Today we pick you up early as we have about a two-hour drive to the Sacred Valley. From there, we begin our unforgettable experience with a trek to above 4,000 meters (13,120 ft.) on slightly steep terrain, through peaceful llama and alpaca pastures. In the distance, towards the northeast, we can appreciate a wall of clouds, without any mountains, which indicates our proximity to the Amazon rainforest. From the highest point of the trek at 4,395 meters (14,420 ft.), Kinsa Qocha Lake and the Paru Paru community can be seen. From there the trail descends through fields of hardy ichu grass on the imposing mountains. This area is habitat for charming vizcachas (a rodent about the size of a hare) and high-altitude birds. The route continues among lakes, stone corrals for llamas and alpacas, and potato fields. After enjoying a fortifying lunch surrounded by nature, we continue our descent along a stream to the community of Paru Paru where our ride back to Cusco will be waiting for us.