We leave Cusco in the early morning, driving to the provincial town of Calca in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and climbing northward to a spectacular high pass before dropping down to the village of Lares on the east slope of the Andes. Here we take a delicious dip at a hot springs in the meadows outside of town and then enjoy a lunch. Before reaching the highland village of Huacahuasi, where we camp for the night. Huacahuasi (3,600 m / 11,800 ft) is an authentic Andean community located in an impressive valley. Typical house constructions of the Quechua communities living at high altitude can be observed here.
We climb steadily, traversing an open, treeless landscape of ground-hugging plants and flowers among pastures of Andean bunch-grass scattered with roaming herds of alpacas and llamas. Reaching an altitude of 4,500m (14,760 ft) we cross the pass of Ipsay. The pass offers breathtaking views from Mount Veronica (5,750m/ 18,864 ft) and the surrounding snow-capped peaks. Then we descend to Ipsaycocha or Ipsay Lagoon. We may see Andean Geese, Puna Ibis and other water birds in the wetlands here as we journey through the heartland of these Quechua people, who are locally nicknamed "Huayruros". These seeds from the jungle have two colors: black and red; similar to those of the villagers dress. We reach the village of Patacancha, a well known textile Andean community that still preserves ancient Quechua traditions and dressing code. We set our camp nearby and spend the night, amidst awesome scenery.
Also this day will be very spectacular; we will pass communities and small towns like Willoq (3400m/11156f) and Pumamarca (3200m / 10499f). Going through the valley of Patacancha we will get to know indigenous towns with ancestral Incan traditions and habits which in spite of all the years gone by have survived. After having visited this town for some hours, we will arrive at the town of Ollantaytambo (2850m/9350f). From Ollantaytambo we will take the train to Aguas Calientes (2050m / 6726f), where we will have an overnight in a hostal.
After breakfast we will go the walk toward of Machupicchu and then see the sunrise over Machupicchu, we will have our guided tour for two hours, then have free time in which they can take pictures, climb the Waynapicchu, among others, in the afternoon takes the train from Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo - Cusco (bus)..
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