Choquequirao trek of 7 days is one of the most impressive sites, it is the sister of Machu Picchu, it is also considered the last bastions of resistance of the Incas.
The Choquequirao trek with connection to Machu Picchu is a multi-day trek that combines the Choquequirao trek with a visit to the famous Inca city of Machu Picchu. This trek is ideal for those who want to experience the beauty and history of these two important Inca cities.
A 7-day trek to Choquequirao with connection to Machu Picchu starts from the city of Cusco, then we head towards the town of Chiquisca. From there, the walk will begin towards the first stop of the trek, it will be in Capuliyoc, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Apurímac valley. The next stop will be in Chiquisca, where you can visit the ruins of Choquequirao. After exploring the ancient Inca city, the trek continues to the village of Marampata, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the valley.
The last day of the trek includes a walk back to the village of Cachora before taking a bus to the town of Aguas Calientes, where the entrance to Machu Picchu is located. From there, visitors can take the train or bus to the Inca city of Machu Picchu to explore it before returning to Cusco.
It is important to note that the Choquequirao trek is relatively difficult and requires a good level of fitness. It is also important to be prepared for changing weather conditions and to bring appropriate equipment, such as warm clothing and comfortable shoes. If you decide to do this trek, it is advisable to hire an experienced guide to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience.
The 7-day Choquequirao trek with connection to Machu Picchu is a unique and exciting experience for those looking to explore the history and beauty of the Peruvian Andes.
- Walk to the city of choquequirao trek (sister of Machupicchu), which means cradle of gold.
- Enjoy the 7 days of the walk, full of spectacular landscapes surrounded by peaks and mountains.
- Choquequirao is located between the jungle and the Peruvian Andes, surrounded by mountains.
- Choquequirao is one of the kept secrets of Peru, the lost city of the Inca.
- During the walk you will get to know the Apurímac canyon.
- It was one of the last refuges of the Incas, in the Spanish conquest.
- Learn the stories of the Incas, in the last days of the empire.
- Exploration of two important Inca cities: The Choquequirao trek with connection to Machu Picchu allows you to explore two of the most famous and beautiful Inca cities in Peru. Choquequirao is known for its impressive ruins and isolated mountaintop location, while Machu Picchu is one of the most popular archaeological sites in the world.
- Stunning Landscape: The trek through the Peruvian Andes offers stunning and varied scenery, with sweeping views of green valleys, snow-capped mountains, and impressive waterfalls.
- Physical challenge: The Choquequirao trek is relatively difficult and requires a good level of physical fitness. However, the reward of reaching the top of the mountain and exploring the Choquequirao ruins makes it well worth the effort.
- Opportunity to learn about Inca culture: By walking through the ruins of Choquequirao and Machu Picchu, visitors have the opportunity to learn about Inca history and culture and how they lived in these cities over 500 years ago.
- Unforgettable experience: In general, the Choquequirao trek with connection to Machu Picchu is an unforgettable and exciting experience for those looking for a unique adventure and an opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful and significant places in Peru.
- In order for you to enjoy the last landscape of Machupicchu, we recommend that you book your entrance to Machupicchu 1 year in advance, because they are limited tickets, spaces may end today, and we may run out of ticket.
WHY CHOOSE US?
- Our horse riders are specially prepared to attend in a respectful and humble manner. we provide them with a fair salary, they have a family to support.
- Our work team is trained to provide the best service,
- Danzak Peru is a company 100% located in Cusco, which operates responsibly and reliably.
- We have professional guides in tourism, they are prepared to provide the best service during the guide.
- Our work team is 100% specialized in the subject of tourism.
To book Choquequirao trek 7 days. It is done 1 year in advance before the travel date. A deposit of $200 per person must be made to confirm your reservation.
DETAILS OF THE TRIP:
- Duration: 7 days and 6 nights
- Departure: Cusco to Capuliyuc
- difficulty: moderate
- Season: April to October
- Type: adventure, culture and history
- Destination: Machu Picchu
CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK 7D/6N ITINERRARY
DAY 1: CUSCO – CAPULIYOC – CHIQUISCA – SANTA ROSA
We pick you up from your hotel at 05:00 hrs in the morning, we embark on a 4 hour trip to the beginning of the trail located in the village of Capuliyoc. On the way you will visit the famous Inca site of Sayhuite, a giant rock with monolithic figures with geometric figures and animals. After breakfast, you will meet the trekking staff and begin the adventure “The lost city of the Incas”. We will hike for 4 hours to Chiquisca, then we continue our hike to the Apurimac Canyon, where you could appreciate the warm weather and there you will have your lunch. After enjoying our lunch we continue our hike to our campsite in the village of Santa Rosa.
