Huchuy Qosqo Trek
Huchuy Qosqo trek is a great choice if you have only a few days or you are looking for a suitable trek for your family. Hike an off the beaten path starting in Cusco which was the capital of the incan empire, and ending at Uchuyqosqo( little Qosqo); You’ll be able to walk, enjoy and experience the real Andes in a short time. There will also be many opportunities to learn about the local traditions as you pass through local communities and embrace spectacular views of the Sacred Valley from many vantage points.
This is a perfect shorter trek to get Machu Picchu if you are an adventure lover and have short time in Cusco.
Group Size: We need a minimum of 02 people to depart. Family groups, friend travelers, couple travelers or even if you’re a SOLO traveler, you are welcome to our adventure. Prices are per person which are based on two people who might share a room / tent. The itinerary is described and based on shared services; however, you are looking for a private service, that would be upon request..
Service Level: Upgraded
- Your own private guide, porters, delicious camp cuisine prepared by your personal cook.
- Spend the last day at Incomparable Machu Picchu, “Lost City of the Incas” with a private guide.
- Soak in views of snow-capped Andean peaks and awe-inspiring ruins sites
Physical Grading: 1 2 3 4 5 6
MODERATE TO STRENUOUS: Full-day hikes (5-7 hours), mountainous terrain, significant elevation gains and losses (hiking up or down as much as 3,000 feet) on many hikes. Altitudes no greater than about 13,000 feet.
Activities: Hiking / Trekking, Cultural Adventures.
Accommodations: 4 season Black Diamond tents designed for 4 people which are used only for 2 people, come with sleeping pads “Therma-Rest”, and Pillows.
- 3 star Hotel in Aguas Calientes Town / Machu Picchu Town.
Important Note: While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes. Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, e.g, strikes, natural desasters, these changes might be at the discretion of your travel company.
Price: From US$ 600/ 3 Days per person
The price is subject to an hostal in Machupicchu town; however, you want to have four-start or five-start hotel we would provide you that class hotel, so you would add the difference to the total balance. Besides the price is based on two-person. Whether you would like to take a private service, our service would increase in US$120 with two-person, US$100 with three-person, US$80 with four-person or more, these prices are applied to each person.
Student with a valid ISIC student ID: US$ 580; Children under seven years of age receive a 10% discount. Children between 7 and 15 years pay the student price, but must show a copy of their passport.
We need a minimum of two people to run the tour. We guarantee that your tour will be limited to a maximum of 8 people. To ensure a private tour with us, our price increases US$350 with two-person, US$300 with three-person, US$250 with four-person or more, these prices are applied to each person.
Request a Quote: We can customize this private trek just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and other destinations. Call us at +51 984 464 391 or request a quote, Here.
Acclimatization: Please allow a minimum of 2 days in Cusco before your hike begins.
DAY 1, CUSCO – TAMBOMACHAY – PUMAMARQA
We go to your hotel in Cusco at 6:00 am to pick you up, we have a half-hour drive to the beggining of the pathway which is Tambomachay( it was a religous center during the incan time), the hike starts at this point going gradually up to Sicllaqasa pass(4,035m / 13,194feet), then we keep walking on the nice path until reaching the Ccauca ravine; in which, the ravine still keeps some ancient incan remains; the path leads up to the next Queullaqocha pass(4,200m / 13,734feet), this place is a Kodak spot, because from this place we have stunning views around, we see massive mountains further away such as: Veronica, Pitusiray, Chicon, Sawasiray. After a while we see the Queullaqocha lagoon and we walk close by, where we see highland birds. Afterwards we hike up to the next pass called Challu Challu(4,230m / 13,832feet), from this point we have some awesome views of Chinchero Plateau, Piuray lagoon, Qoricocha lagoon. Subsequently we ascend to the last pass known as Rumicruz(4,250m / 13,898feet), keep walking we arrive to the incan rock quarry, which was the main rock source for the construction of Uchuy Qosqo, eventually we arrive to Pumamarqa highland rural community(3,980m / 13,015feet), where we camp. In the evening we will have tea time, subsequently dinner.
