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INCA TRAIL

Inca Trail

 

BASIC INFORMATION

DIFFICULTY:
trekking difficult
DEPARTURE:
any day with a minimum of 2 people

WE PROVIDE:

  • naturalist guide
  • private transportation from / to Riobamba
  • accommodation in spacious 4-season tents
  • meals and coffee, tea, purified drinking water
  • pack animals for all the equipment
  • first quality camping equipment and waterproof bags for on the mules
  • entrance Ingapirca

 

DETAILS

Day 1. We leave Riobamba at 8.30 by car and drive south until we reach the small village of Achupallas at 3300 m. / 10.827 ft. altitude. Here we put our equipment on donkeys and then start hiking on the paramo grasslands. After about 4 hours of hiking we make our camp for the first night at about 3950 m. / 12.959 ft. altitude.

Day 2. Today we will hike for about 7 hours, starting with a climb from 3950 m./ 12.960 ft. up to 4400 m. / 14.436 ft. After 2 - 3 hours we reach the highest point of this trek, called Cuchilla de Tres Cruces. From here we have a beautiful view of Sansahuín, one of the many lakes in this area. Now we go down again and pass the Paredones ruins, that used to be a resting-place for Incan couriers. From here we continue on the Inca road southwest until we reach Patococha at 3800 m. / 12.467 ft., where we pitch our tents.

Day 3. We continue descending to the south for about 3 - 4 hours. for about 4 hours. Soon we can see the Inca ruins of Ingapirca, at 3160 m. / 10.367 ft. Upon arrival we will visit the archeological site and learn about the culture of the Inca’s and the Cañari’s. From here we return by car to Riobamba.

Arrival at about 17.00.

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