Hike to the Cachiccata

  • Ollantaytambo

  • 07 Hours

  • Ollantaytambo

OLLANTAYTAMBO QUARRY WALK--CACHICCATA. (Complete day)

  • Level :Demanding. Good physical condition is required.
  • Duration : 07-08 hours of walking.
  • Location :Ollantaytambo - Sacred Valley
  • Season :All year
  • Departure :Every day on request.

Spectacular walk to the lithic workshop and quarry of Ollantaytambo. Spectacular views of the Andean valley and snow-capped peaks.

ITINERARY DESCRIPTION:

Early in the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel to go to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On the way, we will admire the imposing Urubamba mountain range, together with the potato fields belonging to the town of Chinchero. The route continues towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, crossing Urubamba, the most important province of the valley, heading towards Ollantaytambo. Our walk will begin at the Inca Bridge over the Vilcanota River. Our trek begins by going up an Inca trail through terraces and tombs, until we reach the base of one of the most important mountains in the area, the Apu Buena Negra, a granite geological formation. Here is a quarry where the Incas used to obtain material to build the Ollantaytambo fortress, you will receive explanations about the process of working and transporting stones; in fact, on our way up, we will follow the same path used to move huge rocks weighing several tons to the Ollantaytambo fortress. From the Cachiccata quarry we will have an impressive view of the Verónica mountain, one of the most important in the Urubamba mountain range, as well as a great view of the Pakaritampu pyramid, based on the agricultural terraces, and the town of Ollantaytambo and its fortress. . Here we will enjoy our box lunch, followed by our descent while admiring impressive views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and its beautiful typical houses, and its green corn fields, crossed and irrigated by the sacred river of the Incas. The walk ends at "El Rancho" in the pretty community of Cachiccata's. The houses in this community were built on stone foundations, using adobes (mud bricks) to build houses only one or two stories high, all with roofs made of straw. Transportation will wait for us in the Cachiccata community, to take us to our hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley, or directly to the train station where we will take the train to Machu Picchu or simply back to your hotel.



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