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Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu 8 Days 7 Nights

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This is a tour that will test your body and mind to the fullest because we will make an excursion to two of the most important archaeological centers in Peru Choquequirao and Machu Picchu, we will enjoy truly magical places full of history and adventure. With us you will have the opportunity to meet and explore little-explored archaeological remains, unique fauna species such as the spectacled bear, the Andean condor, as well as the great variety of flora, you will also be able to enjoy beautiful unique panoramas that will be a delight for his eyes.

Details Tour Choquequirao and Machu Picchu 8 Days





We leave Cusco at 4 am in our minivan on a 3-hour trip to the city of Curahuasi where we have breakfast, then we will arrive at Cachora and finally, for 1 more hour, we will arrive at Capuliyoc, located on the edge of the Apurimac canyon, surrounded of impressive snowy peaks, here we will meet our muleteers and cooks. Then we will begin the descent for 3 hours until we reach the village of Chiquisca where we will have lunch. Then we continue our walk for 1 hour downhill to Rosalina Beach, where we will make a short stop and cross the bridge over the Apurimac River. Then we will continue our tour to Choquequirao with an ascent for 2 more hours until we reach the village of Santa Rosa, where we will spend the first night of our trip to Choquequirao and Machu Picchu.

  • Time: 4 hours of descent and 2 hours of ascent approximately.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Camp: Choquequirao 3100 masl.
  • Minimum altitude 2020 masl Santa Rosa.
  • Maximum altitude: 3100 meters above sea level around Choquequirao.

After our Andean breakfast, we begin the 3-hour ascent along a narrow and zigzag path where we can appreciate the diversity of the flora until we reach Marampata, where we can rest, there we will have our first view of the Archaeological Complex of Choquequirao. Then we will continue walking for 1 hour and a half more until we reach the camping area very close to the archaeological zone of Choquequirao. We will have lunch and in the afternoon our guide will take you through different sectors such as the Inka house, the llama sector, the terraces, the temples, the urban area and you will enjoy the wonderful views of the Apurimac canyon at sunset, here it is also possible to see condors flying over the mountains. We will camp near Choquequirao where it will be our second night.

  • Time: approximately 9 hours of ascent.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Camp: Choquequirao 3100 masl.
  • Minimum altitude 2020 masl Santa Rosa.
  • Maximum altitude: 3100 meters above sea level around Choquequirao.
  • Distance traveled: 14km from Playa Rosalina – Choquequirao.
  • Climate: Temperate, Hot.

After our breakfast, we will start the ascent towards the Choquequirao pass (3170 masl), where we will have an incredible view from the top and we will say goodbye to the city of Choquequirao and then we will descend through the recently discovered terraces of Pincha Unuyoc, we will continue our descent towards the Blanco River (1900 masl), where we will enjoy a snack and a refreshing break immersing ourselves in the crystal clear waters of the river, then we will ascend until we reach the Maizal camp, small and beautifully located, at an altitude of 3000 masl. This day is probably the most difficult of the trip, but if you have prepared well and are determined, you will succeed.

  • Time: 7 to 8 hours of walking.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Camp: Cornfield 3000 masl.
  • Minimum altitude: 1900 masl Rio Blanco.
  • Maximum altitude: 3150 masl Choquequirao pass.
  • Distance traveled: 18 km Paso Choquequirao – Maizal.
  • Climate: Mild and cold at night.

After a refreshing breakfast, we will leave the Maizal campsite behind and make a final ascent through the old silver mines of La Victoria until we reach the San Juan pass (4150 masl). At this point, we will have a short break to appreciate the spectacular views of the Cordillera Vilcabamba and we will be able to taste our snack. Then we will continue along a charming road to the town of Yanama, where we will enjoy our lunch and then we will rest all afternoon.

  • Time: 5 hours of walking.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Camp: Yanama.
  • Minimum altitude: 3000 Cornfield.
  • Maximum altitude: 4150 masl San Juan.
  • Distance traveled: 10km Maizal – Yanama.
  • Climate: Mild and cold at night.

After breakfast, early in the morning, we will say goodbye to the muleteers and then we will begin to ascend. On the way, we will pass by Mariano Llamocca, the highest point of the trek (4643 masl), from where you can see the second-highest mountain in Cusco, the Salkantay.
Finally, we will begin to descend enjoying the beautiful view to reaching the town of Totora, where we will be able to taste our snacks, and then we will continue the way to Collpampa.

  • Time: 3 hours of walking.
  • Meals: Breakfast – Snacks – Dinner
  • Camp: Collpampa.
  • Minimum altitude: Yanama.
  • Maximum altitude: 4643 masl Mariano Llamocca.
  • Distance traveled: 15 km Yanama – Collpampa.
  • Cold weather.

Today is the shortest section of our entire excursion. We will begin a descent arriving at one of the waterfalls that descend from the mountain, we will also enjoy the diversity of fruits, then we will walk through some plantations of tea, coffee, and after passing from beautiful places we will arrive at our camp in Santa Teresa in the middle of the noon where we will enjoy our lunch and we will have a free afternoon to relax overlooking the landscapes of such a wonderful place.
Note: If you want to practice adventure sports such as zip-lining in Santa Teresa, you can do it in approximately 2 hours, the cost is 30 dollars per person, it is not included in the tour.

