Choquequirao Trek 4 Days by Lodge OVERVIEW Is this hiking right for me? AT A GLANCE Day 1: Travel from Cusco to Sayhuite – Hiking from Capuliyoc to Chiquisca Lodge Day 2: Chiquisca – Marampata Lodge Day 3: Choquequirao Guided Tour Full-Day – Marampata Lodge Day 4: Marampata – Capuliyoc – Cusco Why you will […]
Choquequirao Trek Lodges 4 Days is one of the trekking options to rest on beds with pillows and hot showers on each day of our expedition of the APURÍMAC CANYON to discover the ENIGMATIC RUINS OF CHOQUEQUIRAO. Experiential rural tourism is increasingly interesting to learn about families’ experiences along the road to Choquequirao.
Why take Choquequirao Trek Lodges for 4 Days? It is an alternative to walking to the ruins of Choquequirao. It is essential to mention that the families of all the shelters receive training to provide the best lodging and local food services. ON DAY 01, WE LEAVE CUSCO AT 06:00 AM, NOT TOO EARLY NOR TOO LATE, to better enjoy our walks inside the Apurimac canyon and climb towards the Andes of Choquequirao in a total of 4 days of adventures.
Is this hiking right for me? AT A GLANCE
Why you will love this Choquequirao Trek 4 Days by Lodge
BRIEFING: For our adventure through the APURIMAC CANYON AND THE ANDES of Choquequirao Trek 4 Days by Lodge, we offer an informative session to the explorers one day before starting the trek. The briefing takes place at the reception of the explorers’ hotel at 06:30 pm
At 06:00, we travel from the Cusco region to the Apurímac region until we reach the SAYWITE MONOLITH. We explore the Inca ruins of Sayhuite for an average of 30 minutes and then continue the land trip to CAPULIYOC – Cachora.
In Capuliyoc begins the three-and-a-half-hour walk to reach our first lodging in Chiquisca. We descend to the Apurimac canyon along a zigzag pedestrian path. We will find 03 spectacular viewpoints to rest and have magnificent views of different areas of scenic landscapes.
We leave at 05:30 in the direction of our second lodge located in Marampata. To get to Marampata, we have approximately 01 hours of descending through the zigzag path until we reach the riverbank. We cross the suspension bridge of PLAYA-ROSALINA to ascend by a crooked way until we reach Santa Rosa and Marampata, “approximately 05 hours of walking from the Apurimac River; to Marampata”.
We have lunch at the Marampata lodge; in the afternoon, we enjoy a spectacular sunset over the Andes with a view of the Apurimac canyon. If the sky is clear at night, we can see shooting stars and the Inca constellation with its milky way.
Summary of Hike between Chiquisca to Marampata
Today we have all day to explore the tourist area of Choquequirao. We bring our box lunch to each explorer provided by the Marampata lodge. From MARAMPATA, WE WALK for 01-hour and 40 minutes until we reach the top of the Choquequirao ruins. We have a guided tour of the ruins through the parts that compose them and their surroundings.
Today we have two extra hiking alternatives to continue exploring the spectacular Choquequirao archaeological park: Visit the Llamas sector or the Choquequirao waterfalls. It is essential to mention that Choquequirao is ten times larger than Machu Picchu; 30 percent of the Choquequirao ruins are vegetation-free. Therefore, Choquequirao is quite large and is also considered the divine partner of Machu Picchu.
Now the question of why is the divine couple? A surrounding river surrounds Choquequirao and Machu Picchu; they also have the same microclimate, elevation, mountain range, and endless similarities. Visit it. You will be surprised. In the afternoon, we return to our LOCAL LODGING IN MARAMPATA to take a shower and have a nice last dinner in the community.
Summary of Hike between Chiquisca to Marampata
We leave early in the morning BECAUSE WE HAVE THE LONGEST AND MOST EXTENSIVE DAY.
Without breakfast at 04:30, we begin our trek with personal flashlights and calibrated walking sticks to descend the mountain to enter the depths of the APURÍMAC CANYON. Between MARAMPATA towards the Apurímac River, it takes us approximately 03 hours to walk.
We use the PLAYA-ROSALINA suspension bridge to cross the APURIMAC River and ascend the rocky mountain for approximately 1 hour until we reach the “CHIQUISCA” breakfast area.
At 10:00, we start our last section of the hike again, from CHIQUISCA TO CAPULIYOC, “03 hours and a half of hiking” Between 2:00 and 3:30 pm, we finish our hiking adventure through the Apurimac canyon. We have lunch in Capuliyoc, and then we travel back to Cusco.
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SUMMARY of the last TRACE to walk between the lodgings of MARAMPARA AND CAPULIYOC
Note: Hikers carry their equipment, so we recommend taking what you need on the hiking trail; the fewer, the better to enjoy our hiking adventure.
The Choquequirao trek in Peru is one of the most famous adventures on the trip 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.
To do 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, unique, 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 4 Days by Lodge
PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2023. As a private service, we carry out the Choquequirao Hiking Lodges for 04 days and 03 nights.
* For the Choquequirao Lodges circuit, per room, 02 people or according to availability.
** Kondor Path Tours operates the Choquequirao Trek Lodges Trail 4 days and 03 nights 😊
Choquequirao Trek Lodge 4 Days 3 Nights
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