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Choquequirao Trek Short 3 Days

Choquequirao Trek Short 3 Days Description:

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.

Package Name : Choquequirao Trek Short 3 Days
Trek Duration : 3 Days / 2 Nights
Accommodation: 2 nights in tent
Type of Trek : Culture, Adventures and Trek on the Andes
Activities : Trekking & Walking, Cultural Tours & Sightseeing
Altitude : 3.103m/10178ft(Choquequirao)
Group Size : Maximum 8, no minimum required
Level of difficulty : Moderate, scale (0 to 5) it is 5 relative
Departures Day : Any day with two people. We offer affordably priced tours for 2 people so that you can depart when it suits you best.
Highlight : Doing a Peru famous trek! Trips recommended for nature passionate and adventure.
Acclimatization : Minimum 1 days at altitude recommended.
Open season : The dry season (March to December)
Location : Apurimac and Cusco area, vilcabamba valley and sta Teresa valley 5 hrs. drive from Cusco to start point.


DAY 1 – Cusco – Capuliyoc – Santa Rosa – Marampata.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Acomodación: Campamento, Marampata 2250 msnm
  • Climate : warm and sunny
  • Distance Travelled: Approximately 15km
  • Hiking time : 8 hour

DAY 2 – Marampata – Choquequirao – Chiquisqa.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Acomodación: Campamento, Chiquisqa 2400 msnm
  • Climate : warm and windy
  • Distance Travelled: Approximately 12km
  • Hiking time : 7 hour

DAY 3 – Chiquisqa – Capuliyoc – Cusco

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Climate : warm and sunny
  • Distance Travelled: Approximately 11km
  • Hiking time : 7 hour

Choquequirao Trek Short 3 Days Itinerary:

Day 1: Cusco – Capuliyoc – Santa Rosa – 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 Santa Rosa 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.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Acomodación: Campamento, Marampata 2250 msnm
  • Climate : warm and sunny
  • Distance Travelled: Approximately 15km
  • Hiking time : 8 hour

Day 2: Marampata – Choquequirao – Chiquisqa.

Very early in the morning after breakfast we will go to the Archaeological Complex from Choquequirao to 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.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Acomodación: Campamento, Chiquisqa 2400 msnm
  • Climate : warm and windy
  • Distance Travelled: Approximately 12km
  • Hiking time : 7 hour

Day 3: Chiquisqa – Capuliyoc – 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.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Climate : warm and sunny
  • Distance Travelled: Approximately 11km
  • Hiking time : 7 hour

Included:

Not Included:

What to bring:

What Gear To Bring

We ask that you supply a couple of gear items on your hiking tour. These items are two 1-liter waterbottles per person and either a headlamp or flashlight per person. Basic items like sunscreen, bug repellent (where and when applicable), lip balm, and toiletries are also important.

What Clothes To Bring

Please refer to the trip packet for a recommended clothing list (we email you a detailed trip packet when you inquire and when you register). All trips require a sturdy pair of hiking shoes or hiking boots (reliable brands include Montrail, Lowa, Merrell, Vasque, and Salomon), rain gear, and non-cotton and cotton clothing layers. A minimum of three pairs of wool or synthetic hiking socks are also required, and we recommend Neoprene socks and water shoes for this trip.

NOTE: See the Packing Lists page for more detailed information on what clothes and gear to bring on your hiking tour. The trip packet you receive when you contact us will have the most accurate clothing and gear list for the tour you’re interested in.

Optional service hired:

  • An extra horse to carry your personal items: US$ 20.00 Per Day. A horse can carry up to 30 kg.
  • Sleeping bag rent: US$ 5.00 Per Day. Our sleeping bags are –18ºC-comfort (0ºF) and mummy form and include a sleeping liner.
  • Walking stick lightweight aluminum ($2.00 per day, per stick) two sticks are recommended for tough hikes.
  • Thermarest inflatable mattress - $4 per trip day
  • Single tent supplement (if you don’t want to share a tent) $25.00 per person

HORSES OR PORTERS:

On this trek we provide horses to carry your food and the camping equipment, but there will be one cook and his assistant, two horses men and one porter who is cleaning the trail from what other hikers throw away as they go. You will have a personal allowance of 7kg for your gear. This will not be available during the day as the horsemen will be ahead of the group.

OUR GUIDES:

Most of our guides began as porters before they went to Cusco University and Institute where they learned about the Inca history. They are always training in order to be the best guide. They each speak English beautifully and of course all of them speak Spanish and Quechua, the Inca Language. They are all able to communicate with natives from around the area and of course he will have lots of history to share with you.

OUR FOOD:

Definitely one of the highlights of the tour is the food. It is always fresh and most of it is organic. There is always a lot to eat and lots of options including vegetables, meat, chicken, fish and other types of protein and carbohydrates. Everyone sits down to eat together and we go out of our way to accomodate all dietary requirements including vegetarian options and any food allergies. We do not provide any alcoholic drinks on the trek but if you would like you can bring your own.

OUR EQUIPMENT:

We provide 4 man tents for only 2 people and foam mattresses for everyone. Our dining equipment includes a spacious dining tent, tables and chairs, plates and utensils. We do NOT supply sleeping bags, air mattresses or walking sticks, but all can be rented from Puma Path. We bring an extra blanket for all our hikers for those especially cold nights. Just ask and your guide will provide you with this. Please note that if you are over 1.95 meters / 6´4" tall then you won´t be able to rent a sleeping bag in Cusco. In this case it is recommended to bring your own.

WE ARE RESPONSIBLE:

We try to treat our hikers, our porters and all the local people from the villages with the upmost respect. We travel in small groups to give personalized tours to each traveller, we pay good salaries to our porters and follow the porters law. We provide all our porters with their hiking gear such as shoes, pants, jackets, t-shirts, hats, sleeping bags and most importantly, with health insurance.

