Choquequirao trek and Machu Picchu 5 Days 4 Nights

Choquequirao trek and Machu Picchu 5 Days 4 Nights

Combine the most challenging trek with Machu Picchu!

  • Inka Altitude 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Inka Altitude From US$ 860,00 per person
  • Inka Altitude Difficulty: High
  • Inka Altitude Max. Altitude: 9,678 FT / 2,950 M
  • Inka Altitude 37.2 MILES / 60 KM




Feel in the middle of the Andes; this trek is less crowded because of the challenging access.

Amazing Views

Amazing Views

This epic adventure takes you through the best scenic lookouts and fantastic campsites.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Enjoy a lifetime trek to Machu Picchu and learn all about its history.





Cusco - Cachora - Playa Rosalina - Santa Rosa

  • Early morning pick you up from your Hotel to Cachora.
  • From Cusco to Cachora by bus (3 hours approx.)
  • Start the trek for 3 hours to Capuliyoc.
  • Enjoy beautiful views of the mountains.
  • Descend for 2 hours approx. to lunch spot.
  • Keep going down until Playa Rosalina.
  • Continue hardest part, zigzagging up to Santa Rosa Campsite (2 hours approx.)
  • Try the typical drink “Cambray”.
  • Happy hour, dinner and briefing for next day.



Santa Rosa - Maranpata - Choquequirao

  • Wake up early morning.
  • Energy Breakfast to start the day.
  • Walk upward for 1 hour to Maranpata.
  • Continue to Choquequirao.
  • Happy hour, dinner and briefing for next day.
  • Sleep close to Choquequirao in Maranpata Campsite.



Maranpata - Playa Rosalina - Chiquisca

  • You will have a healthy and energy breakfast.
  • Walk down to Playa Rosalina (3 hours approx.)
  • Enjoy the lunch after the trek. Take a nap.
  • Climb for 2 hours approx. to Chiquisca Campsite.
  • Free time to take a shower and relax.
  • Happy hour, dinner and briefing for next day.



Chiquisca - Cachora - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

  • Early Breakfast.
  • Climbing from Chiquisca to Capuliyoc (3 hours approx.)
  • Easy walk over flat land to Cachora (2 and half hours approx.)
  • Lunch in Cachora Town.
  • Take private transport to Ollantaytambo.
  • Enjoy the train to Aguas Calientes.
  • Briefing by our Tour Guide at Hotel in Aguas Calientes.



Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu Archaeological Site - Cusco

  • Bus up to Machu Picchu.
  • Tour Guiding in Machu Picchu.
  • Optional climb to Huayna Pícchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
  • Walk to Aguas Calientes or take bus.
  • Take train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Bus to Cusco.
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Day 1: Cusco – Cachora – Playa Rosalina – Santa Rosa:

We will pick up you from your Hotel at 5.00 am in our private transport and drive towards Cachora (4 hours approx.) the starting point of the trek where we meet our horsemen and horses. Then we start our hike climbing for 2 hours approx. to Capuliyoc where may we enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. We continue after Capuliyoc, descending for two more hours to Chiquisca and our delicious lunch made by our chef. After lunch we keep going down the mountain until we reach Playa Rosalina campsite. After crossing the Apurimac River we start the climb to Santa Rosa, zigzagging up a steep slope (2 hours approx.) where those who wish may try Cambray the “typical drink” here, made locally from a sugar cane extract.


  • Meals: lunch, dinner
  • Accommodations: Santa Rosa Camping.
  • Maximum Altitude: 3102 meters
  • Minimum Altitude: 1550 meters
  • Temperature during day: 17ºC – 27ºC
  • Temperature during night: 12ºC – 15ºC
  • Hiking Distance: 21 km approx.

Day 2: Santa Rosa – Archaeological Site of Choquequirao:

We will wake up for breakfast and so we can have an early departure from Santa Rosa. Afterwards, we continue our hike slowly climbing for 2 hours approx to Marampata.

Then we continue to enjoy this day we will dedicate ourselves exclusively to enjoying all the magic of history and splendor of Choquequirao, we will enjoy a complete guided tour of the Choquequirao complex, including a visit to the high parts (Hanan), and the lower parts (Urin). There will be time to know explore the site with its 8 sectors, its barns, houses and temples. You will see the three stages of the excavation of this late Inca-town: the excavated buildings and constructions; the ruins currently in the process of excavation and finally the unexplored areas and terraces with the secrets they may hold of this last refuge of the dying Inca empire. And throughout the day we will keep an eye to the sky for a glimpse of the majestic flight of condors. With luck on the high steep slopes of Chocuequirao, they can soar past very close to you. We will enjoy our lunch and then we will return to our Maranpata campsite for rest.


  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodations: Maranpata Camping
  • Maximum Altitude: 3102 meters
  • Minimum Altitude: 1550metter meters
  • Temperature during day: 17ºC – 27ºC
  • Temperature during night: 12ºC – 15ºC
  • Hiking Distance: 21 km approx.

