Day 1 Cusco - Chiquisca
We leave from Cusco at 6.00 am in our private transport and drive towards Cachora; an Andean community located 4-5h from Cusco at 2800m/9184ft, the starting point of the trek where we meet our horsemen and horses. We start our hike climbing for two and a half hours towards the Abra Capuliyoc at 2750m/9020ft, where may we enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and the Apurimac River Canyon. Then we continue descending for two more hours towards Chiquisca, where we set our camp and spend the night.
Day 2 Chiquisca - Choquequirao
We leave from Chiquisca as early as 6.00am to go down to Rosalina Beach, which will take about one hour.Then we cross the Apurimac River and start climbing towards Santa Rosa, zigzagging up a steep slope. This climb will take an approximated 2h, and it is important that we leave early so that the heat does not make it more difficult than it has to be. In Santa Rosa, we make a half an hour break, where those who wish may try Cambray, a local sugar cane extract. Afterwards, we continue our hike slowly climbing for two and a half hours until we reach our lunch spot in Marampata. From here we walk another two hours until we reach the archaeological complex of Choquequirao, located at 3103m/10178ft, where we will set up camp and enjoy some free time to explore the terraces and buildings.
Day 3 Choquequirao - Rosalina Beach
This morning we enjoy a complete guided tour of the Choquequirao complex: we will visit the high parts (Hanan), and the lower parts (Urin), and some areas that are still covered in wild foliage and ready to be restored into the way it was when the Incas owned it. After the tour, we start our walk back towards Santa Rosa, where we have lunch. Then we continue descending for another 2 hours until we reach Rosalina Beach at 1450m/4756ft, We camp and dine here.
Day 4 Rosalina Beach - Cachora
We leave fron the camp after breakfast to start the two to three hours climb to Chiquisca, to then make our way back to the Abra Capuliyoc, close to which we have our lunch. In the afternoon, we continue on our two-hour return route to Cachora, where a private transport will be waiting to take us back to Cusco. Estimated arrival time around 9.00pm.
*Departure and arrival times are approximated.
** Campsites are subject to change according to our guide’s criteria and the group progress
- Pre-departure briefing
- Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transport to Cachora, starting point of the trek
- Choquequirao entrance fee for visitors and agency staff
- Professional tour guide (spanish and english)
- Chef and cooking equipment
- Pack animals (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
- 1 emergency horse
- Meals (03B, 04L, 03D ). Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost
- First-aid kit
- Private transport from Cachora to Cusco, including transfer to your hotel in Cusco
- Breakfast on the first day
- Dinner on the last day
- IGV Tax
- Other services not mentioned in the program