Choquequirao Trek 4 Days

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Choquequirao
Trekking
Camping

Details

Duration
4 days / 3 nigths
Tour type
Trekking, Aventure, Camping
Group Size
15 Person
Languages
English and Spanish
Difficult
Challenging

General Information

Choquequirao Trek

Our Choquequirao trek 4 Days offers an invigorating and remarkable journey, providing a gratifying adventure. Come and accompany us on an exploration of Machu Picchu’s sacred counterpart. This expedition allows you to witness firsthand an exceptional Inca settlement nestled atop the Apurimac Canyon, referred to by the local Quechua people as “the Talking God” due to its powerful river. The trek initiates and concludes in the town of Cachora. It is indeed a demanding excursion, not suitable for the faint-hearted. This hike spans a total of 20 miles in one direction or 40 miles round trip.

Highlights

  1. Key Attractions: Hike to Machu Picchu’s “sister city”, Choquequirao, which means the Cradle of Gold.
  2. Pinnacle Experiences: Enjoy a serious physical challenge – steep uphills and downhills through the amazing Apurimac Canyon.
  3. Scenic Wonders: Enjoy the dramatic landscapes and a variety of flora and fauna.
  4. Memorable Moments: You will see Condor flying over you in the afternoon at Choquequirao.
  5. Noteworthy Features: Choquequirao is far less crowded and offers a more authentic trekking experience than the classic Inca Trail.
  6. Cultural Encounters: Hike through small villages on the way and see how Peruvian people live in remote areas.
  7. Panoramic Vistas: Soak in views of snow-capped mountains and awe-inspiring Incan ruins.

Inclusions

Inclusions

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Choquequirao Trek Itinerary

We’ll arrange to pick you up from your hotel at approximately 5:00 am. From there, we embark on a nearly 4-hour drive to Cachora. While on the bus journey, you’ll have the opportunity to admire the snow-covered peaks of Salkantay and Veronica, which were revered as the Sacred Deities by the Incas. Our next stop is Capulliyuc, a 4.5-hour drive from the starting point. Here, we rendezvous with our horsemen, and our skilled cook prepares a delightful meal to kickstart our two-hour hike to Chikiska.

Subsequently, we begin our descent along the eastern slopes of the Andes, eventually reaching Coca Masana at an elevation of 2,330 meters. As we continue, the temperature rises, and the surrounding flora and fauna undergo a noticeable transformation. We finally arrive at Playa Rosalina (Rosalina Beach) and proceed to hike up to Santa Rosa. Here, our team will arrange the setup of our tents for an overnight stay.

Today is likely the most challenging day of the expedition. Following a satisfying breakfast, we gather our possessions and embark on a hike, ascending towards Maranpata. We will trek for approximately an additional 2 hours to reach Choquequirao, where our talented chef awaits us with a mouthwatering lunch. After savoring our meal, we set out to explore the archaeological wonder that is Choquequirao, offering us a glimpse into the splendid era of the Inca civilization.

Subsequently, we return to Raqaypata, where a hearty dinner awaits us, followed by a well-deserved night’s rest.

Awakening amidst the Andes’ majestic beauty is one of the joys of these trekking days! It’s truly an awe-inspiring experience. Breakfast will be served promptly at around 6:00 AM. Following breakfast, we organize our belongings, and without delay, we commence our trek towards the village of Marampata. Here, the lush vegetation becomes more abundant, and the climate turns warmer. We continue our hike until we reach Playa Rosalina, where we’ll pause for our midday meal. Afterward, we press on, making our way to Chiquisca, where we’ll establish our campsite for the night.

An early wake-up call greets you at 5:00 am, accompanied by a warm serving of coca tea delivered right to your tent. Following this, we proceed to pack up our belongings, enjoy our breakfast, and commence our ascent towards the summit of the Choquequirao trail. This demanding climb will take approximately 4 hours, leading us to the Mirador Capuliyoq. Here, we share our final dinner with the entire AB Expeditions family.

Subsequently, our private transport awaits us, ready to transport us back to Cusco. We anticipate arriving in Cusco around 5:00 or 6:00 pm.

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    What our customers say?

    Fredmichaels
    Fredmichaels
    February 6, 2024
    4 day Inka trail trek My friend and I did the 4 day Inka trek trail which included river rafting. The team were so friendly and funny. We felt safe and prepped with safety instructions. The views were incredible as we went down the river. Highly recommend!
    MichelleVM
    MichelleVM
    February 3, 2024
    Valió la pena al 100%! El Inca Jungle Trek en Perú fue una experiencia verdaderamente aventurera y variada. Nuestro guía, Amaru, fue excepcionalmente amable y posee un profundo conocimiento sobre su país. Las vistas a lo largo del trekking fueron espectaculares. Definitivamente, lo haría de nuevo 🙂
    Acos
    Acos
    January 30, 2024
    Excellent Amaru was fantastic, very helpful and knowledgeable. They make sure you are comfortable and help every step of the way!
    Dani F
    Dani F
    January 16, 2024
    Viaje inolvidable. Una expericia única rodeados de naturaleza y disfrute. 10/10 El Inka jungle estuvo increíble. Una experiencia maravillosa que será imborrable. Nuestro guía Guille un genio!! Nos contó mucho la historia Inka , durante el trekking probamos distintas frutas del camino y nos enseñó sobre ellas, fritas plantas animales. Recomiendo muchísimo. Toda la actividad fue fenomenal. Las bicis por la montaña con unas vistas hermosas, el rafting, el trekking y finalmente machu pichu. Esperamos volver pronto a peru, ha sido una experiencia y un viaje inolvidable.
    Gabriella M
    Gabriella M
    November 28, 2023
    Inka Jungle Trek with Paul My Inka Jungle trek with Paul as the guide was fantastic. He expertly navigated the route, shared insightful information, and ensured a safe journey. His knowledge of the area enriched the experience, making it both educational and adventurous. I highly recommend Paul for the Inka Jungle trek.
    Ulli
    Ulli
    October 26, 2023
    Esperienza bellissima! Da rifare assolutamente Esperienza super divertente, ci siamo sempre sentiti al sicuro e le guide sono molto simpatiche e accoglienti! Da rifare assolutamente
    Michael P
    Michael P
    September 1, 2023
    Highlight of Peru Trip Our time on the Inca Jungle Trek was amazing. This is the best alternative to the traditional Inca Trail treks as it includes fun activities (and cheaper as well). Mountain biking, river rafting, and zip lining are great additions on the journey to Machu Picchu. Also stopping along the trek to meet various local village farmers was really neat! Our guide Paul was helpful and informative. We had a big group of individuals who all booked through different agencies so it was sometimes difficult to provide all the answers. There may have been some confusion at times but it all worked out in the end. It should be noted that the accommodations are very basic for the first 2 nights so don’t expect anything fancy. As long as you go into this trek with the right attitude then it will be a blast. This was the highlight of my Peru trip!
    jhensson c
    jhensson c
    August 30, 2023
    Buena experiencia Todo el viaje fue muy bueno, lleno de mucha aventura y caminatas con hermosos paisajes, a la comida le doy un 8 de 10, sin embargo todo lo demás fue muy bueno.
    Lucio S
    Lucio S
    August 30, 2023
    Increíble Realmente muy buena excursión... Paul el guía fue una maravilla y nos brindo una atención impecable, sin dudas volvería a realizar la misma excursión...
    Frank May
    Frank May
    August 19, 2023
    Brilliant time Great a great tour, with amazing activities throughout. Paul and Emerson were both amazing from a tour of machu picchu to teaching us salsa. Would highly recommend.

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