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Choquequirao 5-Days Trek To The Lost City Of The Incas

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time-raw5 days
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Your accommodation in Cusco

On this 5-day tour, you will be exposed to Peru's most pristine nature following a rare trekking trail. To make it a more thrilling experience, you will camp next to the Choquequirao ruins. In the morning, enjoy a refreshing yoga in the wild taking in the fresh air of this breathtaking environment. You are guaranteed less crowd because this is a rare trail compared to the more popular Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

What to expect?

For those who prefer to explore untouched terrain we have created the Ultimate Choquequirao Trek. The trek to Choquekiraw navigates both the region 's lush cloud forests and snowcapped Andean mountains. While Machu Picchu gets close to 5000 visitors a day, Choquequirao may see less than a dozen, making this place a truly unique and quite retreat. Choquekiraw has been nicknamed the 'Twin Sister of Machu Picchu' as the master Inca builders have anchored another huge city, made entirely of stone, in an impossible location overlooking one of the deepest canyons of Peru. Enjoy the peace and serenity of this majestic place while you still can: Choquekiraw has been tipped to soon become one of Peru’s hottest tourist destinations.



Departure will be from Cusco between 4:30am to drive across the Andes towards Capuliyoc (1893m/6210ft) where you will have breakfast. It’s then a 4-hour trek downhill to lunch place at Chiquiska Along the way we will get the first views of the Apurimac canyon, one of the deepest. After lunch we continue our journey for 2 more hours down to Playa Rosalina (1478mts – 4849ft.). where we will camp for the night.


After breakfast we will get ready for one of the most challenging days with a 4-hour trek uphill to Marampata (9550 ft. 2911 m). Passing through sugar cane farms, where the locals produce “Cañazo”, a local alcoholic drink produced thorough centuries in the Peruvian Andes. After lunch we start ascending another 2-hours to CHOQUEQUIRAO (3030mts – 9940ft.) - an spectacular place perched in the Peruvian Andes, this an important Incan city build in the "last years of the Incas" Choquequirao was probably one of the entrance check points to Vilcabamba “The last capital of the Incas”. Discovered in the 19th century and visited by Hiram Bingham in 1909. Our campsite today is right next to the archaeological place, allowing you to walk to this mysterious places back and forth anytime we want.


Wake up bright and early with a nice cup of coca tea or coffee to witness the amazing sunrise in the mountains and enjoy and energizing yoga and meditation session. Today we have the entire day to explore this magnificent archeological site. CHOQUEQUIRAO is considered the "Twin sister of MACHUPICCHU” with almost twice the size, and very son will become one of the major tourist destinations in South America. We will return to our same campsite for dinner and to spend the night.


We will wake up for the second time is this magical place. After breakfast it will be a 3-hour downhill to Santa Rosa (2230mts/7300ft) - our lunch spot to later continue down for 2 more hours downhill and 2 hours uphill until we arrive to our campsite at Chiquiska (1800m / 5905ft.). This a perfect day to enjoy the surrounding landscape with different flowers, birds, and a waterfall in the distance.


On our final day we have to get up very early to prepare for Machu Picchu and take the bus. Your guide will take you on a 2 to 3-hour comprehensive tour of the city before leaving you in Machu Picchu to explore on your own or climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (must be booked as far in advance as possible). Your guide will explain how to take the bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes for lunch and take the train and bus back to Cusco.

What is included?

  • Transfer in and out from the airport – hotel.
  • Pre-departure briefing the night before at 6.30pm
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • All transportation from the beginning to the end
  • Personal porter for your personal staff up to 7kgs
  • Porters to carry food and equipment
  • Chef to prepare all meals
  • Professional English speaking tour guides
  • Second guide for groups of 8+
  • All meals included in our tours except last day lunch in Machupicchu
  • 4 man tents for every 2 people
  • Sleeping pad
  • Entrance ticket to all places we visit
  • Horse, horsemen and a emergency horse
  • Medical kit in all our tours
  • Drinkable water
  • Hot water for washing
  • Hand towels
  • sheets
  • Pillows
  • Rain Ponchos
  • All Taxes included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea


  • Sleeping Bag (Can be rented)
  • Inflatable mattress (Can be rented)
  • Trekking poles (Can be rented)
  • Tips for our staff: please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip as you wish.

Is this experience for me?

  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at the time of booking if required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

What do I need to bring?

  • Sleeping bag (can be rented from us)
  • Air mattress (can be rented from us)
  • Some light, comfortable shoes for the camp
  • Warm jacket, hat and gloves
  • 2-3 t-shirts (wicking t-shirts are best)
  • 1-2 hiking pants / trousers
  • 4 sets of undergarments
  • 4 sets of hiking socks
  • 1 Fleece
  • 1 Warm, down jacket for the coldest nights
  • Quick dry towel
  • Infant seats available
  • Soap
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Face moisturizer
  • Power pack / battery charger
  • Plastic bags to keep wet or muddy clothes separate

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 1 week in advance of the start of the experience.
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Meeting Point

  • Free hotel pickup will be provided

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