Huchuy Qosqo

Itinerary

DAY 01: CUSCO – QORICOCHA (GOLDEN LAKE)

This tour to Huchuy Qosqo begins with pick-up from your hotel at 6 a.m. and we will take you to the Inca site called Puca Pucara (3,700 meters). It is only 20 minutes from the city of Cusco. We will start the hike uphill for an hour and a half until we reach the first Abra (4,100 meters), from there we will have spectacular views of two valleys and the city of Cusco with impressive mountains that surround it. Your professional guide will give you an introduction to the history of the Incas. From El Abra we will continue the adventure through the mountains until we reach our lunch spot which will be Queullacocha.

Queullacocha

The landscape is quite arid because the whole area is a high puna between the mountains, and it is covered with hard Andean grass, called Ichu. It is possible to see a great variety of birds, such as Andean geese, lapwing, partridges, among others.

After our lunch, we will continue to Laguna Qoricocha (Golden Lake) where we can appreciate the beauty of this wonderful lagoon, a place that will be our camp. After settling in and having a steaming cup of coca tea, we will have time to relax and your professional guide will explain the history and importance of the Qoricocha lagoon.

  • Distance: 6 miles / 11 km (6 to 7 hours)
  • Altitude of the camp: 4,100 meters above sea level / 13,451 feet
  • Hiking level: Moderate day
  • Climate: Cold and windy

DAY 2: QORICOCHA (LAGO DORADO) – HUCHUYQOSQO – LAMAY – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES

Very early in the morning you will be awakened with a cup of hot coca tea and afterwards you will have enough time to pack and enjoy the delicious breakfast. We start our adventure from the golden lagoon to the Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo. After approximately two hours of walking, we will arrive at the town of Pumamarca where we will appreciate an original Inca trail. Once we reach the Inca Trail, the landscape changes from the high mountains to a secluded valley.

This valley has a microclimate, full of lush vegetation where you can see many small birds, including a variety of hummingbirds that feed on the flowers. As we continue through the valley, we will be able to see the snow capped mountains and the famous Urubamba mountain range which is part of the Andes mountain range. We will have enough time to appreciate the scenic beauty and take pictures.

Huchuy Qosqo

We will head towards the main site, pass through an Inca adobe gate and finally arrive at the magnificent Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo (Little Cusco – 3,600 meters), which is located above the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Here you will see incredible Inca buildings, such as sacred temples, warehouses, Inca terraces for agriculture and an Inca reservoir used to store water in the dry season. Your professional guide will take you on a tour of the site and afterwards you will have time to explore the site.

From here, we will start our hike around 02 hours downhill towards Lamay (2,800 meters) which is located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. There our bus will be waiting for you to take you to Ollantaytambo. We will have dinner in a restaurant before taking the train at 19:00 pm. that will take us to Aguas Calientes (Mchupicchu Pueblo). We can settle in, shower and rest in our hotel.

  • Distance: 6 miles / 10 km (6 to 7 hours)
  • Altitude of the camp: 4,100 meters above sea level / 13,451 feet
  • Hiking level: Moderate day
  • Climate: Cold and windy

DAY 03: MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO

This day will be the most important because we will visit once again the Sacred City of Machupicchu, the day will begin with the pick up from your hotel very early; then we will go to the bus station where we will board a bus that will take us to Machupicchu (30min approx). In Machupicchu we will carry out the guided tour for around two hours that will be led by our Professional Tourism Guide, there we will explore each of the sectors of this wonder and then you will have enough time to explore this place on your own.

Visitors who have added tickets for the extra hikes “Montaña Huaynapicchu” or “Montaña Machupicchu” will do it on their own after the guided tour. According to the program you will return by bus to Aguas Calientes, have lunch, board the return train that will take you to the train station and then be transported by bus to your hotel in the city of Cusco.

To end the tour, we will board the bus that will take you back to your hotel in the city of Cusco.

  • Machupicchu Altitude: 2,400 meters above sea level / 7874ft
  • Hiking level: Moderate day
  • Climate: hot and very humid

Include

IT INCLUDES:

  • Transfer Cusco – Puka Pukara
  • Professional guide
  • Tour guide assistant (for groups of 09 or more people).
  • Entrance ticket to Machupicchu
  • Roundtrip train tickets (Expedition – Peru Rail) or (Voyager Inca Rail)
  • 02 breakfasts, 02 snacks, 02 Lunch, 02 Dinner
  • 01 Night of Hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Bus tickets (up and down)
  • Camping equipment (tents, dining tent, portable toilets).
  • Canvas bag to carry 07 kilograms of your belongings.
  • Regular matra
  • Arrieros Service – Horsemen Andinos
  • Oxygen tank
  • First aid kit

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Entrance tickets for extra treks “Huaynapicchu Mountain” or “Machupicchu Mountain” – Additional cost $ 70 US dollars
  • Extra Food
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra expenses
  • Tips
  • Sleeping bag (Rent – USD $ 25 extra cost)
  • Inflatable Matra (Rent – USD $ 20 extra cost)
  • Trekking poles (Rent – USD $ 15 extra cost)

What to Wear

THINGS TO BRING:

  • Original Passport
  • Trekking backpack (size 25 liters).
  • Canteens or Camel bag (1-2 liters).
  • Trekking shoes

FOR THE CANVAS BAG:

  • The Arrieros will carry up to 7 kg of their personal items. This should include your regular sleeping bag and mat (if you bring / rent one). Of us these two items weigh 3.0 kg.
  • Personal medication
  • Quick dry polo shirts.
  • Trekking pants.
  • Warm jacket
  • Jacket and pants for rain
  • Sun hat
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Headlamp
  • Comfortable camping shoes
  • Rain poncho
  • Quick drying towel.
  • Portable Charger (you will not have access to electricity during the walk)
  • Large plastic bags to organize dirty and clean clothes
  • Sleeping bag (we recommend -10C degrees centigrade)

TOILETRIES:

  • Sunscreen
  • Facial moisturizer
  • Insect repellent
  • Gel alcohol
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper

Price

NUMBER OF PASSENGERS PRICE PER PERSON
*02 Pax  $ 549.00
*03 Pax  $ 479.00
*04 Pax  $ 479.00
*05 Pax  $ 449.00
*06  Pax  $ 439.00
*07  Pax  $ 429.00

OUR CAMPING TEAM

Tents

Water

Canes

Sleeping

Phone

Pillows

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