EXPEDITION TO CHOQUEQUIRAO: 04 DAYS / 03 NIGHTS

CHOQUEQUIRAW is located in the spurs of the mountain range of Salkantay, at 3035 m.a.s.l, surrounded by the snowcapped Apus of Yanama, Ampay, Choquecarpu, Pumasillo and Panta on the right side of Apurimac river in the Santa Teresa district, The Convention province of the departament of Cusco.

ITINERARY
4:00am We leave from Cusco. Arriving at Cachora town at 6:30 in the morning where we will have our breakfast. Hereafter we arrange the equipment on mules and horses. From that place we can observe the majestic PADRAYOC snowcovered peaks, it is 5482 m.a.s.l. The hike on this first day is 21.70 km of distance. On the way we will observe PADRAYOC and WAYNA CACHORA snowcovered peaks. desde el poblado observaremos los nevados PADRAYOC y WAYNA CACHORA, trekking to "Playa Rosalina" (1550 msnm). Campsite in Santa Rosa.

Early morning (5:00 am) after breakfast, we continue our hike going up to Choquequiraw. We will arrive to the archaelogical place CHOQUEQUIRAW after 5 hours. Good time to enjoy that majestic place. We will observe the three levels of the excavated ruin, where we can appreciate houses, terraces and other parts of this late inca-town, like the ruin in progress of excavation and finally areas unexplored that can tell us about this last refuge of the oppressed inca empire. Approximately at 3 o´clock in the afternoon (depends of the weather) we can apreciate "the flight of the Condors". Campsite at Choquequirao.

After an early breakfast we pack and start walking back to CHIQUISQA. On the way we can observe again Apurimac canyon . Here we may be lucky to apreciate the flight of the Condors, the exuberant vegetation and its variety of flowers and orchids.