Huchuy Qosqo Trek To Machu Picchu 3D/2N

Huchuy Qosqo trek to Machu Picchu is one of Peru's most beautiful and rewarding treks. This 3-day/2-night trek will take you through some of the country's most stunning scenery, sweeping mountain vistas, beautiful lakes, and lush green valleys. You will also experience a wide variety of Inca ruins, including the little-visited site of Huchuy Qosqo, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area and the Sacred Valley. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Machu Picchu in a completely different light, so don’t miss out!

Enjoy the beautiful scenery near Cusco, visit native Andean villages, and experience spectacular views of the Sacred Valley. Huchuy Qosqo trek is the only tour from Cusco that takes you on a hike to the Sacred Valley. 

 

Huchuy Qosqo Trek takes you to one of the most important archaeological sites in the Sacred Valley. Explore Huchuy Qosqo’s impressive Inca terraces, patios, esplanades, squares, pedestrian paths, three-story buildings, and advanced hydraulic system, and finish the tour at Machu Picchu Inca Site.

Highlights of Huchuy Qosqo Trek

  • Book with Confidence and Flexibility
  • Hike from Cusco to the Sacred Valley using an ancient Inca Trail
  • Explore local villages, Lakes, llamas, and alpaca's land
  • Visit the Huchuy Qosqo Inca Site and its natural wonders.
  • Return on the panoramic trains (Vistadome or 360°)

Price per person USD$ 520   
 

To book the Huchuy Qosqo Trek, you need to make an initial payment of 200.USD per person, the remaining balance can be paid online, in installments, or Cusco with any credit card at no booking fees at all.

Student Discount:
All travelers under 17 will have a $40. If you are 25 years old or under at the time of traveling, you can get the 40$ discount with your student ID. Please advise by email to give you a code for the discount.


Day by day Summary of the Huchuy Qosqo Trek

Day 1: Cusco – Tambomachay – Kenko Village

 TreXperience team will pick you up from your hotel at around 7:00 am and drive for 20 min to Tambomachay, just outside Cusco. Here you will start with a 4-hour uphill trek to our lunch spot at Koricocha Lake (3700 m / 12130 ft). Then, hike another 3 hours to Kenko Village (3800m/12,467ft). We camp in comfortable tents under the stars.

Day 2: Pukamarca – Huchuy Qosqo – Aguas Calientes

After breakfast, hike for 3 hours to Huchuy Qosco Inca Site (3650m /11975 ft). Explore this is a beautiful archeological place built by the Inca Empire more than 500 years ago. After Exploring Huchuy Qosqo, you will descend for 1 hour into the Sacred Valley, where lunch will be served. Afternoon train to Aguas Calientes and spend the night in a hotel.

Day 3: Discover Machu Picchu – Return to Cusco

Explore the great Inca city of Machu Picchu with an expert tour guide, and learn the history of this spectacular Inca citadel with your tour guide. Take the Vistadome panoramic train to return, arriving at the door of your hotel around 7.30 pm.


Included in the Huchuy Qosqo Trek

  • Pre-departure safety briefing
  • Professional Tour Guides
  • Second Tour Guide for groups of 9+
  • Pick up from your hotel on the day of the tour.
  • All transportation Included during the 3 days.
  • Trekking Chef, Porters, and horsemen
  • Horses to carry food, equipment
  • Duffle bags where you can put up to 7 kilos
  • 1 night camping
  • 1 night 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Drinkable boiled water during the 1st and 2nd day
  • Snacks, tea times, hot water provided during the hike
  • Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free options available
  • 4-men Eureka tents for each two travelers
  • Sleeping bag, hiking poles, air mattresses
  • Sleeping foam mattress, pillows, hot water bags, warm blankets
  • Comfortable Camping equipment (tents, tables, chairs, portable toilets)
  • First aid kit, oxygen tank, satellite phones
  • Entrance ticket to Huchuy Qosco and Machu Picchu
  • Bus ticket to Machu Picchu (Round trip)
  • Panoramic Vistadome trains to return

Not included

  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Lunch on the last day after the Machu Picchu tour
  • Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu Mountain
  • Entrance Ticket to Machu Picchu Mountain (Different from Machu Picchu citadel)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Optional hikes after Machu Machu Picchu tour

Huayna Picchu Mountain – tickets cost an additional $75 per person. To book this mountain, you need to book far in advance; climbing takes 2 hours round trip.

