Taraco Heights

This journey up to 3,000 m.a.s.l. uses the ancient rural paths of Huancane and passes by the tombs of Sillustani and the shores of Lake Umallo before arriving at the fascinating Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world (3,810 masl).

General Information

Location: Puno Department. Taraco (3,835 masl), Huancané Province.

Weather: Semi-dry, cold and rainy.

Average temperature: 10 °C.

Season: From April to September.

Access by air: From Lima and Arequipa to Puno.

Access by rail: Train from Cuzco – Puno (10 h). By land: Puno – Taraco, 72 km in 1 h 30 m.

Level: medium and high.

Time: 6 days.


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