• Description
  • Parameters
  • Itinerary
Country: Peru
Location:
  • Machu Picchu, Urubamba Province, Cusco, Peru
  • Aguas Calientes, Cusco, Peru
  • Huayna Picchu, Urubamba Province, Cusco, Peru
  • Sun Gate, Urubamba Province, Cusco, Peru
  • Huarocondo, Cusco, Peru
  • Pachar, Cusco, Peru
  • Sacred Valley, Calca Province, Cusco, Peru
  • Choquequirao, Peru
  • Intipunku, Inca Trail, Peru
  • Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru
  • Cusco
Duration: for 4 day(s)
Physical strain: Medium
Tour starting point: Cusco, Peru
Tour ending point: Cusco, Peru
Options for Trekking:
Level of excellence: Moderate (M)
Height, meter(s): 4400

Description:
Cachicata's proximity to Machu Picchu makes trekking around it an attractive alternative to the oversubscribed Inca Trail. Cachicata is located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in this trek will appreciate the Huarocondor terraces, the water fall, incas ruins, andean terraces, Intipunku (Sun gate), Inca trail original, stone quarries. During this hike you will enjoy the nature of the Andean highlands. Continue the hike will arrive to Inca Ollantaytambo archeological village and ruins, where you will take the train to Machu Picchu. The last day you will visit the 'Lost City of the Incas' - Machu Picchu.

Equipment
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Inflatable mattress Included Term-a-Rest Mattress
Cooking Equipment Included Tables and chairs, cooking tent with cooking equipment, dining and toilet tents and bottled gas.
Eureka Mountain Personal double tents Included 3 person tent which allows for greater comfort, and also storage of backpacks
Duffel bag Included For your personal belongings.
A sleeping bag Not included For up to -5°C.
Services
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Experienced bilingual Tour Guide Included
A professional Cook Included
Horseman Included
Horses Included Horses to carry food, camping and cooking equipment and 5 kg of each passenger's stuff.
Accommodation Included Campsites (2 nights) and a Hotel in Machu Picchu (1 night)
Transport in tour
Name Count: Type: Note:
Tourist bus Included From Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
A round trip by tourist train (Expedition Service) between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes Included
A shuttle bus Not included From Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes Town. $12 one way, $24 - a round trip.
Board
Name Count: Type: Note:
Breakfast Included
Lunch Included
Dinner Included
Hot beverages Included
Water every day Included Excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own
Breakfast on the first day Not included
Lunch on the last day Not included
Medical services
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First aid kit Included
Emergency oxygen bottle Included
Transfer to the place where the tour starts
Name Count: Type: Note:
Private bus Included Early morning transfer by private bus to Huaroncondor - the initial point of the trek
Other parameters
Name Count: Type: Note:
Pre - Trek briefing Included Our guide will visit your hotel a day before the trek for your briefing.
Entrance fee to Machu Picchu Included
Travel insurance Not included
Tips to local staff Not included Please note: it is a custom to give tips in Peru; however, it is not obligatory.
Other extras not mentioned Not included
Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu Mountain Not included

Cusco - Huarocondo - Pachar - Corimarca (L, D)

Day 1

Cachicata Trek to Machu Picchu  4 Days/3 Nights

Location: Huarocondo, Cusco, Peru

We drive from Cusco to Pachar located in the Sacred Valley, arrive Huaroncondor to trailhead, here we will meet with muleteer and horses and we will prepare the camping equipment, then we climb up the stairs and visit to Huarocondor terraces. continue the trek to Raphcca, 2,900 m.a.s.l (9,514ft.) From here we hike up the valley, along the route we appreciate inka terraces, water channels, Quechua comunities and endemic flora and fauna. We follow an steep trail that eventually bring us to a tall waterfall where we can pause to refresh our body and mind. Walking further, we visit the little known Inka site of Corimarca, our first campsite.

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Corimarca - Queñacancha (B, L, D)

Day 2

Cachicata Trek to Machu Picchu  4 Days/3 Nights

Location: Cusco

We climb across open meadows, reaching a zone of high altitude shrubland known as Puna, approaching the pass of Chancachuco 4,400 m.a.s.l (14,435ft). This part of the trek offers panoramic views of the highest peaks in Cusco region. Our route continues across a high plateau, we pass mountain lakes where we may see andean and wetland birds, descending to Qeuñacancha, 4080 m.a.s.l (13,385ft).

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Queñacancha - Cachicata - Aguas Calientes (B, L, D)

Day 3

Cachicata Trek to Machu Picchu  4 Days/3 Nights

Location: Aguas Calientes, Cusco, Peru

We hike downhill following the trail until we join the Inka water channel which comes from Maracocha lake, from here we reach the temple call Intiwatana, which is located on the edge of the mountain called Apu Alambre, in front of the Veronica snow peak. Then we continue downhill to Choquetacarpo an archaeological site, which was most likely the residence of architects who managed the Inca quarries and performed ceremonies at Intipunku, after lunch we wend our way downward, exploring different sectors of one of the biggest Inka quarries, where massive carved blocks of pink rhyolite lie scattered in disarray. The quarried stones, testimony to a great building project that was never finished and were destined for the Inka site of Ollantaytambo. We descend to the train station and to take the train to Aguas Calietnes town.

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Machu Picchu - Cusco (B)

Day 4

Cachicata Trek to Machu Picchu  4 Days/3 Nights

Location: Machu Picchu, Urubamba Province, Cusco, Peru

We have a ver early morning start(before dawn), so we can get to Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate or Intipunku before the crowds. we trek the last 2 hours up to the mysterious city of Machu Picchu. Guided tour of Machu Picchu and then you can explore this astounding and mysterious Inca settlement by yourself. In the night we take the train to Ollantaytambo and transfer you to your hotel.

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