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Q'eswachaka: el último puente inca
Q'eswachaca: Last Inka Bridge

Q'eswachaka Bridge & Rainbow Mountain in A DAY

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Montaña de Colores: Ruta Corta
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The Last Inka Bridge

Q’eswachaca is considered as last Inca bridge, now it’s an expression of “Living Culture” that is on 21st century; a handcrafted construction in straw or “sacred ichu”, made this ancestral task and custom to building and annual renovation maintain over time; happen, surrounding communities are responsible, for these maintenance and renovation and RENEWAL more than a joint work; is a holidays which starts on second June Thursday to Sunday which culminates with a folk dance festival: “Q’eswachaca…”; festival shows that local people retain their wonder as a legacy and heritage after generations.

When making inquiries about: current pre-Hispanic cultural manifestations; we could find a Q’eswachaka Bridge, which is a longed destination for people who have information about 

attractions and ancestral manifestations; its name in comes from Quechua language: Qheswa- people and Chaqa – Bridge or people’s bridge; Its difficult geographical location; get little diffusion and just who showed resources or facilities, such as mobility were able to visit.

An attractive considered as a gift by Mother Nature, increasing levels of visit just in a few years is located at place to don’t missed, why?; basically´, thanks to social networks per a permanent publications on their platforms, original name is “Apu Winicunca” (in basic concepts of Andean worldview APU means guardian god), geographically stands in front of a large, “Apu Ausangate” one recognized perpetual snowfalls over the world; its altitude exceeds 16,500 feet above sea level; so, take an adventure to explore Rainbow Mountain and challenge cross Q’eswachaca Bridge in a single day is quite daring; but feasible, geographical location of both places puts difficulties, but isn’t decisive when facing a decision, that performance would be reward with traveling by Four Lagoons Circuit; this adventure is timely for reduce or small groups.

Tour a Q'eswachaka
Q'eswachaka Tour
Winicunca: Montaña de Colores
Winicunca: Rainbow Mountain

Our adventure day, initially; we take us to Cusipata village, then take out of route way; through entire river basin with same name; this way lead us to get end vehicular road, where mobility is parking; then, we start a small hike by so-called “short path”; walking isn’t longer than two hours, which allows to be located in a preferential area towards Rainbow Mountain; adventure hiking at a place with more than 16,500 feet high, where wind waves its icy expressions; is an experience to live and  discover because imposing mountains and surroundings, covered with perpetual snows like Ausangate; are the perfect complement, on route during round trip, we have fortune to find herd of alpacas, lamas on their natural habitat; hopefully we could see some Vicunas.

after that, itinerary take us to Q’ehue district at Canas province, this time our objective requires us go down; to renowned Apurimac River where we would appreciate, a legendary Inca bridge built in straw as part of cultural manifestation of K’ana nation.

Now, challenge coming to cross Inca bridge (a comfortable phrase, but perform it constitutes a challenge), making a journey on that jewel, our own weight generate a sway of movement and waves of wind could produce adrenaline; Upon returning to Cusco, we take way by Four Lagoons Circuit: Pampamarca Lagoon or, Asnaqocha Lagoon; Acopia lagoon and Pomacanchi lagoon, who according to season show us beautiful specimens of birds as Parihuanas or andean flamingoes and variety of wild ducks.

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Last Inca Bridge
Tour Montaña de colores: Ruta corta
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