The Choquequirao Trek is one of the more quiet treks in the Cusco region. It is also one of the treks that is more difficult to pronounce. This trek usually consists of a 58km return to the Choquequirao Ruins in the Sacred Valley of the Incas near Cusco, Peru. It can be done as a separate trek or combined with hiking to Machu Picchu.
The Choquequirao Trek takes you off the beaten paths and into the unknown. The name Choquequirao translates to ‘Cradle of Gold’ in the local language, Quechua. Found in the Andean highlands, it takes two days of hiking to access the ruins in the south of Peru.
Built in the late-15th century, just like Machu Picchu, the site was never found by the Spanish conquistadors, and is an excellent example of Inca architecture. This is not just an alternative to the Inca Trail. The highest pass is even higher than the Dead Woman’s Pass. Learn how to pronounce the name and get your hiking shoes tied!
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