Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 days
Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 days
Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days Experience
Huchuy Qosqo trek 3 days 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 Huchuy Qosqo ( 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, culture, and history as you pass through local communities, Incan ruins and embrace the 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.
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This trip is officially operated by Peru Summit Adventures, a 100% local tour operator based in Cusco.
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UPGRADED COMFORT: Premium or Comfort trips are led by Peru Summit Adventures experts, an experienced crew at your side, or top trip leaders/guides, and tap into private local experts' resources to allow for in-depth exploration and special access to unique sites that only the local leaders/guides know. Itineraries are carefully crafted and fully planned, with plenty of free time to roam. Camping gears are high-end and accommodations are high-end or best available. Ground transportation and most meals (especially in hikes) and activities are included in the trip price.
MODERATE – DEMANDING, Travelers should be physically fit and prepared for multiple hours of activity. Certain days might have more challenging physical activities with full-day hikes (6-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 2,400 feet). 2-day to 3-day trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 13,000 feet are in this category.
Hiking, Camping, Archaeology & Cultural Adventures
While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes to Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 days. Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, eg, strikes, natural disasters, these changes might be at the discretion of your travel company.
Pro 4-season tents in Black Diamond and North Face with Pro Sleeping pads in Therma-Rest and pillows, tents are roomy and cozy designed for 3 people but used only for 2 guests. Our hotel in Machu Picchu town is the Inti Punku Suites & Hotels (or a similar hotel) a lovely hotel for pleasant rest.
Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl
Minimum of 02 people is needed to depart. Family groups, couple travelers, friends, or even if you’re a SOLO traveler, you are welcome to our trips. Price is per person, which is based on two people who might share a room/tent. The itinerary is described and based on shared services as well as semi-private service; however, if you are looking for a private service, that would be upon request.
Yes, to protect MACHU PICCHU, the number of people allowed a day is limited to 4500 (spaces may vary depending on new regulations). That is why you should reserve your space as soon as possible. Spaces can be filled up three to four months in advance. Spaces fill more quickly in the high tourist season, from May to September.
Please allow a minimum of 1 day in Cusco city before your hike begins to Huchuy Qosqo trek 3 Days.
DAY 1: Cusco - Tambomachay - Pumamarka
We go to your hotel in Cusco at 6:00 am to pick you up, we will then have a half-hour drive to the beginning of the pathway which is Tambomachay (it was a religous center during the Incan times), the hike starts at this point going gradually up to Sicllaqasa pass (4,000m / 13,123 feet), from this pass, we will keep walking on the nice path until reaching the Ccauca highland valley; in which, the valley still keeps some ancient Incan ruins; the path leads up to the next Queullaqocha pass (4,200m / 13,780feet), this place is a Kodak spot, because from this place we’ll have stunning views around, we’ll see massive mountains further away such as: Veronica, Pitusiray, Chicon, Sawasiray. Our hike continues and after a while, we’ll see the Queullaqocha lagoon and we walk close by, where we’ll see highland birds. Afterwards we’ll hike up to the next pass called Challu Challu (4,230m / 13,878feet), from this point we’ll have some awesome views of Chinchero Plateau, Piuray lagoon, Qoricocha lagoon. Subsequently we’ll ascend to the last pass known as Rumicruz (4,250m / 13,944 feet), and we’ll arrive to the Incan rock quarry, which was the main rock source for the construction of Huchuy Qosqo, eventually we’ll arrive to Pumamarqa highland rural community (3,800m / 12,467 feet), where we camp. In the evening we will have tea time, subsequently dinner.
- Hiking distance: 12 km / 7.45 miles
- Hiking time: 7 – 8 hours
- Highest point: 4,250m / 13,944 feet
- Lowest point: 3800m/ 12,467 feet
DAY 2: Pumamarka - Huchuy Qosqo - Machu Picchu Town
In the morning we’ll wake up with hot coca tea provided by our Quechua chef to start the day nicely. After having breakfast, we’ll leave the campsite to continue with our hike to Huchuy Qosqo Incan site. Walking downhill toward the Leon Punku ravine, we’ll see the remains of the Incan bridge and remains of the Inca trail, from this point we have stunning views of the mountains, valleys, and we’ll arrive at Huchuy Qosqo that is located at an altitude of 3,600m / 11,811 feet. Huchuy Qosqo is an Incan archaeological complex that is comprised by temples, palaces, ceremonial center, crops terracings, and granaries, where you’ll get a rich history lesson delivered by your trek leader, after that, we’ll take the pathway that leads to Lamay, where we’ll have our last lunch, and say goodbye to our Quechua team. We will then drive for 1 hour and 20 minutes to Ollantaytambo train station to take the train to Machu Picchu town.
- Hiking distance: 4 km / 2.48 miles
- Hiking time: 3 – 4 hours
- Highest point: 3800m/ 12,467 feet
- Lowest point: 3100m/ 10,171 feet
- Hotel: Cabaña Hotel, Tierra Viva Machu Picchu
DAY 3: Guided Tour at Machu Picchu - Cusco
Today a great breakfast at the hotel makes us ready for a full morning exploration of Machu Picchu on a private tour with your Trek Leader. We’ll take the bus to Machu Picchu early in the morning for an amazing tour until 12:00 pm (Machu Picchu permits will be issued for the first group which is from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm). After a great time at the Incan emperor’s palace, we’ll take the bus down to Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes town), where we’ll have lunch (not included). In the afternoon we’ll take the train back to Ollantaytambo train station and/or Poroy train station, as of this place continue driving to your hotel in Cusco by our transportation.
Note on Itinerary
Although we do our very best possible to adhere to the schedule above, this itinerary is subject to change for several reasons beyond our control, including strikes, weather, natural disasters, and terrain conditions. On some occasions, these conditions may demand us to deviate from our original schedule, in which case we will provide the best available alternative options. And we’ll make a great experience of it!
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