DAY 2: SANTA ROSA – MARANPATA – CHOQUEQUIRAO
We wake up with a cup of coca or tea, after an energizing breakfast to begin the most challenging part of the trek. From here we start our hike with a 4 hour zigzag ascent to Maranpata where we will have a delicious lunch and some time to relax. We continue for 2 hours to the archaeological site of Choquequirao. In the afternoon you can go exploring and enjoy the sunset. Our campsite is located near the archaeological site, this is where we will spend the night.
DAY 3: CHOQUEQUIRAO – PINCHIUNUYOC – RIO BLANCO
After a hot breakfast, we continue with our hike, meanwhile you will enjoy the view along the way. Then you will have a more important guided visit of the great citadel of Choquequirao. After lunch, we continue for 1 hour to Choquequirao pass, then descend for 3 hours to the Inca site of Pinchiuniyoc. After exploring the ancient terraces with your tour guide, you will continue for 2 more hours downhill. Our campsite is at Rio Blanco (1880 m), be sure to bring a good mosquito repellent. There you will have dinner.
DAY 4: RIO BLANCO – MAIZAL – PAJONAL
After breakfast, we continue our hike: the first part we find the zigzagging ascent a bit challenging, for 4 hours to Maizal. There your lunch prepared by the chef awaits you. After lunch we continue with more strength for 4 hours to the camp in Pajonal (4000 m). On the way we will observe farmland, native plants, birds and old mines.
Day 5. Pajonal – Yanama – Lucmabamba
After an early breakfast, we will walk 1 hour to the San Juan pass (4210 m). Once we get to the top, we will have some time to enjoy and take souvenir photos and have an incredible view of the mountains. Then we will descend for 3 hours to the village of Yanama (3700 m). After lunch, we say goodbye to the muleteers of the expedition and take the transport that will take us to Lucmabamba (2100 m).
Day 6: Lucmabamba – Llaqtapata – Aguas Calientes
We wake up among the trees with a cup of coca or tea. After breakfast, we visit the organic coffee farm and learn the harvesting process. Then we continue for 3 hours through the ancient Inca trail to Llaqtapata. You will have the best view of the great Inca city of Machu Picchu. After an impressive view, we continue to Hidroeléctrica for lunch. Then we continue for 3 hours more the final part, going along the train tracks to Aguas Calientes. There we will spend the night in our hotel.
DAY 7: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
We wake up early, this is the most important day of the trek, we will take our first bus to the entrance of Machu Picchu. Your guide will take you for 2 hours explaining the tour. You will see most of the citadel, learn the division into three sectors, agricultural, residential and religious. You will also have free time to explore on your own. After enjoying the tour we take the bus back to Aguas Calientes for lunch (lunch not included). Then we will board our panoramic train to Ollantaytambo, during the trip you will observe the beautiful scenery. Once we arrive at the station, you will be picked up by private transportation back to Cusco and around 19:00 hrs will drop you off at your hotel.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
- Professional tourist guide.
- Information section at 06:00 pm, and it will be at your hotel
- Pick up from your hotel and drop off.
- professional chef.
- 3 star hotel in hot waters.
- Entrance tickets to all sites.
- Machupicchu entrance ticket.
- Private transport.
- Trekking equipment.
- Comfortable tents so you can sleep peacefully.
- sleeping flask
- Water for your consumption.
- Loading mules during the trip.
- Food during the trip.
- Panoramic train.
- Up and Down Bus
- Oxygen bottle.
- First aid kit.
On a walk we need sticks with rubber tips, sleeping bag. In case you do not have it, we rent it and it is available to rent with Danzak Peru.
- Sleeping bag ($15).
- Tips (optional).
- Trekking poles ($20).
- Lunch on the last day.
- Passenger safety.
- Huayna Picchu or Picchu Mountain; It is done next to Machu Picchu. It is a 45 minute hike to the top. He would do after his tour to Machu Picchu. The cost is (75 $ per person),
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING DURING THE TRIP
- Original passport (photocopy is not accepted), you must have your passport updated before your trip to Peru.
- Valid student card (if I book as a student), the original card must be issued by the university.
- Hiking backpack, 25 liter capacity.
- Change clothes such as polo shirts, pants, to visit Machu Picchu.
- Hot waters, wear bathing clothes.
- Personal hygiene, toothbrushes and toothpaste, toilet paper, soap, mosquito repellent.
- Towel, Sunglasses.
- Bottled water in a squeeze bottle.
- Trekking sticks.
- Personal hygiene, toothbrushes and toothpaste, toilet paper,
- Bottled water in a squeeze bottle.
