Huchuy Qosqo Experience – 3 days

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Superb short Trek to Huchuy Qosqo “small Cusco”: This is a very nice trek for trekkers love to hike and being in the middle of nowhere (just being surrounded by nature), like to go camping with a group and having fun with each other. The Tambomachay head of the trail this is a site where few tourists come at 30 minutes from Cusco, finding a small hill consisting of rocks and caves in the form of passages. Huchuy Qosqo (small Cusco) is situated above the Valley of Urubamba and offers very spectacular views over the mountain range Cordillera de Vilcanota ending in Machu Picchu Sanctuary

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Day by Day Itinerary

* Price based in sharing one tent 2 people

Type Service: Group Tour
Itinerary: Fixed
Destinations: Cuzco
Activities: Trekking and Walking

Day 1 – Cusco, Tambomachay / Pucamarca

Pick up from the Hotel at 6:00am, transfer to the heading to the archeological site of Tambomachay; the hike will start at this point, and will continue through puna landscapes and over the Sicllaccasa pass (4020m/13186ft). We hike along a path that leads to the Ccauca ravine, where we encounter archaeological remains and wild crops, such as tarwi, and a large quantity of cacti. We continue on to the Queullococha pass (4185m/13727ft), surrounding the area in spectacular views stand the Veronica, Pitusiray and Chicon snow peaks. We hike past the Queullococha Lake, where we may see huallatas, ducks and small fish to then climb towards the Challu Challu pass (4220m/13842ft). From this point, we observe the Chinchero plains and the Piuray and Qoricocha lagoons. We then ascend towards the fourth pass at Rumicruz (4230m/13874ft). We then make our way to the Inca rock quarry (4220m/13842ft), which was the place from where the rocks were extracted to build Huchuy Qosqo. We descend towards the Pucamarca community (4010m/13153ft), where we arrive in the afternoon. Here we dine and camp through the night.
Meals Included: Box-lunch, Dinner


Day 2 – Huchuy Qosqo / Ollantaytambo / Train to Aguas Calientes

After breakfast; we leave at 7:00am, our camping place to continue to Huchuy Qosqo. Walk downhill towards the Leon Punku ravine, where we find remains of an Inca bridge and trail. This canyon boasts geological formations surrounded by majestic rocks and boulders that direct the river to Huchuy Qosqo at (3600m/11808ft). Huchuy Qosqo is an Inca archaeological complex with imposing architecture that includes a large open ceremonial center, from which we enjoy a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley, the Vilcanota River. After explanation we start to walk around two hours to the next point (4200m/13776ft), going down around two hours until arrive to Taucca, where we have the lunch place, from here we take our private transport drives to Ollantaytambo train station where we catch the train to Aguas Calientes.
Overnight at Aguas Calientes Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3 – Visit Machu Picchu full day / Back to Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel; full day Excursion to Machu Picchu, early transfer to the Bus Stop for the short ride (25 minutes) up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, you will participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial (the most important preserved Intihuatana), the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, houses, warehouses, a large central square; and all connected by narrow roads and steps that are surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side. After the tour you’ll have time to stroll around the Archaeological Site at your leisure.
Opportunity to walk (approx 1 hour) up to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) or climb to the top of Wayna Picchu, with a magnificent view of the whole Sanctuary, return in the afternoon by train to Cusco and transfer to the hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

 

   

Includes

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning of trek departure.
  • Private transport to Tambomachay, head of the Trek
  • Entrance fee to Huchuy Qosqo and Machu Picchu
  • English Speaking Professional Guide (two guides for groups over 8 persons)
  • 4 Season tents, 2 people in each 3-people-capacity tent
  • Therma-Rest self-inflating mattress
  • Horsemen and horses: Carry tents, cooking equipment and also carry backpacks, sleeping bags and mattresses (Max. 9 kilos/ 19 lbs per person)
  • One emergency horse every two persons
  • Chef and cooking equipment, dining tent with tables, chairs and Kitchen tent
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food)
  • Toilet tent
  • Accommodation for all our staff
  • Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Bus ticket up and down from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Expedition train Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and train back to Poroy (Vistadome Class upon request)
  • One night accommodation in Aguas Calientes with Tourist Class Hotel (Superior Tourist Class or First Class upon request)
  • Transfer from Poroy Train station to your Cusco hotel

Not included

  • Sleeping bag (can be hired in our office for US$ 12 for all the trek)
  • Extra porter to carry your personal things like sleeping bag, clothes, etc
  • Tips for the guide, cook and porters
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Domestic airfare to and from Cusco (+/- US$ 290 per person round trip)
  • Visa fees (if required)
  • Passport & Visa Costs
  • Vaccination Costs
  • Personal Spending Money
  • Drinks
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Border taxes or fees

Optional Services

  • Upgrade the train to Vistadome Class: add US$ 50
  • Sleeping bag during the tour ( -10°C): add US$ 12
  • Upgrade the Hotel to Superior Tourist Class: add US$ 40 (double occupancy)
  • Single supplement(single tent): US$ 42

 

 

Optional Services

    • Upgrade the train to Vistadome Class: add US$ 50

 

  • Sleeping bag during the tour ( -10°C): add US$ 12

 

 

  • Upgrade the Hotel to Superior Tourist Class: add US$ 40 (double occupancy)

 

 

  • Single supplement(single tent): US$ 42

 

 

   

 

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