The choquequirao trek peru, is one of our fantastic and hardest treks we have in Peru, the archaeological site of choquequirao is at (3,100 meters), the inca site is part of the complex system of Andean towns in the Vilcabamba region, the site has been built on a sacred mount, over the apurimac canyon, the place offers a pure nature. Our traditional trek takes 4 days and 3 nights by an exhausting trail, a perfect trek for people who are looking for nature, ideal for meditation, and get out from stress, during the 04 fays of walk, we will be surrounded by nature, you will see snowcapped mountains of Yanama, Ampay, Choquetacarpo, and Pumasillo, the trail begins by the left side of Apurimac river, then crosses to the right bank of the river, the inca site choquequirao is overlooking the great canyon and the site is at very unique location that provides a wide scenic view. In the geopolitical division it is located in the Mollepata District territory, which is part of Anta Province of Cusco, the trek shows you, a beautiful site considered as the second best inca site in entire peru, and it is Cusco challenge hike. Our trek is leaded by our expert guides, all our equipment are high quality and our service is one of the best in Peru.
Trek available only in private service: Daily departures.
Day 01. Cusco – Cachora – Chiquisca.- Our fantastic traditional 4 days choquequirao trek peru, begins with an early departure from Cusco city (05:00 hrs), our team of guide cook and driver will meet you at your hotel and drive you to Cachora village, it takes about 4 hours, where you meet our local muleteer, while they set up the equipment you will breakfast. After it we begin our hike towards the north, a nice view of the majestic padrayoc snow-pick mount will give us the welcome to the adventure, the hike start on a gentle downhill path that reaches a flat road to huancacalle and capuliyoc where will stop and lunch, on the way we will enjoy the beautiful changing landscapes. Capuliyoc is a fantastic lookout point we will observe Apurimac canyon and its impressive depth (the second deepest canyon in Peru), from here a downhill switchback trail leads up to Chikiska, along the way we will pass an small settlement named la Colmena (2870 above sea level), Cocamasana (2330 above sea level), and finally chiquisca (1950 asl) a grove place where we can find water.
Day 02. chiquisca – choquequirao: (The choquequirao trek in peru is also considered one of the most chalenging treks). Wake up at 05 in the morning, have breakfast and get ready for the hardest part of the trek. It begins with a downhill path for one hour, we cross the apurimac river. From here all the trail leads uphill by a switch back trail until maranpata. After several stops on the way, there is a place named santa rosa where we can find snacks and water to buy, it is at a wide view point, the hardest part of the trek ends here, we stop for lunch. After lunch, we follow a gentle section, then arrive in to a lookout point of choquequirao. Finally after 2 hours we arrive to the second camp ground in choquequirao, our team will set up our tents (if you still have energy we can climb up to choquequirao main sector, visit the llamas, spend the sunset on the top of a hill, on a platform named usno made by the inca to worship their deities), if we are lucky we can see the soar of condors, we’ll return to camp and have nutritious dinner and spend the night over 3000 meters.
Day 03: Choquequirao – chiquisca – Coca Masana: in the morning we can have breakfast and start the adventure by visiting the lower part terraces, there are several terraces that were cleaned up on 2004. the guide will provide all the information regarding history and culture of the incas, after tour we return to the camp and take the journey back, we’ll return using the same path, by an switchbacks we will reach the Apurimac River and stop for lunch. After lunch we walk 03 more ours, the beauty on the nature will provide us energy, orchids and native flowers are ornamenting the path, finally we reach the camp site, the place is at an incredible location. We will see the the green mount right in front of us, down below the apurimac river. After dinner we spend the night (optionally you can sit down and enjoy the view and watch the start before going to sleep).
Day 4. – Coca Masana – Cachora – Cusco. The last day of the choquequirao trek peru, after early morning breakfast we re-start our trek, we walk back to Cachora town, we will walk 3 hours of challenging trek, then an large gentle path enjoying again the beauty of mounts and the apurimac canyon, our hike will end at noon. We’ll lunch then take our transport to Cusco. As an optional we can visit the conoc hot springs, then drive to Cusco arriving at about 18:00 hours and end our fantastic choquequirao trek peru.
Average Estimation: (Trek difficulty: Challenge, 16 km (12 miles) , 7 hours of walk) per day.