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Choquequirao trek 4 days, this amazing four day trek is the most challenging to Choquequirao. This trek moves at a steady pace through the Andes and is recommended for the most fit. As all treks this is carefully planned and designed by a certified, English speaking, trekking guide born and raised in Marampata – a small community high in the Andes approximately 1.5k from the Ancient Ruins of Choquequirao. His ancestral family, have been living in Marampata even before Hiram Bingam arrive, for a first time in 1909.
The newly discovered Inca city of Choquequirao is located high up in the Andean mountains, very remote, less travelled by tourists and is only accessible by hiking through the Andes. This is not a simple trek yet truly a Lifetime Experience!
On this adventure trek we will hike through high Andean landscapes, with spectacular views of snow-capped mountains, descend into deep canyons, pass through biologically diverse cloud forest ecosystems, we will cross over the Apurimac River, one of the largest and biggest river in Peru.
OVERVIEW.
- Day 1: Cusco – Cachora – Playa Rosalinas.
- Day 2: Playa Rosalinas – Marampata – Choquequirao.
- Day 3: Choquequirao – Santa Rosa – Chikisca.
- Day4: Chikisca – Cachora – Cusco.

* Starting Altitude – 2800m / 9186ft.
* Highest Altitude – 4780m / 15,682ft.
* Walking Distance – 34km / 21 miles
* Longest Day – Day 1, approximately 14km / 8.7 miles
* Coldest Night – Day 1 around 0º Celsius
* Overall Difficulty – Moderate difficult (depends on your level of fitness).


Day 1: Cusco – Cachora – Playa Rosalinas.

We pick you up at 5:00 am with our private transport to drive to the village of Cachora where we meet our staff and drive 30 more minutes to Capuliyoc lookout point and trail head (2,941masl / 9649 ft). Before we begin our trek, we will enjoy a good lunch while enjoying the amazing view of Apurimac Canyon. There is also the big chance we will see the Andean condor flying high over the canyon. We begin our trek with a spectacular view of the Nevado Padreyoq. We can also make out the archaeological complex of Choquequirao in the distance. Our path continues downhill for about 6 hours, until we arrive at our campsite at Playa Rosalina (1,863masl). We can expect a warm night in the valley.
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner.
- Maximum Altitude: 2900 masl / 9514 ft
- Minimum Altitude: 1500 masl / 4921 ft
- Distance Travelled: 11 km / 6.97 ml
- Walking Time: 6 hours.

Day 2: Playa Rosalinas – Marampata – Choquequirao.

We will wake you up with a cup of coca tea, then you will have a time to pack up your stuff before sitting down to a delicious breakfast. We leave early (5 am), over Apurimac River, where we cross the bridge, towards Cusco region. Now we begin our trek uphill, arriving in 2 hours at Santa Rosa, where we can stop for a rest. Here we find a family house, where we can also buy mineral water, soft drinks and rehydrating drinks.
We continue uphill for approximately 2 more hours, until arriving at Marampata (2,950 msnm). Where we will have an early lunch while enjoying the spectacular view of the Andes. After a good break and rest, we continue walking 2 more hours to Choquequirao, the ancient city of the Incas. We will enjoy the afternoon exploring this magical city. We can still find Inca remains cover with vegetation. In the late afternoon, there’s a big chance to see condors fly over Choquequirao. By early evening we head down to our campsite which is located at the lower part of Choquequirao for the night
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
- Maximum Altitude: 3030 masl / 9940.95 ft
- Minimum Altitude: 1500 masl / 4921 ft
- Distance Travelled: 10 km / 6.21 ml
- Walking Time: 7 hours.

Day 3: Choquequirao – Santa Rosa – Chikisca.

After waking up and having a late breakfast, we pack up our equipment and begin our return to Marampata where we will have our lunch, then to keep walking back to Chikisca, where we spent our first night. We return by the same path that we took on the way there.
The gradient of the path is Peruvian flat at the beginning, to then descend to the Apurimac River, where we will rest for a moment. The rest of the path is uphill for around 1 hour. Dinner at the end of the day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Maximum Altitude: 3000 masl / 9842.42 ft
Minimum Altitude: 1500 masl / 4921 ft
Distance Travelled: 14 km / 8.69 ml
Walking Time: 7 hours.

Day 4: Chikisca – Capuliyoc – Cusco.

We begin the day as early as possible to avoid the midday sun, which is exhausting. The first part of the path is uphill, the last part of the climb is challenging. We arrive at the Capuliyoc lookout point where we began our trek. Total time, approximately 5 hours. We will enjoy lunch and begin our return journey back to the city of Cusco.
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
- Maximum Altitude: 2900 masl / 9514 ft
- Minimum Altitude: 1860 masl / 6102 ft
- Distance Travelled: 8 km / 4.97 ml
- Walking Time: 5 hours.


INCLUDED:

Private transport from Cusco to Cachora trail head
The tents to sleep
Entrance fees to Choquequirao
Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
High quality camping equipment, tents are big enough for 2 persons. Mattresses, eating tent with table and chairs, bathroom tent)
Meals during the excursion (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks / option vegetarian
Cook and cooking equipment
Horseman and mules, for all camping equipment and customer’s luggage (Up to 8 kg)
Emergency horse over 6 persons
First-aid kit and oxygen bottle

NOT INCLUDED:

Sleeping bag
Day 1: Breakfast
Lunch and Dinner on the last day
Walking Sticks: you can hire from our company
Inflatable mattresses
Tips: Please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish

What you should bring:
Backpack waterproof layer
Loose pants and better long
Feather coat and waterproof jacket.
Gloves and skullcap.
Trekking shoes with thick orm.
Micro fiber or wool socks.
Walking sticks.
Sunscream and glasses.
Mosquito repellent.
Original passport.
Purifiying pills.
Personal higiene items.
Torch with replacement battery.
Camera.
Sleeping bag.
Extra Money to tipping guides, cookers and porters.

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