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Choquequirao Trek 4D/3N(Classic)

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Overview

The name Choquequirao means “Cradle of Gold.” Located above the raging, glacier-fed Apurimac River, surrounded by towering snow-capped peaks and seated on a high ridge, Choquequirao is a remote and rarely visited ¨lost city of the Incas¨.  The Inca arqueological site is considered, the sister to Machu Picchu, it is less known and 3 times larger than Machu Picchu.  It was one of the last refuges, for those Incas who continued to resist Spanish occupation after the conquest.  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 this adventurous Choquequirao trek  4 days we 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 see native animals such as Andean Condors, birds,  native flora and fauna,  orchids and so much more.

We are specialists in this amazing route and offer the most frequent departures with experienced and professional guides.

Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO – CAPULIYOC – CHIQUISCA
At 5am we pick you up at your hotel, and drive for the next 4 hours in our private transport to Capuliyoc (2,850m/9,407ft). Along the way there are spectacular views of villages, valleys and snow-capped mountains. Once at Cachora we meet our horsemen  and pack all of our equipment onto the horses.
After enjoying a boxed breakfast we start walking to Capuliyoc where we enjoy great views of Apurimac Canyon, snow-capped mountains such a Padreyoc (5,571m/18,387ft) and Choquequirao site from a distance and have lunch.  After lunch we descend for two hours to our first campsite at Chiquisca (1,900m/6,270ft), where we spend the night.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner.
Accommodation: Camping facilities
Minimum Altitude: 1900m/5700ft.
Maximum Altitude: 2850m/9400ft.
Distance: 18kms/11 miles
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate.
DAY 2: CHIQUISCA – MARANPATA – CHOQUEQUIRAO
After an early breakfast we descend to the magnificent Apurimac River (1,550m/5,117ft) and then walk uphill to the rural village of Maranpata(2,850m/9,350ft) where we have lunch while enjoying the spectacular views of the archeological site of Choquequirao (3,150m/10,397ft).  As we trek, we walk through a myriad of flora and fauna to the magnificent archeological site of Choquequirao. When we arrive there is a private guided tour for us in the afternoon. During the tour we will explore all the important sections, such as: palaces, temple, ritual water fountains, amazing Usnu (ceremonial platform), agricultural terraces, llama’s section and much more. Finally we head back to our second  campsite located just 20 minutes from the Choquequirao ruins, where we will have tea and dinner

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner.
Accommodation: Camping facilities
Minimum Altitude:1,550m/5,117ft
Maximum Altitude3,150m/10,397ft
Distance: 14kms/9 miles
Difficulty:Moderate/Difficult
DAY 3: CHOQUEQUIRAO – CHIQUISCA
After an early breakfast we explore some of the stunning sections of Choquequirao ruins and then head back towards the rural community of Maranpata for lunch. Afterwards we descend to the magnificent Apurimac River (1,550m/5,117ft) for three hours. Finally we walk up a moderate hill for one hour to our third campsite at Chiquisca (1,990m/6,270ft)

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner.
Accommodation: Camping facilities
Minimum Altitude: 1,550m/5,117ft
Maximum Altitude: 1,990m/6,270ft.
Distance: 14kms/9 miles
Difficulty:Moderate/Difficult
DAY 4: CHIQUISCA – CAPULIYOC – CUSCO
After a delicious breakfast, we walk up a moderate hill towards the Capuliyoc pass. Once there we can enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the Apurimac Canyon. Then we walk for two more hours towards Cachora (2,850m/9,407ft) for lunch. Afterwards we take our private transport to the archeological site of Saywite having plenty of time to explore it. Finally our private transport will take us back to Cusco to your hotel, arriving in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch
Minimum Altitude: 1,990m/6,270ft.
Maximum Altitude: 2,850m/9,407ft
Distance: 16kms/10 miles
Difficulty: Moderate

