- Availability: Available now
- Group size: 2-10
- Tour Type: trekking/hiking/historical
- Max. Elevation: 12 km/ 7.5 miles
Choquequirao & Machu Picchu 6D/5N
Choquequirao and machupicchu 6 days
The Choquequirao trek and Machupicchu 6 day and 5 night is a unique less explore trek in the andes of Peru, for those looking to enjoy one of the most amazing expeditions mixing Machupicchu and its sacred sister Choquequirao this tour is perfect.
Day 1: Cusco – Capuliyoc – playa rosalinas- Santa rosa.
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner
- Acomodación: Campamento, Playa Rosalina 1550 msnm
- Climate : chilly, warm and hot
- Distance Travelled: Approximately 15km
- Hiking time : 7 hours
We pick you up at 5 am from your hotel and then we drive in our private van for four hours to Capuliyoc which os the trailhead, situated on the edge of the Apurimac canyon and surrounded by impressive snowcapped peaks,over here we have breasfat and we get ready to start hiking downhill for 4 hours through the breaktaking canyon until Playa Rosalinas at 1550 meters where we going to enjoy our delicious and nutritious buffet lunch . After lunch and digest time we continue to Santa Rosa which is going to be our first campsite, this will 3 hours uphill into the outskirts of the amazon forest, where we will see noisy colorful birds, medicinal and aromatic plants. Upon our arrival everything will be already set up, let,s have tea time and dinner
Day 2: Santa Rosa – Maranpata – Choquequirao.
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Acomodación: Campamento, Choquekiraw 3100 msnm
- Climate : warm and cold at night
- Distance Travelled: Approximately 14km
- Hiking time : 7 hour 3
Today we wake you up with a cup of hot coffee, then get ready to taste our yummy breakfast and hiking for 3 hours uphill in order to reach Maranpata from where we will see choquequirao in the distance also over here we going to enjoy our buffet lunch prepared by our expert hiking chef. Following lunch and digest time we going to hike two more hours to the inca site (Choquequirao at 3100 meters) explore in afternoon with your tour leader all the magnifecent spots of such and pretty inca place, the sunset over here is just amazing, let’s enjoy this having a hot cup of coffee. Late in the afternoon we privide to you warm water in buckets to you wash up, have a small rest and get ready to taste popcorn, hot chocolate and dinner.
Day 3: Choquequirao – Rio Blanco – Maizal.
- Acomodación: Campamento, Maizal 2100msnm.
- Climate : warm, windy and cold at night
- Distance Travelled: Approximately 18km
- Hiking time : 9 hours
Today we wake you up with a cup of hot coffee, then get ready to taste our yummy breakfast and then to start hiking uphill for two hours to the choquequirao pass, once at the mountain pass at 3300 meters, we will be impressed by the enigmatic view of the rio Blanco valley that usually looks misterious due to its location into the cloud forest, from the pass to our lunch spot it takes 4 hours downhill through a wonderful stretch full of orchids, ferns and thick layers of moss. Once we arrive to rio Blanco bank at 1200 meters our porter and chef will be waiting for us with a cold peruavian drink, have a sit into our dinning tent and just enjoy our buffet lunch. Also at this place you may refresh for a bit your feet soaking them into the river. After enjoying the river and digest time we will hike uphill for 3 more hours in order to get third campiste, at Maizal (3000 meters), upon our arrival let’s have a rest, wash up feet with the warm buckets of water we provide to our clients, enjoy popcorn, hot chocolate and dinner. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Maizal – Yanama – Totora – Santa Treresa.
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Acomodación: Campamento, Santa Teresa 2100msnm.
- Climate : warm and hummed
- Distance Travelled: Approximately 27km
- Hiking time : 6 hour 5
(drive) Today we wake you up with a cup of hot coffee, then get ready to taste our yummy breakfast and then start hiking up the mountain for 4 hours un untill we reach Mina Victoria which used to be a silver and cooper mining area that is not use anymore nowadays, we will have lunch over here and then after enjoying our meal and digest time we hike one more hour uphill to reach San Juan pass from where we going to see the fantastic Choquetacarpo snowy mountain, the Vilcabamba range with its highest mountain Salkantay and part of the Salkantay trek. Following we hike two hours downhill through the dense alpine forest ir order to get Yanama, here at Yanama we drive for 4 hours to Cocalmayo hot spring to you relax into the most beautiful thermal baths in Cusco, also we will camp here so in the morning you have the chance to enjoy the termals just privately as there is not people at that time over there.
Day 5: Santa Teresa -Aguas Calientes.
- Acomodación: Hostel, Aguas Calientes 1650msnm.
- Wheater : warm
- Hiking distance: 10km
- Hiking time : 3 hours 6
This day will be the easiest day of hiking, we wake you up with hot coffee, get ready and then have a delicious breakfast. Following we will take a car to Hidroelectrica from where we going to hike for three hours towards Aguas Calientes, where we spend our last night in a hotel. along that last three hours of hiking we have a fantastic canopy to observe different types of colouful birds such as the green andean toucan, the cock of rock(the peruvian national bird),the andean motmot, falcons,tanagers,hummingbirds, etc. Once we get to Aguas we will have lunch in a restaurant, following we lead you to your hotel to you have your rest until 6 pm when we meet again to have dinner and plan everything for the next day at Machupicchu. As you see this day we just hike for three hours, that’s why there is an option to enjoy one the best ziplines (Vertical zipline) in SouthAmerica (this activity is optional and the price is 50 USD). Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 6: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco.
