National and foreign tourists already make use of a new access route to the Vinicunca Rainbow mountain, which revalues and preserves an impressive ecosystem, the road is part of the project executed by the District Municipality of Cusipata, province of Quispicanchi and the Minam + CAF program.
This new route to Vinicunca, which will directly benefit the community of Chillihuani, allows the recovery of a tourist ecosystem, which was co-financed with nearly 700,000 soles by the Minam + CAF program of the Ministry of the Environment, up to 45 percent.
The project is called “Recovery of the ecosystem with ecotourism potential and scenic beauty of the Llaqto sector ecosystem,” said the mayor of Cusipata, Serapio Llanos Taco, adding that this route will allow a greater tourist influx to the area for the next two years. “We have to be prepared,” he said.
The municipal authority indicated that last May the official launch of the route to the Vinicunca mountain was made by the district of Cusipata (since it shares the attraction with the province of Canchis), and stressed that it is “the second most visited place in Cusco. , after Machu Picchu. “
Details of the route
During the visit to the construction site, the Cusipata Infrastructure Assistant Manager, Miguel Ángel Hinojosa, explained that as part of the work the road and the pedestrian path to the Vinicunca mountain have been implemented, as well as the construction of a lookout and a center of interpretation, which will be a space for sociocultural exchange between the community and visitors in the area.
This new tourist route, which is used to reach the Vinicunca mountain in less time, will boost the entire economy of the area. “We are benefiting with tourists. Before there was nothing, now we have things. We can educate our children with the resources we obtain, “said Walter Choque, economic secretary of the Chillihuani community.
Also, on the way to Vinicunca tourists can visit the new Ccori Ttika Pallay artisanal center, located in Chillihuani, which was developed within the framework of the Minam + CAF program strategy to generate sustainable economic opportunities by making responsible use of natural resources and the biodiversity of the area.
Rosendo Baca Palomino, director of the Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Dircetur), said that 600 tourists visit the Vinicunca mountain daily on this route.
In this regard, Miguel Angel Hinojosa said that “what is projected is to reach 1,000 tourists per day, and to achieve this promotion of this tourist site will be intensified until before the end of the year.”