If you’re looking for an incredible journey and hiking trail, why not try a 4-day trek in Choquequirao? Get all the essential tips and advice from our tour company! KONDOR PATH TOURS. Direct operator in Peru – LATAM, South America.
Choquequirao Trek 4 Days – Marvelous hiking adventure through one of the deepest canyons in Peru, the “Cañón del Apurímac.” The 4-day Choquequirao trail explores and enjoys the remote circuit of the Andes and the mystery of a guided tour of the incredible constructions of the Choquequirao park.
Get ready for a unique journey exploring Choquequirao on a 4-day guided hike – experience its breathtaking scenery, mysterious ruins, and rich cultural heritage. Embark on an epic 4-day journey deep into the Choquequirao region of the Andes and discover the ancient Inca civilizations! Explore the Choquequirao trek, the magical place, with our best trekking route.
Embark on a thrilling 4-day trek through the stunning Apurimac Canyon and discover the hidden gem of Choquequirao, an ancient Incan ruin. Led by experienced guides, this adventure promises breathtaking views and a deep dive into Peru’s rich history and culture. Get ready for an unforgettable journey.
Embark on a 4-day hike through the stunning wild beauty of Choquequirao. Explore ancient sites and get an insight into Incan culture as you traverse these remote and majestic mountains.
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AT A GLANCE
Day 1: Cusco – Capulilloc – Playa Rosalina camp
Day 2: Playa Rosalina – Marampata – Choquequirao camp
Day 3: Choquequirao site – Chikisqa – Cocamasana
Day 4: Cocamasana – Saywite Stone – Cusco
CACHORA TO CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK. Cusco to Cachora: From Cachora, we go down the road, through the village, the countryside, and the grasslands. We followed the path and crossed a footbridge over a large stream. From Capiliyoc with a pair of binoculars, it is possible to recognize the ruins of Choquequirao, carved into the wooded hills to the west. Beyond Capuliyoc, the trail begins to descend along the Apirimac River. From Capiliyoc, the Aprurimac River is visible. At 16 km is Chiquisca, a beautiful wooded area with running water. The hiking trail from Playa Rosalina climbs steeply for 4h50 on the other side to get to Marampata. At Santa Rosa, clean water is available. From Santa Rosa, continue the steep zigzag climb to the Marampata viewpoints. From there, the hiking trail widened to Choquequirao ruins.
Why you will love this experience
Travel to Choquequirao and experience its rugged terrain, untouched nature, and vast panoramic views. Don’t miss this epic Choquequirao 4-day hike!
Travel by car from Cusco to Cachora – Hike from Capuliyoc to Chiquisca
We travel for 04 1/2 hours from Cusco city to get to Capulilloc.
A few minutes into the trek, we first glimpse Choquequirao park. The trail path has a zigzag system that drops steeply towards the Apurimac River. There are mosquitoes all year round; beware!
Ascent hike from Playa Rosalinda to INC camp + Guided tour in Choquequirao
We will try to start early to avoid the heat of the sun. We pass over a suspension Santa Rosa footbridge (1,550 meters/5,100 feet.). The mules and donkeys use the same hanging bridge. After some zigzags on the trail, we reach a green valley and the Marampata settlement. The vistas will be incredible for the rest of the way. We explore and visit the most outstanding parts of CHOQUEQUIRAO PARK, Peru; our camp is near the INC camp near Choquequirao ruins.
The Choquequirao guided tour service begins with the Marampata walk; once we arrive at the Choquequirao ruins, we visit the most outstanding parts of the Choquequiro park, such as the main square below and above, the liturgical water sources, the entrance gate main square of Choquequirao, the ceremonial plaza, the system of agricultural terraces, the royal houses of the Inca rulers of Choquequirao, the Temple of the Condor, the path or Trinphal Inca Trail named after Hiram Bingham, etc.
Hike back, passing Marampata, Santa Rosa, until reaching Chiquisca or Cocamasana.
We return to the depths of the Apurímac Canyon, enjoying beautiful panoramic views of the cloud forest and panoramic views of the Apurímac canyon. From the camp of the National Institute of Culture of Choquequirao to the Marampata farmhouse, it takes an hour and a half to walk, and from Marampata to the banks of the Apurímac River, it takes about three and a half hours.
