INCA QUARRY TREK TO MACHUPICCHU 4DAYS/3NIGHTS

Your Journey our Passion

Quarry trek is a new face for hikers and its one of the most beautiful alternative hikes it’s not only about the magnificent Andean scenery that you expect along the way, also you will get the views of the sacred valley which is unique, there are three Inca archaeological sites along the trail and also you will be learning about the local traditions and the Inca history. This amazing trek is not as busy as the other ones, meeting other tourist travellers during the trek is very small number which makes the hike unique.

You will hike with the best team made of our guides, chefs and porters. You will be proud of the people in our team for their hard work. We treat our team very well and provide them with everything they need to work well and respond to your needs. We have the best equipment to camp in each camping sites.

Pre-Trek Briefing:

The tour guide will meet you at your hotel one day before your tour to give you a briefing. They will tell you all about your tour, and answer any questions you may have. It is important to us that you ask any questions you may have so the tour guide will get you ready for your amazing tour.

Price: U.S.$ 650.00 . per Person

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  • TOUR NAME: INCA QUARRY TREK TO MACHUPICCHU 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS.
  • DISTANCE: 31 km / 18.6 miles.
  • Day1: 8 km/4.8 miles, 6 hours approx.
  • Day2: 16 km /10 miles, 10 hours approx.
  • Day3: 7 km/4.2 miles, 3 ½ hours approx.
  • Type of trek: Nature, Cultural and history adventure and much more.
  • Min. Elevation: 2000 m / 6400 ft.
  • Max. Elevation: 4400 m / 14080 ft.
  • Weather:  From May to October dry season, from November to April wet season.
  • Hot Spring: optional at Aguas Calientes 3rd day.
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain: Optional, you can climb if you book the ticket.
  • Machu Picchu Mountains: optional, you can climb if you book the ticket
  • Train Service: Departure of your train ticket. We will confirm with you at the office.
  • Hotel: The last night hotel 3***.
  • Departure Dates: Every Day.

DAY 1.- CUSCO – RAQJA– SOCCMA – RAYANNIYOC

We will pick you up at 5:30 am from your hotel with our private transportation and guide, we will drive into the sacred valley toward the trail head which will be around 2hours to get the starting point of the hike, before hiking you will have the first amazing breakfast from our amazing chef, after that you will be hiking through the first village called soccma and then you will go through the beautiful waterfalls called Perolniyoc, along the way you will see and meet mostly local people which makes more amazing the hike, after the waterfalls you will keep hiking uphill to first inka site called Qorimarca, your private tour guide will explain everything about included the inka site, afterwards you will hike one more hour to get the first camping place called rayanniyoc over 3700m. Here your amazing chef and porters will welcome you at first camping place.
And this is a good place to see the stars night sky full constellations.

Trip overview:

  • Meals: Breakfast, Snacks, Lunch, Happy hour, Dinner.
  • Hot water bottles for the night.
  • Lowest Elevation: 3,200 m/ 10,512 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 3,700 m/ 12,136 ft
  • Distance to walk: 8 km/5 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 4 to 5 hours
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
  • Area: Dry Mountain

DAY 2: RAYANNIYOC – CHANCACHUCO PASS – QUARRY PASS – CACHICCATA

Our porters will wake you up with room service coca tea which is the best way to get up and get ready for the amazing adventure. And then you will have time to pack your stuff and have the delicious breakfast, before hiking make sure to get plenty of water for your hike, you will start to walk around 7:am. The begging of the trek will be mostly uphill for 3hours to reach the pass called pukaphujio over 4400m / 14080 ft. along the way you will have amazing views of the mountains, if you are lucky you may see Condor which is the biggest bird in the Andes. At the summit Pukaphujio you will be able to see the spectaculars views of the Mountains and glaciers and also you will be able to see the Sacred Valley of the Incas, it’s a unique experience being in here. After this spectacular moment you will carry on 1 more hour to get lunch place which has the same elevations of the pass. Our Chef will be waiting for you with the amazing Coca tea.

Afterwards you will walk around the mountain little up and down for 2hours to reach the highest point of the trek called quarry pass which is 4450meters above sea level. Along the way you will enjoy more views of the sacred valley of the inkas and you will see ollantaytambo town and also you will have the views of the highest points of the sacred valley which is called Veronica Mountain or wakaywillka (5800m /18560 ft).
Also you will see Pitusiray Mountain (5700m/18240ft), chicon Mountain (5670m/18144ft), wallanay Mountain (5700m/18240ft), and much more peaks. Also around the pass you may see llamas.

After the pass you will descend for 3hours all the way down to camp called quarry cachicata, the downhill will be dusty and slippery so take your time, we recommend you to take walking sticks. On the way down you will visit 2 inka ruins; the sungate of Ollantaytambo Inca Town, this place is incredible, you don’t imagine what kind of views are at this place, and then also you will be visiting choquetacarpo ruins (Inca Check point) and the quarry site. The quarry site is just spectacular you will learn how the Incas used to cut the rocks to build their cities and much more.
You will get camp by 5:pm. Camp place is over 3300m/ 10500ft. it has the amazing views.

 

Trip overview:

  • Meals: Breakfast, Snacks, Lunch, Happy hour, Dinner.
  • Hot water bottles for the night.
  • Lowest Elevation: 3,300 m/ 10,560 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 4450 m/ 14240 ft
  • Distance to walk: 16 km/10 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 10 hours
  • Level of Difficulty: challenging.
  • Area: Dry Mountain

 

DAY 3: QUARRY SITE – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES.

