April to November
6 to 10 persons
Choquequirao trek 5 days, walking tourism, It is located northeast of the city of Cusco, between the Apurimac river and the Vilcabamba mountain range, where the Nevado del Salkantay stands out with a height of 6,271 meters above sea level (20575 feet) . This tour offers the possibility of seeing some species that are in danger of extinction, such as the Andean condor, the puma and the spectacled bear. This area served as a refuge and natural fortress for the sixteenth Inca resistance movement of the sixteenth century, around this area is preserved the oral tradition that there is “El Dorado”, still hidden by archeology.
How to get to Choquequirao, to start the trek to Choquequirao, the last refuge of the Incas, we leave early in the morning in a private transport from Cusco, heading to the district of San Pedro de Cachora. We take the main road from Cusco to Abancay, with a detour at Ramal, where we take a dirt road for 16 km to the village of Cachora, while accompanied by a beautiful panorama of landscapes.
San Pedro de Cachora has a varied climate, characterized by a rainy season from November to March and a clear, dry season from April to October. Cachora is located at 2903m above sea level, with impressive views of the landscape, highlighting the nearby snow-capped peak “Padreyoc”.
The views are very inspiring and breathtaking as we travel through an amazing variety of ecological zones, from the cultivated valleys of the Andes, down through an arid and hot canyon with Capoc, Cactus and Agave trees, and up through a region of lush rainforest, under the towering snow-capped peaks of the Vilcabamba mountain range.
From the town of Chiquisqa, the road to Choquequirao descends steeply to the bottom of the Apurimac canyon to 1500m, where Playa Rosalina is located. From there we begin our ascent to the Inca city.
We arrive at Rosalina Beach at 1550m, 19km from Cachora with its banks bathed by the torrential Apurimac River. A suspension bridge crosses to the other side, where the trail continues its perpetual ascent.
The small villages we will pass through are Santa Rosa where we can enjoy the “Cambrai”, a delicious marinated drink made with sugar cane, and then to Marapata, near Choquequirao. From there we walk about an hour and 30 minutes to our campsite in Choquequirao, where we will spend the night.
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