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Choquequirao Trek 4 days

Discover the most demanding and unknown route to the other Machu Picchu

4 days

What to bring

Choquequirao Trek 4 days tour information

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Pick up at your hotel in Cusco at 5:00 AM


Drop-off at your hotel in Cusco at 9:00 PM


  • Bilingual guide
  • Access ticket to Choquequirao
  • Chef to prepare meals during the trek
  • Two-person camping tent (mattress - sheet - pillows)
  • Mules to carry luggage up to 5 kg (11 lbs) per person
  • Oxygen bottles and first aid kit
  • Portable toilet
  • Waterproof bag to protect your backpack
  • Private bus to and from locations (Cusco and Cachora)

Not included

  • Sleeping bag (rent for 50 soles)*
  • Individual camping tent (rent for $30 USD)*
  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Dinner on the last day
The indicated price is per person and for the entire tour. Payment is made at the destination. Also, please indicate this when booking your trip to ensure availability.

error_outlineImportant information

The order of the visits could be altered, but it will not affect the content of the program. The schedules of the tickets and transports could be subject to modifications.
This activity includes the appropriate protection measures to ensure your safety. In addition, our excursions are outdoor and in small groups to reduce the risk of contagion. Remember to follow the instructions of the staff during the development of the excursion.

restoreCancellation policy

Free cancellation! You can cancel this tour and you'll receive 100% refund of the amount paid if you cancel more than 60 days in advance. After this time, or in case you do not show up, no refunds will be given.
During this four-day tour, we will have the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent ruins of the Inca city Choquequirao, known as "the hidden Machu Picchu". This historic place is located on the Apurímac River canyon, considered to be the one of the most spectacular locations in South America. This experience includes enthusiastic local guides that are passionate about showing these amazing landscapes. There will be unforgettable adventures through a less touristy trekking routes of the Andes and ending each day sleeping in campsites. This trips allows for a different, more personal adventure. It explores one of the few places in the world that remains hidden in tourism, this tour of Choquequirao is the best option for you.

Tour itinerary

todayDÍA 1 Cusco - Cachorra - Cocamasana- Rosalina Beach

Difficulty: Moderate - 9 Km (Capulilloc - Playa Rosalina) Initial altitude: 2780 masl Maximum altitude: 3030 masl Playa Rosalina campsite altitude: 1540 masl
In the morning, transportation will pick you up at the hotel to go to the town of Cachora, where breakfast will be provided. After breakfast, equipment for the hike will be distributed. Only one backpack should be carried per person, so be sure to pack your necessities.
After two hours of trekking, we will arrive at Capuliyoc, which has an altitude of 2,910 meters. From here, you will see that the views of the Wayna Cachorra, and the Padriyoc mountains, and the Apuriac Valley are truly inspiring. After the descent to Coca Masana begins, you can start to see the changes in wildlife and climate. Day one will finish in Rosalina Beach, where you will spend the night in your tent under the stars.

todayDÍA 2 Rosalina Beach - Choquequirao

Difficulty: High - 15 Km (Playa Rosalina - Choquequirao) Initial altitude: 1540 masl Maximum altitude: 3030 masl Choquequirao campsite altitude: 3030 masl
Day two will start with a breakfast and preparation of a five-hour ascent to Rayanpata. We will stop to eat lunch and rest by the Chunchullymayo river, then continue our trek towards Choquequirao During those two hours of the trek, you will have the chance to observe a great variety of precious orchids and different species of birds flying around us. You will then be able to see the magical sunset in Choquequirao as you set up camp to spend the night.

todayDÍA 3 Choquequirao - Rayampata - Chiquisca - Cocamasana

Difficulty: High - 14 Km (Choquequirao - Cocamasana) Initial altitude: 3030 masl Maximum altitude: 3030 masl Cocamasana campsite altitude: 2030 masl
After visiting the impressive archaeological ruins of the Inca city in Choquequirao, we will continue the descent to the Apurimac river. This is where we will stop to eat lunch. Afterwards, the trek will continue with hiking a four-hour ascent to the Coca Masana camp, where we will spend the night.

todayDÍA 4 Cocamasana - Cachora - Cusco

Difficulty: Easy - 10 Km (Cocamasana - Capuliyoc) Initial altitude: 2030 masl Maximum altitude: 2780 masl
The last day of the trek, you will start to see the stunning landscape that the Apurimac river canyon offers us. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful in South America. Then we will cross the canyon gorge. From there, you can enjoy incredible views of the Waynaqally. After being captivated by the unique scenery, we will arrive at the town of Cachora. We will take transportation that will bring you back to Cusco.

What to bring to Choquequirao Trek 4 days

Aguas Calientes is 1000 meters lower than Cusco, and the weather varies depending on the time of year, especially during the rainy season (December - March). As it is a variable climate we recommend to take:
  • Original passport (same one used to book trip)
  • Medium backpack of 30 or 40 liters
  • Refillable water bottle or canteen
  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Flashlight
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Raincoat or waterproof poncho
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Leisure footwear for the campsite
  • Quick dry towel
  • Portable battery charger
  • Personal hygiene items

Questions & Answers

What is the size of the group?
In order to enjoy this route better, groups are small, with a maximum of 10 people.

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