HUCHUY QOSQO TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 2 DAYS
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Our Huchuy Qosqo trek offers beautiful views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the breathtaking mountain range of Urubamba until you reach Machu Picchu, if you do not have much time to make other trips to different places in our Cusco by the time factor. This is a beautiful hike has an interesting history amongst this set of ruins that are believed to have been abandoned by the time the Spanish arrived in Peru.
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 - 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
- Overall Difficulty - Moderate
- 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 – TAUCA – HUCHUY QOSQO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES
- DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
DAY 1: CUSCO – TAUCA – HUCHUY QOSQO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES
We will leave Cusco at 6:30am on a private bus that will take us to Chinchero and then Tauca (3750m), the starting point of our trek. We will hike uphill through a mountain landscape with presence of llamas and alpacas until we get to the mountain pass at 4500masl. the landscape begins to change dramatically to Puna, with scant vegetation, mainly “ichu” or high altitude grass. The views of the Cordillera Vilcanota peaks are spectacular. We will then descend for approximately 1.5 hours more to reach the Inca archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo, We will walk downhill towards the Leon Punku ravine, where you will find remains of an Inca bridge and trail, arriving we will visit these wonderful ruins, (Huchuy Qosqo (“Little Cuzco”) is a Noteworthy Inca complex. It boasts very fine stonework in a large Kallanka (rectangular Hall), some residential and defensive quarters and interesting two-story buildings in stone and adobe). After lunch, we will continue descending to Lamay, where our private transportation will be waiting for us to take us to Ollantaytambo. We then board an afternoon train that will take us to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, we will be accommodated at our hostel.
DAY 2: 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.
- Huchuy Qosqo entrance fees.
- Transport from Lamay to Ollantaytambo.
- Meals (1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner)
- Expedition Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes.
- Return, Expedition train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
- 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.
- 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$24.00) or Machu Picchu Mountain (US$20.00) – if you want it ask about availability and pay at time of booking!
- Sleeping bags
- Walking Sticks: you can hire from our company
- Additional horses for extra personal luggage above that of the personal item allowance.
- Travel Insurance
- Optional up – grades (train and hotel)
- Tips (the amount you tip (or if you tip) is a personal decision and it is NOT an obligation.
WHAT TO BRING
- A backpack
- A beanie hat or ear warmer
- Sun hat
- A mid weight sweater
- A longsleeve t-shirt
- 1 – 2 t-shirts
- A lightweight suater or vest
- A pair of long pants
- Hiking shoes
- An extra pair of shoe
- 2 – 3 pairs wool socks
- A jacket
- A small towel
- Rain gear
- 1 – 2 pair shorts
- A small headlamp
- A toothbrust and other personal toiletries
- Toilet paiper
- Sun cream
- Insect repelent
- Camera and film
- Original passport (International Student Identity Card “ISIC” if applicable)
- Extra money for drinks.
- Emergency money at least 300-450 extra soles (USD$ 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 $ 500.00 3 - 4 $ 420.00 5 - 7 $ 400.00 8 - More $ 370.00
“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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