Ultimate Choquequirao Trek 5 days 4 nights

Machupicchu, Perú

Duration: 5 days
Group size: 1 - 16
Ultimate Choquequirao Trek 5 days 4 nights
Machupicchu, Perú

Duration: 5 days
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip

 Choquequirao Trek takes you to discover the great Inca city of Choquequirao, also called the Twin Sister of Machu Picchu, another Lost City of the Incas, and Cradle of Gold. Perfect for those who love to get away from crowded places.

Choquequirao Trek doesn't include Machu Picchu, as is a trek to another city like Machu Picchu. Starting In Cusco, hike from the mountains into the deepest canyons, and visit the Cloud Forest where the great cities of the Incas are located. Choquequirao is surrounded by snow-capped peaks, the cloud forest, and protected by the Apurimac canyon. The Choquequirao trek is considered among the best hikes in the world.

Overview of the Choquequirao Trek

  • Duration: 5 days 4 nights
  • Total Distance: 51 km - 31.6 miles 
  • From: Cusco to Cusco (Door to door service)
  • Age Range: 10 to 65
  • Season: All year round
  • Depart: Capuliyoc Village
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Highlights of Choquequirao Trek

  •  Get off the beaten path to discover Choquequirao
  •  Immerse yourself in history from the last days of the Inca Empire
  •  Prepare and enjoy the Pachamanca barbecue at the end of the tour
  •  Hike into one of the deepest canyons of Peru, the Apurimac
  •   Support our Social projects while Traveling

Day by day summary of the Choquequirao Trek

Day 1 Cusco - Capuliyoc – La Playa.- Depart from Cusco at 4:30 am to drive north for 4 hours towards Capuliyoc (2911 m / 9550 ft) to begin the Choquequirao trek. The hike this day takes 6 hours, mostly downhill from the mountains into the Aprumimac Canyon. Camp at Playa Rosalina (1478 m / 4849 ft).

Day 2: La Playa Rosalina – Choquequirao.- After breakfast, cross the suspension bridge over the Apurimac River and start hiking mostly uphill for 8 hours to Choquequirao ( 3057 m / 10029 ft), Camp near the Inca Site views spectacular views.

Day 3: Explore Choquequirao Ruins.- Wake up early with a cup of coffee or coca tea, have breakfast. Explore all day the Choquequirao Archeological sites, considered the "Twin sister of Machu Picchu." Camp at the same place. 

Day 4: Choquequirao – Marampata – Chikiska.-  We use the same trail to go back to Cusco. After Breakfast, we start descending for 4 hours to Lunch place, and then another 2 hours uphill to our campsite at Chiquiska (1875m / 6151 ft).

Day 5: Chikiska – Capuliyoc – Cusco.- After a delicious breakfast, hike uphill for 4 hours to reach Capuliyoc pass. Once there, you'll participate in a Pachamanca Barbecue, helping to prepare, and feast. After lunch, drive back to Cusco for 4 hours. Arrival time to your hotel around 6:00 pm.

Included in the Choquequirao Trek

  • Complimentary airport transfer on request
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Second Tour Guide for groups of 9+
  • Trekking Chef
  • Porters, muleteers
  • Cargo mules carry food and equipment
  • Duffle bag for your personal stuff up to 7 kilos
  • Pick-up from your hotel on the day of the tour
  • All transportation included
  • Drinkable water after first-day lunch
  • All meals Included except last day Dinner in Cusco
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, GF meals, etc. available on request
  • Comfortable camping equipment (tents, tables, chairs)
  • 4 man Eureka tents for every two trekkers
  • Sleeping foam mattress, hot water bags, pillows, towels
  • First aid kit, Oxygen bottle, satellite phones
  • Entrance fee to Choquequirao Inca Site
  • All taxes and booking fees included

Not Included in the Choquequirao Trek

  • Sleeping Bag, Air mattress, trekking poles (Can be hired from us)
  • Last day dinner when returning to Cusco
  • Gratuities (Optional)
  • Travel Insurance (Strongly recommended)

Know before booking Choquequirao Trek

  •  Available all year round with a minimum of 2 people
  •  We spend teh night camping in tents

Available Packages

Group Service
Deposit: $200
Private Service
Deposit: $200

Available options

Sleeping bags
Trekking poles
Air Mattresses

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