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Choquequirao Trek 3 Days
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Choquequirao Trek 3 Days
Tour Type
Hiking & Camping Tours
Choquequirao Trek 3 Days
Maximun Altitude
4600 Meters
Choquequirao Trek 3 Days
Physical Level
Strenuous
Choquequirao Trek 3 Days
Recommended Season
May to December

Choquequirao Trek 3 Days

Price from: $ 217.00 USD (See: Pricing)

PERU TREKS – Embark on a 3-day Choquequirao Trek and be rewarded with spectacular views of the majestic nature surrounding you. Take in the beauty like never before!

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

Spectacular Choquequirao 3 Day Hike

Choquequirao Trek 3 Days – Great trekking options through the Apurímac Canyon and the Choquequirao Andes. Trek for experienced hikers or fans of strenuous, remote hikes; experience the beauty of Peru’s wild outdoors over three days with this Choquequirao trek!

The Choquequirao 3-day hike offers an extraordinary opportunity to uncover the hidden treasures of the Andes and immerse yourself in the ancient world of the Inca civilization. From its archaeological marvels to the spiritual significance that shrouds it, Choquequirao is a destination like no other. So, gear up, prepare your spirit for an unforgettable journey, and embark on this expedition of a lifetime.

Feel as if time has stopped as you explore this stunning landscape on an incredible 3-day Choquequirao Trek! Experience a serene environment while physically challenging yourself with magnificent rewards.

If you’re up for a challenge and want to experience the beauty of Peru, the Choquequirao Trekking Challenge may be just what you’re looking for. This three-day trek will take you through stunning landscapes and ancient ruins, culminating in a visit to the world-famous Saywite Monolith – an unforgettable adventure.

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Overview

Choquequirao Trek 3 Days OVERVIEW

Venture on a thrilling adventure through the Andes Mountains with our Choquequirao Trekking Challenge 3 Days. This challenging trek takes you to the remote ruins of Choquequirao, a hidden gem that rivals Machu Picchu in beauty and grandeur. You’ll hike through rugged terrain, cross rivers, and climb steep mountains while taking in breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. This trek is perfect for those who want to experience the beauty and history of the Andes without the crowds. Adventure is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will test your limits and leave you with unforgettable memories.

Is this hiking right for me?

  • Day 1: Travel from Cusco to Capuliyoc – Hiking from Capuliyoc to Chiquisca
    • We leave Cusco at 06:00 a.m.
  • Day 2: Hiking from Chiquisca to Choquequirao “Marampata overnight”
  • Day 3: Hiking from Marampata to Capuliyoc – Return Trip to Cusco

Choquequirao Hiking Data:

  1. Along the Choquequirao route, there are many stones of all sizes! That’s why hiking poles and hiking shoes with ankle support are recommended. We descend and ascend through the Apurímac Canyon 2 times in three days.
  2. In Marampata, it is cold because of the Padreyoc mountain range; It is advisable to bring a light sweater and a hiking down jacket to not carry much weight in the backpack! The less weight you have! Most enjoyable hike.
  3. Choquequirao walk cataloging level! It is challenging due to the inclination of the hiking trail, going up and down the Apurímac Canyon, and the hot and dry temperature during the day.
  4. In the Andes of Peru, it gets dark at 6 in the afternoon! At approximately 5:30 a.m., dawn breaks!

3 Days Choquequirao Trek HIGHLIGHT 

  • Camp more, worry less. Explore 3-Day Choquequirao Trek in all its magnificence.
  • Explore one of Peru’s greatest undiscovered sites – the Choquequirao Archaeological Complex! Enjoy three days of stunning views as you hike along rugged terrain, discovering ancient ruins and enjoying fantastic mountain vistas.

Itinerary

Choquequirao Trek 3 Days ITINERARY 

PRE-TREKKING CONVERSATION OF CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK 3 DAYS: We explain the day before the trek at 06:30 pm at the trekkers’ hotel reception. Our Andes trekking adventure guide answers all questions, and then we rest early to start the next day’s activities to conquer Choquequirao.

DAY 1

Cusco – Capuliyoc – Chiquisca 

Our Choquequirao Trek 3 days begin with the pick-up service at the hikers’ hotel at 06:00 to then start the land trip from Cusco to Capuliyoc, which “lasts approximately 04 hours”.

