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Choquequirao Trek 6 Days by Lodge
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Choquequirao Trek 6 Days by Lodge
Tour Type
Hiking & Camping Tours
Choquequirao Trek 6 Days by Lodge
Maximun Altitude
4600 Meters
Choquequirao Trek 6 Days by Lodge
Physical Level
Choquequirao Trek 6 Days by Lodge
Recommended Season
May to December

Choquequirao Trek 6 Days by Lodge

Price from: $ 586.00 USD (See: Pricing)

6 Day Choquequirao Trek Lodge Tour – Uncover Peru’s mysteries while taking in breathtaking views of the Andes on this memorable six-day Choquequirao Trek Lodge experience. Come to explore with us!

Amazing adventure 6-Day Choquequirao Lodge Hike

🙂 Towards Machu Picchu

Choquequirao Trek by Lodge 6 Days an alternative trek to Machu Picchu through the Apurimac canyon, valleys, Andean mountains, and the jungle of the Historic Sanctuary of Machupicchu; Every day, we stay in rural houses, experiencing a new form of tourism in remote areas of the Andes.

6 Day Choquequirao Trek Lodge Tour – Uncover the mystery of the majestic Choquequirao ruins on this action-packed six-day trek and lodge tour! Enjoy breathtaking views, unique local culture, and many unforgettable experiences.

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.”

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Choquequirao Trek by Lodge 6 Days OVERVIEW

Take in beautiful villages, archaeological sites, and magnificent nature as you traverse 6 days at the unique Choquequirao Trek Lodge! Hike through history to an experience of a lifetime!

Is the 6 Day Choquequirao Trek Lodge Tour right for me?

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Embark on this six-day trek to witness unforgettable vistas and explore the ancient ruins of Choquequirao with your knowledgeable guide.


  • Day 1: Cusco: Hiking from Capulilloc to Chikisca
  • Day 2: Chikisca – Marampata
  • Day 3: Choquequirao Guided Tour
  • Day 4: Marampata – Maizal
  • Day 5: Maizal to Yanama | Travel from Yanama to Santa Teresa by local car.
  • Day 6: Hike from Hidro to Machupicchu Pueblo / Machu Picchu Guided Tour – Return to Cusco

6-Day Choquequirao Lodge Hike HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Go where there is no electricity, mobile networks, and few humans.
  • Take a 6-day lodge tour to explore the picturesque Choquequirao Mountains and experience true Peruvian adventure! Challenging hikes, luxury lodging, and breathtaking views await you.
  • Trek through majestic mountains, stunning valleys, and ancient ruins on a 6 Day Choquequirao Trek Lodge Tour Experience the ultimate adventure of a lifetime!


Choquequirao Trek by Lodge 6 Days Itinerary 

BRIEFING of the 6-Day Choquequirao Lodge Hike: One day before starting the spectacular journey from the Andes to the jungle of Cusco by Choquequirao Trek Lodge, we provide the TECHNICAL EXPLANATION of the entire trek package through our tour guide. All questions are welcome. The briefing is at 6:00 pm at the reception of the visitor hotel.

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Embark on this six-day trek to witness unforgettable vistas and explore the ancient ruins of Choquequirao with your knowledgeable guide.



Travel from Cusco to Capuliyoc: Hiking from Capulilloc to Chikisca

06:30, we start the land trip from the city of Cusco at a suitable time to enjoy the journey until we reach CAPULIYOC. Around 11:00, we begin to descend the Apurimac Canyon having incredible views of the Apurimac River, the Andes, and the mountain chain of the snowy Padreyoc.

The walking trail is zigzagging until you reach CHIQUISQA LODGE. The climate is hot inside the Apurimac Canyon, and carrying at least 02 liters of water for three hours of walking is advisable.

