Archaeological Groups in Slopes & Summits

location:

They are located on Urubamba valley along the inca trail.


description:

This groups are immediately established after the archeological groups that cover the Q’ente archeological group on the rout to Machu Picchu via inca trail. Travelers will be able to see them after the second trekking day (classic inca trail).  In this archeological group we can see terraces, enclosures, shrines, aqueducts and much more.

inca trail to machu picchu


attractives:

Tunasmoqo:

This groups starts after the Kusichaka bridge, going along the inca trail through the mountains routs from north to south. Along the group we can find archeological groups with different kinds of remains as the following: Ancient enclosures, a short series of terraces and vestiges of an Inca channel.

Wayllabamba o Patawasi:

Wayllabamba is a peasant community and Patawasi is the upper portion of the land. Incomplete walls and terraces can be found here, some rustic tombs and fragments of aqueducts.

Pauqrkancha e Inkaraqay:

Possibly, it was a Tambo, walking along the creek on the way up from Huayllbamaba and after 2 kilometers we arrive to the junction of two creeks that form the Huayllabamba river, Paukarcanchi community is located here. There is a group called Inkaraqay half kilometer on the way up that is peculiar and unique in shape, it looks like a snail or a circular cone of ornaments that has walls and houses with view of the gorge and rectangular patios.

Inkasamana and Qollqa:

Climbing from Inkaraqay through the gorge of the Qesqamayu creek that forms Huayllbamba river along another creek, we go 800 meters approximately and we arrive to Inkasamana site, that is a small archeological group with vestiges of terraces, we can find another group that has two separated enclosures by a rectangular patio 5 kilometers further.

Runkuraqay:

It is located in a spectacular prominence of land; it was a Tambo, checkpoint and ritual station. Warmiwañuska can be seen from here, it is a semi circular walled group, it has a rectangular enclosure in front of it, we get the Runkuraqay abra after 30 minutes or 3 kilometers away. From here after half kilometer random lagoons can be found.

Sayajmarka:

We go one kilometer from Runkuraqay lagoons and we find the archeological group called Sayaqmarka, It is like a puzzle due to its narrow streets and enclosures distributed in different plans. Liturgical fountains, patios and channels.

Phuyupatamarka:

We walk about 3 km from Sayajmarka and we arrive to a 20 meter long drilled on the rock tunnel with stairs inside, Phuyupatamarka was designated sector for the worship and living of the Royalty. We can find the following architectonic samples:

4 groups of houses of 15 buildings in total, 6 liturgical bathrooms, stairways, 3 cavers, water channels, channels, terraces and passages, 3 squares, the main gate on a sacred rock and the royal path.

Wiñaywayna:

It is compound quechua word that means always young, the monument is located in the middle of the mountain above Choquesuysuy. 2 points are observed here:

An urban sector with 20 enclosures with amazing distribution, the tower group that covers the upper portion of the complex, the liturgical fountains on the right side of the complex, the terrace sector that can be called the agriculture sector.

Intipata:

It can translated as "place where the sun settles", it is an enormous group of terraces with many groups of enclosures. It is on the same slope where Wiñaywayna is.





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