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Choquequirao Trek 5 Days

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days ending in choquequirao

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS Multi Day Hike

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days 23 reviews
Choquequirao Trek 5 Days

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days ending in choquequirao

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS Multi Day Hike

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days 23 reviews
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Overview

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days / 4 Nights

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days  is an incredible experience and at the same time very beautiful and challenging, join us and visit the other Machu Picchu, this hike will allow you to be in contact with nature and also learn about Inca history with a perfect combination with views of glaciers and amazing canyons where the destination will be Choquequirao and finish in the capuliyoq will be a 20-mile round trip.

In addition, The Inca site of Choquequirao Trek 5 Days / 4 Nights is located on the Apurímac River, at the foot of the glaciers and surrounded by high snow-capped peaks and perched on a high mountain range it was where the last Inca rulers fled after the loss of the city of Cusco to the Spanish during the conquest.

Itinerary

Day 1Cusco – Capuliyoc – La Playa

Sites to Visit Day 1

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days / 4 Nights

Our big hike will start when we pick you up from your hotel at 4 am. We will make a trip in our private transport with your private guide for 3 hours until we reach the beginning of the trail called Capuliyoc (3200 m).

Here we will meet our travel equipment, such as muleteers and horses. We will enjoy our first breakfast and your private guide will introduce you to the team. Here we can take a group photo, we will begin the incredible expedition to Choquequirao. We will have a 3-hour hike, descending with a few stops as needed, until we reach your first lunch spot.

The walk can be somewhat difficult, for them we recommend good walking shoes, we will appreciate magnificent views of the Apurimac River, beautiful landscapes, flora, and fauna. After enjoying lunch, we will walk another 3 hours until we reach our camp, which is located at the bottom of a valley, called «La Playa» (1,800 m).

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days / 4 Nights

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days / 4 Nights

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Choquequirao 9-day trek

Day 2Day 2: La Playa – Marampata – Choquequirao

Sites to Visit Day 2

We will walk for 4 hours in the ascent. We will pass through some sugar cane farms; In addition to seeing the impressive views of the caño, the condors and varied flora and fauna will also accompany us, if you need it you can use one of our available horses.

Upon reaching Marampata, we will make an ascent until we reach 3,350 meters above sea level. After lunch you can take a siesta and then continue the last two hours stretch to Choquequirao.

In this section of the walk, you can see impressive views of the Apurimac Canyon, where we can also appreciate the Inca site.

When we arrive at the camp our porters will set up the tents. This camp is amazing because it will be right at the foot of the Inca site. here if you wish you can take a 30-minute walk exploring the place.

  • Walking distance: 16km / 9.16m
  • Hot weather
  • Meals included: breakfast, snacks, lunch, happy hour and dinner

Day 3Exploring Choquequirao

Sites to Visit Day 3

On this day we will be able to explore the Inca site of Choquequirao after a 30-minute walk, our private guide will give us a talk about the meaning and origins of this Inca site, where we will also do a tour.Many consider Choquequirao more important than Machu Picchu, although most of it is still hidden in the forest.

In Choquequirao we will be able to appreciate: astronomical observatories and water channels. After about four hours, we will return to the camp to have lunch and rest.

  • Climate: Hot with mosquitoes
  • Meals included in Choquequirao Trek 5 Days: Breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner

Day 4: Choquequirao – Marampata – La Playa – Chikiska

Sites to Visit

This day we will prepare to return to the city of Cusco, after a walk through Marampata we will appreciate the impressive views of the Canyon.

You can also appreciate waterfalls, then we will descend for 4 hours until we reach the area of «La Playa»

In the middle of the way, we will have time for a break to enjoy some fruits grown in the area. Finally, we will arrive at “La Playa” to have lunch. We will then have another two hours uphill to «Camp Chikiska», which is located in the backyard of a family home. In this area we can also enjoy the company of spectacled bears, hummingbirds and condors.

