Capital city of the Incas
The Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 3 days is ideal for those trekkers who want to hike across the Andes Mountains with very few people en route. The Huchuy Qosqo Trek is an off the beaten path experience with great Andean sceneries and Inca sites.
Huchuy Qosqo is situated in the mountains overlooking the spectacular Sacred Valley of the Incas and many quaint villages. This trek is also perfect for those who do not want to take a long walk but still includes Machu Picchu, Inca trails, Inca ruins and snow mountains. You will camp very close to Puma Marka community and the next night you will stay in a hostel in Aguas Calientes.
DAY 1.- CUSCO—TAMBOMACHAY—PUMA MARKA
We will pick you up from your hotel in our private vehicle and then we will take a 25 minutes' ride to Tambomachay ruins at 3750 masl. We begin our hike following a pathway used by ancient Inca people to connect the Huchuy Qosqo ruins and the Sacred Valley.
After one hour hike, we get to the lookout point from where you can observe panoramic views of Cusco traditional neighborhoods as Santa Ana, Santiago, Puquin, and the Valley of Qorao. At this high Andean level we also observe llamas and alpacas eating the Andean grass named Ichu, small cactus, and some bromeliads bushes locally known as Puyas.
We will continue on a gentle pathway enjoying beautiful green valleys stretching out as far as the eye can see, the trail takes us up over the first pass (4100 masl) and into a high open country. Once at the top, we will see the beautiful Lake of Quellwakocha, and after 20 minutes we come to another lookout point, where we will enjoy our box lunch and also the incredible view of Vilcanota mountain range.
After this short break, we continue another 200 meters to reach the highest point in 2 Hrs walk at a normal pace. From the top, we will see the lake of Korikocha and the snow mountain of Ausangate far in the distance. This time the Huchuy Qosqo Trail takes us downwards for 1.5 Hrs to Pucamamarca village our camping spot. Here, our staff will serve us our afternoon tea and dinner under the great Andean starry sky.
Meals: Box Lunch and Dinner
Maximum Altitude: 4 300 masl
Distance Traveled: 14 km
Approximate Walking Time: 6 hours
DAY 2.-HUCHUY QOSQO—LAMAY—OLLANTAYTAMBO—AGUAS CALIENTES
Our staff will wake us up at 6:00 am, after breakfast we leave our campsite at 07:00 am to get to Huchuy Qosqo Ruins. This section of the trail goes through a narrow canyon, offering a great mixture of nature and culture. At the very end of this canyon, we will able to see the panoramic view of the sacred valley of the Incas and the town of Lamay.
This hike takes about an hour to reach the Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo, recently restored by archaeologists, located at 3450 mals. From this point, it is clear to see many gorgeous mountains as Chicon, Pitusiray, Sawasiray, Wakaywillka, and Veronica so respected and venerated by the locals. We have a guided tour for 1.5 hours to visit and explore the entire ancient complex.
The archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo was built as a home for the Inka king Huiracocha and his closest relatives. The Inca complex of Huchuy Qosqo has many storehouses called Colca or granaries to store and preserve food because it was an important agricultural center to produce maize.
After our history lesson, we will walk down into the valley where we will enjoy our nutritious lunch next to the sacred valley river. This is about 1.5 hours walk in a zigzagging and almost vertical trail with incredible views of the mountains and wide valley with corn fields. Upon our arrival to the village of Lamay, our team will wait for us with a refreshing drink and our delicious lunch.
We will say goodbye to our support team and head towards Ollantaytambo train station to travel to Aguas Calientes. We will have our dinner at the restaurant and stay the night at the hostel in this town.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Distance Traveled: 10 km
Approximate Walking Time: 4 hours
DAY 3.- MACHU PICCHU—OLLANTAYTAMBO—CUSCO
Today you’ll finally visit Machu Picchu! To maximize the experience, we’ll have a very early breakfast to catch one of the first buses up to the citadel. Your hotel will store your backpacks until you return from your tour. The bus takes about 30 minutes to arrive at the monument. Your guide will immediately take you to a beautiful spot to watch the sunrise and take pictures. You’ll have about a 2-hour guided tour where you’ll visit the most important parts of the monument and learn about Inca culture and history.
At the end of the tour, you’ll have free time to explore on your own, or with reservations, you can climb Huayna Picchu. You will take the bus around 1:00 pm to lunch on your own and catch your 6:20 pm train to Ollantaytambo. The time of your train departure depends on availability at the time of booking. The train trip to Ollantaytambo takes about 2 hours. Transportation will meet you at the train station to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.
Please Note: All itineraries are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control such as extreme weather, road blocks, landslide, trail conditions, bureaucratic obstacles, earthquakes, fires, floodings and more.
• Pick-ups from your hotels at 06:00 am.
• Private Transportation to Tambomachay (trailhead)
• English speaking tour guide and a cook.
• 4 people tent only for 2 members.
• Dining tent with tables, chairs and cooking equipment
• Meals: 2 Breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 Dinners
• Horses (to carry tents, food, cooking equipment)
• 6 Kg personal porterage service for your items (Duffle bag provided).
• Hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes
• Boiled water to fill in your bottle.
• First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank
• Transportation from Lamay to Ollantaytambo Train station.
• Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (Vistadome or Expedition)
• Arriving in Aguas Calientes transfer to the Hostal.(Double private room).
• Early Breakfast and bus up to Machupicchu citadel
• Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.
• Guided tour of Machu Picchu for 2 hrs approximately.
• Bus down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes.
• Expedition Train returns to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco.
• Drinkable water on Day 1
• Sleeping bag (you can hire for US$10)
• Breakfast on Day 1 and meals on Day 3
• Drinks and snacks.
• Tipping your staff is customary.
This service is perfect for friends, couples, and small families because you select your arrival and departure dates, group size. You set the pace to maximize your experience. The Huchuy Qosqo Trek is based on a minimum of 02 and a maximum of 08 hikers.
* Sleeping Bag $10 USD
* A pair of walking poles USD 10.00
* Huayna Picchu climbing USD 20.00
*Machu Picchu climbing USD 20.00
*Upgrade to Vistadome Train AC – Cusco (USD 60 per person)
*Extra night in Aguas Calientes (USD 85 3* hotel )
We require a deposit of 50% to confirm your reservation.
There are additional fees associated with this method of payment, which will be paid by the client.
Receiver’s Name: DAVID
Receiver’s Surname: GUZMAN FLORES
Receiver’s Address: CALLE NUEVA N° 462
Receiver’s City: CUSCO
Receiver’s Country: PERU
Receiver’s ID: 42567695
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