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