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4 Day Choquequirao Hiking Tour

4 Day Hike from $ USD 449.00

4 Day Choquequirao Hiking Tour

"Discover Choquequirao, Machu Picchu's twin sister"

Start at:
Cusco
Ends at:
Cusco
Duration:
4 Day Hike
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 10 ppl
Physical Level
Intense
Style
Camp

4 Day Choquequirao Hiking Tour. Choquequirao or Choquekiraw or Chokekirao = Gold cradle. It was the Inca empire last emperor’s refuge and is considered the Machu Pichu‘s twin sister.

About 4 Day Choquequirao Hiking Tour

4 Day Choquequirao Hiking Tour. It is one of the incredible treks that will allow you to discover one of the hidden wonders and the future tourist potential in Cusco – Peru.
Choquequirao or Chokekiraw (Gold cradle) is a 15th-century Inca city, located on the slopes of the eastern Andes mountain range, at 3,050 m.a.s.l. /10,000ft and 1,550 miters/ 5,085 ft above the roaring waters of the Apurimac River. It is protected with impressive snow-capped mountains and by a deep canyon. The city built by the ninth emperor (Pachacuteq) is a clear example of a high level of knowledge achieved by the Inca civilization.

Chokekiraw 4 Day tour will undoubtedly be a unique and unforgettable experience.

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Highlights

  • Discover Choquequirao, the last Inca city and Machu Picchu’s twin sister.
  • Experience the 4 Day Choquequirao hiking tour and test your endurance.
  • Explore the impressive Inca buildings perched on the steep mountain slopes.
  • Admire the impressive Apurimac River canyon.
  • Together with your professional guide, venture to the remote and ancient Choquequirao Inca city and get away from the crowds.
  • Unforgettable experiences in private or small group tours.
  • Guaranteed tours with a local operator in Cusco, Peru.

Chokekiraw 4 Day Tour Summary

DAY 1: Cusco – Capuliyoc – Chiquiska – Rosaspata
  • Hiking time: approximately 7-8 hours.
  • Trek Length: 12 km / 7.4 miles
  • Capuliyoc, Hiking start altitude: 2,800masl / 9,186ft
  • Lowest point: 1,500 masl / 4,921ft
  • Camp altitude: 2,000 masl / 6,562ft
  • Feeding: lunch, snack, tea time, and dinner
  • Hike rating: Intense
DAY 2: Rosaspata – Marampata – Choquequirao – Marampata
  • Hiking time: approximately 8-9 hours.
  • Trek Length: 15 km / 9.3 miles
  • Lowest point: 2,000 masl / 6,562ft
  • Marampata campsite altitude: 2,800masl /9,186ft
  • Choquequirao max. altitude: 3,050 masl / 10,006ft
  • Feeding: Breakfast, lunch, snack, tea time, and dinner
  • Hike rating: Demanding
DAY 3: Marampata – Chiquiska
  • Hiking time: approximately 6-7 hours.
  • Trek Length: 9 km / 5.5 miles
  • Lowest point: 1,500masl / 4,921ft
  • Chiquiska campsite altitude: 1,850masl / 6,070ft
  • Feeding: Breakfast, lunch, snack, tea time, and dinner
  • Hike rating: Moderate
DAY 4: Chiquiska – Capuliyoc – Cusco
  • Hiking time: approximately 4-5 hours.
  • Trek Length: 7 km / 4.3 miles
  • Lowest point Chiquiska: 1,850masl / 6,070ft
  • Capuliyoc, Hiking end altitude: 2,800masl / 9,186ft
  • Feeding: Breakfast, lunch and snack
  • Hike rating: Intense

4 Day Choquequirao Hiking Tour Itinerary

DAY 1

Cusco – Capuliyoc – Rosaspata

4 day Choquequirao hiking tour.

Beautiful trail from Capuliyoc to Chiquiska.

4 day Choquequirao hiking tour, The Choquequirao campsites.

The Choquequirao campsites, rosaspata and Marampata

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 4 a.m., and you will travel on our private bus with your tour guide and drive approximately four hours until you reach the trailhead, called Capuliyoc. There you will meet the horses and muleteers. Your trekking guide will introduce you to the team.

From the Capuliyoc lookout point, have the wonderful view of the Apurimac canyon and the amazing snow-capped mountains. After a nice group photo, start the incredible hike to Choquequiraw. It will be a four-hour downhill hike with some stops until you reach the place of your first lunch. The trail can be dusty and slippery, but with good trekking shoes and trekking poles, you won’t have any problems. It will have spectacular landscapes and an abundance of flora and fauna. After lunch, you will walk for two more hours until you reach your first camp.

