Huchuy Qosqo Trek 2days more 1day Machu Picchu
Huchuy Qosqo Trek 2days more 1day Machu Picchu: This trek is ideal for those who really want to be far-flung in the middle of nowhere with only nature surrounding. The Huchuy Qosqo trek allows you to camp in an area that is seldom seen by tourists. Huchuy Qosqo (small Cusco) is situated above the Urubamba Valley and offers spectacular views over the Cordillera de Vilcanota mountain range. This trek is also a great way for you to enjoy a shorter trek that still includes Machu Picchu and the Inca trails (with Inca stairs that are better than the Inca Trail). You will have one night of camping in the wilderness and one night in a hostel in the beautiful town of Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu pueblo).
Overview Huchuy Qosqo Trek 2days + 1day Machu Picchu
|Difficulty Trekking:||Distance Trekking:||Maximum Altitude:|
|Medium||18 km / 11 mi||3800 m / 12,470 ft|
- Season : March-January
- Departure Dates : On Request
- Prices Start At : $480.00
- Minimum : 2 Trekkers
Summary Huchuy Qosqo Trek 2days + 1day Machu Picchu
- Trekking Day 1: Cusco - Patabamba - Huchuyqosqo
- Trekking Day 2: Huchuy Qosqo – Chinchero – Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu pueblo)
- Trekking Day 3: Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu pueblo) – trek to Machu Picchu – Cusco
Huchuy Qosqo Trek - Sacred Valley of the incas:
Over two days we will walk in ancient Inca trails, crossing through mountain passes, walking close to beautiful lagoons overlooking some of the most impressive peaks of the Andes to reach this important peaks, though little explored, archaeological center located high in the Sacred Valley. It is ideal for families or people who have little time but want to experience the adventure of camping trip in the Andes.
Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu:
A 110 Km. Northwest of Cusco (4 hours by train) to reach the town of Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes), where you roam 8 Km. More to the citadel (20 minutes by bus). Machu Picchu is an impressive Inca citadel located on a mountain. His name translated into Spanish means "Old Mountain".
It has also been called "the Lost City of the Incas" because it was a mystery until it was discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911. The construction of the citadel dates from the fifteenth century and is attributed to the Inca Pachacutec. The archaeological site is divided into two sectors covering about 20 hectares.
The agricultural terraces built on the slopes of the mountains, reaching up to 4 meters high. The urban sector consists of several buildings and squares, among which the Temple of the Sun, the Intihuatana or solar observatory, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Main Temple and the Condor Sector.
Also, there is an impressive carved monolithic piece of 3 meters high and 7 meters base, known as the Sacred Rock. Machu Picchu to build blocks of stone extracted from the surrounding areas were used. The finish of the walls has different qualities and techniques. One of the best achieved walls is the central wall of the Main Temple, in which the blocks fit perfectly. The Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary not only invaluable archaeologically, but it is also associated with rich fauna and flora. In 1983 it was declared Cultural and Natural Heritage by UNESCO.
Inca Trail Availability:
The Inca Trail is subject to availability. You can check the official number of spaces on the Inca Trail for the whole year 2016.
Itinerary Huchuy Qosqo Trek 2days + 1day Machu Picchu
Trekking Day 1: Cusco - Patabamba - Huchuyqosqo
Early morning you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the small village of Patabamba (3800m) where our wranglers and group of lamas and mules are waiting. We load the mules up with our gear and start our walk through the high valleys to Pucamarca reaching our first pass at 4200mtr (13,779ft). Along the way we have fantastic views of the surrounding snow capped mountains and we pass some high mountains lakes. After the lunch we continue our afternoon hike visiting different Inca monuments while passing fine Inca stairs before reaching Huchuy Qosqo where our team will be setting up our tents and preparing our dinner.
