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Choquequirao Trek 4D/3N

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  • Trekking
  • Cultural
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  • 3 nights camp
Meals
  • 3 Breakfasts
  • 3 Lunch
  • 3 Dinners
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U$.450 USD
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Overview

A magnificent archaeological site and compared to Machu Picchu, a true adventure. The famous Choquequirao trek 4 days, is one of the challenging walks and one of the most incredible in the region of Cusco and Peru. In fact, Choquequirao trek 4 days, is one of the most complete alternative routes in the region, with a rich flora and fauna where you can walk along beautiful landscapes and tropical places. Choquequirao trek 4 days, alternate path to the Inca Trail

Here we can appreciate the majestic Condor is the only bird that flies over 5 thousand meters high. During the trip we will cross by charming places such as the Apurimac river canyon, the cloud forest, deep valleys and picturesque Andes. We will visit the ruins of Choquequirao, camp with local families and participate in their daily activities. Choquequirao Trek 4 days, a complete route in the Andes of the Cusco region, organize your holidays with the best Pacha Expeditions 100% Local Operators.

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.

*Difficulty level depends very much on your fitness and acclimatization.

Useful Information

  • Start- altitude of 2800m / 9186ft.
  • Higher altitude – 4780m / 15,682ft.
  • Total distance – 34km / 21 miles
  • Larges – day – Day 2-12 km / 6.7 miles.
  • Coldest night- 1 about 0 ° C
  • Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Acomodation – campament
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Overview Day to Day

  • Day 01: CUSCO- CACHORA – PLAYA ROSALINA.
  • Day 02: PLAYA ROSALINA – CHOQUEQUIRAO.
  • Day 03: CHOQUEQUIRAO – CHIKISCA.
  • Day 04: CHIKISCA – CACHORA – CUSCO.

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Itinerary

Day 01: CUSCO – CACHORA – SANTA ROSA.

Choquequirao Trek 4 days, we left the city of Cusco at 6:00 a.m. to the town of Cachora, where we will arrive approximately 09: 30.a.m. Here we will enjoy breakfast and then continue to the place of Capuliyoc, where we will meet our team, the muleteer and the horses. From this point we start the walk downhill for 2 hours until we reach chikiska instead of our lunch, from this point you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Apurímac Valley that extends below the snowy peaks of Padreyoc and Wayna Cachora. Here the climate is warmer, the flora and fauna begin to change. After lunch we continue with the trek for 2 more hours, arriving at Playa Rosalina at 1550 masl., from this point we will have an ascent for 1 hour until Santa Rosa place of 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: SANTA ROSA – MARANPATA – CHOQUEQUIRAO

After breakfast, we will continue the ascent up the mountain by a zigzag path to Maranpata small town in the area, here we will have a short break, and observe the beautiful landscape of the area, continuing with the walk through a quiet area we will reach the control of Chunchullumayo from where we can observe the beautiful landscape of the archaeological park of Choquequirao. We continue with the walk through an area of cloud forest to reach the city and to be able to enjoy in all its magnitude, within the city we will enjoy a delicious lunch, we will also be able to enjoy the sunset and maybe the chance to see a condor flying. Our camp will be in the free area of the Choquequirao complex.

  • 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

This morning we will have a delicious breakfast, then we continue our return walk along the same way, we will make a steep descent to the Apurimac River (beach Rosalina) where we will have lunch and after a break, in the afternoon we will have a 1 hour walk approximately to arrive at the Chikisca camp. Where we will spend the night and we can take a refreshing shower.

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

Day 04: CHIKISCA – CAPULIYOC – CUSCO.

The last day of our expedition. Let’s take a look at the canyon through which the Apurimac River flows and we resume the path through the canyon gorge where we have an impressive view of the canyon from the Huancalle viewpoint, considered one of the most spectacular in South America. Continuing with the ascending walk we will arrive to Capuliyoc to have a deserved rest and to be able to observe condors flying the area, here we will be waiting for our mobility to return to the city of Cusco.

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch
  • Difficulty: Easy / Moderate.

PLEASE SEE: OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND F.A.Qs

Includes

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Transportation: Cusco – Cachora – Capuliyoc – 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
  • Extra oxygen bottle and first aid kit
  • * Options Vegetarian / special diet available.

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Breakfast the first day
  • Sleeping bag
  • Extra Expenses (tips)

More Information

WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE.

  • Original passport and student card
  • Insurance card is essential
  • Sleeping bag (not included)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • T hat and gloves comfortable pants
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent
  • Water purification tablets optional water (Micropur recommended)
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medications
  • Camera and film
  • Flashlight with extra batteries

OPTIONAL ITEMS TO TAKE:

  • Shorts
  • Walking stick
  • bandages
  • Sandals
  • Extra money

OPTIONAL SERVICES (NOT INCLUDED):

  • Hire of sleeping bag U.$25
  • Walking sticks U$.20
  • Daypacks U$.15
  • Single Tent U$.35

PLEASE SEE: OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND F.A.Qs

Acomodation

Map (Choquequirao Trek)

Reviews

star rating  Buen servicio, te brinda toda la información necesaria. El tour fue a las Salineras y la Laguna Humantay. Gracias !!!

FarAway528427
January 1, 1970

star rating  Machu Picchu es asombro, su historia, los lugares que debes pasar previo a su llegada, las vistas y la guía de Javier como parte de Pacha Expeditions, excelente. Si desean... read more

cristianbyroner
January 6, 2021

star rating  gracias por la experiencia la montaña de colores estuve muy buena disfrutamos de la caminata y el paisaje todo estuvo bien organizado tal como nos ofrecieron muchas gracias amigos siempre... read more

Luis C
January 1, 1970

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