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Trek to Choquequirao

Trek to Choquequirao
Trek to Choquequirao
Trek to Choquequirao
Trek to Choquequirao
Trek to Choquequirao
Trek to Choquequirao
Duration 4 Days
Difficulty Moderate
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This off-the-beaten-path Trek to Choquequirao is a great alternative trip for those who love to enjoy nature, culture, and Inca architecture. Although it is oftten considered a strenuous hike and only recommended for people in good physical condition, there is the option of renting a saddle horse to reach this important architectural complex. Choquequirao, also called the sacred sister of Machu Picchu, is an important yet underrated Inca archaeological site located at 10,170 feet above sea level in the district of Santa Teresa, Province of La Convención, department of Cusco. This tourist attraction is finally starting to receive the visitors it has always deserved, boasting a massive area and consisting of several distinct architectural enclosures. In addition to being located in a mountainous area, it has a variety of exotic flora and fauna to appreciate. Ready to set your travel itinerary apart from the rest?

If you want to explore more lesser known archeological sites in the Cusco area, check out our tour to Waqrapukara. Before partaking on the Journey to Choquequirao, an Inca Citadel that rivals that of Machu Picchu, read up on some tips to combat altitude sickness in our blog post here.



Firstly, at 4:00 – 04:30 a.m., we will begin by picking up our clients from around town . Then, we will drive along the main road between Cusco – Abancay for 4 hours until the town of Cachora. It is there where we will have our breakfast and then continue in our transport vehicle for about 30 more minutes to Capuliyoc. Then, from this place we will begin our hike of approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes up to Chiquisca. After arriving, we will have lunch and some free time before continuing our descent to Rosalina Beach, which is located at 1500 meters above sea level, and where the Apurímac River is, which is the division between the 2 departments of Apurímac and Cusco. Finally, we will cross the Rosalina bridge, entering the department of Cusco again, and start the ascent to our camp in Santa Rosa (6282 feet above sea level).


After a comforting breakfast, we will then continue the ascent up to the community of Marampata (9,416 feet above sea level. Before continuing, we will leave all our things in Marampata since it will be our camping site for the night. We will continue for 2 more hours until we reach Choquequirao and will spend the whole day there. Before returning back to our camp in Marampata in the afternoon, we will enjoy a picnic lunch and continue our exploration.


After breakfast, we will begin our descending walk back down to Rosalina Beach, to have lunch there and to enjoy a necessary break before starting the ascent to Chiquisca (6,266 feetabove sea level) where we will camp.


After a very early breakfast, we will finally begin our last ascent of approximately 3 hours to Capuliyoc. Note, the idea is to leave especially early in order to avoid the intense sun on the walk. Finally, we will arrive at Capuliyoc and say goodbye to the support staff and muleteers to board our transportation back to Cusco. We will be arriving to Cusco at approximately 1:00 p.m..

Keep in mind that the total distance covered on this walk is approximately 24 miles.



  • Hotel pick up in private bus to the start of the trek (Cachora).
  • Entrance tickets to the archaeological complex.
  • English / Spanish professional guide throughout the tour.
  • Food: 3 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners.
  • Camping equipment (tents, kitchen, dining room, chairs, tables, mattresses).
  • First aid kit.
  • Cook in charge of food preparation.
  • Muleteers and mules (in charge of transporting all the camping equipment).
  • Accommodation for guides, cooks, and muleteers.
  • Return transport Cachora – Cusco and transfer to your hotel.


  • Breakfast on the first day.
  • Dinner on the last day (Arrival in Cusco is approximately 8:00 p.m.)
  • Entrance to the thermal baths of Qonoc. OPTIONAL:
  • Extra horse to carry personal equipment for each day, US $100.00 (If you need to carry more than 11 pounds of luggage, you can take an extra porter who can carry up to 55 pounds).
  • Sleeping bag (for rent in our office).
  • Tips.


  • Extra horse to carry personal luggage throughout the trek. If your luggage weighs over 11 pounds, you can hire an extra carrier for transportation of personal equipment (US $100) weighing up to 55 pounds.
  • Tips.
  • Sleeping bag for the duration of the trek. Available in synthetic (US $15.00) and feather (US $25.00) materials. Sleeping bags are available for rent at our office.



  • A backpack.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Original passport.
  • 01 full change of clothes.
  • Warm clothes.
  • Hiking shoes.
  • Raincoat.
  • Reusable water bottle.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and hat.
  • Flashlight.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Bottle of water with purification tablets.




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Verónica C
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Excellent - keep it going The more that is said about this team is definitely less. Jhon and I had been in touch for the last six months to draw this trip and since then to now when it is in conceptualisation it has been top notch professional with a touch of personal with them checking on my well-being etc. Abel came in once I arrived at Lima and since then has been my support. Guys this is a tour operator must to be considered. Infact I have met so many in Cusco who asked me of my trip details and I have no hesitations in recommending them. Bravo
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ivani a
Viagem Fantástica Agência incrível! Guias fantásticos! Em especial John, Abel e José Luiz. Super educados! Muito atenciosos! Tornaram a nossa viagem ainda mais inesquecível! Receba o meu abraço carinhoso ❤️
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