Colca Valley

Colca Valley offers a variety of horse riding trails that connect villages with the fertile terracing systems and mountains. The trek to the volcanoes (ruta de los volcanes) is the preferred choice by trekking enthusiasts: Hualca Hualca (6,025 masl), Sabancaya (5,976 masl) and Ampato (6,288 masl). Another recommended trek is through the towns of Cabanaconde and Tapay, a trip that takes between two and three days.

General Information

Location: Arequipa Department. Chivay (3,633 masl), Caylloma Province.

Weather: Cold and rainy from October to March.

Average temperature: 9 °C.

Season: From May to September.

Access by Land: Arequipa – Chivay (164 km), in 3 hours 30 minutes.

Level: Medium.

Time: 3 days.


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