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Choquequirao to Machupicchu 9D/8N Soft

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Locations VisitedChoquequirao, Llactapata, Machupicchu
Starting Altitude
Highest Point
Groupminimum 2 paxs maxim 10 paxs
Physical Grading
Price per person From
USD 1250.00

Choquequirao is in Sacred Valley of the Incas of Peru of. Choquequirao Complex is a 4- to 5-day trek in the Cusco area and an alternative and less tread trek than the crowded Inca trail and Salktantay routes. Choquequiraw is situated in the spur of the mountain range of Salkantay, over 3030m surrounded by the Apus of Padrayoc, Yamana, Ampay, Chokecarpu, Pumasiyo and Panta, on the left bankof Apurimac river. In the time of the Incas, it was united and in communication with Machu Picchu by a complex network of trails. The reasons are many: The fantastic nature with valleys, snow-capped mountains and great variety of plants, birds and animals. Treks to Choquequirao start from the village of Cachora, which is a 4–5 hour drive west of Cusco city. The route usually goes from Cachora through the Apuramic Valley to Chiquisca where most trekkers overnight. From Chiquisca the trail continues along the Apurímac River before ascending to Santa Rosa and then onto Marampata. Choquequirao is a little way on from Marampata.The trail to Choquequirao is unpermitted and can be completed unsupported; however, most trekkers join organised tours that include a guide, camping equipment, mules, and porters to carry gear and a cook to prepare food. From Choquequirao it is possible to continue hiking to Machu Picchu. Choquequirao trek itineraries to Machu Picchu vary. Most treks range from 5-days to 10-days hikes, and involve going over the Yanama Pass, which at 4,668 m is the highest point on the trek. Local trekkers peru, offers you the best service to know these places, and to make the route that our ancestors “the Incas” did to arrive at the majestic citadel of Choquequirao Local Trekkers Peru will make your Trek unforgettable.

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Itinerary

FIRST CHOQUEQUIRAO & MACHU PICCHU DAY:

Arriving at Cachora town at 7.00 in the morning where we will have our breakfast while we arrange the equipment on mules and horses. Already from the village of Cachora we can observe the majestic Padrayoc snow covered peaks, the highest is 5482 m.a.s.l. The hike on this first day is 21.70 km or 10 hours. On the way we will observe Padrayoc and Wayna Cachora snow covered peaks. We can appreciate the beautiful change of the landscape from precipices to snowy mountains. The walk starts quite flat with views to snow covered peaks and small farms on the step mountainsides. From the viewpoint of Capuliyoc, where we might see condors, the descent towards the Apurímac Canyon starts. As the vegetation is changing from Agave and Tunacactus forest to dwarftree forest we have lunch brake at Chiquisqa (1950 m.a.s.l.). From here we continue the descent to the abundant Apurímac River in 1550 m.a.s.l. in the impressing deep canyon of the same name. After a short brake at the river we start the steep climb towards Santa Rosa, where we camp for the night in a small sugarcane plantation (2115 m.a.s.l.).

SECOND CHOQUEQUIRAO & MACHU PICCHU DAY:

Early morning after breakfast, we continue our hike going up to Choquekiraw. The first 2-3 hours are going up steep, but then it will change between flat and climb the rest of the way surrounded by beautiful vegetation with several varieties of orchids. We will arrive to the archaeological place CHOQUEKIRAO after 5 hours. After a good lunch and a little break we will walk to the main square of Choquekirao, to enjoy this majestic place, where we will observe the three levels of the excavated ruin. Approximately at 3 o’clock in the afternoon (depends of the weather) • we can be lucky to appreciate “the flight of the Condors”. The guide will decide where to set our camp in Raqaypata (2910 m.a.s.l.). choquequirao machupicchu trek
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THIRD CHOQUEQUIRAO & MACHU PICCHU DAY:

After breakfast we have good time to enjoy the majestic archaeological place. We can appreciate houses, terraces and other parts of this late Inca-town. Besides we see the ruin in progress of excavation and finally areas unexplored- that can tell us about this last refuge of the oppressed Inca empire. After the lunch we walk through Choquekirao, with all equipment going to our next camp. We follow the old water canal for a while before we start the 3 hours walk to the Pinchinuyoc ruins found in 1998. First we walk through cloud forest, but then all becomes steep open prairie with open views of the Mountains and valleys. Pinchinoyoc – these ruins are something very special. All of a sudden they appear in the cloud forest, almost invisible because of the thick layer of mosses and other vegetation that covers it. Here we spend the night basically on the old Inca Terraces.

