Choquequirao Trek 4 Days

Duration: 4 Días / 5 Noche
Walk through forests, mountains, and valleys to reach this incredible lost city, and enjoy the natural beauty of Peru along the way.

Choquequirao is a lost Inca city located in the Vilcabamba Valley in southern Peru. It is one of the most important Inca cities, after Machu Picchu. It was built in the 15th century and abandoned in the 16th century. Choquequirao is known for its impressive architecture, agricultural terraces, and panoramic views of the Apurimac Canyon.

Day 1: Cusco - Cachora - Chaquisqa (L) (D)

At the indicated time, we'll pick you up from your hotel at 6:00 a.m. to start the journey to the town of Cachora. Along the way, we'll 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 Apurimac, then pass through the district of Curawasi and Saywute to finally arrive at Cachora (approx. 10:00). From this place, we will begin our hike on a gently sloping trail to reach the Capuliyoc pass (2800 m.a.s.l.) and our lunch spot after two hours of hiking, then we will head towards the village of Chaquisqa (1930 m.a.s.l.), which is all downhill and the landscape is impressive and beautiful with warm weather. In this place, we will have our first camp, after three hours of hiking.

 

Day 2: Chiquisca - Playa Rosalina - Sunchupata (B) (L) (D)

After breakfast (5:00 am), we will continue our hike towards Playa Rosalinas (1550 m.a.s.l.), then climb the slope early towards Santa Rosa (2100 m.a.s.l.), where we will have our lunch. This stretch is the most difficult, which we will do in three hours, then ascend to Maranpata (2850 m.a.s.l.), which is a gentler climb. During this stretch, we can appreciate the entire path of the first day and the vegetation that exists in this place, then we will walk a straight stretch towards Sunchupata, where we will have our camp, and the hiking time is two hours. From here, it is one hour to Choquequirao.

 

Day 3: Sunchupata - Choquequirao - Chaquisqa (B) (L) (D)

Very early after breakfast (5:00 am), we will head to Choquequirao, which is an hour's walk to witness the sunrise at Choquequirao. This site will be visited for three hours, always accompanied by the guide who will explain about this important Inca refuge. At the indicated time, we will start the return to Sunchupata and begin to descend to Santa Rosa, where we will have our lunch, then descend to Playa Rosalinas, which is an hour's stretch. Arriving at Rosalinas, we will head to the village of Chaquisqa, which is two hours from Rosalinas, and where we will camp.

 

Day 4: Chaquisqa - Capuliyoc - Cachora (B) (L)

A good breakfast will be served in Chaquisqa (06:00 am), and we will return along the same path to Cachora, which is the slope that was descended on the first day, which is gentler with a two-hour ascent to the Capuliyoc pass. From here, it is two more hours to the town of Cachora, which is a much smoother stretch, and we will be arriving at approximately 12:00 pm. Along the way, we will appreciate exotic flora and fauna as well as views of imposing snow-capped mountains and the impressive Apurimac canyon. In the afternoon, we will transfer to the thermo-medicinal baths of Qonoq, where we will rest for about an hour, and then continue to the city of Cusco, where we will arrive at 8:00 pm, transfer to the hotel, and end of our services.

 

Includes :

  • Hotel pick-up.
  • Private bus Cusco – Cachora – Cusco.
  • Entrance to Choquequirao.
  • Professional bilingual guide.
  • 5 breakfasts / 5 lunches / 4 dinners.
  • Specialist Novo Andina cuisine cook.
  • Muleteers, horses.
  • Tent, inflatable mattresses, kitchen and dining equipment.
  • Double tents.
  • First aid kit, Oxygen.

 

Not include :

  • Sleeping bag.
  • Tip.

Recommendations :

  • Hiking shoes or boots.
  • Light clothing.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Water bottle.
  • Raincoat, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses.
  • Chocolates, sweets or other snacks.
  • Camera / Video camera (optional).
  • Sunscreen.
  • Extra money in soles.
  • Walking stick.
Form EN