HUCHUY QOSQO TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 3 DAYS
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Our Huchuy Qosqo trek to Machu Picchu 3 days, will take you through the heights of the Sacred Valley, pass by Huchuy Qosqo, Ollantaytambo, citadel of Machu Picchu. This magnificent hike is perfect for adventurers who want to see and experience the different ecosystem changes from one day to the next.
This complex is the most important archaeological center in the Urubamba Valley, after Ollantaytambo and Pisac. The ruins are impressive, although the conservation of the site is inferior to that of Ollantaytambo or Pisac, because they are older. But unlike the aforementioned places Huchuy Qosqo has a peculiar architecture: the buildings have been built on polished stone bases of fine finish, with clay plaster (they are the best preserved parts) and the highest floors are made of adobe.
- Starting Altitude - 3800m / 12,467ft..
- Highest Altitude - 4300m / 14,107ft.
- Walking Distance - 18km / 11 miles
- Meals - 2 breakfast, 2 lunch, 2 dinner, 1 tea times, 1 wake up tea
- Longest Day – Day 1, approximately 10km / 6.2 miles
- Coldest Night – Day 1 around -2º celsius
- Overall Difficulty - Changing
- STARTING POINT: - Cusco at your hotel
The Hispanic chronicles refer that Huchuy Qosqo (probably a place known in Inca times as Caquia Jaquijahuana) was the favorite work and place of the Inca Wiracocha.
A kallanka of at least 40 to 50 meters long is observed. Also a remarkable building with two stone floors and one upper one of adobe. There are also large terraces, a very large square and a large Inca gate through which passes a very well preserved road that leads from Tambomachay.
Machu Picchu is one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, Heritage of Humanity, Historical Sanctuary of Peru and probably the most important archaeological site in Latin America.
Machu Picchu is majestic architecture comprises 140 structures throughout the citadel.
Machu Picchu is was built by the Inca Pachacutec around the year 1460
After being forgotten, it was only in 1911 that the American Hiram Bingham reached Machu Picchu on an expedition and spread the site worldwide.
- DAY 1: CUSCO - TAMBO MACHAY - PUCAMARCA
- DAY 2: PUMAMARCA - HUCHUY QOSQO - OLLANTAYTAMBO - AGUAS CALIENTES
- DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
DAY 1: CUSCO - TAMBO MACHAY - PUCAMARCA
We will leave early from Cusco and take private transportation to the interesting ruins of Tambo Machay. From where we will climb to achieve spectacular scenery over the city of Cusco. Then we cross the mountains, we will pass some beautiful Andean lakes and fields where the llamas graze. Here the villagers grow potatoes, and other crops depending on the season. Then we follow an Inca descending road to a village of stone cabins, with thatched roofs.
During the day we will cross four little high passes, the highest is 4000 m. After about 6 hours we will arrive at a small hamlet known as Pucamarca, where we will camp and spend the night. The total distance of the walk is 12 km.
DAY 2: PUCAMARCA - HUCHUY QOSQO - OLLANTAYTAMBO - AGUAS CALIENTES
After breakfast, we will pass through a narrow but spectacular canyon and arrive at wonderful landscapes over the Sacred Valley. After approximately 2 hours of walking we will arrive at Huchuy Qosqo. We will explore the ruins of Huchuy Qosqo and enjoy the beautiful views of the Andes. From here it is 3 hours of an impressive descent to the Sacred Valley. We will have lunch in Lamay, a typical town and little frequented by tourists. Total distance walked 4 km, mostly downhill. From here, we will take the local transport to Ollantaytambo, where you will have time to visit the ruins and explore this town that has a design similar to that of the Inca era. By late afternoon, we take the train to Aguas Calientes where we spend the night in a hotel.
DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
After breakfast we will board the bus which will take us “Machu Picchu”. upon arrival at the Citadel we can appreciate the enigmatic beauty and the incomparable example of architectural perfection and hydraulics of one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, we will have a guided tour of about 2 hours, where we can appreciate the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, Intihuatana, The Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Cemetery, you are then given free time to stroll around the citadel . You will have all morning in Machu Picchu to take pictures, maybe to climb the Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, enjoy this mystical place. Then we´ll descend by bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch and then calmly return by train to Ollantaytambo where our tourist transport to the city of Cusco will be expecting us, and will later transfer you to your hotel.
Climb up Huayna Picchu and appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu from there (We recommend that you book in advance) Not Included
Climb Machu Picchu Mountain and appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu from there (We recommend that you book in advance) Not Included
Visit the new local museum or the hot springs in Aguas Calientes later in the day. Not Included
- Meals: Breakfast
- Tour: 2 hour guided tour of Machu Picchu
- Pre-trek briefing with your tour guide.
- All private transport.
- Pick up from your hotel and private transport from Cusco to starting point of the trek.
- Professional guide.
- First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
- 1 night camping
- Camping equipment: client tents, dining and cooking tents, table, stools, cooking gear, stove, gas container, cutlery, plates, food and fresh vegetables
- Huchuy Qosqo entrance fees.
- Transport from Lamay to Ollantaytambo.
- Meals (2 breakfast, 2 lunch and 2 dinner)
- Expedition Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes.
- 1 night in a Hostel in Aguas Calientes. based on sharing a room; either double, matrimonial or triple depending on availability. Hotel brand rooms all include private bathrooms with hot showers and Wi-Fi.
- Bus up and down from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
- Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
- Official guided tour of Machu Picchu.
- Return Expedition train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
- Transfer from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco.
- Breakfast on the first day
- Final lunch and dinner in “Aguas Calientes”.
- Huayna Picchu (US$25.00) or Machu Picchu Mountain (US$20.00) – if you want it
- Sleeping bags
- Walking Sticks: you can hire from our company
- Additional horses for extra personal luggage above that of the personal item allowance.
- Travel Insurance
- Optional up – grades (train and hotel)
- Tips (the amount you tip (or if you tip) is a personal decision and it is NOT an obligation.
WHAT TO BRING
- A backpack
- A beanie hat or ear warmer
- Sun hat
- A mid weight sweater
- A longsleeve t-shirt
- 1 – 2 t-shirts
- A lightweight suater or vest
- A pair of long pants
- Hiking shoes
- An extra pair of shoe
- 2 – 3 pairs wool socks
- A jacket
- A small towel
- Rain gear
- 1 – 2 pair shorts
- A small headlamp
- A toothbrust and other personal toiletries
- Toilet paiper
- Sun cream
- Insect repelent
- Camera and film
- Original passport (International Student Identity Card “ISIC” if applicable)
- Extra money for drinks.
- Emergency money at least 300-450 extra soles (USD$ 220)
List of objects to take to the trek.
This walk leaves every day of the year.
- Pre payment per person: 50% of the payment per person
- Balance: 50% before departure. - Terms and Conditions -
- PERSON - - PRICE - 2 $ 520.00 3 - 4 $ 450.00 5 - 7 $ 420.00 8 - More $ 400.00
“This Trek to Machu Picchu is available on any date that is best suited for you as long as we have a minimum of 2 hikers”
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