Choquequirao Trek 5 Days

Price from: $ 320.00 USD (See: Price List)

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days

Price from: $ 320.00 USD (See: Price List)

Choquequirao 5 Day Trek – Embark on an Epic 5-day expedition of a lifetime! The Choquequiraō Trek offers magnificent views, tranquil ruins, and ancient Inca architecture.

Spectacular hike of 5 Day Choquequirao Trek

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days – An excellent adventure through the Andes of Peru in the surroundings of the great Apurímac Canyon, with impressive views of eternal snow-capped mountains crossing desert mountains and cloud forests, we camp in beautiful outdoor spots surrounded by nature.

Explore the mysterious stone city of Choquequirao on this 5-day trek – a challenging but rewarding journey that leads you through lush green valleys and snow-capped peaks.

Live unexpected EXPERIENCES in the Andes that will never be repeated! Explore unique TOURS & HIKES with deep spiritual meaning. Connect with nature and awaken your senses to a new world, “Including meditation and ritual to Mother Nature with Coca leaves.”


Choquequirao Trek 5 Days OVERVIEW

Experience the culture and diverse nature of Choquequirao with this five-day trekking adventure. Discover all there is to explore in the region and plan an unforgettable journey.

Is this hiking right for me?

Uncover mysterious Inca sites, traverse spectacular mountains, and marvel at the wildlife on this five-day trek around the remarkable Choquequirao ruins.


  • Day 1: Cusco | Capuliyoc to Santa Rosa
  • Day 2: Santa Rosa to INC of Choquequirao
  • Day 3: Choquequirao Guided Tour Full-Day
  • Day 4: INC to Chikisca
  • Day 5: Chiquisca to Capulilloc – Saywite – Cusco

5 Day Choquequirao Trek HIGHLIGHTS 

Why you will love this Choquequirao 5 Days

  • Discover breathtaking landscapes and uncover ancient secrets as you embark on a five-day trek to the incredible Choquequirao site in Peru. It’s an adventure not to be missed!
  • Test your endurance with a 5 Day adventure! From steep climbs to mesmerizing Inca sites, this trek will bring you to the heights of the majestic Choquequirao mountains.
  • Only those who risk going too far can determine how far one can go. Explore Choquequirao Trek 5 Days in all its marvels.
  • We are direct operators in the adventure of Choquequirao Trek 5 Days; you will always be hiking with KONDOR PATH TOURS.


Choquequirao Trek 5 Days ITINERARY

PRE-TREKKING TALK: 01 to 02 days before starting the trek to Choquequirao Trek 5 Days at 05:30 pm at the hotel reception of the group of trekkers; our adventure guide provides general information about the Choquequirao trek of 05 days and 04 nights specifying each day. All questions are welcome to be prepared for our expedition through the southern Andes of Peru within the Cusco region.


Our Choquequirao Trek, 5 Days expedition, begins with the land trip at 05:30 am, leaving the city of Cusco and heading northwest. We cross the Anta plateau, descend towards the Limatambo valley, cross the CUNYAC bridge, and then go back up the mountain; in the sector of the branch of the town of Cachora, we take the RAMAL entered towards the Cachora valley. The last leg of the trip is from Cachora to Capuliyoc “the trip lasts approximately 04 hours and 20 minutes”.

In Capuliyoc, our mules are waiting for us to load all the mountain equipment and start the adventure towards Choquequirao. At approximately 10 am, we begin our walk descending through the Apurimac canyon, already having spectacular panoramic views of the Andes Mountains with its eternal snow-capped peaks, such as PADREYOC.

  • From Capuliyoc to the Apurímac River, the Playa Rosalina sector takes our trek around 04 hours and a half decent. WE RECOMMEND, YES OR YES, A PAIR OF CANES WITH EXCELLENT HIKING SHOES WITH ANKLE SUPPORT.
  • From PLAYA ROSALINA, the sector of the Apurimac River towards SANTA ROSA. Our trek up the mountain takes approximately 02 hours of walking “perhaps the night will reach us, so we recommend bringing your flashlight in your day backpack; to conquer the first camp without problems.”

Summary information of the trek between Capuliyoc to Santa Rosa, HEADING to Choquequirao Trek 5 Days

  • Walking distance: 13 KM / 8:08 MILES
  • Highest elevation: 2,890 METERS / 9,482 FEET
  • Campsite elevation: 1,970 METERS / 6,463 FEET
  • Hiking Difficulty: Challenging
  • Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, and Dinner


Today we start our trek at 08:00 am to rest excellently, super well, the first night after the first day of hiking.

