Trekking to Choquequirao

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Trekking to Choquequirao

4 days
from USD 540.00
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Choquequirao is located to the northeast of Cusco among the Apurimac and Urubamba rivers, also into this route you can see the majestic Salkantay into the range mountain of Vilcabamba offering you a unique experience and opportunity to reunite with the nature among green mountains, bears, condors, tarantulas, etc.

 

Choquequirao ruins was most likely built during the reign of the Pachacuteq Inca Yupanqui and is considered to be the last bastion of resistance and refuge of the Sons of the Sun, who fled from the city of Cusco when it was under siege in 1535. Led by Manco Inca Yupanqui, they took refuge in Choquequirao. Presumably, it was used both a check point to access the Vilcabamba Area and a cultural and religious center. The city played an important role as it was a connection between the Amazon Jungle and the city of Cusco. For that reason, Choquequirao trek is the place where you'll discover the great citadel of the last inca kings and also you'll reach the beautiful ecosystem.

Overview
Itinerary
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Day 01: Cusco – Cachora – Chiquisca (7 hours hours of trekking)
Day 02: Chiquisca – Playa Rosalina – Marampata – Choquequirao (6 hours of trekking)
Day 03: Choquequirao – San Ignacio – Carmen (6 hours of trekking)
Day 04: Carmen – Tambo bamba – Huanipaca (5 hours of trekking)

 

Included:

  • Private transport from the hotel to the town of Cachora and return
  • Entrance fees to Choquequirao complex
  • Professional guide (Spanish & English)
  • High quality camping equipment (We use professional tents, Doite, Model Kailas 3, extra light/4.5kgs and Doite, Model Himalaya, extra light/4.5kgs, both are big enough for 2 persons. Mattresses, eating tent with table and chairs, bathroom tent)
  • Meals during the excursion (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks / option vegetarian)
  • Cook and cooking equipment
  • Horseman and mules, for all camping and personal luggage (up to 7kg. per person)
  • Emergency horse
  • First-aid kit and oxygen bottle

Not included:

  • Sleeping bag (If you don’t have a sleeping bag, there is the possibility of lending one)
  • First breakfast and the last dinner in Cusco.

Notes:

  1. On our clients’ recommendation, we suggest spending an additional day in the settlement of Choquequirao to enjoy this beautiful archeological site in more detail. On our way back to Cusco, there is also the possibility of visiting the thermal baths in Cconoc. Ask us for more information.
  2. The trek to Choquequirau must not be underestimated. Especially the second day involves great physical exertion to complete. Combined with high altitude and extreme weather (it can get very hot) the trek can be hard work. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you are well acclimatized, in good shape, and healthy.
  3. From the first to the fourth day (from Cachora to Huanipaca) we are accompanied by horsemen and mules that will carry all camping equipment and the customer’s private luggage (up to 7 kg).
  4. Tips for porters, cooks and guides are always welcome. The porters are also very grateful for a small donation, for example clothes or school equipment for their children.

 

Day 01: Cusco - Cachora - Chiquisca

We will leave Cusco approximately at 5:30 am. First, we will head for the village Cachora to meet our horsemen and the mules that will carry all the camping equipment during the expedition. There after, we will continue our journey towards the Capuliyoc pass. The trek offers a beautiful landscapes of the mythical mountain Padreyoc, of the deep canyon and of the Apurímac river, meaning “speaking river”. There upon, we will descend towards the canyon's interior named Chiquisca, where we will spend the night.

Day 02: Chiquisca - Playa Rosalina - Marampata - Choquequirao

After breakfast, we will descend to La Playa Rosalinas. From there, we will continue the Choquequirao trek to Marampata place, where we will have a beautiful view of the archeological complex of Choquequirao. Our camping site is located 25 minutes from the settlement.

Day 03: Choquequirao - San Ignacio - Carmen

At sunrise; first, we will visit the archeological site of Choquequirao. By now, only 30% of this “golden choquequirao” has been exposed. Thereafter, we will descend to the Apurímac canyon's deepest part called San Ignacio and there we have lunch. After that, we will ascend to our camping site in the beautiful gardens of Carmen.

