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Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 3D/2N

Overview

3 DAYS

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Altitude:
2,800 masl to 2,400 masl
Activity Levels

Moderate

Group Size 2 People & Above
Activity Trekking, Archaeological and Cultural
Group Tour

USD 380.00 Per Person

Private Tour

USD 400.00 Per Person

This trek is organized for people who do not want to do much camping but still want to feel the charm of the Andes. On this tour we will see splendid landscapes and learn about ancient history. We visit Huchuy Qosqo a popular Incan town built in the highest part of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It was the great palace of Inca Viracocha, father of Inca Pachacutec (the most important kings in the Incan Empire). It has stunning mountain scenery and fertile places to farm various agricultural products; at the end we will explore the big treasure – Machu Picchu.


Highlights

  • 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

Itinerary

We pick you up from your hotel at 7:00 and drive you to Tambomachay (3800m) an Incan temple of thehuchuy-qosqo3days-2 water cult which has ceremonial fountains. From here, we are going to start hiking through the Puna landscapes and over the Sicllaccasa Pass (4020m). On the other side of the pass, we will hike along a trail that leads to Ccauca Ravine and admire archaeological remains and wild crops such as quinua. We continue on to Queulloca Pass (4185m) where we will enjoy views of a lake with the same name and the snowcapped mountains of Veronica, Pitusiray, Sawasiray, and Chicon. Continuing the trek, we pass Queullococha Lake where we can see huallatas, ducks, and small fish. Then we'll climb towards the Challu Challu pass (4220m). Later we ascend to the fourth pass at Rumicruz (4230m), to enjoy the Vilcanota Mountain Range. At this point we will have lunch before continuing to an Incan stone quarry (4220m), the place where the rocks were extracted to build Huchuy Qosqo. Finally we will descend to the Pucamarca Community (4010m) where we will set up the campsite and have dinner.

Early morning we will leave the camp and walk downhill to the Leon Punku Ravine where we will find remains of an Incan bridge and a trail. Then we will hike to Huchuy Qosqo (3600m) which was an important center in the time of the Incas. From this place we will be able to admire the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the Sacred River. Once we arrive at Huchuy Qosqo we will have a guided tour by our experienced guide, ending about lunch time. After, we will continue the trek to Lamay (2800m) where we can bathe and relax in the natural hot springs. Later in the afternoon, a bus will pick us up to travel back to Cusco we will arrive in the evening. Later in the afternoon, our private transport will drive us to Ollantaytambo, where will catch the afternoon train to Aguas Calientes. Upon our arrival to Aguas Calientes, we will be directed to our rooms. You will have free time for the rest of the night.

On the third day of the tour we have to get up very early in the morning and catch the first bus up to Machu Picchu, Once at Machu Picchu, the tour guide will explain the meanings , importance and story of Machu Picchu while we tour the city. The tour will take about 2 hours. After the tour, you have the option to climb up to the Huayna Picchu Mountain, enjoying all of Machu Picchu. Afterwards, we will take a bus down to Aguas Calientes and we catch the train back to Cusco.

Included

Whats Included?

  • Transportation.- Tourist bus from Cusco to Tambomachay starting point of the trek and from lamay to Ollantaytambo.- Tourist train back packer class from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and from Aguas Calientes to Cusco.- Bus up and down from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu.
  • Camping equipments.- We provide four people capacity tent for two persons, brand new four season tents, Therm-a-rest, dinning room tent, kitchen tent, toiled tent, seats, tables, tent for Guides and porters, kitchen gears, bag packs for the porters, warm clothes for the porters and life insurance for the porters. You don't have to be worry how are the helpers of your expedition.
  • Acommodations.- 01 night baisic hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes town.
  • Entrace Fees.- To Machupicchu.
  • Meals.- 2 breakfast.- 2 hot lunches.- 2 hot dinners delicious meals prepared by professional chef food includes all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking, hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude. Teatime everyday (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn), we offer vegetarian option, We provide available boil water each mourning for your water bottles.
  • Guide.- English speaking professional guides, 2 guides over 8 people.
  • Cook.- Professional chef and Chef assistants.
  • Horses or Porters.- For camping equipment, food and kitchen gears as well to carry your personal items (7kls per person) in duffel bags that we provide. Muleteers.
  • Others.- First aid kit and emergency oxygen bottle.

Whats Not Included?

  • Sleeping bag.- can be rented in our office for US$ 15 for the entire trek (every sleeping bag is washed prior to each use).
  • Breakfast.- on the first morning. Some hotels offer early morning breakfast service.
  • Meals.- in Aguas Calientes town on the final day you must consider a bugged of US$ 15 to 20 in average restaurant.
  • Entrance.- to the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes (optional) US$ 3.
  • Tips.- for the staff.

Price:

GROUP SERVICE:

  • Price: $380 per person


PRIVATE SERVICE:

  • 2 to 3 passengers US$ 400.00 Per Person
  • 4 to 5 passengers US$ 380.00 Per Person
  • 6 to + passengers US$ 350.00 Per Person 


Making a tour booking:

Prior to making a reservation with CUSCO EXPEDITIONS it is important to read through our Booking Policies. This will help answer any queries that you may have about our services. In order to make a booking with our lares trek service just click on the Reservations link below.

Payment Details:

We require a non-refundable tour deposit of US$15 per person. The deposit can be sent by a WESTERN UNION, CREDIT CARD or to our PAY PAL, money transfer. Once you arrive in Cusco you must pay the remaining balance in cash prior to beginning your tour. We accept both US Dollars and Peruvian Soles (local currency).

Important:

The night before your tour there will be a pre-tour talk (briefing) in our office or in your hotel at either 6 or 7pm (exact time will be confirmed on arrival to Cusco). If you are interested in this tour or do you have any questions about it. Please Contact us ...