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|The most direct route to visit the famous and beautiful, but remote archaeological site of CHOQUEQUIRAO, entering through the village of Cachora.
A hike for the really good hikers! Or you go on horseback (optional).
take your time to visit the place!
Choquequirao was an important Inca site! It is the remotest of the major sites on a ridge spur almost 1800m above the Apurimac river.
It is suggested to have been the place where the last Inca Tupac Amaru was raised among Inca priestesses (Gary Ziegler). An other suggestion is that it was built as a 'royal estate' for Topa Inca, son of Pachacutec (Vincent Lee).
walk into the Apurimac valley, you can have a ´caña´ in Santa Rosa, cross the Apurimac river. You can have a swim here…
Camp here or 1 hour up in Chikisqa.
It takes about 6 - 7 hours to reach the village of Cachora and there is an other pass to cross, so a lot of climbing to do….
Be prepared: there is no water in about 4- 5 hours!!!!!
After the last climb your transport is waiting for you to bring you back to Cuzco.
horsemen with horses to carry the food and equipment;
food from lunch first day until lunch last day;
horse for emergency;