Choquequirao hike 4D/3N

If you prefer non-crowded places, the Choquequirao hike is the ultimate destination. Enjoy the nature, history, and adventure of visiting the Twin Sister of Machu Picchu.

Choquequirao has been nicknamed the “Twin Sister of Machu Picchu”; This Incredible Citadel was built by the Incas on an impossible mountain top, overlooking the beautiful landscapes of the Peruvian Andes.

Highlights of Choquequirao Tours

Price per person 550.USD   

To book the Choquequirao Trekking, you need to make an initial payment of 200.USD per person, the remaining balance can be paid online, in installments, or Cusco with any credit card at no booking fees at all.

Day by day summary

Day 1: Cusco – Capuliyoc – Santa Rosa.

Depart from your hotel Cusco at 5:00 am and drive towards Capuliyoc. After breakfast, hike for 6 hours into the Apurimac Canyon. Camp at Santa Rosa (2230mts – 7300ft).

Day 2: Santa Rosa – Choquequirao

After breakfast, hike for 6 hours up to the marvelous Inca Citadel of Choquequirao. You will enjoy all the afternoon exploring the terraces, buildings and enjoy a spectacular sunset.

Day 3: Choquequirao – Chiquisca

Wake up with a cup of coffee in your tent and get ready to return for 8 hours to Chiquiska (1800m / 5905ft).

Day 4: Chiquisca – Saywite – Cusco

On the final day, wake up early and hike for 4 hours back to Capuliyoc, where our trekking team will prepare a Pachamanca feast. Return to Cusco by car.


Included

  • All transportation included
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Second Tour Guide for groups of 9+
  • Trekking Chefs to prepare fresh meals
  • Porters, muleteers
  • Horses to carry food and equipment
  • Duffle bag for 7 kilos of your stuff
  • Three meals per day
  • Vegetarian, vegan options available
  • Comfortable camping equipment
  • Sleeping foam mattress, pillows
  • Private toilers, Portable hot showers
  • First aid kit with Oxygen bottle, satellite phones
  • Entrance fee to Choquequirao site and Saywite
  • All taxes and booking fees included

Not Included

  • Sleeping Bag, air mattress, trekking poles (Can be hired from us)
  • Dinner on day 4 (When back in Cusco)
  • Gratuities (Optional)
  • Travel Insurance (Strongly recommended)

Covid-19 measures to keep you safe during traveling

  • Temperature checks for all travelers are mandatory.
  • Face masks required for travelers and staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff at all times
  • High traffic places and equipment are sanitized regularly between use.
  • Maximum eight people per group to reduce crowds
  • Transportation and touristic sites capacity will be reduced to 50%
  • Printed material such as maps or vouchers will be avoided.
  • 100% online payments with no booking fees at all
  • Flexible bookings during COVID – 19 outbreak

Day 1: Cusco – Capuliyoc – Santa Rosa

The departure will be from your hotel in Cusco at 5:00 am and drive across the Andes towards Capuliyoc, arriving at approximately 8:30 am. After the first breakfast prepared by your chef, start the TreXperience to one of the Incas’ legendary lost cities, the Choquequirao Inca Site. The first part is a 4-hour downhill from Capuliyoc (9550 ft. 2911 m) to our lunch place at Chiquiska (1893m – 6210 ft.). Along the way, you will get the first views of the Apurimac canyon, one of the deepest canyons in Peru, this part of the trek offers us spectacular panoramas with different landscapes from the mountains of Peru to the dense vegetation of the clouds forest. After lunch, continue the journey for two more hours to Santa Rosa (2230mts – 7300ft), where we camp for the night.

  • Distance: 10.8 km / 6.7 miles
  • Hiking hours: 6 hours
  • Camp Elevation: 2230mts – 7300ft.
  • Meals: Breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodations: Camping
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 2: Santa Rosa – Maranpata – Choquequirao

After breakfast, get ready for one of the most challenging but rewarding days on this TreXperience! First, hike for 4 hours uphill to Marampata (9550 ft. 2911 m). On the way, you will visit sugar cane farms where locals produce “Cañazo,” a local alcoholic drink made for centuries and delivered to cities like Cusco. Lunch is in a local house with amazing views of the mountains and the river. After lunch, ascend another 2-hour uphill to Choquequirao (3057 m / 10029 ft). A spectacular Inca Site perched in the Peruvian Andes, Choquequirao, was one of the last Inca cities built in the cloud forest and abandoned during Peru’s conquest. It might have been one of the entrance checkpoints to Vilcabamba, the last capital of the Incas. In the 16th century. Today, our campsite is right next to this archaeological site, allowing us to walk to these mysterious places back and forth anytime we want to relax.

  • Distance: 14 km / 8.6 miles
  • Approximate Hiking Time: 8 hours
  • Camp Elevation: 2,866 m / 9401 ft.
  • Meals: Breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodations: Camping
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 3: Choquequirao – Chiquisca

Wake up with a cup of coffee or coca tea provided by your trekking team in your tent while you enjoy the most spectacular sunrise at this magical place. It will be a 3-hour downhill to Santa Rosa (2230mts – 7300ft), our lunch spot after breakfast. Later, continue down for 21 more hours downhill and 2 hours uphill until the last campsite at Chiquiska (1800m / 5905ft). This is a perfect day to enjoy the surrounding landscape from hundreds of different flowers, birds, and waterfalls in the distance.

  • Distance:  16 km /9.9 miles
  • Approximate Hiking Time: 8 hours
  • Camp Elevation: 1800m / 5905ft
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Meals: Breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping

Day 4: Chiquisca – Saywite – Cusco

On the final day, wake up early and enjoy the last breakfast with your team. Then, prepare for the last 4-hour trek uphill to Capuliyoc. We will arrange a special feast, Pachamanca underground barbecue, where we will have different kinds of vegetables, meats, and fruits, and buried underground with hot stones. After lunch, say goodbye to all our trekking team that accompanied you to this expedition. Afterward, take the private transportation to the archaeological site of Saywite: a great mysterious rock believed to be the complex irrigation system of the region. You will have plenty of time to explore the area, then return to Cusco, drop off at your hotel around 6:00 pm.

  • Distance: 8 km / 4.9 miles
  • Approximate Hiking Time: 4 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Meals: Breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Not included

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