Pumamarca Fortress via Qhapaq Ñan (Inca Trail)

Statistics

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3 - 4

hrs

705

m

703

m

22

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Exposure

Exposure

The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.

Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Description

A hike to Pumamarca Fortress along an Inka Trail visiting the Pre-Hispanic Agricultural Terraces of Musqa Pukyo, Choquebamba and Media Luna. You will walk along Millenary Inka Trails with hardly anyone in site.

Pumamarca is a Pre-Inka citadel perched on a ridge controlling the access to Ollantaytambo from the jungle to the east.

The fortified city has numerous well-kept buildings of religious, administrative and military use and a large central square.

The agricultural terraces that you will see along the way are of different geometric designs and offer very fine examples of form and function being integral to Inka architectural design. 12.25 KM hike.

Elevation gain 735 meters starting at 2,955 meters and peaking at 3,474 meters. Book via www.lasqolqas.com