Inca Empire Trek





Trek to the Choquequirao Inca city located in the Vilcabamba Valley of Peru. During the Inca era, Choquequirao possibly rivaled Machu Picchu and now considered the sister city of Machu Picchu. This trek takes 4 days in the hot sun to reach the extraordinary Choquequirao ruins like Machu Pichu, they both have buildings with steep roofs, terraces, and massive walls. The main difference among them is that the only way to get to Choquequirao is by trekking and camping and is a challenging trek and one of the most difficult in the Cusco area.  You will climb steep trails in the hot sun, while the nights are cold. The reward is reaching the Choquequirao ruins which is believed to have been the last refuge for the Incas before the Empire collapsed. The Spaniards never encountered this grandeur site in Peru. If you want to experience history then hike this amazing trail to the Cradle of Gold, Choquequirao.

  • Professional English-Spanish-Quechua speaking guide
  • Briefing before the start of the Choquequirao Trek
  • Private transport to the start of the trek
  • Cook to prepare your meals
  • Admission fees
  • Wrangler with horses
  • Emergenccy horse
  • Toilet Tent with biodegradable bag in toilet
  • Camping equipment: double tents, sleeping pad, kitchen/dining tents, tables, stools, and all kitchen
  • All meals on the itinerary (B= Breakfast L= Lunch, D= Dinner). Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free meals on request at no extra cost.
  • Transport at the end of the trek to your hotel in Cusco
  • First-aid kit and oxygen
  • Domestic Flights (we can book for you)
  • Tours, hotels (we can book for you)
  • Breakfast on day 1, Lunch on day 4
  • Any unforeseen expenses
  • Personal expenses
  • Sleeping bag (we can rent)
  • Walking poles (we can rent)
  • Single Tent (we can rent)
  • Anything not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Gratuities

Cusco – Capuliyoc – Chiquisqa (L, D)

We will depart early in the morning from your hotel in Cusco and take a ride for about 5 hours in our private transport in direction to the Apurimac River until reaching the community of Capulliyoc. This is the starting point of the challenging Choquequirao Trek, where we will meet our wranglers and horses that will carry our backpacks and camping equipment.  We will enjoy lunch prepared by our cook. After lunch, we will begin hiking the steep downhill for approximately 3 hours towards Chiquisqa observing the impressive natural scenery of the Apurimac canyon, the deepest canyo in Peru, and possibly the second deepest in the world.  At Chiquisqa, our team will make camp while you take time to enjoy the stunning beauty of the immensely deep canyon. There are mosquitos here, so make sure to bring repellent.

Starting altitude: 2800 masl
Camping altitude: 1930 masl
Distance: 8 km
Average time: 5 hours by car and then 3 hours trek

Choquequirao Trek Peru

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