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Choquequirao Trek 4 Days

Choquequirao Trek 4 Days

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Choquequirao Trek 4 Days
Tour Type
Hiking & Camping Tours
Choquequirao Trek 4 Days
Maximun Altitude
3,034m (9,954 ft.)
Choquequirao Trek 4 Days
Physical Level
Very Strenuous
Choquequirao Trek 4 Days
Recommended Season
March to December

Choquequirao Trek 4 Days

Price from: $ 283.00 USD (See: Price list)

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.

Tour Plan: Cusco | Capuliyoc | Chiquisca | Choquequirao ruins | Cocamasana | Capuliyoc

Astonishing Choquequirao 4 Day Hike

One of Peru’s deepest canyons, Apurimac Canyon, is traversed by the Choquequirao Trail, a four-day hiking adventure. The 4-day Choquequirao trail enjoys the seclusion of the Andean circuit and the intrigue of a guided tour of the fantastic structures of Choquequirao Ruins.

Camping and Trekking: The Choquequirao 4 Day Hike is a discovery voyage connecting the present to the distant past. You’ll develop a deep respect for the Incas’ brilliant engineering, spiritual beliefs, and harmony as you walk in their footsteps and follow in their footsteps.

Prepare for a one-of-a-kind experience as you embark on a 4-day guided hike through Choquequirao, taking in the breathtaking scenery, enigmatic ruins, and rich cultural history. Explore the Choquequirao ruins, the magical place, with our best trekking route as you embark on an epic 4-day expedition deep into the Choquequirao area and learn about the Inca civilizations.

Embark on a thrilling 4-day trek through the stunning Apurimac Canyon and discover the hidden gem of Choquequirao, an ancient Incan ruin. Get ready for an unforgettable journey.


Choquequirao Trek 4 Days Overview

The stunning Andean scenery you will experience on this trek includes snow-capped mountains, verdant valleys, and uninhabited villages. Additionally, you’ll get to see a wide range of plants and animals, like condors, hummingbirds, and orchids. The highlight of the trek is visiting the Choquequirao ruins, perched on a mountain ridge and offering breathtaking views of the surrounding area.

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Quick itinerary of Choquequirao Trek 4 Days

Day 1: Cusco-Capulilloc-Playa Rosalina Camp
Day 2: Playa Rosalina, Marampata and Choquequirao camp
Day 3: Choquequirao site, Chikisqa, Cocamasana
Day 4: Cocamasana, Saywite Stone and Cusco

Choquequirao Trek 4 Days Highlights
  • Explore the remote Choquequirao ruins on off-the-beaten-path 2024. Discover the second-lost city of the Incas (Choquequirao ruins). We were trekking through the deepest canyon in Peru, the Apurimac.
  • Enjoy spectacular views in one of the most isolated areas in Peru! See the grandeur of nature as you trek across the gorgeous landscape of Choquequirao in four days. Get ready for an unforgettable experience!


Choquequirao Trek 4 Days Detailed Itinerary


Cusco: Hike from Capuliyoc to Chiquisca

Travel by car from Cusco to Cachora; hike from Capuliyoc to Chiquisca

We travel for 4 1/2 hours from Cusco City to get to Capulilloc.

  1. At Capulilloc, our muleteers are waiting for us.
  2. After meeting with them, we must pack the mountain equipment on mules and donkeys.
  3. As we pack, we can see the stunning close-up views of the Vilcabamba range.

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; beware!


  • Pick up from your hotel to start the trip: 05:30 am
  • Vehicle travel route: Cusco to Capuliyoc via Curahuasi and Cachora
  • Travel time: Approximately four and a half hours
  • Hiking information
    • Elevation at the start of the hike: Capulilloc 2,975 meters (9,760 feet). The views of the snow-capped peaks of the Andes are incredible.
    • Walking distance: 10 km/6.2 miles. “The walk zigzags downhill to the banks of the APURÍMAC river.”
    • Walking time: between 3 and 4 hours.
    • Trek Difficulty: Challenging.
    • Descent from the mountain in meters and feet: 1,075 meters or 3,526 feet.
    • Type of walking circuit: stony path, slippery, with some steps. Necessary: bring a pair of hiking poles.
    • Meals: Lunch, Afternoon tea, and dinner
    • Camping: Chiquisca or Playa Rosalina 1447 meters (4747 feet)

1BL, 1D

Physical Level

4, Intense

Walking Distance

10km (6.2 miles)

Hiking Time

3.5 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Capuliyoc: 2,956m (9,698 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Chiquisca: 1,898m (6,227 ft)

Highest Altitude



Hike from Chiquisca to Choquequirao Ruins

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.


