Package name : CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK
Duration : 5 days and 4 nights
Type of services : Shared and Private
Dayli departures all year
Itinerary and description :
DAY 1: CUSCO - LIMATAMBO – CACHORA
– PLAYA ROSALINA
From this village (Cachora), in just 2 hours hike we get to Capuliyoc (2915m) from where we have the first beautiful views of the Apurimac Valley stretching below, as well as the snow capped mountains of Padrayoc and Wayna Cachora.
We then descend towards Coca Masana (2330m), where the climate becomes warmer and the vegetation begins to change.
Finally we arrive at Playa Rosalina
(Rosalina Beach) at 1550m beside the Apurimac River where we will set up
our camp and spend the night. The approximate hike time is 10 hours and
is 21 km.
DAY 2 : PLAYA ROSALINA -
This is near the Chunchullmayo river where we will have our lunch and siesta. Along this trail we are going to see beautiful orchids and wild flowers as well as Andean birds. From this point it is just two more hours hike to Choquequirao (3035m).
With good luck we will enjoy the
sunset and maybe the opportunity to spot the world´s largest bird, the
Andean Condor. We spend the night just outside of the ruins.
DAY 3 : CHOQUEQUIRAO – RAQAYPATA.
We will observe the three levels of the excavated ruins, where we can appreciate houses, terraces and other parts of this Inca-town.
Choquequirao is known as the last
refuge of the Inca Empire, documenetd in the oldest known report
assigned to Juan Arias Diaz, one of the first people to explore the zone
in 1710. Late in the afternoon we will start the return trek and spend
the night at Raqaypata.
DAY 4 : RAQAYPATA – COCA MASANA.
On the way we are going to see
again the beautiful snowcapped mountains and the verdant landscape.
In the afternoon we have a 4 hour
hike up-hill to our last campsite at Coca Masana (2330m).
DAY 5 : COCA MASANA – CACHORA –
We will say goodbye to our horsemen and take the bus back to Cusco. On the way we stop at the archaeological site of Tarawasi and the white stone of Saywite, where we will eat lunch.
A 4 hour bus ride brings us back to
Cusco, and the end of this trip.
End of program.
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