Day trip

From Cusco: Huchuy Qosqo Private Full-Day Hike

From Cusco: Huchuy Qosqo Private Full-Day Hike

From US$ 186 per person

Visit Huchuy Qosqo on a private full-day hike from Cusco. Be impressed by adobe and stone structures, admire the changing colors of the local nature, and take in breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup begins 15 minutes prior to the departure time. This activity does not include pickup from private residences (Airbnb). If you stay in one, please contact the local partner days prior to the start of the tour, in order to coordinate a meeting point for pickup. For tax purposes, it is important to send passengers' passport copies to when you arrive in Cusco.
Private group


  • See the different local flora and fauna as you follow your trail to Huchuy Qosqo
  • Cross one of the shores of the Piuray Lagoon, a calm and beautiful lagoon surrounded by mountains
  • Have an impressive view of the imposing Urubamba Mountain Range during your hike
  • Visit the Huchuy Qosqo archaeological site with Incan ruins
Full description
Spend the day hiking to Huchuy Qosqo, an Incan archaeological site, and be surprised by the natural beauty of the trail. Enjoy views of the valley and Vilcanota River along the way. Your hiking adventure begins with a pickup in Cusco's historic center. Drive to the community of Tauca located 3,600 meters above sea level and begin your hike. Pass through Chinchero and near the beautiful Piuray Lagoon. Reach the Pucajasa Pass (4,300 meters above sea level), the highest point of the trek, see two apacheta structures, and have a beautiful view of the mountains. As you descend on the Incan trail to Huchuy Qosqo, notice how new colors take over the atmosphere while you enter a valley full of queñuales and medicinal plants. Upon entering Huchuy Qosqo, be impressed by the construction of stone and adobe structures. After visiting the archaeological site, start the last leg of your hike to the town of Lamay where a vehicle will wait for you to take you back to your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bilingual tour guide (Spanish and English)
  • Box lunch
  • Admission to Huchuy Qosqo
  • First aid kit
  • Walking sticks
  • Dinner and breakfast
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Sunglasses

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible
  • Roundtrip transportation is available from hotels located in Cusco's historic center
  • The maximum altitude of this hike is 14,557 feet or 4437 meters above sea level
  • The walking distance of this hike is 9.7 miles or 14.6 kilometers
  • This activity requires good acclimatization (at least full 48 hours in Cusco downtown altitude)
  • Recommended travel accessories are sunglasses and retainer strap, sunblock and lip balm, toiletry kit, small washcloth, personal first-aid kit
  • It is recommended to bring local currency (Peruvian Sol) for drinks, snacks, tips, and souvenirs
  • Rates do not apply for Peruvians or foreign passengers whose stay exceeded 60 days in Peru because sales taxes are not included in the above total and, if applicable, will be collected by the local partner
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Product ID: 396725