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Inca Quarry Trail Hike to Machu Picchu 4 Days

Optional inca trail where the stone speak

Inca Quarry Trek to Machupicchu 4D/3N

The Cachiccata Quarry Trek is a great alternative to the famed Inca Trail trek. The Cachiccata Trail was built by the Incas and used for hundreds of years to access local communities and transport goods.  This trekking adventure visits Peru’s cultural past, and explores modern Inca communities and customs. The trail takes us through secluded waterfalls, ancient terraces and exotic wildlife, all the while delivering fantastic views of the Sacred Valley and Peru’s commanding snow-capped mountains. Visit with local families and explore de  quarry trek.

Cachiccata at Inca Quarry Trail

The Chaski walk is a great trek option unknown by the other agencies of Cusco and also one of the 6 alternative routes chosen by the National Geography to reach the mysterious Machupichu. You won’t meet many people on the road but an incredible natural wealth, as well as wonderful Incas ruins (Perolniyoc) built at the top of the Socma community.

Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu

Inca Quarry Trail Trek to Machu Picchu Map

Map of Inca Quarry Trail Trek to Machu Picchu
(Download Inca Quarry Trail Map in PDF here)

Trek Brienfing

you will have through briefing with your guide 1 or 2 days before your  inca quarry trek to machu picchu, we will provide you ample information regarding your upcoming 4-day trek and any other details that you would like.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Socma – Rayan community

Hotel / Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner

After having breakfast at your hotel, we will come get you at about 5:30am and leave Cusco to go to the mummy house in the Urubamba Valley. The construction was made by the Incas to honour the deads by making sacrifices and offering. This house is a good place for you to see and understand a bit more about the Incan culture.
We will then start walking to the Socma community located in a little valley full of animals and with an incredible nature wealth. We will also visit the Socma waterfalls and the ruins of Perolniyuc.

  • Walking time : 7 hours
  • Walking distance: 8km/ 5 miles
  • Climate: Warm
  • Accomodation : Camp
  • Campsite elevation : 3100m/ 10180 feet

Waterfall Socma Peroniyoc Inca Quarry Trail

Day 2: Rayan – Sun Gate – Inca Quarry

Tent /Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

You will wake up in the morning with a beautiful sunrise and an incredible view over the mountains, and then take a delicious breakfafst to get loads of energy before starting the day. We will walk for 3 hours to go to the top of the Charcahuallya mountains and stay for a while for you to rest and take pictures. We will then go down for 30 minutes to get lunch.

After enjoying your food, the adventure will continue with a 2 hours walk until Cachiccata, also know as the “Buena Negra”. The last 2 hours won’t be hard as we will go mostly downhill to reach the campsite, which is close to the Sun’s door. There, you will see the beautiful Veronica Mountain, also called Wakayhuilka located in the Sacred valley.

  • Walking time : 9 hours
  • Walking distance : 14km/ 7,5 miles
  • Climate: Warm/ Windy
  • Accomodation : Camp
  • Campsite elevation : 3600m/ 11,813 ft

Day 3: Inca Quarry – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

Tent /Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner

After a great breakfast, we will go down for about an hour to reach the pits of Cachiccata (3634m) to see what used to be the process of rock carving. We will then visit other Incan pits that represent the guardians of this impressive mountain.

The walk continues by going down for 2 hours to reach Ollantaytambo (2840m), where we will stop for lunch and take the train to Aguas Calientes. We will stay there overnight before leaving to Machupichu the next day.

  • Walking time: 4 hours
  • Walkng distance : 7km/ 3,5miles
  • Climate : Warm
  • Accommodation : Hotel

Day 4: Pueblo Aguas Calientes Town – Machu Picchu

Hotel /Breakfast

We will have breakfast early in the hotel before leaving with the bus at 5:30 am to Machupichu. Our tour inside the ruins will last approximately 2 hours but you will have free time after to explore on your own. If you have tickets to visit Huaynapicchu you will be able to go then and if you don’t, there are places to visit without tickets like the Sun’s door and the impressive Inca bridge inside the city.

Inclusions

Included on the inca quarry trek to machu picchu

  • Tourist guide fluent in English, spanish and quechua
  • Transport to bring you to the start of the trek
  • Comfortable tent for 4 persons
  • Mattresses
  • Bathroom tent
  • Kitchen tent
  • Dinning room tent
  • Tables and chairs
  • Cooks
  • Muleteers
  • Horses carrying 8 kg of luggages per each person
  • Emergency horse
  • 4 breakfasts/ 5 lunches/ 5 dinners
  • Oxygen tank
  • round train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Machu Pichu-Machupicchu to Ollantaytambo
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance ticket for Machu Pichu
  • bus from ollantaytambo to cusco

Not Included on The Quarry trek to  machu picchu

  • Sleeping bag (you can rent some directly at the agency)
  • First day breakfast
  • Lunch for the 4 day
  • Tips for the crew, cook and muleteers
  • Round bus ticket from Aguas Calientes town  to Machu Pichu- machupicchu to aguas calientes town -cusco
  • Wayna picchu mountain  $75 USD per person
  • Machu picchu mountain   $ 70 USD per person

What To Bring for the inca Quarry trek

  • Original passport (it is better to bring both to buy tickets)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Raincoat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera with external battery
  • Suncream
  • Hat for the sun and for the cold
  • Hiking sticks
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Flashlight
  • Hiking shoes, trousers and jumpers
  • gloves
  • thermal clothing

Departures & Price

Departure dates 2019 – 2020

Price
number of people                      prices per person

1-2  Person                                    $ 535 USD Per Person

3-4  People                                 $ 520 USD Per Person

 

Note: A minimum of two people is required to run the trek, and there is a maximum of eight people per group

students: discount of $20, but you have to supply us with a copy of your ISIC card when you make the booking. Children up to 15 years of age will be charged as students, under the condition that you supply us with a copy of the passport at the time of booking time.

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Packing list

Important

  • original passport
  • valid student card (if booked as a student with machula expeditions)
  • immigration card  ( as you enter peru)
  • comfortable daypack ( hiking daypack)
  • camelbaks ( or water bottle)
  • comfortable hiking boots

Gear inside your daypacks

  • sunhat
  • rain poncho
  • fleece
  • music iphone
  • handsanitizer
  • camara
  • sunscreen
  • wet wipes
  • bug spray
  • personal medications
  • toilet paper ( plastic bag for waste
  • for your duffel
  • 2 hiking pants
  • 4 sets s-shirt
  • 3 sets of hiking socks
  • sets of undergarments
  • water proof jacket
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • headlamp  essencial
  • quickday towel
  • sleeping bag recommend down bags for -10c at least
  • toothbrush and paste

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