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CHOQUEQUIRAO TO MACHUPICCHU  8 DAYS / 7NIGTHS

Choquequirao spectacular flight of the Condors

The Choquequirao trek is a truly spectacular hike that plunges down into the Apurimac canyon and then up again to the fascinating ruins of Choquequirao. While this is a quite tough trek, you are rewarded with spectacular views the whole way. Choquequirao comfort trek enables you more time in the ruins and more time to get to the ruins.

 

Find out the Inca ruins at the heart of the Quechuas! You can make it with beautiful landscapes, deep canyons and the spectacular flight of the condors

 

Itinerary

Day 1- Cusco-Cachora- Playa Rosalina

At 4 a.m. we pick you up at your hotel and travel 4 hours in our private bus to Cachora. Here we will be met by our muleteers and horses and then begin our trek. The trail will be flat until Chuquisaca and after will be a slight uphill slope. Later we pass through Capuliyoc, where we will have a great view of the Apurimac Canyon. Finally, we will descend to Playa Rosalina situated on the banks of the Apurimac River. Our camp is located at 5115 feet.

Day 2- Playa Rosalina-Choquequirao

Early in the morning we will eat breakfast and start our trek on a narrow, uphill path that will lead us to Choquequirao. Here, we will visit the archaeological site with our guide. The views of the Canyon are spectacular and we will have the chance to spot Andean Condors (sacred bird of the Andes) passing through the mountains. Our camp is located at 11,050 feet.

Day 3- Choquequirao-Maizal

We begin an uphill walk to 10,890 feet and later descend to the Rio Blanco (6270 feet). On the trail we will pass the archaeological site of Pinchiunuyoj. From there we will observe different species of birds, many varieties of orchids, and local coca plantations (9075 feet). From the Rio Blanco we will climb up to Maizal (9900 feet). This leg of the journey takes around three hours after which we will camp.

Day 4- Maizal-Yanama

On this morning, we will walk up to the Incan mines called Minas Victoria. Very near the peak the original Inca Trail will be visible. We will pass the altitude 13,695 feet and then descend to our camp at 12540 feet.

Day 5- Yanama-Totora

Immediately after breakfast we will begin a slow climb to the highest point of the trail at 15,410 feet. The view from there is incredible and we will travel on to the snow covered mountains of Sacsarayoj and Padreyoj. Our camp will be at 11,979 feet.

Day 6- Totora-Playa

On this day we descend to the Totora River. During our descent, the wildlife will become more interesting with a variety of song birds, woodpeckers, and many species of orchids and begonias. We camp at 6600 feet.

Day 7- Playa-Aguas Calientes

This day, we will make our final ascent to 9273 feet which will take approximately 3 hours. From this place we will have excellent view of the, "Lost City of the Incas," Machu Picchu. After a good rest we will descend to the hydroelectric plant of the Urubamba River and from there, depending on the weather, we will walk or take the train to Aguas Calientes and stay the night in a hotel.

Day 8- Full Day in Machu Picchu-Cusco

After breakfast we take the bus to the "Lost City of the Incas," Machu Picchu. We will visit the most important parts of the fortress on a guided tour of the entire site and later have free time to explore Machu Picchu in our ways. If you want, you have the option to climb the adjacent peak, Huaynapicchu. In the afternoon, we will take the train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco.

Included / Not Included

 What is Included? What is not includes? 
 
  • Professional guide who speaks English, Spanish
  • Briefing at your hotel before departing
  • Private bus to the start of the trek.
  • Transfer to your hotel on return.
  • Cook and cooking equipment
  • Meals (Vegetarian option available) & Snacks
  • Camping equipment, dining tents, kitchen, tables, chairs.
  • 4 man tents are provided for 2 people only.
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Horseman and mules (they carry cooking and camping equipment)
  • Entrance tickets to Choquequirao
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
  • Train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Cusco
  • 1 night in a hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • First aid kid and oxygen tank.
 
  • Breakfast the first day
  • Lunch on day 4th
  • Sleeping bags (they can be rented in the office)
 What You Need to Bring?  Optional Items to Take:
 
  • Sleeping bag (not included but can be hired from us)
  • 1 small day backpack to carry the things you need for the day
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket, hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun protection cream
  • Insect repellent
  • Hand santizer
  • Toiletries paper
  • Small towel
  • Bathing suit for hotsprings (not included in price)
  • Water sterilizing tablets in case you collect water from streams.
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Bathing suit for hotsprings (not included in price)
  • Emergency extra Cash
 
  • Shorts
  • sandals
  • Walking stick (with rubber tip)
  • Plasters and bandages
  • Additional horses

 

Price

Group Services: Private Service:
Price: $.1,049 per person To Open A New “Fixed Departures Date In A Private Service”
We only need 2 paxs
Discounts Optional Extras
  • Under 16's Discount: US$40
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu Mountain; add US$ 30
  • Sleeping bag - $23
  • Air matresses - $15
  • Inflatable pillow - $6
  • Pair of Walking poles – $19

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