Choquequirao Trek 3 Days

Price from: $ 222.00 USD (See: Price List)

Choquequirao Trek 3 Days

Price from: $ 222.00 USD (See: Price List)

Choquequirao Trek 3 Days OVERVIEW Is this hiking right for me? AT A GLANCE Day 1: Travel from Cusco to Capuliyoc – Hiking from Capuliyoc to Chiquisca We leave Cusco at 06:00 am. Day 2: Hiking from Chiquisca to Choquequirao “Marampata overnight” Day 3: Hiking from Marampata to Capuliyoc – Return Trip to Cusco Why […]

A hike to Choquequirao in 3 days strengthens our adventurous spirit rejuvenating our exploits.

Choquequirao Trek 3 Days is one of the outdoor trekking options through the Apurimac Canyon and the Choquequirao Andes dedicated to experienced or amateur, professional trekkers who are physically fit for strenuous, remote, and high-temperature treks. Still, if we are up to this challenge, we can meet it in three days.

Is it possible to do the Choquequirao Trek 3 Days? If you are VERY fit and prepared to walk very long days. Without a doubt, this is the hiking circuit in Peru for you. We start the trek in CAPULIYOC, conquer Choquequirao, and return to Capuliyoc in a 3-day adventure taking basic lodging services and essential local food for trekkers.

Overview

Choquequirao Trek 3 Days OVERVIEW

Is this hiking right for me? AT A GLANCE

  • Day 1: Travel from Cusco to Capuliyoc – Hiking from Capuliyoc to Chiquisca
    • We leave Cusco at 06:00 am.
  • Day 2: Hiking from Chiquisca to Choquequirao “Marampata overnight”
  • Day 3: Hiking from Marampata to Capuliyoc – Return Trip to Cusco

Why you will love this Choquequirao 3 Days

  • Explore 3-Day Choquequirao Trek in all its magnificence
  • We are direct operators in Choquequirao Trek 3 Days; you will always be hiking with Kondor Path Tour.
  • Camp more, worry less.

Itinerary

DETAILED ITINERARY of Choquequirao Trek 3 Days

PRE-TREKKING CONVERSATION OF CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK 3 DAYS: We explain the day before the trek at 06:30 pm at the trekkers’ hotel reception. Our Andes trekking adventure guide answers all questions, and then we rest early to start the next day’s activities to conquer Choquequirao.

Day 01: Cusco – Capuliyoc – Chiquisca 

Our Choquequirao Trek 3 days begins with the pick-up service at the hikers’ hotel at 06:00 to then start the land trip from Cusco to Capuliyoc “lasts approximately 04 hours”.

Already from Capuliyoc, we have incredible views of the Apurímac canyon with its mountain range and eternal Padreyoc snow-capped mountains.

  • At 10:30, we descend towards the great Apurimac Canyon for an average of 03 hours and a half. We find 03 spectacular viewpoints to take pictures and videos from different panoramic angles of the entire area.

WARM-UP DAY ON THE CHOQUEQUIRAO TRAILS

  • Travel by car: From Cusco to Capuliyoc
    • Start time of the land trip from Cusco to Capuliyoc: 06:00
  • At approximately 10:30, we start hiking
  • Walking distance: 08 km / 4.9 miles
  • Walking time: 03 hours and a half
  • Difficulty level: Moderate to challenging
  • Lowest elevation: 1,900 meters/6,270 feet
  • Highest elevation: 2,915 meters/9,564 feet
  • Hostel Name: Chiquisca
  • Meals: Box Lunch and Dinner

RECOMMENDATION OF A RABBIT

  • Bring a light but sturdy backpack to carry your hiking gear.

The trekking gear for Choquequirao 3 Days brings just what is necessary. Like a pair of light walking shoes with ankle support, a couple of walking sticks, a flashlight, 02 light walking shirts, two hiking pants, and a light jacket for cold temperatures for the MARAMPATA day, the rest of the days they are pretty hot, etc. The less weight your luggage, the better your adventure will be.

