|Trekking Choquequirao 5 Days|
|Trekking Choquequirao 5 Days|
Two miles above the Apurimac Gorge stands the imposing fort and town of Choquequirao. Hiram Bingham was brought here by a treasure-hunting provincial official, and so unexpectedly began his adventures in the highlands that led to the discovery of Machu Picchu.
Bingham wrote: "Magnificent precipices guard the ruins on every side Every avenue of ascent, except such as the engineers determined to leave open, was closed, and every strategic spot was elaborately fortified.'' Come see the terrifying canyon of the Apurimac (''Thunder Under the Mountain'') and the ancient fortress that controlled it.
Day 1: Cusco - Cachora – Chiquiska
We will pick up to our customers from their hotels at 5:00 Am, then we will drive to Cachora. In Cachora we will begin the trekking the first part of the walk will be flat to Capuliyoq after we will decent to Chiquiska 4 Hrs Aprox. The first part of the trekking is quiet then We will go down to Chiquiska. We cross the river and travel among the fertile valleys of the province of Apurimac. On the way we will visit the complexes of Saiwite and Tarawasi.
Day 2: Chiquiska – Santa Rosa – Maranpata – Choquequirao
We will descend to the 7000 feet to the Apurimac river. 30 minutes of walking then, We will start the climbing to Maranpata 3 hours. In this part of the trek The white torrent of the Apurimac raged through the canyon thousands of feet below us. The view of the valley became more and more magnificent. Nowhere had I ever witnessed such beauty and grandeur as was here displayed. Where its sides were not sheer precipices or scarred by recent avalanches, the steep slopes were covered with green foliage and luxuriant flowers. From the hilltops near us other slopes rose six thousand feet above to glaciers and snow-capped summits. This day we will camp in Choquequirao.
Day 3: Choquequirao
This day We will visit all the complex of Choquequirao, which is bigger than Machupicchu the ruins have two main sectors, one above and NW of the other, reminiscent of Machu Picchu (Machupicchu), and many outlying suburbs.
We will visit the terraces and the llamas sector where the ancient Incas carved on the rock many beautiful llama shape even the paqchayoq sector where there are lots of water channels with the water coming from the gleciars.
Day 4: Choquequirao - Chiquiskar
We come back to Maranpata, then go down to Chiquiska. We may see Condors or high jungle vegetation. Here and there through the valley are marvellous waterfall, one of which has a clear fall of over one thousand feet. The panorama in every direction is wonderful in variety, contrast, beauty, and great land scapes. This day we will have the camp in Chiquiska.
Day 5: Chiquiska – Cachora – Cusco
This day, We will to start climbing the wall to the top of capuliyoc 3 hours from Capuliyoc to Cachora is quiet. In Cachora We will take the bus to Cusco (Cuzco). Once We re-cross the river, We pass Limatambo, whose ruins may have been the main communication point between Choquequirao and Cusco (Cuzco).
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