Leave for 3 days of discovery and trekking in the surroundings of Cusco!
A program during which you will pass several passes at more than 4000m, walk on the mythical Camino Inca, share many unforgettable moments with the locals and visit the “little Cusco”, an archaeological complex more than important linked to one of the turning points of the Inca history.
|NOT INCLUDED|| National/International flight to Cusco
Meal of the 3rd day
Anything not mentioned under “Included.”
Night of Day 3 in Cusco.
Compulsory travel insurance (accident/repatriation)
Cusco - Queullacocha - Patabamba
Leaving this morning for Tambomachay. We will meet our team for the trek. Departure, for a little more than 4 hours of progressive ascent to the Queullacocha pass located at the intersection of several valleys and offering a unique panorama. After lunch, we will have 3 to 4 hours of progressive descent through valleys and pampas to the locality of Patabamba. On arrival we will be welcomed by Rosalio and his family where we will stay and share a traditional dinner.
Night in Patabamba.
Patabamba - Huchuy Qosqo
After saying goodbye to our host family, we will walk to the natural balcony of the Sacred Valley, located at an average altitude of 600m above the valley and offering a simply breathtaking view. From here it is possible to observe the villages of Calca, Lamay, Coy and Pisac as well as the snowy mountains of La Veronica, Pitusiray and Sawasiray.
The path then descends slowly through the community of Sihuas, and then heads towards the ruins of Pukamarca (4’000m) where we will have our lunch. We will then start our descent to the archaeological grouping of Huchuy Qosqo (3656m) which we will visit upon arrival and then we will go to Natividad and his family for our second night at the inhabitant’s house.
Night in Huchuy Qosqo.
Huchuy Qosqo - Chinchero - Cusco
We leave this morning for a 4 hour ascent to the Tauca pass. An ascent that will challenge your body but that will also offer you an exceptional panorama of the “Cordillera Urubamba” and its magnificent glaciers: Verónica (5800m), Pitusiray, Chicon…. Arriving at the highest point of these 3 days of trek, we will take a short break before starting a little more than 3 hours of descent through the Tauca valley.
Depending on how tired we are, we will continue on foot to Chinchero or we will take a taxi on our arrival in Tauca. In Chinchero a private transport will be waiting for us to return to Cusco.
The climate varies greatly according to the regions travelled through. From April to November, the sky is clear, although light rains are always possible. In altitude, it is pleasant during the day and cold at night. So bring warm clothes, even if you can walk around in a T-shirt during the day. Beware of the sun, which is strong at high altitudes, and bring a hat, sun cream and sunglasses.
No visa is required for stays of less than 90 days. You must travel with a passport that is still valid for 6 months after your stay.
When visiting high altitude areas, adverse effects such as headaches, nausea, insomnia and fatigue affect some people. However, the trip is designed to allow our body to adapt gradually (increase in red blood cells).
All major cities have modern private clinics with care comparable to what we have in Europe. However, you have to pay on the spot and then ask for reimbursement from your health insurance company.
We advise you to check whether your insurance covers medical costs in the countries you visit and if not, to seek reimbursement. Repatriation insurance is compulsory.
Currency / Credit Cards
Dollars and euros are accepted in the shops of the big cities. There are exchange houses everywhere. However, it is better not to carry large sums of money with you.
Credit cards are accepted in all ATMs (visa, mastercard, diners, american express). The commission of the bancomat is between 5 and 10USD.
In the service sector, it is normal to leave a tip when you are happy with the service. Between 5 and 10% of the value of the service is usual.
Whenever you travel, remember to keep fit. Even for “Discovery” trips, by preparing yourself physically you will adapt more easily to the altitude and enjoy your discoveries.
For trekking trips, develop your endurance by running or practicing your endurance several times a week.
Material to take with you
|Passport and 2 copies||Visa (if necessary)||Travel Insurance (mandatory) and copy|
|Air tickets and copy||Certification Vaccination Yellow fever (if visiting the Amazon)||Currency in USD., Euros or local|
|1 large bag and 1 small bag (preferably backpack or duffel)||Camera||Binoculars|
|Reading/writing materials||Flashlight||2 comfortable trousers (trekking type)|
|1 pair of shorts, 3 T-shirts, 1 big sweater||Warm underwear||Cap|
|Waterproof and warm jacket||Good shoes||Small towel and bath business|
|Toilet kit||Protection against sun and insects||Medications you usually take|
Basic first aid kit (bandages, disinfectant, tape, 1 pain reliever, 1 disinflammatory, immodium, broad spectrum antibiotic, mosquito repellent, lip stick)
You must be up to date with Tetanus, Hepatitis and Typhoid (Yellow Fever when visiting the Amazon).