Huchuy Qosqo Cultural Trek 2 Days/ 1 Night

  • Destination: Cusco, Huchuy Qosqo, Peru, Sacred Valley
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Price per person: $200

based on 4 people.

Price for 2 people US$ 240 per person
Price for 3 people US$ 220 per person


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Did you miss the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu? Well you don’t have to worry about it, because Cusco itself has more than one Inca Trail! We invite you to join the hike of one of the sections of the original Inca Trail, starting at the main Plaza de Armas of Cusco, the same starting point as the Inca’s pilgrimage to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

This path offers amazing views of landscapes, lagoons, lama shepherds, potato fields and the majestic Inca citadel of Huchuy Qosco (small Cusco City), from where you can see all of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the most important Apus (sacred mountains). Huchuy Qosco used to be the capital city before Cusco. This citadel is well organised, has a main plaza and also avenues, palaces and temples, storage houses (tambos), guardian houses and new excavations.

-> Check out the Video of our Huchuy Qosqo Trek!!

Itinerary

Day 1

Our adventure starts when we pick you up from your hotel at 06:00 am in the morning and then transfer you to the Quenqo X-Zone. From here, we start our hike following the Inca Trail, arriving at the pass of Cencca (4200 m.a.s.l.) after a short while. We will enjoy a spectacular view of Cusco and then continue our hike in the flat area of the highland around Cusco (Puna).
During this undulating trail we will be able to see many local people, their houses and potatoes fields as you will be briefed on local people’s lifestyle and on agricultural practices such as Crop Rotation. Also, we will enjoy great views over the lagoons of Chinchero, Wila Wila, Queulla Cocha and Kori Cocha. Until the highest point of our trek, the Huchuy Qosco Pass at 4400 m, we will discover many llama shepherds and farmers and then start to descend to our camp site at Pumamarca where we will spend the night at the ruins.

Day 2

This day, we wake up early to enjoy the sunrise over the Andes! After breakfast we start our hike to the Inca control gate that brings us to a small narrow canyon, offering an extraordinary view while passing a small bridge over a great river with waterfalls. After crossing the canyon, we will be able to see how landscape changes from the dry hills into a forest (micro climate). We then keep descending along the river down to Huchuy Qosco, our main destination, traversing the mountain with its beautiful snow carpets and enjoying an incredible view over the Sacred Valley.
After all this beautiful scenery we will arrive to Huchuy Qosco and explore the citadel while your tour guide explains you the most important features. Afterwards, we will have some time to relax, to enjoy a little snack or to explore the Inca site by yourself.
We then continue to descent to Lamay, a small town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where we will have our last lunch before taking the bus back to Cusco or to Ollantaytambo.

Included:
  • Pick-up from your hotel
  • Local cell phone
  • 24-hour-support from company owner
  • Transfer in private vehicle to X zone (starting point of the trek)
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Meals: 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, 1 Breakfast
  • First-aid-kit
  • Accommodation in a double tent
  • Entrance for Huchuy Qosqo
  • Tour guide
  • Bus from Lamay to Cusco
  • Transfer to your hotel
Not Included:
  • Breakfast on the 1st day, lunch and dinner on the second day
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Tips for guide (not mandatory!)
  • Insurance of any kind
Recommendations, what to bring:
  • Personal backpack
  • Set of change clothing for the whole period of the trek
  • Rainjacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
  • Strong footwear, ideally trekking or sport shoes
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, fruits
  • Camera and batteries (batteries will consume more quickly under cold climate conditions)
  • Hat to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  • Sun block
What we need when you make a reservation:
  • Full name as it is written in your passport (please include a scan copy of your passport)
  • Passport number
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Tour departure date
  • Send a deposit of 60% of the total price of your tour. (The remainder of your balance will be due upon your arrival in Cusco.) Payment may be made via *Western UnionPayPalABN AMRO Bank in Holland or securely and directly through our website by choosing your desired tour and clicking on the BOOK NOW button.

Group Price US$ 200 pp, based on 4 people.

Price for 2 people US$ 240 per person
Price for 3 people US$ 220 per person

Next departure dates, group price:

  • January                2018
  • February              2018
  • March                   2018
  • April                      2018
  • May                        2018
  • June                      2018
  • July                        2018
  • August                  2018
  • September          2018
  • October                2018
  • November           2018
  • December           2018
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Upon request, with each booked tour with Green Peru Adventures, you will receive a free walking tour of the mysterious and historic city of Cusco. You will be guided by one of our multilingual, professional guides.

We are looking forward to create an unforgettable experience for you.