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Choquequirao Trek
Early departure from Cuzco to Cachora town for breakfast. A meeting with all the porters and muleteers to arrange all the equipment on the mules and horses and then you start the trek with a 2 hour hike to Capuliyoc (2915m).
Cusco, Cachora, Playa Rosalinda, Choquequirao
5 days / 4 nights.
Choquequirao Trek
ITINERARY
Day 1: Cuzco - Cachora - Coca Masana - Playa Rosalina

Early departure from Cuzco to Cachora town for breakfast. A meeting with all the porters and muleteers to arrange all the equipment on the mules and horses and then you start the trek with a 2 hour hike to Capuliyoc (2915m). From here, you will have your first beautiful view of the Apurimac valley stretching below as well as the snow-capped peaks of Padrayoc and Wayna Cachora. Descend towards Coca Masana (2330m) where the climate becomes noticeably warmer and the flora and fauna begin to change. Finally arriving at Playa Rosalina (Rosalina Beach) at 1550m beside the raging Apurimac River. Overnight camp.

Meals: B

Day 2: Playa Rosalina - Choquequirao

This is considered the hardest of the 5 days. After an early breakfast to climb a steep trail, a 5 hour hike to Raqaypata beside the Chunchullumayo River where you will have a late lunch and a good rest. Along the way you will observe many orchids and wild flowers as well as many birds. From Raqaypata to Choquequirao (3035m) there is a 2 hour hike. Arriving at the archaeological site of Choquequirao in time to enjoy the sunset and maybe an opportunity to see a Condor flying. The campsite will be just outside the ruins.

Meals: B & L

Day 3: Choquequrao - Raqaypata

Today is dedicated to exploring the incredible ruins of Choquequirao, known as the other Machu Picchu where the last Inca, Tupac Amaru, was raised among Inca Priestesses. The guide will explain the history and importance of the site. After you will have free time to visit the many sectors of the complex. Late in the afternoon start the return trek and camp the night at Raqaypata.

Day 4: Raqaypata - Chikisca

After breakfast, continue the return trek with a steep descent towards the Apurimac River where you will stop and have lunch. In the afternoon a climb for approximately 4 hours to the final campsite at Coca Masana.

Meals: B & L

Day 5: Chikisca - Cachora - Cuzco

The last day of trekking. You will appreciate the canyon that forms the Apurimac river. Then you will take a new trail that crosses the throat of the canyon, with an impressive view of Wayna Qalli towards the canyon, considered the most spectacular in South America. Arrive to Cachora with a return bus to Cuzco.

For hardened climbers, choose from a wide variety of climbs in the Cordillera ranges of Vilcabamba, Urubamba and Vilcanota of Southern Peru. With peaks such as Salcantay, Veronica, and Ausangate. For more information, contact us.

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Choquequirao Trek Itinerary Overview:
Day 1. Cuzco - Cachora - Coca Masana - Playa Rosalina
Day 2. Playa Rosalina - Choquequirao
Day 3. Choquequrao - Raqaypata
Day 4. Raqaypata - Chikisca
Day 5. Chikisca - Cachora - Cuzco
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WHAT IS INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED
Our Price Includes: Include transportation to the start of the trek, all food on the trek, a bilingual professional guide, and the return bus to Cuzco. Our price does not include: Flights to Cuzco and accommodation are not included. Please enquire if you require these additional services.
For current availability contact us at info@amazingperu.com and we will send you the relevant trip dossier along with a 90 day fixed quote, terms and conditions. Please bear in mind that significant price reductions are available for groups.

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