HUCHUY QOSQO TREK & MACHU PICCHU

DURATION

03 Days

110 USD

PER PERSON
Based two people all private service

TRIP STYLE

Hiking, Exploration & Adventure

HIGHLIGHTS

Tambomachay Complex, Huchuyqosqo Archaeological Site, Lamay, Machu Picchu

EXPEDITION OVERVIEW

Huchuy Qosqo Hike original Inca Trail near Cusco, Huchuy Qosqo Trek Map located north of Cusco over the Andes where the ancient Inca civilization developed Inca trail to be communicated with the mountain gods Huchuy Qosqo history is based at the beginning of the ancient Inca expansion early 14 th they had built a temple, terraces for agriculture system and very sophisticate military protected place to make sure the royalty moving to the end of his days will be safe and always connected to the mountain gods. 

Huchuy Qosqo Information is all over Cusco tour companies with much option to visit Huchuy Qosqo tour most recommended will be Huchuy Qosqo Day Trip or Huchuy Qosqo trek 2 days mostly departures are from 10 kilometers away from Cusco or an optional Huchuy Qosqo from Chinchero to short the trekking however the amazing Andes combines with the original Inca Trail Trekking, Huchuy Qosqo Without guide is available but knowing the risk of having many problems to get there unless you have a good information, always welcome to ask anything on our web site, Huchuy Qosqo Full Day tours are available everyday accessible hike for the ones without hiking experience and optional horseback riding 60% of the trail.

itinerary

DAY 1 CUSCO – HUCHUY QOSQO

We’ll kick off our first day of this trek heading out from your hotel towards the mysterious ruins of Tambomachay, then on up to a mountain pass at an altitude of 4200 meters above sea level (13,780 ft). The beginning of the trek will be on level terrain, and the landscape will be that of typical Andean valleys rich in corn, potatoes, barley, quinoa and other Andean tubers. We’ll head down into valley and through the village below. As we descend along the trail you’ll see a beautifully green valley stretching into the horizon. Passing through the village and across a bridge, the trail takes us up over a second mountain pass at around 4300 meters (14,110 ft) into high sierra landscapes, where we’ll have views of Lake Qoricocha (“Golden Lake” in Quechua). We continue along this wide-open path, arriving at the highest point of the trek at 4350 meters (14,270 ft). After descending into the community of Pucamarca, we’ll set up camp for the night and enjoy dinner before getting some sleep.

DAY 2 HUCHUY QOSQO – MACHU PICCHU

Just below the village, the valley narrows to form a ravine where an Inca staircase leads us down to the spectacular citadel of Huchuy Qosqo. Huchuy Qosqo is perched above the Urubamba Valley overlooking the little town of Lamay. It was once an administrative center for the Incas, with several structures boasting the famous Inca-style masonry. In the hillsides you’ll see ancient granaries as it was also an important agricultural center. Among the site’s Inca constructions are a large “kallanka” (rectangular Hall) and some residential and defensive quarters. Continuing along this picturesque path with Mount Pitusiray looming over us from across the valley, we’ll eventually pass through an Inca gateway made of stone and adobe. This was the entrance to Huchuy Qosqo for travelers who climbed up from the Urubamba Valley. After our exploration of Huchuyqosqo, we’ll continue our descent into Lamay, where our private transportation will be waiting to take us to Ollantaytambo. After a scenic train ride into the mountain town of Aguas Calientes, we’ll settle into our hotel and have a chance to take advantage of the hot springs after which the town was named.

DAY 3 MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Today is the day we’ve been waiting for! We’ll ride before dawn to catch the earliest bus from town to Machu Picchu, and take advantage of these wee hours of the morning when there are fewer visitors. Explore the labyrinth of pathways and soak up the mystical energy of this famed Inca masterpiece with your guide. Afterwards, you’ll have the option to explore on your own, or even hike the famous Huayna Picchu Mountain which serves as a backdrop to the ruins. (This hike requires a permit, so let us know if you’d like the option.)
Our lunch will be on your own in Aguas Calientes, and you’ll have time to explore this cozy, mountain town before catching an afternoon train to Poroy. From here, our transportation will pick us up and take you to your hotel in Cusco, where you’ll have the evening to spend out on the town and wind down from your adventure!

