Waqrapukara full day

Waqrapukara full day

Duration:

1 Day

Difficulty:

Advanced

Altitude:

4400 masl

Tour Type:

Hiking

Max. people:

10 Min - 15 Max

Waqrapukara full day

About this trip

Waqrapukara Full Day

Waqrapukara located at 4300 m.a.s.l., in the district of Acos, province of Acomayo- Cusco. Considered cultural heritage of the nation in 2017.

Waqrapukara comes from 2 Quechua voices WAQRA means “Horn” and PUKARA means “Strength”, then it means Fortaleza de los Cuernos, There are observations that indicate that there are no horns in the fortress, but that they are “The Ears of a Flame”.

The tour takes about an hour and a half walk. The difficulty is medium, you can also do cycling in the area because it is suitable for it as well as see lagoons similar to the Humantay lagoon.

Overview

Excursion to Waqrapukara: If you are tired of the traditional tours that take place in Cusco, experience this full day excursion to an imperial attraction known as Waqrapukara; Waqra means horn and Pukara equals watchtower in the Quechua language, so this was a horn-shaped military watchtower built in the Inca period: It is located on top of a very steep mountain at 4,300 m altitude.

Sites to visit

Inca Site of WAQRAPUKARA

Tour Details

  • Activities: Adventure Caminata
  • Hiking distance: 12 km. / 6,4 miles.
  • Hiking time: 6½ to 7 hours approximately.
  • Difficulty levels:3 out of 5
  • Maximum altitude: 4400 masl. / 14.436 feets.
  • Departure day: Daily departures.
  • Start: Pick up from your accommodation in Cusco around 4:30 AM
  • Finaliza:Entrega en su alojamiento en Cusco alrededor de las 6:00 PM
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