Choquequirao Trek 4 days / 3 nights

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Choquequirao Trek takes you to the last retreat of the Incas, its setup high above the Apurimac canyon; Choquequirao 3,050 m (10,010 ft) means "Cradle of Gold" is a ruined Inca city located in south of Peru, similar in structure and architecture to Machu Picchu.

Choquequirao was discovered by Juan Arias Diaz in 1710; In 1834 Eugene de Santiges rediscovered the site. In 1837 Leonce Agrand mapped the site for the first time; Choquequirao was also visited by Mr. Hiram Bingham prior to his discovery of Machu Picchu in 1911; there are a variety of theories about its function but Its urban design has followed the symbolic patterns of the imperial capital, with ritual places dedicated to the Sun (Inti) and the ancestors, to the earth, water and other divinities, with mansions for administrators and houses for artisans, warehouses, large dormitories or kallankas and farming terraces belonging to the Inca or the local people. Spreading over 700 meters, the ceremonial area drops as much as 65 meters from the elevated areas to the main square. The city also played an important role as a link between the Amazonia jungle and the city of Cusco.

Choquequirao means "Cradle of Gold" is a ruined Inca city in south Peru, similar in structure and architecture to Machu Picchu. The ruins are buildings and terraces at levels above and below Sunch'u Pata. The hilltop was anciently leveled and ringed with stones to create platforms.

Choquequirao is located at3,050 m; is in the spurs of the Salkantay Mountain Range in the Province La Convención in the Cusco region above the valley of river Río Apurímac. The complex is 1,800 hectares, of which 30% is excavated. The site is reached by a two-day hike from outside Cusco.

Timing: 4 days 3 nights

Starting Point: Cusco hotel

Ending Point: Cusco hotel

Note: If you require assistance to purchase your air tickets from Lima to Cusco, we can assist you at this issue

Leaving Frequency

Daily departure

NOTE: We can open a new departure day according to the people requested dates. We generally run this as a small group trek (2 person minimum) the number of people determine the price.

Full Itinerary: Choquequirao Trek 4D/3N

Day 1: Cusco - Cachora -Capuliyoc - Playa Rosalina .

Early in the morning (5:00 am) we pick you up from your Cusco hotel in our private bus and drive west ward of Cusco city passing picturesque towns like: Izcuchaca, Limatambo, and Curahuasi. After 3 hours of traveling we arrive to Cachora village and continue half hour more to Capuliyoc where our horses and muleteers will be waiting ready to start the choquequirao trek. Along the bus journey we will stop in Curahuasi to have breakfast, use the toiled and purchase some items for the trek. We start the trek in capuliyoc (2750m); 45 minutes after we will arrive to a small pass from where you will be rewarded with beautiful mountain scenery of the Apurimac Canyon through which the Apurimac River (Speaker God River) flows. Then we will have a long descent to the campsite at playa Rosalina (1550m). Today we will hike 6 - 7 hours.

Meals: L - D

Accommodation: Camping 2 people per tents

Maximum Altitude: 3000 masl Capulichayoc

Minimum Altitude: 1500 masl Rosalina

Distance Travelled: 17 Km

Approximate Walking Time: 7 - 8 Hours

Day 2: Playa Rosalina – Choquequirao.

We leave our campsite at 6:00 am to cross the bridge over the Apurimac River. We will climb switchback trails to Santa Rosa (2100m). This climb will take approximately two hours. Afterwards we will climb slowly for another two hours until we reach our lunch spot at Marampata. From here we will walk another two hours to reach the Choquequirao Archaeological Complex. We will camp there enjoying some free time to explore the Inca terraces, buildings and to watch the sunset. We will camp at the outskirts of Choquequirao enjoying the sunset and perhaps we will see condors over flying the canyon.

Meals: B - L - D

Accommodation: Camping 2 people per tents

Maximum Altitude: 3050 masl Choquequirao

Minimum Altitude: 1500 masl Playa Rosalina

Distance Travelled: 14 km

Approximate Walking Time: 7- 8 Hours

Day 3: Choquekirao - Playa Rosalina.

After breakfast we will explore the extraordinary Inca archaeological complex of Choquequirao, with our guide. We will be guided to the high parts (hanan), and the lower parts (urin), and some areas that are still covered in wild foliage. After the tour we will start walking back, down towards Santa Rosa, where we will have lunch. Then, we will continue on to Rosalina beach at 1550masl. After a two hour descent we will have time to take a refreshing dive into the waters of the Apurimac River; camp and dinner here.

