Trek to Huchuy Qosqo + MAPI
(3 Days / 2 Nights)

Trek Machu Picchu Tours – Alternative Treks

The Huchuy Qosqo trek is a fantastic trek, frequently used as training before of after the famous Inca trail trek, and altitude acclimatizing trek. 3D/2N

Tour Description

A full day hike in the remote mountains above the Sacred Valley provides good exercise, llamas and alpacas, a mountain village and Inca ruins! 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.

Highlights of Tour

• Fantastic trip along highway until the starting point of the hike
• Tambomachay ( Archaeological site )
• Highest Pass and Ruins of Huchuy Qosqo
• Picnic lunch in a beautiful nature setting
• Landscape in the mountain
• Awesome views along the hike
• Variety of animals : Llamas/Alpacas
• Comfortable transport fo the round trip.

Pricing and Reservations

Trek to Huchuy Qosqo + MAPI (3D/2N)

Price with the Hotel Eco Machu Picchu Pueblo
• $495 USD per Person

Price with Hotel La Cabaña / Expedition train
• $570 USD per Person

Optional Add-ons
$85.00 – Upgrade to Vistadome Luxury train
$15.00 – Entrance to Huaynapicchu
$14.00 – Bus down Machu Picchu – Aguas C
$70.00 – Extra Horse for 9 kilos
$140.00 – Extra Horse for 18K
$15.00 – Sleeping bag for rent

Schedule and Duration

Start Time:
• 6:00 am

Duration:
• 3 Days

What's Included

Trek Includes:

• Pre-information night before of your Trek by your guide
• Official English speaking guide(2 guides for groups over 8 people)
• Transfer from Cusco to Tambomachay private van (starting point)
• Entrance to Machu Picchu ruins (one day)
• Porters or horses to carry food and camping equipment
• Experienced cook & Cooking equipment
• Teatime everyday (coffee, tea, popcorn, biscuit)
• 4 capacity tent – 2 persons per tent with plenty
• Sleeping mattress for excellent comfort
• All meals on the trail ( Vegetarian optional )
• Water supply (boiled) after every dinner or breakfast
• 1 Nigh Lodging at the hotel in Aguas Calientes with private bath and hot shower and next day breakfast)
• Train ticket Ollantaytambo – Aguas C – Cusco
• Bus tickets Aguas C- Machu Picchu
• Dining tent with camp tables and chairs
• Kitchen tent with plenty of room for comfortable dinners
• Toilet tent and Porters insurance
• Emergency horse in case someone is tired or sick with altitude
• Accommodation and meals for our camp staff
• First Aid Kit and Oxygen bottle for emergency

What's NOT Included

Trek Does NOT Include:

• Entrance to the hot spring ( 10 Soles )
• Alcoholic and soft drinks
• Last lunch in Machu Picchu
• Breakfast on the first day ( will provide at Hotel )
• Extra horse to carry your personal stuff
• Extra horse cost ( 9 Kilos $ 70 / 18 K $140 )
• Sleeping bags ( For rent $ 15 for whole trip )
• Tips for the guides, cooks, porters. It`s a tradition
• Energy snack will be very useful as chocolate bars, dried
• Bus down Machu Picchu – Aguas C ( $13 , walk down 45 mi)
• Entrance to Huchuy Qosqo archaeological site (25 Soles )
• Personal expenses
• Emergency horse to be ride in case you feel sick or tired.
• Vistadome train ( Luxury $85 for round trip)
• Meals on Day3 such as lunch and dinner
• Phone calls in case of emergency
• Extra night in Aguas calientes
• Entrance to Huaynapicchu ($15 per Person)

What to Bring

What to Bring

• 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
• Sleeping bag -15ºC (can be hired from our office for $15 USD for whole trip)
• 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
• Strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
• One complete change of clothing (you can afford to carry more changes of clothing if you hire personal horses)
• 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.
• Bottle of water and purification tablets (Micropur are recommended and can be bought in local pharmacies in Cusco)
• 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
• Sun block (sun protection cream)
• Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
• Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits, etc
• Swimsuit (if you plan on visiting the hot springs at Aguas Calientes after the trek)
• Walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required in order to walk inside Machu Picchu).

Important Info

Since July 20th 2011 the entrances has been limited , due to the high demand and limit of entrances to the santuary of Machu Picchu and Huayna picchu we suggest you book in advance before it runs out of spaces.

