Short on time? Huchuy Qosqo Trek is the perfect trek for those who have limited time or are looking for a moderate trek. Explore local villages, lakes, walk together with llamas, alpacas and end with Machu Picchu.
The Huchuy Qosqo trek takes you to walk along an ancient Inca Trail with llamas, alpacas, lakes, birds and visit the archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo located just above the Sacred Valley. Spend a perfect three-day trek to Machu Picchu and enjoy a fantastic experience that will last a lifetime.
- Hike along an ancient Inca Trail from Cusco to the Sacred Valley.
- Discover the local villages, lakes and explore Huchuy Qosqo.
- Shorter trek through the desert to Machu Picchu.
- Participate in a Pachamanca barbecue.
- Experience the Vistadome scenic train ride.
- Beat the crowds to Machu Picchu before sunrise.
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- Price per person 540.USD Reserve Now.
- To book the Huchuy Qosqo trek with us, you must make an initial payment of USD 50 per person. The rest can be paid in Cusco, online in full or in installments.
- Discount: All travelers under the age of 17 or students under the age of 25 with a valid student ID can get a $30 discount.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco at 7:00 am and you will drive for 20 minutes towards the archaeological site of Tambomachay (3812 m / 12506 Ft), and start the trek. Here, the expedition to the legendary lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will begin. The first part is a 4-hour gentle ascent, passing through local communities, beautiful mountain lakes, large pastures where llamas and alpacas feed. This area is home to various birds, including Wallatas (love birds), partridges, which are seen regularly throughout the day. Lunch is at Koricocha Lake (4049 m / 13284 ft). After enjoying fresh meals prepared by your trekking chef, continue a further three hours up and down to camp which is located in the small Andean town of Pukamarca (3800m/12,467ft). Here, it is a good opportunity to understand their lifestyle, interact with the local children and visit the houses to see how they live and what they have. You can take some gifts with you if you want.
Camp Altitude: 3800 m / 12,467 ft
Distance: 15 km / 9.3 miles
Duration: 7 hours
Meals: Appetizers, lunch, dinner.
Accommodation: Camp under the stars.
Waking up in the Peruvian Andes with the most impressive views is an unforgettable experience. After breakfast, for 1 hour you will visit the Inca City Huchuy Qosqo, located at the top of the Sacred Valley; a city built more than 500 years ago by the Incas. Now it is on top of the mountain, offering us a magnificent view with buildings, sacred temples, agricultural terraces, warehouses, water channels and an Inca reservoir. After exploring with your tour guide, you'll have time to have fun. Then head to Lamay for 2 hours; today's lunch is a special subterranean barbecue from Pachamanca; you will participate in the burial of the different types of meats, vegetables, fruits and, finally, you will enjoy the feast. After lunch, travel to Ollantaytambo, a beautiful city located in the middle of the mountains with a lot of natural and cultural history. We will have time to explore the city considered “the last living Inca city”. Dinner will be at a local restaurant to later catch it at 7 p.m. train to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will check into your hotel and relax after the Huchuy Qosqo trek.
Walking distance: 12 km / 7.4 miles
Duration: 7 hours
Meals: breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner.
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
On the last day, get up early to take the first bus up to Machu Picchu. You will enter Machu Picchu and explore with your tour guide. First, take a short walk to the Puerta del Sol or Inca Bridge, then follow your tour guide as you learn about the Incas and visit all the most famous temples, palaces, and streets. Then have some free time to explore the site on your own or take the additional hike to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain (not included and completely different from Machu Picchu Citadel).
Once you are done with Machu Picchu, you will take the 30 minute bus to Aguas Calientes, you will have lunch in town (not included). Later in the afternoon, take the Vistadome panoramic train back to Ollantaytambo, where the Ultimate Trekking team will be waiting for you and transfer you back to Cusco. The arrival at your hotel is around 7.30 pm, where we finish the Huchuy Qosqo walk.
Guided tour duration: 3-4 hours
Meals: breakfast at the hotel.
Pick up and transfer to the airport.
Professional English speaking tour guide.
Second tour guide for groups of 9+.
Pick up and drop off at your hotel.
All transportation included during the three days.
Trekking chef, porters, muleteers.
Horses to carry food, equipment and up to 7 kg of your things.
1 night camp under the stars.
1 night 3 star hotel in Aguas Calientes.
2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners.
Drinking water during the 1st and 2nd day.
Snacks, snacks, hot water during the walk.
Dietary options such as Vegetarian, Vegan, GF available.
4 men's Eureka tents for every 2 hikers.
Foam mattress to sleep on, pillows, hot water bottles.
Camping equipment (tents, tables, chairs, portable toilets).
First aid kit, oxygen tank.
Entrance to Huchuy Qosco and Machu Picchu.
Round trip bus ticket to Machu Picchu.
Vistadome Panoramic Train back to Cusco.
Sleeping bag, trekking poles, air mattress (can be hired from us).
Breakfast on the 1st day and lunch and dinner on the last day.
Entrance to the Huayna Picchu mountain.
Access tickets to the Machu Picchu mountain (Different from the citadel of Machu Picchu).
Optional walks after the Machu Picchu tour.
Huayna Picchu Mountain: In order to access this mountain, you must book in advance. It takes 2 hours to finish and the cost is an extra $75 per person.
Machu Picchu Mountain: In order to access this mountain, you must book in advance. It takes 3.5 hours to finish and the cost is an extra $75 per person.
Rain gear just in case.
Fully refundable up to 7 days before departure