THE PUMAHUANCA VALLEY

THE PUMAHUANCA VALLEY

A beautiful hike along the river in a native forest. Our transport drops us on the heights of Urubamba and we enter straight away into a native forest. We climb gradually along the water until we reach an old Inca place called las ‘Ñustas’ de Chupani, forgotten over time and protected by nature. We take a break before heading to the community of Sutocpacha where we discover the daily life of the ‘comuneros’ (members of the community). We have lunch before returning to Urubamba.

 

  • Practical information:

Duration: 7h30 (3h30 walk)
Departure time: 8h
Pick up place: Urubamba or your hotel in the Sacred Valley
Distance: 8 km
Difficulty: Average (3.5 / 5)
Minimum altitude: 3245m
Maximum altitude: 3712m
Total ascent: 550m

  • Program

08:00 Pick-up from your hotel and transfer to the starting point
08:30 Start of the hike
10:30 We reach the ‘Ñustas’ of Chupani. Break and snack
11:30 We arrive in the community of Sutocpacha
12:30 We have lunch in the community
13:30 We start our way back to Urubamba. Transfer and end of the tour (15:30)

 

  • Highlights:

A preserved natural place (native forest)
An unknown archaeological site
An authentic Andean community

  • Included:

– Transportation from your hotel
– English-speaking guide
– Lunch in the community
– Snack and water