Choquequirao to machupicchu 9D / 8N

Choquequirao & Machupicchu- 9D / 8N

choquequrao
Grandiose and mysterious, this abandoned city has lots of parallels with Machu Picchu ,we organize Machupicchu 9 day trek also of 8, 7, 6 days especially for people with limited time, visiting Choquequirao the last refuge of the Incas.

MACHUPICCHU 9 DAY ITINERARY:

Day 1: Cusco – capuliyoc – playa rosalina.

We will pick you up at 5:00 am from your hotel and drive for 4 hours to capuliyoc (2,850m/9,407ft) here! we can observe the majestic Padrayoc snow covered peaks ( 5482 mts ),The hike on this first day is 14 km. On the way we will observe Padrayoc and Wayna Cachora snow covered peaks and many cactus forest  , we have lunch at Chiquisqa .In the afternoon, we continue for 2 more hours down to our first camp at la Playa Rosalina.

  • Distance: 14kms/9 miles
  • Time: 5hrs approximately
  • Difficulty: Easy

Day 2: Playa rosalina – Maranpata  -Choquequirao

Early morning after breakfast, we continue our hike going up to Choquekirao,5 hours up, surrounded by beautiful vegetation with several varieties of orchids. We will arrive to the archaeological place Choquequirao . After a good lunch and a little break , we will  enjoy this majestic place,There are many possibilities to see condors around of  Choquequirao ruins into the late evening , camp in Choquequirao.

  • Distance: 16kms/10 miles
  • Time: 6hrs approximately
  • Difficulty: Easy

Day 3: Choquequirao – pinchaunuyuc

After breakfast we have good time to enjoy the majestic archaeological place. We can appreciate water fountain , houses, terraces choquequirao was refuge of Inca empire. After the lunch we walk through Choquekirao to our next camp. We follow the old water canal for a while before we start the 3 hours walk to the Pinchinuyoc ruins found in 1998 . Here we spend the night basically on the old Inca Terraces.

  • Distance: 8kms/5 miles
  • Time: 2hrs approximately
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 4: Pinchaunuyuc – Rioblanco – Maizal

This morning we walk down through an interesting vegetation know as Dry Andean Highland Forest. Trees and plants here look different to what we have seen before. We arrive to the river Victoria after a few hours and use the brake here to get a refreshing bath in the cold and clear river water. We cross walking through the river. After our brake we start the long and steep climb to our camp in Maizal, high over the river close to the sacred Apus of the Incas.  Maizal is properly the camp in the most beautiful location . From here we see 3 valleys and a great snow peak right across from us. A good place to lean back and think.

  • Distance: 10kms/6 miles
  • Time: 5hrs approximately
  • Difficulty: Challenge

Day 5: Maizal – Abra san juan – Yanama

We leave our camp in Maizal and walk towards the San Juan pass. Again a long climb, but we walk in a amazingly beautiful area- first with cloud forest and then over highland Puna. We see the Victoria mines, where metal shining stones tell about a high concentration of minerals and metals. On our way through the Puna we walk on very well preserved Inca trails, among other characteristics with the classic zigzag. We take lunch at the pass in 4000 mts  with view of the mountain Choquetakarpo, before we start the descent towards Yanama at the bottom of a long valley surrounded by mountains.

  • Distance: 16kms/10 miles
  • Time: 8hrs approximately
  • Difficulty: Challenge

Day 6: Yanama – abra Marianito – Totora

We continue from Yanama up through the valley towards the highest point of the tour, The Yanama Pass in 4500 m.a.s.l. On the way we have a good view of the snow capped Sacsarayoc. Once again we have the chance to see condors, and this mornings smooth climb bring us through new landscapes- especially the wet grass fields under the snowline that distinguish from everything else seen on the tour. In the pass we can see snow mountains and the descent is a long foggy hike through grassy fields- and bush areas and crossing small wood/dirt bridges on the way towards the community of Totora, where we spend the night.

  • Distance: 22kms/14 miles
  • Time: 9hrs approximately
  • Difficulty: Challenge

Day 7: Totora – Collpapampa -la playa

Today we walk down through the changing vegetations to the warmer camp in the village ” La Playa” Approx. 7 hours walking. On the way we see small waterfalls and get a refreshing natural bath,The area also has a big variation of bird life and it is now obvious that the climate and vegetations have changed totally. The Playa is the biggest village on the way, where we can find some small shops to buy snack etc. In this area we can see small plantations of coffee and bananas.

Distance: 14kms
Time: 5 to 6 hrs approximately
Difficulty: Moderate.

Day 8: La playa – LLactapata – Aguas calientes

This morning we will work up one newly opened Inca trail. This trail originally was used to connect Machu Picchu and it takes us through an area with coffee plantations and subtropical fruits and crops. In the highest point we see for the first time the impressing Machu Picchu . Then we walk the last part downhill and along the river to the Hydroelectric. have lunch and  continue walking to Aguas Calientes where we arrive in the afternoon. We spend the night in a nice hotel.

