We depart Cusco at approximately 4:00 AM, arriving to the town of Cachora between 6:30 and 7:00 AM. Once there
we arrange the equipment on mules and horses. From our spot we can observe the majestic PADRAYOC
snowcovered peak, located at 5,482 m.a.s.l. On the way, we observe the PADRAYOC and WAYNA CACHORA
snowcovered peaks, trekking to “Playa Rosalina”. Our campsite is in Santa Rosa.
We rise in the early morning. After a delicious breakfast, we continue our hike to Choquequirao, arriving there after
five hours. Once there we enjoy that majestic place by observing three levels of excavated ruins and appreciating
houses, terraces and other remains of this late Inca-town. Finally, we view unexplored areas that can tell us about this
last refuge of the oppressed Inca empire. Approximately at 3 o´clock in the afternoon (depending of the weather) we
sometimes can appreciate “the flight of the Condors”. Our campsite is at Choquequirao.
After an early breakfast, we pack and start our walk back to CHIQUISQA. On the way we can view the Apurimac
Canyon. Also, the exuberant vegetation with its variety of flowers and orchids, and sometimes we can appreciate the
"flight of the Condors". We stop at PLAYA ROSALINA for lunch and after that we continue to CHIQUISQA, where we
spend the night at our campsite.
We rise in the early morning. After a nutritious breakfast, we hike to the town of Cachora. On the hike we appreciate
again the majestic PADRAYOC snowcovered peak. The duration of the hike before arriving to CACHORA is about 7
hours. On the way back to CUSCO we make a stop in SAYHUITE and CCONOC, where we can enjoy HOT WATER
SPRINGS! Showers are available. At the same time we can see native products of the area. We arrive to CUSCO
approximately at 10pm.
THIS TOUR INCLUDES:
* Pick-up and drop-off transportation from and to your hotel.
* Choquequirao and Cconoc entrance fees.
* English speaking professional guide (two guides for groups over 9 people)
* Igloo tents - 2 people in each 4-person capacity tent with plenty of space for your backpacks
* Cook and Cooking equipment.
* 03 Meals per day - food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all
rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking, hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude.
* Mules and horses (to carry the tents, food, and cooking equipment).
* Dining tent with camp tables.
* Kitchen tent.
* Accommodation for our porters and cooks.
* First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
THIS TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
* Breakfast on the first morning. Some hotels offer an early morning breakfast service. If not, we stop at the town of
Cachora before starting the trek where you can purchase a breakfast.
* Backpack, Sleeping bag.
YOU SHOULD BRING:
* Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco for a few dollars)
* Strong, comfortable footwear
* One complete change of clothing
* Sweater and jacket (something warm)
* Water bottle and purification tablets (Micropur are recommended and can be bought in local pharmacies in Cusco).
* Flashlight and batteries.
* Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, sun block, insect repellent
* Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
* Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc
* Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
Note: Walks are between 5 to 10 hours per day.
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The archaeological site of CHOQUEQUIRAO is part of a
complex system of Andean towns of the Vilcabamba Valley.
During Inca times, it was united and connected with Machu
Picchu by a network of trails.
CHOQUEQUIRAO is located in the mountain range of
Salkantay, at 3035 m.a.s.l, surrounded by the snowcapped
mountains of Yanama, Ampay, Choquecarpu, Pumasillo and
Panta on the right side of the Apurimac river in the Santa
Teresa district, province of La Convention of the departament
The name CHOQUEQUIRAO means "cuna de oro" or "cradle of
gold". Choquequirao is an Inca town made up of small sites
made of rubble work and spread out. Together they make up a
complex metropolis placed on the crest of the hill by the same
Choquequirao 4 Day Tour