Choquequirao Trekking



Choquequirao Trek five days takes you to one of the last refuges of the Incas considered as such by all the vestiges that exist in the place such as ceremonial plazas, warehouses, houses, and many agricultural terraces that suggest inhabited by many people who fled from the Spanish conquerors (another important one has been in Vilcabamba la Vieja, where 75 years after the conquest, the last Inca, Tupac Amaro the First, was capture by the Spaniards and their allied local soldiers and executed in Cusco).

Choquequiraro is an important archaeological site of great interest, full of mystery. Many consider the place to be bigger than Machu  Picchu and very fascinating.  

Only about 50% or less of the total area was rescued from the jungle, the rest is overgrown but still, it is very interesting and worth a visit.

The only way to get there is by walking, walking down into the deep Apurimac river canyon, and up again to the ruins. it takes five days to attend, two days of trekking to reach the Inca site, one full day to explore the vast area, and then 2 days to return the same way. If you have enough time to visit this place, we recommend that you


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This service is arranged just for you and your party has the advantage of adapting the pace to your physical condition, but also usually means enjoying all the archeological


Day 1

Cusco, Cachora, Capulilloc, Chiquisca, camp

Passengers will be collected from their hotels at around 05:30 a.m. and we leave with the guide heading towards Abancay, as we transfer them to the colonial town of Cachora after crossing the bridge over the mighty Apurimac River. Before arriving at the pass taking to Abancay city, we turn to the right, driving down the road into the Cachora valley towards the Cachora colonial village.

Day 2

Chiquisca to Playa Rosalina, Santa Rosa, Marampata, Sunchupata camp

Breakfast at 5 a.m.Chiquisca to Playa Rosalina, bridge crossing the Apurimac river ( 15550 meters above sea level), steep walk uphill to Santa Rosa (2100 meters above sea level) to get some soft drinks, and where sugar cane is pressed and fermented to make cañazo, an alcoholic strong drink.

Day 3

Sunchupata camp, Choquequirao visits, Sunchupampa campsite.

Full day visit to Choquequirao from Sunchupampa campsite.

Breakfast at 06:30, Walk for one hour to Choqeuequirao, whose name means Cradle of Gold. Visit from the morning until 04:30 p.m. to explore the ruins, visiting during the morning palaces, the temples, a great Ushnu or ceremonial platform, and the agricultural sector with canals and a temple dedicated to water. Box lunch.

Day 4

Sunchupata camp, Marampata, Santa Rosa, Playa Rosalina, Chiquisca.

Breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Trek down to Marampata to have lunch and continue down a steep slope to Santa Rosa and Playa Rosalina, crossing the bridge over the Apurimac River. Climb up to Chiquisca to camp and have dinner. Overnight.

Distance of the trek of this day: 14 kilometers, 7 hours to Chiquisca.

Day 5

Chiquisca, Capuliyoc, Cachora, Cusco.

Breakfast very early and trek with a steep climb to Capuliyoc, where our transport awaits us to continue to Cachora and Cusco. Farewell to the muleteers and the cook. Tips.

8 km walk, 3 hours from Chiquisca to Capuliyoc

Arrival in Cusco at approximately 5:30 p.m., transfer to your hotels,


  • Tourist transport from Cusco to Capiliyoc and return to Cusco.
  • Bilingual professional guide
  • experienced cook
  • Camping equipment: tents for passengers with mattresses, dining tent and kitchen tent, folding tables and chairs.
  • Muleteers and horses for camping and kitchen equipment, food, passenger luggage with a maximum of 7 kilos per passenger (paid in advance)
  • Emergency chair horse
  • 4 nights of camping
  • Food: (4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners)
  • Entrance ticket to Choquequirao
  • First aid kit

Not Included

  • First breakfast
  • Sleeping bag
  • Extra expenses
  • Tips
  • Personal health and travel insurance.


If you have enough time to visit this place, we recommend that you prepare yourself physically as this is one of the toughest treks we have in Cusco


People who stayed in this apartment, have only the best opinions about it.

We toured Peru by car for 2 weeks and were completely enthusiastic about the entire trip. Nora and Mario responded to all our wishes and put together a perfect and individual trip for us: the hotels were great, the excursions were great, the organization was perfect! We didn't have to worry about anything - everything was as described
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We have booked a three-week round trip with a car as a self-driver. All the hotels were excellently chosen the journey very well thought out. We received an exact map (using an app) and were able to navigate very well. Even before a road blockade (strike) we were informed and were able to avoid a traffic jam. The selected guides were exceptionally qualified and quickly responded to all special requests. The excursion to Rainbow Mountain suggested as an alternative was also sensational and very well described. We would book here again and again. Many thanks for everything
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