Day 3: Choquequirao – Playa Rosalina – Chiquisca:

This morning we enjoy our delicious breakfast and start our 1 ½ hour walk back towards Maranpata and a descent to Playa Rosalina for lunch and a some relaxation time. After lunch we climb for 2 hours to Chiquisca campsite where dinner will be waiting for us.
In Chiquisca you can have a shower and eat some exotic local fruits from this area.


  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodations: Chiquisca Camping
  • Maximum Altitude: 3102 meters.
  • Minimum Altitude: 1550 meters
  • Temperature during day: 17ºC – 27ºC
  • Temperature during night: 12ºC – 15ºC
  • Hiking Distance: 21 km approx.

Day 4: Chiquiska – Cachora – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes:

We leave camp after breakfast to start the two to three hour climb to Abra Capuliyoc. We will leave Chiquisca campsite early because the sun can be very strong after 10 am, so we plan to to arrive at Capuliyoc by then. Then it is an easy two hours more back to Cachora where we have our lunch. In the afternoon, we met our private transport which it will be waiting to take us to Ollantaytambo train station, we drive about 4 hours and then we  take our train around 6:00pm to Aguas Calientes. Our guide will have dinner with you and give you brieffing for the next day’s plan. Sleep in our hotel.


  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodations: Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Maximum Altitude: 3102 meters
  • Minimum Altitude: 1550 meters
  • Temperature during day: 17ºC – 27ºC
  • Temperature during night: 12ºC – 15ºC
  • Hiking Distance: 21 km approx.

Day 5: Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Cusco

After an early breakfast at the hotel you will take bus up to Machu Picchu, so we can be the first ones into Machu Picchu to enjoy the sunrise. You will have a private 2½ hour guided tour followed by free time in which you will be able to go on to explore Machu Picchu by yourself.  If you have booked the Huayna Picchu in advance climb or the walk up Machu Picchu mountain this is the time for you to set off.
Afterward Machu Picchu you will go back down to Aguas Calientes town to catch the train to Ollantaytambo. There our private van will meet you and take you back to Cusco and drop you off at your hotel or hostel.


  • Meals: breakfast
  • Maximum Altitude: 3410 meters
  • Minimum Altitude: 2130 meters
  • Temperature during day: 17ºC – 27ºC
  • Temperature during night: 12ºC – 15ºC
  • Hiking Distance: 3 km approx.

  • Pre-departure briefing in Cusco
  • Profesional bilingual Tour Guide.(2 guides for groups of over 10 people)
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning of trek departure
  • Transport from Cusco to the trailhead at the beginning of the trek in private car
  • Entry fee to Choquequirao
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort
  • Thermarest(air mat) sleeping mat
  • Camping equipment
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Pack animals (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment) days 1 to 4
  • Pack animals to carry personal gear up to a maximum of 7kg per person (including sleeping bag) days 1 to 4
  • All meals 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 3 dinners
  • Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / boiled water to fill your water bottle every morning and night, and also at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
  • Vegetarian/special diet options available
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Transport from Cachora to ollantaytambo (train station)
  • Train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • 1 night accommodation in a hostal Aguas Calientes(private room, hot shower, tv, wi fi)
  • One way bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu on day 5
  • Entrance fee Machu Picchu
  • Tourist train back to Ollantaytambo ( expedition service at  14:30 pm,18:20pm leaving from Aguas calientes)
  • Private Van from Ollantaytambo to Cusco

Not included

  • Entrance fees to Huaynapicchu or Montaña (if you take this entrance, it will be charged 65 USD to the original price)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Breakfast on first day
  • Extra horse to ride or for any extra backpack
  • Additional horses for passengers luggage

Shared service price: $.860.00.

Important: Shared service price is only available with agreement passengers to share this service with other travelers (Group site 12 – 19 People approx.)

Private service price: $.1100.00. (based on two people)

Included all mentioned before

Group size upon your request, for people who need a personalize and exclusive service

Departure day is according to passenger request

Price for bigger groups are according to group size

Do you need to book a Private tour? Book here.

What you should bring

  • Original passport
  • Insurance card optional
  • Hiking water proof boots (with ankle protectors)
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Warm jack
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Rain pants
  • Sun hat, Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
  • Sun protection cream ( factor 35 recommended ) sun is strong
  • Insect Repellent  40 % deet ( for mosquitos )
  • Water bottle
  • Water purification tablets (Micropur recommended)
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries (flashlight)
  • Extra contribution suggested money for tipping porters, cook and guide. and for any emergency (300 soles)
  • Binoculars (if you have them)

You can rent in our office

  • Walking sticks ($ 25.00 per person) for the entire hike.
  • Sleeping bag ($ 20.00 per person) for the entire hike.

Important to know!

  • Tour is not refundable or transferable or reschedulable.

Not appropriate for

  • People with any mobility problem
  • People with respiratory problems
  • People with mobility issues
  • People with a heart problem
  • People with respiration problems

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