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Huchuy Qosqo Trek 2 Days

Huchuy Qosqo Trek 2 days / 1 Nights, Huchuy Qosqo archaeological site north of Cusco, Peru. His name is Quechua meaning “Small Cusco. It is located at an altitude of 3,600 meters above 3000 meters in the city of Lamay and the Sacred Valley. It is one of the palaces that were built by Wiracocha, the eighth Inca ruler.

Among a large number of buildings, some of stone, some of adobe, and this place communicated with Cusco through the Inca Trail existed. After the Revolution of Manco Inca (approx. 1540) the site was used as a farmhouse, now it is a beautiful place to watch the entire Sacred Valley and the mountain range of the Andes.

Useful Information

  • Distance: 17 Km
  • Duration: 2 Days trek
  • When to go: April to November.
  • Altitude: 3,700 m to 4,400 m
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.

Day 1: CUSCO – CHINCHERO – TAUCA – LAMAY – AGUAS CALIENTES:

Meals: Lunch & dinner
Hiking time: 7 hours
Tourist transportations to Ollantatytambo
Accomodation: Hotel

DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU + RETURN TO CUSCO

Chinchero

Chinchero

Meals: breakfast
Tickets: included

Day 1: CUSCO – CHINCHERO – TAUCA – LAMAY – AGUAS CALIENTES:

Please let us know before your trip if you prefer to have breakfast at your hotel or on the road. We will arrange your time accordingly. The walk will begin near the village of Tauca to 3750 meters above the sea level. It will be 2 hours until we reached the highest point called step Huchoy Qosqo 4050 meters.

On the way we see part of the chain of mountains of andes, after passage, it will be just 15 minutes from downhill to reach the most amazing Canyon of all roads this is a rocky canyon where it crosses the path of the Inca with some nice Inca bridges. It will be a walk of gradual decline of 1.20 minutes to reach site Inca of Huchuy Qosqo (small Cusco), Palacio de Wiraccocha.

Your guide will show you all before lunch. After lunch walk downhill the last stretch of the trail from 1.5 hours to reach Lamay in the Sacred Valley, where we will take our car to go to Ollantaytambo. Where we will have dinner and then catch the train at 19:00 will have a 2-hour drive to get to the town of Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night (3 star Hostel).

Meals: Lunch & dinner
Hiking time: 7 hours
Tourist transportations to Ollantatytambo
Accomodation: Hotel

Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo

DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU + RETURN TO CUSCO

After breakfast, take one of the first buses to Machu Picchu (first come, first serve – as a shuttle service) to enjoy the dawn (if the weather permits). You will begin your guided tour of 2 hours and at the end, you will have free time to explore on your own and immerse yourself in the magical energies of this mystical place.

If you have pre-arranged permission to climb Huayna Picchu (they must be arranged ahead of time and $25 per person), this would be your next adventure. Once you have finished exploring the complex of Machu Picchu your own take the bus back to the town of Aguas Calientes.

It is time to take a quick bite of lunch and then walk to station train to take the delivery time in the afternoon to Ollantaytambo. Our representatives will find ourselves on the outskirts of Ollantaytambo’s train station to take transport to your hotel in Cusco.

Meals: breakfast
Tickets: included

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Private transportation from and to your hotel
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
  • Entrance fee to Huchuy Qosqo
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu, Continental or similar)
  • First-aid including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Huayna Picchu ticket (US$25)

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Any meal not specified
  • 1 way bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes… It can be hiked.
  • Optional tips for the staff
  • Notes: Tips for porters, cooks and guides are always welcome. The porters are also very grateful for a small donation, for example clothes or school equipment for their children.

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING

  • Small backpack with rain shelter (30 or 40 litters is well enough).
  • Clothing for warm and cold climate like a waterproof jacket.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Slippers or sandals (for showers and hot springs).
  • Woolen or synthetic socksand a sweater.
  • Long- and short-sleeved polo’s/T-Shirts.
  • Rainponcho and a hat.
  • Bathing suit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, disinfecting alcohol, gel, and toilet paper.
  • Camera (wrapped in plastic bag), a flash light and batteries.
  • Some snacks like chocolate bars and dry fruit.
  • Original passport, original ISIC student card (In case you are student) and extra money in soles

Group Service

  • US $350 per Person

Private Service

  • US $420 per Person

Discounts

  • Student Discount (only with active green ISIC card): US$20.00
  • Under 15 years will pay as student: US$20.00
  • Under 7 years Discount: US$35.00

Rentals

  • Hiking poles – US$15.00 (pair)
  • Day pack – US$25.00

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