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Your idea of ​​the perfect vacation is a hike to Machu Picchu, but away from the crowds. If the answer is yes, look no further than the 3-day trek from Huchuy Qosqo to Machu Picchu. Enjoy this incredibly scenic hike through stunning scenery as you see beautiful villages, encounter llamas and alpacas, and witness towering mountain peaks and an amazing variety of local flora and fauna.

You will also make new friends in the local villages where you can immerse yourself in their world and learn all about their customs and traditions while following in the footsteps of their ancestors on parts of the mythical Inca Trail. This is the perfect trip for those who are short on time and want a true rural Andean experience.

SEE HOW IT IS



HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Stay away from the crowds on this off the beaten path route to Machu Picchu.
  • Visit the Huchuy Qosqo Inca complex at the top of the sacred valley, unique and little visited.
  • Immerse yourself in rural Andean villages and learn all about their customs and traditions.
  • Walk through some of the most impressive landscapes on the planet.
  • Learn all about the fascinating Andean flora and fauna, as well as the history of the Incas.
  • Finish your adventure in the incredible Inca fortress, Machu Picchu.

QUICK VIEW

  • : CUSCO | TAMBOMACHAY | QORICOCHA LAKE | PUCAMARCA | HUCHUY QOSQO
    Start your trek from Tambomachay, listen to stories about Qoricocha lake and camp at the top of the sacred valley.
  • : HUCHUY QOSQO | LAMAY | OLLANTAYTAMBO | AGUAS CALIENTES
    Explore the Huchuy Qosqo complex this morning before having lunch at Lamay. Then, take the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes to spend the night in a hostel.
  • : AGUAS CALIENTES | MACHU PICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO – CUSCO
    Spend the morning exploring Machu Picchu before returning to Aguas Calientes for lunch. From there, take the train to Ollantaytambo and then take our private transport to your Hotel in Cusco.
Day 01
Cusco | Tambomachay | Qoricocha Lake | Pucamarca | Huchuy Qosqo

Your unforgettable adventure begins today when we pass by your hotel early to pick you up and reach, after 20 minutes, the Inca site of Tambomachay (3,800 m / 12,467 ft). During this first section, we will pass through Sacsayhuamán, Qenqo and Puka Pukara. Tambomachay is where we will begin our trek and join the rest of the team: the guide, the rider who will lead the horses, and the chef. We’ll put your luggage on the horses and then we’ll start walking.

We will ascend for 3 hours until we reach the first step of our excursion. You will be able to enjoy impressive views of the city of Cusco and the surrounding mountains all along this part of the route. After another hour, we will arrive at Lake Qoricocha. This spectacular location is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious lunch and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

After eating, we will ascend for 45 minutes to the second pass, which is the highest point of our entire trek (4,200m / 13,780ft). From here, the rest of the day is downhill. For 4 hours we will cross fertile valleys, a fabulous canyon and a part of the original Inca Trail. Our camp will be on one of the terraces of Huchuy Qosqo (3,600 m / 11,811 ft). Once there, you will enjoy a spectacular dinner and a well-deserved rest.

  • MEALS: Lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (17 km / 10.98 miles) – (9 to 10 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (3,600 m / 11,811 ft – 4,200 m / 13,780 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Tents
Day 02
Huchuy Qosqo | Lamay | Ollantaytambo | Aguas Calientes

We will wake up very early to enjoy a fantastic breakfast at our camp this morning. Then you will enjoy a guided visit to the archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo. Your expert guide will teach you everything the site as you explore and enjoy the beautiful views of the valley.

Then we will descend for 2 hours to the town of Lamay in the Sacred Valley, where we will have lunch. Once we are ready and well fed, our transport will take us to the town of Ollantaytambo, we will lead you to the train station located in this same town and we will board the Voyager class Inca Rail train to Aguas Calientes (town of Machupicchu) . This trip will allow you to see beautiful glaciers and snow-capped peaks, as well as fertile green valleys and Inca agricultural terraces on both sides of the valley. At the end of the train journey at thbe Aguas Calientes train station we will be waiting to take you to your hotel where you will spend the night. Get settled in your hotel, After check-in you will have free time to relax this afternoon.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (3 km / 1.98 miles) – (2 to 3 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (3,600 m / 11,811 ft – 3,600 m / 11,808 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Hotel
Day 03
Aguas Calientes | Machu Picchu | Ollantaytambo| Cusco

We will get you up very early so that you can enjoy your breakfast without rushing at 6:00 am. this way, we can board one of the first buses that leave for Machu. It means that you will beat the big crowds and be able to enjoy the complex in peace as the sun rises and casts a stunning orange glow on the huge stones.

