CHOQUEQUIRAO

Overview

Overview

Day 01: Cusco – Cachora – Chiquisca (Choquequirao trek begins)

Day 02: Chiquisca – Choquequirao

Day 03: Choquequirao – Playa Rosalina

Day 04: Playa Rosalina – Cachora – Cusco

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 01: Cusco – Cachora – Chiquisca (Choquequirao trek begins)

We leave Cusco at 4.00 am in our private transport and drive towards Cachora; an andean community located 4-5h from Cusco at 2800m/9184ft, the starting point of the trek where we meet our horsemen and horses. We start our hike climbing for two and a half hours towards the Abra Capuliyoc at 2750m/9020ft, where may we enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and the Apurimac River Canyon. We then continue descending for two more hours towards Chiquisca, where we set our camp and spend the night.

Day 02:Chiquisca – Choquequirao

We leave Chiquisca as early as 6.00am to go down to Rosalina Beach, which will take about one hour. We then cross the Apurimac River and start climbing towards Santa Rosa, zigzagging up a steep slope. This climb will take an approximated 2h, and it is important that we leave early so that the heat does not make it more difficult than it has to be. In Santa Rosa, we make a half an hour break, where those who wish may try Cambray, a local sugar cane extract. Afterwards, we continue our hike slowly climbing for two and a half hours until we reach our lunch spot in Marampata. From here we walk another two hours until we reach the archaeological complex of Choquequirao, located at 3103m/10178ft, where we will set up camp and enjoy some free time to explore the terraces and buildings. When the sun starts to set, you might want to sit and contemplate the canyon, where condors are sometimes spotted.

Day 03: Choquequirao – Playa Rosalina

This morning we enjoy a complete guided tour of the Choquequirao complex: we will visit the high parts (Hanan), and the lower parts (Urin), and some areas that are still covered in wild foliage and ready to be restored into the way it was when the Incas owned it. After the tour, we start our walk back towards Santa Rosa, where we have lunch. We then continue descending for another 2 hours until we reach Rosalina Beach at 1450m/4756ft, where we might have time to take a refreshing dip in the waters of the Apurimac River. We camp and dine here.

Day 04:Playa Rosalina – Cachora – Cusco

We leave camp after breakfast to start the two to three hour climb to Chiquisca, to then make our way back to the Abra Capuliyoc, close to which we have our lunch. In the afternoon, we continue on our two-hour return route to Cachora, where a private transport will be waiting to take us back to Cusco. Estimated arrival time around 9:00 pm

Price / Include

Price / Include

PRICE PER PERSON: US$ 525.00

PRICE INFORMATION

  • Prices based on two people at least. There is an additional cost for single travelers. Please make an inquiry about it.
  • Prices based in group service.
  • Discounts for students, teenagers, and children are available. Please make an inquiry about it.

INCLUDES

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transport to Cachora, starting point of the trek
  • Choquequirao entrance fee for visitors and agency staff
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks.
  • One foamy sleeping pad per person
  • One Sleeping bag
  • Camping equipment
  • English speaking professional and official tourist guide (2 guides for groups of over 8 people)
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Pack animals (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
  • 1 emergency horse every 6 persons
  • Wranglers
  • Meals (03B, 04L, 03D).
  • Vegetarian menu is available at no extra cost
  • Others: boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Private transport from Cachora to Cusco.

NOT INCLUDES

  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Alcoholic beverages or bottled water.
  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Dinner on the last day
  • Tips: please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish
  • Extra expenses originated in itinerary changes or others due to force majeure or other circumstances beyond PERU ANDEAN EXPLORER’s control.

EXTRAS

  • Expedition train Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo (Peru Rail 19:00 – 16:22hrs): US$ 16.00 per person.
  • Entrance fee to Machupicchu + Huaynapicchu: US$ 12.00 per person.
  • Entrance fee to Machupicchu + Montaña: US$ 10.00 per person.
  • Buffet lunch in Aguas Calientes Totos House: US$ 24.00 per person
  • Buffet lunch in Machupicchu Sanctuary Lodge: US$ 40.00 per person

OPTIONAL SERVICES

  • International flights from/to your country and domestic flights. Please contact us to check our fares

WHAT WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU BRING

  • A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended
  • Sandals or jogging shoes for a higher comfort while at camp
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces
  • Flashlight/headlamp and batteries
  • Camera and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  • Sun block
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – no malaria risk has been reported
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Toilet paper
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Water container and water for the first morning
  • Optionally: water- sterilizing tablets in case you pick up water from streams or rivers along the route. Otherwise, we provide filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink and has not reported any health problem so far
  • Small towel
  • Swimsuit (if you wish to take a bath in the river)
  • Cash in soles and/or US$
  • Original passport
  • Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have applied for a student discount)
  • Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required in order not to damage archaeological sites)

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