Day 02: Chiquisca – Choquequirao Guided Tour – Marampata 

Our activities start at 04 in the morning to have breakfast at 04:30 to begin our true adventure through the Andes; Today is our day to conquer Choquequirao.

We descend for 01-hour towards the Apurímac River to start the ascent to the MOUNTAIN by the zigzagging trail for 05 hours to Marampata. From Marampata, we have 01-hour and a half of walking between small ascents and descents to enter the cloud forest until we reach the ruins of Choquequirao and then return to the MARAMPATA LODGING to take a hot shower and have dinner with enough carbohydrates.

Why start early: Our main reason is to cover the trekking section from CHIQUISCA TO MARAMPATA in one day and have a guided tour of Choquequirao. The remoteness of the trekking area makes our experience in the Andes memorable.

Brief description of the trek to Choquequirao between Chiquisca and Marampata

  • Start time of the walk: 05:00
  • Walking distance: 15 km / 9.3 miles
  • Walking time: 09 to 10 hours
  • Difficulty level: Challenging
  • Lowest elevation: 1,475 meters/ 4,839 feet
  • Highest elevation: 3,106 meters/ 10,190 feet
  • Hostel Name: Marampata
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 03: Marampata – Capuliyoc – Cusco

On this last day of the trek, we will ALREADY be used to getting up at 04 in the morning to start our trek route to cover the section from MARAMPATA to CAPULIYOC.

At 04:30, we descend the beautiful Apurímac canyon until we reach the banks of the Apurimac River for an average of 03 and a half hours. We ascend the mountain road from PLAYA ROSALINA until we reach CHIQUISCA to have our local breakfast. During the walk, it is vital to have some energy bars or special preparations in sachets to cover the calories we burn. You also have to bring ENOUGH WATER “there are local stores in strategic places such as water from streams in certain sectors of the circuit (take water purification tablets).”

At 10:00, we start the last 03 and a half hours hiking up the mountain until we reach CAPULIYOC. Once we get to Capuliyoc, we thank the entire hiking trail, the Choquequirao temple, and mother nature for having this great hike through the Andes of the APURÍMAC CANYON.

We have lunch in Capuliyoc, and at approximately 3:30 pm, we begin the land trip back to the city of Cusco. Thank you very much for exploring Choquequirao Trek 3 Days; we are sure they will return to the Cusco, Peru – South America region for more treks.

Summary: Last day hiking around Choquequirao to get out of the canyon.

  • Start time of the walk: 04:30
  • Walking distance: 16 km / 9.9 miles
  • Walking time: 08 to 09 hours
  • Difficulty level: Challenging
  • Lowest elevation: 1,475 meters/ 4,839 feet
  • Highest elevation: 2,862 meters/ 9,389 feet
  • Meals: Breakfast and Box Lunch

Inclusions

INCLUSION for Choquequirao Hike 3 Days 

  • At 06:00 pm, briefing at the walkers’ hotel reception ONE DAY BEFORE the trek to review the itinerary and meet your tour guide to answer all questions about the adventure.
  • English-speaking bilingual tour guide (local tour guide coming from the city of Cusco who knows the area)
  • Private transportation from CUSCO to CAPULIYOC is the “starting point of the trek.”
  • Entrance tickets to the circuit and ruins of Choquequirao
  • Two nights of basic accommodation (HOSTEL) within the tourist circuit of Choquequirao “showers, towels.”
  • Day 01 and 03 Box Lunch
  • Food on the walk: Breakfast (02), Lunches (01), and Dinner (02) prepared in the lodging areas by local families
  • First aid kit
  • Private return transportation from Capuliyoc to Cusco
  • All local taxes

Is it not included in the Choquequirao Trek 3 Days circuit?

  • Additional $140 Cargo horse for personal effects to transport the luggage of the walkers for 03 days
  • Food: Breakfast on day 01 and dinner on the last day
  • Tips for the entire crew.

Travel Facts

Travel facts Choquequirao Trek 3 Days

FAQs About Choquequirao Trek

How many kilometers is the Choquequirao trek?

