Our 5 days choquequirao sunset trek, is our best option for better enjoyment. The destination of this fantastic adventure trekking program, takes you to see the archaeological site of choquequirao. The place is part of the complex system of Andean towns in the Vilcabamba region. In Inka’s time; choquequirao trek connects with Machu by a stone paved trail which is still seeing at some parts. The hike we feel the nature. choquequirao is situated in the spurs of the mountain range of Salkantay, at 3,100 m.a.s.l. Surrounded by the snowcapped Apu “holly mounts$ of Yanama, Ampay, Choquetacarpo, Pumasillo, and Panta on the right site of Apurimac river, the hike shows you a beautiful site considered as the second best inca site. Our program provides you the best sunset on the region with the possibility to watching the condors soaring at the place. If you choose us for your trek, you will have a good experience that will last forever in your minds, we invite you to discover this fantastic Andean world. to book and be part on this fantastic hike, book it as choquequirao sunset trek.
Trek available only in private service: Daily departures.
Day 01. Cusco – Cachora – Chiquisca. An early departure from Cusco will start this adventure, at 05:00 hrs. Our guide will meet you at your hotel and drive you to Cachora village, it takes about 4 hours. Cachora is the last town, at arrival we will meet our local muleteer and while they set up the equipment will breakfast. After it we begin our hike, a nice view of the majestic padrayoc mountain will encourage us to hike, at the beginning we start on a gentle downhill towards, then a flat raod to huancacalle where will stop and lunch, on the way we will enjoy the beautiful changing landscapes, from precipices to snowy mountains view. From capuliyoc lookout point we will observe Apurimac canyon with its impressive depth (the second deepest canyon in Peru), from here the trail follows a downhill trail up to Chikiska which is the camp ground. In this day we will pass the small settlement named la Colmena (2870 above sea level), after this there is Cocamasana (2330 above sea level), and finally chiquisca (1950 asl) a grove place where we can find water.
(Trek difficulty: Medium Challenge. Total distance: 19 km (12 miles). Estimated walking time: 6 – 7 hours
Day 02. Chiquisca – choquequirao: Wake up at 05 in the morning, then have breakfast and get ready for the hardest part of the trek. It begins with a downhill path for one hour, then we cross the Apurimac River. From here the trail goes uphill by a switch back trail until maranpata. After several stops, on the way there is a place named Santa Rosa where we can find snacks and water to buy, and after we will reach Maranpata which is the lunch spot, it is at a wide view point, it is also the end of the hardest part. After lunch, we follow a gentle section, then arrive in to a lookout point of choquequirao. Finally after 2 more hours we arrive to the second camp ground, our team will set up our tents, we spend the afternoon just relaxing and enjoying the nature. Dinner is served at 6.30.
(Trek Difficulty: Challenge Hard. Total distance: 13 km (7.5 miles). Estimated walking time: 7 – 8 hours).
Day 03: choquequirao. Our delicious Andean breakfast will give you energy for a large and beauty choquequirao sightseeing, we will wake up at 7 in the morning and have breakfast, then we walk to the lower terraces section, there are a large amount of terraces and couple houses that supposedly where for the farming masters, from here we climb up slowly enjoying the nature, we climb for about 1 hours and reach the building in the choquequirao main sector. From here we descend to the llamas sector, these are at 20 minutes downhill, the llamas were created on the inca terraces, with white color stones, they are in a line and the view from the llamas observatory are stunning, then we climb up to after main plaza and have a lunch at the site. After lunch we can have siesta laying on the grassy ground, the after a good rest we climb up to the upper urban and religious sector, where we can enjoy the area, see the river and after that come down slowly to the usnu which is a platform on a hill that was made to worship good and offer ceremonies for the andean deities, here in the middle of the usnu we can meditate and wait the sunset, and we may see condors. From, here we descend to the camp, have dinner and spend the night at choquequirao camp. (the choquequirao sunset trek, is the best choquequirao hiking program).
(Trek difficulty: Medium).
Day 04: Choquequirao – chiquisca – Coca Masana: We will wake up at 06:30 in the morning, then have great breakfast. after breakfast we begin the wayback, we’ll walk the same path, but this time it will be on backwards, it means to Apurimac River by the switchback trail, at arriving to chikisca we can stop for lunch. After lunch we walk 03 more kilometers, on the way we can enjoy the beauty on the nature, some orchids, and native flowers are ornamenting the path, finally we reach the camp site, the place is at an incredible location, we will see the river and the green mount right in front of us. Then have dinner and spend the night, if you want you can sit out for a while and watch the start before going to sleep.
(Trek Difficulty: Medium Challenge. Total distance: 17 km. Estimated walking time: 7 – 8 hours).
Day 5. – Coca Masana – Cachora – Cusco. After early morning breakfast we re-start our trek, in this last day, way back to Cachora town, we will walk uphill trail for about 3 hours, enjoying again beautiful mounts and the apurimac canyon, our hike will end at non. At cachora we’ll lunch and after lunch take our transport to Cusco. The as an optional optional we can visit the conoc hot springs, then drive to Cusco arriving at about 18:00 hours and end our fantastic choquequirao classic trek.
(Trek Difficulty: Challenge. Total distance: 15 km (5.56 miles). Estimated walking time: 6 -7 hours).