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Inka Quarry Trek To Machupicchu 5 Days / 4 Nights

This fascinating nine day tour is perfect for all visitors wanting to enjoy and experience the beauty, culture and history of Peru in a limited amount of time. This one of a kind trip, starting in Lima, will start you off by sharing with you some of the most interesting and popular tourist attractions, all in one day! The following day, the journey will continue to the navel of Peru: Cusco. Here you will explore colonial style churches, ancient Inca culture, temples and the amazing Sacred Valley. Not only will the magic of the ruins of Machu Picchu be a part of this adventure, but Puno and Lake Titicaca, will also be included in your journey. The tour takes you to sail the waters of the Titicaca, and to explore some of its many islands. Experienced guides will be provided by Terra Quechua Peru, making all guests feel safe and at ease.

Trip Overview

  • FIRST DAY: CUSCO – ZURITE – HUAROCONDO – QUILLARUMIYOC – MOLINOYOC – WATA.
  • SECOND DAY: CHILLIPAHUA – CHANCACHUCO.
  • THIRD DAY: CHANCACHUCO – CACHIQATA.
  • FOURTH DAY: CACHIQATA – OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU
  • FIFTH DAY: MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO

Price: Sale: $550.00 USD per person

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Itinerary

FIRST DAY: CUSCO – ZURITE – HUAROCONDO – QUILLARUMIYOC – MOLINOYOC – WATA.

we come to pick you up from your hotel and drive by private van to the trailhead, we do our first stop to explore the Quillarumiyoc ruins. where we will find many incan archeological remains, it was a religious center. The Moonstone is a large carving on an enormous lime stone boulder,and it was importante for his quechuan society.after exploring this site we keep going to the place where all our local mountain staff will be waiting for us like horsemen and the horses and as soon as we are there we start walking up to (pre-incan site of wata) where have a nice spot to have lunch with a nice view of Urubamba moutain range after having lunch your guide will explain you the story of wata after that we take the path co along a green side valley where we appreciate below the valley a few small villages before to go in the village of Chillipawa, where we camp.

SECOND DAY: CHILLIPAHUA – CHANCACHUCO.

After a good breakfast we start our trek climbing up with several stops to enjoy the view of the valley and the high land mountains and high pampas with a lot of high land grass, We normally stop for lunch shortly before the pass of Accoccosa the highest point of the trek. The last part of the pass is on loose red gravel, but the view from the top makes it all worthwhile: a broad, hidden valley surrounded by snowy and glaciers peaks the Huayanay Mountain Range on the left, the Urubamba Mountain Range straight ahead and beautiful, pyramidal Veronica Mountain 5,800m.a.s.l./19,024ft. to the right. We have time to explore this plateau and experience walking in the high lands before continuing to our camp we can do some optional hike around this area. Our campsite is close to a single farmer family in a big flat or pampa called Chancachuco.

THIRD DAY: CHANCACHUCO – CACHIQATA.

After breakfast we follow the stream down to the narrow canyon with polylepis trees forest, after the canyon the path turns North and traverses very high above a deep and steep valley separating us from the Huayanay Mountains. This is probably the most spectacular section of the trek and we trek under the Inca aqueduct spectacularly carved out of the cliffs to take water from the Chancachuco Valley to the Sacred Valley several miles away. At the end of the traverse we have a short steep climb up to our lunch place, flat with spectacular view of Sacred Valley and the snowy and glacier Urubamba mountain Range. After lunch we explore the Huayrapunku. Meaning “Gate of the Wind”, this is a single Inca remain on the top of the mountain which one is to Veronica Mountain, Finally a short walk brings us to our final campsite in amongst the granite stones of the Cachiqata Quarry. It was here that huge blocks were cut from the pink granite before dragged down the mountainside and across the Vilcanota River to the Sun Temple at Ollantaytambo town.

FOURTH DAY: CACHIQATA – OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU

Mornings usually spectacular, to see the sun rise over the Sacred Valley from our campsite high above it. The sun’s first rays catching the glaciers of Veronica Mountain, This is our last day on the trek and we descend from the pampas down into the lush valley floor along the enormous stone ramps on which the Incas dragged the stones. We cross the river and explore the huge Sun Temple at Ollantaytambo Inca site complex. Then we board the train to Aguas Calientes.

FIFTH DAY: MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO

Early in the morning, we’ll catch the bus up to the Inca city of Machu Picchu to enjoy a guided tour or this enigmatic site. After the tour there will be time to wander around and appreciate the beauty and mystery of Machu Picchu. Later on, you may choose to climb Wayna Picchu 2,600m.a.s.l. / 8,850ft. the peak overlooking the area. Around mid-afternoon we’ll catch the bus back to the train station for the return trip to Cusco. The tracks run along the Urubamba river valley, the route taken by Hiram Bingham in 1911 when he re-discovered Machu Picchu. On the arrival to Cusco we transfer to the hotel.

