Moon Stone Trek 5 Days

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Starting Altitude

2750m / 8920ft.

Walking Distance

45km / 29 miles

Highest Altitude

4215m / 13,780ft.

Coldest Night

Days 2 and 3 around 0º Celsius

Overall Difficulty

Overall Difficulty

Overview

Moon Stone Trek is one of the new trekking routes in the región of cusco city is a combinations of beatiful landscapes and amazing arquelogical inca places such us quillarumilloc (moon Stone ), ñaupa iglesia (inca temple), perolniyoc (waterfall and inca city), inti punku (sun gate) and cachiccata ( inca Stone quarry) based around the area of Ollantaytambo range mountain this trek will take to us throuhg the mountains (cordillera de los andes) passing breahttaking mountains eroded by the actions of the weather in incredible shapes and colorful mountains populated by andean communities that preserve the original of their daily life with houses built in mud and thatchet roofs surrounded by farmland and animals of the área.
The trek is relatively easy compared with others so it is a great option for less experienced trekkers and also is great trek for you if you are looking to get away from the crowds

Important:

The minimum to open the departure is two people and our maximum is eight so if you guys are two we can do it!

No permits required for this trek – so pick any date during the year and contact us.

Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO – QUILLARUMIYOC – ÑAUPAIGLESIA – SOCMA – RAYAN

We start the first day leaving Cusco early in the morning driving to quillarumiyoc (moon stone) located in the district of ancahuasi in the province of anta visiting this beautiful shrine dedícate to the moon is here were we enjoy breakfats, afterwards continue on directions to sacred valley of the incas passing by the town of huarcondo to reach the inca side of ñaupa iglesia to heading the village of Socma which is a start the trek is here we will meet the horseman and the horses for all trek.
After walking 3 hours approximately finally arrive to our destination, the Inca site of Perolniyoc and a beautiful waterfall After a guiding tour of the site we’ll carry on a short distance to our campsite at Rayan (3650m / 11975 ft.) where we’ll stop for the day.
In the afternoon we have the options of visiting local families to learn part of their culture and culture Exchange.

DAY 2: RAYAN – CHANCACHUCO

Today is the challenge day of the trek (6 to 7 hours approximately) Setting out from our campsite we’ll carry on up the valley about 4 hours walk to the first pass on the trek yanaccacca (4200m/13000ft.) crossing farming áreas still cultivated by the local people.
where we’ll stop to take a pictures and catch our breath after we walking 2hours easier having reached the top of the mountain the terrain levels out and we walk across the high plateau through a strange landscape of what appear to be burial mounds but are actually glacial morraine (piles of rock deposited by glaciers during the Ice Age) we arrive the second camping place chancachuco 3900m /13000ft here we stop for the day

DAY 3:CHANCACHUCO – CACHICATA

To day our goal is to reach the Stone quarries of CCACHICCATA 7 hours walking approximately.
we will begin to day at 7 in the morning enjoying the sun rise that will illuminate the mountain chain of Vilcanota whit a great view of the snowy verónica, we going down through beautiful canyon named PUNKUYOC (wich means the great entrance ) covered whit forest of QUEÑAS and CHCHACOMOS ( native trees of thr área ) and then continue along the same mountain following the great inca’s water channel until arriving at the small inca constructions of INTIPUNKU (sun gate ) where will appreciate the magnificent sacred valley of the incas we continue 2 hours descent approximately to arrive to stone quarry of CCACHICCATA place we will explore the next day afterwards will walk 30 minuts to find the camping site where will enjoy lunch and stop for the day

DAY 4: CCACHICCATA – OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACUPICCHU

Today is dedicated to exploring Cachicata Stone quarry extensive site, it was the quarry used by the Inca for the construction of Ollantaytambo and there are various points of interest including several large buildings, quarried stones left half finished and abandoned throughout the site, chullpas (burial houses) and a cave with Inca mummies still in place.
After a guided tour of the site we’ll continue our way down the mountain following the original platform used for transporting the stones to Ollantaytambo and arrive to the town by early afternoon. From Ollantaytambo we’ll take the train to Aguas Calientes.

DAY 5: MACHU PICCHU

Waking up early we’ll take the first bus up to Machu Picchu to enter the site as it opens. We’ll have a 3 hour guided tour of the site during which you’ll learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel. After your tour you’ll have free time to explore the site by yourself and if you have permits to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain.
In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco.

