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Peru

Choquequirao Trek

4 days | 3 nights
Private tour
From 529USD per person
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Referred to as the "sacred sister" of Machu Picchu, Choquequirao is an impressive Inca site that has yet to reveal its full beauty. To this day only 30% of this site of monumental size has been cleared from the vegetation that engulfed it after it was deserted and left to slip into oblivion amid the tropical jungle of the Sacred Valley of the Inca. How it fitted in the great Inca Empire is uncertain, reaching it, however, is sure to test your will. The Choquequirao trek is not the easiest of the hikes in the Sacred Valley region but it is the only way to access the majestic citadel sitting on the vertiginous slopes overlooking the Apurimac canyon. Crossing the Apurimac river means going from the barren pass of Capuliyoc through tropical forests descending and ascending in changing landscapes and climates. While it requires a good level of fitness, being able to enjoy this incredible marvel of Inca architecture without the crowds that are found in other popular places is an immense reward for your effort.

Destinations

Peru

Trip at a glance

Visits

Cachora, Chiquisca, Capuliyoc, Playa Rosalina, Marampata, Choquequirao Inca Site

Accomodation

3 camping nights: two-person sleeping tents with mats

Transportation

Private transfer from/to your hotel in Cusco on day 1 and 4

Emergency horse

Dates and Prices

Arrival date

Trip details

Itinerary

Day 1 CUSCO, CACHORA, CHIQUISCA / Hiking Time: 7 hours

Morning

Early pick up from your hotel in Cusco around 5:30 am.
The driver will head for the village of Cachora at 9,350 feet (2,850 m) to meet with the rest of the staff: your muleteer and the mules that will carry all the necessary equipment on the 4-day trek.

From there you will start hiking towards the Capuliyoc pass at 9,186 feet (2,800 m). From this point on, the trail offers unmatched views of Mount Padreyoc and the deep canyon below where the Apurímac river flows.

Afternoon

The track then descends steeply towards the Chiquisca camp at 6,332 feet (1,930 m), where you will spend your first night.

Evening

Overnight at the camp site in Chiquisca.

MEALS
  • Lunch included
  • Dinner included

Day 2 CHIQUISCA, PLAYA ROSALINA, MARAMPATA, CHOQUEQUIRAO / Hiking time: 7 hours

Morning

After a hearty breakfast, the track goes down to the riverbank at La Playa Rosalina, the lowest point of the trek at 5,085 feet (1,550 m).

Get ready for the steep climb to the small village of Marampata at 9,350 feet (2,850 m), where you will stop for lunch with unrivaled views of the archeological site of Choquequirao in the distance.

Afternoon

Finish your day with a short visit of the site to enjoy the sunset before hiking to your campsite located only 25 minutes from the citadel where you will enjoy a well-deserved dinner and good night's rest.

Evening

Overnight at your camp site close to Choquequirao.

MEALS
  • Breakfast included
  • Lunch included
  • Dinner included

Day 3 CHOQEQUIRAO, MARAMPATA, PLAYA ROSALINA, CHIQUISCA / Hiking time: 6 hours

Morning

At sunrise, head for the archeological site of Choquequirao and spend the morning exploring this incredible place with its astonishing landscaping and the architectural marvels sitting on steep mountain slopes at 9,951 feet (3,033 m). 70% of the citadel known as the “golden cradle” has yet to be recovered from the jungle that swallowed it.

After your visit, you will go back to Marampata to have lunch before hiking back down the Apurímac canyon to La Playa Rosalina.

Afternoon

The last part of your hike will take you to the Chiquisca, your campsite for the last night.

Evening

Overnight at your camp in Chiquisca.

MEALS
  • Breakfast included
  • Lunch included
  • Dinner included

Day 4 CHIQUISCA, CAPULIYOC, CUSCO / Hiking time: 5 hours

Morning

After breakfast you will start hiking uphill towards the Capuliyoq pass (2,800m) for expansive views of the Apurimac river, the surrounding mountain ranges and snow-capped peaks looking out for the occasional condors flying over this natural wonderland.

Afternoon

After a well-deserved lunch break at a local village you will hike the last bit of the trek to meet with the vehicle that will take you back to Cusco.

MEALS
  • Breakfast included
  • Lunch included

Services

What's included

Accommodation

Nights
3 camping nights: two-person sleeping tents with mats

Meals

Full board plan
3 breakfasts + 4 lunches + 3 dinners

Transportation

Car
Private transfer from/to your hotel in Cusco on day 1 and 4
Horse
Emergency horse

Orientation

Guide
Professional English-speaking local mountain guide

Entrance Fees

Entrance to Choquequirao site

What's not included

  • Domestic flights: contact us
  • International flights: contact us
  • Accommodation in Cusco
  • Sleeping bag
  • Extra porter
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra meals
  • Drinks
  • Tips

Important notes

We strongly recommend you to get a travel insurance policy that covers hiking up to 15,000 feet (4500m) above sea level.

Trekking packing list:

  • 50 liters backpack
  • 15/20 liters backpack
  • hiking shoes
  • hiking poles
  • full length hiking pants
  • hiking shorts
  • waterproof pants (x1)
  • long and short sleeves synthetic tops
  • medium-weight fleece jacket
  • sun hat or cap
  • woolly hat
  • water and windproof parka jacket
  • waterproof gloves
  • hiking socks (1 pair/day)
  • sunblock SPF 50+
  • binoculars
  • flashlight
  • multi-tool knife
  • toilet paper
  • medical kit with: insect repellent, painkillers, anti-inflammatories, diarrhea treatment, band aids, blister plasters, knee braces, personal medication
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