This ‘lost city’ Choquekirao (meaning ‘cradle of gold’) was discovered in the 18th century by a French explorer, it fascinated 19th century explorers and was also visited by Hiram Bingham prior to his discovery of Machu Picchu. hike through high andean landscapes with magestic glaciers, descend into deep canyons where the condors fly and pass through biologically diverse cloud forest ecosystems. You will also see native animals such as Andean Condors, birds,  native flora and fauna, orchids and so much more.

In the end of this adventurous trek we will takes you to CONOC, We are the only company who takes you to the hot springs of CONOC.

Itinerary

We leave from Cusco early in the morning by private transport. Approx. at 5:30 we will arrive after 4 hours in Cachora (2,900m asl), a typical Andean town where we meet the rest of our trekking team. After a well deserved breakfast we start a two-hour trek to Capuliyoc (2,915m). On the way we get our first views of the Apurimac Valley stretching below and of the snow-capped peaks of Padrayoc and Wayna Cachora (5,482m). Afterwards we descend through the eastern slopes of the Andes to reach playa rosalinna (2,330m). The temperature becomes higher and the flora and fauna begin to change. Finally we arrive playa rosalina , where we camp the first night .

  • Meals: Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time –  Dinner.
  • Accommodation:Camping facilities
  • Minimum altitude:1550m/4650ft
  • Maximum altitude: 3100m/9300ft
  • Distance: 14kms/9 miles
  • Time: 5hrs approximately
  • Difficulty: Easy

After an early breakfast, we cross the bridge and hike for the next 4 hours all the way up to Marampata where we will have lunch enjoying the view of choquequirao stone city.  After lunch we walk to our second evening’s campsite, just 20 minutes from the ruins. Being so close to the ruins, we can enjoy our view of the ruins into the late evening and watch for condors flying about.

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afteroon Tea Time –  Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Minimum altitude:1550m/4650ft
  • Maximum altitude: 3100m/9300ft
  • Distance: 16kms/10 miles
  • Time: 5hrs approximately
  • Difficulty: Easy

After breakfast, we will visit Choquequirao for the entire day. Enjoy the private  tour and explore all of the beautiful sections of the temples, terraces, palaces, the llamas’ section, and much more. We will return to our same campsite for tea and spend the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time –  Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Minimum altitude:1550m/4650ft
  • Maximum altitude: 3100m/9300ft

After an early breakfast we head back towards the Apurimac River (1,550m/5,117ft) for three hours. Finally we walk up a moderate hill for one hour to our third evening´s campsite at Chiquisca (1,990m/6,270ft).

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodations: Camping
  • minimum altitude: 1,550 m/ 5,117 ft
  • maximum altitude: 3,150 m/ 10,397 ft
  • Distance : 14 km / 8 ¾ miles
  • Approximate walking time: 6 hours
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate

After a delicious breakfast, we walk up a moderate hill towards the Capuliyoc pass. Once there we may enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the Apurimac Canyon. At Capuliyoc, our private transport will be waiting for us. On the way home, we will visit the archaeological site of Saywite and have time to explore. Finally our private transport will bring us to cusco.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch
  • minimum altitude: 1,900 m / 6,270 ft
  • maximum altitude: 2,850 m/ 9,407 ft
  • Distance : 8 km / 5 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 3 to 4 hours
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate

* We need a minimum of 2 people to run the tour. We guarantee that your tour will be limited to a maximum of 8 people.

We are the only Travel Agency to Machu Picchu that works exclusively with specialists and experts.
Treks are our passion and customer satisfaction our success! “

Price

$700Tour
  • Pick up at  your hotel in the morning of the trek departure.
  • Private transport from Cusco to Cachora (starting point of the trek) and from mirador capuliyoc to Cusco.
  • Entry fee to Choquequirao and other Inca sites.
  • English speaking, experienced professional guide.
  • Private Guided tour in each archaeological complex.
  • Comfortable tents for two people in a four-person tent.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food with prior request).
  • 1 emergency horse which can be ridden if you’re feeling exhausted or are ill.
  • All camping equipment such as: dining tent, table, chairs, kitchen tent and toilet tent.
  • Tent for our staff to sleep in.
  • First Aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Horses (for equipment and personal items) including horsemen.
  • 7 kgs of your personal items such as extra clothes and sleeping bag will be carried by our mules.
  • Boiled water for drinking and washing purposes.
  • Entry fee to the hot springs.
  • Lunch on the last day.
  • Sleeping bag or trekking poles (can be rented from us).
  • Tips for guide, chef, and horseman.
  • Original passport and student ISIC card (if applicable).
  • Sleeping bag (or you can rent one from us).
  • A small day backpack to carry your personal belongings (the horses will carry the items that you do not need during the day).
  • Bathing suit (if you would like to enjoy the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
  • Good sneakers or light hiking boots, and one pair of flip-flops or light sandals.
  • Camera and extra batteries.
  • Flashlight.
  • Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March).
  • Comfortable hiking clothes.
  • Bug repellent.
  •  Sunscreen and sunglasses.
  • Cap for the sun.
  • Warm clothes for the nighttime including thermals, warm hat, and gloves.
  • Travel towel.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Water bottle and about 1 liter of water for the first day until lunch, and after that we will supply you with boiled water for the rest of the hike.

Optional items to take:

  • Shorts.
  • Plasters and bandages.
  • Sandals.
  • Bathing suit (for hot springs) in conoc , ( optional ).
  • Extra contribution suggested.
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WHY BOOK TRIPS WITH US ?

Mamacoca Expeditions is a nature-loving travel agency with extensive experience in hike and long walks that will make your trip unforgettable.

SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE

We do not settle for existing routes, we continue creating new routes to Machupicchu. More info select the tab “Expeditions”

CAMPING EQUIPMENT

Mamacoca Expeditions, has highly qualified equipment for the mountains, when renting equipment with us, you will be renting quality.

EXPERT GUIDES

We count, not with workers; if not with “partners”; our guides have extensive experience in the world of tourism. There is no question that they can not answer.

DELICIOUS FOODS

Peru is characterized in having one of the best meals of the world, we take this gastronomy to the mountains.