Inclusions

Our Services Include:

  • Bus to trailhead.
  • Bilingual professional guides (English – Spanish).
  • Comfortable mattress
  • Igloo tents: 2 people in each 3-person-capacity tents, to allow for greater comfort and space to keep the backpacks. Mattress (sleeping pad), dinner tent, bathroom tent, kitchen tent, tables & seats, table set,
  • Water filter.
  • Chef, healthy food (Vegetarian option available).
  • Meals (4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 snacks, 4 dinners) – includes crepes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pastas, chicken, fish, meat, rice (all meals will be rich in carbohydrates for hiking) – Hot drinks like coca tea (excellent for the altitude) coffee, cookies, and popcorn.
  • Entrance fee to Machupicchu.
  • Return train ticket to Cusco (Expedition class)
  • First-aid kit, oxygen tank, and radio communication.

Does Not Include:

  • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us)
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch on Day 5
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain
  • Tips for your guide and staff are much appreciated

How to book

How to book

To reserve your spot on the trail with travel one expeditions, each person must pay a deposit of $200.00 and then pay the rest at our office in Cusco two days before your trek beings. To get the student discount, please send us a scan of both sides of your student card through email at the time you wish to reserve your spot. The only one Accepted by Peruvian Government is the International ISIC card.
To make your deposit, please pay through our Paypal account by clicking the “Pay Now” button below.

 

Deposit for Hike

Instructions to send the warranty payment
Send your payment by:
1. Western Union you must send the payment with the name of our Agency Manager, please do not send the payment with other name.
With Western Union, you can send and get money quickly at any of our 117.000 agents or offices all over the world. Check on internet www.westernunion.com look for the nearest office of Western Union, ask for International sendings cashier, then you will get a form and you have to fill it in.
Complete the form.
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The payement is in american dollars and write the amount in letters.
Then write in numbers the amount you will send.

Copy the receptionist information as follows:

  • Name: Edgar
  • Surname: Tito Peralta
  • Identity Number: 23993399
  • Adrress: Urb san Borja baja L-17
  • City: Cusco
  • Country: Peru

Do not forget to fill in your personal information. Pay to the cashier the amount you will send plus the charge of sending. You will be asked to display your identification. Once the deposit is done you will be given a bill that includes your MTCN: (Money Transfer Control Number).
Send us a mail indicating the amount you are sending and the MTCN, we will confirm the transference by e-mail info@traveloneexpeditions.com, traveloneexpeditions@gmail.com
Or by phone. (051-084-261631) then we will proceed to make all the payments.
We send an e-mail confirm the transference and re-confirm your reserves.
Huaynapicchu Climbing. – You need to book in advance too as the Inca trail because it has a limit capacity of 400 people per day which is divided in to 2 shifts. The first shift is at 7 am, and the second one at 10 am, each shift allows 200 people.
The climb is 50 minutes to an hour, it is a bit narrow but safe, the view of Machu picchu is breathtaking,The sun gate, Urubamaba valley and river.The Price is $70 us dollars.

Recommended

Recommendations for the Trek:

  • The waste or trash that you will generate during the route, please collect and leave it in the dumpster that exists in the route, if you are in the camping please bring your waste to the porter or cook, they will leave it in recycling bags.
  • Campfires are strictly prohibited by the regulation, because the area is very vulnerable, the area has suffered many fires over the previous years.
  • Not permitted to climb the walls of the archaeological sites, it is not allowed pick up flowers, hunt animals or to take stones.
  • The route is quite safe, there are some sections that are narrow, where you need to be careful, in this place the view of the mountains is amazing, deep valleys, rivers. If you want to observe you must stop and then continue the tour to avoid any misstep or accident.
  • Firearms are prohibited.
  • It is not recommended to bring alcoholic beverages, because it is a historic sanctuary and because our fellow travelers deserve respect.
  • In case of any emergency, please contact immediately with the guide or trail workers who are on duty to assist any incident in the route.

 Recommended things to bring:

  • Sleeping bag (you can rent at Cusco Expeditions office).
  • Bottle of mineral water.
  • Rain gear and/or plastic poncho (can be purchase in Cusco).
  • Hiking boots.
  • Warm jacket or fleece, t-shirts, shorts, long pants, sun hat and wool hat.
  • Sun block.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Toilet paper and garbage bag.
  • Small towel and bathing suit (hot springs optional).
  • Camera, extra film and extra batteries.
  • Snacks, chocolates, energy bars.
  • Emergency money.
  • Walking stick (optional).

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