5-DAY CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK
Are you ready for an adventure? The 5-day choquequirao trek peru is a challenging and rewarding journey through the stunning Andes Mountains and high jungle of Peru. With breathtaking views and ancient trails to explore, this choquequirao trek is perfect for those seeking a unique and unforgettable experience. Book your spot now and get ready to lace up your hiking boots!
- Dia 1: Cusco – Capuliyoc – Playa
- Dia 2: Playa – Maranpata – Choquequirao
- Dia 3: Choquequirao
- Dia 4: Choquequirao – San Ignacio – Villa de Loros
- Dia 5: Villa de Loros – Saywite – Cconoc – Cusco
5-Day Choquequirao Trek Experience
Dia 1: Cusco – Capuliyoc – Playa
We’ll pick you up from your hotel at 5:30 am, after 4 hours of road in our transport we arrive to Capuliyoc which is located over 3100 meters above sea level, on the way we will be able to observe towns, valleys, crops and mountains. Upon arrival we will meet our muleteer who will accompany us throughout the journey, we get ready and leave. After 3 hours of walking we arrive to Chikisca where we will have lunch. After lunch and after a 2 hour downhill hike we arrive at Playa Rosalina, where we will camp.
Dia 2: Playa – Maranpata – Choquequirao
Breakfast starts very early, then we will take the trek for 4 hours approx. to Marampata where we will have lunch, which is only 20 minutes away from Choquequirao. We will rest here.
Dia 3: Choquequirao
After a comforting breakfast, we will finally visit the Choquequirao complex (Cradle of Gold in Quechua), during the whole day we will be able to enjoy this beautiful landscape. Then we will return to our camp to enjoy a tea before dinner and rest.
Dia 4: Choquequirao – San Ignacio – Villa de Loros
Today is the easiest day of the whole choquequirao trek. We will walk downhill for about 2 hours until we reach the Apurimac River, pass the bridge and begin the ascent to the town of San Ignacio for lunch. In this area we can enjoy a beautiful waterfall. After lunch we will walk a little until we reach the valley of Villa de Loros (2600 masl) where we will camp for the night.
Dia 5: Villa de Loros – Saywite – Cconoc – Cusco
After breakfast we take the transportation to the archaeological site of Saywite where we will visit the Inca Monolith and pass by several water springs. Now we head to the hot springs of Cconoc to relax after many days of trekking. After lunch we return to the city of Cusco, end of our 5 – day choquequirao trek.
- 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
- 4 happy hours
- Cook and kitchen equipment
- Dining tents, tables and chairs
- Vegetarian, vegan, celiac and other meals available upon request.
- Camping equipment: Marmot tent (4-person capacity) for 2 persons
- 4 nights of lodging in campsites.
- Transportation to the beginning of the trek (Capuliyoc).
- Transfer Ollantaytambo – Cusco (return)
- Expedition train Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
- Bus Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
- Entrance to Choquequirao
- Entrance to all the archaeological sites of the tour
- Entrance to the hot springs of Cconoc.
- Professional guide in all tours.
- Sleeping bag
- First Breakfast
- When confirming the service you must carefully choose the date of travel because there is no option to change it due to the modality of the entrance ticket, nor it is transferable to a third person or refundable under any circumstances.
- Choquequirao spaces are similar to the Inca Trail, are very limited so it is extremely important to have an advance reservation at least 4 to 6 months in advance, the preparation is thorough and detailed.
Do I need to have previous experience or physical preparation?
Yes, to be able to carry out this 5-Day Choquequirao Trek it is important to have an adequate physical condition since the trip itself is very demanding, being prepared helps you enjoy the experience in a comfortable way, the geography of the Inca trail is somewhat unusual since it’s a complete mix of everything between staggered climbs, trails, inclines and steep descents. The best way to prepare for the trip is to establish some routines that can be daily or weekly in terms of walks that help strengthen our resistance in the legs.
How should I prepare my luggage for this choquequirao trek peru?
The Inca Trail leads us by the traditional route used by the Incas, so the trail takes us into what we currently know as the jungle, for this reason the heat is imminent, light clothing is always the most recommended, to this we must add only 1 or 2 garments that are warm for the nights. Finally, personal items such as power banks, sunglasses, mosquito repellent, rain poncho and others are also important for the trip.
Can I do the trek choquequirao on my own?
No, because the choquequirao peru trek has a particular condition and it can only be done with a formal company that has a special permit issued by Sernanp (Entity that regulates the natural parks). With these conditions, choosing PERU TOP EXPERIENCE is the best option because we are direct operators for this service.
How are the bathrooms on the choquequirao trek? Will we have access to showers along the way?
The services that we find along the way are basic, this is part of the management of the entities that regulate it, however they give us the comfort of being able to use them if necessary. As for the shower, the water is very cold, so it is not recommended on the road. Our team provides you with a warm towel and water so you can clean yourself every day. When you arrive in Aguas Calientes you can make use of the hot springs that are exceptional to rest your body after the adventure.
What to Bring
- Original passport (must be the same one used to book your trip)
- Valid university card (if booked as a student)
- Good backpack (the smaller, the better)
- Water storage: 2-3L (Camelbaks are recommended)
- Comfortable hiking boots with ankle brace
- Sleeping bag
- Headlamp: essential
- Toilet paper
- 2 t-shirts
- 2 hiking pants at least
- 4 sets of underwear
- 3 sets of hiking socks
- Swimsuit for hot springs
- Polar / thermal lining
- Warm clothes, down jacket – temperature of the second camp around 3º C
- Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)
- Comfortable camping shoes
- Quick drying towel. We offer small, you might prefer something bigger
- Small bottle of soap: we provide warm water every day to wash.
- Battery charger: there is no electricity along the walk
- Large plastic bags will be provided in the office. Ask for them.
- Sleeping bag: must be at least -15ºC. You can rent it.
- Hand sanitizer
- Wet wipes
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Personal medications
- First aid kit: bandages, moleskin, etc.
- Sun hat
- Headlamp: essential
- Wool hat
- Rain clothes
- Snacks like chocolate bars, cereal bars or any dried fruit.
- Coca leaves
- Plastic rain poncho (provided by SAM)
- Hand sanitizer
- Toilet paper and small plastic waste bag.
- Extra money for souvenirs, drinks and tipS