Luxury Choquequirao Trail – 5 Days

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5 Days / 4 Nights
Availability : Daily Departures
Min Age : 15

This amazing Choquequirao trek is considered one of the last bastions of resistance and refuge of the Incas; a demanding route off-the-beaten-path, submerges deeply in the Inca culture. You will be able to explore the uncharted Choquequirao archaeological site or The Golden Cradle which only 30% of its ruins had been excavated, revealing the imposing extension of this important complex. You will browse this private Inca Trail tour almost in complete solitude as due to its location and difficulty, only truly intrepid travelers are willing to accept the amazing challenge.

You will hike through cloud forests encircled by lush vegetation, crossing a crystalline river and admiring the diverse sectors of this impressive archaeological site. Definitely, a rewarding lifetime experience waiting to be conquered.

Choquequirao Hike - Tour Details

Vacation Style:Trekking, Cultural, Adventure

Holiday type:Luxury

Group size:Private

Activity level:Moderate

Physical ratings
The physical rating gives you an idea of how much physical exertion is required on a particular trip. 

Easy = these trips are a relaxing break. You don’t have to worry about doing anything physically demanding unless you want to.

Soft = Some easy physical activities included in your trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey.

Moderate = This trip will raise your heart rate. Moderate physical activities are included and a good level of fitness is required.

Challenging = Be prepared for some serious physical activity. The fitter you are, the more you’ll enjoy it, as most activities will be challenging.

Difficult = Our highest physical rating. Get ready for a heart-pumping adventure with plenty of challenges and some extreme conditions. You’ll be required to be seriously fit for this trip as difficult activities are included.

Departure & Return Location

Hotel located in Cusco city (Ask for hotels located outside Cusco city)

Departure Time

05:00 AM. Aproximate time, this will be reconfirmed during the treking orientation.

Price Includes

  • A private, hand-crafted and fully personalized Luxury trek from start to finish.
  • Professional english-speaking guides with knowledge of all diverse attractions on the route
  • Specialized massage therapists for every camping night (1 for every 4 customers)
  • 04 nights of ultra-luxury camping.
  • 01 Yoga session in the afternoon of second day.
  • All entrance fees and permits required.
  • All meals cooked on the spot by our well-trained chef with fresh ingredients (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner).
  • All overland private transportation for customers.
  • Separated private transportation for our staff members and camping equipment.
  • Private Chef, chef assistant and waiter (from 9 to 20 customers: 01 Chef, 02 chef assistants and 03 waiters)
  • Fully trained muleteers hailing from local communities to carry the main luggage (all the equipment and cooking stock)
  • Private extra muleteer for your personal stuff (10 kg/22.1 lb. in total).
  • Duffle bags for your belongings (01 per customer)
  • 01 emergency horse
  • Bedroom tent: Eureka Copper Canyon (maximum of triple use). It is vital that you inform us in advance about your rooming list distribution.
  • Air bed and camping cot.
  • Bed duvets, sleeping bags, cotton sheets, blankets, pillows, cotton and silk robes.
  • Dining tent and chairs: Eureka Copper Canyon, Kingcamp KC 2808 chairs.
  • Porcelain or ceramic crockery, glassware and unique stone or wood plates.
  • Hot Shower Tent: Light Speed including cotton towels for body, face and hands.
  • Portable chemical toilet: Cleanwaste toilet system and toiletries.
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle.
  • All the required Peruvian taxes (IGV)

Price Excludes

  • Walking sticks (if you request them in advance, we can provide you a pair of standard walking sticks per customer)
  • Extra transportation required along the trek due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Hotel accommodations.
  • Meals not mentioned.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
  • Gratuities.

