Waqrapukara Cusco, meaning Horn Fortress In Quechua, is in reference to the massive and powerful rock formations of this site. This magnificent archaeological site is located in the southern province of Cusco. Built upon a mountain, Waqra Pukara offers views of what seems as endless mountains that span so far they disappear into the horizon.It is believed that this powerful archaeological site was at one point used for astronomical observation and ritual, as well as, the development of agriculture as the buildings are westward facing. Within the stone structures, you will also see vaulted niches with three jambs, a rare detail only found in Mauka Llactta architecture in the mythical Paqarektampu.This tour will bring you through various ecological levels including: quechua, suni, and puna. Through each one we will see the beautiful diversity in flora and fauna. Waqra Pukara is perfect for someone with minimal time looking for an experience unique to the others, as it is off the beaten path, rich in history and culture, and surrounded by vast beauty.

waqrapukara hike  is one of the routes where you can enjoy a unique tranquility because there are not many people and if you like to take pictures of the landscape and the stars this place is perfect because the light pollution is zero,
we are going to enjoy the nights to take pictures of the milky way in the southern hemisphere

Day 01: Cusco –Pitumarca Village – Waqrapukara

We leave the city of Cusco early in our private transport and drive towards the south of the valley, following the path of the Watanay and Vilcanota rivers. On our way, we will pass Pomacocha, a beautiful sparkling Andean lake where we will see the vibrant flora and fauna specific to this habitat.
We then continue to the town of Acomayo on the way we will stop at the village called “Pitumarca” . Here, we will start the trek to the Waqrapukara campsite for 3 hours, arrival at our camp for a rest. Then, we will have lunch, on the way we will pass through small lagoons. Later, once we will arrive we will have some time to wonder around at this majestic place during the day then also we might have some time to explore at night

Day 02:  Waqrapukara Full Day

we will have another day to explore and find the best composition for the night because we will have the second night to photograph the via latea and we will also practice painting with light

Day 02: Waqrapukara – Community of Pitumarca – Cusco

e start with a nourishing breakfast and hot cup of tea, while surrounded by views of the beautiful mountains. We then begin with a guided tour of the archaeological site of Waqra Pukara, which awaits us in an impressive location. The spectacular surroundings provide a for a magnificent backdrop to appreciate the ingenuity of this Inca architecture. Here we will be able to see with our very own eyes the architecturally advanced triple jamb vaulted niches. Then we return to the Llamapinta sector to take photos of the paintings representing the Andean Cosmovision. After hiking further, we will have a moment to rest and appreciate the vast Apurimac river valley below. Then, we will arrive at the town of Wayke where we will enjoy lunch. Here, our private transport will pick us up and. Arrival to the city of Cusco at 05:00 p.m.


  • Private round-trip transport
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • 2 lunches, 1 breakfast and 1 dinner.
  • Camping equipment (tents,
  • comfortable flasks of good quality).
  • Chef
  • First aid.
  • Oxygen
  • Trekking poles.
  • Mules and mule drivers
  • Rain poncho
  • Preparation of the payment to the land.


  • Extra tips


  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat or cap
  • Exclusive hiking shoes
  • Flashlights and batteries
  • Personal water bottle for the first day
  • Water Purification tablets
  • Waterproof jacket for rain
  • Rain poncho
  • Warm and light clothing
  •  Extra money

Waqrapukara Trek Cusco – Prices

Private Service Prices.2020

  • 1 Person    US$ 950      per person
  • 2 People     US$ 850    Per Person
  • 3 Pople       US$ 750     per person
  • 4 People     US$ 600     per person
  • 5+ People   US$ 550     per person


  • Student Discount: US$50 (Requires Valid STUDENT CARD to qualify)
  • Under 15 years Discount: US$50 Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.

Optional Extras

  • Hiking Poles US$10
  • Sleeping Bag US$15
  • Single Tent Supplement US$20

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