Not often explored by travelers visiting Peru, this trek takes us to the heart of high Andean native communities and gives us the unique opportunity to learn more about its inhabitants’ lifestyle and millenary traditions.
You will cross different valleys for three days, with spectacular views of snow-capped peaks, glaciers and lakes, while traveling along ancient Inca trails.
We start in the neighborhood of Huaran, located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, ascending an ancient Inca trail and crossing a lush valley and crop fields until we reach the community of Cancha Cancha.
This is a small and magical community. Their houses are built entirely of stone, with small farmyards full of llamas and alpacas, the predominant camelid species of the Andes.
Wake up amidst the purity of the Andes, say goodbye to Cancha Cancha, and ascend the mountainside to the pass of Pachacutec.
The summit awaits you with a striking view of the snow-capped peaks of Pitusiray, Sahuasiray, Colquecruz, Chicón, and Helancoma, a gift for the soul.
Descending between the altiplano lakes of Condereancocha and Hatuncocha, you will arrive at the home of Mauro Quispe, a native inhabitant of the Quiswarani community and friend of Terra Explorer for many years, who will give you a warm welcome.
Today the doors of Mauro’s house will open for you, allowing you to meet his family. In addition to working the land and cattle for their subsistence, they are skilled weavers.
After a pleasant morning, continue to the Lares Valley, the end of our journey along with one of the most rewarding routes in our region.
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.
Stay home if:
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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