Huchuy Qosqo Trek To Machu Picchu 3 days, one of the most beautiful trek near Cusco. In English is (“Small Cusco”), actually “Cusco”. This trek is impressive as you’ll see different sightseeing landscapes such as; snow-capped mountains, lagoons, and a variety of flora and fauna. It’s one of the most original trails you can reconnoiter near Cusco.
And of course, you’ll see the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This trek lasts a total of 3 days and 2 nights from the Imperial City of Huchuy Qosqo to the Mystical Lost City of Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
CAUTION: Please allow a minimum of two (02) days to acclimate before considering to begin your adventure package to Machu Picchu.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Your hotel in Cusco|
|DEPARTURE TIME||7:30 a.m.|
Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 3 days. We begin the tour with an early morning pick-up at your hotel (7:30 am) and drive straight to Patabamba (3,800 m.), the trailhead to start our trekking. At this point, we’ll continue through the Andean landscapes and over to the “Pukamarca Pass” (3,800 m.), hiking along a path that leads to the town of Cauca, where we come across the archaeological remains and natural crops, such as “Tarwi”, and an abundance of cactus. We continue onward to the Pukamarca Pass (Elev. 4200 m.), where we may take pleasure from the surrounding sceneries and huge mountains for instance; Veronica, Pitusiray, Chicon, and San Juan.
Continuing along the path where we descend towards a lovely remote Andean town, “Pukamarca” (Elev. 4,010 m). Here we’ll stop for a short break.
As we get moving, we will hike declining unto a mystical ancient path that leads us to the “Leon Punku” ravine. This will lead us unto a very narrow corridor, between some colossal rock walls, where we will discover some Incan remains and various primal bridges and Incan stairs (some of the best Inca Stairs anywhere) leading us to a Canyon.
This Canyon is absolutely magical and its’ geological formations are impressive (surrounded by majestic rocks and boulders) leading us directly to the river “Huchuy Qosqo” (Elev. 3600 m). Upon arriving at the ruins, we’ll have a brief historical account of the area and you’ll retire to your accommodations for the night. Includes dinner and sleep-over at a typical native homestay, along the side of the Huchuy Qosqo ruins.
Huchuy Qosqo is an Inca Archaeological Complex that is perched precariously on the side of a mountain with imposing architecture that includes a large open ceremonial center. At this point, you’ll enjoy an amazing panoramic view of the Sacred Valley, the Vilcanota River, and the snow-capped mountain range.
At the Archaeological Complex, we will receive a guided tour as we make our way around the ruins. Next, we’ll make our way down the mountain to Lamay (3,000 m/ 9,840 ft.) Lamay is a town dedicated to agriculture and cattle raising. In the afternoon, we’ll be driven to Ollantaytambo, where we will board an afternoon train to Aguas Calientes. The train ride is absolutely gorgeous, enjoying the renowned geographical beauty of Peru’s landscape. Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes, all passengers will be shown to their respective accommodations.
Today is the most important day of your expedition and we’ll make the most of it. We’ll start the day with a hearty breakfast (5:30 a.m.) before taking one of the first buses to Machu Picchu. The Hotel will have your bags prepared upon your return from the tour.
The bus ride takes 30 minutes to reach the top of Machu Picchu. Once you arrive, your guide will escort you to Machu Picchu. We will situate ourselves in a beautiful location to watch the sunrise and take photos. You’ll have 2 ½ hours with your Guide to lead you through the citadel of Machu Picchu, imparting onto you the history and culture of the Incas.
At the end of the tour, you will have time for your own exploration of the Citadel.
If you have reserved a visit to “HUAYNAPICHHU” (tickets $ 25.00 per person/limited to 400 per day – NOT INCLUDED), you’ll begin your hike at 7:00 – 10:00 a.m., please coordinate with the Trek Leader for your visit depending on Municipality’s programmed time.
After finishing our visit, we will return to our bus descending to Aguas Calientes arriving around 3:00 pm (as our train usually leaves at 4:20 p.m.). We’ll board the train back to Ollantaytambo for two hours, followed by a two-hour drive to your hotel in Cusco.
Permits are needed for your chosen start date. Tour prices are based on the number of people in a group. Prices are valid from March 2022 through January 2023. All prices quoted are $USD
Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need for extra Porter hire!).
Optional Extras (Need to Book in Advance):
As a Professional Direct Local Tour operator, we provide you with a duffle bag at your briefing and INCLUDE an extra porter who will carry up to 7 kgs or 14 pounds including your 2.5kg sleeping bag, mattress, and extra clothing.