Choquequirao Trek 9 Days

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Choquequirao Trek 9 Days

Price from: $ 815.00 USD (See: Price List)

Choquequirao Trek 9 Days Overview Is this hiking right for me? AT A GLANCE Day 1: Huchuy Qosqo Hiking Tail (warm-up walk) Day 2: Cusco: Capulilloc to Chikisca Day 3: Chikisca – Choquequirao Guided Tour – INC Day 4: Choquequirao – Rio Blanco to Maizal Day 5: Maizal to Yanama | Yanama to Lucmabamba by […]

Explore five subliminal tourist circuits in ONE, CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK TO MACHU PICCHU in 9 days

Choquequirao Trek 9 Days complete trekking package through the best trekking circuits. DISCOVER Why? The trek from Choquequirao to Machu Picchu in 09 days of adventure through the Andes became one of the best destinations for sports TREKKERS. The itinerary is essential for the entire support team’s crew to complete the extraordinary EXPEDITION feat to the northwest Cusco region to cross the APURÍMAC CANYON and then ASCEND TOWARDS THE HIGH PASSES WHERE PERPETUAL SNOW finds unique spectacular views.

Our Choquequirao Trek 9 Days has a hiking warm-up on the HUCHUY QOSQO trails. The next day we go directly to the start of the GREAT CHOQUEQUIRAO EXPEDITION to conquer the Inca citadel by the Sacred Inca Trail, Machu Picchu. We culminate with the beautiful and colorful RAINBOW MOUNTAIN WALK. We have the best combinations of trekking through the Andes of Choquequirao towards Machu Picchu in 9 fascinating days of trekking through the SOUTH OF PERU.

Overview

Choquequirao Trek 9 Days Overview

Is this hiking right for me? AT A GLANCE

  • Day 1: Huchuy Qosqo Hiking Tail (warm-up walk)
  • Day 2: Cusco: Capulilloc to Chikisca
  • Day 3: Chikisca – Choquequirao Guided Tour – INC
  • Day 4: Choquequirao – Rio Blanco to Maizal
  • Day 5: Maizal to Yanama | Yanama to Lucmabamba by local car.
  • Day 6: Lucmabamba – Hydro – Train to Aguas Calientes
  • Day 7: Sacred Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes
  • Day 8: Machupicchu guided tour and return to Cuzco via Poroy
  • Day 9: Trekking to Rainbow Mountain

Why you will love this Choquequirao 9 Days

  • Explore 9-Day Choquequirao Trek in all its grandness
  • We are direct operators in the adventure of Choquequirao Trek 9 Days; you will always be hiking with Kondor Path Tour.
  • Absolute freedom lies in the wilderness, not in civilization.

Itinerary

DETAILED ITINERARY of Choquequirao Trek 9 Days to Machu Picchu

BRIEFING: The general explanation of the entire expedition of Choquequirao Trek 9 Days IS ONE DAY BEFORE STARTING THE TREK. The briefing is at 6:00 pm at the reception of the visitors’ hotel to answer all questions. But suppose there are more questions the next day. In that case, you can ask our Choquequirao leader tour guide more questions during the warm-up walk in HUCHUY QOSQO, “Hike before starting the great journey through the Andes” the first day we return to the city of Cusco. We start our official trek from Choquequirao to Machu Picchu on the second day.

Day 01: Cusco to Huchuy Qosqo Hiking Tail (warm-up walk) to Lamay

We leave the city of Cusco at 06:00 hours, heading northwest from Cusco towards the Huchuy Qosqo trail near the PIURAY AND QORICOCHA lagoon. Once we arrive at the beginning of the warm-up walk, we will start the walk through the INCA TRAILS OF HUCHUY QOSQO.

After a 40-minute walk, we arrive at the pass of the TRES CRUCES. Then we start to descend the Inca trail finding some Inca ruins on our way, such as the ruins of PUCA MARCA and LÉON PUNKO. After two hours of walking, we conquer the ruins of Huchuy Qosqo. Huchuy Qosqo was the royal palace of the eighth Inca ruler of the Inca Empire.

We reach the end of our trekking walk just 30 minutes down the mountain from Huchuy Qosqo. In the afternoon, we board our vehicle to return to Cusco. THE NEXT DAY WE ARE OFFICIALLY GOING FOR THE GREAT OUTDOOR WALK THROUGH THE ANDES OF CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK FOR 9 DAYS.

