Dag 1- CUSCO - PISKACUCHO - WAYLLABAMBA
Distance: 7.45 miles / 12km Estimated time: 5-6 hours Maximum altitude: 9,850 feet / 3,000m Campsite: Huayllabamba Meals: Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner.
We pick you up from your hotel very early to travel by bus to Ollantaytambo where we stop for a break to buy the last purchases. Then immediately afterwards the bus will be taking us directly towards Piskacucho (2700 m) , a small community located at kilometre 82 of the Cusco - MachuPicchu way. We begin our trek here and will set up the equipment.
We’ll cross the bridge and begin our trek along the left shore of the river Urubamba that flows to the North-east of the Sacred Valley. After approximately 3 hours we’ll come to the first Inca site, Patallaqta or Llactapata (2750 m) Then we’ll trek for approximately 30 minutes continuing along the valley created by the river Kusichaca, coming to lunch in Tarayoc. After approximately 2 hours we’ll manage to reach Wayllabamba, our first camp (3000 m) where we’ll have dinner and we’ll spend the night. During the tour, we will be able to enjoy a splendid panorama: the Vilcanota river, Urubamba mountain range, with the top of the mountain the Verónica (5750 m), covered with snow and with a great variety of flora and fauna along the whole tour.