FOURTH CHOQUEQUIRAO & MACHU PICCHU DAY:

This morning we walk down through an interesting vegetation know as Dry Andean Highland Forest. Trees and plants here look different to what we have seen before. We arrive to the river Victoria after a few hours and use the brake here to get a refreshing bath in the cold and clear river water. We cross walking through the river, since there are no bridges. After our brake we start the long and steep climb to our camp in Maizal, high over the river close to the sacred Apus of the Incas. On the way up we catch our breath in the shade of small trees and other vegetations on the way up. In Maizal we have our lunch and enjoy, that we can relax this afternoon- with only optional physical activity. Maizal is properly the camp in the most beautiful location of them all. From here we see 3 valleys and a great snow peak right across from us. A good place to lean back and think. choquequirao machupicchu trek

FIFTH CHOQUEQUIRAO & MACHU PICCHU DAY:

We leave our camp in Maizal and walk towards the San Juan pass. Again a long climb, but we walk in a amazingly beautiful area- first with cloud forest and then over Andean Puna with the well known ichu grass. We rest at some of the Victoria mines, where metal shining stones tell about a high concentration of minerals and metals. On our way through the Puna we walk on very well preserved Inca trails, among other characteristics with the classic zigzag. We take lunch at the pass in 4000 m.a.s.l. with view of the mountain Choquetakarpo, before we start the descent towards Yanama, a small isolated settlement at the bottom of a long valley surrounded by mountains.

SIXTH CHOQUEQUIRAO & MACHU PICCHU DAY:

We continue from Yanama up through the valley towards the highest point of the tour, The Yanama Pass in 4500 m.a.s.l. On the way we have a good view of the snow capped Sacsarayoc. Once again we have the chance to see condors, and this mornings smooth climb bring us through new landscapes- especially the wet grass fields under the snowline that distinguish from everything else seen on the tour. In the pass we might walk in snow, and the descent is a long foggy hike through grassy fields- and bush areas and crossing small wood/dirt bridges on the way towards the community of Totora, where we spend the night. choquequirao machupicchu trek

SEVENTH CHOQUEQUIRAO & MACHU PICCHU DAY:

We now walk the about 2000 meters down through the changing vegetations to the warmer camp in the village of La Playa. Approx. 7 hours walking. On the way we see small waterfalls and get a refreshing natural bath. The area also has a big variation of bird life and it is now obvious that the climate and vegetations have changed totally, and now we see plants recognizable from the living rooms in Europe and several types of orchids. The Playa is the biggest village on the way, where we can find some small shops to buy snack etc. In this area we can see small plantations of coffee and bananas.

EIGHTH CHOQUEQUIRAO & MACHU PICCHU DAY:

From the Playa to the Hydroelectric at the Urubamba River. This morning we will work up one newly opened Inca trail. This trail originally was used to transport agricultural products to the population on Machu Picchu and it takes us through an area with coffee plantations and subtropical fruits and crops. As we come up higher the trail the vegetations changes between dry and grassy with flowers and moist cloud forest. In the pass we are suddenly in a cool dense wood full of trees covered with thick mosses. Shortly hereafter we see for the first time the impressing Machu Picchu on a mountain saddle further into the valley. 10 minutes more and we arrive to our lunch spot called Llactapata. He we have our lunch while enjoying the views of Machu Picchu and the beautiful mountains. Then we walk the last part downhill and along the river to the Hydroelectric. Here we can visit on fine Intihuatana while waiting for the train or continue walking to Aguas Calientes where we arrive in the afternoon. We spend the night in a nice hotel. choquequirao machupicchu trek

NINTH CHOQUEQUIRAO & MACHU PICCHU DAY:

From Aguas Calientes we walk or take bus to Machu Picchu. We start our visit with a 2-3 hours guided tour, that will bring us to the most important locations at the archaeological site and the guide will tell us about the great importance Machu Picchu enjoyed as astronomical and religious center. The rest of the day we spend at this amazing ruin and you will have the chance to climb Wayna Picchu or visit the beautiful moon temple. We meet in the afternoon in Aguas Calientes where we take the train to Ollantaytambo, and from here bus to Cusco. In Cusco we go to at central placed hotel close to the colonial style Plaza de Armas.

