Discover one of the most fascinating tourist attractions in Cusco: the 28 meters long Q’eswachaka Inca Bridge, located at an altitude of 3,700m above sea level. Each year, the locals rebuild this Inca grass bridge entirely by hand, using the same techniques that their ancestors used many years ago!
We offer this trekking experience as a private session combined with a visit of the 4 lagoons, which means that you decide how many people will be in your group, and no other travelers join your group (minimum: 2 people).
Very early in the morning between 4:00AM and 4:30AM, we will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco. We will start our journey and drive towards the district of Quehue in the Canas province. After a 3-hour drive, we will enjoy a nutricious breakfast and finally visit the last remaining Inca bridge!
The Q’eshuachaka bridge, also spelled Q’eswachaka, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site woven from an Andean grass that only grows in high altitudes. In the ancient Inca Empire, there used to be around 200 Inca bridges. Only one such bridge remains now: Q’eswachaka, over 100 km from Cusco. Like many of these bridges, this one was destroyed during the Spanish conquest. The Inca bridge is renewed every year in June during an ancient ceremony celebrated in the local communities closeby. We will have enough time for taking photos and enjoying the fascinating landscape of this incredible place. Our local guide will teach us about the history of the bridge and the Incan culture. After this visit, we will take our transport for one more hour until we reach the circuit of 4 lakes (which include Pomacanchi, Acopia, Asnaqocha and Pampamarca). Here we will enjoy our lunch with a beautiful view of one of these lakes. We will also have time to explore and take in the incredible nature of this amazing place. Finally, we will return to Cusco, where you will be dropped off at Plaza Regocijos.
LOCAL GUIDES & TEAM
TICKETS & BRIEFING
We have two main seasons in the Andes Moutnains, the rainy season (November-March) and the dry season (April-October).
During the rainy, warmer season temperatures average around 15°C / 60°F during the day and 5°C / 40°F at night. However, these temperatures may feel a lot colder to you.
During the dry season the weather is sunny and clear, and on average 20° C / 70 °F during the day but much colder at night, around -3 °C / 26 °F.
The best way to prepare yourself for this trekking experiencee is easy: spend at least 2 to 3 days at a high-altitude place like Cusco, so your body gets used to the high altitude. If you have already been to a high altitude destination before arriving to Cusco, we still recommend you spend at least one full day in Cusco to rest, recuperate from your trip, and enjoy the beautiful views of the city before your trek.
Additionally, taking good care of your body helps deal with the extra pressures that altitude creates. We recommend you to eat healthy food, drink lots of water and stay away from alcohol. Chewing coca leaves, drinking coca tea helps to alleviate any discomfort associated with the altitude.
Please feel free to read our Terms & Conditions and let us know in case you have any questions regarding our cancellation policy.