Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 3 Days 2 Nights
Day 1: Cusco / Tambomachay / Pumamarca
You will be picked up from your hotel at 5:00 a.m. for the transfer to Tambomachay. Our walk will begin from this point, and we will cross a high plains landscape, as far as the Sicllaccasa pass (4020 meters above sea level). We will walk along a trail leading to the Ccauca ravine, where we will arrive at an area of archaeological remains and local crops such as tarwi, as well as an extensive area of cacti. Continuing towards the Queullococha pass (4185 meters above sea level), around the trail we will have spectacular views of snowcapped peaks, including Veronica, Pitusiray and Chicon. As we approach Lake Queullococha, we will be able to spot Andean geese, ducks and the small fish that inhabit the lake. From here, we will ascend towards Challu Challu pass (4220 meters above sea level). From here, we will be able to see the Chinchero plains and the lakes Piuray and Qoricocha. We will then ascend to the fourth pass at Rumicruz (4230 meters above sea level), from where we will head to the Inca stone quarry (4220 meters above sea level), where the stone was quarried to build Huchuy Qosqo. We will then descend to the village of Pucamarca (4010 meters above sea level), arriving in the late afternoon. After dinner, we will camp here for the night.
Day 2: Huchuy Qosqo / Ollantaytambo / Aguas Calientes
After breakfast, we will descend from our campsite and continue to Huchuy Qosqo. Along the way, we will be able to appreciate the remains of an Inca bridge, and part of an Inca highway. The geology of this canyon is composed of majestic rock formations. Huchuy Qosqo is an Inca archaeological complex containing impressive structures, including a large ceremonial center, from where we can enjoy a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley and the Vilcanota River. After visiting the ruins with our guide and taking photos, we will begin the descent, climbing down for approximately two hours as far as lamay, where we will enjoy a delicious lunch before boarding our transport to the station at Ollantaytambo, where we will board the train to Aguas Calientes. We will spend the night in a pleasant hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Day 3: Machu Picchu – Cusco
In the early morning, at around 4:30 a.m., we will begin the walk to the majestic Inca city of Machu Picchu, where we will meet with the guide and the rest of the group. Please note: There are two options for the ascent to Machu Picchu; on foot to see the sunrise, very early; or taking the bus. At the ruins, we will receive a guided tour of the site lasting approximately two hours, after which you will have free time to visit the rest of the citadel, including for example the Inca Bridge and the Sun Gate. After leaving the citadel at the time agreed with the guide, we will descend on foot or by bus to the small town of Aguas Calientes, where we will board the return train to the village of Ollantaytambo, where a bus will take us back to the city of Cusco.
- Briefing at your hotel, the night before the tour.
- Pick up from your hotel
- Transport from Cusco to Tambomachay
- Professional guide
- 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 evening meals
- Horse for carrying 8 kilograms of baggage per person
- Horses (equipment, food)
- Camping equipment (tents and sleeping mats)
- Entrance to Machu Picchu
- Transport Ollantaytambo – Cusco
- Entrance to Huchuy Qosqo
- 01 night’s stay in a hotel (3 star ) in Aguas Calientes
- Tourist train tickets Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes –Ollantaytambo
- Transport lamay – ollantaytambo
- Transport Ollantaytambo – cusco
- Breakfast on the first day
- Evening meal on the final day
- Bottled water or snacks during the itinerary
- Entrance to Huayna Picchu
- Bus tickets to or from Machu Picchu
- Sleeping bag
We recommended to bring
- Original Passport
- Student card if you have one
- Warm clothing for the nighttime
- Rain gear
- Insect repellent
- Plastic rain poncho
- Water purification tablets
- First aid kit
- Bottle of water
- Extra cash in Peruvian currency and dollars
- Walking poles
STUDENT DISCOUNT: 20.00 USA dollars
If you are a student, you need to send us a copy/picture of both side of your student card to verify, to get 30 dollars discount.
The student card must be an original student ID given from the university in PVC material and it must have the next requirements: University information, personal student Information, student Picture, and Expiration date valid only for one year, it year must coincide with the year that student visit Machu Picchu, the discount until 25 years old.
ADITIONALS/EXTRAS NOT INCLUDED
- Machupicchu Mountain climbing: USD 20.00
- Huaynapicchu Mountain climbing: USD 20.00
- Vistadom train Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo ( panoramic train): USD 30.00
- Extra night in Aguas Calientes: Depends on the type of hotel desired.
- sleeping bag: USD 8.00
- walking pole: USD 5.00
PRICED PER PERSON
2-3 Trekkers: $500.00 per person
4-5 Trekkers: $450.00 per person
6 or more Trekkers: $430.00 per person.