Exploring Choquequirao trek 4 Days/3 Nights

Exploring Choquequirao trek 4 Days, PERU ADVENTURE

Choquequirao is situated in the spurs of the Salkantay mountain range. Choquequirao is surrounded by snowcapped peaks of Yanama, Ampay, Choquetacarpu and Pumasillo on the right side of Apurimac River in the Santa Teresa district of the province of Cusco. Choquequirao is an Inca town formed by small sites spread out in rubblework that is constructed by a complex city that is similar to those of the other regions placed on the crest of the hill.

FIRST DAY: Cusco - Cachora - Cocamasana – Playa Rosalina

We will leave from Cusco at 4:00 am in the morning to drive to Cachora. We will arrive at the town of Cachora at 7:30 in the morning where we will have our breakfast. After breakfast, we will meet our wranglers, arrange our equipment, and see the mules and the horses. The hike is 2 hours long to Capuliyoc (2915 meters above the sea level). During our hike, we will get to see our first view of the Apurimac valley. The valley stretches below through the snow-capped peaks of Padrayoc and Wayna Cachora. We will also descend into Coca Masana (2330 meters above the sea) where the temperature will become noticeably warmer, and the ecosystem will begin to change. In Coca Masana we get a chance to see many different types of flowers and animals. Finally, we will arrive at Playa Rosalina (Rosalina Beach), set up camp, and spend the night at the Apurimac River.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

SECOND DAY:Rosalina beach – Choquequirao

The second day is considered the hardest of the five-day hike because of the length. The hike is about 5 hours to Raqaypata and the Choquequirao River. During the 5 hour hike, we will see many orchids, wildflowers, and indigenous birds. From Raqaypata to Choquequirao (3035 meters above the sea) it is roughly a 2-hour hike. We will arrive at the archaeological site in time to enjoy the sunset, and possibly see Condors flying around. Our campsite will be just outside the ruins.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

THIRD DAY: Choquequirao – Raqaypata

The third day is dedicated to exploring the incredible ruins of Choquequirao. Our guide will explain the history and importance of the ruins. After the guide is done you will have free time to visit the many sectors of the complex. Later in the afternoon, we will start the return trek and camp the night at Raqaypata.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FOURTH DAY:Raqaypata – Chikisca

After breakfast, we will continue our return trek towards the Apurimac Rive. In the afternoon we will hike for approximately 4 hours to our final campsite at Coca Masana.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FIFTH DAY:Chikisca - Cachora – Cusco

Our last day of trekking, we will go to the canyon where the Apurimac River begins. We will begin a new trail that crosses the throat of the canyon. We will arrive in Cachora, our final stop, where we will take our bus toward Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

WHAT'S INCLUDED?:

INCLUDED YOU TOUR

  • Transfer Cusco /Airport / Hotel
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private bus to Cachora, which is  the starting point of the trek
  • English speaking professional guide
  • Meals as mention above
  • Cook and cooking equipment
  • Horsemen and horses (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
  • 1 emergency horse
  • Transfer to return from Cachora to Cusco

Gear:

  • Igloo tents 2 people in each 3-people-capacity tents, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks
  • Rolling mattress
  • Dinner tent
  • Toilet tent
  • Kitchen tent
  • Tables & seats
  • Table set
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle

NOT INCLUDED

  • Dinner on the last day
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tips

What you need to bring and carry:

  • A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
  • Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
  • Strong footwear, ideally trekking or sport shoes
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleece, and sweaters
  • Sleeping bag (it can be hired at our agency for US$ 4.00 / day)
  • Mattress: will be provided by the agency but is to be carried by you
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Camera, films, and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain or cold
  • Sun block
  • Insect repellent
  • Toilet paper
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, etc.
  • Water bottle and sterilizing tablets
  • Small towel
  • Swimsuit (if you intend to go to the hot springs)
  • Cash in soles and/or US$

PRICE 2017

FROM $500

 

How to make a reservation:

To make a reservation please follow this steps:

 

  • Step 1.- Click in Book Now and fill in the form that show to you with all the information required.

  • Step 2.-We will require a non-refundable trek deposit of US$350 per person confirming your trek booking

  • Step 3.-Send an e-mail to reservas@panoramacuscotravel.com with the code of the payment that you made.

  • Step 4.- You will get a confirmation e-mail from us with the conformity of your reservation.

 

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