Choquequirao trek, choquequirao tour guides, cusco challenge hike. Is the name of one of our fantastic and challenging trekking tour in Peru, an inca city built at the mountains over the apurimac canyon surrounded by lush forest and snow coated mountains, that gives to this site a special atraction, (located at Mollepata District, which is part of Anta province, in Cusco region). Because of its beauty and size, it is usually compared with machu picchu, built at 3100mt “10170 ft”. iT offers lifetime lasting memories for those who wants to hike it. Our traditional 4 days choquequirao hike, is a perfect tour for people who are looking to run away from the stress of the city, and find some fresh and new energy that you can get from the mountains.
If you are in to challenge hikes, came and take choquequirao hike program, but before you came, we advise you to do training to avoid struggling at mid-way. Our choquequirao trek is leaded by expert, professional local guides, which are fluent in English and knowledgeable in culture, history and local tradition. Come and enjoy with us the fascinating and challenging choquequirao trek.
Day 01. Cusco – Cachora – Chiquisca.- Our fantastic traditional 4 days choquequirao trek peru, begins with an early departure from Cusco city (05:00 hrs), our team of guide cook and driver will meet you at your hotel and drive you to Cachora village, it takes about 4 hours, where you meet our local muleteer, while they set up the equipment you will breakfast. After it we begin our hike towards the north, a nice view of the majestic padrayoc snow-pick mount will give us the welcome to the adventure, the hike start on a gentle downhill path that reaches a flat road to huancacalle and capuliyoc where will stop and lunch, on the way we will enjoy the beautiful changing landscapes. Capuliyoc is a fantastic lookout point we will observe Apurimac canyon and its impressive depth (the second deepest canyon in Peru), from here a downhill switchback trail leads up to Chikiska, along the way we will pass an small settlement named la Colmena (2870 above sea level), Cocamasana (2330 above sea level), and finally chiquisca (1950 asl) a grove place where we can find water.
Day 02. chiquisca – choquequirao: Wake up at 05 in the morning, have breakfast and get ready for the hardest part of the program. It begins with an hour downhill path, then we reach the apurimac river and cross it. From here all the trail leads uphill by a switch back trail until maranpata “this is the hardest part of our choquequirao hike”. After several stops on the way, we reach santa rosa, a place where we can find snacks and water to buy, it is at a wide view point, then we continue to maranpata and stop for lunch. After lunch, we continue by a gentle section, then arrive in to a lookout point. Finally after 2 hours we arrive to our second camp ground, our team will set up our tents (if you still have energy, we can climb up to choquequirao’s main sector, visit the llamas, spend the sunset on the top of a hill, on a platform named usno, made by the inca to worship their deities), if we are lucky we can see the soar of condors, we’ll return to camp and have nutritious dinner and spend the night over 3000 m.a.s.l.
Day 03: Choquequirao – chiquisca – Coca Masana: early wake up and breakfast, then continue with the choquequirao trek by visiting the lower part terraces, there are several terraces that were cleaned up on 2004. the guide will provide all the information regarding history and culture of the incas, after tour we return to the camp and take the journey back, we’ll return using the same path, by an switchbacks we will reach again the Apurimac River and lunch. After lunch we walk 03 more ours wnjoying the beauty of the nature (orchids and native flowers and incredible lanscape), finally we reach the camp site locate at a nice look-out place. Optionally: After dinner you can sit down in front of your tent and enjoy the view of starts, mountains and river.
Day 4. – Coca Masana – Cachora – Cusco. This is the last day of our choquequirao hike, after early morning breakfast we re-start our trek, we walk back to Cachora town, we will walk 3 hours of challenging trek, then an large gentle path enjoying again the beauty of mounts and the apurimac canyon, our hike will end at noon. We’ll lunch then take our transport to Cusco. As an optional we can visit the conoc hot springs, then drive to Cusco arriving at about 18:00 hours and end our fantastic choquequirao trek.
Average Estimation: (Trek difficulty: Challenge, 16 km (12 miles) , 7 hours of walk) per day.