Summary of walk day 01

  • Start time of the walk: 06:30
  • Hiking distance: 13 km / 8 miles
  • Trekking time: 03 hours and 40 minutes of walking
  • Difficulty level: Moderate – Challenging
  • Lowest elevation: 3,320 meters/ 10,829 feet
  • Highest elevation: 4,426 meters/ 14,520 feet.
  • Meals: Box Lunch

Day 02: Cusco: Capulilloc to Chikisca (2nd. day of the warm-up walk)

We headed towards Choquequirao Trek 9 Days; TODAY is the first day of the official walk. We leave the city of CUSCO neither so early nor so late; At 06:00, we start our land trip of approximately 04 hours until we reach CAPULIYOC, the “start of the adventure.”

Today we have the second day of warm-up, descent to the Apurimac canyon with high temperatures “bring enough water for this day of hiking and other days” we have 03 hours and a half of hiking in the mountains. There are three spectacular viewpoints to take various photos and videos of the spectacular APURÍMAC CANYON and the Andes Mountain ranges.

Description of the warm-up day of the walk officially entering the Apurimac canyon

  • Travel by Kondor car: From Cusco to Capuliyoc
    • Start time of the land trip from Cusco to Capuliyoc: 06:00
  • At approximately 10:30, we start hiking
  • Trekking distance: 08 km / 4.9 miles
  • Hiking 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
  • Camp area: Chiquisca
  • Meals: Box Lunch and Dinner

RECOMMENDATION

Bring a pair of hiking poles and shoes with ankle support to enjoy Choquequirao’s grounds fully. Also, get an excellent sunscreen, repellent, water purifier, etc., for our Choquequirao Trek 9 Days expedition, completing the circuit of the tour package in the fullness of the adventure through PERU.

Day 03: Chikisca to Choquequirao Guided Tour – INC

To avoid the high temperatures of the APURÍMAC CANYON, at 04:50, we start our walk towards the canyon’s interior to descend and ascend. Going up in the middle of the mountain, we will already have the green area of ​​the cloud forest to cool off naturally and walk in the shade to enjoy the fresh walk until we reach MARAMPATA “up to this point, we have already walked 06 hours”.

In the community of MARAMPATA, we will have lunch with an incredible view of the Andes. In Marampata, we have local stores to make some purchases of drinks or snacks for the following days.

We continue the walk for 01-hour and a half to reach the IMPRESSIVE RUINS OF CHOQUEQUIRAO. Throughout the afternoon, we have a guided tour of Choquequirao, exploring the most outstanding parts that make up the archaeological ruins.

We resume part of the trail until we reach our INC CHOQUEQUIRAO camp to camp in the cloud forest area. WE RECOMMEND BRINGING a warm jacket to Choquequirao and a personal flashlight because the night could overtake us, and it would get dark halfway back to BASE CAMP. At approximately 5:50 pm, it gets dark in Peru.

WALK Summary

  • Start time of the walk: 04:50
  • Hiking distance: 15 km / 9.3 miles
  • Trekking time: 09 to 10 hours
  • Difficulty level: Challenging
  • Lowest elevation: 1,475 meters/ 4,839 feet
  • Highest elevation: 3,106 meters/ 10,190 feet
  • Camp Area: Marampata or INC Choquequirao
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 04: Choquequirao to Rio Blanco and Maizal

Our walking activities start at 05:30 to go around the ruins of Choquequirao to reach the ruins of PINCHA UNUYOC. We ascend towards the Choquequirao Pass to begin descending an entire mountain until we reach the banks of the RÍO-BLANCO River. From RÍO-BLANCO, we climb the next mountain to reach our base camp of MAIZAL. In Maizal, we have a small camping area, spring water, and a local store “sometimes there are some things to buy,” but for sure, there is plenty of fresh spring water.

The hike at the beginning is moderate due to the presence of a greenish tangle for a few hours, BUT as you descend towards the RÍO-BLANCO valley, it becomes increasingly hot as you ascend to the MAIZAL camp.

Summary of HIKE between INC Choquequirao to Maizal base camp

  • Start time of the walk: 06:00
  • Hiking distance: 18 km / 11.2 miles
  • Trekking time: 08 to 09 hours
  • Difficulty level: Challenging
  • Lowest elevation: 1,912 meters/ 6,272 feet
  • Highest peak: 2,983 meters/ 9,786 feet
  • Camp Area: Maizal
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 05: Maizal – Yanama | Yanama to Lucmabamba by local car.

Today we have a half-day walk between MAIZAL TO YANAMA and from YANAMA to LUCMABAMBA; We go in any local vehicle to shorten part of the stretch by walking due to the presence of a new dirt track that reaches the YANAMA community.

At 05:30, we start our trek to conquer the Yanama pass. Yanama Pass is one of the highest inter-mountain passes before Rainbow Mountain (LAST DAY WE HAVE THE HIGHEST HIKE); now, we have one of our height experiences.

