Choquequirao Trek Plus MachuPicchu 9 Nights 8 Days

Experience this breathtaking adventure of Choquequirao Tour in Peru, with plan Choquequirao trek plus MachuPicchu 9 nights 8 days. Hiking Choquequirao To Machu Picchu is the best camping adventure you can have through the famous Andes mountains with visiting 2 Inca fortresses. Mainly we start this trekking from the brown Andes mountains, then the following days we hike at the beginning of the real Amazon jungle, until Machu Picchu.  

Mainly this trek is an expedition with a great team, such as a tour guide, chef, helpers, horses, and private transport, all private.

Moreover, we are a good-recommended tour company in Peru, with more than 418 real excellent reviews, from our customers who booked tours with us.

So, we provide you with the most accessible and high-quality adventure through the Andes mountains with the beginning of the real Amazon jungle with connection with two famous archaeological sites from the Inca time, located in Peru

Choquequirao  To Machu Picchu Trekking

Therefore, this trek to Choquequirao Peru with MachuPicchu is for people, who like nature since this trek starts, from the beginning of the Amazon jungle, and some days arriving at the top of the brown Andes, and then again back to the beginning of the Amazon jungle, and hike also through some peasant villages, and they speak two languages like  Quechua and Spanish.

Moreover, trekking Choquequirao to Machu Picchu in 8 days involves a great team, such as an expert tour guide, and professional chef, to have some Peruvian local food along the trekking days, then some horses to carry all the equipment, from the beginning to the end, so you carry just your light daypack every day.

So for this trek, we take care of it all from door to door.

Itinerary For Choquequirao Trek Plus MachuPicchu 9 Nights 8 Days

Day 1: Cusco– Capulichayoc- Chiquisca– Playa Rosalina

At 5: am we will pick you up at your hotel and drive in our private van to Capuliyoc (2,850m/9,407ft) for 4 hours, having along the way rewarding views like nice farming valleys and snow-capped mountains, and once we are at Cachora we meet our horsemen and pack up all our equipment onto the horses, then hike through the Apurimac canyon and the stunning snow-capped mountains like Padreyoc (5,571m/18,387ft); then we hike down for 3 hours to Chikisca for lunch.

So in the afternoon, we hike for 2 more hours down to our first camp at la Playa Rosalina.

• Meals: Lunch  and tea time, then dinner
• Accommodation: Camping facilities
• Distance: 14km/9 miles
• Time: 5h approximately
• Difficulty: Easy

Day 2: Playa Rosalinas – Maranpata – Choquequirao

After an early breakfast, we cross the bridge, and then we walk for 4 hours all the way up to Marampata, where we will have some lunch enjoying the view of Choquequirao Inca ruins, after lunch, we walk to our second evening’s campsite, which is just 20 minutes from the ruins being close to the Inca fortress, so there are many possibilities to see condors and enjoy the ruins into the late evening.
• Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea Time – Dinner
• Accommodation: Camping facilities
• Distance: 16km/10 miles
• Time: 6h approximately
• Difficulty: Easy

Day 3: Choquequirao- Choquequirao Pass – Rio Blanco

After a delicious breakfast, we fully explore the ruins of Choquequirao (the “Cradle of Gold”), we visit the temples and palaces, then ritual water fountains and llamas’ section, and the amazing Ushnu(ceremonial platform). So in the afternoon, we climb over the ridge to the stunning Choquequirao Pass (3,277m/10,814ft), and then we descend for 2 hours towards Rio Blanco (1,990m/6,567ft) and onto the third evening’s campsite and enjoying all the great canyons and the Pinchiunuyoc Inca ruins along the way.
• Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea Time – Dinner
• Accommodation: Camping facilities
• Distance: 8km/5 miles
• Time: 2h approximately
• Difficulty: Moderate

Day4: Rio Blanco – Maisal

After a late super breakfast, we climb up to Maisal ((3,277m/10,814ft)) enjoying the variety of micro-climates and spectacular views of canyons like rivers and stunning landscapes. Arriving at our fourth campsite.
• Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea Time – Dinner
• Accommodation: Camping facilities
• Distance: 10km/6 miles
• Time: 5h approximately
• Difficulty: Challenge

Day 5: Maisal – Victoria Pass – Yanama

Start walking at 7:am, we walk uphill for 3 hours through semi-jungle via parts of the original Inca Highway and visit ancient mines, including the Victorias on the way to reach Victoria’s pass (4,170m/13,700f), and from here you can appreciate the great canyons and spectacular snow-capped mountains of Sacsara and Qoriwanachina then Pumasillo and afterward we descend to Yanama (3,650m/12,037ft), which is our fifth evening’s campsite.
• Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea Time – Dinner
• Accommodation: Camping facilities
• Distance: 16km/10 miles
• Time: 8h approximately
• Difficulty: Challenge

Day 6: Yanama–Totora– Ccolpampa

A day of mountain peaks so on this day we walk for 9 hours so preferably rising early to appreciate the chain of snow peaks that can be seen from the first section of today´s trek so we ascend to the highest point of our trek: Yanama pass (4,670m/15,407ft). The view from here is amazing as we will be surrounded by snow-capped mountains and impressive valleys.

