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Inca Quarry Trail Hike to Machu Picchu 4 Days

Inca Quarry Trek to Machupicchu 4D/3N

The Cachiccata Quarry Trek is a great alternative to the famed Inca Trail trek. The Cachiccata Trail was built by the Incas and used for hundreds of years to access local communities and transport goods.  This trekking adventure visits Peru’s cultural past, and explores modern Inca communities and customs. The trail takes us through secluded waterfalls, ancient terraces and exotic wildlife, all the while delivering fantastic views of the Sacred Valley and Peru’s commanding snow-capped mountains. Visit with local families and explore   Quarry Trek.

as machula expeditions still we have opportunity to hike in february too. This time the famous inca trail is close , but for us there is this famous inca quarry trail to machupicchu. When you book with us your Trek is confirmed instantly any month and any day  we are your indigenous tour Operator company in Cusco to inca Quarry trek to Machupicchu


Cachiccata at Inca Quarry Trail

The Chaski Road is a great Trek option unknown by the other Agencies of Cusco and also one of the 6 Alternative routes chosen by the National Geography to reach the mysterious Machupichu. You won’t meet many people on the road but an incredible natural wealth, as well as wonderful Incas ruins (Perolniyoc) built at the top of the Socma community. We also have the best natural and cultural attractions along the walk, a very special area to feel in a paradise of nature. The magic that nature transmits to you is unique on the way of Inca quarry trail to Machu Picchu


Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu

Inca Quarry Trail Trek to Machu Picchu Map

Map of Inca Quarry Trail Trek to Machu Picchu
(Download Inca Quarry Trail Map in PDF here)

Who are the tour guide?

Our local Tour Guides are university professionals, who speak perfect their English, Spanish and native language that is Quechua. Native trekking guides are the ones that make unforgettable trips to our travelers who do adventure in the Andes of Peru.

  • we are an indigenous tour guides.
  • Indigenous owner
  • professional cook

Why  Alternative Trek to Machu Picchu.

As a local guide we have our difference to offer our Trek to reach Machupicchu without many people along the way just you and your friends. (Team Machula Expeditions).
Our vision is to enjoy the hike without interruption, without many people on the Alternative Routes. The idea is to feel that silence that you have inside you as a human being, Our Inca Quarry Route is one of the best hiking that takes you to the sacred city of Machu Picchu.

Trek Brienfing.

Our briefing will be According to your stay in Cusco, the guide will be the person who will provide you with all information on your meeting at your Hotel
The briefing is 2 days before or 1 day before your departure to your trek of inca quarry trek to machupicchcu this informations will be very about Inca Quarry and Machupicchu Inca site.


Day 1: Cusco – Socma – Rayan Community

Hotel / Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner

After having breakfast at your Hotel, we will come get you at about 5:30am and leave Cusco to go to the mummy house in the Urubamba Valley. The construction was made by the Incas to honour the deads by making sacrifices and offering. This house is a good place for you to see and understand a bit more about the Incan culture.
We will then start walking to the Socma community located in a little valley full of animals and with an incredible nature wealth. We will also visit the Socma waterfalls and the Ruins of Perolniyuc.

  • Walking time : 7 hours
  • Walking distance: 8km/ 5 miles
  • Climate: Warm
  • Accomodation : Camp
  • Campsite elevation : 3100m/ 10180 feet

Waterfall Socma Peroniyoc Inca Quarry Trail

Day 2: Rayan – Sun Gate – Inca Quarry

Tent /Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

You will wake up in the morning with a beautiful sunrise and an incredible view over the Mountains, and then take a delicious breakfafst to get loads of energy before starting the day. We will walk for 3 hours to go to the top of the Charcahuallya mountains and stay for a while for you to rest and take pictures. We will then go down for 30 minutes to get lunch.

After enjoying your food, the adventure will continue with a 2 hours walk until Cachiccata, also know as the “Buena Negra”. The last 2 hours won’t be hard as we will go mostly downhill to reach the campsite, which is close to the Sun’s door. There, you will see the beautiful Veronica Mountain, also called Wakayhuilka located in the Sacred valley.

