The Moonstone Trek 5 Days of Quillarumiyoc is one of the exploration expeditions to different areas not visited. I am looking for the remote Andes! This tour is for adventurers heading to Machu Picchu, Peru.
A hike that is gradually gaining prestige for all hikers. This adventure’s peculiarity is crossing the Andes of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. The good news is that no tourists are en route, and we will be the only ones to enjoy our outdoor vacations.
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.”
Moonstone Trek 5 Days to Machu Picchu does not have regulations as the Inca trail also has no limitation on the number of people. However, your tour includes the permits to Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu, which limit licenses per day, a maximum of 400 people divided into two schedules. It recommends booking at least 03 or 04 months to ensure the tickets to Huaynapicchu, especially for the high season (from May to September).
Moonstone 5 Days can only be booked from April to November, as the rest of the year is closed due to the rainy season and maintenance work in the area.
The expedition begins at 5:00 a.m. We head northwest to Cusco to reach Quilla Rumiyoc and explore the Temple of the Moon. The trek ascends from Molinuyoc to reach Wata and Chilipahua.
Our second day of adventure is ascending steep mountainsides; we have some vistas surrounding Andes Mountains. After lunch, we cross the Accoccasa Pass 4,625 m / 15,170 ft. viewing the Veronica Mount. 5,882 m / 19,096 ft. and other glaciers and mountains.
We continue our expedition through a beautiful small canyon that leads to the Silque Valley.
The scenic views of Nevada Wakaywillka, the Sacred Valley, and the Andes mountain range are spectacular.
Today, our tour will visit Machu Picchu
The Moonstone Trek is a 5-day trek covering a distance of approximately 40 kilometers (25 miles). It takes you through stunning landscapes and ancient Inca sites, culminating in a visit to Machu Picchu.
The Moonstone Trek can only be booked from April to November. The trail is closed during the rest of the year due to the rainy season and maintenance work in the area.
The Moonstone Trek does not have any specific limitations on the number of people. However, the permits to Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu, which are included in the tour, have a maximum of 400 people per day. It is recommended to book your trek at least 3 or 4 months in advance, especially for the high season from May to September, to secure the tickets to Huaynapicchu.
The Moonstone Trek offers stunning panoramic views of the Patacancha and Urubamba valleys. It also includes an overnight stay in Aguas Calientes, allowing you to explore the magnificent Machu Picchu citadel.
The Moonstone Trek ranges from moderate to difficult. It involves hiking on varied terrain, including steep ascents and descents. The second day, in particular, is considered a challenging “long day.” Some hiking experience and a good level of fitness are recommended.
The Moonstone Trek package includes a professional English-speaking guide, trekking services with a cook and assistant cook, mountain equipment, all meals during the trek, transportation to the trailhead, entrance fee to Machu Picchu Park, hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes, bus tickets to Machu Picchu, donkey support for carrying equipment, duffel bag for gear, transfer service from Ollantaytambo to Cusco, first-aid kit, and oxygen. Note that some items like water on Day 1 and certain meals are not included.
The Moonstone Trek package does not include water on Day 1 (only half a day), breakfast on Day 1, dinner on Day 4, lunch on Day 5, sleeping bag (available for an additional cost), single tent option (available for an additional cost), entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu (available for an additional cost), and gratuities for porters, cooks, guides, and staff.
The Moonstone Trek includes a professional guide who can communicate in English. This ensures that you can understand the information, history, and stories shared during the trek.
Some essential items to pack for the Moonstone Trek include comfortable hiking shoes, lightweight clothing layers, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a rain jacket, a daypack, a refillable water bottle, snacks, a sleeping bag (if not renting), personal toiletries, and any necessary medications. It’s also recommended to pack warm clothing for cooler temperatures at higher altitudes.
PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2023
* Price based on 02 people sharing one tent.
** Student discounts of $ 30 off per person.
Moonstone Trek 5 Days