Choquequirao Trek To Machu Picchu & Ausangate Trek + Climb Nevado Jampa (5500 M)

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Choquequirao Trek to Yanama 6D/5N: The Complete Coquequirao to Machu Picchu trek, begins and ends in Cusco city. We will collect our clients from their hotel in Cusco city. They will return to Cusco by train after they have completed the Choquequirao to Machu Picchu trekking. On the Complete Choquequirao to Machu Picchu trekking, you will be accompanied by a professional English and Spanish speaking guide. Also included are the entry tickets to Machu Picchu (no Huayna Picchu), a night in the Aguas Calientes Hotel and the train ticket from Aguas Calientes back to Cusco.

Classic Trekking Choquequirao to Machu Picchu 7 Days and 6 Nights

With the Imperial trekking we offer the hiker a unique 8-day adventure trek between jungle and mountains, from the holy city of Choquequirao to the lost city of Machu Picchu. This road was one of the most important and the Inca Empire being trafficked through Choquequirao, an access point to the Vilcabamba valley and jungle. The entrance is by the route of Cachora; We visit the Inca ruins of Choquequirao and continue our trek through Maizal and then to Yanama.

From Yanama we will take a car to Santa Teresa and from Santa Teresa a train to Aguas Calientes.
The ticket to Machupichu and the train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco are included in the price of trekking.

  • Starting point Cusco – Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu
  • Finishing Point Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu: Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes).
  • Distance Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu: 110 km; 68 miles
  • Maximum Altitude Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu: 4660 m Mariano Pass
  • Activities Choquequirao To Machu Picchu Trekking: Archaeological, Cultural, Ecological, Hiking, Bird watching.

ATTENTION: For climb up to Huayna Picchu extra payment and book early.

The Ausangate trek with Rainbow Mounintain: Trek is an amazing option for those looking for a challenging high altitude hike with several high passes to cross. It is not for the faint hearted and a good level of fitness is required. You will be rewarded by quiet, uncrowded trails, spectacular glacial lakes, stunning snow-capped peaks and the unusual red scree landscapes of the Rainbow
Mountains of Vinicuna. And with this tour, we will end of the trek wtih climbing the Nevado Jampa.

Travel Program

Flight from Europe or the country of origin (USA or Canada), etc. Arrival in Lima – Transfer Hotel the large city in South America; population approximately 11 million. Flight from Lima to Cusco in the afternoon arrival, depending the arrival time visit or explore the city on your own.

Overnight Hotel (-/-/-)

The full day Sacred Valley Plus Tour visits the stunning Inca Sites of Sacsayhuaman, Pisaq, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. You will experience beautiful colonial architecture, indigenous Inca and pre – Incan ruins at Ollantaytambo and Chinchero, we will learn about the traditional Inca textile practices that are still alive to this day. This is the perfect day trip for those seeking the perfect mix of culture and natural beauty. The end of our tour is going to be massive ruins of Ollantaytambo beautiful architecture at Pisac, and cultural practices in Chinchero.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

We will pass by your hotel at 5 am in the morning to pick you up and drive you to Curawasi for about 3 hours by car where we will make a brief stop for breakfast and then continue for an hour more to Mirador Capuliyoc to start the hike, once ready for the hike we start decending for 3 hours approximate to Chiquisca lunch spot where the cooks will be waiting with delicious lunch and after we will continue with downhill hike to Playa Rosalinas where we will have a break and then we start the uphill section for 2 hours to the camp of Santa Rosa once there we will set up all the campsite to then have a delicious dinner and spend the night at the campsite.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

Ready for the challenge? After an early breakfast, we will have a strenuous 5 hours of uphill trek through a long and narrow trail, surrounded by beautiful vegetation with several varieties of orchids. Halfway up we will stop fo our lunch at Maranpata, then we will continue hiking a few more hours to our destination: Choquequirao!!! Also known as thee Golden Cradle, Choquequirao is consider the sister city of Machu Picchu, because of its several similarities, Choquequirao hang above the Apurimac Canyon, and Machu Picchu hangs above the Urubamba canyon. The view of the canyon is spectacular; it is also possible to see Andean Condors soaring in the mountains. Camp site near of Choquequirao (3050m).

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

From our camp Choquequirao we have about 40 minutes walk to reach the archaeological site of Choquequirao. We spend the day visiting the Inca ruins in its entirety, also reaching the Terraces of the Flame on the west side of the complex.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

Wake up surrounded by nature!!! From Choquequirao we walk an hour to the pass called Puerto Choquequirao or Open Choquequirao (3350m). Then we walk down to reach the archeological site Pinchaunuyoc (2200 m) where you can admire some houses and terraces that the Incas used for growing coca, coffee and yuca. We then descend to Rio Blanco (1450 m) In Rio Blanco, it’s possible take some time and enjoy a swim in the calm river. After crossing the river, we climb up to Maizal (3000m) where we will camp.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

From Maizal, we continue climbing up to the old Victoria mine, a metallic bronze, copper and gold mine that today turns out to be obsolete. After the Victoria mine we will cross the Victoria Pass (4160 m) and then descend for two hours where we will make our lunch in Yanama. Then we continue a long distance with private transport approximately 5 hours and a half to the Santa Teresa Village where our camp will be, before dinner we all our group go to the thermal baths.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

Go my friends we can do it!! Alter a good breakfast we will take transport that takes us about 40 minutes to the to Hidroelectric, place where we will have an excellent view of a different angle of Machu Picchu and the Aobamba canyon, where another Inca trail can be seen, also here we will have our last lunch. After good rest we walk 3 hours to reach Aguas Calientes. We will spend the night in Hostel or hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/D)

