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Waqrapukara HIKE 2 Days

Price from: $ 160 USD



Waqrapukara Trek – An Emerging Classic Adventure

Located just a short 3-hour journey from Cusco, the Waqrapukara Trek unveils a magnificent yet lesser-known Inca site situated atop the Apurimac Canyon at an elevation of 4100 meters/13450 feet. Aptly named “The Horned Fortress,” this hidden gem invites exploration. Our essential 2-day/1-night trek to Waqrapukara is ideal for those seeking to experience this remarkable archaeological site before it becomes a popular destination. Embrace the opportunity to camp in proximity to the ruins, beneath the star-studded Andean sky, offering a truly spectacular encounter with one of Peru’s concealed treasures.

Tour Price

2-Day Waqrapukara Trek

$ 160 USD
per person

Group Size:

Up to 18

Activity Level:


Trip Length:

2 Days

Overview of the 8-Day Choquequirao Trek

Explore the hidden marvel of Waqrapukara on this 2-day trek departing from Cusco. Perched at 4100m above the Apurimac Canyon, Waqrapukara is a lesser-known Inca site with both Inca and Chanca cultural roots. The journey involves a picturesque 3-hour drive, passing through Lake Pomacanchis and Sangarara village, followed by a 4-hour hike to the campsite. Day 2 features a scenic trek to Campi village, concluding with a drive back to Cusco. Immerse yourself in history, breathtaking landscapes, and camping under the Andean sky. Contact us to book your adventure.

Hiking at Amazing Altitudes:

Dare to conquer amazing altitudes as you take a challenging hike to Waqrapukara. Experience the thrill of reaching new heights and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views.

Scenic Adventure:

Enjoy a scenic adventure as you explore Waqrapukara's majestic landscapes. From towering mountains to serene valleys, every step will bring you closer to the grandeur of nature.

Choquequirao Trek 8-Day Itinerary 

  • Visit the little known ruins of Waqrapukara
  • Glimpse life in traditional Andean rural communities
  • Marvel at the stars free from light pollution

Day 1: Trek to Waqrapulara, Journey to the Horned Fortress

Embark on a captivating expedition as you drive through Cusco's South Valley, passing Urcos and ascending to over 4000m. Meet muleteers at the trailhead, load up your gear, and trek along an ancient Inca trail with stunning views of small lakes and the Ausangate mountains. Camp high above the Apurimac Canyon, beside Waqrapucara, a site with Inca and Chanca cultural roots. Explore this impressive locale, known as the "Horned Fortress," and camp under the starlit Andean sky, free from light pollution, offering a perfect view of the Andean Milky Way. (Drive time: 3 hrs | Hiking distance: 8km | Hiking time: 4 hrs | Included: lunch, dinner, transport, entrance fees, camping equipment)

Day 2: Scenic Descent from Waqrapukara to Cusco

Begin your day with a picturesque morning hike along a mainly flat and downhill trail, passing beneath towering rock walls with canyonlands vibes. Reach the small village of Campi and rendezvous with your vehicle for a relaxing drive back to Cusco. Reflect on the adventure, savoring the big mountain views throughout. (Drive time: 3 hrs | Hiking distance: 7km | Hiking time: 5 hrs | Included: breakfast, lunch, transport)


  • Spectacular Landscapes: Explore the stunning southwest of Peru in the Cusco Region.
  • Transport.
  • Camping equipment (except sleeping bag)
  • Entrance fees
  • Trek Briefing: Detailed trek briefing 01 or 02 days before the trek begins at 6:00 pm in your hotel reception area.
  • Professional Guide: Bilingual guide (Spanish and English) with extensive experience.
  • Meals
  • Local Taxes: All local taxes are included in the package.

Not Included:

  • Tips: Tips for the entire crew (muleteers, cooks, and guides) are not included but appreciated for the services provided.
  • Other services not mentioned.
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Essentials for 4-Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek:

  • Comfortable and breathable clothing.
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Waterproof trekking boots.
  • Comfortable sandals.
  • Sleeping bag for low temperatures.
  • Trekking poles.
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses.
  • Toilet paper and wet wipes.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Basic first aid kit.
  • Small backpack.
  • Waterproof bags.
  • Headlamp and portable chargers.
  • Reusable water bottle.
  • Energy snacks.
  • Passport and documents.
  • Credit/debit cards and cash.
  • Cash.
  • Camera and extra batteries.
  • Personal toiletries.
  • Health insurance card.


Travel Highlights

Duration:2 Days
Type:Adventure, Trekking
Ideal group size:1 to 18  explorers
Physical Intensity:Medium
Departures:Available Daily
Recommended age for the tour:Participants must be at least 18 years old to embark on a solo Tierra Biru adventure. For minors accompanied by a guardian aged 21 or older, the minimum age is 6.

Why Choose Tierra Biru Expeditions?

Our Tripadvisor Reviews

  • star ratingRecomendable. – Muy recomendable el servicio, el cual ya lo tomamos en cada visita al cusco y siempre ha cubierto y superado nuestras expectativas.

    avatar thumb osmardaga77
    4 December, 2023
  • star ratingÓtima experiência – A tierra Biru me recepcionou muito bem no aeroporto. Em todos os momentos me tratou muito bem. Os guias falavam espanhol bem devagar, então era possível entender tudo, mesmo para… read more

    avatar thumb alineaH1979TT
    28 August, 2023
  • star ratingExcelente – Estube 17 días en el Perú, visite los lugares más emblemáticos con la agencia, Tierra Virus
    Todo fue excepcional, la atención fue de primera, les agradezco la colaboración para el… read more

    avatar thumb Davazca
    23 August, 2023
  • star ratingExperiencia inolvidable – Excelente agencia, se adecua a tu plan y presupuesto, la atención incomparable, una agradable experiencia.

    avatar thumb yireidio
    23 August, 2023
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