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If you are looking for an exciting day trip from Cusco that takes you off the beaten path through beautiful Andean landscapes, small villages and a fascinating archaeological site, we recommend the Huchuy Qosqo 1-day trek. You will be able to escape from the busy city and spend the day among nature and learn all about the beautiful surroundings and the Inca history.

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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Walk through the beautiful landscapes of the Andes and enjoy the most amazing views.
  • Pass through small villages in the middle of the hills and see how they live far from the city.
  • Enjoy a hike out of the ordinary to a unique and rarely visited archaeological site in Cusco.
  • Learn all about the region and the history of the Incas.
  • Explore the fascinating archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo in the company of your expert guide.
Day 01
HUCHUY QOSQO TREK

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 7:30 am. Then we will go to Chichero where the Piuray Lagoon (3,800 m / 12,467 feet) is located, a beautiful lagoon, from this place the entire population of Cusco is supplied with water. The day’s hike will begin at this point and continue through puna landscapes and over the Hatun Luychu pass at 4,100 m / 13,451 ft, where we will have spectacular views of two valleys. You will see the capital of the Incas, Cusco, with impressive mountains surrounding it on your right.

We will follow the side of the valley from the hill, heading towards the top to cross to the other side. It is about a 120-minute walk to the upper end of the valley. Once we get there, we will cross a small stream that bisects the valley and head to our lunch spot. The landscape of the lake is quite arid because the entire area is a high puna between the mountains and is covered with resistant Andean grass called Ichu. It is possible to observe various birds, such as Andean geese, lapwings and partridges, among others. Next, we will continue walking until we reach the Puma Punku canyon (“the door of the puma”). At this point, we will walk along a part of the original Inca Trail, which has been restored as part of the Qhapac Ñan project. This road will take us to the isolated and truly unique Inca archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo, which means “Little Cusco” in quechua. It sits above the Sacred Valley of the Incas (3,600m/11,811ft) and is a truly fascinating place to visit.

Once you are inside the site, you will enjoy a guided tour and your expert guide will show you all the important Inca buildings in Huchuy Qosqo, such as sacred temples, warehouses, Inca terraces for agriculture, and the Inca reservoir used for storage during the dry season. afterwards, we will choose a comfortable place to enjoy our lunch.

After your guided tour of the site and tasty lunch, we will begin our 2-hour trek back to the town of Lamay (2,941m/9,649ft) along the Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley. From there, our private transportation will be waiting to take us back to your hotel in Cusco.

  • MEALS: Boxed lunch
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (12 km / 7.46 miles) – (6 to 7 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (3,800 m / 12,467 ft – 4,100 m / 13,451 ft)

IT INCLUDES

Quality and safety service

  • Informative talk prior to departure
  • English/Spanish speaking certified professional guide
  • First aid kit
  • rain poncho
  • 24/7 customer support

Foods

  • Meals: 1 boxed lunch

Transportation

  • All transfers (Guaranteed)
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Cusco
  • Transfer Cusco – Laguna Piuray Start of the walk
  • Transfer Lamay – Cusco

Permits and tickets

  • Permits and entry ticket Huchuy Qosqo

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our staff

Why should you do the Huchuy Qosqo trek with us?

  • Our porters are treated with respect, we provide them with a fair salary, a decent tent with pads, adequate food and adequate equipment. We care about their health, well-being and the health of their families, and we are also committed to social projects to improve their lives.
  • We are a practical, punctual, reliable travel company that welcomes individuals or groups.
  • At FLY CUSCO PERU, our porters, guides, drivers and cooks are paid as soon as they finish their job.
  • We do not share our Huchuy Qosqo group with other companies.
  • Small groups of 2 to 10 people maximum. This fact differentiates us from other travel companies that travel with larger groups.
  • FLY CUSCO PERU is a 100% locally owned travel company and a fully licensed Inca Trail operator.
  • Our tour guides pride themselves on being up-to-date and having a comprehensive ongoing professional development program. We love to show how fascinating and surprising an Inca trail is.
  • All our porters, cooks, drivers, guides have been vaccinated against covid-19

What do I need to take to Huchuy Qosqo Trek?

