Chimpa Fortress- Colca canyon Full day activity
“The Chimpa Fortress gives our visitors a unique view of the Colca canyon. It was a strategically military facility made with stones by the Collagua culture (Pre-Inca)”
06:00 am: Departure from our hotel in our transport and short visit to the tempel of Ichupampa (Tempel of candelaria) and its plaza.
Alter this visit we keep driving to the town of Lari, where we will visit its traditional church (In some documents this Church is described as the Colca Cathedral).
We will drive forwards taking direction to the town of Madrigal, experiencing on the route interesting and colour full pre-Inca terraces (andenes). Arrive to the town.
At this point we’ll have 2 options to continue the excursion according to physical conditions of clients:
1.- We will leave the car and walk about 1:45 hrs. From Madrigal town to one parking spot (here we will h a short rest). We keep forward walking around 1:50 hrs more until we reach the Fortress of Chimpa (In this option some parts of the path is a car road).
2.- We will drive with our transport until end of the road (Parking spot) and then we start walking about 1:50hrs to reach Fortress of Chimpa (walking 480 metres up from this point to the fortress).
From the top we will enjoy an amazing view of the canyon with its terraces. The fortress was originally a strategic military building of the Collaguas people. Because of its great location, the fortress permits to have a great view of both sides of the Colca canyon.
We will have about 1hr. to explore the area and make some pictures; visit a pre-Inca cemetery, (That keep some remains) and observe some litomaquetas (a model of the terraces carved in a rock).
After considering time, we will start to descend to the parking spot where our transport will be waiting for us. (The walk down will take about 1:30 hrs).
Already in our transport we will enjoy a rewarding picnic!
Finish our picnic we will drive back to our lodge La Casa de Mamayacchi.
Arrive to Lodge.
*This path was designed with options of resting in some spots in case of need.
End of our services
What to take?
• A wind jacket (on the top of the fortress is very windy).
• Take a fruit and a bottle of water for the walk!
• Sun glasses
• Sun Protector
• Walking shoes and a hut
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