Choquequirao Trek 4D/ Classic :: TREKKING Choquequiro
02 of you are opening up a new departure date, we only need 2 people for a semi-private tour, daily departures. Over 3 people get a special pricing of $450.00 per person. All these services includes a FREE airport pick you up.
If there are not more people for this fixed date (choquequirao trek 4 days), you would be departuring like a private group (without adding extra costs). We guaranteed of your departure.
Choquequirao Trek 4 days is an increasingly popular alternative to the Inca Trail, Choquequirao is an impressive Inca citadel placed on the side of a mountain, It is made all the more special by its location –overlooking one of the deepest canyons in the world – the Apurimac. Its Quechua name means “Cradle of Gold”. Choquequirao Trek is one of the most important tourist attraction in Cusco but still little known by tourists, The different parts seem to have diverse functions such as utilitarian, agriculture and religion communicated with the main square, We will see a variety of plants and animals along the way.
1.-Standard Semi-Private Service: This is our most popular trek and offers to visitors the most economical method to trek the Choquequirao Trek. You will be joining a group of other trekkers like you coming from overseas, a great opportunity to have fun and make new friends.
Day 1: Cusco – Cachora – Chiquisca
We will leave Cusco (3350m/10991f) approximately at 5:30 am. First, we will head for the village Cachora (2850m/9350f) to meet our horsemen and the mules that will carry all the camping equipment during the expedition. Thereafter, we will continue our journey towards the pass of Capuliyoc (2800m/9186f). The trek offers a beautiful view of the mythical mountain Padreyoc, of the deep canyon and of the river Apurímac, meaning “speaking river”. Thereupon, we will descend towards the canyon’s interior named Chiquisca (1930m/6332f), where we will spend the night.
Hiking time: 7 hours
Day 2: Chiquisca – Playa Rosalina – Marampata – Choquequirao
After breakfast, we will descend to La Playa Rosalina (1550m/5085f). From there, we will continue heading for Marampata (2850m/9350f), where we will have a beautiful view of the archeological complex of Choquequirao (3033m/9951f). Our camping site is located 25 minutes from the settlement.
Climate: both cold and warm
Hiking time: 7 hours
Day 3: Choquequirao – San Ignacio – Carmen
At sunrise, we will first visit the archeological site of Choquequirao. By now, only 30% of this “golden cradle” has been exposed. Thereafter, we will descend to the Apurímac canyon’s deepest part called San Ignacio at 1500m/4921f and have lunch. After that, we will ascend to our camping site in the beautiful gardens of Carmen (2000m/6562f).
Climate: moderate climate with mosquitoes
Hiking time: 6 hours
Day 4: Carmen – Tambo bamba – Huanipaca
The gardens of Carmen are situated close to the manor of Tambo bamba (2500m/8202f), a region having been governed by landowners during the 19th and 20th century and considered to be one of the most fertile valleys to cultivate maize and a variety of potatoes. We will pass little villages such as Pacobamba and Huanipaca (3150m/10335f) and will return to Cusco by bus.
Climate: moderate, warm
Hiking time: 5 hours
Transport time: 5 hours