Choquequirao was most likely built during the reign of the Inca king Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui and is considered to be the last bastion of resistance and refuge of the Sons of the Sun, who fled from the city of Cusco when it was under siege in 1535. Led by Manco Inca Yupanqui they took refuge in Choquequirao. Presumably it was used both as a check point to access the Vilcabamba Area and as a cultural and religious center. The city played an important role as it was a connection between the Amazon Jungle and the city of Cusco. The region has a lot of microclimates and a landscape full of snow-covered peaks of about 6000m (19685f). Altitude: 1500 - 3030 m/4921 - 9941f High season: Whole year Duration: 5 days - 4 nights Level of difficulty: Difficult
Prices are per person and are expressed in U.S. dollars.
Pre-briefing time at 19hrs in our office 1 or 2 days before your date departure (It has to be confirmed at the booking time). Private transport from the hotel to Cachora Transport back from Huanipaca to Cusco Entrance to the settlement of Choquequirao Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English) High quality camping equipment (We use professional tents, Doite, Model Kailas 3, extra light/4.5kgs and Doite, Model Himalaya, extra light/4.5kgs, both are for 2 persons. Mattresses, eating tent with table and chairs, bathroom tent). Meals during the excursion (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks/Option vegetarian) Cook and cooking equipment Horseman, porters and mules, for all camping equipment and personal luggage (08 kilos) Emergency horse First-aid kit and oxygen bottle
Breakfast on the first day Sleeping bag (If you don't have a sleeping bag, there is the possibility of lending one)
The trek to Choquequirao must not be underestimated. Especially the second day involves great physical exertion to complete. Combined with high altitude and extreme weather (it can get very hot) the trek can be hard work. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you are well acclimatized, in good shape, and healthy.
Backpack with rain shelter. Sleeping bag. Clothing for warm and cold climate like a waterproof jacket. Rain pants and lightweight pants. Trekking shoes. Slippers or sandals (for showers and Hot Springs). Woollen or synthetic socks and a sweater. Long- and short-sleeved polo's/T-Shirts. Rain poncho and a hat. Bathing suit. Sunscreen, insect repellent, disinfecting alcohol and gel, water bottle and sterilizing tablets, toiletries and toilet paper. Camera (wrapped in plastic bag). Flash light and batteries. Some snacks like chocolate bars and dry fruit. Original passport, original ISIC student card and extra money in soles. Since the weather can be very cold and moistly, your clothes - once gotten wet - won't dry at night. So take some clothes to change.