- On 3 February, 2020
- In Blogs
After the wonder of Machu Picchu, Vinicunca Mountain or Seven Colors has become one of the most visited natural tourist destinations in Cusco by national tourists and around the world. Arriving at the beautiful site was only possible by the district of Pitumarca, in the province of Canchis; that from Cusco, it takes about two hours of travel by bus or car, from there on foot or by horse.
From now on there is a new route and it takes less time and is safer. The new route starts from the Cusipata district, which is 78 kilometers southeast of the city of Cusco in the Cusco province of Quispicanchi. Getting to Cusipata takes about an hour and a half from the Imperial City, from there another hour of travel by bus to the end of the road in Pampachiri to join with an hour of walking, this new road offers various attractions such as Surimana glaciers, viewpoints , lagoons, water mirrors and the main attraction, the hill Seven Colors.
The mayor of Cusipata Serapio Llanos said that it is expected that some thousand tourists will use this new route to the Mountain of Colors. The new option was presented at a press conference in Cusco by the authorities and the peasant communities. Meanwhile, the president of the Chillihuani peasant community, Cirilo Yupanqui Yupanqui, said the new route means new economic opportunities for at least a thousand peasants who live in the area, who work in agriculture and livestock.
Currently at least one thousand tourists per day visit the Vinicunca mountain, through the road access enabled by the district of Pitumarca, in the province of Canchis. It is estimated that the number of people will rise with the authorization of the new route.