Inclusions

Services Included on the Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu:
Bilingual English speaking tour guide
Pre-Departure Briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your Choquequirao trek to Machu Picchu.
Pick up from your hotel and transportation to Capuliyoc on day 1
Four-person tent for each two persons
Inflatable Mattress and pillow
Kitchen tent
Dining tent with tables and chairs
Toilet tent.
An expert chef and assistant chef
Wranglers and horses to carry all the equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc)
Duffle bag for your personal gear
Horse to carry 10 kg of your personal gear
Emergency horse in case we need it
Nine breakfasts, Eight lunches and Eight dinners
Hot water for washing.
Daily morning boiled and cold water to fill the water bottles.
Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
Expedition train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Poroy (Cusco train station)
Private van transport from Poroy to your Cusco hotel
Ticket for Huayna Picchu mountain
Entrance to Machu Picchu
Round trip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
Coffee plantation tour in the afternoon of day 7
Lodging in Aguas Calientes on night 8 of the trek (double occupancy)
Dinner in Aguas Calientes on night 8
Train ticket from Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes
Services Not Included on the Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu:
Sleeping bag (can be rented from us)
Day 9 lunch and dinner
Tips for the crew (muleteers, chef and guide)
Hiking poles (can be rented from us)
What to bring for the Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu:
Original passport (if you have acquired a new one after you made your booking, bring both)
Down or synthetic feather sleeping bag (can be rented from us)
Clothes (trekking boots, warm fleece jacket, a few t-shirts, socks, sun hat, warm underwear, light long pants, gloves, rain jacket)
Toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes, personal towel)
Sunscreen SPF 35+ recommended
Head lamp
Sunglasses
Camera with spare batteries (batteries run down faster at high altitudes)
Binoculars
Trekking poles (recommended especially for the steep descents, can be rented from us)
Insect repellent – minimum 40% DEET

Prices & Availability

Group Service Price per person 2017:
US$520 per person (Group Size 02 persons Minimum 08 Persons Average – 16 Persons Maximum with 02 Guides)

Private Service Prices 2017

2 people US$675 per person
3 people US$650 per person
4 people US$625 per person
5 people US$600 per person
6 people US$575 per person
7+ people US$550 per person

Student Discount (only with active green ISIC card. Must be below 25 years old): US$20
Under 15 years will pay as student: US $20
Aditional/Extras NOT Included (Need to book in Advance):

Machu Picchu Mountain climbing:  USD 25.00
Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 25.00
Vistadome Train Aguas Calientes-Cusco: USD60.00
Extra Night in Aguas Calientes: Depends on the type of Hotel desired.
Optional Extras:

Sleeping Bag US$25
Walking Pole US$15
Inflatable Mattress US$25
Single Tent Supplement US$35
How to book:

You can either book by emailing us or by using the Booking form on this site.

By e-mail:

Send us your main Departure date and back up date: By providing us with a main date and a back up date for your trek (classic Inca Trail, Lares, Salkantay, etc) you automatically authorize Aymaras Expeditions to use either of these dates for your reservation. Aymaras Expeditions within the next 48 hours (after you have sent us your booking form and confirm deposit was made) will send you an electronic receipt confirming your trek has been officially booked and also to confirm the exact departure date of your trek.

Send us your Personal Details for Booking: Your passport number and other information must be valid. Please advise if you change your passport number after booking the tour (especially for booking the classic Inca Trail as if we do not make a change in your official details, you may not be permitted to do the trek). Please Note changing passports’ numbers requires an extra fee (we are able to change passports numbers easily on our receipt but its also extremely important that we make the changes with the Inca Trail authorities)

Student rate: In order to obtain this discount you must have a valid ISIC card. It is important you scan and e-mail this to us at the time of booking and that it is valid on the date you are booked on the Inca Trail/alternative trek (you will need to show the real ISIC card http://www.isiccard.com upon your arrival here in Cusco and in Machu Picchu).

Payment of deposit:

1. For the For any our alternative trek to Machupicchu (Group or Private Service)

We request a non-refundable deposit US$100 per person along with personal details of each member participating in the trek:

Full Passport names
Passport number,
Gender,
Nationality,
Date of Birth(DOB)
Payment of deposit amount is:

US$100 per person for the Inca Trail only Or
US$125 per person for the Inca Trail + Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu climbing. Please confirm if you want to climb Huayna Picchu (the 45 minute climb near Machu Picchu site) or Machu Picchu as they need to be booked well in advance too; there are 2 time sessions:
7 – 8am or
10 – 11am – this also needs to be specified although you need to be flexible to either time.
Please note, if you get the permits for the 7am start you will probably have to miss the Machu Picchu guided tour.

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