- Trekking sticks.
- Trekking shoes.
- Comfortable and appropriate clothing and shoes for the walk: Make sure you wear comfortable and appropriate clothing and shoes for the walk. It is also important to bring warm clothing and layers to protect yourself from the changeable weather.
- Water and food: Make sure you bring enough water and food for the trek. It is important to hydrate and stay well fed during the walk.
- Medicines and first aid: Take with you any medicine you need and a basic first aid kit.
- Flashlight and extra batteries: Bring a flashlight and extra batteries in case there are problems with the light.
- Sunscreen and Insect Repellent: Be sure to bring sunscreen and insect repellent to protect you from the sun and insects.
- Warm clothes and layers: The weather in Choquequirao can be quite changeable, so it is important to bring warm clothes and layers to protect yourself from the cold and rain.
- Documents and money: Make sure you have a valid passport and any other necessary documents to travel to Peru. It is also advisable to carry cash and a credit or debit card.
- Camera or mobile phone with a camera: Bring a camera or mobile phone with a camera to capture your memories of the 5-day trek to Choquequirao.
- Personal hygiene items: Make sure you bring personal hygiene items such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap and a towel.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- It is not recommended for pregnant people.
- It is not recommended for people who suffer from back pain.
- It is not recommended for people over 60 years of age.
- It is not recommended for people suffering from cardiac arrest.
- It is not wheelchair accessible.
- Physical condition, as mentioned above, the trek is quite challenging and requires considerable physical effort. It is important to be in good physical condition to be able to enjoy the tour.
- Altitude, most of the trail is at an altitude of more than 3000 meters above sea level, so it is important to be prepared for acclimatization and be aware of the symptoms of altitude.
- Weather Forecast Make sure you are aware of the weather forecast before you set out on the trek, as the weather can change rapidly in the mountains.
- Acclimatization, it is advisable to be acclimatized before starting the trek, especially if you come from a place of low altitude.
THE CLIMATE OF CHOQUEQUIRAO:
The weather during the 7-day Choquequirao trek with connection to Machu Picchu can vary depending on the time of year you decide to do the trek. In general, the Andes region of Peru has a temperate and humid climate, with hot, rainy summers and cold, dry winters.
During the summer (December to March), temperatures can be warm during the day, but can get very cold at night. It is also common to experience rain during this time of the year.
During winter (June to September), temperatures can be cold throughout the day, especially at the top of the mountain where Choquequirao is located. It is also common to experience clear skies and little rain during the winter.
RETURN BY TRAIN FROM MACHU PICCHU TO OLLANTAYTAMBO
There are several train options available to return from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo. These trains offer economy and business class services and feature comfortable seats, catering service and panoramic views throughout the journey.
The travel time from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo by train is approximately 2 hours and the price of the ticket varies depending on the train option chosen. Trains leave from the Machu Picchu train station and arrive at the Ollantaytambo train station, from where you can take a bus or taxi to get to the town center or other nearby attractions.
Your return train time will be at 2:55 pm, from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo.
We will give you the duffel bag after having a briefing, before the briefing ends. The pack mules will carry your things, but you must carry what is necessary during the walk, only what is necessary must be carried in your backpack; such as a bottle of water, a jacket for the cold, a camera, sunscreen, etc.
There is a briefing at 06:00 pm, one day before your trip and it will be at your hotel. It is very important for your output. If you cannot arrive at this time, you must coordinate with the Danzak Peru team by email. The informative section lasts approximately 30 to 40 minutes, you will meet with your guide and provide all the detailed information about your trip.
Choquequirao Trek 7 days
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The 7-Day Choquequirao Trek with Connection to Machu Picchu is a multi-day trek through the Andes of Peru that takes visitors to the ancient Inca cities of Choquequirao and Machu Picchu. The trek begins in the city of Cusco and takes visitors to the village of Capuliyoc, where they begin the trek to Choquequirao. After exploring the Choquequirao ruins, the trek continues to the village of Marampata before heading back to Cachora. The last day of the trek includes a bus ride from Cachora to the town of Aguas Calientes, from where visitors can take the train or bus to Machu Picchu to explore before returning to Cusco.
The 7-day Choquequirao trek with connection to Machu Picchu is ideal for those looking for a unique adventure and an opportunity to explore the most beautiful and significant places in Peru.
Yes, it is very important that you must carry or take your original passport (photocopies are not accepted), at the Machupicchu control, there they will ask you for your passport to enter, also to board your train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, we recommend that your passport must be updated or current, before traveling from your country you must verify the expiration date of your passport.
