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A walk through the nearest mountains of Cusco, with beautiful green landscapes, crystal clear waters and moors.
Briefing in our office, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. of the day before the trip, detailed explanation of the tour with our guide.
Recommendation: Arrive 24 hours before the trip at the office of Conde Travel.
We will pick you up from your hotel at around 7.30 am with a private vehicle. On route, we pass Saqsaywaman and arrive after half an hour to Tambomachay, which is located 3700 meters above sea level, in the hills above Cusco. Our trek begins here. We will walk uphill for about 3 hours until we reach a path of about 4300 meters above sea level. You will be able to enjoy a majestic view over a series of valleys. We will continue walking along little trails with plenty of rest stops. At around 2pm we will arrive at Lake Qoricocha with its clear waters. On the way, you will be rewarded with a very impressive view of three lakes: Qoricocha, Puray and their little lake-kid in the middle. We will have enough time to relax, rest and recover with a delicious lunch prepared by a cook in the refuge. In the afternoon, we will get ready for camping, and around 7:00pm dinner will be ready. Vegetarian options are available.
Early in the morning, around 6.30 am, we will have breakfast and get ready to continue along the trail, ascending for approx. 4 hours with some stops for lunch and rest until we reach the Inca site of Huchuy Qosco, recently restored by archaeologists, located at 3,450 m. On the way there we pass through a small Canyon, which is a part of the Inca trail. From this point, we will have a clear view of many beautiful mountains such as Chicon, Pitusiray, Sawasiray, Waccaywilca and Veronica. Then, we start our walk down to Lamay, about 2 hours with stops. Here our transport awaits us to go back to Cusco for about 1 hour and 15 min.
Machu Picchu is an archeological center that preserves the remains of an Inca city, built in a green environment of mountains and rivers, a mystical and mysterious place; in addition, it is a patrimony of humanity and one of the most desired destinations in the world.
It is located at 2,400 m. a. s. l. in a cloud forest between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon rainforest of Peru.
To get from Lima to Machu Picchu you must travel to the city of Cusco by plane or bus.
It is possible to go all the year, the minimum temperatures vary between 8 ºC and the maximum around 20 ºC.
There are 2 seasons in Machu Picchu: the dry season and the rainy season. The first one takes place between April and October, it is characterized by little rain and a sunny climate. The rainy season runs from November to March and is characterized by constant rains.
On trains to Machu Picchu you can only take hand luggage that should not exceed 5 kilos (11 pounds).
Yes, it can be visited by people of all ages. However, in order to ascend Huayna Picchu mountain, it can only be visited by people older than 12 years old.
Public access is from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Machu Picchu is home to almost 150 amazing constructions, these are some of the places that stand out:
• The Temple of the Sun.
• The Intihuatana.
• The Temple of the 3 Windows.
• The Temple of the Condor.
• The Hall of Mirrors.
• The Ladder of the Fountains.
• Huayna Picchu Mountain.
• The Temple of the Moon.
• The Door of the Sun (Intipunku).
• The Main Square.
• The Royal Tomb.
• The Sacred Rock.