Huchuy Qosqo Cultural Trek 2 Days/ 1 Night

  • Destination: Cusco, Sacred Valley
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Price per person: $200
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based on 4 people.

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

As we operate the Huchuy Qosqo Cultural Trek ourselves, we have available departure dates for the whole year. Indeed if you prefer to join a group, here our confirmed reservations for departure dates 2019:

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 organized, and 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!!


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 potato 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 campsite 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 the landscape changes from dry hills into a forest (microclimate). 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 to you the most important features. Afterward, we will have some time to relax, to enjoy a little snack, or explore the Inca site by ourselves.
We then continue to descend 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.

  • Pick-up from your hotel
  • 24-hour-support from the company owner
  • Transfer in a 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 sports 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
  • Sunblock
What we need when you make a reservation:
  • Full name as it is written in your passport (please include a scanned 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

Group Price US$ 200 per person, based on 4 people.

Price for 2 people US$ 250 per person
Price for 3 people US$ 230 per person

Exclusive international transaction fees: The amount of the extra transaction fees depends on how the payment is made and on your bank. For further information please don’t hesitate to ask.

Terms and Conditions

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 creating an unforgettable experience for you.