moonstone trek to Machu Picchu for 5 days, an excellent alternative to the traditional Inca trail Machu Picchu Trek.
On this remote route, you’ll see fewer tourists. You’ll follow the footsteps of the Incas who built this impressive route from the City of Cusco, Moonstone trek to Machupicchu 5 days going westbound through the mountain range, stopping to observe amazing temples and royal residence. Also, you’ll explore an amazing Inca stone in a huge 15th-century quarry call “Cachiqata” moonstone trek to Machu picchu5 days according to national geographic in one of the best treks included Machupicchu Inca city or the sacred of the Incas, on the way of moonstone trek to Machu Picchu 5 days you will see part of the original Inca trail (qhapaq ñan ).
CAUTION: Please allow a minimum of two (02) days to acclimate before considering beginning your adventure package to Machu Picchu.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Your Hotel in Cusco|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Early in the morning.|
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.
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 2020 through January 2021. All prices quoted are $USD
Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).
Optional Extras (Need to Book in Advance):
Moonstone Trek to Machu Picchu 5 days, We started our tour by private minibus stopping to explore the area of “Killarumiyoq”. The ancient “sun Calendar” is a large moon-shaped stone believed to have been made for ceremonial and astrological purposes. Then we’ll continue towards “Huarocondo” Village and finally through the narrow “Pomatales” valley to reach “Mollinoyoc”. The trail is serene. We’ll climb high enough to fully enjoy the fantastic views. After lunchtime, we will stop and explore the imposing Pre-Incan fortress of “Wata de Wata”. Finally descending while crossing green valleys and native Andean trees as we come across small villages before entering the village of Chillipawa, where we will make our camp.
Here we will have a long steady ascent arriving to the “Pampas – Prairie” in the high lands, where we also appreciate the wild-grass that grows all over.
We’ll stop for lunch shortly before the passage of “Ancascocha”. After, you’ll have time to explore the high plateau before returning to our camp. Our campsite will be out-of –the-way from any town or village. Hence, you’ll enjoy the spectacular night sky and the constellations.
After breakfast, we will follow alongside a creek through a hidden valley in a narrow canyon. Finally passing a small grove to reach an Incan Aqueduct that is spectacularly carved (now abandoned).
Towards the end of the trek, we will have a short but steep climb up to our lunch sport, (flat prairie). After lunch, we will go down to the “Huayraqpunku”, which means “Wind Gate”. It’s an Incan Sanctuary that was precisely built facing “Mount Veronica”, simply an incredible view.
Finally, just a short hike will lead us to camp (between the granite stones of the Qachiqata Quarry). It’s here that the huge stones were cut and molded before their transport down the mountain-side and across the river to the Temple of the Sun in Ollantaytambo.
If you are fond of photography, we recommend an early rise as the sunrise here is simply breathtaking. Seeing first morning rays over the Sacred Valley from the top of our camp is memorable. But, also don’t forget to catch those rays hit the glaciers of “Mount Veronica”.
Last day on the trek as we descend from the Pampas towards the lush valley along huge stone ramps on which the Incas dragged the stones. We’ll cross the river and explore the enormous Temple of the Sun located in the City of Ollantaytambo. In exploring the Temple of the Sun, you’ll appreciate the totality of the manpower it took for the Incas to transfer these enormous stones where you’re standing.
Finally, we board the train to Aguas Calientes.
Our Final day, we will start off early (wake-up 4:30 a.m.). Followed by breakfast (5:00 a.m.) at the hotel. After, board the bus to Machu Picchu, which will take approx. 25 minutes to reach (door open 6:00 a.m.). Please be sure to bring your original passport to show the Rangers (you can get a Machu Picchu seal on your passport).
Your guide will take you to the best places in Machu Picchu, while enjoying the sunrise (depending on the weather).
Then you will have a two hour guided tour. Following, you’ll have an opportunity to explore Machu Picchu on your own.
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 view point.
In the afternoon, you’ll catch the train to reach the City of Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival to Ollantaytambo, we will have transportation waiting to drive you back to your hotel in Cusco.
Note: If you want to stay an extra night, just lets us know and we can help book a hotel in Aguas Calientes, as well as your train ticket for the next day