Already from Capuliyoc, we have incredible views of the Apurímac Canyon with its mountain range and eternal Padreyoc snow-capped mountains.

  • At 10:30, we descend towards the great Apurimac Canyon for an average of 03 hours and a half. We find 03 spectacular viewpoints to take pictures and videos from different panoramic angles of the entire area.

WARM-UP DAY ON THE CHOQUEQUIRAO TRAILS

  • Travel by car: From CUSCO (Sacred Valley) to Capuliyoc
    • At 6:00 am, the start time of the land trip from Urubamba to Capuliyoc
  • At approximately 10:30, start hiking
  • Walking distance: 08 km / 4.9 miles
    • Walking time: 03 hours and a half (Descent hike to the Apurímac Canyon)
  • Difficulty level: Moderate to challenging
  • Highest elevation: 2,915 meters/9,564 feet | Capuliyoc
  • Lowest elevation: 1,900 meters/6,270 feet | Chiquisca
  • Hostel Name: Chiquisca
  • Meals: Box Lunch and Dinner

RECOMMENDATION OF A RABBIT

  • Bring a light but sturdy backpack to carry your hiking gear.

The trekking gear for Choquequirao 3 Days brings just what is necessary. Like a pair of light walking shoes with ankle support, a couple of walking sticks, a flashlight, 02 light walking shirts, two hiking pants, and a light jacket for cold temperatures for the MARAMPATA day, the rest of the days they are pretty hot, etc. The less weight your luggage, the better your adventure will be.

Food

1BL, 1D

Physical Level

4, Intense

Walking Distance

8km (4.9 miles)

Hiking Time

3.5 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

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

Minimun Altitude

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

Highest Altitude

None

DAY 2

Chiquisca – Choquequirao Guided Tour 

Our activities start at 04 in the morning, and we have breakfast at 04:30 to begin our true adventure through the Andes. Today is our day to conquer Choquequirao.

We descend for 01-hour towards the Apurímac River to start the ascent to the MOUNTAIN by the zigzagging trail for 05 hours to Marampata. From Marampata, we have 01-hour and a half of walking between small ascents and descents to enter the cloud forest until we reach the ruins of Choquequirao and then return to the MARAMPATA LODGING to take a hot shower and have dinner with enough carbohydrates.

Why start early: Our main reason is to cover the trekking section from CHIQUISCA TO MARAMPATA in one day and have a guided tour of Choquequirao. The remoteness of the trekking area makes our experience in the Andes memorable.

Brief description of the trek to Choquequirao between Chiquisca and Marampata

At 04:30 am Breakfast

  • Start time of the hike: 05:00
  • Hiking distance: 15 km / 9.3 miles
    • Walk from Capuliyoc to Playa Rosalina (Apurimac River level) 1 hour downhill.
    • Hiking from Playa Rosalina to Marampata: 5 Hours
    • Hike from Marampata to Choquequirao: 1 hour and a half along the brittle path.
  • Hiking time: 09 to 10 hours
  • Difficulty level: Challenging
  • Lowest elevation: 1,475 meters/ 4,839 feet – Playa Rosalina
  • Highest elevation: 3,106 meters/ 10,190 feet – Choquequirao
  • Hostel Name: Marampata
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Chiquisca “Chiquisca,” Lunch, and Dinner in Marampata).
    • Lunch in Marampata at approximately 11:00 a.m., and then walk immediately to the ruins of Choquequirao.

Note:

  • For this day, bring a light snack! In the middle of the mountain or above Santa Rosa, you run out of energy, so recharge your energy with your snacks and continue the adventure.
  • Every hiker has to bring a headlamp because there are days when the hike starts in the dark! Or on day two, when they go to the ruins of Choquequirao, it can get dark on the return to Marampata, IMPORTANT the personal head torch.
Food

1B, 1L, 1D.

Physical Level

5, Challenging

Walking Distance

15km (9.3 miles)

Hiking Time

8-9 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)

DAY 3

Marampata – Capuliyoc – Cusco

On this last day of the trek, we will ALREADY be used to getting up at 04 in the morning to start our trek route to cover the section from MARAMPATA to CAPULIYOC.

