Choquequirao To Machu Picchu 7 Days 6 Nights

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Choquequirao is an Inca city that consists of many small sites that form a complex metropolis located on the top of the mountain of the same name.

This expedition will take you to two of the main archaeological sites in Peru: Choquequirao and Machu Picchu. Both citadels were considered noble cities and you will have the opportunity to know and explore each corner and its history that accompany this great journey that have left over time are still valid. These two cities mark the beginning and end of the great empire of the Incas that were abandoned by the Incas before their conquerors could arrive there and then discovered by explorers in expeditions in the Andes. Come to this walk and feel the true adventure of nature!


Informative talk one day before the start of the walk.

  • Entrance to Choquequirao.
  • Pick up from the hotel.
  • Transportation: From Cusco to the start of the hike (Capuliyoc).
  • Transportation: Return by train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco.
  • Professional bilingual guide.
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each tent to allow greater comfort and a safekeeping of backpacks. Our tents are 3-season, very well
  • preserved to ensure excellent performance in the field.
  • Camping equipment: dining room and kitchen tents, tables, chairs.
  • Inside the stores: mattress or mattresses.
  • Accommodation: 6 nights in tent (camping).
  • Horses: to take the camping equipment and all your personal luggage (7 kilos).
  • Cook: In charge of preparing all meals throughout the trip.
  • Food: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners and snacks.
  • Water during the walk.
  • Meal service: pancakes, tortillas, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for
  • trekking, hot drinks including coca tea that are excellent for altitude.
  • Tea alarm: Every morning at the campsite we will wake up with a cup of coca tea our support staff will bring coca tea for your tent in order to wake up.
  • Tea time: Every afternoon 1 hour before dinner the cooks leave on the dining table popcorn, cookies, coffee, chocolate, different types of teas, hot water, etc. This is because after a day of hiking many are hungry and it is a bit annoying to wait until dinner so we provide tea time.
  • Daily Snacks – Days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  and 6: Our Snacks consist of local fruits, cookies, chocolate, candies we will give this snack at the beginning of each day of walking in a cloth bag to avoid environmental pollution .
  • First aid: Our team carry the first aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Dinner on the last day.
  • Trekking sticks.
  • Sleeping bags.
  • Emergency horses.
  • Rain ponchos.
  • Extra expenses.
  • Tips
  • Original passport
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Mountain boots and sandals (very important).
  • Trekking sticks.
  • Warm clothes: layers of variable temperatures, especially at night. Thermal / gloves / scarves: wool socks and shirts for the whole walk
  • Headlight (very important).
  • Camera and spare batteries.
  • Sunscreen / hat and sunglasses.
  • Personal medical kit.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Rain clothes: a good raincoat and rain pants and a plastic rain poncho.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Small towel.
  • Extra money for drinks and tips, souvenirs, etc.
  • Water bottle.




We leave Cusco at 5 am on our bus in a 4-hour trip through the provinces of Anta, Limatambo, Cachora and finally to the Capuliyoc pass, located on the edge of the Apurimac Canyon, once there, we will meet the rest of the team (muleteers, cooks, etc.). Then we started walking for 2 and a half hours until we reach Chikiska where we will have our lunch. Then we continue our walk for 1 hour and a half more until we reach Rosalina Beach where we will spend our first night.

  • Time: approximately 5 hours of descent.
  • Meals: Lunch, dinner
  • Minimum altitude 1500 meters above sea level Playa Rosalina
  • Maximum altitude: 2945 masl in Abra Capuliyoc
  • Distance traveled: 12km from Cachora - Playa Rosalina.
  • Climate: Warm, Warm.



The first part of our day consists of a 5-hour ascent along a winding and narrow road. Our adventure begins crossing the bridge over the Apurimac River that separates the departments of Cusco and Apurimac. Halfway, we stop in the small towns of Santa Rosa baja and Santa Rosa alta for a short break; then we return to Maranpata where we will have lunch, from here we will have our first view of the Choquequirao complex. Then we continue walking for 2 hours more until Choquequirao, we will camp very close to the archaeological complex and we will be able to see the sunset and some condors flying.

