Choquequirao Trek 5 Days OVERVIEW Is this hiking right for me? AT A GLANCE Day 1: Cusco | Capuliyoc to Santa Rosa Day 2: Santa Rosa to INC of Choquequirao Day 3: Choquequirao Guided Tour Full-Day Day 4: INC to Chikisca Day 5: Chiquisca to Capulilloc – Saywite – Cusco Why you will love this […]
Choquequirao Trek 5 Days is an excellent adventure through the Andes of Peru and the great Apurimac Canyon, with impressive views of eternal snow-capped mountains crossing mountainous deserts and cloud forests. We camp in beautiful places in the company of our pack horses, cook, hiking guide, and mountain equipment, a spectacular outdoor trip surrounded by nature.
Why decide to take Choquequirao Trek 5 Days? It is to enjoy a full day of the archaeological ruins of Choquequirao from end to end to understand the reason and the reason why the ancient Incas decided to build a tremendous Inca construction on top of a mountain next to a mountain range surrounded by the river Apurimac. We recommend Choquequirao Trek 5 Days for your next vacation to the Cusco region, Peru, South America.
Is this hiking right for me? AT A GLANCE
Why you will love this Choquequirao 5 Days
PRE-TREKKING TALK: 01 to 02 days before starting the trek to Choquequirao Trek 5 Days at 05:30 pm at the hotel reception of the group of trekkers; our adventure guide provides general information about the Choquequirao trek of 05 days and 04 nights specifying each day. All questions are welcome to be prepared for our expedition through the southern Andes of Peru within the Cusco region.
Our Choquequirao Trek 5 Days expedition begins with the land trip at 05:30 am, leaving the city of Cusco and heading northwest. We cross the Anta plateau, descend towards the Limatambo valley, cross the CUNYAC bridge, and then go back up the mountain; in the sector of the branch of the town of Cachora, we take the RAMAL entered towards the Cachora valley. The last leg of the trip is from Cachora to Capuliyoc “the trip lasts approximately 04 hours and 20 minutes”.
In Capuliyoc, our mules are waiting for us to load all the mountain equipment and start the adventure towards Choquequirao. At approximately 10 am, we begin our walk descending through the Apurimac canyon, already having spectacular panoramic views of the Andes Mountains with its eternal snow-capped peaks, such as PADREYOC.
Summary information of the trek between Capuliyoc to Santa Rosa, HEADING to Choquequirao Trek 5 Days.
Today we start our trek at 08:00 am to rest excellently, super well, the first night after the first day of hiking.
The walk takes about 03 hours to reach the community of Marampata. Every time we ascend the mountain, the vegetation turns green due to the presence of the cloud forest, finding bamboo, ferns, begonias, etc. The good thing about this first path is in a natural shade to cover us from the sun. We find incredible views of the Apurimac canyon due to the conjugation of spectacular combinations of vegetation.
From MARAMPATA to the INC camp, it takes approximately 02 hours; the trail is undulating, BUT it has other amazing views of the Apurimac River and the canyon, with the first views of Choquequirao. Ideal for taking multiple panoramic photos in all their glory. The INC camp is located near and on the slopes of the Choquequirao ruins.
Short description from Santa Rosa to Choquequirao
WE HAVE THE OPTION TO GO TO SEE THE SUNRISE FROM THE CHOQUEQUIRAO VIEWPOINT “Unanimous decision of the group.”
The trek from the INC camp to the main Choquequirao ruins takes about 35 minutes uphill into the cloud forest.
Short description of the exploration of Choquequirao Peru
We start the hiking activities at 06:30 am to begin the return through the Apurimac canyon trail seeing it from another perspective.
Walking times inside the APURIMAC CANYON
Brief information on hiking back to Capuliyoc
We start our last outdoor activity at dawn along the trails of Choquequirao. At 05:00 am, we ascend for the last three and a half hours until we reach the Capuliyoc viewpoint, where our tourist vehicle awaits us.
We serve lunch early to start the land trip to the SAYWITE archaeological complex. We explore the main tourist attraction with the option of walking for about 30 minutes until we reach the labyrinth of stones with its magnificent pyramidal altar.
From Saywite to Cusco, we have an approximate trip of 03 hours and a half by the main road. Thank you for exploring with us Salkantay Trek 5 Days with spectacular camps; hoping that you have loved our remote location in the Andes with Inca remains, such as the archaeological group of Choquequirao Peru.
Short description of the last chapter of the expedition
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 essential 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.
PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2023. We carry out the Choquequirao Tour for 05 Days as a private service.
* Price based on 02 people sharing one tent.
* Kondor Path Tours operates the Choquequirao Hiking Trail 5 days and 04 nights 😊
Choquequirao Trek 5 days
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