The 4 Days Choquequirao Trek is a great alternative to the Inca Trail and a must for adventurous trekkers. Escape the crowds and explore the spectacular sceneries of the Apurimac valley and impressive Choquequirao ruins! The archaeological site of Choquequirao is one of the popular and a distinguished type of destination across the world. It is a larger Inca site than Machu Picchu, located at the top of the deepest canyon in America. Here you cannot arrive in comfortable trains, only real adventurers do after days of challenging trek. Are you ready for a real trekking adventure?
Why not book the 4 Days Choquequirao Trek Peru only for you? We offer this trekking experience as a private session (from 2 participants), which means that you decide how many people will be in your group, and no other travelers join your group.
Early in the morning we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and drive for approximately 3 hours to the village of Curahuasi, where we have a large breakfast. Our transportation will take us to the Capulilloc pass and on the way you will observe beautiful views of Apu Salkantay and Apu Veronica. The trek begins with a 4-hour descent, which brings us closer to the roaring Apurimic river. In Chiquisca, we will have time to rest and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by our chef. We will then continue our hike until we reach our campsite at Playa Rosalina, where we will spend the night, have a delicious dinner and hot tea.
Early in the morning, our team will wake you up with a hot cup of coca tea. Today will be probably the most challenging day of the trek. We start our hike with a tough 3-hour climb, where we will be able to cach out first glimpses of the Choquequirao ruins. Passing by the rural villages of Santa Rosa and Marampata, we will arrive at our campsite close to the ruins for lunch and a short rest. After lunch, we will finally visit the archeological site of Choquequirao, which literally means “Cradle of Gold” and used to be the control gate between the Amazon and the city of Cusco. The sacred Inca site is filled with ruins, its buildings and terraces tuck in below a flattened hilltop, levelled several hundred years ago, and circumferenced with stones to create a platform. Our guide will explain more about the history and importante of the Inca citadell, and you will have enough time to explore this incredible place by yourself. Later, we will go back to our campsite and have dinner.
After an early breakfast, we will leave our beautiful Marampata campsite and start the descent towards the Apurimac River and the Rosalina Beach (1520 m/4986 ft). From there we will continue hiking upwards until we reach our campsite of Chiquisca (1950 m / 6397 ft), where we will spend the night.
On our final day, we will follow the trail up the walls of the canyon and toward the pass of Capuliyoc, enjoying spectacular mountain views. Arriving in Capuliyoc, we will have a delicious lunch and take our transportation back to Cusco.
Please let us know in case you would like to add an extension to Machu Picchu!
LOCAL GUIDES & EQUIPMENT
Hard! This trek is not for the average hiker because you need to cross the Apurimac canyon on foot. It includes a steep ascent from the valley floor to the crest of the mountains and high cloud forests that hide the archeological site of Choquequirao. There are plenty of zigzag-turns to deal with the steep incline, but the final part towards the Choquequirao is luckily flat. Even though the Choquequirao trek is very challenging, it is definitely worth it! Besides, it is very likely that no other person will be around, and you will have the Choquequirao ruins just for yourself!
We have two main seasons in the Andes Moutnains, the rainy season (November-March) and the dry season (April-October).
During the rainy, warmer season temperatures average around 15°C / 60°F during the day and 5°C / 40°F at night. However, these temperatures may feel a lot colder to you.
During the dry season the weather is sunny and clear, and on average 20° C / 70 °F during the day but much colder at night, around -3 °C / 26 °F.
The best way to prepare yourself for this trekking experiencee is easy: spend at least 2 to 3 days at a high-altitude place like Cusco, so your body gets used to the high altitude. If you have already been to a high altitude destination before arriving to Cusco, we still recommend you spend at least one full day in Cusco to rest, recuperate from your trip, and enjoy the beautiful views of the city before your trek.
Additionally, taking good care of your body helps deal with the extra pressures that altitude creates. We recommend you to eat healthy food, drink lots of water and stay away from alcohol. Chewing coca leaves, drinking coca tea helps to alleviate any discomfort associated with the altitude.
Congratulations, adventure awaits you! We sent you a confirmation e-mail with more details about your trekking adventure. The day before your departuer at 6:00 pm, please stop by our office at
392 Triunfo St. Office 218, Cusco
to receive a briefing. Our professional guide will tell you everything about your trek and clarify last questions you may have.
We serve a variety of local superfoods and traditional Peruvian dishes with rice, chicken, beef, salad, potatoes, vegetables, delicious soups and fruits. Everything will be freshly prepared by our local chef.
We have a lot of vegetarian travellers and our cooks have some great options for them to enjoy their meals. We can cater for or all other types of dietary requests with adequate preparation and clear communication.
Yes, you can leave extra luggage in our office free of charge.
The minimum group size for private tours is 2 people and the maximum group size is 15 people. There will be an assistant guide for groups over 12.
Top grade for K.B. Adventures!!! They organized a 4 day, 3 night trekking trip for Inca Trail and another Choquequirao Trek. The guide, Edgar, was very knowledgeable about historical facts and trek conditions. He was super accommodating, personable, patient, encouraging, and passionate about the gorgeous scenery. The equipment (tents, dining, etc.) was in very good condition. The food was amazing! 🙂 There were two vegetarians in our group of eight, and they had plenty of variety and flavorful meals. I highly recommend them! 😀