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Known as the other Machu Picchu, Choquequirao is preferred by serious hikers who enjoy the untamed nature of the trails. Remoteness and inaccessibility have kept most potential tourists away from this ruined Inca city in southern Peru, leaving a pristine landscape to be enjoyed by those who dare to enter. This trip offers you a fantastic yoga retreat in the ancient City of Choquequirao in Peru. Choquequirao or else 'Cradle of Gold' was built by the Incas in an impossible mountaintop, overlooking the beautiful landscapes of the Peruvian Andes. The trek navigates you through the region's lush cloud forests and snow-capped mountains. During the 5-day trek, you may not see more than a dozen trekkers every day so the remoteness is what makes this place a unique, quiet retreat that will very soon become Peru's hottest destination.

Trip Highlights:

  • Free airport Pick up and drop off
  • Travel Assistance 24/7 for any questions or recommendations
  • Yoga & meditation sessions once a day with the most amazing views
  • Live history shows: our new way to teach you Inca history full of Fun Spiritual ceremonies performed by our Andean healers
  • Cooking lessons and PACHAMANCA demonstration
  • Enjoy our hot showers after a long day of hike
  • Learn and interact with our native Tour Guides and Yoga Instructors
  • Meet our multicultural team including women Porters and Chefs
  • We promote gender equality and Women´s empowerment
  • 2% of the price you pay goes to support our Social Projects
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The Trexperience team will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco between 4:30am-5: 00 am and drive you across the Andes towards Capuliyoc, arriving at approximately 8:30 am. We will enjoy a delicious breakfast together and have our first Yoga session in a beautiful place overlooking the Mountain, later we will start our TreXperience towards Choquequirao, one of the legendary lost cities of the Incas. It's a 4-hour trek downhill from Capuliyoc (2911 m/9550 ft) to our lunch spot at Chiquiska (1893m/6210 ft.). Along the way, you can enjoy some absolutely stunning views of the Apurimac canyon - one of the deepest in Peru, and spectacular panoramas of the different landscapes: from the highlands of Peru to the dense vegetation of the cloud forest. After lunch we continue our journey for another 2 hours down to Playa Rosalina (1478m/4849ft), your tents and a hot drink will be waiting for you. Here we will have dinner and camp for the night. Distance: 10.8 km / 6.7 miles Approximate Hiking Time: 6 hours Highest Elevation Crossed: 2,911 m/9,550 ft. Camp Elevation: 1,478m/4,849 ft. Meals: Breakfast, snack, lunch & dinner Accommodation: Camping Difficulty: Moderate
After breakfast, we will get ready for one of the most challenging yet rewarding days of your Trexperience! We start by crossing a suspension bridge over the canyon before trekking uphill for approximately 4 hours until we reach Marampata (2911 m /9550 ft). The route takes us through beautiful sugar cane farms, where the locals produce “Cañazo”, a traditional alcoholic drink that has been produced for centuries in the Peruvian Andes. We will stop for lunch at a picturesque spot with breathtaking views of the mountains and the river. After lunch, it’s another 2-hour ascent to Choquequirao (3030m / 9940 ft.). The lost city of Choquequirao is located in a spectacular place: perched in the Peruvian Andes overlooking the deep canyon. This is a very important city from the Inca Empire, built towards the end of their rule. Choquequirao was probably one of the entrance checkpoints to Vilcabamba – “the last capital of the Incas” – and was only recently re-discovered in the early 19th century. Our campsite is located right next to the archaeological site and so you have the freedom to visit this mysterious place at any time you like and as many times as you like, whether it’s to enjoy the sunset, sunrise or just for some ‘me-time’ and enjoy the most amazing sunset Yoga session. Distance: 10.6 km / 6.5 miles Approximate Hiking Time: 8 hours Highest Elevation Crossed: 2,911 m / 9550 ft. Camp Elevation: 2,866 m / 9401 ft. Meals: Breakfast, snack, lunch & dinner Accommodations: Camping Difficulty: Moderate
We will wake you up early in the morning with a nice cup of hot coca tea or coffee to witness the amazing sunrise over the mountains, here your Yoga trainer will gather you to experience a magic moment. After breakfast, we have the entire day to explore this magnificent Inca city. Your guide will take you on a comprehensive tour – taking you to the most beautiful spots and teaching you about the history of Choquequirao and of the Incas. Choquequirao (cradle of gold) is nicknamed the twin sister of Machu Picchu, but is almost twice the size. For this reason, it is expected that this largely unknown location will very soon become one of the most popular tourist destinations in South America. After you have taken all the time you need to discover Choquequirao, we will return to the same campsite for dinner and spend the night. Distance: 8 km/ 4.9 miles Approximate Hiking Time: 4 hours Highest Elevation Crossed: 3,066 m / 10,059 ft. Camp elevation: 2,073 m / 6801 ft. Meals: Breakfast, snack, lunch & dinner Accommodation: Camping Difficulty: Easy
We will wake up again in this magical place and have our Yoga Time with the stunning views of the Mountains. After breakfast, we begin our 3 hours downhill trek to our lunch spot at Santa Rosa (2230 m / 7300 ft). We will then continue downhill for a further 2 hours, before trekking uphill for another 2 hours, until we arrive at our campsite at Chiquiska (1800m / 5905ft). This a perfect day to enjoy the surrounding landscape and nature. We will pass a wide range of different flowers and birds along the way and the sound of waterfalls can be heard in the distance. Distance: 8 km /11.32 miles Approximate Hiking Time: 8 hours Highest Elevation Crossed: 3,100m/9,300 ft Camp Elevation: 1,450m/4,350 ft Difficulty: Moderate Meals: Breakfast, snack, lunch & dinner Accommodation: Camping
On our final day, we will get up early in the morning, have breakfast and prepare for our last 4-hour trek uphill to Capuliyoc. Here we will have lunch and say good bye to our team of chefs and porters that have accompanied us on this expeditions. We will then take our private transportation to the archeological site of Saywite; a beautifully carved rock that remains a mystery to archaeologists. You will have plenty of time to explore before we return to Cusco and drop you off at your hotel around 5pm. Distance: 8 km / 11.32 miles Approximate Hiking Time: 8 hours Highest Elevation Crossed: 2,850m / 9,407ft Difficulty: Moderate Meals: Breakfast, snack, lunch & dinner Accommodation: Camping Difficulty: Moderate
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