Choquequirao Trek 4 Days 3 Nights
- 4 Days / 3 Nights
- group Tour
On the Choquequirao Trek 4 Days 3 Nights tour you will discover the Choquequirao archaeological complex, known as the other Machu Picchu. This archaeological site has recently gained a high level of importance for the scenic and cultural beauty it offers.
Summary of the Choquequirao Trek 4 Days 3 Nights:
VERY IMPORTANT; This walk is very physically demanding level 5 (for people with a lot of experience in walks carrying their backpack) and for which all participants must have optimal physical preparation to be able to walk it. For which we recommend that you prepare yourself physically. The landscapes that are appreciated are unique, the ancestral energy is felt from the first step. Not in vain is it said that Choquequirao is the only attraction in Cusco at the level of competing with Machu Picchu.
NOTE; that you know there will be tourists with different walking paces and different languages in your group. Our guides are highly experienced and will work to meet the needs of all of our tourists in a safe and friendly manner. However, if you and your friends or family have the same level of fitness and you prefer to hike in a private group, contact us today to book a private service for your adventure.
Itinerary of the Choquequirao Trek 4 Days 3 Nights:
Día 1 Cusco – Curahuasi – Capulilloq – Santa Rosa- Marampata (8 a 9 horas de Caminata)
The Choquequirao Trek 4 Days 3 Nights Tour begins with the Walk to Choquequirao at 3:00 am with the pick up of the group members, in the different hotels or hostels. Once the pick-up is over, we will go to Capuliyoc (Approx. 4 hours of travel), there you can have breakfast (tour price not included). After breakfast we will stop to buy the tickets to Choquequirao. On the way from Capuliyoq to Chiquisca you will be able to enjoy the amazing view of the Apurímac Canyon and the Padreyoc snow-capped mountain. We will start the road with a 3-hour descent to Chiquisca, there we will have lunch and a short time to rest, then we will continue the descent during an hour and a half until we reach Playa Rosalina (where the Apurímac river is located), which we will cross by means of a bridge. At the end of the bridge, the road is all the way up to Marampata (Approx. 4 hours of pure ascent). In Marampata, you will have dinner and spend the night in a basic local accommodation (a local house set up as a lodging).
IMPORTANT: all houses are fine with pets including dogs, cats, hens, etc. For this reason, it is important that you bring or wear ear protectors
Day 2 Marampata – Choquequirao – Marampata. ( Visita Guiada en Choquequirao)
Today we are going to visit Choquequiro !!!!!! We start walking at 5am with a boxluch that will be given to you before you start walking. The section from Marampata to Choquequirao is 4 km (2 hours Approx), and in the archaeological zone of Choquequirao you will have a guided tour by the guide and free time to explore, and you can also have your box lunch on the esplanade. All this until 4:00 p.m., when the return march to Marampata resumes where dinner will be held.
Day 3 Chaquicocha – Wiñayhuayna
The third day we will only have 5 hours of walking approx. We will arrive at Wiñay Wayna which means: “Forever Young” to an Inca archaeological site that bears the same name as the camps; This archaeological site is located 10 minutes from the third camp. We will start this day with a gentle moderate hike until we reach Phuyupatamarca, which will be the third highest point on the road at a height of 3,680m. The views of the mountains, canyons and surroundings from this point are simply spectacular. After a short break we will visit the archaeological site of Phuyupatamarca, which means “City of the Clouds”. The Phuyupatamarca Inca site is located a few minutes walk from the third step. After visiting this site, we will continue walking through cloud forest until we reach the impressive agricultural Inca site of Intipata, then we will arrive at our Wiñay Wayna camp, at 2,680m.
- Walking time: 4 to 5 hours (including rest, after lunch you don’t walk anymore)
- Camp height: 2,600 meters above sea level.
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Temperature: Temperate
Day 4 Capuliyoq – Cachora – Cusco
The last day begins with breakfast, this time not so early than usual on the route,
To which is added a proposal from the guide to the tourists, to be able to make the journey from Capuliyoq to the town of Cachora (optional), which takes an average of two hours to travel.
We board the mini van and return to the city of Cusco, arriving at approximately 2:00 p.m.
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Price of the Choquequirao Trek 4 Days 3 Nights:
479.00 dollars per person
Discount for group of 4 or more people
It includes in the Choquequirao Trek 4 Days 3 Nights:
- Informative talk prior to the departure of the tour.
- Transportation: Pick up from your hotel/hostel in the morning and transfer by private transport to Capuliyoc (starting point of the trek)
- Entrance ticket to Choquequirao
- Guided Tour in Choquequirao
- Professional bilingual guide Spanish / English
- Vegetarian option available on request, without any extra charge. (No Vegan)
- First aid kit.
- Private transportation from Cusco to Cachora.
Does not include in the Choquequirao Trek 4 Days 3 Nights:
- Breakfast on the first day.
- Dinner on the last day.
- VAT tax.
- Other services not mentioned in the program.
