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Inca Quarry Trail, a branch to the classic Inca Trail

Posted by Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel on Jan 30, 2017 4:50:20 PM


The Inca Quarry Trail is a unique experience that takes you to the original Quarry used by the Incas called Cachicata where stones were cut to build #MachuPicchu Archaeological site.and it is one of  the many branches that were part of the paths that connected the Inca Empire.


During the ascent you will visit the little known Inca ruins Corimarca, located at an average altitude on a platform high above the valley of Soccma. On route to the famous Cachicata quarry, wou will enjoy a breathtaking view of Veronica snow peak, also known as Wakaywillque with its 5,682 meters above sea level. One of the most important mountains in Urubamba.

You will continue through an undulating plateau overlooking the Salkantay and Huayanay peaksThe route crosses through mountains,  lakes where wetland birds can be seen.

You will also get a great view of the Pyramid of Pakaritampu, which according to new researchs have given more knowledge on the winter solstice (June 21st), by which it has been linked to the mythical foundation of the Inca Empire.

As you down the mountain, you will have one of the best views of the Sacred Valley, its beautiful houses, green corn fields irrigated by the sacred river of the Incas.

On your last day, you will arrive to Ollantaytambo to board the train to visit the famous citadel of Machu Picchu. as it is done with other alternative trails to Machu PIcchu

The route was important for the Incas not only for beeing the quarry where stone was taken, but because this path will allow you to experience a little adventure.

This trek is an alternative to the classic inca trail when spots are sold out 


Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel

Topics: Alternative Treks

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