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PAPA MILENARIA

Type:                 trekking

Max altitude:     4325 m.a.s.l. / 14189 ft

Distance:           8.48 km   / 526 mi

Duration:           8 hours                             

Difficulty level:  Moderate

Highlights:         Pisaq archaeological site

                          Kimsaqocha lagoon

                          Paru Paru community

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ELEVATION PROFILE

ITINERARY

From Cusco, we will drive to the District of Pisaq in the Sacred Valley at 6 a.m. It will take us almost 2 hours to reach the Community of Paru Paru, also known as the Potato Park because it is the place where the inhabitants of the different surrounding communities grow more than a thousand different varieties of potatoes, as their ancestors used to do more than a thousand years ago.

Our experience begins with a welcome from the people of Paru Paru. Later they will share with us their wisdom and tradition regarding the cultivation of this native product of the Andes. Once the sharing with the masters is over, it is time to leave in direction to Pisaq, an ancient Inca city located at the top of a mountain at 3350 meters of elevation.

The trail begins at 4150 meters with a steep climb to the pass located at 4325 meters, then we will descend to Pisaq, in approximately 3 hours, passing by the Viyacha lagoon and the community of the same name. We will enter Pisaq by passing through the largest Inca cemetery that exists in the region. We will finish our day by visiting 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.

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING

 

  • Day pack

  • Hat

  • Sunglasses

  • Sunblock

  • Trekking shoes

  • Trekking pants

  • Windbreaker or rain jacket

  • Water bottle or canteen

  • Camera

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED

 

  • Professional guide

  • Provision of safe drink water.

  • First Aid kit

  • Assistance during your booking and the excursion 

  • Box lunch

  • Snacks

  • Trekking poles

  • Private transportation from your hotel to the destination back and forth

NOT INCLUDED

  • breakfast

  • Tips