  • Walking distance: 18km / 11.32m
  • Climate: Hot with mosquitoes
  • Meals included: breakfast, snacks, lunch, happy hour and dinner
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Choquequirao 9-day trek

Day 5Chikiska – Capuliyoc – Cusco

Sites to Visit Day 5

We will walk uphill for 4 hours to reach the end of the walk, where we can enjoy our last lunch with our tour guide, porters, and horsemen.

With sadness, we will say goodbye to our fellow travelers, and then we will continue with your tour guide to Cusco for about three more hours in the vehicle. We will pass through “Curawasi”, where the famous Anís (local tea) is grown. We will arrive in Cusco around 6 pm. We will drop you off at your hotel.

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Choquequirao 9-day trek

Included

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days / 4 Nights

  • Private transportation.
  • HOTEL IN CUSCO
  • TREKKING POLES
  • SLEEPING BAG
  • Entrance fees to Choquequirao
  • Professional guide
  • High-quality camping equipment
  • Meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks/vegetarian option)
  • Cook and cooking equipment
  • Muleteer and mules, for all camping equipment and client’s luggage (Up to 10kg)
  • Emergency horse
  • First-aid kit and oxygen valon
  • Freshwater for the entire trek

No Included

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days / 4 Nights

  • Tips: Guide, Cook, Horseman.
  • Water on Day 1
  • First breakfast and last lunch

Recommendations

What To Bring

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days / 4 Nights

  • A light day pack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek – prepare for a vast range of changes in temperature
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho. Plastic ponchos can be bought for about $1 in Cusco.
  • Strong footwear and waterproof trekking boots are recommended. Extra socks are a must.
  • Sandals or plastic slip-on thongs are also good to give your feet a chance to breathe in the evenings if you wish to carry them.
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf, and beanie/touk. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping.
  • Sleeping bag (we can hire these to you)
  • Torch/ Flashlight and spare batteries
  • Camera, films, and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain, and cold
  • Sunblock
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – although no malaria risk has been reported
  • Toilet paper, pack in & pack out
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
  • Your own medical kit with any special medications that you might require, paracetamol, second skin for blisters etc.
  • Small towel or sarong
  • Bathers/swimsuit (if you intend on swimming in hot springs )
  • Cash – sufficient for snacks, tips, and souvenirs.
  • Original passport & ISIC (International Student Identity Card) if you have one.
  • Walking sticks or poles (we can hire these to you. Please note poles with metal tips cannot be carried into
  • Machu Picchu and should be left at your hotel on the final day)
  • Binoculars (if you have them)

Prices

Luxury All Inclusive Service
Number of personsPrice per person
1$780.00
2$750.00
3$720.00
4$690.00
5$660.00
6$630.00
7$600.00
8$570.00

Permits are needed for your chosen start date. Tour prices are based on the number of people in a group. Prices are valid from March 2022 through January 2023. All prices quoted are $USD

  • group service :  $570 per person

Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).

Discounts:

  • Student Discount 20$ dollars
  • Under 15 years will pay as a student: US$20.00
  • Under 7 years Discount: US$35.00

Frequently Asked Questions: Choquequirao Trek 5 Days

The Inca site of Choquequirao  Trek 5 Days is also known as the “Sacred Sister” of Machu Picchu for being as important as Machu Picchu for its architecture and design in its construction. The city was a ceremonial center of the Inca elite, dedicated to the worship of the gods of the mountain, the river, and the elements of nature.

Making the tour to Choquequirao we can observe archaeological monuments that are made up of buildings and terraces distributed at different levels, from the lowest level Sunch’u Pata to the highest truncated top, which was leveled and fenced with stones to form a platform with an approximate area of 150 square meters.

Frequently Asked Questions about Choquequirao Trek 5 Days / 4 Nights

Where is Choquequirao located in Peru?

Choquequirao is located in the Andes Mountains of Cusco, Peru, and belongs to the province of La Convención, in the district of Santa Teresa.

How to get to Choquequirao Trek in 5 days?

