Tough going but worth it if you can handle it and are happy to do some preparation. Especially as not many people do it so it’s much quieter. These guys picked us up at the airport, gave us a quick tour around the main parts of Cusco, advised on the best place to get money changed, pharmacy, Mercado, and arranged to meet up at our hotel the night before the trek started to go through the schedule and what to expect. The trek was so well organized. Couldn’t fault anything.
They also took us to the airport on our final morning for the next part of our trip. We rented sleeping bags usd10/night per person and walking poles usd10/pair for the trek. Our guide arranged for us to go to the hot springs in Santa Teresa on the last camping night of our trip (80 soles return taxi from our campsite plus 10 soles entry per person). This was awesome for our tired legs!
The tents were roomy. There is a separate dining tent and a tent for El Bano the toilet tardis which got pitched lunchtime and overnight. So impressed with the food. Timo is a talented chef who should open his own restaurant. There was always a horse bringing up the rear with water onboard or in case of any issues or injuries. If you are doing Choquequirao, do it with Amazonas Explorer.