69 miles | Approximate walking time: 8 hrs
Day 03: Choquequirao Trek: Choquequirao
You have the whole day to explore the ruins. Your guide will take you to the principal complex in the morning and to the lower part in the afternoon. Return to the campsite at the end of the day.
Day 04: Choquequirao Trek: Choquequirao to Pinchaunuyoq
After breakfast, pay another visit to the principal complex and then continue on the trail. You’ll walk uphill through a forest of native trees and then downhill to the Pinchiunuyoq archaeological site. Enjoy lunch and the exceptional views over the Apurimac Valley. In over all the climbing time is 4 hours approx.. to get towards Capuliyoc the end of the trek and lunch spot, In the afternoon we will drive a car back 5 hours to Cusco. Arriving around 6 p.m., passengers will be transferred to your hotel. .
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Maximum altitude: 3300 masl / 10826 ft | Minimum altitude: 2500 masl / 8202 ft | Distance travelled: 4.50 km / 2.97 ml | Approximate walking time: 6 hrs
- Clean transport
- Comfortable seats
- Professional drivers
- Transportation for solo customers or couples
- Transportation for small groups
- Transportation for large groups
- 3 nights camping
- All meals on trek
- English-speaking guides
- Cooking, eating, and bathroom tents
- Two people per tent (3-people capacity tent)
- Mule-handlers & mules
- Saddled horse (1 saddled horse for every 6 passengers)
- First-aid kit & emergency oxygen bottle
- Transfers and entrance fees
- Internatinal flights
- Lunches & dinners (unless specified otherwise)
- Sleeping bag
All prices listed below are per passenger and cover only the land-based portion of the trip, not flights.
|USD $ 750.00 /person|