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INCA TRAIL CLEAN UP CAMPAIGN: ROUTE 05 CHACHABAMBA-WIÑAYWAYNA

04/03/2023 5:56 pm

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The head of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, belonging to the National Service of Protected Areas by the State (SERNANP), an entity in charge of the conservation of the biodiversity of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, carried out a cleaning campaign of the Inca Trail network on March 3. The goal was to ensure the conservation of the area and contribute as a state entity to providing guarantees so that passengers who hike the Inca Trail can have a pleasant experience during their journey.

 

The cleaning campaign was carried out thanks to a joint effort between Sernanp and the most important companies that operate the Inca Trail route to Machu Picchu. The campaign began early in the morning of March 3, where personnel from both Sernanp and the involved agencies departed from the city of Cusco towards Ollantaytambo station, where the team boarded the first train to Machu Picchu. From there, the train takes them to km 104 at Chachabamba checkpoint, which is the starting point of Route 05 of the Inca Trail network.

 

The personnel from Sernanp and the agencies involved in this campaign began the cleaning work from the Chachabamba checkpoint. The SERNANP representative mentioned the key points and activities to be followed, and the walk towards the Wiñaywayna archaeological center began, which lasted an average of 2 hours. Around this archaeological center are located the 18 campsites with the same name, which are used as camping sites by all the agencies that operate the Inca Trail, where travelers spend their last night before heading to the Inca city of Machu Picchu on the 4-day hike.

 

The cleaning work was executed in an average of 4 hours of hard work, where Wayki Trek participated alongside other companies in the sector. At around 2 pm, the cleaning work of all the campsites in this sector was concluded, collecting significant amounts of waste in general, which were taken to km 106 for proper treatment.

 

At Wayki Trek, we are not only committed to providing quality service but also to contributing to the conservation of the environment, which is an institutional objective. Therefore, we are very happy to be part of these cleaning campaigns and to contribute with our bit to the development of the activity in a sustainable way.

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