Experience the Beauty of the Andes with Choquequirao Trekking!

Experience the Choquequirao Trekking Adventure

If you’re seeking an adventure that combines breathtaking landscapes, ancient ruins, and cultural immersion, look no further than the Choquequirao Trekking Adventure. This journey will take you on a thrilling exploration of the hidden gem of Choquequirao, tucked away in the remote Andean mountains of Peru.

As you embark on this trekking adventure, you’ll witness stunning natural beauty, marvel at the ancient architecture, and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the Incan civilization.

Key Takeaways

  • Discover the hidden gem of Choquequirao, an ancient Incan site tucked away in the Andean mountains of Peru.
  • Experience stunning natural beauty, awe-inspiring mountain ranges, and lush valleys on this once-in-a-lifetime trekking adventure.
  • Immerse yourself in the fascinating history and culture of the Incas, as you explore the temples, architectural marvels, and breathtaking views of Choquequirao.
  • Travel with Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours, a tour company committed to providing personalized itineraries, expert guides, and responsible tourism practices.
  • Embark on a safe, unforgettable journey with experienced guides who prioritize your well-being and the preservation of the natural environment.

Discover the Hidden Gem of Choquequirao

When it comes to trekking in Peru, 4-day Classic Choquequirao Trek is one of the most underrated destinations. While many tourists flock to Machu Picchu, Choquequirao remains relatively unknown as a hidden gem.

But what is Choquequirao, and why should you add it to your bucket list? Choquequirao is an Inca citadel located in the Vilcabamba mountain range, similar to the famous Machu Picchu. Spanning over 1,800 hectares, this archaeological site showcases the remnants of an ancient civilization that time forgot.

At Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours, we believe that preserving this historical treasure is more critical than ever. As we trek towards Choquequirao and camp nearby, you will undoubtedly feel connected to this ancient culture, which is what sets our trekking experience apart from others.

As we explore and learn about this enchanting ancient civilization, you will also get to immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Inca people. Your Sunrise Peru Trek guide will recount fascinating stories and rituals as you navigate this extraordinary site. The beauty and solitude of Choquequirao, surrounded by lush mountains and valleys, will leave an indelible imprint on your mind.

“I have been lucky enough to explore Choquequirao twice with Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours. Their enthusiasm for the Inca culture is infectious, and I can’t imagine trekking with anyone else.” – Mandy, USA

The Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours Difference

At Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours, we are committed to providing our customers with a unique and personalized trekking experience in Peru. Our expert guides are knowledgeable, passionate, and experienced, ensuring that every trekker is safe and comfortable throughout the journey.

We understand that every trekker has different needs and interests, and that’s why we offer fully customizable itineraries to meet every requirement. Whether you’re an experienced trekker or a first-timer, our team ensures that your needs are met, and your expectations exceeded.

At Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours, we believe that responsible tourism is essential. We take care to preserve the natural environment and respect local cultures, while also supporting community and social development. We are committed to leaving a positive impact on each community we visit, by creating opportunities for education and employment.

Join us for the trekking adventure of a lifetime, and experience the Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours difference for yourself!

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Getting Ready for Your Choquequirao Trekking Adventure

Embarking on a trekking adventure can be daunting, but at Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours, we are here to assist you every step of the way. As you prepare for your Choquequirao trekking experience, there are important considerations to keep in mind to ensure you are fully ready for the journey ahead.

Fitness Requirements

The Choquequirao trek is a challenging journey that requires good physical fitness. We recommend that trekkers engage in regular exercise for at least 6 weeks leading up to the trek, including cardio and strength training exercises. Altitude sickness is also a concern, as the highest point on the trek reaches over 4,600m. We suggest talking to your doctor before embarking on the trek to determine if you are fit for high-altitude trekking.

Packing Essentials

When packing for the Choquequirao trek, it is important to strike a balance between bringing necessary items and packing as lightly as possible. We recommend a backpack with a capacity of at least 40L and a daypack for day hikes. Other essentials to bring include sturdy hiking boots, comfortable and breathable clothing, warm layers for cold nights, sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen), a sturdy water bottle or hydration pack, and a first aid kit.