- Tips for the guide
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE TO THE CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK
IMPORTANT: Try to carry only not necessary because you will carry your own backpack
- Original Passport/Document
- Good backpack 50 liters
- Insect repellent
- Walking sticks (you can rent them from us)
- Comfortable shoes for the walk (light with good soles)
- 2-3 t-shirts
- 2-3 hiking pants
- 4 sets of underwear.
- 4 sets of socks appropriate for the walk
- 1 warm jacket for the night
- 1 rain jacket and pants / Rain Poncho
- 1 sun hat
- Comfortable shoes to walk in the resting place at the end of the day
- Quick Dry Towel
- Small bottle of soap:
- Battery charger: no place to plug it in while trekking!
- Large plastic bags: to help organize and keep clean and dirty
- face moisturizer
- Hand sanitizer
- Wet wipes
- toothbrush and paste
- Toilet paper
- personal medication
- First aid kit: band-aids, moleskin, etc.
- Cash to buy water, Always carry money in small donations
Faq of the Choquequirao Trek 4 Days 3 Nights:
Is Qeswachaka Peru Tours a certified company to offer tours to the Camino a Machu Picchu and Other Treks in the Cusco Region?
Being part of the Inti Sun Trek Adventure Tourism Agency Chain, Inka Trail Backpacker, GRUPO CAMINOS DEL PERU E.I.R.L. All duly registered on the official website of the Peruvian Government: www.machupicchu.gob.pe. We have the certified support to offer the services of the tour to the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in its different varieties. It is important to know that all tourism companies that wish to be operators on the Inca Trail network to Machu Picchu must be certified and have an Inca Trail operator license granted by the government of Peru. This process is very rigorous and strict; not everyone who participates can be successful. This authorization is renewed every 5 years, our associated companies have the authorization of operator of the Inca Trail valid until March 2025, we have a team that is only in charge of reserving all the income for the Inca Trail, and the walks such as Salkantay, Lares and Inca Jungle so that you can enjoy your tour with all the necessary tranquility
If it is so incredible, why do so few people go or know little about it?
Unlike Machu Picchu, which can be reached by train and by bus, Choquequirao is a destination that is reached through intense sacrifice and effort. They are hard walks that involve descents and unevenness. The way to get there is by walking a lot and camping. The entire trip can be done between 4 and 5 days unless you want to visit some nearby towns or do it quickly.
How far is it to walk to Choquequirao?
From the town of Cachora to Choquequirao, you walk around 31 kilometers, not including the tour of the ruins. On the way back it would be the same distance (62 km in total). A large part of the route involves the descent of a large mountain while the other half is uphill.
How high is Choquequirao?
The citadel is located at 3,035 meters above sea level and at the lowest point of the walk you will be at 1,461 meters above sea level. The climate is similar to that of Cusco, so it is advisable to prepare for the heights before the walk.
Drinking water is included? No, during the trek you will have to buy water directly from the local people every 2 hours or at each campsite. Remember that the price of water will not be the same as the price in the city. However at meal time we will give you tea, coffee etc to drink. If you do not want to buy water from local people you can buy and take it from Cusco or in Mollepata (beginning of the trek), in Soraypampa (first night) and in Chalhuay (second night).
The other option you may have is to catch water from the fountains or small streams along the way where you can fill your water bottle. We recommend that you have purification tablets for this.
Refund: If we fail to make your reservation of your train tickets or entrance to Machu Picchu, the payment of your deposit will be 100% refunded.
Health and Safety: All our participants must inform us if they have or have had any illness that may affect their personal or group progress during the walk. They will also need to bring their own medications. We recommend that you visit your doctor before making your reservation if you have any health problems.
Physical Fitness: A degree in physical fitness is required, but you do not have to be an athlete or expert hiker to take this tour. Your physical condition is of course important since it will allow you to carry out all the activities within the tour and thus you will be able to enjoy the beautiful landscape along the way. If you do not exercise regularly, it is advisable to take extra walks or some type of aerobic activity during the months before your trip. Before doing the walk, we recommend that you visit your doctor who can provide you with more information.
Where to keep your things? : You can leave or store the things that you will not take to the Inca Trail in the hotel or hostel where you are staying. Most of these establishments have warehouses where they will store your things. If you do not trust the place where you are staying, we will gladly store your belongings in our office.
Travel with like-minded travelers:
As a traveler, you know that one of the most rewarding and memorable experiences of going to new places is the people you meet along the way. By booking a trek or tour with us, you can be sure that your group will have travelers looking for adventure similar to yours in the Peruvian Andes. Our groups offer a great opportunity to meet new people and network in a friendly environment. You never know who you’ll meet!
Our work with local Communities:
We are really proud of the work we do for our local communities. This is the main focus of our company. We have worked directly with the villages to help them meet their needs. All the products we buy for food on our walks come from local farmers and markets, so we guarantee that our food has fresh and organic ingredients.
100% guaranteed departures
Qeswachaka Peru Tours, we like to think that we do trekking a little differently than our competitors. We stand by our clients and guarantee that we meet 100% of our departure dates on our trips, even if you are a solo traveler, you will always find a place within our groups that you can join.