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HUCHUY QOSQO TREK 2 DAYS

This trek is very quiet, during the journey you will enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Andes, potato crops. An original Inca trail that leads from Cusco to the sacred valley. Quechua communities that still maintain Inca traditions and customs. Huchuy Qosqo was the royal house of the Inca Wiracocha, father of the greatest emperor of the Incas Pachacutec.

 

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2 Day Huchuy Qosqo Trip Overview

Difficulty of the hike: Challenging

KmDistance hike: 22 Kilometers

Elevation max: 3900m

Group: 2-8

Price from $390 per person

Departures
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Trip Highlights

Huchuy Qosqo or Little Cusco From here you can take beautiful views of the other side of the valley, it is possible to appreciate snowfalls of exuberant beauty like the snowy Pitusiray and at the bottom of this privileged view of beautiful villages.

Discover with the guide the fascinating history that this wonderful place keeps under its impressive building, is located in the upper third of a mountain and exhibits one of the most impressive works of topographic modification through the use of andenería, modulating the edges of cliffs and ravines vertical over the Vilcanota Valley,

Connect with the natural environment abundant in plants, animals, streams and lagoons that you will find on the trail.

Get involved with the traditions and customs of the surrounding towns.

A short route little visited with platforms, esplanades, patios, squares, buildings of different magnitude that will take you to the lost city of the Machu Picchu Incas.

Activities

The archeological center of Huchuy Qosqo, is located in the upper part of the Sacred Valley from here you can enjoy a splendid view of the Vilcanota river and its surroundings. Explore and discover its ascending trails that reach a height of 3,900 meters / 12,7953 feet until you descend to 2400 meters / 7874,016 feet. It includes a challenging 22-kilometer walk where physical condition demands a lot due to the constant variations and unevenness that the route has, it is recommended prior to your arrival to be accustomed to long walks, practice demanding sports so that the body is adapted to the constants changes, its acclimatization is also important to avoid the altitude sickness of the areas with greater height, at the end of the tour you will have the satisfaction of reaching the lost city of the Machu Picchu Incas that receives it with its impressive buildings, aqueducts, squares Incas and a culture that transcends time.

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Day 1

CUSCO - HUCHUY QOSQO - OLLANTAYTAMBO

Difficulty level: Challenging
Altitude: 3900 m
Hiked distance: 16 km
Approximate walking time: 8 h

Very early we pick from your  hotel , to take the shuttle to take us to Piuray village from where we start the trek, ascending to Qoriqocha lagoon for three hours where we will enjoy a fabulous view , then we  continue to the archaeological complex of Huchuy Qosqo, with a spectacular view of the Sacred Valley  and its  snow Mountains where we will visit all the complex, after we will down to the town of Lamay, here we take the bus until Ollantaytambo where we will take the train to Machu Picchu at 19.00pm.

Day 2

AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

Difficulty level: Moderate
Altitude: 2400 m
Hiked distance: 6 km
Approximate walking time: 4 h

This day is one of the most important as you will have the opportunity to visit the fabulous temples and sacred sites of the Incas. You should get up at 5:00 am, and then take the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu at 5:30 am. Our Machu Picchu tickets are authorized to enter the first time 6:00 am; Within the citadel you will have a guided tour of the most important sites for an hour and a half, then you can stay a little longer and explore on your own. Since the Machu Picchu ticket is valid only for one use, if a person goes out to use the hygienic services for example, he will not be able to re-enter the sanctuary, we recommend going down to the town of Aguas Calientes  at 11:00 am, since that the 5 hours inside Machu Picchu are enough to know and take all the possible photos. The return train is scheduled at 14:30 pm, bound for the Ollantaytambo station, this trip takes approximately 1h 45m. Then you will be picked up by our condutor and will be arriving at your hotel in the city of Cusco at 18:45 pm approx.

INCLUDED IN THE HUCHUY QOSQO TREK :

  • Transport Cusco to Piuray Lake start of the hike
  • Transport from Lamay to Ollantaytambo
  • Transportation Ollantaytambo-Cusco
  • Train tickets round trip
  • 1lunch, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast
  • Hostel in aguas calientes
  • Profesional tour guide
  • Ticket entrance for  machu picchu
  • Bus Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu

NOT INCLUDED IN THE HUCHUY QOSQO TREK :

  • First breakfast
  • Last day lunch
  • Entrance to Huaynapicchu
  • Trekking Poles
  • Extra drinks

WHAT TO BRING THE HUCHUY QOSQO TREK :

  • Small backpack
  • Bottle of water
  • Original Passport
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Trekking shoes
  • Towel and toilet paper
  • Camera
  • Cash in soles


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