Choquequirao 4 Days / 3 Nights
Itinerary: from 6:00am (first day) to 10:00pm (4th day)
Frequency: every day
(B) = breakfast, (L) = lunch, (D) = dinner
Day 1: Cusco / Cachora / Chiquisqa (L) (D)
We pick you up from your hotel at 5:30am to begin the trip to the town of Cachora; along the way we have some time to view the archeological sites of Tarawasi and then the bridge of Cunyac between the Cusco and Apurimac departments. We later pass through the disrtrict of Curawasi and Saywite to ultimately arrive at Cachora at approximately 10:00am.
From Cachora, we begin our trek along a relatively easy trail up the the pass of Capuliyoc (2800 meters) and our lunch site after about 2 hours of hiking. Afterwards, we continue, descending almost the whole way through beautiful scenery, through the town of Chiquisqa (1930 meters) until we ultimately reach our campsite. This is approximately 3 hours of hiking after lunch.
Day 2: Chiquisca / Marampata / Choquequirao (B) (L) (D)
After an early breakfast at 5:00am, we continute our hike through the fields of Rosalina (1550 meters), on the way to an accent up to Santa Rosa (2100 meters), where we eat lunch. This is all part of the most difficult part of the trek, for after lunch we continue hiking up for another 3 hours to Maranpata (2850 meters). Along the way you can appreciate majestic views of the area. We continue on to Choquequirao, where we camp for the night.
Day 3: Choquequirao / Chiquisqa (B) (L) (D)
After another early 5:00am breakfast, we enter the archeological complex of Choquequirao. It is approximately 1 hour of hiking to get there. In the ruins, you will have a guided visit of roughly 3 hours, after which we begin our trek back to Chiquisca. We eat lunch again in Santa Rosa, and then continue descending to Chiquisca where we spend the night.
Day 4: Chiquisqa / Capuliyoc / Cachora (B)
We eat a delicious breakfast in Chiquisqa at 6:00am and then continue hiking along the same path we took to get here, up to the pass of Capuliyoc and then 2 hours more on to Cachora, arriving at around 12:00pm. From here, we take you back to Cusco, arriving at your hotel at around 8:00pm.
- All necessary transportation
- Entrance ticket to Choquequiaro
- Cook and kitchen equipment
- Mules and donkeys for the other equipment
- Professional guide in Spanish or English throughout the whole trek
- Food as indicated in the itinerary
- Tents and sleeping pads
- Vegetarian food available at no extra cost
- Sleeping bag
- First breakfast and last lunch
- Personal porter
Note: The 5 day/4 nights and 4 day/3 nights programs have the same route. The difference is that in the 5 day trip we go at a more leisurely pace and have significantly more time to visit Choquequirao.