Are you fascinated by Inca´s archeological sites and the wonders it offer?

Considered as Machupicchu´s sister, Choquequirao Trail or “Cradle of Gold” is in fact 3 times larger than the most famous Inca site of the world. Last refuge of the Incas and abandoned after the Spanish occupation, it became covered by dense cloud forest vegetation until recently rediscovered by archeologists.

The trek we are offering you will be without any doubts, challenging and adventurous. Following the same paths as the Incas, you will be immersed in History discovering amazing Andean landscapes.

DAY 1: Cusco – Capuliyoc – Rosas Pata

Included today: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Our private van will come pick you up at your hotel early in the morning for a 4 hours drive to Capuliyoc, a beautiful place located on the edge of the Apurimac Canyon, where you will have the opportunity to watch condors. We will start the hike going downhill for 2 hours and reach Chikiska to have lunch. After lunch, we will walk uphill for an hour and a half until Rosas Pata, the campsite, and stay overnight.

  • Accomodation for today: Camp .
  • Min Altitude: 1550 m. / 4988 ft.
  • Max Altitude: 3324 m. / 10906 ft.
  • Distance to walk for today: 14 Km. / 8.7 mi.
  • Weather Sensation: Warm, Wind.
  • Difficulty of this day: 3.
  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 04:00 am to 06:00 pm, Total enjoying hours for today: 14:0 hours, Total Walking Time: 04:00 hours,

DAY 2: Rosas Pata – Maranpata – Choquequirao

Included today: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Tea.

This second day, we will leave early after breakfast and hike all the way up to Maranpata to get lunch. We won´t lie to you, the 4 hours climb will be challenging but once you get to the top, you will be rewarded by a breath taking view over the ruins of Choquequirao (3110 meters – 10120 feet). To finally reach it, we will walk another 2 hours and relax, enjoying the sunset and the beauty of the place.

  • Accomodation for today: Camp .
  • Min Altitude: 2800 m. / 9010 ft.
  • Max Altitude: 3100 m. / 10171 ft.
  • Distance to walk for today: 13 Km. / 8.08 mi.
  • Weather Sensation: Warm.
  • Difficulty of this day: 4.
  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 05:00 am to 06:00 pm, Total enjoying hours for today: 13:0 hours, Total Walking Time: 04:00 hours,

DAY 3: Choquequirao – Pinchinuyoc

Included today: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Tea.

After waking up in beautiful Choquequirao and having a nice breakfast, you will have time to explore the site on your own and rest for a while before having lunch. Then we will slowly take off and hike to the ruins of PInchinuyoc, which are about 2 hours away going downhill and reach the campsite for the night.

  • Accomodation for today: Camp .
  • Min Altitude: 3110 m. / 10008 ft.
  • Max Altitude: 3200 m. / 10499 ft.
  • Distance to walk for today: 10 Km. / 6.21 mi.
  • Weather Sensation: Warm.
  • Difficulty of this day: 1.
  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 05:00 am to 06:00 pm, Total enjoying hours for today: 13:0 hours, Total Walking Time: 04:00 hours,

DAY 4: Pinchinuyoc – Rio Blanco – Maizal

Included today: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Tea.

Today, we will first descend to reach the Canyon of the Rio Blanco (1990 meters – 6527 feet) where you will enjoy the beautiful scenery. Once we get down, you will have time to relax and get ready for the 4 hours climb ahead, ending at Maizal to stay overnight.

  • Accomodation for today: Camp .
  • Min Altitude: 1990 m. / 6404 ft.
  • Max Altitude: 2500 m. / 8203 ft.
  • Distance to walk for today: 10 Km. / 6.21 mi.
  • Weather Sensation: Warm, Wind.
  • Difficulty of this day: 4.
  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 05:00 am to 06:00 pm, Total enjoying hours for today: 13:0 hours, Total Walking Time: 06:00 hours,

DAY 5: Maizal – Yanama – Lucma bamba

Included today: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Tea.

After an early wake up, a 4 hours walk is awaiting us through a semi- jungle to the Victoria Mines and other Inca ruins that we will visit. Another hour walk and we will reach the wonderful pass of Victoria (4130mt – 13546 feet), and enjoy the views as we will be going down to Yanama, a typical village of the Andes. From there, we will take our private minivan to reach Lucmabamba and enjoy a delicious dinner before resting at the campsite.

