2DAY Hike to Maragua
Day 1: Sucre-Chataquila-Chaunaca-Socapampa-Maragua
We meet early in the morning in the office (8:00-9:00) and drive to the bus stop where we catch a local bus up to Chataquila (3650m over sea level). From there we walk down the Inca Trail till the riverbed where we have lunch. During the afternoon we will pass the small village of Socapampa before walking up about two hours to the Crater of Maragua.
In Maragua we gonna sleep into the bungalows owned and run by the community (100% of the profit goes to the community to improve local infrastructure). In the bungalows we will have nice dinner made by a local woman. Good beds with blankets should be available, but in general the place is very basic. In case the bungalows are all occupied (VERY rare, but happens) we have to sleep in Irupampa (5 minutes away) all together in one room.
Walking distance: 18 km.
Walking time: 5-7 hrs.
Departure: ask the seller
Day 2: Maragua-Niñu Mayo-Chullpas-Sucre
After having a good breakfast, we walk up to the boarder of the crater (1 hr). From there we continue our hike to the dinosaur footprints in Niñu Mayo (1 hr) and further to Chullpas (1 1/2 hrs) a small community. From Chullpas we go further on down on the tractor road until we reach the meeting point where our private transport will be waiting for us with a lunchbox. After this challenging 2 day adventure a free drink will be waiting for you in the JOY RIDE bar!!
Walking distance: 11 km.
Walking time: 4-5 hrs.
The price includes guide, transport, food, some water and accommodation.
Don’t forget: A backpack with water, torch, knife, extra energy-giving snacks, hat, sun block, sun glasses, good hiking shoes, warm water-resistant clothes, coca leaves, sweets or pens to socialize with the local people, camera and some money.