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Cachicata Trek & Short Inca Trail 5 Days

Cachicata trek 5 days, is a new route we offer within the Cusco region. The trek will give us the opportunity to admire; impressive waterfalls, Inca ruins, and the beautiful countryside

The end of this point, we’ll visit the amazing Cachicata trek and the short Inca trail to Machu Picchu 5 days, which supplied the stones used in the construction of Ollantaytambo.  Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to view mummies, Chullpas (caves), and well-preserved Inca buildings, this is one of the most interesting sites in the Cusco region.

During this trek, you’ll arrive at an Incan site called “Peroniyoc”, while appreciating small local communities in their daily tasks and discover the operations of the main Incan rock quarry, located 5 miles away from Ollantaytambo.  At this Quarry, the ancient Incan stone cutters carved and polished the rocks to build the “Temple of the Sun” in Ollantaytambo.

After three days of this adventurous hike, we will arrive at Ollantaytambo and the On 4 day will start the classic short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu,  5 days will visit the great Lost Incan City of Machu Picchu twice

cachicata trek and short Inca trail to Machu Picchu so far is the best option especially in the dry season

CAUTION: Please allow a minimum of two (02) days to acclimate before beginning your adventure package to Machu Picchu.

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Day by Day Travel Schedule

Customize this itinerary by adding extra days to any location. Please contact one of our expert travel advisors for advice.

Pick up at your hotel in Cusco and travel via private vehicle through the Sacred Valley (1 hr. & 40 min) reaching the picturesque village of Soqma (Alt. 3,205 m/ 10, 512 ft.), which is the trailhead to start our trekking. Here we will meet our tour leader and staff and begin our great adventure to Ancascocha.

We will begin with a gentle walk along the Valley (approx. 2 hr.) until you reach “Perolniyoc” waterfall, stopping to film or take photos, while you enjoy one of the most beautiful waterfalls within the Sacred Valley.

We will continue hiking for 35 min. reaching the archaeological site of “Perolniyoc”, perched atop of the mountain, after listening to our tour leader revealing the remnants of the Inca history. After lunch, we will hike down (45 min.) to camp for R & R(relax and rest) for our next day’s adventure.
Overnight camp in the village of Rayan (3,700 meters / 12.136 feet).


  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 8 km / 5 miles
  • Walking Time: 4 to 5 hrs.
  • Lowest Altitude: 3,205 m / 10,512 ft.
  • Highest Altitude: 3,700 m / 12,136 ft.
  • Distance: 8 km / 5 mile
  • Level of difficulty: Moderate
  • Area: Mountainous

After a very early nutritional breakfast, we will continue the hike/trek (3 hours approx.) reaching a place known as Puccaqasa (4.370 m / 14.333 ft). At the top of the pass, we can marvel at views of the Sacred Valley. This is a perfect place to take lots of pictures and videos.

Afterward, we will descend (Est. 25 minutes) to our lunch area. Next, we’ll hike (descending and ascending) for 2 hours. In the last 20 minutes of the hike, we will hike uphill to the highest level to an area called “Kuychicassa” (4,457 m/14,619 ft). We continue our descent for 3 hours to the Incan zone known as “Inti Punku”, where you’ll relish the spectacular view of “Mount Veronica” (at a height of 5,682 m) and looking downwards to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our camp will be located 30 minutes downhill from Inti Punku to Choquetacarpo (3,600 m/11.808 ft.).


  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • Hiking Distance: 13 km
  • Hike time: 8 to 9 hours
  • Lowest Altitude: 3.600 m/11.808 ft
  • Highest Altitude: 4,457 m/14,619 ft
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Arduous
  • Area: Mountainous

After our nourishing breakfast, we’ll trek down for about an hour to the “Quarry of Cachiqata” (at a height of 3,525 m), a place where Incan stone-cutters carved removed stones and polished them to build the Temple of the Sun in Ollantaytambo. Here, the trek leader will also explain the reason why construction was interrupted. From the “Cantera” (Quarry) we will ascend 3 hours to reach the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo (2,840 m).

