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Trekking Choquequirao Tour

4 days/3 nights
Daily Departures Year Round, USD $ 525.00

Trip Overview

Choquequirao or Choquekiraw means “Cradle of Gold” in Quechua Inca’s language, although this is probably not its original name. It is another “Lost City of the Incas” officially rediscovered late in the 20th century. Located high on a ridge almost 1750mts above the raging glacier-fed Apurimac River; it is surrounded by towering Salkantay and Humantay snow-capped peaks.
Choquequirao was build during the last days of the Inca Empire during the government of the Inca Pachacutec and probably after the Spanish invasion in 1532. Almost 40 years the Inca’s held stand against the Spanish conquerors (between 1536 – 1572). The construction of the different levels of temples, palaces, canals and aqueducts is extraordinary. It is a city dedicated to worship the “Pachamama” the Andean mother earth “the Apus” mountain gods and divinities, the river and the elements of nature.” Choquequirao finally burned down and was left deserted sometime after the execution of the last Inca, Tupac Amaru I in 1572.

• Distance: 62 km
• Duration: 4 Days
• When to go: Best from April to November
• Altitude: 2,200 masl to 3,100 masl
• Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
• Modality: Trekking, scenic and Cultural, Archaeological
• Location: Mountain range Vilcabamba – Cusco
• Daytime Temperature: 15 ºC to 25 ºC / Nighttime temperature: 1ºC to 4ºC
• 1- 2 days of acclimatization required.

*As on all Adventures to Peru tours, you’re taken care of from beginning to end: Deluxe Thermarest mattresses and -10 °C goose down sleeping bags are included!

Detailed Itinerary

Quick Itinerary

Day 1 Cusco – Cachora – Playa Rosalina
Day 2 Playa Rosalina – Choquequirao
Day 3 Choquequirao – Chiquisqa
Day 4 Chiquisqa – Cachora – Cusco

What’s Included

  • Round trip private transport from Cusco to Cachora trailhead
  • Entrance fees to Choquequirao Archaeological Park
  • Excellent Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Potable water for your bottle during the trek
  • Food options for veggies
  • Bilingual English speaking guide
  • Professional chef
  • Chef’s assistant
  • Horses to carry camping equipment, kitchen gear, and an emergency horse
  • Camping Gear: Double waterproof tents (3 person capacity tent, to allow for top comfort and storage of your gear)+ dining tent with tables and chairs + kitchen tent + toilet tent + tent for our guides and porters
  • Accommodation: 3 nights camping.

An Adventures to Peru Plus…

  • -10 °C goose down sleeping bag and deluxe inflatable Thermarest sleep mattress included for all treks in Peru
  • Hot water every morning and evening after the trek to keep clean + filtered and boiled water to fill up your water bottle every morning, night, and at lunchtime if requested
  • Security: first aid kit and emergency oxygen bottle

What’s Not Included

  • First breakfast (you should to have breakfast at the hotel in Cusco before departure day 1)
  • Lunch the 4th day
  • Gratuities or Tips

Recommendations

  • Original passport and copy
  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Thermarest mattress
  • Drinking water
  • Rain gear
  • Toilet paper
  • Garbage bag to store personal items, waterproof for stuff
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Sunglasses, sun block and insect repellent
  • Sweater and jacket (layers, something warm)
  • One complete change of clothing (t-shirt, short, long pants)
  • Small towel and bathing suit (hot springs)
  • Sun hat
  • Snacks during hike (candies, chocolate, energy bars, etc.)
  • Comfortable hiking shoes and sandals
  • Camera
  • Walking stick (optional)
  • Personal items, medications
  • Some extra spending money

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