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INCA TRAIL TO HUCHUYQOSCO
WITH LLAMAS

Amazing experience accompanied by cargo llamas and friendly local muleteers, that will take us from the mountains of Cuzco towards the archaeological site of Huchuycosco and the village of Lamay.

 

We will drive from our lodging, to a small mountain community in between Cusco and the Sacred Valley, were we will meet the local muleteers and load their llamas with the food and equipment for our picnic lunch. We will start our hike and ascend for about 1.5 km until we reach the highest point of the day, were we will get amazing views of the cordillera Vilcanota and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The trail will then take us along creeks and agricultural terraces, facing the Vilcanota river and the Urubamba mountain range until we arrive to Pukamarca. In this ¨Red Village¨, we will meet the Inca Trail hidden by a narrow and biodiverse gully, with water channels, ancient stairs and bridges, as well as other archaeological remains in between a breathtaking nature. We will arrive to Huchuycosco, an important tambo (strategic military and religious site) in the heights of the Sacred Valley and enjoy a delicious outdoor picnic lunch. History tells that this was the refugee of the Inca Wiracocha, defeated by the Chancas, who invade the city of Cusco, until his son Pachacutec beat them and recover Cusco for the Incas.

 

After visiting the citadel and enjoying the views and landscape, we will descend to Lamay village to finish our trip and return to our hotel or our next destination.

 

By carrying out this activity with Llamas, we are contributing to the generation of local employment of fair value and to the re-introduction of Llamas to the Andean ecosystem.

DURATION:
FULL DAY: 6 - 8 Hrs
LENGTH: 12 Km

DIFFICULTY:
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ALTITUDE: 
4410 masl
Uphill: 356 m / Downhill: 161 m

INCLUDED

  • Hike with llamas and local muleteerrs

  • Bilingual guide

  • Picnic

  • Transportation from/to La Base Lamay

  • Community fee

  • Ticket to Huchuyqosco

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