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4 Day Choquequiro Trek

Choquequirao Trek 4 days, is a fantastic journey in which you will explore the preserved Choquequirao Inca ruins located in Vilcabamba, Cusco. The origins of Choquequirao name seems to be referring in Quechua language as a "Clash Kiro" meaning "metal tooth" in allusion of the "peak in the shape of feline canine. There are days in which the feline shaped peak displays luster as coinciding with mineral sites there.

As many Inca constructions, there is a combination of mysticism, beauty and harmony with the nature and Choquequirao has been consider the 'sister of Machu Picchu' because there is similarities between both of them.

As many Inca constructions, there is a combination of mysticism, beauty and harmony with the nature and Choquequirao has been consider the 'sister of Machu Picchu' because there is similarities between both of them.

Like many of our treks, the Choquequirao trek 4 days wants you to step to a fascinating past, full of stories and culture. We will do also a re counter on how this site was discovered by a French explorer in the 18th century and captivated explorers during the 19th century like Hiram Bingham prior to his discovery of Machu Picchu. As many Inca constructions, there is a combination of mysticism, beauty and harmony with the nature and Choquequirao has been consider the 'sister of Machu Picchu' because there is similarities between both of them.

It is worthy to embark on this Choquequirao hike 4 days as It is only recently that COPESCO (the official body responsible for tourism in Peru) has partially cleared the site, so there still remains a lot more to be discovered.


Details


Itinerary at a Glance


  • DAY 1

    Cusco - Cachora - Santa Rosa

  • DAY 2

    Santa Rosa - Choquequirao

  • DAY 3

    Choquequirao - Chiquiska

  • DAY 4

    Chiquiska - Cachora - Cusco



  • Itineraries


    Start
    Cusco - Cachora - Santa Rosa

    We have to leave Cusco city on a 4 hours ride until get to Cachora Village. From this location will start our trek on our Choquequirao hike 4 days way down into the Apurimac Valley. As we descend we appreciate the views of snow-capped peaks in the distance of the Apurimac Valley spread out before us throughout the day.

    We will continue our trail and few hours later, we will get our first views of Choquequirao Inca site on the far side of the valley. The area around Choquequirao is rich in life and we will see a wide variety of flora and fauna as we make our way down in to the valley.

    We will get to a quite grounds far from other groups who also are planning in visiting the Inca site of Choquequirao. Our place to set our campsite for the night will be at Santa Rosa (2200m / 7215ft.) which is on the other side of the Apurimac River. and it will give us an enjoyment of the beautiful scenery around us without distraction.

    Lunch and dinner are included.

    DAY 1
    Santa Rosa - Choquequirao

    Our challenge will begin today as we have to get back up the opposite side of the Apurimac Valley. We will be ascending about 800m / 2, 624ft. over a distance of 14 km / 8.7 miles through hot and humid conditions. Indeed, It is a challenging day and your reward in doing so will be the panoramic views we get today mixed with the wide variety of flora and fauna you find on this side of the valley. The effort in climbing this high it will be worth it.

    As we mentioned before, all our organised treks are for your own full enjoyment and we will be please in answering as much questions are possible. On the Choquequirao Trek 4 Days, will be pleased in satisfy your curiosity over this superb and unique Inca valleys.
    During our 5 hours walk, you will notice that the flora and fauna is diverse. We will be able to see a wide variety of bromeliads, orchids and stalks of bamboo. We’ll also hopefully see birds such as Quetzals, Toucans and a variety of hummingbirds.
    Once we get to our next campsite close to Choquequirao at 3,050m / 10,005ft above sea level, we will notice the views of the sun setting down as they shade the condors soaring in the valley below us, all of this depending on weather conditions of course.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

    DAY 2
    Choquequirao - Chiquiska

    We have been following our Choquequirao Trek 4 Days and finally we have got to Choquequirao main site ruins. We will explore the ruins on a guided tour and take you to the most important part of this site and learning the Inca culture and their relation between Choquequirao and Machu Picchu.

    There is no much we know about Choquequirao origins in comparison to Machu Picchu. Originally, discovered in the 17th century by the Spanish, it laid abandoned and forgotten until recent years. When tourism raised the profile of this archeological site, the exploration began and with a genuine interest to discover more, it has only a 25% been explored and many of Choquequirao secrets still wait to be discovered.

    Finishing exploring Choquequirao, we will head back to Cachora using the path we come from.

    Our campsite for tonight's Chiquiska (1,800m / 5,905ft.) in the base of the valley by the Apurimac River.

    DAY 3
    Chiquiska - Cachora - Cusco

    Once again we are using the trail in our way back to Cachora on the side wing of the valley and having our last views of Choquequirao as we getting far away.
    By afternoon time will be arriving to Cachora and from there taking our bus to return to Cusco city.

    DAY 4
    End

    Highlights


    Price Includes

    • Professional bilingual tour guide
    • Pick up from your hotel
    • Round trip bus transportation (Cusco-Cachora-Cusco).
    • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks, 3 dinners and various snacks to be eaten throughout the day
    • Dining tent with table and chairs
    • Cook
    • Horsemen and mules (to carry cooking and camping equipment)
    • Horse to carry your personal belongings up to 7 kgs
    • Two-man tent
    • Sleeping mattresses
    • Oxygen bottle
    • First-Aid kit

    Price Not Includes

    • Single supplement fee
    • Breakfast on the first morning
    • Dinner on day four
    • Sleeping bag. If you do not have a sleeping bag or you don't want the hassle of bringing one all the way to Peru with you, then we have sleeping bags available for rent
    • Tips for the guide, cook and porters
    • Additional horses for passengers' luggage

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