Alongside with your guide, board the bus for a 30-minute tour before arriving at the entrance gate of Machu Picchu. Feel the powerful energy of this fantastic archaeological site as soon as you enter. You will feel the happiness of observing how the golden light of the sun gradually covers all the corners of Machu Picchu. Discover all its secrets and mysteries during a guided tour where you will also learn a lot about its history and the local flora and fauna. Our guide will take you for 2 hours through the most significant areas and then you will have some free time to explore Machu Picchu on your own. After having finished visiting Machu Picchu we will descend to Aguas Calientes.

In Aguas Calientes, you will find a place of your choice to have lunch and then you will board the train to Ollantaytambo. Here your driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

  • MEALS: Breakfast
  • DIFFICULTY: Easy
  • MACHU PICCHU ELEVATION:: (2,430 m / 7,972 feet) – (2,724 m / 8,928 feet)

IT INCLUDES

Quality and safety service

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

Accommodation

  • Our sleeping tents
  • A canvas bag to carry your personal belongings and your sleeping bag
  • Matra and blankets
  • Covers to protect your backpack
  • rain poncho
  • 01 night in a 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes

Foods

  • Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 2 Dinners
  • Boiled water
  • Coca tea or infusions
  • afternoon tea time
  • Snacks on the go every day.
  • hygiene products

Transportation

  • All transfers (Guaranteed)
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Cusco
  • Bus ticket up and down Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes (Day 3)
  • Train ticket (expedition or voyager class) from Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
  • team of porters

Permits and tickets

  • Permits and entry ticket Huchuy Qosqo
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Sleeping bag: You can rent one from our company or in rental shops in Cusco, if you do not have your own. US$20.00 per person
  • Poles: You can rent a set from our company or at rental shops in Cusco if you wish. US$20.00 per person
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes (Day 3)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our staff

Why should you do the Huchuy Qosqo trek 3 days 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 group of Huchuy Qosqo 3 days 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.
  • Your return train ticket on the last day is at 02:55 pm from Aguas Calientes. Therefore, you arrive in Cusco early, so you will have enough rest to do any tours the next day.
  • All our porters, cooks, drivers, guides have been vaccinated against covid-19

How to book the excursion to Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 days with FLY CUSCO PERU?

To book the Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 days with us, we will need a deposit of $200 per person. Once we receive your deposit, we will send you a confirmation of your trip and the reservation form to complete. Here you have all the information that has to be filled in the form.

  • Personal information (your full name, exactly as in your passport)
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Passport number

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.
  • Warm clothes to be used in the camp (We recommend cotton clothes that are very comfortable to sleep in, a hat and gloves for the cold. Walking socks, sandals to be used when you arrive at the camp, you should also carry bags plastic so you can separate things in the backpack (clean, wet, dirty clothes and others).
  • A canteen with water for the first day of the walk. From the first lunch on day 01 you will be provided with cold filtered boiled water for your canteens.
  • The use of a canteen is mandatory along the Inca Trail, the authorities will not allow the use or entry of plastic bottles
  • Personal hygiene items: a small towel, soap, toothpaste and toothbrush, toilet paper, hand sanitizer gel. These last two items are very important.
  • 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.
  • Battery operated headlamps, extra battery for camera (to be used every night in the camps, especially the last day, because we will wake up around 3:30am.

Equipment Rental for Huchuy Qosqo Trek

All our travelers need a sleeping bag for camping. Our sleeping bags are effective and durable in protecting from temperatures as low as -18ºC (0ºF). Also, walking sticks (with rubber tips) are optional but highly recommended. If you don’t have them, don’t worry, you can rent them with us in Cusco.

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 Huchuy Qosqo Trek, 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 except in February, the month of road maintenance and heavy rains.

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 1 month in advance. Since the spaces to Machu Picchu are quickly exhausted. If the number of spaces is exhausted, you will have to choose another alternative date. For this reason we recommend you book in advance.

Do I need to make a deposit to guarantee my Huchuy Qosqo Trek reservation?

Yes, no reservation will be guaranteed unless you have made a payment of a deposit of 200 per person through our 2 payment methods mentioned in our Book Now form. Important: None of the requested deposits include transaction fees.

What about the outstanding balance?

The outstanding balance can be given in cash the day before your trip in Cusco, it can be in dollars or soles, and if you prefer to use PayPal (a service fee of 6% applies). Also, you can pay us only by Visa credit card at our office (5% service fee applies). Let us know which of the payment methods is your preference.
NOTE: Payment must be made 1 day before your trip.

The tour must be paid in full no later than 7:00 pm one day before your departure (usually after the briefing).

