Text: Anthony Velarde – Photos: Walter Hupiu
(LIP-wb) — A Rumbos team traveled the 124 kilometers that separate the Apurimac Valley and Choquequirao, the citadel that is starting to conquer the world, from the Urubamba Valley and the great Machu Picchu.
It was a five day trip from the highlands to the jungle, from narrow tropical valleys to freezing high grasslands, from our uncertain present to the heart of our illustrious past.
We entered the most infinite solitude imaginable as the gigantic snow peaks of the legendary Vilcabamba mountains seemed to rise to meet us.
Two hours before we had left Cachora, a small town in the Apurimac region, four hours from the city of Cusco. Cachora, at 2900 meters above sea level, with its ancient and robust pisonay tree that gives shade to the central plaza.