Choquequirao Trek 5D/4N

Pick up from hotel at 4.00am then drive to Cachora. Reaching approximately 7.30am the people of Cachora. After breakfast we get ready our equipment on mules and horses and then begin our trek. After 2 hours of walking we reached Capuliyoc (2915 m) from where we have a beautiful view as the peaks and snowy Padrayoc, Wayna Cachora and the first views on the Apurimac valley. Then descend to the Masana (2330m) where the climate becomes noticeably warmer, the flora and fauna begin to change coke. Finally we arrive at Playa Rosalina (1550m) located next to the Apurimac River where we will settle and camp for the night.

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Itinerary

Day 01: Cusco – Cachora – Cocamasana – Playa Rosalina

Pick up from hotel at 4.00am then drive to Cachora. Reaching approximately 7.30am the people of Cachora. After breakfast we get ready our equipment on mules and horses and then begin our trek. After 2 hours of walking we reached Capuliyoc (2915 m) from where we have a beautiful view as the peaks and snowy Padrayoc, Wayna Cachora and the first views on the Apurimac valley. Then descend to the Masana (2330m) where the climate becomes noticeably warmer, the flora and fauna begin to change coke. Finally we arrive at Playa Rosalina (1550 m) located next to the Apurimac River where we will settle and camp for the night.

Distance: 12 km

Time: 8 hours

Day 02: Playa Rosalina – Marampata – Choquequirao

This day is the hardest day for 5 days. After a very early breakfast we start with a steep road for 4 hours reaching approximately Marampata (2828 m) where we have lunch. Along the hike we can observe many orchids, wild flowers and many birds. From Marampata to Choquequirao (3035 m) will walk two hours more to reach the archaeological site of Choquequirao and where we will observe the entrance of the sun and the flight of the condor. Our camp will be out of the ruins.

Distance: 10 km.

Time: 7 hours.

Day 03: Choquequirao

This day will explore the ruins of Choquequirao. Our guide will explain the history and importance of the site. After you have free time to visit different sectors of the archaeological complex.

Distance: 700 meters

Time: 30 minutes

Day 04: Choquequirao – Marampata – Chikisca – Cocamasana

After breakfast we continue our trek back down a steep road towards the Apurimac river where we will stop and have lunch. In the afternoon we will climb about 4 hours to reach Coca Masana. Where we will camp.

Distance: 15 km

Time: 9 hours

Day 05: Cocamasana – Capuliyoc – Cusco

This day after breakfast will start our walk very early, so take advantage of the cool morning to ascend for approximately 3 hours until the end of our walk, in this place our transport will be waiting for who will take us to the city of Cusco – hotel.

Distance: 7 km

Time: 3 hours

Included / Not included

IT INCLUDES:

  • Pick up from airport to hotel/back
  • Transport to starting point of our hike
  • Professional tour guide.
  • Food.
  • Cook.
  • Horsemen and horses (who are responsible to load food and camping equipment).
  • 1 emergency horse.
  • Transport to return Cusco.
  • Double tents with capacity for 3 people.
  • Tents (mattresses, chairs), dining tent, kitchen.
  • Oxygen tank.
  • First aid kit
  • Entrance tickets to Choquequirao

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Breakfast the first day.
  • Dinner on the last day.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Hiking poles

RECOMMENDATIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Original Passport
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Backpack/ Daypack
  • Water Bottles
  • Raincoat or Poncho
  • Sunblock/ Sunglasses
  • Warm jacket
  • Hiking Shoes or Boots
  • Wool Hat
  • Flashlight
  • Hiking pants
  • Tshirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Camera
  • Extra snacks/money
  • Walking sticks
  • Bug spray
  • Personal medication

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