Hiking summary

  • Travel by car: From Cusco to Capuliyoc
    • Start time of the land trip from Cusco to Capuliyoc: 06:30
  • At approximately 11:00, we start hiking
  • Hiking distance: 08 km / 4.9 miles
  • Trekking time: 03 hours and a half
  • Difficulty level: Moderate to challenging
  • Lowest elevation: 1,900 meters/6,270 feet
  • Highest elevation: 2,915 meters/9,564 feet
  • Lodge Name: Chiquisca (LOCAL)
  • Meals: Box Lunch and Dinner


  • The trail is rocky; We recommend a pair of walking sticks to stabilize our treks from Choquequirao Trek Lodge 6 Days to Machu Picchu and put less pressure on our legs.
  • An excellent hiking shoes with ankle support for all terrains

1BL, 1D

Physical Level

4, Intense

Walking Distance

8km (4.9 miles)

Hiking Time

3-4 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

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

Minimun Altitude

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

Highest Altitude




Hiking from Chikisca to Marampata “Apurimac Canyon”

The walking activities start at 06:00 to descend for 1 hour towards the Apurimac River, “Playa Rosalina” in the area; We find a suspension bridge to cross to the other side of the mountain and ascend towards Marampata Lodge.

We have 05 hours of ascent along a zigzag path until we reach MARAMPATA. We have the SANTA ROSA farmhouse in the middle of the mountain to stock up on water or other drinks and continue the walk.

It is essential to mention that the hiking area is rocky; it is pretty hot from the Apurímac River to Santa Rosa. The hiking area from Santa Rosa to Marampata is through the cloud forest, where the hiking route is fantastic. We have lunch in Marampata, with an impressive panoramic view of the Apurimac Canyon.

Summary from Chiquisca Lodge to Marampata Lodge

  • Start time of the walk: 05:30
  • Walking distance: 08 km / 4.9 miles
  • Walking time: 06 to 07 hours
  • Difficulty level: Challenging
  • Lowest elevation: 1,475 meters/ 4,839 feet
  • Highest peak: 2,850 meters/ 9,350 feet
  • Lodge Name: Marampata Hostel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

1B, 1L, 1D.

Physical Level

5, Challenging

Walking Distance

08 km / 4.9 miles

Hiking Time

06 to 07 hours

Starting Altitude

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

Minimun Altitude

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

Highest Altitude

Marampata 2,850m (9,350 ft)



Marampata – Choquequirao Guided Tour – Marampata

Today we explore the Inca citadel of Choquequirao in all its splendor. At 08:00, we walk 1 hour and 1/2 until we reach Choquequirao along a brittle path and into the jungle. We have the whole day to walk through different parts of Choquequirao since the ruins do build on a vast mountain. The fantastic places in Choquequirao are the square above and below, the system of hydraulic channels, the circular ceremonial area, the sector of the platforms with llama designs on the walls, the residence of the priests, etc.

For the guided tour of Choquequirao, please bring plenty of water, a warm jacket, sun and mosquito block, and waterproof clothing because the weather can change anytime, “bring a rain poncho.”

Brief description of the guided visit to Choquequirao and the walk

  • Start time of the walk: 08:00
  • Hiking distance: 07 km / 4.3 miles, “the distances do extend according to the visits to Choquequirao”
  • Trekking time: 03 hours
  • Difficulty level: Moderate
  • Lowest elevation: 1,475 meters/ 4,839 feet
  • Highest peak: 2,850 meters/ 9,350 feet
  • Lodge Name: Marampata Hostel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

1B, 1L, 1D.

Physical Level

2, Moderate

Walking Distance

7km (4.3 miles)

Hiking Time

3 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

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

Minimun Altitude

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

Highest Altitude

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



Hiking from Marampata to Rio Blanco and Maizal

At 06:00, we start trekking through the surrounding mountains of Choquequirao to conquer the Choquequirao pass; We will have the last views of the Choquequirao ruins to say goodbye to this beautiful Inca megalithic construction. We border a part of the Choquequirao Pass to descend for about 03 hours until we reach the RÍO-BLANCO ravine (before reaching the Blanco River, we find the ruins of Pinchaunuyoc, there is spring water to cool off and stock up on water in the canteens.)

We have the last 03 hours of ascent through the mountain through the zigzagging road until we reach MAIZAL LODGE. From Maizal, we have a fantastic view of the valley and the Río-Blanco with the surrounding mountains of Choquequirao.

