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  • Group size: 2-10
  • Tour Type: Hiking / Adventure /History

Huchuy Qosqo 3 Days 2 Dights

$900

Huchuy Qosqo 3 Days 2 Dights

Huchuy Qosqo trek it one of the shortest, a bit easier tan other treks and beautifull, a perfect alternative trek to Machu Picchu for those with limited time.Our itinerary allows you to enjoy this less crowded and les known hiking Trail to Machupicchu.

Day 1 : Cusco – Golden Lake – Quencco

We collect you up from your hotel at 6:30 a.m. and drive you by car to an incan site called Puca Pucara (3,700 meters). It is just 25 minutes from the city of Cusco. We will start hiking into a gentle uphill for an hour and a half until we reach the first pass (4,120 meters), where we will have spectacular views of two valleys. On your right, you will see the incredible city of cusco which was the capital if the inca empire and on your left, there will be a beautiful bunch of mountains and andean crops. Following we will hike along the side of the valley in direction of the another small mountain pass which is a hike of 45 minutes. Once we arrive there, we will pass a small stream that splits the valley, from this point it will be one and a half hours more to quellococha, our lunch area, everysingle meal will be prepared by our expert hiking chef. The landscape at the lagoon is quite blocked by high andean straw. It may be possible to see a variety of bird life, such as Andean Geese, Lapwings, Partridges, among others. After our meal, we will hike two and half hours to the village of quencco which is our campsite area, along the way we will see the fantastic golden lagoon or Coricocha, this lake has a special component that shines bright like a diamond, upon our arrival everything will be already set up, let’s relax and visit one familly house in the afternoon to learn a bit more about the andean lifestyle.

  • Distance Walked: 14 km

Day 2: Quencco – Huchuyqosqo – Lamay – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

We will wake you up with a cup of hot coffee, pack your essentials and taste our yummy breakfast. After We start our hike, it takes around two hours uphill along the alpine yellow ichu grass micro-climate in order to catch the main inca trail paved by my ancestors in stone, once we arrive to the inca trail the landscape changes from grasslands to a great tiny forest of the highlands where we will be able to see diferrent type of wildlife such as hummingbirds, parroquetes, tanagers, etc. We will hike for one and a half hours on this original inca trail in order to get Pumapunco which means «puma gateway» from this area it takes just 20 minutes to reach Huchuy Qosqo (small cusco), which is settled above the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Over here we will see beautiful Inca structures such as shrines, templos storehouses, houses,terraces for agriculture and water fountains. Our tour leader will take us on a tour of the site. As an expert in archaelogy and inca history, he will teach you about all the background of the area, then you going to have free time to enjoy the place by your own and right after, let’s taste our yummy buffet lunch. Following we will hike downhill for 2 hours in order to get Lamay at 2800 m which is the place where we catch our van to be driven for one hour to Ollantaytambo, over here we will have dinner and then take at 7 pm a train that rides for one hour and 45 minutes to Aguas Calientes, where we spend the night at a hotel.

  • Distance Walked: 7 km 

Day 3: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Cusco.

Today we will take the bus by 5:30 in the morning in order to be one of the first one at Machupicchu and aprecciate the sunrise. At Machupicchu the tour leader is going to lead you into most beautiful look outs to tou take your postcard pics, also we will have plenty of time to enjoy and connect with this masterpiece as well as having a guided tour for two hours exploring all the details of the settlement. Once we going to be completely satisfied with Machupicchu we going to get off from it and take the bus to go down to Aguas Calientes. This bus is about 30 minutes drive. Then we have lunch in a resturant (is not included) and finally take the train to come back to Cusco where we arrive by 8 pm.


Included

Professional english speaker Guides: all our super leaders grewp up in cusco region and studied tourism for five years at cusco’s university, they are friendly, funny charming, knowledgeable, professional and will care your safety into our treks

Permits: As soon as we get your details and deposit, we will purchase your permits.

Briefing: The night before your trek departs, you will come to our office for your briefing. You will recieve your duffel bag that will stay with our porters, while you hike. This duffel bag should not exceed 7kg/14 lbs and does need to include your sleeping bag and air mattress.

Porters: We include a personal porter, who is responsible for carrying your duffel bag. There is no additional cost for this. You will not have access to your duffel bag until our evening basecamp.

