Called both Patallacta and Llaqtapata, this is one of the first Inca sites you pass along the Inca Trail. You view it from a distance, across the Cusichaca River. You can't get down close to it, but you can see the remains of over 100 dwellings. The village was most likely an agricultural community which took advantage of it's prominent position at the head of the Cusichaca Gorge and supplied food to people further along the Inca Trail. You pass a small guard tower on your side of the river soon after these ruins.