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Choquequirao Machu Picchu Trail Tour (7 Days)

Challenge yourself and join us for a grand adventure to the Lonely Planet’s best destination of 2017!

USD $1,157.00USD $1,365.00

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Choquequirao Machu Picchu Trail Tour (7 Days)


  • Explore Choquequirao
  • Gorgeous flora, fauna, and scenery
  • A balance of challenging treks and tranquil relaxation


Our Choquequirao Machu Picchu Trail Tour will take you on an exciting, physically challenging and naturally beautiful seven-day adventure. See vistas firsthand that you thought only existed in your dreams, challenge yourself physically and enjoy the tranquility that comes from being in nature. Your friendly and knowledgeable guides will ensure your Choquequirao Machu Picchu Trail Tour will be an incredible, once in a lifetime experience.


7 Days/6 Nights


Day 1
Day’s Activities:

Today we will start our Choquequirao Machu Picchu Trail Tour at 5:00 am to meet the staff members before a 4-hour bus ride to Cachora, a town on the outskirts of the Apurimac canyon. We will  begin our trek here and enjoy the dramatic landscapes and diverse flora and fauna along the trail to our campsite at Santa Rosa (1, 650 m).

Difficulty level: Moderate

Meals & Accommodations: We’ll have breakfast en route to Cachora (not included), and camp in tents in Santa Rosa.

Other useful information:
There is a significant altitude change of 1,300 meters between the hike down to the Apurimac Canyon and then up to the site in the clouds. It is a challenging yet amazing experience.

Day 2
Day’s Activities:

We’ll begin the day early at 5:00 am with a challenging, steep ascent from our campsite to the highest point (Maranpata 3,150 m). Afterwards, we will hike through a thick cloud forest towards the Inca site of Choquekirao. Later, we’ll have time to relax and enjoy the archaeological site, plants, animals (hopefully condors), and gorgeous views of nearby canyons and snow-capped mountains (Choquetacarpo –5,910 m). We will camp  in Choquequirao Inca site (3,033 m)

Difficulty level: Very difficult

Accommodations: Campsite at Choquequirao (3,033 m) with an average temperature of 9º C.

Day 3

Day’s Activities:

After a 5:00 am start, we will spend the first half of the day romping around the city of Choquequirao. Later, we will head towards Pinchunulluc, our campsite for the night.

Difficulty level: Very difficult

Day 4
Day’s Activities

We will start the day at 5:00 am with a trek downhill to the Rio Blanco river. Throughout the day we will enjoy the magnificently abundant wildlife such as birds, butterflies, and maybe even a sighting of the famous spectacled bear. In the afternoon, we will begin climbing again until we reach our campsite at Maizal, which in our opinion is one of the most beautiful campsites in the whole Cusco area.

Difficulty level: Very difficult

Day 5

Day’s Activities:

Early in the morning, we will climb to the Qoriwayrachina mountain pass.  We will stop along the way to visit the old silver mines of Qoriwayrachina.

Accommodations: Camping in the picturesque village of Yanama.

Difficulty level: Very difficult

Day 6

Day’s Activities:
We will take a 4-hour bus from Yanama to Hydroelectrica.  After a deliciously satisfying lunch at Hydroelectric, we will walk for a few hours along the Urubamba river toward to Aguas Calientes.

Accommodations: Hotel in Aguas Calientes

Dificulty level: Very difficult

Day 7

Day’s Activities:

We’ll catch the bus to Machu Picchu for a 2 hour, guided walking tour. You can also opt to climb 45 minutes to the top of Huayna Picchu(2,720 m). After exploring Machu Picchu, we will head back to Cusco on the train. This ends our Choquequirao Machu Picchu Trail Tour.

Difficulty level: Moderate

Meals & Accommodations: Breakfast in the hotel at Aguas Calientes. Lunch in Aguas Calientes (not included). You will need to arrange for your own accommodation for the evening in Cusco.

What’s Included

  • Professional, bilingual Tour Guide for the duration of your Choquequirao Machu Picchu Trail Tour
  • Assistant Guide (for groups of 9 or more people)
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Transportation
    • bus to starting point of our trek
    • train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
    • round trip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu
    • transportation back to Cusco -2-hour train ride, followed by a 2-hour bus ride
  • Previously boiled, filtered drinking water
    • after first 4 hours
  • Entrance fee to Choquequirao and Machupicchu Inca sites
  • 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6-afternoon snacks, 6 dinners and various snacks to be eaten throughout the day (Breakfast on day 1 and lunch on the last day are not included)
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Cook
  • 2 people tents
  • Sleeping pads
  • Porters (to carry cooking and camping equipment)
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First Aid kit
  • Vegetarian food is available upon request at no additional cost

What to Bring

  • Original passport (and *International Student card “ISIC” if applicable)
  • Travel Insurance is essential
  • Sleeping bag (not included but you can rent one from us)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket (down jackets recommended)
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts (Cotton t-shirts not recommended)
  • Comfortable pants (hiking convertible pants are strongly recommended)
  • Sun hat
  • Sun block (SPF 35+ recommended)
  • Insect repellent
  • Water
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer
  • Personal medication
  • Cameras
  • Flashlight with extra batteries (headlamps are useful)

Important Notes

Minimum 2 people

Difficulty level: Strenuous. We suggest previous experience for this challenging Choquequirao Machu Picchu Trail Tour.

The train included in all tours is the Cerrojo backpacker. Train times will only be confirmed once the tour is paid in full. During the high season (June to September), the earliest train you could take is the 1:37 pm and the last train is at 9:20 pm. Train times are subject to change depending on Peru rail time table and availability. If organized in advance, the train can be upgraded to Vistadome (larger windows) for an additional cost. Additionally, we will organize the transport back to Cusco (by taxi or by bus).

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