Choquequirao is one of the most beautiful alternative treks around the Cusco Region. off the beaten track, is a mysterious hading city of the Inca civilization located in a remote hilltop, protected by huge canyons and fierce Apurimac river it was discovered by this Explorer Hiram Bingham early 19th century This journey will be supported by mules and horseman with spectacular views of Apurimac canyon with a lot of biodiversity of flora and fauna.
DAY 1: CUSCO, CACHORA, CAPULIYOC TO CHIQUISKA
Our trekking crew lead by your private guide will pick you up from your Hotel. you will be driving for four hours during this journey we will pass by farm villages of potatoes, vegetables, avocado plantation, and fruits in Limatambo and Curahuasi valley. then Capuliyoc, where you will have lunch. After lunch, you will start your descend this wonderful Adventure Capuliyoc is a viewpoint to see the Apurimac canyon and the Apurimac river, plus you will be able to see Choquequirao from in front. Today you will hike for four hours to Chiquiska camp This terrain is a Stone path. overlooking the Apurimac canyon. Included L, D.
Note. Very important you have to bring good equipment like good hiking shoes and very good socks to avoid blisters.
Altitud: capuliyoc 2800m/ 8900fts to Chiquiska camp 2000m./6000fts, Distance: 12 km, Time: 4 to 5 hours.
DAY 2: CHIQUISKA, PALAYA ROSALINAS, MARANPATA TO CHOQUEQUIRAO
Today after a healthy breakfast we will start our descend to playa Rosalina's where will cross the Apurimac river one of the biggest in the Peruvian Andes flowed into the Atlantic ocean. After we cross we start our ascent for five hours to Marampata where we stop for lunch amazing place overlooking the Apurimac canyons and surrounded áreas like Huanipaca village from in front after a break we will continue our hike up and down to Choquequirao basecamp, today's hike is more ascent challenging in the lush green Bambu vegetation if you are lucky we can see the Andean spectacled bear.
Altitude: from 1600 to 3000mtrs. Distance: 16 km. Time: 8 to 9 hours.
DAY 3: EXPLORE CHOQUEQUIRAO
Today after a lovely breakfast we will explore the second biggest archeological site other than Machu Picchu, our guide will explain and explore with you the hiding city of the Incas civilization CHOQUEQUIRAO. You will visit the ceremonial area where you can sit and absorb the positive energies also if you love doing yoga retreatment this will be a perfect place to do then you will continue your visit to Residencial and farming area where you can observe the llama in their figures in the farming terraces After exploring, then we return our camp for lunch in the afternoon you have a choice you can relax in the camp or you can keep exploring the lower part of the farming area where you can dip in in the waterfalls. Exploring time for 6 hours.
DAY 4: CHOQUEQUIRAO MARAMPATA, PLAYA ROSALINAS TO CHIQUISKA
Today after a lovely breakfast we will start our hike back towards Maranpata where we have our last view of Choquequirao from in front including the canyons and surrounding mountains, from here we continue our descend for four hours to playa Rosalina's where we will cross the Apurimac River where you will stop to have lunch. After lunch, we will continue our ascent to Chikiska camp.
Altitude: 3000mts/9500fts Chiquiska 2000mts/6000fts, Distance: 20km, Time: 7 to 8 hrs.
DAY 5: CHIQUISKA CAPULIYOC BACK TO CUSCO
Today after an early breakfast we will start our ascent to Capuliyoc for four hours. the morning hike is overlooking the Apurimac canyons with a lot of switchbacks in stone path with native trees around until Capuliyoc where we will have the last view of Apurimac Canyons with surrounded beautiful mountains Here our crew will prepare our last lunch, we will have a meeting with our trekking crew to say goodbye then we return to Hotel Cusco. driving for four hours.
Altitude: 2000mts/6000fts Capuliyoc 2800mts, Distance: 12km, Time: 4hrs.