Montaña Machu Picchu – tickets cost an additional $75 per person. You need to book in advance. It is the highest mountain around Machu Picchu with a total of 3 hours hike round trip.


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Huchuy Qosqo Trek To Machu Picchu

Day 1: Cusco – Tambomachay – Kenko Village

TreXperience team will pick you up from your hotel around 7:00 am and drive you the short distance to Tambomachay, just 20 minutes outside Cusco city. Here you will start trekking to Machu Picchu! The first part starts with a 4-hour uphill trek to our lunch spot at Koricocha Lake (3700 m / 12130 ft). You will pass beautiful lakes and local communities and see numerous llamas, alpacas, and birds along the way. Lunch will be served at the banks of the lake. Then you will continue for another 3 hours, gradually uphill and downhill until we reach Kenko Village, beautifully nestled in the Peruvian Andes at (3800 m/12,467 ft). Here you will spend the night. Kenko is a small village with few inhabitants who survive and live mostly from agriculture, producing potatoes and beans and raising llamas, alpacas, and sheep. You will have warm water to wash, tea time, dinner, and sleep in comfortable tents.

  • Campsite Altitude: 3800 m / 12,467ft
  • Distance: 13 km / 8.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 2: Kenko Village – Huchuy Qosqo – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

Today is a relatively comfortable and relaxing day. After breakfast, we can interact with local children or visit their houses. The hike starts with a 3 hours hike to Huchuy Qosco Inca Site (3650m /11975 ft). A spectacular Inca Site anchored on top of the Sacred Valley, this beautiful archeological complex was built by the Inca Empire more than 500 years ago. The ancient citadel boasts farming terraces, temples, storehouses, water channels, big plazas, and spectacular views controlling the Sacred Valley, Urubamba River, and the Peruvian Andes.

You will have plenty of time to explore and enjoy this beautiful Inca site’s beauty and energy. After exploring Huchuy Qosqo, hike for another hour downhill to Lamay, where your trekking chef will be waiting for a delicious picnic lunch. After lunch, our private bus will take you to Ollantaytambo, “Last Living Incan City,” also known as the “World Capital of the Native Americans.” Explore the ancient streets of this Inca city that has been continuously inhabited since the 14th century. After dinner in a local restaurant in Ollantaytambo, you will take the 7:00 pm train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo) to spend the night in a hotel.

  • Aguas Calientes Altitude: 2000 m / 6560 ft
  • Hiking Distance: 8 km / 5 miles
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Difficulty: Easy

DAY 3:  Machu Picchu – Cusco

On our final day, we have to get up very early to prepare for the highlight of your TreXperience, visiting Machu Picchu – the Lost City of the Incas. After breakfast in the hotel, take the 30-minute bus ride to Machu Picchu and explore the fabulous Inca city with our expert guides. The tour starts the best in Machu Picchu, with ancient stone buildings, temples, palaces, and streets, and take time to relax on your own. After the guided tour, which usually takes around 3 to 4 hours, you can take an extra hike to Huayna Picchu mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain (tickets must be booked as far in advance as possible, and you can only choose one of them). Once you finish with the Inca citadel, you will take the bus from Machu Picchu back to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). In the afternoon, take the Vistadome Panoramic Train back to Ollantaytambo. Our team will wait for you and transfer you back to Cusco. The drop-off will be back at your hotel around 7:30 pm.

  • Guide tour duration: 3 – 4 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast (hotel)
  • Difficulty: Easy

Packing List for Huchuy Qosqo Trek

No matter what time of year you visit Huchuy Qosqo, you'll want to pack some essential items. Here's a list of what to bring:

  • Original passport. you will need for Machu Picchu
  • A small backpack or large daypack to carry your belongings while on the trail.
  • Warm clothing: Even in the summer months, nights can be cool in the Andes.
  • A sweater or light jacket for the hike and a winter jacket for the night.
  • Hiking boots or shoes that are comfortable and broken-in. The ruins of Huchuy Qosqo are spread out over a large area, so you'll be doing a lot of walking. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are a must.
  • Warm socks and layers of clothing can be added or removed as needed, depending on the weather conditions.
  • A hat and sunglasses to protect against the sun.
  • Sun protection: UV rays are intense at high altitudes, so don't forget to pack sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses.
  • Insect repellent, wet wipes
  • A first aid kit including bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.
  • A flashlight or headlamp for evening walks and early morning starts.
  • Water bottles or a Camelbak-type system to stay hydrated during long days of hiking.
  • Snacks and lunch items if you plan to hike through mealtimes.
  • Camera!
  • Snacks: There are no restaurants at Huchuy Qosqo, so if you get hungry, you'll need to have your own snacks with you. Pack some granola bars or other easy-to-carry snacks.
  • Extra money for tips, souveniers, drinks.

