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Choquequirao Trek 5 days

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Choquequirao trek 5 days, walking tourism, It is located northeast of the city of Cusco, between the Apurimac river and the Vilcabamba mountain range
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Physical Level:
Intermediate
Highest Altitude:
2335 masl
Recommended Seasson:
April to November
Tour Type:
Hiking Tour
Trip Length:
5 days
Group Size:
4 to 8
Price From:
$ 499.00 USD

Choquequirao Trek 5 days


Choquequirao trek 5 days, walking tourism, It is located northeast of the city of Cusco, between the Apurimac river and the Vilcabamba mountain range, where the Nevado del Salkantay stands out with a height of 6,271 meters above sea level (20575 feet) . This tour offers the possibility of seeing some species that are in danger of extinction, such as the Andean condor, the puma and the spectacled bear. This area served as a refuge and natural fortress for the sixteenth Inca resistance movement of the sixteenth century, around this area is preserved the oral tradition that there is “El Dorado”, still hidden by archeology.


Overview

  • Day 1: Cusco – Cachora – Chiquisca
  • Day 2: Chiquisca – Rosalina Beach – Santa Rosa – Marampata
  • Day 3: Marampata – Choquequirao
  • Day 4: Choquequirao – Rosalina Beach – Chiquisqa
  • Day 5: Chiquisqa – Capuliyoc – Cachora – Cusco

Trip Details

  • Activities: Hiking, Adventure, Challenge.
  • Difficulty level: 4 out of 5.
  • Maximum altitude: 3106 masl / 10190 ft. (Choquequirao)
  • Lodging: Camping
  • Type of Tourism: Trekking, Hiking and Nature.
  • Departure Day: We have daily departures, but a minimum of 2 people is required.
  • Start: Pick up from your hotel in Cusco around 3:30 am.
  • End: We finish the tour leaving you at your hotel in Cusco around 6:00 pm.

Highlights

The hike to Choquequirao is an excellent adventure package that will allow you to explore the impressive Apurimac Canyon and the Inca construction of Choquequirao, the most important Inca settlement of the VX century in Cusco – Peru.

The hike is challenging but one is rewarded by the splendid views of the Apurimac Canyon, the Vilcabamba mountain range and the iconic Choquequirao; the trail is open all year round but we recommend from April to November; during this time we are in the dry season; the rest of the year there are some landslides and the trail may be closed. It is important to be in good physical condition as this hike requires long distances each day.


Itinerary

Day 1

Day 1: Cusco - Cachora - Chiquisca

With a good nutritious breakfast we start our day. Our hike will be until we reach Rosalina Beach, after a short rest we will ascend to Santa Rosa, where lunch awaits us and we can rest, here we can enjoy “Cambio” drink made from sugar cane. Then we will continue our ascent until we reach Marampata.

In Marampata we will have our second camp, and after a delicious dinner we will be able to rest for the best of the next day.

Day 2

Chiquisca - Rosalina Beach - Santa Rosa - Marampata

With a good nutritious breakfast we start our day. Our hike will be until we reach Rosalina Beach, after a short rest we will ascend to Santa Rosa, where lunch awaits us and we can rest, here we can enjoy “Cambio” drink made from sugar cane. Then we will continue our ascent until we reach Marampata.

In Marampata we will have our second camp, and after a delicious dinner we will be able to rest for the best of the next day.

Day 3

Marampata - Choquequirao

At dawn 5:00 am approx , after a small snack, we will begin our hike to Chikisca, where we can have breakfast and take a short break, then we will begin our last hike and return to Capuliyoc to say goodbye to this fascinating adventure, arriving at Capuliyoc we will have a snack and return to the city of Cusco.

After a cultural visit we will return to our camp to have lunch and enjoy a beautiful afternoon enjoying the view of Choquequirao. Right here we will have our third day of camping.

Day 4

Choquequirao - Rosalina Beach - Chiquisqa

After our breakfast we will get our equipment ready to continue our return trip, we will have a downhill road until we arrive to Rosalina Beach, where a delicious lunch and some rest will be waiting for us.

