- Type: Trekking
- Duration: 2D/1N
- Distance: 43 km
- Season: Everyday
- Departure: Check Availability
- Minimum of Passengers: 2 people
Huchuy Qosqo Trek is an alternative route to Machu picchu, located in the mountains of the Sacred Valley, This is a amazing trip if you like hiking, Walking in the Sacred Valley mountains, and touching the sky in the middle of nowhere and being surrounded by nature.
We will see evidence of the glory, rich culture and greatness left behind by the Inca Culture in the ruins and villages that we visit along the way, however, Huchuy qosqo hike to Machu picchu is not well known and surprisingly few tourists do this hike, but this is one advantage for Us because this route is not much visited like Inca Trail to Machu picchu, for this reason the Huchuy Qosqo trek is very quiet.
Come and explorer this alternative route to Machu Picchu with Us.
Huchuy Qosqo Trek Peru
DAY 01: Cusco - Patabamba - Huchuy Qosqo - Aguas Calientes.
You will be picked up 5.30am from your accommodation and transported to Patabamba just above Cusco where we begin our hike. As soon We arrived to Patabamba, we will have time to get ready and then start the hike to Huchuy Qosqo and Machu picchu.
Along the road we will pass the lagoon of Llaulliqocha (3 800 masl), the village of Pumamarka, and we‘ll see parts of the famous Inca Trail from time to time and also the snowy peak “Veronica”, almost all the Inca cities were built in the mountains, Huchuy Qosqo, Machu Picchu, Pisac, Tipon and one of the famous ones is the Choquequirao Ruins, a city lost in the mountains.
When We arrive to Huchuy Qosqo inca citadel, We have a box lunch, and guided tour for the ruins. The main attraction on this trek are the main square, the inca´s houses and ceremonial places, the means in quechua is small Cusco, It is located near to the Sacred Valley above Lamay (Calca).
It is known as small Cusco because it is said to mimic the exact shape of Cusco but on a much smaller scale but new research indicates that huchuy qosqo had another name K’aclla Kawana, the means in quechua is a place where you can see the flight.
From here we will walk down into the Sacred Valley to the village of Lamay, where We will meet our tourist van to go to Ollantaytambo. In Ollantaytambo we will have dinner (it is optional) and then take the train to Aguas Calientes, where we stay one night in the hotel.
DAY 02: Aguas Calientes - Machu picchu - Cusco.
After an early breakfast we meet our guide and catch a bus to Machu Picchu. The guided tour in the ruins lasts about two hours and then you'll get plenty of time to take pictures and explore the citadel by yourself. On afternoon we go down by bus until Aguas Calientes town for lunch and finally take the train to Cusco.
- Professional guide.
- Professional guide in Machu Picchu
- Private transport on day 01.
- Transfer from and to accommodation in Cusco.
- Trains Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes; Aguas Calientes – Cusco.
- Overnight stay in hostel in Aguas Calientes.
- Bus Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes.
- Entrance to Machu Picchu.
- Pre-departure orientation meeting, (2 days before departure at your hotel).
- Entrance to ruins of Huchuy Qosqo.
- A few meals are not included - Breakfast on Day 1 and Lunch & Dinner on Day 2.
- Possibly the most important thing to consider – a tip for your guide.
We recommend bringing:
- Hiking shoes.
- Warm clothes, including jacket, fleece, sweaters and a pair of socks per day.
- Plastic bags to store spare clothes.
- Rain jacket or a Poncho, waterproof trousers (especially for rainy season Nov-March).
- Water bottle, preferably metal so it is more heat-resistant.
- Hat and / or beanie to protect you from the sun and the cold.
- High factor sun block & insect repellent.
- Toilet paper.
- Some extra snacks (biscuits, energy bars, chocolate).
- Some cash (soles).
- Personal medical kit.
- Original ISIC Card (if you have one). Photocopies are not acceptable.