In the Yanama pass, we have one of the best panoramic views since we observe three inter-Andean valleys in their fullness with their snowy peaks of the Salkantay mountain range. We go down the mountain to one side of the VICTORIA Mines. We arrive at YANAMA for lunch. In the afternoon, from YANAMA, we start the vehicular trip to the cloud forest until we reach LUCMABAMBA. Lucmabamba is our base camp; Most families are dedicated to harvesting and processing organic coffee until it gets to the family table in Peru; it is incredible to observe the coffee plantations.

Summary of the hiking between Maizal to Lucmabamba

  • Start time of the walk: 06:00
  • Hiking distance: 13 km / 9.6 miles
  • Trekking time: 04 hours
  • Difficulty level: Challenging to Moderate
  • Lowest elevation: 2,829 meters/9,281 feet.
  • Highest elevation: 4,200 meters/12,779 feet
  • PM Local car: From Yanama to Lucmabamba (approximately 02 hours and 40 minutes of trip)
  • Camp Area: Lucmabamba
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 06: Lucmabamba to Hydro and Aguas Calientes (by train Hydro to A.C.)

The walking activities start at 05:30 to avoid the sweltering heat of the humid lowland jungle. We ascend to the top of the ruins of PATALLACTA. From Patallacta, we observe the enigmatic Inca citadel of MACHU PICCHU, the AOBAMBA valley, and the PIRAMIDAL mountain of HUAYNA in the distance from MACHUPICCHU.

We continue walking with the descent of the mountain until we reach the HYDROELECTRIC train station. We board the PERURAIL train service in the afternoon to transport us to AGUAS CALIENTES. We will stay at our hotel to enjoy an excellent hot shower.

Brief description of the hiking from Lucmabamba to AGUAS CALIENTES

  • Start time of the walk: 06:00
  • Walking distance: 11 km / 6.8 miles
  • Walking time: 05 hours
  • Difficulty level: Challenging to Moderate
  • Lowest elevation: 1,799 meters/5,902 feet.
  • Highest elevation: 3,000 meters/9,842 feet
  • TRAIN SERVICE: By Perurail – Departure at 16:35 – AC arrival at 17:22
  • Hotel: Aguas Calientes
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Local Rest., at Hydro), and Dinner (Touristic Rest., at AC.)

Day 07: Sacred Inca Trail – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes

Today we start HIKING at 05:30 along a section of the railway for approximately 01 hour and 40 minutes. We headed towards controlling the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu in the sector of kilometer 104 of the railway.

NOTE: For the hiker’s safety, it forbids using headphones or listening to music during the entire trek CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK 9 DAYS.

At KM 104 of the railway is the official entrance to the SACRED INCA TRAIL to explore the Inca ruins from CHACHABAMBA to INTI PUNKU (05 hours hiking), then descend to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. We have other spectacular panoramic views of Machu Picchu from the other side of the mountain. The day before, we were in LUCMABAMBA, “at the other end of Machu Picchu,” so we had unique views; TODAY, WE COMPLETE THEM with the other VISTAS of MACHU PICCHU through the ANDES OF PERU.

Short description of the INCA TRAIL between KM 104 to INTI PUNKU

  • Start time of the walk: 05:00
  • Walking distance: 16 km / 9.9 miles
  • Walking time: 07 hours
    • Aguas Calientes to KM 104: 02 hours of walking
    • KM 104 – Inti Punku – Machu Picchu: 05 hours of hiking
  • Difficulty level: Challenging – Moderate to Easy
  • Lowest elevation: 2,065 meters/6,774 feet.
  • Highest elevation: 2,730 meters/ 8,792 feet
  • Bus: One way (MAPI to AC)
  • Hotel: Aguas Calientes
  • Meals: Breakfast (Hotel), Box Lunch, and Dinner (Touristic Rest., at AC.)

Day 08: AM Machupicchu guided tour – PM return to Cuzco via Poroy

Today we explore the wonder of MACHU PICCHU with the ease of traveling by bus to reach the main gate of Machu Picchu. We will leave the hotel at the time agreed upon by the entire group of hikers to go on our guided tour of the Inca citadel.

We have a guided tour of Machu Picchu for an average of two hours to cover visits to the most important sites.

  1. In the afternoon, we will board our train service to CUSCO.
  2. After approximately 03 hours and 20 minutes of travel, we arrive at the POROY train station.
  3. From POROY, we only have a 25-minute drive to the visitor’s hotel.

Summary of Machu Picchu Guided Tour and activities

  • Breakfast at the hotel at 06:00
  • Bus service to Machu Picchu (up and down)
  • Two-hour guided tour inside the archaeological park of Machu Picchu
  • In the afternoon, board your train service to the POROY train station.

