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Choquequirao Trek
5 Days and 4 Nights

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Locations Visited

Locations Visited:

Choquequirao Citadel

Starting Altitude

Starting Altitude:

3,200 masl = 10498 Feet

Highest Point

Highest Point:

5,482 masl = 17985 Feet



2 pax min, max 10 paxs

Physical Grading

Physical Grading:


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Choquequirao Trek

5 Days 4 Nights Trek to Choquequirao, it is a softer way to get, by beautiful route to the last refuge of the Incas, Machu Picchu sister, The Choquequirao Complex is located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and it is a different walk to the Inca Trail and the Salktantay routes but with fewer people. Choquequirao is located on the spur of the Salkantay mountain range, at more than 3030 masl surrounded by the Apus de Padrayoc, Yamana, Ampay, Chokecarpu, Pumasiyo and Panta, on the left bank of the Apurimac River. In the Inca era, it was united and in communication with Machu Picchu by a complex network of trails, with fantastic nature, valleys, snowy mountains and a great variety of plants, birds and animals. The hike to Choquequirao starts from the town of Cachora, which is 4 to 5 hours west of the city of Cusco. Local Trekkers Peru, offers you the best camping equipment and the best staff to make this walk an unforgettable experience.

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We leave from Cusco early in the morning by private transport. Approx. at 5:30 am. we will arrive after 2 hours we reach Curahuasi town, where you can order your breakfast (first break fast is not included) then we continue for 2 more hours till Capuliyoc (3,200 masl/ 10498 feet), which is the trailhead, where we meet the rest of our trekking team (Horseman with horses). Afterwards we descend through the eastern slopes of the Andes to reach Coca Masana (2,330 masl/ 7644 feet), where we take a rest on the way we get our first views of the Apurimac Valley stretching below and of the snow-capped peaks of Padrayoc and Wayna Cachora (5,482 masl/ 17985 feet), temperature becomes higher and the flora and fauna begin to change. Then we continue for two hour trek downhill to Chiquiska (1,750 masl/ 5741 feet). On the Finally we arrive at Playa Rosalina (Rosalina Beach) at 1,550 masl/ 5085 feet, where we camp beside the raging Apurimac River.

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Again we get up very early to start, after the breakfast, our walk to reach Marampata or Choquequirao after middday. We will reach the archaeological site and we get to know it step by step, the great ability and intelligence which had the people who constructed this vestige which makes us seeing again the glorious time of Inca empire. Admiring the beauty and with our heads full of ideas, we observe dauntless the condors flying, which around 3:00 pm. appear in area of Choquequirao when they fly to higher zones. Later we take an itinerary to the Choquequirao campsite where we camp and after dinner we spend the night here.

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This day we will dedicate ourselves exclusively to enjoy all the magic of history and splendor of Choquequirao, with a guided visit and time to know whole the site with its 8 sectors, like barns, houses temples and also we will observe the three levels of the excavated ruins of this late Inca-town, like the ruin in progress of excavation and finally unexplored areas that can tell us about this last refuge of the oppressed inca empire terraces. Again, like in the morning this afternoon we have the opportunity to enjoy the majestic flight of condors which with big luck will pass very close to you. In the afternoon we will return to our campsite to have our lunch and then rest and enjoy the quietness of Choquequirao.

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After having Breakfast we will begin to go down towards Santa Rosa, where the vegetation will become abundant and the weather hotter so then. We will continue to the sector of Chiquiska for camping.

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Early in the morning after breakfast we continue to climbing 4 hours more aproximately until Mirador Capuliyoq. After that we will continue to arrive to Cachora town on hike we can appreciate again the majestic Padreyoq snow hat decorate the Apurimac Canyon.Finally we will walk one more hour towards the village of Cachora where our private transport will wait for us to take us back to Cusco rriving to cusco by 5:00 or 6:00 pm.

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days and 4 Nights (Choquequirao, Mirador Capuliyoq and Chiquiska) - Local Trekkers Peru - Local Trekkers Peru


  • Bilingual and certified Tour Guide
  • A briefing about the trek with your guide the day before
  • Pick up from your accommodation in Cusco
  • Private transportation to go to the Trail Head
  • Entrance fees to Choquequirao
  • A duffel bag where you can put inside 08 kilos from your personal stuff (it will be carry by the horses or mules)
  • Horses or mules and muleteer to carry camping equipments and cooking stuff
  • Transportation, Cusco to Cachora
  • Four season tents (2 trekkers in each one) you will have enough space to put things inside
  • Camping equipment (Kitchen tent, portable chairs and table)
  • Mattresses
  • 3 Meals per day during the trek (food served in a buffet style)
  • Professional Cook
  • Snack for each day of trekking
  • Boiled water to drink during the trail
  • Availability of meals to your preference (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, pesquetarian, etc)
  • Transportation, Cachora to Cusco
  • First Aid Kit, with Oxigen ballon
  • A Survivor T – shirt, for each member of the group

Doesn’t includes:

  • Breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day
  • Extra expense if you want to buy things along the trail
  • Entrance fees to Waynapicchu Mountain or Mountain Machu Picchu. (it has an extra cost of 70 dollars per person)
  • Sleeping bags (you can rent from us which cost 20 dollars for a professional one, which can support until -15 degrees celcius or 5 degrees farenheit)
  • Walking sticks (you can rent from us which cost 15 dollars for a professional black diamond pair)
  • Mineral water (you can buy bottle of mineral water in Ollantaytambo)
  • Tips for the team (Is not obligatory but if you wish to do it, it will be welcome)
  • Original Passport
  • Travel Insurance card (you have to le tus know the name of your Travel Insurance company and you travel Insurance Number)
  • Day Pack
  • Rain coat or Rain Poncho
  • Cold Clothes (For the first and Second day)
  • Trekking shirts and trekking pants
  • Waterproof hiking shoes
  • Warm jacket
  • Bottle of Water
  • Flash Light
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sun Block
  • Sun Glasses
  • Caps or Hats
  • Gloves (for the first and second day)
  • Insect Repellent (30% DEET Recommended)
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Walking sticks
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Extra money especially in soles to buy thing along the trek


PRICES FOR 2022 - 2023
Number of People for GROUP SERVICE :
2 3 4 5-6 7-10
Price USD$ (per person):
600 USD$ 580 USD$ 560 USD$ 530 USD$ 520 USD$

PRICES FOR 2022 - 2023
Number of People for PRIVATE SERVICE:
2 3 4 5-6 7-10
Price USD$ (per person):
800 USD$ 750 USD$ 700 USD$ 650 USD$ 600 USD$


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