05 Day Choquequirao Trek – Private Service
DURATION 05 Day
MAX. ALTITUDE 10,397m.
PRICE $ From 539
These activities are a walk in the park! You will be able to enjoy the scenery, history, and time with loved ones without exhausting yourself. You do not need any special training, gear, or acclimatization for an “Easy” trek or tour. Terrain will be generally flat and comfortable, highly traveled.
A step up from “Easy,” these tours require a little more physical effort but are still 100% manageable to anyone with or without adventure experience. Again, you do not need special training, gear, or acclimatization for a “Mild” trek or tour. Terrain is generally flat but with possible gentle up- and downhills.
Before embarking on a “Moderate” trek or tour, you should be at least partly acclimatized to the high altitude of the Andes as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. These tours are still very manageable without special training as long as you have spent a day or two at high altitude. Terrain often includes moderate up- and downhill walking with possible rough patches or infrequently-traveled sections.
“Challenging” treks or tours require that you are acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 2-3 days or more at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. You will need to be in good physical shape, and it’s recommended that you train at least some beforehand, possibly with running, biking, or strenuous workout videos. Terrain is often rough, sometimes with steep up- and downhills and often not highly traveled. Generally, these last several hours.
These “Formidable” treks are our most difficult treks and require serious effort but are also the most rewarding. It is necessary to be in pristine physical condition. Again, you must be acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 4-5 days or more if possible at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. It is important to train physically before these treks so that your body is prepared for the strenuous nature of the trip. Generally, these last at least an entire day in infrequently-traveled areas with rough paths.
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)
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, the place where we’ll have our breakfast. As well we will meet our muleteers who will take the mules. In the zone called Capuliyoc, we will begin our two-hour walk to the “Abra of Capuliyoc” (2894 masl / 9,495 ft.) where we will have lunch. We will continue with the descent approximately 3 hours towards Chiquiska (1,900 masl), the place of our first camp where we will enjoy our dinner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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+.
- 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.
- Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us).
- Breakfast on Day 1
- Lunch on Day 5.
- 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
- 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.
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|
|*03 people||US$ 619.00|
|*04 people||US$ 599.00|
|*05 people||US$ 579.00|
|*06- 08 people||US$ 539.00|
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. More Information about STUDENT CARD.
|Hire of sleeping bag 5 season||$30.00|
|Walking stick highly recommended!||$15.00|
|Additional night at 3 star hotel||$85.00|