End tour

INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS

Included

  • All ground transportation during itinerary, including train to Aguas Calientes and bus to Machu Picchu
  • Admission to archeological sites
  • Accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Qosqo Expeditions Guide
  • Porters to carry camping gear
  • Camp Chef
  • Equipment: Tents (2 people in each 3-person tent), basic foam mattress, dinner tent, special biodegradable bathroom tent, kitchen tent, tables and chairs.
  • First-Aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Garbage is carried to Cusco
  • Gratuities for porters and camp staff

Not Included

  • Sleeping bag (We have them to rent for US$ 5.00 per day. Our sleeping bags are –8ºC-comfort (0ºF) mummy form and include a sleeping liner. They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 30 trips.)
  • Lunch on the last day, after our tour of Machu Picchu
  • Entrance to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes
  • Gratuities for your guide
  • Optional extra night in Aguas Calientes
  • Optional pass to Huayna Picchu Mountain Trail
  • Horses to carry your personal items
  • Alcoholic drinks

SUGGESTIONS

What you’ll need to bring and carry

  • A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
  • Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
  • Strong footwear, ideally trekking or sport shoes
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleece and sweaters
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain or cold
  • Sun block
  • Insect repellent
  • Toilet paper
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, etc.
  • Water bottle and sterilizing tablets (ie. Micropur)
  • Small towel
  • Swimsuit (if you intend to go to the hot springs)
  • Optional: walking sticks or poles.

 

Please Note:

  • Day Pack
  • Good trekking shoes or boots
  • Rain poncho (or Rain Jacket)
  • Bathing Suit, Sandals and towels
  • Insect repellent
  • T-Shirts and Shorts
  • Sun block, Sun glasses and hat
  • Flashlight
  • Personal Medicine.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Marvel at towering, snow-covered peaks and deep, cerulean lagoons as you cross the high mountain landscape towards Huchuy Qosqo, an ancient pre-Incan and Incan settlement perched precariously on the steep slopes of the Peruvian Andes. This 2-day trek is ideal for those who want to venture off the beaten path to explore hidden Andean villages and picturesque ruins. This private experience will allow you to go at your own pace.

Hike to the archaeological complex of Huchuy Qosqo, then continue by train to Machu Picchu.

Huchuy Qosqo Hike original Inca Trail near Cusco, Huchuy Qosqo Trek Map located north of Cusco over the Andes where the ancient Inca civilization developed Inca trail to be communicated with the mountain gods Huchuy Qosqo history is based at the beginning of the ancient Inca expansion early 14th they had built a temple, terraces for agriculture system and very sophisticate military protected place to make sure the royalty moving to the end of his days will be safe and always connected to the mountain gods. Huchuy Qosqo Information is all over Cusco tour companies with much option to visit Huchuy Qosqo tour most recommended will be Huchuy Qosqo Day Trip or Huchuy Qosqo trek 2 days mostly departures are from 10 kilometers away from Cusco or an optional Huchuy Qosqo from Chinchero to short the trekking however the amazing Andes combines with the original Inca Trail Trekking, Huchuy Qosqo Without guide is available but knowing the risk of having many problems to get there unless you have a good information, always welcome to ask anything on our web site, Huchuy Qosqo Full Day tours are available everyday accessible hike for the ones without hiking experience and optional horseback riding 60% of the trail.

Peru Travel information

When to travel to Peru? Considering that Peru is categorized as one of the 17 megadiverse countries on earth, you have a variety of climates and seasons to consider. That being said, you can visit Peru year-round depending on where you would like to visit. However, if you are looking to explore the Amazonian rainforest or traverse through the Andes Mountains, many travelers choose to avoid the rainy season which runs from November to March with its peak between January and February. Visiting from April through October lands you in the generally dry winter season, which is an excellent time to visit Machu Picchu, experience a world-class trek, traverse the exotic Amazon Rain forest not to mention the other amazing destinations Peru has to offer. Speak with a Qosqo Expeditions Designer today to discover the best time for you to experience a luxury tour of Peru.

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