Choquequirao In 5 Days

Desde $400 / Min. 2 personas

Choquequirao is located to the southeast of Cusco city, between the department of Cusco and the department of Apurímac to the south part of Peru, this is another magnificent route instead of the route of the Inca Trail to Machupicchu. In five days of walking will combine mountains with a variety of flora and fauna. The arhaeologicalsite have been partially cleared by COPESCO, the governmental body responsible for tourism in Peru. On the route to Choquequirao, the climate is varied, from the warm inter-Andean zone to the jungle. The name Choquequirao means "Cradle of Gold", and this citadel is considered, as sister of Machu Picchu for its similarities. Both are 1500 meters above a river: Choquequirao - Apurímac River and Machu Picchu - Urubamba River. It was an administrative and religious center. It covers more than 8 hectares and only a third part has been discovered and every day archeologists discover more.


FIRST DAY: FROM CUSCO - CACHORA TO CHIQUISCA

At 5.00 a.m. We leave Cusco in a private transportation that will take us to the small town of Cachora. There our muleteers and mules will be waiting for us. We will walk approximately 6 hours, going down the Apurímac canyon to Chuquisaca at 1800 meters where we will take a fresh shower and camp.


SECOND DAY: FROM CHIQUISCA - MARANPATA TO CHOQUEQUIRAO

After a succulent breakfast we will start the trek to Choquequirao. After crossing the bridge of Apurimac River begins the ascent of approximately 5 hours, until we reach Maranpata where we will have lunch. After a couple of hours we will arrive at Choquequirao where we will camp.


THIRD DAY: WE VISIT AND STAY IN CHOQUEQUIRAO

We will visit the archaeological complex of Choquequirao.


FOURTH DAY: FROM CHOQUEQUIRAO - SANTA ROSA TO CHIQUISCA

In the morning after breakfast we will start to descent to Santa Rosa, where we will have lunch. Approximately 6 hours during the day until Chiquisca.


FIFTH DAY: FROM CHIQUISCA - CACHORA TO CUSCO

After breakfast we start the 3 hour ascent plus 2 hours walking flat to Cachora, where we will be waited by a private transportation to take us back to Cusco, arriving at 4.00 p.m. approx.


Optional:

  1. This trek can be done in 4 days / 3 nights if you are in a very good physical condition
  2. If you wish you can return by Yanama to take a full tour and join to the Machu Picchu tour.


IT INCLUDES:

  • Professional Guide English / Spanish
  • Private Transportation from your hotel, Cusco - Cachora - Cusco
  • Muleteers and mules to carry all camping luggage
  • Mules to carry the equipment and the backpacks, maximum 6 Kg.
  • Cook
  • All the food on the route (breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks)
  • Kitchen tent, dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Double tents for two people. It is very comfortable and safe for your backpacks. Our tents are 3 seasons.
  • Mattress (sleeping mattresses)
  • Accommodation for all our staff
  • First aid kit
  • Entrance ticket to Choquequirao


ADDITIONAL:

  • If you want to ride a horse during the trek It costs USD 150 more for all the trekking (you can not ride in descent). From 2 to more horses the addition is USD 125 per horse
  • Rental of sleeping bag of -10ºC = USD 25 for the entire walking
  • Rent a pair of walking sticks = USD 10 for all trekking
  • If you want to sleep only 1 pax in a tent, add + USD 25 per person
  • If you wish to go by car from Cachora to Punta Carretera (or roundtrip) you must add + USD 50 per group and stretch





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