Huchuy qosqo trek, is a hiking alternative in the city of Cusco, this archeological site of Huchuy Qosqo is located north of Cusco. It is located at an altitude of 3,600 meters above sea level, and very close to the city of Lamay in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Huchuy qosqo trek, is part of the tourist circuits of Cusco, in this tour you can observe a great variety of landscapes.
Among a large number and variety of buildings, some of stone and other mixed (adobe and stone), which had communication with the city of Cusco and other cities through the Inca trail system. Huchuy Qosqo Trek is ideal to get out of the classic tours of the city of Cusco. This place in the colony was completely abandoned, now it is a beautiful place to observe the entire Sacred Valley and the Andes mountain range.
*Difficulty level depends very much on your fitness and acclimatization
- Distance: 17 Km
- Duration: 1 Days trek
- When to go: April to November.
- Altitude: 3,700 m to 4,400 m
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.
DAY: CUSCO – HUCHUY QOSQO.
We leave Cusco early in the morning in our private car taking the road to Chinchero, the starting point of our trek. We started our hike ascending smoothly until reaching the highest point, passing through beautiful places of flora and fauna with the presence of different animals, llamas, alpacas and sheep. Slowly descend on the plateau overlooking the mountain to the ruins of Huchuy Cusco. The ruins are structures made of stone and adobe (mud brick). The beauty of these ruins is being built on top of the mountain. With blue sky and many streams on each side. After relaxing in the shade of the trees Qeuña (Oak Andino) and a delicious Andean lunch, Start the zigzag path through the mountainside, across the Urubamba River, where our private bus will take us back to Cusco afternoon.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Professional Guide
- Tourist transport.
- Breakfast (optional)
What to bring?
- Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
- Warm clothes, including jacket, fleece and sweaters
- Hat or cap for sun protection, rain or cold
- Snack: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, etc.
- water bottle
OPTIONAL SERVICES (NOT INCLUDED):
- Walking sticks U$.20
- Daypacks U$.15
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