The Choquequirao ruins were most likely built during the reign of the Inca king, Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui. They are 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, the place was used as both a check point to access the Vilcabamba Area, and as a cultural and religious centre.
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Cusco Hotel Transfer
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Private transportation from hotel to Capuliyoc and back
Camping Equipment 4 season tent(04 people tent for 02 people)
Other camping equipment, a dining tent with table and chairs, and a kitchen tent, manned by a professional cooking staff
Air mattresses (Therma-Rest), and Pillow
Trek Leaders, Our Leaders are equipped and trained to practice First-Aid, administer oxygen if needed, and conduct radio communication
A professional Quechua chef
Horses, and muleteers; horses carry your 7-kgs / 14-pound personal items
Meals: Breakfast (4), lunch (4), dinner (3), and snacks
Oxygen Tank
Emergency Horse to escort us during the trek
NOT INCLUDED
Sleeping bags US$5 per day, and hiking poles US$5 per day( a pair of poles, Black Diamond or leki brand), you might get them rented from us
Hiking poles, you might get them rented from us a pair of poles, Black Diamond or leki brand
Extra expenditure during the trek, such as: soda, alcoholic drinks, extra snacks, tickets for the hot Springs
Tipping for the trek leader, porters or muleteers, and other staff
Travel Insurance and things of a personal nature – laundry and telephone calls, personal taxis, souvenirs etc.

Day1

Cusco - Capuliyoc - Playa Rosalina

Pick up from hotel at 5:00 am to have 4-hour driving to Capuliyuc 2,900m / 9,512 ft, the beginning of the trail. At this place we’ll meet up our muleteers, and horses, where we’ll get ready for the trek. We’ll start with our expedition, hiking for about 3 hours on a downhill trail to get the lunch spot called Chikiska located at 1,900 m / 6,213 ft, with stunning views of the snowcapped mountains of the Vilcabamba range, and the great Apurimac canyon. At Chikiska, we’ll enjoy our just prepared fresh lunch. After having lunch, we’ll hike for 1 more hour to get the first camp site called La Playa Rosalina 1,500m / 4,920 ft, in which we’ll spend the first night. In the evening we have tea time, subsequently dinner. All meals included, except breakfast. Hiking Time: 6 Hours (approx) | Hiking Distance: 8 Kms/4.9 Miles | Highest Point 2,900m/9,512 ft. | Lowest Point: 1,500m/4,920 ft. | Highlights: Dramatic views of the Vilcabamba range with snowcapped mountains and the Apurimac canyon
Day2

Playa Rosalina - Maranpata - Choququirao Park Camp

Very early in the morning we’ll wake up with a nice coca tea, and a nutritious breakfast will make us ready for the tough day, right after having our breakfast, we’ll ascend for about 5 hours on a switchback trail to get the town called Maranpata, a place where we’ll have our lunch. Upon our arrival at this lunch spot, we’ll have the first views of Choquequirao in a further direction. In the afternoon after eating lunch we’ll walk for 2 more hours to get the second camp site Choquequirao 2,950 m / 9,676 ft, that is located into the park, where we’ll spend that afternoon enjoying the beautiful sunset atop the Andes mountains. In the evening we’ll have tea time, subsequently dinner. All meals included Hiking Time: 8 Hours (approx) | Hiking Distance: 14 Kms/8.7 Miles | Highest Point 2,950 m/ 9,676 ft. | Lowest Point: 1,500m / 4,920 ft. | Highlights: First views of Choquequirao archaeological site, more views of Apurimac canyon
Day3

Exploration of Choquequirao (Full Day)

