The adventure of the Choquequirao Inca complex to Machu Picchu is through the Yanama. We visit two great wonders of Cusco. On this excursion, we add the Inka Trail through km 104 to access Machu Picchu.
Choquequirao vs Machu picchu; Explore the two megalithic constructions in a single expedition. They are looking for Inca vestiges of the Inca Trails, sacred temples in the remote places of the Andes, and the deepest canyon of Cusco. Choquequirao to Machu Picchu is equally beautiful and truly impressive as Machu Picchu. Today the explorers of the world can embark on this challenging but incredibly rewarding trek to Machu Picchu through a rugged but very scenic Andean terrain Choquequirao trek to Machu Picchu IS FOR Hikers WITH EXPERIENCE!
D-1: Cusco – Capulilloc – Santa Rosa
D-2: Santa Rosa – Choquequirao – INC
D-3: Choquequirao – Rio Blanco – Maizal
D-4: Maizal – Yanama – Lucmabamba
D-5: Lucmabamba – Hydro – Aguas Calientes
D-6: Inka Trail – Inti Punku
D-7: Machu Picchu
Trek Choquequirao Machu Picchu Highlights:
Descent into the Apurimac canyon. We stopped by the small settlement of Santa Rosa 1 and set up camp for the night.
We set up a Kondor base camp just short of the Choquequirao.
Up to the small campsite of Maizal.
From San Juan Pass, we descend to the Yanama Andean community.
At Yanama, we use a local transportation ride to Lucmabamba-Santa-Tereza. We will enjoy the gorgeous views of snow-capped mountains and the high Andes jungle along the way.
Aguas Calientes morning bus to MACHU PICCHU.
Express Inka Trail to MP. 05 hours of hiking via Inti Punku Sun Gate.
The lost citadel of Choquequirao does locate at 3,035 meters above sea level, and at the lowest point of the trek, you will be at 1,461 meters above sea level. The climate is similar to Cusco’s, so it is advisable to acclimatize to the altitude before the hike. Who should note that the road to Choquequirao is warm due to the Apurimac Canyon?
Of course, you can. That is why we offer you an exclusive tour package so that you can visit the ruins of Choquequirao as well as the citadel of Machu Picchu.
We assure you that this trek will last 08 days of pure connection with all that the Andean landscape offers you from the heights, the ultimate adventure for those addicted to altitude, with a love for history. Join us for this excursion to the mountaintop of Choquequirao, free of tourist crowds, before continuing to Santa Teresa, the back door to Machu Picchu. With guided tours, you will gain a greater appreciation of the Inca Empire and feel like you are traveling back in time.
What did not complete the project was to build a cable car connecting Cachora to Marampata due to the frequent presence of landslides, and this plan was lost little by little.
Having the cable car would benefit the tourist activity. Still, we would also lose the hike, which is very significant because the route is enjoyable and full of landscapes, flora, and fauna to discover.
There is 43.8 km separating the archaeological site “Choquequirao” from the citadel of Machu Picchu.
We also offer you an exclusive package for this trek: the “Choquequirao Trek 7 days”.
This adventure is definitely for those who are addicted to heights. The route is one of the most complex in Peru; it is full of winding paths, unique panoramic views, deep valleys, a great variety of plants (orchids, small forests), animals in their habitat, etc.
The Choquequirao to Machupicchu trek is unforgettable – INTUPA CUSCO is an agency specializing in this adventure.
Choquequirao is located in the Andes Mountains of Cusco, Peru, and belongs to the province of La Convención, in the district of Santa Teresa.
Choquequirao is an Inca archaeological site with similar characteristics to Machu Picchu. Its name means ‘Cradle of Gold.’ Because it resembles the ‘Inca City,’ it is known as the ‘Sacred Sister of Machu Picchu.’
Choquequirao is in the Andes Mountains of Cusco, Peru. It belongs to the province of La Convención, in the district of Santa Teresa.
Reach Choquequirao via Cusco or Abancay. From Cachora Marampata, you ascend on foot to Choquequirao. The hike is for 02 days. The return is the same way.
Choquequirao is 3,033 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.).
Choquequirao houses Inca constructions as impressive as Machu Picchu, such as the Main Plaza, the Colcas, the Inca Cemetery, the Kallankas, the Ushnu, the Andenes, etc.
Choquequirao is still in the process of excavation. It does estimate that to date, only 30% of the original Inca precinct has denoted restored.
According to research done at Choquequirao, it does estimate that what built the Inca site around 1536.
Due to its similarity to Machu Picchu, it does believe that the Inca Pachacutec founded the site. His son Tupac Inca Yupanqui would be the one who ordered the construction of Choquequirao.
The Choquequirao archaeological site has a temperate climate. The hike to this place has hot weather due to the proximity of the so-called ‘Apurimac Canyon.’
Who can do the hike to Choquequirao with an organized tour or on your own? In both cases, you need to hike from Cachora to the archaeological site.
Choquequirao tours are purchased online or at the Historic Center of Cusco. If you travel yourself, you must buy the entrance tickets when you arrive at the archaeological site.
The prices of the tours to Choquequirao vary according to the tour agency and the number of people.
Prices vary from US$500 to US$350 per person.
The Choquequirao tour includes the following:
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* Kondor Path Tours operates the Choquequirao vs Machu Picchu.
** Student discounts $ 35 off per person.
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Choquequirao, Inka Trail, Machu Picchu 7 Days