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Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 3 Day

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Tour Details

Huchuy Qosqo, whose name comes from the Qechua language and means “small Cusco,” or “qaqyaqawana,” which means “place where lightning is seen,” was a military and administrative center during the Inca era. Is located in the Sacred valley of the Incas in the province of Calca.

This complex is thought to have been created under the Inca Wiracocha’s orders as a location to unwind and repose in his later years.

You will see the advances of the Incas in the build of terraces on the edges of precipices and ravines. Platforms that served as ceremonial centers and were fashioned of stone and adobe, materials with which they attained beautiful finishes, can be seen here.

This two-day trek will take you to the Inca era, together with our guide you will tour this place where you will discover many interesting facts about Inca life.

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0600 AM

Price Includes

  • Pick up from your hotels
  • Transfer by private transport to Tambomachay
  • Spacious tents
  • Mattress or thermal rest
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • 02 lunches, 01 dinner and 01 breakfast
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • First aid kit
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Hot water
  • Bus back to Cusco
  • Entrance fee to Huchuy Qosqo

Price Excludes

  • Walking Poles
  • First breakfast and last lunch
  • Any Private Expenses

What to bring to Huchuy Qosqo Trek?

  • Original passport
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothes
  • Sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses
  • Waterproof clothing or a rain poncho
  • Water bottles
  • Extra money in soles
  • Walking poles
  • Toilet paper

Day 1Cusco - Patabamba - Huchuy Qosqo

We will pick up from your hotel in Cusco. Then we’ll take you to Patabamba town in our private transportation. At 3800 meters above sea level, it is a little settlement that serves as the beginning point for the Huchuy Qosqo climb to Machu Picchu.

The hike will begin with an ascent to a pass at 4200 meters (13770 feet) above sea level. We’ll take a short rest after we reach the summit. You’ll be treated to a breathtaking vista of the Vilcabamba Mountain Range’s snow-capped summits.

We shall descend to Pucamarca settlement from here. Ancient Inca ruins can also be seen in the village.
You will have the opportunity to meet and connect with members of the Andean villages while you are here. These communities have kept their ancient customs and clothes intact, unspoiled by modernity.

Then we’ll hike the Inca Trail for the first time (Qhapaq Nan). We’ll spend the night at the camping area near the archaeological site.

Day 2Huchuy Qosqo - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

In the morning., we will begin our journey to the Huchuy Qosqo archaeological site. Beautiful views of the canyons can be had on this hike. There will be some native plants and creatures in the road.

You will be given a guided tour of the complex once you arrive at the Inca site. You will have some free time after the tour to explore and enjoy the facility for yourself.

Following the trip, we will climb to Tauca Pass, the highest point of the Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu, at 4400 meters above sea level. We’ll hike down the hill to our campsite for lunch from here.

After lunch, we will go to Chinchero where our transport will bie waiting for us. We will embark on a three hours drive to Ollantaytambo. Here we will boarding the tourist train at 0430 PM to Aguas Calientes town.

At Aguas Calientes, we will be accommodating you in an ensuite basic hotel room. Later in the evening, we will be meeting for dinner.

Day 3Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Early in the morning the hotel staff will give you a box of snacks. Then you will be transferred to the bus terminal where you will board the bus that will take you to the citadel of Machu Picchu.

Once at the entrance to the citadel, your passport will be verified. So bring your original passport. After passing the control we will begin our tour of the citadel with our guide who will explain more about the Inca Empire.

Our guide will explain more about the lifestyle of the Incas and the function that each area of ​​the citadel fulfilled. At the end of the tour you will have free time to explore the citadel on your own. If you have booked a trek to Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu mountain, our guide will be directing you to the entrance.

We recommend going to Puerta del Sol. This place offers spectacular views of the citadel and its surroundings. It is the entry point to the citadel for those who walk the Inca Trail.

After this experience, you will board the bus back to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival you will have free time so you can have lunch or walk around the town.

Finally, you will board the train back to Ollantaytambo. Here you will board our private transport and will transfer you back to your hotel in Cusco.