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5-Day Choquequirao Canyonlands Trek

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Overview

This is a spectacular and challenging trek that will lead you to the one of the last refuges of the Incas. Choquequirao (3.103m/10178ft) is a huge archaeological complex still under cleaning and restoration process located in the surroundings of the Salkantay sacred mountain (6.271m/20569ft) and the Apurimac River canyon. You will enjoy amazing mountain scenery as well as lots of Andean flora and fauna.

The trek is on a relatively new trail through this region to the "lost city" of Choquequirao. This trail is 20 miles in one direction, or 40 miles round trip, and takes a total of 5 days. Crossing the river is by a suspended cable car, as the bridge was taken out by a land slide in 2012.

This trek enables you to get a first hand view of a unique Inca settlement perched above the Apurimac Canyon, known by many as the mighty river in Quechua "the Talking God". Here a series of impressive Inca sites have been found. The trek starts and ends in the village of Cachora.

NOTE: This trek does not include a visit to Machu Picchu, but it may be added to your itinerary.

5 Day Choquequirao Trek Map

Itinerary in Brief

  • DAY 1: Drive from Cusco to trailhead of Cachora, hike to Chiquisca, camp overnight.
  • DAY 2: Hike to Marampata, visit Choquequirao, camp overnight
  • DAY 3: Explore the ruins at Choquequirao, return to Marampata campsite.
  • DAY 4: Hike to Chiquiiska, camp overnight
  • DAY 5: Conclude trek, return to Cusco.

Highlights

  • Choquequirao ruins
  • Local villages and people
  • Panoramic views!

LOCATIONS: Cusco, Choquequirao

ACTIVITIES: Mountain Trekking

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