  • Activities begin at 4:30 a.m. The explorers start ascending the mountain in the shade to avoid the sweltering sun; temperatures in the Apurmac Canyon fluctuate between 25 and 39 degrees Celsius (77 and 102.2 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Lunch: Marampata, 2890 meters (9,481 feet).
  • Camping: Close to the Choquequirao ruins (INC campsite).
  • Walking distance: 11 km/6.82 miles.
  • Hiking time: 7 to 8 hours.
  • Difficulty: Challenging!
  • Elevation difference: 1,335 meters/4,379.91 feet; descent: 235 meters/770.99 feet.
Guide service in Choquequirao

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.


1B, 1L, 1D.

Physical Level

5, Challenging

Walking Distance

14km (8.7 miles)

Hiking Time

7-8 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Chiquisca: 1,898m (6,227 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Playa Rosalina: 1,500m (4,921 ft)

Highest Altitude

Choquequirao Ruin: 3,064m (10,052 ft)


Hike from Choquequirao to Cocamasana

Hike back, passing Marampata and Santa Rosa, until reaching Chiquisca or Cocamasana.

We return to the depths of the Apurmac Canyon, enjoying beautiful panoramic views of the cloud forest and the Apurmac 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 Apurimac River, it takes about three and a half hours.

Once we arrive at Playa Rosalina, we begin the mountain ascent 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 for “1 hour and a half more walking”.


  • Start of the return walk: At 07:00
  • Lunch: at Playa Rosalinda or Chiquisca.
  • Maximum Altitude Point: None
  • Hiking distance: 14 km/8.68 miles.
  • Base camp: Chiquisca, 1,880 meters (6,467 feet).
    • Cocamasana: 2,400 meters (7,874 feet).
  • Estimated walking time: between 6 and 7 hours.
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Difficulty Slope: 900 meters/2,952.74 feet; Descent: 1,300 meters/4,265 feet; Challenging.

1B, 1BL, 1D.

Physical Level

5, Challenging

Walking Distance

14km (8.7 miles)

Hiking Time

6-7 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Marampata: 2,910m (9,547 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Playa Rosalina: 1,500m (4,921 ft)

Highest Altitude

Cocamasana: 2,287m (7,503 ft)


Hike from Cocamasana to Capuliyoc

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.


  • We start the walk of the last section at 5:00.
  • Walking distance: 09 km/5.5 miles.
  • Estimated walking time: 3 hours and a half.
  • Lunch: Around the Capuliyoc viewpoint.
  • Highest point: Capulilloc, 2,975 meters (9,760 feet).
  • Difficulty: Challenging.
  • Difficulty Slope: 572 meters (1,876 feet) Descent: 325 meters (1,066 feet). Challenging and moderate
  • On the way back to Cusco, explore the Saywite Monolith.
  • In the afternoon, a private transfer service from van Kondor to Cusco

1B, 1L.

Physical Level

4, Intense

Walking Distance

8km (4.9 miles)

Hiking Time

3.5 Hrs

Starting Altitude

Chiquisca: 1,898m (6,227 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Capuliyoc: 2,956m (9,698 ft)

Highest Altitude

Capuliyoc: 2,956m (9,698 ft)


Choquequirao Trek 4 Days, Inclusive

  • Private transportation from Cusco to Capulilloc is a “round trip.”
  • English-speaking tour guide (Local from Cusco)
  • Choquequirao tour entrance fee
  • Camping equipment:
    • Comfortable igloo tents.
    • Foam Mattresses.
    • Dinner and kitchen tent
  • Donkeys to carry all-mountain equipment
    • Donkeys for personal items to carry 07 kg/15.4 lb.
  • 01 cook.
    • Meals as indicated: “B = Breakfast (03), L = Lunch (04), D = Dinner (03)”
    • Wake up to coca tea in your tent every day.
  • Medical Assistance: A first-aid kit and oxygen bottle are available for the whole trip!
  • Local taxes


  • Cusco Hotel or Airbnb
  • Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the fourth day
  • Sleeping bags for the entire trail.
  • $150. Extra mule to carry more belongings than are personal for four days.
  • Tips for support staff: muleteers, cooks, kitchen assistants, and tour guides.

Choquequirao 4 Day Hike Checklist

  • Passport.
  • Insurance info.
  • Day-pack.
  • First-aid kit.
  • Flashlight/torch.
  • Fleece top/sweater.
  • Reusable water bottle.
  • Long-sleeved shirts or sweaters.
  • Small travel towel.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Toiletries.
  • Windproof rain jacket.
  • Hiking pants.
  • Walking poles.
  • Waterproof hiking boots.
  • Sandals/flip-flops.
  • Shorts/skirts.

