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Choquequirao Trek 4 Days


The Choquequirao Trek 4 days in Peru could be a difficult hike but well worth a visit. Explore the Choquequirao trekking route and experience the refuge of the last incas. This fascinating adventure also lets you enjoy deep canyons, remote Inca sites with incredible Andean sceneries.

The 4-day Choquequirao Trek is the newest off the beaten path destination in Peru. This Trek to Choquequirao is considered the most difficult adventure tour in Peru. But our all-inclusive service makes easier your experience to reach the least explored Inca site. Trekkers are dropped off at the trail-head of Capuliyoq which offer amazing vistas as adventurous descend into the Apurimac Canyon. The next day is all uphill to the second most famous and largest inca site after Machu Picchu.

Choquequirao means “craddle of gold” and was also the last refuge for the Incas for 36 years during the colonial period. The Incan city of Choquequirao was completely abandoned eversince. Choquequirao is an excellent example of a ceremonial center for the Inca elite, dedicated to worshipping the gods of nature. Today, our Choquequirao Trek 4 days can take you there with organized expeditions from Cusco.


The religious center of Choquequirao is comparable to Machu Picchu, considering its complexity, the craftsmanship of its stone walls and stunning views. Choquequirao is also known as “the sacred sister” of the lost city of the incas.
Choquequirao Trek let you visit a real marvel of the Inca Culture in 4 days from Cusco. This spectacular place is located in the Vilcabamba Valley, surrounded by imposing snow mountains and flanked by deep canyons with dense vegetation.

In addition, the Choquequirao Trek 4 days is very challenging because of its steep ascents and descents. But well worth the effort for its panoramic views and ancient Inca ruins. There are also fewer amenities and crowds, which is a prime motivation for many serious hikers who want to enjoy a more unspoiled experience.

If you already visited Machu Picchu, now there is another excuse to visit the incomparable Choquequirao. Similarly, there is another hot destination called Rainbow Mountain, which you can visit on a day hike from Cusco.

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Itinerary & Map



Day 1. – Cusco – Cachora – Chiquiska

Choquequirao Trek Peru 4 days will start with a pick up from your hotel at about 5:00 am, and travel by bus for about 4 hours to the Starting point of the trek Capuliyoc, where we will meet our horse and mule wranglers. They’ll load up the equipment and food and we’ll begin our trek.

Peru’s Choquequirao Trek goes in the mountainside, heading towards the Apurimac Canyon, a deep canyon carved by the river. The scenery is dramatic and you’ll see many unusual plants. Late in the afternoon, we’ll arrive at one of two possible campsites, Chiquiska or La Playa Rosa Linda.

Distance: 17km / 10.5 miles
Meals: lunch – dinner
Accommodation: Tents (2 people per tent).

Day 2. – Chiquiska – Marampata – Choquequirao

Today we wake up very early again to have a filling breakfast to start our Choquequirao trek to cross the Apurimac River. Following the river, we have a steep ascent through a thick cloud forest towards our destination for about 4 hours.

We will have a substantial lunch after this morning’s tough climb and then take a well-deserved rest. We’ll arrive at the archaeological site of Choquequirao. You’ll have free time to explore, look for native animals, maybe even see a soaring condor, and appreciate the panoramic views across the Apurimac River canyon. We’ll camp close to Choquequirao, the same as the Incas did in the past.

Distance: 14 km/12 miles
Accommodation: tents (2 people per tent)
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner

Day 3. – Choquequirao Trek Peru – Private Guided Tour – Playa Camp

After an early-morning breakfast, you’ll have about a 2-hour guided tour of Choquequirao. Our Choquequirao trek tour guide will explain about its history and function during the Inca culture. We’ll return by the same trail to our campsite at La Playa.

Distance: 14 km/8.6 miles
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: Camping (2 people per tent).

Day 4. – Playa – Cachora – Cusco

Enjoy the last breakfast and start hiking very early to avoid the hot sun during our steep ascent to Capuliyoq. From here, we’ll see the most spectacular Andean landscape and parts of the trail we hiked. In the end, a private vehicle will take us back to Cusco. We will arrive around 8:00 pm to Cusco and drop you off at the hotel.

Distance: 34km/21.13miles
Meals: breakfast

Prices & Inclusions


This service is perfect for friends, couples, and small families because you select your arrival and departure dates, group size and most importantly, you set the pace to maximize your experience. This Choquequirao trek tour price is based on a minimum of 02 trekkers. The total package cost is based on Tent double occupancy.

Prices are per person, valid through 2022
2 3 – 45 – 67 – 8
$ 955$ 705$ 560$ 490



  • Pre-departure briefing at our office or hotel.
  • Collection from your hotel the morning of the trek departure.
  • Tourist transportation from Cusco to the trailhead.
  • Entrance ticket to Choquequirao.
  • Professional English-speaking guide.
  • 4-person tent for 2 people so, you’ll have plenty of space.
  • A foam mattress to put under your sleeping bag.
  • Cook and cooking equipment.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (vegetarian option upon request).
  • Horse wranglers & horses for carrying camping equipment, food, etc.
  • Duffel bags for your personal belongings (maximum 7kg/15lbs per person).
  • Dining tent with camp tables and chairs.
  • First aid kit.
  • Emergency horse.
  • Transportation from Cachora to Cusco.


  • Breakfast on the first morning.
  • Dinner on the last day.
  • Sleeping bags (can rent them from us).
  • Tips and gratuities for your trekking team (guide, cook, and horse wranglers).
  • Travel insurance.
  • Emergency horse.
  • First Aid Kit.


For this adventure, you need to pack a duffel bag. Please try to pack as light as possible (Max. 7 Kilos /15 Pounds), And a daypack to carry during the hike.


  • Original Passport (the same you have used for booking your trek)
  • Good daypack (25 to 30L)
  • Water 1 to 2 liters of water
  • Comfortable hiking boots with ankle support
  • Polar or sweater for early mornings and evenings
  • Rain jacket
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Toiletries kit
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks & tips
  • Personal Medication (we carry a Basic first Aid kit).
  • Sunblock minimum 30 SPF (it’s easy to burn at high elevations).
  • Insect repellent (minimum 20% Deet recommended).
  • Torch/ Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Camera, with extra batteries.


  • Bathing suits and sandals.
  • Comfortable walking shoes.
  • Money for souvenirs, snacks, and tips
  • Toiletries kit.
  • Warm clothes, including jackets, fleeces, and gloves.
  • Sleeping bag (it can be rented from us).
  • Sandals or flip-flops to relax your feet and for hot springs.
  • Walking sticks or poles (it can be rented from us).
  • Snacks.


We will design a customized trip to connect you with our Country through your interests, you can modify a tour package on our website. you decide where to visit, how long would you like to spend in each place, what type of accommodation suits best for you, and more including:

  • Adding extra activities to your itinerary.
  • Assisting with planning a business Trip.
  • Getting hotel Upgrades.
  • Arranging any special packages to celebrate important
    occasions, whether it’s an anniversary, birthday, retirement, honeymoon, or other milestones.

Contact us to help you in arranging the adventure of your dreams.

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Length: 4 days/3 nights
Tour Type: Private Service

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  • Exceptional private guided tour of Choquequirao, the Cradle of Gold.
  • Beautiful viewpoints looking down along the river.
  • Enjoy the beautiful landscapes, flora, and fauna.