Huchuy qosqo trek to machu picchu trek (3 days hike)
Huchuy Qosqo Trek, is an alternative trekking tour, that brings you to see the small cusco (Huchuy Qosqo “in the local language”), a wonderful archaeological site above the sacred valley, a trek where the captivating landscape will amaze you, it starts at Cusco outskirts, then leads by the highlands which are land of llama farmers. the amazing view of the sacred valley from the mountains is lake discovery channel report, but even better.
The trek involves culture and history, the amazing archaeological park, has recently being excavated, where nice and perfect walls, shrines, dwellings, and even inca mummies were found, and are exposed, it is built in a plateau and has a wonderful spot to camp over inca terraces.
The trek covers a land where the nature is well preserved and grants the visitors with a sensation of peas and quietness, an amazing hike, connects huchuy qosqo inca site, the sacred valley, and machu picchu in one program. The huchuy qosqo hike itself, ends at Lamay (town in the sacred valley), from where we drive you to the train station at ollantaytambo, and catch train to aguas calientes town, then on the third day visit world-wonder, leaded by our expert local tour guide.
This elite huchuy qosqo trek is offered only in private service, for an amazing hike experience ask this tour as; Huchuy qosqo trek to machu picchu, 3 days.
You may also be interested, in Humantay Lake Tour as well.
Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu Itinerary
Day 01. Cusco – huchuy qosqo: This wonderful hike begins, with pick up from your hotel, and transfer out to Tambomachay village, from where we’ll begin our trek.
The trail is very gentle for the first 30 minutes, then it turn in to uphill, while we gane elevation we can observe the cusco valley, houses and farmlands, then we will summit a point where we will be able break and have snacks, then continue hiking by a land; from where we won’t see any more the Cusco valley, only nature will escort us by grassy trail, still uphill and finally get the high point.
It has a nice view, we will be able to see a lagoon, the trail is flat, and at nearby llamas are opportunity for pictures, we can approach to a hill top from where we can see the land of chinchero and its lakes, then after some time we can reach the highest point to the hike, the trail leads downhill and reaches an small village of only 4 houses named Pukamarca “red-town” these are alpacas and llama sheepherders homes”, we’ll lunch here.
After the break for recover energy, we´ll reach in to a well preserved inca trail that leads into a canyon named Leon punku “Gate of Lion”, it is a wonderful section where you will be able to see some native flowers, and amazing landscape, a gentle downhill leads to a place from where we can see the sacred valley, villages and farmlands are going to reward us from a long hike, then following the inca path, we´ll arrive to Huchuy qosqo where we can camp. Spend the night over 3600m. (18 km, in about 8 hours).
Day 2. huchuy qosqo – machu picchu: You will wake up with, tent coca leaves tea service, then after packing you stuffs, we will breakfast at an open air spot, nutritious breakfast made by our expert trekking chef, then you will go for a walking tour at the site.
Huchuy qosqo is an amazing archaeological site, with many terraces, high quality architecture and surrounded by magnificent landscape, after some time walking on this place, you will continue the trek, the trail leads in to a narrow switchbacks trail to the sacred valley.
After about 4 hours of hike, you will reach the bottom of the valley, crossing the Urubamba river we will end the huchuy qosqo trek, then we’ll lunch, then our transport will lead us to Ollantaytambo where we take train to aguas calientes town and spend the night. (The trek n this day is medium challenge, that will be done in about 5 hours, where we will cover 10 km “6 miles).
Day 3: Visit to Machu Picchu and return to Cusco. In order to avoid the crowds, we advise early departure, Our guide will meet you at your hotel front desk, and take 30 minutes shuttle bus ride, to the archaeological park, then once passing control you will do a walk to the inca bridge, enjoy the fascinating view of the bridge and the valley down below, once you return to the park, the guide will take you in to the city of Machu Picchu for the guided visit.
You will visit the sun temple, 3 windows temple, guard house, the inca house, and all wonderful sites, that are seeing in the pictures, after about 3 hours of hike, you will take bus back to aguas calientes, then have lunch. Then return to ollanta by train, and finally to the city in our private transport, where our huchuy qosqo hike to Machu Picchu ends.
- Transfer from your hotel to huchuy qosqo hike start point.
- English speaking professional guide.
- Meals: 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts + snacks.
- Trekking chef and porters during 2 days.
- First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
- Private transport from hike end to Ollantay Tambo.
- Train from Ollantaytambo / aguas calientes / ollantaytambo.
- Hotel accommodation in Aguas calientes town.
- Round trip Bus to Machu Picchu.
- Huchuy Qosqo Fee.
- Machu Picchu Fee.
- Lunch and dinner on the last day.
- Sleeping bag.