Then we descend to Totora for lunch and after that, we walk for 2 hours to Colpapampa (2,870m/9,470ft) to our sixth campsite.
• Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea Time – Dinner
• Accommodation: Camping facilities
• Distance: 21km/14 miles
• Time: 9h approximately
• Difficulty: Challenge

Day 7: Ccolpampa- La Playa- Llactapata Inca Site

On this day we hike for 3 hours through the beginnings of the rainforest and enjoy a myriad of flora and fauna including orchids and birds, then coffee and cacao, then fruit plantations so we get to the La Playa small town (2,060m/6,797ft) for lunch with free time to rest and then we climb uphill for 3 hours through the original Inca Trail and the cloud forest up to the Puncuyoc pass.

Afterward, we keep hiking to the LLACTAPATA Inca site which is located at 2,700m/8,907ft (an Inca site located straight in front of the citadel of Machu Picchu) so here we install our third evening´s campsite with panoramic and breathtaking views.
• Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea Time – Dinner.
• Accommodation: Camping facilities
• Distance: 21km/13 miles
• Time: 9h <approximately
• Difficulty: Moderate

Day 8: Llactapata – Hydroelectric- Aguas Calientes

After some breakfast, we are ready to enjoy the sunrise over Machu Picchu, then we start walking downhill for 2 hours, watching along the route we see more coffee plantations, then some waterfalls on the way to lunch, and then, we hike to Aguas Calientes through the national park of Machu Picchu, and enjoying the surroundings of the iconic Machu Picchu.
• Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.
• Accommodation: Hotel
• Distance: 14km/9 miles
• Time: 9h approximately
• Difficulty: Moderate

Day 9: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu- Cusco

After some breakfast we leave our hotel to take the bus by 5:30 am for the ride up to Machu Picchu then we take you to the viewpoint from where you enjoy the views and photos, and afterward, we have a guided tour into the fascinating history of this charming place.

After the tour we will have plenty of time for exploring more on your own, taking photos and climbing Huayna Picchu Mountain or going to the Sun Gate, this is according to your booking tickets for Huaynapicchu mountain, and then we head back to Aguas Calientes where we take the train the way back to Ollantaytambo town and then private car to Cusco and drop you off at your hotel at Cusco city.
• Meal: Breakfast only
• Difficulty: Easy

Included To Choquequirao Trek Plus MachuPicchu 9 Nights 8 Days

• Private transport from Cusco to Cachora (starting point of the trek)
• Entrance fees to Choquequirao and Machupicchu
• English-speaking and experienced professional adult tour guide
• Comfortable tents (sleeping 2 people in a 4-person tent)
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food with prior request)
• 1 emergency horse that can be ridden if you’re feeling exhausted or are ill
• 1 Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
• First Aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
• Train ticket (expedition service) from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
• The private car from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco
• Hotel in Aguas Calientes with private room and bathroom
• Mules or horses (for equipment and personal items) including horsemen – 7 kilos of your items such as extra clothes and sleeping bags will be carried by our mules.

Not Included To Choquequirao Trek Plus MachuPicchu 9 Nights 8 Days

• Sleeping bag adequate for a temperature of minus 10°C ($30)
• Breakfast on the first day, lunch and dinner on the last day
• 1-way bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes – It can be hiked, the way back to the town called Aguas Calientes.
• Additional horse for extra personal luggage in addition to the one for the personal item allowance
• Optional upgrades (train and hotel)
• Tips for the cook, horsemen, and guide (Chacras Travel Peru, staff receives a fair and decent payment immediately after they end their trip. However tips are optional but of great appreciation for them)

Bring To Choquequirao Trek Plus MachuPicchu 9 Nights 8 Days

• A lightweight, waterproof day pack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek (must not exceed 7 kilos)
• Sleeping bag adequate for the temperature of minus 10°c (rentable for $35 for the duration of the trek)
• Warm clothes and trekking pants (trousers)
• Layers of clothes include thermals for variable temperatures, especially at night
• Head torch with spare batteries
• Sun protection: sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses
• Woolen socks and gloves, scarf, then woolen hat for cold nights
• Insect repellent
• Waterproof clothing or a rain poncho
• Personal medical kit
• Extra money for souvenirs and drinks, then tips
• Walking sticks (rentable)
• Inflatable mattress
• Sandals or flip-flop
• Original passport and ISIC card if is applicable.

Important To Choquequirao Trek Plus MachuPicchu 9 Nights 8 Days Cusco Peru

The time stated within this program is approximate and walking time may differ depending upon the group´s capability and progress, and as such the guide may change the lunch spot and campsite if it is required. Each guide has his or her own preferred route and it may not follow exactly the schedule described here. However, all items listed within the above schedule will be covered.
Trek conditions also vary according to the season. In the dry season (May – September) the trail can be very dusty and hot in the daytime and in the wet season (October – March) it can be slippery and muddy and during the shoulder season, the conditions can be variable. All year round in the mountains, the stone sliding can happen at any time, particularly after heavy rains. Chacras Travel Peru takes no responsibility for trail conditions.

