Huchuy Qosqo
Price from USD 480 / per person*
Altitude
4230 m
13874 ft
Level
Basic
Length of Trek
14 km
8.4 mi
Temperature
0C / 32F˚ Min
24C / 75.2F˚ Max
Wet Season: November to April
Dry Season: May to October

Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights

Huchuy Qosqo

This trek is designed for travelers who don’t have enough time for longer treks. In addition this Trek is also a less challenging option that combines nature, flora, fauna, history and Yoga.

Huchuy Qosqo means ‘Small Cusco’ or ‘Little Cusco’ in Quechua. Situated at 3600m/11808ft north of Cusco and above the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Documents suggest that the town was built during the reign of Viracocha, eight ruler of the Inca dynasty.  Huchuy Qosqo only received it’s name in the 20th century – It’s original name was Kakya Qawani.

We will pick you up early morning from your Hotel/Hostel and drive to Tambomachay (3800m/12464ft), a small archaeological complex. Tambomachay is comprised of a series of ceremonial water fountains, which are dedicated to water cult.

From here we begin our 4 1/2 hr hike through Puna landscapes and over the Sicllaccasa Pass (4020m/13186 ft). Once we cross the Pass we will continue our journey towards the Queullococha Pass (4185m/13727ft). In the distance you will be able to see the majestic Veronica, Pitusiray, Chicon & San Juan snow peak Mountains.

We continue towards Qoricocha Lake where we will take a break and enjoy lunch. After lunch we carry on for another 3 1/2 hrs to the last pass named Rumicruz (4230m/13874ft) and downhill towards our campsite in the community of Pucamarca (4010m/13153ft).

We leave camp early in the morning and walk downhill along the beautiful restored Inca trail towards the Leon Punku. Here you can find the remains of an Inca bridge & original trail. This small canyon shows great geological formations surrounded by majestic boulders that direct the river to Huchuy Qosqo (3600m/11808ft).

After 2hrs of hiking we arrive at our destination. We will explore (guided tour) the complex and its imposing architecture that includes a large open ceremonial center, from which we enjoy a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley, the Vilcanota River, and the mountain range of the same name.

After your tour in Huchuy Qosqo we are on our way to Lamay (3000m/9840ft) where you will enjoy a delicious lunch. In the afternoon we drive in our private transportation to Ollantaytambo. Here we catch a train to the town of Aguas Calientes where dinner is waiting for us.

Early in the morning we will catch the bus to Machu Picchu where your guide takes you on a tour around the city for 2 hours. Afterwards you have free time to explore the city on your own.

You will also be climbing either the mountain of Huayna Picchu or the Mountain of Machu Picchu (if you have booked these options in advance).

At around 1pm (recommended time) you are leaving to take the bus back to Aguas Calientes where you will be catching the train to Ollantaytambo.
Our private transportation will be waiting for you to take you back to Cusco and drop you off at your Hotel/Hostel.

Included

  • Professional bilingual trekking Tour Guide
  • Pick up from hotel/hostel with private transport to Tambomachay (starting point of the journey)
  • ALL meals are included!
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 morning snacks, 1 Happy Hours (afternoon Snack), 2 dinners
  • VEGETARIAN OPTION AVAILABLE AT NO EXTRA COST
  • Transport from Lamay to Aguas Calientes town
  • Round trip bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour in Machu Picchu
  • Pre and Post Trek Yoga Class in Cusco with certified Yoga Teacher
  • Dining tent with table and chairs
  • Professional chef
  • Drinking water (excluding the first half of the day when you need to bring your own)
  • 4 man Tents (for 2 people)
  • Small bucket with hot water for washing purposes at campsite
  • Hand soap and hand towels
  • Foam sleeping mattress
  • Horsemen and mules (they carry cooking and camping equipment)
  • Personal Porter (to carry personal duffle bags up to 8kg/17.6lbs)
  • Extra Horse for emergencies
  • First Aid Kit and Oxygen bottle
  • 1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes | 3 Star Hotel, Twin Room for 2 people
  • Expedition Tourist Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and private transport back to Cusco

Not Included

  • Gratuity (tips for guides, chef, porters, horseman & yoga teacher)
  • Rentals
  • Ticket to Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain
  • If you are a Single Traveler and you don't want to share your tent you can rent a single tent from us
  • If you are a Single Traveler and you don't want to share a Twin Room in Aguas Calientes you can pay extra for a Single Room

Prices:

PRIVATE SERVICE

USD 480 / per person*
*price based on group size

2 people – USD 610 / per person
3 people – USD 590 / per person
4 people – USD 560 / per person
5 people – USD 530 / per person
6 people – USD 500 / per person
7 or more people – 480 / per person

LUXURY SERVICE

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Please note – This Trek is Private only, we don’t have a Group Option.

Student or underage Discount USD 20 / person.

Additional Options

Aguas Calientes

Single Room Upgrade (Standard Rooms are Twin Beds) USD 50

Add an additional night in Aquas Calientes
USD 70 Single Room | USD 90 Twin Room | USD 110 Triple Room

Upgrade to the Vistadome Train for your return journey to Cusco USD 70 / per person

Huayna Picchu Mountain USD 20 / per person
Machu Picchu Mountain USD 20 / per person
(with any of our Treks you can only choose 1 of the mountains to climb)

You can add any of these options in our Booking Form.

Rental Options

  • Sleeping bag ($ 15)
  • Inflatable mattress ($ 15)
  • Walking Sticks ($ 5 each)
  • Single tent supplement ($ 20)

Packing List

Day Bag

Daypacks can be any size for hiking, but we always recommend the smaller, the better.

• Original Passport
• Immigration Slip (received as you enter Peru)
• International Student Card (ISIC - if you booked as a student)
• Travel Insurance
• Empty Water bottle or Camelbaks (2-3 liters)
• Water for the first half of the day (after that we will refill your containers)
• Hiking boots
• Walking sticks (can be hired from us)
• Waterproof jacket or poncho
• Pullover or Fleece
• Sun hat
• Camera and extra Batteries (there are no plugs for charging during the trek)
• Toilet Paper
• Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips
• Sun screen
• Insect repellent
• Handsanitiser
• small plastic bag for waste

Duffel Bag

Porters will carry up to 7kg of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and air matt. If you rent these items form us they weigh 3kg.

• Sleeping bag (can be hired from us)
• T-shirts for everyday
• Long-sleeved Shirt
• Trekking pants
• Thermal underwear & normal underwear
• Hiking Socks
• Woolen hat
• Woolen gloves
• Scarf
• Warm jacket
• Headlamp or flashlight
• Comfortable shoes or sandals for camp
• Bathing suit (Optional for hot springs in Aguas Calients)
• Large Towel (we provide a small hand towel, bucket with warm water & hand soap each day to clean)
• Personal medication (we have a first aid kit but are unable to provide you with medication)
• Face moisturizer
• Wet wipes
• Toothbrush and paste

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