Choquequirao Trekking & Tours

Beautiful mountain’s views; Inca’s history and peculiar multiethnic communities contrive to form Choquequirao Trekking as a perfect hideaway holiday destination in Peru. Here we have listed down the best treks based on popularity, scenery, culture, and price!.

The region Vilcabmba in Peru where Choquequirao is situated, is more than just trekking destination, it is a milestone in anyone’s life; and some have even described the experience as a journey to Machu Picchu, located in the northeast southern Peru.

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It is considered to be the sister city of Machu Picchu for its architectural, atmosphere and structural similarity. It is another «lost city of the Incas» rediscovered officially at the end of the XX century. The Inca site of Choquequirao is located at 3,050 masl; on the top of a mountain that belongs to the Vilabamba Mountain range to almost 1,750 meters above the mighty Apurimac River, fed by glaciers and surrounded by Padreyoc, Salkantay and Humantay towering snowy peaks.

Choquequirao Trekking is an adventure travel website managed by “Sunrise Peru Trek”; a trekking specialist company based in the city of Cusco in Peru. We create this website to offer to adventurous people our new alternative treks to the crowded Classic Inca Trail. In this website one can find trekking programs since 3 days up to 8 days; for beginners and experts trekkers. You also will find all information that need to know.

For trekking to Choquequirao we offer exclusive programs with all necessary things included and it is escorted by professional and experienced tour guide; the majority of the things will be loaded by horses; you’ll hike with a small bag pack. Bellow we are listen our four programs:

1.- Choquequirao Trekking Challenge 3 Days.- This trekking is for experienced trekkers; it is rated as a challenging trekking. During this trek you’ll walk two and a half days for about 7 – 9 hours and half day you’ll explore the Inca Ruins of Choquequirao. READ MORE

2.- Choquequirao Standard Trekking 4 Days.- It is the most classic trekking to the Inca settlement of Choquequirao. For this program you’ll have three nights camping in good quality tents. Every day you’ll hike for about 6 -7 hours. READ MORE

3.- Choquequirao Outstanding Trekking 5 Days.- This trekking program is for that without experience in trekking but want to experience the adventure through the Andes. It is also ideal for families with children of different ages. READ MORE

4.- Top Trekking Choquequirao to Machu Picchu 8 Days.- Excellent trekking package where you’ll experience the two most beautiful and famous Inca settlements: CHOQUEQUIRA and MACHUPICHU. The trek is considered from moderate to challenge; all people with a reasonable physique can do this route. READ MORE

What is Choquequirao?

Choquequirao is the new Inca archaeological site situated in the region of “Vilcabamba” Mountain range at an altitude of 3,050m / 10006fts above sea level. It was open recently for tourism doe to the overbooked INCA TRAIL. Choquequirao is considered a larger INCA site than Machu Picchu; it rests practically desolate at the top of the deepest canyon in America. Here tourists do not arrive in comfortable trains, but real adventurers who, after days of exhausting trek, meet with the absolute silence of their mysterious ruins.

What is Choquequirao Trekking Tours?

It is an online market site that offers great variety of trekking and tours to the mysterious Inca archaeological site of Choquequirao, known as the cradle of gold. The archaeological site of Choquequirao is one of the popular and a distinguished type of destination across the world. Here, you will find the exceptional treks through the “Vilcabamba” Mountain range where is situated the highest mountain of the Peruvian Andes. Every year, hundreds of trekkers approach reputed “Sunrise Peru Trek” Company to travel to Peru to experience Choquequirao Trekking & Tours.

The region of Choquequirao has a natural diversity of many beautiful landscapes, fast flowing rivers, vistas of the high mountain in the Andes, historical monuments, cultural variety and various other aspects associated with ancient culture and significance. On the other side, professionals associated with “Sunrise Peru Trek” travel Agency take individuals and groups on Choquequirao Trekking & Tours.

The wonderful build is located in the region of Vilcabamba, where the last four Incas of Manco Inca dynasty resisted for 36 years (1536 – 1572) to the Spanish conquerors, who never managed to expel them from it.

The Inca site of Choquequirao:

Name of (Choquequirao), meaning Cradle of Gold, is an Incan City built during the late 15th and early 16th century. It is thought that Pachacuti, the Incan Emperor responsible for commissioning Machu Picchu, founded Choquequirao, which was then passed on to his son, Tupaq Inka Yupanki, who then extended and remodeled it.

The site is located above the Valley of Apurímac River, 98km from Cusco and in the Willkapamba mountain range, and covers an area of 6 square kilometers.

Restoration of the site began in the 1970s and still continues today. As of 2014, nearly 50% of the site had been excavated. This extraordinary Inca site, can only be reached by hiking 2-3 days from the towns of Cachora, Huanipaca or Yanama. Almost all commercial treks start from Cachora.

How is the Trekking to Choquequirao like?

Trekking in this regoin means walking on virgin foot trail near and through the most popular Inca buildings; we understand trekking means not just go through the small route but through the walk, you will feel & understand nature and gives you mental relaxed. The objective of trekking is not just the particular destination, but the journey itself.

You travel at a modest pace, observing nature, rural communities, and spectacular mountain panoramas. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go, at your own pace. We show you what you have come to see, and help you to discover things you had no idea where there! We walk 5-7 hours and 9-14 km a day.

Why Choquequirao for Trekking in Peru?

It is all about incredible adventures. Trekking in the wonderful natural trails of the Vilcabamba mountain range, is exhilarating and full of excitement. No matter whether you are a novice trekker or an experienced mountaineer, “Sunrise Peru Trek” offers you a multitude of places for you to trek, enjoy and share. In “Sunrise Peru Trek”, one can enjoy the full range from a day hike to an extreme mountain expedition.

