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Choquequirao Trek 3 Days by Lodge

Created with Sketch. Choquequirao, Marampata, Cusco.
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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 3 Days, During this 3 day tour, we will have the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent ruins of the Inca city Choquequirao, known as “the hidden Machu Picchu”. This historic place is located on the Apurímac River canyon, considered to be the one of the most spectacular locations in South America. This experience includes enthusiastic local guides that are passionate about showing these amazing landscapes.

There will be unforgettable adventures through a less touristy trekking routes of the Andes and ending each day sleeping in Choquequirao Sanctuary Lodge. This trips allows for a different, more personal adventure. It explores one of the few places in the world that remains hidden in tourism, this tour of Choquequirao is the best option for you. Choquequirao Trek 3 Days.

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    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 "Choquequirao Sanctuary Lodge".
We start the day picking you up from your Hotel, from 3:30 am to 4:00 am Approx. Leaving Cusco, we will go to Cachora town. (Approximately 3:30 hours
after the departure from Cusco), there will be a short stop about 30 to 45 minutes for breakfast.
Once the breakfast time is over, we will continue to a place
called Capulioc, the starting point of the trek to Marampata "CHOQUEQUIRAO SANCTUARY LODGE", We will descend approximately 2:30 hours / 7km of
walk and arrive at the lunch point in Chiquisca.After lunch in Chiquisca and a short break, we will continue with the walk for 4.30 hours / 8km towards
Marampata, one of the strongest roads of Cusco, it will be a challenge to reach Marampata. After a hard walk we finally will arrive at our Private Lodge,
where we´ll have a delicious dinner and spend the entire night.

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: Lodge: 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 ― Marampata.
After a delicious buffet breakfast, we will begin our trek to the Archeological Complex of Choquequirao, which will last approximately 2 hours, the entire
tour of Choquequirao will be guided, the Llamas sector, the Ceremonial Usno and the Religious Zone.
Which is considered the sister of Machu Picchu,
since there are several similarities, is also located at 1500 meters above the Apurimac Canon, only a third part of this Archaeological Complex has been
discovered and many archaeologists still find something interesting each time.
Then we will have a Picnic Lunch in Choquequirao, and then we will descend to Pajchayoc (Pajchayoc Waterfall). After this incredible excursion, we will
return to Marampata for dinner and finally we will finish our day with a comfortable overnight stay in our private lodge.

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: Lodge: Choquequirao Sanctuary Lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Maximum Altitude: 3106 masl / 10190 ft. (Choquequirao)
Minimum Altitude: 2850 masl / 9350 ft. (Marampata)
DAY 3 : Marampata ― Capulioc ― Cusco.
At dawn, at approximately 5 am, after to have a small snack, we will begin our descent walk to Chikisca, where we will have breakfast at 7:00 am and we
will also take a short break, then we will start our last hike and we will return to the point sight of Capuliyoc to make a goodbye to this fascinating
adventure, when we get to Capuliyoc we will have an aperitif and we will take our private transport to return to Cusco City.

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: 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

Not Included:

  • Day 1: Breakfast.
  • Day 3: Dinner.
  • Walking sticks (USD $ 10.00 - 2 walking sticks)

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Choquequirao, Marampata, Cusco.

Tour Map Choquequirao Trek 3 Days by Lodge

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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  • Horse Ride ⇨$50,00
  • Walking Sticks ⇨$20,00
  • Private Cabin 2 Nights ⇨$100,00
  • Private Service ⇨$250,00
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