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Trek Huchuy Qosqo to Machupicchu 3 Days

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Trek Huchuy Qosqo to Machupicchu 3 Days

Trek Huchuy Qosqo to Machupicchu 3 Days

23 reviews

Overview

Huchuy Qosqo and Sacred Valley, This trek is ideal for those passengers who really want to be far in the middle of nowhere with only nature surrounding them as they camp in an area that is scarcely seen by tourists. Huchuy Qosqo (small Cusco) is situated above the Valley of Urubamba and offers very spectacular views over the mountain range Cordillera de Vilcanota. You will have one night camping in the wilderness.

Highlights

The Huchuy Qosqo trek 3 days is a good option and not a challenge for you. It has incredible landscapes, great canyons and authentic villages that are rarely visited by tourists. This short trek offers you incredible snow-capped mountains, an original paved Inca trail and wonderful landscapes that will take you out of the ordinary. This hike is a perfect option for those who are short on time or are beginners.

 

Trip Details

Day 01: Cusco – Tauca – Huchuyq – Qosqo – Pucara
Day 02: Pucara – Chichero – Maras – Moray y Minas de sal – Aguas Calientes
Day 03: Machupicchu – Cusco

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Cusco – Tauca – Huchuyq – Qosqo – Pucara

We begin our trip picking you up from your hotel at 7 am to head towards tauca where we will meet up with our muleteer and emergency horse, from here we will walk about 05 hours approximately towards Huchuy Qosqo to the balcony of the Sacred Valley where we will have our lunch in a family home.

From there, we will descend towards Lamay where our car awaits us to take us to Pucara where we can rest up in a camping site set on a beautiful site while enjoying a satisfying and delicious traditional dish like the cuy, otherwise you can have a change of plate of the Indias with Quinoa soup that is typical of the region.

Day 02: Pucara – Chichero – Maras – Moray y Minas de sal – Aguas Calientes

After our breakfast, we will make a pit stop to observe the birds and especially the endemic hummingbird within our camp while also checking out the vegetation life from orchids to bromeliads.

After these observations, we will continue our path towards Maras to visit a colonial town famous and popular for its colonial lintels. We will then continue towards the Andean laboratory known as Moray and return to Maras where we begin a hike of about 2:30 hours towards the Sacred Valley passing through the Salt Mines.

Here we will learn about salt processing from Andean times, until we reach Urubamba where we will have a lunch buffet by the river´s border. In the afternoon we will reach Ollantaytambo to embark in our train at 16:30 and reach Machupicchu town of Aguas Calientes at 18:00 hours, where we can rest up prior to our dinner in the best restaurant of Indio feliz.

Included: Tourist bus, guide, lunch, dinner, train to Machupicchu and hotel in Aguas Calientes. Camping accommodation.

Not included: Breakast

Day 03: Machupicchu – Cusco

From very early we will visit the Inca city of Machupicchu with our guide who will give us an explanation in the sacred and religious places of Machupicchu as well as its agricultural settings. Afterwards we will have free time to climb the highest mountain known as Mountain of Machupicchu, we will have 02 hours with our guide and 04 hours free to go up and down the mountain, followed by our descent to Aguas Calientes and take our train in the afternoon and reach Cusco at about 20:00 hours.

Included

  • All transportation
  • Entrances to tourist spots
  • Food: 02 Lunches, 02 dinners and 02 breakfast
  • Guide in either English or Spanish
  • Entry to Machupicchu
  • Bus up to Machupicchu and down to Aguas Calientes
  • Expedition class train
  • Sleeping bags
  • Boiled water for the whole route
  • Emergency horse
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kit
  • Hotel 01 Night

No Included

  • Dinner
  • Not mentionet in the program

What To Bring

  • Small backpack with rain shelter (30 or 40 litters is well enough).
  • Clothing for warm and cold climate like a waterproof jacket.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Slippers or sandals (for showers and hot springs).
  • Woolen or synthetic socksand a sweater.
  • Long- and short-sleeved polo’s/T-Shirts.
  • Rainponcho and a hat.
  • Bathing suit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, disinfecting alcohol, gel, and toilet paper.
  • Camera (wrapped in plastic bag), a flash light and batteries.
  • Some snacks like chocolate bars and dry fruit.
  • Original passport, original ISIC student card (In case you are student) and extra money in sole

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