​(12 DAYS)
APRIL 11-22

Machu Picchu is the highlight of any trek in the Andes mountain region of Peru.  But avoiding the crowd and experiencing a more remote trail that will take you to less visited ruins is simply a must!  Choquequirao to Machu Picchu trail is fast becoming more popular as an alternative to the Inca Trail.  It's wild, raw, challenging and without the hassles of obtaining permits.  It's been deemed as one of the best destinations in 2017 by Lonely Planet.  The trek allows you to camp in the wilderness, soak in the hot spring of Aguas Caliente, visit Machu Picchu, and do the climb up Huayna Picchu for an incredible bird's eye view of the ruins.  You also spend time walking in the old part of Lima, the beautiful town of Cusco and the Sacred Valley.  



Arrive in Lima


Lima City Tour


Fly out to Cusco. Walking city tour of Cusco. Visit to local market and Qoricancha temple.


Sacred Valley Tour

Day 1 of Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trail.

Travel by bus on a 4 hour bus ride to the  village of Cachora. Hike to Santa Rosa.

Day 2 of Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trail.

Walk from Santa Rosa Alta to Marampata and Choquequirao.

Day 3 of Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trail.

Walk from Choquequirao to Pinchunulluc.

Day 4 of Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trail.

Walk from Pinchunulluc to Maizal.

Day 5 of Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trail.

Walk from Maizal to Qoriwayrachina mountain pass to Yanama. 

DAY 10
Day 6 Take the bus from Yanama to Aguas Caliente.

DAY 11
Day 7 Aguas Caliente to Machu Piccu; train to Cusco in the evening.

DAY 12

Fly home.


For the daily hike itinerary, see TREK SUMMARY

This trek is STRENUOUS given the high altitude, the possible low temperatures, and the early start times for each day. You must be physically fit, in good health, and preferably with recent backpacking/hiking experience.

NOTE: Consulting with your doctor prior to joining the trip is recommended.  It is highly suggested that you familiarize yourself with the hazards and risks of high altitude trekking.   A completed & signed Liability Waiver form and travel insurance to cover 100% trip cost, emergency medical and evacuation are REQUIRED to join this trip.  After completing your trip booking and deposit, you will be required to purchase the required travel insurance by the trip balance due date.  Failure to obtain adequate travel insurance will result in cancellation of your booking and loss of trip deposit.


​PRICES start at: $2085

2 people    US$ 2685 per person
3 people    US$ 2530 per person
4 people    US$ 2385 per person
5 people    US$ 2230 per person
6+people   US$ 2085 per person

(Get $100 OFF if you book by July 31, 2017 with PROMO CODE "1YEARSALE")       

Single supplement: 
$80 for tent single supplement
 $300 for 5 nights hotel single supplement

DEPOSIT: $895  
Balance is due by 30 days prior to trip departure.

Please read the TERMS & CONDITIONS and LIABILITY WAIVER before booking.  Click on Book Now below to book.

Airport pick up and drop-off to and from hotel
Shared accommodations In Lima, Cuscon& Aguas Caliente

Note: Hostel to be used in Aguas Calientes has hot showers + private bath+ breakfast or another similar; this can be upgraded, if desired.  

Service of a professional bilingual tour guide and assistant guide.
City Tour of Lima & Cusco
Sacred Valley Tour​

Service of porter (to carry group gear and equipment)

​Assistant Guide (for groups of 9 or more people).

​Return transportation; to and from Cachora.

● Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes town.

Train and bus back to Cusco after trek
​Water (Not included for first 4 hours of trek, we will provide you with boiled water for drinking for the remainder of the tour).
Duffel bag for your personal items (to be carried by porter)
Permits and entry fees for Choquequirao and Machupicchu sites.
All meals during the trek: ​6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 afternoon snacks, 6 dinners and various snacks to be eaten throughout the day (Breakfast on day 1 and lunch on the last day are not included)    
Dining tent with tables and chairs

2 person tent and basic sleeping mat
Oxygen bottles & first aid kit for emergencies
Government Tax, office service charge and booking fees

Vegetarian food/Special meals on request at  no extra cost!      

International airfare & Lima to Cusco r/t; travel, medical & emergency evacuation insurance; meals in Lima, Cusco and during Sacred Valley tour; tips; entrances fees during city and Sacred Valley tours; and all other personal expenses. 


Wayna Picchu entry fee: $80
Service of 1 porter (can be shared by 2 people): $320
Service of half porter (up to 7 kilos or 15 pounds): $160
Single Tent supplement: $80

Gear Rental:
Sleeping bag: $70
Walking Sticks: $50
Inflatable Mattress: $60

International flights are excluded.  Clients must book their own flights and send a copy of their flight itinerary by e-mail to no later than the trip balance due date.

After making a deposit, you are required to obtain appropriate travel insurance through Travel Guard or other insurance of your choice that should cover at a minimum 100% of the trip cost (land & air), emergency medical and evacuation for high altitude trekking of up to 5000 meters.  Proof of travel insurance must be provided via electronic mail to no later than the trip balance due date.  Failure to obtain travel insurance by the trip balance due date will result in cancellation and no refund of your trip deposit and/or applicable cancellation fees as noted in the Terms & Conditions.

Note: If you opt to buy your insurance from a company other than Travel Guard, please ensure that the insurance you purchase covers high altitude trekking as there are only a select number of companies that provide such type of coverage.


Please check ahead of time as to the visa requirements for the country of your choosing.  You are responsible for securing your own visa, if required.


Upon booking, you will receive trip notes that include the recommended gear list and  specific trek information.

meet your guide


Trek Coordinator & Guide


3728 Columbia Pike,

Arlington VA 22204 USA


Tel: 1-202-297-2641

Business Hours: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. M-F
                             12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sat

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