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Choquequiraw 4D

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

Choquekiraw ruins are larger than Machu Picchu, but are currently a hidden gem, and not easily accessible to visitors. Soon, a tram will be built and this will become as popular as Machu Picchu.

The city after founded no body visit because was found ready Machupicchu and historian guest that is the golden city, but later Choquequirao Trek Classic was proven this is the last refuge were a center for expanded to the Peruvian cost.

The location of the city is close to the gods (sky, sun, moon, star and mountain) A spectacular Choquequirao trek that will lead you to the enigmatic last refuge of the Incas. Choquequirao (3.103m/10178ft) is a huge archaeological complex still under cleaning and restoration process located in the surroundings of the Salkantay sacred mountain (6.271m/20569ft) and the Apurimac River canyon. You will enjoy amazing mountain scenery as well as lots of Andean flora and fauna.

f we comments of all Inca trail on the South America this is section of the original path with a lot history and legend let by them, the trail is 60 km or 40 miles in 4 days.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Cachora – Capuliyoc – Santa Rosa.

Before the first daylight we take our bus to start our adventure, pick you up  in the Hotel around 5 am. likewise make sure bring all your own equipment to the trek. Then we will start with our journey to the village of Cachora from Cusco 4 hours drive to the trailhead of Cachora, continuing thereafter towards the Cunyac Bridge between the departments of Cusco and Apurimac, arriving at Cachora 2800 masl. andCapuliyoc 2900 masl at . Here we will meet with our horseman (mules driver), here is the first view to the Choquequirao complex still further, we starting with gentleman downhill by serpent trail over the Apurimac canyon for 4 hours, crossing the small hamlet and hut called Cocamasana and Chiquisca on the lower part of the valley, the climate is warm and sunny on the dry season is dusty, we will have lunch before the start the ascent towards Santa Rosa hamlet, lunch spot called Playa Rosalinda 1500 masl, after nap the ascent is around 2 hours till Sta Rosa 2100 masl. The first base camp. Choquequirao Trek Classic

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Acomodación: Campamento, Santa Rosa 2100 msnm
Climate : warm and sunny
Distance Travelled: Approximately 12km
Hikingtime : 6 hour

Day 2: Santa Rosa – Marampata – Choquequirao.

One day of complete adrenaline to climb up to the ancient city there are the highest view to the wide landscape, after light quake breakfast around 6:00 am, we will continue our hike up to Marampata 2850 m.a.s.l for around 3 hours slow pace. During our journey we will observe the dense vegetation in the area. Then we will arrive to Maranpata beside the Chunchumayo to refreshing and short rest. Along the way you°ll observe many orchids and colorful flowers as well as many birds and mammals, Marampata the beautiful base camp, lunch spot with top view much further into the mountains the great incacomplej called “Choquequirao city” 3000 masl. From lunch is 2 hours hike along the Inca trail with impressive views to Choquequirao and surrounded the complex. On the afternoon recommended visit with less clouds and clear views to mountain ranges early darkness side down tents close to Choquequirao 2950 masl. Base camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Acomodación: Campamento, Choquekiraw 3000 msnm
Climate : warm and windy
DistanceTravelled: Approximately 8km
Hikingtime : 5 hour

Day 3: Choquequirao – Marampata – Chiquisca.

To wake up on the Andes it is delight to following Our instinct of path finders, quit breakfast will be on the wild life in Choquequirao is prize by sunrise and fill up of gladness, We will arrive at the archaeological site in time to enjoy the impressionist views of the deep canyons and maybe the opportunity to see a Condor flying near, we will walk towards of the Choquequirao archaeologicalcomplex, which is a one-hour walk to see the Choquequirao and where our guide and mystic knowledge you feel travel around the time, after 3 hours exploring the complex we start return way back to the begin by the same trail 2 hours down cross the Apurimac river and 1 hour up until Chiquisca. base camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Acomodación: Campamento, Chiquiska 1950msnm.
Climate : warm and sunny
Distance Travelled: Approximately 13km
Hikingtime : 7 hour

Day 4: Chiquisqa – Capuliyoc – Cusco.

The last Andean breakfast is the biggest and special with the river noising, mostly time of the day is hat and up back to the begin, we will return along the same route to Capuliyoc 2800 masl., the slope back the way up appreciate the condors and some Andean life on the route and snowcapped mountains and turn the head, share the experience on the trek, we descended on the first day and which is a soft climb of two hours until the pass of Capuliyoc 2915 m.a.s.l. During our journey we will observe the exotic flora and fauna as well as sights of majestic snow-capped peaks and the impressive canyon of the Apurimac. After to get Capuliyoc where the Climbing path finishes we will have lunch where is the last views to the Apurimac valley and Choquequirao Trek Classic, in over all the climbing time is 4 hours approx... to get towards Capuliyoc the end of the trek and lunch spot, In the afternoon we will drive a car back  5 hours to Cusco. Arriving around 6 p.m., passengers will be transferred to the hotel. End of the services.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Climate : warm and sunny
DistanceTravelled: Approximately 9km
Hikingtime : 5 hour

Included

  • Private transport from Cusco to Cachora trail head
  • The north face or Eureka tents- 2 persons
  • Entrance fees to Choquequirao
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
  • High quality camping equipment, tents are big enough for 2 persons. Mattresses, eating tent with table and chairs, bathroom tent)
  • Meals during the excursion (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks / option vegetarian
  • Cook and cooking equipment
  • Horseman and mules, for all camping equipment and customer’s luggage (Up to 8 kg)
  • Emergency horse over 6 persons
  • First-aid kit and oxygen bottle

Not included:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Day 1: Breakfast
  • Lunch and Dinner on the last day
  • Walking Sticks: you can hire from our company
  • Inflatable mattresses

Tips: Please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish

What to bring:

  • Backpack with rain shelter.
  • Sleeping back.
  • Clothing for warm and cold climate like a waterproof jacket.
  • Rain pants and lightweight pants.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Slippers or sandals (for showers and hot springs).
  • Woolen or synthetic socksand a sweater.
  • Long- and short-sleeved polo’s/T-Shirts.
  • Rainponcho cold and sun hat.
  • Bathing suit (for the hot springs in AguasCalientes).
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, disinfecting alcohol and gel, water bottle and sterilizing tablets, toiletries and toilet paper.
  • Camera (wrapped in plastic bag), a flash light and batteries.
  • Some snacks like chocolate bars and dry fruit.
  • Original passport, original ISIC student card
  • Extra money in soles (s/ 400.00 soles) emergency case and tips.
  • Since the weather can be very cold and mostly, your clothes – once gotten wet – won’t dry at night. So takesomeclothes to change.

Places to Visit

Cusco, Choquequirao, Ollantaytambo

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