The Lares Valley is an important area to the east, the land of the Antis, with whom the Inkas could exchange goods; and they also wanted to establish themselves in the area to grow the precious Coca Leaf. This area is also characterised by the production of textiles, using techniques and tools inherited from ancestral times; a good example of living culture. On our trek we will walk though altitude levels such as Quechua, Suni and Puna, with the highest altitude we reach being 4600 masl.
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, in its shortest form, allows us to enjoy the exceptional experience of arriving at this magnificent archaeological site after a few hours of walking along a stone path made by the Incas. The environment and history will surprise us with each step along this section of the Inka Trail.
The Piuray Lagoon (3762 masl / 12343 ft), located in the town of Chinchero, has provided the city of Cuzco with water since the time of the Incas through subterranean channels.
From this lagoon, an Inka trail will lead us to Huchuyqosqo (in the Sacred Valley), the constructions have Inca foundations, were rebuilt by Viracocha Inka and used as a ceremonial centre to worship the lightning bolt, as well as a place to rest in the Sacred Valley.
This trek offers us beautiful scenery, and a chance to appreciate how people make the best use of the different ecological levels which we will encounter, such as the quechua, suni and puna.
The Apu (Sacred Mountain) Pachatusan is one of the guardian mountains of the city of Cusco, situated to the east, land of the Antis. Its partner mountain is no less than the Apu Huancaure, known to be one of the first Inca settlements established when they arrived in the Cusco Valley.
According to the Inka Cosmo vision, the city of Cusco was the center of the universe; the balance point between the three “worlds”. In this way they established a system of “seq’e”; lines which radiate out from the Qoricancha. These lines were directed towards the cardinal points and their intermediate points. Along these Seqes or lines, places of worship or huacas were built so that rituals and ceremonies could be carried out simultaneously or individually. Choqekiraw Puquio is an example of one of these huacas. To the south east of the city of Cusco, this Seqe is represented by a platform supported by semicircular terraces, making an Usnu (ceremonial platform) with a view of Cusco valley.
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