Where we work
Pacha Conservancy´s work is focused in the Lucumayu Valley, in the department of Cusco and province of La Convencion, within the buffer zone of the Machupicchu Historical Sanctuary. The Lucumayu River watershed joins the Urubamba then empties into the world´s largest freshwater system, the Amazon. This region´s many incredible attributes in terms of water volume, oxygen, biodiversity are well known and need to be protected.
Monterosa (6,560 ft) 03 hours drive from Cusco, on the Cusco-Quillabamba road is our operational centre, surrounded by beautiful tropical cloud forest and sitting on the banks of the Lucumayu River.
Over the last two years, infrastructure has been developed at Monterosa to house members of our staff and visitors in a rustic wooden cabin, volunteers are welcome in our camping grounds with shared toilets and showers facilities. Everything has been constructed from local materials. For each timber tree used in the construction we have planted fifty. Local design and materials create a living space in harmony with the environment, comfortable and sustainable. In the coming years, we hope to construct ecologically sound dwellings, a large dining hall, large cabins with bunk beds, and expand our tree nursery.
It is our pleasure to receive volunteers and visitors. To enjoy the pretty natural setting and surroundings at Monterosa. To participle actively in our ongoing educational program or working side-by-side with our small staff to plant and care for trees. Larger groups can also be accommodated at the guest houses maintained by some of our neighbors in Inkatambo and Huamanmarka.