At 04:30, we descend the beautiful Apurímac canyon until we reach the banks of the Apurimac River for an average of 03 and a half hours. We ascend the mountain road from PLAYA ROSALINA until we reach CHIQUISCA for our local breakfast. During the walk, it is vital to have some energy bars or special preparations in sachets to cover the calories we burn. You also have to bring ENOUGH WATER, “there are local stores in strategic places such as water from streams in certain sectors of the circuit (take water purification tablets).”

At 10:00, we start the last 03 and a half hours hiking up the mountain until we reach CAPULIYOC. Once we get to Capuliyoc, we thank the entire hiking trail, the Choquequirao temple, and Mother Nature for having this great hike through the Andes of the APURÍMAC CANYON.

We have lunch in Capuliyoc, and at approximately 3:30 p.m., we begin the land trip back to Cusco. Thank you very much for exploring Choquequirao Trek 3 Days; we are sure they will return to the Cusco, Peru – South America region for more treks.

Summary: Last day hiking around Choquequirao to get out of the canyon.

Start time of the walk: 04:30

  • Walking distance: 16 km / 9.9 miles
    • 3 hours descent to the Apurimac Canyon from Marampata to Playa Rosalina
    • 1-Hour ascent up the mountain from Playa Rosalina to Chiquisca
    • 4 hours ascent of the Apurimac Canyon from Chiquisca to Capuliyoc
  • Walking time: 08 to 09 hours
  • Difficulty level: Challenging
  • Lowest elevation: 1,475 meters/ 4,839 feet – Playa Rosalina
  • Highest elevation: 2,862 meters/ 9,389 feet – Capuliyoc
  • Meals: Breakfast and Box Lunch
    • Breakfast in Chiquisca
Food

1B, 1BL.

Physical Level

5, Challenging

Walking Distance

16km (9.9 miles)

Hiking Time

7-8 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

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

Minimun Altitude

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

Highest Altitude

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

Inclusions

Choquequirao 3 Day Hike INCLUSION 

  • Active itinerary with unique hiking experiences.
  • At 06:00 pm, briefing at the walkers’ hotel reception ONE DAY BEFORE the trek to review the itinerary and meet your tour guide to answer all questions about the adventure.
  • English-speaking bilingual tour guide.
  • Private transportation from CUSCO to CAPULIYOC is the “starting point of the trek.”
  • Entrance tickets to the circuit and ruins of Choquequirao.
  • Two nights of basic accommodation (HOSTEL: Chiquisca and Marampata): “showers, towels.”
  • Meals:
    • Day 01 and 03 Box Lunch.
    • Food on the hike: Breakfast (02), Lunches (01), and Dinner (02) prepared in the lodging areas by local families.
  • First aid kit.
  • Private return transportation from Capuliyoc to Urubamba.
  • All local taxes.

Choquequirao Trek 3 Days NO INCLUSION

  • Additional $140 Cargo horse for personal effects to transport the luggage of the walkers for 03 days
  • The Wi-Fi service in Chiquisca and Marampata has an additional cost.
  • S/140. ($45) Horse to ride from Playa Rosalina to Marampata.
  • S/140. ($45) Horseback riding from Playa Rosalina to Capuliyoc.
  • We organize in advance the horse with saddle or otherwise during the walk with the tourist guide for the next day! It only rides up the mountain.
  • Food: Breakfast on day 01 and dinner on the last day
  • Tips for the entire crew.

What to Bring to Choquequirao Hike 3 Days?

Bring what is essential for the 3-day Choquequirao Trek to enter and exit the Apurímac Canyon. During the day, lightweight walking shorts and a lightweight, quick-release long-sleeved shirt are recommended. Only at night in Marampata is it cold because of the Padreyoc glacier.