We start our trek back to Chiquisqa where we will have our last camp. Dinner and rest.

Day 5

Chiquisqa - Capuliyoc - Cachora - Cusco

Finally after a great journey along the route to Choquequirao will be our last day of trekking. After our last breakfast, we will begin again the ascent to Capuliyoc from where we can appreciate a prodigious view of the Apurimac canyon, snowy Padreyoc, after 2 hours of walking we will say goodbye to our muleteers, we will board the bus to return to Cusco, to finish our service.

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Inclusions

Included

  • Bilingual guide (English-Spanish)
  • Cook
  • Cargo mules for personal belongings and camping and cooking equipment
  • Muleteers
  • Pre-trip briefing in our office or hotel
  • Pick up from your accommodation.
  • Private transportation between Cusco and Cachora
  • Double tents and foam mattresses
  • Camping equipment: kitchen tent, dining tent, chairs, tables and toilets in all campsites.
  • First Aid Kit
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Entrance ticket to Choquequirao Archaeological Center Peru 5 days.

No Included

  • Sleeping bag: $ 25 USD per person
  • Air mattress: $ 25 per person
  • Walking poles: $ 20 USD per pair
  • Personal tent: $ 30 USD (booking in Cusco)
  • Breakfast on the 1st day
  • Five day dinner
  • Food not mentioned as breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day.

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Your Travel Guide at a glance

How to get to Choquequirao Trek 5 days

How to get to Choquequirao, to start the trek to Choquequirao, the last refuge of the Incas, we leave early in the morning in a private transport from Cusco, heading to the district of San Pedro de Cachora. We take the main road from Cusco to Abancay, with a detour at Ramal, where we take a dirt road for 16 km to the village of Cachora, while accompanied by a beautiful panorama of landscapes.

San Pedro de Cachora has a varied climate, characterized by a rainy season from November to March and a clear, dry season from April to October. Cachora is located at 2903m above sea level, with impressive views of the landscape, highlighting the nearby snow-capped peak “Padreyoc”.

The views are very inspiring and breathtaking as we travel through an amazing variety of ecological zones, from the cultivated valleys of the Andes, down through an arid and hot canyon with Capoc, Cactus and Agave trees, and up through a region of lush rainforest, under the towering snow-capped peaks of the Vilcabamba mountain range.

From the town of Chiquisqa, the road to Choquequirao descends steeply to the bottom of the Apurimac canyon to 1500m, where Playa Rosalina is located. From there we begin our ascent to the Inca city.

We arrive at Rosalina Beach at 1550m, 19km from Cachora with its banks bathed by the torrential Apurimac River. A suspension bridge crosses to the other side, where the trail continues its perpetual ascent.

The small villages we will pass through are Santa Rosa where we can enjoy the “Cambrai”, a delicious marinated drink made with sugar cane, and then to Marapata, near Choquequirao. From there we walk about an hour and 30 minutes to our campsite in Choquequirao, where we will spend the night.

This is a brief description of the Choquequirao Trek.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best trekking in Peru?

Among the best trekking tours in Cusco – Peru, are considered:

where is choquequirao Trekking located?

The Choquequirao Archaeological Park is located at 3033 meters above sea level, in one of the strips of the snowy Salkantay, north of the Apurimac River. It is located in the District of Santa Teresa, province of La Convencion in the department of Cusco.

is the  choquequirao trekking difficult?

If you are looking for information about trekking tours in Cusco – Peru, or Inca cities like Machu Picchu, then the answer is that your visit to Choquequirao will be a good alternative.

It is difficult. Let’s be very clear, the choquequirao trekking does require a lot of physical condition, so it is considered one of the hard treks, because in order to get there we have to cross the Apurimac canyon on foot, we will have to descend 1500 meters, and then climb the 1500 meters again to get to the choquequirao archaeological park, on a road that involves slippery and steep descents.

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