This tour and hike to Choquequirao has a moderate-high difficulty, including camps, transportation.
Briefing in our office, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. of the day before the trip, detailed explanation of the tour with our guide.
Recommendation: Arrive 24 hours before the trip at the office of Conde Travel.
The Bus will pick us up at the hotel at 5 am and will transport us to the Curahuasi district for our breakfast. After breakfast will continue driving the same bus until San Pedro de Cachora (3 hours) and Capuliyoc, where we will begin the walk. This will be the first section of descending, until we reach the Chikiska zone. After lunch, we will descend until Rosalinas breach of the Apurimac River, from this zone will continue walking up approximately 3 hours for arrive at the first campsite at Santa Rosa Baja. On this day, we will walk for between 7 and 8 hours according to the speed of the group.
Again, very early and after breakfast, we will begin a physical day of hiking which will also be very rewarding. The path takes us to the top of the mountain to Marampata (3000 m.a.s.l.) where we will have our second breakfast and regain energy which will allow us to reach the summit of Choquequirao (3350 m.a.s.l.). Here we will our lunch, rest for the day hopefully witnessing a beautiful sunset from our comfortable tents. This day contains 8 km of walking.
We will begin the day at 6:30 am where, after breakfast we will come back to Chiquisca via the same route. Along the route we will hike down and up for arriving to Chiquisca, where we will camp overnight for our last camping site. This day will contain about 7 hours of hiking.
The day activities start at 7am for the final leg of the trip. There will be a final viewpoint that we hike up to called Capuliyoc. From here we will be able to appreciate Choquequirao archeological inca city, the Apurimac River Canyon, Padreyoc snow caped mountain, rated by many as being the most spectacular in South America. Completing the journey, where our transport will bring us back to Cusco. We will arrive back at around 3pm. The day walking will take about 3 hours.
Machu Picchu is an archeological center that preserves the remains of an Inca city, built in a green environment of mountains and rivers, a mystical and mysterious place; in addition, it is a patrimony of humanity and one of the most desired destinations in the world.
It is located at 2,400 m. a. s. l. in a cloud forest between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon rainforest of Peru.
To get from Lima to Machu Picchu you must travel to the city of Cusco by plane or bus.
It is possible to go all the year, the minimum temperatures vary between 8 ºC and the maximum around 20 ºC.
There are 2 seasons in Machu Picchu: the dry season and the rainy season. The first one takes place between April and October, it is characterized by little rain and a sunny climate. The rainy season runs from November to March and is characterized by constant rains.
On trains to Machu Picchu you can only take hand luggage that should not exceed 5 kilos (11 pounds).
Yes, it can be visited by people of all ages. However, in order to ascend Huayna Picchu mountain, it can only be visited by people older than 12 years old.
Public access is from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Machu Picchu is home to almost 150 amazing constructions, these are some of the places that stand out:
• The Temple of the Sun.
• The Intihuatana.
• The Temple of the 3 Windows.
• The Temple of the Condor.
• The Hall of Mirrors.
• The Ladder of the Fountains.
• Huayna Picchu Mountain.
• The Temple of the Moon.
• The Door of the Sun (Intipunku).
• The Main Square.
• The Royal Tomb.
• The Sacred Rock.