hike to choquequirao in cusco
inca terraces at choquequirao


The Choquequirao Trek  is one of the most popular treks in the Cusco area. The year 2016 was chosen as the best natural destination by trip advisor. The reasons are many: Fantastic nature with valleys, snowy mountains, incredible Inca buildings and great variety of plants, birds and animals. Choquequirao is considered as “The last refuge of the Inca empire”, whose geographic location is located on the great canyon of the Apurímac river and surrounded by much vegetation that announces the entrance to the forest of Vilcabamba

Basic Tour Information

Tour duration: 4 days

Travel Difficulty: challenging

Maximum altitude: 3800 m

Trek distance: 58 km


Reservation from $600

Day 1


Difficulty: moderate

Distance: 15 km

Altitude: 2800 m

Pick up from your hotel (5.00 a.m.) to start the bus trip to the town of Cachora; On the way we will stop for a moment to appreciate the archaeological remains of Tarawasi from the bus, then continue to the Cunyac bridge between the departments of Cusco and Apurímac, then pass through the district of Curahuasi to finally reach Cachora (10: 00 am aprox.).

From this place we will start the hike along a path to the viewpoint of Capuliyoc (2800 masl) where we will have lunch. Then we will head for the town of Chiquisqa (1930 masl) here the path is descending, the scenery impressive and the climate very warm, during the descent we will be accompanied by the canyon Apurimac, at sunset we will arrive at our camp in Playa Rosalina. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2


Difficulty: challenging

Distance: 16 km

Altitude: 3800 m

After breakfast (5:00 a.m.), we will continue our walk to Santa Rosa (2100 masl), this day our trek will be very hard, at noon we will reach the town of Maranpata, (3,800 m) place of our lunch. During the tour you can see the magnificent mountains from where we started our adventure, abundant vegetation. After lunch we will continue our journey to the archaeological complex of Choquequirao, to which we will arrive in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3


Difficulty: challenging

Distance: 15 km

Altitude: 3000 m

Very early after breakfast (5:00 am) we will go to the magnificent ruins of Choquequirao which is an hour’s walk, during the tour we will appreciate the sunrise and visit, the sacred USNO, strategic place to take the best photos, the house Of the emperor, priest’s house, granaries, then we will go down to the flames sector, and at noon we will be finishing our visit in the sector of the terraces. At the indicated time we will start the return to Sunchupata, where we will have lunch. Then we will make a descent for two hours to the rosalina beach, an hour after our camp is in Chiquisqa. Dinner and overnight.

trek to choquequirao by inca trail expeditions
Day 4


Difficulty: challenging

Distance: 12 km

Altitude: 2800 m

A good breakfast will be served in Chiquisqa (06:00 a.m.) after which, we return by the same road to Cachora ascending by approximately 2 hrs, until arriving at the passage of Capuliyoc, where we will have lunch, from here are two hours more until the locality Of Cachora which is a much milder hike to arrive at 12:00 pm. On the way we will see views of imposing snowy mountains and the impressive Apurimac canyon. We will arrive to Cusco at 15:00 pm.

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• Pick up from your hotel
• Transportation to Cachora round trip
• Professional guide in English
• Chef
• 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners)
• Tents, matras, sleeping bag
• First aid kit
• Horses for luggage and camping equipment
• Entrance to the archaeological complex


  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Last day dinner
  • Tipping


  • Light clothing (polos and shorts)
  • Rain jacket and / or rain poncho
  • Trekking shoes
  • Personal objects
  • Photographic camera
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun hat
  • Sun glasses
  • Bottle of water for the 1st day
  • Water purification tablets
  • Extra money
  • Toilet paper
  • Original passport
  • Trekking Staff



Inca Trail Expeditions has developed a great diversity of Treks in the city of Cusco. This is how we offer the alternative treks to Machupicchu, if in case you could not get a space for the classic Inca trail of 2020. In the same way we organize the best treks in the Vilcanota mountain range like the Lares trek. Hiking to the Ausangate mountain, Choquequirao. All our activities are guaranteed, because we work with small groups and guides well trained in safety, and quality of service. Our chefs prepare the best gourmet food in Peru, with the freshest ingredients in the region. And the camping equipment are of the best outdoor brands.


The Cusco has the best options in 1 day tours. We present the adventure tours as the hill of colors, lagoon humantay. And also the traditional tours of the Sacred Valley.


The Inca trail tours one of the most famous worldwide. Come and enjoy its scenic and cultural beauty. Our company works with this trek for more than 10 years. Our services are highly specialized in the quality of services. That is why we work with small groups. All the camping equipment we use has the best quality standard. All our chefs are very well trained to provide you with the best gourmet service on the Inca Trail 2020. This year we are taking reservations for the 2020 Inca Trail. Book early and do not miss this great adventure, in the land of the Incas. The Inca trail tours to Machu Picchu is one of the best walks in the world. Our company is highly recommended by all our hikers who made the Inca trail to Machu Picchu. All our staff is very well trained on the Inca trail hike.


Manu Jungle Tours: The majesty of the biosphere of the Manu National Park has no comparison with another. This beautiful wildlife refuge is very close to the City of Cusco. Inca Trail Expeditions offers you the best experience of visits to the Amazon jungle. We work with the best local guides, who teach them all the secrets of this jungle, so we work with small groups. Our accommodations have private rooms with all basic services. They are built inside the jungle. During the different walks in the jungle you can learn medicinal plants workers, observe some species of mammals, such as monkeys, jaguars, capybaras and a variety of butterflies and reptiles. Our company works sustainably with the environment, leaving no trace of pollution.  


Machu Pichu Tours: You plan to visit the wonderful citadel of Machu Picchu. We offer the best service and attention on your trip to Machu Picchu, our company works with the best staff to create an unforgettable experience. We work in small groups and in the best hotels in Aguas Calientes. Come and discover Peru's past. For two days you can discover two of the most magical places on the planet, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu. You will visit the incredible archaeological park of Ollantaytambo and take the train to Aguas Calientes, which crosses a unique landscape. The next day, you can see the sunrise in Machu Picchu, which is considered one of the most fascinating scenes in Peru, and then we will take a guided tour of the citadel. Machu Picchu Tours Inca trail expeditions Peru.

Why book with us


Inca Trail Expeditions strives in the best service to all our clients. You will take the Best memories of our city of Cusco.


The food is one of the most important things on the trek, we bring balance, and nutritive food along the trail, most of our meals are buffet with.


We are proud to contribute to the care and protection of the environment, in all our trails, we leave the environment without waste.


Our staff are very committed to their work, we are passionate about working with you and show you the rich history and tradition of the Incas.


In all the tours and walks offered by our company, we always think in your comfort, we work do best camping equipment.


Ease to make your reservation with our sales department you can, secure your tour, design your trip to your suit whit the best budget.