Trekking Choquequirao

Trekking Choquequirao

This trekking trip of four days to Choquequirao offers you an unforgettable adventure. The ruin city is only partly excavated until today and has a great similiarity to Machu Picchu. Therefore it is also called the sister of Machu Picchu. This inca site is three times as big as her better known sister Machu Picchu. In order to get to Choquequirao one has to hike for a few days. Due to these reasons most of the tourists prefer Machu Picchu, however Choquequirao is defenity worth the effort and perfect for tourists, who plunge mass tourism. On top one can enjoy a beautiful view on the sacred mountain Salkantay during the hiking. If these are not enough reasons to visit Choquequirao, you can also see well preserved temples, palaces, water pipelines and agricultural areas at Choquequirao.


Day 1 : Cusco – Cachora – Chiquisqa
We leave our hotel at 6:00 am to start a four days trek to Cachora. While our bus trip we stop for a moment to admire the archeological ruins of Tarawasi and then continue to the Cunyac bridge between Cusco and Apurimac district. Going through Curawasi and Saywute district we finally arrive to Cachora at 10:00 am. That’s where we start walking for two hours to Capuliyoc (2 800m) where we have lunch. Then we’re going down for three more hours to Chaquisqa (1 930m) where we can enjoy a wonderful landscape. This is also where we will spend our first night.

Night in tents
Included : lunch and dinner


Day 2 : Chiquisca – Rosalina beach – Sunchupata
After breakfast (at 5:00am) we start walking to Rosalina beach (1550m). Then we walk for 3 hours to reach Santa Rosa (2100m) where we have lunch. This part of the trek is the most difficult one. After lunch we climb to Maranpata (2850m) through a easier way from where we can enjoy « the first day road ». Then we have a walk to Sunchupata where we camp. From there it’s one hour left to reach Choquenquirao.

Night in tents
Included : full board


Day 3 : Sunchupata – Chquequirao – Chiquisca
Early, at 5:00 am, after our breakfast we go to the archeological park of Choquenquirao to enjoy the sunrise and then visit the site for three hours with our guide. Afterwards we go back to Sunchupata and start our way down to Santa Rosa to have lunch. We continue to Chaquisqa village where we camp.

Night in tents
Included : full board


Day 4 : Chiquisqa – Capulitoc – Cachora
After our breakfast at 6:00 am we start our way back to Cachora, going down to Capuliyoc from where it's two hours to reach Cachora. On the way we can admire the exotic wildlife and spectacular views of the Apurimac mountain. During the afternoon we will go to medicinal thermal waters of Qonoq where we can relax one hour before going back to Cusco. We arrive at Cusco at 8:00pm approximatly.

Included : breakfast and lunch


Price per person, based on a tour for at least 2 persons



-Professional guide
-Camping equiment (tent for two people, mastress, table, chirs, cooking equipment)
-Donkeys to carry our luggages
-All food mentionned in the program
-Meals include pasta, rice, fruits, cereals, hot drinks as mate de coca good for elevation illness.


Not included:

-Walk sticks
-Small backpack
-food in cities
-Personal clothes


What to bring:

-Trekking boots
-Trekking socks
-Thermo socks
-Thin gloves from microfiber
-Fleece or wool gloves
-Sun hat
-Winter cap
-Thermo shirts or microfiber shirts
-Lined jacket (fleece or fiber)
-Water repellent jacket and pants (Goretex)
-Water bottle
-Sunscreen (lips and skin)
-Personal medicine
-Toilet bag
-Plastic bags