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Trek to Huchuy Qosqo

1 Days Hiking AT004

Information

A fantastic Full Day trek in the surroundings of Cusco, departing from Tambomachay, located just 10 minutes from Cusco, leading to Huchuy Qosqo, an ancient Inca archaeological site perched on a cliff over the Sacred valley of the Incas, crossing mountain passes, Andean communities and offering a large array of local flora and fauna. An excellent and less-beaten hike that can be complemented with a visit to Machu Picchu such as an alternative treks to the saturated Inca Trail.

The huchuy qosqo trek is a fantastic trek, frequently used as training before of after the famous inca trail trek, and altitude acclimatizing trek, the huchuy qosqo trek, is a captivating trek with nice landscapes of valleys and mountains with fascinating background. The legacy of the Inca culture, through this magnificent archeological site called huchuy qosqo, which in quechua means Little Cusco. Huchuy qosqo trek is quiet fascinating trek, that enable tours around cusco, to go in huchuy qosqo trek, you only need 1 or 02 days, giving you many advantages, being trained for other larger hikes, enjoy nature, 01 night camping on the sacred valley mountain, the trek toward huchuy qosqo, is also excellent for people who loves nature, but cant stay out many days.

In this way carrying out cultural Tourism, combined with adventure, this circuit is full with natural attraction that grants to visitors a sensation of adventure, huchuy qosqo trek, leads by gradual uphill section, and after couple hours the trail tends better, also downhill steps are found in this trek, a great small canyon waits, and a portrait tipe village called pukamarca is a in the way, near huchuy qosqo you will find inca building, also along this huchuy qosqo trek the imposing geography of the andes will last ever in your mind….THE HUCHUY QOSQO trek as some of our treks presents lagoons that will get all your attention. For those llama lovers, the huchu qosqo trek gives opportunity to see many llamas and alpacas in its usual habitat. Even though it appears to be in a populated area, you soon will discover the true wildness of the andes. Notice as well that the huchuy qosqo trek is considered as an intermediate challenge trek. Join us and enjoy the huchuy qosqo trek with Inka Challenge Peru.

We take small groups, Why?

The principal reason to take small groups in the inca trail to machu picchu, is to provide personalized service, in a small group is easy to keep walking together and enjoy the nature of the inca trail, there is a possibility to make friend and share experiences, interacting more closely with each other. Whereas, in larger groups from (10 – 16) people it trend to split into factions. Moreover, in larger groups tends to be a sizeable difference often over onehour in a section of the trail between the fastest and slowest member, what makes more difficult for the guides, cooks and porters to make their effective labors. In small groups, people are more likely to arrive at roughly the same time to hear the guides explanations. Also our porters are given the same food as the tourists. In larger groups agencies often provide inferior food for the porters. Small groups require less space in campsites and this enables the guide to select better locations. In small groups the guide, cook and porters have a more intimate relationship with the tourists and are better able to meet individual needs and attend to environmental issues such as waste disposal, contamination, etc. as the group will be together more of the time. Because of these reason in our standard service we take small groups, only in a group of friends and delegations we manage larger group. So choose small group.

What are the benefits of doing a private tour? 

One of the main reasons why the private option is sought after is because you do not need to worry about which dates we have departures set for or if our departures have enough space…Your only concern is whether or not there are permits available…You can choose almost any date that you want if permits are available… In addition to the convenience and flexibility in booking, the private option provides a more personal trip experience for your group. We will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel….The guide will focus all of his energy and attention on your group. You can also be more specific about the foods that you would like to be served during the trek. It is a truly wonderful experience to go on such an amazing journey with only your friends and loved ones. Ask at South Adventure Peru Tours how you can arrange your own private tour.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY

  • Original passport to be showed in the park control
  • Original and valid International Student Card (ISIC), only if you booked the trek as student.
  • Hiking boots (waterproof)in the dry season only sneakers
  • Long pants or slacks / A Daypack for your personal
  • Long-sleeved shirts to prevent you from the sunburn.
  • T-shirts and thermal underwear can be worn
  • Warm clothes , layers for variable temperature
  • Sweaters and a jacket / Rain wear or poncho for the rainy season December - March
  • Camera with extra batteries and flash light and extra batteries
  • Snack (dried fruits, chocolates, etc).
  • Insect repellent to protect you from mosquitoes along the Trail
  • Hat and sun block to protect you from the sun.
  • Personal toilette items and personal medical kit.
  • 2 Liter water bottle, disposable plastic bottles are forbidden along the hike.
  • Water purifying tablets optional
  • Extra money for drinks and tips
  • First Aid kit (Band-Aids,cotton,bandages,alcohol,aspirin,tablets for stomach troubles, medicines to avoid altitude sickness)
  • Oxygen for the highest mountain
  • Place of Departure
    Cusco - Cusco - Cusco

Itinerary

  • Hike to Huchuy Qosqo on the Mountains of the Sacred Valley

    This is a full day moderate hike for a wonderful adventure. At 5:00 a.m., leave Cusco for Chinchero or Tambomachay, where you can see the beautiful sunlight on Mount Veronica and the Vilcabamba range. Begin the hike either near Chinchero or Ccorao. Where you will slowly ascend to a high Puna with herds of Alpacas and Llamas. After the crossing the Apacheta pass (4,200m), start down overlooking the snowcapped mountains of the Sacred Valley and descending to the ruins of Huchuy Qosqo. These ruins are three story high Inca structures made of stone and adobe (mud-brick). The beauty of these ruins is that they are built on the mountain top, with clear blue skies above and many streams running on either side. After relaxing in the shade of the Quechua trees (Andean Oak) while feasting on the prepared lunch, continue on the hike. You will trek across the open terrain and begin the zigzag trail down the face of the mountain, until reaching the trailhead in Lamay Village. Your vehicle will take you back to Cusco in the early evening.

    In this particular area, you do not meet with other tourists; only Andean people working their fields, and their children playing outside their adobe houses. To enjoy cultural experiences as well as a pleasant hike, this is a good one-day hike. It is also a great warm-up for the Inca Trail or other treks in the area.

    Medium

    Hiking

    10H

    Conventional

    Not Include

    Bus

Maps

Include

  • Pre-information night before of your Trek by your guide
  • Pick up and drop off at your Hotel
  • Private transport Cusco Hotel to the beginning of the hike
  • English-Speaking guide (two guides for groups over 6 people)
  • Private transport Lamay – Cusco hotel.
  • Picnic lunch and plenty of snack
  • Entrance the park of Huchuy Qosqo
  • First Aid Kit and Oxygen bottle for emergency
  • Personalized service
  • Government sales (18%know as IGV )

Not Include

  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Tips for the guides, cooks, porters. It`s a tradition
  • Energy snack will be very useful as chocolate bars, dried fruits.
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra horse (18 Kilos $100 whole trip )
  • Emergency horse to be ride in case you feel sick or tired

Prices

Number of People Price per Person in USD$
2 131.00
3 115.00
4-5 84.00
6-7 68.00
8+ 52.00
Group service
USD$ 47.00
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