Huchuy Qosqo trek frequently asked questions!

 

What is the Huchuy Qosqo?

The Huchuy Qosqo is an Inca site located in the Cusco Region of Peru. The site consists of a series of terraces, buildings, and plazas and is thought to have been used as a royal estate or country retreat. The name Huchuy Qosqo means "Little Cusco" in Quechua, the language of the Inca. Huchuy Qosqo was built in the 15th century during the reign of the Inca emperor Pachacuti; It is believed that Pachacuti ordered the construction of the site as a summer retreat for himself and his family.

The Huchuy Qosqo was likely abandoned after the fall of the Inca Empire in the 16th century. Today, the Huchuy Qosqo is a popular tourist destination. Visitors can explore the site's ruins, including several buildings and plazas. There is also a museum on-site that contains artifacts from the Huchuy Qosqo and other Inca sites.

Why is the Huchuy Qosqo Trek the best way to see Machu Picchu?

The Huchuy Qosqo Trek is the best way to see Machu Picchu because it takes you through some of Peru's most amazing scenery. The trek starts in Cusco, where you will spend a few days acclimatizing to the altitude before embarking on the 3-day journey to Machu Picchu. The first two days are spent trekking through the stunning mountains of Cusco and the Sacred Valley. On the third day, you will reach the ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu.

What will you see on the Huchuy Qosqo Trek?

On the Huchuy Qosqo Trek, you will see llamas, alpacas, Andean lakes, local villages, canyons, ancient Inca Sites, and finally, arrive at Machu Picchu.

How to get to the Huchuy Qosqo Trek starting point?

To begin the Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu, you must make your way to Tambomachay, located just 15 minutes outside Cusco city.

How difficult is the Huchuy Qosqo Trek?

The Huchuy Qosqo Trek is a challenging trek due to the altitude, but it is doable for people with moderate fitness levels. The first day is the most difficult, with a steep ascent to the highest mountains of Cusco. After that, the remainder of the trek is relatively easy. However, there are still some challenges along the way. The scenery is breathtaking, though, and well worth the effort required to complete the trek.

What is the best time of year to do the Huchuy Qosqo Trek?

The best time of year to do the Huchuy Qosqo Trek is from April to October. The weather is dry and warm during these months, making for ideal trekking conditions. Plus, you'll have the chance to see some of the area's most beautiful flora and fauna in bloom.

What are the highlights of the Huchuy Qosqo Trek?

The Huchuy Qosqo Trek is a must-do for any traveler to Peru. This popular trek takes you through some of the most stunning scenery in the country, from the Andes Mountains to Machu Picchu. Highlights of the tour include:

  • The Andes Mountains: The Huchuy Qosqo Trek takes you through the majestic Andes Mountains, offering incredible views of snow-capped peaks and glacial valleys.
  • Andean Lakes: You will visit 2 important lakes for locals, and you can see many species of birds.
  • Local Villages: You will interact with locals, learn about their lifestyles, and camp next to them.
  • Machu Picchu: The highlight of the trek is undoubtedly a visit to the world-famous Inca site of Machu Picchu. Situated high in the mountains, this ancient city is truly breathtaking.
  • Inca Sites: Huchuy Qosqo Trek is located on the top of the Sacred Valley. To reach this place, you must pass through beautiful valleys and canyons.
  • Sacred Valley: After the trek, you will travel along the Sacred Valley until Ollantaytambo, enjoying the fantastic views of the most important town in the area. 

How long does it take to complete the Huchuy Qosqo Trek?

The Huchuy Qosqo trek takes approximately 3 days to complete, including Machu Picchu.

The total distance covered is around 25 km in the first two days of hiking. 

Are there any age or fitness requirements for the trek?

No, there are no age or fitness requirements for the trek. This trek is doable for people of all ages and fitness levels. The total distance of the tour is 25 kilometers (16 miles) and can be completed in 2 days. On the 3rd day, you visit Machu Picchu. 

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