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Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 3 Days - Huaynas Expeditions

This complex is the most important archaeological center in the valley of Urubamba, after Ollantaytambo and Pisac. The ruins are impressive, although the conservation of the site is inferior to that of Ollantaytambo or Pisac, because they are older.

But unlike the places mentioned above Huchuy Qosqo has a peculiar architecture: the buildings have been built on polished stone bases of fine finish, with clay plaster (they are the best preserved parts) and the highest floors are made of adobe.

One can observe a kallanka (rectangular enclosure that could measure up to 70 meters long and that were important state centers where the Inca officials stayed) of at least 40 to 50 meters long. Also a remarkable building with two floors of stone and an upper one of adobe.

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  • What's included :
    • 2x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Pre trek Briefing (briefing at the hotel).
    • Pick up from your hotel in the morning of departure.
    • Transportation from Cusco to the trailhead at the beginning of the hike by private car.
    • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu (Huayna Picchu US$ 40 extra) and Huchuy Qosqo.
    • English / Quechua / Spanish professional guide speak.
    • Second Tour Guide over 12 people.
    • Tents - 2 people in a 4 person tent which allows for greater comfort, and also storage of backpacks.
    • Thermarest air-inflate Confortable sleeping Mattress.
    • Cook and assistance of the Cook.
    • Dining equipment including portable chairs and tablels.
    • Local food service in the campsites (2 breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 snacks).
    • Vegetarian and free gluten food for no extra cost.
    • Single tents upon request with no extra cost.
    • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
    • Horseman and horses. (they will carry our duffel bag of 7 kilos included)
    • Tourist Expeditions Train ticket from Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo.
    • Private transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
    • 1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes (twin bed room with private bathroom and hot shower).
    • Insuranse policy of life for cooks and horsemen.
    • Visit to Machupicchu on the last day (2 hours guided tour to explore the whole incan sites).
    • Local Shared transportation from Lamay to Ollantaytambo.
    • Entry/Admission - Huchuy Qosqo
    • Entry/Admission - Huchuy Qosco
    • Entry/Admission - Machu Picchu Tours
    What's excluded :
    • Extra expenses.
    • Lunch and dinner - Day 3.
    • Pillows.
    • Not detailed meals.
    • Travel and health insurance (bring copies with you please).
    • Huayna Picchu entrance US$ 40 extra.
    • Entrance fee to Tambomachay
    • Sleeping bags (it can be rented from us US$ 30 for the entire trip).
    • Waking sticks (it can be rented from us US$ 20 for the entire trip).
    • Tips (optinal).

  • Day 1: Cusco - Tambomachay - Huchuy Qosqo.

    Stop At: Huchuy Qosqo, Pisac Peru
    We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco will be at 6:00 am to move on our transport to Tambomachay, which is located about 11km north of the city. This is the starting point of our adventure with a slight ascent, we will pass through Qoricocha (golden lagoon) and the Yanacocha lagoon (black lagoon) with a large concentration of wild birds. Upon reaching the highest point we will see an archaeological group of three Pre – Inca Chullpas, funerary constructions used to house Inca funerary bales. After this we will take a well – deserved rest to enjoy our lunch.

    As we resume our trek to descend along the spectacular and capricious geological formation on the route to the archaeological complex of Huchuy Qosqo, through what was once part of the Inca Trail Network that connected the entire empire and you will witness of the wildness of the Andean geography.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Huchuy Qosco, Oficina 212 Calle Triunfo 392 Main Square of Cusco, Calca Peru
    We will arrive at Huchuy Qosqo at approximately 3:30 p.m. Huchuy Qosqo is at 11,800 feet high, on a large natural terrace elevated in the upper third of the peak above the town of Lamay. It has a magnificent view of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the snowy peaks that are located at the other point. Here we will prepare the camp to spend the night under the stars of the southern Andean hemisphere.

    Upon arrival we will also have a guided tour. Huchuyqosqo (small Cusco), received its name in the twentieth century although it does not resemble Cusco in the least, it was previously known as Kajya Qhawana (place where lightning falls).

    Tonight we will have dinner at the camp.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping at Huchuy Qosqo

    Day 2: Huchuy Qosqo - Lamay - Aguas Calientes.

    Stop At: Huchuy Qosco, Oficina 212 Calle Triunfo 392 Main Square of Cusco, Calca Peru
    We will have a nutritious breakfast at 7:00 am in our Huchuy Qosqo camp, we will pack all the equipment and take pictures of the place with the sunrise.

    You will have free time to explore on your own the terraces, temples, Huchuy Qosqo channels. The architecture has the peculiarity that the buildings were built on stone bases finely polished, with clay plaster in the best preserved parts, but the upper floors are made of adobe (mud bricks).

    We will observe the stone channel that provides the water that runs through the place. At approximately 10:00 am we will begin the descent towards the Sacred Valley, arriving at the small Andean town of Lamay (3000m), our descent will last approximately 2 hours.

    In the town of Lamay, our transport will be waiting for us to take us to the Ollantaytambo train station, and then take our train to the town of Aguas Calientes to spend the night in a hotel.

    Dinner included.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel Aguas Calientes

    Day 3: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco.

    Stop At: Machu Picchu Tours, 3001 Garrison St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    During the morning, at agreed time with the guide, we will walk for one hour to Machu Picchu. Once we arrive we will have to follow our guide, who for two hours will take us on a tour of Machu Picchu. Then you will have free time to explore on your own Machu Picchu to take fantastic photos that will give much to talk about among your friends.

    After the excursion we will return to Aguas Calientes where you can have lunch. In the afternoon we will return to Ollantaytambo by train. Where we will board our private transport that will take us back to the city of Cusco.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We come and pick you up from your hotel in Cusco
    Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Organised by Huaynas Expeditions

Activity ID: V-126532P8

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