This place has different kind of climates. The countryside consists of snow-covered summits of more than 6000m, high Andean plateaus and a fantastic forest. This region was dominated by Manco Inca, place of the occidental invasion. This place includes diverse nucleus, sacred settlements and buildings.
Day 1: CUSCO – CACHORA – CHIQUISCA (3350 – 2850 – 1930m)
Pick up from your hotel early in the morning and drive to the northeast of Cusco to the town of Cachora (2850m). Cachora is enclosed by the mountains and the snow-covered Padreyoc (5571m). This is the place where we will meet the horsemen who will help us carrying the camping material. At the moment our trek starts we notice the presence of the enormous Padreyoc in the pass of Capuliyoq (2800m). After Capuliyoq we will see the spectacular presence of the canyon of Apurímac and leave from the archeological site of Choquequirao, which leads to a short descent till the camp site of Chiquisca (1930m).
Trekking time: 7 hours
Temperature: warm with mosquitos
Day 2: CHIQUISCA – PLAYA ROSALINA – MARAMPATA (1930 – 1550 – 2850 – 3033 m)
After our delicious breakfast we will start to walk down for 30 minutes to Playa Rosalina (1500m). We will cross the Rosalina Bridge, from here we will start the climb to the canyon as fast as we can, in a warm climate, to the village of Marampata (2850m). Here we will have a beautiful view of the archeological site of Choquequirao. The sunset in Choquequirao is lovely, combined with an Andean symbol: the Cóndor which flies to the oldest mountains of the Vilcabamba range and to the archeological complex of Choquequirao. At 20 minutes of the archeological center of Choquequirao, we will spend the night.
Trekking time: 7 hours
Temperature: warm and cold
Day 3: CHOQUEQUIRAO – MARAMPATA – PLAYA ROSALINA – CHIQUISCA (3033 – 2850 – 1550 – 1930m)
The third day our professional guide will explain us about the archeological site of Choquequirao, about the ruins, the past and the recent revealed excavations. Nowadays Choquequirao has a lot of history. Only 30% of the ruins are restored. For the restoration a project is created and is estimated at a few more years before Choquequirao can be exposed to the whole world. Choquequirao will become an attraction as big as Machu Picchu. After our visit at Choquequirao we are going back to Marampata and a bit later to the depth of the canyon of Apurímac. Here we will continue our climb to the forest of our campsite, Chiquisca (1930m).
Trekking time: 6 hours
Climate: warm with mosquitoes
Day 4: CHIQUISCA – PASS CAPULIYOC – CACHORA – CUSCO (1930 – 2850 – 2800 – 3350m)
In the morning, we will start the hike to Capuliyok. At Capuliyok we will have a short break while observing the canyon of Apurímac and this break will be also ideal for seeing the Cóndor. When we leave from the pass of Capuliyok, the level of the route is not that difficult, so you can enjoy the sight of the mountains which belong to the oldest of the range. In the Cachora Town. There we will also take our private bus that will take us back to Cusco.
- Professional English/Spanish Speaking private guide
- Private Bus in and out to the beginning of the trail (Cusco-Cachora)
- Round-trip Transfers
- Doubles Occupancy Tents
- Camping Equipment: Bathroom tent, kitchen tent, dining tent, stools, tables and comfortable mattresses
- Horses and Mules to carry our equipment
- All meals during The Trek
- Coffee breaks in the afternoons
- First aid kit/Oxygen
WE RECOMMENDED TO BRING:
- Sleeping Bag (If you don’t have, please, see our camping equipment Web)
- Backpack and Daypack
- Hiking shoes or boots
- Water bottle, flashlight, hat, sun block, sunglasses
- Warm/Thermal clothes, Raincoat
- Chocolates, candies or other snacks
- Camera + Film, Binocular
Prices in American Dollars per person