3 Day Trek Huchuy Qosqo
The 3 day Huchuy Qosqo trek add an extra fulfillment to your senses in opening of a what it will become a beautiful adventure trek.
From witnessing the spectacular views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, stunning landscapes which is also involved in mystery on what Cusco meant for the Incas.
This trek also is about an encounter with the native communities settle in this wonderful Sacred valley as we will pass for some of their villages.
The 3 day Huchuy Qosqo hike will provide you with a magnificent alternative in terms of reaching Machu Picchu from another trail perspective.
Price per person
Itinerary at a Glance
Cusco - Tambomachay - Huchuy Qosqo
Huchuy Qosqo - Lamay - Aguas Calientes
Machu Picchu in its Glory!
The time has come to embark on a 3 day Huchuy Qosqo trek. We will leaving Cusco city and head to the Inca site of Tambomachay. From this location will start our Huchuy Qosqo hike which it will pass through valleys, mountain lakes and small communities. We will indulge by the beauty of the nature, their variety of birds such as the Andean Geese, partridges and lapwings as well as a variety of birds of prey, all of which are regularly spotted throughout the day.
Our hike is taking us along a path that leads to the Tauca town in which nearby we will find archaeological vestiges, also wild crops, such as tarwi, and a large quantity of cactus.
Following our path on to the Pukamarca pass at 4, 200m, we will delight ourselves with the stunning views of the valley and magnificent mountains: Veronica, Pitusiray, Chicon and the San Juan snow peaks. Than we will descend towards the beautiful, remote Andean pueblo Pukamarca at 4,010m above sea level, and have a short break.
There is more beautiful landscapes to see as we will carry on our journey after the break and walk downhill to a mystical ancient path which will lead us to the Leon Punku Ravine. Soon will enter into a small and narrow corridor between rock walls and discover Inca remains in place and sets of stairs (some of the best examples of Inca stairs anywhere in the world). This canyon is absolutely magical and boasts geological formations surrounded by majestic rocks and boulders that direct the river to Huchuy Qosqo at 3,600m, where we will soon be arriving.
We will get to the ruins and admire its formation up to this stage on the mountains and we will settle no far from this archeological site to pass the night.
To enjoy the evening, we will have a dinner here and ask as much questions is possible to our guide about our Huchuy Qosqo hike and its ruins.
Today as soon as we get our yummy breakfast, we will enter into the Huchuy Qosqo and hike to its archeological site led by our guide. You can take as much photos as you wanted and immerse into the past of this place on your own. Afterwards, of seeing the most of Huchuy Qosqo, we will start our trek that would last 2 hours. At some point of our trail we will have a break and lunch too.
Our trail will way down the mountain, to Lamay at 3,000m / 9,840ft. Lamay is a town dedicated to agriculture and cattle raising. Later in the afternoon, our private transport will carry us to Ollantaytambo, where we will board an afternoon train to Aguas Calientes.
The train ride to Ollantaytambo is fascinating because the whole station, train wagons and decor seems extract from a movie well back in the past. The train route to Aguas Calientes is an absolutely gorgeous route, world-renowned for its beauty. Upon our arrival to Aguas Calientes all passengers will be shown to their respective hotels
We need to wake very early to get in time our first bus to Machu Picchu. As you enter into the citadele Inca, a sensation of glamour on its construction mixed with an absolute peace of being in harmony with nature will take your attention.
There will a two hour guided tour of the site during which you'll learn about the Incas and visit the most important areas of this city. Thereafter, you will have time to explore Machu Picchu by your own. Also have to be aware that in order to climb Huayna Picchu which is the mountain facing the ancient city, you will need a permit to get access to it.
Once your tour in the ancient citadel has finished, we will meet up in Aguas Calientes and get the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco.
The 3 day Huchuy Qosqo trek, is an excellent alternative to get to Machu Picchu and admire also the amazing landscapes along the trail. You can also join a 4 day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu and get the most of your days in Cusco and beauty of the Inca Valleys.
- Professional bilingual tour guide
- Assistant tour guide (for groups of 9 or more people)
- Collection from hotel (for groups of less than 9 people)
- Transportation – round trip train journey (Expedition train service from Cusco to Km 104, Aguas Calientes town to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco)
- Collection from Ollantaytambo train station (on day 2)
- Entrance fee to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
- Day 1 - 1 boxed lunch to be carried by each tourist and 1 dinner
- Day 2 - 1 breakfast in Aguas Calientes
- Bus tickets R/T
- 1 night at 3 star hotel in Aguas Calientes Hotel
- Oxygen bottle
- First Aid kit
Price Not Includes
- Single room and tent
- Walking sticks
- For the Inca trail – first breakfast, lunch and dinner on the last day are not included
- Wayna Picchu Entrance
- Meals that are not stated
- Travel insurance - You are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.