Exploring Choquequirao trek


Exploring Choquequirao trek

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First Day: Cusco - Cachora - Cocamasana – Playa Rosalina
We will leave from Cusco at 4:00 am in the morning to drive to Cachora. We will arrive at the town of Cachora at 7:30 in the morning where we will have our breakfast. After breakfast, we will meet our wranglers, arrange our equipment, and see the mules and the horses. The hike is 2 hours long to Capuliyoc (2915 meters above the sea level). During our hike we wil get to see our first view of the Apurimac valley. The valley stretches below through the the snow-capped peaks of Padrayoc and Wayna Cachora. We will also descend into Coca Masana (2330 meters above the sea) where the temperature will become noticeably warmer, and the ecosystem will begin to change. In Coca Masana we get a chance to see many different types of flowers and animals. Finally we will arrive at Playa Rosalina (Rosalina Beach), set up camp, and spend the night at the Apurimac River.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Second Day: SECOND DAY: Rosalina beach – Choquequirao
The second day is considered the hardest of the five day hike because of the length. The hike is about 5 hours to Raqaypata and the Choquequirao River. During the 5 hour hike we will see many orchids, wild flowers, and indigenous birds. From Raqaypata to Choquequirao (3035 meters above the sea) it is roughly a 2 hour hike. We will arrive at the archaeological site in time to enjoy the sunset, and possibly see Condors flying around. Our campsite will be just outside the ruins.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Third Day: Choquequirao – Raqaypata
The third day is dedicated to exploring the incredible ruins of Choquequirao. Our guide will explain the history and importance of the ruins. After the guide is done you will have free time to visit the many sectors of the complex. Later in the afternoon we will start the return trek and camp the night at Raqaypata.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Fourth Day: Raqaypata – Chikisca
After breakfast we will continue our return trek towards the Apurimac Rive. In the afternoon we will hike for approximately 4 hours to our final campsite at Coca Masana.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Fifth Day: Chikisca - Cachora – Cusco
Our last day of trekking, we will go to the canyon where the Apurimac River begins. We will begin a new trail that crosses the throat of the canyon. We will arrive in Cachora, our final stop, where we will take our bus toward Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch


  • Transfer Cusco /Airport / Hotel
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private bus to Cachora, which is the starting point of the trek
  • English speaking professional guide
  • Meals as mention above
  • Cook and cooking equipment
  • Horsemen and horses (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
  • 1 emergency horse
  • Transfer to return from Cachora to Cusco
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Exploring Choquequirao trek

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