Trekking Choquequirao a Machu Picchu 6D/5N
The Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu (basic) begins in CasaNostra de San Pedro de Cachora and finishes in Aguas Calientes ( Machu Picchu). Transport to CasaNostra from Cusco is not included (check our website for directions to San Pedro de Cachora and to CasaNostra Hostel). A local Spanish speaking guide will accompany you from CasaNostra Hostel to Choquequirao and then to Santa Teresa. After your arrival to Santa Teresa, all expensives are the responsibility of the client. The entrance ticket to Machu Picchu, a guide and the return train ticket to Cusco are not included in the Choquequirao Trek price.
With the The Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu (basic) we offer the hiker a unique 7-day adventure trek between jungle and mountains, from the holy city of Choquequirao to the lost city of Machu Picchu. This road was one of the most important and the Inca Empire being trafficked through Choquequirao, an access point to the Vilcabamba valley and jungle. The entrance is by the route of Cachora; We visit the Inca ruins of Choquequirao and continue our trek through Maizal and then to Yanama.
From Yanama we will arrange a car to Santa Teresa.
The ticket to Machupichu and the train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco are not included in the price of trekking.
Starting point Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu: Casanostra (Cachora).
Finishing Point Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu: Machu Picchu (Santa Teresa).
Distance Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu: 110 km; 68 miles
Maximum Altitude Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu: 4660 m Pass Open Mariano
Activities Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu: Archaeological, Cultural, Ecological, Hiking, Bird wathcing.
ATTENTION: Tour Casanostra includes one night in the hostel.
Day 1: Cachora – Capuliyoc – Chiquiska
Continental breakfast at the restaurant in Casanostra and then we begin the Choquequirao Trek. First we will go to the viewpoint of Capuliyoc. This will be an easy walk of about two hours.
From Capuliyoc we can appreciate the Apurimac canyon with its evocative landscapes and in the distance we can see the Inca ruins of Choquequirao. Then we descend to Chiquiska where we have our first camp.
Day 2: Chiquiska – Playa Rosalina – Marampata
From Chiquiska we head to Playa Rosalina, where we will cross the new bridge over the river Apurimas (Speaking God in Quechua).
Then we have a steep climb to Marampata through Santa Rosa, it will take us between 5 and 6 hours.
Day 3: Visit to Choquequirao
From Marampata we have an hour and a half walk to reach the archaeological site of Choquequirao. We spend the day visiting the Inca ruins in its entirety, also reaching the Terraces of the Flame on the west side of the complex.
Day 4: Choquequirao – Pinchaunuyoc – Maizal
From Choquequirao we walk an hour to the pass called Puerto Choquequirao or Open Choquequirao (3350m). Then we walk down to reach the archeological site Pinchaunuyoc (2200 m) where you can admire some houses and terraces that the Incas used for growing coca, coffee and yuca. We then descend to Rio Blanco (1450 m) In Rio Blanco, it’s possible take some time and enjoy a swim in the calm river.
After crossing the river, we climb up to Maizal (3000m) where we will camp.
Day 5: Maizal – Victoria Pass – Yanama
From Maizal, we continue climbing up to the old Victoria mine, a metallic bronze, copper and gold mine that today turns out to be obsolete.
After the Victoria mine we will cross the Victoria Pass (4160 m) and then descend for two hours where we will make our camp in Yanama.
Day 6: Yanama – Santa Teresa
In Yanama we say goodbye to mules and horsemen and take a car to the Santa Teresa. During the car trip you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of the surrounding snow covered mountains.
- One night and breakfast in the Accommodation Casanostra.
- A previous meeting in Casanostra of Cachora.
- Professional local guide all the way.
- Entrance ticket to Choquequirao.
- Ticket Santa Teresa car from Yanama.
- Cook and cooking equipment, dining tent
- Solar powered lighting area with charging points for cameras, phones etc.
- Food for the whole trip with vegetarian option.
- Horses and mules to take charge of transporting equipment and supplies backpacks.
- First aid kit.
- Emergency horse
Does not include
- Sleeping bag.
- Riding horses.
- Entrance to Machu Picchu ($ 50).
- Train ticket back from Machu Picchu to Cusco (from $ 80).
Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu: The Clasic Hike – Prices
- 1 Person: $948 USD
- 2 people: US$649 USD per person
- 3 people: US$599 USD per person
- 4 people: US$559 USD per person
- 5 people: US$549 USD per person
- 6 people: US$539 USD per person
- 7 people: US$525 USD per person
- 8 people: US$515 USD per person
- 9 people: US$509 USD per person
- 10 people: US$505 USD per person