Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 3 Days - 2 Nights
This trek is ideal for those who really want to be far-flung in the middle of nowhere with only nature surrounding. The Huchuy Qosqo trek allows you to camp in an area that is seldom seen by tourists. Huchuy Qosqo (small Cusco) is situated above the Urubamba Valley and offers spectacular views over the Cordillera de Vilcanota mountain range. This trek is also a great way for you to enjoy a shorter trek that still includes Machu Picchu and the Inca trails (with Inca stairs that are better than the Inca Trail). You will have one night of camping in the wilderness and one night in a hostel in the beautiful town of Aguas Calientes.
Day 1: Cusco - Patabamba - Huchuyqosqo
Early morning you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the small village of Patabamba (3800m) where our wranglers and group of lamas and mules are waiting. We load the mules up with our gear and start our walk through the high valleys to Pucamarca reaching our first pass at 4200mtr (13,779ft). Along the way we have fantastic views of the surrounding snow capped mountains and we pass some high mountains lakes. After the lunch we continue our afternoon hike visiting different Inca monuments while passing fine Inca stairs before reaching Huchuy Qosqo where our team will be setting up our tents and preparing our dinner.
Overnight at the camp
Day 2: Huchuy Qosqo – Chinchero – Aguas Calientes
After a guided visit of the site Huchuy Qosqo you will continue the hike to the small town of Chinchero taking in some breathtaking views and arriving around noon. You'll then visit a local home for traditional weaving demonstrations where you will also be served lunch. Later in the afternoon, your private transport will drive you to Ollantaytambo, where you will catch the afternoon train to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes, you will check into your rooms and have free time for the rest of the night.
Day 3: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
On the third day of the tour, you will wake up early and catch the local transport up to Machu Picchu. A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your guide in Machu Picchu and afterwards you can explore the mysterious city on your own. If you still have energy and bought the ticket, you can also climb Huayna Picchu (2,720 m/8,923 ft). It takes 45 minutes to reach the top of Huayna Picchu. Upon returning to Aguas Calientes, you will have one last lunch before coming back to Cusco in the afternoon.
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Minimum age is 10 years"
"A minimum of 2 people per booking is required"
"What you need to bring"
"Sleeping Bag (can be rented in our office in Cusco)"
"Pair of Walking Sticks (can be rented in our office in Cusco)"
"Sun Hat and Gloves"
"Sun Protection (SPF 35 or higher)"
"Re-usable Water Container"
"Water for the First Day"
"Toiletries (including toilet paper)"
"Cash in Local Currency (Peruvian Soles)"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers"
Duration: 3 Days
Traveler pickup is offered
Cancellations and refunds:
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.