Choquequirao to Machu Picchu trek 9 days. If you are seeking a demanding off-the-beaten path towards Machu Picchu and submerge deeply in the Inca culture, then the Choquequirao trek is ideal for you! This is very lonely due to its location and difficulty, only truly intrepid travelers are willing to accept the amazing challenge. You will hike through diverse climates from cloud forests to mighty Mountain passes, crossing crystalline rivers and admiring breathtaking snowcapped peaks.
It’s said that Choquequirao was built around the same time as Machu Picchu in two stages and that the citadel was built by Pachacutec Inca Yupanqui in the 15th century, and expanded by his son Tupac Inca Yupanqui. Choquequirao, and all of Vilcabamba valley, was used by the Inca ruler Manco Inca as a hideout and place of resistance against the Spanish conquistadors.
Definitely, a rewarding lifetime experience that perfectly complements the visit to another wonderful destination, Machu Picchu.