  • Time: 7 hours of promotion approximately.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
  • Camp: Choquequirao 3100 masl
  • Minimum altitude 1500 meters above sea level Playa Rosalina
  • Maximum altitude: 3100 meters above sea level around choquequirao
  • Distance covered: 14km from Playa Rosalina - Choquequirao
  • Climate: Warm, Warm.



Today you will have a guided tour to all the main sites of interest throughout Choquequirao and then you will have some free time to explore such as Parectapata, Paqchayoc, the farming platforms and the llama sector. Choquequirao is one of the most extensive Inca sites that was discovered and a large part of it has not yet been excavated.
After lunch, we will start our way to the citadel of Machu Picchu. From the Choquequirao Pass we will descend to the Río Blanco valley below and camp on the Pinchinuyoc terraces.

  • Time: 3 hours of visit to Choquequirao and 2 hours descent to Pinchinuyoc.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
  • Camp: Pinchinuyoc 2487 masl.
  • Minimum altitude: 2487 m above sea level Pinchinuyoc.
  • Maximum altitude: 3150 msnm Paso choquequirao.
  • Distance covered: 6 km Paso choquequirao - Pinchinuyoc.
  • Climate: Temperate, Warm.



After a delicious and refreshing breakfast, we will continue descending through the valley until we reach the Blanco River where we will stop, making it a perfect place to take a refreshing dip and relieve tired muscles. After our bath, we will return to the opposite side of the valley and begin to ascend in the direction of our camp in Maizal, where we will spend the night.

  • Time: 2 hours of descent and 3 hours of ascent
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
  • Camp: Maizal 2891 masl.
  • Minimum altitude: 1990 meters above sea level Rio Blanco.
  • Maximum altitude: 2891 msnm Cornfield.
  • Distance covered: 16 km Pinchinuyoc - Maizal.
  • Climate: Warm, Warm.



After breakfast we go out and walk uphill through a variety of ecological flats and go through the Victoria mines as well as some Inca Ruins before climbing another hour to the Victoria Pass. Where we can appreciate spectacular views. Then we will descend to the charming village of Yanama where we will say goodbye to our muleteers and cooks
Once we arrived in Yanama, we took the local transport to Lucmabamba. On the way, we will enjoy the beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains and the waterfalls.

  • Time: 3 hours of ascent and 2 hours of descent.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
  • Camp: Lucmabamba 1900msnm.
  • Minimum altitude: 2891 masl Corn.
  • Maximum altitude: 4130 masl passed Victoria.
  • Distance traveled: 20 km Maizal - Lucmabamba.
  • Climate: Temperate, Cold.



Today is the final stretch of the walk before reaching Aguas Calientes. Today's main objective is a visit to the archaeological site of Llactapata, perched on top of a mountain. Following an original and new Inca Trail, from early we will arrive at Llactapata and visit each of its beautiful enclosures until noon where we can enjoy the fantastic views of the archaeological site and we can also appreciate Machu Picchu from afar.
After a tour of Llactapata we will go to the hydroelectric station from where we will take our train to Aguas Calientes where we will stop the night in our hotel.

  • Time: 3 hours of walking - half an hour by train.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
  • Hotel: Aguas Calientes 1900msnm.
  • Minimum altitude: 2050 masl Aguas Calientes.
  • Maximum altitude: 2700 masl Llactapata.
  • Distance traveled: 9 km Lucmabamba - Llactapata.
  • Climate: Temperate, Cold.


Upon waking up early, we will take the first bus to the Inca city of Machu Picchu. Our guide will give you a guided tour of 2 hours through the site during which you will visit all the most important areas of the citadel. After your tour, you will have free time to explore the site yourself. At the end of the tour of the citadel, we will return by bus to Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon, you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will continue by bus back to Cusco.

Note: The entrance to Machu Picchu will depend on the type of ticket that was reserved, remember that there are two types of entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.


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