  • Distance: 15kms / 9 miles
  • Time: 9hrs approximately
  • Difficulty : Moderate

Day 9: Machupicchu -Cusco

From Aguas Calientes we walk or take bus to Machu Picchu. We start our visit with a 2-3 hours guided tour, that will bring us to the most important locations at the archaeological site and the guide will tell us about the great importance Machu Picchu enjoyed as astronomical and religious center. The rest of the day we spend at this amazing ruin and you will have the chance to climb Wayna Picchu or visit the beautiful moon temple. We meet in the afternoon in Aguas Calientes where we take the train to Ollantaytambo, and from here bus to Cusco. In Cusco we go to at central placed hotel close to the colonial style Plaza de Armas.

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:

  • Private Transportation To Cachora(Trailhead)
  •  Transportation La Playa to Hydroelectrica(For our Staff)
  • Hostel in Aguas Calientes(Twin bed room with Private shower and bathroom)
  •  English – Spanish speaking guide for 9 days of the Salkantay and Machupicchu.
  •  Guided assistance (up to 9 passengers)
  •  Thermarest air-inflate Confortable sleeping pad
  •  Cook and assistance of the Cook.
  •  Cooking equipment
  •  Snacks
  •  Daily tea service
  •  Dining equipment including chairs and tables
  •  Portable environmental Biodegradable toilet (The Pett)
  •  Food service in the campsites (8 breakfast, 8 lunches, 8 dinners, 8 snacks) – nutritionally balanced menu
  •  Vegetarian menu at no extra cost
  •  Personal trekking food – nutritionally balanced menu(Buffet)
  •  Two person tents (3-people capacity tent used as doubles – Kayla Doite)
  • Horseman and Horses.(To carry our camping equipment, food and 7 kilos of your personal stuff like: sleeping bag and mat as well as cothes) We Never overload our Horses(well Animal Welfare).
  •  Choquequirao and Machupicchu entrance fees, valid for 9 days
  •  Visit to Machu Picchu on the 9th day
  •  Camping equipment and basic field equipment for our Cook and horseman
  •  Return Expeditions train ticket to Poroy / according to the availability we will use the same category of train to Ollantaytambo
  •  Private Transportation from the train station to Cusco
  •  First-aid kit
  •  Emergency oxygen bottle
  •  Rain waterproof cover for your day backpacks
  •  Pre trek Orientation – briefing (Hotel or Office)
  •  Insurance policy for our porters and Cooks.

Not Included:

  •  Extra expenses
  •  Breakfast – Day 1
  •  Lunch and dinner – Day 9
  •  Pillows
  •  Not detailed meals
  •  Tips (optional).

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! “

  •  Original Passport and Original Green ISIC international student cards if you are students.
  •  Water-resistant trekking shoes and sandals
  •  Warm clothing (thermal underwear, fleece, hat, gloves, socks)
  •  Waterproof clothing (poncho)
  •  Synthetic or cotton clothing (socks, trousers, shorts, t-shirts)
  •  Sunhat and sunglasses
  •  Sun cream and insect repellent
  •  Water bottles such as Nalgene
  •  Basic medications
  •  Walking sticks
  •  Swimsuit and towel
  •  Personal items
  •  Personal snacks
  •  Previous acclimatization in Cuzco city, for at least 2 days and general good health. Quechuas Expeditions offers easy one day and half day routes which can be completed before the main trek.

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 You Book With Price per Person in US Dollars Discounts:
  • 1-3 people
  • 4-6 people
  • 7-8 people
  • 9+ people
  • $1300 USD per person
  • $1250 USD per person
  • $1200 USD per person
  • Please contact us for a special price!
  • Student with a valid ISIC 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! “

Huayna Picchu: If you are interested in climbing Huayna Picchu, the mountain overlooking Machu Picchu, there is an additional fee of $20 USD per person for us to buy your entrance ticket. Spaces are limited, so please let us know when booking whether you would like to hike Huayna Picchu, and we will reserve it for you. For information about this hike, please visit our Huayna Picchu page.

4 Lakes &Community Visit: This optional visit to the Andean village where our porters come from is included in our hike at no additional cost. For this option we will visit a local family and have a traditional meal with them. You may want to tip the family, and you can also bring small gifts for the local children such as pencils, crayons, and notebooks if you would like.

Hotel Upgrade: Included in this tour is one night at a comfortable Hotel in Aguas Calientes. However, if you would like to upgrade to a 3, 4, or 5 star hotel, please just let us know what type of hotel you prefer and we can upgrade your accommodations.

Sleeping Bags: If you would like to rent a sleeping bag from us, the price is $60 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.

Vistadome Train: Our price includes a return train ticket in the Expedition train, however, if you would like to upgrade to the Vistadome train the price is an additional $50 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.
Extra Horse to Carry extra things/12kg- US$200Extra Horse To Ride /90kg-Weight Limit US$400 Day 1-2-3-4-5 and Includes an Horseman to control the horse.

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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WHY BOOK TRIPS WITH US ?

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

Peru is characterized in having one of the best meals of the world, we take this gastronomy to the mountains.