TREKKING TO THE QUARRIES OF CACHICCATA – INTIPUNKU “Sun Gate”

To participate in this trekking experience, it is recommended to take about two days in order to become accustomed to the altitude before climbing up to the Quarries of Cachiccata. In order to evade problems with altitude sickness, you should familiarize yourself with the altitude in Ollantaytambo and take short walks; these walks will help you to easily ascend to the Quarries. The Quarries of Cachiccata are located at approximately 4,100 meters above sea level while Ollantaytambo is located at a height of approximately 2,800 meters. This walk is beautiful for those who love adventure as it takes hikers to one of the most important sites in Ollantaytambo – because the Incas extracted and moved blocks of stones from this place to make their incredible structures – such as those found in Ollantaytambo.

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A Piece of Paradise in the Town of Ollantaytambo

Route: Trekking - Hotel Tierra Inka – Ollantaytambo – Quarries – Inti Punku (Sun Gate)

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MAP OF THE LIVING CITY OF OLLANTAYTAMBO

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