Choquequirao Trek 3 Days




Choquequirao trek 3 days is one of the top trek in cusco which allow you to know the lost city of the Incas.

Choquequirao trek 3 days takes you to the other Machu Picchu but much more interesting and bigger than Machupicchu. In the present only 40% of the place can be appreciated because the rest is still covered by vegetation and time. Choquequirao is considered the last Inca refuge according to history was where the last Incas took refuge before being subjected to the Spanish regime. The location of choquequirao is astounding.

It is above the canyon of the apurimac river. To get there you have to make a travecia through the mountains and cross the canyon of the apurimac river by foot there is not another choise. 3 day of Hiking to Choquequirao gives you the chance to visit choquequirao one entire day. You will have plenty of time to explore the inca site at all since morning of the second day till the end of the day. you will have the chance to have a delicious lunch next to the archaeological park.

Embark on an extraordinary journey to the fascinating ruins of Choquequirao, often referred to as “the hidden Machu Picchu.” Over the course of three days, immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of the Apurimac River Canyon, recognized as one of the most impressive sites in South America.

This adventure is accompanied by a team of experienced local guides who are passionate about revealing the wonders of this historic site and the natural beauty that surrounds it.

Tour Highlights: Choquequirao 3-day Lodge Trekking.

This extraordinary tour takes you off the beaten path, leading you through lesser-known trekking routes in the Andes. At the end of each exhilarating day, you will find comfort and relaxation in the renowned Choquequirao Sanctuary Lodge. Indulge in a unique and intimate adventure: this trip explores one of the world’s few hidden gems in terms of tourism. With its unparalleled tranquility and splendor, the 3-day Choquequirao Trek tour is undoubtedly the ultimate choice for avid explorers.

Note: Make sure you have the necessary permits and make the appropriate arrangements for the Choquequirao Trek. It is essential to be prepared for the physical demands of the trek and take the necessary safety precautions.


  • STARTING POINT: Cusco at your hotel
  • ENDING POINT: Cusco at your hotel
  • DURATION: 3 days 2 nights
  • TRIP STYLE: Guided and portered tour
  • ACTIVITIES: Archaeological, Cultural, Ecological, Hiking, camping
  • TOTAL, TREKKING DISTANCE: 42 km / 26 ml
  • MAXIMUN ALTITUDE: 3100 m / 10170 ft
  • ACOMODATIONS: 2 night camp
  • MEALS: 2 breakfast, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

Choquequirao Trek 3 Days



Per person

Group Size:

10 People

Physical Level:


Tour location:

Cusco - Peru

Tour type:



3 B, 3 D, 4 L


Daily Departures


DAY 1: Cusco ― Capulioc ― Marampata “Choquequirao Sanctuary Lodge”.

We will begin the day by picking you up from your hotel between 3:30 am to 4:00 am. Once we leave Cusco, our destination is the town of Cachora, which will take approximately 3.5 hours. Along the way, we will make a short stop of about 30 to 45 minutes for breakfast.

After breakfast, we will continue our journey to Capulioc, the starting point of the trek to Marampata at “Choquequirao Sanctuary Lodge.” The trek will involve descending for approximately 2.5 hours and covering a distance of 7km until we reach the lunch point in Chiquisca. After enjoying lunch in Chiquisca and taking a short break, we will continue our walk for about 4.5 hours, covering 8km, towards Marampata. This part of the journey is known for its challenging terrain, and reaching Marampata will require determination. Finally, we will arrive at our private lodge, where a delicious dinner awaits us, and we will spend the night.

  • Hiking distance: 15 km / 9.3 miles
  • Hiking time: Approximately 6.5 to 7 hours
  • Climate: Hot during the day and warm at night
  • Accommodation: Lodge at Choquequirao Sanctuary Lodge
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude: 2850 masl / 9350 ft (Marampata)
  • Minimum Altitude: 1475 masl / 4839 ft (Playa Rosalinas)


  • Pre-Trek briefing the night before the trek to go over the itinerary, meet your guide(s) and answer any questions
  • Private transport to starting point of the trek
  • Personal porter to carry your overnight gear up to 5kg
  • Dry bag in which to put your overnight gear so it won’t get wet or dusty on the trail
  • English speaking professional guide
  • Full meals (3 meals per day, tea time every afternoon, snacks on the trail)
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank
  • Dining and cooking tents with tables and stools
  • Dietary needs: able to cater to any dietary preference/need
  • Horsemen and horses (to carry tents/food/cooking equipment)
  • Hot water every morning/evening for hand washing purposes
  • Boiled water to fill water bottles every morning/afternoon

Not Included

  • Day 1: Breakfast.
  • Day 3: Dinner.
  • Walking sticks (USD $ 10.00 – 2 walking sticks)




  1. Moisture-wicking shirts (long and short sleeves)
  2. Quick-drying hiking pants and shorts
  3. Fleece jacket or lightweight down jacket
  4. Waterproof and windproof jacket (preferably a breathable fabric)
  5. Warm hat and sun hat or cap
  6. Underwear and thermal base layers
  7. Hiking socks (moisture-wicking and quick-drying)
  8. Swimsuit (if you plan to swim in any rivers or streams)


