Moonstone Trail & Machu Picchu 4D

The Moonstone Trail is rarely visited and you will not encounter tourists in the Temple. Hike through the eastern part of the Inca Trail and revel in nature visiting the quarry site of Cachiqata. This is a fascinating place where the Incas used to gather and carve the rocks to build the different constructions like the spectacular fortress of Ollantaytambo. Later see the ruins from town and walk around the quaint village. In the evening we will take the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes to spend the night. Early in the morning we take the bus up to the “Lost city of the Incas”, Machupicchu” to take pleasure in a professional guided walking tour of “One of the new seven wonders of the world”.


Additional Info

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Locations: Moon Stone Machu Picchu
  • Rating: 3
  • Category: Trekking
  • Difficulty: Easy - Moderate
  • Minimun Required: 04 Passengers
  • Price From: $574.
  • Itinerary:
    Day 1: Cusco – Parapishu - Chillipahua

    Morning pick up from your hotel Cusco and drive North East to Quillarumiyoc (3,650m/11,972ft) an important archaeological site. We'll tour the site before continuing our drive to the trailhead at Parupishu (3,317m/10,879ft) located in the Pomatales Canyon. We'll begin our trek ascending towards Wata (3,843m/12,605ft) and visit the ruins. After lunch, we descend to our campsite at Chillipahua (3,752m/12,306ft).
    Meals: L, D

    Day 2: Chillipahua-Accoccasa Pass-Callanca

    Today, ascending up the left side of the gorge of Antapahua we'll appreciate vistas of the surrounding mountains of Cusco (Pachatusan and Senca), the Chinchero Plateau and others. After lunch, we'll cross the Accoccasa Pass (4,622m/15,160ft) viewing the snow-covered peaks of Veronica, Halacoma and Chicon. Then descend through the gorge to Callanka (4,181m/13,713ft) our campsite located in the lower part of Chancachuco.
    Meals: B, L, D

    Day 3: Cachicata- Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

    After breakfast, we continue through a small canyon leading to the Calicanto Valley where we'll hike around the Cachiccata Hill following the route of the Inca Aqueduct. Then continue down to the archaeological site of Chimpachacra viewing the Pacariqtampu Pyramid. Continuing to Cachiccata (3,520m/11,217ft) for a visit and then descend to the Cachiccata Village (3,065m/10,053ft) where our transport will take us to Ollantaytambo to board the train to Machu Picchu town and spend the night in a hostel.
    Meals: B, L

    Day 4: Machu Picchu - Cusco

    Early in the morning we'll take the bus from the village to Machu Picchu "The Lost City of the Incas" and enjoy a professional guided walking tour. Visit the extraordinary Temple of the Sun with, Temple of the Three Windows and much more. Have some free time to further explore the Sacred Sanctuary before taking the bus down to Machu Picchu village to have lunch (on your own). Thereafter, board the expedition train to Poroy where private transport will be waiting to take you to your Cusco hotel.

    Meal: B Optional: (extra Cost) Climb Huayna Picchu overlooking Machu Picchu and the valley below.






  • Services Included:

    Services Included:

    • Trip briefing before departure.
    • Bilingual guide (English-Spanish).
    • Standard trekking services include camp cook and assistant(s).
    • All meals on the itinerary (B= Breakfast L= Lunch, BL= Box lunch, D= Dinner). Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free meals on request at no extra cost.
    • Private bus to the trailhead.
    • Tourist train to Cusco and hotel transportation.
    • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
    • Hostel in Aguas Calientes.
    • Bus tickets: Aguas Calientes/ Machupicchu/Aguas Calientes.
    • Horses for heavy personal effects and general camp gear. We supply all horse handlers provisions.
    • Maximum weight per passenger: 7kg/15lbs which is carried by the horses. Trekperu will provide a duffel bag for this purpose.
    • Camping equipment: Double high quality tents (single tent available $20), sleeping pad(Thermarest), kitchen/dining tents, tables, stools, all kitchen gear.
    • We provide a toilet tent and chemical bathroom at each campsite.
    • First-aid kit and oxygen.
    • Trekperu uses walkie-talkies on all treks.
    • All trash produced during the trek returns to Cusco.

    Services NOT Included:

    • Domestic flights (we can book for you).
    • Hotel in Cusco (we can book for you).
    • Travel and health insurance.
    • Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu.
    • Breakfast first day, dinner 3rd night, lunch last day in Aguas Calientes
    • Any unexpected situations occurred during the journey and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc., shall be covered by the passenger as a whole. If you cannot continue the trek or walk due to physical or health reasons and you would require emergency evacuation then all charges incurred such as transportation, hotel, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, etc.. will be at passenger's expense. You will be accompanied by one of our staff members back to Cusco or Machu Picchu. This is why we recommend purchasing travel and health insurance. This is money well invested! Trekperu will help you obtain all the necessary documents for you to file a claim with your insurance company.
    • Personal items like individual gear, room services, sleeping bag (Trekperu rents sleeping bags: $20. per person for entire trek**), medicines, laundry, telephone calls, airline excess luggage charges, visa fees, vaccinations, etc.
    • Passenger should bring a lightweight pack (25 liters) for their personal effects you can use during the hike (Water botle, sucream, insect repelent, jacket, rain gear, cap, etc.).
    • Towel for washing.
    • Gratuities.
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