HOMESTAYS -  throughout the trip where some places are more remote than others. If you don't come with too high an expectation, then you will be fine and most agree that it is more comfortable than camping anyway. The scaling system (out of 5) is just to get a sense of each place in comparison with the next one.

Our home, Amaru community    Hospitality  Their hospitality is genuinely warm..  5    Backdrop/atmosphere _ The location was built in the last few years backing on to their farmland where they both work during the day. It is one of the nicest homestays on offer.  5    Eating:  Dinner and breakfast served here is really good, from local produce (veggies and herbs from the farm) and nothing people wont like  4    Showers:  includes hot communal showers, Towels provided  4    Sleeping:  new mattresses on beds with warm blankets  5

Our home, Amaru community

Hospitality Their hospitality is genuinely warm.. 5

Backdrop/atmosphere_ The location was built in the last few years backing on to their farmland where they both work during the day. It is one of the nicest homestays on offer. 5

Eating: Dinner and breakfast served here is really good, from local produce (veggies and herbs from the farm) and nothing people wont like 4

Showers: includes hot communal showers, Towels provided 4

Sleeping: new mattresses on beds with warm blankets 5

Rufinas and Elijidios house, Amaru community    Hospitality  Their hospitality is genuinely warm..  5    Backdrop/atmosphere _ The location was built in the last few years backing on to their farmland where they both work during the day. It is one of the nicest homestays on offer.  5    Eating:  Dinner and breakfast served here is really good, from local produce (veggies and herbs from the farm) and nothing people wont like  4    Showers:  includes hot communal showers, Towels provided  4    Sleeping:  new mattresses on beds with warm blankets  5

Rufinas and Elijidios house, Amaru community

Hospitality Their hospitality is genuinely warm.. 5

Backdrop/atmosphere_ The location was built in the last few years backing on to their farmland where they both work during the day. It is one of the nicest homestays on offer. 5

Eating: Dinner and breakfast served here is really good, from local produce (veggies and herbs from the farm) and nothing people wont like 4

Showers: includes hot communal showers, Towels provided 4

Sleeping: new mattresses on beds with warm blankets 5

Night 3 - Pascuals house, Chinchero community    Hospitality:  Guaranteed. This is also the location of their textile and cermanics workshop and some of their own work is exceptional.  5    Location/atmosphere : In town near historical ruins and local market - very conveient for next day.  3    Eating:  Home cooking from Fortunatas kitchen is very good. It wont be 'a la carte' but instead you can expect hearty portions and wholesome options such as Andean soups, chicken and rice.  3    Showers:  Expect tepid and low powered at best.  2    Sleeping:  basic beds with plenty of blankets as it will be quite cold.  2

Night 3 - Pascuals house, Chinchero community

Hospitality: Guaranteed. This is also the location of their textile and cermanics workshop and some of their own work is exceptional. 5

Location/atmosphere: In town near historical ruins and local market - very conveient for next day. 3

Eating: Home cooking from Fortunatas kitchen is very good. It wont be 'a la carte' but instead you can expect hearty portions and wholesome options such as Andean soups, chicken and rice. 3

Showers: Expect tepid and low powered at best. 2

Sleeping: basic beds with plenty of blankets as it will be quite cold. 2

 
Night 4 - Our home, Chichubamba village    Hospitality  Our guests will recieve a friendly welcome.  3+    Location/atmosphere _ Well within the village and just a few minutes from our next trekking stage.  4    Eating:   Dinner - we can get the best on offer including Pachamanca (traditional Adnean style of cooking in the ground). if requested in advance.   Showers:  Good enough. 3   Sleeping:  A very comfortable stay, clean rooms, 3+

Night 4 - Our home, Chichubamba village

Hospitality Our guests will recieve a friendly welcome. 3+

Location/atmosphere_ Well within the village and just a few minutes from our next trekking stage. 4

Eating:

Dinner - we can get the best on offer including Pachamanca (traditional Adnean style of cooking in the ground). if requested in advance.

Showers: Good enough. 3

Sleeping: A very comfortable stay, clean rooms, 3+

Night 5 - Our home, Misminay Community    Hospitality -  No less than excellent, we always recieve an amazing welcome with local festivities music and dancing.  5    Location/atmopshere -  set away from most of the touristic areas, people shall feel real sense of the community and agricultural lifestyle based here.  5    Eating -  plentiful typical dishes of the area cooked frsh for us.  4    Showers,  one warm shower in the community is available. Toilets with seats are available at each of the homes. Towels provided  3    Sleeping  beds are extremely comofrtable for the night if a little cold, wrap up warmer here too .  4+

Night 5 - Our home, Misminay Community

Hospitality - No less than excellent, we always recieve an amazing welcome with local festivities music and dancing. 5

Location/atmopshere - set away from most of the touristic areas, people shall feel real sense of the community and agricultural lifestyle based here. 5

Eating - plentiful typical dishes of the area cooked frsh for us. 4

Showers, one warm shower in the community is available. Toilets with seats are available at each of the homes. Towels provided 3

Sleeping beds are extremely comofrtable for the night if a little cold, wrap up warmer here too . 4+

Night 6 - Our home, Huilloc community    Hospitality.  Hosts will give us a warm welcome and we can enjoy a local pacha mama or llama ceremony here!!  4    Location/atmosphere:  Lovely surroundings settled right in the heart of the community of Huilloc village in the Patacancha valley.  4    Eating : We'll get some great home-cooking by our local master chefs!!  4    Showers:  Do not expect hot,high powered showers, we are in a remote community where electricity is still considered something relatively new !  2    Sleeping:  Rooms sleep between 2 and 4, Confortable berth for one night  3

Night 6 - Our home, Huilloc community

Hospitality. Hosts will give us a warm welcome and we can enjoy a local pacha mama or llama ceremony here!! 4

Location/atmosphere: Lovely surroundings settled right in the heart of the community of Huilloc village in the Patacancha valley. 4

Eating: We'll get some great home-cooking by our local master chefs!! 4

Showers: Do not expect hot,high powered showers, we are in a remote community where electricity is still considered something relatively new ! 2

Sleeping: Rooms sleep between 2 and 4, Confortable berth for one night 3

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Hostel in Cusco - 5 minutes from the main Plaza.

For those wanting some extra time in Cusco before or after trekking we can offer a decent place for a economical rate as little as 60 soles or 18 USD per night for a double room with private shower, breakfast and wifi. It is very near the centre of Cusco (5 minutes walk to the main square - Plaza De Armas), it also has a private garden area out back and courtyard. Please enquire for more details.