Huchuy Qosqo Trek & Sacred Valley 2 Days
Huchuy Qosqo Trek & Sacred Valley 2 Days
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.
The hike from Huchuy Qosqo to Machu Picchu is an alternative route, Huchuy Qosqo is located in the mountains of the Sacred Valley, this is an amazing trip if you like hiking, walking through the mountain of the Sacred Valley, and feel like you touch the sky in the middle of nowhere and be surrounded only by nature.
We will see the evidence of the glory, its rich culture and the greatness left by the Inca culture in the ruins and villages that we will visit along the way. The Huchuy Qosqo trek to Machu Picchu is not very well known, but it has very attractive tourist attractions and a beautiful view of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the advantage of not being visited as much as the Inca Trail or the Salkantay route, is that this hike is very quiet there is to carve its beauty and also that Huchuy qosqo within the Inca history is important for being the place of residence of one of the Incas who ruled this vast territory and also that connects us with the beautiful and wonder of the world Machu Picchu.
- Duration: 02 Days
- Max. Altitude: 2050 – 4050 m
- Difficulty level: Moderate
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.
From Chinchero to Lamay we are accompanied by porters, equestrians and mules that will carry all camping equipment.
Tips for porters, cooks and guides are always welcome. The porters are also very grateful for a small donation, for example clothes or school equipment for their children.
- 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)
- 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.
- Breakfast at the first and dinner at the last day
- Sleeping bag
IS FOR ME?
The Huchuy Qosqo Trail to Machu Picchu 3 Days is an excellent alternative for adventurous tourists who are capable of traveling long distances at altitude. Despite not being a very strenuous route, it is important to have physical resistance and to have experienced a previous period of acclimatization in the city of Cusco.
WILL I RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS?
Yes. We will organize a meeting to explain the itinerary in detail and answer any questions you may have. This meeting will take place at 5:00 p.m., one night before your departure, in our offices located at Calle Triunfo 392, second level. We are located one block from the Plaza de Armas of Cusco.
WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE BALANCE OR BALANCE?
We would be very grateful if you make the payment in cash of your balance or balance —in dollars or soles— at our main office in the city of Cusco. There are ATMs nearby. You can also pay online with Visa or PayPal, however, you will have to pay a surcharge of 8% on the price of the service, charged to Visa or PayPal. To make your payment through PayPal you must log in to your PayPal account using our email address: email@example.com
HOW SHOULD I USE THE CANVAS BRIEFCASE THAT WILL BE GIVEN TO ME?
The night before starting your trek, we will give you a canvas briefcase so that you can pack the clothes that you will wear during the days of the excursion, as well as your sleeping bag and other items that you see fit. The maximum weight allowed is 7 kg / 15.4 lbs. We will carry your canvas bag, in addition to everything you need for the camps, in our pack animals. It’s important to note that you won’t have access to the items you’re carrying in your duffel bag until the end of each day. This is because our pack animals will always move ahead of the group. To carry other belongings such as waterproof jackets, a camera, sunscreen, medication, etc., you can use a comfortable backpack with a capacity of between 30 and 50 litres.
CAN I STORE MY LUGGAGE IN YOUR OFFICE?
Of course! During the excursion, your main luggage can be stored in the storage of our offices at no additional cost.
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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