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Choquequirao Trek 4 Days 3 Nights

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The Choquequirao tour is a new trekking alternative in the mountains of Cusco. Choquequirao is located in the middle of the Vilcabamba mountain range with its 5000 meter high glaciers and the Apurimac River canyon at 1500 meters above sea level and recently nominated by the travel magazine Lonely Planet as one of the best tourist destinations in Peru.

Details Choquequirao Trek 4 Days






Very early we pick you up at 4 am, from your hotel, make sure you take all your equipment to the Choquequirao trek. Then we will take our tourist transport to go to Cachora in 3 hours of travel, then we will continue 1 more hour in our transport to Capuliyoc (3000 masl) where we will have our breakfast, and it will also be the beginning of our walk. Here we will meet all the team that will accompany us on the walk (muleteers and horses), from Capuliyoc we will have the first view of the archaeological complex of Choquequirao from a distance. We will begin to descend the mountain 2½ hours along a zigzag road, we will pass through small towns such as Cocamasana and Chiquisca (1,800 masl) At this last point it will be our lunch and then continue our walk to the Apurimac River and cross the point of Rosalina Beach ( 1,500 meters above sea level), then we begin to climb uphill for 2½ hours on average until we reach Santa Rosa, our first camp.

  • Distance: 16 km.
  • Climate: Warm and sunny.
  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch- Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Minimum altitude: 1500 meters above sea level Playa Rosalina.
  • Maximum altitude: 2100 meters above sea level Camp Santa Rosa.
  • Time: 6 hours (approximately)
  • Difficulty: Demanding


This will be a day full of adrenaline, to ascend to the Inca city of Choquequirao, after a very energetic breakfast at 6:00 a.m. We will begin our trek to Marampata (3050 masl), 3 hours of climb along a narrow road. During our tour, we will observe the dense vegetation of the tropical rainforest and different species of orchids around the route until we reach Marampata where we will take a short break. Then we continue the 2-hour walk until we reach the archaeological park of Choquequirao, we will visit the different sectors within Choquequirao, such as the sector of lamas and temples in the first part to wait for lunch that our chef will bring to Choquequirao. In the second part, we will arrive at the ceremonial centers. In the afternoon at 4 o’clock if we are lucky we can see the Andean condor flying while the sun is posing in the mountains. At the end of the visit to the different sectors, we will begin the walk back to the camp in Choquequirao.

  • Distance: 14 km.
  • Climate: Warm and sunny
  • Walking time: 7 hours.
  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Minimum altitude: 2100 meters above sea level Camp Santa Rosa.
  • Maximum altitude: 2,900 masl Camp Choquequirao
  • Difficulty: Demanding


Very early we will have our breakfast in Choquequirao where we will watch the sunrise and the flight of the condors. After exploring and visiting the waterfall and the temple of the water we will begin to return to Marampata (3050 masl), place of our lunch where we will take a rest, then we will continue with our 2 hours of walking downhill to the beach of Rosalina and then 40 minutes more to get our third camp arrives at the hamlet of Chiquisca.

  • Distance: 12 km.
  • Climate: Warm and sunny.
  • Walking time: 6 hours.
  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Minimum altitude: 1500 meters above sea level Playa Rosalina.
  • Maximum altitude: 2,900 masl Camp Choquequirao.
  • Time: 6 hours (approximately)
  • Difficulty: Demanding.


On this last day of trekking, we will have an exquisite breakfast very early as at 5 in the morning and then we will start with the 4-hour hike through the mountain to the Capuliyoc pass, on the way we can appreciate the Apurimac canyon again. If we are lucky we will observe Andean condors in the high parts of the mountains, in Capuliyoc we will have our last lunch of the tour, then we will take our tourist transport to return to Cusco and leave it in your respective hotel. Hoping you enjoyed it as much as we did.

  • Distance: 9 km.
  • Climate: Warm and sunny.
  • Walking time: 4 hours.
  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch.
  • Minimum altitude: 1,800 m.a.s.l. Chiquisca camp.
  • Maximum altitude: 3,000 masl Capuliyoc.
  • Time: 4 hours (approximately)
  • Difficulty: Medium.


  • Informative talk one day before the start of the trek.
  • Entrance tickets to Choquequirao.
  • Pick up from the hotel.
  • Transportation: From Cusco to the beginning of the trek (Capuliyoc).
  • Transportation: Return from the trek from Choquequirao to Cusco.
  • Bilingual professional guide.
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each tent to allow for greater comfort.
  • Camping equipment: dining and kitchen tents, tables, chairs.
  • Inside the tents: mat or mattresses.
  • Accommodation: 3 nights in tent (camping).
  • Horses: to carry the camping equipment and all your personal luggage (7 kilos).
  • Cook: Responsible for preparing all meals throughout the trip.
  • Food: 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners and snacks.
  • First aid kit with emergency oxygen bottle.


  • Breakfast on the first day.
  • Dinner on the last day.
  • Trekking sticks.
  • Sleeping bags.
  • Riding horses
  • Extra drinks such as: mineral water, beer, coke, etc., during the trip.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Air flights.
  • Hotel in Cusco.


  • Original passport (very important).
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Hiking sticks.
  • Clothing for 4 days, for variable temperatures.
  • Flashlight (mining type) with extra batteries.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Sunscreen, hat, cap and sunglasses.
  • Rain jacket or a plastic poncho.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Small towel.
  • Extra money for drinks and tips, souvenirs, etc.
  • Standard travel backpack (21 liters approximately).
  • A toothbrush and other personal toiletries.
  • Bottle of water.
  • Portable Charger.

Prices are per person and are subject to service:

PRIVATE 2 to 3 Persons $600.00 (Per person)
GROUP 1 to 3 Persons $500.00 (Per person)

For a group of 4 or more, request a discount from the To Machu Picchu Travel Sales Department.



    10% Discount


    Start of the tour: 04:00 am pick up at your respective hotel.
    Start of the Walk: Capuliyoc at 3000 meters above sea level.
    Choquequirao Height: 2,900 m.s.n.m
    Distance from Capuliyoc – Choquequirao: approx. 29 km.
    Type of Tour: Trekking, Cultural and Adventure.
    Location: Area located in the Cordillera de Vilcabamba.
    Difficulty Level: 4 on a scale of 1 to 5.
    Best time: Dry season between the months of April to November.
    Tour duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights.
    Acclimatization: We recommend being in Cusco 2 days before the tour.
    Climate: It should be noted that the road to Choquequirao is warm in the lower parts near the Apurimac River, however in the upper parts it is cold at night.
    Other activities: Trekking and hiking, cultural tours and visits to places of

    What can I find on the way to Choquequirao?

    • This hike is ideal for those tourists looking to explore the Andes in the mountains of Cusco and visit one of the most beautiful Inca buildings in America.
    • You will contemplate a series of diverse landscapes, deserts, humid forests, and the Vilcabamba glaciers.
    • Choquequirao is a beautiful place, being outdoors, on a 1500 meter high, really steep canyon that you can visit.
    • In Choquequirao you can breathe tranquility, peace, and harmony with nature and the best if you have a little luck you can see condors and the spectacled bear
    • In Choquequirao you can see magical sites that are still under investigation. In conclusion, it is for every traveler, an unmissable destination.

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    EMERSON TUPA C. – Travel Consultant

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