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Choquequirao Trek 5 days Premium

Discover the Inca city of Choquequirao in a more comfortable, private and exclusive way

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Choquequirao Trek 5 days Premium tour information

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Pickup at your hotel in Cusco around 6:00 AM


Drop off at your hotel in Cusco around 7:00 PM


  • Private group
  • Bilingual guide
  • Four person tent for two travelers (with mattress
  • sheet
  • and pillows)
  • Mules to carry luggage up to 8 kg (approx. 17 lbs) per person
  • Oxygen bottles and first aid kit
  • Portable toilet
  • Waterproof bag to protect backpack
  • Chef to prepare meals during the trek

Not included

  • Sleeping bag (rent for $20 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.

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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 61 days in advance. After this time, or in case you do not show up, no refunds will be given.
Throughout this five-day tour, you can enjoy the spectacular mountain range of the Andes and the magnificent ruins of Choquequirao. This is an ancient Inca city that is located on the Apurímac river canyon, which is considered "the hidden Machu Picchu". If you love adventure and prefer to escape from places with many tourists, then this is the perfect place for you. During this trek, you will cross diverse landscapes that will offer amazing views that will leave you speechless; an experience that you will never forget.

Tour itinerary

todayDÍA 1 Cusco - Cachora - Chiquiska

Difficulty: High - 19 Km (6 hours) Initial altitude: 2.900 masl Maximum altitude: 2.941 masl
A challenging trek awaits on the first day. The first stop will be in the town of Cachora, at the entrance of Apurímac canyon. From the beginning of the hike, you can find impressive sceneries of the mountain range and glaciers. If the sky is clear, you can see the magnificent Choquequirao from the distance.
After which, we will start the descent on a steep and exciting slope. While walking to the bottom of the Chiquiska valley, a gorgeous green landscape near the Apurímac river can be seen. You will have plenty of time to soak in the beauty of all the greenery because this is where we will spend the night.

todayDÍA 2 Chiquiska - Choquequirao Camp

Difficulty: high - 14 km (8 hours) Initial altitude: 2.847 masl Maximum altitude: 3.100 masl
After breakfast, the day starts with climbing to the Choquequirao camp located at 2,847 meters above sea level. This ascent can be difficult because of the steep slope, but it's greatly rewarded by the beautiful views of the scenery. From the top of the Marampata mountain, you can enjoy a bird's-eye view of the breathtaking valley that forms the Apurinac river.
The descend will continue until camp reached, where you can either rest or go to Pacchayoq. This is where you have the chance to see the old canals to channel water. These canals were built by the ancient Incas, as well as ceremonial rocks and other archaeological remains. Afterwards, we will return to the camp for dinner and rest.

todayDÍA 3 Choquequirao Camp - Choquequirao Fortress- Choquequirao Camp

After having breakfast at the camp, we will walk towards the ruins of Choquequirao, while enjoying the panorama that surrounds. If we are lucky, you can see condors flying over our heads. The rest of the day is spent in the fortress, first with your guide, who will take you and the group on a guided tour, then you will have free time to explore and discover on your own.

todayDÍA 4 Choquequirao Camp - Chiquiska

Difficulty: high - 19 Km (9 hours) Initial altitude: 2.847 masl Maximum altitude: 2.941 masl
Day four is considered to have the hardest and most exciting trek of the trip. It will take place at the camp in Chiquisca. Although it can be hard, the outcome is more than worth it. With its incredible, evolving, and natural sceneries being the highlight on this journey. The awe-inspiring views of rural nature will leave us speechless and make us forget the physical demands of the hike.

todayDÍA 5 Chiquiska - Capuliyoc

Early in the morning, we will start the climb to Capuliyoc, while enjoying the incredible views of the Apurímac canyon. To end the day, there will be a two-hour tour to return to the city of Cachora, transferring back to Cusco and putting an end to one of the most incredible treks in Peru.

What to bring to Choquequirao Trek 5 days Premium

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:
  • Passport
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Comfortable and warm clothes and sneakers

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