In the morning, hotel pick-up in Cusco on private transportation to the rural community of Huaccoto, located at 13300 ft, place where we started the route. After one hour hiking on a flat terrain with grasslands, we will reach an area of small high-Andean glacial lakes. From there we will ascend following the mountain crest until reaching the secondary summit, where we can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It is planned to arrive at the main summit after 4 hours of hike, there we will have the deserved lunch and plenty time to take pictures.
After a good rest, we will descend on steep terrain to a flat area where there are some crop fields and sources of water. We continue descending to the village of Patabamba until we reach the archaeological site of Tipón, where the Incas built a set of impressive platforms and canals to transport the mountain water, an impressive work of hydraulic engineering and agronomics. We will finish the tour at this point where a private transport will take us back to Cusco.
- Private transportation
- Guide service
- Box lunch (ask for special needs)
- Tipón archeological site tickets
- Snacks and water
- Tips and other expenses
- Comfortable mountain footwear
- Hike poles
- Warm clothes (thick jacket, cap, gloves)
- Extra water (2 liters per person)
- Rain jacket or poncho
- Sun protection: sunglasses, sunblock, hat