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Choquequirao Trek: Packing for High -Dry- Season

Here in the Cusco region, when we speak about high or dry season, we mean the time between April until late October, when we don’t have any rain. Weather can be very cold though. So, the Choquequirao trek is much easier and comfortable (although some explorers will still prefer rainy weather for the added adventure…).

Therefore, this first part will cover the packing list for the 4 days Choquequirao trek in dry season. 

  • Sun hat or cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Scarf for cold, windy areas
  • Gloves (the Choquequirao trek has some cold sections)
  • Polyester t-shirts (they dry quickly, don’t stick to the body)
  • A couple of sport sweaters, just in case
  • Windproof, thick hiking jacket
  • Nylon pants, better if convertible to shorts
  • Socks good for hiking
  • Important: trekking boots, better if they are a little worn out, to avoid blistering of the feet
  • For sleeping at the campsite: we suggest packing a warm hood and warm pajamas

Choquequirao Trek: Packing for Low – Rainy- Season

Now, when we speak here about low or rainy season, we mean the months from November to March. Weather is mostly warmer, but not much. The rainy season is a magnet for bold adventurers who want to do the 4 days Choquequirao trek, because it gets much more challenging: hiking under the pourings, fighting against the muddy terrain, sleeping under stormy skies at night! Also, there is the additional advantage that visitors will find almost all products and services at discount, very convenient prices. 

  • Weatherproof hat or cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Scarf for cold, windy areas
  • Rainproof gloves
  • Polyester t-shirts
  • A couple of sport sweaters, just in case
  • Windproof, waterproof hiking jackets
  • Nylon pants, better if convertible to shorts
  • Trekking socks
  • Waterproof hiking boots, better if they are a little worn out to avoid blistering of the feet
  • For sleeping at the campsite: we suggest packing a warm hood and warm pajamas

Note: if doing the Choquequirao trek in this rainy season, your backpack, electronic devices, documents, etc must be protected by a waterproof coat.

Choquequirao Geography

Packing to the 4 Days Choquequirao Trek in Any Season

Next there is the packing list of things you need to bring for the Choquequirao trek at any time of the year, dry or rainy season:

  • Filming or photographic camera
  • Smartphone of course
  • Their charging cords (along with them, hikers are beginning to use portable solar panels)
  • Sunscreen (mandatory)
  • Bug repellent (mandatory
  • Hand sanitizer (mandatory)
  • Masks (for prevention of covid-19 when needed)
  • General hygiene items
  • Small towel
  • Personal water supply (please in reusable bottles, we are eco-friendly)
  • Recommended: packing a personal supply of coca leaves tea (it gives strength against cold weather, improves physical resistance, helps digestion)
  • Snacks like energy bars, fruits, canned food, etc. There are long stretches between mealtimes
  • On day 4 of the Choquequirao trek, there is a visit to the hot baths of Conoc. In this case you should also bring a swimsuit, shower towel and sandals
  • A hiking pole will help a lot with traction, balance and more. We have them for rent

Important: make sure your packing list for the 4 days Choquequirao trek does not exceed 5kg (11lbs) because this hike is 60km in total. This is about 37.3 miles. 

Since the Choquequirao archaeological site is called “Machu Picchu’s twin sister”, you may also want to visit the amazing Inca hilltop citadel! Check our 2-day tour to Machu Picchu, which includes a hike to the top of the site’s Huayna Picchu mountain or our package Machu Picchu by train 1 day.

Choquequirao Geography

The 4 days Choquequirao trek is one of the trendy hiking adventures in the world! Now you have the insider packing list to help you plan an unforgettable adventure in Peru’s Andean heights! 

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