  1. Daypack: Small, comfortable, lightweight hiking backpack.
  2. One pair of trekking poles per person! Trekking Poles are highly recommended.
  3. One headlamp per person to navigate Chiquisca, Marampata at night and start the walk in the dark.
  4. Good sturdy, light shoes or walking boots with ankle support.
  5. Warm and light fleece jacket for hiking.
  6. Light warm hiking jacket for low temperatures for Marampata
  7. Hats (to protect yourself from the sun)
  8. Essential Sunglasses
  9. Lightweight rain poncho for December to April.
  10. Plastic bags for dirty and wet clothes.
  11. Personal grooming kit for hiking.
  12. Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
  13. Insect repellent “In cream allowed inside the citadel; let’s conserve flora and fauna of the seventh world wonder.”
  14. Bandages or moleskin.
  15. Water bottle: “It is forbidden to introduce non-recyclable plastics in Choquequirao; take precautions and bring reusable bottles.”
    1. Three liters of water per person or at least 2 liters per day! There are local stores in Capuliyoc, Cocamasana, Chiquisca, Santa Rosa, and Marampata to stock up on bottled water. There are also streams of water in specific places during the trek to Choquequirao.
  16. Extra money for snacks, bottled water, etc.

Travel Guide

FAQs About Choquequirao 3 Day Hike

A hike to Choquequirao in 3 days strengthens our adventurous spirit, rejuvenating our exploits. Discover the hidden beauty of Choquequirao Trek on a 3-day journey across breathtaking landscapes. Prepare for an unforgettable experience that will challenge your body and reward your spirit!

Suppose you are VERY fit and prepared to walk very long days. Without a doubt, this is the hiking circuit in Peru for you. We start the trek in CAPULIYOC, conquer Choquequirao, and return to Capuliyoc on a 3-day adventure, taking basic lodging services and essential local food for trekkers.

The tour is recommended for children over eight years old who enjoy hiking outdoors.

Older adults wishing to do the Choquequirao trek should be physically healthy. It is not recommended if they have heart problems.

The Choquequirao trek in Peru is one of the most famous trips to Cusco. This trekking route takes four days and covers 62 kilometers in outward and return sections.

Yes, the Choquequirao trek is an accessible route for the public. However, it is advisable to hire a tour agency as it includes everything you need: a Local professional guide, camping, food, entrance fees, etc.

The route is of moderate to great difficulty. It is recommended to be in good physical condition. However, with effort, anyone can complete the hike.

Yes, We offer the 8-day trek that includes visiting the archaeological site of Choquequirao and the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

The entrance to Choquequirao costs 60 soles for adults, 30 for university students, and 25 for children. These tickets are already included in the tour.

Don’t forget to bring a sleeping bag, poncho in case of rain, comfortable sports clothes (that can withstand low temperatures), snacks, fruits, batteries, personal utensils, and objects you think are necessary.

The tour has wide availability. It is recommended to make the purchase weeks in advance. This way, you can better organize the route.

The weather during the trek is warm and temperate, with temperatures ranging from 8ºC. to 24ºC. Maximum. Rains can occur on any day of the year, especially in January, February, and March.

On your own: Choquequirao is reached by Cusco or Abancay; the first destination is the town of Cachora; you ascend on foot to Choquequirao. The hike is one day, and the return is the same way.

Hiring your Choquequirao trek with Kondor Path Tours is the safest and most convenient way because they take care of all the trip’s logistics, and we must enjoy this exciting hike.

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,
  • Los Andenes, etc.

Choquequirao is still excavating; it is estimated that, to date, only 30% of the original Inca precinct has been restored.

Because of its geographical position, Choquequirao has a “temperate – warm” climate due to the Apurimac Canyon, alternating with cold temperatures at night; the average annual temperature is 17ºC.

For this trek, it is necessary to acclimatize in the city of Cusco one or two days before starting the hike; rest as much as possible, eat a little, eat a little, eat a little, eat a little, and drink plenty of fluids.

It is also necessary to be in good physical and mental condition; this is a trek where the level of demand is higher than the Inca Trail or Salkantay.

Because Choquequirao has a “warm-temperate” climate, it is unlikely to suffer from altitude sickness or “Soroche.” Still, if this happens, we can drink the coca leaves tea, which is highly known for its healing and relaxing properties.

The Choquequirao tour is a unique and unforgettable experience; since it is a challenging, fantastic, and natural adventure, we will know the ancestral wonders of the Incas, accompanied by the satisfaction of feeling fulfilled at the culmination of this hike. To have an even more pleasant and safe experience, do not forget to contact Waman Adventures, a prestigious company from Cusco that will guide you in every moment of this incredible journey, along with quality and certified professionals that will make your trip the most memorable experience of your life.

