Huchuy Qosqo & Machu Picchu - 2 Days

It is possible to explore the highlands of the sacred valley combining with Machu Picchu the following day. The two-day Huchuy Qosqo Trek offers you the opportunity to enjoy the scenery in the Cusco’s Andes, lagoons, Incan sites and more. The archeological 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.
This short trek of 10km / 6.2Miles is perfect for families with children and those who want to enjoy the views of the sacred valley from above, get to visit Machu Picchu the following day traveling by train.

Day 1
DAY 1: CUSCO – HUCHUY QOSCO - OLLANTAYTAMBO - AGUAS CALIENTES

To begging the adventure, we will leave Cusco city at 6:00 am driving toward Chinchero at 3,700m, this is a traditional village well known for its textiles, where locals still use ancestral Incan weaving tools and methods.

Piuray, is the lagoon in Chinchero not frequently mentioned during the Sacred Valley tours. However, it supplies water to Cusco city. We will begin the trek uphill to the lookout point, from where we will have a panoramic view of the lake and some villages surrounding it, after a brief break taking photos, we will continue on for 1.5 hours to Huchuy Qosqo pass at 4,550m/14,927ft, from where we will appreciate the views of valley and mountains; From the pass, we head downhill to Huchuy Qosqo Inca site, on the way, we will pass through Puma Marca village (3,780m/ 12,401ft), further down, we will get to a beautiful small cannon, with wooden breaches going across, suddenly we will enter to a particular open area from where we will see the Urubambamba valley. The trail continues until Huchuy Qosqo Inca site, the guide will take you to explore and explain about the site. Afterward, we will continue downhill for two hours to Lamay village, from where we will drive to Ollantaytambo where we will take the train toward Aguas Calientes town, this is the final destination before we visit Machu Picchu.

• Tonight, we will stay in 3 stars hotel room.

• Meals: Snack, Box Lunch & Dinner.

• Accomodation: 3* Hotel at aguas calientes town.

• Estimated walking time: 6 – 7 hours

• Walking distance: 11.km.

• Difficulty: Moderated.

Day 2
DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU INKA CITADEL – TREIN & BUS BACK TO CUSCO

Early in the morning you will catch the bus up to Machu Picchu, today make sure you are carrying your passport to enter the citadel, once in the citadel, the guide will give you a background information about Machu Picchu, and 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 for Waynapicchu Mt or Machu Picchu Mt, your guide will give you some instructions before you leave, it 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, take the train tw back to Ollantaytambo, a private transportation will drive you 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.

Items Included in this tour

  • Pick up from hotel
  • Private transportation
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • First-aid including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
  • Entrance ticket to Huchuy Qosqo
  • Private transportation from La May to Ollantaytambo.
  • Train ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Back and forth bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.

Items not Included in this tour

  • Lunch and dinner on day two

What to bring?

  • Passport, original ISIC student card (In case you are student).
  • Daypack (30 or 40 litters is enough).
  • Clothing for warm and cold climate.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • T-Shirts, Hat, cap.
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, hand sanitized and toiletries.
  • Camera with extra memory card.
  • Some snacks like chocolate bars and dry fruit.

Much of this trek is isolated and rugged. We strongly advise trekkers to acclimate by spending a few days at Cusco (3400m) or similar before attempting the trek. Trekkers should be in good physical condition and be experienced hikers. Additionally, weather and trail conditions can vary. Temperatures range from warm and humid to below freezing.

Trekkers should be prepared for changes to the itinerary and to meet unexpected challenges with an open-mind and sense of adventure. Climbing Huayna Picchu is an excellent addition to a trip to Machu Picchu. It offers superlative views, but please be aware that it is a steep climb that can take about three hours. Entrance to Huayna Picchu is limited so visitors must make reservations in advance.

If you would like to consider doing the climb, it is important to book it in advance. Salkantay is becoming increasingly popular. A more challenging and less crowded alternative route goes along the eastern flank of the mountain and down to Ollantaytambo, ending with a train journey to Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu. Alternatively, trekkers can follow part of this eastern route to Huayllabamba and join the classic Inca Trail, a route known as the High Inca Trail.

US $ 380.00 per person

2 – 3 trekkers: $460.00 per person
4 – 6 trekkers: $420.00 per person
7 – 8 trekkers: $380.00 per person

DISCOUNTS

According to Peruvian Law, you must be under 18 years of age at the time you do tour, or visit Machu Picchu, students 18 and above, need the ISIC card to qualify for the discount. Students must provide a copy of their passport at the time of their booking to get the student discount. Email us a copy at info@kunturperu.com

  • Student Discount (only with active green ISIC card): US$25.00
  • Under 15 years will pay as student: US$25.00
  • Under 10 years Discount: US$25.00

GROUP BOOKINGS

*More details will be available if you are interested in taking advantage of this offer, such as free tours in Cusco city, free items for camping activities, and personal discounts. Contact us at info@kunturperu.com

RENTALS & EXTRAS

The following list of prices fixed in the items, are adjusted to the  Huchuy Qosqo 2Days/1Nights. However, we consider discounting the price for each item, for more than 10 participants in the group.

  • Hiking poles – US$ 5.00
  • Waynapicchu mountain ticket – US$25.00
  • Machu Picchu mountain ticket – US$25.00

UPGRADES

Kuntur Peru includes 3 stars hotel room at Aguas Calientes town and expedition train service back and forth to Ollantaytambo. However, it is possible to upgrade your service for an additional cost shown below.

  • Vista Dome Train (back to Ollantaytambo) + US$65.00
  • Single Accommodation* at Machupicchu town + US$40.00

4 stars hotel at Machu Picchu town + US$ 75.00

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Trip Facts

  • Weekly
  • 2 to 8 Passengers
  • English / Spanish
  • Private
  • Challenging / Demanding
  • Trekking & Adventure