Our super porters will wake you up with amazing coca tea around 7:am. And then you will pack your belongings and right after have your delicious breakfast. Today is not a hard day, it’s 3 and half hours from camp place to the end of the hike. And it’s easy mostly gradually downhill all the way to Ollantaytambo town, along the way you will be visiting Inca tombs, the inka bridge and of course more beautiful angles of ollantaytambo town and also you will be able to see Ollantaytambo ruins, take all the photos you want to.

You will have your last lunch from our chef by ollantaytambo town, after lunch you will explore ollantaytambo Inca town with your tour guide, this is also the place to learn about Inca beer called ‘chicha or haja’ so you will visit one of the local bars. And then you will have dinner in one of the best restaurant in ollantaytambo. Afterwards you get ready to catch the train to aguas calientes which will take 1hour and 45minutes. As soon as you reach aguas calientes, your Guide will take you to your Accommodations hotel.
Note: Dinner will be in Ollantaytambo town or in Aguas Calientes in one of the best touristic restaurant.
Trip overview:

  • Meals: Breakfast, Snacks, Lunch, Dinner.
  • Lowest Elevation: 2000 m/ 6400 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 3300 m/ 10560 ft
  • Distance to walk: 7 km/ 4.2 miles.
  • Approximate walking time: 3 ½ hours
  • Level of Difficulty: easy.
  • Area: Dry Mountain

 

DAY 4: MACHUPICCHU AND BACK TO CUSCO

In order to be the first people and enjoy the sun rise at machupicchu. You will get up and have breakfast early at the hotel, after breakfast you will try to get the first bus to machupicchu which will take 30 minutes from aguas calientes to machupicchu, once you reach machupicchu and pass the control, you will walk up 10minutes to get the nice spot to take the classic pictures of machupicchu, our tour Guide must take you to this place. After your photographs you will have the tour for 2hours around to visit the most important places at machupicchu. After the tour you get free time to visit more places by yourself, so it could be the sun gate which takes 45minutes of walking and Inca bridge 30minutes of walking or just stay around machupicchu or to do the extra climbing to huaynapicchu Mountain or Machupicchu Mountain.

When you will be done with machupicchu you take the bus back to aguas calientes and make sure to be on time at train station and your tour guide will be waiting for you to give you your train ticket. At ollantaytambo station your private transportations will be waiting for you.
From Aguas Calientes to ollantaytambo will be by train for 1hour and 45minutes and from ollantaytambo to cusco will be by private minivan runas expeditions for 2hours back to your hotel Cusco.

All transportation in Cusco or anywhere will be back to your hotel.
Trip overview:

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Lowest Elevation: 2000 m/ 6400 ft.
  • Highest Elevation: 2400m/ 7680 ft.
  • Area: humid Mountain

Explore and Adventure

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

  • Original Passport.
  • International Student Card (if you book as a student green ISIC card).
  • Immigration card.
  • Sleeping bag (not included but you can rent one from us)
  • Walking boots
  • Walking stick
  • Good backpack or daypack
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Warm jacket, hat and gloves
  • Recyclable water container or camel bag
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat + sunglasses
  • Sun protection cream
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes, personal towel)
  • Torch or head lamp
  • Personal medication
  • Sandals
  • Towel
  • Extra money for any emergency.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Assistant Guide (for more than 9 people)
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Transportation to the starting point of the trek and return to Cusco
  • Round trip bus ticket from MachuPicchu to Aguas Calientes town
  • Train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes.
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Private minivan from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Guiding tour in Machu Picchu
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Kitchen tent
  • Chef, porters and horsemen
  • Drinking water (boiled and filtered)
  • 4-man tent (only 2 people enter)
  • Hot water bottles for the night
  • Hot water for washing.
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 afternoon snacks, 3 dinners
  • Sleeping mattress (foam)
  • Pillow.
  • rain poncho.
  • Duffle bag for your personal gear (holds 8kg)
  • Toilet tent.
  • Rain covers for your backpacks.
  • First Aid kit and oxygen bottle
  • Horses for our camping and cooking equipment
  • Horse for emergencies in case you need it.
  • Hotel 3***.
  • Pre-trek briefing

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

  • The last lunch in Aguas Calientes.
  • Tips to guide, chef, porters and horsemen.

RENTALS

  • Hiking poles U.S $20.00
  • Sleeping bag US $25.00
  • Inflatable Mattress US $20.00
  • Private Tent U.S $30.00

Upgrades

  • Vistadome train - US $75 (only one way per person)
  • Vistadome train - US $130 (round trip per person)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain US$ 40.00
  • Machu Picchu Mountain US$ 40.00

Equipment

Every camping tour includes a spacious 4 man tent that will be shared by only two people so you can spread out a bit. These are all King Camp Tents made for all seasons. Our rentals are top of the line: Inflatable Mattress, Black Diamond Adjustable Walking Sticks . Sleeping Bags rented from us are mummy style down bags for -15C and liners are always included.

Food

Every trek includes a chef that has been trained in culinary school. They have learned the magic of mountain cooking and you will be amazed. You will enjoy full breakfast, lunch and dinner all served hot and tasty. We also include Happy Hour with snacks and some hot tea before dinner. The key to feeling good on a trek like this is eating well and staying hydrated.

Meals are all served family style - large plates for everyone to take what they like. And all food restrictions are honored. No matter if you are vegetarian or gluten free, you will always be well fed.

Prices

Price: $650 USD Per person(group service).

Price: $880 USD Per person(private service ).

Discounts

  • Student Discount (only with active green ISIC card): US$25.00
  • Under 18 years will pay as student: US$25.00

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