Choquequirao Trek 5 days and 4 night – PAT Service

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In this spectacular 60-km trek we drive to the charming village of Cachora, our starting point, and reach this huge archaeological complex still under cleaning and restoration process located in the surroundings of the Salkantay sacred mountain (6.271m/20569ft) and the Apurimac River canyon. The beauty of the Inca citadel, still partially covered by the weeds cumulated by the passing of centuries, its astonishing location and surrounding mountain scenery, as well as lots of Andean flora and fauna, with the chance to spot condors in its natural habitat are some of the most appreciated attractions of this program.

This 5 – day version allows an extra day in Choquequirao archaeological site versus the classical 4-day trek.

Day 1: Cusco to Chiquisca

We trekleave Cusco at 05:00 a.m. in our private transport and drive towards Cachora (2 800m.a.s.l/9 184ft), an Andean community located 5 hours from Cusco. Cachora is the starting point of the trek where we meet our horsemen and horses. We start our hike climbing for two and a half hours towards the Abra Capuliyoc (2 750 m.a.s.l./9 020ft), where may we enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and the Apurimac River Canyon. We then continue descending for two more hours towards Chiquisca, where we set our camp and spend the night.


Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 Chiquisca to Choquequirao


We leave Chiquisca about 06:00 a.m. to go down to Rosalina Beach, which will take about one hour. We then cross the Apurimac River and start climbing towards Santa Rosa, zigzagging up a steep slope. This climb will take an approximated 2h, 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 make a half an hour break, where those who wish may try Cambray, a local sugar cane extract. Afterwards, we continue our hike slowly climbing for two and a half hours until we reach our lunch spot in Marampata. From here we walk another two hours until we reach the archaeological complex of Choquequirao, located at 3 103 m.a.s.l./10 178ft, where we will set up camp and enjoy some free time to explore the terraces and buildings. When the sun starts to set, you might want to sit and contemplate the canyon, where condors are sometimes spotted.


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Choquequirao

Today choquequiraowe enjoy a complete guided tour of the Choquequirao complex: we will visit the high parts (Hanan), and the lower parts (Urin), and some areas that are still covered in wild foliage and ready to be restored into the way it was when the Incas owned it. We will have the full day to explore the site and relax, enjoying the spectacular views that surround the area.


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4 Choquequirao to Rosalina Beach

This morning we start our walk back towards Santa Rosa, where we have lunch. We then continue descending for another 2 hours until we reach Rosalina Beach (1 450 m.a.s.l./4 756ft), where we might have time to take a refreshing dip in the waters of the Apurimac River. We camp and dine here.


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Rosalina Beach to Cachora

We leave camp after breakfast to start the two to three hour climb to Chiquisca, to then make our way back to the Abra Capuliyoc, close to which we have our lunch. In the afternoon, we continue on our two-hour return route to Cachora, where a private transport will be waiting to take us back to Cusco. Estimated arrival time around 9.00pm.


Breakfast, Lunch

* Departure and arrival times are approximated.
** Campsites are subject to change according to our guide’s criteria and the group progress


Challenging: The route has steep ups and downs, with changes of altitude in one day of over 1600m/5200ft and usually warm weather during the day due to the lower altitude vs Cusco. We recommend allowing one-day acclimatization in Cusco prior to the trek departure.


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