PILGRIMAGE TO TANTAMARKA

PILGRIMAGE TO TANTAMARKA

A small hike that starts near the church of “Torrechayoc”, dedicated to the patron saint of Urubamba. We start our walk in the “chacras” (crop fields) located around town. From there, we begin our ascent to the Tantamarka cross following the footsteps of the pilgrims who get the cross down to town during the celebrations of Cruz Velakuy in May. From this Christian cross, we enjoy a privileged view of “Chicón” (5.530m) and the Sacred Valley.

 

  • Useful information:

Duration: 3h (2h hike)
Departure time: 9h (or 13h)
Departure place: Urubamba
Distance: 3.5 km
Difficulty: Average (3/5)
Minimum altitude: 2907m
Maximum altitude: 3185m
Total ascent: 300m

 

  • Program

09:00 Pick-up from your hotel/meeting in Urubamba
09:15 Start of the hike
10:30 After a fairly intense climb, we reach Tantamarka. We take our break with a snack to enjoy the magnificent view of the summit of Chicon.
11:00 We get back to Urubamba
12:00 Transfer to your hotel. End of the tour (12:30)

 

  • Favorites:

√ A hike with a privileged view of the Chicon (5.530m) and the Sacred Valley
√ Immersion in local traditions

 

  • Included:

– Transfer from your hotel
– English-speaking guide
– Snacks and water