Choquequirao Trek 8 Days OVERVIEW Is this hiking right for me? AT A GLANCE Day 1: Cusco: Hiking from Capulilloc to Chikisca Day 2: Chikisca – Choquequirao Guided Tour – INC Day 3: Choquequirao – Rio Blanco to Maizal Day 4: Maizal to Yanama | Yanama to Lucmabamba by local car. Day 5: Lucmabamba to […]
Choquequirao Trek 8 Days discover the best trek through the Andes to the jungle of Machu Picchu via YANAMA. Discover the architectural couple of Machu Picchu! Choquequirao is more extensive than Machu Picchu, but the two Inca masses are spectacular due to several similarities, such as geographic terrain, architecture, scenic landscape, climate types, and Inca trails. THE WALK FROM CHOQUEQUIRAO TO MACHU PICCHU IS ONE OF THE BEST IN SOUTHERN PERU, Cusco region.
The Choquequirao hiking trail is for lovers of outdoor hiking in remote areas with spectacular landscapes that are memorable from our journey in Peru. Choquequirao Trek 8 Days JOIN the best TREKKING trails LIKE Choquequirao, part of the Salkantay, Sacred Inca Trail to Machu Picchu to have two wide-angle photographic views of the beautiful citadel of MACHU PICCHU. In the last final exploration trek, we have to the RAINBOW MOUNTAIN to complete the great and magnificent hiking of Choquequirao to Machu Picchu in 08 days.
BRIEFING: One day before starting the spectacular journey from the Andes to the jungle of Cusco by Choquequirao Trek 8 Days, we provide the TECHNICAL EXPLANATION of the entire trek package by our tour guide. All questions are welcome. The briefing is at 6:00 pm at the reception of the visitor hotel.
We start the great adventure through Choquequirao Trek 8 Days. We leave the city of Cusco at 06:00 to Capulilloc “it takes us approximately 04 hours of travel”.
At 10:30, our WARM-UP WALK OF THE DAY begins, descending towards the Apurimac canyon until we reach the first camp. CHIQUISCA has a good location for camping overlooking the Apurimac River.
Summary of the hiking warm-up day entering the Apurimac canyon
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Today we leave early to avoid the sun inside the Apurimac Canyon and reach the cloud forest to freshen up and have a magnificent guided tour of Choquequirao.
At 04:50, we start walking towards the Apurímac River to cross the ROSALINA suspension bridge and ascend the Apurímac Canyon until we reach MARAMPATA “lunch area.”
We continue the walk along the undulating road until we reach the archaeological ruins of Choquequirao. The guided tour of Choquequirao takes us the rest of the afternoon to explore the highlights of the tourist area.
Summary of HIKE between Chiquisca to Marampata and guided tour to Choquequirao
From 04 in the afternoon, there are some gusts of wind in which it is pretty cold; We recommend BRINGING a coat for the guided visit to Choquequirao to withstand the low temperatures plus 01 flashlights since it could get dark. Having our flashlight and overcoat, we returned to the INC BASE camp without any inconvenience.
We have another challenging day on the other side of the Choquequirao valley to reach the Pinchaunuyoc ruins and conquer our MAIZAL base camp.
At 06:00 am, the trek begins along one side of the Choquequirao ruins until we reach our first mountain pass, “Paso de Choquequirao,” the panoramic views and views of the other side of the valley are spectacular. We begin to descend for an average of 02 hours to reach the beautiful ruins with their terrace systems of PINCHAUNUYOC “it is the only place where we find fresh spring water.”
We descend for 01 hour and a half more to reach the RÍO-BLANCO River and canyon; walkers can soak or take a dip in the chilly waters of the creek before heading to lunch. We have about 03 more hours to climb the mountain by a zigzag path until we reach MAIZAL.
Summary of HIKE between INC Choquequirao to Maizal
The day brings sunscreen and mosquito block because there are many mosquitoes, especially in the RIO-BLANCO ravine. It is also essential to carry purification tablets to purify the water. The purification tablets help decontaminate the river or spring water in our Choquequirao Trek 8 Days to Machu Picchu.