What’s it like

  • Take this three-day Choquequirao trek and experience the stunning beauty of one of Peru’s best-kept secrets. With breathtaking views and exciting challenges, don’t miss this adventure!
  • We are direct operators in Choquequirao Trek 3 Days; you will always be hiking with the Kondor Path Tour.
  • Join us for an exciting Choquequirao Trek – a 3-day journey that will take you through the incredible Incan ruins, picturesque natural scenery, and pristine wilderness of Apurimac Valley.
  • Experience one of the world’s most beautiful treks in a short period! Go on a 3-day Choquequirao Trek and discover the awe-inspiring Inca ruins, majestic mountains, and captivating waterfalls.
  • Ready for an unforgettable adventure? Join us for a 3-day trek to Peru’s Choquequirao archeological site! Hike through stunning terrains, explore mysterious Inca ruins, and marvel at the breathtaking views of the Vilcabamba Mountains.

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Choquequirao Trek 3 Days COST

HIKING SERVICE
Season 2023 – 2024
We carry out this trekking circuit through Choquequirao Park for 03 Days.

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 833.00 USD
2 $ 499.00 USD
3 $ 392.00 USD
4 $ 322.00 USD
5 $ 293.00 USD
6 $ 265.00 USD
7 $ 244.00 USD
8 $ 229.00 USD
9 $ 217.00 USD

Prepare to be astounded by the wonders of Choquequirao – a haven of majestic views and untouched nature! Join us on our three-day trek and explore Peru like no other!

*Additional, Extra: $140 Cargo horse for personal effects to transport the luggage of the walkers for 03 days
**Single room (additional cost).
***Kondor Path Tours operates the Choquequirao Hiking Trail for three days

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Choquequirao 3 Day Hike – Explore the unforgettable journey of trekking through the Andes for three days to the marvel of Choquequirao. Unveil magical ruins, the Apurimac Canyon, and stunning scenery as you descend through its natural beauty.

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Explore the depths of Peru with our three-day challenging trek to Choquequirao ruins! Enjoy the spectacular views as you accomplish something extraordinary amid an unforgettable landscape.

Kristi V
Kristi V
2022-05-05
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
2022-05-05
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!!!
ReDA
ReDA
2020-01-14
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!!!
theras2000
theras2000
2020-01-09
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.
KWPens
KWPens
2020-01-03
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!!
Pandylan
Pandylan
2019-12-31
Great memories for our family We went for a tour to the rainbow mountain, service was excellent and then we decided to go for another tour on the next day to the sacred valley, it was also excellent. Our guide was Fredy and our driver was Juan Carlos, two excellent people, honest and respectful. I recommend them. Gracias por todo, lo pasamos increíble.
kerriloh
kerriloh
2019-09-04
Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding A group of 7 of us did a One Day Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding. Freddy was our guide and he was prompt and with us every moment of the journey. They were so accommodating to move the debrief meeting the night before because we had a food tour that evening. Freddy had so much energy, knowledge, and excitement to share with us about his native homeland. In addition, he made sure that we were well taken care of when one of us was actually sick from the altitude. It was such an amazing experience and Freddy made sure we got the best of it. Thank you! Highly recommend Kondor Path Tours.
Ido I
Ido I
2019-08-12
MachuPicchu trek We had an amazing experience with the one day trek and the day after visit to the MachuPicchu site with Hober Guia, this guide is very knowledgeable of the history and culture, patient and kind and took care of all of our needs. The tour was arranged perfectly taking care of all small details. Very much recommend!
Bellajo2016
Bellajo2016
2019-08-06
Maras Moray hike We recently did this hike with Bonnet. She was a highly experienced guide. V good English. Judged our ability well and made for a great day out.
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NorthStar55341796649
2019-06-11
MachuPicchu and Rainbow Moutain We worked with Kondor Path for two tours, of Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain. Everything they did was well organized, well documented, well communicated. The two guides and the driver were great, very friendly and knowledgeable. All were bilingual (English and Spanish). At Rainbow Mountain we rode horses to the base of the really steep part of the mountain (this saved some 7 km of hiking). But that last part was quite difficult! I'm glad I had prepared and gotten conditioned.
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