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Qoylluriti Trek 3 Days / 2 Nights

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QOYLLURITI TREK 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

Type: ecological, cultural, hiking and camping.
Length: 3 days/ 2 nights
Time of year: May or June
Departures: Upon Request
Price and Rates: $ 300 U.S.A. Dollars per person on the basis of double accommodations. $ 270 U.S.A. more of 4 people.
Location: Mountain range Vilcanota – Cusco
Distance: 30 Km. approx.
When to go: The best time to visit is April through October, it’s the busy season (especially June to August), but it’s also the dry season.
Altitude: 3350m to 4600m
Difficulty: & quot; the trek is rated moderate; any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route & quot.
Temperatures: 15 ºC to 25 ºC / Night temperature: 4ºC to – 7º C

INTRODUCTION

Qoyllority is a quechua word which means Snowstar or Shining Snow. The people of this zone are also a stream of Taytacha Qoylloriti (The sir of the Replacement Snow). This a old religious procession only practiced by the inhabitants of the big Andes. Every year, days before the celebration of Corpus Christi, every small village or clan send a delegation with colorful dancers and “pauluchas” to the Capilla del Senor Qoylloriti. This is situated of the beginning of the mountain Sinakara in the village of Mawayany, at 4600 meters above sea level.
Los pauluchas represented alpacas and are intermediares between the Sir Qoylloriti and his men. Therefore the climb at 4 o’clock in the morning the gletzjer Sinikara while they ask for a grow of their groups of animals. During the party the people who partipated in the prosession praise our Fatima Lady to have good luck in business, life and future. The end of the prosession takes place at the ancient Inca capital of Cusco with the processions of Corpus Christi, streets filled with people and squares with music and color.

Itinerary

FIRST DAY:

We depart at 08:00 P.M. and arrive at approximately 12.00 P.M in Maguallani. There we have half an hour to sign up our team and we go to Qoylloritti, which is situated at 292 km away from Cusco. We will walk in the light of the moon in a procession together with more than 2000 pilgrims devoted to Sr. De Qoylloritti. At around 3:00 A.M. we will arrive at our campsite where we can relax and overnight.

Meals: L/D
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum Altitude: 4,600 m
Minimum Altitude: 3,350 m
Distance travelled: 15 km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 4-5 hours

SECOND DAY:

At 07:00 A.M we will have breakfast. Afterwards we will go to the church to participate in the daily mass, which takes approximately half an hour. Then we start our hike towards the holy mountain of Qoylloritti, where we will observe all the ancient rites and customs that they even put in practice at the altitude of 4, 800 meters above sea level. After that we will have lunch and subsequently we continue our trek that goes up and down for 4 hours in total. We arrive at the Feria, in which every visitor participates. At 07:00 P.M. we will enjoy dinner and afterwards we go to sleep.

Meals: B/L/D
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum Altitude: 4,600 m
Minimum Altitude: 4,350 m
Distance travelled: 10 km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 4-5 hours

THIRD DAY:

At 07:00 A.M again we can take our breakfast. Next, we will walk back to Maguallani in approximately 2 hours. Here we will shortly visit this place, have lunch and afterwards go back to Cusco by car, where we will arrive at about 04:00 PM.

Meals: B/L
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum Altitude: 4,600 m
Minimum Altitude: 3,350 m
Distance travelled: 15 km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 4-5 hours

What is Included!

Included

  • Transportation in and out: Cusco – Maguallani – Cusco (private bus)
  • Guide: Professional English and Spanish speaking guide; 2 guides for groups over 12 people
  • Cook: In charge of meal preparatio
  • Horsemen and horses: Carry tents, cooking equipment and also carry backpacks, sleeping bags and mattresses (Max. 15 kilos/ 33 lbs per person)
  • Emergency Horse: Just in case someone needs help
  • Meals: 2 Breakfasts/2 Lunches/1 Dinners/Snacks and afternoon tea ; box lunch the first night.
  • Equipment: tents ( 2 people in each 3-person-capacity ), Therm-a-rest sleeping pad, dinner tent, kitchen tent, tables and chairs, table settings, first aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle

We recommended to bring:

  • Personal Sleeping Bag
  • Backpack and Daypack
  • Hiking shoes or snow boots
  • Winter coat and poncho
  • Water bottle, flashlight, hat, sun block, sunglasses
  • Warm/Thermal clothes
  • Chocolates, candies or other snacks
  • Camera + Film

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