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SALKANTAY LANDSCAPE ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY HUMANTAY LAKE  CUSCO 4D/3N

We will pick up you at  At 5:00 am we will collect you from your hotel and head out from Cusco to Mollepata, from where our hike begins. We start off by descending to the amazing Inca site of Quillarumiyoc, which means Temple of the Moon. It was an Inca ceremonial site dedicated to the worship of water and, more importantly, to the moon goddess “Quilla”. Quillarumiyoc itself is a fascinating site about 1 km off the highway along a dirt track. The complex comprises a series of water channels following the course of a narrow gulley which descends from the sombre mountain overlooking the site. These water channels flow past sacred rocks, including the Great Stone, carved with a geometric representation of the moon herself, which has given the site its name.
The entire valley occupied by These two new tourist routes of nature on the breathtaking landscapes of the Apurimac Canyon and “Humantay Lagoon”, natural jewel of the turquoise Apu Salkantay route, and the beautiful Humantay Snow-Capped Mountain. This route is perfect for taking landscape photography, the nights are very starry where we can photograph the Milky Way.
We will have many opportunities to take the sunrise and sunset.

 

Day1:  Cusco Mollepata Soraypampa.

At 5:00am we will collect you from your hotel and head out from Cusco to Chonta, from where our hike begins. We start off by descending to the amazing Inca site of Quillarumiyoc, which means Temple of the Moon. It was an Inca ceremonial site dedicated to the worship of water and, more importantly, to the moon goddess “Quilla”. Quillarumiyoc itself is a fascinating site about 1 km off the highway along a dirt track. The complex comprises a series of water channels following the course of a narrow gulley which descends from the sombre mountain overlooking the site. These water channels flow past sacred rocks, including the Great Stone, carved with a geometric representation of the moon herself, which has given the site its name.
The entire valley occupied by Quillarumiyoc and cut by the stream which feeds its water channels is littered with limestone outcrops – “huacas” or sacred stones – which, when one looks at them as the ancients did, appear to have landed there not so much from another geological region, but from another time. They stand, enormous and imposing, some
with their bases carved into simple altars and others left entirely in their natural state – for they needed no alteration from the hand of man to denote the mysterious nature one senses today and which for the Incas imbued them with religious significance. These sacred stones litter the valley, grey and immutable like an abandoned village, all the way up to the steep slopes of the local Apu, or sacred mountain, which dominates the landscape and seems to force itself into all the photographs one takes of the site.From there, we continue on to Tarawasi, another astounding Inca site, which was used as a ceremonial center, as well as a resting place for the Inca chasquis (Inca runners who delivered messages over long distances). The exceptional polygonal retaining wall, noteworthy for its 28 human-sized niches, is in itself worth the trip from Cusco. On the wall below it, look for flower shapes and a nine-sided heart amid the patchwork of perfectly interlocking stones. once at omce at soraypampa we will find our best compositions for the night in order to find the best composition  

Day 2:  Soraypampa Suyroqocha .

This morning we will get up very early to go up to the humantay lagoon to photograph the sunrise. Also to be the first to arrive so you have the opportunity to photograph without many people.
Later we will return to the camp for a good breakfast because later we will begin to climb towards suyroqocha where we will have lunch.
After lunch we will rest something and we will have several options to prepare the equipment for the night. Because we will be in an incredible place to photograph the Milky Way all night and we can be very early for sunrise.
we will stay in Soyruqocha

Day 3: Suyroqocha Pampa Japonesa.

After photographing the sunrise we will return to the camp for a refreshing breakfast because later we will go to the Japanese pampa, an incredible place to do landscape photography.
once there we will enlist our photographic equipment for the sun and the milky way photography. It will be our third night to make the most of the starry nights.
because we will have at the sides the salkantay and humantay mountains that are very beautiful.

Day 4: Pampa Japonesa Soraypampa  – Cusco

Getting up for sunrise is not essential, if you wish so we can get up later to head to the lake. We do encourage arriving for sunrise though as it is the best light in which to photograph the landscape..Weather conditions in the Andes are unpredictable so there is always a chance of bad luck, we wish we could control the weather but unfortunately we cannot! Be aware that the months December through to March are the worst for rain, if you do book in this time frame, cloudy and wet conditions are almost inevitable. where this will be Then, we will make the trek back to Soraypampa for Lunch . After we will return to Cusco to arrive at approximately 05:00 p.m. Continuing to your hotel for your rest.

INCLUDED

  • Private transport.
  • Professional tour guide with
  • binoculars and telescope.
  • 01 breakfast, 02 lunches, 01 dinner.
  • All the fees

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Tips.

WHAT WE SUGGEST THAT YOU TAKE:

  • Sunscreen.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Camera with extra battery.
  • Hat or cap.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Extra money.
  • Mineral water.

BASE INFORMATION:

  • Modality: Adventure, Landscape and Cultural
  • Departure days: Daily departures
  • Season: From March to November
  • Travel duration: 2 days and 1 night
  • Accommodation: Camping 
  • Group Size: Minimum 1 person
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,100 masl
  • Difficulty: Moderate.

Private Service Prices:2020

  • 1 Person    US$ 750      per person
  • 2 People     US$ 500    Per Person
  • 3 Pople       US$ 450     per person
  • 4 People     US$ 400     per person
  • 5+ People   US$ 350     per person

Discounts

  • 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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