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Choquequirao Trek
5 Days / 4 Nights

DESCRIPTION

Choquequirao is considered the other Machu Picchu and an alternative route to the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Great ruins and real adventure! Choquequirao the famous trek to Machu Picchu is one of The most spectactular and challenging hikes in the region!.

ITINERARY

Day 01: Cusco - Cachora - Coca Masana - Playa Rosalina

Choquequirao trek
Cusco - Cachora - Coca Masana - Playa Rosalina
Cusco

Early departure from Cuzco to Cachora town for breakfast. A meeting with all the porters and muleteers to arrange all the equipment on the mules and horses and then you start the trek with a 2 hour hike to Capuliyoc (2915m). From here, you will have your first beautiful view of the Apurimac valley stretching below as well as the snow-capped peaks of Padrayoc and Wayna Cachora. Descend towards Coca Masana (2330m) where the climate becomes noticeably warmer and the flora and fauna begin to change. Finally arriving at Playa Rosalina (Rosalina Beach) at 1550m beside the raging Apurimac River. Overnight camp.

Day 02: Playa Rosalina - Choquequirao

Cusco Choquequirao trek
Playa Rosalina - Choquequirao
Cusco

This is considered the hardest of the 5 days. After an early breakfast to climb a steep trail, a 5 hour hike to Raqaypata beside the Chunchullumayo River where you will have a late lunch and a good rest. Along the way you will observe many orchids and wild flowers as well as many birds. From Raqaypata to Choquequirao (3035m) there is a 2 hour hike. Arriving at the archaeological site of Choquequirao in time to enjoy the sunset and maybe an opportunity to see a Condor flying. The campsite will be just outside the ruins.

Day 03: Choquequrao - Raqaypata

Choquequirao Cusco
Choquequirao
Cusco

Today is dedicated to exploring the incredible ruins of Choquequirao, known as the other Machu Picchu where the last Inca, Tupac Amaru, was raised among Inca Priestesses. The guide will explain the history and importance of the site. After you will have free time to visit the many sectors of the complex. Late in the afternoon start the return trek and camp the night at Raqaypata.

Day 04: Raqaypata - Chikisca

The llamas in Choquequirao
The llamas in Choquequirao
Cusco

After breakfast, continue the return trek with a steep descent towards the Apurimac River where you will stop and have lunch. In the afternoon a climb for approximately 4 hours to the final campsite at Coca Masana.

Day 05: Chikisca - Cachora - Cusco

Choquequirao Trek
Choquequirao Trek
Cusco

The last day of trekking. You will appreciate the canyon that forms the Apurimac river. Then you will take a new trail that crosses the throat of the canyon, with an impressive view of Wayna Qalli towards the canyon, considered the most spectacular in South America. Arrive to Cachora with a return bus to Cusco.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Breafing
  • Bilingual Guide: Spanish / Ingles
  • Transfers mentioned in programmme from and to the hotel
  • Full Board: 4 Breakfasts, 5 Snacks, 5 Lunches, 4 Tea and 4 Dinners
  • Camping Equipment: Two person tents, Dining tent, Kitchen tent, Toilet tent, mattresses, tables, chairs, complete cutlery, First aid medicine kit and oxygen tank
  • Service of cook and carriers
  • Packhorses
  • Riding horses as support

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Personal expenses

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