Choquequirao Hike 5D / 4N

Choquequirao Hike 5 Days and 4 Nights

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This ‘lost city’ Choquekirao (meaning ‘cradle of gold’) was discovered in the 18th century by a French explorer, it fascinated 19th century explorers and was also visited by Hiram Bingham prior to his discovery of Machu Picchu. hike through high andean landscapes with magestic glaciers, descend into deep canyons where the condors fly and pass through biologically diverse cloud forest ecosystems. You will also see native animals such as Andean Condors, birds,  native flora and fauna, orchids and so much more.

In the end of this adventurous trek we will takes you to CONOC, We are the only company who takes you to the hot springs of CONOC.

Day 1: Cusco- Capuliyok –Playa Rosalina

We leave from Cusco early in the morning by private transport. Approx. at 5:30 we will arrive after 4 hours in Cachora (2,900m asl), a typical Andean town where we meet the rest of our trekking team. After a well deserved breakfast we start a two-hour trek to Capuliyoc (2,915m). On the way we get our first views of the Apurimac Valley stretching below and of the snow-capped peaks of Padrayoc and Wayna Cachora (5,482m). Afterwards we descend through the eastern slopes of the Andes to reach playa rosalinna (2,330m). The temperature becomes higher and the flora and fauna begin to change. Finally we arrive playa rosalina , where we camp the first night .

  • Meals: Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time –  Dinner.
  • Accommodation:Camping facilities
  • Minimum altitude:1550m/4650ft
  • Maximum altitude: 3100m/9300ft
  • Distance: 14kms/9 miles
  • Time: 5hrs approximately
  • Difficulty: Easy

 

Day 2: Santa Rosa -Maranpata  and  Choquequirao:

After an early breakfast, we cross the bridge and hike for the next 4 hours all the way up to Marampata where we will have lunch enjoying the view of choquequirao stone city.  After lunch we walk to our second evening’s campsite, just 20 minutes from the ruins. Being so close to the ruins, we can enjoy our view of the ruins into the late evening and watch for condors flying about.

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afteroon Tea Time –  Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Minimum altitude:1550m/4650ft
  • Maximum altitude: 3100m/9300ft
  • Distance: 16kms/10 miles
  • Time: 5hrs approximately
  • Difficulty: Easy

 

Day 3: Choquequirao 

After breakfast, we will visit Choquequirao for the entire day. Enjoy the private  tour and explore all of the beautiful sections of the temples, terraces, palaces, the llamas’ section, and much more. We will return to our same campsite for tea and spend the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time –  Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Minimum altitude:1550m/4650ft
  • Maximum altitude: 3100m/9300ft

 

Day 4: Choquequirao – Rosalina- Chiquisca

After an early breakfast we head back towards the Apurimac River (1,550m/5,117ft) for three hours. Finally we walk up a moderate hill for one hour to our third evening´s campsite at Chiquisca (1,990m/6,270ft).

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodations: Camping
    minimum altitude: 1,550 m/ 5,117 ft
    maximum altitude: 3,150 m/ 10,397 ft
    Distance : 14 km / 8 ¾ miles
    Approximate walking time: 6 hours
    Level of Difficulty: Moderate

Day5: Chiquisca -Capuliyoc – Cusco

After a delicious breakfast, we walk up a moderate hill towards the Capuliyoc pass. Once there we may enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the Apurimac Canyon. At Capuliyoc, our private transport will be waiting for us. On the way home, we will visit the archaeological site of Saywite and have time to explore. Finally our private transport will bring us to cusco.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch
  • minimum altitude: 1,900 m / 6,270 ft
  • maximum altitude: 2,850 m/ 9,407 ft
  • Distance : 8 km / 5 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 3 to 4 hours
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate

We are the only Travel Agency to Machu Picchu that works exclusively with specialists and experts.
Treks are our passion and customer satisfaction our success! “

Included:

  • Pick up at  your hotel in the morning of the trek departure
  • Private transport from Cusco to Cachora (starting point of the trek) and from mirador capuliyoc to Cusco
  • Entry fee to Choquequirao and other Inca sites
  • English speaking, experienced professional guide
  • Private Guided tour in each archaeological complex
  • Comfortable tents for two people in a four-person tent
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food with prior request)
  • 1 emergency horse which can be ridden if you’re feeling exhausted or are ill
  • All camping equipment such as: dining tent, table, chairs, kitchen tent and toilet tent
  • Tent for our staff to sleep in
  • First Aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Horses (for equipment and personal items) including horsemen
  • 7 kgs of your personal items such as extra clothes and sleeping bag will be carried by our mules
  • Boiled water for drinking and washing purposes
  • Entry fee to the hot springs

Not Included

  • Lunch on the last day
  • Sleeping bag or trekking poles (can be rented from us)
  • Tips for guide, chef, and horseman.

