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Trekking to Choquequirao

4D
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Trekking to Choquequirao 4D

Spectacular and distant, lonely and forgotten, Choquequirao (3,085 m.s.n.m.) is governed at the top of an almost impregnable mountain in the province of La Convención, department of Cusco, a reason that made it the last bastion of resistance for more than 40 years. the children of the Sun, who sought refuge in its stone walls, after the defeat of Manco Inca, the rebel Inca, we will visit palaces, two-level temples, fountain systems, canals, aqueducts, and its admirable terraces "upholstered" with profuse vegetation, a place that is worth the effort. Fatigue yields to the magnificence of Choquequirao.

The geographical location is northeast of Cusco between the rivers of Apurimac, Urubamba and the majestic Salkantay with a maximum height of 6,271 masl and a minimum of 2,575 masl. The Vilcabamba range offers the unique opportunity of a fascinating walk among an environment of glaciers, green mountains, bears, condors, tarantulas, etc.

This region of cloud forest served as a refuge and natural fortress for the 16th century Inca resistance movement, which was trying to regain control of Tahuantinsuyo from the Spanish invaders. The customs and typical clothes of the local people reflect a mixture of cultures. Their language and textiles with Inca and Pre-Inca decorations, give clear evidence of the influence of the Quechuas. Vilcabamba is also the region where there is a concentration of Pre-Columbian archaeological treasures, including Choquequirao and the famous citadel of Machu Picchu. There is a functioning network of Inca trails that connects the Vitcos pampa, Rosas pata and Espíritu Pampa.

Overview
Day 1 Cusco - Cachora - Salkantay Viewpoint
Day 2 Salkantay Viewpoint - Apurimac Canyon - Santa Rosa
Day 3 Santa Rosa - Marampata - Choquequirao
Day 4 Santa Rosa - Playa Rosalinda - Cachora - Cusco
Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco - Cachora - Salkantay Viewpoint

Pick up from hotel at 05:00 am to transfer us in bus reaching Cachora. During the route we will see Izcuchaca, Zurite and Limatambo towns; we will cross the mighty Apurimac river over the Cunyac bridge. Our route starts to (2,910 msnm.) and the first section runs by farm lands where we will observe agricultural labors; we will continue to Apurimac canyon, we will enjoy extraordinary views of Vilcabamba andes mountain and highlight point is Salkantay snow mountain (6,271 msnm). Then arrive to the Curahuasi district, beautiful valley and this is the first producer of anisado(alcohol drink) in Peru with imcomparable fragance where the crops are seen as watercolors painted; we continue ascending to reach Sayhuite where we visit this archaeological group Inka observing a stone model then we will accommodate in our camp located in a knoll for overlooking the impressive landscape.

Day 2: Salkantay Viewpoint - Apurimac Canyon - Santa Rosa

In the morning we take breakfast and then begin with the walk around 45 minutes, where we’ll arrive to the first view of Choquequirao complex, then we will descend to the depths of the Apurimac canyon to cross through the suspension bridge that connecting two sides (1580 msnm). We’ll begin with one demanding climb to the Santa Rosa area (2290 msnm). And in this place we will establish our base camp. During the journey we feel and observe the climatic changes and diversity of vegetation. Dinner and Overnight.

Day 3: Santa Rosa - Marampata - Choquequirao

After a delicious breakfast and a good relax we will continue ascending between lush vegetation to Marampata sector, continue the journey to the magnificent and strategically Choquequirao that located in a good zone (3,110 m.) Thats domains the stunning scenery. Visit the archaeological site and its surroundings have spectacular views of the Apurimac Canyon. In the afternoon we return to our camp.

Day 4: Santa Rosa - Playa Rosalinda - Cachora - Cusco

We wake up very early to appreciate the sunrise and after breakfast we start climbing for 4 hours with a fantastic atmosphere, while wild mystic front us imposing Salkantay snowcapped peak with a height of 6,300 meters, showing their beauty along the entire route through Chikiska, Capuliyoc (viewpoint) in the afternoon we will arrive at Cachora Curahuasi to head to down to the hot springs of Connoq to enjoy a refreshing swim in its warm waters and we serve as a muscle relaxant after the wonderful experience then board our bus to Cusco.

