We offer wide amount of hiking option in southern peru. Our new adventure trek is the Tumibamba or Killarumiyoc trek to the famous inca stones quarry. It offers magnificent Andean scenery, the typical Peru’s highland, where you’ll see lakes, snow coated mounts. It is a non-frequented route, many can offer hikes with the same name, but we are the only ones, who are going to take you by the most remote and beautiful places of the area, because we are locals, the Owner of the company has passed most of his childhood exploring the mounts and lakes. Yanacocha is one of the lakes that we can approach and camp nearby on our 1st day, then we descend by places where we can see the old inca trail that is connecting to the traditional 4days of the inca trail, pass a little but nice canyon. The highlight of the hike is the inca stones quarry where we can be amazed by the enormous size of carved rocks that were ready to transport and build ollantaytambo. book this tour as inca stones quarry trek.
stones quarry, daily departures available:
Day 01: Zurite – Yanacocha: Early morning we pass through your hotel and transfer to the trek start point Zurite 3322m, by an asphalted route. The distance is about 50 minutes of journey, where we will meet our muleteers who are quechua speaking (Native Peruvian Language). the beginning, section are terraces for farming corns and potatoes, on the also we will see a carved rock that has been used as shrine, then we’ll continue through eucalyptus forest, while we go higher the scenery will be more panoramic, the trail goes up hill, after 3.5 hours we will arrive to a place named llama-cancha “llama fence” (fence where in a rock a llama head was painted by the inka artists. At a distance we will see snowcapped mounts such as: Salkantay, Wak´ay huillca “veronica” chicon and Ausangate. Then after an hour we’ll pass the high pint of the day 4300m, then walk a little downhill, nearby a stream we will lunch. after lunch there are about 3 more hours of hike to the camp site, the trails disappears only, our expert guides knows which way to follow, we will arrive to haunt pampa (big flat) surrounded by beautiful mountains and arrive at the Yanacocha lake. Reason for legends and considered holly by the villagers, we’ll camp at about 4,200 ma.
(difficulty: Challenge. distance: 12km. Estimated walking 7 hours).
Day 02: Yanacocha – Kenqo mayu: All our trekking in cusco area are nice, but this is just different, this day we will wake at around 6 in the morning and have breakfast, we will start with a gentle uphill by an old and non-used trail, we summit the C’ara Cruz pass which is over 4600m at about one hour and a half form the camp, it offer what a great view of e, also nice section as the first day, but more colorful mountains, where we have a wide view, mounts and valleys, even the Apurimac canyon, along the trail we can see car acara eagles, herons, torrent ducks, the andean fox and if we are lucky we may see condors, trail goes Banking an switchbacks stream named Qenqo mayu, the area quiet sometimes we see sheepherders, the we arrive to lunch. After lunch we descend downhill from where we take a path that lead us a little plateau where we will camp at 3800m.
(Hike Difficulty: Challenge. 12 km distance. 8 hours walking).
Day 03: Kenqo Mayu – Chanca Chucu – Inca Stones Quarry: Another fascinating section is waiting the day, wake up at 06 in the morning then after breakfast we re-start the hike, a gentle flat and small uphill lead to chancachuco, this is a plateau that has a nice fence that once incas used to shepherd llamas, we will find a family who has many sheep and caws, we walk to the stream where we lunch in a quiet place. After lunch our group will walk by a narrow trail banking and stream, it was place from incas channelized water for the stones quarry, in few minutes we’ll be amazed by the punkuyoc canyon, the trail goes downhill then we follow up to reach the inca water chanel and walk in a flat level, we arrive to Qorihuayrachina from where we can enjoy the view of the sacred valley and the snowcapped mounts. We descend and arrive to the stones quarry where we set up our camp at about 3.700m.
(Trek Difficulty: Medium. Total distance: 14 km. Estimated walking time: 8 hours).
Day 4: Inca´s stone quarry (cachi qáta) – Cusco. This last day is very gentle, a magnificent view of la Veronica mountain welcome us to the sacred valley, we will have breakfast at outdoor, then we will explore the area and see the carved rocks, this is the inca stones quarry, from here the incas has extracted all the rock to build the temples in Ollantaytambo, there are a lot of rocks, some of them carved ready to get transported, some of them half carved, they also build a platform to support rock when they did slide the rocks down, then made a road to ollantaytambo on which they pulled the rocks. We will follow this path and after about 5 hours we will arrive to ollantaytambo where we will lunch then take our private transport back to Cusco city. (Optional extension to Machu Picchu by train).
(Medium difficulty, Seven kilometers distance, “3.28 miles”. And 5 hours of walk).
No minimum required: Available only in Private Service.