Travel Guide

Read all frequently asked questions of Choquequirao Trek 4 Days

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.

At the lowest point of the hike, which is 1,461 meters above sea level, you will be at the Apurimac Canyon; then, we will have the Choquequirao ruins at 3,035 meters above sea level. Since the climate is similar to Cusco’s, adjusting to the altitude before the hike is advised. Who must be reminded that the Apurimac Canyon weather is hot and dry during the hiking trail to Choquequirao?

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 a love for history.  Join us on this excursion to the Choquequirao mountaintop, where there won’t be any crowds of tourists, and then on to Santa Teresa, the back entrance to Machu Picchu. With guided tours, you can learn about the Inca Empire and experience a sense of time travel.

Due to the frequent landslides, the construction project for a cable car that would connect Huaipaca and Marampata was never finished, and this plan gradually lost ground.

The use of cable cars would increase tourism. But we would also miss the hike, which is essential because the route is interesting and full of exciting landscapes, flora, and fauna.

  • The distance between the “Choquequirao” archaeological site and the citadel of Machu Picchu is 43.08 kilometers.
  • For this trek, we also provide you with an exclusive package called “Choquequirao Trek 07 Days.”.
  • Those who are addicted to heights should take on this adventure. The route is one of the most complex in Peru; it is full of winding paths, unique panoramic views, deep valleys, a great variety of plants (orchids, small forests), animals in their habitat, etc.
  • KONDOR PATH TOURS is a company that specializes in the unforgettable trek from Choquequirao to Machu Picchu.

In La Convención province, in Santa Teresa’s neighborhood, Choquequirao is an Inca ruin in the Andes Mountains of Cusco, Peru.

Similar to Machu Picchu in many ways, Choquequirao is an Inca archaeological site. Its name means ‘Cradle of Gold.’ Because it resembles the ‘Inca City,’ it is known as the ‘Sacred Sister of Machu Picchu.’

In the Andes Mountains of Cusco, Peru, are Choquequirao ruins. It is a part of the Santa Teresa district’s province of La Convención.

Choquequirao can get through Cusco or Abancay. The towns of Cachora and Capulilloc are the first stops. From there, you can walk up to Choquequirao. The hike is for one day. The return is the same.

Choquequirao ruins are 3,033 meters above sea level.

The Main Plaza, the Colcas, the Inca Cemetery, the Kallankas, the Ushnu, the Andenes, and other impressive Inca structures can be found in Choquequirao.

Choquequirao is still in the process of excavation. It estimates that only 30% of the original Inca precinct has not been restored.

According to research done at Choquequirao, it does estimate who built the Inca site around 1536.

Due to its similarity to Machu Picchu, it is 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.’

You must travel on foot from Cachora to the archaeological site.

Online and in-person bookings for Choquequirao tours are both available. If you are making the trip independently, the entrance tickets must be purchased when you arrive in 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:

Camping equipment.

  • 03-04: Days of meals
  • A bus trip from Cusco to Cachora
  • Entrance tickets to Choquequirao
  • Tour guide service.
  • Luggage carrying service on horseback
  • Trekking poles (sticks)

Choquequirao 4 Day Hike Features:

Embark on a 4-day hike through the stunning wild beauty of Choquequirao. As you travel through these secluded and majestic mountains, explore historical sites and learn about Incan culture.

Choquequirao 4 Day Hike Advantages:

Visit Choquequirao to enjoy the area’s untamed nature, rocky terrain, and expansive panoramic views. Don’t miss this epic Choquequirao 4-day hike!

What’s it like?

  • Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience: a hike in Choquequirao with KONDOR PATH TOURS in the Choquequirao Trek 4 days tourist circuit! Find out where to go, how to prepare, and insider advice.

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 Capuliyoc, 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 4 hours 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.


Choquequirao Trek 4 Days COST

Season 2024
We carry out this outdoor hiking circuit with camps through the third-deepest canyon in Peru.

Number of persons Price per person
2 $ 717.00 USD
3 $ 516.00 USD
4 $ 408.00 USD
5 $ 371.00 USD
6 $ 342.00 USD
7 $ 312.00 USD
8 $ 283.00 USD

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.

* Price based on two people sharing one tent.