  • Walking time : 9 hours
  • Walking distance : 14km/ 7,5 miles
  • Climate: Warm/ Windy
  • Accomodation : Camp
  • Campsite elevation : 3600m/ 11,813 ft

Day 3: Inca Quarry – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

Tent /Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner

After a great breakfast, we will go down for about an hour to reach the Inca Quarry of Cachiccata (3634m) to see what used to be the process of rock carving. We will then visit other Incan Tomb that represent the guardians of this impressive mountain.

The walk continues by going down for 2 hours to reach Ollantaytambo (2840m), where we will stop for lunch and take the train to Aguas Calientes. We will stay there overnight before leaving to Machupichu the next day.

  • Walking time: 4 hours
  • Walkng distance : 7km/ 3,5miles
  • Climate : Warm
  • Accommodation : Hotel

Day 4: Pueblo Aguas Calientes Town – Machu Picchu

Hotel /Breakfast

We will have breakfast early in the hotel before leaving with the bus at 5:30 am to Machupichu. Our tour inside the ruins will last approximately 2 hours but you will have free time after to explore on your own. If you have tickets to visit Huaynapicchu you will be able to go then and if you don’t, there are places to visit without tickets like the Sun’s door and the impressive Inca bridge inside the city.


Included on the Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu

  • Tourist guide fluent in English, spanish and quechua
  • Transport to bring you to the start of the trek
  • Comfortable tent for 4 persons
  • Mattresses
  • Bathroom tent
  • Kitchen tent
  • Dinning room tent
  • Tables and chairs
  • Cooks
  • Muleteers
  • Horses carrying 8 kg of luggages per each person
  • Emergency horse
  • 4 breakfasts/ 5 lunches/ 5 dinners
  • Oxygen tank
  • Round train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Machu Pichu-Machupicchu to Ollantaytambo
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance ticket for Machu Pichu
  • Bus from ollantaytambo to cusco

Not Included on The Quarry trek to  machu picchu

  • Sleeping bag (you can rent some directly at the agency)
  • First day breakfast
  • Lunch for the 4 day
  • Tips for the crew, cook and muleteers
  • Round bus ticket from Aguas Calientes town  to Machu Pichu- machupicchu to aguas calientes town -cusco
  • Wayna picchu mountain  $75 USD per person
  • Machu picchu mountain   $ 70 USD per person

What To Bring for the inca Quarry trek

  • Original passport (it is better to bring both to buy tickets)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Raincoat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera with external battery
  • Suncream
  • Hat for the sun and for the cold
  • Hiking sticks
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Flashlight
  • Hiking shoes, trousers and warm jacket
  • Gloves
  • Thermal clothing

Departures & Price

Departure dates  2021 – 2022

Deposits: A deposit of $ 200 USD per person is required to reserve space on any of our treks.

Dont forget we use PayPal for sending deposits, that way you can use your credit or debit card. PayPal charges a 6% service fee (for the international transfer) When we receive your booking form details and deposit via PayPal, we will send you a booking invoice and confirmation that we have received your deposit and your tour has been booked.

The balance will be paid when you arrive in Cusco in our office or in the briefing with your guide, all payment will be in cash.


Based on Two people                  520 USD   per person 

Based on Three people              500 USD   per person

Based on Four or more  people         480 USD    per person

Note: A minimum of two people is required to run the trek, and there is a maximum of eight people per group

students: discount of $20, but you have to supply us with a copy of your ISIC card when you make the booking. Children up to 15 years of age will be charged as students, under the condition that you supply us with a copy of the passport at the time of booking time.

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Packing list


  • Original passport
  • Valid student card (if booked as a student with machula expeditions)
  • Immigration card  ( as you enter peru)
  • Comfortable Daypack ( hiking daypack)
  • Camelbaks ( or water bottle)
  • Comfortable Hiking boots

Gear inside your daypacks

  • Sunhat
  • Rain poncho
  • Fleece
  • Music iphone
  • Handsanitizer
  • Camara
  • Sunscreen
  • wet wipes
  • Bug spray
  • Personal Medications
  • Toilet Paper ( plastic bag for waste
  • For your Duffel
  • 2 hiking pants
  • 4 sets s-shirt
  • 3 sets of hiking socks
  • sets of undergarments
  • water proof jacket
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • headlamp  essencial
  • quickday towel
  • sleeping bag recommend down bags for -10c at least
  • toothbrush and paste


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