DAY 1: CUSCO – CACHORA – CHIQUISCA
We will leave Cusco (3350m/10991f) approximately at 5:30 am. First, we will head for the village Cachochoquequirao_cachorara (2850m/9350f) to meet our horsemen and the mules that will carry all the camping equipment during the expedition. Thereafter, we will continue our journey towards the pass of Capuliyoc (2800m/9186f). The trek offers a beautiful view of the mythical mountain Padreyoc, of the deep canyon and of the river Apurímac, meaning “speaking river”. Thereupon, we will descend towards the canyon’s interior named Chiquisca (1950m), where we will spend the night.
DAY 2: CHIQUISCA TO CHOQUEQUIRAO
After breakfast, we will descend to La Playa Rosalina (1550m). From there, we will continue heading for Marampata (2850m/9350f), where we will have a beautiful view of the archeological complex of Choquequirao (3033m). Our camping site is located 25 minutes from the settlement.
DAY 3: CHOQUEQUIRAO TO CHIQUISCA
Today we bid farewell to Choquequirau and begin our descent to the Apurimac river, crossing the bridge again and beginning the ascent to Cachora before camping for the night above the river in a small glade of trees.
DAY 4: CHIQUISCA – CACHORA RETURN TO CUSCO
An early start today will help us to avoid the worst of the heat in the canyon and guarantee us some magnificent views of the Apurimac and the surrounding peaks. We will arrive in Cachora around lunchtime, where our vehicle will be waiting to take us back to Cusco. Transfer to hotel.