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What to expect when Trekking Choqeuquirao?

    Is very important that before you embark on your Choquequirao trekking adventure, you should meet with our Trekking Operations Manager for an extensive briefing; route, safety procedures and health issues will be discussed in detail and you have enough time to ask any remaining questions. Your trekking gear will be inspected to ensure that you have everything you need to be safe and comfortable. If you are missing any gear, you can rent from us or purchase here in the city of Cusco.

    During your trekking, you only carry your backpack with essentials such as water for the day’s hike. Our porters/horses will carry all equipment, food and additional luggage – they are tough climbers and the true heroes of the mountain.

    For the trek, our permanent mountain guides will lead the way. They are responsible for your safety and will encourage you and help you. Your safety is paramount to us. Most of our mountain guides have been part of our team for many years, been up Choquequirao and Machu Picchu hundreds of times and all receive regular training. You are in good hands.

    Our cooks are miracle workers. With simple gas cookers, they conjure up 3-course feasts, hot drinks and snacks to revive and nourish you when you need it most. Drinking water comes from mountain streams and is boiled before you drink it.

    You will sleep in high-quality two-person tents. The tents will be pitched and taken down by our team of porters. You can concentrate on getting to the top, one step at a time. When you arrive at camp after a long day’s hike, your tent will already be waiting for you. Our camping gear is imported from Japan and China and of the highest standard. It is inspected and cleaned regularly by our equipment team.

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    Avoiding Altitude Sickness

     

    We highly recommended that you spend at least two days in Cusco acclimatizing before beginning your Choquequirao Trek. We’ll assist you to organize hotels and excursions in Cusco for these all important acclimatization days. Cusco is unfortunately relatively high at 3,400m / 11,150ft so you will undoubtedly start feeling the altitude as soon as you arrive. Try not to exert yourself whilst in Cusco and drink lots of water. You can read more about acclimatisation and altitude sickness here.