Choquequirao Trek 8D/ to Machu Picchu

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Choquequirao

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Trekking Tours

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Everyday

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Choquequirao Trek 8D/ to Machu Picchu

02 of you are opening up a new departure date, we only need 2 people for a semi-private tour, daily departures. Over 3 people get a special pricing, send us quote request. All these services includes a FREE airport pick you up.

If there are not more people for this fixed date (choquequirao trek 8 days), you would be departuring like a private group (without adding extra costs). We guaranteed of your departure.

Choquequirao Trek 8D/ to Machu Picchu. This expedition will take you to two of the major archaeological sites in the Cusco-area: CHOQUEQUIRAO and MACHU PICCHU. The legend of Machu Picchu is already known all over the world. Since the re-discovery of Machu Picchu by Hiram Bingham in July 1911, the ruin has been a topic of discusion and research. Finally, in 1981, the Peruvian government established The Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, and in 1983 the Sanctuary was named by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.

 

1.-Standard Semi-Private Service: This is our most popular trek and offers to visitors the most economical method to trek the Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu. You will be joining a group of other trekkers like you coming from overseas, a great opportunity to have fun and make new friends

Day 1: Cusco – Cachora – Chiquisca

We will leave Cusco early in the morning at about 5:30 am. First we will head for the little village Cachora (2850m/9350f), a nice place surrounded by beautiful mountains and the majestic glacier Padreyoc (5571m/18278f). Here, we will also meet our horsemen who will accompany us during the trip. After having passed the overlooking Capuliyoc (2800m/9186f), we will continue descending to our campsite called Chiquisca (1930m/6332f).
Climate: warm
Hiking time: Approximately 6 hours

Day 2: Chiquisca – Playa Rosalina- Marampata- Choquequirao

After breakfast, we will first descend to La Playa Rosalina (1550m/4921f) and then climb up to the village of Marampata (2850m/9350f). From here, we will have a nice view of the archeological complex of Choquequirao (3033m/9951f). If we are lucky, we will even see a condor fly at nightfall. Our camping site in Choquequirao is about 25 minutes from the ruins at 2950m/9678f.
Climate: both warm and cold
Hiking time: 7 hours

Day 3: Choquequirao- Choquequirao pass – Blanco

At dawn, we will first head for the citadel of Choquequirao (3033m/9950) called “Cuna de Oro” – the ‘Cradle of Gold’ – and enjoy the quietness at this place. Beyond, we will explore this archeological site, of which only 30 % is restored, in more detail: we will visit the section of the palaces, the liturgic fountains, the temple of the high priest, the section of the llamas and the Ushnu. Thereafter, our trek continues towards the pass of Choquequirao (3270m/10728f) and passes the archeological site of Pinchaunuyoc (2450m/8038f). Finally, we will head down to the deepest point of the small canyon known as Río Blanco (1900m/6234f) or Río Silvestre where our camping site is situated.
Climate: warm with mosquitoes
Hiking time: 6 hours

Day 4: Blanco- Maizal- San Juan pass – Yanama

Due to the ecosystem’s constant changes, this day is both the most ardous and the most spectacular one. In Maizal (3000m/9843f) we will have a short break to catch some breath and to enjoy the view of the beautiful landscape. Since the Inca trail in this region is not in good conditions during the rainy season, we ask you to watch your steps carefully. In San Juan (4170m/13681f) we will enjoy the beautiful view of the valleys, the mountains and the glaciers, from which some of the latter peak more than 5000m/16404f. Our camping place will be in the little village of Yanama (3530m/11581f).
Climate: warm and cold with mosquitoes
Hiking time: 5 hours

Day 5: Yanama- Yanama pass – Totora pampa

Early in the morning, we will head for the highest pass of this trip – the Yanama (4670m). If we are lucky we will even see a condor fly. During the day, we will enjoy frequently the view of snow capped mountains such as Salkantay (6264m) and Pintuyu (5450m). Our camping place will be in the valley of Totora pampa (3200m).
Climate: warm with mosquitoes.
Hiking time: 8 hours

Day 6: Totora pampa – La Playa

In Totora pampa we will get the chance to meet Quechua-speaking Andean people who live from agriculture and cattle breeding. The vegetation on our way gets more and more bizarre and reveals its diversity of orchids, bromelains and other plants. We will also see some plantations for coffee, papaya, passion fruit and avocado. Our camping site will either be in La Playa (2100m/6890f) or in Lucmabamba (2020m/6627f).
Climate: warm whit mosquitoes
Hiking time: 7 hours

Day 7: La Playa- Llactapata – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes

Our journey starts early in the morning. First, we will follow the Inca Trail till Llactapata (2650m/8694f). This archeologic site is situated amidst a bizarre vegetation and offers an exceptional view of the mountain Machu Picchu. Our trek continues towards the hydroelectric station (1950m/6398f) from where we will take the train to Aguas Calientes (2050m/6726f). In Aguas Calientes we will spend the night in a hotel.
Climate: warmÂ
Hiking time: 6 hours

