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 […]
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.
Is this hiking right for me? AT A GLANCE
Why you will love this Choquequirao 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.
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.
WARM-UP DAY ON THE CHOQUEQUIRAO TRAILS
RECOMMENDATION OF A RABBIT
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.
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
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.
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.
The tour is recommended for children over eight years old who enjoy hiking outdoors.
Older adults who wish to do the Choquequirao trek should be in good physical condition. It is not recommended if they have heart problems.
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.
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.
Yes, We offer the 8-day trek that includes visiting the archaeological site of Choquequirao and the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
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.
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.
The tour has wide availability. It is recommended to make the purchase weeks in advance. This way, you can better organize the route.
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.
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.
Choquequirao is 3,033 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.).
Choquequirao houses Inca constructions as impressive as Machu Picchu, such as:
Choquequirao is still excavating; it is estimated that, to date, only 30% of the original Inca precinct has been restored.
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.
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.
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.
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.
* Sharing rooms.
* Kondor Path Tours operates the Choquequirao Hiking Trail for three days and 02 nights 😊
Choquequirao Trek 3 Days 2 Nights
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