|Level||Demanding, good physical condition required.|
|Duration||7 - 8 hours hiking|
|Location||Chinchero - Lamay - Sacred Valley|
|Description||Spectacular high altitude trek. Andean landscape and lakes. Archeological sites.|
|Departure||Every day. All year round|
We will pick you up from your hotel and drive you through the Andes, we will leave from Piuray lake near to Chinchero community to start hiking in the morning from Cuper alto community to capture the sunlight on Mount Veronica and the Vilcabamba range. The walk ist uphill firts then downhill over the altiplano overlooking the snowcapped mountains, slowly descending to the Inca site of Huchuyqosqo. This place was a palace during the Inca times and it is very well preserved with high Inca structures made of stone and mud - brick.
On the route we will see, the houses of peasants, fields with different kind of crops ,like potatoes , corn, barley and some llamas coming to Cusco from the Andean villages, along with their owners, all of them wear beautiful dressed for the photos of the tourists in Cusco City.
The beauty of these ruins is that they are built on the top of the mountain. With a clear blue sky above and many streams running on either side. After relaxing in the shade of the Queñua trees (Andean Oak) while feasting on the prepared lunch, it is time to continue on the hike. We will continue our trek across the open terrain and begin the zigzag trail down the face of the mountain, until we meet our vehicle at Lamay, which will take us back to Cusco in the early evening.
IMPORTANT: This short excursion begins from Cusco. There will be an additional extra cost if passagers overnight in the Sacred Valley. There will not be any extra cost if passagers want to be left in the sacred Valley.