05 Day Choquequirao Trek – Private Service

Highlights

05 Day Choquequirao Trek – Private Service

This Tour 05 Day Choquequirao Trek is a really fascinating walk which goes into the Apurimac canyon. It is the distant and little visited “Lost City of the Incas”. The meaning of the name in Quechua is “the Golden Cradle” and is considered as the place where the last Inca rulers went after losing the city of Cusco during the Spanish conquest. This Inca archaeological site is considered as “The Sister of Machu Picchu”.

During the tour, you will appreciate beautiful landscapes and mountains, remote ancient villages celebrated in the last century by the ranchers, a very special Inca town built on the top of the hills by the mitimaes of Chachapoyas to honor the great Pachacutec. The route offers biodiversity of flora and fauna, so that along the trail you will experience different microclimates and ecosystems. It is currently a hidden gem that is not easily accessible to visitors but not impossible either.

DAY 1: CUSCO – CACHORA – CHIQUISKA (L)(D)

DAY 2: CHIQUISKA – ROSALINAS BEACH – CHOQUEQUIRAO (B)(L)(D)

DAY 3: CHOQUEQUIRAO (B)(L)(D)

DAY 4: CHOQUEQUIRAO – COCAMASANA (B)(L)(D)

DAY 5: COCAMASANA – CONOC – CUSCO (B)

Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO – CACHORA – CHIQUISKA

We will leave the hotel in Cusco early at 05:30 a.m., we will travel around 4 hours to reach the town of San Pedro de Cachora. Here, we will meet our muleteers who will take the mules. We will begin our two-hour walk to the “Abra of Capuliyoc” (2800 masl) where we will have lunch. We will continue with the descent approximately 3 hours towards Chiquiska (1930 masl), the place of our first camp where we will enjoy our dinner.

Lodging: Campsite

DAY 2: CHIQUISKA – ROSALINAS BEACH – CHOQUEQUIRAO

After taking our nutritious breakfast, we will hike during 5 hours towards Maranpata to have lunch and enjoy the beautiful view of Choquequirao. After that, we will walk 2 more hours to reach the archaeological complex of Choquequirao and spend the night near it. In the afternoon, we will have tea time, then dinner.

Lodging: Campsite

DAY 3: CHOQUEQUIRAO

This day is essential as we will tour the entire archaeological complex of Choquequirao and explore some places that are covered by the lush vegetation of the cloud forest. Our guide will be responsible for providing you all the relevant information about the place, its history and the importance it had in the past. After this, you will have free time to explore the complex on your own. Lunch and dinner will be given in our camp, after nightfall, we will rest in the same place as the night before.

Lodging: Campsite

DAY 4: CHOQUEQUIRAO – COCAMASANA

We will start the long descent towards the Apurimac River where we will stop for lunch. After this, we will begin to ascend gradually around 3 to 4 hours towards our last camp that is Cocamasana (2300 m.s.m.) to have our dinner, where we will have spectacular views of the Choquequirao route.

Lodging: Campsite

DAY 5: COCAMASANA – CONOC – CUSCO

After having obtained a delicious breakfast, we will walk around two hours to reach the Apurimac canyon and get amazing photos. Here ends our trek, which we will continue our trip by bus back to Cusco. On the way, we will stop to observe the huge stone of Saywite, carved by the Incas in representation of their empire. After 2 hours, we can enjoy the thermal waters of Conoc to relax and have a delicious lunch. Finally, we will arrive to Cusco.

What´s Included

INCLUDED:

  • A briefing at your hotel (6 p.m.) the night before you depart
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide.
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+.
  • Chef.
  • Mules to carry cooking and camping equipment and 7kg of your personal items.
  • Pick-up and transportation from your hotel to the start of the trail.
  • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own).
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Afternoon Snacks and 4 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs.
  • 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers.
  • Foam mats.
  • Oxygen bottle.
  • First aid kit.
  • Entrance to Choquequirao.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us).
  • Breakfast on Day 1
  • Lunch on Day 5.
  • Tips.
  • Entrance to Conoc
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

THINGS TO BRING:

  • Original Passport
  • Current University Card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Swimwear and slippers (for showers and hot springs).
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film
  • Torch with spare batteries or Head lamps.

