EMBARK ON AN INTENSE JOURNEY FULL OF INDESCRIBABLE EMOTIONS

CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN A CHALLENGING JOURNEY OF IMPRESSIVE LANDSCAPES

The Choquequirao trek is an exciting adventure in the heart of nature that allows you to disconnect from the quotidian, being an intense 62 km / 39 mi hike that takes you through diverse terrain towards one of the most enigmatic archaeological sites of the Inca empire. This trekking route provides you with the unique opportunity to explore singular places full of flora and fauna, surrounded by mountains and snow-capped peaks, which provide a serene environment throughout the journey.

The reward is to explore the Choquequirao Archaeological Site, an Inca citadel holding great stories within its structures, which due to its peculiar location embedded in the rugged Andean geography, is ideal for capturing indescribable moments surrounded by the mountains and snow-capped peaks of the area.

The Choquequirao trek invites all travelers to step out of their comfort zone and embark on an unmissable adventure. Get ready to challenge the Andes and conquer this fantastic place!

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THE BEST ALTERNATIVES OF THE CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK

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Choquequirao Trek 4 days

Known as the shortest version, ideal for experienced trekkers seeking to conquer this amazing route. Enjoying beautiful landscapes, nature, and full cultural experiences while hiking.

Tour Choquequirao 4 días 3 noches

Choquequirao Trek 5 days

This is the classic version, as it offers you a more leisurely and detailed itinerary, highlighting that it offers you 1 full day to explore the entire Choquequirao Archaeological Complex. Enjoy hiking and camping along the edge of the Apurímac Canyon while delighting in incredible views of all the mountains.

 

Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu 7 days

A true trekking challenge that offers you a unique adventure, full of exciting places offering singular moments filled with dream-like landscapes, history, and photographic adventure. Immerse yourself for seven days in the heart of the Peruvian Andes and visit 2 of the most important cities of the Inca culture.

 

THE BEST OPTION TO ENJOY THE CHOQUEQUIRAO HIKE

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THE CHOQUEQUIRAO 5 DAYS HIKE

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    MAXIMUM ALTITUDE 3,150 m / 10,370 ft ASL

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    LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY CHALLENGING

Choquequirao Trek 5-day  is a fascinating trek that goes into the Apurimac Canyon. Certainly, it is the distant and little-visited “Lost City of the Incas”. The meaning of the name in Quechua is “Golden Cradle”. Likewise, it is considered as the place where the last Inca rulers went after losing the city of Cusco during the Spanish conquest. During, the tour you will appreciate beautiful landscapes and mountains. Also, an extraordinary Inca town built on top of the hills by the mitimaes of Chachapoyas to honor the great Pachacutec.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CHOQUEQUIRAO HIKE

 Abra Capuliyoc

A fascinating natural pass that opens in front of your eyes, showing you incredible mountainous landscapes. Located at 2,850 m / 9.350 ft ASL, this place allows travelers to observe the majesty of the natural space that will be part of the trek during the hiking days.

Apurímac Canyon

The Apurímac Canyon is an imposing natural treasure bordered by fantastic cliffs. Its way marks its impressive presence over several kilometers, creating a hallucinatory environment for nature lovers.

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Choquequirao Archaeological Site

An enigmatic and poorly known Inca construction that is considered one of the most incredible in the Andes. This small ancestral city has terraces, squares, water sources, and sacred spaces. Choquequirao is considered the second Machu Picchu due to its great resemblance and similarities.

Llamas of Sun Andenes in Choquequirao

The particular design of the terraces with llama figures arouses great curiosity in all travelers. Its singular design amidst the terraces facing the sun indicates the great importance of the star for Inca agriculture. Upon arrival at Choquequirao, this sector is the most visited and photographed by all.

Main Plaza of Choquequirao

Embedded as a sacred space, the main plaza of Choquequirao offers all visitors the opportunity to recharge with ancient energy. Its prominent distribution of areas provides a panoramic view of all the vegetation surrounding the site. A perfect epicenter to contemplate the grandeur of Choquequirao.

 Abra Capuliyoc

A fascinating natural pass that opens in front of your eyes, showing you incredible mountainous landscapes. Located at 2,850 m / 9.350 ft ASL, this place allows travelers to observe the majesty of the natural space that will be part of the trek during the hiking days.

Apurímac Canyon

The Apurímac Canyon is an imposing natural treasure bordered by fantastic cliffs. Its way marks its impressive presence over several kilometers, creating a hallucinatory environment for nature lovers.

Choquequirao

Choquequirao Archaeological Site

An enigmatic and poorly known Inca construction that is considered one of the most incredible in the Andes. This small ancestral city has terraces, squares, water sources, and sacred spaces. Choquequirao is considered the second Machu Picchu due to its great resemblance and similarities.

Llamas of Sun Andenes in Choquequirao

The particular design of the terraces with llama figures arouses great curiosity in all travelers. Its singular design amidst the terraces facing the sun indicates the great importance of the star for Inca agriculture. Upon arrival at Choquequirao, this sector is the most visited and photographed by all.

