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4-Day Choquequirao Hiking Tour

Overview

Choquequirao Hiking Tour 4 days. It is one of the incredible walks that will allow you to discover one of the hidden wonders and the future tourist potential in Cusco – Peru.
Choqekiraw (cradle of gold) is a 15th-century Inca city, located on the slopes of the eastern Andes mountain range, at 3,033 m.a.s.l. / 9958 feet. At 1550 m.a.s.l. / 5085 feet above the roaring waters of the Apurimac River. It is protected with impressive snow-capped mountains and by a deep canyon. The city built by the ninth emperor (Pachacuteq) is a clear example of a high level of knowledge achieved by the Inca civilization.

Choquequirao trek 4 days will undoubtedly be a unique and unforgettable experience.

Summary

The best 4-day Choquequirao hiking Tour.

Summary of the Choquequirao hiking Tour 4 days

First day

  • Hiking time: approximately 7-8 hours.
  • Trek Length: 10 km / 6.2 miles
  • Hiking start altitude: 3190 m / 10,466 ft
  • Lowest point: 1,500 m / 4,920 ft
  • Camp altitude: 2700 m / 8858 ft
  • Feeding: lunch, snack, tea time, and dinner
  • Hike rating: moderate

Second Day

  • Hiking time: approximately 8 hours.
  • Trek Length: 12 km / 7.5 miles
  • Lowest point: 2700 m / 8,858 ft
  • Choquequirao campsite altitude: 3050 m / 10,006 ft
  • Feeding: Breakfast, lunch, snack, tea time, and dinner
  • Hike rating: challenge

Third day

  • Hiking time: approximately 8 -9 hours.
  • Trek Length: 16 km / 10 miles
  • Lowest point: 1,500m / 4,921 ft
  • Chikiska campsite altitude: 2100 m / 6889 ft
  • Feeding: Breakfast, lunch, snack, tea time, and dinner
  • Hike rating: Moderate

Fourth day

  • Hiking time: approximately 5 – 6 hours.
  • Trek Length: 6 km / 3.7 miles
  • Lowest point: 1,500m / 4,921 ft
  • Chikiska campsite altitude: 2100 m / 6889 ft
  • Feeding: Breakfast, lunch and snack
  • Hike rating: difficult

Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary of the Choquequirao Hiking Tour

Day 1: Cusco – Capuliyoc – Rosaspata

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 4 a.m., and you will travel on our private bus with your tour guide and drive approximately four hours until you reach the trailhead, called Capuliyoc. There you will meet the horses and muleteers. Your trekking guide will introduce you to the team. From here, the views of the snow-clad are beautiful, after a lovely group photo, the incredible expedition to Choquekirao will begin. It will be a four-hour descent hike with some stops until you reach the place of your first lunch. The trail can be dusty and slippery, but with good trekking shoes and trekking poles, you won’t have any problems. It will have spectacular landscapes and an abundance of flora and fauna. After lunch, you will walk for two more hours until you reach your first camp.

Day 2. Rosaspata – Choquequirao

After an energetic breakfast, start with the 3-hour climb uphill, with zigzags. While climbing, you will enjoy the best panoramic views. This climbing is one of the most challenging parts of Choquequirao hiking Tour 4 days. From Marampata, it will be a flat road until you reach the Inca city. This will be the most impressive section of your entire walk because you will have incredible views from the summit to the Apurimac canyon. You will also have a breathtaking view of the city cradle of gold.

Upon arrival at the camp, you will enjoy an energetic lunch. After lunch, go to the Inca site to spend a fantastic time, discover the archeological site and watch the stunning sunset. Then return to your camp, this camp is fascinating because it will be right at the foot of the Inca site.

Day 3. Choquequirao – Marampata – Chiquisca

Today in this beautiful and last city of the Inca Empire, you will have the opportunity to see the sunrise. After breakfast, explore the last Inca city, tour all the important areas, discover the hidden secrets behind them, and admire the challenging work of the Andean man.

After registering all the corners with your camera lens, start coming back and stop at Marampata to enjoy a delicious lunch. Then, go down a challenging path until you reach the Apurimac River. Then start ascending on the opposite side until you reach Chiquiska, where you will spend the third night of the Choquequirao trek 4 days.

