Choquequirao Trek 5D/4N
Choquequirao Trek The Second Machu Picchu 5D/4N is a hidden archaeological gem is considered the second Machupicchu because of its strong similarity to the famous citadel. Just like Machupicchu, the Spaniards never discovered Choquequirao. You will find a different type of rock architecture used by the Incas that has managed to stay upright all these years. Along the way, you’ll discover the only blueprint stone left by the Incas in ALL of Peru. This trek is one of the newest routes in the region and is recommended for people with the good physical condition. Don’t worry about altitude sickness because the highest peak is at 3000m/9,842ft, which is lower than Cusco city. Also, tropical weather helps decrease symptoms. You’ll be able to see gorgeous flora and fauna while on the trek and have the chance to see Peru’s mythical condor. This site has not been fully explored by the National Culture Institute of Peru. Archaeologists are still currently working on this location. You will have personalized service at your hands the whole trek. Be one of the first adventurers to explore this trail before it becomes famous!
Price: $ 543 per person
Why Join Us? What makes us different than others?
We truly care about all of our customers and offer you the absolute best service!
100% Operated by Tour Leaders Peru, we never put you with other tour operators.
Pick up from Airport and Hotel
Top of the line equipment REI Co-op Half Dome 4 Tent. Only for Two Persons Learn more
8 kg per person, other companies offer you only 6 kg
Best English Speakers Tour Leaders, We know Communication is very important in your trip
Extraordinary Chefs! Don’t get stressed about food and forget your power bar. We serve you a 5-star outdoor restaurant with delicious organic gourmet food in your dining tent.
Hotel Aguas Calientes Hot Shower, Wifi private room (base on tree stars
Free and Safe Storage in Cusco and Aguas Calientes while you are hiking and visiting Machupicchu
Umantay Lake included (most companies skip this wonderful lake)
Private Camping sites. We avoid the crowds from other explorers
Cocalmayo/Santa Teresa Hot Springs and hike an original short Inca trail along Salkantay Trek- other tour companies offer only 1 option we include BOTH
Train from Hydroelectric town to Aguas Calientes. Other tour companies don’t include this option.
Lunch in one of the most renown restaurant on the last day
Day 1: Training Day: Cusco – Cachora – Chiquisca
Day 2: Challenging Day: Chiquisca- Marampata -Choquequirao
We will wake you up nicely with hot coca tea before you begin your steep uphill hike. This is the steepest hike and also the toughest day of the 5-day trip. Halfway through the trek, you’ll have a brief rest and snack stop. You’ll resume your hike until you reach the small community of Marampata where you’ll enjoy lunch. After 3 more hours of walking, you’ll reach Choquequirao. You will have dinner and enjoy a good night’s rest.
Day 3: Full Day Choquequirao
On this day you will have the opportunity to visit the entire archaeological citadel of Choquequirao. After an early breakfast, you will head towards Choquequirao and begin your guided tour. Your tour leader will explore with you and guide you to the most recent excavations and findings in the last years. After your lunch, you’ll have the chance to see Peruvian Condors flying amongst the mountains. You’ll return back to your campsite where you’ll have dinner and enjoy a good nights rest.
Hiking Details: Explore Choquequirao; full day tour
Altitude max/min: from 9,285 ft. to 10,170 ft. (camping Choquequirao at 9,285 ft.)
Day 4: Journey Back Home: Choquequirao- Chiquisca
After breakfast, you will head back the same route you took to arrive in Choquequirao. Your tour leader will organize your lunch stop. You’ll continue hiking downhill until you reach the Apurimac River and appreciate views of the Apurimac canyon. Afterward, you’ll continue walking uphill until you reach the campsite of Chiquisca. You will have dinner and sleep here overnight.
Day 5: Chiquisca- Capuliyoc -Cusco
On this last day, you’ll begin your trek very early to avoid the hot weather. You’ll reach Capuliyoc viewpoint where you will have lunch and end your hike. Transportation will be waiting for you here to take you back to Cusco. You will be dropped off at your respective hotels.
How to Book
We are available to speak to you by phone, chat, or email. We highly suggest you contact us directly and confirm with us before your booking. Please fill out our Booking Form and pay the $250 deposit of your tour. Tour Leaders Peru Adventure will email you back that same day with your confirmation. We always send out confirmations. If for some reason you do not hear from us, contact our office and we will resend. We are so happy and ready to take you on this exciting travel adventure. Thank you for trusting us.
Items for rent
- Single Tent $40 (if you wish to sleep alone)
- Sleeping Bag $20 per person (minus 5 degrees Celsius)
- Air Mattress $20 per person (REI mattress)
- Walking Poles $20 per pair (Professional ones that can be extended)
- Extra kilograms $15/kg (Example 3kg=$45)
We are excited to be part of your adventure and lead you to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Make sure to book your tour in advance. Only 2500 people a day are permitted in Machupicchu. Don’t miss your adventure!
From $543.20 per person
Our tours are personalized and customize for you. Our Tour Leaders have years of experience guiding tourists with different hiking abilities. You can expect a wonderful time with TLP Adventure!
Price per person $543.20
- 2 Trekkers: $679.00
- 3 Trekkers: $658.63
- 4 Trekkers: $631.47
- 5 Trekkers: $611.10
- 6 Trekkers: $577.15
- 8+ Trekkers: $543.20
Note: An initial deposit of $250.00 is required to reserve your spot. We require this deposit in order to buy train and bus tickets, entrance to Machupicchu and to reserve your hotel. The remaining balancing is due 21 days prior to your trek departure. Please see our Terms and Conditions.