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Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 2 Days

Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu

The Huchuy Qosqo trek to Machu Picchu is an amazing hiking trail near of Cusco, which takes travelers to the outstanding Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo (small Cusco) in the Peruvian Andes, this Huchuy Qosqo trek enables you to experience the beautiful country life style around Cusco; which combined with the Inca history makes this trek even more unique.

Huchuy Qosqo (small Cusco) is located in the proximity of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in the Cusco region. The Huchuy Qosqo trail was part of the official Inca roads to connect Cusco with some other crucial places and in the present day Huchuy Qosqo trek is one of the best short hiking trails in the proximity of Cusco. After visiting the magnificent ruins of Huchuy Qosqo, travelers will be able to travel to Ollantaytambo to catch the train to Machu Picchu town.

Huchuy Qosqo Trek – Highlights:

  • Amazing mountain scenery
  • Beautiful rock formations
  • Andean flora & wildlife
  • Visiting local villages
  • Hiking the Inca Trail or Huchuy Qosqo trek
  • Visiting the majestic ruins of Huchuy Qosqo
  • Machu Picchu, the lost Inca city.


Huchuy Qosqo Trek – Overview

  • First day.- Cusco – Tauca – Huchuy Qosqo
  • Second day.- Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco.


Huchuy Qosqo Trek – Itinerary

Day 1.- Cusco – Tauca – Huchuy Qosqo

At  6 am  travelers are picked up from their hotels in our private transportation and drive to the interesting village of Tauca. We will start the Huchuy Qosqo trek hiking uphill for 3 hours, as we reach the mountain top there will be breathtaking views of the tall peaks around, then we continue our trek downhill, passing some farming fields and pastures where animals graze. Around Huchuy Qosqo we will find the tipycal flora of the area, we then follow a beautiful Inca trail downward to the popular Inca site, at our arrival to Huchuy Qosqo; our guide will teach us all the history of this place.

After having our box lunch we will continue with our Huchuy Qosqo trek, walking down to Lamay (3 hours) from here we need to travel by car to Ollantaytambo. In the evening we will catch the train to Aguas Calientes town

  • Meals included: box lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Hostal in Aguas Calientes

Day 2.- Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Cusco.

In the morning after breakfast we will take a bus up to the ruins of Machupicchu, as the most of the visitors we want also to arrive earliest possible to observe the beautiful sunrise in the biggest energetic center of the Incas and enjoy this magnificent place before the crowds arrive. You will be part of 2 hours guided tour of Machu Picchu with the same guide from Huchuy Qosqo trek. After the tour you can explore the ruins by yourself or climb Huayna Picchu for a better admiring of Machu Picchu.

Many people normally take the following hiking options:

  1. Huayna Picchu Mountain is the first option of additional hike around Machu Picchu; it rises approximately 320 meters higher than the ruins and normally takes 2 hours to hike it up and down. The last part of the mountain is quite steep, not recommended for people afraid of heights. To climb it you need to book in advance, the tickets are limited to 400 people per day. The 400 tickets are divided into two groups: 200 people are allowed to start at 7:00am and 200 at 10am.
  2. Machu Picchu Mountain called Montaña is the second option to hike, it takes longer time than the other mountain (3hours at least) but the views are better, because is taller than Huayna Picchu. To hike this mountain you need to book in advance, the tickets are limited by the Peruvian Government office.

After we leave Machu Picchu, we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes and then  return to Ollantaytambo by the expedition train (leaves between 2.30pm to 6pm) from the train station you will be transferred directly back to your hotel. End of Huchuy Qosqo trek.

  • Meals: breakfast


What’s included in the Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu:

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  • Pre trek briefing with your guide before the Huchuy Qosqo trek
  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning of trek departure.
  • Transport from Cusco to the beginning of the huchuy qosqo trek in a private car
  • Entrance fee for Huchuy Qosqo trek and Machupicchu.
  • English/Quechua/Spanish speaking professional guide.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food).
  • Private transport from Lamay to Ollantaytambo.
  • Expedition class train tickets to Ollantaytambo, bus to Cusco.
  • One night hostal at Aguas Calientes
  • Bus up and down to Machu Picchu.

Not included for Huchuy Qosqo Trek:

  • Breakfast on the first morning and last day lunch.
  • Tips for the guide, transfer and porters
  • Huayna Picchu ticket( available only for bookings in advance)

Optional Services for Huchuy Qosqo trek:

  • Entrance fee to Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain; add U.S. $20.00 per person
  • Better category of hotel 50.00 US dollars per person.
  • Upgrade train services to Vista dome (first class) add U.S. $50.00 per Person( only on the way out)
  • Walking poles 15.00 US dollars a pair for the whole trip.
  • Porter to carry your backpack on the first day 40.00 US dollars for 13kg/28punds.

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