The Choquequirao route maybe is not famous but is well known by many travelers that want a challenging week, is not enough to visit Machu Picchu going by bus, it has to be worth every step we take along the way maybe it will be tiring but we will have beautiful landscapes every second that passes. Is for that many tourists say Choquequirao's archaeological site is almost as Machu Picchu because of its architecture. Geographically they are in similar places, between the Andean Valleys to the jungle area both are connected by a system of similar roads, also the location of the archaeological site is 3050m in relation to the Apurimac river 1550m above the sea level.
This beautiful site also called the "golden cradle" was made especially by people who like beautiful landscapes and challenging routes, the difficulty is harder but final, all the tiring hike has a reward. So realize the Choquequirao hike has to see the will self and a good physical condition, which would be great to develop your resistance to pass the hike easier.
Generally, before the hike need to do more exercise for more advantages people think that with only exercises are ready. Don't take a mistake because the physical condition has more thing to develop, for example, the healthy food is an assential way to increase your resintace because vegetables and lentils are important, in Cusco also has a famous and magic ingredient the "coca leaf", people say magic because when chew it incredibly your resistance and energy increases, the "chaskis" were people who send info to other far side and the transportation they used was only the legs.
The acclimatization is another important factor you'll have to realize because in some cases travelers suffer the sickness mountain or "soroche", to avoid this annoying one is necessary spend one day in Cusco, sometimes for children is better a couple of days. During the path is probable suffer headache or diziness because the acclimatization was incorrect, in this case try to take a coca tea, it will improve our discomforts.
The physical resistance is not the only thing you have to do, also a good trekking shoes, if buy a new try to go out and walk for soften the shoes. Bring a waterproof, it's so important especially during rainy seasons. Drink too much water is vitally important during the path, the hydration is fundamental either for can finishe the challenging hike or for your own health.
There are two trail trails to Choquequirao and these trails are the most popular among the adventurous:
During your visit to Cusco Peru. You can choose the best experience for you. Choose the Choquequirao trek and you can add the additional trip to Machu Picchu. You can hike the Inca Trail tours or any other Machu Picchu tours.
The most popular hikes to the lost city of the Incas are the Inca Trail, Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek, and others mentioned on our alternative hike page.
In case you want to start a relaxing trip without camping or walking, we recommend you the following trip to Inca city.