Today is the most rigorous day of the trek, but the challenge is worth it. Climb the trail’s highest and most demanding pass, the Warmiwañusca, or “Dead Woman’s Pass”
(4212m). After that, everything gets smoother as you walk downhill the Pacasmayo valley.
You’ll hike through a second pass past Runkuracay towards Sayacmarca, where you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of Pumahuanca
Mountain. After the mysterious junction point, your trek continues just a bit longer. Phuyupatamarca
(3650m), “‘the place above the clouds” will be your final destination for today.
The site features one of the most intact Inca ruins and overlooks snow-capped, sacred Mt. Salkantay
(6,200m). Surrounded by clouds, miles above the rest of the world, you will spend your night.
- Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Accommodation: Campsite