The name Choquequirao means “Cradle of Gold” and is located above the wild, raging Apurimac River, surrounded by high snowcapped peaks and set on a high ridge. The Inca archaeological site is considered the sister of Machu Picchu but is less known even though it is 3 times larger than Machu Picchu. This is one of the last known refuge for the Incas who continued to resist the Spanish conquistadors and who were forced to continue to retreat further into the dense Amazon Jungle. The site was eventually abandoned and became covered by dense cloud forest vegetation and to this day archeologists continue to discover new sectors of the city.
On the 4-Day Choquequirao trek, we hike through high Andean landscapes with beautiful glaciers, descend into deep canyons where the condors fly and pass through cloud forests with astonishing bio-diversity. We will also observe native animals such as Andean Condors, other types of birds, native flora and fauna such as numerous varieties of orchids and much more. We are specialists in this amazing route and offer the most frequent departures with experienced and professional guides.
*** please note: difficulty of trek is subjective
The Choquequirao trek 4 days is available on any date that is best for you as long as we have a minimum of 2 hikers!
|No. OF PEOPLE||PRICE|
|2 to 12 people||$ 537 USD per person|
- Group of 5 or more: $30 USD– All you need is to book the trek together at the same time.
- Sleeping bag –$20 USD per person per trek (They are steam cleaned after every trek)
- Air mattress –$20 USD per person per trek (Therm-a-rest mattresses)
- Walking poles –$15 USD per pair per trek (Professional Poles that can be extended)
- Personal tent – $30 USD (Tent is for solo trekkers only)
ADDED VALUES FOR FREE
- TRANSFER – from the airport to hotel (Cusco Only)
- DUFFEL BAG AND LINER BAGS – included in the trekking price
- EXTRA PACK HORSE is included in the price, the porter will carry your belongings up to 7 kgs /14p like sleeping bag, mattress, clothes etc
- BOILED WATER is provided at each mealtime
- OXYGEN TANK will be available along the trek
- CAMPING PILLOW AND FOAM MATTRESS
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK?
- Transfer from your hotel from the airport upon your arrival
- Private transport from Cusco to Capuliyoc (starting point of the trek) and Capuliyoc to Cusco
- Entry fee to Choquequirao and other Inca sites
- English-speaking, professional guide
- Comfortable tents with two people in a four-person tent
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food with prior request)
- Emergency horse which can be ridden if you’re feeling exhausted or are ill
- All camping equipment such as: dining tent, table, chairs, kitchen and toilet tent
- First Aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
- Horses (for equipment and personal items) including horsemen
- Foam sleeping mattresses
- Private guided tour at each archeological site
- 7 kgs of your personal items such as extra clothes and sleeping bag will be carried by our pack horses
- Boiled water for drinking and washing purposes
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE CHOQUEQUIRAO TREKKING?
- Sleeping bag adequate for temperature of minus 10°C
- Air mattresses
- Trekking poles
- Additional horses for extra personal luggage above that of the personal item allowance
- Accommodation before and after the trek
- Travel insurance (highly recommended)
- Flight tickets
- Tips for the crew, guide, cook and porters of ORANGE NATION PERU
WHAT YOU HAVE TO TAKE WITH YOU
- Original passport (it has to be the same you have used for booking your trek)
- Good daypack (30 – 40L)
- Personal Water: 2-3L reusable bottles (not disposable)
- Comfortable hiking boots with ankle support
- Sleeping bag (can be rented from Orange Nation)
- Headlamp: essential
- Toilet paper
WHAT TO PUT IN YOUR DUFFEL BAG
As a direct local tour operator we provide you with a duffel bag at your briefing and INCLUDE an extra pack horse which will carry up to 7 kgs or 14 lbs including your 2.5kg sleeping bag, mattress and extra clothing.
- 2 t-shirts
- 2 hiking pants at least
- 4 sets of undergarments
- 3 sets of hiking socks
- Fleece / Thermals
- Warm clothes
- Waterproof gloves
- Comfortable shoes for camp
- Quickdry 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
- Face moisturizer
- Hand sanitizer
- Wet wipes
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Personal medications
- First aid kit: band aids, moleskin, etc
WHAT TO PUT IN YOUR BACKPACK
We highly recommend a small backpack 30 to 40L. The remainder of your belongings will be in your duffel bag waiting 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 reusable bottles.
- Sun hat
- Insect repellent
- Headlamp: essential
- Wool hat
- Rain gear
- Snacks like chocolate bars, cereal bars or any dry fruit
- Rain poncho
- Hand sanitizer
- Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste
- Extra money for souvenirs, drinks & tips
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.