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Cachicata Trek to Machupicchu 4D/3N


Trip Overview

Trip Overview

Service: Private & Shared
Map: cachi_04
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Next Departures: * We can open a new group with a reservation of 2 people.

Cachicata is a small farming community located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The people of this ancient village dedicate themselves to growing beans, potatoes, barley, and corn.

Near Cachicata is the famous Cachicata quarry, where pink granite stones were extracted to build the famous Ollantaytambo fortress. During our trek, we walk to the Intiwatana archaeological site, and there we enjoy the breathtaking views of the mountain range and the famous Inca Goddess Veronica (snow-capped peak).


Day 1: Cusco – Huarocondo – Socma – Perolniyoc

We pick you up at your hotel and then travel by private bus to the Huarocondo community, where we will visit a beautiful colonial church. Then, we ascend to the community of Socma, where we will start our hike up to the Perolniyoc archaeological site. It is located above a waterfall, and from there we climb up to the small community of the same name, where we camp for the night.

Meal: L, D,

Day 2: Perolniyoc – Inca Canal

In the morning we start our climb up the first pass at 4500 meters/14764 feet above sea level.  Then we go down to the Mama Cona lagoon. We walk through another breathtaking mountain pass where we can find an ancient Inca canal that still transports water to the Cachicata quarry. The canal is 17 km/10.5 miles long and is considered one of the most important engineering achievements in the region. We will also be able to admire the Urubamba and Vilcabamba mountain ranges.

Meals: B,L,D,

Day 3: Inca Canyon – Cachicata – Aguas Calientes

We start our trek along a little crek which will take us to the Inca canyon. Then, we will walk to the Intiwatana archaeological complex. In this place, we will enjoy the spectacular view of the Sacred Valley and the Urubamba river.

Continuing our trek, we make our way to the Inca quarry of Cachicata. There, we can see how the Incas used to cut, carve and transport the huge stones that were used to build the Ollantaytambo archaeological site. Descending into the Sacred Valley, we can admire the Inca cemetery and what once was a torn for the Incan quarry workers. We will then have lunch in the Cachicata community, then continue by car to Ollantaytambo, where we take the train to Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night.

Meals: B,L,D,

Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes – Cusco

Early in the morning, we take the bus up to the Machupicchu sanctuary, and enjoy a guided tour. In the afternoon, we take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes and take our train back to Cusco.
* Campsites are subject to change according to our guide’s criteria and the evolution of the group.

Included / Departures


Private Serv. Shared Serv.
Transfer by bus from Cusco to Huarocondo yes yes
Train ticket Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes yes yes
Machupicchu Entrance fee yes yes
Bus tickets Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes yes yes
Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco Vistadome* Expeditions*
Professional Guide yes yes
Cook  (In charge of meal preparation) yes yes
Muleteer and mules to carry tents, food and cooking equipment yes yes
Emergency horse yes No
Mules can carry your backpack for a maximun of: 10 kilos 7 kilos
Meals: 3 breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 dinners yes yes
Double accomodation in Aguas Calientes Hotel Hostel
2 people in each 3-person-capacity tent yes yes
Matress (sleeping pad) air foam
Dinner tent, bathroom tent, kitchen tent, tables and chairs, table settings, first Aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle. yes yes
Transfer from the train Station to the Hotel yes yes

Not Included / aditional

Service Price
Feather sleeping bag US$5 per day
Syntetic sleeping bag US$4 per day
Single accommodation US$35 per day
Buffet lunch in Aguas Calientes US$20

Fixed Departures


  • November: 5,12,19,26
  • December: 3,10,17,24,31


  • January:7,14,21,28
  • February 4,11,18,25
  • March: 4,11,18,25
  • April: 1,8,15,22,29
  • May: 6,13,20,27
  • June: 3,10,17,24
  • July: 1,8,15,22,29
  • August: 5,12,19,26
  • September: 2,9,16,23,30
  • October: 7,14,21,28
  • November: 4,11,18,25
  • December: 2,9,16,23,30


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