Food

L & D

Physical Level

4, Intense

Distance Hiked

12 km / 7.4 miles

Tour Length

7-8 Hours

Starting Altitude

2,800masl / 9,186ft, Capuliyoc

Min Altitude

1,500 masl / 4,921 ft, Playa Rosalinas

Max Altitude

2,000 masl / 6,562ft, Rosaspata Camp

DAY 2

Rosaspata – Marampata - Choquequirao - Marampata

Choquequirao main gate photo.

Choquequirao main gate photo. Route from Marampata to Choquequirao.

Choqurquirao main square photo

Choqurquirao main square and the royal house

After your first nutritious breakfast, begin the 3-hour uphill hike to the next camp at Marampata. As you ascend, you will enjoy the best panoramic views. This ascent is one of the most challenging parts of the Choquequirao Tour.

For this time, have lunch at 11:00 am. Then, visit the archaeological site of Choquequirao for the rest of the day. From the Marampata camp, it will be an easy hike to the last city of the Inca empire and this will be the most impressive section of your entire hike because you will have incredible views from the summit to the Apurimac canyon. You will also have a breathtaking view of the agricultural terraces perched on the cliff.

Arriving at the beautiful and last city of the Inca Empire, explore the main square, the dormitories, the workshops, go to the Qolqas (storehouses), descend to the llama or alpaca sector and finally climb up to the Usno (ceremonial sector) and take the classic Choquequirao photos. If you still have energy and time, descend to the Phaqchayoq cultivation terraces.

After recording all the nooks and crannies with your camera lens, set off back to the Marampata camp and enjoy your energetic dinner.

Food

B, L & D

Physical Level

3, Demanding

Distance Hiked

15 km / 9.3 miles

Tour Length

8-9 Hours

Starting Altitude

2,000 masl / 6,562ft, Rosaspata Camp

Min Altitude

2,700 m / 8,858 ft, Marampata camp

Max Altitude

3,050 m / 10,006 ft, Choquequirao

DAY 3

Choquequirao – Marampata – Chiquisca

Choquequirao white stone llamas or alpacas

Incredible Choquequirao white stone llamas or alpacas.

4 day Choquequirao hiking tour, The Choquequirao campsites.

The Choquequirao campsites, rosaspata and Marampata

Today, the hike will not be very demanding. Most of it will be downhill.

Have breakfast at 6am without any hurry. Then start descending at a slow pace towards the Apurimac River and then start ascending on the opposite side until you reach the Chiquiska camp. Here, enjoy your lunch and the rest of the day will be free or you can participate in the process of making a local drink (cambray) made from sugar cane.

At 6pm enjoy your coffee and the last dinner.

Food

B, L & D

Physical Level

2, Moderate

Distance Hiked

9 km / 5.5 miles

Tour Length

6-7 hours.

Starting Altitude

2,700 m / 8,858 ft, Marampata camp

Min Altitude

1,500 masl / 4,921 ft, Playa Rosalinas

Max Altitude

1,850masl / 6,070ft, Chikiska camp

DAY 4

Chiquiska – Capuliyoc – Cusco

4 day Choquequirao hiking tour.

Beautiful trail from Capuliyoc to Chiquiska.

Choquequirao highest point picture

Choquequirao highest point view.

After your last breakfast. Begin the four-hour uphill hike until you reach Capuliyoc which is the end of the trek and here enjoy your last lunch with your guide and muleteers.

Before starting your 4-hour trip to Cusco, say goodbye to the expedition team: muleteers and cook. Then, together with your guide, take your private transportation to the city of Cusco. On the way, make a brief stop in the Sayhuite community to visit the beautiful Inca sculpture or model made in a giant rock in high and low relief.

Arrival at your hotel in Cusco at approximately 6 p.m.

Food

B & L

Physical Level

4, Intense

Distance Hiked

7 km / 4.3 miles

Tour Length

5–6 hours.

Starting Altitude

1,850masl / 6,070ft, Chiquiska camp

Max Altitude

2,800masl / 9,186ft, Capuliyoc

Packing list

Machupicchu Andes Tours travel agency will provide you with a duffel bag where you can pack all the things that will be used during the 4 Day Choquequirao trek. The duffel bags will be transported by the mules and you will only have access to them at the campsites or at the lunch place, so you should bring a small personal backpack, where you will carry all the minor things that will really be needed during the trek.

