huchuy qosqo hike, private program, daily departures
Huchuy qosqo hike, is a day program departing from Cusco, to the archaeological site, a fascinating place located at the mountains above the sacred valley, an excellent hike used as training for large tour programs that reaches high elevations. The trail has a medium elevation which pass is at 14, 270 feet, and ends at the sacred valley which is at 9,670 feet.
The hike offers: captivating scenic landscape view, of vilcanota glacier mountains, clear water lakes, stunning sacred valley view from the heights, opportunity to see llamas and alpacas in their natural habitat, country villages settled in ravines, and a good opportunity to buy good quality alpaca handmade textiles, from the makers.
It is a non-frequented trail, also possible to make it in 02 days program, starting at different point. But why it is so important? Because huchuy qosqo is an inca city built on the XV century, the archaeological site was recently excavated by the Peruvian archaeologist, they fixed up some walls at the citadel, found inca mummies. Now that the place has been cleared, it shows an impressive and captivating citadel, which is protected by the Peruvian lows.
According the last regional news, is fact that in the future, it is going to be easier to get there, because there will be built up a funicular or cable car; but by now, the best option to reach the site, is the day trip; Enjoy this wonderful huchuy qosqo hike.
You may also be interested in visiting other places in the sacred valley, then look at our sacred valley private tour, for someone looking for more challenging, we also have the Choquequirao trek. Our huchuy qosqo hike tours, is leaded by experienced professional, local guides from Cusco – Peru, fluent in English and other languages.
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Huchuy Qosqo Hike Itinerary”
Our fascinating huchuy qosqo trek begins, with picking up our hikers form their hotel at 7:00am, then we drive our private transport towards Chinchero, from the main route we take a non-asphalted road, for about 10 minutes and finally arrive to Tauca Village.
Once arriving to the village, we will find villagers who will offer us their incredible handmade textiles to buy, then we beginning our hike. We follow a trail used by the sheepherder’s to grace their llamas, the trail is gentle uphill amongst a beautiful mountain scenery.
the trail offers a nice view of llamas and alpacas, after about one hour and a half the trail turns in to more steeper and leads to the summit of the hike, and after about 3 hour walk we reach the mountain pass at 4300 meters. At this point the view is fantastic and provide wide angle, while we enjoy the view we can have our snacks and break for some minutes.
After our pleasant break, we continue hiking and start descending for an approximately 2 hrs. And finally reach the Inca archaeological site of “Huchuy Qosqo”. At the place we can seat down and have our box lunch, after lunch our guide will show you the entire site.
The site has many buildings of 2-levels, at the place the time seems that stopped since inca times, there is a magic sensation while walking at the site, couple years ago archaeologists found mummies of the incas which are possible to see. After a fantastic tour we continue descending to Lamay, where we end our huchuy qosqo day hike. We catch our private transport and drive back to Cusco and arrive at around 18.00 hours.
- Private transport to trail head.
- Professional tour guide.
- Entrance fee.
- Box lunch.
- Extras non mentioned in the tour.