Q’eswachaka Bridge and 4 Lagoons
Q’eswachaka Bridge and 4 Lagoons
Q’eswachaka is the last Inca bridge in use and also being part of the extensive road network or Qapac Ñan. Recognized by UNESCO as “Cultural Heritage of Humanity”, it is the only Inca bridge that has survived so many generations for more than 500 years, which is almost in its original state thanks to the dedication of the participating communities.
Made of woven grass, the bridge spans 118 feet and hangs 60 feet above the canyon’s rushing river. The Incan women braided small, thin ropes, which were then braided again by the men into large support cables, much like a modern steel suspension bridge. Handwoven bridges have been part of the trail and roadway system for over 500 years, and were held in very high regard by the Inca. The punishment for tampering with such a bridge was death.
- Hightes altitude: 3,700 m
- Type Tour: History, culture, adventure
- Total walking distance: 4.4 km
- Weather: Warm, Wendy, cold,
05:30 hrs Mobility will address from Cusco to the town of Pomacanchi where we will have a panoramic view of the 4 lagoons, Pomacanchi, Acopia, Asnascocha, Pampamarca, being this very historic place since the beginning of the rebellion of José Gabriel Condorcanqui known as Tupac Amaru II.
After appreciating various landscapes of the high Andean, you will arrive at the Last Inca Bridge of Q’eswachaca, you will have the reception by the community where you will participate in the elaboration of ropes made with straw or ichu.
Finally you will have the experience of crossing the Apurimac River through the ancient bridge.
Free time to appreciate the wonderful place.
Return to Cusco at approximately 5:30 p.m.
- Tourist Mobility.
- Tour guide.
- Box Lunch.
- Assistance during the excursion
- Tour in shared service
- Travel insurance
Height of Queswachaca inca brige.
The Inca bridge of Queswachaca. It is located at an altitude of approximately 3700 meters above sea level and the bridge is at a height of 30 meters above the Apurimac river.
Climate of the inca brige Queswachaca?
Queswachaca has a temperate-cold climate. The average temperature per year is 22°C to -5°C in the early morning. There are two distinct seasons during the year, the dry months (April to October), with temperatures ranging from -5°C to 22°C. The rainy months (November to March), in these dates the temperature is from -3°C to 19°C.
How to get to Queswachaca inca Bridge.
To get to this beautiful and impressive Inca bridge known as Q’eswachaca we have the following options:
1st option go on your own.
To take this option you will have to hire a private transport service or cab. You can take it from any point of the city of Cusco (essential requirement that you know the route, there are few who really know the route). Also, you can ask for a recommendation at the reception of your accommodation and thus be able to hire a reliable and safe car.
The transportation will take you to the district of Qhehue where the famous Inca bridge of Queswachaca is located. During the trip, we will pass through different landscapes that will leave you impressed. The travel time from Cusco to Qhehue is approximately 3 hours, which is worth the wait. When we arrive at the Inca bridge of Queswachaca, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful construction and take pictures.
If you make the visit on your own, it is recommended that you bring the necessary food. It will take you a whole day to make this trip. On the way you will only find small stores where you can buy cookies and sodas (drinks). The approximate cost of hiring a private service will be 250 soles from the departure from Cusco to the return.
2nd option Hiring a travel agency
This option is the most recommendable, safe and affordable in price. They will be in charge of organizing your visit. In addition to visiting the beautiful Queswachaca bridge, they will make a tour of the beautiful lagoons along the way such as: Pampamarca Lagoon, Asnacqocha, Acopia and Pomacanchi, having the opportunity to appreciate the beautiful fauna and flora.
What To Bring
Bring a towel, medications and personal hygiene items, sneakers or hiking shoes, flashlight with batteries and spare bulbs, hat or cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent (recommended with 40% or more of DEET) , raincoat, long-sleeved shirts and cotton pants, warm clothes in case of cold weather, binoculars, camera, luggage backpack and small backpack.
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