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Waqrapukara

Waqrapukara

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Discover a real marvel, a relic of the Inca empire still very little visited: Waqrapukara. It is an archaeological complex built by the Qanchis and then conquered by the Incas. Located on the heights of the Apurimac Canyon, it offers an incomparable view of the valley and the stone forest it overlooks. An ideal excursion for those who want to get away from the crowd and enjoy a unique experience.

2 Days
  • Departure Time
    5:00 hrs.
  • Return Time
    Approximately 18:00 hrs.
  • Included
    Waqrapukara
1
Day 1
Cusco -  Sangarara – Waiki (start of the Trek) – Wakrapukara (Distance 8 kms. Time 4 – 5 hrs approximately)
A private vehicle will pick you up at your hotel at 6 am and you will leave with a professional guide to the South of Cusco. After about 3 hours of travel we will reach the village of Sangarara, which was the scene of epic battles between the Incas led by Tupac Amaru and the Spanish settlers. You will continue for about 40 minutes on a dirt track to the starting point of the hike.
We will then begin the walk on a trail without major difficulty that will allow you to observe the landscapes of the Apurimac Valley, one of the most important rivers in the region. On the way we will take a break to have lunch in the middle of this wonderful setting, in the form of a picnic basket.
We will resume the walk in the afternoon and begin to see the silhouette of the Wakrapukara site, which in Quechua means "horned Fortress". For some residents of the region, the horn-shaped growths of this mountain would actually be llama ears.
Our camp will be set up near the site in order to make a complete visit the next day. Overnight in a camp, hot dinner on site.
2
Day 2
Wakrapukara – Sangarara – Cusco
After breakfast, you will leave with your guide to visit the archaeological complex of Waqra Pucara. It was built by a pre-Incas civilization, los Qanchis before being conquered by the Incas. The complex has some clues that suggest that the Incas used it as a ceremonial and political center.
The terraces built on the lower part of the site, like most of the sites in the region, demonstrate the ability of the Incas to adapt their buildings to all types of landforms and landscapes.
Once the visit is over, we will leave for a walk of about 3h30 to go down to the starting point where a delicious lunch prepared by our cooks will await you.
Return to Cusco by private transport (about 4 hours).
Note: The recommended period for this trek is from April to October (dry season).
Good physical condition is required, but no technical difficulty.

INCLUDED

  • Briefing with the guide the day before the trek
  • Professional guide
  • Cook
  • Horses to carry the camping equipment (tents, matress) and food
  • Food (01 Breakfasts / 02 Lunches / 01 Dinners). Free vegetarian option, please inform in advance.
  • First Aid Kit, oxygen bottle.
  • Camping Equipment (tents Carpas Doite with Impermeability + mats inflatable).
  • Kitchen Equipment (Kitchen tent / dining tent, utensils)
  • Transport. Roundtrip from Cusco

NOT INCLUDED

  • Breakfast the first day
  • Tips for guide, cooks and porters
  • Travel insurance
 
FEET
  • A pair of walking boots or traction shoes.
  • Pairs of stockings for walking above the ankle (synthetic or thick wool stockings that warm even if wet).
  • Second pair of tennis shoes (kept dry). O Sandals
TORSO
  • Short-sleeved shirts (for sunny days)
  • T-shirts or long-sleeved shirts
  • Jacket or sack or the like (fleece) - (Warm jacket)
  • Underwear (enough for program days.)
  • A waterproof wind and rain jacket (check that it is 100% waterproof).
LEGS
  • Maximum 2 light pants, recommended synthetic pants or quick drying materials.
  • Trousers (for cold- firstskin).
  • 1 pair of walking sticks very important for the descents. If you do not own it you can rent it.
SLEEPING EQUIPMENT
  • Sleeping bag for cold weather (-10°C). If you do not own it you can rent it.
  • Clothing for sleeping.
HEAD
  • Sun cap (hat).
  • Lenses for sun protection.
  • Buff or breathable choker.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
  • Sunscreen (SPF 50 min) and lip protector.
  • Front flashlight (with spare batteries).
  • Canteen or bottle of water (minimum of one liter capacity). The use of disposable plastic bottles in protected natural sites is prohibited. You can buy them with Pukupuku Travel.
  • Replacement surgical or social masks. (Preferably reusable).
GENERALS
  • Backpack or Backpack (Day Bag) expedition of between 0 and 50 liters with waist adjustment.
  • Plastic bags for waterproofing equipment.
  • Personal cleaning products (avoid shampoos and creams in large jars.)
  • Quick drying towel.
  • Sunglasses with UV filter
  • Extra cash with a maximum amount of S/500 soles, for personal expenses and/or gratuities.