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Alternative Trek to Machu Picchu

Trip Styles

TREK, ADVENTURE

Duration:

4 Days / 3 Nights

Altitude:

5200 msnm

Activity Level:

Challenging
Cachicata Trek 4 Days Tour Details

The Cachicata Trek is a different adventure, exploring Inca ruins missed by most adventurers. Cachicata Trek features ancient Inca trail, settlements, and the Intipunku gateway. This journey provides an in-depth look at this magnificent civilization Inca.
During the Cachicata Trek, you will discover the ancient Inca town Ñaupa temple, Perolniyoc and the Inca quarry Cachicata . The quarry is the place where the Incas unearthed rocks to build Ollantaytambo. On this trek, you will experience the fascinating and diverse landscapes of the Sacred Valley, high-altitude grasslands, and lush forests dotted with rushing waterfalls. This trek offers you plenty of time to experience the highlights of the Sacred Valley away from the crowds!

  • Activities:
    Biking, Rafting, Zipline, HotSpring.
  • Maximum Altitude:
    4350 masl. / 14271 ft.
  • Difficulty Levels:
    Moderate 3 of 5
  • Accommodation:
    1 Day Lodge, 2 Days Hostel
  • Departures Day:
    Daily Departures.
  • Max People:
    12 people
  • Languages:
    English - Spanish
  • Starts:
    Pick up at Cusco: 4:30 AM
  • Ends:
    Drop-off at Cusco: 9:45 PM
Itinerary Cachicata Trek 4 Days

Day 1CUSCO- ÑAUPA TEMPLO-RAPHCCA- RAYAN

We will begin the Cachicata Trek by driving to Pachar in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. From here, we start to hike uphill to see Ñaupa Templo, an archeological Inca site where we will have a guided tour. After the inriching tour, we will continue to walk to Socma, (2900 m/9,510 ft). From here, we hike up a lush valley of scattered farmhouses and crop terraces, where Andean bird species such as the giant hummingbird and golden-billed saltator flit among the abundant native trees and shrubs. We will eat a picnic lunch by a rushing mountain stream before deciding which route we will take next. We may take an easier route, or an optional steep trail via a tall waterfall where we can pause to refresh ourselves amidst the cool spray, or enjoy an alfresco shower and dip beneath the falls.

Climbing further along the Cachicata Trek, we will visit the little-known Inca ruin of Corimarca (perolniyoc), perched at mid-altitude on a shelf high above the Socma valley. An Inca-built channel still carries water rushing past this small, elegantly designed settlement, which was probably built by the Incas to collect and control the agricultural produce of the surrounding valley. We will camp here for the night, or at a spacious set of Inca terraces a short distance up the valley.

  • Shuttle to Abra Malaga:
    3½ hour by bus from Cusco
  • Biking time:
    3½ to 4 hour approximately.
  • Activities:
    Biking, Rafting, Zipline, HotSpring.
  • Climate: Cold at the beginning
    and very hot in the night.
  • Accommodation:
    Lodge: Eco Terra Lodge.
  • Meals:
    Lunch, Dinner.
  • Maximum Altitude:
    4350 masl. / 14271 ft.
  • Minimum Altitude:
    1250 masl. / 4691 ft.
  • Difficulty Levels:
    Moderate 3 of 5
  • Accommodation:
    1 Day Lodge, 2 Days Hostel
  • Departures Day:
    Daily Departures.
  • Max People:
    12 people
  • Languages:
    English – Spanish
  • Starts:
    Pick up at Cusco: 4:30 AM
  • Ends:
    Drop-off at Cusco: 9:45 PM

Day 2RAYAN -CHANCACHUCO / PUNKUYOC / CACHICATA

On day two of the Cachicata Trek, we will climb across open meadows before reaching a zone of high altitude shrubland. This shrubland soon gives way to treeless grasslands known as Puna as our trail winds gently around mountain spurs following an undulating approach to the pass of Chancachucu, (4,400 m/14,430 ft). With any luck, we may be able to see Andean Condors today. We will set off on one of two routes: Fitter, more experienced groups will follow the Chancachucu valley downstream, following the broken remains of an Inca water channel that once carried water to the ancient Inca quarry. The stream plunges through Punkuyoc, a narrow ravine enclosed by vertical cliffs draped in ferns and orchids. It then emerges amidst a small wood of native Q’euña trees. A narrow trail zig-zags steeply down open, grassy slopes, offering spectacular views of the Camicancha valley, its river a silver ribbon far below us. We will climb once more, and again pick up the Inca water channel, which has traversed a near-vertical cliff far above us. Now we follow the channel on a gentler path, enountering stunning views of Ollantaytambo and the Sacred Valley as we reach the imposing gateway of Intipunku, an Inca temple dedicated to the worship of snowcapped Verónica.

