Day 1 : Cusco – Huaca casi paso – Thermal bathes of Lares – Huacawasi
We will leave Cuso towards Lares at about 7:00 am by bus. During this trip we will pass several archeological sites and handcraft markets in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In the province of Calca (2940m/9646f) we will first head for the Huaca casi pass (4400m/14436f) and then descend to the thermal baths of Lares (3200m/ 10499f). Here we will have some time to relax in the pools of between 28 and 36 degrees Cº/82 and 97 degrees F. After lunch, we will continue our journey towards Huacawasi (3600m/11811f), where our camping site is situated.
Transport time: 4 hours
Hiking time: 3 hours in cold climate
Day 2: Huaca Wasi – Ipsay pass – Patacancha
The second day is possibly the most beautiful one. After breakfast, we will start a 4-hours hike up to the Sipsay pass (4400m/14436f). Up there, we will visit some families that live from agriculture and textile design, inspired by their Andean gods. Thereafter, we will head down to the village of Patacancha (3650m/11975f), our camping site.
Hiking time: 7 hours; climate: cold