Huchuy Qosqo Hike, is a day program departing from Cusco, and or the sacred valley, the hike is an excellent training tour before any long treks, we start a medium elevation and pass over 14, 270 feet, the we walk down hill until we end in the sacred valley at an altitude of 9,670 feet, along the way we see a captivating scenic landscape view of vilcanota snow covered 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, villagers who grows native potatoes, a good opportunity to buy good quality alpaca handmade textiles, and get it at a good price from the real producers.
It is a non-frequented trail, which is also possible to make it in 02 days starting at different point than one day hike option: 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 restored the citadel, found mummies from inca period. Know that the place has been cleared, it shows an impressive and captivating citadel, it is protected by the Peruvian lows and it is a legacy to the man kind.
According the last region news, is that in the future it is going to be easier to get there, because there will be built up a Cableway; but by know, the best option to reach huchuy qosqo is in one day hike, enjoy this wonderful program, guided by experienced professionals, fluent in English and other languages.
hike available only in private service:
huchuy qosqo hike in a day version, 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 steeper part, that leads to the summit of the hike, and after about 3 hour walk we reach the mountain pass at 4300meters. 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 you will receive the huchuy qosqo tour, where 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 trek. We catch our private transport and drive back to Cusco and arrive at around 18.00 hours.