The Choquequirao Trek is a challenging, adventurous and exciting hike through the high jungle and the Vilcabamba of the Andes mountain range.

Trip Overview




1500m | 4,921ft to 3050m | 10,006t


Sightseeing, Historical, Trekking


5 Days




Rain, Sun

The site of the Choquequirao ruins is one of the ancient lost Inkan cities discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1909. Considered the last Inca refuge to resist the Spanish invasion for decades, Choquequirao is located in the Apurimac River canyon at an altitude of 3,050 m/10,006 ft. The ruins are located in a strategic geographical area between the Andean mountains and the edge of the jungle.

This is an excellent alternative to see a spectacular Inca ruins site that is larger than Machu Picchu. As on the Ausangate trail, you will meet a few other hikers. The 5D/4N hike to Choquequirao is 64km/39.76m and climbs to 3,050m/10,006ft. We also offer an 8D/7N trekking package that combines Choquequirao with part of the Salkantay trail, ending at Machu Picchu.

The minimum number of trekkers needed for the start of the hike: 2 people (1 person or private or personalized hikes possible with an extra fee). Maximum number of walkers per group: 10 people (special, private groups can exceed the maximum).

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You can do a trek all year round, but best months are from March to November.

This hike is classified as a moderate to strenuous hike considering the high altitudes, the multiple steps and the duration of the hike, especially on the 2nd day. It is recommended that you acclimatize in Cusco at least 2 or 3 days before the hike.

Tickets to Choquequirao are 18 USD per person.

If you wish to volunteer or donate, we can put you in touch with various communities in Cusco, who need help in various aspects, our main contact is:
Cristo Rey Tikari School: Located in Ocongate distric, close to Ausangate Mountain. They need some basic things like: clothes, toys, books, pens, pencils, brushes, etc.


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