GPS Track Details
Difficulty: 2/5 - Easy
Track length: 6.66 Kilometers
Total Ascent: 233 Meters
Total Descent: 200 Meters

 B-2.0 Uruchi-valley return

Distance         6.65 km

Time               2.0 hours

Altitude          1525m - 1760m

Ascent            250m

Descent          250m

Rating             Easy 2/5

Start               Vilcabamba tourist office

End                 Vilcabamba tourist office

This is a hike for less ambitious hikers along the vehicle road into the shady Uruchi valley. This valley might soon lose its tranquility, because the Ministry of mining has given out a number of gold mining concessions, the first mine has already been set up.

Route: From the Tourist office head east along Calle Diego Vaca de Vega to Yamburara bajo. In 20 minutes, you find “Craig’s Book exchange” on your left. On the right-hand-side of that building, turn left, into the Uruchi valley. (See photo B-2.2-3) Steadily climbing, this vehicle track passes several houses and fincas, then a newly opened mine on the right, before it ends after 2 kilometers into the valley. We can have a rest at the parking place at the end of the road, before returning by the same road.

The more ambitious hiker can continue from here on either Hike B-2.1 or hike B-2.2, crossing over into the Rio Uchima-valley.  


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