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For 1 day warm ups to any bigger treks or those just interested in a day out on the mountain and with no camping involved, there are many options to choose from.  La Capilla Tours offers transport, a packed lunch and a guide for the following beautiful day hikes in the Sacred Valley. Below we outline a selection of hikes on offer, but other short and one-day local hikes can be arranged upon request.  We indicate the level of difficulty for each hike here as a guide however for advice on which to do and further detail please contact tours@capillalodge.com.

Chicon Glacier

Duration:  1 full day

One-day trek for hikers seeking adventure and something off the usual tourist trail. Developed in close collaboration with the Chicon community who will receive direct contributions from the proceeds of the trek.

(Level: moderate – tough)

Includes transport, entrance to pass Chicon community, boxed lunch and guide.

$135  (1 person)
$120 (per person, 2 people)
$98 (per person, up to 10 people)

Salineras Salt Terraces (optional Moray extension)

Duration :
3 hours (Salineras only).
5 hours (Salineras, Maras, Moray).

An alternative to the usual taxi tour of these famous Sacred Valley sites, you can hike this route, starting and finishing at La Capilla Lodge. Either opt for the 3-hour round trip hike to the spectacular Salineras. These mines reach back to the pre-Inca period, today you will find the local community of Maras still mining the salt.

Or you can take the longer option to begin your trek first visiting the Inca laboratory of Moray before hiking to the Salineras and finishing at La Capilla.

(Level: easy-moderate)

Includes transport, boxed lunch, entrance to Salineras and guide.

1 pax $75 USD
2 pax $50 USD p/p
4 pax $35 USD p/p
8+ pax $25 USD p/p

Moray extension: $30 ($5 + $25 per person for Boleto Turisto entrance)

Chinchero to Huayllabamba

Duration: 4 hours, plus 1 hour taxi transfers.

This is a valley descent from Chinchero ruins and walking along some of the Inca Trail culminating in Huayllabamba, a settlement close to Urubamba.

(Level: easy-moderate).

Includes transport, boxed lunch and guide.


1 pax $75 USD
2 pax $50 USD p/p
4 pax $35 USD p/p
8+ pax $25 USD p/p

Ollantaytambo to Pumamarka Inka fort

Duration: 4 to 5 hours (2/2.5 hours up and 1.5 hours down)


This full day hike ascends from Ollantaytambo at 2,900m the Inka fort of Pumamarka at 3,450m and is close to former a stretch of the original Inka Trail. This beautiful uphill trek is located within the Patacancha Valley and heads north-east from Ollantaytambo town and was a well travelled-route during Inka times. The trek passes a great variety of sites including local weaving communities, potato farms, waterfalls and huge Inka terraces. A more strenuous hike, yet extremely rewarding. Return transport to the hotel and lunch is provided.

(Level: moderate-tough)

1 pax $75 USD
2 pax $50 USD p/p
4 pax $35 USD p/p
8+ pax $25 USD p/p

Includes transport, boxed lunch and guide.

Glacier Lakes of Mantanay

Duration: 1 full day (Level: Strenuous)

Hike to the glacier lakes of Mantanay. Starting from 3000m and hiking up to 4200m to the first lake and then to 4350m to the second larger lake.


1 pax – $65 USD
2 pax – $45 USD p/p
4 pax – $35 USD p/p
8+ pax – $25 USD p/p

Rainbow  mountain 1 day trek (6 hours hiking in total) 4180m-5030m

Duration: 1 full day

An opportunity to see something truly different whilst in Peru, the increasingly-famous Rainbow Mountain is becoming a must on every trekkers hit list. Approximately 3.5 hours drive from Cusco lies the tiny village of Hanchi Pacha, from where begins the trail Vinicunca – aptly nicknamed Rainbow Mountain for its colourful rock formations. This truly incredible site can be reached within a four-hour hike, elevating from 4,180m to the summit at 5,030m, returning along the same route, downhill, for approximately two hours. Within eye shot of the snow-capped Ausangate, the trekking trail is set within a vast valley, passing through the small farming village of K’airahuiri Bajo and fields full of alpaca, there are plenty of sites on offer during the hike.

(Level: moderate to tough, at least three days altitude acclimatisation required)