The complex of Choquequirao consists of nine stone architectural groups and a system of 180 platforms, apart from residential, administrative, artisan, irrigation system areas, among other buildings built on stone. A complex hydraulic system probably designated for domestic, ceremonial and agricultural use is visible.

If you are a nature lover, This trekking will surely be a wonderful and an unforgettable experience.   “Sunrise Peru Trek”, has been in the trekking business since 1999. We offer trekking in Peru, as well as, expeditions and sightseeing tours in Peru.  We also offer Inca Trail treks and Machu Picchu tours.

What to expect when Trekking to Choquequirao

Before you embark on your Choquequirao Trekking Adventure, you will meet with our Trekking Operations Manager for an extensive briefing. Route, safety procedures and health issues will be discussed in detail and you have enough time to ask any remaining questions. Your trekking gear will be inspected to ensure that you have everything you need to be safe and comfortable. If you are missing any gear, you can rent it from us.

During your Hiking, you only carry your backpack with essentials such as water for the day’s hike. Our porters or horses will carry all equipment, food and additional luggage – they are tough climbers and the true heroes of the mountain.

Our permanent Trekking guides will lead the way and explain you the history of the Incas in every Inca archaeological site. They are responsible for your safety and will encourage you and lend a helping hand, but also call the climb off due to weather, altitude sickness or injury, if necessary. Your safety is paramount to us. Most of our trekking guides have been part of our team for many years, been up Choquequirao and Machu Picchu hundreds of times and all receive regular training. You are in good hands.

Four Best Choquequirao Treks

Peru is home to some of the most spectacular treks in the world. While the classic treks to Machu Picchu have earned their reputation for a reason, they’ve become quite crowded. Up and coming treks, such as the Choquequirao Treks, are now considered better options for those hikers who seek the ultimate trekking experience in Peru

1.- Choquequirao Trekking Challenge 3 Days

Choquequirao Trekking Tours

The Choquequirao Trekking Challenge is one of the most challenges trekking in the world, but is one of the quietest treks to Choquequirao. The route is scenic and takes you to explore the sister of Machu Picchu but in short time; to do this trek is very important to be in a good physical condition.

Fast facts
  • Min. duration 3 days
  • Max. Elevation: 3050 m at Choquequirao
  • Start/finish: City of Cusco
  • Difficulty: Challenging

2.- Choquequirao Standard Trekking 4 Days

Choquequirao Trekking Tours

The Choquequirao Standard Trekking is among the most beautiful treks in the world. It certainly deserves its reputation thanks to its history, its great views and the Inca culture you experience during the trek. However, since the trek is so popular, its main trails tend to be crowded. This is why we list other treks to Choquequirao.

Fast facts
  • Min. duration 3 days
  • Max. Elevation: 3050 m at Choquequirao
  • Start/finish: City of Cusco
  • Difficulty: Challenging

3.- Choquequirao Outstanding Trekking 5 Days

Choquequirao Trekking Tours

The Choquequirao Outstanding Trekking is a real Choquequirao wilderness experience that is as unforgettable as it is spectacular. The area opened to visitors relatively recently, in 1990. Tucked between the more visited regions in Peru; Choquequrao is a true hidden gem that offers trekkers a…

Fast facts
  • Min. duration: 5 days
  • Max. Elevation: 3050 m at Choquequirao
  • Start/finish: City of Cusco
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging

4.- Trekking Choquekirao to Machu Picchu 8 Days

Choquequirao Trekking Tours

The Top Trekking Choquekirao to Machu Picchu takes you over three 4 ,000m+ passes and is the best way to truly experience the Vilcabamba Region for those who have the time to spend 1weeks on the trail. The trek includes sections of the Choquequira and Inca trail Trek, but offers even more spectacular views of the giants in the heart of the Andes as you cross the all Vilcabamba mountain range.

Fast facts
  • Min. duration 8 days
  • Max. Elevation: 4,670 masl
  • Start/finish: City of Cusco
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging

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Notes and references

1.- Mincetur: Plan Maestro Choquequirao

2.- El Peruano: Choquequirao open its door

3.- Luis Lumbreras : Coquequirao Chronology

External Links

1.- The other Machu Picchu: Choquequirao

2.- Choquequrao article: Choquequirao – Peru

Choquequirao Trekking Tours – Our Most Selling Package

Top Trekking Choquequirao to Machu Picchu 8 Days

Top Trekking Choquequirao to Machu Picchu 8 Days

8 Days / 7 Nights

If you have eight days for trekking in Peru, consider Top Trekking Choquequirao to Machu Picchu. This includes exploring the two most outstanding Inca sites: Choquequirao and Machu Picchu. Getting up early to watch...

From $ 1,250
Choquequirao Outstanding Trekking 5 Days

Choquequirao Outstanding Trekking 5 Days

5 Days / 4 Nights

Choquequirao Outstanding Trekking is known for its awe-inspiring views; it’s one of the most popular routes on the Peruvian mountain. Its popularity reflects the history, culture and Scenic Mountains; it’s suitable for everyone The...

From $ 540
Choquequirao Standard Trekking 4 Days

Choquequirao Standard Trekking 4 Days

4 Days / 3 Nights

Choquequirao Standard Trekking is awe-inspiring trekking to the other Machu Picchu; that is resting practically desolate on the top of the mountain next to the Apurimac canyon. Here tourists do not arrive in comfortable...

From $ 520
Choquequirao Trekking Challenge 3 Days

Choquequirao Trekking Challenge 3 Days

3 Days / 2 nights

Choquequirao Trekking Challenge is the most exiting trek in Peru; starts in the city of Cusco and takes you to the last refuge of the Incas in the mysterious region of Choquequirao known as...

From $ 490.00

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