May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
We drive from Cusco to Pachar located in the Sacred Valley. Then we arrive in Huaroncondor to the trailhead, here we will meet with porters and horses and we will prepare the camping equipment. Then we climb up the stairs and visit to Huarocondor terraces. Continue the trek to Raphcca, at 2,900 m. From here we hike up the valley, along the route we appreciate the Inca terraces, water channels, Quechua communities and endemic flora and fauna. We follow a steep trail that eventually bring us to a waterfall where we can pause to refresh our bodies. Walking further, we visit the little known Inca site of Corimarca, our first campsite.
We climb across open meadows, reaching a zone of high altitude known as Puna, approaching the pass of Chancachuco 4,400 m. This part of the trek offers panoramic views of the highest peaks in the Cuzco region. Our route continues across a high plateau, we pass mountain lakes where we may see Andean and wetland birds, descending to our second campsite at Qeuñacancha, at 4080 meters of height.
We hike downhill following the trail until we join the Inca water channel which comes from Maracocha Lake. From here we reach the temple call Intiwatana, which is located on the edge of the mountain called Apu Alambre, in front of the Veronica snow peak. Then we continue downhill to Choquetacarpo, an archaeological site, which was most likely the residence of architects who managed the Inca quarries and performed ceremonies at Intipunku. After lunch we will explore different sectors of one of the biggest Inca quarries, where massive carved blocks of pink rhyolite lie scattered in disarray. We descend to the train station and to take the train to Aguas Calientes town.
We’ll start early in the morning, so we can get to Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate or Intipunku. We will trek the last 2 hours up to the mysterious city of Machu Picchu. Guided tour of Machu Picchu and then you can explore this Inca settlement by yourself. At night we will take the train to Ollantaytambo and transfer you to your hotel.
The total cost of the trip must be paid once the booking is confirmed.
I'm a mountain guide, passionate traveller, and photogapher. I spend my free time and holidays exploring new destinations, discovering new mountains and cultures.
I have more than 10 years of experience climbing mountains and doing expeditions in Peru. This experience prepared me to lead and guide challenging adventours.
I like guiding people from all around the world, and help them to discover and enjoy the mountains, while reaching their goals.
I work together with a team of guides in Cusco, so if I'm not available, one of my colleagues can guide you instead.
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