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Mollepata in Cusco

90 kilometers from Cusco City and an hour from Yucay, Mollepata is found, one of the districts of the province of Anta. Before arriving at this destination, the settlements of Anta, Ancahuasi and Limatambo are used, a territory from which the Incas tuvieron to profit from the harsh Chancas that fought for the supreme power but that, finally, were defeated by men who forged the destination of Imperio Inca: Pachacuteq.

Mollepata is a city of Peruvian mountain of decent size. After hours in Cusco, this is the starting point for backpackers who take the Salkantay Trek route.


Mollepata is located in the western part of the province of Anta.

The territorial extension of the Mollepata district is 822.65 km2, extending from the white river to Acobamba through the West; de los nevados de Salkantay, Nevado Humantay y Kishuar by the North, up the Apurímac River by the Sur.

Tourism in Mollepata

Mollepata is a tourist destination that the traveler can choose, especially if it has interests in rural tourism, in prolonged walks, and in the sighting of beautiful natural sceneries, but also, if you want to know some of the vestiges that prehispanic cultures have left for you. immortalize yourself.

The archaeological resource that the traveler could find on his visit to Mollepata, get to know the name of Choquequirao. Choquequirao had been during the incanato, an important city and fortress, which stands out because it was the last point of resistance of the Incas that Vilcabamba.

Regarding adventure tourism, the Mollepata district, has been placed, in the last years, as the starting point of different trekking routes that lead to both Salkantay Mountain and Machu Picchu. The trekking routes that start at Mollepata can take between 4 and 11 days and allow you to discover different tourist resources in the Cusco region.

If you want to know this beautiful and peaceful district, especially during its main celebrations, recommend it to the traveler to have it closed as of the 14th of September, when the pueblo is paying homage to the Señor de la Exaltación in the middle of both liturgical events as traditional.

How to get from Cusco to Mollepata?

How to get from Cusco to Mollepata on your own vehicle

From Cusco to Mollepata it is 88 kilometers along the 3S road (paved). As a detour, leave the main road and ascend over 10.5 kilometers along a road in good condition. If taking the vehicle, consider an hour and 45 minutes approximately.

How to get Cusco to Mollepata by public transport

To get from Cusco to Mollepata there are less four options:

Take a bus to Curahuasi (large and comfortable bus) at the Cuzco land terminal, located at Av. Via de Evitamiento N ° 429. Bajarse en Limatambo and take a collective to Mollepata. It will be necessary to pay the full fee for Curahuasi.

Take a train to Limatambo, and from there take a collective to Mollepata. These trains continue in the Arcopata terminal, just before the corner with Avenida Apurimac.

Hire a private service from Cuzco, Dreamy Tours – We offer Tours for Soraypampa, lake Humantay trek full day.

How to get from Mollepata to Soraypampa

If you are visiting the Mollepata Plaza (before 9:30 am to 10 AM), it is highly likely to be able to coordinate transport from Mollepata to Soraypampa with some of the tourist companies that will take customers. We offer Tours for Soraypampa, lake Humantay trek full day.

Consider something more than an hour on the road from Mollepata to Soraypampa.