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It begins with the offering that is paid to the apu tutelary Quinsallallawi. Before the inhabitants of the four communities have already collected the main input for the construction of the bridge, the «ichu». The Andean woman who is in charge of knitting the first soguilla or qeswa actively participates in the collection of this material. In the afternoon the males form two groups, and gather over both sides of the bridge and spread the soguillas or queas from end to end They are braided by the Inca engineering are called Chakaruhac to make the major braid or llama qeswaska braid.
This begins by untying the old ropes that are tied to stone nails, to which they will re-tie the new braids and once finished, they will start throwing the ropes from one end to the other. The braiding of the ropes takes its time as well as the lashing of the cables, finally the four thick ropes that serve as the base and the two rails or handrails are placed.
The work day ends with the installation of railings and a bridge for crossing the side. Once finished the process begins with the opening of the bridge to the rhythm of the music and traditional dances of the area.
It’s the date of celebration. This day is a beautiful festival of indigenous dances by the inhabitants of the four Quechua communities.
State of the Way
The district of Quehue is located 180 kilometers from the city of Cusco. There is a paved road that goes to the same Inca bridg
It is the last Inca bridge, made with vegetable fiber «ichu» with a length of 33 meters. long and 1.20 wide, this bridge was very important at the time of the Incas and formed part of the great road network of the Inca Trail the «Qhapaq Ñan» this bridge is renewed every year and ancestral techniques are applied by peasants from the villages Winchiri, Ccollana, Quehue, Chaupibanda Choccayhua
This tradition is recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2013
If you want to visit the Queswachaca bridge in one day and any time of the year, you can see our Queswachaca 1 Day tour
In this traditional festival about 1,000 people from the communities Quechua Winchiri, Ccollana, Quehue, Chaupibanda Choccayhua Quehue District, Canas Province – Cusco, is the only hanging bridge made entirely of plant fiber that is renewed annually since the time of The Incas, in this work, men participate and women meet following an organization based on mutual aid known as Minka and Ayni (reciprocal work). They also participate in the offering ceremony to the Pachamama and the Apus, in charge of a Andean priest
Introduction, directions a day before your trip at your hotel.
Profesional Guide with experience.
Pick up from the hotel between 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Private transportation to the district of Q’ehue (2.5 to 3 hours of travel approx.).
Visit to the viewpoints of four lagoons.
Visit Puente IncaQ’eswachaca.
Power 3d 4 A 3 C
06:00 hrs We pick you up from your hotel to start the Q’eswachaka Tour
06:10 hrs We leave for the south of Cusco
08:00 hrs We will visit the 4 lakes in the south valley of Cusco
09:00 hrs Breakfast at Yanaoca
11:00 hrs We will arrive at the Q’eswachaka Cusco Bridge, where the guide will explain to us about the Inca tradition of building the bridge and its history
14:30 hrs Lunch at the Q’eswachaka Peru Bridge.
16:00 hrs Visit to Carañahui Natural Cave and Pabellones Volcano.
20:00 hrs Arrival to Cusco