Huchuy Qosqo Hike & Machu Picchu 3 Days
Trip name: Huchuy Qosqo Hike & Machu Picchu
|Trip Length: 3 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 – Cusco, Tambomachay / Pucamarca
Pick up from the Hotel at 6:00am, transfer to the heading to the archeological site of Tambomachay; the hike will start at this point, and will continue through puna landscapes and over the Sicllaccasa pass (4020m/13186ft). We hike along a path that leads to the Ccauca ravine, where we encounter archaeological remains and wild crops, such as tarwi, and a large quantity of cacti. We continue on to the Queullococha pass (4185m/13727ft), surrounding the area in spectacular views stand the Veronica, Pitusiray and Chicon snow peaks. We hike past the Queullococha Lake, where we may see huallatas, ducks and small fish to then climb towards the Challu Challu pass (4220m/13842ft). From this point, we observe the Chinchero plains and the Piuray and Qoricocha lagoons. We then ascend towards the fourth pass at Rumicruz (4230m/13874ft). We then make our way to the Inca rock quarry (4220m/13842ft), which was the place from where the rocks were extracted to build Huchuy Qosqo. We descend towards the Pucamarca community (4010m/13153ft), where we arrive in the afternoon. Here we dine and camp through the night.
- Meals Included: Box-lunch, Dinner
Day 2 – Huchuy Qosqo / Ollantaytambo / Train to Aguas Calientes
After breakfast; we leave at 7:00am, our camping place to continue to Huchuy Qosqo. 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). 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. After explanation we start to walk around two hours to the next point (4200m/13776ft), going down around two hours until arrive to Taucca, where we have the lunch place, from here we take our private transport drives to Ollantaytambo train station where we catch the train to Aguas Calientes.
Overnight at Aguas Calientes Hotel
- Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 – Visit Machu Picchu full day / Back to Cusco
Breakfast at the hotel; full day Excursion to Machu Picchu, early transfer to the Bus Stop for the short ride (25 minutes) up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, you will participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial (the most important preserved Intihuatana), the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, houses, warehouses, a large central square; and all connected by narrow roads and steps that are surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side. After the tour you’ll have time to stroll around the Archaeological Site at your leisure.
Opportunity to walk (approx 1 hour) up to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) or climb to the top of Wayna Picchu, with a magnificent view of the whole Sanctuary, return in the afternoon by train to Cusco and transfer to the hotel
- Meals Included: Breakfast
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 private 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.
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