05 Day Choquequirao Trek – Private Service

05 Day



MAX. ALTITUDE 10,397m.




PRICE $ From 539


These activities are a walk in the park! You will be able to enjoy the scenery, history, and time with loved ones without exhausting yourself. You do not need any special training, gear, or acclimatization for an “Easy” trek or tour. Terrain will be generally flat and comfortable, highly traveled.


A step up from “Easy,” these tours require a little more physical effort but are still 100% manageable to anyone with or without adventure experience. Again, you do not need special training, gear, or acclimatization for a “Mild” trek or tour. Terrain is generally flat but with possible gentle up- and downhills.


Before embarking on a “Moderate” trek or tour, you should be at least partly acclimatized to the high altitude of the Andes as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. These tours are still very manageable without special training as long as you have spent a day or two at high altitude. Terrain often includes moderate up- and downhill walking with possible rough patches or infrequently-traveled sections.


“Challenging” treks or tours require that you are acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 2-3 days or more at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. You will need to be in good physical shape, and it’s recommended that you train at least some beforehand, possibly with running, biking, or strenuous workout videos. Terrain is often rough, sometimes with steep up- and downhills and often not highly traveled. Generally, these last several hours.


These “Formidable” treks are our most difficult treks and require serious effort but are also the most rewarding. It is necessary to be in pristine physical condition. Again, you must be acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 4-5 days or more if possible at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. It is important to train physically before these treks so that your body is prepared for the strenuous nature of the trip. Generally, these last at least an entire day in infrequently-traveled areas with rough paths.



05 Day Choquequirao Trek – Private Service

This Tour 05 Day Choquequirao Trek is a fascinating walk which goes into the Apurimac canyon. It is the distant and little-visited “Lost City of the Incas.” The meaning of the name in Quechua is “the Golden Cradle” and is considered as the place where the last Inca rulers went after losing the city of Cusco during the Spanish conquest. This Inca archaeological site is considered as “The Sister of Machu Picchu.”

During the tour, you will appreciate beautiful landscapes and mountain, remote ancient villages celebrated in the last century by the ranchers, an exceptional Inca town built on the top of the hills by the Mitimaes of Chachapoyas to honor the great Pachacutec. The route offers biodiversity of flora and fauna, so that along the trail you will experience different microclimates and ecosystems. It is currently a hidden gem that is not easily accessible to visitors but not impossible either.


  • Walking Distance – 6km / 3.73 miles
  • Starting Elevation – 3350 m. / 10990 feet.
  • Highest Elevation – 3350 m. / 10990 feet.
  • Campsite Elevation – 1900 m. / 6270 feet.
  • Difficulty: Moderate


  • Walking Distance – 19km / 11.81 miles
  • Starting Elevation – 1900 m. / 6270 feet.
  • Highest Elevation – 3150 m. / 10397 feet.
  • Campsite Elevation – 3150 m. / 10397 feet.
  • Difficulty: Formidable


  • Starting Elevation – 3150 m. / 10397 feet.
  • Highest Elevation – 3150 m. / 10397 feet.
  • Campsite Elevation – 3150 m. / 10397 feet.
  • Difficulty: Easy


  • Walking Distance – 25km / 16.54 miles
  • Starting Elevation – 3150 m. / 10397 feet..
  • Highest Elevation – 3150 m. / 10397 feet.
  • Campsite Elevation –
  • Difficulty: Formidable


  • Walking Distance – 2km / 1.24 miles
  • Starting Elevation – 1900 m. / 6270 feet.
  • Difficulty: Easy



We will leave the hotel in Cusco early at 05:30 a.m.; we will travel around 4 hours to reach the town of San Pedro de Cachora, the place where we’ll have our breakfast. As well we will meet our muleteers who will take the mules. In the zone called Capuliyoc, we will begin our two-hour walk to the “Abra of Capuliyoc” (2894 masl / 9,495 ft.) where we will have lunch. We will continue with the descent of approximately 3 hours towards Chiquiska (1,900 masl), the place of our first camp where we will enjoy our dinner.

Lodging: Campsite


After taking our nutritious breakfast, we will hike for 5 hours towards Maranpata to have lunch and enjoy the beautiful view of Choquequirao. After that, we will walk two more hours to reach the archaeological complex of Choquequirao and spend the night near it. In the afternoon, we will have tea time, then dinner.

Lodging: Campsite


This day is essential as we will tour the entire archaeological complex of Choquequirao and explore some places that are covered by the lush vegetation of the cloud forest. Our guide will be responsible for providing you all the relevant information about the site, its history, and the importance it had in the past. After this, you will have free time to explore the complex on your own. Lunch and dinner will be served in our camp, after nightfall, we will rest in the same place as the night before.

Lodging: Campsite


We will start the long descent towards the Apurimac River, where we will stop for lunch. After this, we will begin to ascend gradually around 3 to 4 hours towards our last camp that is Cocamasana (2300 m.s.m.) to have our dinner, where we will have spectacular views of the Choquequirao route.

