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Choquequirao Sunset Observation tour – 5 days trip


Choquequirao Sunset Observation tour: It is one of the best trekking programs in Peru, a hike that combines nature, culture, history and archaeological, where you can really enjoy the experience of observing on of the best sunsets in the Andes. It is located in the spurs of the Salkantay mountain range, at 3,100 m.a.s.l. At anta province and cusco region, Surrounded by the incredible Andes mountains, above of the Apurimac river,  the hike shows beautiful scenery, waiting us to enjoy its beauty.

But to have this reward, you have to work first, the trail is one of the hard trekking paths in Peru, deep canyon and steep uphill challenges everyone, where our Choquequirao expert guide will take care of every step of the train, with our team of muleteers and cooks to make from this trip a history to tell.

Choquequirao sunset observation tour, through the hardest trekking tour in the world.

Price Includes​

  • Private transport to huancalle.
  • horses to pack all equipment to camp.
  • Complete meals during trip.
  • Inflatable mattresses.
  • Fee for the park.
  • English speaking tour guide.
  • trekking cook, cook helpers.
  • Emergency Horse.
  • tents.
  • Muleteers.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Return Transport.

Price Excludes

  • Sleeping Bags.
  • Souvenirs.


Day 01: Cusco – Huancalle – Chiquisca

At: 06:00 hrs, our transfer personnel will pick you up and you can go towards west, on the drive you will pass by a canyon and villages, after 4.5 hours’ drive, you will reach huancalle and start the walk at this point, the trail shows incredible views from start to end, the hike takes path by a downhill section with switchbacks, all the way up to the lunch at Cocamasana.

At this place there a house and a camp spot, after a good break and getting meals the group will continue the remaining 3 kms, then reach Chiquisca and spend the 1st night at the best place to spend the night in a warm place.


Day 02: Chiquisca – Maranpata

Early wake up to enjoy the fresh morning, then breakfast, then we walk down to the bottom of the canyon, then climb up the hardest points of the trail, after about 1.5 hours of walk we will reach santa rosa baja, a place where couple families live and grow avocados, they sell drinks as well, we can take a break then continue  we are going to,  we continue with our hike, we’ll pass by some clear water springs, then climb up all the way to reach maranpata and stop for lunch.

After lunch take afternoon free to enjoy the nicest view, and spend the night in a great scennic place.

Day 03: Maranpata – Choquequirao - Maranpata

This is going to be a nice day, from the camp hike 4 km, and visit the lower part of Choquequirao, see magnificent terraces, then climb up to visit pikiwasi sector and the house of the priests, then find a good place to have our picnic lunch.

After lunch we will take relax and get energy, then visit the main plaza, climb up to the upper sector, and also visit the terraces of the Llamas, then reach the Usnu then spend the rest of the evening observing the sunset, the sun will get behind the mountains projecting rains that makes it an experience, then  we will get down to the camp site and spend the night.

Day 04: Maranpata – Coca masana

After breakfast, we will return re-start the return, the 1st part goes by little uphill and flat part, then it gets in to downhill for about 3 hours, then you can have a break at playa rosalina and after some relax time, begin the uphill and after 1.5 hours cocamasana, from here you can enjoy the view of nice mountains above the apurimac river, the sunset is also spectacular, the night in going to be very fresh to spend the night.

Day 05. – Coca masana – Cusco

In the morning, we will breakfast and walk the last uphill section, the train is ornate by some trees and plants, then reach capuliyoc for the last stop, after a break we will walk to the start point and have lunch, after lunch you will catch our private transport to return to cusco. As optional our transport can drive you to the hot springs of cconoc and have relaxing bath, then return to cusco city arriving by 19:00 hrs, where our trip ends.