Included / Not Included

HUAROCONDO CACHICATA TREK INCLUDES:

_Pre-departure lares trek briefing at Hotel or Office *Give us details of the place you are going to stay in cusco please.
_Professional Quechua Spanish and English speaking Huarocondo Cachicata trek tour guide
_Collection from your hotel (we pick you up where you are staying from) from 6:30 to 7:00 am
_Private Transportation Van to Huarocondo ( trailhead)
_Tourist train round trip (cerrojo-backpacker ) from Ollantaytambo – aguas calientes – Ollantaytambo (2 hours aprox.) and then bus back to Cusco(1 and half hours aprox. )
_Entrance fee to Machu picchu
_Quarry Trek Food: *4 breakfasts,4 lunches, 4 afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 4 dinners
_4 seasons HIGH QUALITY PROPER MOUNTAIN TENT (Best Mountain Hardwear & kayla Doite Tents )(We use only the finest quality aluminum tent poles) 4 man tent for 2-people so there will be plenty of space to set up your backpacks
_Camping equipment (tent for the staff, cooking and eating tents. portables chairs and tables )
_THERM-A-REST self-inflating air Sleeping mattresses ( a whole new way to sleep in comfort.
_Quary Trek Cook ,who is in charge of making the food,
_Horsemen, mules or porters Weight allowance: Our horses will carry up to 16 pounds or 7 kilograms of your personal belongings.
_If you would like to hire a private horse, ( let us know at the time of booking)(they also carry cooking stuff and camping equipment )
_1 emergency horse to ride every 3 persons – days 1 to 2
_1 night accommodation in a hostel Aguas Calientes and if you want to upgrade let us know
_Health Insurance for our porters, cooks,guides, field crew and Terra Quechua staff
_Wake up coca tea each morning in your tent for a gentle start
_ Free duffel bag for your personal stuff
_Oxygen balloon for any emergency
_Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes
_Boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
_Two-hours guided tour upon your arrival in Machu Picchu( to explore every important temple of the Santuary).
_Single Tents and vegetarian meals available upon request with no extra cost
Free “I survived ” T-shirt and certificate (only for PEOPLE who successfully complete the trek!!)
_Transfer train or bus station-hotel in Cusco
_First Aid kit for Emergencies.
_Free Luggage storage. When you go on the trek it is best to leave any luggage that you are not going to need behind in Cusco.
_Nearly all the hotels in Cusco provide a secure luggage deposit. Put any valuables in their safe. Very rarely do hotels _charge for this service especially if you are returning to the same hotel after the trek. If there are any problems with your hotel we can arrange to store your luggage at our Terra Quechua office.
_Terra Quechua Additional Things Include From March 2017 – January 2018
Portables Tent & Biodegradable Toilet (toilet waste bags) Terra Quechua allows you to bring the comforts of home along for an enjoyable trip.Having a toilet in your home away from home may be convenience at its finest. Camping. so you don’t have to go out into the woods in the middle of the night to do your business.
Responsible Tourism and Well-paid and well-treated porters(HOW YOU CAN HELP ENSURE PROPER TREATMENT)
Terra Quechua Bottle for free. Get one for free at the office.
Please help us to reduce or eliminate the generation of plastic waste by refilling this bottle in any of the water stations located throughout on the treks. This is part of our efforts towards a cleaner and healthier environment. Sponsored by Terra Quechua Peru (The Best Local Tour Operator)

Get one of this Bottle for Fee at our Office!!!
Terra Quechua Water Bottles (Get one for Free)

NOTE: Train included in all tours is the Cerrojo-backpacker (Ollantaytambo – aguas calientes – Ollantaytambo) Train times will only be confirmed once full amount of tour is paid. The earliest train you could take is the 16:00 and being the 20:00 pm the last train. To get aguas calientes and returning at 14:00 The earliest train and being the 9:00 pm the last train .quechuas expeditions will organize the transport back to Cusco (by taxi or by bus).

Please Note: train times are subject to change depending on Peru rail click here to see timestable and availability.If organized in advance, the train can be upgraded to Vistadome (larger windows than the backpaker cerrojo train to ollantaytambo ) for an increased price.of US$ 120 let us know please.

