Path to Pucajasa Mountain Pass
View of Huchuyqosqo and Lamay
Beautiful Andean Landscape
This trek is categorised as moderate – challenging, so it is always recommendable to be in good physical condition.
Alpaca, South American cameloid
The Piuray Lagoon (3762 masl / 12343 ft), located in the town of Chinchero, has provided the city of Cuzco with water since the time of the Incas through subterranean channels.
From this lagoon, an Inka trail will lead us to Huchuyqosqo (in the Sacred Valley), the constructions have Inca foundations, were rebuilt by Viracocha Inka and used as a ceremonial centre to worship the lightning bolt, as well as a place to rest in the Sacred Valley.
This excursion involves approximately 8 hours of walking (including rests, lunch and a tour of the archaeological complex), crossing ecological levels such as quechua, suni and puna, with their characteristic flora and fauna.
We leave the city of Cuzco early in the morning, taking the road north towards the Sacred Valley of the Inkas. On the way to the town of Chinchero, we can appreciate the extensive fields of crops, which have been cultivated since ancient times. We travel along one of the Banks of the Piuray lagoon, to the community of Tauca (3762 masl / 12343 ft), where our walk begins.
We follow a disused dirt track, with a gentle gradient, to the Pucajasa Mountain Pass (4393 masl / 14413 ft), where we will have a spectacular view of the Urubamba mountain range. This pass is about 200 meters long. We begin our descent and find sections of Inka trail, and we can also appreciate radical changes in the ecological levels.
We arrive at Huchuyqosqo (3688 masl / 12099 ft), where we enjoy our snack-lunch. After a short descent, we begin our tour of the archaeological complex, after which we will descend to the town of Lamay (2938 masl / 9639 ft). Here we will board our transport back to the city of Cuzco.
Meals: boxed lunch
4437 masl / 14557 ft
2938 masl / 9639 ft
14.60 km / 9.07 ml
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Pachatusantrek is committed to following the principles of ecotourism in our operations, and request the understanding and cooperation of trekkers, especially by not contaminating the waters and in the adequate disposal of non-biodegradable waste. We must also respect the customs and traditions of the local people.
“With the protection of mother earth and the permission of the apus …”
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