Choquequirao Hike 9 Days – Lose yourself in a world of ancient ruins, spectacular wildlife, and stunning natural beauty on this Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu with 09 unforgettable days in Peru!
🙂 Explore five subliminal tourist circuits in ONE: Hiking to Huchuy Qosqo + Choquequirao with Salkantay + Short Inca Trail with Machu Picchu, and the Rainbow Mountain in Peru
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, 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 traveling through the SOUTH OF PERU.
Live unexpected EXPERIENCES in the Andes that will never be repeated! Explore unique TOURS & HIKES with deep spiritual meaning. Connect with nature and awaken your senses to a new world, “Including meditation and ritual to Mother Nature with Coca leaves.”
For a challenging and rewarding Andean adventure, explore the remote off-the-beaten-hearted Choquequirao trek on a 9-day journey through towering mountains and ancient ruins.
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Go on an adventure and explore the stunning scenery of one of Peru’s lesser-known trekking routes. Join us for nine days of challenging but rewarding hikes to Choquequirao on the Andes!
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Transform your life in 9-days on the Choquequirao Trek – one of Peru’s best treks! Step into the magical wilderness for stunning views and incredible experiences.
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.
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 end 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
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
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.
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 purchase 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 of 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.
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
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
Lucmabamba to Hydro and Aguas Calientes (by train Hydro to Machu Picchu Pueblo)
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 PYRAMIDAL 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 Machu Picchu Pueblo “AGUAS CALIENTES.” We will stay at our hotel to enjoy an excellent hot shower.
Brief description of the hiking from Lucmabamba to Machu Picchu Pueblo
Short Inca Trail – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
Today we start HIKING at 05:30 along a section of the railway for approximately 1 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
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 when the entire group of hikers agrees 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.
Summary of Machu Picchu Guided Tour and activities
Train service information: [Inbound journey]
When you get to the OLLANTAYTAMBO 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
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
Enjoy incomparable views of Peru’s Andes Mountains by joining our 9-day Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu! You’ll experience challenging landscapes, awe-inspiring sights, and unforgettable memories throughout your journey.
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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 wishing to do the Choquequirao trek should be physically healthy. 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 must 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.
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.
Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to uncover the hidden gem of Choquequirao to Machu Picchu! Our 9-day trek is perfect for adventurers looking for an incredible experience in Peru.
PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2023. We carry out the Choquequirao Tour for 09 Days as a private service.
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