Today we will take the bus by 5:30 in the morning in order to be one of the first one at Machupicchu and aprecciate the sunrise. At Machupicchu the tour leader is going to lead you into most beautiful look outs to tou take your postcard pics, also we will have plenty of time to enjoy and connect with this masterpiece as well as having a guided tour for two hours exploring all the details of the settlement. Once we going to be completely satisfied with Machupicchu we going to get off from it and take the bus to go down to Aguas Calientes. This bus is about 30 minutes drive. Then we have lunch in a resturant (is not included) and finally take the train to come back to Cusco where we arrive by 8 pm.
Professional english speaker Guides: all our super leaders grewp up in cusco region and studied tourism for five years at cusco’s university, they are friendly, funny charming, knowledgeable, professional and will care your safety into our treks
Permits: As soon as we get your details and deposit, we will purchase your permits.
The night before your trek departs, you will come to our office for your briefing. You will recieve your duffel bag that will stay with our porters, while you hike. This duffel bag should not exceed 7kg/14 lbs and does need to include your sleeping bag and air mattress.
Porters: We include a personal porter, who is responsible for carrying your duffel bag. There is no additional cost for this. You will not have access to your duffel bag until our evening basecamp.
Transportation: we going to have transportation included in this trek. You will be picked up directly from your hotel around 4:30 a.m. and be driven to the beginning of our trek, Upis Bajo (3,900 meters).
Equipment: Incas path has the best equipment. We use Eureka Timberline 4 tents that are shared by only two people. You will have a large dining tent to enjoy your meals in.
Food: Our expert hiking chefs cook delicious meals that many previous trekkers have loved. We honor all food restrictions, so be sure to add any that you have on your booking form and let your guide know at your briefing. Food is typically all served as buffet. We will enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day, tea time and snacks. A snack will be provided each morning for you to enjoy through the hike. Your last meal with your expert chef will be after lunch on day four.
Water: starting from your first lunch until your last breakfast, Incas path will supply ad much water as needed. The water we provide is boiled, filtered, and then cooled before distributing. You must bring your water bottles or camelback. We recommend carrying about 3 Liters worth a day. You will be able to refill your water at each meal.
First Aid: Every Incas Path guide has got training in first aid from a clinic and firemen. We elaborate mandatory training sessions every February, which every single Incas Path tour leader must attend. Your tour leader is going to have always a first-aid kit for basic medical problems (traveler’s diarrhea, cuts, scrapes,cramp etc.) and oxygen.
Extras: We thing it´s the care to small details that separates us from other trek companies. Every trekker receives a small pillow to sleep with, a foam mattress for insulation, and a rain poncho. We going to work hard to create your best holiday.
Rentals: Every trekker needs a sleeping bag when camping. Inflatable air mattresses and trekking poles (with rubber tips) are optional but necesary. If you don’t want to bring any of the above, they are all available for rent:
- Sleeping Bag: $35
- Inflatable Air Mattress: $30
- Trekking poles Sticks (Pair): $30
Huayna Picchu is the mountain that stands next to Machu Picchu. It is a 1 hour hike to the top. While this hike is on your own, your guide will show you where this hike begins. There is an additional entrance ticket that we can secure for you with advance. The ticket is $75 per person.
Machu Picchu is the other mountain that stands above the Machu Picchu site. It offers also spectacular views this extra hike takes 3 hours round trip. You can book this with an additional entrance ticket that we can secure for you. This ticket is $75 per person.
Vistadome Train All our treks include the Expedition (tourist class) Train class. This train is usually booked at 3:20 or 4:22 pm. Departing from Aguas Calientes. There is also the vistadome train class, which is an upgraded train that offers slightly larger seats, windows, some entertainment and snack. Usually, the Vistadome train is booked for 4:43 p.m. and goes to Poroy, a train station 30 minutes close to Cusco. As this is an upgraded fee, we will still include your transportation back to your hotel. The ticket is $75 per person.
- Passport Valid,
- STUDENT CARD (if you booked as a student)
- Immigration Card (given on the plane as you enter Peru)
- Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
- Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelbaks are encouraged – but enough for at least 2-3 liters.
- Comfortable hiking boots (lightweight with good soles)
For Your Duffel: Our porters will carry up to 7 kg of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and air matt (if you bring/rent one). From us these two items weigh 3.5 kg.
- 4-5 wicking t-shirts
- 1-2 hiking pants
- 4 sets of undergarments.
- 4 sets of hiking socks
- 1 Fleece 1 Warm,
- down jacket: gets very cold at night
- 1 Rain jacket and pants
- 1 sun hat
- 1 wool hat
- Headlamp: essential
- Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)
- Comfortable shoes for camp
- Hiking boots
- Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might enjoy something a little larger.
- Battery Charger: There is no place to plug in while trekking!
- Large plastic bags: to help organize and keep clean from dirty.
- Sleeping bag: Recommend down bags for -10C at least
- Face moisturizer
- Bug spray
- Wet wipes
- Toothbrush and paste
- Personal medication
- First aid kit: band aids, moleskin, etc.
Inside Your Daypacks:
Daypacks can be any size for hiking, but we always recommend the smaller, the better. Inside Machu Picchu, no bag larger than 25 litters will be allowed in. If larger, you will need to store outside in the Machupicchu check point. Some items are listed above and can be a personal choice if you want in daypack or duffel.
- Rain gear
- Music (IPhone)
- Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste
- Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips