This territory has a variety of microclimates. The landscape consists of snow-covered summits of more than 6000m, high Andean plateaus and a fantastic rainforest. This region is dominated by Manco Inca, place of the occidental invasion. This place includes different nucleus, sacred settlements and constructions.

Choquequirao Trek

Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu, Grandiose and mysterious, this abandoned city has lots of parallels with Machu Picchu and there are a variety of theories about its function and purpose. It´s only relatively recently, however, that COPESCO (the official body responsible for tourism in Peru) has partially uncovered the site and there still remains a lot more to be discovered.

Alternative Trek to Choquequirao 4 Days is designed for adventurers who wish to experience a trekking route different to the others, such as the Inca trail, where it often isn’t possible to find spaces. The Alternative trek to Choquequirao 4 days offers us one of the most amazing and incomparable experiences that has to be done at least once in our lives.

The most outstanding sights are the two-floor houses occupying the heart of the site, a fountain and a possible temple, a lovely stone wall and the large enclosures called kallankas, with their doors that lead nowhere and internal niches in trapezoid shapes that had the function of temples or meeting houses during Inca ceremonies.

Hundreds of platforms of all types and shapes, occupy the western and eastern slopes, which were used to cultivate products such as corn, potatoes or quinoa, indispensable to the small population. And perhaps coca, used by the elite as a display of their power.

Alternative Trek to Choquequirao 4 Days is full of beautiful landscapes including the impressive Apurimac Canyon, which we will have to cross to get to Choquequirao. According to new archaeological discoveries this Inca city is actually twice the size of Machupicchu. If you have 4 days to spare during your stay in Cusco, why not take a trip to Choquequirao under the guidance of our team at GOLDEN MAPI

Lying in a cloud forest, a dramatic 1150 meters above the Apurimac River and surrounded by the fascinating landscape of the Vilcabamba mountain range, Choquequirao has everything to offer an adventure trekker. Due to its remote location few tourists have visited this site so far. Fortunately, COPESCO have now also constructed a footbridge over the Apurimac River, below the site – making it more accessible.

It is a challenging but truly rewarding hike down to the depths of the Apurimac Canyon and then up to the site – in the clouds!

Choquequirao Trek 4 Days Itinerary:

Altitude: 1500 – 3030 m. / 4921 – 9941 f.
High season: Whole year
Duration: 4 days – 3 nights / 5 days – 4 nights
Level of difficulty: Moderate
*A minimum of 4  persons is needed for this trek