CHOQUEQUIRAO

4 DAYS & 3 NIGHT

TYPE OF ADVENTURE

Caminata, Adventure, Ecology

DIFFICULTY

moderate

TRAVEL DISTANCE

64 km / 40 miles

BEST TIME

April to November

MAXIMUM HEIGHT

3050m / 10,005 ft

  • DESCRIPtION
  • INCLUDES
  • RECOMMECDATIONS

One of the most beautiful routes that lead to the archaeological park of Choquequirao with a duration of 4 days and 3 nights. It begins in the town of Cachora, which is located at an altitude of 2800 meters above sea level in the Apurimac region.

It includes:

  • Transportation Cusco - Cachora - Cusco.
  • Camping equipment, tents, matras, tents kitchen, tables and chairs.
  • Entrance to Choquequirao.
  • First aid kit that includes oxygen.
  • Professional guide
  • Cook.
  • Horses or mules to transport the equipment.
  • Food: 3B, 4L, 3D.

Does not include:

  • Breakfast on the first day.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Extra horse .
  • Original identity documents (passports, identification).
  • Rain jacket and rain poncho.
  • Good walking shoes, (sandals).
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Flashlight - batteries.
  • Binoculars (optional).
  • Repellent.
  • Sunscreen.

ITERINARY

Our transportation will pick you up from your hotel at 5:00 a.m. Then, we will begin our journey to the town of Cachora. Our trip lasts approximately 4 hours from Cusco to Cachora. (2800 m. / 9,186 feet) during the trip we will make a stop to use the toilets or have a coffee.Once arriving in Cachora we will have the organization of the horses and muleteers that will accompany us throughout the trip. We will start our walk along this path, we will see the most beautiful landscapes in the area and we will arrive at the open Capuliyoc (2915 m. / 9,563 feet). In the place, we will have lunch with a panoramic view of the Apurímac valley, and the Padreyoc and Wayna Cachora snowy mountains, then we will descend towards Coca Masana (2,330 masl / 7,644 feet), the climate here is warm. Finally, we will arrive at CHIQUISCA (1,900 masl / 6,233 feet) near the Apurimac River, where it will be our first camp.

Early in the morning, we will have our breakfast at 06:00 a.m. and then we will continue our walk for around 1 hour and 30 minutes. Go down to get to Rosalina beach where we will cross a suspension bridge over “Río Apurimac”. Then, we will begin to ascend the Santa Rosa Mountain (2,115 masl / 6,938 feet). During our tour, accompanied by our mountains and vegetation the vegetation in the place. We will arrive at Maranpata on the Chunchumayo River where we will have a short rest. This section is very difficult because after our break we will have 3 hours to climb Maranpata (2,850 m / 9,350 ft). And we will continue to Choquequirao, our second camp.

After our breakfast at 07:00 am, we will visit Choquequirao for 3 hours, then we will return to Maranpata to descend to Rosalina beach from Maranpata to Choquequirao (3,035 masl / 9,957 feet), we will enjoy the incredible views of the Apurimac Canyon where many times you can see the flight of the condor. Arrived in Maranpata, we will continue towards Chiquisca where we will have lunch and then we will enjoy the entrance of the sun; here, it will be the last camp.

After our breakfast in Chiquisca at 06:00 am, we will return and take the road to Cachora where we will ascend for an approximate time of 2 hours and 30 minutes to the Capuliyoc pass (2,915 masl / 9,563 feet). From here, we will have 4 hours to reach the town of Cachora (2,800 masl / 9,186.35 feet). Arriving at approximately 12:00 p.m. at Cachora, we will have lunch and then continue our return trip to Cusco. Arriving at approximately 8:00 p.m. leaving you at your hotel.

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