Summary of HIKE between Marampata to Maizal

  • Start time of the walk: 06:00
  • Hiking distance: 18 km / 11.2 miles
  • Trekking time: 08 to 09 hours
  • Difficulty level: Challenging
  • Lowest elevation: 1,912 meters/ 6,272 feet
  • Highest peak: 2,983 meters/ 9,786 feet
  • Stay Area: Maizal Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

1B, 1L, 1D.

Physical Level

5, Challenging

Walking Distance

18km (11.2 miles)

Hiking Time

8 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

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

Minimun Altitude

Rio Blanco: 1,930m (6,332 ft)

Highest Altitude

Choquequirao Pass: 3,275m (10,744 ft)



Hiking from Maizal to Yanama | Yanama to Santa Teresa by local car

At 05:30, we start the trek to conquer the highest peak of the entire expedition of Choquequirao Trek Lodge 6 Days “YANAMA PASS” We pass through the former Victoria mine with incredible views of three inter-Andean valleys.

We have less than half a day of walking until we reach the community of YANAMA. In Yanama, we have lunch before noon to start the local land trip until we get to SANTA TERESA. Leaving all our adventure equipment at Santa Teresa Lodge, we board the vehicle to go to the thermal baths of COCALMAYO to enjoy a well-deserved thermal bath and relax our muscles after an arduous trek through the Andes.

Summary of the expedition between Maizal to Lucmabamba

  • Start time of the walk: 05:30
  • Hiking distance: 13 km / 9.6 miles
  • Trekking time: 04 hours
  • Difficulty level: Challenging to Moderate
  • Lowest elevation: 1575 meters/5,167 feet
  • Highest elevation: 4,200 meters/12,779 feet
  • Local car: From Yanama to SANTA TERESA (approximately 03 hours and 20 minutes of trip)
  • Stay Area: Santa Teresa Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

1B, 1L, 1D.

Physical Level

4, Intense

Walking Distance

13km (9.68 miles)

Hiking Time

4 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Maizal: 2,983m (9,786 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Yanama Town: 3,545m (11,630 ft)

Highest Altitude

Yanama Pass: 4,125m (13,533 ft)



Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Guided Tour – Return to Cusco

At 05:30, we board a local vehicle for an average of 30 minutes to the HYDROELECTRIC train station.

Hike from Hidroelectrica to Machu Picchu Pueblo “2 hours and 40 minutes.”

At 10:10, we board one of the tourist vehicles of the CONSETTUR company to reach the main gate of MACHU PICCHU, “30 minutes of travel along the HIRAM BINGHAM dirt road.” We have the guided visit to Machu Picchu at 11:00 for an average of 02 hours exploring different outstanding sites of the last lost citadel of the Incas.

In the afternoon, we board the train service heading to the POROY TRAIN STATION “03 and a half-hour of travel” in Poroy; our private vehicle awaits us to transport us to the city of Cusco to their respective hotels.

Thank you for visiting an incredible adventure through Choquequirao Trek Lodge for 06 days and 05 nights, heading to Machu Picchu, and visiting two crucial Inca megalithic constructions.


  • Departure time from Santa Teresa: At 05:30, trip by local vehicle to Hydroelectric
  • Meals: Breakfast (Aguas Calientes)

Machu Picchu activities

  • Bus service to Machu Picchu (up and down)
  • Two-hour guided tour inside the archaeological park of Machu Picchu
  • In the afternoon, board your train service to the POROY train station.

