Choquequirao Trek

 04 DAYS | 03 NIGHTS

Take an adventure through the best flora and fauna of Peru and incredible wildlife to the magnificent Inca site of Choquequirao, guarded by the amazing condor, where the gods of the Incas once ruled. Choquequirao is one of the most important Inca sites in Peru and has more than just ruins to offer.

Availability for Choquequirao trek 4 days

The Choqueqiorao trek departs from our travel agency every day all year round. We recommend to go on this trek from April to October, because of the dry season.

Detailed program of the Choquequirao trek

Day 1: Cusco – Cachora – Chiquisqa

The adventure to Choquequirao begins early in the morning from Cusco to Cachora (3100 m), which is the last place where you have the opportunity to buy applies and water.

You will be picked up from your hotel and be transported to Cachora. On the way we will pass Limatambo which has some very picturesque archaeological sites to visit. From Cachora we begin our hiking towards Chiquisqa (2000 m) for 6-7 hours.

Along the road we will pass the two small villages Capuliyoc (2800 m) and Cocamasana, in one of these places we will enjoy our lunch. In Chiquisqa we will settle our camp, eat dinner together and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the forest of Chiquisqa and all its different types of fruits. A good sleep is important so we can be ready for the hike to the imporatant Inca site of Choquequirao the next day.

Day 2: Chiquisqa – Choquequirao

This is an important day, where you will experience the amazing city of the Incas; Choquequirao, therefore it is important that we start our day in a good way with wake-up-tee and a solid breakfast.

From our camp in Chiquisqa the route will take us to Choquequirao (3150 m) in the end of the day. On the hike we will walk downhill for an hour until we reach the bridge of Rosalina.

Thereafter the hike takes us uphill for two hours to Santa Rosa Baja, where we will have a little break to collect some energy before we will ascend the mountain for two more hours to Marampata, where we can en joy the view of the beautiful landscapes of the valley. From there we hike for 1.5 hours to the archaeological site of Choquequirao.

At Choquequirao we will enjoy our lunch, set up our camp and eat dinner together. In the night we can experience the mystical atmosphere of Choquequirao where the gods of the Incas once ruled and their spirits still floats around.

Day 3: Choquequirao - Cocamasana

Early in the morning we can see the sun rise over the ruins and throw a wonderful light over the site.

After the breakfast we will visit the magnificent ruins of Choquequirao with its mystical atmosphere, its incredible surroundings and the unique llama-walls which were recently discovered in 2006.

With some luck we can also spot the amazing condor.

From Choquequirao the route will take us back to Cocamasana, where we will overstay the night.

First we have to hike from Choquequirao to the bridge of Rosalina, where we will rest for a bit, before we continue our hike to Chiquisqa, where we will enjoy a nice lunch in natural surroundings.

From Chiquisqa we will hike to Cocamasana where we enjoy a nice dinner and settle for the night.

Day 4: Cocamasana - Cusco

On the last day we will hike from Cocamasana to Cachora. First we will drink our wake-up-tee and eat breakfast around 5.30.

At 6.00 our last hike starts towards Cachora, where we will arrive around 11 – 12.00 at noon.

At Cachora we will enjoy our last lunch together and a bus will be waiting for us to bring us back to Cusco, where our adventure will end around 3-4.00 in the afternoon.

  • Transport
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance ticket to Choquequirao
  • 3 breakfasts / 4 lunches / 3 dinners.
  • Horses to carry personal items (max. 5 kilos).
  • Snacks
  • 0.5 liters of water every day
  • First aid kit
  • Oxygen bottle
  • Car from Cachora to Cusco


  • The breakfast on the first day and the dinner on the last day
  • More than 0.5 liters of water is not included (water can be bought during the trip.
  • Extra horses for carrying personal items (optional)
  • Tips for the guide, horsemen and chef.


  • Walking sticks (15 $ for a pair of sticks)
  • Sleepingbag (25 $)
  • Extra horse for carrying personal items (80 $)
  • Extra money for buying personal expenses and for tips


  • The itinerary can change according to the weather or the health status of the trekkers
  • No discounts during this trek.
  • The original passport is a necessary to enter Choquequirao

What you need to bring

  • Passport
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain jacket
  • Warm jacket, hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun block (factor 50 is recommended)
  • Re-usable plastic/metal water container or camel bags
  • Water for the first day, but on the other days it is possible to buy bottles of water from local families
  • Insect Repellent
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medication
  • Camera

Optional items to Bring

  • Shorts
  • Walking sticks
  • Plasters and bandages
  • Sandals
  • Extra money for personal expenses and tips

Altitudes/Distances/walking hours




Day 1: Cusco – Cachora – Chiquisqa

Meals: L – D
Accomodation: Tents
Maximum altitude: 3400 m/11150 ft.
Minimum altitude: 2000 m/6560 ft.
Distance travelled: 19 km
Walking time: 6-7 hours

Day 2: Chiquisqa – Choququirao

Meals: B - L – D
Accomodation: Tents
Maximum altitude: 3150 m/10170 ft.
Minimum altitude: 2000 m/6560 ft.
Distance travelled: 12.5 km
Walking time: 6-7 hours

Day 3: Choquequirao - Cocamasana

Meals: B - L – D
Accomodation: Tents
Maximum altitude: 3150 m/10170 ft.
Minimum altitude: 2000 m/6560 ft.
Distance travelled: 15 km
Walking time: 7-8 hours

Day 4: Cocamasana - Cusco

Meals: B - L
Accomodation: Tents
Maximum altitude: 3400 m/11150 ft.
Minimum altitude: 2800 m/9200 ft.
Distance travelled: 16 km
Walking time: 6 hours