4-Day Choquequirao trek From Cusco
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4-Day Choquequirao trek From Cusco

4-Day Choquequirao trek From Cusco

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Day 1: Cusco - Cachora -Santa Rosa

Stop At: Ruinas de Choquequirao, Cachora, Apurimac Region
Our first day starts out from the village of Cachora, a 4 hour drive from Cusco. Leaving Cachora the path works it's way down in to the Apurimac Valley and we will have fantastic views of snow-capped peaks in the distance and the Apurimac Valley spread out before us throughout the day, also after a few hours walking we'll get to have our first views of Choquequirao sat on the far side of the valley. The area around Choquequirao is rich in life and we will see a wide variety of flora and fauna as we make our way down in to the valley. Our campsite for the night is at Santa Rosa (2200m / 7215ft.) which is on the other side of the Apurimac River. As the campsite is a little further along the trail than most groups go it is one of the quietest places to camp on the whole trek so we can enjoy the beautiful scenery around us without distraction.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Comfortable tents

Day 2: Santa Rosa-Choquequirao 

Stop At: Ruinas de Choquequirao, Cachora, Apurimac Region
Today is probably the hardest day of the trek. To get to Choquequirao we need to make our way back up the opposite side of the Apurimac Valley which involves ascending about 800m / 2624ft. over a distance of 14km / 8.7 miles through hot and humid conditions. It's quite tough going but the views we get today mixed with the wide variety of flora and fauna you find on this side of the valley make it worth it.Throughout the day we will see a wide variety of bromeliads, orchids and stands of bamboo; After about a 5 hour walk we'll arrive to our campsite close to Choquequirao (3050m / 10,005ft.) and settle in for the night - if the weather is clear the views of the sunsetting from here are amazing Condors soaring over the valley below.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Comfortable tents

Day 3: Choquequirao-Chiquiska

Stop At: Ruinas de Choquequirao, Cachora, Apurimac Region
Today's focus is on exploring Choquequirao. Waking up early you'll head off on a guided tour of the site during which you'll be shown the most important and interesting sections of the city and get to learn about the Inca culture and the close relation between Choquequirao and Machu Picchu. Compared to Machu Picchu little is known about Choquequirao even though it has been known about for much longer. Originally discovered in the 17th century by the Spanish it lay abandoned and forgotten until recent years when tourism raised the profile of the city and exploration began. Even with this increased interest only 25% of the city has been explored and many of its secrets still wait to be discovered. After your tour you'll begin the trek back to Cachora along the route we came. Our campsite for tonight is Chiquiska (1800m / 5905ft.) in the base of the valley by the Apurimac River.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Comfortable tents

Day 4: Chiquiska-Cachora-Cusco

Stop At: Ruinas de Choquequirao, Cachora, Apurimac Region
Today is the final stretch of the trek as we make our way back to Cachora. Winding our way back up the side of the valley we'll have our final views of Choquequirao in the distance before arriving to Cachora in the late afternoon and travelling by bus back to Cusco.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Included
  • 3x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • English Speaking tour Guide
  • Masterchef along the trek
  • Horses to carry cooking and camping equipment and 6kg of your personal items.
  • Tourist transportation to the trail-head round trip
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Afternoon Snacks and 3 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Comfortable tents and sleeping mattress
  • First aid kit
  • Entry/Admission - Ruinas de Choquequirao
  • Entry/Admission - Ruinas de Choquequirao
  • Entry/Admission - Ruinas de Choquequirao
  • Entry/Admission - Ruinas de Choquequirao
Not included
  • Sleeping bag $.25 Walking pole $15, You might rent from your local operator
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 4
  • Extra horse for back riding $.50 per day
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
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50% Aquatic
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