Day 8: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu- Cusco

We will leave our hotel after breakfast at 5:30 am and head for Machu Picchu (2400m/7874f) by tourist bus. We will arrive at the citadel around 6:00 am. After a guided tour around the archeological site, including information about life and culture of the Incas, you will have enough time to enjoy Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu (2750m/9022f) on your own. We will leave Aguas Calientes by train either at 2:55 pm or at 6:10 pm. Until then, you will have time to have lunch in one of the nice restaurants. Moreover, you can visit the hot springs in Aguas Calientes to relax a bit.
Climate: moderate warm
Hiking time: 02 hours

Notes:

(1) From the first to the seventh (from Cachora to La Playa) we are accompanied by horsemen and mules that will carry all camping equipment and the customer’s private luggage (up to 10 kg). On the seventh day all luggage (included your own bags) will be transferred to the hydroelectiric station by car.
(2) Visit to Huayna Picchu: For Huayna Picchu mountain requires to be booked long time in advance however we charge additional $ 15.00 USD and then we’ll guarantee your entrance for Huayna Picchu as well (This new State law began since the 18th of July, 2011).

 

 

 

 

 

Reasons to Choose Saywas Expeditions as your travel operator on the route of Choquequirao Trek:

  • We are Operators 100% local people in the city of Cusco.
  • We open groups from 2 people, 6 people average and 10ppl Maximum.
  • Delicious Food, Abudant Food with Buffet style
  • We do not send our passengers to another agency for their operation.
  • Camping Equipment of High Mountain, 4 seasons very comfortable.
  • Our Guides are Accredited by the Culture Ministry and Dircetur, We do not hire guides without license.
  • We offer the best price in Cusco, A Quality service to the best price and service. ¡¡Travel as Private Service.!!

Included- Choquequirao Trek 8D/ to Machu Picchu

  • Private transport from your hotel in Cusco to the town of Cachora
  • Transport from la Playa to Santa Teresa and the hydroelectric station (for all camping and personal luggage)
  • Train from the hydroelectric station to Aguas Calientes
  • Bus up and down from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco or train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco
  • Basic hotel in Santa Teresa
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes (MachuPicchu, continental or similar)
  • Dinner in Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance fees to Choquequirao
  • Entrance fees to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and 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 equipment and customer’s luggage (Up to 10kg)
  • Emergency horse
  • First-aid kit and oxygen bottle

Not Included – Choquequirao Trek 8D/ to Machu Picchu

  • Sleeping bag
  • Lunch on the last day in Machu Picchu
  • Extra night at Aguas Calientes

Note: if you need something to hire from us, we will for you, without any deposit (because most of the rent camping shops use to ask like 50 or 60 dollars for anything you want to take.

You need to Bring – Choquequirao Trek 8D/ to Machu Picchu

  • Your original passport must be shown at the entrance of Machu Picchu and if you wish you can have it stamped at the end of the trek)
  • Water bottle and sterilizing tablets.
  • A backpack with a change of clothes for 5 days.
  • Rain jacket (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
  • Flashlight and batteries. / Camera, films and batteries. / Strong footwear.
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleece and sweaters.
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, etc.
  • Swimsuit (if you wish to visit the hot springs)
  • Cash in soles and US.
  • Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain or cold.
  • Insect repellent, toilet paper, small towel & sun block.

All departures 100% guaranteed and we departure with 02 people minimun for the choquequirao trek 8 days

January 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
February 2016: Upon Request (Private service only)
March 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
April 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
May 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
June 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
July 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
August 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
September 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
October 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
November 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
December 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
January 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.

Important Note:

All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions and flight schedules.
Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry. A good size daypack is also essential.

Available Discounts:

  • Students: Discount of USD 20.00 dolars.To the students with valid card International Student Identity Card (ISIC) In case to be a student, the card must be properly scanned and send digitally to our e- mail before you pay the initial deposit for the reservation, in order to qualify for the discount .
  • Teenagers: US$ 20.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)
  • Group of 8 or more: Completely free !! Sleeping bags and trekking poles for groups of 8 or more.

Upgrades And Additional Things To Hire and Rent:

  • Extra Horse to Carry extra things/10kg- US$100
  • Extra Horse To Ride /90kg-Weight Limit US$100 Day 1 & 2 and Includes an Horseman to control the horse.
  • Huaynapicchu Mountain Entrance ticket US$20 (2 hours round trip) based on availability and book in advance
  • For Machu Picchu mountain requires to be booked long time in advance however we charge additional US$20 and then we’ll guarantee your entrance for Machu Picchu Mountain as well
  • Extra Night Hotel in Aguas Calientes US$30 per person based on twin bed room with private bathroom (This is in case you need to stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes town)
  • Walking sticks(Black Diamond) : it can be rented from us. (02 poles – US$20 for the entire trip)
  • Sleeping bags: it can be rented from us.(US$20 for the entire trip)
  • Upgrade to first class Vistadome Train (And inclues and Private Transfer From Ollantaytambo to Cusco as well) US$60
  • Airport pickup in Cusco USD $15

We would be pleased to arrange additional free days to your tour, if you so desire, in order to give you more time to explore things, or places that may be of particular interest to you.

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