CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK 5DAYS / 4NIGHTS
The trek to Choquequirao is the most extraordinary adventure . The environment along the circuit is impressive by the presence of an abundant variety of flora, fauna and adaptation that have had these variations in temperature, as regards wildlife can be found mainly condors, viscachas, foxes, variety of birds like the cock of the rock and hummingbirds in the flora include ferns, bunch grass and a variety of orchids along with a unique geography that has high mountains, glaciers, countless rivers, canyons, waterfalls, valleys, variety of ecological zones.
DAY 1: CUSCO - CACHORA - CHIKISKA
Early morning drive from Cusco to Abra Curahuasi which is located at 3,600 m approx. To continue Cachora where our porters will contact us to start the hike of about 5 hours. On the way we will see the grand canyon of the Apurimac, and then arrive to our camp known as Chikiska located in front of a wild and mystical snow-capped mountain Padreyoc.
DAY 2 CHIKISKA DAY - Maranpata
After breakfast we will descend to the Apurimac River, The descent takes about 2 hours, down to the depths of the canyon of the same name, geographic stunning panoramas observe mountains, snowy and another no less beautiful than the dry semitropical valley on the left flank, with this wonderful landscape, then cross the bridge to start up 2 hours approx.
Our second camp will be in an area with a special atmosphere, a place called Marampata, but not before visiting "Santa Rosa". There you will see the preparation of rum in the traditional way.
DAY 3 Maranpata - CHOQUEQUIRAO
We will take an energetic breakfast to overcome the great challenge of the day, then continue with the ascend f 2-3 hours approx. Until Sunchupata here we can see the great treasure in front of us "Choquequirao", given we have a wonderful spectacle in itself justifies come here.
Visit this magical place full of energy and culture, see the plazas, the sacred fountains, towers, agricultural and urban areas, and from the terrace observe Inca domains. Camp in Choquequequirao. Hopefully we will see the flight of the Condors.
DAY 4 CHOQUEQUIRAO - CHIKISKA
On this day after breakfast we will visit the archaeological site and with a little luck you can see the flight of the condors near the archaeological site as well as the Apurimac canyon. This is a day of the return to descend about 6 hours. The same day there you can take a relaxing bath at the river near the campsite.
DAY 5 CACHORA - CUSCO
Early in the morning we will have breakfast and begin our ascent of 4 hours with a fantastic atmosphere, the landscape shows its beauty along the entire route through Capuliyoc (viewpoint) afternoon at 2:00 PM approx. We will be coming to Cachora then board our bus to Cusco.
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
Tourist transport Cusco - Cachora / Cusco; All camping equipment and cooking equipment including good quality mattresses, spacious personal tents, dining (tables and chairs) and kitchen store. First aid kit including oxygen, professional English speaking guide and Spanish, trained in first aid. Entrance to Choquequirao, Food 4 Breakfast , 4 lunches, 4 dinners
. NOT INCLUDED:
• First breakfast.
• Lunch on the last day.
• Sleeping bag.
• Emergency horse or porter
• Entrance to the thermal baths Qhonoq.
WHAT TO BRING
• Wool Hat (Chullo), gloves, scarf, sweater, waterproof jacket and rain poncho
• Walking Pants & Shirts and Towels
• Good hiking boots - after the walk other shoes (sandals)
• Mineral water & purifying tablets (optional).
• Glasses, Flashlight - batteries
• Book, notebook & pen
• Binoculars (optional)
• Walking stick & protector (optional)
• Small backpack rain cover &
• Personal Medication
• Mosquito repellent
The horses just carry the food and camping equipment. If you want some extra help to carry your luggage or hire an extra horse it is an extra cost.
Any excess luggage can be stored in Cusco at your hotel
IN SHARED SERVICE OR GROUP: USD 485 per person. (Minimum 4 participants)