Although you can travel on your own, it is not recommended, since the authorized travel agencies know the route very well and there is no risk of getting lost, in addition to the fact that the operating agencies know the regulations to protect the environment.

What is the altitude of Choquequirao?

Choquequirao is 3,033 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.).

What archaeological attractions does it have?

The Inca city of Choquequirao is home to impressive constructions such as

Machu Picchu, such as:

  • The Main Square,
  • The Colcas,
  • The Inca Cemetery,
  • The Kallankas,
  • The Ushnu,
  • Los Andenes, etc.

Although it is known that Choquequirao is still in the process of excavation, it is estimated that to date only 30% of the original Inca enclosure has been restored.

Who ordered the construction of Choquequirao?

According to what is known to historians, it is considered that the Inca site was built in 1536.

Due to its similarity with the Inca Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, it is believed that the Inca Pachacutec founded the place, but his son Tupac Inca Yupanqui would be the one who ordered the construction of the Choquequirao Archaeological Center.

What is the climate like in the Inca city of Choquequirao?

Due to its location, Choquequirao has a “temperate – warm” climate due to the Apurimac canyon, alternating with cold temperatures at night, the average annual temperature is 17ºC.

What physical conditions should I have to do the Choquequirao trek?

It is necessary to acclimatize in the city of Cusco at least one day before any trek, for proper acclimatization, it is necessary to rest as much as possible, eat little, and drink plenty of fluids.

In addition, it is necessary to be in good physical and mental condition, this is a trek where the level of demand is higher than the Inca Trail or Salkantay.

How will altitude sickness affect me in Choquequirao?

Choquequirao has a “warm-temperate” climate, it is very unlikely that you will suffer from altitude sickness or “Soroche” but if this happens, the local guides of Sullpayky Experiences will be with you taking care of you while drinking a traditional coca tea.

Doing the Choquequirao trek for 5 days is a unique and unforgettable experience, since it is a challenging, amazing, and real adventure, we will know the ancestral wonders of the Incas accompanied with the satisfaction of feeling fulfilled until the end of the trek.

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days / 4 Nights

To have an even more pleasant and safe experience do not forget to contact Sullpayky sExperiences, a prestigious company from Cusco that will guide you in every moment of this great journey, along with quality and certified professionals; that will make your trip the most memorable experience of your life.

Travel Guide Choquequirao Trek 5 Days

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days / 4 Nights

The archaeological area of Choquequirao is a cultural and natural complex located in the valley and cordillera of Vilcabamba. It is part of a system of Andean cities and segments that includes Ñusta HispanavitcosEspiritu pampaConcebidayoqPampaconas and Habas pampa. These were all linked by a network or roads / phats which eventually connect with the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu. The information in this document is but preliminary; investigations carried out by the specialized personnel of plan COPESCO continue.

LOCATION:

Choquequirao comprises areas of the provinces of Cusco and Apurimac and is situated at 3104.09 metres above sea level, in the foothills of the Salkantay mountain range, surrounded by the snowy apus of CcoriwayrachinaAmpayChoquetacarpuPumasillo and Panta, this «Cultural-Natural» complex spans districts of Santa Teresa and Vilcabamba in the «La Convencion» province in the departament of Cusco, as well as the districts of Cachora and Huanipaca in the Abancay province in the Apurimac department, in this wall it occupies both the left and right hand sides of the river Apurimac’s Canyon.

CLIMATE AND SOIL:

In geomorphic terms, the region is typified by «juvenile» inter-andean valleys interspersed with drepth canyons, that vary in depth from 1300m to 5000 metres above sea level, formed by the Apurimac river and its tributaries. Vertical erosion on its margins formed terraces exploited by the andean man for cultivation and small rural settlements.

The complex, situated at a subalpine level, has characteristics of both rainforest and subtropical andean country. Its average annual temperature is 12c, the sky in often clouded over, though there are sunny days with cold nights owing to the proximity of snow topped mountains the area has two markedly district seasons; the «rainy season» from december to march and the «dry season» from april to november.