The walk takes about 03 hours to reach the community of Marampata. Every time we ascend the mountain, the vegetation turns green due to the presence of the cloud forest, finding bamboo, ferns, begonias, etc. The good thing about this first path is in a natural shade to cover us from the sun. We find incredible views of the Apurimac canyon due to the conjugation of spectacular combinations of vegetation.

From MARAMPATA to the INC camp, it takes approximately 02 hours; the trail is undulating, BUT it has other amazing views of the Apurimac River and the canyon, with the first views of Choquequirao. Ideal for taking multiple panoramic photos in all their glory. The INC camp is located near and on the slopes of the Choquequirao ruins.

Short description from Santa Rosa to Choquequirao

  • Walking distance: 7 KM / 4.35 MILES
  • Highest elevation: 2,900 METERS / 9,514 FEET
  • Campsite elevation: 2,900m / 9,514ft.
  • Hiking Difficulty: Challenging
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 03: Choquequirao Guided Tour Full-Day


The trek from the INC camp to the main Choquequirao ruins takes 35 minutes uphill into the cloud forest.

  • During the morning, we have a guided tour of Choquequirao, visiting the main square, the Inca lodging houses, the fountains with their old channels, and the ceremonious sector with a 380-degree panoramic view. The best of all is to descend behind the Choquequirao mountain for 20 minutes to reach the LLAMAS sector “you can see a set of decorative llamas embodied in the Inca walls, which is why it has the name LLAMACHAYOC.”
  • In the afternoon, we EXPLORE the sector below Choquequirao where the waterfalls, the house of the priests, the Incas, the agricultural terraces, and the support system of the mountain are. In addition, hikers or part of the group can relax in the camp and enjoy a spectacular sunset watching the sunset of the Andes.

Short description of the exploration of Choquequirao Peru

  • Hiking distance: 2.5 KM / 1.55 MILES
  • Highest elevation: 3,050 METERS / 10,007 FEET
  • Trekking Difficulty: Moderate
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 04: INC – Chikisca

We start the hiking activities at 06:30 am to begin the return through the Apurimac canyon trail seeing it from another perspective.

Walking times inside the APURIMAC CANYON

  • From the INC camp to Marampata: 01 hour and a half of walking along an undulating path.
  • From Marampata to Santa Rosa, 01-hour and a half down the mountain
  • From Santa Rosa 1 to PLAYA ROSALINA: 01 hours and 20 minutes descending towards the Apurímac River.
  • From PLAYA ROSALINDA to Chiquisca: 1 hour and a half of ascent through the rocky mountain with lots of heat; We’ll be lucky if there’s shade.

Brief information on hiking back to Capuliyoc

  • Hiking distance: 13 KM / 8.08 MILES
  • Highest elevation: 3,050 METERS / 10,007 FEET
  • Campsite elevation: 1,900m / 6,234ft.
  • Trekking Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 05: Chiquisca – Capulilloc – Saywite – Cusco

We start our last outdoor activity at dawn along the trails of Choquequirao. At 05:00 am, we ascend for the last three and a half hours until we reach the Capuliyoc viewpoint, where our tourist vehicle awaits us.

We serve lunch early to start the land trip to the SAYWITE archaeological complex. We explore the main tourist attraction with the option of walking for about 30 minutes until we reach the labyrinth of stones with its magnificent pyramidal altar.

From Saywite to Cusco, we have an approximate trip of 03 hours and a half by the main road. Thank you for exploring with us Salkantay Trek 5 Days with spectacular camps; hoping that you have loved our remote location in the Andes with Inca remains, such as the archaeological group of Choquequirao Peru.

Short description of the last chapter of the expedition

  • Hiking distance: 8 KM / 4.97 MILES
  • Highest elevation: 3,500 METERS / 11,483 FEET
  • Trekking Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.


