Huchuy Qosqo Trek – Machu Picchu - 3 Days

Day 1

Early in the morning, we will pick you up at the hotel to drive you the trail head Tambo Machay Inca site, where we will have our breakfast made by our cook. After a good breakfast, we will begin our adventure following a slightly uphill to the lookout point, from where we will see the amazing landscape and valleys. After a brief break, we will continue surrounding the mountains getting into a particular valley, where will see lots of llamas and alpacas wandering around. From the beginning, it will take about 3.5 hours to reach our lunch place at 4,100m /13,450ft. After lunch and small siesta, we will continue uphill to another lookout point, from where we will see small lagoons, lake birds and llamas around it, further away we will perceive the highest point of our trek, Huchuy Qosqo pass at 4,550m/14,927ft. After a while and taking pictures, we will head downhill for 1.5 hours to Puma Marca Inca site, where we will spend the night in a small Andean community.

Along the way we will appreciate stunning views throughout the journey on an overwhelming grassland, mountain lagoons, lots of lake birds such as Andean Geese, Partridges, and Lapwings as well as a variety of migrating birds, depending on the season.

Meals: Snack, breakfast, lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation: Camping outdoors by Viajes LA

estimated walking time: 6 to 7 hours

Walkign distance: 16km/9.9Miles

Difficulty: Moderate/challenging

Day 2

After a delicious breakfast, we leave Puma Marca campsite to continue our journey, first we will reach a small cannon, which we will pass through wooden bridges attached to the steep mountains, suddenly we access to a clear with Incan terraces by the water stream, further down we will have the most spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley, mountains, small communities spread out in the valley; at the distance Huchuy Qosqo Inca site, where we will stop to explore with our tour guide. After a brief background information and tour in the site, we will head downhill the to La May village in the valley, where our cook and porters will be waiting to get our last lunch ready. After lunch, we will take our private transportation to Ollantaytambo, where we will board the train to Aguas Calientes town, where we will spend the night in a 3-star hotel room.

The last supper will be at a restaurant, where your guide will give you some instructions before visiting Machu Picchu

Meals: Snack, breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Aguas Calintes

Estimated walking time: About 3 hours to La May town

Walking distance: 9km/5.5Miles

Difficulty: Easy

Day 3

Early in the morning after a good breakfast at the hotel, you and the guide will catch the bus up to Machu Picchu. For today make sure you are carrying your passport the one you have booked the tour with, you will show them at the entrance, once in the citadel, your guide will give you a background information about Machupicchu, then he will take you to explore the important enclosures and sectors in the citadel. After 2 hours guided tour, you will have plenty of time for further exploration on your own.

Note: If you purchased the admission tickets to climb Wayna Picchu Mt or Machu Picchu Mt, your guide will give you some instructions to know where and when you should leave, it could take 1.5 to 2 hours back and forth for Wayna Picchu and 3 hours for Machu Picchu mountain.

The guide will meet you at Aguas Calientes town for lunch. Afterward, we take the two hours train to Ollantaytambo from where we will be driven 2 hours back to Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast at the hotel

Accomodation: back to your Hotel in Cusco

Estimated walking time: Exploring Machu Picchu

Walking distance: km

Difficulty: Super easy

Huchuy Qosqo is a new short alternative trek to get Machupicchu, with an outdoor camping in the highlands of Cusco. This trek is perfect for families with children and those people who do not have enough time but want to enjoy the scenery and unique experience exploring the mountains in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

The archeological Inca site, located in the mountains in the Sacred Valley was built possibly before the Incan empire expansion. Huchuy Qosqo got to be the residence of Wiraqocha Inca ruler.

Items Included in this tour

  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel
  • Pick up at your hotel in the morning of the trek departure.
  • All transfer in our van which only for Viajes LA costumers.
  • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu
  • Entrence fees to Huchuy Qosqo
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu for 2.5 hours.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food with prior request)
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
  • First Aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Round trip train ticket (expedition service) from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • Private transport from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco.
  • Dinner in Aguas Calientes (touristic restaurant).
  • 3 star Hotel rooms in Aguas Calientes.
  • Rain poncho

Items not Included in this tour

  • Entrance fees to Huayna Picchu ($25 additional).
  • Last lunch and dinner.
  • Optional upgrades (train and hotel).
  • Gratitude for porters and guides.

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Huchuy Qosqo Trek – Machu Picchu
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