Huchuy Qosqo treks Full day
The ruins of Huchuy Qosqo sit on a small plateau high above the Sacred Valley offering a spectacular view of the mountains on the other side of the valley as well as the river and towns below. This hike gives you the great opportunity to trek through the mountains and Inca canyons before reaching these impressive Inca ruins that because of their remoteness, few travelers take the time to visit.
Perfect for: This hike is great for those who are short on time but still want to do some hiking before arriving to Machu Picchu, and also is especially good for older couples or families with children.
Duration: 1 day
Distance: 14 kilometers or 9 miles
Limited Spaces: This hike does not require permits so there is always availability, however, it is best to reserve your hike in advance to secure the Machu Picchu entrances and the best train tickets.
Acclimatization: Please allow a minimum of 1 day in Cusco before your hike begins.
We will pick you up from your hotel at 6:00 am and will drive out of Cusco, Pass by the town of Chinchero and close to the Piuray Lagoon as you head towards the town of Tauca, taking a mountain road to the village of Tauca where we will start our hike and which is at 3,700 meters or 12,000 feet. We will first walk through this village, passing by local houses and farming areas. We will then reach a stream and after we will hike uphill for about an hour until we are granted a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains and valleys.We are going to take a short break after that we will continue hiking up to get to the Pukaccasa pass, the highest point on the trail. At the pass we will stop to have a snack, and then we will descend for about 1 hour until we reach a well preserved Inca Trail. We follow this path into a small canyon with a rushing stream at the bottom. Here we will start seeing Inca architecture and terraces as well as a large Inca gate. We will continue through the canyon until we reach a lookout point of the Sacred Valley below. We will follow this path around the mountain and the see the first impressive terraces of Huchuy Qosqo. We then pass through the Inca entrance gate and will arrive at the ruins of Huchuy Qosqo where the altitude is 3,865 meters or 12,680 feet. We will find a place to rest and eat our box lunches, and our guide will begin to tell us about this site that was used as a refuge for the Inca king when his enemy was attacking Cusco. After eating, we will have a full tour of the ruins and also have some free time to take photographs. When we are ready, we will begin our hike down to the bottom of the valley to Lamay at 2,990 meters or 9,800 feet which follows a dirt road and takes about 2 hours. At the end of the road our car will be waiting for us, and we will then drive to Cusco city and we will drop you at your hotel.
Or the other opción is conecting with Machupicchu .At the end of your hike in Lamay we will drive to Ollantaytambo where we can visit the main plaza. Then you will take the train to machupicchu for the next day.
- Transportation from your hotel in Cusco to the start of the hike and back to your hotel at the end
- Entrance ticket to Huchuy Qosqo
- Tour guide fluent in English, Spanish and Quechua. Our guides are equipped and trained to practice First-Aid, administer oxygen if needed.
- On the first day, we will provide you with a snack and box lunch
- Breakfast on the first day and dinner
- Trekking poles (can be rented from us)
- Tips for the crew (optional)
Private Group Service: Price in US Dollars per Reservation:
- one Person: USD 160.00
- 2-3 People: USD 100.00 per person.
- 4-5 People: USD 70.00 per person
- 6 -+ People: USD 50.00 per person
PERU WILD TREKS operates the huchuyqosqo trail route; our groups are not shared with third parties.
We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most other agencies do here in Cusco to save operating costs and with a poor quality.
We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.
WHAT DO WE NEED WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR RESERVATION
- Full name
- Tour departure date
- Send a deposit of 50% of the total price of your tour in order to organize your tour. (The remainder of your balance will be due upon your arrival in Cusco.) Payment may be made via *Western Unión or PayPal, and clicking on the BOOK NOW button.
“Please read carefully the following information; it will help you answer all of your questions about our services and the Huchuy Qosqo hike
It will take place the night before the trekking departure at 6pm in your hotel
CAN I STORE MY LUGGAGE AT YOUR OFFICE:
Of course! During the Short Inca Trail Machu Picchu your main luggage can be store at our office or at your hotel, both are for free. Please don´t pack everything just the thing that you will need for your hike.
HOW TO BOOK THE HUCHUY QOSQO HIKE?
FIRST, to book your Huchuy qosqo , we need you to fill out our booking form by clicking on BOOK NOW on our homepage or click here the link BOOK NOW.
Please be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group).
SECOND, we require a deposit of the 50% of the payment per person in order to organize your hike to huchuy qosqo
MAY I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER THE TICKETS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT?
Fortunately the answer is “Yes”. You can change the date of your departure, but you have to say 2 days before in order to change your hike
WHAT ABOUT ALTITUDE SICKNESS?
In general if you have regular exercise and spend a couple of days in Cusco, or in the Sacred Valley for acclimatisation to the altitude, you may be fine.
The recommended medicine for altitude sickness is WATER, COCA TEA and OXYGEN IF NEEDED; our guides are trained to treat you for Altitude Sickness.
We offer the Cusco City Tour or Sacred Valley Tour that you can book while you are acclimatizing. Check out our Day Tours
ARE WE DROPPED AT OUR HOTEL AFTER THE HUCHUY QOSQO HIKE?
Absolutely! Included in our packages is dropping you off at your hotel on the return from your trek or tour. If you have booked your hotel in the Sacred Valley like Ollantaytambo or Urubamba, we will drop you there too!
If you spend the night at Ollantaytambo before the trek, we wil pick you up there.
- Original Passport
- Backpack to carry your things on the hike
- Trekking poles (or you can rent a pair from us)
- Good sneakers or light hiking boots,
- Camera and extra batteries
- Rain jacket and plastic poncho (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March)
- Comfortable hiking clothes
- Bug repellent
- Sunscreen and sunglasses
- Cap for the sun
- Toilet paper
- 1 liter of water per person
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