Huchuy Qosqo Hike – 2 days

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A fabulous hike to explore the rarely visited Inca ruins at Huchuy Qosqo: A fantastic wilderness two day trek following an old Inca trail with big views, local farming techniques and a chance to camp beside some rarely visited Inca Ruins. This is a great trek for those short of time wanting to experience an Inca Trail hike in some of Cusco’s most beautiful scenery. Spectacular drive to Lake Corao, trek along an ancient Inca trail with huge views of the Sacred Valley before arriving at Huchuy Qosqo Inca ruins and camping beside. Explore Huchuy Qosqo ruins before following another Inca trail to Chinchero and from there onto Cusco

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Day by Day Itinerary

* Price based in sharing one tent 2 people

Type Service: Group Tour
Itinerary: Fixed
Destinations: Cuzco
Activities: Trekking and Walking

Day 1 – Cusco, Tambomachay / Pucamarca

Pick up from the Hotel at 6:00am, transfer to the heading to the archeological site of Tambomachay; the hike will start at this point, and will continue through puna landscapes and over the Sicllaccasa pass (4020m/13186ft). 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 (4185m/13727ft), surrounding the area in spectacular views stand the Veronica, Pitusiray and Chicon snow peaks. We hike past the Queullococha Lake, where we may see huallatas, ducks and small fish to then climb towards the Challu Challu pass (4220m/13842ft). From this point, we observe the Chinchero plains and the Piuray and Qoricocha lagoons. We then ascend towards the fourth pass at Rumicruz (4230m/13874ft). We then make our way to the Inca rock quarry (4220m/13842ft), which was the place from where the rocks were extracted to build Huchuy Qosqo. We descend towards the Pucamarca community (4010m/13153ft), where we arrive in the afternoon. Here we dine and camp through the night.
Meals Included: Box-lunch, Dinner


Day 2 – Huchuy Qosqo/ Cusco

After breakfast; we leave at 7:00am our camping place to continue to Huchuy Qosqo. 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). 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. After explanation we start to walk around two hours to the next point (4200m/13776ft), going down around two hours until arrive to Taucca, where we have the lunch place, from here we take our private transport and back to Cusco
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

 

  

Includes

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning of trek departure.
  • Private transport to Tambomachay, head of the trek
  • Entrance fee to Huchuy Qosqo
  • English Speaking Professional Guide (two guides for groups over 8 persons)
  • 4 Season tents, 2 people in each 3-people-capacity tent
  • Therma-Rest self-inflating mattress
  • Horsemen and horses: Carry tents, cooking equipment and also carry backpacks, sleeping bags and mattresses (Max. 9 kilos/ 19 lbs per person)
  • One emergency horse every four persons
  • Chef and cooking equipment, dining tent with tables, chairs and Kitchen tent
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food)
  • Toilet tent
  • Accommodation for all our staff
  • Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Private transportation back to Cusco

Not included

  • Sleeping bag (can be hired in our office for US$ 12 for all the trek)
  • Extra porter to carry your personal things like sleeping bag, clothes, etc
  • Tips for the guide, cook and porters
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Domestic airfare to and from Cusco (+/- US$ 290 per person round trip)
  • Visa fees (if required)
  • Passport & Visa Costs
  • Personal Spending Money
  • Drinks
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Border taxes or fees

Optional Services

  • Sleeping bag during the tour ( -10°C): add US$ 12
  • Single supplement (single tent): US$ 12

 

 

 

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