The Vilcanota mountain range located southeast of Cusco – Peru is an important branch of the Andes. Vilcanota is one of the mountain ranges of Peru that has the highest concentration of snowy peaks, this creates beautiful high-Andean landscapes with extensive snow-capped mountains and large glaciers that in their thaw raise beautiful lagoons, valleys and with the passage of time some peaks that are now totally uncovered of snow. Show a singular natural pigment of the rock that together with some minerals and the special color of the land of the place create beautiful mountains that are very striking for the colors they show; These together with the local people who are mostly Alpaca breeders will make this tour an unforgettable experience, breathe deeply and live the 5020 meters of Vinicunca, called “the mountain of colors”.
We will pick you up from your hotel between 3:00 a.m. at 3:30 a.m. to then make a trip of 2 and a half hours to Pitumarca where you will have a delicious breakfast and then continue our route until we reach k’ayrawiri (4326 masl) where we will get ready to start the walk, first they will be approximately 2 hours and a half to 3 hours uphill where we can see beautiful landscapes with many mountains covered with snow, local people with typical dress of the area and breeders of llamas and alpacas, in addition to the beautiful high-Andean landscape of the Vilcanota mountain range, when you reach the top (5020 masl ) we will have a free time to take our pictures, then we will start descending this time through the Red Valley, the name is due to the special pigmentation of the earth that has a reddish color, this path will be more special because we may be one of the only ones groups on this route, this road will last about 3 hours to reach Japura where our transport will wait for us to take us to enjoy a comforting Lunch, then we will take our transport to return to Cusco (arrival between 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.), and this is how this great adventure ends.
It is a good idea to bring the following:
DEPARTURE TIME: Every day
Departure time: Between 3:00 a.m. at 3:30 a.m.
16 Hrs. (Aprox)
DEPARTURE TIME COMMENTS
You will be picked-up at your hotel in Cusco in the morning between 3:00 a.m. at 3:30 a.m. (The transport will pick up passengers from several different hotels in Cusco), so your pick-up time may vary. Please be ready and waiting at the lobby.
Your Cusco hotel
Your Cusco hotel
The Nevado Humantay is a perpetual snow mountain with active glacier tongues. The lake or cocha of Humantay was formed, paradisiacal lagoon of turquoise waters with a singular scenic beauty, the coloration of its waters is due to the minerals that are inside it and its greater depth is of approximately 4 meters.
Depart place: your hotel
Final destination: your hotel
Departure time: 4:00 – 4:30am
Finish time: 17:30 – 18:00