Huchuy Qosqo Hike & Machu Picchu 2 Days
Trip name: Huchuy Qosqo Hike & Machu Picchu
|Trip Length: 2 Days|
|Type service: Privately Guided||Type itinerary: Customizable|
|Destinations: Cusco, Machu Picchu|
|Activities: Cultural & History /Trekking and Walking|
|Difficulty / Physical Activity
**** Challenging – 5-7 hours of challenging physical activity daily
** Moderate to superior-class accommodations, combined with basic accommodations or camping
Highlight: Archaeological Site of Huchuy Qosqo, amazing mountain scenery, quieter trails, local people, Sacred Valley/Urubamba, Machu Picchu lost city of the Incas
Amazing short Trek to Huchuy Qosqo “small Cusco”
This is a very nice trek for trekkers love to hike and being in the middle of nowhere (just being surrounded by nature), like to go camping with a group and having fun with each other. The Tambomachay head of the trail this is a site where few tourists come at 30 minutes from Cusco, finding a small hill consisting of rocks and caves in the form of passages. Huchuy Qosqo (small Cusco) is situated above the Valley of Urubamba and offers very spectacular views over the mountain range Cordillera de Vilcanota ending in Machu Picchu Sanctuary
Airport Transfer when you arrive to Cusco before trip departure
Machupicchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire our services begin with a transfer to your hotel. Our representative will meet with you at Cusco Airport and escort you to your hotel.
Day 1 – Huchuy Qosqo Hike – Ollantaytambo
Pick up from your hotel at 7:00am for a private hike to Huchuy Qosqo; we leave from Cusco in a private transport that takes us to Chinchero to then follow on to Tauca, a small Andean community that is the starting point of our trek. We start hiking uphill amidst beautiful mountain scenery with presence of llamas, alpacas and lovely views of the Piuray Lagoon until we reach the only mountain pass of this program at 4500m/14760ft (2h). We then start descending along a restored Inca Trail for an approximated 1h towards the small Andean community of Pukamarca (4010m/13153ft). From there, we walk downhill towards the Leon Punku ravine, where we find remains of an Inca bridge and trail. This canyon boasts geological formations surrounded by majestic rocks and boulders that direct the river to Huchuy Qosqo at 3600m/11808ft, where we arrive by early afternoon. Huchuy Qosqo is 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 snowcapped mountain range of the same name. While in the complex, we receive a guided tour, after which we continue our way to Lamay at 3000m/9840ft. Transfer from Lamay to Ollantaytambo where you’ll spend the night in a Hotel – Overnight at Ollantaytambo Hotel
Estimated walking time: 7-8 hours
- Meals included: Box-Lunch
Full Day Machu Picchu and back to Cusco
Breakfast at the hotel; full day Excursion to Machu Picchu; take train from Ollantaytambo railway station to enjoy 1 hour and 40 minutes scenic rail tour to Aguas Calientes (Expedition Train).
Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes station, you’ll board a small bus and head up to the ruins of the “sacred city”, Machu Picchu. Your expert guide will walk with you through the main streets of these amazing ruins. Stroll through town squares and climb delicately carved stone stairways. Esoteric wisdom holds Machu Picchu as the new spiritual center of the world. There will be time to be alone and fully embrace this magnificent wonder of the world, letting this once in a lifetime experience set in. After the tour you’ll have time to stroll around the archaeological Site at your leisure.
Then, you will have time to perform some of the following activities by yourself (not included in the price):
- 1. Climb to Wayna Picchu; for the most adventurous people, we suggest to go up the Wayna Picchu from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being high and distant.
- 2. Walk to Sun Gate; opportunity to walk (approx. 1 hour) up to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku)
Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Restaurant in Machu Picchu (included in the price)
Train back to Cusco: In the afternoon you’ll return to the train station in Aguas Calientes for the trip back to Cusco (Vistadome Train) – train departure to Cusco; upon arrival to Cusco reception and transfer to the Hotel
Overnight at Cusco Hotel
- Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Depart Cusco – Our representative will assist you and transfer to the airport and say goodbye.
Our Services Includes
All mentioned land transport (bus, etc.), Hotel accommodation with breakfast, entrance to parks and cultural sights, guided visits and mentioned excursions, English/Spanish speaking guide to accompany visits and excursions, all transfers, meals as indicated in the itinerary, Train tickets (Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes with Expedition Train and Back to Cusco with Vistadome Train)
Services not included
International airfares, domestic flights, Airport departure (US$ 30 per person for international flights and US$ 6.5 for national flights) taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature, personal equipment, obligatory personal insurance and meals which are not mentioned, Entrance fee to Wayna Picchu Mountain