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Hiking Ingapirca Inca Trail Ecuador Most Famous Trek

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473 $ / person – 3 Days (from 2 people)

528 $ / person – 4 Days (from 2 people)

In the western Andes mountain range is the most important road system built by the Incas in the territory of Tahuantinsuyo. Originally called Capac Ñan, literally Great Inca Road, the Inca road system linked together about 40,000 km of roadway and provided access to over three million km² of territory. Most of this architectural prowess was destroyed by the Spanish after the conquest. Our Hiking Ingapirca Inca Trail Ecuador Most Famous Trek is a three or four-days hike following the thirty-kilometres stretch of the route.

 

The Inca Trail, that once linked Cuzco (Inca capital) with Tomebamba (actual Cuenca) and Quito, starts from Achupallas and reachs the castle Ingapirca in the province of Canar. Along the way, you will observe the imposing tambos (Incan structures), canals and water management systems, but also breathtaking paramo landscapes and lagoons located at the top of the range. But one of the most important thing, you will hike on the way the Incas used in the conquest of their Empire. Come and live this amazing experience Hiking Ingapirca Inca Trail Ecuador Most Famous Trek

TREK INFORMATION

Difficulty : Moderate to Hard
Range of Altitude :
3'350 to 4'450 m. / 10'991 to 14'600 ft.
Distance Covered :
Approx. 41 km. / 26 miles

MORE INFORMATION

Come and explore the magical landscapes of the Ecuadorian highlands, follow the Inca Trail, from Achupallas to Ingapirca, important stretch of the road system of the Inca Empire. A approximative 41 km (~26 miles) hike where elevations are between 3’350 and 4’450 meters. On this route discover constructions made by the Incas as roads, bridges, tambos (inns) , streams and other engineering masterpieces. Come and see it yourself in the best Hiking Ingapirca Inca Trail Ecuador Most Famous Trek.

 

The Ingapirca Archaeological Site is made up of a temple, which is known as the Temple of the Sun, storage chambers, observatories and roads, each with it own purpose. The temple is a very fascinating part of the complex and is located in the center of the archeological site. It was built during the Inca expansion into Ecuador at the end of the 15th century on a site that had been occupied by the Cañari people for 500 years. Hiking Ingapirca Inca Trail Ecuador Most Famous Trek

Campsites used during the trek may be subject to change depending on the weather and the abilities of the group.

Meals included : Day 1 L/D – Day 2 B/BL/D – Day 3 B/L
(B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner, BL = box lunch)

Day 1 - Achupallas to Cuchicorral

Transfer from Riobamba to Achupallas, canton Alausí, where we will have a good traditional lunch.

Hike to the Valley Culebrillas for about 5 hours, in this section you will see the first part of the Inca trail following the valley until Cuchicorral, place where we will spend the night.

Dinner and Camping

Day 2 - Culebrillas to San Jose

We will hike to the Paredones tambo ruins, an important archaeological site, for about 8 hours. In the way we will appreciate beautiful landscapes, among them are “Tres Cruces” mountain and Lagoon and the Culebrillas Lagoon, flora, native wildlife. We will pass trough the highest point of the hike (4440 m.) after Tres Cruces.

Dinner and Camping

Day 3 - Paredones to Ingapirca Ruins

Hike from Paredones to the Ingapirca Ruins, approximately 5 hours. Visit of the Ingapirca Archaeological site where we will learn about the Inca and Cañari Culture who dominated these territories (about 1 hour).

Lunch and return to the city of Riobamba.

End of our services.

Campsites used during the trek may be subject to change depending on the weather and the abilities of the group.

Meals included : Day 1 L/D – Day 2 B/BL/D – Day 3 B/BL/D – Day 4 B/L
(B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner, BL = box lunch)

Day 1 - Riobamba to Achupallas

Transfer from Riobamba to Achupallas, canton Alausí.

We will visit Achupallas and have a traditional lunch. We stay the night in a local accommodation where we will have a delicious dinner.

Day 2 - Achupallas to Culebrillas

Early Morning, breakfast and hike to the Valley Culebrillas, in this section you will visit Cuchicorral and Tres Cruces, a journey that takes up to 8 hours to the camp in the field of Chacapamba located next to the stunning lagoon Culebrillas, place where we will spend the night.

Dinner and Camping

Day 2 - Culebrillas to San Jose

We will hike to the San Jose Community for about 6 hours, in the way we will appreciate beautiful landscapes, among them are Lagoons (Culebrillas and Paredones), springs, flora, native wildlife and an important archaeological site called Paredones.

Dinner and Camping

Day 3 - San Jose to Ingapirca Ruins

Hike from San Jose to the Ingapirca Ruins, approximately 3 hours. Visit of the Ingapirca Archaeological site where we will learn about the Inca and Cañari Culture who dominated these territories (about 1 hour).

Lunch and return to the city of Riobamba.

End of our services.

  • Private Transportation <-> Riobamba YES
  • Meals during the Trek YES
  • Tent, sleeping bag, rubber boots YES
  • Lodging 1st night (Only 4 days trek) YES
  • Mules to transport equipment YES
  • Local Guide YES
  • Entrance to Ingapirca YES
  • Lodging in Riobamba NOT
  • Tips NOT

Hiking Ingapirca Inca Trail Ecuador Most Famous Trek

Highlights

Culebrillas and Paredones Lagoons, Ingapirca Ruins

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