 

FLORA AND FAUNA:

Preliminary reports suggest a particular nature in between the skirts of the snowy hills where water works its way through the earth, generating an abundance of vegetation with cedar, «lambram«, «Chachacomo«, and «Inkallaulli» trees amongst others. In the shade of the above grow various species of medicinal plants, ferns, and other interesting plant species like orchids and bromelias. The exuberant vegetation and climatic conditions allow for a varied fauna including deer «Anteojos» bears felines, raptors and foxes as well as a spectacular birds like the andean condor, whose flight beautifies the quite afternoons, and the many species of humming birds.

Why Sullpayky Experiences!

In SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES we are not only a Travel Agency, we are a 100% Quechua family with more than 15 years of experience in the world of tourism. Our mission is to offer an unforgettable experience that will mark your life, based on Inca values: honesty, love and respect. For this reason, we offer a different kind of tourism, in which our priority is to give you more than a fun trip, a trip of reunion with yourself, to know your essence through the most sacred thing we have, our land, the Pachamama.

We are specialists in creating a personalized experience, so we have more than 28 tours that can be modified according to your needs (from the classic Inca Trail to innovative and alternative tours such as Moonstone) because there are many ways to know Machu Picchu, however, we are convinced that there is only one right for each client. . We also offer tours for clients with special needs.

We offer personalized assistance 24 hours a day, before and during your trip. When you contact us, you will be attended by our Peru travel experts, who will be happy to assist you and help you as soon as possible, answering your questions and providing you with information, as well as recommendations to prepare you physically and mentally for the experience you will live.

All our staff is 100% Quechua and is in constant training to always offer the best possible service. Our guides are Quechua mystics who will provide you with a unique experience. They also have basic training in photography and are equipped with a semi-professional camera to document your entire trip so you don’t have to worry about anything except enjoying every moment. Our cooks have chef training and will be informed of any dietary restrictions (such as allergies).

SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES is a local travel agency and tour operator authorized by the institutions that govern tourism regulations in Peru. That is why we have the necessary licenses and permits to operate within our country.
We also emphasize that we are against the exploitation of the Pachamama (earth) and our wayki (brothers), so we offer a totally ecological tourism and well paid for all our workers, as we seek to be the difference in everything.

We know you will be happy with our service, as evidenced by the hundreds of testimonials from our traveler clients from all over the world. See the recommendations and memories of travel experiences in various social networks such as TripAdvisor, which will explain why you should choose SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES for your next vacation in our country.

About our growth process
Continuous improvement is one of our commitments. One of our principles is that the work of each area is important to achieve the best final product. Therefore, throughout our history we have developed several projects with different areas, which have given us the following results:

We have completed the policy of our Integrated Management System as a sign of the guarantee of our organization.

Continuous training to tour guides, cooks, porters, drivers, people in charge of different areas such as Sales, Reservations, Operations, Administration, etc., in customer service, quality of service to tourists, knowledge of the route, and other topics concerning the tourism industry in Peru. Due to our progress in these areas, we have received the CALTUR 2021 Certification from the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism.

About SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES Licenses and Authorizations
SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES – Travel Agency and Tour Operator, complies with all the requirements and licenses necessary to operate and offer various services in the field of tourism throughout the Peruvian territory. The institutions mentioned below are in charge of regulating the tourism industry in Peru and we are subscribed to them:

We are authorized by DIRCETUR (Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Cusco), a government agency that promotes competition, sustainability, and diversification of Peruvian exportable products, tourism, and handicrafts.

We are subscribed to PROMPERU (Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exports and Tourism), an institution belonging to the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of our country.

 

We are also subscribed to SERNANP, in order to operate in the Inca Trail Network. The National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State, which is a specialized technical public agency of the Peruvian government, under the Ministry of Environment of Peru, is in charge of directing and establishing the technical and administrative criteria for the conservation of the Natural Protected Areas of Peru.

 

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