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Choquequirao Trek 4 Days – Trek to Choquequirao

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Choquequirao Trek 4 Days - Trek to Choquequirao

Choquequirao trek 4 Days or Trek to Choquequirao, is an adventure to explore the another Inca ruins. It is bigger than Machu Picchu. To Incas this was Machu Picchu’s sister city.

Choquequirao means (Gold Cradle). Trek to Choquequirao is perfect for those people who looking to get away from the crowds and are looking for something different than Machu Picchu. It has a lot more to be discovered with a wide variety of flora and fauna, with beautiful landscapes and visit to a major Inca site. Make your adventure of a lifetime with specialist in trekking.

EXPERIENCE the amazing architectural jewel of the Incas on a trek that will challenge your mental and physical limits to renew yourself. Whether you are addicted to physical activity, you love mountains, nature and you are passionate about the history of ancient civilizations, this trekking is great for you.

The Choquequirao Trek 4 DAYS Difficulty and Altitude

Choquequirao trek 4 Days is one of the most difficult circuits in Cusco region; Peru. Because the canyon is very vertical. On the other hand, crossing Apurimac river becomes a big challenge for trekkers who enjoy trekking; and the difficulty of this expedition is offset by the beauty of the spectacular views.

Our Trek to Choquequirao goes through lesser known route

The treks in the Andes mountains as Choquequirao trek 4 Days , Inca Trail and Lares Trek are hard and ventures because on the way you find many difficulties as rain, wind and rocky trail. However; hiking in Peruvian mountains is very exciting with magical mysteries that our ancestors left to enjoy it.

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

05:30 AM

Price Includes

  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Horses to carry all camping equipments and 8kgs of your personal items
  • Private bus to Cachora village (Round-trip)
  • Entrance fee to Choquequirao citadel
  • 4 men tent for only 2 trekkers

Price Excludes

  • Camping equipments (sleeping bag, walking pole and mattress)
  • Tips
  • Travel or health ensurance
  • Breakfast on day 1 and dinner on day 4

Choquequirao Trek Packing List

  • Hiking boots
  • Waterproof jacket and rain poncho
  • Warm jackets
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sandals for the night
  • Sun cream (recommended 35 better if is higher)
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer
  • Personal medications
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Small day pack for the day
What to Expect

Choquequirao is “also known as Choquequiraw or Choquequirau. It is considered as the Sacred Sister of Machu Picchu. Especially for its structural and architectural likeness. It could be one of the hidden citadels in the canyon of Vilcabamba. Here the Incas descendants took the refuge from 1536.

As you would see, the city resisted the passage of many centuries. Thanks to the lush and wild vegetation; and the stones which have camouflaged and still cover about 90% of its surface.

In the last few years the Peruvian government is restoring the Inca ruins. They want to make it even more accessible for visitors interested in exploring the alternative Incan culture.

  • Trip Type: Hiking, adventure, history, culture and organic food.
  • Good For: Moderate physical fitness.
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Starting Altitude: 2900m – 9515ft.
  • Highest Altitude: 3035m – 9957 ft.
  • Hiking Distance: 57 km – 35.4 miles
  • Accommodation: 03 nights in tents
  • Coldest Night: Day 2 around 0º Celsius

Day 1Cusco – Chiquisca - La Playa

We will be picking you up by bus from your hotel  in Cusco. Then in our private transport we will be driving you to Cachora village. Here you start hiking the 4 hours before lunch place. Along the trail we will get to see beautiful breathtaking landscapes, spectacular views of the Apurimac canyon.

Therefore the path is surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna. Since lunch spot you have downhill hike for 2 more hours to get the first campsite La playa about 1800 m above sea level

Day 2La Playa – Marampata – Choquequirao

After organic breakfast you start climbing up for 2 hours to Santa Rosa (first break point of the day), then continues the uphill for 3 more hours to Marampata which is the second lunch spot.

During this walk you get to enjoy the splendid Apurimac spectacular canyon, the mountain of Choquequirao Inca ruins and beautiful mountains.

After lunch the walk is very gentle to get to the abandoned ancient city. The campsite is only outside of the site (Chance to see the sunset and Condors)

Day 3Choquequirao – Marampata – La Playa

Today is the most amazing day! the day to conquer the mysterious city of Choquequirao so that the tour guide shows you important sectors of “gold cradle”. You will have time to enjoy the whole morning only of this citadel.

After visiting the site we have lunch in order to get back to the Canyon of Apurimac which is La Playa. Where we spend the night close to the river exactly in the first campsite

Day 4La Playa – Capuliyoc – Cachora - Cusco

After breakfast, we will go hiking for 4 hours to the last lunch spot, Capuliyoc. Here we will stop for lunch with our team. After lunch, we will have 2 more hours of trekking to Cachora village. We will be meeting the transport for our trip back to Cusco. 


Is Choquequirao in Cusco?

The Inca ruins of Choquequirao is between Cusco and Apurimac region. Therefore, Choquequirao archaeological park belong to both cities.

We invite you to experience Choquequirao trekking which is a great alternative to the overcrowded popular Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu.

How to get to Choquequirao?

The access to Choquequirao is not easy as you imagine. By its remoteness means that only 15 to 30 trekkers visit everyday; whether you would love to experience what Machu Picchu was like before the tourists hordes invaded, this is your option.

Remember; the ruin does not require a strenuous 3 day trek from the drop off point at Cachora town, with lots of rugged climbs and rudimentary camping chances. If you are not up for a 4 or 5 day round trip; it might be the best to wait of the famous cable car system that our governor apparently hat it in the works.

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Stella Arturio

Solo Traveller

Mind blowing experience with Marko as my guide. This was second to none. A very nice and professional tour company with exceptional service.

February 13, 2020