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CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK (4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS)

 choquequirao view from the way mysterius lost city

The Choquequirao trek is a truly spectacular hike that plunges down into the Apurimac canyon and then up again to the fascinating ruins of Choquequirao. While this is a quite tough trek, you are rewarded with spectacular views the whole way. Choquequirao comfort trek enables you more time in the ruins and more time to get to the ruins.

 

Explore the lost inca city of Choquequirao away from the crowds,you can make with beautiful landscapes, hot springs, nature & the spectacular flight of the condors

 

Overview

Choquequirao 4 Days/3 Nights

 

Location: About 4 hours drive west of Cusco.
Trek Duration: 4 Days /  3 Nights
Trek grade: Difficulty
Trek Style: Active
Type of Trek :

Adventure, Archaeological and Cultural

Altitude: 1,550m/5,117ft - 3,150m/10,397ft
Departure Day: Daily
Accommodation:

3 nights in tent

Group Size: Small Group (Maximum group size 08)
Short Itinerary Walking Distance 

Day 1:  Cusco-Cachora-Chickiska-Playa Rosalina
Day 2:  Playa Rosalina-Choquequirao
Day 3: Choquequirao-Playa Rosalina
Day 4: Playa Rosalina-Cachora-Cusco

Day 01: hours 18km / 11miles
Day 02: hours 14km / 9 miles
Day 03:  hours 14km / 9 miles
Day 04:16 km / 10 miles

Useful Information

Minimum  Altitude: 1,550m/5,117ft.
Highest Altitude: 3,150m/10,397ft

T° Maximum: 25°C - 25°C
T° Minimum: 10°C

Itinerary

choquequirao-trek-4days-1Day 1- Cusco-Cachora-Chickiska-Playa Rosalina

We will depart early in the morning in a private bus. After crossing the Kunyak Bridge over the Apurimac River, we will arrive at the town of Cachora (10, 200 feet). There, we will prepare to begin the trek and our muleteers will be awaiting us with the horses ready to go. We will begin to descent through the Apurimac Canyon. On this trail we will see some parts of the archaeological zone of Choquequirao, the snowy mountain chain of Vilcabamba. The plants and animals will begin to change on account of the climate and altitude. In the afternoon, we will arrive at La Playa Rosalina on the banks of the Apurimac River (5115 feet).

 

 

choquequirao-trek-4days-4Day 2- Playa Rosalina-Choquequirao

This will be the most arduous day. We will walk to the mountain early in the morning because when the sun shines it heats up the area significantly. On this morning we will be walking in the Cusco region side of the mountain. We will see different types of orchids, Andean bears, some birds, and with luck, the mighty Andean Condor! In the afternoon we will arrive at Choquequirao where our camp is located very close to the archaeological center.

 

 

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Day 3- Choquequirao-Playa Rosalina

 In the morning, we will have a guided tour of the beautiful city of Choquequirao after which we will set off on the return to Playa Rosalina arriving at the camp site there in the afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 sunset choquequirao

Day 4- Playa Rosalina-Cachora-Cusco

Early in the morning we will begin the walk toward Cachora. There, our bus will be waiting to take us back to Cusco.

 

Included / Not Included

 What is Included?  What is not Included?
 
  • Professional guide who speaks English, Spanish
  • Briefing at your hotel before departing
  • Private bus to the start of the trek.
  • Transfer to your hotel on return.
  • Cook and cooking equipment
  • Meals (Vegetarian option available) & Snacks
  • Camping equipment, dining tents, kitchen, tables, chairs.
  • 4 man tents are provided for 2 people only.
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Horseman and mules (they carry cooking and camping equipment)
  • Entrance tickets to Choquequirao
  • First aid kid and oxygen tank.
  • Breakfast the first day
  • Lunch on day 4th
  • Sleeping bags (they can be rented in the office)
 
 What you Need to Bring?  Optional Items to Take:
  • Sleeping bag (not included but can be hired from us)
  • 1 small day backpack to carry the things you need for the day
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket, hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun protection cream
  • Insect repellent
  • Hand santizer
  • Toiletries paper
  • Small towel
  • Bathing suit for hotsprings (not included in price)
  • Water sterilizing tablets in case you collect water from streams.
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Bathing suit for hotsprings (not included in price)
  • Emergency extra Cash
 
 
  • Shorts
  • sandals
  • Walking stick (with rubber tip)
  • Plasters and bandages
  • Additional horses

Price

* We include a porter that will carry your personal belongings (8kg/16lbs) in all of our treks at no additional cost.
Group Services: Private Service:
Special Price: $.472 per person To Open A New “Fixed Departures Date In A Private Service”
We only need 2 paxs
Discounts Optional Extras
  • Under 16's Discount: US$40
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu Mountain; add US$ 30
  • Sleeping bag - $23
  • Air matresses - $15
  • Inflatable pillow - $6
  • Pair of Walking poles – $19

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