Inti Punku Hike

  • Destination: Cusco, Sacred Valley
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Price per person: $120

Based on 2 persons minimum.

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The Inti Punku, which means Sun Gate in Quechua, is the main control gate and entrance to the city of Ollantaytambo. Walking through it in the other direction, it is leading to the original Inca Trail and Machu Picchu itself. This beautiful destination is a beautiful lookout point over the Sacred Valley.


Day 1

Starting our Tour around 8:00 am, we go from Cusco to Ollantaytambo in private transportation. On our way, we will be passing the small traditional community of Cachicata, whose name finds its origin in the nearby quarries from which the Incas took the big stones to build the archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo. We stop here with our car and start hiking up to the great lookout point. Walking up the path, we will find a few massive, perfect-shaped stones – some of them are graves (Chulpas), where great Inca constructors are buried.

After 4 hours of slow hiking, we will reach the Inti Punku. This strategic lookout point was once built by the Incas to serve as a control gate, but the gate also has its astronomical meaning as it is connected with the solstice and a religious event that took place there in relation to the sun. With the help of the Sun Gate, the ancient sun priests could predict the time of planting and harvest while observing the angle at which the sunlight shined through this gate. The Inti Punku also faces towards the sacred mountain (Apu) Veronica, which is in the direction of Machu Picchu.

Reaching the gate, we will have our box lunch and take a short rest. Enjoying the incredible view, we will descend the same way downhill to get back to the starting point. The whole hike will take us approximately 8 hours.

  • Transportation Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Lunch box
  • First-aid-kit and oxygen
  • 24-hour-support from the company owner
Not Included:
  • Drinks during the hike
  • Insurance of any kind
Recommendations, what to bring:
  • A personal light backpack
  • Hiking shoes
  • Raincoat or rain poncho
  • Thick jacket
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Sunblock
  • Extra T-shirt
  • Personal medication
  • Toilet paper
  • Energy bars
  • Camera with charger and extra batteries
  • Extra money (Soles).
What we need when you make a reservation:
  • Full name as it is written on your passport
  • Passport number
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Tour departure date
  • Send a deposit of 60% of the total price of your tour. (The remainder of your balance will be due upon your arrival in Cusco.) Payment may be made via *Western UnionPayPalABN AMRO Bank in Holland,

Exclusive international transaction fees: The extra transaction fees depend on how the payment is made and on your bank. For further information please don’t hesitate to ask.

Price US$ 120 per person.
Based on 2 persons minimum.

Terms and Conditions

Upon request, with each booked tour with Green Peru Adventures, you will receive a free walking tour of the mysterious and historic city of Cusco. You will be guided by one of our multilingual, professional guides.

We are looking forward to creating an unforgettable experience for you.