Classic Choquequirao Trek in 4 Daysfrom
Choquequirao is known as Machu Picchu’s sister due to similarity in architectural.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Small Group
Choquequirao is known as Machu Picchu’s sister due to the similarity it possesses in its architectural structure, the complex is located at 3 050 masl on a mountain above the mighty Apurimac River, in the Vilcabamba Valley.
The Choquequirao’s building was the work of Túpac Inca Yupanqui and Huayna Cápac, heirs of the Inca Pachacuteq (builder of Machu Picchu).
The citadel was used for daily activities, although the main functions were administrative, political and ceremonial.
Choquequirao tour in 4 Days offers scenic beauty and adventure to the limit for all those travelers who are looking for a challenge and enjoy outdoor walks and contact with nature.
Considered by many as a journey that allows escaping from the routine and bustle of the city. The Choquequirao tour also proposes an alternative route to Machu Picchu on a 7-day trip.
“Difficulty of the route: Choquequirao trek demands a good physical condition.”
- Transportation Cusco – Cachora / Huanipaca – Cusco.
- Professional Guide (English – Spanish)
- Horses and Porters (only carry camping equipment)
- 3 breakfasts / 3 lunches / 3 dinners
- Entrance to Choquequirao
- First aid kit
- Oxygen balloon
- The first breakfast (first day).
- The last lunch and dinner
- Sleeping bag
- Horses for Personal Use.
- Expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.
CUSCO – CACHORA – CHIQUISKA
Our private transportation will pick you up from your hotel at 6:00 to head northwest to the town of “San Jose de Cachora” at 3 100 meters above sea level (a trip of 3 hours and a half).
We will begin our trek with the guide, porters, and horses towards the Capuliyoc pass, a viewpoint at 2900 masl that gives an incredible view of the Apurimac Valley, the snowy Padrayoc and Wayna Cachora.
Arriving at Capuliyoc will rest a little and taste the box lunch included: (empanada, cereals, juice and 3 types of fruit).
We will visit different hamlets: Huayhuacalle, Tinajayoc, Cocamasana, and Torwisqana until reaching “Chiquiska”, a small town at 1 930 masl that provides travelers with baths, showers, and space to set up tents, we will taste a pleasant dinner in the moonlight.
CHIQUISCA – PLAYA ROSALINA – SUNCHUPATA
With the singing of the birds will wake up for having breakfast and get ready to continue our journey.
The first destination of the day will be Playa Rosalina, a conservation area at 1 550 masl whose main attraction is the Apurimac River, famous for its large size and noisy waters.
The following walk will be a little more challenging, climbing rocky trails to reach Santa Rosa, a community at 2 100 masl, where will taste a traditional lunch based on ingredients from the zone.
With full stomach will continue uphill to “Marampata” at 2 850 masl.
We will continue by a straight path surrounded by vegetation to Sunchupata, this place will be our second camp, set up the tents, have dinner and, sleep outdoors.
SUNCHUPATA – CHOQUEQUIRAO – HACIENDA SAN IGNACIO (Carmen Huerto)
In the morning will wake up to taste a delicious breakfast that will keep our energies high.
Then we will hike to Choquequirao, visit the citadel in the guide’s company for 3 hours, who will explain the history of this important Inca refuge and the importance of the rivers Apurimac and Rio Blanco.
We will explore temples, streets, squares and, its famous terraces decorated with formations of Andean camelids (llamas), also will appreciate the beauty of the Vilcabamba mountain range.
Finishing the visit will descend through abundant flora and fauna to San Ignacio beach, an area at 1 500 masl where we will taste a traditional lunch prepared with Andean ingredients.
Ascend to our third campsite, a paradisiacal place known as Carmen Huerto at 2 000 masl, we will have dinner and sleep in the moonlight.
HACIENDA SAN IGNACIO (Carmen Huerto) – HUANIPACA – CUSCO
Upon awakening will reunite for a delicious breakfast, prepare our things and begin a walk of 3 hours (7 km) towards the Tambo Bamba ranch, a vestige of the colonial period that remembers the daily life of the locals.
This zone offers a natural vision of the areas of agricultural production and cattle, preserving the tradition and the knowledge inherited by the Incas.
Our private transport awaits us, during the return will visit the community of Pacobamba and Huanipaca.
We will finish our services leaving our travelers in the safety of their hotels.
- Waterproof trekking shoes and sandals.
Warm clothing (thermal underwear, fleece, hat, gloves, socks)
Waterproof clothing (poncho)
Synthetic or cotton clothing (socks, pants, shorts, T-shirts).
Sleeping bag per person (-10º C).
Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, lipstick.
Jacket or Poncho (in case it rains)
Photo camera, external battery, photo memory
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