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Choquequirao Trek 5 Days

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days

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Price from: $ 599USD
Physical Leveñ:
Moderado
Max Altitude
4500 masl
Recommended Season
April to December
Tour Type:
Caminata Larga

Introduction

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days

This Archaeological Complex of Choquequirao is very interesting and one of the most popular treks in the Cusco area. This trail is located in the Salkantay Mountain range, at more than 3,030 meters above sea level, surrounded by the Apus of Yamana, Ampay, Chokecarpu, Umasiyo and Panta, on the left bank of the Apurimac River. In the time of the Incas, it was linked and communicated with Machu Picchu by a complex network of roads.

Choquequirao comes from the meaning “Chuqui” which means “gold” and from the word “K’iraw” which means “cradle,” that is, “cradle of gold.”

It is known as the “Sacred Sister” of Machupicchu, for being so important, for its architecture and design used in construction.

Overview

  • Day 1: Cusco – Capuliyoc – Rosalinda Beach.
  • Day 2: Beach – Maranpata – Choquequirao.
  • Day 3: Choquequirao.
  • Day 4: Choquequirao – San Ignacio – Villa De Loros.
  • Day 5: Villa De Loros – Saywite – Sabe – Cusco.

Sites to visit

  • Capulichayoc.
  • Chiquiska.
  • Rosalinda beach.
  • Marampata.
  • Choquequirao.
  • Villa De Loros.
  • Saywite.
  • Acquaintance.

Tour Details

  • Minimum duration of the trip: 5 days.
  • Maximum elevation: 4,650m (15,260 ft).
  • Difficulty: Challenge.
  • Best Season: Late Spring / Early Fall.
  • Overnight: Camping.

choquequirao trek 5 days

Highlights

  • Get to know the ancient ruins of Choquequirao, “Sister City” of Machu Picchu.
  • Pass the recently discovered ruins of Picha Unuyoc.
  • Descend to the Río Blanco for a refreshing swim in the river.
  • Take a refreshing bath in the hot springs of Cono.

Itinerary


Included

  • Picking up from the Hotel and transport to Capuliyoc.
  • Transportation from Villa María de Loros to Cusco.
  • Entrance tickets to Choquequirao and other Inca sites.
  • Experienced English / Spanish professional guide.
  • Private guided tour in each archaeological complex.
  • Accommodation in comfortable double tents.

No Included

  • Sleeping bag for temperatures of minus 10 ° C – 20 USD.
  • Air mattresses – 20 USD.
  • Walking poles – 15 USD per pair.
  • Additional horses for additional personal luggage on top of the personal items allowance.
  • Tips for the crew, guide, cook and porters.

Recommendations

  • Original passport (the same one that was used to book the trip).
  • Medium backpack of 30 or 40 liters.
  • Refillable water bottle or canteen.
  • Comfortable hiking boots.
  • Flashlight.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Shorts.
  • Warm clothing.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Raincoat or waterproof poncho.
  • Waterproof gloves.
  • Leisure footwear for camping.
  • Quick dry towel.
  • Portable battery charger/Personal hygiene items.

How to Get

ARRIVING IN CUSCO.

Cusco has an airport for local or national flights. In order to get to Cusco, all travelers must disembark in Lima and go through migration, even if their flight to Cusco is on the same day and with the same airline.

WHICH ROUTE SHOULD I TAKE, BY AIR OR BY LAND? 

The best travel option to Cusco is by air. Currently, there are several airlines that provide the Lima-Cusco air transportation service, among which we can mention: LATAM, VIVA AIR, SKY AIRLINE, and STAR PERU. Of all of them, LATAM is the most recommended, due to the variety of schedules it handles.

The land travel option is also a good option, but you always have to look for the best options that offer adequate comfort for the trip. The trip by bus is 22 hours. If your trip is from Puno or Arequipa, you can take this option since the trip is usually cheaper and it is only about 12 hours of travel.

DEPOSIT FOR LUGGAGE.

To be able to travel on domestic flights, you have to take into account the type of service contracted since there are rates where you can only get a maximum of 8 kilos of luggage. If you travel with more, make sure to hire it in advance and avoid setbacks when boarding.

If you have luggage, it can be left safely in the accommodation, or we can also provide you with a place of deposit at the Andino Tours Peru offices, but take into account the opening and closing hours of the office.

If you arrive before the Check In Time at the hotel, you can leave it totally free in the hotel deposit to be able to go out to carry out your activities or rest in the hotel lobby.

CUSCO HAS THE HIGHEST AVERAGE ELEVATION IN THE WORLD.

That is why people who travel at a lower level suffer from altitude sickness, “Soroche”. This is because at higher altitudes, less oxygen is contained than those who are at sea level, so the body works harder to get the oxygen it needs. That is why for long walks it is recommended to stay at least two days in Cusco.

Symptoms of altitude sickness are headache, tiredness, nausea, vomiting, sleep problems, loss of appetite, trouble breathing. Most of the time, the symptoms will be mild, but if they get worse, consult a doctor or contact our offices.

Coca tea is a recommended infusion for this disease, so within the accommodation it is always offered to counteract altitude sickness.

You must remember that you come to enjoy a trip through wonderful trails with people who will always be willing to help you, so you can relax and enjoy every moment.

THE WEATHER IN CUSCO.

One of the big questions is how the weather is in Cusco. It is easy to get this information on the internet, but you also have to take into account that each season and during these times the climates are changing. The dry season in Cusco is from April to October, but there will always be a sudden rain with lightning and thunder.

It is always advisable to have the appropriate rain gear, such as rain ponchos or waterproof jackets, waterproof gloves, and suitable shoes that do not slip in the rain.

FIRST AID.

Each member of the Andino Tours Peru staff has received first aid training from a specialist doctor. Every year we carry out this mandatory training, and on each of our excursions you will have a first-aid kit for basic medical problems (Traveler’s Diarrhea, scrapes, cuts, etc.) and, in fact, oxygen should not be lacking.

TRAVEL INSURANCE.

To protect your trip, the purchase of travel insurance is recommended. Having insurance before the trip is highly recommended. I have agreements with companies that provide this service that will make your trip more pleasant and peaceful in Peru.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT.

For all our excursions, we have biodegradable soap, and all our garbage is returned to Cusco. Our staff is trained to take care of the environment. We use environmentally friendly chemical portable toilets.

We launched a program where for each traveler who reserves with us, we donate 10 trees that will be delivered to the communities of Mikaypata, Ninamarca, Huatoqto, and others, committing them to caring for the environment.

Why choose Andino Tours Peru

WHY ANDINO TOURS PERU?

We are a travel agency tour operator located in the city of Cusco, we have tourism professionals dedicated to quality service.

Our team is integrated by professionals with experience and responsibility to meet each of the requirements of our passengers and offer the best moments and unforgettable trips during their estimated travel time.

why travel ANDINO TOURS PERU?

Our company is legally constituted for more than 3 years in the market, we are registered in SUNARP and SUNAT, as regulatory authorities of commerce in Peru, as well as registered in the GERCETUR-CUSCO as tour operators and retail travel agency. We have also received the certification as Licensees of the PERU BRAND, and registered in PROMPERU and IPERU.
In order to provide the best service to our customers we are in constant search of certifications that endorse us as a travel agency 100% recommendable.

 

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