CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK 5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS
Choquequirao Trek 5 days recently nominated by Lonely Planet travel magazine as one of the best tourist destinations in Peru. Choquequirao is known as the sacred sister of Machu Picchu for its structural and architectural similarity. Located in the Vilcanota mountain range, on the right bank of the Apurimac River at 3100 meters above sea level.
Choquequirao served as the last refuge of the Incas in 1572 against the Spanish conquerors. It was part of a system of settlements and Andean cities articulated by a network of roads that still today allow us to enter a complex geography. It seems to have been built for ceremonial purposes, presided over by the worship of the Sun, earth and water gods.
This tour is intended for all people who have an adequate and optimal state of health before the necessary demand can perform it individually to be able to meet new people, as a couple or with friends with whom to share emotions and also in Family to enjoy an unforgettable adventure.
Day 01 Cusco – Capuliyuc – Chikisca
We leave Cusco at 4:00 am, we travel in our tourist transport for 4 hours until we arrive to San Pedro de Cachora, where we stop for breakfast, after 30 minutes more of travel, we will arrive to Capuliyuc (starting point of the trek). Once started the walk in a few minutes we will arrive at the viewpoint of Capuliyuc (3006 meters above sea level), from this place we can see the Apurimac river valley and the mountains of Vilcabamba most of them exceed 6000 meters above sea level. From this point, we will begin to descend through a landscape with little vegetation, as we go down the temperature increases as well as the presence of mosquitoes, we will arrive to Chiquisqa 1880 masl (a small village) place to spend the night.
Day 02 Chikisca – Marampata
This second day after breakfast we will begin our journey very early, we will have a descent of about 1 hour to playa Rosalina to cross the Apurimac river, then we will begin the ascent of about 4 hours to Marampata (2940 masl), this place is our second place to spend the night.
Once we arrive to Marampata we will have lunch and we will have the afternoon free to recover the lost energy and enjoy one of the best sunsets in the Peruvian Andes.
Day 03 Marampata – Choquequirao – Marampata
Today is the most important day of our adventure, because we will visit one of the largest archaeological centers of the Incas and we will have all day to enjoy it.
After breakfast we will have a leisurely walk of 2 hours by an undulating road and dense vegetation typical of the place until we reach the square of Choquequirao, from this point we will begin to visit each sector of this impressive place, as the religious sector, farming sector, urban sector, etc.
In the afternoon, after having enjoyed this magnificent place, we will return to Marampata where we will spend the third night.
Day 04 Marampata – Chikisca
After a hearty breakfast we will start with the return, this day we will have a descent of approximately 4 hours to playa Rosalina and then a 2 hours ascent to Chikisca, place where we will have lunch and spend the last night.
Day 05 Chikisca – Capuliyoc – Cusco
After breakfast we will begin to ascend very early in the morning for about 4 hours until we arrive to Capuliyuc, place where we will board the transport that will take us back to Cusco.
Included / Not Included
- Round trip transportation Cusco – Capuliyuc – Cusco.
- Entrance to the archaeological site of CHOQUEQUIRAO
- Certified official tour guide
- 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
- First aid kit
- Overnight places.
- Extra expenses (snacks, water bottles).
- First breakfast.
- Fifth day lunch.
- Walking sticks (15 usd).
- Emergency horses.
What to bring?
WHAT TO BRING:
- Hiking clothes for 5 days.
- Hiking shoes or boots.
- Hiking poles.
- Sun block.
- Mosquito repellent.
- Personal cleaning kit.
- Power bank.
- Extra money.