The sacred mountain hike


  • 01 DAY



This tour will take you to one of the most ancient Inca temples. Located in the Cordillera de los Andes, this archaeological site , built on the top of one of the most steep mountains make it really wonderful. The road to Waqrapukara will take you through different ecological plateaus where different species of flora and fauna could be appreciated. This is the perfect place for those looking for a unique experience, rich in history and culture and surrounded by beautiful landscapes, ideal for nature lovers and trekkers

  • Level : Challenging hike (You need to be well acclimatized)
  • Duration : : 1 Day
  • Location : Acomayo area
  • Season : April to December
  • Departure : Every day upon request


It is going to be a long day, we start with an ealy pick up, 04:00 am from your selected hotel located in Cusco, we wil drive to Acomayo district for about 4 hours arriving Wayqui cominuty (3400 m.a.s.l.), there we will enjoy our boxed breakfast before to start the hike.

We start with our way up, the geaografy is rugged with amazing naturak rock formations, this scenary give us the chance to see wild fauna of the area such as alpacas, llamas, wild ducks, condors and others. After three hours approximatley we arrive to the base of Waqrapukara archeological complex (4100 m.a.s.l), we will have a guided tour of the most important areas of this site, then with this sneary we enjoy our boxed lunch. After some rest we will start our to walk back for 2 ½ hours until Wayqui community where our private van is waiting for us to take us back to the hotel in Cusco, arriving before 7:00 pm

  • Distance from Cusco to Wayqui: 4 hours by car
  • Distance from Wayqui to Waqrapukara : : 7 KM
  • Lowest elevation : (3400 masl) Wayqui comunity
  • Highest Elevation : (4100 masl) Waqrapukara
  • Distance to hike : 14 km round-trip
  • Average walking Time : 5 hours round-trip
  • Average driving time : 8 hours round-trip

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