CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK 4D/3N
The Choquequirao Complex is one of the most popular treks in the Cusco area. The year 2016 was chosen as the best natural destination by trip advisor. The reasons are many: Fantastic nature with valleys, snowy mountains, incredible Inca buildings and great variety of plants, birds and animals. Choquequirao is considered as “The last refuge of the Inca empire”, whose geographic location is located on the great canyon of the Apurímac river and surrounded by much vegetation that announces the entrance to the forest of Vilcabamba
DAY 1: CUSCO – CACHORA – PLAYA ROSALINA
Pick up from your hotel (5.00 a.m.) to start the bus trip to the town of Cachora; On the way we will stop for a moment to appreciate the archaeological remains of Tarawasi from the bus, then continue to the Cunyac bridge between the departments of Cusco and Apurímac, then pass through the district of Curahuasi to finally reach Cachora (10: 00 am aprox.).
From this place we will start the hike along a path to the viewpoint of Capuliyoc (2800 masl) where we will have lunch. Then we will head for the town of Chiquisqa (1930 masl) here the path is descending, the scenery impressive and the climate very warm, during the descent we will be accompanied by the canyon Apurimac, at sunset we will arrive at our camp in Playa Rosalina. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 2: PLAYA ROSALINA – SANTA ROSA – CHOQUEQUIRAO
After breakfast (5:00 a.m.), we will continue our walk to Santa Rosa (2100 masl), this day our trek will be very hard, at noon we will reach the town of Maranpata, (3,800 m) place of our lunch. During the tour you can see the magnificent mountains from where we started our adventure, abundant vegetation. After lunch we will continue our journey to the archaeological complex of Choquequirao, to which we will arrive in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: CHOQUEQUIRAO – CHIQUISQA
Very early after breakfast (5:00 am) we will go to the magnificent ruins of Choquequirao which is an hour’s walk, during the tour we will appreciate the sunrise and visit, the sacred USNO, strategic place to take the best photos, the house Of the emperor, priest’s house, granaries, then we will go down to the flames sector, and at noon we will be finishing our visit in the sector of the terraces. At the indicated time we will start the return to Sunchupata, where we will have lunch. Then we will make a descent for two hours to the rosalina beach, an hour after our camp is in Chiquisqa. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 4: CHIQUISQA – CAPULIYOC – CUSCO
A good breakfast will be served in Chiquisqa (06:00 a.m.) after which, we return by the same road to Cachora ascending by approximately 2 hrs, until arriving at the passage of Capuliyoc, where we will have lunch, from here are two hours more until the locality Of Cachora which is a much milder hike to arrive at 12:00 pm. On the way we will see views of imposing snowy mountains and the impressive Apurimac canyon. We will arrive to Cusco at 15:00 pm.
• Pick up from your hotel
• Transportation to Cachora round trip
• Professional guide in English
• 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners)
• Tents, matras, sleeping bag
• First aid kit
• Horses for luggage and camping equipment
• Entrance to the archaeological complex
- Breakfast on the first day
- Last day dinner
IMPORTNAT THINGS YOU MUST BRING
- Light clothing (polos and shorts)
- Rain jacket and / or rain poncho
- Trekking shoes
- Personal objects
- Photographic camera
- Flashlight and batteries
- Insect repellent
- Sun hat
- Sun glasses
- Bottle of water for the 1st day
- Water purification tablets
- Extra money
- Toilet paper
- Original passport
- Trekking Staff