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Huchuy Qosqo Trek 2 Days

Short Hike

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Huchuy Qosqo Trek 2 Days

Huchuy Qosqo Trek 2 Days

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Short Hike

23 reviews

Overview

The archaeological zone of Huchuy Qosqo or “Little Cusco”, was known during the Inca period as Qaqyaqawana (which in Spanish means “place from where the thunder is seen”). According to chroniclers, this enclosure was inhabited by the Inca Wiracocha until his death. It is mentioned that there are at least 2 buildings. In addition, the presence of terraces and cliffs. Also, from Huchuy Qosqo you have a spectacular view of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the mountains of the Cordillera del Urubamba.

Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO - PUCAMARCA - HUCHUY QOSQO

First of all, in the morning we will pick you up at your hotel with our transportation. Consequently, we will be transported with all the equipment to the vicinity of Tambomachay, preferred resting place of the Inca Rulers. So, this trip will take about 30 minutes.

Likewise, we will make a brief visit to the Tambomachay Archaeological Site. Then, we go towards the lagoons of “Qoriqocha”. Certainly, known as the lagoon of gold and ducks. Above all, it is one of the most famous lagoons of the tour. The one we will visit on our way. Subsequently, we will arrive at the community of Pumamarca in a time of 7 hours.

Then, in the Indigenous Community of Pucamarca we will have lunch. In addition, we will make a previous visit to the house of the villagers. In the same way, we will observe the way of life they lead. And we will visit the surroundings of the village. Likewise, we will discover the Andean camelids’ nursery in family houses. Finally, we will camp here to spend the night in this village.

DAY 2: PUKAMARCA - HUCHUY QOSQO - CUSCO

Similarly, after breakfast, we will say goodbye to the families. Soon, we continue towards the archaeological complex of Huchuy Qosqo. Therefore, this walk will take us about 1h 30m. So, a nutritious lunch will be waiting for us there.

After that, we will visit the majestic Inca Archaeological Complex “Huchuy Qosqo” (Little Cusco). In addition, we will observe ceremonial centers, squares, canals, terraces, sacred enclosures, etc.

Consequently, after the tour, we will descend to the town of Lamay in an average of 2 hours. In the meantime, you will be able to enjoy the Sacred Valley until you reach the Lamay district. As a result, our transportation will be waiting for us there to return to Cusco City.

Information:

  • Distance to walk: 25 km.
  • Walking time: 11 to 12 hours including rest and stop for lunch.
  • Maximum altitude: 3,550 meters above sea level.
  • Difficulty: Moderate with descents.
  • Temperature: Cold with winds in the afternoon.

Included

  • Collection from your hotels at approx. 05:45 am
  • Transfer in private vehicle to Tambomachay (starting point of the trek)
  • 2 people per tents (tents are comfortable and spacious)
  • Comfortable roll mattres or termal-rest
  • Experienced english speaking guide
  • Meal: 2 lunch 1 dinner 1 breakfast
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank
  • Chef and cooking equipment and kitchen tent
  • Meals: 2 Breakfast, 3 lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Horses (to carry tents, food, cooking equipment)
  • 4 Kg personal porterage for your items (Duffle bag provided by toMachupicchu company)
  • Hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes
  • Boiled water to fill in your bottle (and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead)
  • Private vehicle form Taucca or Lamay to Ollantaytambo
  • Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (Expedition)
  • Reception at AguasCalientes and transfer to the Hostel
  • Accommodation in Double private room
  • Early bus up to Machupicchu from AguasCalientes
  • Admission fee for Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu on Day 3 and free time
  • Bus down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Expedition Train return to Cusco or Train to Ollanta and bus to Cusco.

No Included

  • Sleeping bag.- can be rented in our office for US$ 20 for the entire trek (every sleeping bag is washed prior to each use).
  • Meals.- in “Aguas Calientes” town on the final day you must consider a bugged of US$ 15 to 30 in average restaurant.
  • Entrance fees to “Huaynapicchu” Mountain (US$30). Please advise at time of booking as the spaces are limited.
  • Tips.- for the staff.

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