Party Bike Travel

Cultural and Panoramic Inca rail to Ollantaytambo  Machu Picchu - 4 D


 

Code: Tk-4Cult-Ma/09

Grading: Moderate trekking - No need experience. High altitude trek

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights

Season: April - November

Departures: Private Service every day

Group service every Monday and Wednesday

Alternative route to the Inca trail to Machu Picchu.

 

ITINERARY

 

Day 01: Racca-Soccma-Piruchayoc.

 

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 elements.

After 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.

After 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, D).

 

Camp altitude: 2,900 mts

Distance hike: 7 kilometers up hill. 5-6 hours of hike.

From Cusco to Pomatales bridge (1 hour and half)

From Urubamba to Pomatales bridge (half hour)

 

Day 02: Piruchayoc- Chancachuco

 

After 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 among others.

After 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 meals).

Camp 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 hike

 

Day 03: Chancachuco -Cachiccata Quarry and Community Camp

 

We 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.

Then 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 tombs.

We 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

Second pass altitude: 4,300

Distance hike: 8 kms / 7 hours

 

Day 04: Transfer to Ollantaytambo Train Station – Machu Picchu.

 

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.

At afternoon the train goes back to Cusco from the Aguas Calientes train station.

Arriving and transfer to the hotel. (B). End of Our Services.

Private Service. Upon Request

Group Fixed Departure Privce: $ 621 (Minimum 3 pax) Every Monday And Wednesday

Entrance Fee To Machupicchu $ 57.00

Single supplement: USD $ 40.00 per person.

 

Included:

  • Orientation meeting in Cusco (previous to departure date).

  • 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), including snacks.

  • All common equipment gear: Two men mountain tent, mattress, kitchen dishes, kitchen tent, dinner tent, toilet tent, table, chairs, mattress.

  • Cook.

  • 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).

Not Included:

  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu $ 57.00

  • Sleeping bag.

  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes 4th day

  • Hotels in Cusco and others.

  • Extra services not mentioned in the program.

  • Tips and extra spends.