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Cachicata Trek to Machu Picchu 3 days / 2 nights

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Summary

Day 1: Cusco – Soccma – Charcahuaylla

We will begin the trek by picking you up early from you hotel in Cusco and driving to the village of Soccma where we will have breakfast and begin our hike. We will walk until we reach the Incan ruins of Qorimarca. After visiting these ruins we will continue to our campsite, Charcahuaylla.

Day 2: Charcahuaylla – Inti Punku – Ancient Quarry – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

On this memorable day of the trek, we will walk to Inki Punku, an Incan shrine built for the worship of the snowcapped peak of Verónica. We will continue downhill to explore the natural rock slide where the Incas gathered stones to build Ollantaytambo. After exploring the quarry we will continue down to Ollantaytambo where you will have time to explore the historic town before you board a train to Aguas calientes in the evening.

Day 3: Machu Picchu tour – Return to Cusco

In the morning we will have a tour of one of the modern wonders of the world, Machu Picchu. After exploring this amazing site, we will travel back to Cusco by train and bus.

Itinerary


Day 1: Cusco – Soccma – Charcahuaylla

Total distance covered on day 1: 12km (approximately 7 hours of walking)

The trek will begin when we pick you up from your hotel/hostel at 5:30 a.m. and drive for one and a half hours to the small village Soccma where we will stop to have breakfast and meet our horseman. We will start our hike up a lush valley of scattered farmhouses and crop terraces. After 40 minutes of walking, we will see a tall waterfall where we can pause to refresh ourselves amidst the cool spray, or enjoy a refreshing shower and dip beneath the falls. After a picnic lunch, we will continue hiking for another hour and visit the little-known Inca ruin of Qorimarca, perched at mid-altitude on a shelf high above the Soccma valley. Qorimarca was probably built by the Incas to control the agricultural production of the surrounding valley. From here we will hike uphill for 3 hours until we reach our first campsite, Charcahuaylla.

Day 2: Charcahuaylla – Inti Punku – Ancient Quarry – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

Total distance covered on day 2: 12km (approximately 7 hours of walking)

Many of our hikers say that this is the most unforgettable day of the trek. After breakfast, we will have a one hour hike up a gentle path until we reach the mountain of Yana Orco, where we will have spectacular views of the valley, its river a silver ribbon far below us. We will encounter a stunning view of Ollantaytambo and the Sacred Valley as we reach the imposing gateway of Intipunku, an Inca temple thought to be dedicated to worshiping the snowcapped glacier Verónica. After pausing at the amazing site, we will continue walking for about 30 more minutes before we reach the ancient Quarry. Once there, you can explore different sectors of the Incan quarries that testify to a great building project that was never finished. You will see impressive rocks that were destined for the Inca temple at Ollantaytambo, (6 km/4 miles) away on the north bank of the Urubamba River. We will have lunch facing a breathtaking mountain and valley panorama, near the well-preserved Inca complex of Choquetacarpo. We will continue our hike for 3 and a half hours downhill to Ollantaytambo, where you will have some time to rest and explore the historic town. In Ollantaytambo, we will catch the 7:00 p.m. train to the town of Aguas Calientes. Once there, you will have a late dinner at a restaurant in the town and discuss with your guide what time you wish to wake up in the morning. Your hostel in Aguas Calientes can be upgraded to a hotel if you prefer.

Day 3: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

After breakfast, our guide will pick you up from your hostel/hotel and lead you to the bus station where you will board a bus to Machu Picchu. At Machu Picchu, you will have a 2 hour walking tour of this mysterious city, followed by free time for your own exploration. In this time, you may also choose to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain if you have reserved a ticket ahead of time. Once you have completed your tour of Machu Picchu, you will take the bus to Aguas Calientes, where you can stop for lunch. Finally, after an amazing journey, you will head to the train station to take the train for your return trip to Cusco.


Price


 US $450 per person

Group Size: 2-8 people

Please notice: Our Trek service begins and ends in your hotel in Cusco

For the Cachicata Trek, we will lend you with a duffel bag at the briefing for the Trek the night before we depart. to put all of your belongings in. By using standardized bags, we will ensure that all of your belongings will fit properly on the horses. The duffel bags easily fit 8 Kilograms /16 pounds per person including your sleeping bags.

However, You will still need to carry your day pack with all of your essentials like water, sunscreen, passport, etc

We offer a discount of US $20 to students with a valid International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and to children under the age of 16 years old. Scanned copies of your ISIC card or child’s passport must be provided at the time of payment of the deposit for the trek in order to qualify for the international discount.

Storage during your trek: Most of our trekkers leave their belongings that they do not want to bring on the trek in the hostel they were previously staying in. These hostels/hotels usually have a secure, locked room where you can store your belongings. If you do not trust your hostel, we would be more than happy to store you belongings for you.

Train for the end of your Trek

The most common departure times that we book for our tourists is 2:30 p.m. or the 2:55 p.m. train.

The 2:30 p.m. train will arrive in Ollantaytambo train station at 4:05 p.m.,and the 2:55 train will arrive a bit later at 4:30 p.m. You will be picked up by your driver outside of the train station. The driver will be holding a sign with your name on it so that there is no confusion. If you do not see the driver initially, just wait for them outside of the train station. Once the driver has picked you up, you will travel for 1 1/2 hours in a van before you arrive back at your hotel/hostel. Arrival time in Cusco is approximately 6:30 p.m., or 7:00 p.m.

You may also choose to update your train ticket to the Vistadome train, for an extra cost of (US $60).

Important: We guarantee these early Expedition departures, as per the itinerary, only if you book your tours 2 months in advance. Otherwise, we may be forced to offer Expedition train that departs at 6:45 p.m. only.

Included / Not Included

What is included in the price?

Professional guide who is fluent in English
8 kg /17 lb luggage allowance to be carried by our horses (you will trek only with your day pack which is way more confortable than carrying a big bag!)
Private bus to the start of the trail
Machu Picchu entrance fees
Two-person tents with plenty of room for your backpacks
Sleeping mattress
Meals cooked by an experienced chef: breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks!
Delicious food rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking
All our food is prepared from organic vegetables and fresh ingredients
Vegetarian/special diet options available
Water (We will provide you with boiled and filtered cold water during the trek after lunch on the first day). You will need to bring a container to carry your water in. Also, you need to ensure that you pack a sufficient amount of water for the first half-day of the trek
Horse ( to carry the tents and cooking equipment)
Wrangler’s health insurance paid for by INTI SUN TREK
First aid kit including an oxygen bottle and an extra horse for you to ride if the altitude has a strong effect on your strength
Expedition Train From Ollantaytambo to Aguas Clientes
Hostal in Aguas Calientes double or triple rooms, private bathrooms, hot showers, wifi, and storage while you visit Machu Picchu.
Round-trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
Expedition train from Aguas Calientes Ollantaytambo
Bus from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco

Not included:

Breakfast on the first morning.
Bathing suit for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes (not included in the price )
Sleeping bags. (These can be rented in our office for US $20 for the entire trek. Every sleeping bag is washed prior to each use)
Tips for the guide, cooks, and wranglers

What you need to bring:

Original passport
For students: ISIC card
Insurance card/certificate
Walking stick ( Highly Recomemded )
Hiking boots
Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
Warm jacket
Hat and gloves
2-4 t-shirts
2 pairs of pants (1 for hiking, 1 for camp)
Long underwear for sleeping
Hand sanitizer
Comfortable trousers
Sun hat or cap
Sunscreen
Insect repellent
Water
Toiletries/ Toilet paper
Personal medication
Camera
Flashlight or headlamp
Extra money for tips/snacks/beer. (We recommend at least 200-300 extra soles).(US $100)

Optional items to take:

Shorts
Basic First Aid Kit
Sandals
Bathing suit for hot springs

FAQ

Is the Cachicata Trek Difficult?

No, not at all. The Cachicata trek is not as physically demanding as other treks in the region which makes it perfect for families travelling with children or anyone wishing for a more relaxed route to Machu Picchu. However, the downhill portion of the trek on the second day of the trek is somewhat challenging, especially if you have had knee problems in the past. We recommend that you take walking sticks with you to help with this problem.

How long will we walk on each day?

On the first day we will walk for 7 hours, and on the second day we will walk for 8 hours. These times are approximate and will depend on the pace in which you walk. Our cooks will provide you with plenty of snacks and water to keep you strong during your trek.

What time will we take the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes?

We will take the 7:00 p.m. train departing from Ollantaytambo train station. You will arrive in Aguas Calientes at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Will we be able to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain?

Yes, if you let us know when you book the trek that you are interested in climbing Huayna Picchu, we will be able to book you a ticket. A limited number of people are permited to climb Huayna Picchu each day and tickets can sell out weeks in advance.

What type of hostel does Inti Sun Trek use for Huchuy Qosqo Trek?

At Inti Sun Trek, we always book through the Continental, El Tambo or Machu Picchu hostels, which offer private double rooms. These hostels offer comfortable beds, hot water for showering, WiFi, and breakfast. NOTE: We guarantee these hostels will be reserved, as per the itinerary, only if you book your trek 2 months in advance. Otherwise, we may be forced to offer alternative accommodations.

Can I upgrade the hostal to a hotel in Aguas Calientes?.

Yes. Every traveller has their own expectations for accommodation and that is why we offer you the option to book your own hostel independently. The two hostels that Inti Sun Trek books are considered basic and so if you wish to upgrade to a hotel you need to:

1) Do this yourself or,

2) Ask Inti Sun Trek to do it for you.

If you wish to book a hostel independently, a US $15 discount is given per person off the tour price. You can use this money to pay for an alternative hostel.