Here is a list of things you should have prepared:

  • A personal light backpack
  • Good hiking shoes.
  • Thermal clothing: jackets, gloves, shawls, hats and thermal clothing for sleeping.
  • Light pants and jackets for the hike.
  • Waterproof jacket and rain poncho (Important).
  • Hat with wide brim for the sun, sun block and sun glasses.
  • 2 or 3 polo shirts, 4 pairs of socks, underwear and 1 towel.
  • 1 pair of sandals to rest your feet in the camp.
  • Sleeping bag (available for rent).
  • 1 pair of hiking poles (available for rent).
  • Headlamp and camera to immortalize the experience.
  • Insect repellent
  • Toilet paper and personal hygiene
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Personal items and medications. Also medications prescribed by the doctor for dizziness, headache, stomach upset, muscle relaxant and others.
  • Band-aids and alcohol for medical use
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Cash in soles (PEN)

Recomendations

  • To do the Day Choquequirao hiking tour, you must be in good health and in excellent physical condition. Since the trek is very physically demanding.
  • To do the Choquequirao 4 Day Trek, you must be in Cusco 2 days before to acclimatize. For the best acclimatization, drink the infusion of coca leaves, you should do short hikes around the city of Cusco on your own, or you can also hire a short tour like the City Tour, the Sacred Valleysalt mines of Maras – Moray or Machu Picchu Day Tour (if you book the Machu Picchu 1 Day tour together with the 4 Day Choquequirao Trek, you will get a special discount).
  • Wear appropriate clothing for trekking
  • The times quoted in this itinerary are approximate.
  • The guide may change lunch and campsites depending on how the group progresses.
  • If you need an extra horse to ride or for your extra backpacks. You can rent for a reasonable price each day.
  • The Chokekirao 4 day trek is very adventurous. In the rainy season, from November to April, it is not recommended because there are torrential rains and rockslides.

About 4 Day Choquequirao Hiking Tour Price.

The 4 Day Choquequirao Hiking Tours, we only operate in private tour (Exclusive). The price is per person and is expressed in US dollars (USD).

The price varies according to the people number who book together, the more people in your group the price decreases.

Price List

CHOQUEQUIRAO PRIVATE TOUR

4 Day Choquequirao Private Tour Prices

Our service is totally personalized, the whole tour will be exclusive for your group. You set the guidelines, with the tranquility of going at your own pace, pausing to take pictures and fully enjoy your adventure.

The group can be integrated by your family, friends, co-worker or study colleague. It can also be special trips such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or others.

The Choquequirao private tour price varies depending on the actual number of people traveling together.

Pax number Price per person
2 Persons $ USD 885.00 Inquiry Now
3 Persons $ USD 655.00 Inquiry Now
4 Persons $ USD 565.00 Inquiry Now
5 Persons $ USD 499.00 Inquiry Now
6 to + Persons $ USD 449.00 Inquiry Now

Optional Services

Optional Items

What we can rent you

  • A down sleeping bag of 12ºC below zero (USD 20,00 for the 4 days)
  • A pair of walking sticks. USD 10,00 for the 4 days.
  • If you want to carry more things, you can rent an extra horse. The cost is (USD 60,00 for the 4 days).
  • 1 horse to ride on the route (US$ 80.00 for the 4 days).
  • If you want to sleep in an individual tent, you have to add (USD 30.00 for the 4 days).

Rental policy

  • When calculating the costs for renting, sleeping bags, must be calculated using the length of the tour. Even though you will not use the equipment during the last day, it will continue ‘on the road’ and ‘busy’.
  • If you rent equipment and damage it – you are responsible for the price of replacement / repair. (Please do the right thing).

Packing list

Machupicchu Andes Tours travel agency will provide you with a duffel bag where you can pack all the things that will be used during the 4 Day Choquequirao trek. The duffel bags will be transported by the mules and you will only have access to them at the campsites or at the lunch place, so you should bring a small personal backpack, where you will carry all the minor things that will really be needed during the trek.

Here is a list of things you should have prepared:

  • A personal light backpack
  • Good hiking shoes.
  • Thermal clothing: jackets, gloves, shawls, hats and thermal clothing for sleeping.
  • Light pants and jackets for the hike.
  • Waterproof jacket and rain poncho (Important).
  • Hat with wide brim for the sun, sun block and sun glasses.
  • 2 or 3 polo shirts, 4 pairs of socks, underwear and 1 towel.
  • 1 pair of sandals to rest your feet in the camp.
  • Sleeping bag (available for rent).
  • 1 pair of hiking poles (available for rent).
  • Headlamp and camera to immortalize the experience.
  • Insect repellent
  • Toilet paper and personal hygiene
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Personal items and medications. Also medications prescribed by the doctor for dizziness, headache, stomach upset, muscle relaxant and others.
  • Band-aids and alcohol for medical use
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Cash in soles (PEN)

FAQS4 Day Choquequirao Hiking Tour

What is Choquequirao?