Challenging & Experience For Trekking Peru Choquequirao

This Trek is an adventurous and challenging experience, crossing several high passes, and the Rio Blanco which does not have a substantial bridge and can be a little bit dangerous to cross in periods of heavy rain. This region is not frequently visited by tourists, therefore tourist infrastructure is limited. Visitors should be aware that things change, or may not go to plan. This is all part of the adventure! We can change the date of your train ticket to the following day.

Hotels’ costs and costs associated with returning to Machu Picchu the following day are additional to trek costs. Please also note that your entry ticket to Machu Picchu is valid for one day only, if you wish to visit the ruins on a second consecutive day, you will need to purchase a new ticket again. Please bring an open mind, flexibility, and a good sense of humor.

Price To Choquequirao Trek Plus MachuPicchu 9 Nights 8 Days Cusco Peru

  • US$997 per person
  • Personal porter included!

******This price includes the extra porter who will carry your thing up to 7 kilos, for that we will provide you a duffle bag, in which you may put your things.

NO HIDDEN FEES: The price INCLUDES the MACHU PICCHU entrance fee of 179 Peruvian Soles (S/.152 + S/.27 sales tax) which is about US$60, bus from Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu (US$12), train Expedition Service 84 from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (US$80), Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco (US$15), Hotel at Aguas Calientes (US99), and all local sales taxes (18%).

Discount For Choquequirao Trek Plus MachuPicchu 9 Nights 8 Days

Students with ISIC CARD: US$30. Please send us a copy of your passport at the booking time.
Under 18 years old: US$40. Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time.
Group of 5 people or more: US$30. All you need is to book the trek altogether at the same time.

Extras For Choquequirao Trek Plus MachuPicchu 9 Nights 8 Days

  • Good and clean and warm -10° sleeping: US$20. This is for the whole trek.
  • Vistadome up-grade train for the way back: from US$53 per person.

Why You Should Hike With Chacras Travel Peru???

We give you for free like inflatable mattress and a  pair of walking sticks and transfer (from the Airport to Hotel only), also duffle bags

Extra Porter: This is included in the price, we mean, the porter will carry your things up to 7 kl / 14p like a sleeping bag, mattress, clothes, and others.
BOILED WATER: Is included along the Inca Trail.
Chacras Peru Travel  is 100% Cusco Company & Direct Local Tour Operator

The Company

Chacras Travel Peru is a family-owned travel agency and direct local tour operator based in Cusco, we do not use “100% Cusquenian Company” only for marketing… Chacras is a real Cusco company without any share-holder or office in and outside Peru.

All our tours & treks are only and strictly operated by Chacras Travel Perú, with our professional staff. We have a high-quality service and a good reputation ensuring that only Chacras Travel Peru staff operates these unique treks and tours.

We are a very RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE tour operator caring about our TEAM (family), given the best salaries to them, and treating them like part of my family. I am proud of my team because, thanks to them, we are growing in a responsible way, making sure that our clients have the best lifetime experience.

Our Top Tour Guides For Choquequirao Peru Trekking

I am very proud of my guides! Highly professional, speaking fluent English and very knowledgeable, passionate for the Inca heritage/ history, dedicated to steady personal development and learning to ensure that you receive accurate and recognized theories about the Inca Andean culture. Fun-loving, great sportsmen, and well-educated crew, some of them are great entertainers and the best «Salsa Dancers» on this side of Machu Picchu as well as having a degree in Archaeology, Botany, History or Anthropology.

Our SuperCool Porters

We provide the following items for our porters and cooks for free: Jacket, sun hat, warm hat, t-shirt, pants, hiking boots, comfortable duffle bags, canteen and girdle for protecting their spine, sleeping bags, mattress, and insurance.

Hiking with Chacras Travel Peru is a life-changing experience, fully portered trek where your comfort and enjoyment are our first responsibility. We make sure that you get the best experience of your holidays in Peru while you interact with locals, explore fantastic sites and re-discover remote ancient Inca towns and learning the fascinating Inka history. Immerse yourself in the stunning landscape and simply feel the magic of Mother Nature and the Andes while we carry your gear and prepare your meals and set up your tents and take care of all your requirements and details.

Our Cooks For Choquequirao Trek Plus MachuPicchu 9 Nights 8 Days

Fabulous Cooks… The food on the trek has been highlighted by all our clients and they said that it was better than in the restaurants. Delicious and abundant fresh Buffet-style meals, Peruvian and international Cuisine are prepared by our professional and dedicated cooks from a mixture of local and exotic products. If you are vegetarian or have food allergies of any kind, please do not worry because we will comply with your requests.

Portable Camping Toilet Only For Our Group

We bring our biochemical seated CAMPING TOILETS which become very important for all our Trail hikers, mainly for the Choquequirao trek plus MachuPicchu 9 nights 8 days.

We are very proud to be such an innovative company and provide all the facilities for our demanding clients… Chacras Travel Peru is a RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE tour operator and provides the right gear like gloves and mask for the person who has the responsibility for cleaning the portable toilets.

Photos Choquequirao Trekking Peru

Choquequirao Inca site
Choquequirao Inca Fortress

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