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Choquequirao Trek Short 3 Days

Created with Sketch. Choquequirao, Marampata, Cusco.
Ranking
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Duration

3D/2N

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

10 people

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Languages

Español, Ingles

Overview

Choquequirao Trek Short It is located to the northeast of Cusco city, among Apurimac river and the mountainous rade of Vilcabamba, where the Snows of the Salkantay stands out with a height of 6 271 meters above level sea (20575 ft.). This walk offers us is the posibility of seeing some species that are in danger extinction it is the case of the Andean condor, the puma and the bear of glasses. This area served as refuge and natural strength for the sixteenth movement of Inca resistance of the XVI century, around that area it is conserved the oral tradition that “El Dorado” (The Gilding) is located there, even hidden by the archaeology. There is another vial net Inca that connected Espíritu Pampas, Hispanic Ñusta, Vilcabamba the Old, Vitcos and Rosas Pampas areas.
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HIGHLIGHTS

    Activities: Trek, Adventure, Challenge
    Difficulty Levels: 4 of 5
    Maximum Altitude: 3106 masl / 10190 ft. (Choquequirao)
    Accommodation: 2 Days Hotel (Choquequirao Sanctuary Lodge)
    Type of Tourism: Trekking, Hiking and Nature.
    Departures Day: Any day with two people. so that you can depart when it suits you best.
    Starts: Pick up at your accommodation in Cusco around 3:30 AM
    Ends: Drop-off at your accommodation in Cusco around 6:00 PM

Itinerary

DAY 1 : Cusco ― Capulioc ― Marampata
We will pick you up from the hotel at 3:00 in the morning to begin the trip until the town of Capuliyoc, we will pass by the towns of Izcuchaca to pass to the Archaeological Complex of Tarawasi, we continue our trip until the bridge Cunyac. We will go through the district of Curawasi and Saywite. Finally we will arrive to Capuliyoc (06:30 a.m.). There we will prepare the load animals and the muleteers and we begin our walk from Capuliyoc (2800 meters above level sea). where we will eat lunch after two hours of walk then will go towards Marampata town (2100 meters above level sea ). During this itinerary we will have the opportunity to observe you magnify views, beautiful landscapes, warm weather, glacial of the mountain range Vilcabamba and the impressive Apurimac abyss, we will have our first camp in Marampata. (Optional Hotel)

Hiking distance: 15 Km. / 9.3 mile.
Hiking time: 6½ to 7 hour approximately.
Climate: hot in the day and warm in the night.
Acomodation: Camping Optional, Hotel: Choquequirao Sanctuary Lodge.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner.
Maximum Altitude: 2850 masl. / 9350 ft. (Marampata)
Minimum Altitude: 1475 masl. / 4839 ft. (Playa Rosalinas)
DAY 2 : Marampata ― Choquequirao ― Chikisca
Very early in the morning after breakfast we will go to the Archaeological Complex from Choquequiraoto a hour by walking and we will be able to observe the dawn of Choquequirao, we will saty there for approximately 3 hours accompanied with our guide who will you explain about this important Inca refuge. At a suitable hour we will begin the return to our camp and descending until Santa Rosa where we will have lunch, then will descend to Rosalinas beach and to go to the town of Chiquisqa which is at two hours from Rosalinas where we will take our camp.

Hiking distance: 8 Km. / 4.9 mile.
Hiking time: 5½ to 6 hour approximately.
Climate: hot in the day and warm in the night.
Acomodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Maximum Altitude: 3106 masl / 10190 ft. (Choquequirao)
Minimum Altitude: 1475 masl. / 4839 ft. (Playa Rosalinas)
DAY 3 : Chikisca ― Capulioc ― Cusco.
After a good breakfast in our camp in Chiquisqa at 06:00 in the morning we will begin our return around the same way, is the slope that you went dawn in the first day and it is a softer ascent during two hours until arriving to the step of Capuliyoc. In this itinerary we will appreciate enough flora and exotic fauna, see panoramic of imposing snowy, the impressive canyon of the Apurimac, considered as the most spectacular in South America. Optionally in the afternoon we will move to the medicinal thermal bathrooms of Qonoq where we will rest during an hour and will continue our return to the imperial Cusco City approximately at 8:00 in the evening. Our service includes the transfer to your hotel.