  1. Sturdy, broken-in hiking boots or shoes with good ankle support
  2. Lightweight sandals or flip-flops for resting at the campsites


  1. Sunglasses with UV protection
  2. Trekking poles (optional but helpful for steep ascents and descents)
  3. Gloves or mittens (for cold early mornings and evenings)


  1. Daypack (25-35 liters) with a rain cover
  2. Water bottles or hydration system (2-3 liters capacity)
  3. Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  4. Camera or smartphone with portable charger and extra batteries
  5. Dry bags or plastic bags to keep belongings dry in case of rain

Personal items:

  1. High SPF sunscreen
  2. Insect repellent
  3. Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper, wet wipes, etc.)
  4. Travel-size quick-dry towel
  5. Biodegradable soap
  6. Hand sanitizer
  7. Personal first aid kit (band-aids, blister care, painkillers, altitude sickness medication, etc.)
  8. Any necessary prescription medications


  1. Valid passport
  2. Travel insurance information
  3. Emergency contact information
  4. Copies of important documents (passport, travel insurance, etc.) in case of loss or damage


  1. High-energy snacks such as granola bars, nuts, dried fruits, or chocolate

Please note that packing light is essential, as you will need to carry your belongings throughout the trek. Keep in mind that weather conditions can be unpredictable, so it’s best to dress in layers and be prepared for various temperatures and conditions.


Frequent questions FAQ´S

How difficult is the Choquequirao Trek 3 Days?

The Choquequirao Trek is considered to be moderately difficult. It involves steep ascents and descents, rugged terrain, and high altitude. It requires a good level of fitness and some hiking experience.

Is altitude sickness a concern during the trek?

Yes, altitude sickness can be a concern during the Choquequirao Trek as you will reach high elevations. It is recommended to acclimatize in Cusco or other high-altitude locations before starting the trek. Drinking plenty of water, avoiding alcohol, and taking it slow can help prevent altitude sickness.

Are permits required for the Choquequirao Trek?

No, permits are not required for the Choquequirao Trek. However, it is recommended to book your trek with a reputable tour operator who will arrange all necessary logistics.

What is the best time to do the Choquequirao Trek?

The best time to do the Choquequirao Trek is during the dry season, which typically runs from April to October. The weather is more predictable, with less rainfall and clearer skies. However, it can still rain at any time, so come prepared with proper rain gear.

Is it possible to do the Choquequirao Trek without a guide?

While it is technically possible to do the Choquequirao Trek without a guide, it is highly recommended to hire a knowledgeable guide or join a guided tour. The trail can be challenging to navigate, and having a guide enhances the overall experience by providing information about the history, culture, and nature of the region.

What are the toilet facilities along the trek?

Toilet facilities along the Choquequirao Trek are basic and limited. There are designated spots with makeshift toilets or simple latrines along the trail. It is advisable to bring your own toilet paper and practice Leave No Trace principles.

Are there options for vegetarian or special dietary requirements during the trek?

Most tour operators can accommodate vegetarian and some special dietary requirements. It is important to inform your tour operator in advance about your dietary restrictions, so they can make the necessary arrangements.

Can I visit Choquequirao without doing the trek?

Yes, it is possible to visit Choquequirao without doing the trek. There are alternative options available, such as taking a horseback ride or hiring mules to reach Choquequirao. However, these options may have limitations and are less common than the trekking route.

Are there facilities for charging electronic devices during the trek?

Charging facilities for electronic devices are very limited along the Choquequirao Trek. It is recommended to bring portable chargers or extra batteries to ensure you have enough power for your devices throughout the trek.

What should I do if I encounter an emergency during the trek?

In case of an emergency, inform your guide or trekking team immediately. They will have protocols in place to handle different situations. It is advisable to have travel insurance that covers medical evacuation and to carry emergency contact numbers with you.

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Choquequirao Trek 3 Days

3 Days
$480.00 Per person (Group service)
Amazing trek with the best guide I did the Inca trail to Machupicchu for 4 days and 3 nights, with Salkantay Trekkers Peru. Our organization was excellent I joined a group of 6 people. We had the briefing one night before our departure where our guide Jose gave us full information and some suggestions. The service was very good, with all the staff that we went from the first day between them it is worth mentioning the service of our Cheff and our porters who were the people who took our travel luggage. The whole group saw the desire to work as a team, and in a professional manner. Our Guide Jose very kind and attentive with all the group of tourists and the staff of the Agency. I had the best travel experience with this group and very organized, I congratulate the whole group for making me part of this unforgettable experience. I recommend this travel agency in Cusco, for those people who are interested in traveling to Machu Picchu.
Belen F
Belen F
El mejor!! Machu Picchu mi Excursión con ellos. Organizaros perfectamente. Salimos a tiempo y la guía fue informativo y servicial. Disfrutamos cada momento de la excursión y nos sentimos en manos seguras. Lo recomiendo para cualquier excursión en Cusco y alrededor de la ciudad.
Sreeram Hariharan
Sreeram Hariharan
Servicio impresionante Fui a Salkantay Trek con la agencia. Estaba bien organizado y las guías son conocedores e informativos.

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