Meet this incredible place high in the mountains of Ollantaytambo just a few hours walking, This amazing sun gate, was a control for people entering the city of the Incas, this construction is dedicated to the sun god, during the winter solistice is considered an important point for the ceremonies to be held, the altitude of this place is 3,900mts, many travelers who visit this place are amazed and delighted, once at the top you can see incredible landscapes, and if you are very lucky you can see condors flying over the surroundings.
If you are looking for something different, full of incredible landscapes, history and culture, this route is made for you.
Considerations: Permit Required
Tour Type: History, adventure,Hiking
Good For: Moderate physical fitness
What to bring:
# absorbent shirts
# walking trousers
# warm jacket preferably down jacket
# sun hat
# waterproof jacket
# rubbish bag (for rubbish)
# alcohol gel
# toilet paper
# personal medication
You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo to go to the Inca bridge (Ollantaytambo) where you will start the hike, from there you can observe a variety of native plants along the way until you reach the viewpoint of cacchicata, where you will have time to take many pictures. Continuing with the hike for 02 hours, you will arrive to the Inca quarries, you will be amazed by the huge rocks that still remain in this place. Here, you will have time to enjoy a box lunch and enjoy this beautiful place. Then, you will continue with the walk for 1 hour to the door of the sun (inti punku) from there you can see the entire sacred valley and the imposing snowy Veronica, this place is considered a magical and mystical place, so we recommend you to enjoy the most of this incredible place. Finally, we will return to the community of ccachicata during 02 hours of descent where the bus will be waiting for you to return to your hotel.
Elevations: 2,950 m / Sun Gate 3,900
Weather: cold & sun
Walking Distance: 10 km / 6 miles
Duration: 9 hours