Choquequirao Frequently Asked Questions

13 de May de 2023

In a country as diverse as Peru, the Inca City of Choquequirao is one of the most charming tourist destinations to visit.

Among the adventurers, a variety of doubts arise about this archaeological complex and to solve them follow the answers we mention.

Is it possible to get from Choquequirao to Machu Picchu?

Part of the Inca Trail has as its route the pass from Choquequirao to Machu Picchu.

This tour is challenging and fascinating at the same time, because first you will have to leave Cusco or Abancay until you reach Cachora. Then to the Capuliyoc viewpoint where you will start an extensive hike to Choquequequirao and then head to the Wonders of Machu Picchu.

The entire tour lasts between 7 and 8 days, the road will present you with indescribable landscapes with abundant vegetation and climate changes that will amaze you.

Is there a cable car in Choquequirao?

The construction of the cable car remains in projects that have not yet been executed, therefore, the visit to Choquequirao continues to proceed by hiking. It usually lasts 4 full days with a magnificent journey through the Andean valley.

Is it advisable to do the tour without a guide?

It is not recommended because the route is complicated, so the best option to have a more comfortable tour is through a travel agency.

This decision is based on the level of difficulty, the food you will need and the guide with whom you will have an explanation of the knowledge, history and tradition of Choquequirao.

How many meters above sea level is Choquequirao?

The Inca citadel is located more than 3,030 meters above sea level. Despite having a considerable height to the cold, it is an area that mostly has a temperate climate during the day due to the proximity to the Apurimac canyon, but at night and early morning the temperature tends to drop.

Is it dangerous to trek to Choquequirao?

Although the road requires a good physical condition for not having any means of transportation, to determine the level of risk in the trekking to Choquequirao you must consider the steep roads it presents. However, it is recommended to visit the site in the dry season (April to October) so as not to have problems with rain.

How difficult is Trek?

The greatest difficulty is the long hikes of several days that we must take to reach the campsites and the Complex of Choquequirao.

What to wear to Choquequirao?

Generally we have to wear comfortable clothes and with less weight to move better through the mountains. The clothes you will wear will also depend on the season in which you do the tour, if it is in the rainy season it will be essential to have waterproof clothing during the day and warm clothes at night.

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