Piscacucho, knows more about where the Inca trail starts towards Machu Picchu

The community of Piscacucho, also known as kilometer 82, is located in the district of Ollantaytambo, province of Urubamba in the city of Cusco, at a height of 2709 meters above sea level, on the edge of the Machu Picchu National Park, and where visitors start the Inca Trail, you can arrive by bus in about 3 hours from the city of Cusco.

 Piscacucho, knows more about where the Inca trail starts towards Machu Picchu

  • Piscacucho has an ecosystem that corresponds to mountain alpine or mountainous areas, its climate is temperate oscillating between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius in the morning and 6 to 10 degrees Celsius at night.
  • The rainy season covers the period from November to March while the rest of the year is relatively dry.
  • It has wonderful Andean landscapes, the snow-capped mountains and the Urubamba River that adorn the landscape of this community.
  • You can see Inca archaeological sites and bridleways, for being at the beginning of the Inca trail.
  • In 2011 the "Regional Directorate of Culture" made important findings in this area, it was skulls, long bones, and it was not ruled out that they could be mummified since they were in good condition.
  • The Historical Interpretation Center of Machupicchu

    It is a space that seeks to make visitors know the majesty of the place, was opened in June 2013, and is located in the community of Piscacucho, was built with the intention of generating an information space on the Protected Natural Area, at the point initial of the traditional Inca road. The tour of the Center begins with an induction video that aims to transport visitors to the most fascinating places of the Sanctuary, in addition you can learn in a playful way, the vast biodiversity that houses this Historic Sanctuary located in Andean-Amazonian space.

     Piscacucho, knows more about where the Inca trail starts towards Machu Picchu

    From the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in four days and 3 nights

    To start the Inca Trail starts in the community of Piscacucho, which is the official entrance of the Inca Trail, from here the legendary road starts around 6 to 7 hours with 11 kilometers in length, passing through an impressive landscape and through Inca archaeological complex of Qoriwayrachina with a wonderful view to Llactapata. Then we ascend to the community of Wayllabamba to finally rest in the Yuncachimpa camp. The second day the walk is more at the pace of the walker by the Lulluchampa road at 3850 meters, until you reach many stairs, passing through beautiful landscapes to reach the Warmihuañusca at 4200 meters high, after this point descends passing through Runcuracay until reaching the Chaquicocha camp. The 3rd day of walking is the most impressive as you enter tropical forests, combined with beautiful Inca archaeological monuments such as Sayacmarca, Conchamarca and Phuyupatamarca. Finally, descend by some steps to the Inca archaeological site of Wiñaywayna to the last camp. For the 4th day, we walk a 7-kilometer trail from 2 to 3 hours approximately, to finally arrive at the entrance of the magnificent Inca citadel of Machu Picchu called Inti Punku or Puerta del Sol.

     Piscacucho, knows more about where the Inca trail starts towards Machu Picchu

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