Prices

THIS TOUR RUNS ONLY AS A PRIVATE SERVICE.

****Daily Departure with at least 02 people****

NUMBER OF PAXS PRICE PER PERSON ACTION
*02 people US$ 639.00
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*03 people US$ 619.00
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*04 people US$ 599.00
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*05 people US$ 579.00
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*06- 08 people US$ 539.00
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Discounts:

  • Under 18 years old: US$ 25:00 Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time.
  • Student Discount (Maximum Age 25 years old): US$ 25:00 Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the trek or who is 17-years-old or younger. For those using an university student card to receive the discount, we need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 17-years-old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to info@inkayniperutours.com.  More Information about STUDENT CARD.

Extra Services?

SERVICE PRICE
Hire of sleeping bag 5 season $30.00
Walking stick highly recommended! $15.00
Single supplement $70.00
Additional night at 3 star hotel $85.00

FAQS?

Is the trek difficult? Do I need to be in good physical condition?

All our treks (Inka Trail, Salkantay, Ausangate, Lares, etc) are moderately difficult, lengthy and traverse rough mountain terrain. We kindly recommend that if you plan to conquer any of these routes to be in relatively good physical condition, plus acclimatization. These means arriving to Cusco at least 02 days prior to your trek departure to adjust to altitude. During the last two months leading up to your trek we suggest a regular and moderate exercise routine to improve endurance and stamina. We wish for you to have the best experience possible!

Are vegetarian, vegan, and/or other special diet needs available?

Of course! Without any additional costs! When you make your reservation, please inform us of any dietary needs or requirements, including allergies!

Vegetarian foods will be absent of all meats, chicken or fish. We will assume that eggs and cheese or other lactose products are OK.

Most of our main meals are a buffet-style, leaving you the option to avoid anything undesirable to you.

If there are any food items or veggies that you cannot stomach, perhaps onions, tomatoes, mushrooms.. etc, upon your request we will ask our chef to leave them out or separate this item.

We can also attend lactose-intolerant or gluten-intolerant diets. We cannot accept individuals with serious allergic or life-threatening reactions.

I have a food allergy. May I still participate?

Every day we receive many clients with food allergies to nuts, wheat, etc. Please inform us in detail of your condition upon making your reservation.

We kindly ask that you declare the severity of your reaction and any medication that you take in case of emergency.

If your allergy is severe, we ask that you be accompanied by a friend or individual conscious and fully responsible of your situation and ready with any medication.

WE CANNOT ACCEPT CLIENTS WITH LIFE-THREATENING ALLERGIES

When must I arrive in cusco or arrive to your office?

We require that all clients arrive to Cusco at least 48 hours before the start of your trek, although 03 nights before is ideal. You must pay your remaining balance two days before your departure for your trek. This will assure that all individuals are acclimatized and adjusted to the high altitude conditions to begin your trek comfortably. Please note that your remaining balance must be paid in cash in our office and cannot be paid before your arrival.

Our office hours are Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm, 4:00pm – 8:00pm. (Please aim to arrive 7:30pm at the latest!)

Are hiking sticks or poles necessary?

For this trek more than any other, we do recommend hiking sticks, especially for those with any known knee problems. The poles will assist your balance and reduce the impact on your knees.

Inkayni Peru Tours will rent hiking sticks for $15

Where can I store my baggage that I dont need for the trail?

Any baggage that is not necessary for your trek may be stored in your hotel in Cusco (most hotels offer this service free of charge). In the case that your hotel may not provide this service, we will store your baggage safely in our office free of charge.

What is the weather like during the trek?

The best time for making the trek with good weather is between the months of April – October when there is minimal rainfall and clear skies. The driest months are June – August, which is winter in the Andes.

January to March is summer in Peru, which means rainy season for Cusco and especially the Inka Trail, which is located mostly in the tropical cloud forest.

Where do I have to be the morning of the start of my trek and where will I finish at the end?

We will pick you up from your hotel to begin your trek and upon finishing, we will also leave you at your hotel.

I wish to have a train company or train option different to that which Inkayni Peru Tours offers, is this possible?

If you wish to change your train company or option (such as Vistadome de Peru Rail, to Ollantaytambo or the whole route to Poroy), or your departure time, additional fees may apply. You must speak with one of our sales agents to inquire about availability and the additional costs.









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