Lodging: Campsite


After having obtained a delicious breakfast, we will walk around two hours to reach the Apurimac canyon and get amazing photos. Here ends our trek, which we will continue our trip by bus back to Cusco. On the way, we will stop to observe the enormous stone of Saywite, carved by the Incas in the representation of their empire. After 2 hours, we can enjoy the thermal waters of Conoc to relax and have a delicious lunch. Finally, we will arrive in Cusco.

What´s Included


  • A briefing at your hotel (6 p.m.) the night before you depart
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide.
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+.
  • Chef.
  • Mules carry cooking and camping equipment and 7kg of your items.
  • Pick-up and transportation from your hotel to the start of the trail.
  • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own).
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Afternoon Snacks, and 4 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food, please let us know.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs.
  • Four-person tent for every two trekkers.
  • Foam mats.
  • Oxygen bottle.
  • First aid kit.
  • Entrance to Choquequirao.


  • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us).
  • Breakfast on Day 1
  • Lunch on Day 5.
  • Tips.
  • Entrance to Conoc
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.


  • Original Passport
  • Current University Card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Swimwear and slippers (for showers and hot springs).
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film
  • Torch with spare batteries or Headlamps.



****Daily Departure with at least 02 people****

*02 people US$ 639.00
*03 people US$ 619.00
*04 people US$ 599.00
*05 people US$ 579.00
*06- 08 people US$ 539.00


  • Under 18 years old: US$ 25:00 Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time.
  • Student Discount (Maximum Age 25 years old): US$ 25:00 Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the trek or who is 17-years-old or younger. For those using a university student card to receive the discount, we need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 17-years-old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to info@inkayniperutours.com.  More Information about STUDENT CARD.

Extra Services?

Hire of sleeping bag 5 season $30.00
Walking stick highly recommended! $15.00
Single supplement $70.00
Additional night at 3-star hotel $85.00


Is the trek difficult? Do I need to be in good physical condition?

All our treks (Inka Trail, Salkantay, Ausangate, Lares, etc.) are moderately difficult, lengthy and traverse rough mountain terrain. We kindly recommend that if you plan to conquer any of these routes to be in relatively good physical condition, plus acclimatization. These means arriving in Cusco at least 02 days before your trek departure to adjust to the altitude. During the last two months leading up to your trek, we suggest a regular and moderate exercise routine to improve endurance and stamina. We wish for you to have the best experience possible!

Are vegetarian, vegan, and other special diet needs available?

Of course! Without any additional costs! When you make your reservation, please inform us of any dietary needs or requirements, including allergies!

Vegetarian foods will be absent of all meats, chicken, or fish. We will assume that eggs and cheese or other lactose products are OK.

Most of our main meals are buffet-style, leaving you the option to avoid anything undesirable to you.

If there are any food items or veggies that you cannot stomach, perhaps onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, etc, upon your request, we will ask our chef to leave them out or separate this item.

We can also attend lactose-intolerant or gluten-intolerant diets. We cannot accept individuals with serious allergic or life-threatening reactions.

I have a food allergy. May I still participate?

Every day we receive many clients with food allergies to nuts, wheat, etc. Please inform us in detail of your condition upon making your reservation.

We kindly ask that you declare the severity of your reaction and any medication that you take in case of an emergency.

If your allergy is severe, we ask that you be accompanied by a friend or individual conscious and entirely responsible for your situation and ready with any medication.


When must I arrive in Cusco or arrive at your office?

We require that all clients arrive in Cusco at least 48 hours before the start of your trek, although 03 nights before is ideal. You must pay your remaining balance two days before your departure for your trek. This will ensure that all individuals are acclimatized and adjusted to the high altitude conditions to begin your trek comfortably. Please note that your remaining balance must be paid in cash in our office and cannot be paid before your arrival.

Our office hours are Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm, 4:00pm – 8:00pm. (Please aim to arrive at 7:30 pm at the latest!)

Are hiking sticks or poles necessary?

For this trek more than any other, we do recommend hiking sticks, especially for those with any known knee problems. The poles will assist your balance and reduce the impact on your knees.

Inkayni Peru Tours will rent hiking sticks for $15

Where can I store my baggage that I don't need for the trail?

Any baggage that is not necessary for your trek may be stored in your hotel in Cusco (most hotels offer this service free of charge). In the case that your hotel may not provide this service, we will store your baggage safely in our office free of charge.

What is the weather like during the trek?

The best time for making the trek with good weather is between April – October when there are minimal rainfall and clear skies. The driest months are June – August, which is winter in the Andes.

January to March is summer in Peru, which means rainy season for Cusco and especially the Inka Trail, which is located mostly in the tropical cloud forest.

Where do I have to be the morning of the start of my trek, and where will I finish at the end?

We will pick you up from your hotel to begin your trek, and upon finishing, we will also leave you at your hotel.

I wish to have a train company or train option different to that which Inkayni Peru Tours offers, is this possible?

If you wish to change your train company or option (such as Vistadome de Peru Rail, to Ollantaytambo or the whole route to Poroy), or your departure time, additional fees may apply. You must speak with one of our sales agents to inquire about availability and the additional costs.

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