Tips for Acclimatization

As previously mentioned, altitude sickness is a concern during the Choquequirao trek. To mitigate the effects of altitude and ensure a comfortable trekking experience, we recommend spending at least two days in Cusco or another high-altitude location before starting the trek. During the trek, we follow a gradual ascent schedule and provide oxygen and medication if needed. It’s also important to stay hydrated and avoid alcohol and smoking during the trek to further minimize altitude sickness symptoms.

Classic Choquekirao Trek

Day-by-Day Itinerary: Unveiling Choquequirao and Beyond

Embark on an unforgettable trekking adventure to the fascinating Choquequirao ruins with Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours. Our carefully crafted itinerary encompasses the must-visit sites and breathtaking landscapes that will make your journey truly remarkable.

Day 1: Cusco – Capuliyoc – Chiquisca

Activity Distance Time
Transportation to Capuliyoc 4 hours
Trekking to Chiquisca 7 km 3-4 hours
Highlights Breathtaking views of the Apurimac Canyon.

Our journey starts with a scenic four-hour drive to Capuliyoc, followed by a 7km trek to Chiquisca. Along the way, we’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the Apurimac Canyon, where we’ll set up camp for the night.

Day 2: Chiquisca – Playa Rosalina – Marampata – Choquequirao

Activity Distance Time
Trekking to Playa Rosalina 5 km 2 hours
Trekking to Marampata 8 km 4-5 hours
Trekking to Choquequirao 3 km 2 hours
Highlights Scenic views of the Andean mountains and Choquequirao ruins.

On day two, we’ll trek through Playa Rosalina and Marampata, enjoying the scenic views of the Andean mountains. We’ll then marvel at the breathtaking Choquequirao ruins and camp nearby.

Day 3: Choquequirao – Rio Blanco – Maizal

Activity Distance Time
Trekking to Rio Blanco 5 km 2 hours
Trekking to Maizal 5 km 4-5 hours
Highlights Scenic views of the valley, chance to spot native wildlife.

This day is full of scenic views of the valley, as we trek to Rio Blanco and Maizal, where we’ll set up camp.

Day 4: Maizal – San Juan Pass – Yanama

Activity Distance Time
Trekking to San Juan Pass 10 km 5-6 hours
Trekking to Yanama 8 km 4 hours
Highlights Stunning views of the snow-covered peaks and high altitude flora and fauna.

We’ll cross the San Juan Pass, enjoying the stunning views of the snow-covered peaks and high altitude flora and fauna on our way to Yanama on day four of our trek.

Day 5: Yanama – Totora

Activity Distance Time
Trekking to Totora 14 km 6-7 hours
Highlights Multitude of vibrant flora and fauna, views of the cloud forest.

On day five, we’ll trek to Totora, taking in the vibrant flora and fauna and views of the cloud forest.

Day 6: Totora – Lucmabamba – Llactapata – Aguas Calientes

Activity Distance Time
Trekking to Lucmabamba 12 km 6-7 hours
Trekking to Llactapata 2 km 1-2 hours
Trekking to Aguas Calientes 6 km 2-3 hours
Highlights Spectacular views of the Machu Picchu Ruins, hot springs in Aguas Calientes.

On our final day, we’ll trek to Lucmabamba, Llactapata, and Aguas Calientes, where you can relax in the hot springs and marvel at the spectacular views of the Machu Picchu ruins.

Join us for this incredible trekking adventure and experience the wonders of the Choquequirao ruins along with stunning natural landscapes in Peru. Book now with Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours for an unforgettable experience!

Exploring the Enchanting Ruins of Choquequirao

As you embark on the Choquequirao Trekking adventure with Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours, you will witness the enchanting ruins of Choquequirao firsthand. These ancient ruins, which are often referred to as the “sister city of Machu Picchu,” feature a stunning array of architectural marvels, sacred temples, and breathtaking views.

One of the highlights of the Choquequirao trekking experience is approaching the ancient city from above, as you emerge from the dense, verdant vegetation of the surrounding forest to witness the grandeur of the ruins in all their glory. Here, we will take you through some of the significant aspects of the mystical ruins.

