Cuzco - Chinchero (3,600m) - Piuray passage (4,100m) - Huchuy Qosqo ruins (3,600m) - Lamay (2,900m) - Cuzco (L)
You will be picked up from your hotel between 5:30 and 6:00 am and head towards the community of Lago Piuray, close to the town of Chinchero which will take us an hour to reach. There we will begin our adventure at 3600 m. The trek begins with a 3-hour walk upwards until arrival at Piuray passage located at 4100 m. We will be awarded with a beautiful panoramic view of the Urubamba mountain range and small lagoons. Our adventure continues with a 2-hour journey down to the Huchuy Qosqo ruins, a beautiful Inca city built in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Its name in Quechua means "Little Cuzco". There our guide will lead the visit across this magical archeological site. At the end of our visit we will have some time to enjoy our box lunch. Then, with a steep 2 hour downhill walk we’ll make our way to the town of Lamay. Our transport service will pick us up and drive us to Cuzco, where our trip will come to an end around 5-6pm.
(Option to finish in Ollantaytambo instead)
Physical Requirements: This hike is Moderate - The uphill portions require moderate to good physical condition and are most difficult as we reach the high pass at 4000m. After crossing the high pass, there is a steep descent (approx. 4 hours), during which we recommend using trekking poles for stability and to reduce strain on the knees.