Our Mantanay valley hike with the home stay at Patacancha community is a short camping hike in the Sacred Valley. The hike provides one night of camping by the beautiful lakes with the spectacular views of the surrounding mountain peaks, llama and Alpaca herds and the opportunity for insight into the local life, visiting communities of traditional weaver and farmers who live much like our ancestors in stone houses with thatched roofs, weaving their own clothing and working the land with foot ploughs. The hike culminate on the final day with the visit at Machu Picchu
We will pick you up at the hotel early in the morning and travel by private transportation to Yanahuara-Pucara (3300m/10,826), the starting point of our hike. We will start to hike toward the Misky Uno (3650m/ 11,975ft) through the Mantanay valley where we will enjoying beautiful vegetation of polylepis trees and streams fed by the glacial waterfalls. As we leave the lunch spot we will enjoy views of Llama and alpaca herds grazing along the trail, continue ascending to the Campsite Auroray Cocha Lake (4150m/13,615ft) which is a beautiful campsite with impressive views of the Snow-cape peaks
Trekking distance: 10km/6,21miles
Campsite altitude: 4150m/13,615ft.
After breakfast, we will begin our ascent toward the Huayruruyocqasa (4300m/14,107ft) this is the highest point of the hike. After the pass the rest of our hike will be downhill until we arrive to Patacancha Community (3600m/1,811ft).for lunch with our local famly.Patacancha is a community made up of small stones and home of the native Quechua speaking families who are dedicated to agricultural and cattle pasturing, among them the llamas and alpacas the same way our ancestors did. After lunch we will be immersed in the culture and daily life of our host families, we may plant and harvest crops, prepare meals and of course we will be able to learn about their traditional weaving techniques.
Trekking distance: 7km/4.34miles
Community altitude: 3600m/11,811ft
Today we will have breakfast with our family and say goodbye. Then we will take our private transportation to Ollantaytambo (2790m/9,153ft) town where we will have lunch and have some time to do the hike to the Inca storehouses. Then in the early afternoon we will take the train to Aguas Calientes (2040m/6,692ft) and our hotel for the night.
After an early breakfast at the hotel and a half-hour bus ride to the entrance of Machu Picchu we start our walking tour of the amazing Inca citadel. Then you will have free time or to climb Wayna Picchu Mountain which offers spectacular views from the top. Later we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch and then take the train to Ollantaytambo. From there our private transportation will take us to the hotel in Cusco.
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A magical Inca town that continues to be inhabited in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Its stone streets preserve the Inca architecture combined with temples and colonial squares. Here you will also find the Archaeological Complex of Ollantaytambo, located in the district of the same name, in the province of Urubamba, 80 kilometers from […]