DURATION

DIFFICULTY

4 DAYS

MODERATE

Prices 

2 Pax - $1,585

3 Pax - $1,352

4 Pax - $1,182

5 Pax - $1,101

6 Pax - $1,092

CACHICCATA QUARRY 4D/3N

From the highest pass on this trail, some the most beautiful snow-capped mountains of the Sacred Valley are visible. This route leads us through a range of ecological and bio geographical zones, therefore a wide variety of scenery. The descent is intense but worth it for the view of the Fortress of Ollantaytambo from its quarry. A fascinating journey that enables us to learn about the local history and nature of the lands and people we pass through, culminating in an amazing tour of the Citadel of Machu Picchu.

 

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

DAY 4 - OLLANTAYTAMBO RUINS - MACHU PICCHU AFTERNOON GUIDED TOUR


Rested well and after a lovely breakfast in this beautiful hotel in Ollantaytambo, located deep in the heart of the Sacred Valley, we will set out explore the Inca site set above the village. After visiting this imposing and well preserved Inca site we head off to the train station and onwards to our encounter with the Machupicchu Citadel. This is a lovely train journey with great views from the windows as we pass by mountains, alongside rivers and through valley plains giving us a great perspective of the surrounding landscape. As the valley turns into a canyon, the scenery alters and the cloud forests begin to appear on our approach to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary. We will disembark in the centre of Aguas Calientes. Once we have lunched we are ready for our afternoon visit to Machu Picchu, having avoided the busy time of the morning and staying in Machupicchu until the site closes. Accompanied by our guide, we take a 25 minute bus ride from Aguas Calientes to the sanctuary entrance (2400m / 7874ft). Our guide will lead us on a tour of exploration and discovery of the many curious corners within the enigmatic Citadel. Our guided tour will have an average duration of 2 hours. At the end of our visit we will take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes, taking our return train journey back to Ollantaytambo with time to reflect on this unforgettable experience. Our private transport will be waiting to take you back to your hotel. Meals: B, L.




DAY 1 - CUSCO TO PACHAR, SOQMA TO QORIMARCA


Heading away from Cusco towards the Sacred Valley; we take the road to the Pachar Valley, which is close to Ollantaytambo town. After approximately 2 hours we arrive at the starting point of our trek, the village Soqma. Nestled within this charming mountain valley, Soqma consists of a school and a scattering of small houses. We set off on the ascent and after climbing close to Perolniyoq waterfall we will visit Qorimarca, this Inca ruin is very close to our campsite. Maximum Altitude: 3630m / 11909ft Minimum Altitude: 2900m / 9514ft Approximate walking time: 4 hours Distance travelled: 3km / 1.86ml Meals: L, D, snacks




DAY 2 - QORIMARCA TO CHANCACHUCO


This is one of the most outstanding days of the trek. A hard climb but very worthwhile. After a delicious breakfast, we will start the hike up to the high Puna grassland where we reach the mountain pass. A 360° view will leave us breathless and amazed as we see all the sacred snowcapped mountains around us; Veronica, Pachatusan, Ausangate, Chicon, Pumahuanca and the colorful fields of Chinchero. This magnificent place will provide us with all the energy and motivation we need to continue our day. Lunch will be served next to a stunning lagoon that provides water to the creek that we will follow, a good example of the impressive Inca hydraulic system. This creek will take us to our campsite. Maximum Altitude: 4490m / 14730ft Minimum Altitude: 3630m / 11909ft Approximate Walking time: 7 hours Distance travelled: 10km / 6.21ml Meals: B, L, D. Snacks




DAY 3 - CHANCACHUCO, CACHICCATA TO EL ALBERGUE HOTEL


An early start today will take us to the Sungate or Inti Punku. This is a spectacular Inca construction, not just because of the work that they did here in such an isolated location, but also for the vista. Again the Incas chose to build in a place where they had views of some of their sacred mountain protectors, Veronica and Choquetacarpo. The hike down takes us through the quarry used to build Ollantaytambo´s Inca Site. We will see remains of rocks that the Incas were working on. Along the descent we will also find Chullpas or mausoleums. The trail continues downhill all the way to the lovely El Albergue Hotel where we will spend the night. A good nights rest is a great idea in preparation for Machu Picchu the next morning. Maximum Altitude: 4455m / 14616ft Minimum Altitude: 2792m / 9160ft Approximate Walking time: 7 hours Distance travelled: 10km Meals: B, L. Snacks Accommodation: El Albergue or Similar





 

                     This was a fabulous trip! I would highly recommend Quechua Treks to anyone. Mayra organized the trip beautifully, customizing the trip to our group's desires and different schedules. Zac was a wonderful                              guide who made sure we were all comfortable, well taken care of and having the best possible experience. Zac's knowledge of the history, culture, flora and fauna of Peru was outstanding and added to the enjoyment of our trip. Not to mention his great sense of humor! I would not have changed a thing! I thank Mayra and Zac for an experience of a lifetime!

 

SERVICES INCLUDED


Briefing one day before the trek. Collection from your hotel in the morning of the trek departure. 3 nutritious meals per day (vegetarian options available). Drinking water along the trek. Bilingual guide (Assistant Guide for groups over 6 passengers). Chef (assistant chef for larger groups). Quadruple tents to be used by two people, allowing more comfort and more space to store backpacks. Mules (for equipment and personal items) and muleteers. Inflatable mattresses. Sleeping liner and pillow. Saddled horse in case of emergencies or if you are making very little progress (this horse is with the group at all times). First aid kit and oxygen bottle. Kitchen tent and dining tent with camp tables and chairs. Toilet tent. Duffel bags (up to 7Kg/15lbs per person). These are provided by your guide at your briefing. 1 Night accommodation in Ollantaytambo at El Albergue or similar Train tickets to Aguas Calientes. Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and vice versa. Entrance to Machu Picchu (if you want to visit the mountain of Huayna Picchu add USD60, please advise at booking). Train ticket to Ollantaytambo and transfer to Cusco.




SERVICES NOT INCLUDED


Breakfast on the first morning. Dinner on the last night. Entrance to the hot springs. Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain. (USD 60 extra) Sleeping bag. If you don’t want to bring your own, you can hire this from us. Tips for guides and field staff




DISCOUNTS


These discounts are not cumulative Students: US$ 30.00 (students require a valid International Student Identity Card (ISIC). Please be aware that Youth Travel Cards are not valid). Teenagers: US$ 20.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings) Children: US$ 45.00 (up to 10 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)




THE DIFFICULTY OF THIS TREK (MODERATE)


The maximum height can go up to 4,200 m. The average walking time is 6 – 7 hours per day. Here differences in altitude of up to 1,000 masl can occur with many ascents and descents. The daily hikes cover 10-15 kilometers. These tours are a good choice for trekkers with initial hiking experience at altitudes above 3,000 meters, and with good physical condition and health.





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