2012/09/14

Circuits

Getting to Paucartambo may take a road that goes to the Northeast and is also the alternate route to Pisac. The road passes through Huancarani and Huambutio to descend, after more than four hours of travel and some powder to the fertile valley of Paucartambo. Once there you will see the reward: a strong colonial reminiscences village nestled in the Valley, 2,900 meters above sea level.

The Urcos circuit - Puno, nestled in the mountains of the Peru, offers beautiful and picturesque villages, as well as a walk through the highest navigable lake in the world. Urcos, 45 km from Cusco following the asphalt road to Puno, is a small village with a beautiful lagoon where, according to legend, Huáscar launched a massive gold chain to avoid that the Spanish it would be.
After 9 hours of trip you will arrive to Juliaca, the largest city in Puno, where it operates the only airport in the Department and the train station that connects Arequipa, Puno and Cusco. You will need to return to Juliaca and follow a road paved for other 45 km to go to Puno. Once there, a walk through the city prior mate de coca and to get used to the height (3,827 masl) morning NAP. Puno, founded in 1668 on the shores of Lake Titicaca (the highest navigable lake in the world).

original source: cusco_peru.org


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