Horseback trip to inka Raccay. This mountain, Apu Wanakaure is located about 13 klm. south of the city of Cusco at an elevation of 4100 masl. ( or 13,451 ft.) It is part of a solid, rocky massif that includes the major peaks of this región of the Andes. According to the Spanish chroniclers and Andean mythology Wanakuare is a huaca, a sacred place, and an oracular place. It is one of the most important sites in Incan history.
This rocky promotory is full of archeological ruins. It is of early Inca construction with walls 25 in. wide and over 6 ft. high. The stones were quarried and worked and are held together with adode mud. There are religious temples dedicated to the cult of the Sun god. The Sun was the most important deity of the Incas. According to historic dating methods, the Wanakaure structures date back to the mythic period of the foundation of the Inca Empire. It is where the Ayar Brothers arrived in the Cusco valley, where Ayar Manco first viewed the future capital city, and where Ayar Huchu was turned into stone.
Elevation: 4,100 masl – 13,451 feet
Distance :13 Km.
Time of Journey: 7 hours aprox
Level of Difficulty : Class IV
Experience Required ; Intermediate or Advanced Level
Fields of Interest along the Route: Archeology, history, scenic views, flora, fauna, and adventure.