Choquequirao Trek 04Days/03Night

A magnificent archaeological site and compared to Machu Picchu, a real adventure. The famous trek Choquequirao to Machu Picchu is one of the challenging and one of the most amazing hikes in the region of Cusco and Peru.

In fact it is one of the most complete alternative routes in the region, to Machu Picchu with a rich flora and fauna where you can walk along the original Inca Trail in this region and follow the course of the mountains. We appreciate the majestic Condor is the only bird that flies over more than 5 million meters in height. During the trip we will cross by charming places like the Apurimac River Canyon, the forest of clouds, deep valleys and scenic Andes. Visit the ruins of Choquequirao this cleverly designed and located on a mountain on the right side of Apurimac river.

GROUP SIZE: Please note that this is a private group trip. Because few people that make this kind of trip, we will be entirely at your disposal, we are responsible for our groups and our programs, we do not share with other travel agencies, we do not know what offer our trips are available all year round. Due to weather conditions, however the recommended period for this trek is from March to December.

* Note: Level of difficulty depends a lot on your fitness and acclimatization.

PRIVATE SERVICE.

Overview

DAY 01: CUSCO- CACHORA – PLAYA ROSALINA.

Meals: Lunch – Tea – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum height: 1550 masl
Maximum altitude 3100 masl
Distance: 19 km / 10 miles
Time: 7h about
Difficulty: Easy

DAY 02: PLAYA ROSALINA-CHOQUEQUIRAO

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum altitude: 1,550 masl
Maximum altitude: 3,150 masl
Distance: 14 km / 9 miles
Difficulty: Medium / Hard

DAY 03: CHOQUEQUIRAO – CHIKISCA

Meals: Breakfast -Lunch – Tea – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum height: 1550 masl
Maximum altitude 3100 masl
Distance: 05 km / 6 miles
Difficulty: moderate.

DAY 4: CHIKISCA – CACHORA – CUSCO.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch
Difficulty: Easy / Moderate.

Itinerary

DAY 01: CUSCO – CACHORA – PLAYA ROSALINA.

We leave Cusco at 4:00 am to the village of Cachora at 7:30 about where we enjoy breakfast and met our carriers who welcome us with our equipment on mules and horses. After a walk of 2 hours we reached Capuliyoc 2915 meters above the sea where we can enjoy a beautiful view of the Apurimac Valley extend below the peaks of snow Padrayoc and Wayna Cachora. Coca Masana descend to 2,330 meters (lunch) where the climate is becoming warmer and the flora and fauna begin to change. Finally it came to Playa Rosalina at 1550 meters above sea level, where we will establish our camp.

Meals: Lunch – Tea – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum height: 1550 masl
Maximum altitude 3100 masl
Distance: 19 km / 10 miles
Time: 7h about
Difficulty: Easy

DAY 02: PLAYA ROSALINA-CHOQUEQUIRAO

After a hearty breakfast we will walk five hours to Maranpata Chunchullumayo next to the river, where we will enjoy lunch and a rest.
Later we will have the chance to see orchids, wild flowers and a number of bird species. Maranpata to Choquekirao, we will walk 2 hours to the Choquequirao archaeological site in time to enjoy the sunset and maybe the opportunity to see a condor flying. Our camp will be in the outdoor complex of Choquequirao.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum altitude: 1,550 masl
Maximum altitude: 3,150 masl
Distance: 14 km / 9 miles
Difficulty: Medium / Hard

DAY 03: CHOQUEQUIRAO – CHIKISCA

After breakfast we continue our journey to return the same way we use to reach choquequirao.realizaremos a steep descent to the Apurimac River where we have lunch and after a break, in the afternoon, we will have an increase of about 1 hour and then reach our campsite in Chikisca.

Meals: Breakfast -Lunch – Tea – Dinner.
Camping facilities: Accommodation
Minimum height: 1550 masl
Maximum altitude 3100 masl
Distance: 05 km / 6 miles
Difficulty: moderate.

DAY 4: CHIKISCA – CACHORA – CUSCO.

The fourth day is the last of our expedition. Let’s catch a glimpse of the canyon through which flows the Apurimac River and retake the road through the gorge of the canyon where we have a breathtaking view of the canyon from lookout Huanca Qalli, considered one of the most spectacular in South America. Finally we reached the village of Cachora, and continue by bus to the city of Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch
Difficulty: Easy / Moderate.

Inclusions

SERVICES INCLUDING:

  • Transportation: Cusco – Cachora – Cusco.
  • Professional guide:
  • Entrance to Choquequirao
  • Cook: In charge of meal preparation
  • Horsemen and horses carry cooking equipment and camping equipment
  • 05 kilos per person
  • Food: 3desayunos / 4almuerzos / 3 dinners
  • Equipment: dining tent, kitchen tent, tables
  • First Aid – oxygen bottle

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • First breakfast
  • Sleeping bag
  • Extra expenses

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

  • Original passport (international student card (ISIC) if applicable)
  • Sleeping bag (not included but can be rented from us)
  • Hiking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • Shirts
  • Comfortable pants
  • Sun hat
  • Camel bags or reusable water container of plastic or metal.
  • Water (only for first 4 hours of walking, then we will provide you with boiled drinking-water).
  •  Sunscreen (factor 50 recommended)
  • Insect repellent
  •  Water (you can buy on the way
  • Toiletries
  • Personal Medication
  • Camera and batteries
  • Flashlight with extra batteries.

EXTRAS:

  • Sleeping bag (-10 ° C – $ 25)
  • Single tent ($.35)
  • Walking stick ($.20)

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