In antiquity in this place there were snowy mountains which started a defrost process getting form small lagoons, in some years these lagoons overflowed and that mountain which supported the lagoons collapsed making a kind of a rocky beach where the inhabitants of the area adjusted themselves to live. They made some small stone fences in the whole rocky beach and they called Cancha Cancha (fences). We will be able to observe three lagoons in the mountain where the slip began.
4 Days / 3 Nights
Easy – Moderate
We will pick you up from your hotels at 5:00 in the morning. We will leave Cusco at 6:00 in the morning going to Calca town and we will continue to Lares town, by bus on a trip of 3 and half hours. At mid day after lunch we will begin our trip during 8 or 9 and half hours. We will arrive to Quishuarani Andean community where we will have our first camp.
We will wake you up at 6:00 in the morning. We will have breakfast at 6:45 in the morning. This second day we will be leaving the trek at 7:30 am, we will have a trek of 8 hours and along the way you will be able to observe Andean natural beauty, will be able to share little of coexistence with the Andean residents as well. We will arrive to our destination to Cancha Cancha town where we will camp the second night.
We will wake you up at 6am and will have breakfast at 6.30 in the morning. After a visit to the residents of the place we will leave at about 8:00 in the morning, this day the trek lasts 4 or 5 hours approximately. We will be able to appreciate the view to the sacred valley and other beautiful natural landscapes, diversity of plants, orchids, etc. We will arrive to Huaran after midday where we will eat lunch, and then to go to Ollantaytambo town where we will take our train going to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night in a hotel.
Very early we start the hike or we take the first bus up to Machu Picchu to admire the sunrise in this magical place, just before the other tourist of Cusco can arrive at the citadel. Enjoy the tranquility of the Lost City of the Incas during a guided tour (approx. 2 ½ h). Afterwards you will have free time to walk around the citadel or to climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu, from where you can glory in a spectacular view over the whole complex of Machu Picchu, as well as over the valleys and the surrounding mountains. You can also visit the Temple of the Moon and the fabulous Inca Bridge. In the afternoon we descend by bus to Machu Picchu Town (formerly Aguas Calientes), from where we return by train to Ollantaytambo, and then we keep on going by private bus to the city of Cusco.