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Short Choquequirao Trail

Short Choquequirao Trail

4 / 3 nights

from: USD 450.00

Walking through the Andes, through villages with living traditions, Cusco is the ideal place for outdoor sports and adventure. The Andean geography of Cusco is plagued by a great amount of snow-covered mountains of more than 5,000 meters, lagoons, rivers, bucolic valleys and picturesque villages. Cusco has excellent scenarios for mountaineering, trekking, rafting, mountain biking, paragliding and hang gliding, balloon flights, bungee rides, horseback riding. Highlighting the mountain circuits such as Ausangate, Salkantay and Choquequirao and the famed Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.


Choquequirao, Quechua name meaning "Cradle of gold", would have been according to historians, the abode of the last rebellious Incas of Vilcabamba. This Short Choquequirao Trail circuit offers us a formidable walk through various ecosystems and enjoying beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains of the Vilcabamba mountain range and with descents to the deep Apurímac river canyon, then ascend through the vegetation to reach the citadel of Choquequirao; located in the District of Santa Teresa, Province of the Convention and Department of Cusco

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Day 1: Cusco – Cachora – Chiquispa.

Day 2: Chiquiska – Playa Rosalina – Sunchupata.

Day 3: Sunchupata – Choquequirao – Chiquiska.

Day 4: Chiquiska – Capuliyoc – Cachora.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco - Cachora - Chiquiska

At the indicated time we will pick you up from your hotel. To start the journey to the town of Cachora on the way we will stop for a moment to appreciate the archaeological remains of Tarawasi, then continue to the bridge Cunyac between the departments of Cusco and Apurimac, then pass through the district of Curawasi and Saywute to finally get to Cachora (10:00 approx). From this place we will start our walk along a gently sloping path to reach the pass of Capuliyoc (2800 masl) and place our lunch after two hours of walking, then we will go to the town of Chaquisqa (1930 masl) that all the The trip is downhill and the landscape is breathtaking and beautiful and the weather warm, in this place we will have our first camp, it is three hours of walking.

Day 2: Chiquiska - Playa Rosalina - Sunchupata

After breakfast (5:00 am), we will continue with our trekking towards Rosalinas beach (1550 masl), then climb the very early slope towards Santa Rosa (2100 masl) instead of our lunch, this trip is the most difficult which we will do in three hours, then ascend to Maranpata (2850 masl) which is a smoother ascent during this journey you can see all the way of the first day and the vegetation that exists in this place then we will travel a straight stretch in the direction of Sunchupata that in this place we will have our camp and that the walking time is two hours, from here it is one hour to Choquequirao.

Day 3: Sunchupata - Choquequirao - Chiquiska

Very early after breakfast (5:00 am) we will go to Choquequirao which is an hour walk to receive the sunrise of Choquequirao, this site will be visited for three hours always accompanied by the guide who will explain correctly about this important Inka refuge. At the indicated time we will start the return to Sunchupata and start descending to Santa Rosa instead of our lunch, and then descend to Rosalinas beach, which is a stretch of one hour, arriving at Rosalinas we will go to the town of Chiquisqa which is two hours from Rosalinas and that in this place we will camp.

Day 4: Chiquiska - Capuliyoc - Cachora

A good breakfast will be served in Chiquisqa (06:00 am) and return by the same road to Cachora, which is the slope that is lower on the first day, which is smoother with a two-hour ascent until reaching the Capuliyoc pass and which from here there are two more hours until the town of Cachora which is a much smoother stretch and we will be arriving around 12:00 pm, on the way we will appreciate exotic flora and fauna as well as views of imposing snow-capped mountains and the impressive Apurimac canyon. In the afternoon we will go to Qonoq thermo medicinal baths (optional) where we will rest for an hour and then continue to the city of Cusco, where we will arrive at 8:00 p.m. transfer to the hotel and end of our services.


  • Pre-trek briefing.
  • Early morning transfer by private bus to Cachora - the initial point of the trek.
  • Accommodation: Campsites (3 nights).
  • Entrance fee to the Choquequirao.
  • Meals: 3x breakfast, 3x lunch, 3x dinner and 3x afternoon hot beverages (please advise us in advance if you are a vegetarian; this option is for NO extra additional cost)
  • Professional bilingual Tour Guide.
  • Professional Cook.
  • Horses to carry food, camping and cooking equipment and 5 kg of each passenger's stuff
  • Camping equipment: Eureka Mountain Personal double tents (4 person tent which allows for greater comfort, and also storage of backpacks).
  • Tables and chairs, a cooking tent with cooking equipment, dining and toilet tents.
  • A sleeping bag (for up to -5°C)
  • Day Pack Rain Covers.
  • Rain Ponchos.
  • Duffel bag (for your personal belongings).
  • A T-shirt of the Choquequirao Trek and Inca Trail Map.
  • Water every day (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own).
  • Tables and chairs, a cooking tent with cooking equipment, dining and toilet tents and bottled gas.


  • Breakfast on the day 1 and lunch on the last day.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips to local staff (please note: it is a custom to give tips in Peru; however, it is not obligatory)


  • Sleeping bag. (If you do not have one, you can rent one at the Cusco office).
  • Warm clothes for the first day.
  • Light clothes, four pairs of socks.
  • Good shoes or hiking boots.
  • Lantern.
  • Water bottle.
  • Camera or video camera (optional).
  • Sun glasses, sun block, hat, mosquito repellent.
  • Water purifying tablets.
  • Snack
  • Water Bottle, Battery Lantern
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun protector
  • Hiking Boots (Waterproof with ankle protectors)
  • Sun Hat 
  • Towel, toilet paper
  • Waterproof (or Plastic Poncho)