Photo Gallery

Hike to Huchuy Qosqo – Machu Picchu & Huaynapicchu (3 Days / 2 Nights)

Tour Program

Hike to Huchuy Qosqo – Machu Picchu & Huaynapicchu 3D/2N

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 can´t 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.

Tour Itinerary

Hike to Huchuy Qosqo – Machu Picchu & Huaynapicchu 3D/2N

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.

Day OneDay TwoDay Three

Day 1

Cusco – Tambomachay – Pumamarca (L&D)

After your delicious breakfast at your Hotel, pick up from hotel at 6:00am and drive to Tambomachay (3800m), an archaeological complex situated in the Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park. Tambomachay is comprised of a series of ceremonial water fountains, which are thought to have been dedicated to a water cult. The day’s hike will start at this point, and will continue through puna landscapes and over the Sicllaccasa pass at 4020m/13186ft. Down the other side, we hike along a path that leads to the Ccauca ravine, where we encounter archaeological remains and wild crops, such as tarwi, and a large quantity of cacti. We continue on to the Queullococha pass at 4185m/13727ft, where we may enjoy views of the lake with the same name. Surrounding the area in spectacular views stand the Veronica, Pitusiray, Chicon and San Juan snow peaks. Continuing the path, we walk past the Queullococha Lake, where we may see huallatas, ducks and small fish, to then climb towards the Challu Challu pass at 4220m/13842ft. From this point, we observe the Chinchero planes and the Piuray and Qoricocha lagoons. We then ascend towards the fourth pass at Rumicruz at 4230m/13874ft and enjoy a panoramic view of the Qoricocha and the Vilcanota snow capped range. Here we rest and eat lunch. We then make our way to the Inca rock quarry at 4220m/13842ft, which was the place from where the rocks were extracted to build Huchuy Qosqo. Finally, we descend towards the Pucamarca community at 4010m/13153ft, where we arrive in the late afternoon. Here we dine and camp through the night.

Day 2

Pumamarca – Huchuy Qosqo – Ollantaytambo –Aguas Calientes (B-L&D)

Early in the morning, we leave camp at around 7am and walk downhill towards the Leon Punku ravine, where we find remains of an Inca bridge and trail. This canyon boasts geological formations surrounded by majestic rocks and boulders that direct the river to Huchuy Qosqo at 3600m/11808ft, where we arrive by mid morning. Huchuy Qosqo is an Inca archaeological complex with imposing architecture that includes a large open ceremonial center, from which we enjoy a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley, the Vilcanota River, and the snow capped mountain range of the same name. Descend to Lamay at 3000m/9840ft. Lamay is a town dedicated to agriculture and cattle raising. Around 1pm transfer to Urubamba to enjoy the buffet lunch and the Ollantaytambo visit the famous fortress located on the slope of the mountain…Around 4pm aboard for the train journey to Aguas Calientes town 2,000 masl where a Special Dinner will be provided finally a comfortable hotel in Aguas calientes. OPTIONAL visit the thermal baths located next of town (US$4 for entrance)

Day 3

Private Guided tour in Machu Picchu & Haynapicchu – Cusco by EXPEDITION (B)

At 5am breakfast and half hour later aboard the first tourist bus to drop us to Machu Picchu main door, and to be the first visitors Inside Machu Picchu archaeological site you will have complete guided tour during 2 Hours of this spectacular and mystical place. The guided tour include walk through the different section such as the urban sector, the agriculture sector, and the religions zone was used by the Inca Culture. After to get 2 Hours guided tour in Machu Picchu you will have free time to explore by yourself. According with the time and your feeling you can coordinating with the tour guide climb to Huayna Picchu (Young Mountain) this climbing take around 1 hour to get the summit from where you can have the best panoramic view for photos of all Machu Picchu and of deep green canyon surrounding the sacred Inca City..If you are interested in climbing to this mountain, you should book in advance and pay US$ 15. e..At according time descend to Machu Picchu and then free time to explorer on your own. At mentioned time aboard a tourist bus to descend to Aguas Calientes town..Train schedule (Leaves at 4:43pm / Arrives to Cusco at 8:20 pm) upon your arrival to Cusco, transfer back to your own hotel.

