Huchuy Qosqo Machu Picchu 3 days

This is a wonderful 3 days trek that enables you to hike from the Inca ruins of Tambomachay, near Cusco and travel across to the Sacred Valley. This trip combines the Andean landscapes, original Inca Trails and ruins, known as Huchuy Qosco (Small Cusco) are an interesting set of ruins that are believed to have been abandoned by the time the Spanish arrived in Peru, the last day We visit Machu Picchu.

Useful Information

  • Starting Altitude: 3600m / 10945ft.
  • Highest Altitude: 4120m / 12535ft.
  • Overall Difficulty: Moderate
  • Highlight: Hiking alongside the old and original inca trail and visit the ruins.
  • Duration: 3 days/ 2 night
  • Inca Trail Permits: Not, required for the trek.
  • Departure Dates: any day with 2 people.
  • Acclimatization: N/A
  • Walking Distance: 15 km / 13.6 miles
  • Accommodations: Camping and 2 Star Hotel

HUCHUY QOSQO TO MACHU PICCHU 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

ITINERARY

Day 1: Cusco – Tambomachay – Huchuyqosqo

We will pick you up early in the morning from your hotel (06:30) and drive to Tambomachay Inca ruins, which is comprised of a series of ceremonial water fountains. We will begin our hike here and will continue through Puna landscapes and over the Sicllaccasa pass at 4020m/13186ft. Down the other side, we hike along a path that leads to Queullococha pass (4185m/13727ft), where we may enjoy views of the lake with the same name. The views of the mountains Veronica, Pitusiray, Chicon and San Juan are spectacular with the snowcapped peaks. We will walk past the Queullococha Lake to then climb towards the Challu Challu pass (4220m/13842ft) then continue to increase our altitude towards the fourth pass at Rumicruz at 4230m/13874ft. Finally, we descend upon the Pucamarca community (4010m/13153ft) and an hour later we arrive in Huchuy Qosqo to set up our camp and enjoy dinner. (L,D)

Day 2: Huchuy Qosqo - Cusco

We will visit the ruins of Huchuy Qosqo, an Inca archaeological complex with 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 surrounding snowcapped mountain range of the same name. While in the complex, we will have a 2 hour guided tour of the area. We will continue our journey for 3 hours to Lamay (3000m/9840ft), a town dedicated to agriculture and cattle raising. After lunch, we will travel by car to Ollantaytambo then transfer onto a train to Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco      

After breakfast in the hotel, we will travel ½ hour by bus to Machu Picchu for a 2 hour walking tour of the site, visiting the temples, palaces and many other interesting places. You will have time to climb up Huayna Picchu that overlooks the ruins. We will return to Aguas Calientes at about 2pm to take the train back to Cusco. (B)

INCLUDED:

• Private shuttle

• English / Spanish speaking tour guide

• Admission fee to Machu Picchu

• 02 Breakfast, 02 lunch and 02 dinner

• Accommodations

• First aid kit

• Bus to Machu Picchu ruins and return to Aguas Calientes

• Overnight accommodation in Aguas Calientes

• Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes to Cusco

NOT INCLUDED:

• Lunch in Aguas Calientes on day 3

• Tips or additional spending money

PASSENGER MUST BRING:

• Original passport

• Water bottle

• Insect repellent

• Sun block

• Sun glasses

• Hat

• Comfortable hiking shoes

• Change of clothes including rain coat

• Flashlight

 

Price per person US$ 450.00

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