The Huchuy Qosqo to Machu Picchu, is an alternative trekking program, in which you see captivating landscapes, of valleys, mountains, lakes and villages. The trek involves culture, adventure and history of the Incas. The trail leads through magnificent landscapes and camping at the archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo which in quechua means “Little Cusco”. The trek covers full of natural attractives that grants to visitors a sensation of peas and quietness. On the road you can observed the imposing Geography of the Andes, lagoons that concentrate rain water, the trail is not frequented by crowds, where you will only see sheepherder’s taking care of their llamas and alpacas. At the end of the second day we reach Machu Picchu town in order to visit the great Machu Picchu on the 3rd day.
Huchuy qosqo to Machu Picchu:daily departures in private service.
Day 01. Cusco – tambo machay – huchuy qosqo: Our huchuy qosqo machu picchu program begins with an early departure, Our transfer will meet you at 07:00 a.m, and drive you towards the archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman symbol of the Inca architecture, we go up by excess-zone and arrive to Tambo machay village from where we start our walk. The trail follows a gentle uphill for about 30 minutes, then we climb up a hill up to the summit, from here we will observe the valley of Cusco the hike goes by the slopes on senca mount, while we stop we can see the houses of cusco that are built over the hills, then we finally reach the top of the hill where we can stop and spend some minutes taking pictures and enjoying the view. From here that point the trail follows a narrow path surrounded by icchu grass, we will have small uphills, and after we will arrive in to a lagoon of Qoriqocha and Yanacocha, place used for lunch by some hikers, we will stop above a mountain and have our snacks. Then continue a flat trail for about one our, then reach the highest point of the trail 4.200. Then the trail descends until the community of Pukamarca that consists in a group of little houses which has straw roof where we stop for lunch. From lunch the trail descend and arrives in to a little canyon named Leon Punku “The gate of the Lion” passing it we keep descending and after a level trail we reach the Gulch, from here we will be able to observe part of the Sacred Valley of the Inka’s. After a short break we continue our walk and finally arrive to Huchuy qosqo after about 8 hours of walk, we camp in Huchuy Qosqo 3600m, where we will relax, and have dinner.
(Trek difficulty: Medium Challenge. Total distance: 18 km. Estimated walking time: 8-9 hours).
Day 2. huchuy qosqo – ollanta – machu picchu: After a nutritious breakfast, we will have a Guided tour in the archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo, we’ll have enough time to explore all its dimension, after this visit we will re-start our walk following a bank of an stream, on an uphill trail for about around 3 hours, but the trail is rewarding, we wil see inca buildings, many local plants such as Kantu “National flower of Peru”, puyas which are thorny plants rthat has nice flowers that attracts the humming birds, and finally we arrive to the summit located over (4300m.a.l.s), after admiring the knots or mountains we descend for about 02:00 hrs. Until the trail end. At arrival we lunch, then we catch our transport to Ollantay Tambo town where we can have a brief tour of the old inca town, the streets are nice and you will understand how the old Peruvians lived, then we catch train to Aguas Calientes. At arrival a person from the hotel will meet you and take you to the hotel. After being accommodated you will have dinner, then spend the night in comfortable hotel.
(Trek Difficulty: Medium Challenge. Total distance: 10 km “6 miles”. Estimated walking time: 5 – 6 hours).
Day 3: Machu Picchu – Cusco: Early morning wake up in order to take bus to Machu Picchu, once arrived to control we get registered and receive the guided tour. Our guide will show you all the most important sectors of machu picchu, will do a complete tour, while other guides will rush and even cut the tour and make it in only 1.5 hours, our guides will make it slowly, will give you a proper time for pictures and after about 03 hours we will finish the tour. In your free time we advise you to hike to the inca bridge or the gate of sun, then you have to return to the entry and catch bus to Aguas calientes from where a nice train will take you back to ollantay tambo. At ollanta our transfer personnel will meet you and drive you back to cusco City.