The current restrictions and regulations on the classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu and the great demand of travelers arriving in Peru make the reservation of the classic Inca Trail increasingly difficult. However, as a local company, we offer travelers a different alternative to hiking. inca quarry trek to machu picchu. is a new option
Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu, this trek has all the components that you expect in a trip through the Andes of South America: the landscapes are impressive, there are opportunities to interact in the communities and with the local population. This tour can be booked without any problem, you do not need government permission to walk. You can decide here! Inca Quarry trek to machu picchu.
Inca Quarry Trek 4 Days, is within the Sacred Valley of the Incas this option is very good, to get off the beaten track, here you can enjoy more of the local people and their customs and traditions. inca quarry trek is the best hiking option to machu picchu.
*Difficulty level depends very much on your fitness and acclimatization.
- Overall distance hiked: 32 km/ 20 miles
- Starting altitude: 3,205 m / 10,512 ft.
- Maximum altitude: 4,457 m/ 14,619 ft.
- Overall trek difficulty: Moderate
- Longest Day – Day 2, approx 8 km / 13 miles
- Coldest night – 2 day around 0 degrees Celsius
- Meals – Breakfast /Lunch / Dinner
- Accommodation: Camping/ hostel
- Difficulty – difficult / Moderate
Overview Day to Day
- Day 01.- CUSCO – SOQMA – QORIMARCA.
- Day 02.- QORIMARKA – KUYCHICASSA – CHOQUETACARPO.
- Day 03.- CHOQUETACARPO – OLLANTA – AGUAS CALIENTES.
- Day 04.- AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO.
Day 01.- CUSCO – SOQMA -QORIMARCA.
Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu. We pick you up very early from your hotel to head to Choquequilla, a small ceremonial place where the Incas used to worship the moon. A short drive from here takes us to Rafq’a, the starting point of our hike and where we meet with our support team who will accompany us during the hike. After approx. 1 hour of walking we arrive at the small community of Soqma.
Continuing with the walk you will reach the waterfall of Perolniyoc. This is a perfect opportunity to take pictures of the place and the landscape that surrounds it and perfect for a break.
From here we continue to our camp, at 3700 meters above sea level. All is well, we must arrive at our camp at lunch time. After lunch we set off to explore the archeological area of Q’orimarca, which served as a checkpoint during the Inca period.
- Accommodation: camping
- Meals: Lunch / Dinner
- Lowest height: 3,205 m / 10,512 feet
- Highest height: 4,450 m / 14,596 ft
- Distance walking: 14 km / 08 miles
- Approximate walking time: 6 to 8 hours
- Level of difficulty: moderate
Day 02.- QORIMARKA – KUYCHICASSA – CHOQUETACARPO.
After an Andean breakfast, we will begin the most difficult but most rewarding part of the walk. A 3 hour walk takes us to the top of the first pass, known as Puccaqasa (approximately 4370 meters). After enjoying the views of the valley and the surrounding landscape we walked for 30 minutes to get to our lunch spot.
After lunch and brief rest we started the 2 hour hike again to the highest step of the hike: Kuychicassa (4450 meters).From here we begin a descent for 2 hours to a site that the Incas called Willka Punku, (meaning Sacred Gate) with imposing views over the sacred valley below and the mountain Veronica on the horizon. Our camp is located in Choquetacarpo with beautiful views of the sacred valley and the Inca village of Ollantaytambo (3600m).
- Accommodation: camping.
- Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
- Highest height: 4,650 m / 15,298 ft
- Campsite pitch: 3,850 m / 12,628 ft
- Walking distance: 08 km / 4 miles
- Approximate walking time: 06 hours
- Level of difficulty: Challenging
Day 03.- CHOQUETACARPO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES.
This day we can observe the sunrise and after a delicious breakfast we will start the trek downhill and we can visit the cachiqata quarries, where the Incas extracted lithic blocks for the construction of the village of ollantaytambo, we will witness the work that the Incas could not complete due to To the Spanish conquest.
Approximately noon we finally reached the village of ollantaytambo and end of this challenging and fascinating walk. We will have lunch in a typical restaurant in the area and then we will hike through Ollantaytambo. In the afternoon we travel by train to the town of Aguas Calientes, accommodation and overnight.
- Accommodation: Hotel.
- Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
- Highest height: 3,850 m / 12,628 ft
- Lowest Altitude: 2,792 m / 9,158 ft
- Walking distance: 07km / 3 miles
- Approximate walking time: 05 hours
- Level of difficulty: Easy
Day 04.- AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO.
This day breakfast will be at your hotel very early (5.30.am) and then we will board the bus with direction of the city of Machu Picchu (approximately 30 minutes). Once in the city we will be able to observe the sunrise, Guided visit of 2.30 hours approximately once the tour ends you will have time to explore the city on your own.
In the afternoon we will return to Aguas Calientes by bus, to board the train back to Ollantaytambo, and from this place we will have a bus to the city of Cusco and transfer to your hotel.
The train service that includes all the tours (the Expedition to Ollanta) and bus to Cusco.
* If you want to stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes you have to tell us in advance to arrange your hotel and change the return train service.
- Meals: Breakfast
- Maximum height: 2,440 masl
- Difficulty: Easy.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Pre-departure information at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your trek.
- Professional bilingual guide (additional guide for groups of nine or more)
- Pick up from your hotel and transport to Soqma
- Tent of four people for every 2 people.
- Inflatable mattress
- Cook shop
- Dining room with tables and chairs
- Arriero and horses to carry the whole equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc)
- Horse to carry 8 kg of your personal equipment
- Bag for your personal equipment
- Emergency horse in case we need it
- Three breakfasts, three lunches and three dinners
- Hot water every morning boiled and cold water to fill the water bottles.
- Train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
- Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
- Accommodation in Aguas Calientes (double occupancy)
- Entrance to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Mountain
- Round bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
- First aid kit
- Emergency oxygen bottle
- Vegetarian diet available.
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Breakfast the first day
- Sleeping bag
- Lunch last day
- Expenses extras.(tips)
** Train included in all tours is Ollanta Expeditions) the train schedule is confirmed only after payment of the full amount of the tour. The first train to be 14.55.pm and the last train at 18:20 .pm PACHA EXPEDITIONS, arrange transport back to Cusco (by taxi or bus).
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE.
- Original passport (if you have purchased a new one after making your reservation, bring both)
- Sleeping bag synthetic or feather down (can be rented from us)
- Clothing (trekking boots, warm wool jacket, tops, some t-shirts, socks, sun hat, thermal underwear, long pants, gloves, poncho, waterproof jacket)
- Toiletries (toilet paper, wipes, personal towel)
- Solar block, factor 70+ recommended
- Sunglasses and sun hat
- Camera with spare batteries
- Book to read (you will have some time in each camp to read your favorite book)
- Trekking poles (especially recommended for steep descents, can be rented from us)
- Insect repellent
* To qualify as a student, it is necessary to have a university card, with current and updated date
* If desired train back to Cusco can be upgraded to Vistadome (+$.30)
OPTIONAL ITEMS TO TAKE:
- Walking stick
- Extra money
- Bathing suit for hot springs in Santa teresa or/and in Aguas Calientes town -not included in price-
OPTIONAL SERVICES (NOT INCLUDED):
- Hire of sleeping bag U.$25
- Daypacks U$.15
- Single Tent U$.35
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The earnings that Pacha Expeditions receives, for each of our tours, a percentage is destined to support various Andean communities. Pacha Expeditions organizes activities for the benefit of the local community, for children and adults, throughout the year.
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