HUAROCONDO CACHICATA TREK DOESN’T INCLUDE:

_Breakfast on the first day at Lares (ask at your hotel)
_Entrance to the hot springs water lares valley 10 soles or Aguas Calientes 10 soles(click here to see hot springs)
_Sleeping bag (goose down) -15ºC-extreme it can be hired from us US$20 for all trek mummy form and include a _sleeping liner. They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 25 trips
_Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu (optional/ instead of walking) ( one way US$8 and you can Buy it at the Aguas Calientes bus station) aguas calientes to Machupicchu.
_Last Lunch in aguas calientes town
_Bus down tickets from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes town US$12 one way
Travel and health insurance.(bring copies with you please):Terra Quechua highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your travel investment. Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING ON HUAROCONDO CACHICATA TREK :

_Original passport and copies (and Student card (ISIC) green card if you are student ). Note ( you have to bring your _student card to machu picchu because you are going to be required to show at the Machupicchu control point
_Travel Insurance card is essential
_Sleeping bag (not included)
_hiking water proof boots (with ankle protectors )
_Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
_Warm jacket
_Sun hat and gloves
_T-shirts / shirts
_Comfortable hiking zip off trousers
_Rain pants
_Bathing suit (for hot springs in lares valley and Aguas Calientes)
_Sun protection cream ( factor 35 recommended ) sun is strong
_Insect Repellent ( for mosquitos )15 % of deet at least
_Water bottle.
_Water purifying tablets (Micropur recommended)
_Toilet paper and wet wipes
_Personal medication
_Camera and films
_Torch with spare batteries (flashlight) we recommend headlights
Extra contribution suggested in soles money for tipping horseman, cook and guide. and for any emergency.

OPTIONAL ITEMS TO BRING ON HUAROCONDO CACHICATA TREK:
Short pants , Plaster and bandages
Walking poles (with rubber tips) they can also be hired from us
NOTE: walking poles are not allowed into machu picchu city.

Prices & Avaylability

Price information: Price per person 2017- 2018
Group Size: 2min – 10 Max All private service departure dates are adapted to your request.

PRIVATE SERVICE PRICE  2017 – 2018
Number of People for group :
2 3 4 5 6 – 10
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Available discounts (these discounts are not cumulative)

  • Students: US$ 20.00 (students require a valid International Student Identity Card. Please note 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$ 40.00 (up to 7 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)

Departure Dates: Departures are available along the year although due to weather conditions, the recommended period for this trek is April to November. All private service departure dates are adapted to your request.

DEPARTURE DATES 2017 – 2018

PRICE PER PERSON US$550 (GROUP SIZE: 02 People MINIMUM & 10 People MAXIMUM) To confirm we need you to send us a deposit of US$150 per person as well as filled out booking form)

DECEMBER 2016:  1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,25,27,
JANUARY 2017:  1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29
FEBRUARY 2017:  1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27
MARCH 2017:  1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,31
APRIL 2017:  1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29
MAY 2017:  1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,31
JUNE 2017: 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,30
JULY 2017:  1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,27,29,31
AUGUST 2017:  1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,31
SEPTEMBER 2017:  1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,30
OCTOBER 2017:  1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,31
NOVEMBER 2017:  1,3,5,7,9,11,21,23,25,27,29,30
DECEMBER 2017:  15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,31
JANUARY 2018: 1,3,31

CHECK AVAILABILITY

Terra Quechua Peru offer daily departures on the Inca Trail (excluding February when the trail is closed).

Since 2000 the Inca trail has been regulated by the country of Peru. This has provided many wonderful things, like clean trails and camping sites, but it has also limited the amount of people on the trail each day. Now only 500 people are permitted on the trail every morning – this includes hikers, guides, porters and cooks. If your date is not available, do not fret, there are many wonderful treks to Machu Picchu – just as beautiful as the Inca trail and not as crowded.

DATE

AVAILABILITY

JANUARY 2017
SOLD OUT
FEBRUARY 2017
INCA TRAIL IS CLOSED
MARCH 2017
SOLD OUT
APRIL 2017
SOLD OUT
MAY 2017
SOLD OUT
JUNE 2017
SOLD OUT
JULY 2017
SOLD OUT
AUGUST 2017
SOLD OUT
SEPTEMBER 2017
SOLD OUT
OCTOBER 2017 AVAILABLE
NOVEMBER 2017 AVAILABLE
DECEMBER 2017 AVAILABLE

It is strongly recommended to book your Inca Trail at least 4 months in advance as permits can quickly sell out.

Terra Quechua Peru will create amazing expeditions to Machu Picchu, with great guides, chefs, and the unmatchable, unstoppable 'green machinne' Porters, as well as the best equipment tents, sleeping bags, matresses and pillows.