DAY 2, PUMAMARQA – UCHUYQOSQO – MACHUPICCHU TOWN
In the morning we wake up with hot coca tea provided by our quechua chef, to start the day nicely. After having breakfast, we leave the camp spot to continue with our adventure to Uchuy Qosqo incan site. Walking downhill toward the Leon Punku ravine, we see the remains of the incan bridge and remains of inca trail, from this point we have stunning views of the landscape, and we arrive to Uchuy Qosqo that is located at an altitude of 3,600m / 11,772feet. Uchuy Qosqo is an incan archaeological complex that is comprised by temples, palaces, ceremonial center, and graneries, where you get a rich history lesson recounted by our tour guide, after that, we take the pathway that leads to Taucca where we have our lunch, and say goodbye to our quechua team, eventually we take our private transportation to drive to Ollanta train station. In the evening we go aboard the train to Machupicchu town( Aguas Calientes), aproximated journey time 1:45-hour. When arrive to Machupicchu town we walk to our hostal to make our check-in. At 7:00pm we go to a restaurant to have our dinner, finally we go back to our hostal
DAY 3, GUIDED TOUR AT MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
Today is the glorious day, so we wake up very early to have the breakfast at the hostal, afterward to go to the bus station, we take the bus and we drive for 25-minute to the sanctuary, when we arrive we will get in Machu Picchu. “Even more sublime” will be the feeling in our heart of having the Sacred city right infront of us, so we will seal our feat with an epic picture with Machu Picchu at the background. After the photography session, the tour will start, where our tour guide will be the main character for three-hour on the history, arqueology, ancient architecture. Once you finish the sightseeing at Machu Picchu you will have enough time to explore the sacred city. Whether you have booked Wayna Picchu mountain, you will climb up the mountain after or before the tour, it depends of the spaces availability for that date, more info see wayna picchu option. In the afternoon you have to take the bus from Machu Picchu inca city back to Aguas Calientes town( Machu picchu town), then to take the train back to Ollantaytambo train station and/or Poroy train station, where our transfer will be waiting for you to take you back to the hotel in Cusco.
NOTE ON ITINERARY
Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedule above, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including strikes, weather and terrain conditions.
Average daytime temperatures in and around Cusco generally range from 55° – 75° F with evenings cooling down into the 40s and 50s. Much of this itinerary takes place in the mountains where weather can change very quickly and evening temperatures regularly drop into the 30s and 40s. As our treks are planned during the “dry season”, days are typically clear and pleasant, with afternoon clouds occasionally building and leading to small amounts of precipitation. While April and November departures may experience slightly higher amounts of rainfall, all-day rain is unusual. We will be hiking over multiple mountain passes which are above 13,900′ so guests should be prepared for unpredictable mountain weather.
PERU SUMMIT INCLUDES
- Transportation from hotel to Tambomachay, beggining of the pathway.
- Transportation from the end of hike to Ollanta train station.
- Round trip bus tickets in Machu Picchu town.
- Train ticket back to Cusco at the end of our journey.
- One night hotel*** in Machupicchu town.
- Camping Equipment 4 season tent(04 people tent for 02 people, Therma-Rest mattress and air pillow.
- Other camping equipment, a dining tent with table and chairs, and a kitchen tent, manned by a professional cooking staff.
- Transportation from the train station to the hotel in Cusco.
- Uchuy Qosqo English guide, Our guides are equipped and trained to practice First-Aid, administer oxygen if needed, and conduct radio communication.
- Meals: Breakfast (2), lunch (2), dinner (1), and snacks.
- A professional Quechua chef.
- Quechua porters that carry your 6-kl / 12-pound personal items.
PERU SUMMIT DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Sleeping bags US$5 per day, and hiking poles US$5 per day( a pair of poles, Black Diamond or leki brand), you might get them rented from us.
- Extra expenditure during the trek, such as: soda, alcoholic drinks, extra snacks, tickets for the hot Springs in Aguas Calientes.
- Gratuities for the guides, porters or muleteers, and other staff.
- Travel Insurance and things of a personal nature – laundry and telephone calls, personal taxis, souvenirs etc.
- Travel and health insurance (bring copies with you please), we highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation, interruption; an insurance to protect your travel investment, Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance. Any unexpected situations occurred during the journey and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc. it should be covered by the passenger as a whole. Also, if you for physical reasons of health cannot continue the trek or walk, and will need emergency evacuation then all charges incurred such as transportation, hotel, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, etc. will be at passenger’s expense.
- Original passport and Student ISIC card (if applicable), and some copies.
- Travel insurance (and some copies)
- Sleeping bag (or you can rent one from us).
- Backpack to carry your things.
- Phone and Camera charger and adapter.
- Bathing suit
- Torch or headlamps.
- Deet or mosquito repellent ( recommendable 30% deet).
- Hiking poles ( or you can rent one pair from us)
- Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March).
- Comfortable hiking clothes, including warm clothes for the nighttime.
- Good hiking boots with protector ankle or similar, and one pair of flip-flops or light sandals.
- Sunblock and sunglasses.
- Hiking long sleeve T-shirts.
- Hiking trousers.
- Thermal underwear.
- Hiking socks.
- Water bottle or canteen.
- American dollars and peruvian soles in cash.
- Sun hat, cap, and warm hat and gloves for the nighttime
- Toilet paper, and face tissue paper.
- Crédit or debit card.
- Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen).
- Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may take).