Day 1 Cusco - Chillca: In a confortable coach we head along the Vilcanota River to visit the temple of Checacupe, then the upper valley of Pitumarca. At Japura, we'll trek a short distance to Chillca. Locals and musicians playing Andean instruments greet us in your first “Andean Lodge”, as we sip cooca tea. Hot showers and full bathrooms as well as 8 double and matrimonial bedrooms are available. We emphasize tasty and nutritious local cuisine (such as Alpaca meat) but vegetarian or other preferences are welcome. By bus: 4 hs; Hiking: 1.5 hour. This night you will stay in Chillca Tambo.
Day 2 Chillca - Machuracay: After breakfast we trek alongside thousands of alpacas and llamas in the glacier valley of Phinaya. On the way to more glaciers at Santa Catalina, we climb by the inspiring Pjachaj waterfalls. Above, our picnic lunch awaits us. Then, surrounded by moraine walls, glaciers and lagoons we walk about 5 hours to Machuracay Tambo. Our bags, carried by a llama caravan, meet us there and the family that runs the lodge will welcome us. Hiking: 8 hours.
Day 3 Machuracay - Anantapata: Today we take in our first mountain pass (16 587 ft.) with its panoramic, spectacular views. Descending alongside the glaciers, we hike to the Ausangate Cocha Lake for lunch. Then we submerge ourselves in the red sandstone sediment formations. Here, we watch vicuñas and sometimes condors. After a day of great hiking we arrive at the third “Andean Lodge”: Anantapata Tambo, ready to relax and enjoy. Hiking: 8 hours.
Day 4 Anantapata - Huampococha: After breakfast, we take the trail to another mountain pass. Dropping down, we'll hike by Lake Kayrawiri, surrounded by rugged mountain peaks and the great valley below. Then we go on to Cerro Laya Grande via massive glacier del Inca, and the most striking colours in the sediments of Yauricunca. We lunch here in this unique landscape. On our way to the fourth “Andean Lodge”, we see hundreds of Andean geese nesting in the cliffs of Anta, and the flatiron formations of Apu Labrayani near Huampococha Tambo, where we will spend the night at the Camino del Apu Ausangate. Hiking: 7 hours.
Day 5 Huampococha - Cusco: Walking up a great view of the mountains, we ascend to our final pass.
From here it's all downhill, and we encounter some of the most capricious shapes of limestone formations of Cretaceous age. We hike here until the end of the trail in Trapiche, have lunch and then return by the bus to Cusco, after an experienceof the unique time and space of the Andes. Hiking: 7 hours; By bus: 3 hs.
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