 

We are the only Travel Agency to Machu Picchu that works exclusively with specialists and experts.
Treks are our passion and customer satisfaction our success! “

What to Bring

  • Original passport and student ISIC card (if applicable)
  • Sleeping bag (or you can rent one from us)
  • A small day backpack to carry your personal belongings (the horses will carry the items that you do not need during the day)
  • Bathing suit (if you would like to enjoy the hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
  • Good sneakers or light hiking boots, and one pair of flip-flops or light sandals
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Flashlight
  • Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March)
  • Comfortable hiking clothes
  • Bug repellent
  •  Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Cap for the sun
  • Warm clothes for the nighttime including thermals, warm hat, and gloves
  • Travel towel
  • Toilet paper
  • Water bottle and about 1 liter of water for the first day until lunch, and after that we will supply you with boiled water for the rest of the hike

Optional items to take:

  • Shorts
  • Plasters and bandages
  • Sandals
  • Bathing suit (for hot springs) in conoc , ( optional )
  • Extra contribution suggested.

 

We are the only Travel Agency to Machu Picchu that works exclusively with specialists and experts.
Treks are our passion and customer satisfaction our success! “

Number of People  Price per Person in US Dollars Discounts:
  • 1-4 people
  • 4+ people
  • $700 USD per person
  • Please contact us for a special price!
  • Student with a valid university card – $20 USD off
  • Children 7-15 years old – $20 USD off
  • Children under 7 years old – $50 USD off

* We need a minimum of 2 people to run the tour. We guarantee that your tour will be limited to a maximum of 8 people.

 

We are the only Travel Agency to Machu Picchu that works exclusively with specialists and experts.
Treks are our passion and customer satisfaction our success! “

Sleeping Bags: If you would like to rent a sleeping bag from us, the price is $25 USD per person in total for the hike.

Trekking Poles: We recommend taking trekking poles on the hike especially when hiking downhill. If you would like to rent a pair for the whole hike, the price is $20 USD per person.

Cuy (Guinea Pig): If you would like to try this dish On the hike , which is a typical Peruvian dish., just let as kwon.

We only require a minimum of 2 people to start this hike, so if there are at least 2 people total in your group we can organize your hike for the start date that you choose. If you are traveling by yourself, please email us to check the availability and let us know the hike(s) you are interested in and the dates when you are available to start the hike.
To reserve your hike, please email us at reservas@mamacocaexpeditions.com with the hike you want to do, the date you want to start, and how many people are in your group. We will also need the following information for each traveler.

•    Full name
•    Passport number
•    Date of birth
•    Nationality
•    Gender
•    Food restrictions (if any)
•    Would you like to climb Huayna Picchu for an additional $30 USD per person?

If you would like tickets to climb Huayna Picchu after your tour of Machu Picchu, we will reserve a ticket for you as long as there is availability.

After sending your personal information, the next step is for each person in your group to make a deposit of $200 USD to reserve your hike. To make your deposit, please pay through our Paypal account by clicking the “Buy Now” button below, or by visiting our Book now page. To receive the student discount, you must send an email at the time you reserve your spot with a scan of both sides of your student ISIC card. This is the only student card accepted by the National Park and you can find more information about this student ID on the ISIC website here. The remaining balance is due in Cusco. You may pay in cash (either in US dollars or Peruvian soles) at your briefing.

We are the only Travel Agency to Machu Picchu that works exclusively with specialists and experts.
Treks are our passion and customer satisfaction our success! “

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Mamacoca Expeditions is a nature-loving travel agency with extensive experience in hike and long walks that will make your trip unforgettable.

SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE

We do not settle for existing routes, we continue creating new routes to Machupicchu. More info select the tab “Expeditions”

CAMPING EQUIPMENT

Mamacoca Expeditions, has highly qualified equipment for the mountains, when renting equipment with us, you will be renting quality.

EXPERT GUIDES

We count, not with workers; if not with “partners”; our guides have extensive experience in the world of tourism. There is no question that they can not answer.

DELICIOUS FOODS

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