5day Choquequirao Trek

This tour visit the archeological site of Choquequirao in five days, this tour will allow you to have more time to visit most of the important attractions of Choquequirao as well as have some extra time to relax. This tour can also be operated in 4 days but we do recommend to do it in five days due to the trek challenge.

  • Tour Package:Choquequirao Trek
  • Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Type of Tour: Alternative Tour
  • Group Size: Tour starting with 2 people
  • Departures Day: Daily departures are available during the year.
  • Difficulty degree of this Trek: Challenging due to the altitude, we recommend a period of at least 2 days for acclimatization in Cusco -or over 3000m/9840ft.

Day1: Cachora – Coca masana – Playa Rosalina:

We leave from Cusco early in the morning. Approx. at 7:30 we arrive in Cachora (2,900m asl), a typical Andean town where we meet the rest of our trekking team. After a well deserved breakfast we start a two-hour trek to Capuliyoc (2,915m). On the way we get our first views of the Apurimac Valley stretching below and of the snow-capped peaks of Padrayoc and Wayna Cachora (5,482m). Afterwards we descend through the eastern slopes of the Andes to reach Coca Masana (2,330m). The temperature becomes higher and the flora and fauna begin to change. Finally we arrive at Playa Rosalina (Rosalina Beach) at 1,550m, where we camp beside the raging Apurimac River. 

Day2: Playa Rosalina – Choquequirao:

Again we get up very early to start, after the breakfast, our walk to reach Choquequirao.
Before midday we reach the archaeological site and we get to know it step by step, the great ability and intelligence which had the people who constructed this vestige which makes us seeing again the glorious time of Inca empire.
Admiring the beauty and with our heads full of ideas, we observe dauntless the condors flying, which around 3 p.m. appear in area of Choquequirao when they fly to higher zones.
Later we take a route to Raqypata where we camp and after dinner we pass the night.

Day3: Choquequirao all day:

That day we dedicate ourselves exclusively to enjoy all the magic of history and splendor of Choquequirao, with a guided visit and time to know whole the site with its 8 sectors, like barns, houses temples and also we will observe the three levels of the excavated ruins of this late Inca-town, like the ruin in progress of excavation and finally unexplored areas that can tell us about this last refuge of the oppressed inca empire terraces. Again, like in the morning this afternoon we have the opportunity to enjoy the majestic flight of condors which with big luck will pass very close to you. In the afternoon we will return to our campsite to have our lunch and then rest and enjoy the quietness of Choquequirao.

Day4: Choquequirao -Santa Rosa – Chiquiska:

After crossing the hanging bridge over the Apurímac River we will begin to ascend towards Santa Rosa, where the vegetation will become abundant and the weather hotter. We will reach Marampata where we will pay a visit to the Citadel of Choquequirao; then we will continue to the sector of Chiquiska for camping.

Day5: Chiquiska – Cachora – Cusco:

Early in the morning after breakfast we continue to climbing 4 hours more aproximately until Mirador Capuliyoq.
After that we will continue to arrive to Cachora town on hike we can appreciate again the majestic Padreyoq snow hat decorate the Apurimac Canyon.

THIS TREK INCLUDES:

  • Private transportation From Cusco to Cachora. (4 hrs.)
  • Entrance fee and authorizations for Choquequirao Park
  • Recommended and professional bilingual guides ( 1 Guide for 8 people).
  • Meals during the trip (5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners)
  • Special and new Camping equipment (triple tent for two people, dining tent, kitchen tent, tables, chairs.)
  • Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
  • Accommodation for our guides, cook and horsemen
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Pack mules for the company equipment & your personal staff.
  • Mules for emergencies.
  • Horsemen ( 1 for 3 mules )
  • Specialized cook.
  • Optional visit to hot springs in Conoq
  • Private transportation from Cachora to Cusco, including transfer to your hotel in Cusco

WHATS IS NOT INCLUDED:

  • Breakfast on the first day, Dinner on the last day
  • Private mule for your personal transportation.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Entrance fee to hot springs.
  • Tips: please beware that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not according to your wish

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