Where will the information session take place?

This meeting will be held the night before the departure of the Huchuy Qosqo trek 3 days 2 nights at 6:00 pm in our office located on Calle Portal de panes, office 201 (second floor). Plaza de armas de cusco. We can also coordinate that you carry out this informative talk in the lobby of your hotel, apartment, hostel or family home in 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 Huchuy Qosqo. You must also bring us the signed authorization from your doctor stating that you are fit enough to travel the road through Huchuy Qosqo.

Canvas bag or canvas case?

You will receive a duffel bag or duffel bag during your briefing. The porters will carry them along the way and deliver them when you arrive at each camp. They measure 2 ft x 1 ft (64 cm long x 36 cm wide).

A maximum of 7 kg / 15 lbs is allowed for each duffel bag, including the weight of your sleeping bag, mat, clothing and other personal items.

Can I store my luggage in your office?

Of course! During the trip, you can leave or store the things that you will not take to the Inca Trail in your hotel where you are staying. Most of these establishments have warehouses where they will store your things (at no extra cost). If you do not trust the place where you are staying, we will gladly store your belongings in our office.

The “Walk to Huchuy Qosqo and Machu Picchu” can leave any day of the year, all year round

PRICE: US$ 550 per person

PRE-PAYMENT: US$ 200 per person

BALANCE: US$ 350 (commonly paid in Cusco after the informative talk)

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 we trek a little differently 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.

Extras and updates

Huayna Picchu Mountain:

Huayna Picchu is the mountain that is next to Machu Picchu. It’s a 45 minute hike to the top. Note that going back down is quite steep. So if you have a fear of heights, this may not be a hike you enjoy. You would do this after your Machu Picchu tour and there is an additional fee. Arrangements must be made at least a month or two in advance due to popularity.

You can access this service for an additional payment of US$ 60.00 per person.

Vistadome 360° train (panoramic train):

The Vistadome 360° train offers a different way of traveling to the citadel. The cars have panoramic windows located on the walls and ceilings of the cars, which allow you to have a connection with the outside. Also, on the return trip you can enjoy a fashion show on board that will show you an exclusive collection of baby alpaca garments with the latest trends which you can purchase if you wish. The Vistadome 360° train brings the landscapes of the route to Machu Picchu closer in a unique way, making passengers feel part of the nature that surrounds them.

You can access this service for an additional payment of US$ 45.00 per person.

Additional Items

Sleeping bag: $45.00

Poles (pair): $45.00

student discount

$25.00 discount

Student discounts apply to anyone under the age of 17.

SEE HOW IT IS



HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Stay away from the crowds on this off the beaten path route to Machu Picchu.
  • Visit the Huchuy Qosqo Inca complex at the top of the sacred valley, unique and little visited.
  • Immerse yourself in rural Andean villages and learn all about their customs and traditions.
  • Walk through some of the most impressive landscapes on the planet.
  • Learn all about the fascinating Andean flora and fauna, as well as the history of the Incas.
  • Finish your adventure in the incredible Inca fortress, Machu Picchu.

QUICK VIEW

  • : CUSCO | TAMBOMACHAY | QORICOCHA LAKE | PUCAMARCA | HUCHUY QOSQO
    Start your trek from Tambomachay, listen to stories about Qoricocha lake and camp at the top of the sacred valley.
  • : HUCHUY QOSQO | LAMAY | OLLANTAYTAMBO | AGUAS CALIENTES
    Explore the Huchuy Qosqo complex this morning before having lunch at Lamay. Then, take the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes to spend the night in a hostel.
  • : AGUAS CALIENTES | MACHU PICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO – CUSCO
    Spend the morning exploring Machu Picchu before returning to Aguas Calientes for lunch. From there, take the train to Ollantaytambo and then take our private transport to your Hotel in Cusco.
Day 01
Cusco | Tambomachay | Qoricocha Lake | Pucamarca | Huchuy Qosqo

Your unforgettable adventure begins today when we pass by your hotel early to pick you up and reach, after 20 minutes, the Inca site of Tambomachay (3,800 m / 12,467 ft). During this first section, we will pass through Sacsayhuamán, Qenqo and Puka Pukara. Tambomachay is where we will begin our trek and join the rest of the team: the guide, the rider who will lead the horses, and the chef. We’ll put your luggage on the horses and then we’ll start walking.

