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Description

Choquequirao trek 5 days

Choquequirao trek 5 days is really fascinating that it goes into the Apurímac canyon. is also known as the second “Lost City of the Incas”. The meaning of the name Choquequirao in Quechua is “cradle of gold” and is considered one of the places where the last Inca rulers went after losing the city of Cusco during the Spanish conquest. This Inca archaeological site is considered as “The Sister of Machu Picchu”.

In the course of the tour, you will see beautiful landscapes and mountains, remote ancient villages celebrated in the last century by the landowners, a very special Inca town built on top of the hills by the mitimaes, Chachapoyas to honor the great Pachacutec. The route offers biodiversity of flora and fauna, so that along the trail you will experience different microclimates and ecosystems. It is currently an amazing hidden jewel, mysterious and wonderful where you will find the great mystery of the landscape.

  1. Cusco – Cachora – Chiquiska
  2. Chikisca –  Rosalina Beach – Choquequirao
  3. Choquequirao
  4. Choquequirao – Cocasamana
  5. Cocasamana – Conoq – Cusco

Itinerary

First day: Cusco – Cachora – Chiquiska

We will pick you up from your hotel around 05:30 a.m. from Cusco, the transportation will take until the town of San Pedro de Cachora. Here we will meet our muleteers who will take the mules. We will begin our two-hour walk to the Abra de Capuliyoc (2800 masl / 9186 feet) where we will have lunch, there are spectacular views of villages, valleys, and snowy mountains. For this day the use of repellent is important. We will continue with the descent approximately 3 hours towards Chiquiska (1930 m.s.n.m / 6332 ft), the place of our first camp where we will enjoy our dinner. And the wonderful night this is our first-night Choquequirao trek 5 days.

Second day: Chiquiska – Rosalinas Beach – Choquequirao

In the morning we will have our breakfasts, then we are going to continuing our journey approximately 5 hours to Maranpata (1550 m.s./5085 feet)  here we will have lunch and enjoy the beautiful view of Choquequirao, on the way we can see different varieties of plants and flowers. After we will continue with 2 hours more walk to reach the archaeological complex of Choquequirao (3100 m.s.m / 10170 feet) we will spend the afternoon enjoying the fantastic sunset in the mountains and spend the night near there. In the afternoon we will have mate infusions and then dinner.

Third day: Choquequirao

This day is very important Choquequirao trek 5 days, we will make the tour around the archaeological complex of Choquequirao (3100 masl / 10170 feet) and explore some places that are covered by the lush vegetation of the cloud forest. Then we will visit the religious sector, the administrative sector, the granaries, the terraces with flames and other buildings located near the religious center. Our guide will be responsible for providing you with all the relevant information about the place, its history and the importance it had in the past. After this, you will have free time to explore the complex on your own. Lunch and dinner will be given in our camp, after nightfall, we will rest in the same place as the night before.

Fourth day: Choquequirao – Cocamasana

We will start the long descent towards the Apurimac river (1450 masl – 4787 feet), where we will stop for lunch. In this section of the road, we will enjoy spectacular views of the great Apurímac canyon and impressive waterfalls in the distance, you can also enjoy some fruits that are grown in the sector. After this, we will begin to ascend gradually around 3 to 4 hours towards our last camp that is Cocamasana (2300 m.s./7545 feet) to have our dinner, where we will have spectacular views of the Choquequirao route.

Fifth day: Cocamasana – Conoc – Cusco

After having our energetic breakfast, we will walk around two hours to reach the Apurimac Canyon and get amazing photographs. Here ends our trekking, which we will continue with our bus back to Cusco. On the way we will stop to observe the huge stone of Saywite (2684 masl / 8805 feet), carved by the Incas in representation of their empire, it is considered as a religious cult center for the Incas, there are geometric and zoomorphic figures, including reptiles, frogs, felines, irrigation channels, etc. After 2 hours we can enjoy the thermal waters of Conoc (1826 m.s.n.m / 5990 feet) to relax and have a delicious lunch. Finally, we will arrive at our final destination Cusco. this is the end of this Choquequirao Trek 5 days.

Include

IT INCLUDES:

  • Professional tourist guide.
  • Tour Guide Assistant for groups of 9+
  • Chef
  • Mules to carry the kitchen equipment, camp, and 7kg of their personal items.
  • Pick up and transportation from the hotel to the start of the tour.
  • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the route where you will need to take it on your own).
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 lunches (Happy hour) and 4 dinners. If you have a dietary request, such as vegetarian food, let us know.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs.
  • Comfortable and spacious tent of 4 people, which will be used only by 2 people.
  • Inflatable mattress/sleeping matras.
  • Oxygen bottles.
  • First aid kit.
  • Tickets to Choquequirao

IT DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Sleeping bag (which you can rent from us).
  • Breakfast on day 1
  • Lunch and dinner on day 5.
  • Tips
  • Tickets to Conoc.

Recommendations

THINGS TO TAKE:

  • Original passport
  • Current University Student Card (if you are a student and want to qualify for a discount price).
  • Mountain boots/trekking.
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho.
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • Poles (fast drying).
  • Swimwear and sandals (for the waters of Conoc).
  • Comfortable trekking pants.
  • Sun hat.
  • Sunscreen (SPF 35+).
  • Insect repellent (We highly recommend a NATURAL repellent).
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer.
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and video camera.
  • Flashlight with spare batteries (or an environmentally friendly option).

Price

$500.00 Dollars Per Person

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