HUCHUY QOSQO TREK

3 Days / 2 Nights
Luxury Tours Peru

Take the best advantage of one of the quieter and less traveled routes to Machu Picchu, on this 3 day adventure, high up in the mountains above Cusco, staying overnight just next to the beautiful and remote Incan Architectural Complex of Huchuy Qosqo, which means “Little Cusco” in Quechua, before descending to the Sacred Valley and traveling to Machu Picchu.

Day 1: CUSCO – CHINCHERO – HUCHUY QOSQO.

Day 2: HUCHUY QOSQO – LAMAY – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES (MACHU 

PICCHU).

Day 3: MACHU PICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO – CUSCO.

YOUR JOURNEY

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 1: CUSCO – CHINCHERO – HUCHUY QOSQO

Early in the morning, we will pick you up at your accommodation, to travel on a private vehicle, passing through the locality of Cachimayo, continuing to the village of Chinchero, with final destination Tauqaq, a village located on the shores of the Piuray Lagoon, where the whole group will start hiking for about 3 hours, from the village, up to the Tauqaq Mountain Pass, at 4,000 meters above sea level. From there, you ́ll be able to see mountain ranges in all directions, including the snow-capped peak of Mount Ausangate, the highest in the Cusco region, along with others, such as La Veronica, Chicon, Pitusiray and Sahuasiray. Then, we ́ll descend for about 2 hours, passing by some impressive Incan benched terraces and aqueducts, before arriving at the beautiful Incan Architectural Complex of Huchuy Qosqo. Our guide will lead us through the first part of the complex, sharing all its knowledge about this impressive place. Afterwards, a lovely typical Peruvian family will welcome us in their unique mountain lodge. Meanwhile we enjoy a warm drink, take a rest and freshen up, the family will prepare a well-deserved delicious dinner for us. After dinner, the group can relax in the garden around a campfire and admire the sky full of stars, or retire directly to your cozy room for a good night sleep to recharge your energy for the next day. 

Day 2: HUCHUY QOSQO – LAMAY – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES (MACHU PICCHU)

After breakfast, you will visit the imposing Incan Architectural Complex of Huchuy Qosqo that includes a large open ceremonial center for the second part of the tour. From there, you will enjoy a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley, Vilcanota River and Vilcanota snow-capped mountain range. 

After a guided tour and some time to explore Huchuy Qosqo, we ́ll descend on a path in zigzags, to the small locality of Lamay, from which we ́ll have car transportation to Ollantaytambo, to have lunch. After lunch, you will take the train to the small but quite busy pedestrian village of Aguas Calientes, recently re-baptized as Machupicchu Pueblo, where you ́ll have time to relax at your hotel. 

Day 3: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES – CUSCO

Today, the group will have an early breakfast, before boarding one of the first buses up to Machu Picchu, in time to see the Sun rise, and after a guided tour lasting about 2 hours, you will have some free time to explore the Incan city by yourself, perhaps visiting the Sun ́s Gate or the Incan Bridge, and the more adventurous members of the group might decide to climb up either Mount Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu (this has an extra fee). When you are ready, you’ll take a bus back down to Aguas Calientes, where you will have time to  have lunch at one of the village ́s many and quite diverse restaurants, before catching your train back to Ollantaytambo, and getting transferred to Cusco to your accommodation.

INCLUDED WITH THIS JOURNEY

Round-trip transfer: From accommodation in Cusco-Chinchero – Ollantaytambo ́s Railway Station – to accommodation in Cusco 

Train Tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and from Aguas Calientes to Cusco
Round-trip bus tickets: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu 

Professional English speaking guide.
1st day: Lunch and dinner – 2nd day: Breakfast and lunch – 3rd day: 
Breakfast.

SUGGESTED HOTELS

For an extraordinary and unforgettable experience

Hotel JW Marriot Lima

Marriot Lima Hotel.

Guest room, 1 King or 2 Double, Ocean facing view
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Belmond Monasterio Hotel Cusco

Belmond Monasterio Hotel.

Enjoy modern comforts in a setting of timeless beauty.
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Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

Enjoy modern comforts in a setting of timeless beauty.
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Tambo del inca Hotel

Tambo del Inca Hotel.

Deluxe terraces and generous Views of a Stunning landscape.
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  • You will walk along a very little frequented route, enjoying an exclusivity that provides an extra peace.
  • He will share with a native family, from whom he will learn his customs, his way of working, his music and enjoy his food.
  • You will visit Machu Picchu the third day before returning to Cusco.

Destination Information

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CDC information

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The price will be based on final accommodation choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.

  • One extra night in Machu Picchu Pueblo and enjoy the magic of this place
  • Upgrade the category of your Hotel and your return train ticket
  • A Massage therapist to accompany you during the adventure or a special massage session on your return to Cusco.
  • A Sauna day and reconstitution and relaxation therapies.
  • Special feeding

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