  • Time: 6 hours of walking or 30 minutes in a Minivan.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Camp: Santa Teresa.
  • Minimum altitude: 1800 masl Santa Teresa.
  • Maximum altitude: Collpampa.
  • Distance traveled: 10 km Collpampa – Santa Teresa.
  • Climate: Temperate, Hot.

In the morning after our breakfast, we will begin our excursion and we will begin ascending a narrow path to the top of a mountain that will lead us to one of the archaeological groups called Llactapata, in this place, we will see a carved rock that was used for astronomical purposes, in addition From this point, we can see the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu and enjoy the beautiful landscape that surrounds us. Immediately we will begin to descend until we reach Hydroelectric, where we will have our lunch and then we will board the train that will take us to the town of Aguas Calientes where we spend the night.

  • Time: 6 hours of walking and 30 minutes by train.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Hotel: Aguas Calientes 1900 masl.
  • Minimum altitude: 1800 masl Santa Teresa.
  • Maximum altitude: Llactapata.
  • Distance traveled: 10 km Santa Teresa – Llactapata.
  • Climate: Temperate, Hot.

We will wake up very early, to have our breakfast and then we will take the first bus to the Inca city of Machu Picchu, our guide will give you a 2-hour guided tour of the archaeological site, time in which you will visit all the most important areas of the Inca citadel such as the solar clock, the temple of the three windows, the main temple, the house of the Inca, among many attractions. After your tour, you will have free time to explore the site yourself. At the end of the tour of the citadel, we will return by bus to Aguas Calientes, upon arrival we will have our lunch. In the afternoon, you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo station from where you will continue by bus back to Cusco.
Note: The entrance to Machu Picchu will depend on the type of ticket that was reserved, remember that there are three types of entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.

  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch.
  • Minimum altitude: Aguas Calientes at 2200 meters above sea level.
  • Maximum altitude: Machu Picchu at 2400 meters above sea level.
  • Total distance: 9 km.
  • Climate: Warm and Humid.


  • Informative talk one day before the start of the walk.
  • Pick up at your respective hotel.
  • Transportation from Cusco to Capuliyoc (Start of the trek)
  • Entrance ticket to Choquequirao
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Expeditions train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Minivan transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Professional bilingual 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.
  • Horses to carry the camping equipment and all your personal luggage (7 kilograms per person).
  • Cook responsible for preparing all meals throughout the trip.
  • i class=”icon-ok-circled”> Meals, 7 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners and snacks.
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  • First breakfast
  • Lunch and dinner on the last day.
  • Round bus trip from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
  • Trekking sticks.
  • Sleeping bags.
  • Riding horses.
  • Zip line in Santa Teresa.
  • Extra expenses.
  • Extra drinks like; mineral water, beer, coke, etc, during the trip.
  • Travel insurance.


  • Original passport (important).
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Trekking sticks.
  • Clothing for 7 days, for variable temperatures.
  • Flashlight (mining type) with extra batteries.
  • Sunscreen, hat, cap and sunglasses.
  • Personal medication.
  • Rain Jacket or plastic poncho.
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  • Hat or cap.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Small towel.
  • Extra money for drinks and tips, souvenirs, etc.
  • Standard travel backpack (21 liters approximately).
  • A toothbrush and other personal toiletries.
  • Water bottle.
  • Swiming suit for the hot springs in Cocalmayo.
  • Some snacks like chocolate bars and dried fruit.
  • Portable charger.
  • Toilet paper.

Prices are per person and are subject to service:

PRIVATE 2 to 3 Persons $1300.00 (Per person)
GROUP 1 to 3 Persons $12800.00 (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: 3105 m.s.n.m
    Distance from Capuliyoc – Choquequirao: approx. 29 km.
    Type of Tour: Trekking, Cultural and Adventure.
    Difficulty Level: 4 on a scale of 1 to 5.
    Best time: Dry season between the months of April to November.
    Tour duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights.
    Acclimatization: We recommend being in Cusco 2 days before the tour.
    Climate: Choquequirao enjoys a mild climate. However, it should be noted that the road to Choquequirao is warm due to the Apurimac canyon.
    Other activities: Two main archaeological sites Choquequirao and Machu Picchu

    What can I find on the way to Choquequirao and Machu Picchu?

    • In Choquequirao you can breathe tranquility, peace and harmony with nature and the best thing is if you have a little luck you can spot condors and the spectacled bear.
    • This trek is ideal for those tourists looking to explore the Andes in the mountains of Cusco and visit two wonders in the world.
    • We will be able to appreciate incredible landscapes, archaeological sites, and varied species of unique animals in this place, in an unforgettable and incredible tour.
    • On the excursion, we see imposing mountains, biodiversity wherever you want to look, agricultural terraces, finely cut stones.
    • We will spend incredible moments camping so close to these monumental ruins, ancestral Inca traces.
    • Exciting to get there, the journey is worth the effort as much as the stay
    • This tour to Choquequirao and Machu Picchu is still not very touristy due to its difficult path. It can only be reached on foot.
    • If you want to travel calmly and comfortably, I recommend Peru Choquequirao Trek, excellent guides, very good food, all of the team’s professionals, who in addition to visiting Choquequirao, will have the opportunity to learn a little more about the region and reach Machu Pichu.

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