Amazon Trails Peru - Choquekirao Trek - 4 days
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Choquekirao Trek - 4 days
This trek takes you to one of the last retreats of the Incas: Choquequirao (3.033 m). The Choquekirao complex is situated above the impressive Rio Apurimac Canyon. You will see spectacular scenery as well as Andean flora and fauna. Highest point: 3033 m.

This trek takes you to one of the last retreats of the Incas: Choquequirao (3,033 m), it’s an archaeological complex where investigation is still in progress. It is situated close to the holy Salcantay mountain (6.271 m) and above the impressive Rio Apurimac Canyon. You hike through spectacular andean scenery and see flora and fauna of the cloud forest. Highest point: 3033 m.
Discover the unique Biodiversity of Manu on this tour

frogs

Day 1: Cusco - Cachora - Playa Rosalina
4:30 am pick up from your hotel and travel to Cachora (aprox. 4 hours by private bus, 3100m). While we are having breakfast the crew is packing the horses for the trek. On this day we walk 22 km, first going down, then a little uphill, passing Abra Capuliyoc, from where we have a great view of the Apurimac Canyon. Then we have a flat part near Coca Masana (2250m) to finally descend to Playa Rosalina on the banks of the Apurimac River, the main tributary of the Amazon River. Campsite at 1550 m. (In some occasions we may spend the first night in Chiquisca (1900m)).

Day 2: Playa Rosalina to Choquequirao ruins
After an early breakfast we start walking. After crossing the bridge the trail climbs up on the opposite mountain, first through Opuntia plantations and later through cloud forest. The trail is steep but with great views, we arrive to the camp around 3 pm. The ruins are just next to the camp so we start exploring them after arriving. The view of the canyon is spectacular; with a little luck it is also possible to see Andean Condors soaring in the mountains. Campsite at Choquequirao, 3033 m.

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner | camping in double tents

camping in double tents

Day 3: Choquequirao – Playa Rosalina
In the morning, after breakfast, we have another opportunity to see the ruins. Our guide can also take us to the terraces with llamas made of stones. We then start our way back down towards Santa Rosa, where we have lunch, and then further on to Playa Rosalina. If the river situation is appropriate we can enjoy a refreshing bath in the turbulent waters of the Apurimac River. Alternatively we can camp in Chiquisca a little bit further.

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner | camping in double tents

camping in double tents

Day 4: Playa Rosalina - Cachora - Cusco
After an early breakfast we start climbing back up to Chiquisca and then further on to Cachora. Again, we have a great view of the canyon. In Cachora we have lunch and take our bus back to Cusco. Arrival in the afternoon and transfer to your hotel.

included
  • english speaking professional guide
  • private bus transport Cusco - Huaran, Lares - Ollantaytambo
  • double - tents & mats, dining tent, tables and chairs
  • cook, cooking equipment & 3 meals daily (until lunch of day 3)
  • horsemen and horses (to carry tents, food & cooking equipment and 5 kg luggage p.p.)
  • Train ticket Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
  • entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • 1 night double room in hostal in Aguas Calientes including breakfast
  • train return from Aguas Calientes and transfer to Cusco
  • emergency horse
  • First Aid Kit
  • not included
  • sleeping bag (for rent at our office)
  • walking sticks (optional)
  • extra horse for personal luggage (if more than 5 kg)
  • alcoholic drinks, personal expenses