If you want to avoind crowds of tourists and experience the real Inca atmosphere Choquequirao trek is the route for you. As it is less known than Machu Picchu it still has the calm and mysterious atmosphere, which is going to make it a highlight on your Peruvian trip.
DAY 1: CUSCO – CURAHUASI – CAPULILLOQ – SANTA ROSA.
04:30 Transfer from your hotel or hostel. You will head to Curahuasi. You will have breakfast upon your arrival there. (Not included.)
At 10:30 you will arrive in Capulilloq, where you will start the walk. After lunch you will continue the trip to Rosa Baja. In the evening you will have dinner in Santa Rosa camp.
DAY 2: SANTA ROSA – MARAMPATA – CHOQUEQUIRAO – MARAMPATA.
After an early breakfast we will leave for another adventure. We will walk uphil to Marampata for around two and a half hours.
Then you will arrive in the breathtaking archeological site of Choquequirao.
Choquequirao will definitelly be the highlight of your travelling in Peru. Many compare it to Macchu Picchu, but it is way calmer and less touristy.
Later you will return to the camping area in Marampata.
DAY 3: MARAMPATA – CHIQUISKA – CAPULIYOQ
On the third day after breakfast we begin the walk to Chikisca, with a lapse of three hours of descent and an hour of ascent, crossing the Apurimac River again. In Chiquiska we persevere lunch and time to rest, finishing lunch and rest, the walk to Capuliyoq is resumed, with an approximate duration of three hours in much of the path is ascent.
In Capuliyoq after staying in the camping area or getting clean, the last dinner will be served in time to chat about the experience and also to say goodbye to the team that accompanied them during the route (cook, muleteer)
DAY 4: CAPULIYOQ – CACHORA – CUSCO
The last day begins with a breakfast, this time not so early than usual on the route,
To which is added a proposal of the guide to tourists, to make the journey from Capuliyoq to the town of Cachora (optional), which takes on average two hours of travel.
We board the mini van and return to the city of Cusco, arriving at approximately 2:00 p.m.
. Pre-departure briefing one day before to start hiking in your hotel (19:00 pm).
. Pick up: hotel-Cachora (starting point).
. Entry to Choquequirao.
. Professional and bilingual tour leader.
. Horses (to carry equipment and groceries of the company) and cooks. 3 nights in tents (2 people per tent), dining tent, kitchen tent.
. 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners.
. First aid kit.
. Oxygen bottle.
. Transfer from Cachora to Cusco (main square of Cusco).