This amazing site is located to 164Km from Cusco city until the town of Cachora in Apurimac. It´s approximately 32Km from Cachora, a town where the walk to Choquequirao begins, the weather is not so much a problem about mountain sickness but maybe during the second night it can cold, the rainy season is from November - March and the dry season from April - November.
It excursion to the magical city of Machu Picchu was made through a remote inca road that was used frequently in the inca times to reach to the citadel.
Beginning with our Choquequirao Itinerary very early in the morning we´ll pick to your accommodation in our mobility and driving for 4hours approximately until Cachora town. On the road we'll have a breakfast seeing the beautiful Limatambo Canyon, now continue driving to Cahora where our travel team wait for us. Everybody ready we can walking during 3hours to Capuliyoc with admirables views from Apurimac Valley and also have the possibility to see the choquequirao mountain, descending to Cocamasana, there the weather becomes warmer and the vegetation and animals too, so is necessary to carry repellent and sunscreen. Finally, already arriving to playa RoSalina which is located near to the Apurimac River being our first campsite.
During the excursion we can observe many charming places such as the Apurimac River canyon also the cloud forest and the Andes mountain range, we'll visit the choquequirao ruins, from this site we are in a territory where most visitors can reach this architectonic site. Then again we have to descend other river until to arrive to Yanama comunity, this is the indicated place to help and share unforgettable moments to people especially kids who are the most shocked when someone come to visit their town, it's like Lares trek to Machu Picchu but is more a social hike. The next day we have a moderate ascent that goes to the highest point of our hike (4800m). From this point we´ll have to descend to other community called Totora and continue with the walk through the high and dry jungle of the town of La playa (Santa Teresa) until to arrive in Aguas Calientes ( Machu Picchu).
No doubt this is an amazing archeological site and is for that the hike of Choquequirao trail to Machu picchu is one of the best and challenging hikes in all Peru, many travellers say Choquequirao hike is more challenging than Salkantay trek difficulty, in fact is one of the most complete roads in the region with a variety of flora and fauna where we can see the "condor" which is the only bird that flies over 5000m.a.s.l. and it is not only a hike for fitness, also is a social hike where we can interact with people of the area. Some advices that we give to everybody is have a good physical condition, a good backpack and the most important the enthusiasm. Before the trek avoid alcohol or fast food because the it can be a problem during the hike, is not necessary the acclimatization because the Choquequirao altitude is less than Cusco city but would be better do it for other cases in the future, the lentils are so important because it can provides you some of energy, buy the "hoja de coca" only chew it during the road and wil have magically energy and resistance also is useful drinking it as a coca tea, the most important of all is your booking because in this times many tourists choose it trek and also to arrive a ticket in a dry forest. Now, having the basic info is better prepare your fitness level for realize this trek.