Inca Quarry Trek 4 Days – Walk through the mountains of the Sacred Valley of the Andes; we begin to explore the Choquequilla temple, Perolniyoc, and Wayrac Punku. From Wayrac Punko, observe the Inca quarries of Cachicata.
Inca Quarry Trek 4 Day to Machu Picchu, the outdoor adventure around Socma, Inti Punku Inca Lookout overlooking the snowy Veronica and the Cachiccata Inca quarries, also known as the Chaski trail “Chaski means an athletic runner.”
The 4 Day Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu is an unforgettable expedition that combines history, culture, and adventure. As trekkers traverse the Andean landscapes, they are rewarded with unique archaeological sites, breathtaking views, and an intimate connection with nature. Culminating in the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu, this trek is physically rewarding and a profoundly transformative journey for the soul.
The Inca Quarry Trek 4 Day is a lesser-known but remarkable trek in the Andes, offering adventurers a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the mysteries of ancient Inca pathways. The Inca Quarry Trek presents an alternative route that unveils stunning landscapes, archaeological wonders, and a chance to witness history unfold.
Live unexpected EXPERIENCES in the Andes that will never be repeated! Explore unique TOURS & HIKES with deep spiritual meaning. Connect with nature and awaken your senses to a new world, “Including meditation and ritual to Mother Nature with Coca leaves.”
Travel from Cusco to Socma and start the Inca Quarry Trek to Rayan.
To start the Inca Quarry Trek, we travel at 06:00 from Cusco to the Socma Valley via Huarocondo, “a newly paved road that leads to the Sacred Valley via Pachar.” Our pack horses are waiting for us in the community of Socma to pack all the camping equipment to start the trek. After a 35-minute walk, you reach the Perolniyoc waterfalls. The magnificent views of the falls invite you to get your feet wet and relax in the quiet and green area. We continue ascending towards the ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF PEROLNIYOC – SOCMA. We explore the Inca ruins built in the domain of the inter-Andean valleys with a panoramic view of the Pomatales and Moray valleys.
HIKINH DATA: Description of the activity; a leisurely day walk
8km (5 miles)
Socma: 3,205m (10,512 ft)
Rayan: 3,650m (11,910 ft)
Conquer the Kuychicassa Pass, descend towards Choquetacarpo, and have an incredible view of the Sacred Valley of Ollantaytambo.
We packed our adventure gear and started hiking to reach the top of Kuychicassa Pass. From the top, we can see parts of the Sacred Valley of the Incas around Ollantaytambo, its valleys, and ravines. After descending, we have a short undulating road until we reach the Inca gate of the sun, “Inti Punko de Ollantaytambo.” The panoramic views direct toward the snow-capped peaks of Waqa Willka or Verónica and the entire SACRED VALLEY mountain range. We explore the Inca ruins near the Cachicata quarries and head to our Chancachuco camp.
Explore through the small valley of Chancachuco, where we will have lunch next to the Maracocha lagoon.
Brief description of the spectacular hike through the Kuychicassa Pass
1B, 1L, 1D.
14km (9 miles)
Rayan: 3,650m (11,910 ft)
Chochetacarpo: 3,600m (11,811 ft)
Kuychicassa Pass: 4,450m (14,596 ft)
Descend through the Inca quarries of Cachicata and the spectacular Inca Trail that goes to Ollantaytambo. In the afternoon, board the train service to Aguas Calientes.
The activities begin with a delicious fresh coca leaf tea with unique energy and start the last walk to Ollantaytambo. Today we explore the three quarries of the Cachicata Inca during our descent into the Urubamba River. The trail is well-marked and wide enough to enjoy outdoor activities. The Inca masters of Inca architecture from the Cachicata quarries moved stones weighing 30 and 140 tons over 10 kilometers to build the Ollantaytambo archaeological park. We found several giant stones that transferred to the other mountain; we called them tired stones because they did not reach their final destination.
We have lunch at a tourist restaurant near the Ollantaytambo train station, board the train services, and head towards Machupicchu.
