Cusco, Chiquisca, Maranpata, Santa Rosa, Cachora and Choquequirao
Trek overview: Live a wonderful experience hiking to the other Machu Picchu, the lost city of Choquequirao considered the last Refuge of the Inca Empire!
During these five days you will enjoy the beautiful sceneries from Valleys and Canyons to snow-capped mountains! You will have personalized service, English speaking guides, high quality equipment, and 24 hour assistance during your entire tour.
Please notice this trek is provided for private groups and is fully customizable.
Suitable for children of 12 years and over
Choquequirao Trek inclusions
• Professional English speaking Guide.
• Inca Trail Permit and Machu Picchu entry fee.
• Cook and Porters support (who carry tents, cooking gear and food).
• Camping Gear (REI Four-season tents, Sleeping Pad, Duffel bag.)
• Portable Oxygen Tank and First-aid kit.
• Nine meals and water during the trek.
• Expedition train ticket (Aguas Calientes - Cusco).
• Bus ticket (Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes).
• Pre-departure information meeting.
• Hotel pick-up and drop-off service.
Day 1: Cusco - Cachora - Chiquisca
After an early morning breakfast, your guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive to San Pedro de Cachora, a small Andean village located at 9,190 ft above sea level and three hour ride from Cusco, our trek to Choquequirao will start here.
Upon arrival in San Pedro de Cachora we will meet our wranglers and have the equipment and packs on mules and horses to start this unique and great adventure, today the hike will take approximately 8 hours! After a 3 hour hike we will arrive at Capuliyoc pass located at 9,022 ft above sea level, here we will have amazing views of the Apurimac River and Canyon surrounded by majestic snow-capped mountains and have our first views of the Craddle of gold.
After lunch, we continue our hike to Chiquisca located at 6,530 ft above sea level, where our tents will be set up to spend the night (hiking time: approx 8 hours).
Day 2: Chiquisca - Santa Rosa - Maranpata.
After an early consistent breakfast, we start our trek to Choquequirao, today we will need to make our best effort; it may be the hardest part of the whole trek because we will have downhill and uphill hikes! Our first hour is not hard, we will descend to Apurimac River which we will cross through its hanging bridge located at 5,085 ft above sea level, now we will start hiking uphill, after 2 hours of hike we will reach Santa Rosa located at 6,940 ft above sea level where we will take a break, we will have the chance to take pictures of orchides and Andean birds! We cannot spend much time here, because the Sun can make us feel extra tired! We continue our uphill hike for extra 3 hours arriving in Maranpata located at 9,350 ft above sea level, our closest camp site to Choquequiraro (It is not possible to camp in Choquequirao). Here we will have our tents set up and enjoy a delicious lunch; then we will take a well-deserved rest, we will wait until the next day to enjoy our visit to Choquequirao (hiking time: approx 7 hours).
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Day 3: Maranpata - Choquequirao - Maranpata
Finally, it is time to visit Choquequirao, the last Refuge of the Inca Empire! After breakfast, we will have a two hour hike to Choquequirao located at 10,100 ft above sea level; here we will have a guided tour of this amazing Inca Complex which was never found by the Spanish Conquistadores!
After exploring the Craddle of gold we will return to Maranpata, our camp site where we will enjoy our dinner and spend the night in our tents (hiking time: approx 8 hours).
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Day 4: Maranpata - Santa Rosa - Chiquisca
After Breakfast, we will start our hike back to Chiquisca descending to the Apurimac River, on the way we will pass through Santa Rosa, Playa Rosalina and then we will arrive in Chiquisca where we will have our tents set up and enjoy a delicious lunch; then we will take a well-deserved rest (hiking time: approx 6 hours).
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Day 5: Chiquisca - Cachora - Cusco.
After our last breakfast of the trek, we will start our hike back to San Pedro de Cachora passing through Capuliyoc Pass located at 9,560 ft above sea level arriving in Cachora in the afternoon; then we will have a short car journey to the thermal waters of Qonoq where we can refresh after these five days of hiking, then we will drive back to Cusco (hiking time: approx 8 hours).
Choquequirao Trek price: US$690 per person (Minimum 2 hikers) Trek price inclusions:
Professional English speaking guide, pre-departure information meeting, four-season The North Face VE25 tents, sleeping pad, duffel bag, first aid kit, portable oxygen tank, cooking equipment, 13 meals during the trek, transfers, cook, mules support (to carry all tents, cooking equipment and food).
Trek price does not include:
International air fares to Peru, domestic air fares, airport taxes, meals other than those specified in your itinerary, personal expenses, personal insurance, and tips.