Today we conquer the highest pass of the entire CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK 8 DAYS hiking circuit, the YANAMA PASS.
The activities start at 06:00, walking along the ancient Inca trail within the cloud forest vegetation, turning into a steppe where phreatic friezes and grasslands dominate. We walk half a day, 04 hours of ascent to the Yanama pass, and 40 minutes to reach the Yanama community. In Yanama, we say goodbye to the muleteers, and then we take the local transport services to transfer all the mountain equipment and adventurer crew to the LUCMABAMBA base camp.
Coffee plantations surround the Lucmabamba camp like the fruits of the low jungle. Ladies and gentlemen hikers, we are close to Machu Picchu; only a mountain distances us to observe the beautiful ruins of Machu Picchu from the natural viewpoint of the mountain.
Summary of the expedition between Maizal to Lucmabamba
We ascend the Inca trail of LUCMABAMBA until we reach the top of the mountain or LUCMABAMBA PASS. We can already see MACHU PICCHU and the entire mountain chain of Huayna Picchu in the distance from the top. We continue descending the mountain until we reach the Aobamba River to head towards the HYDROELECTRIC train station.
In the afternoon, we will board the PERU RAIL RAILWAY COMPANY train service to transport us to the town of Aguas Calientes and stay at our HOTEL.
Brief description of the adventure from Lucmabamba to AGUAS CALIENTES
At 5:30, we start walking towards kilometer 104 of the railway for approximately 02 hours (follow the path next to the railway; watch out for some trains). Arriving at km 104, we enter the SACRED INCA ROAD. The walk from km 104 to Intipunku and Machu Picchu takes around 05 hours of walking through the cloud forest, “totaling 07 hours.”
It is only three hours of ascent, and the rest of the trek is semi-flat through different types of Inca Trail. From the Intipunku, we have a spectacular view of Machu Picchu and its surroundings. In the afternoon, we board the bus service to descend towards AGUAS CALIENTES and head towards our HOTEL.
Short description of the walk inside the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu between KM 104 to INTI PUNKU
When buying the entrance tickets to the Inca Trail, these tickets allow us to visit Machu Picchu. With the group of visitors of CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK 8 DAYS, we will decide a day before what time WE ARE GOING TO ENTER MACHU PICCHU for the sixth day.
At the time indicated by our tour guide, we go to the bus station to go up to the top of Machu Picchu by vehicle and then have the guided tour of MACHU PICCHU in all its splendor. We will be inside Machu Picchu for approximately 02 hours; That is the time that allows us the visit decreed by the updated general regulations of the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
In the afternoon, return to the city of Cusco VIA POROY STATION. From the POROY train station, we go to CUSCO in our private transportation to drop you off at your respective hotels.
Summary of Machu Picchu Expedition and activities
Train service information: [Inbound journey]
When you get to the POROY train station, be met at the train arrivals area. Just look for a KONDOR PATH TOURS sign with your name.” Group name: Hiker of Choquequirao Trek 8 Days 🙂
To culminate our spectacular adventure through the Andes of Choquequirao Trek 8 Days, satisfying our feats of outdoor sports around the World, EXPLORE the beautiful colorful circuit of the rainbow mountain.
At 06:30, we head south from Cusco to reach the start of the trek. Today’s hike takes about 70 minutes to get to the colorful top and look at the beautiful rainbow mountain with its shining chain. We return by the same HIKING TRAIL to our private vehicle to return to the city of Cusco.
Summary of the last day of hiking through the colorful mountains of Cusco
Thank you, hikers, for taking our service CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK 8 DAYS; hoping they will come back another time for more unique feats in PERU.
Cost Choquequirao Trek 8 Days 07 nights
PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2022. We carry out the Choquequirao Tour 08 Days only as a private service.
* Kondor Path Tours operates the Choquequirao Hiking Trail 8 days 07 nights 😊
Choquequirao Hiking Trail 8 days 7 Nights
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