Suggestions & Restrictions

  • In order to provide you a superb personalized attention, it is vital that you send us your rooming list distribution in advance.
  • Please consider that our prices from 2 people onward are based on double and triple accommodation, if you would like to have a single tent then the supplement will be of $ 249.00 per person.
  • The walking sticks are not included, but if you prefer we can arrange to provide you a pair of basic poles (Standard Brand) without any charges; you just need to ask in advance to your travel specialist.
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Pictures of our Choquequirao trek to Machu Picchu
Choquequirao trek itinerary


A great new adventure for today, different landscapes, incredible experiences will be with you since this day

After having breakfast at your Cusco hotel (or box breakfast), our expert guide will welcome you and transport you towards the northwest. After 3 hours we will stop at Curahuasi town (2688 m. / 8818.9 ft.) for minute purchases. Continuing our journey, visit the Saywite site (3630 m. / 11909.5 ft.) place of an enigmatic stone. Following our route and after another hour, we will reach Capuliyoc (2956 mts/9698.2 ft) which is our starting point and where we will have our luxury picnic lunch before the trek.

Start with spectacular views of the Apurimac valley and Padreyoc snow capped mountain (5771 m. / 18933.7 ft.) As we keep descending through a zigzag slope, there will be a warmer atmosphere. Afterwards, reach the first luxury campsite at Chiquiska (1890 m. / 6200.8 ft.) located in the Apurimac canyon. Before dinner, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a well-earned hot shower and then, our massage tent is ready for a session of relaxing massages that will ease your body. Then, it is time to visit our dining tent for a fantastic gourmet dinner prepared with organic food. After dinner, your tent will be waiting for you to enjoy your first night in your bedroom tent.

● Trek starting time: 12:30 pm
● Arrival to campsite: 16:30 pm
● Minimum altitude: Curahuasi Town (2688 masl / 8818.9 ft.)
● Maximum altitude: Saywite site (3630 masl / 11909.5 ft.)
● Distance covered: 7 km. / 4.4 mi. (4 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Moderate.
● Meals included: Snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner.

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New efforts, new experiences, magic views and then a deserve relax

After a delicious breakfast, begin the second day hike descending 1 hour towards the Apurimac river and crossing Playa Rosalina (1490 m. / 4888.5 ft) by a suspension bridge.

Then, ascend for 2 hours until reaching Santa Rosa (2200 m. / 7217.8 ft) for a short break to recover energies and enjoy the river views. Continue ascending for another 3 hours appreciating a great variety of vegetation and birds. Upon our arrival to Marampata (2900 m. / 9514.4 ft.) our energetic and luscious lunch is ready for us with impressive views of the lower ruins. Following, a steady stroll for 3 hours towards the luxury Choquequirao campsite (2900 m. / 9514.4 ft.) very close to the archaeological site.

In the afternoon, it is time to enjoy a 30-40 mins yoga session led by our expert therapists. Then and for a second time, our hot shower and massage and dinner so you can share your fantastic photos with your guide and then relish in your cozy bedroom tent.

● Wake-up time: 04:00 am
● Trek starting time: 05:30 am
● Arrival to campsite: 16:00 pm
● Minimum altitude: Playa Rosalina (1490 masl/ 4888.5 ft.)
● Maximum altitude: Choquequirao campsite (2900 masl/ 9514.4 ft.)
● Distance covered: 11 km. / 6.8 mi. (9 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Very Challenging.
● Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner.

luxury 4 day inca trail


Find out how to get to the ancient citadel in Cusco that rivals Machu Picchu in architecture and grandeur.

Visit Choquequirao during all this day. After our breakfast, hike an easy 1 hour to reach the archaeological site. Admire the rear view of Choquequirao (3100 m. / 10170.6 ft.) and distant perspectives encircled by grandiose mountains and the river valley below. Upon arrival, our well-informed guide will explain about the history of this amazing citadel.

Accompanied by your guide you will visit the different sectors, terraces, sacred temples, astronomical observatories, hydraulic channels and much more. After touring the site, head back to the campsite to have lunch.. Then, it is time to visit Pacchayoc, an enchanting waterfall and terrace. Return to our campsite, relish with a hot shower and a well-deserved massage session before the gourmet dinner featuring refreshing beverages featuring Choquequirao scenery.

