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Choquequirao Trek & Machu Picchu 6 days–Hike through one of Peru’s most incredible regions – the far-north land of Cusco exploring the two iconic cities (Choquequirao & Machu Picchu) from the Incan times with wild and remote landscape with endless scenery fills our 6-day hike adventure.
This is our 2021 new itinerary, a great journey that is thought to not to disappoint to all those who travel there. Choquequirao, known for its majestic less explored ancient ruins, mountains, deep canyons, and Machu Picchu the very well-preserved gem from the Incan empire is a must-do for any hiker.
From Cachora town, we hike off to the spectacular Apurimac canyon with amazing vistas of the roaring Apurimac River, above the canyon the Vilcabamba mountain range with towering peaks of massif glacier will color your first and second day of adventure. We then ascend further northern in the cloud forest to Choquequirao ruins. Here, ancient temples, Incan crop terracings, Incan dwellings, aqueducts surrounded by deep canyons form impressive mountain vistas and stunning scenery. The grand finale is our exploration of ethereal Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of the Inca world.
Each night is spent in our cozy tents for rest and great food before the next day’s adventure.
Join us for the adventure of a lifetime – give us a call at +51 984 464 391 or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or book your spot today!
This trip is officially operated by Peru Summit Adventures, a 100% local tour operator based in Cusco.
Since 2014 and since the very first day of our operation, Peru Summit Adventures has been blazing new trails, new ways of experiencing in Choquequirao Trek & Machu Picchu 6 days. Our trailblazing is just one reason we are a uniquely qualified local company to ensure you have a trip of a lifetime.
Could you imagine trying to hike silently along an isolated trail, carefully not disturbing shy wildlife, with 10 or 20 other travelers? Or walking on a remote area to explore the pristine wilderness with dozens of other tourists at your side? We know meaningful nature encounters must be undertaken in small groups. That’s why our trips come with an average of just four travelers, by far the smallest groups in the tourism industry across the country. This not only guarantees you more personal close-up wildlife experience, but a less-impact presence on the earth’s brittle natural places we love.
Besides, Machu Picchu offers one of the world’s most spellbinding travel experiences. But it’s also a world-renowned destination, and touring the site in a big group with multitudes of tourists shoving for photos, and competing to hear the guide, your once in a lifetime visit to this World Heritage Site may lose its magic. Our Machu Picchu Trips are scheduled with an average of just four travelers, allowing for a deeper exploration of the lost city of the Incas, with our Local Experts / Tour Leaders.
We are very confident the quality of our journeys will get your expectations and that you will savor the best possible of cultural travel experience, nature travel experience, and adventure travel experience if you are dissatisfied, we’ll happily give you credit for an extra trip or for a future journey. It’s, to our knowledge, the best guarantee in the travel business.
Traveling with us you are making a big difference in favor of the environment, our trips are rated as eco-friendly trips to ensure that fragile ecosystems are protected and maintained for future human generations, also maintain ecosystem and environment integrity through considering a sustainable and ethical business model. Making genuine and sustainable itineraries often translates to real costs, with a host of responsible travel practices that underpin our prices.
We have created a custom comprehensive listing of Choquequirao, Machu Picchu and Peru travel books for this trip.
Our Peru Summit Adventures crew comes to pick you up from your hotel at 5:00 am, we will then 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 adventure, 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 to the first campsite 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.
Very early in the morning we’ll wake up with a nice coca tea provided by our crew still in our tents, and nutritious breakfast will make us ready for the tough day, right after having breakfast, we’ll ascend for about 5 hours on a switchback trail to get the town called Maranpata, a place where we’ll have lunch. Upon our arrival at this lunch spot, we’ll have the first views of Choquequirao in a far away.
In the afternoon, after eating lunch we’ll walk for 2 more hours to get to the second campsite called Choquequirao 2,950 m / 9,676 ft, which is located in the park, here 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.
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 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 for lunch. Our next exploration in the afternoon will be the lower sector of Choquequirao, where the agricultural terraces, water fountains, and other temples are located. We’ll then come back to our campsite. In the evening we’ll enjoy our tea time and dinner. All meals included.
In the morning after having breakfast, we will get ready to come back by the same pathway that we had walked the previous days to get Choquequirao; from this fourth day we will walk back to Capuliyoc the beginning of the trail, thus we will leave the place to walk downhill until reaching the Playa Rosalina, where we will take a little break, we will then to walk uphill to get to Chiquiska where we will have lunch, in the afternoon we will keep hiking for about 2 hours to get to the Cocamasana, which is the fourth campsite, from this camp we will have amazing vistas of the Apurimac canyon. In the evening we will have tea time, subsequently dinner. All meals included.
