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Area de Conservacion Regional Choquequirao

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68 mi 109 km of trail 2 Recommended Routes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 1 Trail Intermediate Trails 7 Trails Hard Trails 2 Trails

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Gems in Area de Conservacion Regional Choquequirao - 1

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gem Favorite Money shot!  The ruins photographed from a common viewing point.  The taller peak in the background is Wayna Picchu (or Huayna Picchu), and it is possible to climb to the top for a different view of the ruins.  You need a special permit to do this - check it out before you go.

Machu Picchu

(11) Santa T…, PE

Recommended Routes in Area de Conservacion Regional Choquequirao - 2

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Favorite The landscape becomes more stark but no less beautiful along this section of the Salkantay Trail.
Difficult

Salkantay Trek

37.8 mi 60.9 km 6,974' Up 2125.55 m Up 13,114' Down 3997.17 m Down

Limatambo, PE
Favorite Looking over the steep valley from Winay Wayna ruins
Difficult

Inca Trail - Trek to Machu Picchu

19.4 mi 31.2 km 6,822' Up 2079.24 m Up 6,876' Down 2095.87 m Down

Ollanta…, PE

Trails in Area de Conservacion Regional Choquequirao - 8

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2.4 mi 3.9 km #1Soraypampa Trek to Humantay Lake
Difficult
Limatambo, PE
Difficult
Limatambo, PE
26.6 mi 42.9 km #2Choquequirao Trail
Difficult
Cachora, PE
Difficult
Cachora, PE
1.0 mi 1.6 km #3Inca Trail: Sun Gate to Machu Picchu
Intermediate
Santa Teresa, PE
Intermediate
Santa Teresa, PE
6.2 mi 9.9 km #4Salkantay Trail: Marcocasa to Salkantay Lodge
Intermediate
Limatambo, PE
Intermediate
Limatambo, PE
7.6 mi 12.2 km #5Salkantay Trail: Salkantay Lodge to Wayna Lodge
Intermediate/Difficult
Limatambo, PE
Intermediate/Difficult
Limatambo, PE
6.7 mi 10.8 km #6Salkantay Trail: Lucma Lodge to Machu Picchu
Intermediate
Santa Teresa, PE
Intermediate
Santa Teresa, PE
11.7 mi 18.8 km #7Salkantay Trail: Collpa Lodge to Lucma Lodge
Intermediate
Curahuasi, PE
Intermediate
Curahuasi, PE
5.7 mi 9.1 km #8Salkantay Trail: Wayna Lodge to Collpa Lodge
Intermediate
Santa Teresa, PE
Intermediate
Santa Teresa, PE

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Money shot!  The ruins photographed from a common viewing point.  The taller peak in the background is Wayna Picchu (or Huayna Picchu), and it is possible to climb to the top for a different view of the ruins.  You need a special permit to do this - check it out before you go.
Feb 9, 2016 near Santa T…, PE
Another view of the ruins from a slightly different angle.
Feb 11, 2016 near Santa T…, PE
The landscape becomes more stark but no less beautiful along this section of the Salkantay Trail.
Nov 18, 2015 near Limatambo, PE
Another view of the ruins.
Feb 12, 2016 near Santa T…, PE
The Salkantay Trek is a photographer's paradise.
Nov 18, 2015 near Limatambo, PE
No cars out here - things move via pack animal while on the Salkantay Trail.  Here, it's propane.  The horses are not roped together, so give them lots of room.
Nov 18, 2015 near Limatambo, PE
Classic view from base of Humantay Lake.
Sep 6, 2019 near Limatambo, PE
This photo was taken from a bit higher than the pass. You can see the trail we were on as well as a small rest area.
Mar 21, 2018 near Cachora, PE