Hiking distance: 8 Km. / 4.5 mile.
Hiking time: 6½ to 7 hour approximately.
Climate: hot in the day and warm in the night.
Acomodation: Cusco (not Included).
Shuttle to Cusco: 4 Hours from Capulioc.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Maximum Altitude: 2850 masl. / 9350 ft. (Marampata)
Minimum Altitude: 1475 masl. / 4839 ft. (Playa Rosalinas)

Include:

  • Pre-Trek briefing the night before the trek to go over the itinerary, meet your guide(s) and answer any questions
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning or our departure point (you choice) Plaza Regocijo
  • Private transport to starting point of the trek
  • Personal porter to carry your overnight gear up to 8kg/17.6lbs
  • Dry bag in which to put your overnight gear so it won’t get wet or dusty on the trail
  • 3 person, 4 season tents (2 people in large and comfortable Mountain Hardwear Expedition tent)
  • Extra-thick foam mattress sleeping pad to put under your sleeping bag
  • English speaking professional guide
  • Full meals (3 meals per day, tea time every afternoon, snacks on the trail)
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank
  • Emergency horse (1-2 per group depending on group size)
  • Chef and cooking equipment and kitchen tent
  • Dining and cooking tents with tables and stools
  • Dietary needs: able to cater to any dietary preference/need
  • Toilet tent, toilet paper, and portable toilet
  • Horsemen and horses (to carry tents/food/cooking equipment)
  • Hot water every morning/evening for hand washing purposes
  • Boiled water to fill water bottles every morning/afternoon

Include:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Day 1: Breakfast
  • Lunch and Dinner on the last day
  • Walking Sticks: you can hire from our company
  • Inflatable mattresses
  • Tips: Please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Choquequirao, Marampata, Cusco.

Tour Map Choquequirao Trek Short 3 Days

FAQs

Is Choquequirao Trek 3 Days difficult, do I need to be in good physical condition?
The trail is certainly not easy, but it is not necessary to be an athlete or a trekking expert to complete it. Physical fitness is naturally important for the walk, and obviously the more fit you are, the more you will enjoy the trail and have more chances to enjoy the scenery and appreciate the Inca ruins dotted along the way. If you do not exercise regularly, it is advisable to do walks, walks or some type of additional aerobic activity in the months prior to your trip. This hike is moderate to difficult.
How would you categorize this trek?
It is a 3-day hike across the Andean highlands and jungle border, on day 2 you will have enough time to know about choquequirao. So it can be categorized as a challenging, difficult trek. We recommend having previous training where you live (long walks on the countryside with backpack, hiking boots, etc) and being on a good fitness level.
How can I deal with altitude symptoms?
The best solution is arriving at Cusco City with a few days of antecedence so your body will trigger adaptation, compensation processes. Drink plenty of water, coca leaves tea and don’t do much physical effort. Also, take to the hike a good amount of water and coca tea. Finally, bring some altitude sickness pills just for precaution, although most people will not actually need them.
What is the best time of the year to do it?
We recommend you do the Choquequirao Trek on dry season, that is, from April until November, because the path and distances are demanding. Now if you want to really activate your inner soldier to defeat Andean heavy showers, mud, cold winds and mountains, rain season goes from November to March!
What should I know about the weather?
On dry season (April-November) it tends to be cold, windy, lowest temperatures occurring between June-July, no rain at all. You should bring warm clothing. On rainy season (November-March) it gets warmer but the showers are hard -although brief- and there can be hail too. Overall, Cusco heights must be approached as a winterly region. On the jungle border, the climate is subtropical.
What should I pack for this trek?
This is an essential, very important Choquequirao Trek FAQ. Next we list the most important items:

― Woolen hood, sun hat or cap
― Sunglasses, scarf, gloves
― Polyester t-shirts (they keep you dry, comfortable)
― Warm jackets (preferably windproof)
― Nylon pants
― Mountaineering socks
― Hiking boots
― Sunblock and mosquito repellent (both mandatory)
― Of course do not forget your camera and smartphone.
― Small plastic bags for garbage
― Also: we will be on the wilderness for long periods of time, so you must bring bottled water (also purifying water pills so you can drink from the river), canned food, energy bars, snacks. Don’t be short of supplies.
― BUT DO NOT OVERLOAD YOUR BACKPACK! The trek is long and weight may become an issue.
How is the geography?
Uneven, rocky, unpaved paths along the Andean chain and the subtropical jungle border. You will be hiking below a wide blue sky of passing cotton clouds, exuberant green mountains, rivers, the valley and the canyon, lush, exotic flora. It is a healthy, clean, energizing and relaxing environment. The Choquequirao trek is an ultimate, ideal exercise for both body and mind.
Will the route and Choquequirao site be much crowded?
Not at all. Since this is a new package and of difficult level, it is attracting mainly seasoned hikers, so the paths and the site itself are still not receiving much general public. It is hiking on green light all the time. Know more about the Choquequirao Trek, Machu Picchu’s twin citadel.
Will I need a hiking pole?
A very useful Choquequirao Trek FAQ. And it is totally recomendable! The walking stick will give you complete balance and save a lot of physical energy. We rent them at a convenient price.
Are there bathrooms on the Walk to Choquequirao 3 Days?
It has been highlighted by most of our clients, especially hikers, who want a private, clean and sanitary bathroom! On the first day we will be in our private hotel and there are rooms with private bathrooms you can request a room with private bathroom.
What happens if I can't finish the Choquequirao Trek 3 Days?
In case you cannot finish the walk due to a health problem, our guide will assist you and take you to the nearest city to get help with transportation. We always carry oxygen on the walk for any respiratory problem. In extreme cases, you can organize the collection of a helicopter at your expense. (Travel insurance is required). There are no refunds in the unlikely situation that you cannot finish the walk.
Are you leaving us at the hotel at the end of the 3-Day Choquequirao Walk?
Absolutely!! This is included in the Choquequirao Tour package, the last day we will leave you at your hotel! If you have booked your hotel in the Sacred Valley like Ollantaytambo or Urubamba, we will also leave you there! (It has an extra cost of (100 soles).
Can I change the departure date after the tickets have been purchased?
Of course. If you require it, we can change the departure dates. However, tickets are not transferable or refundable. Contact the office as soon as possible if you need to change your date.
If you cancel your Choquequirao Tour 3 Days and 2 Nights, the deposit is not refundable at all!
What is the weather like in Choquequirao Trek 3 Days?
The weather is very unpredictable and difficult to predict. We recommend dressing always in layers, since it is easier to adapt to different climates.
Can I suffer from altitude sickness during the Choquequirao Tour 3 Days and 2 Nights?
In general, if you exercise regularly and spend a couple of days in Cusco or the Sacred Valley, you can acclimatize normally. It usually takes between 24 hours and 2 days.

The recommended remedies for altitude sickness are WATER, COCA TEA and OXYGEN IF NECESSARY; Our guides are trained to treat you for altitude sickness.
How many people are there per group?
The group size is a maximum of 10 people. Our groups are usually between 2-6 people. We specialize in small and private groups and offer a personalized service.
Can I store my luggage in your office?
Of course! During the Choquequirao Tour 3 Days and 2 Nights, your main luggage can be stored in our office or in your hotel, both are free.
Is it important to request a saddle horse?
The First Day Walk is a challenge. We recommend taking between 70 to 100 soles (approximately 22-30 dollars) in case you are not good walking uphill so you can rent a horse on the route.

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  • Choquequirao Entrance ⇨$0,00 *
    Include
  • Horse Ride ⇨$50,00
  • Sleping Bag & Walking Sticks ⇨$35,00
  • Private Cabin 2 Nights ⇨$100,00
  • Private Service ⇨$250,00
  • Hotel Day 1 ⇨$50,00
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