The Choquequirao trek in Peru is one of the most famous trips to Cusco. This trekking route takes four days and covers 62 kilometers in outward and return sections.

 Can I go to Choquequirao Trek with the children?

The tour is recommended for children over eight years old who enjoy hiking outdoors.

Is the Choquequirao Trek recommended for older adults?

Older adults who wish to do the Choquequirao trek should be in good physical condition. It is not recommended if they have heart problems.

Can I do the Choquequirao trek without a tour?

Yes, the Choquequirao trek is an accessible route for the public. However, it is advisable to hire a tour agency as it includes everything you need: a Local professional guide, camping, food, entrance fees, etc.

Is the Choquequirao Trek difficult, and can I do it?

The route is of moderate to great difficulty. It is recommended to be in good physical condition. However, with effort, anyone can complete the hike.

Can I go from Choquequirao to Machu Picchu?

Yes, We offer the 8-day trek that includes visiting the archaeological site of Choquequirao and the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

How much does the entrance fee to Choquequirao cost?

The entrance to Choquequirao costs 60 soles for adults, 30 for university students, and 25 for children. These tickets are already included in the tour.

What should I bring to the Choquequirao Trek?

Don’t forget to bring with you: a sleeping bag, poncho in case of rain, comfortable sports clothes (that can withstand low temperatures), snacks, fruits, batteries, personal utensils, and objects that you think are necessary.

How much time in advance should I buy a tour to Choquequirao Trek?

The tour has wide availability. It is recommended to make the purchase weeks in advance. This way, you can better organize the route.

What is the weather like during the Choquequirao trek?

The weather during the trek is warm and temperate, with temperatures ranging from 8ºC. to 24ºC. Maximum. Rains can occur on any day of the year, especially in January, February and March.

HOW TO GET TO CHOQUEQUIRAO?

On your own: Choquequirao is reached by Cusco or Abancay; the first destination is the town of Cachora; you ascend on foot to Choquequirao. The hike is one day, and the return is the same way.

Hiring your Choquequirao trek with Kondor Path Tours is the safest and most convenient way because they take care of all the trip’s logistics, and we have to enjoy this exciting hike.

How high is Choquequirao located?

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

What tourist sites are there in Choquequirao?

Choquequirao houses Inca constructions as impressive as Machu Picchu, such as:

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

Choquequirao is still excavating; it is estimated that, to date, only 30% of the original Inca precinct has been restored.

What is the climate like on the Choquequirao trek?

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

Is the Choquequirao trek challenging?

For this trek, it is necessary to acclimatize in the city of Cusco one or two days before starting the hike; for proper acclimatization, it is required to rest as much as possible, eat a little, and drink plenty of fluids.

It is also 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.

Will altitude sickness affect me on the Choquequirao trek?

Because Choquequirao has a “warm-temperate” climate, it is unlikely to suffer from altitude sickness or “Soroche.” Still, if this happens, we can drink the Coca Leaves tea, which is highly known for its healing and relaxing properties.

The Choquequirao tour is a unique and unforgettable experience; since it is a challenging, fantastic, and natural adventure, we will know the ancestral wonders of the Incas, accompanied by the satisfaction of feeling fulfilled at the culmination of this hike. To have an even more pleasant and safe experience, do not forget to contact Waman Adventures, a prestigious company from Cusco that will guide you in every moment of this incredible journey, along with quality and certified professionals that will make your trip the most memorable experience of your life.

PRICE LIST

Cost Choquequirao Trek 3 Days / 02 nights

PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2023. As a private service, we carry out this trekking circuit through Choquequirao Park for 03 Days.

  • Solo travel is $787. “Prices reduce if there are more people in your group.”
  • 02 participants $482.
  • 03 participants $377.
  • 04 participants $312.
  • 05 participants $285.
  • 06 participants $257.
  • 07 participants $237.
  • 08 participants + $222.

* Sharing rooms.
* Kondor Path Tours operates the Choquequirao Hiking Trail for three days and 02 nights 😊


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