Choquequirao Trekking


The archaeological site of Choquekirao, is located in the department of Apurimac between the Apurimac and Urubamba rivers and the majestic Salkantay, befits an Inca resistance movement. The traces show that the city was abandoned suddenly. You can see temples of the sun, royal residences, dormitories and important administrative enclave in the period of the last Incas considered political and military capital. The Choquequirao trek is unique and impressive between a field of snowy mountains and a variety of flora and fauna, where could be see the spectacled bears, condors, eagles, hawks and hummingbirds, etc.


Day 1: Cusco - Cachora - Playa Rosalina
Pickup from the hotel at 5.00 am and then travel in our transportation till Cachora village. Arrive after 4 hrs and then we have breakfast, then get ready our equipment on mules and start walking. After 2 hours of walking we arrive to Capuliyoc (2915masl) where we have a spectacular view of the mountain range as the peaks of Padrayoc, Wayna Cachora and the first view of the valley of the Apurimac. Then descend toward Coca Masana (2335masl) where the climate is warmer, the flora and fauna begin to change. Finally we arrive at Playa Rosalina (1555 masl) located next to the Apurimac River where we will settle and spend the first night. Camp and dinner.

Day 2: Playa Rosalina - Raqaypata - Choquekirao
This day is the hardest day. After breakfast we start with a steep road for about 5 hours. Along the way we will observe many orchids and wild flowers as well as a variety of birds. Then will continue the walk till arriving at Raqaypata community where we leave our equipment, then continue to the archaeological site of Choquequirao (3037masl) when we arrive here we will spend about 1 hour to appreciate the sunset, we can see all a game of projections of light that makes this a place eminently mystical and if we are lucky we can see the flight of the condors in the canyon of the Apurimac to finally return to Raqaypata camp where we spend the second night.

Day 3: Choquequirao - Raqaypata - Chikiska
We wake up early to start the walk to the archaeological site of Choquequirao to watch the sunrise, after visit this stunning inca place with the guide, we will have time to explore the place for about two hours, then return to Raqaypata for lunch after rest will continue walk down to Chikiska, where we will spend the third night. camp and dinner.

Day 4: Chikiska - Capulilloc - Cachora - Cusco
We wake up at 6:00 am to start the hike at 7:40 am, we will continue walk up the mountain till Capulilloc, in the route we will see a variety of flora, mosses, ferns and giant cacti, orchids and biodiversity of birds and if we're lucky we'll see the quetzal bird represents the jungle region of Guatemala and the spectacled bear. In Capulilloc we will have our lunch, after rest we'll walk till Cachora arriving in the afternoon, here we will take the bus to back to Cusco arriving aprox. 19hrs.

Include in the trek:

  • Information trip one night before in your hotel.
  • Private transportation (Cusco - Cachora - Cusco).
  • Entrance to Choquequirao.
  • Professional bilingual tour guide.
  • Food (3D, 4A, 3C).
  • Horses or Mules (to carry the food and camp equipment).
  • Local cook cheff.
  • First aid kit, oxygen bottle. 01 matra per person.
  • tents: 2 people in a four-person tent, comfortable to keep backpacks.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs.
  • kitchen tent.
  • oxygen bottle.

Is not included:

  • First breakfast.
  • Last dinner.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Extra horse.

You must to know about:

How to book:Please email your personal data: full name, nationality, passport number or ID number, age, date of start the trip, any additional requirement. Also you must to make a transfer of money by western union or bank account 50% non-refundable cost of the tour to make your reservation confirmed and safe. The difference you can pay when you arrive to our City in the hotel before the trip departure.

Changes: You can not change route in the inca trail, this is unique itinerary in shared group. Changes could be apply in private services.

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