Cultural and Panoramic Inca rail to
Ollantaytambo Machu Picchu - 4
Grading: Moderate trekking - No need experience.
High altitude trek
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Season: April - November
Departures: Private Service every day
service every Monday and Wednesday
Alternative route to the Inca trail to Machu Picchu.
Driving to the bridge of Pomatales from where we
will hike 20 minutes to Visit the Inka temple of
Chokekillka, the one is located in the side of a
mountain over many terraces between two huge rocks.
We will have an introduction into the Inka
cosmovision and its relationship with the natural
this visit we have a 10 minutes transfer from where
we start our trekking to the community of Soccma,
where we will do a visit of the school area and a
local house in order to understand the country side
life based in the corn.
our picnic lunch we continue the trek up hill to the
100 mts waterfalls of Piruchayoc. We continue the
hike over the waterfall to our first camp on the
Inka sightseen and control point of Piruchayoc,
witch has an amazing overview of the Soccma valley,
Maras plateau and Chicon snow capped mountain. (L,
altitude: 2,900 mts
Distance hike: 7 kilometers up hill. 5-6 hours of
Cusco to Pomatales bridge (1 hour and half)
Urubamba to Pomatales bridge (half hour)
02: Piruchayoc- Chancachuco
the breakfast we start to walk following an Inka
water channel, the trail goes up to Ccorimarca
valley through ancient terraces where the locals
still growing corps. We hike up to our first pass
from where we have an amazing view of the snow peaks
of Urubamba range (Veronica, Chicon, etc), Ausangate,
Pachatusan, Ausangate and the fields of Chicncheros,
Moray and Maras plateau. After a break an our snack
we continue to the east trough the small valley of
Chancachuco, where at the beginning we have lunch
next to the Andean lake of Maracocha the one feeds
water into the stream of Chancachuco through a 18
kilometers long Inka water channel. In this point we
have the opportunity to see Andean birdlife as
Andean goose, Cara cara, Andean flicker, predators
a rest and our picnic lunch we continue down hill
until our next campsite with a spectacular view of
the snow pick Huayanay, the one is loctaed in
Vilcamaba range (North). We have the opportunity to
visit a local family house witch economy is based on
the potatoes farming and breading sheeps. (Full
altitude: 3, 800 mts. First pass altitude: 4,200 mts.
Distance hike from Camp 1 to the pass: 5 kms. 4
hours of hike.
Distance from pass to the camp 2: 4 kms. 2 hours of
03: Chancachuco -Cachiccata Quarry and Community
start trekking to the second pass over the Apu Buena
negra, from where we have a spectacular overview of
the sacred Valley of the Incas and the snow peaks of
the Urubamba range. From the pass we hike down hill
following the trail until join the Inca water
channel witch is coming from Maracocha Lake after 18
kms of cliffs and suspended passes. From here we
reach the temple call Intiwatana, witch is located
in the edge of the mountain call Apu Alambre,
located in front of the Veronica snow peak,
dedicated to put offerings. We also have a great
view of Pakaritampu pyramid.
we continue down hill to Choquetacarpo, an
archeological site where we have lunch. After it we
will walk down hill to visit one of the biggest Inca
quarry in Cusco, witch supply stones for the town
and fortress of Ollantaytambo. In the quarry of
Cachiccata is possibly to see the process of cutting
and carving the stone before to transport it to
Ollantaytambo, slide the hill and cross the river in
the way to reach the fortress.
Walking down to our next campsite we will meet many
Inca remains as water channels, terraces, trails and
will camp this night at a nice campsite owned by a
local group of young local people from Cachiccata
community. From here we can enjoy a view of the
community, Ollantaytambo and Veronica snow capped
mountain. Camp (Full Meals)
Altitude: 2,750 meters
pass altitude: 4,300
Distance hike: 8 kms / 7 hours
04: Transfer to Ollantaytambo Train Station – Machu
Optional: Early hike around the community and
transfer to Ollantaytambo train station to take the
train to Aguas Calientes. We will visit the
Machupicchu Sanctuary. Guided tour.
afternoon the train goes back to Cusco from the
Aguas Calientes train station.
Arriving and transfer to the hotel. (B). End of Our
Private Service. Upon Request
Fixed Departure Privce: $ 621 (Minimum 3 pax) Every
Monday And Wednesday
Entrance Fee To Machupicchu $ 57.00
supplement: USD $ 40.00 per person.
Orientation meeting in Cusco (previous to
Transfer put in and drops off at Ollantaytambo
train station (first day and last day).
All balance meals during the trekking (From
Lunch of first day to Breakfast of last day),
All common equipment gear: Two men mountain tent,
mattress, kitchen dishes, kitchen tent, dinner
tent, toilet tent, table, chairs, mattress.
Porters and horses for the whole camping
equipment including personal luggage.
Muleteers and 1 seat horse for each 3 clients.
Train Backpacker round trip
Bus up and down
First aid kit with Oxygen.
Professional bilingual guide, 01 assistant per
each 7 clients.
Short wave radios.
Environment care (all the garbage is going back
to Cusco, portable toilet treatment).
Entrance fee to Machu Picchu $ 57.00
Lunch in Aguas Calientes 4th day
Hotels in Cusco and others.
Extra services not mentioned in the program.
Tips and extra spends.