Spectacular high altitude trek. Andean landscapes and valleys. Archeological sites.
We will pick you up from your hotel and drive you through the Andes, we will depart from Piuraylake near the Chinchero community to start hiking in the morning from the Cuper Alto community and capture the sunlight on Mount Verónica and the Vilcabamba range. The walk first is uphill, then downhill over the altiplano overlooking the snowcapped mountains, slowly descending to the Inca site of Huchuyqosqo. This place was a palace in Inca times and is well preserved with high Inca structures made of stone and adobe (mud-bricks). The beauty of these ruins is that they are built on the mountain top, with clear blue skies 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 will be 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.