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Our 7 day Choquequirao trek is one of the most challenging and spectacular hikes in the region. This Peru trek connects two of the most famous Inca cities, Choquequirao and Machu Picchu.

The Choquequirao Ruin site is one of the ancient lost Incan Cities that Hiram Bingham discovered in 1909. Considered the last Inca refuge that resisted the Spanish invasion for decades, Choquequirao is located in the canyon of the Apurimac River at an altitude of 3,050 m (10,006 ft). The ruins are positioned in a strategic geographical area between Andean mountains and the edge of the jungle.

This is an excellent alternative trek to see a spectacular Inca Ruin site that is larger than Machu Picchu. Is 101km/63 miles, ascends to 4500 m (14,764 ft), and is far less touristy than other treks.

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Adventure Rating

Strenuous, lengthy, high altitude

Solitude Rating

Quiet, off the beaten path

Best Time to Visit

Best from March to November

Cost Per Person (USD)

6-10 trekkers: $1,280
3-5 trekkers: $1,300
2 trekkers: $1,500

Is This Trek Customizable?

Private, custom, add-ons all available.


Glacial peaked mountains

Lush/tropical landscapes

Pristine wilderness

Two Inca Ruins


Snow-capped peaks
Multiple high passes
High jungle


3 day acclimatization and multi-day trekking experience recommended


8 Days 7 Nights


101 km (63 miles)


1500 m (4,921 ft) to 4500 m (14,764 ft)


Daily departures with 2 or more people



The Choquequirao trek is not as high altitude as others in the region, therefore the weather is warmer overall. The nights on this trek are usually around 50 F (10 C). During the day it can get quite warm if the sun is out; anywhere from 60-80 F (15-26 C). Keep in mind if the weather is rainy or cloudy it will be colder. As with any high-altitude trek you’ll want to bring plenty of layers to adjust to the fluctuating temperatures and appropriate sun/rain protection.


  • Pre-Trek briefing the night before the trek to go over the itinerary, meet your guide(s) and answer any questions

  • Collection from your Cusco hotel in the morning of the first day

  • Private bus transport to the starting point of the trek

  • English speaking professional guide

  • Personal porter to carry your overnight gear up to 8 kg (17.6 lbs)

  • Duffel bag in which to put your overnight gear so it won’t get wet or dusty on the trail

  • 3 person tents (2 people in large and comfortable Mountain Hardwear Expedition tent)

  • One inch thick foam mattress pad

  • Dining tent with tables and stools

  • Chef and cooking equipment and kitchen tent

  • Full meals on the trek (3 meals per day, tea time every afternoon, and snacks on the trail)

  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank and emergency horse

  • Horsemen and horses (to carry tents, food, cooking equipment)

  • Hot water every morning and evening for hand washing purposes

  • Boiled water to fill your water bottle every morning and afternoon

  • Toilet tent, toilet, and toilet paper

  • Entry ticket to Choquequirao Archaeological Complex

  • Guided tour of Choquequirao ruins, plenty of time to explore in your own

  • Hydroelectric Train to Aguas Calientes

  • Round trip tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo

  • One entrance fee to Machu Picchu Archaeological Complex (First entrance time: 6am to 10am)

  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu

  • Round-trip bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and back

  • Hotel (double room) in Aguas Calientes

  • Private Transport back to hotel in Cusco

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