Meals: B - L - D

Accommodation: Camp Raqaypata or Playa Rosalina

Maximum Altitude: 3050 masl Choquequirao

Minimum Altitude: 1500 masl Playa Rosalina

Distance Travelled: 14 km

Approximate Walking Time: 5 - 6 Hours

Day 4: Playa Rosalina - Cachora - Cusco.

After early breakfast we leave the Camp and start the gentle climb up to Chiquisha. Then we continue to Capuliyoc Pass, and have another great opportunity to enjoy the canyon. After lunch we will continue our return route to Cusco, and you will be transferred to you hotel.

Choquequirao means "Cradle of Gold" is a ruined Inca city in south Peru, similar in structure and architecture to Machu Picchu. The ruins are buildings and terraces at levels above and below Sunch'u Pata. The hilltop was anciently leveled and ringed with stones to create platforms.

Choquequirao is located at3,050 m; is in the spurs of the Salkantay Mountain Range in the Province La Convención in the Cusco region above the valley of river Río Apurímac. The complex is 1,800 hectares, of which 30% is excavated. The site is reached by a two-day hike from outside Cusco.

Choquequirao was built by Tupac Inca Yupanqui (1471-1493) and Huayna Capac (1493-1527). It was one of the last bastions of resistance and refuge of the Sapan Inca Son of the Sun, Manco Inca Yupanqui, who fled Cusco after his siege of the city failed in 1536. "Choquequirao was probably one of the entrance check points to the Vilcabamba, and also an administrative hub serving political, social and economic functions. Its urban design has followed the symbolic patterns of the imperial capital, with ritual places dedicated to the Sun (Inti) , to the Mother earth (Pachamama), water and other divinities, with mansions for administrators and houses for artisans, warehouses, large dormitories or kallankas and farming terraces belonging to the Inca or the local people. Spreading over 700 meters, the ceremonial area drops as much as 65 meters from the elevated areas to the main square. Choquequirao also played an important role as a link between the Amazon Jungle and the city of Cusco.

What is Included - Choquequirao Trek

  • Transportation.- Private bus Cusco- Capuliyoc (starting point of the choquequirao trek) and from Capuliyoc to Cusco.
  • Guide.- English speaking guide (2 guides for groups over 8 people).
  • Meals.- 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 afternoon teas. Drinking water to refill your bottle during the choquequirao trek
  • Cook and cook assistant.
  • Entrance fees - To Choquekirao
  • Camping equipments.- We provide four people capacity tent for two persons, brand new four season tents, Therm-a-rest, dinning room tent, kitchen tent, toiled tent, seats, tables, tent for Guides and porters, kitchen gears.
  • Horses.- For camping equipment, food and kitchen gears as well to carry your personal items (6kls per person) in duffel bags that Sunrise provide. Muleteers.
  • Others.- First aid kit and emergency oxygen bottle.

What is not Included - Choquequirao Trek

  • Sleeping Bags Down US$20
  • Tips for the trek crew, Guide cook and horseman.

We Recommend that you Bring:

  • Sleeping bag (you can rent at SUNRISE PERU TREK office).
  • Bottle of mineral water.
  • Rain gear and/or plastic poncho (can be purchase in Cusco).
  • Hiking boots.
  • Warm jacket or fleece, t-shirts, shorts, long pants, sun hat and wool hat.
  • Flashlight.
  • Sun block.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Toilet paper and garbage bag.
  • Small towel and bathing suit
  • Camera, extra film and extra batteries.
  • Snacks, chocolates, energy bars.
  • Emergency money.
  • Walking stick (optional).

Payment Details:

For Choquequirao trek we require a non-refundable trek deposit of US$150 per person. The deposit can be sent by a WESTERN UNION or to our BANK ACCOUNT money transfer. This is the fastest and most secure form of payment in Peru. The money transfer should be in the name of TIERRAS VIVAS TOUR OPERATOR E.I.R.L. Once you arrive in Cusco you must pay the remaining balance in cash prior to beginning your tour. We accept both US Dollars and Peruvian Soles (local currency).

Making a Trek Booking:

Prior to making a reservation with TIERRAS VIVAS it is important to read through our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ). This will help answer any queries that you may have about our services. In order to make a booking with our CHOQUEQUEQUIRAO TREK service just click on the Reservations link below.

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The night before your trek there will be a pre-trek talk (briefing) in our office or in your hotel at either 6 or 7pm (exact time will be confirmed on arrival to Cusco)

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