Peru’s Pasco keen to enhance parts of Inca road system

Inca road system, or Qhapaq Ñan. Photo: ANDINA/archive

Inca road system, or Qhapaq Ñan. Photo: ANDINA/archive

16:16 | Lima, Jul. 01.

The recent designation of Inca road system, or Qhapaq Ñan, as a Unesco World heritage site has aroused great interest of Pasco region in central Peru.
The Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Dircetur) announced it will manage to restore Inca road system main sections across that region.

According to the head of Dircetur, Rodolfo Rojas, the famed Inca road system goes through provinces of Pasco, Oxapampa and Daniel Alcides Carrion.

"The Qhapac Ñan reaches the region through Pampas de Junin, where three branches become visible, one leading to the central rainforest, another to the Huayllay Stone Forest, and the third one to Cuchis canyon in Vilcabamba,” Rojas said in statements to Peru21 daily newspaper.

These paths have been damaged during the colonial period and the Republic days, as well as by the informal mining. Rojas said he will work together with the regional government, the Ministry of Culture and Copesco Plan.

The Inca Trail known as Qhapaq Ñan was named a United Nation's World Heritage Site at the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) in June.

The acient road spans through six South American counties, namely Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador while its listing would benefit the tourism industries of all mentioned.


Published: 7/1/2014