Important info:

Since July 20th 2011 the entrances has been limited , due to the high demand and limit of entrances to the santuary of Machu Picchu and Huayna picchu we suggest you book in advance before it runs out of spaces.

Stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes town:

Stay an extra night at Aguas Calientes? Yes, if you want to stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes after the trek this can easily be arranged. We will purchase your train ticket to return to Cusco the following day. You need to let us know at the time of making the trek reservation so we can reserve your train tickets in advance. Obviously if you stay an extra night then you will have to pay for your accommodation which is US$75 per person at HOTEL LA CABAÑA orHotel Eco Machu Picchu Pueblo for $ 50 each.

Tour Details

Important info:
Since July 20th 2011 the entrances has been limited , due to the high demand and limit of entrances to the santuary of Machu Picchu and Huayna picchu we suggest you book in advance before it runs out of spaces.

The Huchuy Qosqo trek is a fantastic trek, frequently used as training before of after the famous inca trail trek, and altitude acclimatizing trek. 3D/2N

Start Time:
• 6:00 am

Duration:
• 3 Days

Pricing and Reservations

Trek to Huchuy Qosqo + MAPI (3D/2N)

Price with the Hotel Eco Machu Picchu Pueblo
• $495 USD per Person

Price with Hotel La Cabaña / Expedition train
• $570 USD per Person

Optional Add-ons
$85.00 – Upgrade to Vistadome Luxury train
$15.00 – Entrance to Huaynapicchu
$14.00 – Bus down Machu Picchu – Aguas C
$70.00 – Extra Horse for 9 kilos
$140.00 – Extra Horse for 18K
$15.00 – Sleeping bag for rent

Schedule and Duration

Start Time:
• 6:00 am

Duration:
• 3 Days

What's Included

Trek Includes:

• Pre-information night before of your Trek by your guide
• Official English speaking guide(2 guides for groups over 8 people)
• Transfer from Cusco to Tambomachay private van (starting point)
• Entrance to Machu Picchu ruins (one day)
• Porters or horses to carry food and camping equipment
• Experienced cook & Cooking equipment
• Teatime everyday (coffee, tea, popcorn, biscuit)
• 4 capacity tent – 2 persons per tent with plenty
• Sleeping mattress for excellent comfort
• All meals on the trail ( Vegetarian optional )
• Water supply (boiled) after every dinner or breakfast
• 1 Nigh Lodging at the hotel in Aguas Calientes with private bath and hot shower and next day breakfast)
• Train ticket Ollantaytambo – Aguas C – Cusco
• Bus tickets Aguas C- Machu Picchu
• Dining tent with camp tables and chairs
• Kitchen tent with plenty of room for comfortable dinners
• Toilet tent and Porters insurance
• Emergency horse in case someone is tired or sick with altitude
• Accommodation and meals for our camp staff
• First Aid Kit and Oxygen bottle for emergency

What's NOT Included

Trek Does NOT Include:

• Entrance to the hot spring ( 10 Soles )
• Alcoholic and soft drinks
• Last lunch in Machu Picchu
• Breakfast on the first day ( will provide at Hotel )
• Extra horse to carry your personal stuff
• Extra horse cost ( 9 Kilos $ 70 / 18 K $140 )
• Sleeping bags ( For rent $ 15 for whole trip )
• Tips for the guides, cooks, porters. It`s a tradition
• Energy snack will be very useful as chocolate bars, dried
• Bus down Machu Picchu – Aguas C ( $13 , walk down 45 mi)
• Entrance to Huchuy Qosqo archaeological site (25 Soles )
• Personal expenses
• Emergency horse to be ride in case you feel sick or tired.
• Vistadome train ( Luxury $85 for round trip)
• Meals on Day3 such as lunch and dinner
• Phone calls in case of emergency
• Extra night in Aguas calientes
• Entrance to Huaynapicchu ($15 per Person)

What to Bring

What to Bring

• 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
• Sleeping bag -15ºC (can be hired from our office for $15 USD for whole trip)
• 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
• Strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
• One complete change of clothing (you can afford to carry more changes of clothing if you hire personal horses)
• 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.
• Bottle of water and purification tablets (Micropur are recommended and can be bought in local pharmacies in Cusco)
• 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
• Sun block (sun protection cream)
• Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
• Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits, etc
• Swimsuit (if you plan on visiting the hot springs at Aguas Calientes after the trek)
• Walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required in order to walk inside Machu Picchu).