The 6 LAGOONS OF PARU PARU 3d/2n COMMUNITY TOURISM AT THE KISNACOCHA LAGOON AND PISAC
The Paru Paru community is located almost reaching the highest peaks of the Apus (mountain spirits) of Pisaq, it is about 3800 meters above sea level, its adobe houses treasure a community that continues to transmit its ancestral traditions and customs to all visitors who arrive at the place, it is located within the national potato park and is undoubtedly one of the richest communities in the production of native potatoes in Peru.
This community has around 500 inhabitants including the elderly, young people and children, it is located two hours by car from the city of Cusco and 45 minutes from Pisac. There, at the top of its location, you can still feel and observe the ancestral secrets that connect you with Pacha Mama (Mother Earth).
“Pisaq” is a Quechua word that means “partridge”, at the top of its sacred ruins natural, ancestral secrets that still fly and are processed at that level are still kept. Pisaq is divided into two zones, the old and the current one.
Day 1 Cusco – Laguna Kisnacocha (Paru Paru)
Our guide and private transportation will pick you up from your hotel at 8 am. Then, we will have a 1 hr trip, through beautiful landscapes in the sacred valley, with views of beautiful mountains.
We will continue our trip and we will pass through the Artisan town of Pisac, until we reach the Kisnacocha Lagoon (09:30 am). When we arrive, the villagers will welcome us warmly and we will be able to start our Community Tourism adventure in the community of Paru Paru.
We will have many activities that day and many surprises. We will share ancient traditions,ancestral music and we will visit the ethnobotanical garden where we will learn about native plants. We will have an exhibition of fabrics, we will visit a native potato farm to recognize the varieties and agricultural work with different traditional and ancestral tools.
We will have lunch and share a dinner with the residents with local products and we will stay in their houses with basic services, where we will be able to enjoy the tranquility that the Kisnacocha Lagoon gives us.
Day 2 hiking 5 Lagoons
Today we start very early at 7:00 a.m. with a breakfast with organic products that will give us the energy to start our walk of approximately 6 hours, maximum altitude will be 4400 meters above sea level, approximately halfway through the route a we serve lunch while we will enjoy beautiful panoramas. The route is not difficult but it gives us a fantastic landscapes with very few people, it will be a fantastic experience. We will have the possibility (with a bit of luck) to see birds, vizcachas, alpacas and llamas.
The day will be intense and pleasant and at approximately 4 pm we will be back in Paru Paru where we will have time to do other optional activities such as fishing, a boat ride around the laugan or simply rest and wait for a healthy dinner.
We spend the night again in the houses of our hosts
Day 3 Paru Paru – trek to Pisaq
A healthy breakfast awaits us before heading to our next destination “ Pisac Ruins “. At the end of breakfast and after saying goodbye to Paru Paru. From the magical lagoon of Kisnacocha we will leave for Pisaq; an ancient Inca city located on top of a mountain. Our guide will accompany us on a small climb until we see the Viyacha lagoon. Little by little the descent begins to the community of the same name, we pass through crops and Pisac appears on the horizon. It will be exciting to enter the ruins through this little-known route. We will take some time to visit this important site and we will descend to the town by an unusual route. We will end this great day in the central square of Pisac, where our private transport awaits us and takes us to our next destination “Cusco or Sacred Valley”
Include in the itinerary
- Private transportation Round trip
- English / Spanish guide
- day 1 lunch and dinner
- day 2 breakfast and lunch (on the trekking route) Dinner
- day 3 breakfast
- 2 night in a double room in a local farm house
- The accommodations are very basic and the bathroom is shared (the shower is not always hot).
- Various activities in the community
- Oxygen and first aid kit
Does not include
- Walking stick
- lunch day 3
- hotel day 3
In the case of a group, it may be that not everyone sleeps in the same house.