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CHOQUEKIRAO: MINE OF GOLD

Cusco: Choquekirao The archeological monument of Choquekirao corresponds with an Inca City which has scattered sectors with divers functions and which communicates by means of footpaths to the main square. This square is defined by constructions of different uses, has a ceremonial character and has 2 living levels. The remains of the monument show that the city was suddenly abandoned.

You can see temples of the sun and of the earth, real residences, sleeping rooms for Mitimaes (inca word - family(ies) of colons or baned from a city) and residences for farmers. You can find here also one of the most profound canyons of the world: Canyon del Apurimac.

Itinerary
  1. Day 1
    Cusco: ChoquekiraoAt 5.30 you will be picked up from your hotel and by local bus you will be brought to the village of Cachora. This trip of 4 hours will be the start of the big adventure. We will arrive at Cachora at approximately 11 a.m. and there we will prepare ourselves for the walking tour by putting our backpacks and all equipment on the pack mules. After that, we are going to walk for approximately 6 hours. During the route we will enjoy a very nice lunch at a place called Capulioc. Then we will hike to the bridge Rosalinas over the Apurimac River, which is situated 1500 meters above sea level. This is also the place where we will camp this first night.
  2. Day 2
    Cusco: ChoquekiraoWe will leave the bridge Rosalinas and go in the direction of the next camping site named Sunchupata.

    During the trail we can observe a change of vegetation and climate. We will walk till 2900 meters above sea level. In Maranpata we will have lunch and we will continue the hike till we reach Sunchupata.
  3. Day 3
    Starting from the camping site of Sunchupata we will walk towards Choquekiraw. We will have the whole day to visit these archeological ruins. Afterwards we will go back to the nice place Sunchupata where we will have camp for the second time.
  4. Day 4
    Cusco: ChoquekiraoWe will hike back from Sunchupata to the bridge of Rosalina. At this route we will see a place where they produce brandy called ´Cambray´ (chicha de caña) from cane sugar. We will have lunch here and we will stay the night in Puente Rosalina.
  5. Day 5
    This day we will walk from Puente Rosalinas back to Cachora. In Cachora is a bus waiting to bring us back to Cusco.
Practical Information
  1. Leaving:
    27 March. 27 May, 17 July, 6 August, 8 October, 3 December
  2. Transport:
    By Bus.
  3. Length:
    5 days / 4 nights
  4. Price 2017:
    Free Price Quote
Bring with you:
  1. Bring With You Good sleeping bag
  2. plastic to cover your bag
  3. raincoat
  4. good hiking shoes
  5. 2 pairs of clothes (packed together in a plastic bag )
  6. warm sweater
  7. jackeT
 
  1. Waterbottles and tablets to purify the water (very important)
  2. sunbloc
  3. insect repellent
  4. caramels
  5. chocolates
  6. dried fruit
  7. cookies.
Included:
  1. Pick up at your hotel
  2. Transport by car to Cachora
  3. Pack mules
  4. cooks
  5. Bilingual Guide
  6. Tents and mattresses
  7. Medical help
  8. Transport from Cachora to Cusco
  9. 5 breakfasts
  10. 5 lunches
  11. 4 dinners
 
Not Included:
  1. Sleeping bag
 
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