Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 3 Days - 3 Days

Huchuy-Qosqo-site.-Kuntur-Peru

This short trek of 10km / 6.2Miles is perfect for families with children and those who want to enjoy the views of the mountains and the sacred valley from above. A connection train ticket to Machu Picchu town for overnight.

Overview

Huchuy Qosqo is a new short alternative trek to get Machu Picchu, camping outdoor in the highlands of the sacred valley. This adventure is perfect for families with children and those people who do not have enough time but want to enjoy the scenery and unique sceneries of the Andes exploring the mountains around the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

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

Itinerary

Day 1
CUSCO - TAMBOMACHAY – PUMA MARCA

Early in the morning, we will pick you up at the hotel to drive you the trail head Tambo Machay Inca site. 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 Kuntur Peru
• estimated walking time: 6 to 7 hours
• Walking distance: 16km/9.9Miles
• Difficulty: Moderate/challenging

Day 2
PUMA MARCA - HUCHUY QOSCO – OLLANTAYTAMBO - AGUAS CALIENTES

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 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 for the following day adventure.

• 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
MACHU PICCHU INKA CITADEL – TRAIN & BUS BACK TO CUSCO

Early in the morning after breakfast, catch the bus up to Machu Picchu, make sure you are carrying your passport to enter the archeological park, once in the citadel, your trekking guide will give you the background information about Machu Picchu, 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 Waynapicchu Mt or Machu Picchu Mt, the guide will give you some instructions before you leave, it takes 1.5 to 2 hours back and forth to Wayna Picchu and 3 hours for Machu Picchu Mountain.
The guide will meet you at Aguas Calientes town for lunch. Afterward, take the train to Ollantaytambo, our transportation will wait you and drive you back to Cusco city.

• Meals: Breakfast at the hotel
• Accomodation: back to your Hotel in Cusco
• Estimated walking time: Exploring Machu Picchu
• Walking distance: km
• Difficulty: Super easy

The trekking tour includes

  • • Transfer from the airport to your hotel
  • • Private transportation
  • • Pick up at your hotel in the morning of the trek departure.
  • • All transfer in our van which only for Kuntur Peru costumers.
  • • Entrence fees to Huchuy Qosqo
  • • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu
  • • Guided tour of Machu Picchu for 2 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 room in Aguas Calientes.

The trekking tour doesnt include

  • • Entrance fees to Huaynapicchu ($25 additional).
  • • Lunch and dinner on day 3.
  • • Optional upgrades (train and hotel).
  • • Gratitude for porters and guides.

What to bring for the trek?

  • Passport (and **International Student Identity Card (ISIC) if applicable).
  • Travel Insurance is essential.
  • Sleeping bag (not included but can be rented from us).
  • Trekking boots.
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Warm jacket, cap and gloves.
  • T-shirts, sun hat.
  • Comfortable pants.
  • Hand sanitizer.
  • Sun hat.
  • Water (only for first 4 hours of trek, then we will provide you with drinking previously boiled- water).
  • Sun block (SPF 35+ recommended).
  • Insect repellent.
  • Toiletries.
  • Personal medication.
  • Camera with extra memory card.
  • Head lamp or Flashlight with extra batteries

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

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