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Chilca Tambo

Chilca Tambo (Peru)

Practical information on Chilca Tambo

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Countryside
  • Mountain
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
Three hours from Cusco by car
When to go
From May to September
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Chilca Tambo

Caroline Gourmaud Seasoned Traveller
221 written opinions

Chilca Tambo is a base camp for hikers in the Vilcanota Mountains, not far from Mount Ausangate.

My suggestion:
Before going hiking, test your equipment and do at least one acclimatisation walk.
My review

The Cusco region is a real paradise for hikers. Travelling to Peru allows you to combine sporting activities with cultural discoveries. What could be better than walking in the footsteps of the Incas!

The hike along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the most popular route among travellers but it requires preparation and planning in advance. A victim of its own success, this trek requires you to book six months in advance. Fortunately there are other expeditions such as the Ausangate trek. Reaching up to an altitude of over 6,000 metres in the Vilcanota Mountains, this mountain is surrounded by spectacular landscapes, between sparkling lakes, snowy peaks and vast pastures. This week-long trek is known for the high altitude of the mountain passes that you have to climb.

Before heading off on this adventure, make sure you have all the appropriate equipment and that you are physically prepared. If you get mountain sickness, there is nothing better than a coca infusion. Most of all, make sure you do not overestimate your body and go at your own pace. The Ausangate awaits.

Once we were on our way, we came across many Andean hamlets such as Urcos, Tinqui, Upis and Chilca Tambo. But you can vary your itinerary depending on the length of your visit and your physical condition.

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