We will ascend for 3 hours until we reach the first step of our excursion. You will be able to enjoy impressive views of the city of Cusco and the surrounding mountains all along this part of the route. After another hour, we will arrive at Lake Qoricocha. This spectacular location is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious lunch and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

After eating, we will ascend for 45 minutes to the second pass, which is the highest point of our entire trek (4,200m / 13,780ft). From here, the rest of the day is downhill. For 4 hours we will cross fertile valleys, a fabulous canyon and a part of the original Inca Trail. Our camp will be on one of the terraces of Huchuy Qosqo (3,600 m / 11,811 ft). Once there, you will enjoy a spectacular dinner and a well-deserved rest.

  • MEALS: Lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (17 km / 10.98 miles) – (9 to 10 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (3,600 m / 11,811 ft – 4,200 m / 13,780 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Tents
Day 02
Huchuy Qosqo | Lamay | Ollantaytambo | Aguas Calientes

We will wake up very early to enjoy a fantastic breakfast at our camp this morning. Then you will enjoy a guided visit to the archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo. Your expert guide will teach you everything the site as you explore and enjoy the beautiful views of the valley.

Then we will descend for 2 hours to the town of Lamay in the Sacred Valley, where we will have lunch. Once we are ready and well fed, our transport will take us to the town of Ollantaytambo, we will lead you to the train station located in this same town and we will board the Voyager class Inca Rail train to Aguas Calientes (town of Machupicchu) . This trip will allow you to see beautiful glaciers and snow-capped peaks, as well as fertile green valleys and Inca agricultural terraces on both sides of the valley. At the end of the train journey at thbe Aguas Calientes train station we will be waiting to take you to your hotel where you will spend the night. Get settled in your hotel, After check-in you will have free time to relax this afternoon.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (3 km / 1.98 miles) – (2 to 3 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (3,600 m / 11,811 ft – 3,600 m / 11,808 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Hotel
Day 03
Aguas Calientes | Machu Picchu | Ollantaytambo| Cusco

We will get you up very early so that you can enjoy your breakfast without rushing at 6:00 am. this way, we can board one of the first buses that leave for Machu. It means that you will beat the big crowds and be able to enjoy the complex in peace as the sun rises and casts a stunning orange glow on the huge stones.

Alongside with your guide, board the bus for a 30-minute tour before arriving at the entrance gate of Machu Picchu. Feel the powerful energy of this fantastic archaeological site as soon as you enter. You will feel the happiness of observing how the golden light of the sun gradually covers all the corners of Machu Picchu. Discover all its secrets and mysteries during a guided tour where you will also learn a lot about its history and the local flora and fauna. Our guide will take you for 2 hours through the most significant areas and then you will have some free time to explore Machu Picchu on your own. After having finished visiting Machu Picchu we will descend to Aguas Calientes.

In Aguas Calientes, you will find a place of your choice to have lunch and then you will board the train to Ollantaytambo. Here your driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

  • MEALS: Breakfast
  • DIFFICULTY: Easy
  • MACHU PICCHU ELEVATION:: (2,430 m / 7,972 feet) – (2,724 m / 8,928 feet)

IT INCLUDES

Quality and safety service

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

Accommodation

  • Our sleeping tents
  • A canvas bag to carry your personal belongings and your sleeping bag
  • Matra and blankets
  • Covers to protect your backpack
  • rain poncho
  • 01 night in a 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes

Foods

  • Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 2 Dinners
  • Boiled water
  • Coca tea or infusions
  • afternoon tea time
  • Snacks on the go every day.
  • hygiene products

Transportation

  • All transfers (Guaranteed)
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Cusco
  • Bus ticket up and down Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes (Day 3)
  • Train ticket (expedition or voyager class) from Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
  • team of porters

Permits and tickets

  • Permits and entry ticket Huchuy Qosqo
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Sleeping bag: You can rent one from our company or in rental shops in Cusco, if you do not have your own. US$20.00 per person
  • Poles: You can rent a set from our company or at rental shops in Cusco if you wish. US$20.00 per person
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes (Day 3)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our staff

Why should you do the Huchuy Qosqo trek 3 days 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 group of Huchuy Qosqo 3 days 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.
  • Your return train ticket on the last day is at 02:55 pm from Aguas Calientes. Therefore, you arrive in Cusco early, so you will have enough rest to do any tours the next day.
  • All our porters, cooks, drivers, guides have been vaccinated against covid-19

How to book the excursion to Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 days with FLY CUSCO PERU?

To book the Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 days with us, we will need a deposit of $200 per person. Once we receive your deposit, we will send you a confirmation of your trip and the reservation form to complete. Here you have all the information that has to be filled in the form.