Day 04: Day: Carmen - Tambo bamba - Huanipaca Pacobamba

We wake up very early to appreciate the sunrise and after breakfast we start climbing for 4 hours with a fantastic atmosphere with the gardens of Carmen are situated close to the manor of Tambo bamba, a region having been governed by landowners during the 19th and 20th century and considered to be one of the most fertile valleys to cultivate maize and a variety of potatoes. We will pass little villages such as Pacobamba and Huanipaca  and will return to Cusco by bus.

What do I need to bring?

  • Backpack with rain shelter.
  • Sleeping back.
  • Clothing for warm and cold climate like a waterproof jacket.
  • Rain pants and lightweight pants.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Slippers or sandals (for showers and hot springs).
  • Woolen or synthetic socks and a sweater.
  • Long- and short-sleeved polo’s/T-Shirts.
  • Rainponcho and a hat.
  • Bathing suit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, disinfecting alcohol and gel, water bottle and sterilizing tablets, toiletries and toilet paper.
  • Camera (wrapped in plastic bag), a flash light and batteries.
  • Some snacks like chocolate bars and dry fruit.
  • Original passport, original ISIC student card and extra money in soles.
  • Since the weather can be very cold and moistly, your clothes - once gotten wet - won’t dry at night. So take some clothes to change.

Options

  • Feather Sleeping Bag: $ 25.00 for four days
  • Mule for personal extra equipment: $ 60.00

IMPORTANT: You must bring your original passport during the journey, in case of students must bring the original card of students.

Conditions & Terms

  1. We require an immediate deposit of US $ 150 for all bookings
  2. For all tours and treks the balance can be paid up to 48 hours prior to the start of the program. In case of paying the balance in the office of Hierba Buena Tours, we only accept cash payment. Failure to pay the trek balance will result in tour cancellation.
  3. If a participant decides to cancel during the breefing 2 days prior to departure, he or she has to pay the full amount of the trek. Hierba Buena Tours however, will cover the expenses (hotel and transport) made by that participant to visit any Choquequirao. This offer of ours must be confirmed at the breefing itself.
  4. The Client may cancel the Package booking at any time provided that the cancellation is communicated to reservas@hierbabuena.tours. Cancellation charges will be applied as shown below calculated from the day written notification is received by reservas@hierbabuena.tours. All reservations cancelled less than 15 days prior to the departure date of the tour are subject to a cancellation fee:
  • Period before departure written notification is received
  • Cancellation fee as a percentage of the holiday Price 

        15-10 days          50%

         9-7 days             80%
        6 days or less     100%

 

  1. The Choquequirao Trek is non-transferable, non-reimbursable and the participant cannot change the date of departure
  2. If during the length of the program the traveler abandons the excursion as a decision made by him- or herself, no reimbursement will be made and no claim will be accepted. Hierba Buena Tours does not cover the expenses made by the traveler for a hotel and the transport back to Cusco. Also, the traveler will be accompanied by a co-worker of Hierba Buena Tours back to the train station.
  3. Certain Services might be interrupted or even cancelled due to weather conditions, natural disasters or other disturbances. These are out of the control of hotels, Service suppliers, Hierba Buena Tours or its partners and therefore, no refund will be given.
  4. For the student discount of 5% we require a copy of a valid ISIC student card. In the event that we don't receive the scanned copy of the card along with your reservation form, we will process your reservation with adult price.
  5. If Hierba Buena Tours doesn't confirm the reservation, the deposit will be refunded
  6. In case of force majeur, when a trek cannot start or completed, Hierba Buena Tours will find an alternative to go to Choquequirao. If this alternative is of lower value than the originally booked excursion, Hierba Buena Tours will refund the difference.
  7. It is compulsory that all clients have personal travel insurance. This insurance must cover personal accidents, medical expenses, loss of effects and all other expenses which might arise as a result of loss, damage or injury occurring to the client. Hierba Buena Tours cannot be considered responsible for any accident or loss of personal belongings the customer caused by his/her acts.

Prices

N. persons Shared 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
USD per person 515 642 526 482 442 416 402 391 382 375

 

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