Among impressive snow-capped peaks, forests of native trees, and original vestiges of an ancient Inca trail, discover Ancascocha, a beautiful lake nestled in the heart of the Andes.
Explore a fertile valley with abundant Andean flora, hummingbirds, river confluences, and a spectacular view of the snow-capped Verónica until you reach the village of Camicancha, just 20 minutes from the station from which the trains departs to Machu Picchu.
If you are interested, we can continue with a visit to the great Inca citadel.
Depart from the community of Osotacancha, in the tranquil valley of Sondor, an hour and a half from Cusco. Here our muleteers and horses, in charge of carrying the equipment along the route, will welcome you.
Ascend gently up the Lechería River gorge, through fields of crops and cattle, to the spectacular native forest of Queuñas.
Today is a spectacular day and the most demanding of the route.
Cross Accojasa Mountain pass at 4,700 meters (15,419 ft.). From the top, an impressive view of the snow-capped peaks of Huayanay will welcome you, a rewarding gift after such a demanding ascent.
After the second and last pass of the day, Huayanay, at 4,600 meters (15, 091 ft.), the hike turns into a continuous descent until the end of the trail. Lunch is served at the base of this glacier mountain.
Amongst the remains of an ancient Inca trail and nestled in the heart of the Andes, discover the beautiful Ancascocha Lake.
Venture into a valley of exquisite and abundant Andean flora, hummingbirds, and, with luck, flocks of parrots. Be amazed by the spectacular beauty of the snow-capped Verónica.
Witness how this valley transforms into a narrow canyon until you reach the village of Camincancha in the valley of Chilca, the final point of the trek.
To ensure the well-being and safety of our travelers and staff throughout our operational chain, Terra Explorer will comply with the health and safety measures and protocols established by the Peruvian Association of Adventure Tourism and Ecotourism (APTAE), and implement the Covid-19 health and safety guidelines for adventure tourism developed by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA).
Our experiences are designed considering the least possible exposure, where the final destinations are usually remote places. By their very nature, our adventure activities are considered to be low risk, mainly because they are performed outdoors where ventilation is constant and making it easy to achieve social distancing.
During these times we are working together with a small staff of honorable people who have been part of the Terra Explorer family for many years. They and their families are aligned with the established health and safety measures. Employing these staff members also seeks to reactivate the local economy.
We guarantee a safe, soul-fulfilling trip to all our travelers for whom we make these adventures possible.
Terra Explorer will strictly comply with the safety, cleaning, and hygiene protocols during our internal processes, third parties, and throughout your trip. This involves:
Follow the instructions related to health and safety given by the Terra Explorer team and your guide, before and during your trip.
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With the intention of delivering the most flexibility at the time of confirming your trip, we will determine the amount of the initial deposit individually and according to your itinerary characteristics.
Secure your trip with a deposit and pay the rest in one or more payments, at a time that suits you best. Please make sure you adhere to our policy and pay in full at least 31 days prior to your trip date.
If you need to cancel your trip, we will apply the following flexible policies.
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