From $620.00 Per Person

The Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu (also known by the names Cachiqata, Soqma and Chaski Trek) is a unique trek that remains off the beaten path. It is a great trek for those who want an immersive experience for learning Inca history and getting a first-hand look at life in the high Andes. The trek was recently included in the top six Alternative treks to Machu Picchu by National Geographic.
In addition to all the amazing scenery, flora, and fauna, you will visit the Perolniyoc Inca site, several small communities in the region and the Cachiqata quarry. The Cachiqata quarry is where the stones were carved to build Ollantaytambo Inca site. You can still see rocks that were cut by the stone masons in the Inca times. After a nice experience hiking in the mountains is coming a big surprise and that will be Machupicchu.


OVERVIEW.

- Day 1 – Cusco – Soqma – Rayan
- Day 2 – Rayan – Inti Punku – Choquetacarpo
- Day 3 – Choquetacarpo – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
- Day 4 – Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
* Starting Altitude – 2800m / 9186ft.
* Overall distance hiked: 32 km/ 20 miles
* Starting altitude: 3,205 m / 10,512 ft
* Altitude range: 2,840 to 4,457 m / 9,315 to 14,619 ft
* Overall trek difficulty: Moderate


Day 1: Cusco – Soqma – Rayan.

We leave Cusco early in the morning and drive 1 hour and 45 minutes to Soqma (3,205 m / 10,512 ft). This is the beginning of our Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu and where we will meet the horsemen that will join us during the hike.
We begin the hike with a 1 ½ hour walk to the Perolniyoc cascade lookout. This is a perfect opportunity to stop for photos and a snack. The waterfall that you will see at this location is breathtaking! We will then hike a further 35 minutes until we visit the Inca site of the same name, where we will have a brief tour. This will be our lunch site.
After a refueling lunch, we will ascend 45 minutes until our camp at Rayan (3,700 meters/12,136 ft).
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner
- Accommodations: Camping
- Minimum altitude: 3,205 m/ 10,512 ft
- Maximum altitude: 3,700 m/ 12,136 ft
- Distance to walk: 8 km/5 miles
- Approximate walking time: 3 to 4 hours
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Area: Dry Mountain

Day 2: Rayan – Inti Punku – Choquetacarpo

After an early breakfast, we ascend 3 hours to the first pass of the trek, known as Puccaqasa (4,370 m/ 14,333 ft). At the top of the pass, there are incredible views of the Sacred Valley. This is a perfect place to take pictures!
And then we will hike gentle gradual path for 30 minutes to our lunch location. After lunch, we will hike 2 hours with alternating ascents
The final 20 minutes of this segment will take us uphill to the highest pass of the trek, Kuychicassa (4,457 m/ 14,619 ft)
From here we trek downhill for 2 ½ hours to a site the Incas called Inti Punku, (meaning Sun Gate), where there is a spectacular view of Mount Veronica (5,682 m/ 18,637 ft) and the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Our campsites are 30 minutes downhill from Inti Punku at Choquetacarpo (3,600m/ 11,808 ft).
- Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
- Accommodations: Camping
- Minimum altitude: 3,600 m/ 11,808 ft
- Maximum altitude: 4,457 m/ 14,619 ft
- Distance to walk: 13 km/ 8 miles
- Approximate walking time: 8 to 9 hours
- Difficulty: moderate

Day 3: Choquetacarpo – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

We will have an early breakfast and then walk one hour downhill to the Cachiqata quarry (3,525 m/ 11,562 ft), where we observe the location where stones were cut for Ollantaytambo. We will have a tour and talk about how you can still see remains of stone work that was interrupted by the Spanish conquest.
From the quarry we descend for 3 hours until we reach Ollantaytambo (2,840 m / 9,315 ft). We will have lunch in Ollantaytambo.
In the afternoon we travel by the train to Aguas Calientes. When we arrive, you will check in to your hotel room. The natural hot springs in town are an unbeatable way to spend a late afternoon/early evening if time is available before dinner. Dinner will be in the restaurant in Aguas Calientes town.
- Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
- Accommodations: Hotel
- Minimum altitude: 2,840 m / 9,315 ft
- Maximum altitude: 3,525 m/ 11,562 ft
- Distance to walk: 11 km/ 7 miles
- Approximate walking time: 4 hours
- Difficulty: moderate

Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

We will have breakfast at your hotel before we take a very early bus (5:30am) driving around 30 minutes to get to Machu Picchu to see the magnificent sunrise. Once there you will be given a 2-hour walking tour of the site.
If you have elected to climb Machu Picchu Mountain you will begin the hike at 10 AM. The ticket price for Machu Picchu Mountain is included in the price of your trek. If you are not climbing the mountain you will have free time to explore Machu Picchu before you return to Aguas Calientes by bus.
When you arrive in Aguas Calientes you will board the expedition train to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo you will travel by private van to Cusco and we will drop you off at your hotel. Arrival time in Cusco depends on the time of your train ticket.
- Meals: Breakfast.
- Maximum altitude: 2400m
- Minimum altitude: 2040m


INCLUDED:

Tourist transport Cusco - Soqma
Backpacker Train Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes.
Backpacker Train Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (subject to availability)
Transportation Ollantaytambo - Cusco.
Roundtrip bus tickets to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
Transfer to the hotel.
Entrance to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
Professional tourist guides (English / Spanish). 02 guides for groups over 9 people.
Camping equipment: tents, dining tent, kitchen; tables, chairs, tablecloths.
First-aid kit and oxygen.
Horsemen and porters (support team) also mules to transport food, camping equipment and personal luggage of passengers.
Luggage 8 kilos per person.
emergency horses depending on group size.
Meals 03 breakfasts, 03 lunches, 03 dinners.
One-night accommodation in Aguas Caliemntes.
Duffle bag
Tax.

NOT INCLUDED:

Lunch on the fourth day in Aguas Calientes
Sleeping bag (Can be rented from the company)
Inflatable mattresses (Can be rented from the company)
Tips for guides
Tips for the staff
Extra Drinks
Walking sticks

What you should bring:
Backpack waterproof layer
Loose pants and better long
Feather coat and waterproof jacket.
Gloves and skullcap.
Trekking shoes with thick orm.
Micro fiber or wool socks.
Walking sticks.
Sunscream and glasses.
Mosquito repellent.
Original passport.
Purifiying pills.
Personal higiene items.
Torch with replacement battery.
Camera.
Sleeping bag.
Extra Money to tipping guides, cookers and porters.


# OF PERSON
PRICE PER PERSON
2 persons
$ 620 PP
3 – 5 persons
$ 610 PP
6 – 10 persons
$ 600 PP
All of our tours are private services
To make this amazing Adventure we need minimum 2 people
It there is 1 person we can start the tour but that person will pay $ 1240 for the private group.
OPTIONAL RENTAL.
Sleeping Bag –$20 USD per person per trek
Air Mattress – $20 USD per person per trek
Walking Poles –$15 USD per pair per trek
Personal Tent- $30 USD – (Tent is for single trekkers)

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