The Choquequirao trek of 4 days and 3 nights is an exciting trekking adventure in Peru that takes you through breathtaking landscapes and allows you to explore the enigmatic citadel of Choquequirao, often called the “sacred sister” of Machu Picchu. During this trek, hikers follow a challenging itinerary that combines treks through mountains, canyons and rainforests.
DAY 1: CUSCO – CACHORA- CAPULIYOC – CHIQUISQA- CAMPAMENTO SATA ROSA
We leave Cusco at 5:30 in the morning, we travel in our tourist transport for 4 hours until we reach San Pedro de Cachora place to stop for breakfast, after 30 more minutes of travel, we will arrive at HUANCACALLE (place of beginning of the walk). Once the walk begins in a few minutes we will arrive at the Capuliyoc viewpoint (3006 masl), from this place we can contemplate the valley of the Apurimac River and the mountains of Vilcabamba, most of them exceed 6000 meters. From this point, we will begin to descend through a landscape with little vegetation, as we go down the temperature increases as also increases the presence of mosquitoes, we will arrive for lunch at CHIQUISQA At 1880 masl (a small village with fresh water and can be buy mineral water). Another hour’s walk away is the Rosalina beach (1460 masl), where we will cross the Apurimac river and then start climbing up to SANTA ROSA (2000 meters above sea level) where we will spend the night.
DAY 2: CAMPAMENTO SANTA ROSA – MARANPATA – CHOQUEQUIRAO
After a consistent breakfast prepared by our Andean chef, today we will begin to walk uphill until we reach MARANPATA (2842 masl), passing the challenging stretch of the 18 curves. After a short and well-deserved rest, we will head towards the Inca city of CHOQUEQUIRAO. Along the way the vegetation will change from a dry forest to a subtropical mountain forest, the temperature is already cooler, we will already see Inca terraces very close to the cliffs and we will arrive at the CHOQUEQUIRAO camp for lunch. After lunch we will go to explore the city of Choquequirao throughout the afternoon. We will visit the royal palace, the llama sector and we will also have the opportunity to experience the sunset in Choquequirao. We will return to the camp and spend the night.
DAY 3: CHOQUEQUIRAO – SANTA ROSA – CHIQUISQA
After another night in the heart of the Andes, we will visit the CASA CAIDA DE AGUAS sector. Finally we will undertake our return. At noon we will have lunch at SANTA ROSA prepared by our swift Andean chef. In the afternoon we will continue descending to the ROSALINA beach, where we will cross the powerful APURIMAC river, and then start climbing until we reach the CHIQUISQA camp and spend our last night in the mountains.
DAY 4: CHIQUISQA – CAPULIYOC – CUSCO
We will walk the last leg of return. After a fortifying breakfast, very early we will start climbing the slope with the aim of reaching our final destination, CAPULIYOC, always enjoying the rocky landscape and dwarf forests. When we get to CAPULIYOC we will taste our last lunch and board our minibus to return, we will arrive approximately 4 in the afternoon to the city of CUSCO. END OF OUR TRIP.
Inclussions / Exclussions
- Pre tour Meeting, 1 or 2 days before starting the trip in our office at 4:00 pm (client chooses the day at the time of confirmation of the reservation)
- Transportation Cusco – Capuliyoc plus a round trip service.
- Professional bilingual guide throughout the trek.
- Specialist chef and kitchen team. The meal includes (3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners).
- Mules service to carry the camping equipment, food and 6 kilos of luggage from our clients.
- Camping equipment (DOITE double tent, model Kailas 3, Doite model Himalaya and Eureka tents, inflatable Matra, dining tent with table and chairs).
- Admission tickets to the Inca city of CHOQUEQUIRAO.
- SWOT (Bags to pack the 6 kilos that the mules will carry for you).
- The first breakfast and dinner on the last day
- Sleeping bag.
- Mineral water (can be purchased on the way at rest sites).
- Horse saddle (if required, the cost of a saddle horse is USD 80
WHAT TO BRING
- A personal backpack with rain cover.
- Sleeping bag resistant to -10 ° C / 14 ° F.
- Sufficient clothes for cold weather and warm weather (Since the weather can be cold and humid, therefore your wet clothes will not be able to dry from one day to the next).
- Rain jacket, rain pants and rain poncho.
- Trekking shoes.
- Flips flops
- Sunblock, insect repellent, alcohol gel, canteen, and toilet paper.
- Photographic camera
- Flashlight and extra batteries.
- Snack: chocolates, cereal bars, jungle fruits and nuts. Etc.
- Original passport, original student card (if admitted).
- Extra money in Peruvian soles