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Cachicata To Machupicchu 4 Days / 3 Nights

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Tour Details

CACHICATA TO MACHUPICCHU 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

Type: ecological, cultural, archaeological, hiking and camping.
Length: 4 days/ 3 nights
Time of year: All Year
Departures: Upon Request
Price and Rates: $ 480 U.S.A. Dollars per person on the basis of double accommodations.$ 450 U.S.A. with ISIC card or more of 4 people.
Location: Mountain range Vilcanota – Cusco
Distance: 35 Km.
When to go: The best time to visit is April through October, it’s the busy season (especially June to August), but it’s also the dry season.
Altitude: 3400m to 4500m
Difficulty: & quot; the trek is rated moderate; any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route & quot.
Temperatures: 4 ºC to 25 ºC / Night temperature: -2º C to 9º C

INTRODUCTION

This route is a short one through the southern mountains of Ollantaytambo; it will take us across an impressive variety of landscapes and ecological areas over a high pass with all the principle Cusco’s white peaks in view. We will climb to a pristine cascade and we’ll camp near the archaeological Inca complex through a not to visited path headed to the Chancachucu pass (4400m.a.s.l.), from here we’ll walk a path to an open mountain grassy field to arrive to our second campsite. The last day will offer two alternative routes, while we pass through an Inca water channel and descend through dazzling panoramic views of the Camicancha valley and Urubamba for worshiping the Apus (gods) called Intipunko, the well preserved elite residential site and the astonishing stone blocks abandoned in the Inca quarry of Cachicata

Itinerary

ITINERARY

Day 1: Cusco – Huarocondo – Socma – Perolniyoc

We will pick you up at your hotel and then travel by private bus to the community of Huarocondo, where we will visit the village’s beautiful colonial church. Then, we will descend to the community of Socma, where we will start our trek up to the archaeological site of Perolniyoc. Perolniyoc is located above a waterfall, and from there we will trek up to the small community of the same name, and make camp for the night.

Meals: L/D
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum Altitude: 3,900 m
Minimum Altitude: 3,600 m
Distance travelled: 12 km approx.
Approximate walking Time: 5-6 hours

Day 2: Perolniyoc – Canal Inca

In the morning we will climb up to the first pass at 4,500 meters/14,764 feet above sea level. From that point, we will descend again to the Mama Cona lagoon. We will hike through another beautiful mountain pass where there is an ancient Incan canal that still transports water to the Cachicata quarry. The canal is 17 km/10.5 miles long and is considered one of the most important engineering achievements in the region. We will also be able to admire the Urubamba and Vilcabamba mountain ranges.

Meals: B/L/D
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum Altitude: 4,500 m
Minimum Altitude: 3,800 m
Distance travelled: 18 km approx.
Approximate walking Time: 6-7 hours

Day 3: Canal Inca – Cachicata

We start our trek for the day by following a little creek, which will take us to the Inca Canyon. Next, we will hike to the Intiwatana archaeological complex where an altar was built facing Veronica Mountain. From that point, we will enjoy a spectacular view of the Sacred Valley and the Urubamba River. Continuing our trek, we will make our way to the Inca quarry of Cachicata. There, we can see how the Incas cut and transported the huge stones that were used to build the archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo. Descending into the Sacred Valley, we will admire the Inca cemetery and what was once the town for the Incan quarry workers. We will make camp for the night in the town of Cachicata.

Meals: B/L/D
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum Altitude: 4,500 m
Minimum Altitude: 3,800 m
Distance travelled: 18 km approx.
Approximate walking Time: 6-7 hours

Day 4: Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Early in the morning, we will go to the Ollantaytambo station and take the train to the town of Aguas Calientes, right at the foot of the majestic Machu Picchu mountain. From Aguas Calientes, we take a bus up to the sanctuary-city of Machu Picchu and enjoy a professional-guided tour. In the afternoon, we will take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes and board our train back to Cusco.

Meals: B
Maximum Altitude: 3,800 m
Minimum Altitude: 2,100 m
Distance travelled: 5 km approx.
Approximate walking Time: 6-7 hours

* Campsites are subject to change according to our guide’s criterion and the evolution of the group.

What is Included!

Included

  • Professional Spanish/English Speaking Guide
  • Private transportation Cusco/Huarocondo
  • Ticket train Back MachuPicchu/Cusco
  • Camping Equipment(Mattress, Double Occupancy Tents)
  • Dinning Tent, Kitchen Tent
  • Cook
  • Horses and Llamas to take our Equipment
  • Horsemen: in charge of the horses
  • Emergency: Horse: Just in case someone needs help
  • Entrances Fees to MachuPicchu
  • All meals ( not including the breakfast the 1st day and the lunch the last day)
  • 01 night Hotel(Double Room) in Ollantaytambo

We recommended to bring:

  • Personal Sleeping Bag
  • Flash Light
  • Warm and Rain Clothes
  • Trekking Boots
  • Hat, Cap.
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Bottle of Water
  • Day Pack
  • Sunscreen, Insect Repellent
  • 03 Pairs of Socks
  • Bathing suit and towel

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