Trek ancestral trail routes and hear stories from the local Chana Chana people on this two day expedition. This trek supports the Llama Pack Project that works to aid the development of high-Andean communities, conserve mountain ecosystems, and recover traditional uses and breeding of pack llamas.
Home to 54 native Quechua speaking families, Cancha Cancha is on the verge of disappearing, forced by urban dwelling due to the lack of access to work and training opportunities. With family-owned llamas only being used once or twice a year, mostly to transport potato seeds, your participation in this conservation project provides an opportunity for them to use their llamas throughout the year and encourages sustainable business within the community. The Llama Pack Project now works with twenty families from the high-Andean communities in the Urubamba Mountain Range.
Departing from the town of Huaran, you will meet your guides and their llamas before taking local transport towards Saywapata, the start point of your trek. After preparing the llamas, you will set off in direction of Cancha Cancha, soaking in the stunning natural landscape that surrounds you at every angle. This two hour journey is of a moderate incline and includes rest stops and a picnic brunch along the way. At 3955 metres above sea level, you will reach Cancha Cancha, located in the magnificent mountains of the Sacred Valley. Here you will have some time to explore the town and meet the locals before preparing your camping gear for the night. You will be treated to a delicious afternoon tea and dinner before getting some rest for tomorrow's activities.
Rise and shine for an early breakfast and enjoy some more time to wander the streets of Cancha Cancha as you observe the locals going about their daily life. Discover their highland homes and listen to their stories before departing mid-morning. Be captivated by the views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, imposing glaciers and local flora and fauna as you trek back to the starting point. Finishing back in Huaran, you'll enjoy a refreshing drink as you say your goodbyes to your new found friends.
Please note, flights are not included in this package.
This experience runs for two days/one night and is available as a daily departure.
THIS PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE FLIGHTS.
All cancellations must be received in writing and will be subject to the following cancellation charges from the date the written cancellation is received:
Tour runs with a minimum of two and maximum of 12 people.
As this tour involves multiple days of trekking outside, the itinerary may be modified to accommodate adverse weather conditions. This will be discussed with your guide in Peru.
Trekking shoes are recommended. Lightweight, quick dry clothes and a warm jacket for the evenings are suggested. Backpacks are recommended.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST BOOK YOUR OWN FLIGHTS. THIS TOUR DOES NOT TAKE PLACE IN AUSTRALIA.
This experience starts in the city of town of Huaran (approximately two hours from Cusco) in Peru.