This unique inca site is one of most beautiful ones that our ancestors left. Choquekiraw is still not a very touristic place yet, perfect place for those who like hiking with few people.
Type of tour: adventure, camping, cultural and history
Group size: 2 – 8 persons
Season: march to november
PRICE: $ 450 per person
Considerations: this trek does not visit MACHUPICCHU.
DAY ONE: CUSCO – CACHORA- CAPULIYOC- LA PLAYA
Our tour will start when we pick you up from your hotel at 5 am, then we will take our private van and drive around 3 hours to CACHORA where we will have our breakfast, after we will continue to CAPULIYOC located at 3200 masl where our trek starts to the amazing CHOQUEKIRAW with spectacular views of the snow- caped mountains, it will be a 3 hours and half of downhill trek to our lunch place called CHIQUISCA, on the way we will have a great view of the APURIMAC river and enjoy the local flora and fauna, after lunch we will continue for around 3 more hours to our campsite at the bottom of the valley called la PLAYA located at 1800 masl.
HIKING DISTANCE: 9 KM
DAY TWO: LA PLAYA- MARAMPATA – CHOQUEKIRAW
After an early breakfast we will start our trek, the first part will be uphill around 4 hours taking a zigzag trail this part of the trek is the most challenging part, in case someone gets tired we take an emergency horse for riding, on the way you will appreciate spectacular views of the valley with a fantastic flora and fauna. Once we arrive to MARANPATA the hardest part it’s over and you will enjoy a nice lunch in great place. After lunch you will take some rest before hiking the last part to CHOQUEKIRAW, this last part of the trek it will be the most impressive one, having amazing views from the summit to the spectacular APURIMAC canyon, orchids, black bears, condors and the spectacular inca site (choquekiraw) finally arriving to our campsite located right at the foot of the inca site. For those who still have energy left can take a walk for 30 minutes to enjoy an amazing sunset in the inca site.
HIKING DISTANCE: 12 KM
DAY THREE: CHOQUEKIRAW- SANTA ROSA- CHIQUISCA
After an early breakfast you will get ready for the main day, we will take a 30 minutes walk to the inca site, to visit and explore properly CHOQUEKIRAW we will need at least 5 hours. This impressive inca site is considered bigger than machupicchu, although most of it is still hidden in the forest. This inca site has spectacular temples, astronomical observatories, water channels and impressive narrow farming terraces. After visiting this unique place we will head to SANTA ROSA aprox. 2 hours for our lunch. Then we will continue to our campsite in CHIQUISCA for around 2 hours.
HIKING DISTANCE: 14 KM
DAY FOUR: CHIQUISCA- CACHORA- SAYWITE- CUSCO.
After Having a nice breakfast we will prepare our return to CUSCO, the first part of our journey will be up hill around 3 hours. On the way you will enjoy fantastic views and a variety of local flora and fauna, finally arriving to CAPULIYOC, where we will take our private van and drive for 30 minutes to CACHORA for our lunch. After having lunch we will continue driving around one hour to see an impressive inca mock up, called the SAYWITE STONE. Then we will continue driving to CUSCO around 2 more hours.
HIKING DISTANCE: 8 KM
WEATHER: hot and pleasant
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
- A departure briefing one night before the trip
- Pick up from your hotel in private van
- Professional english speaking tour guide
- Horses to carry equipment and your belongings
- Entrance fee to choquekiraw
- Camping equipment
- First aid kit
- Emergency horse
- Drinking water during the meals
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
- Sleeping bags
- Walking sticks
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING:
- Day pack
- Hiking gear( gloves,warm jackets,hiking boots. etc)
- Original passport
- Waterproof jacket or poncho
- T-shirts (atleast one per day)
- Sun hat
- Insect repellent
- Personal medication
- Flash light
- Walking sticks
- Extra money in Peruvian soles