BOOK NOW

 

CHOQUEQUIRAO 4 days / 3 nights

 

 

DESCRIPTION. -

The archaeological site of choquekirao is part of the complex system of Andean towns in Vilcabamba Valley. On Inka’s time, it was connected with MachuPicchu by a complex network of trails. It is situated in the spurs of the mountain range of SalKantay, at 3,035m.a.s.l. Surrounded by the snow capped Apus of Yanama, Ampay, Choquetacarpo, Pumasillo, and Panta on the right site of Apurimac river in the Santa Teresa district, the convention province of the department of Cusco.

 

TRIP PROGRAM

 

DAY 1.- (CUSCO – CACHORA – PLAYA SANTA ROSA)

We leave from Cusco at around 06:00 hrs, arriving at Cachora village at 10:30 hrs approximately, where we will have lunch. Then, after arranging equipment on mules and horses we start our hike. From this site is possible to appreciate the majestic Padrayoc and Wayna Cachora snow capped peaks, can be appreciated the beautiful change of the landscape from precipices to snowy mountains. On the way, we will observe APURIMAC canyon with its impressive depth and in SANTA ROSA we will set up our campsite. The approximate time of the hike is about 8 hours. On this day we will pass the small settlements: la Colmena (2870 above sea level), cocamasana (2330 above sea level), torowisqana (2285above sea level ), chiquisca (1950 above sea level ) grove place where we can find water; Playa Rosalina(camp in 155 above sea level) where we finally camp.

 

DAY 2.- (playa Rosalina – Choquekirao)

Early morning after breakfast; we continue our hike going up to Choquequirao. We will arrive at the archaeological site of CHOQUEKIRAO after 6 hours. Good time to enjoy that majestic place. We will observe this majestic site, where we can appreciate houses, terraces and other parts of this late Inca-town from trail , around 3 o’clock in the afternoon (depending of weather) we can appreciate "the flight of the condors".

CHOQUEQUIRAO is considered as "The Last Refuge of the Inca state" the oldest reports assign to JUAN ARIAZ DIAZ, as one of the first persons who explored the zone in 1710.

Our bilingual guide will explain the history and importance of the site after Spanish arrival in PERU. We will camp and have dinner.

 

DAY 3.-  (CHOQUEKIRAO – CHIQUISCA)

After an early breakfast we pack and star with the guided tour, where all respecting information about Choquekirao will be given, after visiting we leave Choquekirao and back to CHIQUISQA. We observe once more Apurimac canyon, the flight of condors, exuberant vegetation and its flowers and orchids. The time of the hike is about 6 hrs. Altitude: 3033- 1950 above sea level. Passing the sane small settlements as on the way up., we will stop by Santa Rosa where we will have our lunch and after that we will continue to CHIQUISQA. Here we are going to spend the night on our campsite.

 

DAY 4.-  (CHIQUISQA - CACHORA – CUSCO)

Early morning after breakfast (5:00 am) we continue to our way back to Cachora town. On the hike we can appreciate again the majestic PADRAJOC snow-covered peak that decorate to APURIMAC canyon.

The time of hike to arrive to CACHORA is about 6hrs. Optional we make a stop in CCONOC and enjoy of the HOT NATURAL SPRINGS!!.

Then back to CUSCO arriving approximately al 21hrs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

AVAILABILITY: All Year

DURATION: Half Day

 

 

 

INCLUDES

 

- Sleeping bag

- Tips: please beware that our agency staff are paid so please feel free to tip or not according to your wish.

 

 

 

 

NO INCLUDED

 

• Snacks

• Water

 

 

 

WHAT TO BRING

 

- A small backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek

- Rain gear (jacket and pants if available).

- Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended

- Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping. A down jacket is especially recommended for this trek since it runs at high altitude and temperatures may easily drop below freezing in the evening and at nights.

- Sleeping bag (it can be hired at our agency for US$ 3.00 per day).

- Flashlight and batteries.

- Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)

- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold

- Sun block

- After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body

- Handkerchiefs

- Toilet paper

- Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc. Please beware that we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. This recommendation applies for all clients being used to a specific snack, as it may happen that it is not included in our selection.

- Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning. Optionally: water sterilizing tablets in case you pick up water from streams or rivers along the route. Otherwise, we provide filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink and has not reported any health problem so far.

- Small towel

- Swimsuit (if you intend take a dip at the hot springs along the route)

- Cash in soles and/or US$

- Optional: walking sticks

price informations ?? please contac us !!

 

 

 

 

 

TRAVEL PICTURES

trip

advisor

MACHU PICCHU BY TRAIN

Machu Picchu full day

Machu Picchu 2 days

Wonderful Cusco 7 days

ALTERNATIVE TREKS

Salkantay 5 days

Salkantay 4 days

Inca Jungle 4 days

Lares Trek 4 days

Choquequirao 4 days

Ausangate Trek 5 days

Huchuy Qosqo 3 days

CLASSIC INCA TRAILS

Inca Trail 4 days

Inca Trail 2 days

Inca Trail 5 days

PUNO

Sillustani half day

Uros Island half day

Uros and Taquile full day

Uros Taquile and Amantani 2 days

AREQUIPA

Colca Canyon 2 days

Colca Canyon Trek 2 days

Colca Canyon Trek 3 days

LIMA

City tour

City Night

Pachacamac

ICA

Paracas National reserve full day

Huacachica - Sandboarding full day

Paracas - Ica and Nazca 2 days

PUERTO MALDONADO

Ecomagic 3 days

Ecoadventure 4 days

Ecoparadise 5 days

MANU NATIONAL PARK

Manu Cultural Zone 4 days

CUSCO OFFICE

Calle San Juan 264-near to Main Square,Cusco- Peru

 

OFFICE PHONE -

+51-84-247293

 

MOBILE PHONES

+51-84-984636504

 

INFORMATION

info@pumasadventures.com

 

MNS

turismop@hotmail.com

 

SKYPE

000000000000