YANACOCHA LAKE HIKE 1 DAY
This is the most varied trek in Cusco, that every lover of the outdoors must go, because during the trip you will appreciate the most beautiful landscapes of the Sacred Valley, you can also see the sacred mountains of the Quechuas, who still maintain their customs and traditions.
Without a doubt you will be able to live the greatest adventures with the best guides of Cusco. We recommend doing this walk if you are preparing for the Inca Trail, as it will be a test of your physical condition.
DAY 1: CUSCO – HUAYOCCARI – LAGUNA YANACOCHA – CUSCO
We pick you up at 4:00 am from your hotel, then we will go on a private transport to the town of Huayoccari, during the descent we will pass through the towns of Pisac, Lamay, Calca, and Urco where we will make a brief stop to know the Inca sanctuary of the fire cat, which is sculpted in a rock. We continue 30 minutes more and arrive at our destination where we will have breakfast in the eucalyptus forest. After a nutritious Andean breakfast we will start a 3 hour hike to the lagoon.
During the walk you will pass through many forests of native trees and shrubs of the Andes of Cusco, we will also learn about the ancient Inca medicine, which was based on the treatment of diseases only with medicinal plants, this is why this huayoccari stream is one of the last relicts where the flora and fauna that could have existed during the Inca period are still preserved. We arrive at the Yanacocha lagoon at noon, the scenery is majestic due to the beauty of its forests of Queñas, and the turquoise green water, habitat of the wild duck, hummingbirds, coots, cocks, foxes, deer.
There we will have our lunch, and we will also make a small rite of Coca leaves to the sacred mountains. In the afternoon we will descend for two hours to the road again, where we pick up our transport to return us to Cusco.
- Private Transportation: Cusco – Huayoccari – Cusco
- Porter who carries the food and water
- English Tour guide
- Coca leaves ceremony
- 01 Breakfast, 01 Lunch
- First aid kit
- Oxigen Tank
- Trekking poles
- Small backpack
- Camel back or bottle for the water
- Insect repellent
- Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
- Hiking shoes
- Lantern or headlamps
- Personal hygiene items
- Towel and toilet paper
- Binoculars, camera
- Cash in soles