Train service information: [Inbound journey]

  • Train company: PERU RAIL
  • Service: MACHU PICCHU – POROY (03 hours and 50 minutes of train ride).
  • Class: EXPEDITION 34
  • Departure: 15:20
  • At Station: 14:50 – Otherwise, you may not be allowed to board.
  • Poroy arrival: 19:05
  • Cusco arrival by transport: 19:35

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 9 Days 🙂

Day 09: Trekking to Rainbow Mountain (The hiking ends with the colorful jewel of VINICUNCA)

To close our adventure of Choquequirao Trek 9 Days to Machu Picchu with unique hiking circuits through the PERUVIAN ANDES! is to culminate our walk with the beautiful promenade of the RAINBOW MOUNTAIN.

At 05:30, we leave the city of Cusco, heading to the colorful mountains of Ausangate to walk through the circuit of tourists and the famous hike of VINICUNCA. Today we culminate our expedition with a lovely multicolor view of the rainbow mountain.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING TO WALK THROUGH CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK 9 DAYS to Machu Picchu. We are very grateful for your visits to the region of CUSCO, PERU. You are taking one of the best combinations and elaborations of spectacular itineraries for all lovers of outdoor hiking.

Summary of hiking through the Vinicunca colorful mountains of Cusco – Ausangate

  • Departure time to start the land trip until the beginning of the walk: 06:30
  • Name of the beginning of the walk: Llactoq
  • Walking distance: 14 km / 8.6 miles
  • Walking time: 02 ½. hours
  • Difficulty level: Challenging
  • Lowest elevation: 4,900 m/16,076 feet.
  • Highest elevation: 5,100 meters / 16,732 feet.
  • Meals: Box Lunch

Inclusions

INCLUSION for Choquequirao Hike 9 Days

  • Spectacular and remote walks through the Andes of the CUSCO “Peru” region.
  • Briefing one day before the primary day of the trek at 06:00 pm at the trekkers’ hotel reception
  • Bilingual tour guide (English – Spanish)
  • Private transportation from Cusco to Capuliyoc, where we start our trek
  • Local transport between YANAMA to LUCMABAMBA
  • Entrance tickets to Choquequirao Park, Huchuy Qosqo, and Rainbow Mountain
  • Permits, authorizations, and entrance tickets to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Cook with experience cooking outdoors on treks in the Andes.
  • Food during the excursion: 06 Breakfasts, 04 Lunches, 04 Dinners
    • 01 lunch at the Hydroelectric Restaurant
    • 02 Dinners in a tourist restaurant in Aguas Calientes
    • Lunch Box (04) Day 01, 02, 07, 09
  • Dining tent and kitchen with tables and chairs
  • First aid kit plus 01 oxygen tank
  • Packhorses (to carry tents, cooking equipment, etc.)
  • Duffel bag per person (return to the KPT office at the end of the entire expedition)
  • Pack horses to transport the belongings of the walkers; 08 kg / 16 pounds per person.
  • Waterproof Quadruple Tent (Chap. 4 Assembly 02)
  • 01 foam mattress per person
  • 03 Bus tickets in Machu Picchu
  • Local train from HIDROELECTRICA to AGUAS CALIENTES
  • Tourist Train: Expedition from Aguas Calientes to POROY
  • Transfer service in private transport from POROY to CUSCO
  • Private transportation for Huchuy Qosqo + Rainbow Mountain
  • All local taxes

Is it not included in the Choquequirao Trek 9 Days circuit?

  • Breakfast on the 1st day and other meals are not described in the main itinerary.
  • Activities and items not included in the itinerary
  • Sleeping bag (we recommend bringing an excellent one from your home country that will withstand frosty nights; alternatively, you can rent one in central Cusco)
  • Personal tent or hotel with a private room.
  • Horseback riding from Capuliyoc to Yanama for four days with his muleteer
  • Tips for your muleteers, cooks, and guides at your discretion according to how you received the services of Choquequirao trek 09 days 08 nights

Travel Facts

Travel facts Choquequirao Trek 9 Days

FAQs About Choquequirao Trek

How many kilometers is the Choquequirao trek?

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.

 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?

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.

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, 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.

PRICE LIST

Prices Choquequirao Trek 9 Days

PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2023. We carry out the Choquequirao Tour for 09 Days as a private service.

  • 02 participants $1735. “Prices reduce if there are more people in your group.”
  • 03 participants $1350.
  • 04 participants $1110.
  • 05 participants $1045.
  • 06 participants $935.
  • 07 participants $880.
  • 08 participants + $815.

* Kondor Path Tours operates the Choquequirao Hiking Trail 9 days 08 nights 😊


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