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

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

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 Briefing

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

Included today: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

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.

  • Accomodation for today: Camp .
  • Min Altitude: 3100 m. / 9976 ft.
  • Max Altitude: 3700 m. / 12140 ft.
  • Distance to walk for today: 8 Km. / 4.97 mi.
  • Weather Sensation: Warm.
  • Difficulty of this day: 3.
  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 05:30 am to 06:00 pm, Total enjoying hours for today: 12:30 hours, Total Walking Time: 07:00 hours,

DAY 2: Rayan – Sun Gate – Inca Quarry

Included today: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

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. 

  • Accomodation for today: Camp .
  • Min Altitude: 3600 m. / 11585 ft.
  • Max Altitude: 4457 m. / 14623 ft.
  • Distance to walk for today: 14 Km. / 8.7 mi.
  • Weather Sensation: Warm, Wind.
  • Difficulty of this day: 3.
  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 06:00 am to 06:00 pm, Total enjoying hours for today: 12:0 hours, Total Walking Time: 09:00 hours,

DAY 3: Inca Quarry – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

Included today: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

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.

  • Accomodation for today: Hotel .
  • Min Altitude: 2840 m. / 9139 ft.
  • Max Altitude: 3634 m. / 11923 ft.
  • Distance to walk for today: 7 Km. / 4.35 mi.
  • Weather Sensation: Warm.
  • Difficulty of this day: 1.
  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 02:52 am to 03:53 am, Total enjoying hours for today: 1:1 hours, Total Walking Time: 04:00 hours,

DAY 4: Pueblo Aguas Calientes Town – Machu Picchu

Included today: 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.

  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 05:30 am to 06:00 pm, Total enjoying hours for today: 12:30 hours, Total Walking Time: 00:00 hours,

Included in this Tour:

  • 4 Breakfasts/ 5 Lunches/ 5 Dinners.
  • Bathroom tent.
  • Bus from 0llantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Comfortable tent for 4 persons.
  • Cooks.
  • Dinning room tent.
  • Emergency horse.
  • Entrance ticket for Machu Pichu.
  • Horses carrying 8 kg of luggages per each person.
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes town.
  • Kitchen tent.
  • Mattresses.
  • Muleteers.
  • Oxygen tank.
  • Round train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Machu Pichu- machupicchu to ollantaytambo-cusco.
  • Tables and chairs.
  • Tourist guide fluent in English, Spanish and quechua.
  • Transport to bring you to the start of the trek.

Not Included

  • First Day Breakfast.
  • Lunch for the 4th day.
  • Machu Picchu Mountain.
  • Round bus ticket from Aguas Calientes town to Machu Pichu- machupicchu to aguas calientes town.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Tips for the Crew, cook and muleteers.
  • Wayna picchu mountain.

Extras for aditional fee

  • Drinking water.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Walking Sticks.

What to Bring

  • Camera.
  • Flashlight.
  • gloves.
  • Hat for the sun and for the cold.
  • Hiking shoes, trousers and jumpers.
  • Hiking sticks.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Original passport.
  • Raincoat.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Thermal clothing.

Our prices for this tour:

    * Note: A minimum travelers is required to run the trek, and there is a maximum of eight people per group.
    Number of People Price per person Book
    1 Person* Not available Book Now!
    2-4 Persons* USD$ 575.00 Book Now!
    5-6 persons* USD$ 500.00 Book Now!
    7-8 persons* USD$ 500.00 Book Now!

Disccount for this tour:

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.

Departure for: 2022 - 2023

Departure dates 2021 2022

Every Day.


  • Camelbaks ( or water bottle).
  • comfortable Daypack.
  • comfortable hiking boots.
  • immigration card.
  • Original passport.
  • valid student card.

Gear inside your Daypacks

  • 2 Hiking pants.
  • 3 sets of hiking socks.
  • 4 Sets s-shirt.
  • Bug Spray.
  • Camera.
  • Fleece.
  • For your Duffel.
  • Handsanitizer.
  • headlamp essencial.
  • Music Iphone.
  • Personal backpack.
  • Personal Medications.
  • Quickday towel.
  • Rain Poncho.
  • sleeping bag recommend down bags for -10c at least.
  • Sunhat.
  • Sunscreen.

Our Reviews

Highly recommend Machula! Excellent service and facilities

Review of Inca  Quarry Trail  - TripAdvisor Machula Expeditions Jessie C
Date: 2020-Jan-12

Unforgettable experience!!!

Reviews of Inca Quarry Trail - TripAdvisor Machula Expeditions Nicole Towers
Date: 2019-Dec-22

Amazing experience and unforgettable staff!

Sahana S - Review of Inca Quarry Trail Machula Expeditions - TripAdvisor Sahana S
Date: 2020-Jul-16

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