Day 4. Chiquiska – Capuliyoc – Cusco

After your last breakfast, you will prepare to return to Cusco. It will be a four-hour uphill hike until you reach the end of the hike, where you will enjoy your last lunch with your tour guide and muleteers. He will say goodbye to the expedition team and then continue with his tour guide to Cusco, for approximately three hours by car with a stop at the rock of Sayhuite, a beautiful sculpture worked in high and low relief. It will arrive in Cusco at around 6 p.m. We will leave you at your hotel.

End of our Choquequirao hiking tour service.

Inclusions

What’s included in Choquequirao hiking tour

  • An explanation meeting 1 day before the trek
  • Transportation hotel Cusco – Capuliyoq – Cusco
  • Professional guide who speaks English, Spanish, Quechua. (Assistant guide for a group larger than 8 people)
  • Tourist ticket to Choquequirao
  • 1 4-season tent for 2 people and mats
  • Cook and kitchen equipment (kitchen assistant for large groups)
  • Food as indicated in the itinerary, (we have the option of vegetarian food at no additional cost)
  • Horses to carry camping equipment, food, cooking utensils, and passenger things. It includes the carriers
  • An emergency horse which can be used when necessary
  • Dining tent, with table and chairs, kitchen tent for the cook to prepare food with care and hygiene
  • First aid kit and oxygen
  • Walking sticks

What is excluded

  • Breakfast on the first day and on the last day
  • Sleeping bag (we can rent you)
  • An additional horse if you have too many things
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips (optional)

Recommendations

Recommendations

  • To make the 4-day Choquequirao hiking tour, you must be in Cusco with a minimum of 2 days in advance to acclimatize.
  • For the best acclimatization, drink the infusion of coca leaves, you should take short walks through the city of Cusco on your own, or you can also hire a short tour like the City Tour, the Sacred Valley, salt mines of Maras – Moray or Machu Picchu full day (booking separately).
  • Wear suitable clothes for treks

Packing list

The travel agency Matours will provide you with a duffle backpack where you can take all your things that are mentioned below.

  • A personal light backpack.
  • Clothing suitable for hiking and season of the year.
  • Waterproof jacket an extra rain poncho
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Warm clothes including jackets, gloves, scarves, cap, we recommend that you bring thermal clothes especially for sleeping.
  • Sleeping bag (we rent at the office)
  • Flashlight, binoculars
  • Camera and batteries
  • Hat to protect you from heat, sunscreen, and rehydrating skin cream and sunglasses.
  • Insect repellent
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medications
  • Cash soles (Peruvian money).

Itinerary Notes

  • The times quoted in this itinerary are approximate
  • The guide can change the lunch and camps sites depending on how the group progresses.
  • If you need an extra horse to ride or for your extra rucksacks. You can rent for a reasonable price every day.
  • In periods of heavy rain, we do not recommend doing in the months of December, January, February and March. This recommendation is according to the weather conditions of the Andes.
  • Very good physical preparation
  • Size of the average group 4 people, maximum 10 per group. We went out any day with two people.

Prices

4-Day Choquequirao Hiking Tour price.

The price of the Choquequirao Trekking Tour is expressed in US dollars and per person. It varies according to the number of people who book together and we only organize in private tour.

Group size

Price per person

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2 Hikers

US$ 675

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3 Hikers

US$ 550

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4 Hikers

US$ 465

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5 Hikers

US$ 399

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6+Hikers

US$ 355

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Optional Items

That we can rent you.

  • Comfortable feather sleeping bags of 12ºC below zero (US$ 6.00 per day)
  • Inflatable mats (US$ 5.00 per day).
  • If you think you have many things you can rent an extra mule. The cost is (US$ 10.00 per day).
  • If you want to sleep in a single tent you need to add (US$ 25.00 for the entire tour).

Rental policy

  • When calculating the costs for renting, sleeping bags, must be calculated using the length of the tour. Even though you will not use the equipment during the last day, it will continue ‘on the road’ and ‘busy’.
  • If you rent equipment and damage it – you are responsible for the price of replacement / repair. (Please do the right thing).

Useful information

About the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Valle sagrado está en el corazón de los andes centrales, al norte de la ciudad del Cusco – Perú, en un promedio de 35

About Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, en quechua significa "Montaña Vieja" Es el nombre contemporáneo dado a una llaqta o un antiguo

About the City of Cusco

La ciudad del Cusco actualmente posee gran cantidad de títulos, que le han atribuido por su historia, arqueología

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