Main Plaza of Choquequirao

Embedded as a sacred space, the main plaza of Choquequirao offers all visitors the opportunity to recharge with ancient energy. Its prominent distribution of areas provides a panoramic view of all the vegetation surrounding the site. A perfect epicenter to contemplate the grandeur of Choquequirao.

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO PREPARE FOR CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK

How to prepare for Choquequirao Trek? If you dream of reaching Choquequirao, one of Peru’s archaeological jewels nestled in the Apurimac Valley, we invite you to prepare for this adventure with us. Choquequirao was an Inca citadel located in the Andes Mountains, at 3,150 m/10,334 ft. Its remote location and natural beauty make it a very popular, but also challenging, tourist destination. Therefore, we give you some essential tips about how to prepare for the Choquequirao Trek in this blog. Join us!

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What is Choquequirao Trek?

Choquequirao Trek is one of the most challenging hiking routes in Peru, due to its high complexity and difficulty, representing a true challenge for those travelers who love long hikes. It offers the reward of discovering a very unique archaeological site at the top of a mountain known as “Choquequirao.”

What does Choquequirao mean?

Choquequirao is a Quechua word that means “Cradle of Gold.”

When was Choquequirao built?

According to history and chronics, it could have been built during the period of the Inca Pachacútec (15th century), whose main function would have been for climate measurements and astronomical control which are extremely important for the Inca cosmovision.

Climate in Choquequirao

The climate in the Inca citadel of Choquequirao changes swiftly, as the clouds rise from the valley to cover upper zonas in the morning. However, it has two seasons, the rainy and dry seasons.
The temperature has annual variations between 10°C / 50°F and 20°C / 68°F, and at higher elevations, it drops to 5°C / 41°F in the early hours.

Is the Choquequirao Trek dangerous?

No, however, it is very important to be in shape as the route is tough due to its ups, downs, and winding trails. This hike takes place through diverse geography, which allows you to face various challenges that require great endurance along the trip.

What is the Choquequirao hike like?

The hike is a true adventure in every sense of the word, also it is arduous but worth it. The trail has an approximate descent of 1500 m. and an approximate ascent of 1800 m to face in just 3 days.

The hike to make it to Choquequirao is relatively more challenging than other hiking routes in Cusco, but don’t let that discourage you because it’s a trail suitable for everyone and the best alternative besides the Inca Trail. Go and enjoy the experience and adventure before the cable car is built.

What is the difficulty level of the Choquequirao Trek?

Choquequirao Trek has a challenging difficulty, so before going up against this trek, it is very important to train and be in shape, which will be vital to cut through the hiking activity. Also, it is very important that in the days before your trip, you can do some tours that include trekking activities of a lower level to familiarize yourself with the activity and thus avoid future injuries or pain.

At what altitude is Choquequirao?

The Choquequirao Archaeological Complex is located roughly at 3,033 m / 9,950 ft ASL, on the east slope of the Andes mountain that bears the same name.

What is the best season to do the Choquequirao Trek?

The ideal time to do the Choquequirao trek and most other trails in Cusco is during the dry season, which runs from April to October. During this period, the weather tends to be more stable, with less rain and warmer temperatures during the day, making trekking and exploring the Inca citadel more comfortable.

What is the climate like during the route?

The weather varies along the 62 km of the total hike’s length, depending on how high you are, you can enjoy different microclimates, scents, and lookouts. In general, the Choquequirao trek route has a warm climate due to its location in an intermountain valley and proximity to the Apurímac Canyon.

How should I acclimatize before going up against the Choquequirao trek?

Although, indeed, the trail isn’t traced at high altitudes above 4,000 m.a.s.l., it is recommended that before venturing on this fantastic hike, you should acclimatize a few days earlier in the city of Cusco (2 to 3 days). We recommend joining up in small tours and always staying hydrated. On the other hand, we also recommend avoiding heavy meals, as these could cause tiredness and, in the worst case, jeopardize your Choquequirao trek adventure.

What to bring to the Choquequirao Trek?

  1. Sun protection items such as sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
  2. Light and comfortable trekking clothes.
  3. Trekking, hiking, or trail running shoes.
  4. Water bottle (reusable) + water filters or purification tablets if you go independent.
  5. Toiletries.
  6. Insect repellent.
  7. Waterproof jacket or rain poncho.
  8. Passport.
  9. Cash.

Do I need to book the Choquequirao Trek in advance?

Although it is true that to visit the Choquequirao archaeological complex, it is not necessary to book months in advance, as its influx is minimal, planning it will help you have everything optimal for its attempting, in the same way, you can receive updates from the agency about the hike.

If I cancel my Choquequirao Trek, is there a refound?

The cancellation and refund policies at Waman Adventures vary depending on the proximity of your trip. Upon receiving written notification that you wish to cancel your trip, the following fees will be charged.

PROXIMITY OF YOUR TRIP CHARGED FEES
30 to 60 days before the departure date. 40% of the trip cost.
7 to 29 days before the departure date. 60% of the trip cost.
Less than 7 days before the departure date or no show. 100% of the trip cost.

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