The Main Plaza

The main plaza of Choquequirao features impressive stonework and intricate drainage systems, which experts believe were used to collect rainwater and flood the plaza during ceremonies and rituals. This plaza is believed to have been the site of spiritual and political gatherings and is one of the most impressive architectural feats at Choquequirao. You will have an opportunity to explore and experience the serenity of this historical site.

The Temples

The ruins of Choquequirao contain a variety of temples for which the city is renowned. The most significant among these temples are the Temple of the Sun, which dominates the western side of the main plaza, and the Llamapaqcha Temple, which is located on the upper terraces and is believed to have been the site of important religious offerings and ceremonies.

The surrounding beauty of the site is stunning, and as you walk around, the mountain range provides the perfect backdrop for your exploration of Choquequirao. You will also encounter the natural water systems that surround the ancient temples in the ruins as a part of the trekking experience.

The White Rock

The White Rock of Choquequirao is a megalithic structure located on the left side of the main plaza. Archaeologists believe that this rock served as an astronomical observatory, connecting the Inca civilization’s understanding of the stars with their religious and political institutions. As you explore the ruins and engage with the paddocks, you will realize the significance of this large boulder.

We will take you to these awe-inspiring sites of antiquity where you can immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Incas and marvel at the architectural wonder of Choquequirao. The experience of exploring these ruins is an unforgettable part of the adventure and sets Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours apart with their expertise in providing such an up-close and meaningful experience for our trekking customers.

Immerse Yourself in Incan History and Culture

Embarking on the Choquequirao trekking adventure means not only exploring breathtaking landscapes but also stepping into the rich cultural heritage of the Incas. At Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours, we believe that understanding the cultural significance of the Choquequirao ruins is crucial to appreciating their splendor.

The Incas considered Choquequirao as a sacred site, dedicating it to the gods of the sun, moon, and stars. They believed that by constructing this site, they could establish a connection with these celestial bodies and communicate with their spirits.

Our expert guides will take you on a journey through time, unveiling the fascinating history, rituals, and traditions of the Incas. You will learn about their sophisticated agricultural practices, irrigation systems, and the innovative ways they adapted to challenging mountainous terrain.

Your trekking adventure will also provide unique opportunities to connect with modern-day Andean communities, learn about their lifestyles, and appreciate their vibrant culture.

Through our trekking experience, we aim to foster a deeper understanding of the Choquequirao ruins and the Incan legacy, ensuring that we preserve this cultural richness for generations to come.

We believe that immersing yourself in the cultural heritage of any place you visit is crucial to appreciate its beauty to the fullest extent.

Soak in the Majestic Natural Beauty of Peru

As you trek through the breathtaking trails of Peru, you’ll witness the awe-inspiring beauty of nature that surrounds you. Our trek takes you through snow-capped mountains, rocky terrains, and lush valleys teeming with life. At Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours, we prioritize responsible tourism and believe that it’s necessary to preserve the natural beauty of the land we are visiting.

During our trek, you can expect to have close encounters with Andean condors, llamas, and other unique flora and fauna of Peru. Our expert guides will ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience; they are trained to spot rare wildlife and point out magnificent landmarks.

One of the most rewarding experiences of trekking in Peru is witnessing the sunrise over the Andes mountains. The view is simply breathtaking and will stay with you for a lifetime. Take advantage of our personalized experience and have breakfast with this unforgettable view. Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours takes pride in creating unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences for each of our travelers.

“We were blown away by the natural beauty of Peru. Trekking with Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours was an amazing experience that we’ll never forget.”

Authentic Camping Experience and Gourmet Cuisine

At Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours, we believe that every aspect of your Choquequirao trekking adventure should be unforgettable, and that includes your camping experience. Our team provides cozy tents, comfortable sleeping arrangements, and all the necessary equipment to ensure you have a restful night’s sleep under the stars.

But that’s not all. Our expert chefs work tirelessly to prepare delicious, gourmet cuisine using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. From hearty breakfasts to energizing snacks and hearty dinners, you’ll be fueled up and ready to embark on the trek each day.

