Choquequirao trek to Machupicchu 8 Days 7 Nigths Challenge

USEFUL INFORMATION
Locations VisitedChoquequirao, Machupicchu, Llactapata
Starting Altitude
Highest Point
Group2pax min, max 10paxs
Physical Grading
Price per person From
USD 1150.00 USD

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 is 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 3030 m.a.s.n, 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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Camping Equipments

Itinerary

Day 01

Local Trekkers Peru will pick you up from your hotel at 5:30 a.m., then we will arrive at the town of Cachora at 9:00 a.m. in the morning where we will have our breakfast while we enlist all the equipment in mules and horses. From the town of Cachora we can observe the majestic snowy peaks of Padrayoc, the highest is 5482 m.a.s.l. On this first day we will travel 21.70 km or 8 hours, we will observe the snowy peaks of Padrayoc and Wayna Cachora, we can also appreciate the beautiful change of the landscape from cliffs to snowy mountains. the road is quite flat we will see the snowy peaks and small farms on the slopes of the mountains. When we reach Capuliyoc, from there we can see condors, and then begin with the descent to the Apurimac Canyon. Then we will have a lunch break in Chiquisqa (1950 m.a.s.l.). for then continue with the descent to the Apurímac river 1550 m.a.s.l. Finally we will walk the steep climb to Santa Rosa, where we will camp (2115 m.a.s.l.).

Choquekirao trek to Machu Picchu 8 days

Day 02

We will have our breakfast very early, then continue our walk to Choquekiraw. The first 2 to 3 hours are steep, then it will change to plane and then we will climb the rest of the way surrounded by beautiful vegetation with several varieties of orchids until we reach the archaeological site of CHOQUEQUIRAO after 5 hours.
After our lunch and a short rest we will continue to the main square of Choquequirao, to enjoy this majestic place, where we will observe the three levels of the excavated ruin. At 3:00 pm approx. (it depends on the weather) • we can be lucky to appreciate «the flight of the Condors». Our guide will decide where our camp will be in Raqaypata (2910 m.a.s.l.).

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Day 03

After our breakfast, we will have a good time to enjoy the majestic archeological site. We will see the houses, terraces and other parts of this late Inca town. In addition, we will see the ruins in the process of excavation and finally unexplored areas, our guide will inform us about this last refuge of the oppressed Inca empire. Then we will have our lunch later we will continue walking through Choquequirao, with all the equipment to reach our next camp. We will follow the old water channel before starting the 3-hour hike to the Pinchinuyoc ruins found in 1998. We will walk through the cloud forest, but then everything becomes a steep and open meadow with open views towards the mountains and valleys . Pinchinoyoc: these ruins are something very special. There we will spend the night in the ancient Inca terraces.

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Day 04

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.

Camping in the rute Choquequirao trek to Machu Pichu Local Trekkers Peru

Day 05

We leave our camp at 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.

Day 06

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.

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Day 07

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 and then we take  public transportatiion to the Hydrolectrica and then we walk for about 2 hour more to get to Aguas Calientes town where we going to stay in a nice hostal with hot shower , is recommended to go to the natural hotspring in here.

Agua calientes Square - Local Trekkers Peru

Day 08

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. This is the end of our service

Map

Map Choquekirao trek to Machu Picchu - Local Trekkers Peru

Included

Included:

  • Private Transport to the beginning of the walk.
  •  Spanish – English speaker authorized guide
  • Muleteers, Mules for carryng the food and camping equipment and 8 kilos per person of your personal stuff
  • Tents 4 people capacity provide for two people in each tent, kitchen tent, dining room tent, t
  • Tables, seats, cloths and menajeria
  • All the foods during the walk
  • Cook
  • 1night Hotel in Aguas Calientes town
  • Entrance ticket to machupicchu
  •  20 dollars off for International students 100 dollars off for South American Students
  • Private transport back to cusco
  • Train back to Ollamtaytambo
  • Boiled water for drinking

Not Included

  • Bus to machupicchu up or down
  •  The last lunch in machupicchu
  • Huynapicchu entrance fees

You Need to Bring

RECOMMENDATIONS TO TAKE

  •  A backpack.
  •  Original passport.
  •  04 change of clothes.
  • Warm Clothes .
  • Trekking shoes.
  •  Small towel.
  •  Bathing suit (in case of going to the hot springs)
  •  Rain coat.
  •  Canteen of Water.
  •  Camera and batteries.
  •  Repellent, Sun block and a Hat.
  •  Flashlight
  •  Toilet paper.
  •  Bottle of water and purifying pills.

Optional

  •  Walking stick covered with rubber tips for the walk.
  •  Snacks: Cookies, sweet chocolates, energizing bars (optional)

Prices

PRICES FOR 2019 – 2020
Number of People for group:
2345-67-10
Price USD$ (per person):
1150 USD$1100 USD$1050 USD$1000 USD$950 USD$

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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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Walking sticks: $20 Dolars
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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 VISA:

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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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 as

Receiver’s Name: BRAULIO CIPRIANO  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: JARA QUISPE   
  • Receiver’s Address: Suecia Street 368 (Plaza de Armas Cusco – Peru)
  • Receiver’s City: CUZCO
  • Receiver’s Country: Peru
  • E-mail: [email protected]
  • Receiver’s ID: 73540509
  • Phone numbers: mobile +51 943427160

(just in case, JARA is his paternal name and QUISPE  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: BRAULIO
  • Receiver’s Surname:  JARA QUISPE
  • Receiver’s Address: Suecia Street 368 (Plaza de Armas Cusco – Peru)
  • Receiver’s City: CUZCO
  • Receiver’s Country: Peru
  • E-mail: [email protected]
  • Receiver’s ID: 73540509
  • Phone numbers: mobile +51 943427160

(just in case, JARA is his paternal name and QUISPE 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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THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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