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Choquequirao Trek 4D/3N

The complex of Choquequirao is composed of nine sectors in which stand out the political/religious center, the system with water fountains and channels with aqueducts, and the group of doorways.

From an air view or a certain distance, it is easy to distinguish the typical Inka terraces that form the biggest constructions of Choquequirao. One temple, some administrative buildings and rooms for the administrators and main advisors that were situated around the main square.

Towards the outside of the citadel center stand out the rooms used by the rest of the population that are grouped forming a little village. In Choquequirao there are many irrigation channels and aqueducts for the supplying of drinkable water. Inspite of the weather and the climatic inclemencies, most of buildings of the “sacred sister” of Machu Picchu are well preserved and its restoration will last, according to some experts that are in charge, several more years.


Day 01: Cusco ­Cachora ­ Chiquiska

Cusco at 5 a.m.via bus for a trip of 4 hrs, crossing over the Cunyac bridge, Curahuasi, and Sayhuite until arriving in Cachora at 2850 masl where we leave the bus, after a good rest, the hike of 5 hours begins descending to arrive at the Chiquiska camp.

Staying overnight.

Day 02: Chiquiska ­ Choquequirao

On this day we ascend till we arrive at Marampata at 2850 masl, later on we will head toward a plain path enjoying the beautiful landscape of flora and fauna, arriving at Choquequirao at 3030 masl at 3.00 p.m. approximnately, propitious time to watch the Condor Flight in the deep Valley of the Apurimac, this day we hike for 8 hours

Day 03: Choquequirao ­ Chiquiska

Very early we will visit all the archaeological group of Choquequirao. After 3 hours we begin to descend toward the Rosalinas Beach, in this place we could enjoy a refreshing bath after which we will go on toward our camp in Choquequirao. Hike: 7 hours.

Day 04: Chiquiska ­ Cachora ­ Cusco

This last day of hiking through the Apurimac Valley will require a last effort of ascending to arrive at Cachora and to take our return bus to Cusco.

Our service includes

  • Bus transport to Cachora.
  •  Guide service with good command of English.
  •  Food: (4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners and 3 snacks)
  •  Cook
  •  Double tents or singles according to your request.
  •  Dining room tent, kitchen tent, chairs and tables.
  •  Air mattress.
  •  Boiled water to fill in your bottles.
  •  Horses that take our camp equipment.
  •  Return transport from Cachora to Cusco

Our service doesn't include

  •  An extra horse for your personal belongings
  •  Sleeping bag (if you require it, we rent it at the Office, just let us know)
  •  Tips
  •  Entrance to the thermal baths at Aguas Calientes

What to bring What to bring

  • A copy of your passport.
  • Warm clothing (poncho, cap, gloves, scarf), water poncho, a good raincoat—windcutter, solar blocker, toilet paper, 04 T-shirts, 02 clothes changes.
  • A bottle of water of 2 liters.
  • Purifying pills.
  • Sleeping bag that puts up with temperatures of 5 degrees C below Zero. (We can rent you at the Office) The rent of a sleeping bag featherlike for 4 days costs US$ 15.
  • Bring hiking shoes, sport sneakers or cloth don’t help.
  • Suggestion: Hire the services of an extra horse or ½ horse extra that will help you to carry your belongings

Optional Service Optional Service

  • Extra carrier to carry your personal belongings (US$ 80.00 for 4 days). One carrier can take up to 18 kgs, that you may hire with another person.
  • An additional night at an Aguas Calientes hotel can be booked at an additional cost depending on the hotel you choose.
  • If you wish to visit Machu Picchu again on the following day, the cost is additional to the entrance ticket.
  • Vistadome (first class) train service instead of the backpacker’s tourist train, there is an additional cost
  • Sleeping bag.