  • We recommend that you take only what is necessary to enjoy your tour and leave the rest of your things at the hotel in Cusco.
  • The original passport.
  • A small 50 liter backpack that allows you to introduce all the things you will take with you
  • A sleeping bag preferably at least 5 to 10 degrees below zero, this can be synthetic or feather, if you do not have one you can rent it from our office.
  • Appropriate clothing for walking, waterproof and comfortable shoes for long walks, shorts and long pants, sports shirts.
  • A canteen with water
  • The use of a canteen is mandatory along the Inca Trail, the authorities will not allow the use or entry of plastic bottles
  • Personal medications, within this list also includes muscle relaxants, tablets for pain and blessed for scratches, blisters on the feet that can be generated after several hours of walking.
  • Sun and mosquito protection items, sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat or caps, and mosquito repellent.

What is the best time to do the excursion?

Peru is a very large country with many different climates, for that reason it would be very difficult to define a good time to visit different places. However, we consider that the best season is from April to November. For the Inca Trail, the hottest season is from December to March, but it is also the rainy season. That is why we think that it is more pleasant to do a sunny but cold excursion than a warm but rainy excursion. For this reason, we recommend doing it preferably between May and October. It should be noted that the Huchuy Qosqo trek is open every day of the year.

How many days of acclimatization do I need before starting the Huchuy Qosqo Trek?

If you come from a country that is less than 500 meters above sea level. We recommend that you spend at least 1 day in Cusco to acclimatize to the altitude before starting the Huchuy Qosqo Trek.

How long in advance should I make my reservation for the Huchuy Qosqo Trek?

You must make the reservation at least 15 days in advance.

Where will the information session take place?

This meeting will be held the night before the departure of the Huchuy Qosqo Trek at 6:00 pm in our office located on Calle Portal de panes, office 201 (second floor). Plaza de armas de cusco.

How old do I have to be to do the Huchuy Qosqo Trek?

People of all ages (from children, teenagers to retirees) are suitable to complete this trek as age is not a barrier if you have a positive mindset and an active lifestyle.

However, for all people over 60 to 70 years of age, we recommend that you visit your doctor before doing the Inca Trail. You must also bring us the signed authorization from your doctor indicating that you are fit to travel the Huchuy Qosqo Trek.

The ”FULL DAY HUCHUY QOSQO TREK” can depart any day of the week, all year long.

Price: US$ 100.00 per person

Deposit charges

Please note that PayPal charges a 5% fee, which we ask the customer to cover as it is due to the use of their service. This tax is for online deposits only.

price guarantee

This small group tour is guaranteed to operate with only two guests.

We like to think that our services are a bit different than our competitors. We stand by our clients and guarantee that we comply 100% with our prices and our departure dates on all our trips.

SEE HOW IT IS



HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Walk through the beautiful landscapes of the Andes and enjoy the most amazing views.
  • Pass through small villages in the middle of the hills and see how they live far from the city.
  • Enjoy a hike out of the ordinary to a unique and rarely visited archaeological site in Cusco.
  • Learn all about the region and the history of the Incas.
  • Explore the fascinating archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo in the company of your expert guide.
Day 01
HUCHUY QOSQO TREK

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 7:30 am. Then we will go to Chichero where the Piuray Lagoon (3,800 m / 12,467 feet) is located, a beautiful lagoon, from this place the entire population of Cusco is supplied with water. The day’s hike will begin at this point and continue through puna landscapes and over the Hatun Luychu pass at 4,100 m / 13,451 ft, where we will have spectacular views of two valleys. You will see the capital of the Incas, Cusco, with impressive mountains surrounding it on your right.

We will follow the side of the valley from the hill, heading towards the top to cross to the other side. It is about a 120-minute walk to the upper end of the valley. Once we get there, we will cross a small stream that bisects the valley and head to our lunch spot. The landscape of the lake is quite arid because the entire area is a high puna between the mountains and is covered with resistant Andean grass called Ichu. It is possible to observe various birds, such as Andean geese, lapwings and partridges, among others. Next, we will continue walking until we reach the Puma Punku canyon (“the door of the puma”). At this point, we will walk along a part of the original Inca Trail, which has been restored as part of the Qhapac Ñan project. This road will take us to the isolated and truly unique Inca archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo, which means “Little Cusco” in quechua. It sits above the Sacred Valley of the Incas (3,600m/11,811ft) and is a truly fascinating place to visit.

Once you are inside the site, you will enjoy a guided tour and your expert guide will show you all the important Inca buildings in Huchuy Qosqo, such as sacred temples, warehouses, Inca terraces for agriculture, and the Inca reservoir used for storage during the dry season. afterwards, we will choose a comfortable place to enjoy our lunch.

After your guided tour of the site and tasty lunch, we will begin our 2-hour trek back to the town of Lamay (2,941m/9,649ft) along the Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley. From there, our private transportation will be waiting to take us back to your hotel in Cusco.