The Great day is here!!!
After an early breakfast from Aguas Calientes we walk or take the bus to Machu Picchu, there, we will have a guided tour for all the Archaeological Site, then we will have free time to be on our own in Machu Picchu, maybe to climb the Huayna Picchu anc visit the moon temple. At the mentioned time you will meet the guide and then come back to Aguas Calientes to catch the train back to Cusco arriving at 8 pm approx.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/D)

Free day in the city of Cusco, if some participants want to do an extra tour, on request. Also free day to do the laundry before start of the Ausangate trek.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/D)

We will leave Cusco early in the morning by bus. On our way to Tinqui (3900m/12795f), we will pass little farms and enjoy the beautiful landscape. After a little picnic in Tinqui, we will start on foot towards the community of Upis (4400m/14436f). Along the way, we will meet local families who will show us some examples of their textile work, created to honor the nature and Andean symbols. We spend the night in Upis camping site, also the possibility to enjoy hot springs. Transport time: 04 hours Hiking time: 5 hours.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we discover amazing lakes and different kind of colors from where we ascend towards Pucacocha Pass (4900m/ 16076ft). Thereafter, we will continue to Anantapata (4500m/14763ft) where we will camp.
Climate: cold
Hiking time: 7 hours.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we take the trail to another mountain pass. Dropping down, we’ll hike by Lake Kayrawiri, surrounded by rugged mountain peaks and the great valley below. Striations of color are imbedded in the hillsides. Then we go on to Cerro Laya Grande via massive glacier del Inca, and the most striking colors in the sediments of Yauricunca or Vinicunca. We lunch here in this unique landscape. We see hundreds of Andean geese nesting in the cliffs of Anta, and after that we comeback to Ananta from where we continue to Ausangate Qocha Lake (4650m/15256f) where we will camp.
Hiking time: 7 hours.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

The 3rd day is both, the most beautiful and the most ardous one: we will first ascend towards the highest pass of this trek called the Palomani pass (5200m/17060f). From here, we will have an exceptional view of the mountains and glaciers of Ausangate. Thereafter, we will descend to the valley of Finaya Pampa and will finally arrive at our camping site called Jampa (4700m/15420f).
Hiking time: 8 hours.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

The highlight of this day is definitely the spectacular ascend to the Campa pass (5100m/16732f). Moreover, we will pass several lovely lagoons on the way to our camping site in Pacchanta (4350m/14270f). Here, we will visit the hot springs and will have a typical dinner.
Hiking time: approx. 6 hours. For the climbers 9 to 10 hrs.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

We will have at 3:00am our breakfast, we starting to go our last summit at 4:00am and reach our top about 8:00am Nevado Jampa (5500 m), we will be back our camp Pacchanta about 11:00am. The group will not go to the Summit to Jampa is waiting in the same camp, about 12:00pm all group together start to trek, continues towards the village Tinqui (3900m/12795f), from where we will take a bus back to Cusco. On the way we will visit either Tipon or Saylla and have a typical dish of the region, such as guinea-pig or chicharrón (grilled pork). (Typical dish of the region included)
Hiking time: 3 hours
Transport time: 4 hours.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

Free day in the city of Cusco, if some participants want to do an extra tour, at their request and extra cost. Also free day to do the laundry, others can return to Lima and fly to their home country.

Overnight flight (-/-/-)

Go back home – end tour in Peru / South America.

Overnight flight (-/-/-)

Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner

What's Included

Services included in the prices:

  • Sacred Valley Classic Trip – 1 Day, full service
  • Pick up from Cusco- to Hotel airport, round trip
  • Partial tourist ticket into the Sacred Valley
  • Hotels *** start during the trip in Cusco
  • Bilingual guide (two guides per group of more than 8 people).
  • Private transportation from Cusco to Cachora
  • Entrance to Choquequirao and Machupicchu (one day)
  • Horses to load food and camping equipment.
  • Horses to load personal luggage personal no more that 7kg Choquequirao
  • Experienced chef
  • Kitchen equipment
  • tea time every day
  • Tents with capacity for 4 people but double occupancy
  • 2 persons per tent, space for backpacks
  • Colchonewtas double thickness of foam
  • All meals on the walk (7 b – 6 L – 6d)
  • Water (boiled) after each breakfast and dinner
  • train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco
  • Bus ticket Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Kitchen tent
  • The price of the walk includes taxes
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle
  • Transport from the hotel to the town of Tinqui
  • Return transport from Tinqui to Cusco
  • Entrance to the Ausangate park
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
  • High quality camping equipment (professional tents, UREKA, North face, Salewa or other tents for two 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 and mules, for all our camping equipment and personal luggage (Up to 7 kg.)
  • Emergency 1 horse for ride (only 2 persons), if request more extra payment
  • First-aid kit and oxygen bottle

Not included:

  • Entrances to the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes
  • Hotel in Lima capital city
  • Sleeping bag that can be rented at our office
  • Breakfast the first day before picking you up from the hotel, if your hotel does not have the service we stopped on the way in a village to have breakfast for an additional cost, Lunch on the last day in Aguas Calientes before boarding the train back to Cusco.
  • Tips for the guide and field staff
  • Additional night in Aguas Calientes can be organized, with prior notice
  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Sleeping bag (if you do not have a sleeping bag, there is the possibility of lending one)
  • Nevado Jampa: Personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc.)
  • Travel accident insurance in luggage
  • Pick-ups from Lima airport to the Hotel and viceversa

Prices & Dates


Season: April – September
Difficulty: Moderate

Dates & Prices:

More information about dates and prices upon request.


Juventino Albino Caldua

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Co-Founder, Peru Expeditions
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