  • Personal information (your full name, exactly as in your passport)
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Passport number

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.
  • Warm clothes to be used in the camp (We recommend cotton clothes that are very comfortable to sleep in, a hat and gloves for the cold. Walking socks, sandals to be used when you arrive at the camp, you should also carry bags plastic so you can separate things in the backpack (clean, wet, dirty clothes and others).
  • A canteen with water for the first day of the walk. From the first lunch on day 01 you will be provided with cold filtered boiled water for your canteens.
  • The use of a canteen is mandatory along the Inca Trail, the authorities will not allow the use or entry of plastic bottles
  • Personal hygiene items: a small towel, soap, toothpaste and toothbrush, toilet paper, hand sanitizer gel. These last two items are very important.
  • 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.
  • Battery operated headlamps, extra battery for camera (to be used every night in the camps, especially the last day, because we will wake up around 3:30am.

Equipment Rental for Huchuy Qosqo Trek

All our travelers need a sleeping bag for camping. Our sleeping bags are effective and durable in protecting from temperatures as low as -18ºC (0ºF). Also, walking sticks (with rubber tips) are optional but highly recommended. If you don’t have them, don’t worry, you can rent them with us in Cusco.

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 Huchuy Qosqo Trek, 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 except in February, the month of road maintenance and heavy rains.

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 1 month in advance. Since the spaces to Machu Picchu are quickly exhausted. If the number of spaces is exhausted, you will have to choose another alternative date. For this reason we recommend you book in advance.

Do I need to make a deposit to guarantee my Huchuy Qosqo Trek reservation?

Yes, no reservation will be guaranteed unless you have made a payment of a deposit of 200 per person through our 2 payment methods mentioned in our Book Now form. Important: None of the requested deposits include transaction fees.

What about the outstanding balance?

The outstanding balance can be given in cash the day before your trip in Cusco, it can be in dollars or soles, and if you prefer to use PayPal (a service fee of 6% applies). Also, you can pay us only by Visa credit card at our office (5% service fee applies). Let us know which of the payment methods is your preference.
NOTE: Payment must be made 1 day before your trip.

The tour must be paid in full no later than 7:00 pm one day before your departure (usually after the briefing).

Where will the information session take place?

This meeting will be held the night before the departure of the Huchuy Qosqo trek 3 days 2 nights at 6:00 pm in our office located on Calle Portal de panes, office 201 (second floor). Plaza de armas de cusco. We can also coordinate that you carry out this informative talk in the lobby of your hotel, apartment, hostel or family home in 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 Huchuy Qosqo. You must also bring us the signed authorization from your doctor stating that you are fit enough to travel the road through Huchuy Qosqo.

Canvas bag or canvas case?

You will receive a duffel bag or duffel bag during your briefing. The porters will carry them along the way and deliver them when you arrive at each camp. They measure 2 ft x 1 ft (64 cm long x 36 cm wide).

A maximum of 7 kg / 15 lbs is allowed for each duffel bag, including the weight of your sleeping bag, mat, clothing and other personal items.

Can I store my luggage in your office?

Of course! During the trip, you can leave or store the things that you will not take to the Inca Trail in your hotel where you are staying. Most of these establishments have warehouses where they will store your things (at no extra cost). If you do not trust the place where you are staying, we will gladly store your belongings in our office.

The “Walk to Huchuy Qosqo and Machu Picchu” can leave any day of the year, all year round

PRICE: US$ 550 per person

PRE-PAYMENT: US$ 200 per person

BALANCE: US$ 350 (commonly paid in Cusco after the informative talk)

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 we trek a little differently 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.

Extras and updates

Huayna Picchu Mountain:

Huayna Picchu is the mountain that is next to Machu Picchu. It’s a 45 minute hike to the top. Note that going back down is quite steep. So if you have a fear of heights, this may not be a hike you enjoy. You would do this after your Machu Picchu tour and there is an additional fee. Arrangements must be made at least a month or two in advance due to popularity.

You can access this service for an additional payment of US$ 60.00 per person.

Vistadome 360° train (panoramic train):

The Vistadome 360° train offers a different way of traveling to the citadel. The cars have panoramic windows located on the walls and ceilings of the cars, which allow you to have a connection with the outside. Also, on the return trip you can enjoy a fashion show on board that will show you an exclusive collection of baby alpaca garments with the latest trends which you can purchase if you wish. The Vistadome 360° train brings the landscapes of the route to Machu Picchu closer in a unique way, making passengers feel part of the nature that surrounds them.

You can access this service for an additional payment of US$ 45.00 per person.

Additional Items

Sleeping bag: $45.00

Poles (pair): $45.00

student discount

$25.00 discount

Student discounts apply to anyone under the age of 17.

TOUR PRICE

TREK TO HUCHUY QOSQO AND MACHU PICCHU

3D & 2N

Price from: US$550 per Person



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