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Included

Include:

  • Pre-departure choquequirao & machu picchu briefing at Hotel or Office *Give us details of the place you are going to stay in cusco please.
  • Professional Quechua Spanish and English speaking choquequirao & machu picchu tour guide
  • Collection from your hotel (we pick you up where you are staying from) from 4:30 to 5:00 am
  • Private Transportation Van Cusco to Cachora ( trailhead) molle pata
  • Local Transportation from la playa to Santa Teresa (2 hours aprox. )
  • ourist train (Expeditions Backpacker ) back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (2 hours aprox.) and then bus back to Cusco(1 and half hours aprox. )
  • Entrance fees to Choquequirao and Machu picchu
  • Food: *8 breakfasts,8 lunches, 8 afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 8 dinners
  • 4 season HIGH QUALITY PROPER MOUNTAIN TENT (Best North Facer & kayla Doite Tents ) (We use only the finest quality aluminum tent poles)4 man tent for 2-people so there will be plenty of space to set up your backpacks
  • Camping equipment (tent for the staff, cooking and eating tents. portable chairs and tables )
    THERM-A-REST self-inflating air Sleeping mattresses ( a whole new way to sleep in comfort.))
  • Cook who is in charge of making the food,
  • Horsemen, mules or porters Weight allowance: Our horses will carry up to 24 pounds or 12 kilograms of your personal belongings.
    If you would like to hire a private horse, ( let us know at the time of booking)(they also carry cooking stuff and camping equipment )
  • 1 night accommodation in a hostel Aguas Calientes
  • Health Insurance for our porters, cooks,guides, field crew and Local Trekkers Peru staff
  • Wake up coca tea each morning in your tent for a gentle start
  • Free duffel bag for your personal stuff
  • Oxygen balloon for any emergency
  • Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes
  • Boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
  • Two-hours guided tour upon your arrival in Machu Picchu( to explore every important temple of the Santuary).
  • Vegetarian meals available upon request with no extra cost
  • Free “I survived ” T-shirt and certificate (only for PEOPLE who successfully complete the trek!!)
  • Transfer train or bus station-hotel in Cusco
  • First Aid kit for Emergencies.
  • Free Luggage storage. When you go on the trek it is best to leave any luggage that you are not going to need behind in Cusco.
  • Nearly all the hotels in Cusco provide a secure luggage deposit. Put any valuables in their safe. Very rarely do hotels charge for this service especially if you are returning to the same hotel after the trek. If there are any problems with your hotel we can arrange to store your luggage at our Bioandean Expeditions office.

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Prices

PRICES FOR 2018 – 2019
Number of People for group:
2345-67-10
Price USD$ (per person):
1250 USD$1200 USD$1150 USD$1100 USD$1050 USD$

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EXTRA SERVICES AND RENTAL OF EQUIMENTS: (*):

Huayna Picchu Mountain: $25 Dolars
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Montaña Machu Picchu: $25 Dolars
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Extra Ten Only for You: $25 Dolars
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Extra Horse to Carry extra Luggage or to ride: $120 Dolars
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Upgrade Your Turistic Train to Vistadome Luxury Train: $70 Dolars
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Upgrade Your Turistic Hotel at Aguas Calientes to a 3 star Hotel: $50 Dólars
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Sleeping bag: $20 Dolars
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You must clikc on our VISA link on our website and follow the steps and using this method you need to add 6 % of the total amoung paid. Through this method all credits and debit Visa cards are accepted. Remember using this method it takes 03 working days to have your payment in our Bank Account.

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You must click on our Paypal payment button on our website and follow the steps and using this method you need to add the 8% of the total amoung paid. Through this method all credits and debit cards are accepted. Remember using this method it takes 07 working days to have your payment in our Bank Account.

Through Bank Account Transfer:

Using this method you need to add the 5% of the total amoung sent and we need 4 working days to have your payment in our bank account. Following we detail the information of our bank account:

 

  • Name of Bank: Banco de Credito del Peru
  • Account Number: (US$ dollars): 2852477020100
  • Account Name: Local Trekkers Peru E.I.R.L.
  • SWIFT CODE: BCPLPEPL
  • Emergency phone Vía BCP: +51 01 4581230
  • Bank Address: Av. El sol 189

Through Western Union Money Transfer:

You can use this method if you want to save time and if you want to act as son as possible to have a tour, trek or program very well booked, this method is recomendable when booking the Inca Trail due spaces for this are sold very fast, WU. Has rates for sending money abroad the rates depend on the country from which you are sending the money. Remember to send a deposit through WU. You need to send it under the name of a person, WU will only as

Receiver’s Name: ANA for the first name and last name, then they will give you a MTCN control Number (10 numbers) that you need to le tus know to be able to collect your payment. Following we detalied the informations of our General Manager to whom the payment of your deposit should be directed.