It includes

Included

  • Briefing.
  • Professional guide  (english & spanish)
  • Transfers mentioned in the program in private transport.
  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners.
  • Camping equipment: double tents, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, mattress, tables, chairs, utensils.
  • Service of cook and carriers.
  • Packhorses.
  • Horses chair for support.
  • First aid kit and emergency oxygen bottle
  • Radios, rescue ropes.
  • Entrance to Tarawasi archaeological center  
  • Entrance to the thermal baths of Conoq

Advise what to bring

  • Sleeping bag
  • Thick, warm clothing, just a change of clothes.
  • Hat or sun cap, sunglasses.
  • 01 pair of hiking boots, a waterproof jacket and a rain poncho.
  • A flashlight with extra batteries.
  • Sunscreen and mosquito repellent.
  • Personal first aid equipment.
  • Bottled water for the first day and then use purification tablets (Micropur).
  • Toilet paper, small towel, a backpack.
  • Swimsuit (if you want to visit the hot springs)
  • Matras and Mats (are provided by our company but you must carry them).
  • Original passport, cash in soles and / or U.S. dollars.

Options

  • Feather Sleeping Bag: $ 20.00 for four days
  • Mule for personal extra equipment: $ 60.00

IMPORTANT: You must bring your original passport during the journey, in case of students must bring the original card of students.

Conditions & Terms

  • We require an immediate deposit of US $ 150 for all bookings
  • For all tours and treks the balance can be paid up to 48 hours prior to the start of the program. In case of paying the balance in the office of Hierba Buena Tours, we only accept cash payment. Failure to pay the trek balance will result in tour cancellation.
  • If a participant decides to cancel during the breefing 2 days prior to departure, he or she has to pay the full amount of the trek. Hierba Buena Tours however, will cover the expenses (hotel and transport) made by that participant to visit any Choquequirao. This offer of ours must be confirmed at the breefing itself.
  • The Client may cancel the Package booking at any time provided that the cancellation is communicated to reservas@hierbabuena.tours. Cancellation charges will be applied as shown below calculated from the day written notification is received by reservas@hierbabuena.tours. All reservations cancelled less than 15 days prior to the departure date of the tour are subject to a cancellation fee:
  • Period before departure written notification is received
  • Cancellation fee as a percentage of the holiday Price 

        15-10 days         50%

         9-7 days        80%
        6 days or less    100%

 

  • The Choquequirao Trek is non-transferable, non-reimbursable and the participant cannot change the date of departure
  • If during the length of the program the traveler abandons the excursion as a decision made by him- or herself, no reimbursement will be made and no claim will be accepted. Hierba Buena Tours does not cover the expenses made by the traveler for a hotel and the transport back to Cusco. Also, the traveler will be accompanied by a co-worker of Hierba Buena Tours back to the train station.
  • Certain Services might be interrupted or even cancelled due to weather conditions, natural disasters or other disturbances. These are out of the control of hotels, Service suppliers, Hierba Buena Tours or its partners and therefore, no refund will be given.
  • For the student discount of 5% we require a copy of a valid ISIC student card. In the event that we don't receive the scanned copy of the card along with your reservation form, we will process your reservation with adult price.
  • If Hierba Buena Tours doesn't confirm the reservation, the deposit will be refunded
  • In case of force majeur, when a trek cannot start or completed, will find an alternative to go to Choquequirao. If this alternative is of lower value than the originally booked excursion, will refund the difference.
  • It is compulsory that all clients have personal travel insurance. This insurance must cover personal accidents, medical expenses, loss of effects and all other expenses which might arise as a result of loss, damage or injury occurring to the client. Hierba Buena Tours cannot be considered responsible for any accident or loss of personal belongings the customer caused by his/her acts.
Prices
N. persons Shared 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
USD per person 635 762 646 602 579 536 522 511 502 495

 

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