INCLUSION for Choquequirao Hike 5 Days

  • IMPORTANT: At 06:00 pm, pre-trek briefing the night before the trek to go over the itinerary, meet your guide(s), and answer any questions
  • Unique and personalized tours through the Andes of the Cusco region – PERU
  • Experienced English-speaking tour guide
  • At 05:30 am, private transportation from the hotel in Cusco to Capuliyoc (the start of the trek to Choquequirao)
  • Entrance ticket to the ruins of Choquequirao and Megalithic Stone of Saywite.
  • Tents (tent for 02 people)
  • Foam mats for each walker
  • Camping equipment, a dining tent with table and chairs, and a kitchen tent run by professional kitchen staff
  • Meals: Breakfast (4), Lunch (3), Dinner (4)
    • Box Lunch (01) on day 01 of the trek
  • A cook with experience in trekking to advance the group and prepare the meals
  • Pack horses with their muleteers for adventure mountain gear.
  • Pack horses for the travelers’ equipment to transport the trekkers’ articles of 08 kg / 16 pounds per person.
  • Canvas bags to put your personal effects.
  • First aid for these types of adventures
  • Private transportation back from CAPULIYOC to CUSCO
  • All local taxes

5 Day Choquequirao Trek NO INCLUSION

It’s time to get out there and explore! Discover everything you need to know about tackling the famous 5-day Choquequirao trek. Explore it with KONDOR PATH TOURS, an enjoyable adventure.

  • Sleeping bags to rest pleasantly in each camp “recommended to bring from your country of origin, BUT if you do not bring it, you can rent them in the center of CUSCO.”
  • Hiking poles. Walking poles must have intact rubber bases.
  • Dinner on the last day (back in Cusco)
  • Personal items and souvenirs
  • Trip interruption and trip/evacuation medical insurance (mandatory)
  • Tips for your guide(s) and trek staff are optional but highly recommended if you enjoy your trek; Thank you very much for visiting Choquequirao Trek 05 Days 04 nights

Travel Facts

FAQs About the 5 Day Choquequirao Trek

Ready for a challenge?

  • Embark on a 5-day trek to Peru’s ancient Inca ruins at Choquequirao and discover beautiful nature, dramatic gorges, and snowy peaks!
  • Take a 5-day historical journey on the Choquequirao trek through ancient Inca ruins and stunning natural wonders of Peru.

How many kilometers is the Choquequirao trek?

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

 Can I go to Choquequirao Trek with the children?

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

Is the Choquequirao Trek recommended for older adults?

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

Can I hike the Choquequirao trek without a tour?

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.

Is the Choquequirao Trek difficult, and can I do it?

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.

Can I go from Choquequirao to Machu Picchu?

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

How much does the entrance fee to Choquequirao cost?

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.

What should I bring to the Choquequirao 5 Day Trek?

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

How much time in advance should I buy a tour of Choquequirao Trek?

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

What is the weather like on  Choquequirao 5 Day Trek?

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.

How high is Choquequirao located?

Choquequirao is 3,033 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.).

What tourist sites are there in Choquequirao?

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.

What is the climate like on the 5 Day Choquequirao Trek?

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.

Is the Choquequirao trek challenging?

To do this trek, it is necessary to acclimatize in the city of Cusco one or two days before starting the hike; for proper acclimatization, it is essential to rest as much as possible, 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.

Will altitude sickness affect me on the 5 Day Choquequirao Trek?

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, unique, 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.

Why decide to take Choquequirao Trek 5 Days?

It is to enjoy a full day of the archaeological ruins of Choquequirao from end to end to understand the reason and the reason why the ancient Incas decided to build a tremendous Inca construction on top of a mountain next to a mountain range surrounded by the river Apurimac. We recommend Choquequirao Trek 5 Days for your next vacation to the Cusco region, Peru, South America.


Choquequirao Trek 5 Days COST

Explore the spectacular Inca ruins of Choquequirao during this five-day trek through stunning landscapes of lush Andean valleys and snow-capped mountains.

PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2023. We carry out the Choquequirao Tour for 05 Days as a private service.

  • 02 participants $820. “Prices reduce if there are more people in your group.”
  • 03 participants $590.
  • 04 participants $465.
  • 05 participants $425.
  • 06 participants $390.
  • 07 participants $355.
  • 08 participants + $320.

* Price based on 02 people sharing one tent.
* Kondor Path Tours operates the Choquequirao Hiking Trail 5 days

Get ready for a five-day Challenging Trek at Peru’s archaeological site: KONDOR PATH TOURS will guide you in every detail step by step about the trek routes toward Peruvian riches – Choosequirao ruins!

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