Colca Valley Hike
Located in the department of Arequipa, the
Colca Valley covers a series of beautiful
trekking circuits which have been recently discovered
for adventure tourism. Also we recommend firstly a tour
a arequipa, The area features a network of practically
endless trails that wind through the mountains, linking lovely
colonial villages. The area is also studded with beautiful
lakes, bizarre stone formations formed by wind erosion and
unique flora and fauna such as Andean condors,
vicuñas, queñual forests
and clumps of yareta plants. The main attraction
of the area is without a doubt the chain of snow-capped
volcanoes, some of them active: Mount Hualca
Hualca (6,025 masl), Sabancaya (5,976
meters) and Ampato (6,288 meters), among
Since the time immemorial, the Colca has
been home to the Collagua and Cabana
tribes, descendants of the Pucara people
of the southern highland plains and from the Quechua
people of Cuzco, who proved to be skillful
hydraulic engineers and master builders.
Arequipa peru sport: One of the most popular
trekking routes in the Colca is the trail that links the town
of Cabanaconde and Tapay
in a circuit that takes two to three days and gives hikers
views of impressive landscapes, Cabana towns
such as Cosnihua and Malata,
and many pre-Hispanic ruins.
rain season runs from December to March, while the best time
to visit is from April to June. The climate is dry and sunny
by day, with cold night. Average temperatures reach 20°C.
150 km (around 4 hours) northeast of the city of Arequipa.
the city of Arequipa and the Colca Valley (the towns of Chivay
and Yanque) one can hire the services of tour operators which
offer organized package deals involving trekking or horseback
riding. The area also features lodging and restaurants for
every taste and budget.
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