  • Accomodation for today: Camp .
  • Min Altitude: 2500 m. / 8045 ft.
  • Max Altitude: 4120 m. / 13518 ft.
  • Distance to walk for today: 12 Km. / 7.46 mi.
  • Weather Sensation: Warm, Wind.
  • Difficulty of this day: 4.
  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 05:00 am to 06:00 pm, Total enjoying hours for today: 13:0 hours, Total Walking Time: 06:00 hours,

DAY 6: Lucma bamba – LLactapata – Aguas Calientes

Included today: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Following the original Inca Trail, you will be exploring through a 3 hours and a half walk in the cloud forest an absolutely beautiful scenery. Once getting at the ruins of Llactapata (2700 mt – 8907 feet), we will have time to visit it and have an amazing view over a part of Machu Picchu. We will then keep walking down for an hour and a half to Rio Aobamba and another 20 minutes to get lunch at Hidroelectrica. The train to Aguas Calientes will leave at 3 pm, where we will check in at our hotel, relax and get ready for the following day. Dinner will be taken at the restaurant.

  • Accomodation for today: Hotel .
  • Min Altitude: 1200 m. / 3862 ft.
  • Max Altitude: 2700 m. / 8859 ft.
  • Distance to walk for today: 18 Km. / 11.18 mi.
  • Weather Sensation: Cool, Wind.
  • Difficulty of this day: 4.
  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 05:00 am to 06:00 pm, Total enjoying hours for today: 13:0 hours, Total Walking Time: 04:00 hours,

DAY 7: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cucso

Included today: Box Lunch, Breakfast.

Waking up early, we will have to take the 30 minutes bus leaving to Machupicchu at 5am. We will go through the control entrance and you will receive a 2 hours and half guided tour around the most important places of the site. Don´t worry, you will have free time afterwards to explore on your own and take pictures.

If you are willing to climb Wayna Picchu, please let us know in advance so we can arrange and buy a special ticket for you. The bus then will drive you back down to Aguas Calientes, where you will catch the train to Ollantaytambo. From there, our private bus will awaiting you and bring you back to Cusco and to your hotel.

  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 12:00 am to 12:00 am, Total enjoying hours for today: 0:0 hours, Total Walking Time: 00:00 hours,

Included in this Tour:

  • Breakfast.
  • Comfortable tent for 4 persons.
  • Cooks.
  • Dinner.
  • Dinning room tent.
  • Drinking water.
  • Emergency horse.
  • Entrance ticket for Machu Pichu.
  • Horses carrying 8 kg of luggages per each person.
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes town.
  • Kitchen tent.
  • Lunch.
  • Mattresses.
  • Muleteers.
  • Oxygen tank.
  • Round bus ticket from Aguas Calientes town to Machu Pichu- machupicchu to aguas calientes town.
  • Round train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Machu Pichu- machupicchu to ollantaytambo-cusco.
  • Tables and chairs.
  • Tourist guide fluent in English, Spanish and quechua.
  • Transport to bring you to the start of the trek.

Not Included

  • First Day Breakfast.
  • Lunch for the 5th day.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Tips for the Crew, cook and muleteers.

Extras for aditional fee

  • Sleeping bag.
  • Walking Sticks.

What to Bring

  • Camera.
  • Flashlight.
  • gloves.
  • Hat for the sun and for the cold.
  • Hiking shoes, trousers and jumpers.
  • Hiking sticks.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Original passport.
  • Personal backpack.
  • Personal medication.
  • Raincoat.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Warm clothes.

Our prices for this tour:

    * Note: A minimum travelers is required to run the trek, and there is a maximum of eight people per group.
    Number of People Price per person Book
    1 Person* Not available Book Now!
    2-4 Persons* USD$ 975.00 Book Now!
    5-6 persons* USD$ 955.00 Book Now!
    7-8 persons* USD$ 870.00 Book Now!

Disccount for this tour:

Students: Discount of $20, but you have to supply us with a copy of your ISIC card when you make the booking. Children up to 15 years of age will be charged as students, under the condition that you supply us with a copy of the passport at the time of booking time.

Departure for: 2022 - 2023

Departure dates 2021 2022

Every Day.

Important:

  • Camelbaks ( or water bottle).
  • comfortable hiking boots.
  • immigration card.
  • Original passport.
  • valid student card.

Gear inside your Daypacks

  • 2 Hiking pants.
  • 3 sets of hiking socks.
  • 4 Sets s-shirt.
  • Bug Spray.
  • Camera.
  • Fleece.
  • Hand sanitizer.
  • Personal backpack.
  • Personal medication.
  • Quickday towel.
  • Rain jacket and pants.
  • Rain Poncho.
  • sleeping bag recommend down bags for -10c at least.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Toilet Paper.
  • toothbrush and paste.
  • Warm clothes.
  • water proof jacket.
  • Wet Wipes.

Our Reviews

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