ANDEAN COMMUNITY OF CANCHA CANCHA

ANDEAN COMMUNITY OF CANCHA CANCHA

An incredible trek up to an authentic Andean community, surrounded by snow-capped peaks. We begin our walk in the upper part of Huaran. From there, we climb gradually during 3 to 4 hours till we reach the community of Cancha Cancha (3,900 m). Along the way, we meet many alpacas. Upon arrival, we have a unique opportunity to discover the daily life of the ‘comuneros’ (community members). We have lunch with them. Depending on the schedule and your physical condition, we can explore the area and visit beautiful high altitude lakes close to the community. In the afternoon, we walk down to the Sacred Valley.

  • Practical information:

Duration: 10h (5h / 6h hiking)
Departure time: 6h
Pick up place: Urubamba or your hotel in the Sacred Valley
Distance: 13 km
Difficulty: difficult (4/5)
Minimum altitude: 3280m
Maximum altitude: 3950m
Total ascent: 900m

  • Program

06:00 Pick-up at your hotel and transfer to Huaran
07:00 Start of the hike
10:30 We reach Cancha Cancha. Rest and visit/activity in the community
11:30 Lunch in the community and free time (if we are ahead of schedule, we can walk up to a mountain lake located an hour away)
13:00 We begin our descent to the Sacred Valley
16:00 Transfer to the hotel. End of the tour (17:00)

  • Highlights:

Experiential tourism visiting an authentic Andean community
Great views of the snow-capped peaks

  • Included:

– Transfer from/to your hotel
– English-speaking guide
– Lunch with the community
– Snack and water⚠ hike for fit people