Enjoy lunch in Ollantaytambo and you’ll have some time to sightsee around the city. And a campsite or hostel


  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • Hiking Distance: 8 km/5miles
  • Hiking time: 3 hours
  • Lowest Altitude: 2.840 m/9.315 ft.
  • Highest Altitude: 3,525 m/11,562 ft.
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate

Our adventure begins to with a pick-up at your hotel (5:30 a.m.) where we’ll drive to the train station,(to catch our train) to  “Kilometer 104”.is 1 hour and 30 minutes ruffly,  Once there we Will pass the control, our trekking of the Short Inca Trail begins.  Our first hike is approximately 4 hours to reach the “wiñayhuayna” archaeological complex. Afterward, lunch will be served. (actually, Will have a box lunch) if you are vegetarian let me now,

Following lunch, you’ll continue hiking to towards to the (Intipunku-Sungate), one hour and half then Will have time to take some picture (THE FIRST STUNNING LOOKOUT OF MACHUPICCHU) and then gonna be just 40 minutes to Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world and enigmatic place after a whole, Will have to catch the bus to “Machupicchu Pueblo” and Will have dinner in the restaurant and spend the night in our hostel.


  • Meals: Box Lunch, Dinner in a restaurant in Aguas Calientes
  • Distance: 12 kms/7.5 miles
  • Time: 6hrs approximately
  • Hostal
  • Hot shower,wifi,tv cable
  • Difficulty: moderate
Day 5: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU (The Sacred City Of The Incas) – CUSCO

After a delicious early breakfast, we will board the bus transporting us to the Majestic Lost City of the Incas, “Machu Picchu”.   The trek leader will impart the history of this mystical place.  We will have the opportunity to visit the “Temple of the Sun”, the “Royal Palace”, the “Main Temple”, the “Temple of the Three Windows” and the “Sun Dial”.  Here, we promise an unforgettable experience.  After your guided tour, you’ll have free time to do your own exploring.

If you have reserved your visit to “Huaynapicchu” (tickets limited to 400 per day – not included), you’ll begin your hike at 7:00 – 10:00 a.m., please coordinate with the Tour Guide for your visit depending on Municipality’s programmed time.

There are many more activities that you can do.  These activities are optional (not included with the package) for example The “Puerta del Sol” (2 hours hike up and down), where you will appreciate the Inca city from a different viewpoint.

In the afternoon, you’ll catch the train (4:20 p.m.) to reach the City of Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival at Ollantaytambo, we will have transportation waiting to drive you back to your hotel in Cusco (2 hours Approx.).

Depends of the ability the train to back to Ollantaytambo


  • Meal: Breakfast
  • Difficulty: Easy

What's Included

(walking sticks, sleeping bag, blankets, pillows, sleeping mat)

  • Bilingual English speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of nine people or more)
  • Pre-Departure Briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your trek.
  • Four-person tent for every 2 people.
  • Chef
  • Wranglers and horses to carry all the equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc)
  • Horse to transport 8 kg of your gear
  • Duffle bag for your gear
  • Four breakfasts, four lunches, and four dinners
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
  • One-night hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes (double occupancy)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Round trip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
  • round trips TRAIN  from aguas calientes to machu picchu
  • dinner in aguas calientes
  • emergency horse for 3 days
  • tranfer from ollantaytambo to cusco
  • Tips: Guide, Cook, Horseman.
  • Water on Days 1 and 5
  • first breakfast and last lunch
  • one bus ticket from Machu Picchu to aguas calientes

Trip Info

As a Professional Direct Local Tour operator, we provide you with a duffle bag at your briefing and INCLUDE an extra porter who will carry up to 7 kgs or 14 pounds including your 2.5kg sleeping bag, mattress, and extra clothing.

  • 2 t-shirts
  • 2 hiking pants at least
  • 4 sets of undergarments
  • 3 sets of hiking socks
  • Bathing Suit for the thermal waters
  • Couple Fleece/ Thermals
  • Warm clothes, down jacket — 2nd campsite temp around 3º Celcius.
  • Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might prefer something larger.
  • A small bottle of soap: we provide warm water each day to wash.
  •  Battery Charger: No electricity along the trek

Permits are needed for your chosen start date. Tour prices are based on the number of people in a group. Prices are valid from March 2022 through January 2023 All prices quoted are $USD

  •   $800 per person GROUP SERVICE (OFFERT)

Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).


  • Student Discount 20$ dollars
  • Those under 15 years will pay as a student: US$20.00
  • Under 7 years Discount: US$35.00

Optional Extras (Need to Book in Advance):

  • Machu Picchu Mountain climbing:  USD 75.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 75.00 (Need to book in advance)

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