Choquequirao Trek

Choquequirao Trek

Duration: 5 days

With this Choquequirao is the largest Inca-town of the continent and much larger then Macchu Pichu. For the first time in 1710 they mentioned the existence of Choquequirao. The first drawings of the structure of the ruins were made about 1836 by the Frenchmen Léonce Angrand and them by Eugine Sartigues. It is one of the best tours in Cusco.

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Rates & Booking

Package Type Description People Rate per Person N° Travelers

Economic Class

Economic Class:  includes basic service hotels or hostels
  • In two people basis
$664.77
  • In three people basis
$664.77
  • In four people basis
$664.77
  • In five people basis
$664.77
  • In six people basis
$664.77
  • In seven people basis
$664.77
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Day 1: CUSCO - CACHORA - COCA MASANA - CHIKISKA CAMP
  • We leave Cusco at 6:00 am in the morning for the 4 hour drive to Cachora in our private  transportation. On the way we will make a stop to enjoy our breakfast admiring the wonderful and amazing Limatambo Canyon, to the right the great Apu –Salkantay and Humantay Mountains, then we will continue to the little village of Cachora. After meeting our expedition support crew know as arrieros we arrange our equipment on mules / horses we will be ready to start a soft hike through this unknow mystery and very historically rich territory. It is a 3 hour hike to Capuliyoc (2915m) from where we have our first beautiful views of the Apurimac valley stretching below. As well as the snow-capped peaks of Padrayoc and Wayna Cachora. We then descend toward Coca Masana (2330m) where the climate becomes noticeably warmer and the flora and fauna begin to change. Essential to bring a high deet mosquito repellent. Finally we arrive at Playa Rosalina (Rosalina Beach) at 1550m beside the raging “ The Speaker God “ Apurimac River, famous for Class 5 Rafting rapids. Here we will set up camp and spend the night. Your guide will introduce you to this amazing Inca land. Walking poles or wooden sticks are very highly recommended.
 
Meals: B L D
Accommodation: Camping 2 people per tents
Maximum Altitude: 3000 masl Capulichayoc
Minimum Altitude: 1500 masl Rosalina
Distance Travelled: 17 Km
Approximate Walking Time: 7 - 8 Hours
 
 
Day 2: PLAYA ROSALINA, MARAMPATA, CHOQUEQUIRAO
  • After an early breakfast we will walk for approx 1 hour to arrive to Playa Rosalina near the Apurimac River (1500 m), where we will cross a typical holding bridge then a forest of cactus, agaves and exotic local fruit trees. Here we start a gentle 3-4 hours gradual climb of 1,400 meters from the shores of the Apurimac river to Marampata (2900m). Here we stop for lunch surround by this beautiful landscape. At the end of this path we will see for the first time, the archaeological complex of Choquequirao, easy walk for 2 hours to Choquequirao ruins (3035 m). On route you will also see a variety of plants and flowers. As soon as we arrive to this Inca complex we will visit the farming terraces of Paqchayoc and the house of the waterfall, then we will return to our camping set near Choquequirao. Second camping here where you can taste “cambric” a local cognac made from sugar cane.

 

 
Meals: B L D
Accommodation: Camping 2 people per tents
Maximum Altitude: 2800 masl Marampata
Minimum Altitude: 1500 masl Playa Rosalina
Distance Travelled: 14 km
Approximate Walking Time: 7- 8 Hours
 
 
Day 3: CHOQUEQUIRAO ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPLEX : - Raqaypata or Playa Rosalina
  • Today is dedicated to exploring the incredible ruins of Choquequirao. Our guide will explain the history and importance of the site. After you will have free time to visit the many sectors of the complex. Late in the afternoon we will start the return trek and camp the night at Raqaypata.

 

 
Meals: B L D
Accommodation: Camp Raqaypata or Playa Rosalina
Maximum Altitude: 3200 masl Choquequirao
Minimum Altitude: 1500 masl Playa Rosalina
Distance Travelled: 4 km
Approximate Walking Time: 3-4 Hours
 
 
Day 4: Raqaypata - Coca Masana or Capulichayuc
  • After breakfast we continue our return trek with a steep descent towards the Apurimac River where we will stop and have lunch. In the afternoon we will climb for approximately 4 hours to our final campsite at Coca Masana.

 

 
Meals: B L D
Accommodation: Camping 2 people per tents
Maximum Altitude: 3000 masl Capulichayoc
Distance Travelled: 15 km
Approximate Walking Time: 7 - 8 Hours
 
 
Day 5: Coca Masana - Cachora - Cusco
  • After a 3 hour climb we reach Capuliyoc. From then on it is a fairly flat trail back to the village of Cachora. We will say goodbye to our arieros (horse guides) and take the bus back towards Cusco. We will stop at the archaeological site at Saihuite, a chance to rest and have lunch. A further 4 hours by bus bring us back to Cusco. After a luxurious hot shower it's time to enjoy a much deserved beer and a good meal

 

Meals: B L
Distance Travelled: 14 Km
Approximate Walking Time: 4 - 5 Hours
 
 
We recommend that you bring:
 
Backpack & Daypack :
(if you hire personal porter Samari provide a duffle bag)
sleeping bag
insect repellent
Hiking boots
Trekking Poles
Clothes layers for variable temperature especially at night
T-shirts and trekking pants that zipoff to short pants for a comfortable day walks
Flash light, head torch
Camera and extra batteries
Sunscreen / hat and sunglasses
Personal medical kit
Rain Gear: poncho/ a good rain jacket for wet season
Toiletries / toilet paper / small towel
2 litre water bottle water purifying tablets optional
copy of your passport
Extra money for drinks & tips, souvenirs etc ( soles or dollars
Emergency money at least 200 extra soles:
Bathing clothes for the hot springs. Optional
 
 
Note: Offer valid since March 1st until January 26

Includes:

  • Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private bus to Cachora, the starting poing of the trek
  • English speaking professional guide
  • Meals 4 Breakfasts / 4 Lunches / 4 Dinners
  • Cook and cooking equipment
  • Horsemen and horses (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
  • 1 emergency horse
  • Transfer to return from Cachora to Cusco
  • Igloo tents 2 people in each 3-people-capacity tents, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks
  • Rolling mattress
  • Dinner tent, toilet tent, kitchen tent, table, seats
  • First aid including oxygen bottle


Not included:

  • Breakfast at the 1st day
  • Dinner on last day
  • Tips
  • Extra expenses
  • Insurance

 

 

 

 

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