Choquequirao is an ancient Inca city, built in the 15th century on the Apurimac River canyon and was the Inca empire last emperors’ refuge. It is an impressive masterpiece that is composed of sacred enclosures, rooms, squares, agricultural terraces and others. Today it is known as the lost city of the Incas and also as the Machu Picchu’s twin sister because of its similarity. Due to its location in a rugged geography, it can only be reached hiking and it is very likely that in the not-too-distant future, the Peruvian government will build a cable car.

What is the Choquequirao altitude?

The average altitude of the Choquequirao Inca city is 3,050 meters/9,941ft.

What can be seen in the 4 Day Choquequirao Hiking tour?

The Choquequira tour is one of the best trekking excursions in Cusco. You will have the opportunity to see amazing landscapes of the Andean mountain range, a deep canyon formed by the Apurimac River, abundant flora and fauna of the area and above all, you will see Choquequirao the wise Incas’ masterpiece.

How many kilometers / miles do you hike per day in the 4 Day Choquequirao Hiking Tour?

In our 4 Day Choquequirao Hiking Tour itinerary.

  • First day will be 10km/6.2 miles and 7-8 hours
  • Second day will be 12km/7.4 miles and 8 hours
  • Third day will be 16km/9.4 miles and 8-9 hours
  • Fourth day will be 6km/3.7miles and 5-6 hours
What is the weather in the 4 Day Choquequirao Trekking tour?

The Choquequirao Inca city is located at the beginning of the Amazon rainforest, therefore, it is impossible to forecast the weather. But there are 2 well defined seasons: dry and rainy.

  • The dry season runs from May to October. Most days are sunny, but it can rain at any time.
  • The rainy season is from November to April. There are torrential rains. The mountains are always covered with fog.

It is recommended to trek well prepared throughout the year.

What is the average temperature during the Choquequirao trek?

The temperature along the Choquequirao trek varies according to the altitude and the seasons of the year. Near the Apurimac River banks, which is the lowest point, you can feel temperatures ranging between 25°C and 38°C (77°F and 100°F). At higher altitudes and in the months of June to August, which are the coldest months, temperatures range between 5°C and 18°C (41°F and 64°F).

What are the most recommended months to do the 4 Day Choquequirao Hiking tour?

To do the 4 Day Choquequirao Hiking tour, it is advisable to do it in the dry season runs from May to October, the days are completely sunny and you can fully enjoy the scenic beauty, but don’t be too confident it can rain at any time.

How difficult is the 4 Day Choquequirao Hiking tour?

The 4 Day Choquequirao Hiking tour. Not recommended for those who do not practice any sport or for beginners, as this trek is considered a challenging adventure, due to its rugged geography.

  • First day will be intense (1,2,3,4,5)
  • Second day will be intense (1,2,3,4,5)
  • Third day will be intense (1,2,3,3,4,5)
  • Fourth day will be intense (1,2,3,3,4,5)
How do I carry my luggage on the 4 Day Choquequirao Hiking tour?

Don’t worry about your luggage. On the 4 Day Choquequirao Hiking tour, Machupicchu Andes Tours will provide horses to carry your duffel bags and all the camping equipment, you will only hike with your personal backpack.

The horses will be rented and driven by the Choquequirao locals. In this way we contribute and give work to the locals.

Is it necessary to have travel insurance to do the 4 Day Choquequirao hiking tour?

The 4 Day Choquequirao hiking tour is an outdoor activity, so no one is free from any accident. It is recommended to get a travel insurance with your country’s trusted insurance company that covers up to 5,000m/ 16,404ft. Machupicchu Andes Tours will provide you with a basic first aid kit that includes oxygen, medicinal alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, gauze, cotton, bandages, band-aids and others. We’ll not provide any kind of pills, you must bring prescribed medications (especially for altitude sickness, inflammation, muscle aches, stomach pain, dizziness and others).

And if you need emergency transportation, we’ll transfer you on horseback to the nearest town where there is mobility to take you to the Cusco city. Please note, the 4 Day Choquequirao hiking tour is done in places where there are no health services and all expenses incurred will be borne by you.

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In Cusco, I am your travel specialist, with more than 10 years of experience organizing adventure trips.

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