Today is the day to learn about Choquequirao 3,100 m / 10,168 ft, because we’ll explore Choquequirao properly with our trek leader, in the morning after having a great breakfast, we’ll explore the religious sector, administrative sector, Usno (religious platform), the granaries, the terraces with llamas, and other buildings located close by to the religious center. After making a great exploration, we’ll go back to our campsite, where we’ll eat our lunch. Our next exploration in the afternoon, will be the lower sector of Choquequirao, where the agricultural terraces, water fountains are located and other temples. We’ll then come back to our campsite. In the evening we’ll enjoy our tea time and dinner. All meals included. Highest Point: 3,100 m /10,168 ft. | Lowest Point: 2,950 m/ 9,676 ft. | Highlights: Exploration of Choquequirao with a private local expert.
Day4

Choquequirao Park Camp - Ex Hacienda San Igancio

Today, a great breakfast will make us ready for another intense day, after having our breakfast we’ll start hiking downhill for about 3 hours on a steep switchback trail to reach the Apurimac River again, this section of the trail is less hiked and explored as the other hikers take the same trail to go back to the beginning of the trail. On this section of the trail, we’ll savour dramatic views of the great Apurimac canyon from different angles. Upon our arrival to the river and playa San Ignacio 1,450 m / 4,756 ft, we’ll take a deserved break, as of this place, we’ll start hiking up for about 45 minutes to reach the lunch spot and our campsite located at ex-hacienda San Ignacio 1,820 m / 5,970 ft, where we’ll enjoy our just prepared fresh lunch. This afternoon, at ex-hacienda San Ignacio, we’ll have a chance to explore the local orchard where we’ll learn about the Coca plant, Cocoa plant, Avocado tree, and other fruits. All meals included. Hiking Time: 5-6 Hours (approx) | Hiking Distance: 9 Kms/ 5.60 Miles | Highest Point 2,950 m/ 9,676 ft. | Lowest Point: 1,450m / 4,756 ft. | Highlights: Coca Plants and other local plants
Day5

Ex-Hacienda San Ignacio - Tambobamba - Saywite - Cusco

It’s our last hiking day, after enjoying a nutritious breakfast, we’ll continue trekking up the highland valley with some trees along the trail and amazing views, this final section of the trail is a gentle trail for 3 hours to reach Tambobamba 2,320 m / 7,610 ft, a place where we’ll end our adventure. Once we arrive at this place, we’ll have a farewell time to our muleteers, cook and other members who were part of our team for 5 days. After that, we’ll take our private transport back to Cusco for about 5 hours with some stop offs on the way, one them is a stop at Saywite a unique place to see a great Incan monolith called the monolith of Saywite is a symbolic representation of our cosmos, where the Incas used a living granite rock to carve over 208 figures like geometric and zoomorphic figures, including reptiles, frogs, felines, irrigation channels, etc. The site is regarded as a center of religious worship for Incan people, focusing on water. It’s a big granite boulder whose circumference is about 11 m / 36.08 ft, 4 m / 13.12 ft of diameter, and about 2 m / 6.56 ft high. After learning about this site, we’ll take our picnic lunch close by to this site. We’ll then drive back to Cusco for about 3 hours. All meals included, except dinner. End of the adventure.
Hiking Time: 3-3.5 Hours | Hiking Distance 8 kms/ 5 miles | Lowest Point: 1,820m (5,970 ft) | Highest Point: 2,320m (7,610ft) | Highlights: The Incan monolith of Saywite

Original passport and Student card of University
Travel insurance (and some copies).
Sleeping bag (or you can rent one from us).
Backpack to carry your things.
Phone and Camera charger and adapter.
Camera.
Torch or headlamps.
Ear Plugs.
Deet or mosquito repellent ( recommendable 30% deet).
Hiking poles ( or you can rent one pair from us).
Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March).
Comfortable hiking clothes, including warm clothes for the nighttime.
Good hiking boots with protector ankle or similar, and one pair of flip-flops or light sandals.
Sunblock and sunglasses.
Hiking long sleeve T-shirts.
Hiking trousers.
Thermal underwear.
Hiking socks.
Water bottle or canteen.
American dollars and peruvian soles in cash.
Sun hat, cap, and warm hat and gloves for the nighttime.
Toilet paper, and face tissue paper.
Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen).
Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may take).

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