Yes, during the 7-day trek from Choquequirao to Machu Picchu, if we can store your luggage in our office or you can also leave it at your hotel. To what is convenient, you can only take what is necessary.
If you are renewing your passport, don't forget and send us by mail. In order to update your Inca trail permit. If in case you have your previous passport we can reserve your permit.
If your passport has expired, you must update it immediately before your trip. Once you have obtained a passport, do not forget to send us by email.
The weather in Cusco has 2 seasons, dry season or rainy season of the year.
Ultimately, the best time to visit Choquequirao depends on your personal preferences and the type of experience you are in. The Choquequirao Trek can be visited year-round, although the best time to go depends on your personal preferences and the type of experience you are having. you're looking for The dry season, which runs from April to October, is generally considered the best time to visit Choquequirao. During this time, the weather is dry and sunny, with relatively mild temperatures. This makes for pleasant walking conditions and allows good visibility of the surrounding landscape.
The rainy season, which runs from November to March, is also a good time to visit Choquequirao, although the weather can be more unpredictable. The region often receives heavy rain during this time of year, which can make the trails slippery and muddy. However, rain can also highlight looking. If you prefer dry and sunny weather, the dry season is probably the best time to go. If you don't mind a little rain and want to experience the region at its greenest, the rainy season can also be a great time to visit.
It is a climate where there is no rain with blue skies during the day from April to October and is considered the best time to visit.
On the contrary, the rainy season runs from November to March. Which is not recommended to visit.
The best time of the year to do the 7-day Choquequirao trek with connection to Machu Picchu depends on personal preferences and preferred weather conditions.
In the Cusco region, where Choquequirao is located, the weather is usually warm during the day and cool at night, with some variations depending on the time of year. The dry season is usually from April to October, during which the weather conditions are usually more pleasant to do the trek. During this time, the sky is usually clear and the temperatures are warmer. The rainy season is usually from November to March, during which there can be frequent rain and the terrain can be wetter and slipperier. It is important to take into account that, during the rainy season, the road to Choquequirao can be more difficult due to the rain and the possible presence of mud and swollen rivers. Also, during this time, the landscape can be greener and more lush, which can be an advantage for some people.
The best time of the year to do the 7-day Choquequirao trek with connection to Machu Picchu will depend on personal preferences and preferred weather conditions. If you prefer warmer and less rainy conditions, the dry season (April to October) may be the best option. If you prefer to see the greenest and most lush landscape and don't mind the possibility of rain, the rainy season (November to March) can also be a good option.
According to Peruvian law, you must be under 18 years of age. For Choquequirao trek (if 18 years or older, you must have your valid student card or card. And you will be shown card.
- All students from 11 to 18 years old have a discount of 25 USD.
- for children from 02 to 11 years have a discount of 30 USD.
All students must send us their student card, in order to make the following reservations.
Yes. It is possible to change your travel date. But the office of Machupicchu and Peru rail charges us 25% penalty. But you must notify us before 72 hours. And send your request to the Danzak Peru reservation office. If you do not have time to appear in person, you can also send us an email, indicating your situation.
The 7-day trek to Choquequirao with connection to Machu Picchu is an adventure that combines the trek to Choquequirao with a visit to the famous Inca city of Machu Picchu. This hike is usually considered moderate to difficult, depending on the person's physical condition and hiking experience. We recommend it, you can come 2 days before your departure to Choquequirao trek of 7 days, to Cusco and thus to acclimatize and you will be able to know it, a wonderful experience.
The trekking poles, It is very important for each person. It helps us from fatigue and it also helps us hold on to the most difficult walks. We recommend that you always carry poles during the walk.
The 7-day trek to Choquequirao is important for several reasons. First of all, Choquequirao is a very well preserved Inca archaeological site, which is often referred to as "Machu Picchu's little sister". The trek allows you to see a large number of Inca ruins, many of which have not yet been fully explored or restored.
Secondly, the trek is an excellent opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the region. The path takes you through a variety of ecosystems, from humid forests to snow-capped mountains. In addition, the trek allows you to see a large amount of flora and fauna of the region. Finally, the trek is an excellent opportunity to experience the culture and life of the local communities. The path takes you through various towns and allows you to see how the people of the region live, ending your adventure at Machu Picchu.
The Choquequirao trek is located in the Cusco region, in the southwest of Peru. More specifically, the Choquequirao archaeological site is located in the Vilcabamba mountain range, in the Andes of Peru, at about 3,000 meters above sea level. The trek begins in the town of Cachora, which is located about 30 kilometers south of the city of Cusco, and then heads west through the jungle and mountains to reach the archaeological site of Choquequirao.
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