The alternative, an easier route for this day climbs gently from our second camp across rolling grassland to the south flank of Yana Orco, a rocky crag high above the Sacred Valley and the Inca quarries. Viewpoints allow us to look straight down on Ollantaytambo and its valleys (1,400m/4600ft) below us, as if from an airplane. We will wind our way along the rim of the valley, reaching a pass where we descend steeply through native Q’euna woodland, leveling off as we approach the Inca site of Intipunku. We will have lunch facing a breathtaking mountain and valley panorama, near the well-preserved Inca complex of Choquetacarpo. This site was most likely the residence of architects, masons and visiting dignitaries who managed the Inca quarries and performed ceremonies at Intipunku.
After a hearty lunch, we will descend to our second and last camp, located on Inca terraces topped by small burial towers known as chullpas, near the village of Cachicata.

  • Hiking distance:
    22 Km. / 13.6 mile.
  • Hiking time:
    6½ to 7 hour approximately
  • Climate: Cold at the beginning
    and very hot in the night.
  • Accommodation:
    Lodge: Eco Terra Lodge.
  • Meals:
    Lunch, Dinner.
  • Difficulty Levels:
    Moderate 3 of 5
  • Maximum Altitude:
    4350 masl. / 14271 ft.
  • Minimum Altitude:
    1250 masl. / 4691 ft.
  • Accommodation:
    1 Day Lodge, 2 Days Hostel

Day 3CACHICATA – OLLANTAYTAMBO- AGUAS CALIENTES

After an energetic breakfast, we will explore different sectors of the Inca quarries and natural rock falls. The rocks from the quarry were destined to be used for building an Inca temple in Ollantaytambo. We will see a lot of rocks on our descending path to Ollantaytambo, where you will have some time to rest and explore the historic town. After our time in Ollantaytambo, we will take the train to Aguas Calientes where we can visit the hot springs and enjoy a nice dinner and a night in a hotel. We will need a good night’s rest for our tour of Machu Picchu early the next morning.

  • Hiking distance:
    22 Km. / 13.6 mile.
  • Hiking time:
    6½ to 7 hour approximately
  • Climate: Cold at the beginning
    and very hot in the night.
  • Accommodation:
    Lodge: Eco Terra Lodge.
  • Meals:
    Lunch, Dinner.
  • Difficulty Levels:
    Moderate 3 of 5
  • Maximum Altitude:
    4350 masl. / 14271 ft.
  • Minimum Altitude:
    1250 masl. / 4691 ft.
  • Accommodation:
    1 Day Lodge, 2 Days Hostel

Day 4AGUAS CALIENTES -MACHU PICCHU- CUSCO

On the final day of the Cachicata Trek, you will wake up early and either hike for one and a half hours to the front gate of Machu Picchu, or take the bus to the gate from Aguas Calientes. You will arrive just in time to witness the sun rise over this magnificent city. Once inside Machu Picchu, you will have a 2 hour guided tour of this ancient city. After the tour, you will have free time for your own exploration.Finally, after the tour of Machu Picchu and to end the Cachicata Trek, you will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes. You can have lunch here before you board the train back to Cusco.

  • Hiking distance:
    22 Km. / 13.6 mile.
  • Hiking time:
    6½ to 7 hour approximately
  • Climate: Cold at the beginning
    and very hot in the night.
  • Accommodation:
    Lodge: Eco Terra Lodge.
  • Meals:
    Lunch, Dinner.
  • Difficulty Levels:
    Moderate 3 of 5
  • Maximum Altitude:
    4350 masl. / 14271 ft.
  • Minimum Altitude:
    1250 masl. / 4691 ft.
  • Accommodation:
    1 Day Lodge, 2 Days Hostel
Includes Inca Jungle Trek 4 Days
Include:
  • Pick-up at your hotel in the morning of the trek departureProfessional 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 To check our meal on the trek
  • 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)
  • 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
Not Included:
  • Breakfast on the first morning. Some hotels offer an early morning breakfast service.
  • 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 $20 for the entire trek. Every sleeping bag is washed prior to each use)
  • Tips for the guide, cooks, and wranglers
Cachicata Trek Packing List:
  • A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended
  • Sandals or jogging shoes for a higher comfort while at camp
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping
  • Flashlight/headlamp and batteries
  • Camera and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  • Sun block
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – no malaria risk has been reported
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Toilet paper
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc. Please note that we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. This recommendation applies for all clients being used to a specific snack, as it may happen that it is not included in our selection
  • Water container and water for the first morning. Important notice: plastic water bottles are no longer allowed into Machu Picchu. Plastic water containers (ie. Nalgene) or metal ones are recommended
  • Optionally: water- sterilizing tablets in case you pick up water from streams or rivers along the route. Otherwise, we provide filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink and has not reported any health problem so far
  • Small towel
  • Swimsuit (if you wish to go to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
  • Cash in soles and/or US$
  • Original passport
  • Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have applied for a student discount)
  • Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required in order not to damage the Inca Trail)
Map Inca Jungle Trek 4 Days