Transportation: we going to have transportation included in this trek. You will be picked up directly from your hotel around 4:30 a.m. and be driven to the beginning of our trek, Upis Bajo (3,900 meters).

Equipment: Incas path has the best equipment. We use Eureka Timberline 4 tents that are shared by only two people. You will have a large dining tent to enjoy your meals in.

Food: Our expert hiking chefs cook delicious meals that many previous trekkers have loved. We honor all food restrictions, so be sure to add any that you have on your booking form and let your guide know at your briefing. Food is typically all served as buffet. We will enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day, tea time and snacks. A snack will be provided each morning for you to enjoy through the hike. Your last meal with your expert chef will be after lunch on day four.

Water: starting from your first lunch until your last breakfast, Incas path will supply ad much water as needed. The water we provide is boiled, filtered, and then cooled before distributing. You must bring your water bottles or camelback. We recommend carrying about 3 Liters worth a day. You will be able to refill your water at each meal.

First Aid: Every Incas Path guide has got training in first aid from a clinic and firemen. We elaborate mandatory training sessions every February, which every single Incas Path tour leader must attend. Your tour leader is going to have always a first-aid kit for basic medical problems (traveler’s diarrhea, cuts, scrapes,cramp etc.) and oxygen.

Extras: We thing it´s the care to small details that separates us from other trek companies. Every trekker receives a small pillow to sleep with, a foam mattress for insulation, and a rain poncho. We going to work hard to create your best holiday

Not Included

Rentals: Every trekker needs a sleeping bag when camping. Inflatable air mattresses and trekking poles (with rubber tips) are optional but necesary. If you don’t want to bring any of the above, they are all available for rent:

  • Sleeping Bag: $35
  • Inflatable Air Mattress: $30
  • Trekking poles Sticks (Pair): $30

Huayna Picchu is the mountain that stands next to Machu Picchu. It is a 1 hour hike to the top. While this hike is on your own, your guide will show you where this hike begins. There is an additional entrance ticket that we can secure for you with advance. The ticket is $75 per person.

Machu Picchu is the other mountain that stands above the Machu Picchu site. It offers also spectacular views this extra hike takes 3 hours round trip. You can book this with an additional entrance ticket that we can secure for you. This ticket is $75 per person.

Vistadome Train All our treks include the Expedition (tourist class) Train class. This train is usually booked at 3:20 or 4:22 pm. Departing from Aguas Calientes. There is also the vistadome train class, which is an upgraded train that offers slightly larger seats, windows, some entertainment and snack. Usually, the Vistadome train is booked for 4:43 p.m. and goes to Poroy, a train station 30 minutes close to Cusco. As this is an upgraded fee, we will still include your transportation back to your hotel. The ticket is $75 per person

Essentials:

  • Passport Valid,
  • STUDENT CARD (if you booked as a student)
  • Immigration Card (given on the plane as you enter Peru)
  • Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
  • Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelbaks are encouraged – but enough for at least 2-3 liters.
  • Comfortable hiking boots (lightweight with good soles)

For Your Duffel: Our porters will carry up to 7 kg of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and air matt (if you bring/rent one). From us these two items weigh 3.5 kg.

  • 4-5 wicking t-shirts
  • 1-2 hiking pants
  • 4 sets of undergarments.
  • 4 sets of hiking socks
  • 1 Fleece 1 Warm,
  • down jacket: gets very cold at night
  • 1 Rain jacket and pants
  • 1 sun hat
  • 1 wool hat
  • Headlamp: essential
  • Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Hiking boots
  • Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might enjoy something a little larger.
  • Battery Charger: There is no place to plug in while trekking!
  • Large plastic bags: to help organize and keep clean from dirty.
  • Sleeping bag: Recommend down bags for -10C at least
  • Earplugs

Toiletries:

  • Sunscreen
  • Face moisturizer
  •  Bug spray
  • Handsanitizer
  •  Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toiletpaper
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: band aids, moleskin, etc

Inside Your Daypacks:

Daypacks can be any size for hiking, but we always recommend the smaller, the better. Inside Machu Picchu, no bag larger than 25 litters will be allowed in. If larger, you will need to store outside in the Machupicchu check point. Some items are listed above and can be a personal choice if you want in daypack or duffel.

  • Sunhat
  • Rain gear
  • Fleece
  • Camera
  • Music (IPhone)
  • Handsanitizer
  • Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste
  • Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips