CACHICATA 4 days/ 3 nights

 

 

 Cachicata, it is a short rout through the mountains south of Ollantaytambo while we are trekking we see impressionist variety of landscape and ecological areas, over high pass whit facing to main snows to Cusco region. Going up to a beautiful waterfall and we camp here near to incas ruin too few visited in order to cross the Chancachuco mountain pass, where we continue passing open lands until arrive to our second campsite. The last day offer us two alternative routes, taking irrigation inca canal and descending by dazzling view of the camicancha valley and Urubamba toward snow covered adoration called intipunku, to choquetacarpo the conserved residential site of the elite, and to amazing ramps and rock blocks deserted by cachicata incas quarry.

 

ITINERARY

 

DAY 1: CUSCO – RAPHCCA/CORIMARCA

 

Too early in the mourning we live in the private transport from cusco to Pachar in the sacred valley of the incas, and continue to Huarocondo canyon by short road until arrive to raphcca town. From here we walking up by exuberant valley near to countryman house and cultivate platforms, where we can see native birds like giant hummingbird and pepitero of tie. For lunch our cook gives us a fantastic food near to beautiful stream. Then we can decide to take a easy route or a steep route where we can stop and take a bathe.

 

Continuing the steep route we’ll visit unknown incas ruin called corimarca   located on the top of Soccma valley. A canal builds by incas where still water is running, we camp here near to incas platforms. (L, D)

 

DAY 2: CORIMARCA TO CHANCACHUCO PASS/QÈUÑACANCHA

 

Walking up through open grassland then passing a bush zone, our road   meander until arrive to chancachuco pass (4,400masl), if is cloudless we can see spectacular landscapes and snows  to the east we will see Ausangate snow and qoyllority range, while we ere going up  we’ll find Veronica snow ( 5,750masl).

Our trekking continue passing lakes qhere we can see Andean goose, duck… then we going down to second camp site, qèuñacancha (4080masl) (B;L;D)

 

DAY 3: QÈUÑACANCHA TO PUNKUYUC/CACHICATA

 

Today if we are lucky we can see Andean condors, the experienced groups will go by chancachucu valley following the inca water canal, that use to take water until to old quarries. We continue the trek thought punkuyoc gully, there are a lot of bracken, orchids and many qèuña trees then we going dawn and find amazing landscapes of ollantaytambo and of the sacred valley, arriving to intipunku, apparently to adore Veronica snow. Alternative, for that day an easy route, walking up gentle from our second camp, through grasslands toward yana orco hill. Meander for a route to go around to valley, and then we descend through qèuña wood. Until arrive to intipunku.

 

We have lunch whit panoramic view from the valley and nearest to archeological site to Choquetarpo. After lunch we walking down exploring different places from cachicata quarry and in the way we will meet huge blocks of pink diorite, testimony of the biggest plan thet never culminate, destined to ollantaytambo temple at 6 km freom the quarry. Descending to the last camp site, located in the platformsnear to cachicata town, here we’ll enjoy baths, hot shower, and warn wheatear, while relaxing and preparing our trip to machupicchu to the next day (B)(L)(D)

 

DAY 4: CACHICATA/MACHUPICCHU O CUSCO

 

After breakfast we’ll take the train to the famous citadel of machupicchu, here we’ll see the machupicchu citadel whit a tour guide who is going to explain about this Inca’s site, after that  we’ll have a free time  to visit for yourself, by afternoon , after lunch, we back to cusco city by train. (B)

 

 

 

 

TRAVEL PICTURES

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

AVAILABILITY: All Year

DURATION: 4 Days 3 Night

 

 

 

INCLUDES

 

 

-transport to beginning point of the trek

-briefing

-camping equipment: tents and sleeping mats

-Entrance ticket, meals according to itinerary,

-Tour guide

-Firs aid kid and oxygen

-Horses

-Train ticket ollanta/aguas calientes(machupicchu)/cusco

-Entrees ticket to machupicchu

-Bus ticket from aguas calientes/machupicchu/aguas calientes

 

 

 

 

NO INCLUDED

 

- Meals in the city, alcohol drinks, extras, tips, sleeping bag, tax, additional tours

 

 

 

 

WHAT TO BRING

 

- Backpack,

- Sleeping bag 4 season suitable for temperatures down to -5C (can be hired from our office for US$12 for the 3 day trek)

- Sleeping mattress (we will provide you with this)

- Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco for a few dollars)

- Strong, comfortable footwear

- Sweater and jacket (something warm)

- Water bottle, ideally non disposable canteen

- Torch / Flashlight and batteries

- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun

- Sun block (sun protection cream)

- Insect repellent

- Toiletries, towel and toilet paper

- Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits, energy bars etc,

- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries, cash in soles and US$

- Swimsuit (if you plan on visiting the hot springs at Aguas Calientes after the trek)

- Optional: walking Poles /sticks (rubber covers necessary)

- You also need to bring your original passport on the trail.

 

 

trip

advisor

MACHU PICCHU BY TRAIN

Machu Picchu full day

Machu Picchu 2 days

Wonderful Cusco 7 days

ALTERNATIVE TREKS

Salkantay 5 days

Salkantay 4 days

Inca Jungle 4 days

Lares Trek 4 days

Choquequirao 4 days

Ausangate Trek 5 days

Huchuy Qosqo 3 days

CLASSIC INCA TRAILS

Inca Trail 4 days

Inca Trail 2 days

Inca Trail 5 days

PUNO

Sillustani half day

Uros Island half day

Uros and Taquile full day

Uros Taquile and Amantani 2 days

AREQUIPA

Colca Canyon 2 days

Colca Canyon Trek 2 days

Colca Canyon Trek 3 days

LIMA

City tour

City Night

Pachacamac

ICA

Paracas National reserve full day

Huacachica - Sandboarding full day

Paracas - Ica and Nazca 2 days

PUERTO MALDONADO

Ecomagic 3 days

Ecoadventure 4 days

Ecoparadise 5 days

MANU NATIONAL PARK

Manu Cultural Zone 4 days

CUSCO OFFICE

Calle San Juan 264-near to Main Square,Cusco- Peru

 

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