Overnight at the camp
Trekking Day 2: Huchuy Qosqo – Chinchero – Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu pueblo)
After a guided visit of the site Huchuy Qosqo we will continue our hike to the small town of Chinchero taking in some breathtaking views and arriving around noon. We then visit a local home for traditional weaving demonstrations where we will also be served lunch. Later in the afternoon, our private transport will drive us to Ollantaytambo, where we will catch the afternoon train to Aguas Calientes. Upon our arrival to Aguas Calientes, we will check into our rooms and have free time for the rest of the night.
Trekking Day 3: Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu pueblo) – trek to Machu Picchu – Cusco
On the third day of the tour, will wake up early and catch the local transport up to Machu Picchu. A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your guide in Machu Picchu and afterwards you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you still have energy and bought the ticket, you can also climb Huayna Picchu (2,720 m/8,923 ft). It takes 45 minutes to reach the top of Huayna Picchu. Upon returning to Aguas Calientes, you will have one last lunch before coming back to Cusco in the afternoon.
Trek Price Includes Huchuy Qosqo Trek 2days + 1day Machu Picchu:
- Professional, bilingual (English and Spanish) tour guide
- Collection from your hotel on Day 1 to the start of the trail
- Spacious, personal tents
- Sleeping mat
- Hot water each morning and evening for washing purposes. With adequate advance notice, we can supply boiled water to you at lunchtime or to fill your water bottle or hydration pack.
- Excellent meals
- Food includes pancakes, omelettes, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking
- First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
- Machu Picchu entrance fee
- Transportation to and from Aguas Calientes
- Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco
What You Need to Bring - Huchuy Qosqo Trek 2days + 1day Machu Picchu:
- Original passport (and *International Student card (ISIC), if applicable)
- Travel insurance (strongly recommended but not required)
- Sleeping bag (also can be rented from us)
- Walking boots
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Hat and gloves
- Comfortable trousers
- Sun hat
- Sun protection cream (SPF 35 or higher recommended)
- Insect repellent
- Re-usable plastic or metal water container or a hydration pack such as Camelbak
- Water (only for first 4 hours of trek, then we will provide you with previously-boiled drinking water throughout the trek)
- Toiletries (including toilet paper)
- Personal medication
- Torch with spare batteries (headlamps are useful)
- Cash in local currency (Peruvian Soles) for personal expenses and tips
*To qualify as a student, it is necessary to have a valid ISIC card. Please scan and email us a copy at the time of booking.
Optional Items to Bring:
- Walking sticks or trekking poles. Trekking poles used on the Inca Trail are required to have rubber tips.
- Bandages or moleskin
- Bathing suit for Aguas Calientes hot springs
- Entrance fee for Aguas Calientes hot springs
Optional Services (Not Included):
- Sleeping bag rental, $18
- Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch on Day 3
- Porter to carry up to 7 kilos, $30. Please indicate this request in your booking form, as we will need to staff an extra porter. 7 kilos includes a sleeping bag and sleeping mat (aprox. 3.5 kilos).
- Walking sticks, $8
Prices for 2013:
|Number of People||2||3||4||5||6-10|
|Price per Person ($ USD)||$480||$460||$440||$420||$400|
Cusco Native is a company comprised of certified and licensed local tour guides. All tours booked with Cusco Native are led and staffed by Cusco Native employees. We will never pass you onto another tour company for your trek. We are a local company with professional employees and guides who are knowledgeable in all of the main (like the Inca Trail) and alternative (Lares to Machu Picchu) treks.
In the event of a cancellation we need to be informed in writing. Cancellation charges plus forfeiture of the non-refundable deposit will be applied as shown below calculated from the day written notification is received by Cusco Native.
Our cancellation table is as follows:
|Days Prior to Start of Trek||Percentage Lost of Total Trek Price|
|29 to 22||60%|
|21 to 9||80%|
|8 to 0||100%|
In the event of partial cancellations, the remaining passenger may have to pay any remaining charges (e.g. single room supplements or double-occupancy).