Train service information: [Inbound journey]

  • Train company: PERU RAIL
  • Service: MAPI – POROY (03 hours and 50 minutes of train ride).
  • Class: EXPEDITION 34
  • Departure: 15:20
  • At Station: 14:50 – Otherwise, you may not be allowed to board.
  • Poroy arrival: 19:05
  • Cusco arrival by transport: 19:35

When you get to the POROY train station, be met at the train arrivals area. Just look for a KONDOR PATH TOURS sign with your name.” Group name: Hiker of Choquequirao Trek Lodge 6 Days



Physical Level

1, Easy

Walking Distance

A light walk

Hiking Time

2-hour guided tour

Starting Altitude

Santa Teresa 1,575m (5,167 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Machu Picchu Pueblo: 2,065m (6,774 ft)

Highest Altitude

Machu Picchu Ruins: 2,400m (7,874 ft)


INCLUSION to Choquequirao Trek by Lodge 6 Days

  • Trek briefing 01 or 02 days (at 06:00 pm) before starting the trek in the reception area of ​​your hotel
  • English-speaking bilingual tour guide
  • Private transportation from Cusco to the beginning of the trail (Capuliyoc)
  • Local transportation:
    • Santa Teresa to Hidroeléctrica
  • 05 nights of basic accommodation within the Choquequirao to Machu Picchu hiking circuit, “there are towels and soaps.”
  • Local meals do prepare by the local families of the hostels: Breakfast (05), lunch (04), and dinner (05), with options for vegetarians and vegans.
    • 01 Box Lunch (Day 1)
  • Entrance tickets to the archaeological sites:
    • Choquequirao
    • Machu Picchu at 11:00
  • 02 Bus tickets in Machu Picchu
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle
  • Tourist train from AGUAS CALIENTES TO POROY
  • Private transfer service from Poroy station to Cusco
  • Local taxes

Journey deep into the spectacular Choquequirao Mountains with this 6-day wilderness adventure! Trek through stunning landscapes and spend your nights at beautiful, remote lodges.

6 Day Choquequirao Trek Lodge Tour NO INCLUSION

Discover the lost city of Machu Picchu with this unforgettable Choquequirao Trek by Lodge 6 Days Tour. Enjoy an incredible journey with unparalleled scenery!

  • Pack horses for hikers’ equipment for $280. per horse for 05 Days Capuliyoc to Yanama
  • Food: Breakfast on day 01 and lunch on day 06, and other foods that are not described in the main itinerary
  • Local train from Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes
  • Private rooms in the lodges
  • Horseback riding from Playa Rosalina to Yanama for five days with his muleteer.
  • Tips for the entire crew (muleteers, cook, and tour guide)

Travel Guide

FAQs About Choquequirao Trek by Lodge 6 Days

Go on a journey of a lifetime to Peru’s ancient Inca treasure – the 6-Day Choquequirao Lodge Hike! Get ready for the breathtaking scenery of wild beauty!

It is to enjoy a wonderful vacation in the Cusco region of Peru; the 06-day Choquequirao Trek Lodges trek catalogs as one of the excellent trek expeditions for lovers of hikes in remote areas with unique and impressive scenic landscapes. We invite you to be part of this experience.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Join us for six spectacular days in the sensational Choquequirao Trek Lodge. Explore remarkable Incan treasures and witness stunning views!

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.

It is necessary to acclimatize in the city of Cusco one or two days before starting the hike; for proper acclimatization, it is required 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.

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.

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Choquequirao Trek by Lodge 6 Days COST

Season 2023 – 2024
We only carry out the six days of Choquequirao Trek Lodge to Machu Picchu

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 1 563.00 USD
2 $ 1 068.00 USD
3 $ 870.00 USD
4 $ 761.00 USD
5 $ 707.00 USD
6 $ 662.00 USD
7 $ 629.00 USD
8 $ 604.00 USD
9 $ 586.00 USD

Have an unforgettable six-day Choquequirao Trek Lodge experience! This adventure offers fantastic views of the Andes Mountains as you explore this ancient Inca site and its other cultural attractions.

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Take the unforgettable 6-Day Choquequirao Lodge Hike experience and explore rugged landscapes, serene lakes and rivers, and ancient ruins.



6-Day Choquequirao Lodge Hike – Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and a lifetime journey on this 6-day Choquequirao Trek Lodge tour. Visit the Inca ruins and explore the stunning nature with us!

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Escape to stunning Peru with a 6-Day Choquequirao Trek Lodge Tour! Take in breathtaking sights while trekking through the countryside.

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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!!
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.
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
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!
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.
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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