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Huchuy Qosqo Trek 2 Days more 1 Day Machu Picchu

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3 Days
Availability : Jan 18’ - Dec 19’
Cusco
Huchuy Qosqo - Machupicchu
Min Age : 11+
Max People : 15
Tour Details

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).

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

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

Day 1Cusco - 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

Day 2Huchuy 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.

Day 3Aguas 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.

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Inclusions

Price Includes

  • 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 for lunch/dinner on Day 1, breakfast/lunch/dinner on Day 2 and 3, and breakfast on Day 4. With adequate advance notice, we can supply boiled water 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
  • Tea time before dinner (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn)
  • 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 Inca Trail to Machu Picchu:

  • Original passport - in addition to needing to show your passport with your entrances, you will have an opportunity to stamp your passport at Machu Picchu
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended but not required)
  • Sleeping bag (also can be rented from us)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sunscreen (SPF 35 or higher recommended)
  • Comfortable trousers
  • 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
  • Camera
  • Flashlight (headlamps are useful)
  • Cash in local currency (Peruvian Soles) to purchase items along the trail and tips for porters
  • Cash in local currency (Peruvian Soles) for Machu Picchu locker rental. You are required to check your backpack into a locker before entering the ruins.
  • Student ID, (if applicable) - Please note, student discounts are given to passport holders under the age of 18. Students 18 years and above need to carry with them a valid Student ID from their school/university that shows expiration after travel dates. The International Student Identification Card (ISIC) is no longer a valid form of student identification. Please scan and email us a copy of your student ID at the time of booking to receive student pricing for applicable entrance fees and travel.
Optional Items to Bring:
  • Shorts
  • Walking sticks or trekking poles with rubber tips (rubber tips are required for archeological preservation of the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu and other sites)
  • Bandages or moleskin
  • Sandals
  • 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

Machu Picchu Trekking is a licensed tour operator comprised of certified and licensed local tour guides. We are a local company with professional employees and guides who are knowledgeable in traditional (Inca Trail) and alternative (Lares to Machu Picchu) treks; all tours booked with Machu Picchu Trekking are led and staffed by Machu Picchu Trekking employees. We value your trust and never pass our valued clients onto other tour companies.

Cancellations

You may need to cancel your Inca Trail Trek due to personal emergency, illness or flight delay. Because we schedule and purchase permits well in advance of your travel, we are not able to refund you your full amount.

To be refunded (see our refund chart below), please notify us as soon as possible in writing (email). Cancellation charges in addition to the non-refundable deposit will be applied as shown below, calculated from the day written notification is received by Cusco Native. (Please consider purchasing optional travel insurance to cover emergency cancellations.)

Our refund table is as follows:

Days Prior to Start of Trek Percentage Refund of Total Trek Price
29 to 22 40%
21 to 9 20%
8 to 0 0%

In the event of partial cancellations, meaning other members of your party will continue with the trek, the remaining passenger(s) be subject to pay additional charges (e.g. single room supplements or double-occupancy).

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