Huchuy Qosqo Trek To Machu Picchu 3D / 2N

This 03 Day – Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu is a beautiful hike, and it is a pleasant and not too challenging option that combines nature, original Inca Trails. Likewise, we will visit... [...]

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This 03 Day – Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu is a beautiful hike, and it is a pleasant and not too challenging option that combines nature, original Inca Trails. Likewise, we will visit a community and have a guided tour of the little known Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo. Certainly, taking you off the beaten paths and all the crowds of the more popular treks, yet still immersing fully into all the amazing things Peru has to offer.

OVERVIEW HUCHUY QOSQO TREK TO MACHU PICCHU

DAY 1: CUSCO – TAMBOMACHAY – QENKO

  • Starting Elevation – 3350 m. / 10990 feet.
  • Highest Elevation – 5020 m, / 16470 feet.
  • Campsite Elevation – 3600 m, / 11811 feet.
  • Difficulty: Challenging

DAY 2: QENKO – HUCHUY QOSQO – LAMAY – AGUAS CALIENTES

  • Starting Elevation – 3600 m, / 11811 feet.
  • Highest Elevation – 4000 m, / 13123 feet.
  • Campsite Elevation – 2050 m, / 6725 feet.
  • Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU!

  • Activity Overview: Private Tour in Machu Picchu with optional hike “Huayna Picchu” or “Machu Picchu Mountain”
  • Activity Level: Easy.

Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO – TAMBOMACHAY – QENKO

Firstly, our Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu starting from the Inca site of Tambomachay just outside of Cusco, our path leads us over high passes, through valleys and small communities and past beautiful mountain lakes. Similarly, With large expanses of grasslands and sizeable lakes, the area is home to a wide variety of birds. As a result, including Andean Geese, Partridges, and Lapwings as well as a variety of birds of prey, all of which are regularly spotted throughout the day.

Then, our goal for today is the village of Qenko located close to Lake Qoricocha (Golden Lake). Qenko is a traditional Andean community, located high above Cusco and the Sacred Valley. The people here still maintain the customs and traditions of ages past and the majority of villagers gain their income from herding llamas and alpacas. Certainly, as only a few tourists come this way, the people are always intrigued to see who has come to visit their village and to welcome them with open arms.

  • Lodging: Campsite in Qenko

DAY 2: QENKO – HUCHUY QOSQO – LAMAY – AGUAS CALIENTES

Certainly, today has two main focuses, learning about the customs and culture of the Andean people and a visit to the Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo Peru. So, Waking up early we’ll be taken by our guide to one of the houses where we’ll get to meet a local family. The people are incredibly welcoming and are just as eager to learn about you as you are of them. However, they don’t get many visitors in this area and are always interested in finding out about you. After the visit, you’ll have the opportunity to give any gifts you’ve brought for the local people and also to buy some of the locally made.

After that, we’ll make our way to Huchuy Qosqo. The route follows an original Inca Trail that leads us down a beautiful, secluded valley that is filled with native plants, flowers, and birds. Above all, it feels like another world compared to the high grasslands we’ve left behind. In total it takes about two and a half hours to reach Huchuy Qosqo and after a break to rest and take in the views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Consequently, you’ll have a guided tour of the site to learn about the Inca people and their culture. In the afternoon, we head down into the Sacred Valley to the village of Lamay where we take a bus to Ollantaytambo and then a train to Aguas Calientes.

  • Lodging: in aguas calientes .

DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU!

Most importantly, we’ll take the first bus back up to Machu Picchu to enter the site as it opens. Then, we’ll have a 2 hour guided tour of the place during which you’ll learn about the Incas and visit all the most critical areas of the citadel. After that, you’ll have extra time to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain if you have the permits. Subsequently, In the afternoon, you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco.

Include

INCLUDED:

  • The pre-trekking briefing (01 or 02 days before the trek, in your Hotel).
  • Professional bilingual tour guide.
  • Assistant tour guide for groups of 9+.
  • Chef.
  • Mules carry cooking and camping equipment and 10lbs/ 05kg of your items.
  • Pick up from your hotel and transportation from your hotel to the start of the trail.
  • Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco.
  • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own).
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Afternoon Snacks, and 2 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food, please let us know.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs.
  • Comfortable and very spacious four-person tent (two people use one tent).
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes, Day 2.
  • Inflatable  sleeping Mattress (you need to carry ).
  • Oxygen bottle.
  • First aid kit.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (round trip).

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us).
  • Trekking poles (Can be hired from us)
  • Breakfast on Day 1, lunch Day 4.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain US$45
  • Tips.

WHAT TO BRING FOR HUCHUY QOSQO TREK

  • Original Passport
  • Current University Card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film
  • Torch with spare batteries or Headlamps.

EXTRA SERVICES.

SERVICE

PRICE

Sleeping bag adequate for the temperature of minus 10°C $25.00
Walking stick highly recommended! $15.00
Single supplement $50.00

Packing List

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