Remarkable Choquequirao Trek 4D/3N

  • Tour Description


    The ‘lost city’ Choquekirao (meaning ‘cradle of gold’) was first discovered in the 18th century by a French explorer. It fascinated 19th century explorers and was also visited by Hiram Bingham prior to his discovery of Machu Picchu.

    Situated in a cloud forest, a dramatic 1150 m (3773 ft) above the Apurimac River and surrounded by a fascinating landscape created by the Vilcabamba mountain range, Choquekirao has everything to offer a trekker. However, due to its remote location, few tourists visited this site in the past. Fortunately, COPESCO has now constructed a footbridge over the Apurimac River, below the site, making it more accessible to reach.

    It is a challenging but amazing experience to hike down to the depths of the Apurimac Canyon and then up to the site in the clouds…


    Day 1
    We pick you up from your hotel around 6 a.m. and travel by private vehicle for about 4 hours to the small village of Cachora, where we will meet our horseman and mules. We will begin our trek along the edge of the Apurimac canyon and follow the trail, enjoying the dramatic landscape and a variety of plants and animals until we reach our campsite ‘Santa Rosa’ (1650m/5413ft).
    This day will be the hardest day of our trek (8 hours more or less)

    Day 2:
    We will get up early, have breakfast and begin our walk by crossing the Apurimac River and then descending to the lowest point on the trail. Following this, we have a steep ascent through a thick cloud forest towards the Inca site of Choquekirao. We will have lunch and then time to relax and enjoy the archaeological zone, plants, animals (hopefully condors), and views of nearby canyons and snow-capped mountains (Soray – 5428m/17808ft and Tuncarway 5910m/19389ft). We will camp in Choquekiraw Inca site (3033m/9950ft) (5 hours walking more or less)

    Day 3:
    This day, we will have breakfast followed by a 3-hour guided tour around Choquekirao itself. After this, we descend to our last campsite, ‘Chiquista' (6 hours more or less).

    Day 4:
    We will wake to birds’ songs and beautiful scenery. We will walk to Cachora (6 hours more or less) and from there take a car back to Cusco to arrive at about 8pm.

    Trek Difficulty level:

    Easy Moderate Moderately Difficult Very Difficult Impossible...nothing
    is impossible!

    Please Note: Difficulty level is highly dependent on your fitness level and how you acclimate to the altitude.

    • Professional, bilingual Tour Guide
    • Pick up from hotel
    • Return bus transportation (Cusco-Cachora-Cusco)
    • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks, 3 dinners and various snacks to be eaten throughout the day (breakfast on day 1 and lunch on day 4 are not included)
    • Dining tent with table and chairs
    • Cook
    • Horseman and mules (they carry cooking and camping equipment)
    2-person tent
    Inflatable sleeping mattress
    • Oxygen bottle
    • First Aid kit

    What you need to take:
    • Sleeping bag (not included but can be rented from us)
    • Walking boots
    • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
    • Warm jacket, hat and gloves
    • T-shirts
    • Comfortable trousers
    • Sun hat
    • Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
    • Insect repellent
    • Toiletries
    • Personal medication
    • Camera and films
    • Flashlight with spare batteries

    Optional items to take:
    • Shorts
    • Walking stick (with rubber tip)
    • Plasters and bandages
    • Sandals
    • Extra money

    Prices 2017: Consult

    (minimum 2 people + Increment. Please see Terms and Conditions)

    IMPORTANT: Campsites are subject to change depending on the progress of group or for force majeure.

    Trekking Tips !!!.