In this Choquequirao Trek, we will walk along the Inca roads, we will walk through high Andean landscapes with majestic glaciers, we will descend to deep canyons where the condors fly and pass through biologically diverse cloud forest ecosystems. You will also see native animals such as Andean condors, birds, native flora and fauna, orchids and much more.
We will pick you up from your hotel between 3:30 and 4:00 a.m. To begin our trip in a private Bus for 4 hours northeast of the city of Cusco, through small cities to the city of Capuliyoc (2,800 masl) where we will have a delicious breakfast. and where we will also meet our travel staff (Arrieros).
After breakfast, we start with our walk for approximately 20 minutes and we will reach our first viewer where we have a panoramic view, in front of us we can see the vilcabamba mountain range called (padreyoc) and the famous Apurimac Canyon, after having an incredible view We will begin our descent for 3 hours through beautiful landscapes where you can see different medicinal plants that were used by our ancestors (muña, chilca and different varieties of plants). If we are lucky we can see the majestic Condor, we descend to Chiquisca (1800 masl) where we have a delicious buffet lunch typical of Cusco.
After lunch, we will have a 30-minute break to continue or walk, descending 45 more minutes to Playa Rosalinas (1700 masl), located on the Apurimac River, separated by two important Peruvian regions, CUSCO and APURIMAC.
After passing the famous Apurimac River, we continue from Asenso for 4 hours to Marampata (3500 masl) on the way we will see bird dance, at sunset we will see the Andean villages, how they live in the mountains with a lifestyle that maybe not Believe compared to the city. We will arrive at our private "Choquequirao Sanctuary Lodge" Lodge at approximately 5:30 p.m., after a short break We will have dinner at approximately 7 p.m. and during the night in our LOGDE, you can see constellations according to the Andean or Inca religion (if the weather favors us)
Early in the morning, you will wake up with a coca tea and have enough time to organize our things. At approximately 7:30 am we will have a delicious typical breakfast. Then we will continue with our trek to Marampata, on this day the hike will have a high physical level, where we can see an incredible view of the Choquequirao Archaeological Complex (3900 masl) through our walk we will have an incredible canon view where our guide will explain about the Flora and fauna, we will have 3 hours to explore the entire Choquequirao.
We will begin our descent to the Choquequirao camp, where our picnic awaits us. After lunch, we will take a 30-minute break and continue to an incredible place that only we know, this place is called Pachayoc Falls (Pachayoc Falls). A place where you will be in touch with nature. Finally we will return to the Choquequirao camp where dinner is ready and it is time to stop.
After breakfast, we will visit the magnificent archaeological site of Choquequirao throughout the day. Enjoy the private guided tour and explore all the beautiful sections of the temples, terraces, palaces, the llamas section and much more. We will return to our same camp to have tea and spend the night.
After visiting all these places, we will begin our descent to the Choquequirao camp, where our picnic awaits us. Lunch awaits us, after lunch we will take a 30-minute break and continue to an incredible place that only we know, this place is called Pachayoc Falls (waterfalls) a place where you will be in touch with nature. Finally we will return to MARAMPATA where dinner is ready and it is time to stop.
At around 6:00 am we'll have breakfast and after an additional half hour, we'll start our Choquequirao trek. We'll go downhill for about 2 to 2 ½ hours to the Apurimac River which we'll cross. From here we'll go up to Chikisca for lunch. Here we'll also be able to enjoy the view of the condors from this area. We'll be in camp at around 3:00 to 4:00pm. Here we'll also have our tea and dinner and the rest of the time to relax a little.
After early breakfast, you will be ready to return to Cusco. It will be the last 3 hours uphill to reach the end of the walk where you will enjoy your last lunch with your guide, porters and riders. You will say goodbye to your team other than your guide and then continue for approximately 3 hours, this time on a private bus, you will drive back to Cusco along the beautiful landscape.
Optional: After spending time enjoying the site, we head to the hot springs of Cono to relax after several days of hiking. After lunch, we return to Cusco and leave it at your hotel.
Choquequirao is in the Andes Mountains of Cusco, in Peru and belongs to the province of La Convencion, in the district of Santa Teresa.
Choquequirao is 3,033 meters above sea level (m.s.n.m.)
Choquequirao houses Inca buildings as impressive as Machu Picchu, such as:
Due to its geographical position, Choquequirao has a “warm - warm” climate due to the Apurimac canyon, alternated with cold temperatures at night, the average annual temperature is 17ºC.
To carry out this walk, acclimatization is necessary in the city of Cusco, one or two days before starting the tour, for an accurate acclimatization it is necessary to rest as much as possible, eat little, drink plenty of fluids.
A good physical and mental condition is also needed, this is a walk where the level of demand is higher than the Inca Trail or Salkantay.
Because Choquequirao has a "warm-warm" climate, it is unlikely to suffer from altitude sickness or "Soroche" but if this happens we can drink the Coca Leaves mate which is highly known for its healing and relaxing properties.
Making the tour to Choquequirao is a unique and unforgettable experience, since it is a challenging, amazing and real adventure, we will know the ancestral wonders of the Incas accompanied with the satisfaction of feeling fulfilled at the height of this walk. To have an even more pleasant and safe experience, do not forget to contact Waman Adventures, a prestigious and cusqueña company that will guide you in every moment of this great journey, together with quality and certified professionals; that will make your trip the most memorable experience of your life.
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