Nov 12, 2019

Huchuy Qosqo Trek & Sacred Valley 2 days

This trek is ideal for those passengers who really want to be far in the middle of nowhere with only silence & nature surrounding them as they camp in an area that is scarcely seen by tourists. Huchuy Qosqo (Small Cusco) is situated above the Urubamba valley and offers very spectacular views over the Cordillera de Vilcanota. You will have one-night camping in the wilderness. The appeal of Huchuy Qosqo trek is the combination of stunning Inca towers & fortresses, rural villages, magnificent snowcapped mountains, exotic vegetation and an extraordinary ecological variety. The trail goes off-the-beaten- track

over high passes of the Andes mountains and through the Sacred Valley of the Incas with unforgettable views of the great scenery, and ending at one of the world's wonders: the Machu Picchu Sanctuary.

* Duration: 2 days/1 night.
* Starting Point: Cusco/Tambomachay or Cusco/Chinchero.
* Ending Point: Machu Picchu/Cusco.
* Physical Demand Rating: Moderate.
* Age Restriction: 12-year old children.
* Trip Code: MTS - 0015.
* Tour Type: Trekking.
* Accommodations: 1 night camping.
* Service Level: Standard - Deluxe.
* Guarantee: Departure is guaranteed.
* Style: Personalized.
* Carbon Emissions: 330 CO2-E.
* Group Size: 2 minimum, 10 maximum.
* Transport: Train, walk, Mini-van.
* Price from: US $

Huchuy Qosqo & Sacred Valley itinerary:

1st day: Chinchero (Quper Valley) – Pucamarca – Huchuy Qosqo

We begin our journey by leaving Cusco by car, in the direction of the Inca site known as Chinchero (3,760m). From here, we will begin trekking on the road as it curves sharply uphill to reach a pass of near 4,200 meters. We will continue to follow the trail down into the valley and towards a small community at the bottom. As we descend along the trail, you will see a beautiful green valley stretching out as far as the eye can see. Passing through the village, the trail takes us up over the second pass (4,300m) and into high open country. On the way, we will pass by the beautiful Lake Qoricocha (Golden Lake in Quechua). We'll continue along this rustic trail, with its stellar views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Finally, we'll descend towards Huchuy Qosqo (3,650m) where we'll arrive in the late afternoon. Here, we'll set up camp and enjoy our supper underneath the great starry sky.

Hiking time: 6 hours.
Lunch and dinner included.

2nd day: Huchuy Qosqo - Lamay – Maras/Moray – Salt Mines

Huchuy Qosqo is perched above the Urubamba valley, overlooking the little town of Lamay, which is a town dedicated to agriculture & cattle raising. Huchuy Qosqo was originally an administrative center, where the Inca buildings they had made from adobe & stone were great examples of Inca style with perfectly-fitting stones. Continuing along this magnificent path, with the Pitusiray looming above us, we will eventually pass a stone & adobe Inca gateway. This was the entrance to the complex of Huchuy Qosqo for people who climbed up from the Urubamba valley down below. Our private transport will pick us up from Lamay, then drive us to Maras/Moray, the Salt mines & Chinchero, where we will visit the Inca sites and also the colonial town. We'll be back in Cusco at around 6 PM.

Breakfast and lunch included.

Tour includes:

  • Transfer in private transport from your hotel to Chinchero (starting point of the trek).
  • Private transport from Lamay to Maras/Moray, Salt Mines and Cusco.
  • Personal tents: for 2 people.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs.
  • English-speaking guide.
  • Meals.
  • Cook & cooking equipment and kitchen tent.
  • Porters or horses (Carrying the tents, food & cooking equipment).
  • Entrance fee to Huchuy Qosqo.
  • First-aid kit including emergency Oxygen tank.
  • Entrance to Maras/Moray, Salt Mines & Chinchero.


Not included:

  • Breakfast at the first day and dinner at the last day.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Lodging in Cusco.

Lodging & Prices: Our team of travel consultants has carefully selected the Hotels based on their excellent value and high standards. (Lower Prices + Top Service = Best Value). We can book any hotel for you at competitive rates, but published prices are based on the Qeros Tours Peru Top Hotel Picks.

 

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Prices may vary according to season, availability & client preferences. Certain transport costs may not be included. Please contact one of our expert Travel Consultants for more information.

 

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