Choquequirao 5 Days 4 Nights

Code: CHOTREK05
5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS
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Description

Choquequirao is a beautiful hike for all adventure lovers who wish to have unforgettable experiences in the mountains of Cusco. Explore Choquequirao through original Inca roads, have the opportunity to appreciate the flight of the condors.

  • Enjoy the walk of Choquequirao passing through ecological floors with different microclimates observing variety of species of Andean flora and fauna.
  • Have an unforgettable experience on the trek to Choquequirao doing adventure and camping for several days in the mountains.

INCLUDED:

  • Entrance to Choquequirao.
  • Pick up from the hotel.
  • Transportation: From Cusco to the start of the hike (Capuliyoc).
  • Transportation: Return of the walk from Choquequirao to Cusco.
  • Professional bilingual guide.
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each tent to allow greater comfort and a safekeeping of backpacks. Our tents are 3-season, very well
  • preserved to ensure excellent performance in the field.
  • Camping equipment: dining room and kitchen tents, tables, chairs.
  • Inside the stores: mattress or mattresses.
  • Accommodation: 4 nights in tent (camping).
  • Horses: to take the camping equipment and all your personal luggage (7 kilos).
  • Cook: In charge of preparing all meals throughout the trip.
  • Food: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners and snacks.
  • Water during the walk.
  • Meal service: pancakes, tortillas, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking, hot drinks including coca tea that are excellent for altitude.
  • Tea alarm: Every morning at the campsite we will wake up with a cup of coca tea our support staff will bring coca tea for your tent in order to wake up.
  • Tea time: Every afternoon 1 hour before dinner the cooks leave on the dining table popcorn, cookies, coffee, chocolate, different types of teas, hot water, etc. This is because after a day of hiking many are hungry and it is a bit annoying to wait until dinner so we provide tea time.
  • Daily Snacks – Days 1, 2,3, 4 and 5: Our Snacks consist of local fruits, cookies, chocolate, candies we will give this snack at the beginning of each day of walking in a cloth bag to avoid environmental pollution .
  • Security personnel: Our team carry the first aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
    NOT INCLUDED:
  • Dinner on the last day.
  • Trekking sticks.
  • Sleeping bags.
  • Emergency horses.
  • Rain ponchos.
  • Extra expenses.
  • Tips
    WHAT TO BRING:
  • Original passport
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Mountain boots and sandals (very important).
  • Trekking sticks.
  • Warm clothes: layers of variable temperatures, especially at night. Thermal / gloves / scarves: wool socks and shirts for the whole walk
  • Headlight (very important).
  • Camera and spare batteries.
  • Sunscreen / hat and sunglasses.
  • Personal medical kit.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Rain clothes: a good raincoat and rain pants and a plastic rain poncho.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Small towel.
  • Extra money for drinks and tips, souvenirs, etc.
  • Water bottle.

Itinerary

1

Dia 1: Cusco -  Cachora - Coca Masana - Rosalia Beach

Very early we will pick you up from your hotel and then drive 4 hours on our private bus to Capuliyoc. On the way, there are spectacular views of villages, valleys and snowy mountains. Once we arrive, we will meet our staff who will pack all our equipment on the pack horses. From here, we can enjoy the spectacular view of the Inca ruins of Choquequirao, the Apurimac canyon and the impressive snow-capped mountains such as Padreyoc. Then we will walk downhill for 3 hours to Chikisca for lunch. After lunch, we continue for 2 more hours downhill to our first campsite at La Playa Rosalinas.

  • Meals: Lunch - Afternoon tea time - Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Minimum altitude: 1550 meters above sea level
  • Maximum altitude: 3100 meters above sea level
  • Distance: 14 km - 9 miles
  • Time: 5 hours (approximately)
  • Difficulty: Easy

2

Day 2: Rosalia Beach - Choquequirao 

After breakfast we will continue our way to the citadel of Choquequirao, cross the bridge and walk for the next 4 hours to reach Marampata where we will have lunch while enjoying the view of the ruins of Choquequirao once again. After lunch, we walked to the camp for our second night, just 20 minutes from the ruins. Being so close to the ruins, we can enjoy our view of the ruins in the afternoon and watch the condors flying and all the biodiversity that surrounds it.

  • Meals: Breakfast - Lunch - Afternoon tea time - Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Minimum altitude: 1550 meters above sea level
  • Maximum altitude: 3100 meters above sea level
  • Time: 5 hours (approximately)
  • Difficulty: Demanding.

3

Day 3: Choquequirao - Raqaypata

During the morning our guide will take you to the Inca citadel of Choquequirao and visit each one of the archaeological remains explaining the history and the importance of the site. After lunch, those who choose can visit the restored terraces about 300 meters (1000 feet) below the main structures of Choquequirao. In the afternoon we will start the return walk and we will camp the night in Raqaypata, with good luck we can observe the impressive flight of Cóndores around this valley.

  • Meals: breakfast, lunch
  • Accommodation: Camp in Raqaypata 2300msnm.
  • Warm weather
  • Distance traveled: Approximately 3 km
  • Walking time: 3 hours (approximately)

4

Day 4: Raqaypata - Chikisca

After breakfast we will start our way back, this journey will be much easier and quieter, we will descend until we reach the banks of the Apurimac river, in this place we will wait for our lunch. After lunch we will continue the walk for two hours until we reach Chikisca; in this place we will set up our last camp to spend the night.

  • Meals: breakfast, lunch
  • Accommodation: Camp in Chikisca 2300msnm.
  • Warm weather
  • Distance traveled: Approximately 8 km
  • Walking time: 6 hours (approximately)

5

Day 5: Chiska - Cachora - Cusco

We will start our day early with the climb to the Kapulyoq pass (2800 meters / 9,250 feet), from where we can appreciate the great Apurimac Canyon, then continue on a flat road to the town of Cachora, arriving before noon.

After a well-deserved rest, we will say goodbye to the arrieros and we will start our return trip by bus to Cusco.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Climate: warm and sunny
  • Distance covered: 9 km approximately
  • Hiking time: 6 hours

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