One of the highlights of the trip is enjoying meals in breathtaking natural settings while taking in the majestic views. You’ll savor every bite and soak up the atmosphere, creating memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Sample Menu

Meal Menu
Breakfast Fruit salad, scrambled eggs, bread, coffee, and tea
Morning Snack Fruit, nuts, and energy bars
Lunch Quinoa soup, roasted chicken, salad, rice, and seasonal vegetables
Dinner Pumpkin soup, grilled alpaca steak, mashed potatoes, and grilled vegetables
Evening Dessert Chocolate cake and tea

Our team can adjust the menu according to your dietary needs and preferences, ensuring that you receive the best possible experience. With us, you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in delectable dishes while enjoying nature’s beauty.

Safety and Responsible Tourism Practices

At Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours, safety is our top priority. We take all necessary precautions to ensure that our clients are safe during their trekking experience. Our expert guides are trained in first aid and mountain rescue, equipped with top-quality safety gear, and carry emergency communication devices. We also conduct regular risk assessments to identify potential hazards and have contingency plans in place to address any unforeseen circumstances.

In addition to prioritizing safety, we also place a strong emphasis on responsible tourism practices. We are committed to minimizing our environmental impact and preserving the natural beauty of Peru for future generations. That’s why we adhere to Leave No Trace principles, avoiding damage to flora and fauna, minimizing waste, and restricting campfires. We also prioritize the use of local suppliers and products to support the economy and cultures of the communities we visit.

Our commitment to safety and responsible tourism practices is an integral part of our trekking philosophy. We believe that by providing our clients with a safe and sustainable experience, we can create a positive impact on both the environment and the local communities.

Our Safety and Responsible tourism practices

Practice Description
Expert guides We only employ certified, experienced, and knowledgeable guides who are familiar with the area and trained in first aid, CPR, and mountain rescue techniques.
Safety equipment We provide our guides with top-quality safety equipment, including oxygen bottles, pulse oximeters, and emergency communication devices.
Risk assessments We conduct regular risk assessments to identify potential hazards and implement measures to mitigate risks.
Leave No Trace principles We prioritize sustainable practices, minimizing waste, avoiding damage to flora and fauna, and restricting campfires.
Supporting local communities We prioritize the use of local suppliers and products to support the economy and cultures of the communities we visit. We also provide donations to support local social and environmental projects.

Testimonials from Our Happy Trekkers

Still not convinced that the Choquequirao trek with Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours is the adventure of a lifetime? Don’t just take it from us – hear what our past trekkers have to say:

“I can’t recommend this trek enough. The team at Sunrise Peru is fantastic – from our knowledgeable guide to the friendly porters who carried our bags and made the delicious meals, everyone went above and beyond to ensure we had an incredible experience. And the trek itself? Absolutely amazing. The views are out of this world, and the ruins of Choquequirao are truly awe-inspiring. I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to explore this hidden gem of Peru.”

– Emily V., New York

“As someone who loves hiking and trekking, I was blown away by the Choquequirao trek with Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours. Every day brought new challenges and adventures, but our expert guide made sure we were safe and well-prepared for anything that came our way. And the scenery! It’s hard to put into words just how breathtaking it was. I especially loved the early mornings, when we would watch the sunrise over the mountains before continuing on our trek. I’ll never forget this experience.”

– Ryan T., California

These are just a couple of examples of the many positive reviews we’ve received from trekkers who have chosen Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours for their Choquequirao adventure. Ready to join us and make your own memories? Contact us today to book your trekking experience!


At Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours, we believe that the Choquequirao Trekking Adventure is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. From the hidden gem of Choquequirao to the majestic natural beauty of Peru, this journey is filled with unforgettable sights and experiences.

We take pride in offering personalized itineraries, expert guides, and responsible tourism practices to ensure that our trekkers have a safe and enjoyable trip. Our cozy tents, comfortable sleeping arrangements, and gourmet cuisine add to the authentic camping experience.

But don’t just take our word for it – our past trekkers have raved about their experiences with us. They have shared their recommendations and insights, emphasizing the unique aspects of the Choquequirao trekking adventure.

So, if you’re looking for an adventure that combines Incan history and culture with stunning natural landscapes, we invite you to join us on the Choquequirao trek with Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours. We promise it will be an unforgettable journey that you’ll cherish for years to come.


What is the Choquequirao Trekking Adventure?