● Wake-up time: 05:30 am
● Trek starting time: 07:00 am
● Arrival to campsite: 16:00 pm
● Minimum altitude: Choquequirao campsite (2900 masl / 9514.4 ft.)
● Maximum altitude: Choquequirao archaeological site (3100 masl / 10170.6 ft.)
● Distance covered touring: 5 kms/3.1 mls (5 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Easy.
● Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner.


The descents begin, the spectacular views and different sensations continue

Another amazing day starts with a very early breakfast with privileged views. Begin the return trek through the same path.Hike for 2 hours until Marampata (2900 m. / 9514.4 ft.) and 2 more hours until Santa Rosa (2200 m. / 7217.8 ft) to have a short break. The descent is easier and entertaining as you can seek for endemic birds and flora characteristic of the area as you walk. Two hours of descent later, reach Playa Rosalina (1490 m. / 4888.5 ft.) where we will have our well-organized staff waiting with our gourmet lunch with nice views of the Apurimac river.

After our delicious lunch and recovering our strength, ascend 2.5 hours ascent towards our next luxury campsite, Chiquiska (1890 m. / 6200.8 ft.) we will have amazing views of the canyon and then receive our outstanding services such as hot shower, massage sessions and sumptuous dinner before sleeping.

● Wake-up time: 04:00 am
● Trek starting time: 05:30 am
● Arrival to campsite: 16:00 pm
● Minimum altitude: Playa Rosalina (1490 masl/ 4888.5 ft.)
● Maximum altitude: Choquequirao campsite (2900 masl/ 9514.4 ft.)
● Distance covered: 11 km. / 6.8 mi. (9 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Very Challenging.
● Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner.

choquequirao trek to machu picchu


Enjoy this last ascent accompanied by spectacular views and take in your memory a trip like none

Wake up with a magical sunrise over the canyon and have our energizing breakfast to continue. Climb uphill towards our starting trekking point for about six hours, with tremendous views of snow capped peak Padreyoc and our last glimpse of the Apurimac canyon. As we ascend, we will notice the change in vegetation and altitude. Reach Capuliyoc (2956 m. / 9698.2 ft.) our tasteful lunch is ready for us. Being this the last time with all of our crew, share a final toast with them to honor their efforts. Salud!

Then, you will be transferred in our private transportation back to Cusco. Along this 5 hours ride share your experiences and impressions with your guide. Finally, and after this enlightening adventure, arrive at your Cusco hotel by 19:00 pm.

● Wake-up time: 05:30 am
● Trek starting time: 07:00 am
● Arrival to Cusco: 19:00 pm
● Mínimum altitude: Chiquiska campsite (1890 masl / 6200.8 ft.)
● Maximum altitude: Capuliyoc (2956 masl/ 9698.2 ft.)
● Distance covered: 7 km. / 4.4 mi. (6 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging.
● Meals included: Breakfast, snacks and lunch.

How difficult is the Choquequirao trek?

The Choquequirao trek is a challenging hike in Peru, covering a distance of approximately 64 kilometers over 4-5 days. The terrain can be steep and slippery, and hikers need to be physically fit and well-prepared for the altitude, weather, and camping. However, the trek offers stunning views of the Andes Mountains and the opportunity to explore the remote ruins of Choquequirao.

Solo Trekking: Can You Do the Choquequirao Trek By Yourself?

The Choquequirao trek is a challenging hike in Peru that is often undertaken with a guide or group. However, it is possible to do the trek solo if you are an experienced hiker and well-prepared. This article explores the pros and cons of doing the Choquequirao trek by yourself, including tips for planning, safety, and logistics. Whether you choose to go solo or with a group, the trek offers a unique opportunity to explore the remote and stunning landscapes of Peru.

What is the elevation of the Choquequirao trek?

The Choquequirao trek covers a distance of approximately 64 kilometers over 4-5 days, and reaches elevations of up to 4,900 meters (16,076 feet) above sea level. Hikers need to be physically fit and well-prepared for the altitude and terrain, which can be quite demanding. However, the stunning views of the Andes Mountains and the opportunity to explore the remote ruins of Choquequirao make the trek a popular and rewarding challenge for many hikers.

Choquequirao trek price

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