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Huchuy Qosqo Trek Full Day

Created with Sketch. Huchuy Qosqo, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru.
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Duration

1 Day

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

10 people

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Languages

Español, Ingles

Overview

Huchuy Qosqo the Little Cusco is an archeological site north of Cuzco, Peru it was originally an administrative and military center around Pisaq, with many though-provoking constructions in the surrounding vicinity. You may also observe Inca buildings with fine, perfect stonework & grain-storage structures called Collcas to store and preserve food, because it was an important agricultural center to produce corn.

Its name is Quechua for Little Cusco and it is found at an elevation of 3650 meters (11,800 feet), above the 3000-meter high town of Lamay and the Sacred Valley. The site received its name in the 20th century previously it had been known as Kakya Qawani.

Pedro de Cieza de León, in his Second Chronicle of Peru, claimed that the palaces were built by Viracocha, the Eighth Inca. Amongst a large number of buildings, some stone, some adobe, is a kallanka (great hall), 40m long. Providing water to the site is a marvelous Inca-built irrigation channel, lined with stones for about 800m. The site is inaccessible by public road

This Huchuy Qosqo Trek is one of the most favorite short trekking destinations in Cusco region for its wide ranges of scenic views all along the ways.  It’s a life time dream of passionate hikers as the quest provides an opportunity to witness a beautiful mountain range from a close. The trials to the enthralling place are comprised of climbs and descend that traverse lush low land, alpine forests, rivers, picturesque communities, Inca temple and palace.

The route on the trek is loaded with the panoramic views of majestic mountains range adding glitters to the splendid beauty of the region. Huchuy Qosqo Trek takes you to explore the treasure of the Andes in a short time, it’s perfect for people who don´t want to spend much time in the mountains but still want to feel the charm of the Andes.

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    Activities: Trekking Adventure
    Shuttle to Ccorao: 1½ hour by bus from Cusco.
    Hiking distance: 12 Km. / 7.4 mile.
    Hiking time: 6½ to 7 hour approximately.
    Difficulty Levels: 3 of 5
    Maximum Altitude: 4150 masl. / 13615 ft.
    Optional Activities: Horse Reading.
    Locations: Huchuy Qosqo
    Departures Day: Daily Departures.
    Starts: Pick up at your accommodation in Cusco around 7:00 AM
    Ends: Drop-off at Cusco around 18:30 PM

Itinerary

The Huchuy Qosqo Trek
The Huchuy Qosqo Trek takes you to the lovely trek to the lesser-known Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo. This site is situated on a plateau with stunning views overlooking the Sacred valley and the snow-capped peaks of the Vilcabamba range.

The day starts by driving to the small town of Corao, around 30 minutes from Cusco, before branching off the road into the high Andes and the tiny village of Patabamba at 3848 MASL/12624 FASL. It is at this location where the Huchuy Qosqo trailhead is located.

This trail will first take you to the little village of Sihua, then up to the Pukamarca pass (4150 MASL – 13615 FASL), overlooks the village with the same name. Here, you will have a splendid viewpoint of the Urubamba mountain range and the Sacred Valley. After reaching the top of the pass, there is a 2 km/0.6 mile (approximately 30 minute) downhill hike to the Pumamarka Community for lunch.

After lunch, you will continue your trek to the Puma Puncu canyon ( “the puma door” ). From here, you will hike along an original Incan trail, which has be restored as part of the Qapacñan project. This trail will lead you to the isolated and mysterious Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo (“the little Cusco’’) perched above the Sacred Valley of the Incas at 3600 MASL/11811 FASL. Once in the site, your guide will walk you through and show you all the site’s amazing Inca buildings like sacred temples, storehouses, Inca terraces for agriculture and the Inca reservoir used to store water during the dry season.

