Performs the trek to Choquequirao and visit the city of Choquequirao, which was one of the final strongholds where the Incas showed great resistance against the Spanish invasion. Somehow the original buildings of this city are preserved through time making this one of the best alternative walks in the Cusco region. Along this route it will be exposed to a wide variety of landscapes, altitudes and climates. This tour is recommended for those who enjoy walking at a fairly difficult level and who want to escape tourist walks more oriented. Discover this extraordinary journey and join!
|Duration: 4 days and 3 nights||Location: cusco / peru||start time: 06:00:00|
|Scheduled departures||visits: cusco, Playa Rosalia, Santa Rosa, Marampata, Choquequirao, Cachora|
Day 1 CUSCO – SAN JOSE DE CACHORA – CHIKISKA – PLAYA ROSALINA
The bus it will pick you up at the hotel at 6:00 am and we transported to the peyramale San José De Cachora (3 hours), where we began the hike. It tries to give her first section of the climb up to the area of Chikiska. After lunch, we descend to our first campsite on the banks of the Apurimac river, known as the Playa Rosalina.
Note: On this day we walk between 5 and 6 hours depending on the speed of the group.
Day 2: PLAYA ROSALINA – SANTA ROSA – MARAMPATA – CHOQUEQUIRAO
Again veru early and after breakfast, we will begin a physical day of hiking which will also be very rewarding. The path takes us to the top of the mountain to Marampata (3000 m.s.n.m.), where we will have lunch and regain energy which will allow us to reach the summit of Choquequirao (3650 m.s.n.m). Here we will rest for the night hopefully witnessing a beautiful sunset from our comfortable tents.
Note: This day contains 10kms of walking.
Day 3: CHOQUEQUIRAO – SANTA ROSA – CHIQUISCA
We will begin the day at 5.00 am where, after breakfast, we will visit the archaelogical complex of Choquequirao, the most important and furthest point of this excursión. After the visit and we have had time to explore, we will come back to Cusco via the same route. Along the route we will hike up to Chiquisca where we will camp overnight for our last camp spot.
Note: This day will contain about 5 hours of hiking.
Day 4: CHIQUISCA – CAPULIYUC – CACHORA – CUSCO
The days activities start at 7;00 am for the final leg of the trip. There will be a final viewpoint that we hike up to called Wayna Qalli. From here we will be able to appreciate the Apurimac River Canyon rated by many as being the most spectacular in South America. Completing the journey, we arrive at the town of San Jose de Cachora where our transport will bring us back to Cusco. We will arrive back at around 5:00 pm.
Note:The days walking will take about 3 hours.