Short description of the last stretch of the Inca Trail trek from Cachicata to the Urubamba River in Ollantaytambo
11km (7 miles)
Chochetacarpo: 3,600m (11,811 ft)
Ollantaytambo: 2,851m (9,353 ft)
During the morning guided tour of 02 hours in Machu Picchu, return to Cusco to Ollantaytambo in the afternoon.
Due to the new restrictions, Machu Picchu now visits at a specific time, and we believe that a suitable time is 08:00 or depending on availability.
We board the bus service to Machu Picchu at the indicated time and begin the two-hour guided tour walking through the Inca citadel. We return to Cusco in the afternoon using the train and vehicle services.
Last summary of the activities to be carried out
A light walk
2-hour guided tour
Machu Picchu Pueblo: 2,065m (6,774 ft)
Machu Picchu Ruins: 2,400m (7,874 ft)
Cusco: 3,350m (10,990 ft)
The Inca Quarry trek is an alternative trekking route in Peru that takes you through the scenic landscapes and ancient quarries of the Sacred Valley. It offers a unique and less crowded experience than the classic Inca Trail.
The Inca Quarry trek typically lasts for four days and three nights. It covers a distance of approximately 26 kilometers (16 miles), allowing you to immerse yourself in the region’s natural beauty and historical significance.
The Inca Quarry trek follows a different route than the classic Inca Trail. While both treks lead to Machu Picchu, the Inca Quarry trek explores the lesser-known quarries where the Incas extracted stones for construction. It offers a more off-the-beaten-path experience and the opportunity to learn about the quarrying techniques used by the Incas.
The Inca Quarry trek is considered moderate in terms of difficulty. It involves hiking on various terrains, including uphill and downhill sections and some steep paths. A reasonable fitness and essential hiking experience is recommended to enjoy the trek fully.
The Inca Quarry trek reaches altitudes of up to 4,450 meters (14,600 feet) at the highest pass. It’s important to acclimatize to the altitude before starting the trek. Spending a few days in Cusco or the Sacred Valley before the trek is advisable to minimize the risk of altitude-related issues.
The Inca Quarry trek offers diverse and stunning scenery. You will pass through the Sacred Valley, lush valleys, and mountains and visit the ancient Inca quarries. Along the way, you will encounter breathtaking landscapes, impressive views, and opportunities to observe local flora and fauna.
The Inca Quarry trek is suitable for a wide range of ages, from teenagers to older adults. However, participants should have a reasonable fitness level and be prepared for moderate physical exertion. It’s advisable to consult with tour operators regarding age restrictions and suitability for children.
Hiring a licensed guide is mandatory for hiking the Inca Quarry trek. The guide provides valuable insights into the history, culture, and significance of the quarries and surrounding areas. They also ensure the group’s safety and assist with any logistical needs.
Some essential items to pack for the Inca Quarry trek include a valid passport, comfortable hiking shoes, lightweight clothing layers, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a rain jacket, a day pack, a refillable water bottle, snacks, insect repellent, and a camera. Packing lists may vary, so it’s recommended to consult with tour operators for specific recommendations.
The best time to hike the Inca Quarry trek is during the dry season, typically from May to September. The weather is generally clear and stable, providing better trekking conditions. However, it’s advisable to check weather conditions and consult with tour operators for the most accurate information.
We carry out this trekking to the Inca Quarry of Cachicata
|Number of persons||Price per person|
|2||$ 760.00 USD|
|3||$ 635.00 USD|
|4||$ 535.00 USD|
|5||$ 510.00 USD|
|6||$ 480.00 USD|
|7||$ 460.00 USD|
|8||$ 433.00 USD|
* Price based on 02 people sharing one tent.
For all adventurous wishes for your next vacation on the Inca corridor “Chaski Trail,” several optional upgrades are there. Here’s a quick list of prices and options:
PERU TRAINS By PeruRail / PER PERSON
+$80. Vistadome train (round trip: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO)
+$498.00 Hiram Bingham train (Inbound Journey: Train MACHUPICCHU – POROY)
+$75 Huayna Picchu
+$60 RE-ENTRY TO MACHU PICCHU
This applies to the following services
To Machu Picchu
Cachicata Inca Quarry Trail 4 Days