Choquequiraw Trek classic of 4 Days

The archaeological site of CHOQUEQUIRAO is part of the complex system of Andean towns in Vilcabamba Valley. In the time of the Incas, it was united and in communication with Machu Picchu by a complex network of trails.

CHOQUEQUIRAO is located in the spurs of the mountain range of Salcantay, at 3035 m.a.s.l, surrounded by the snowcapped Apus of Yanama, Ampay, Choquecarpu, Pumasillo and Panta on the right side of Apurimac river.

Choquequirao is an Inca town formed by small sites spread out in rubblework that in its adjoining constructs a complex metropolis similar to those of the other regions placed on the crest of the hill by the same name Choquequirao.

DAY 01: CUSCO - SAN PEDRO DE CACHORA - SANTA ROSA:

4:30a.m. Leaving from Cusco. Arriving at Cachora town at 7:00a.m.Here after we arrange the equipment on mules. From there we can observe the majestic PADRAYOC snow covered peaks. The hike on this first day is 21.70 km. of distance. On the way we will observe PADRAYOC and WAYNA CACHORA snowfields, trekking to "Playa Rosalina" (1550 m.s.n.m). Campsite in Santa Rosa.

DAY 02: SANTA ROSA - CHOQUEQUIRAO:

Early morning (5:00 am), we continue our hike going up to Choquequiraw. Arriving to CHOQUEQUIRAO after 5 hours. We will observe the three levels of the excavated ruin, where we can appreciate houses, terraces and other parts of this late inca-town, like the ruin in progress of excavation and finally areas unexplored that can tell us about this last refuge of the oppressed inca empire. Approximately at 3 o´clock in the afternoon (depends of the weather) we can apreciate "the flight of the Condors". Campsite at Choquequirao. Guided visit to the archeological complex.

DAY 03: CHOQUEQUIRAO – CHIQUISCA:

Later around 11am we pack and back to CHIQUISKA. On the way we can observe again Apurimac Canyon. Here we may be lucky to appreciate the flight of the condors, the exuberant vegetation and its variety of flowers and orchids . The altitude 3033-1950 m.a.s.l. We will pass the same small settlements as on the way up.

DAY 04: CHIQUISCA – CACHORA – CUSCO:

Early morning (5:00 am), we continue to arrive to Cachora town. The time of hike to arrive to CACHORA is about 7 horas. Later on our van in the way back to CUSCO we make a stop in SAYHUITE and CCONOC. Here you can enjoy of the HOT NATURAL SPRINGS!. After we will continue to CUSCO.

INCLUDED:

  • Pick up from hotel.
  • Private transportation from hotel to San Pedro de Cachora.
  • Entrance tickets to Choquequirao and Cconoc hot spring.
  • Bilingual professional guide.
  • Horseman and horses to carry the camping equipment and meals.
  • Professional cooker.
  • Camping equipment: Tents, mattress, dinning tents, table, chairs…..etc.
  • Excellent meals: 3B – 3L – 3D.
  • Vegetarian food (optional).
  • Tea time every day: Mate. Tea, coffee,…etc.
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle.
  • Private transportation to Cusco.

DOES NOT INCLUDED:

  • First breakfast.
  • Last dinner.
  • Sleepng bag.
  • Tips.

YOU MUST TO BRING:

  • Backpack, Sleeping bag.
  • Strong, comfortable footwear.
  • One complete change of clothing.
  • Sweater and jacket (something warm).
  • Water bottle.
  • Flashlight and batteries.
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, Sun block (sun protection cream), Insect repellent.
  • Toiletries, towel and toilet paper.
  • Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc.
  • Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries.
  • Swimsuit.
  • Pills to purify the water.

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS.

  • Extra horse for your personal things. You have to add the additional cost.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Backpacks of good quality.
  • Walk stick. 

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