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  2. Cusco Region
  3. Cusco
  4. Huchuy Qosqo

Huchuy Qosqo Trek and Machupicchu 3 Days

Product ID: 119251
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Discover the Peruvian Andeas like never before with an immersive experience taking into account people and nature. Visit the exquisitely preserved Huchuy Cusco and Machu Picchu. Traverse the best Peruvian landscapes on a fantastic three day hike.
About this activity
Duration 3 days
Skip the line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live guide
Spanish, English

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Pick-up from your hotel
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This activity is non-refundable

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit with an Andean family at Quenco and learn about their pastoral life
  • Explore the Inca town of Huchuy Cusco with your expert guide
  • Breath in the fresh mountain air and the endless vistas of the Urubamaba Range
  • Climb up to Machu Picchu at first light
  • Explore the diverse wildlife and puna grassland plants of the Peruvian Andeas during this 3 day trek
Full description
Day 1: Cusco – Golden Lake – Quencco

Start the day with a visit to Puca Pucara, and a gentle hike up to the first pass. Look around at the spectacular views. If you glance right there is Cusco City, the capital of the Incas, spectacularly crowned by mountains. Listen to stories about the origin of the Incas and the conquest of the Spanish told by your expert guide. Hike through these amazing valleys until you reach Queullacocha Lake. Marvel at the puna grasslands during lunch and try to count as many native birds as you can.

Discover the Golden Lake (Qoricocha) as you descend towards our overnight spot and meet the local families. Your guide will give you more background about daily life in these societies.

 
Day 2: Quencco – Huchuyqosqo – Lamay – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

Wake up to a warm cup of coca tea, and enjoy a tasty breakfast. After breakfast, walk until you reach an original Inca Trail just bellow the village of Pumamarca. As the vegetation changes, small birds will appear on all sides, while the snow-capped mountains appear above you, introducing you to the famous Urubamba Mountain Range.

Arrive at Huchuy Qosco (Little Cusco) and get to the bottom of the Inca architecture as you learn more about these religious buildings, store houses and terraces. Walk towards Lamay in the Sacred Valley, and get whisked away on a comfy bus to Aguas Calientes. Here, you can soak in the hot springs, have dinner and enjoy the small tourist town.

 
Day 3: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Cusco

Begin your day early with a breakfast at the hotel, after which you can either take the bus or hike the remainder of the Inca Trail into Machu Picchu. Meet up with the rest of the group at Machu Picchu and enjoy a two hour guided tour. You will have sufficient time afterwards to either explore the ruins by yourself, climb up Huaynapicchu or ascend the slope to the most famous spot of Machu Picchu.

Take a bus or hike back to Aguas Calientes as time allows. Depart for Cusco in the afternoon by train and bus.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Private transportation to the beginning of the trail (Inca site Puca Pucara)
  • Professional bilingual guides
  • Shared tent, with 2 people per each 4 person tent
  • Foam sleeping pad
  • Pillows
  • Buffet meals and snacks
  • Boiled drinking water
  • A chef and porters
  • Entrance fees Machu Picchu, Huchuy Qosqo
  • Bus transportation from Lamay to Ollantaytambo
  • Tourist train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • Return bus to Machu Picchu
  • Return transfer back to Cusco
  • Hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Tour guide in Machu Picchu
What’s Not Included
  • Sleeping bag (available to rent)
  • Walking sticks (available to rent)
  • Final lunch at Aguas Calientes

When you get there

Know before you go
Trekking Checklist:
• Original Passport (the one used for the purpose of booking)
• Good backpack or day pack
• Good sleeping bag
• Warm clothes including layers for variable temperatures,the nights are cold
• Rain jacket plus rain poncho
• Thermals including woolen socks and a beanie for the evenings and mornings
• Hiking boots
• 3 T-shirts, including a nice one for those Machu Picchu photos
• Walking poles
• Flash light, head lamps are necessary
• Sunscreen, sun hat and sunglasses
• Mosquito repellent
• Toiletries, toilet paper and a towel
• Personal medical kit
• Extra cash for souvenirs, extra food and drink and optional tips
• Gifts for your hosts at Quenco

Please note that if you wish to do the Huaynapicchu hike it must be booked with significant notice as entrance passes are limited