We have the best-designed itinerary by the only specialist in “trekking OFF the beaten track,” Orange Nation. The itinerary combines visits to two major archeological sites: remote and seldom visited Choquequirao and the legendary Machu Picchu. It is a fascinating adventure through part of the old empire of the Incas and one of Peru’s most unspoiled wilderness areas.
The name Choquequirao means “Cradle of Gold.” The Inca Archeological site is considered, the sister to Machu Picchu, it is less known and 3 times larger than Machu Picchu. Suspected to be the last refuge for the Incas who continued to resist Spanish occupation after the conquest. The site eventually was abandoned and was later covered by the dense cloud forest vegetation and to this day archeologists continue to discover new sectors of the city.
On the Choquequirao to Machu Picchu trek, we will walk on Inca highways, hike through high Andean landscapes with majestic glaciers, descend into deep canyons where the condors fly and pass through biologically diverse cloud forest ecosystems. You will also visit Inca silver mines and isolated Inca communities. When you arrive to Machu Picchu, our last campsite is by the Llactapata Inca Ruins, which are located right in front of Machu Picchu. From this viewpoint, enjoy the greatest angles of different views of Machu Picchu and the surrounding mountains like Huayna Picchu Mountain, Machu Picchu Mountain and Salkantay Mountain.
*** please note: difficulty of trek is subjective
Our best prices for the Choquequirao Hike to Machu Picchu 9 days will be?
|No. OF PEOPLE||PRICE|
|2 to 12 people||$ 1077 USD per person|
- 18 to 25 years old: US$30 Information required on student card: name of university, student name, photo of student, expiration date etc. A copy of the card at booking is required & government approval for discount.
- Under 18 years old: US$30 Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
- Under 11 years old: US$40 Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
- Group of 5 or more: US$30. – All you need is to book the trek together at the same time.
- Sleeping Bag : US$20 –warm -15° (They are steam cleaned after every trek)
- Air Mattress: US$20
- Trekking Poles: US$15
- Personal tent: US $30 – (Tent for single trekkers only)
- Vistadome up-grade train US$57 per person (For the return to Poroy (Cusco) at 4:43pm)
- Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain – US $75
- Entrance to Machu Picchu Mountain – US $75
- Single Supplement – US$35 for single travelers
WHAT IS INCLUDED FOR THE CHOQUEQUIRAO HIKE TO MACHU PICCHU 9 DAYS
- Pick-up at your hotel in the morning of the trek departure
- Private transport from Cusco to Cachora (starting point of the trek)
- Entrance fee to Choquequirao Inca Ruins
- Entry fees to Machu Picchu
- English speaking, experienced professional guide
- Guided tour of Machu Picchu
- Comfortable tents (sleeping 2 people in a 4 person tent)
- Thick foam mattress
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food with prior request)
- 1 emergency horse which can be ridden if you’re feeling exhausted or ill
- All camping equipment such as: dining tent, table, chairs, kitchen tent and toilet ten
- 2 Bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and return to Aguas Calientes
- First Aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
- Train ticket (expedition service) from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
- Private transport from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco
- Celebration dinner in Aguas Calientes (tourist restaurant)
- Hotel in Aguas Calientes with private room and bathroom
- Mules or horses (for equipment and personal items) including horsemen – 7 kgs of your personal items such as extra clothes, sleeping bag will be carried by our mules.
- Boiled water for drinking and washing purposes
- Transport from La Playa to Hydroelectric platform(for equipment and personal items)
- Camping right in front of Archeological site of Choquequirao
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED FOR THE CHOQUEQUIRAO HIKE TO MACHU PICCHU 9 DAYS
- Sleeping bag adequate for temperature of minus 10°c
- Air Mattresses
- Trekking Poles
- Breakfast on the first day, lunch and dinner on the last day
- Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain
- Entrance to Machu Picchu Mountain
- Additional horse for extra personal luggage in addition to the one for the personal item allowance
- Hotels before and after the trek
- Flight tickets
- Travel insurance (highly recommended)
- Optional upgrades (train and hotel)
- Tips for the crew, guide, cook and porters of ORANGE NATION PERU
The Choquequirao Machu Picchu trek can be booked on any date that is best suited for you as long as we have a minimum of 2 trekkers
WHAT YOU HAVE TO TAKE WITH YOU
- Original Passport (it has to be the same as the one used to book the trek)
- Valid, GREEN ISIC card (if you booked as a student)
- Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
- Water storage: 2-3 liter Camelbacks are encouraged.
- Comfortable hiking boots with ankle support
- Sleeping bag (can be rented from Orange Nation Peru)
- Headlamp: essential
- Toilet Paper
WHAT TO PUT IN YOUR DUFFLE BAG
As a Professional Direct Local Tour operator we provide you with a duffle bag at your briefing and INCLUDE an extra porter who will carry up to 7 kgs or 14 pounds including your 2kg sleeping bag, mattress and extra clothing.
- 2 t-shirts
- 2 hiking pants at least
- 4 sets of undergarments
- 3 sets of hiking socks
- Bathing Suit for the thermal waters
- Couple Fleece/ Thermals
- Warm clothes, down jacket — 2nd campsite temp around 3º Celsius.
- Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)
- Comfortable shoes for camp
- Quick dry towel. We provide small ones, you might prefer something larger.
- Small bottle of soap: we provide warm water each day to wash.
- Battery Charger: No electricity along the trek
- Large plastic bags will be provided at the office — Please ask for them.
- Sleeping bag: It has to be at least -15ºC – This can be rented from us.
- Swimming Suit
- Face moisturizer
- Hand Sanitizer
- Wet wipes
- Toothbrush and paste
- Personal medications
- First aid kit: band aids, moleskin, etc.
WHAT TO PUT IN YOUR BACKPACK
We highly recommend a small backpack 30 to 40Litres for hiking in the day. A big backpack will not be allowed into Machu Picchu. The remainder of your belongings will be in your duffel bag at camp.
- Water: Please supply your own water until the first lunch spot, then we will provide you with cold boiled water at every meal time. Please bring your canteens.
- Sun Hat
- Headlamp: essential
- Wool Hat
- Rain gear
- Snacks like chocolate bars, cereal bars or any dry fruits
- Coca leaves.
- Rain plastic poncho (provided by Orange Nation)
- Hand sanitizer
- Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste
- Extra Money for souvenirs, drinks & tips
- Valuable items
Why travel with Orange Nation Peru?
We have become the leaders in small group adventure travel over the past three decades by consistently listening to our travelers and delivering what they desire: adaptable itineraries, the freedom to explore, smaller group sizes, safety and peace of mind, and knowledgeable local guides who provide unique insights into the destination that would be missed through any other means of travel.Learn more
EXPERT GUIDES : Our expedition staff are experienced, enthusiastic and among the best in the industry - they are our secret to success
SMALL GROUPS: Travelling with us will always feel like going with friends and not with a group of strangers in an organized tour.
OUR EXPERIENCE: With fifteen years’ experience and over 25 Packages to Machu Picchu alone, our team knows how to deliver a successful expedition.
ENVIRONMENTAL: ENVIRONMENTAL: Education and conservation are our passion. We aim to create lifelong ambassadors for the protection of all wilderness areas.