Arrival to Cusco’s Velasco Astete Airport was on time, where there are 8 buses to transfer the explorers to their hostels – most, including Taramandua fire are staying at Cusco Ecopacker Hostel, which is close to Plaza de armas del Cusco (The Main Square). http://www.ecopackersperu.com/en.html
Weather on landing: 22°C Mostly Sunny
The three weekers (35 Young Explorers) will stay in Cusco for 2 nights, whereas the five weekers (19 YEs) will stay for 4 nights, before continuing their journey to base camp.
The period in Cusco is primarily for rest and acclimatisation, and a chance to explore Cusco’s markets, buy kit and perhaps even visit a few Inca ruins.
Cusco is in the South East of Peru and sits at an elevation of 3,400 m. It is the historical capital of the Inca Empire and in 1983, UNESCO declared it as a World Heritage Site. Today it has a population of around 434, 600. Cusco enjoys a dry and temperate climate, with pleasant daytime temperatures and lots of sunshine.