FITNESS:

The Inca Trail is certainly not easy but you do not need to be an athlete or a trekking expert to complete it. Fitness is naturally important but the Inca Trail is the kind of trek that anyone with a positive attitude and determination can do. Obviously the more fit you are the more you will enjoy the trail and the more chance you will have to take in the scenery and appreciate the Inca ruins dotted along the way. If you do not exercise regularly, it is advisable to do some extra walking or some kind of aerobic activity in the months leading up to your trip. Many people worry whether they will be able to cope physically but complete failure is rare and would usually only result from severe altitude sickness or a person lacking even a basic level of fitness. People of all ages (from teenagers to pensioners) complete the trek and age itself is no barrier if you are positive minded and live an active lifestyle. Before departing for your tour, we recommend visiting your doctor who will be able to provide you with more information.

STORAGE DURING THE TREK:

During the Inca Trail trek your main luggage will be stored in Cuzco and you will receive a small duffle bag at your Inca Trail briefing (briefings are normally set for the evening before you start the trek) to pack clothes for 3-4 days. Your team of porters will carry these bags together with the food and equipment for the trail. Please note that you will not have access to these items until the end of each day as the porters will always be ahead of the group, you should therefore bring a day pack in which you can carry personal belongings such as your camera, water and sun screen etc. By Peruvian law the duffle bag carried by the porters must not weigh more than 7kg (14pounds). You can either store your luggage at your hotel or you can leave it with us.

BOOKING:

Choquequirao is available to depart any day of the week as long as we have two people. You still need to book in advance.
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Salkantay Trekking FAQS

1.What will the weather be like on a Choquequirao trek?
The Andean weather can be unpredictable, despite the sharp divide between dry and wet seasons. The dry season runs from May to October or November; the rainy season goes from December through April. Nevertheless, Choquequirao lies in the forested fringes of the Amazon basin, where showers can occur at any time of year. Therefore, even in the “dry” season, your daypack should always include full rain gear (both jacket AND trousers).
Daytime temperatures can vary greatly, with daytime highs ranging from 10ºC/50ºF to 32ºC/90ºF and nightime lows ranging from 10ºC/50ºF to a cold 4ºC/40ºF, though seldom much lower. The floor of the Apurimac Canyon gets very hot during the day. Bring your swimsuit for a delicious dip in the river.
2.Who should NOT hike Choquequirao?
This is a good hike for almost anyone with overnight hiking experience. The well-tramped trail is steep — but relatively easy if you hire pack animals.
Those with chronic knee, ankle or back injuries should choose another hike. There may be rough & muddy sections. Evacuation is difficult.
3.What's the most difficult section?
We expected the 1800+m (ft) climb from the Apurimac River up to Choquequirao to be excruciating.Yet for us it did not seem difficult. (Perhaps it was the excitement of finally arriving at the ruins.)
If you hike one of the longer routes, the day following your visit to Choquequirao may well be the most difficult.
4.Should I bring a GPS?
It is a great idea if you are doing one of the longer routes. Keep a record of your route. We could post it on this website.
5.Do hikers ever get lost?
Yes, it is possible to get lost between Choquequirao and Machu Picchu. This is good reason to hire an arriero or guide.
If you are only hiking Cachora to the ruins, return — no problem. There is more signage here than on any trek in the world! Two competing series of coloured distance markers, both inaccurate, may confuse you.
6.What special gear should I bring?
Don’t forget:
Sunglasses
Toilet paper
Waterproof jacket
Sufficiently warm clothing
Lip protection from sun and wind
Cash
Disinfectant alcohol gel
We recommend disinfectant gel (sometimes called instant hand sanitizer) which you use to clean your hands before snack breaks & after toilet stops in the woods. Alcohol gel is essential hiking gear.
Stove fuel for almost any stove system can be purchased in Cuzco. Do not fly with it, obviously.
7.What footwear is best for Choquequirao?
You want to wear what fits you best & what works for you. No blisters!
Most experts recommend hiking boots. Modern boots are remarkably light & comfortable. A pair of good boots & gaiters make you feel invincible in the mud.
Some arrieros, by the way, hike in recycled-tire sandals!
hiking boot abandoned on the Trail
8.Do I need a water filter?
You definitely must treat water. Much of the trek is in grazing land.
Some make a distinction between these two:
Water filter removes protozoa & most bacteria
Water purifier removes protozoa & bacteria and deactivates viruses
Viruses are too small to be filtered so purifiers add something to disinfect them.
Make sure your purifier is well maintained & frequently cleaned.
You must either filter, boil, use iodine or water purification tablets.
Choquequirao Trek Short 3 Days
3 Days
Cusco, Choquequirao
Group Service:
Price in US Dollars per Passenger:

2 3 - 4 5 - 7 8 - +
$ 480 $ 450 $ 420 $ 390
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Departures:
Months: From: January to December
Days: 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 30.

Private Service: Contact Us

Trip Code: CHOTRE003

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Video Report:
Choquequirao Trek was great at answering any questions we had before the trek, and put all of us at ease the day before we left. If you're debating about what company to go with for your Peruvian trek, go with this one.
5.0
Gabriela Davis from United Kingdom
Well organized trek. Communication to set-up the trek was efficient and helpful. The food, guide and transportation exceeded expectations. The trek was an excellent adventure. The scenery was stunning. Highlight was watching three Condors working the thermals from the upper portion of the ruins.
5.0
Rick Salter from Austria
Three of us did this difficult but thrilling trek. Choquequirao Trek was a wonderful organization to work with. They may cost a bit more, but it is money well spent. They clearly treat all the staff with respect and are trying to help local people make a decent living.
5.0
Robert Dowson from US
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