We will wake up very early in the morning to leave the last campsite, that way not to be hit by the sun heat, after a couple of hours hiking uphill, we will arrive at the viewpoint of Capuliyoc from where we will have the last views of the side of majestic Choquequirao and the great canyon of Apurimac. At this place, we will have our last lunch with our Peru Summit Adventures crew, and we will say goodbye to our muleteers, cooks, and horses. Next, we will drive for about 4 hours to the Ollantaytambo train station, from where we will take the train at 7:05 pm to Machu Picchu Pueblo, the train journey is for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Once in Machu Picchu Pueblo, we will get to our hotel. All meals included, except dinner.
Today a great breakfast at the hotel makes us ready for a full morning exploration of Machu Picchu on a private tour with your Trek Leader. We’ll take the bus back to Machu Picchu early in the morning for an amazing tour until 12:00 pm (Machu Picchu permits will issue for the first group which is from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm).
If you have booked a permit for Wayna Picchu mountain, you’ll climb the mountain first; however, spaces are subject to availability. In the unlikely event that Wayna Picchu permits are not available for your departure date, you will climb Machu Picchu Mountain instead.
After a great time at the Incan emperor’s palace, we’ll take the bus down to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes town), where we’ll have lunch (not included). In the afternoon we’ll take the train back to Ollantaytambo train station and/or Poroy train station, as of this place continue driving to your hotel in Cusco. Only breakfast included.
Although we do our very best possible to adhere to the schedule above, this itinerary is subject to change for several reasons beyond our control, including strikes, weather, natural disasters, and terrain conditions. On some occasions, these conditions may demand us to deviate from our original schedule, in which case we will provide the best available alternative options. And we’ll make a great experience of it!
From US$ 1150/ 6 Days.
The price is based on two-person. Whether you would like to take a private service, our service would increase in US$350 with two-person, US$300 with three-person, US$250 with four-person or more, these prices are applied to each person. We need a minimum of two people to run the tour to Choquequirao Machu Picchu Trek. We guarantee that your tour will be limited to a maximum of 8 people.
We don’t believe any other tour companies make comparable trips when you take into account our unique itineraries and signature itineraries, impressive locations, small groups and quality Peru Summit Adventures Trek Leaders / Tour Leaders. But, should you come across a similar itinerary or matching itinerary of our quality at a cheaper price, even within 45 days after booking with us, we will happily refund the difference. It’s how we deliver our promise.
While other tour companies generally cancel their trips due to low participation of travelers or outsource their travelers to other big groups tour operators, we guarantee that we will never cancel a trip because of low signing-up or participation for the departure date neither get our travelers to other tour operators! This makes to our travelers the assurance and peace of mind to know their travel plans are insured and guaranteed.
Request a Quote: We can customize this private trek just for you. Any detail can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and other destinations. Call us at +51 984 464 391 or request a quote, Here.
Average daytime temperatures in and around Cusco generally range from 55º – 75º F with evenings cooling down into the 40º and 50º. Much of this itinerary takes place in the mountains, where weather can change very quickly and evening temperatures regularly drop into the 30º and 40º. As our treks are planned during the “dry season”, days are typically clear and pleasant, with afternoon clouds occasionally building and leading to small amounts of rainfall, and morning temperatures usually range from 35º and 45º with some frost on the tents, and frosty plains in some locations. While April and November departures may experience slightly higher amounts of rainfall, all-day rain is unusual. We will be hiking over multiple mountain passes which are over 14,104 ft, so should you be prepared for unpredictable mountain weather.
The perfect custom-made private tours, adventure tours, or expeditions don’t just happen. It takes a team of talented, knowledgeable, passionate, and experienced professionals to bring it all together and possible. Our team of Peru Summit Adventures Leaders is comprised of local trip veterans, seasoned tour veterans with rich backgrounds on history, archaeology, culture, cuisine, geology, biology, and more.
With the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the travel industry, our Trip Leaders safely deliver your trip-of-a-lifetime to maximize your Peru journeys and adventures every step of the way. Our Tour/Trek Leaders have worked extensively in the Peru isolated mountains, archaeological sites, hiking the Inca Trail (at least 150 times), Amazon jungle, and being at Machu Picchu for over 400 times at least, this guarantees your trip a unique and memorable experience.
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In Cusco exist just few truly local tour operators. If you did not know, foreign companies come to Peru to get rich without paying a General Sales Tax or Tax Contribution to our country. If you did not know that, according to the United Nations, for every US $100 spent on a tour in a developing country or foreign travel companies, only $5 stays in the local economy. Normally, almost all of the money flows back to large companies operating outside the destination countries. As we are a local family enterprise, we guarantee that your travel expenditures will support the local economy, and improve the lives of Peruvians through contributing to general sales tax.
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Explore and discover this amazing Incan treasure hidden behind the Andes mountains since the hands of local people for an authentic and unique experience. This Incan citadel is larger than Machu Picchu and far less known, Choquequirao still makes you feel as though you’re practically the first to arrive. In this footage, we show you just a tiny part of this wonderful place. Book your spot today and JOIN US!
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