Choquequirao 5 Days – 4N – PAT Service

5 Days
Starting from US$350 per person
Choquequirao 5 Days – 4N – PAT Service
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Choquequirao 5 Days – 4N – PAT Service

Choquequirao 5D/4N .-On this spectacular 60km hike, we head towards the charming village of Cachora, our starting point, and arrive at this enormous archaeological complex still in the process of cleaning and restoration located in the surroundings of the sacred mountain of Salkantay (6,271m / 20569ft) and the Apurimac. River Canyon The beauty of the Inca citadel, still partially covered by weeds accumulated over the centuries, its amazing location and the surrounding mountain scenery, as well as a large amount of Andean flora and fauna, with the possibility of spotting condors in their natural habitat, are some of the examples. One of the most appreciated attractions of this program.

This 5-day version allows for an additional day at the Choquequirao archaeological site compared to the classic 4-day trek.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Cusco to Chiquisca.

We leave Cusco at 05:00 am in our private transportation and head towards Cachora (2 800m.asl / 9 184ft), an Andean community located 5 hours from Cusco. Cachora is the starting point of the trek where we meet our riders and horses. We begin our climbing trek for two and a half hours to Abra Capuliyoc (2 750 masl / 9 020ft), where we can enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and the Apurimac River canyon. We then continue descending for two more hours to Chiquisca, where we set up camp and spend the night.

  • Meals
  • Lunch and dinner

Day 2 Chiquisca to Choquequirao.

We leave Chiquisca around 06:00 am to descend to Rosalina beach, which will take about an hour. Then we cross the Apurimac River and start climbing towards Santa Rosa, zigzagging up a steep slope. This climb will take approximately 2 hours, and it is important that we leave early so that the heat does not make it more difficult than it has to be. In Santa Rosa, we pause for half an hour, where those who wish can try Cambray, a local sugar cane extract. Then, we continue our hike slowly climbing for two and a half hours until we reach our lunch spot in Marampata. From here we will walk another two hours until we reach the archaeological complex of Choquequirao, located at 3 103 masl / 10 178 ft, where we will camp and enjoy some free time to explore the terraces and buildings. As the sun begins to set,

  • Meals
  • Breakfast lunch dinner

Day 3 Choquequirao

Today we enjoy a full guided tour of the Choquequirao complex: we will visit the high parts (Hanan) and the low parts (Urin), and some areas that are still covered with wild foliage and ready to be restored as they were when the Incas owned it. We will have the whole day to explore the site and relax, enjoying the spectacular views that surround the area.

  • Meals
  • Breakfast lunch dinner

Day 4 Choquequirao to Rosalina Beach

This morning we begin our trek back to Santa Rosa, where we have lunch. We then continue descending for another 2 hours until we reach Rosalina beach (1 450 masl / 4 756 ft), where we might have time to take a refreshing swim in the waters of the Apurimac River. We camp and have dinner here.

  • Meals
  • Breakfast lunch dinner

Day 5 Playa Rosalina to Cachora.

We leave the camp after breakfast to begin the two to three hour ascent to Chiquisca, and then return to Abra Capuliyoc, near which we have lunch. In the afternoon, we continue on our two-hour return route to Cachora, where private transportation will be waiting to take us back to Cusco. Estimated time of arrival is around 9.00pm.

  • Meals
  • Breakfast and lunch

* Departure and arrival times are approximate.
** The campsites are subject to change according to the criteria of our guide and the progress of the group.

Difficulty

Challenging: the route has steep highs and lows, with altitude changes in a day of over 1600 m / 5200 ft and generally warm weather during the day due to the lower altitude versus Cusco. We recommend allowing a day’s acclimatization in Cusco before departure on the trek.

INCLUDED

What does it include?

  • Briefing prior to departure
  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transportation to Cachora, starting point of the trek.
  • Entrance to Choquequirao for visitors and agency staff.
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each tent with capacity for 4 people, to provide greater comfort and store backpacks safely. Our tents are 3-season tents, highly maintained to ensure excellent performance in the field. Eureka Timberline 4 Outfitter tents are used when double accommodations are required and Eureka Timberline 2XT for single travelers.
  • One inflatable sleeping pad per person.
  • One sleeping bag per person: our sleeping bags are -18°C-comfort (0°F), mummy-shaped and include a sleeping liner. They are cleaned after each use and have a maximum use of 30 trips.
  • One pillow per person.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs.
  • Kitchen tent
  • Toilet tent with biodegradable toilet facilities.
  • Professional and official English speaking guide (2 guides for groups of more than 8 people).
  • Chef and cooking equipment.
  • Pack animals (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment).
  • Pack animals to carry personal equipment up to a maximum of 9 kg per person (including cushion and sleeping bag).
  • 1 emergency horse for every 6 people
  • Wranglers
  • Lodging for all our staff.
  • Meals (04B, 05L, 04D + daily morning snack + daily tea service, except on the last day). Vegetarian or special menus available at no additional cost.
  • One bag of textile snack per person, to avoid the use of plastic bags that pollute our environment.
  • Filtered boiled water from lunchtime on the 1st day onwards.
  • Biodegradable personal hand soaps.
  • Biodegradable dishwasher detergents used by our kitchen staff.
  • Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing / boiled water to fill your water bottle every morning and evening, and at lunch time if requested with enough time in advance
  • First aid kit with emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Private transportation from Cachora to Cusco, including the transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
  • 24-hour customer service: ask for the emergency number available during your visit.

NOT INCLUDED

Not included

  • Breakfast on the first day.
  • Dinner on the last day.
  • Tips: please note that our agency staff is well paid, so feel free to tip us or not as you wish.

WHAT TO BRING

What should you bring?

  • A backpack with a change of clothes for the entire trekking period.
  • Raincoat or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
  • Strong footwear, ideally trekking shoes or sports shoes
  • Warm clothing including jacket, fleece and sweaters
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Camera, film and batteries (batteries are consumed more quickly in cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect from the sun, rain or cold
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Toilet paper
  • Snacks: cookies, energy bars, chocolate, etc.
  • Water bottle and sterilizing tablets (e.g. Micropur)
  • Small towel
  • Swimsuit (if you intend to go to the hot springs)
  • Cash in soles and US$ (in case you need money we have ATMs in Aguas Calientes)
  • Original passport
  • Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber cases are required)

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Choquequirao 5 Days – 4N – PAT Service
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