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Huchuy Qosqo Trek To Machu Picchu(3 Days / 2 Nights)

Huchuy Qosqo (small Cusco) is situated above the Valley of Urubamba and offers very spectacular views over the mountain range Cordillera de Vilcanota. you'll walk along ancient pathways and visit local communities where you'll be immersed in the culture.

Huchuy Qosqo offers an interesting mix of pre Inca and Inca architecture and is set in a beautiful location overlooking the Sacred Valley. This trek is also a great way for you to enjoy a shorter trek that still includes Machu Picchu and Inca trails (with Inca stairs that are better than the Inca Trail).

 

Overview

Huchuy Qosqo To Machu Picchu 3Days/2Nigths

Trek Duration: 3 Days /  2 Nights
Trek grade: Easy
Trek Style: Active
Type of Trek: Arqueological,cultural and History
Altitude: 3800m / 12,467ft-4300m / 14,107ft
Accommodation: 2 nights in tent and 1 night Hotel
Group Size: Small Group (Maximum group size 08)
Short Itinerary Walking Distance 

Day 1:  Cusco – Tambomachay – Qenqo Village
Day 2: Huchuy Qosco – Aguas Calientes
Day 3: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu - Cusco

Day 01:
Day 02:
Day 03:

Useful Information

Minimum  Altitude: 3800m / 12,467ft.
Highest Altitude: 4300m / 14,107ft.

T° Maximum: 24°C - 25°C
T° Minimum: -2°C

Itinerary

huchuy-qosqo-trek-sacred-valley-inkas-1Day 1: - Cusco – Tambomachay – Qenqo village

Collection from your hotel around 6.30 in the morning and take you up to Tambomachay (3765m/12425feet). Here is where we will begin our trek, heading up to the mountainside for about 2 hours until we reach the first pass of our hike (4100m/13530feet). From here you will be able to enjoy the views of Cusco city spread below you. After resting we will star descending into the next valley where we will visit a small village known as “Quesser Grande” before heading back up the opposite side of the valley again for 2 hours to reach our second pass and the highest point of our journey (4300m/14190feet). From here we will descend to Lake Qoricocha (Golden Water) and follow the path which will take us to our campsite at Qenko village (3900m/12870feet), this day there is the possibility of seeing Andean geese, falcons and maybe some hummingbirds.

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Day 2: Huchuy Qosco – Aguas calientes

We will start the day early, breakfast 6.30am. After breakfast your guide will take you to visit one of the local families to see and have the experience of their lifestyle and culture. After you’ve visited the family you will have the opportunity to buy some handicrafts and then we will set off for our day. Today is an easy walk; we will walk for about 1 hour and arrive to an original Inca trail which will take us to Huchuy Qosco. We will walk for about 1 and half hours through the beautiful valleys before arriving at Huchuy Qosco itself. Your guide will give you a tour around for about 1 hour and then you will have lunch here and a chance to explore by yourself. After we’ve finished up in Huchuy Qosco we will head down to the Sacred Valley via an Inca stairway, we will go down the steps for an hour and a half and finally arrive to Lamay a village in the Sacred Valley where we will board our bus to take us to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo we will continue by train to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night in a nice hotel.

huchuy-qosqo-trek-sacred-valley-inkas-4DAY 03: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu - Cusco.

We will have early breakfast. Then at 5:30 am we will catch the first bus to Machu Picchu (navel of the world) in order to appreciate the magnificent city as the sun is rising. A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your Guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you still have energy you can also climb up Huaynapicchu (2720m/8980feet) it takes 45 minutes to reach the top. We can also secure your entry to the mountain of Huaynapichu from where we can appreciate Machu Picchu from a different vantage point. Later, we will again descend to Aguas Calientes town to take the train return to Ollantaytambo and then by bus to Cusco, and transfer to your hotel.

Included/Not Included

 

 What is Included?  What is not Included?
  • Professional bilingual Tour Guide
  • Collection from hotel
  • Entrance fee to Huchuy Qosqo & Machu Picchu
  • Private transportation to start of trail, bus Lamay - Ollantaytambo and train tickets round trip Ollantaytambo- Aguas calientes and bus to Cusco
  • Collection from Ollantaytambo train station on day 3
  • 1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Bus tickets up & down  Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners & extra snacks
  • Dining tent, tables and chairs
  • Cook
  • 4-man tent for 2 people
  • Foam sleeping mattress
  • Porters to personal items up to 7 kilos
  • Oxygen bottle First Aid kit
  • Vegetarian food on request at no extra cost!
 
  • Dinner on day 2 & lunch on day 3 in Aguas Calientes are not included
  • First day Breakfast
  • Lunch on day 4th
  • Sleeping bags (they can be rented in the office)
  • Entrances to hot springs in aguas calientes
 
 You Need to Take:  
 
  • Sleeping bag (not included but can be hired from us)
  • 1 small day backpack to carry the things you need for the day
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket, hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun protection cream
  • Insect repellent
  • Hand santizer
  • Toilet paper
  • Small towel
  •  Bathing suit for hotsprings (not included in price)
  • Water sterilizing tablets in case you collect water from streams.
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Bathing suit for hot springs (not included in price)
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Emergency extra Cash
 

Price

* We include a porter that will carry your personal belongings (8kg/16lbs) in all of our treks at no additional cost.
Group Services: Private Service:
Price: $. 445 per person To Open A New “Fixed Departures Date In A Private Service”
We only need 2 paxs
Discounts Optional Extras
  • Student Discount: US$20 (Requires ISIC Card to qualify)
  • Under 16's Discount: US$20
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu Mountain; add US$ 30
  • Sleeping bag - $23
  • Air matresses - $15
  • Inflatable pillow - $6
  • Pair of Walking poles – $19

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