Waqrapukara Trek. First things first, let’s get to the bottom of the name of the place, as it is quite a mouthful. The name Waqrapukara originates in the Quechua language – “waqra” meaning “horn”, and “pukara” describing a defensive hilltop fortification. So it translates roughly as “horn-shaped fortress” in Quechua. It’s not hard to see how it might have earned this name – the distinct form of the structure looks like a kind of crown sat on top of the mountain peak, or like two prong-shaped horns.
The Tour to WaqraPukara begins with the pick-up at your hotel early at 4:00 am in the morning to head from Cusco to the south. We will travel for about 2 hours to the town of Cusipata for our breakfast, then on a 1-hour trip we will pass through the town of Sangarara and finally we will take the detour until we reach the car park. Here begins the 8 km walk to Waqrapukara at 4300 m. n. m.
The duration of the walk is approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes, on the way we will pass through meadows, cultivation areas, picturesque villages until we reach Waqrapukara. Our Guide will take you to explore different places such as: main square, terraces and enclosures that will surprise you, you will also have the opportunity to know its history and we will have a privileged view that delivers the landscape in which this fortress was built. After lunch, you will have free time to explore the archeological zone and then start the way back to the town of Sangarara where we will board our minivan and finally reach the city of Cusco between 7:00pm to 7:30pm.
- Private transportation to the trailhead
- Pick up from any hotel in Cusco
- Breakfast at the trailhead
- Entrance fee into the park and waqrapukara
- English-speaking guide for the entire trip
- Drinking water
- Meals: Freshly prepared, hot lunch
- First-aid kit
- Trekking poles
- Porters & cook
Tip fo the staff (guide and horseman)
What should i take?
- Passport (A copy of it would suffice.
- A Light Trekking bag.
- Extra batteries, and portable chargers for either cameras or phone
- A hat for the sun
- Scarves for the cold
- Trekking shoes
- Rain Poncho
- Some money (in soles preferably)
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