After your guided tour of the site, we will begin our 2-hour walk downhill to the village of Lamay (2,800 meters) by the Urumbamba River in the Sacred Valley, where a bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.
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07:00 - 07:30
Pick up from the hotel in Cusco.
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07:30 - 08:20
From Cusco to Coorao by bus.
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80:30 - 11:00
Walk Patabamba to Sihua.
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11:00 - 12:00
Sihua, Pukamarca.
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12:00 - 13:00
Lunch Pumamarka.
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13:30 - 14:00
Pumamarca to Puma Puncu canyon
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14:00 - 15:00
Guided tour of Huchuy Qosqo
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15:00 - 17:00
Descent on to Lamay
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17:00 - 18:30
Return to Cusco by bus for your overnight in Cusco.

Include:

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning and private transport to Patabamba, the starting point of the trek
  • Huchuy Qosqo entrance fee
  • English speaking professional guide (2 guides for groups over 8 people)
  • Boxed lunch - Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost.
  • First-aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Private transport from Lamay to Cusco, including drop-off at your hotel
  • 24 hour/day guest service: please ask for the emergency number available during your time of visit
  • 1 Porter

Not Included:

  • Dinner
  • Tips: please note that our agency staff is well paid, so feel free to tip or not as you wish

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Huchuy Qosqo, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru.

Tour Map: Huchuy Qosqo Trek Full Day

FAQs

Is the Huchuy Qosqo Trek difficult?
Yes, you must be moderately fit and exercise regularly to do this walk! In preparation, try to walk five kilometers per day or go to a gym in the months before the walk. It is also important to be well acclimatized to the altitude.
Can I have vegetarian, vegan or special meals?
We offer standard meals, as well as a vegetarian food option. Just let us know if you want vegetarian meals when you book your trek.

Vegetarian meals do not have red meat, chicken or fish. We will assume that eggs and dairy are fine. We cannot specifically serve vegans, as it is too complicated for our chefs (remember that they are cooking in a tent). Most of our main evening meals are served as a buffet service, so you can always put aside what you don't like. We can also treat lactose intolerant and gluten-free diets.
Where can I store my large luggage during the Huchuy Qosqo Trek To Machu Picchu?
You can leave any of your belongings that you do not want to take on the walk in your hotel or hostel where you were previously staying. These hostels / hotels generally have a safe and closed room where you can store your belongings. If you do not trust your hostel, we will be happy to store your belongings safely.
Can I wear sneakers on my walk? Why do I need hiking boots?
Both sneakers (sneakers or sneakers) and hiking boots are suitable for this walk. However, choose what you choose, make sure they are separated and that they feel comfortable over long distances. Light and waterproof hiking boots are recommended.
Do I Need A Permits?
The Huchuy Qosqo does Not require permits as the Inca Trail, but it is important to reserve in advance do to the trip requires train tickets and entrance to Machu Picchu which once are limited.
Can I suffer from altitude sickness during the Huchuy Qosqo Trek To Machu Picchu?
To avoid altitude sickness on the hike, we recommend spending time in Cusco or the Sacred Valley beforehand. If you have never been at high altitude, we recommend that you first spend a day in the Sacred Valley, because it is at an altitude lower than the city of Cusco.
How many things can we take? Do we carry it ourselves?
We recommend carrying no more than one 35 or 40 liter backpack to carry your things, as you will carry it yourself.
Do I need walking sticks?
Although not mandatory, walking sticks are recommended for any hiker concerned about stress or joint balance. They are also quite useful for providing stability and leverage in especially steep ups and downs. If you do not have posts or are not sure how to use them, we can rent them and give you instructions.
What Type Of Food Will We Get On The Huchuy Qosqo Trek?
Our cooks prepare excellent high-energy meals appropriate for a trek of this nature. The menu usually includes pasta, rice, chicken, fresh fruit and vegetables and a variety of oatmeal, eggs and other breakfast foods. Vegetarian alternatives are available upon request at the time of booking.

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  • Horse Ride ⇨$30,00
  • Pachamanca Lunch ⇨$100,00
  • Private Service ⇨$250,00

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