Today we have breakfast at 06:00 am and then start trekking up through a valley where we can see native crops. We climb up for about 3.5 hours to reach the first pass Pukaccasa at 4380 m (14,370 ft.). We take a rest and enjoy the beautiful views, afterwards we descend for about 40 minutes to a nice place where we have lunch and a little break. From here our trail continues for two hours walking up and down. We then walk on a high plateau (altiplano) through a strange landscape with glacial moraine (piles of rock from the ice age) to the second and highest pass of the trek named Kuychiccasa pass at 4450 m (14,665 ft). Again, we take a moment to rest and see the Sacred Valley below and several snowcapped mountains like: La Veronica, Chicon, Pitusiray and others. Then, we start our descent of about 2 hours to the archaeological site of Inti Punku (sun gate). We stop for a snack and learn more about the Incas before we continue descending for 1 hour and 30 min to Cachicata, which was a stone quarry used by the Incas. We set up our camp nearby and enjoy the scenery with a hot drink.
Hiking distance: approx. 13 km