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  • Choquequirao 5D/4N

    Choquequirao 5D/4N

Choquequirao 5D/4N

5D/4N

5D/4N

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DAY 1: CAPULIYOC (2900M) - PLAYA ROSALINA (1500M) - SANTA ROSA (2100M

In the morning (7:00am) we will pick you up from your accommodation for the drive to the town of Cachora, and then on to Capuliyoc where we will have a panoramic view of the Apurimac valley and meet our horses and horsemen to begin our trek. The first day is majority downhill, we will stop in Chiquisqa for lunch before crossing over the river and heading uphill for a couple of hours to our camping spot for the night at Santa Rosa. Toilet and cold water shower available at the campsite.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Difficulty: Moderate

 

DAY 2: SANTA ROSA (2100M) - CHOQUEQUIRAO CAMPSITE (2870M)

After breakfast, with fresh legs we will start a challenging climb uphill which then flattens out to a gentler climb at Maranpata (2850m), where we will be able to look back on how far we have come and appreciate the vegetation and views along the trail. There is no rush today and we can relax after lunch. Toilets and cold water shower available at the campsite.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult

                    

DAY 3: CHOQUEQUIRAO ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE (3040M)

Guided tour of the Choquequirao archaeological site and free time to explore further. We will visit the more recently discovered llama wall on the opposite from the campsite and marvel at the steep terraces which are still being revealed by archaeologists. Toilets and cold water shower available at the campsite.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 4: CHOQUEQUIRAO CAMPSITE (2870M) - CHIQUISQA (1930M)

After breakfast we will start our descent back down into the canyon to Santa Rosa where we will have lunch, and cross back over the river to Playa Rosalina. The last part of the day will be an ascent to the town of Chiquisqa where we will camp (toilet and cold water shower available).

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult

 

DAY 5: CHIQUISQA (1930M) - CAPULIYOC (2900M)

After a fortifying final breakfast, we depart Chiquisqa early to avoid the strength of the sun and walk uphill to Capuliyoc where we will arrive around midday. While walking, we can appreciate the native flora and fauna, as well as the stunning views of snowcapped peaks and the impressive Apurimac canyon (and pat yourself on the back for completing this challenging hike!). After lunch we will drive back to the city of Cusco, arriving in the afternoon to your accommodation.

INCLUDES:

  • Private transportation from Cusco to Capuliyoc return
  • Qualified, fun and experienced bilingual guide (1 guide per 8 customers)
  • Noted meals during the trek (4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners) and some snacks
  • Camping and cooking equipment
  • An experienced and hygienic cook (1 cook per 8 customers)
  • Inflatable mattress
  • Horsemen and mules to carry food, cooking and camping equipment (around 1.5 mules per person and 1 horsemen per 3 mules)
  • Horsemen and mules to carry 5 kilos per person passengers personal items; a returnable duffle bag will be provided at your briefing
  • Emergency mule where there are 5 or more passengers in shared service; or an emergency mule for private service
  • Entrances to Choquequirao
  • First aid kit
  • Boiled water to fill your water bottle (please request prior to meals)
  • Water for washing hands and face

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Breakfast day 1, Dinner day 5
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented for $5 USD per day)
  • Walking sticks (can be rented for $3 USD per day)

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Day backpack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sweater, jacket (something warm)
  • Camera, batteries, film and extras
  • Water bottle, ideally non disposable canteen (boiled drinking water provided)
  • Walking sticks / poles (rubber covers required).
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Caps or hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries and toilet paper, and a small towel
  • Some of your favorite snacks e.g. chocolate, nuts, cookies, energy bars
  • Cash in soles and/or U.S. dollars (you can buy snacks and energy drinks along the way, and for tips if you want to)
  • Original passport