  • Receiver’s Surname: QQUERAR CRUZ       
  • Receiver’s Address: Suecia Street 368 (Plaza de Armas Cusco – Peru)
  • Receiver’s City: CUZCO
  • Receiver’s Country: Peru
  • E-mail: localtrekkersperu@gmail.com
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(just in case, QQUERAR is his paternal name and CRUZ  is his maternal name).

Terms and Conditions

LOCAL TREKKERS PERU TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Dear Customer, please before contracting any service with Local Trekkers Peru, we suggest you read carefully these terms and conditions and according to Peruvian travel regulations, when booking a tour or trek with Local Trekkers Peru. You automatically adhere to these regulations which may differ a little from your country of origin that is why we suggest you to read carefully this terms and conditions described below.  and if you have any question please don’t hesitate in contacting our staff. After this you are ready to make your formal reservation with us.

RESERVATIONS

Once you have decided to make a formal reservation with Local Trekkers Peru, you must fill out our online reservation form on our website of the tour or trek you wish to do, in which we request the following informations: Full name as it appears on your Passport, (nicknames are not accepted) Passport Number (if you change your Passport Number after booking a tour please le tus know), age, nationality, phone number, gender, email, feeding. Flight dates, time to arrival in Cusco or other city that covers the reserved tour, allergies, medical restrictions, or anything else you think necessary that we should know.

RESERVATIONS FOR THE INCA TRAIL

If you make a reservation for the Inca Trail, keep in mind the following:

  • Before reserving the Inca trail, you must make sure of the availability of spaces, for the date you wish to make this trek.
  • Once you have chosen a starting date for the trek, you can not change this starting date.
  • Permits for the Inca Trail are not transferable to other People.
  • To reserve the Inca Trail you must send us a copy or a photo of the passports of each member of your group.
  • You must send us a valid passport for the starting date of your trek.

INITIAL DEPOSIT

To have a formal reservation for any program, itinerary or tour with Local Trekkers Peru, you need to send us a deposit as follows:

  • For any Inca Trail to Machu Picchu = 200 $ american dollars per person.
  • For any Alternative Trek = 200 $ american dollars per person.
  • For any Inca Trail to Machu Picchu + Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu Mountain = 270 $ american dollars per person.
  • For any Amazon Jungle Trip = 200 $ american dollars per person
  • For any Peru Package = 40 % of the total Price of the Package.
  • For any other tour = 200 $ american dollars per person.

BEAR IN MIND: All deposits to formalize a tour, trek or a program are not refundable or transferable to another person.

 PAYMENT METHODS

Dear Customer Local Trekkers Peru offers you 3 payment methods to make your initial deposit or to pay the remaining of the total Price of the tour, trek or program booked, these methods are detailed below:

  • Through our VISA link: you must clikc on our VISA link on our website and follow the steps and using this method you need to add 6 % of the total amoung paid. Through this method all credits and debit Visa cards are accepted. Remember using this method it takes 03 working days to have your payment in our Bank Account.
  • Through Paypal: You must click on our Paypal payment button on our website and follow the steps and using this method you need to add the 8% of the total amoung paid. Through this method all credits and debit cards are accepted. Remember using this method it takes 07 working days to have your payment in our Bank Account.
  • Through Bank Account Transfer: using this method you need to add the 5% of the total amoung sent and we need 4 working days to have your payment in our bank account. Following we detail the information of our bank account:
  • Name of Bank: Banco de Credito del Peru
  • Account Number: (US$ dollars): 2852477020100
  • Account Name: Local Trekkers Peru E.I.R.L.
  • SWIFT CODE: BCPLPEPL
  • Emergency phone Vía BCP: +51 01 4581230
  • Bank Address: Av. El sol 189

Through Western Union Money Transfer: You can use this method if you want to save time and if you want to act as son as possible to have a tour, trek or program very well booked, this method is recomendable when booking the Inca Trail due spaces for this are sold very fast, WU. Has rates for sending money abroad the rates depend on the country from which you are sending the money. Remember to send a deposit through WU. You need to send it under the name of a person, WU will only ask for the first name and last name, then they will give you a MTCN control Number (10 numbers) that you need to le tus know to be able to collect your payment. Following we detalied the informations of our General Manager to whom the payment of your deposit should be directed.