Once we arrive at Playa Rosalina, we begin the ascent of the mountain until we reach the Chiquisca camp; It takes 1 hour of walking, and if there is a little strength, we can continue to the Marampata camp “1 hour and a half more of walking”.
The last stretch of the trek, and before returning to Cusco, explore the Saywite monolith.
One enters the grasslands of the mountains through cacti and Andes trees, extending to the belvedere of Capulilloc. In Capulilloc, it’s time to say goodbye to our adventure crew.
Our private tourist vehicle awaits us in the surroundings of Capuliyoc to transfer us back to the city of Cusco.
Before returning to Cusco, we visit the spectacular Sayhuite model with a little effort; we can continue to explore the Sayhuite altars, the temple of the puma, and the sundial.
Enjoy spectacular mountain scenery as you hike for four days in historic Choquequirao. Read our comprehensive KONDOR PATH TOURS guide for tips and advice on trekking this sacred site.
The lost citadel of Choquequirao does locate at 3,035 meters above sea level, and at the lowest point of the trek, you will be at 1,461 meters above sea level. The climate is similar to Cusco’s, so it is advisable to acclimatize to the altitude before the hike. Who should note that the road to Choquequirao is warm due to the Apurimac Canyon?
Of course, you can. That is why we offer you an exclusive tour package to visit the ruins of Choquequirao and the citadel of Machu Picchu.
We assure you that this trek will last six days of pure connection with all that the Andean landscape offers you from the heights, the ultimate adventure for those addicted to altitude with love for history. Join us for this excursion to the mountaintop of Choquequirao, free of tourist crowds, before continuing to Santa Teresa, the back door to Machu Picchu. With guided tours, you will appreciate the Inca Empire and feel like you are traveling back in time.
The construction project of a cable car that will connect Huañipaca with Marampata was not completed due to the frequent landslides, and this plan was lost little by little.
Having cable cars would benefit tourist activity. Still, we would also lose the hike, which is significant because the route is enjoyable and full of landscapes, flora, and fauna to discover.
Choquequirao is located in the Andes Mountains of Cusco, Peru, and belongs to the province of La Convención in the district of Santa Teresa.
Choquequirao is an Inca archaeological site with characteristics similar to Machu Picchu. Its name means ‘Cradle of Gold.’ Because it resembles the ‘Inca City,’ it is known as the ‘Sacred Sister of Machu Picchu.’
Choquequirao is in the Andes Mountains of Cusco, Peru. It belongs to the province of La Convención, in the district of Santa Teresa.
Choquequirao can get through Cusco or Abancay. The first destination is the town of Cachora and Capulilloc. From there, you ascend on foot to Choquequirao. The hike is for one day. The return is the same way.
Choquequirao is 3,033 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.).
Choquequirao houses Inca constructions as impressive as Machu Picchu, such as the Main Plaza, the Colcas, the Inca Cemetery, the Kallankas, the Ushnu, the Andenes, etc.
Choquequirao is still in the process of excavation. It estimates that only 30% of the original Inca precinct has did not restore to date.
According to research done at Choquequirao, it does estimate who built the Inca site around 1536.
Due to its similarity to Machu Picchu, it denotes believed that the Inca Pachacutec founded the site. His son Tupac Inca Yupanqui would be the one who ordered the construction of Choquequirao.
The Choquequirao archaeological site has a temperate climate. The hike to this place has warm weather due to the proximity of the so-called ‘Apurimac Canyon.’
Who can hike to Choquequirao on an organized tour or on your own? You need to walk from Cachora to the archaeological site in both cases.
Choquequirao tours are purchased online or at the Historic Center of Cusco. If you do the trip yourself, you must buy the entrance tickets when you arrive at Cachora or Capulilloc.
The prices of the tours to Choquequirao vary according to the tour agency and the number of people.
Prices vary from US$625 to US$303 per person.
The Choquequirao tour includes the following:
Discover the wild beauty of Choquequirao on an unforgettable 4-day hike with local guides who will take you to every corner of this incredible wonder.
PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2023. We carry out this outdoor hiking circuit with camps through the third deepest canyon in Peru as a private service at unbeatable prices.
* Price based on 02 people sharing one tent.
Choquequirao 4 Day Hike – Take a break from your daily routine with an exciting 4-day trek in the magical Andes mountains of Choquequirao! Explore with KONDOR PATH TOURS to make it a trip of a lifetime.