Last update 09/20/2023

Choquequirao 04 Days / 03 Nights

Itinerary

Choquequirao
DAY 1: CUSCO – CACHORA – CHIQUISCA (walking 07 hours)

We will leave Cusco (3350m/10991f) approximately at 5:30 am. First, we will head for the village Cachora (2850m/9350f) to meet our horsemen and the mules that will carry all the camping equipment during the expedition. Thereafter, we will continue our journey towards the pass of Capuliyoq (2800m/9186f). The trek offers a beautiful view of the mythical mountain Padreyoc, of the deep canyon and of the river Apurímac, meaning “speaking river”. Thereupon, we will descend towards the canyon’s interior named Chiquisca (1930m/6332f), where we will spend the night.

  • Climate: warm

DAY 2: CHIQUISCA – PLAYA ROSALINA – MARAMPATA – CHOQUEQUIRAO (walking 07 hours)

After breakfast, we will descend to La Playa Rosalina (1550m/5085f). From there, we will continue heading for Marampata (2850m/9350f), where we will have a beautiful view of the archeological complex of Choquequirao (3033m/9951f). Our camping site is located 25 minutes from the settlement.

  • Climate: both cold and warm.

DAY 3: CHOQUEQUIRAO – SAN IGNACIO – CARMEN (walking 06 hours)

At sunrise, we will first visit the archeological site of Choquequirao. By now, only 30% of this “golden cradle” has been exposed. Thereafter, we will descend to the Apurímac canyon’s deepest part called San Ignacio at 1500m/4921f and have lunch. After that, we will ascend to our camping site in the beautiful gardens of Carmen (2000m/6562f).

  • Climate: moderate climate with mosquitoes.

Note: Due to the ecosystem’s constant changes, this day is considered to be the most beautiful one. Nevertheless, the route from Choquequirao to San Ignacio is at some parts very slippery. Therefore, we ask you to watch your steps carefully. Moreover, we recommend carrying sufficient water with you.

DAY 4: CARMEN – TAMBO BAMBA – HUANIPACA – CUSCO (walking 05 hours)

The gardens of Carmen are situated close to the manor of Tambobamba (2500m/8202f), a region having been governed by landowners during the 19th and 20th century and considered to be one of the most fertile valleys to cultivate maize and a variety of potatoes. We will pass little villages such as Pacobamba and Huanipaca (3150m/10335f) and will return to Cusco by bus.

  • Climate: moderate, warm.

END OF OUR SEERVICE

 

Details

PROGRAM INCLUDED:

  • Private transportation Hotel – Cachora
  • Transportation from Cachora to Cusco
  • Entrance fee to Choquekirao
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish English)
  • High quality camping equipment,
  • For 2 people, mattresses, dining tents, chairs, tables, bathroom tent.
  • Meals during the excursion (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks / vegetarian option).
  • Kitchen and kitchen equipment.
  • Carriers and mules for all personal equipment and luggage.
  • emergency horse.
  • First aid kit

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Sleeping Bag

 

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