A spectacular high-altitude trek featuring Andean landscapes and lakes, along with archaeological sites.
Early this morning, depart from your hotel and drive through the Andes. Your hike begins at Piuray Lake near the Chincero community. Hike to the Cuper Alto community, where you will have stunning views of Mt. Verónica and the full Vilcabamba Mountain Range. You will gain and lose elevation on this hike through the altiplano, while gazing on snowcapped mountains. Eventually, you will arrive to the Incan sites of Huchuyqosqo. This site was a palace in Inca times and is well-preserved with structure made of stone and adobe. These ruins were built on the mountain top, surrounded by clear blue skies above and bounded by streams on both sides. Relax in the shade of the Queñua trees (Andean Oak) while lunch is served. After lunch and a bit of a rest, continue on your hike. You will continue across the open terrain and begin the switchback trail down the mountain, eventually arriving at Lamay, where your driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel for the evening.
This trip is approximately 7-8 hours of hiking. The difficulty level is strenuous, good physical condition required. Trip can be arranged to start from the Sacred Valley at additional cost.
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1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
1 Day Locally Hosted Guide Service
Professional English-speaking guide
Roundtrip transfers from Cusco
Gear Rental: First Aid Kit with Oxygen
Accommodations as listed
Meals as listed
Ground transportation as listed
Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
Excursions and activities as listed
Horse, oxygen, potable water, & first aid kit for emergencies
Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.