  • MEALS: Boxed lunch
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (12 km / 7.46 miles) – (6 to 7 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (3,800 m / 12,467 ft – 4,100 m / 13,451 ft)

IT INCLUDES

Quality and safety service

  • Informative talk prior to departure
  • English/Spanish speaking certified professional guide
  • First aid kit
  • rain poncho
  • 24/7 customer support

Foods

  • Meals: 1 boxed lunch

Transportation

  • All transfers (Guaranteed)
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Cusco
  • Transfer Cusco – Laguna Piuray Start of the walk
  • Transfer Lamay – Cusco

Permits and tickets

  • Permits and entry ticket Huchuy Qosqo

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our staff

Why should you do the Huchuy Qosqo trek with us?

  • Our porters are treated with respect, we provide them with a fair salary, a decent tent with pads, adequate food and adequate equipment. We care about their health, well-being and the health of their families, and we are also committed to social projects to improve their lives.
  • We are a practical, punctual, reliable travel company that welcomes individuals or groups.
  • At FLY CUSCO PERU, our porters, guides, drivers and cooks are paid as soon as they finish their job.
  • We do not share our Huchuy Qosqo group with other companies.
  • Small groups of 2 to 10 people maximum. This fact differentiates us from other travel companies that travel with larger groups.
  • FLY CUSCO PERU is a 100% locally owned travel company and a fully licensed Inca Trail operator.
  • Our tour guides pride themselves on being up-to-date and having a comprehensive ongoing professional development program. We love to show how fascinating and surprising an Inca trail is.
  • All our porters, cooks, drivers, guides have been vaccinated against covid-19

What do I need to take to Huchuy Qosqo Trek?

  • We recommend that you take only what is necessary to enjoy your tour and leave the rest of your things at the hotel in Cusco.
  • The original passport.
  • A small 50 liter backpack that allows you to introduce all the things you will take with you
  • A sleeping bag preferably at least 5 to 10 degrees below zero, this can be synthetic or feather, if you do not have one you can rent it from our office.
  • Appropriate clothing for walking, waterproof and comfortable shoes for long walks, shorts and long pants, sports shirts.
  • A canteen with water
  • The use of a canteen is mandatory along the Inca Trail, the authorities will not allow the use or entry of plastic bottles
  • Personal medications, within this list also includes muscle relaxants, tablets for pain and blessed for scratches, blisters on the feet that can be generated after several hours of walking.
  • Sun and mosquito protection items, sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat or caps, and mosquito repellent.

What is the best time to do the excursion?

Peru is a very large country with many different climates, for that reason it would be very difficult to define a good time to visit different places. However, we consider that the best season is from April to November. For the Inca Trail, the hottest season is from December to March, but it is also the rainy season. That is why we think that it is more pleasant to do a sunny but cold excursion than a warm but rainy excursion. For this reason, we recommend doing it preferably between May and October. It should be noted that the Huchuy Qosqo trek is open every day of the year.

How many days of acclimatization do I need before starting the Huchuy Qosqo Trek?

If you come from a country that is less than 500 meters above sea level. We recommend that you spend at least 1 day in Cusco to acclimatize to the altitude before starting the Huchuy Qosqo Trek.

How long in advance should I make my reservation for the Huchuy Qosqo Trek?

You must make the reservation at least 15 days in advance.

Where will the information session take place?

This meeting will be held the night before the departure of the Huchuy Qosqo Trek at 6:00 pm in our office located on Calle Portal de panes, office 201 (second floor). Plaza de armas de cusco.

How old do I have to be to do the Huchuy Qosqo Trek?

People of all ages (from children, teenagers to retirees) are suitable to complete this trek as age is not a barrier if you have a positive mindset and an active lifestyle.

However, for all people over 60 to 70 years of age, we recommend that you visit your doctor before doing the Inca Trail. You must also bring us the signed authorization from your doctor indicating that you are fit to travel the Huchuy Qosqo Trek.

The ”FULL DAY HUCHUY QOSQO TREK” can depart any day of the week, all year long.

Price: US$ 100.00 per person

Deposit charges

Please note that PayPal charges a 5% fee, which we ask the customer to cover as it is due to the use of their service. This tax is for online deposits only.

price guarantee

This small group tour is guaranteed to operate with only two guests.

We like to think that our services are a bit different than our competitors. We stand by our clients and guarantee that we comply 100% with our prices and our departure dates on all our trips.

TOUR PRICE

HUCHUY QOSQO TREK

12 – 14 horas

Price from: US$100 per Person



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