Duration: 5 Days
Max Altitud: 3,000 m
The most complete and challenging adventure in Cusco is the Cusco – Choquequirao hiking route. It is estimated that this little-known walk by tourists covers a total of 62 kilometers through places of incredible scenic beauty. Choquequirao is known as the Sister of Machu Picchu wonder. Be charm by its unique and incredible views and discover a place that only can be seen by this path. Choquequirao is waiting for you!!
- 4 Day Choquequirao Hiking Tour
- Daily Departures
- Book 1 month in advance
Price Per Night
Day 1: Cusco – Cachora – Chiquispa
Day 2: Chiquiska – Playa Rosalina – Sunchupata.
Day 3: Sunchupata – Choquequirao – Chiquiska.
Day 4: Chiquiska – Capuliyoc – Cachora.
Day 1: Cusco – Cachora – Chiquispa
We leave Cusco at 6:00 A.M. to the town of Cachora, where we will rest for a moment (3100 m.a.s.l) at 10:00 approx. we will go to Capuliyoc. from which we will have a panoramic view of the valley of Apurímac. Here we will meet the horses and the muleteers and it is at this point that we will begin our trek along a downhill path. (Lunch and dinner). arriving to Chiquisca where we will spend the night.
Day 2: Chiquisca – Rosalina Beach – Sunchupata
After breakfast (5:00 AM), we will continue our trek to Rosalina beach (1550 m.a.s.l), then climb the slope to Santa Rosa (2100 m.a.s.l) instead of our lunch, this journey is the most arduous , then we ascend to Maranpata (2850 m.a.s.l), this is a softer climb, during this trip you will be able to appreciate all the way of the first day and the vegetation that exists in this place then we will cross a straight section in the direction of Sunchupata, here we will have our dinner and camp; from this point it is one hour to Choquequirao. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner).
Day 3: Sunchupata – Choquequirao – Chiquisqa
Very early after breakfast we went to Choquequirao to appreciate the sunrise, we will visit the citadel for three hours always accompanied by the guide who rightly explained about this important Inca refuge and the importance of the Apurímac and Rio Blanco rivers. appreciate the Vilcabamba mountain range, after the guided tour we will start the return to Sunchupata and descend to Santa Rosa, then descend to Rosalina beach, then we will go to the town of Chiquisqa here we will camp. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner).
Day 4: Chiquisqa – Capuliyoc – Cachora
After a fortifying breakfast in Chiquisqa (06:00 AM) we will return by the same road until we reach the pass of Capuliyoc and from here it is two hours more until the town of Cachora this is a much smoother stretch and we will be arriving 12:00 m Approx., on the way we will appreciate the exotic flora and fauna of the place, as well as views of imposing snow-capped mountains and the impressive Apurimac canyon. and then continue to the city of Cusco. Arriving in the afternoon at the hotel.
- Pick up from the hotel, transportation to Cachora / capuliyoc.
- Professional guide throughout the tour.
- 03 breakfasts
- 03 lunches
- 03 dinners
- Camping equipment
- Entrance to Choquequirao
- Horses (Carrying the tents, food, kitchen equipment).
- Pick up from Capuliyoc, transport to Cusco.
- Sleeping bag
- Extra horse.
- First breakfast
- Last lunch
It is recommended to take:
- Sleeping bag. (If you do not have one, rent one at the office).
- Warm clothes for the first day.
- Light clothes, four pairs of socks.
- Good shoes or boots.
- Water bottle.
- Camera or video camera (Optional).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen, hats or caps, mosquito repellent.
- Purifying pills
Freequently Asked Questions
Where is Choquequirao?
What about Height of Choquequirao?
The lost citadel of Choquequirao is located at 3,035 m.a.s.l and at the lowest point of the walk you will be at 1,461 m.a.s.l. The climate is similar to that of Cusco so it is advisable to acclimatize to the heights before the hike. It should be noted that the road to Choquequirao is warm due to the Apurímac canyon.
Why Choquequirao is important?
Choquequirao is a surprisingly well-preserved ruin of an Inca city located in Vilcabamba – Cusco – Peru. It is considered to be the “Sister City” of Machu Picchu as there are many similarities between the two.
Choquequirao in the Inca era was a cultural and religious center for the Incas. Predictably, this citadel was used as a checkpoint to ensure access to the areas of Vilcabamba, which connected the jungle with other important centers such as Pisac and Machu Picchu. It was also considered a refuge for the Incas who, by orders of Manco Inca, left the city of Cusco to take shelter in the cities of the Vilcabamba region, when around 1535 Cusco was besieged by the Spaniards.
Is there a Cableway in Choquequirao?
The project to build a cableway connecting the town of Cachora to Marampata was not completed due to the frequent presence of landslides and this plan was lost little by little.
By having the cable car benefit the tourist activity, but you would also miss the walk that is very significant because the route is very pleasant and full of landscapes, flora and fauna to discover.