Choquequirao comes from the Quechua word “chuqui K’iraw” meaning “Cradle of Gold”, extends over an area of 2000 hectares, where a set of structures are located above 3100 m, and is part of a series architectural complex in the Valley of Vilcabamba, the last Inca resistance enclosure. Its geographical position, history and attractiveness as a source of income for the surrounding towns, make a nice and tempting Choquequirao site as an alternative form of cultural tourism.
The minimum to open the departure is two people and our maximum is eight so if you guys are two we can do it!
The night before your trek there will be a pre-trek talk (briefing) in our office or in your hotel (exact time will be confirmed on arrival to Cusco).
If you are interested in this tour or do you have any questions about it.
We will leave early in the morning heading northwest of Cusco (3350m / 10991f) in the direction of Cachora (2850m / 9350f) surrounded by mountains, one of them the snow-covered Padreyoc (5571m / 18228f). At this place we will meet with the carriers and the mules who will be carrying all the camping equipment during the expedition. The beginning of the walk will have some ecological differences and we will pass the mystic Padreyoc going through the pass of Capuliyoc (2800m / 9186f). From Capuliyoc we will have a spectacular view on the canyon of the Apurímac and a part of the archeological complex of Choquequirao, and we will have a short rest there and be able to observe the way we came which looks like a stream on the edge of the mountain up to our camping place called Chiquisca (1930m / 6332f).
Approximate Walking Time: 7 – 8 hours.
Marampata – Travel After having enjoyed our breakfast, we will descend for about one hour to La Playa Rosalina (1550m / 5085f). From here we will go up in the canyon, in a warm climate, to the town of Marampata (2850m / 9350f), from where we will have a beautiful view on the archeological complex of Choquequirao. The sunset in Choquequirao is mysterious together with a real Andean symbol ´the Condor´, which will descend from the highest mountains of Vilcabamba all the way down to the archeological complex of Choquequirao (3033m / 9951f), where our campsite will be.
Approximate Walking Time: 8 – 9 hours.
After an early breakfast we pack and start walking back to Chiquiska. On the way we can observe again Apurimac canyon . Here we may be lucky to appreciate the flight of the Condors,also the exuberant vegetation and its variety of orchid flowers.
The time of the hike is about 9 h. Altitude: 3033-1950 m.a.s.l. Passing the same small settlements as on the way up. We will stop in Playa Rosalina where we will have our lunch and after that we’ll continue to Chiquiska. Here we will spend the night on our campsite.
Approximate Walking Time: 9 hours.
Early morning after breakfast (5:00 am), we continue to arrive to Cachora town. On the hike we can appreciate again the majestic Padrayoc snow-covered peak that decorate to Apurimac canyon.
The time of hike to arrive to Cachora is about 7 hours. On the way back to Cusco we may stop in Cconoc and enjoy of the natural hot springs Showers are available the same time we can see native product of the area. we will be back in Cusco city about 7 pm.
To reserve your spot on the trail with travel one expeditions, each person must pay a deposit of $200.00 and then pay the rest at our office in Cusco two days before your trek beings. To get the student discount, please send us a scan of both sides of your student card through email at the time you wish to reserve your spot. The only one Accepted by Peruvian Government is the International ISIC card.
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Huaynapicchu Climbing. – You need to book in advance too as the Inca trail because it has a limit capacity of 400 people per day which is divided in to 2 shifts. The first shift is at 7 am, and the second one at 10 am, each shift allows 200 people.
The climb is 50 minutes to an hour, it is a bit narrow but safe, the view of Machu picchu is breathtaking,The sun gate, Urubamaba valley and river.The Price is $70 us dollars.