  • Receiver’s Name: ANA
  • Receiver’s Surname:  QQUERAR CRUZ
  • Receiver’s Address: Suecia Street 368 (Plaza de Armas Cusco – Peru)
  • Receiver’s City: CUZCO
  • Receiver’s Country: Peru
  • E-mail: localtrekkersperu@gmail.com
  • Receiver’s ID: 75944208
  • Phone numbers: mobile +51 943427160

(just in case, QQUERAR is his paternal name and CRUZ is his maternal name)

THE FINAL PAYMENT

You can do your final payment, 15 days before your starting date of your tour, trek or program, you can use one of the 4 payment methods described above, also you can pay your final payment 5 days before your starting date here in Cusco, it can be in cash, credit or debit cards.

Note: Once you paid the final payment of the total Price, if for some reason you decide to cancel you tour, trek or program, you will only be refunded 50 % of the final payment.

  CANCELLATIONS

At any time, the customer / buyer may cancel the services requested or contracted without the right to any refund of the deposit made. The customer only has the right to reimbursement of 50 percent if he made the final payment of the total price. According to our experience a certain percentage of reservations are canceled by the client before starting the program due to unforeseen circumstances. The penalties for cancellations is detailed below.

For the Inca Trail Classic: Due the regulations of the Inca Trail are very strict, if you or someone in your group wishes to cancel the Inca Trail reservation, you will haveto pay a penalty of 60% of the total price. For example the cost for the Inca Trail based in 2 people is 650 $ per person, so the 60% = 390 $ if you sent a deposit of 200 $ the penalty will be 390 $ – 200 = 190 $

For the Inca Trail 2D/1N: Due the regulations of the Inca Trail are very stricts and we need to get all the necesary things very well booked in advance. If someone in your group decide to cancel this Inca Trail, he or her has to pay the total amount of the Price of the Trek if not the other members of the group are obliged to pay the total price of the trek for the person who will cancel this trek.

For Alternative Treks: If you or someone in your group wishes to cancel any alternative trek, you have to pay a penalty of 50% of the total price. For example the cost for the Salkantay Trek based in 2 people is 450 $ per person, so the 50% = 225 $ if you sent a deposit of 150 $ the penalty will be 225 $ – 150 = 75 $

For Peru Packages: If you or someone in your group wishes to cancel any Peru Package, you have to pay a penalty of 50% of the total price. For example if some Peru Package based in 2 people cost 1500 $ per person, so the 50% = 750 $ if you sent a deposit of 40% of the total price in this case will be 600 $ so the penalty will be 750 $ – 600 = 150 $

For any other Tour or Program: If you or someone in your group wishes to cancel any other tour or program, you have to pay a penalty of 50% of the total price. For example the Machu Picchu by Train 2D/1N based in 2 people cost 480 $ per person, so the 50% = 240 $ if you sent a deposit of 150 $ so the penalty will be 240 $ – 150 = 90 $

Note: you have until 15 days before the start date of your tour to make any type of cancellation mentioned above. after 15 days if you wish to make any type of cancellation of your tour you will have to pay the total price of the tour, trek or program booked and you have no right to any kind of refund.

FORCE MAJEURE

We will retain the full amount and Local Trekkers Peru are not responsible for failure to submit the customer on account of delay or cancellation of your flight. The company is not liable for damage to or loss of luggage, accidents, unforeseen expenses, and unavoidable delays, services provided by third parties or direct causes beyond our control. In the unfortunate event of no show due to unforeseen reasons, the company will provide a certificate to the client for processing with your insurance company. This is any event that Local Trekkers Peru cannot even with all care, foresee or avoid. This covers events such as war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, fire or all similar events beyond our control. In this case, Local Trekkers Peru will not accept liability and reserves the right to change, postpone or even cancel trips (this is a last option of course!).

RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH OUR TOURS, TREKS OR PROGRAMS

By booking any of our tour, trek or program (Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Salkantay Trek, Ausangate Trek, Choquequirao Trek, Lares Trek, Manu Jungle Trips and more) you assume the risks associated with these tours, treks or programs, Local Trekkers Peru Company accepts no responsibility associated with the risks that these tours, walks or programs may have. (Accidents, strikes, earthquakes, climatic factors, safety conditions, political factors, denial of entry permits, health issues, among others) in addition, Local Trekkers Peru we exonerate ourselves from liability in relation to legal matters or other inconveniences in which the Custoomer may be involved, as well as personal expenses incurred by the passenger for this cause.

PRICES AND RATES

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 RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CUSTOMER OR BUYER

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