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Choquequirao Trek 4 Days

Choquequirao Trek 4 Days

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Choquequirao Trek 4 Days

Choquequirao Trek 4 Days

Choquequirao Trek 4 Days

Maras and Moray + Pachamanca Easily the best tour experience I had during my trip to Peru. I highly recommend Kondor Tours as the customer service is top-notch. James responded to my queries almost instantly each time and was very helpful. We were even treated to a can of cusquenia beer each when we visited the office! Our guide Alfredo was absolutely amazing and we were fortunate to have him as our guide for the tour. He is very passionate about his job and shared so much valuable information with us. He has a very candid character and we were very comfortable throughout! I highly recommend requesting for him as your guide (the best we had while touring Peru for 3 weeks). Also, I would say opting in for and additional traditional peruvian pachamanca meal experience must not be missed. The community people were very warm and gracious hosts and it is eye opening to witness the preparation of such a traditional feast normally done only for special occasions like weddings. We even had time for dancing! Two thumbs up for sure!
Niels K
Niels K
3-day Choquequirao Trek We took a three-day private group trek to Choquequirao as a family of five. Kondor Path Tours organized a pick-up and drop-off in Urubamba instead of Cusco and did an extra stop at the Saywhite archeological site. Everything went very smoothly during the entire trip, meals and accommodation were as expected or better. The trek itself is quite demanding (particularly in three days), but the nature/ views/ Choquequirao/ dearth of tourists largely compensate. Anyway, we were looking for a physical challenge! Our guide Oron was great. Explaining, motivating, solving potential problems/ demands. We would definitely recommend Kondor Path Tours.
Proffecional company and perfect guide Kondor Path Tours are so proffecional and easy to work with. We went with them on the 2 days short Inca trail to Machu Picchu with our three children. The correspondence was great and everything was perfectly planned in every detail. Our guide Alfredo was so friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant to be around! Thank you Kondor Path Tours - we couldn’t have asked for more!!
Trip to Rainbow Mountain Excellent experience!! Our guide Odon was prompt with pickup time and extremely friendly. The drove to rainbow mountain was smooth. We did the horseback ride up the mountain, and Odon was right there with us. The actual hike up, he provided support, laughter, and information about the region. Amazing experience with an awesome guide. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience.
Jamee Marshall
Jamee Marshall
Amazing experience, incredible guide! We had an incredible tour experience with Alfred and our driver Diosmio. They took such good care of us. Alfred was so knowledgeable, kind, and really felt like a friend. Highly recommend this company for your future visit! Awesome experience.
Kristi V
Kristi V
Alittle bit of everything We had a last minute change of plans when it came to our tour. We were supposed to visit the rainbow mountain but with the recent protesting we called to see if we could change last minute and they were very accommodating. Odon and Fernando were amazing! They took us to see multiple attractions and made us feel very at home. And kudos to Renee for the amazing driving. I would highly recommend using this company for a tour. We will definitely use them if we ever come back!
Anthony O
Anthony O
Atv Tour Odin and Fernando were great as well as our driver Rene. Very informative about the city of Cusco. Enjoyed our tour with this company and these individuals who took us around. Great time! Highly recommend!!!
Family vacation Kondor path tours arranged a couple of private tours on our last vacation in Peru. Our first tour was the Rainbow Mountains and the next day we did the sacred Valley Tour. The administrative services were excellent, we met at our hotel the day before our tours and our head guide, Fredy, explained everything perfectly, including what to wear and bring for each tour. On the tour days, our guides (Fredy and Juan Carlos) and driver (Juan Carlos) were great! very knowledgeable, considerate about our party, always helpful and ready to answer questions and meet the expectations (completely different expectations because we had different ages in our party (from 11 to 69 years)) of each party member. The rainbow mountain is awesome and is is really helpful to go with a guide that knows about the area, but also about hiking!!!
Excellent guide who stays with you for the entire day The Vinicunca one-day horse tour was fantastic. The friendly and informative Freddy guided us for the entire bus ride and mountain trek. He knew where to stand to get the best photos and made everything fun and accommodating. The horse ride up made it much easier to enjoy the final hike. Lunch was large and tasty. Door to door service.
Awesome Service and Tours Fernando and Patricia were SUPER responsive - usually responded to emails within 10 minutes!!. The arrangements they made for Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, and surrounding areas were awesome. They were waiting for us at the airport and did everything we asked them. Our guide for the four days was Herberth and driver was Juan Carlos. Both were SUPER SUPER great. Juan Carlos was such an amazingly pleasant driver with cute stories. He also was a very safe driver. Herberth was very knowledgable and helpful. Took us all over the places with details about the history and details. We had friends who were not able to climb much and they accommodated us all. On the day we had planned to do rainbow mountain we did not feel great and emailed Fernando at 5am and he responded within 5 minutes with other options for us to do that day. Overall, if you are going to Peru and want to visit the historic sites, you SHOULD go with these people. They are SUPERB!!
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