4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS
The Choquequirao Trek is a great alternative to the Inca Trail. Escape the crowds and enjoy 4 days and 3 nights of adventure, ancient ruins and spectacular scenery. You’ll plunge deep into the Apurimac valley and then climb back up again to reach the impressive Choquequirao ruins, making this 4 day Choquequirao tour one of the best treks in Peru.
The Choquequirao Ruin site is one of the ancient lost Inkan 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.
Strenuous, lengthy, high altitude
Quiet, remote, off the beaten track
Best Time to Visit
Best from March to November
Cost Per Person (USD)
6-10 trekkers: $620
3-5 trekkers: $740
2 trekkers: $850
Is This Trek Customizable?
Private, custom, add-ons all available.
Off the beaten path
Multiple high passes
3 day acclimatization and multi-day trekking experience recommended
4 Days 3 Nights
64 km (40 miles)
1500m (4,921 ft) to 3050 m (10,006 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 50F/10C. 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 transport to starting point of the trek
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
4 season tents (2 people in large and comfortable tent)
One-inch-thick foam mattress sleeping pad to put under your sleeping bag
English speaking professional guide
Full meals on the trek (3 meals per day, tea time every afternoon, snacks on the trail)
First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank and emergency horse
Dining tent with tables and stools
Cook, cooking tent, and cooking equipment
Toilet, toilet tent and toilet paper
Horsemen and horses (to carry tents/food/cooking equipment)
Hot water every morning/evening for hand washing purposes
Boiled water to fill water bottles every morning/afternoon
Entry ticket to Choquequirao Archaeological Complex
Guided tour of Choquequirao ruins, time to explore on your own
Private transport back to your hotel in Cusco at the end of the trek