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Huchuy Qosqo Trek 2 Days

Huchuy Qosqo Trek 2 Days

Huchuy Qosqo Trek 2 Days

from $ 450.00

Overview

2- Days Huchuy Qosqo Trek.

Join us on an incredible journey through the Andean highlands with the Huchuy Qosqo Trek 2 Days  and Sacred Valley trek in just two days. This expedition combines a visit to ancient Inca ruins, impressive landscapes and a visit to the vibrant culture of the Andean communities. This hike is ideal for those travelers who really want to be far away in the middle of nowhere surrounded only by nature while camping in an area little seen by tourists. Huchuy Qosqo (little Cusco) is located above the Urubamba Valley and offers spectacular views of the Vilcanota Mountain Range. You will have a night camping in the desert.

Highlights

  • Huchuy Qosqo Exploration: Discover the charm of Huchuy Qosqo, an Inca archaeological site offering breathtaking mountain views.
  • Sacred Valley Marvels: Traverse diverse landscapes, passing through traditional Andean villages and exploring the agricultural terraces of Moray.
  • Maras Salt Mines: Witness the unique salt extraction process at the Maras salt mines, a testament to ancient Inca ingenuity.
  • Living Inca Town: Explore Ollantaytambo, a living Inca town with well-preserved ruins and a rich cultural heritage.
  • Salineras Experience: Visit the intricate Salineras, where the Incas harvested salt for centuries.

Trip Details

Duration: 02 Days
Max. Altitude: 2050 – 4050 m
Difficulty level: Moderate
Day 1: Chinchero (Valley of Cuper) – Pucamarca – Huchuy Qosqo
Day2 : Huchuy Qosqo – Lamay – Maras Moray – Salt Mine

Itinerary

Day 1: Chinchero (Valley of Cuper) – Pucamarca – Huchuy Qosqo

We begin our journey by departing Cusco, by car, in the direction of the Inca Site known as Chinchero (3760 meters). From here, we will begin trekking up the road as it curves sharply up-hill to reach a pass of near 4200 meters. We will continue to follow the trail down into the valley and towards the small community at the bottom.

As we descend along the trail, you will see a beautifully green valley stretching out as far as the eye can see. Passing through the village, the trail takes us up over the second pass (4300 meters) and into high open country.

On the way, we will pass by the beautiful Lake Qoricocha (Golden Lake in Quechua). We will continue along this rustic trail, with its stellar views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Finally, we will descend towards the Huchuy Qoso (3650 meters), where we will arrive in the late afternoon. Here, we will set up camp and enjoy our supper underneath the great starry sky.

Hiking time: 6 hours

Lunch and dinner included

Day2 : Huchuy Qosqo – Lamay – Maras Moray – Salt Mine

Huchuy Qosqo is perched above the Urubamba Valley, overlooking the little town of Lamay, which is a town dedicated to agriculture and raising cattle.

Huchuy Qosqo was originally an administrative center, where the Incas buildings had made of stone and adobe, which has a great example of Inca style perfectly fitting stones.

Continuing along this magnificent path, with Pitusiray looming above us, we will eventually pass an Inca stone and adobe gateway. This was the entrance to the ruins of Huchuy Qosqo for people who climbed up from the Urubamba Valley.

Our private transport will pick us up from Lamay drove to Maras Moray, Salt mines and Chinchero where we will visit the Inca’s sites and the colonial town. We will be back in Cusco at around 6pm.

Breakfast and lunch included.

Included

  • Transfer in private transport from your hotel to Chinchero (starting point of the trek)
  • Private transport from Lamay to Maras Moray, Salt Mine and Cusco
  • Personal tents: 2 people
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
  • Meals
  • Cook and cooking equipment and kitchen tent
  • Porters or horses (Carrying the tents, food and cooking equipment)
  • Entrance fee to Huchuy Qosqo
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Entrance to Maras Moray, Salt Mine and Chinchero
  • Cold boiled water during the all trek.

No Included

  • Breakfast at the first and dinner at the last day
  • Sleeping bag

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 soles.

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