The Choquequirao Trekking Adventure is an incredible journey that takes you through the stunning landscapes of the Peruvian Andes to the ancient ruins of Choquequirao. This multi-day trek offers an off-the-beaten-path experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in nature and explore the hidden gem of Choquequirao.

Why is Choquequirao considered a hidden gem?

Choquequirao is often referred to as a hidden gem because it is a well-preserved ancient Incan site that receives fewer visitors compared to the famous Machu Picchu. This means you can enjoy a more peaceful and intimate experience while exploring the ruins and connecting with the rich history and culture of the Incas.

What sets Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours apart?

Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours is dedicated to providing exceptional trekking experiences in Peru. What sets us apart is our team of experienced guides who are knowledgeable about the region and passionate about sharing their expertise. We also offer personalized itineraries, ensuring each trekker gets a unique and unforgettable adventure. Additionally, we are committed to responsible tourism practices, prioritizing the preservation of the environment and supporting local communities.

How should I prepare for the Choquequirao Trek?

The Choquequirao Trek requires a moderate level of fitness. To prepare, it is recommended to engage in regular exercise and cardiovascular activities leading up to the trek. It’s also important to acclimatize to the altitude by spending a few days in Cusco before starting the trek. Packing essentials include comfortable hiking boots, breathable clothing, a good quality backpack, a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water. We provide a comprehensive packing list to all our trekkers to ensure they are well-prepared.

What is the day-by-day itinerary for the Choquequirao Trek?

Our carefully crafted itinerary for the Choquequirao Trek includes a detailed breakdown of each day’s activities and highlights. From the starting point in Cachora to the final destination at the Choquequirao ruins, you will embark on a thrilling adventure through diverse landscapes, crossing suspension bridges, and camping in picturesque locations. Each day presents a unique experience, revealing the beauty of the Peruvian Andes and allowing you to uncover the secrets of Choquequirao.

What can I expect to see at the ruins of Choquequirao?

Exploring the ruins of Choquequirao is a truly enchanting experience. You will discover impressive terraces, majestic temples, intricate stonework, and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The ruins are still being excavated, so there is a sense of discovery and mystery as you wander through this ancient Incan site. It’s a chance to step back in time and connect with the incredible history and architecture of the Incas.

What is the cultural significance of Choquequirao?

Choquequirao holds great cultural significance as one of the last refuges of the Incas during the Spanish conquest. The site is believed to have served as a sacred ceremonial center and an important hub for religious ceremonies and rituals. It is also thought to have been a crucial link between the Incan capital, Cusco, and the jungle regions. Exploring Choquequirao allows you to immerse yourself in Incan history, spirituality, and culture.

What natural beauty will I encounter during the trek?

The Choquequirao Trek offers stunning vistas of the Peruvian Andes, immersing you in awe-inspiring natural beauty. You will witness snow-capped mountains, verdant valleys, countless varieties of flora and fauna, and pristine rivers. This trek allows you to fully embrace the raw and majestic landscapes of Peru, ensuring that every step offers breathtaking views.

What can I expect from the camping experience?

Our camping experience on the Choquequirao Trek is designed to provide comfort, relaxation, and a sense of connection with nature. You will stay in spacious and cozy tents with comfortable sleeping arrangements. Our team takes care of setting up and dismantling the campsites, allowing you to focus on enjoying the trek. Additionally, our expert chefs prepare delicious gourmet cuisine, providing you with nourishing meals to keep you energized throughout the journey.

How does Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours prioritize safety?

At Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours, safety is our top priority. We provide experienced guides who are trained in first aid and rescue techniques. Our team continuously monitors weather conditions and trail conditions to ensure the safety of our trekkers. We also adhere to responsible tourism practices, promoting sustainable trekking and minimizing our impact on the environment. Your safety and well-being are of utmost importance to us.

What do past trekkers say about the Choquequirao Trek?

Don’t just take our word for it! Past trekkers who have experienced the Choquequirao Trek with Sunrise Peru Trek Travel & Tours have shared their testimonials. They rave about the incredible landscapes, the knowledgeable guides, the well-organized itinerary, and the overall unforgettable nature of the trek. These testimonials provide valuable insights and recommendations from those who have already embarked on this adventure.