Choquequirao Trek (4D/3N)

This trek enables to get a first hand view of the unique Inca settlement perched about the Apurimac Canyon know by many as mighty river in Quechua “the Talking God”. Here a series of impressive Inca sites have been found. This trek combines Inca remains, unforgettable views of the magnificent mountains, ecological zones with exuberant and diversity vegetation, species of orchids, which are the most beautiful, diversified and evolved flowers in the vegetable kingdom and fauna with numerous species of insects, birds and the most representative of this area in the Andean condor (vulture gryphus).Our trek start in the village of Cachora and ends at the same village. This trek is recommended for people who want to experience the nature and exploring the less popular trails.

DAY 1: Cusco - Cachora - Playa Rosalinas - Santa Rosa

Early morning at 05:00am we will pick you up from your hotel in our private transport to start with our journey to the village of Cachora, driving for about 4 hours to start our trekking ,during our journey we will be able to see Salcantay Mountain (6270m) second highest mountain in Cusco region, passing through the Cunyac bridge which is between the Department of Cusco and Apurimac, continue driving to the village Cachora(2880m) where we will stop to purchase any last minutes supplies before continuing by car to Capuliyoc (2900m) from where we will start to trek with the beautiful views of the Apurimac valley as well as snowcapped peak Padrayoc and Wayna Cachora.After 20 minutes of trekking, we will reach the Capuliyoc viewpoint and the beginning of our long downhill into the Apurimac Canyon until to get Chiquiska (1800m) for the little rest before continuing to Playa Rosalinas (1500m) where we are going to have our delicious lunch. It will take us around 4 hours. After lunch, we will start to ascent for about 2 hours to Santa Rosa (2090m) camping site where we are going to stay the first night.

  • Maximum Altitude: 2900m
  • Minimum altitude: 1550m
  • Trekking distance: 15-16 km
  • Estimate time: 7-8hours

DAY 2: Santa Rosa - Marampata - Choquequirao

Early morning we start at 06:00am, after our breakfast, we continue upwards into the Marampata community (2900m) for about 3 hours where we are going to take a refreshing break and have our first views of Choquequirao Inca site, and then we continue to Choquequirao campsite (3100m) for another 2 hours where we are going to take our lunch nearest to the Inca site spending the afternoon exploring the Inca site. There are many possibilities to see condors flying around the Inca city in the late afternoon. On our way, we will encounter many different species of flora and fauna.

  • Maximum Altitude: 3100m
  • Minimum altitude: 2090m
  • Trekking distance: 12-13 km
  • Estimate time: 4-5hours

DAY 3: Choquequirao - Chiquiska

After early breakfast, we will prepare our self for our way back to Cusco. It will take us 2 hours back to Marampata with the amazing views of the Apurimac Canyon, then we will start to descent for about 4 hours, enjoying amazing views of the Apurimac Canyon to Playa Rosalinas (1550m)where we are going to stop to have lunch. The following 2 hours uphill will bring us to the base camp Chiquiska (1850m) where we are going to spent third night.

  • Maximum Altitude: 3100m
  • Minimum altitude: 1550m
  • Trekking distance: 13-14 km
  • Estimate time: 6-7hours

DAY 4: Chiquiska - Cachora - Cusco

We will wake you up early morning to have breakfast, after an energetic breakfast we will start climbing up for about 4 hours to Capuliyoc 2900m. Here we will be served lunch and take some rest. The final two hours of our trekking into the Cachora village (2880m) refreshingly flat through pretty farming countryside. Our private transport will be waiting to take us back to Cusco- hotel arriving to Cusco around 19:00pm

  • Maximum Altitude: 2900m
  • Minimum altitude: 1850m
  • Trekking distance: 14 -15 km
  • Estimate time: 7-8hours
SERVICE INCLUDED:
  • Pre departure briefing directly at your Hotel
  • Transport: Private transport from Cusco (hotel) to start of the trek and private transport from Cachora back to Cusco -hotel
  • Meals: 03 breakfast, 03 lunches, 03 dinners + daily morning snack. food is includes pancakes, omelets, soup, fresh fruits, chicken,fish,meat,rice pasta and hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is very effective against altitude sickness. Teatime every afternoon (tea, coffee, and popcorn. We can also provide vegetarian meals and special diets. Just let us know in advance or during the briefing on the evening before the trekking.
  • Every morning and afternoon warm water to clean yourself up.
  • English speaking professional guide (two Guides for 8 people of over 8 people)
  • Horsemen and horses to carry the tents,food,cooking equipment and your personal equipment such as mattress, sleeping bag and clothing to change. A maximum of 8 Kilos per person. An emergency horse in case someone needs help and is not able to continue walking.
  • Camping equipment: Two people will always share a spacious four people dome igloo tent with plenty of spaces for your backpack. Cooking equipment dining tent kitchen tent, first aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • One inflatable sleeping pad per person
  • Filtered boiled water from 2nd day onwards
  • Bio-degradable hand soaps
  • Entrance fees to Choquequirao
SERVICE NOT INCLUDED:
  • First breakfast (day one)
  • last lunch at Aguas Calientes(after Machu Picchu)
  • Sleeping bag (25 US$ to rent)
  • Tips: Please note that our company staff is well paid so feel free to tip or as you wish.

PRICES FOR THIS TREK:

Public Group per person: USD 645.00

Private (1 Person) per person: USD 1'450.00
Private (2 Person) per person: USD 725.00
Private (3 Person) per person: USD 710.00
Private (4 Person) per person: USD 695.00
Private (5 Person) per person: USD 680.00
Private (6 Person) per person: USD 665.00
Private (7 Person) per person: USD 650.00
Private (8 Person) per person: USD 645.00

Price to pay before trekking start per person: USD 150.00 (Trek Deposit)

Choquequirao 4D/3N


Highlights of this trek: Inca remains, unforgettable views of the magnificent mountains, ecological zones with exuberant and diverse vegetation and impressive views of the Apurimac Canyon.

Level of difficulty: Medium-high

Required fitness level: Medium

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