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PARQUE DE LA PAPA

Type:                 Hiking

Max altitude:     4395 m.a.s.l. / 14419 ft

Total distance:   19.4 km   / 12.05 mi  

Duration:           2 days

Difficulty level:  Moderate

Highlights:         Paru Paru Community

                          Kimsaqocha lagoon

                          Pisaq archaeological site

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ELEVATION PROFILE

ITINERARY DAY 1

A healthy breakfast awaits us and then we start our day going to the field and experience the ancient knowledge in the cultivation of potatoes by Marco and his family. After sharing with the masters, it is time to go to Pisaq, an ancient Inca city located on top of a mountain at an altitude of 3,350 meters. We will walk around 6 hours from Paru Paru to the endpoint.

Afterward, we will descend to the Inca city of Pisaq, in approximately 3 hours, passing through the Viyacha lagoon and later on through the community of the same name. We will enter Pisaq passing by the largest Inca cemetery that exists in the Region. We will end our day touring the most important sectors of this ancient city. At the end of the visit, our vehicle will be waiting to take us back to Cusco.

DAY 2

A healthy breakfast awaits us and then we start our day going to the field and experience the ancient knowledge in the cultivation of potatoes by Marco and his family. After sharing with the masters, it is time to go to Pisaq, an ancient Inca city located on top of a mountain at an altitude of 3,350 meters. A roughly 6-hour walk awaits us from Paru Paru to the endpoint.

Afterward, we will descend to the Inca city of Pisaq, in approximately 3 hours, passing through the Viyacha lagoon and later the community of the same name. We will enter Pisaq by passing through the largest Inca cemetery that exists in the Region. We will end our day touring the most important sectors of this ancient city. At the end of the visit, our vehicle will be waiting for us to take us back to Cusco.

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING

 

  • Day pack

  • Hat

  • Sunglasses

  • Sunblock

  • Gloves

  • Beanie

  • Trekking shoes

  • Trekking pants

  • Windbreaker or rain jacket

  • Water bottle or canteen

  • Camera

  • Mosquito repellent 

  • extra warm clothing for the night

WHAT IS INCLUDED

 

  • Professional guide

  • Provision of safe drink water every day.

  • First Aid kit

  • Oxygen supply 

  • Assistance during your booking and the excursion 

  • Breakfast 2nd day

  • Box lunch 1st and 2nd day

  • Dinner 1st day

  • Snacks 1st and 2nd day

  • Trekking poles

  • Private transportation from your hotel to the excursion site back and forth.

  • Homestay accommodation 1-night

  • Tourist ticket to visit Pisaq

NOT INCLUDED

  • breakfast 1st day

  • Tips