Visiting Choquequirao means to combine archaeological, historical and ecological with adventure, because all these factors are present, making the experience unforgettable for all visitors.
Coming in through both Huanipaca or Cachora, reaching the Archaeological Complex implies a demanding walk, ideal for people trained or accustomed to walking; however the effort will be gratefully rewarded for the beautiful landscapes and for discovering the magical sanctuary of Choquequirao.
Tourist flow is incipient: Choquequirao receives about 6,000 tourists a year, mostly concentrated in the months of May to September (source: DDCCusco).
Therefore, Choquequirao is the ideal destination for travelers who enjoy exploring sites that are not crowded by the masses.
You can travel to Choquequirao all year round, keeping in mind that it is not advisable to do it in the months of January to April, due to the possibility of landslides caused by the rains.
Generally, during the day it is hot (20-25 °), with cold temperatures occurring at night (7 - 10 °); the average annual temperature is 16 ° C.
The heights of the route do not pass the 3,100 masl, not generating problems related to altitude sickness (soroche).
Lastly, we would suggest you TRAVELING TO CHOQUEQUIRAO ONLY WITH ORGANIZED TOURS THAT DEDICATE THE NECESSARY TIME TO VISIT THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPLEX!
We are struck by how the vast majority of visitors take 4 days on the road (two to go and two to go back) and only a few hours or maybe minutes (!) to enjoy exploring the different sectors of Choquequirao.
Remember that the archaeological site of Choquequirao needs a whole day to be visited; so large and scattered, is not easy to appreciate fully, each corner is reached and observed carefully. Choquequirao, with its charming details, is a continuous surprise and perhaps that the place "hurin", well known for the photo that is commonly used to identify Choquequirao, is the most tasteless place of the whole site.