Huchuy Qosqo Hike (little Cusco) to Machu Picchu is impeccable in the event that you are searching for a one day stroll in the mountains watching the lovely scenes and untamed life of the Urubamba Mountian Range in the Andes. Huchuy Qosqo Hike is one of the astounding and well known option treks to Machu Picchu. On this trek, you will see noteworthy Andean mountains, feathered creatures, brooks and consecrated lakes, and also the brilliant archeological site of Huchuy Qosqo. You will go through various groups and have the chance to see their traditions, farming, apparel, and dialect.
DAY 1: CUSCO – PATABAMBA – HUCHUY QOSQO
We will begin the tour with an early morning pick up from your hotel, at 7:30 am, to drive right over to Patabamba (3800 m.). The day’s hike will start at this point, and will continue through Andean landscapes and over the Pukamarca Pass at 3,800m, we will hike along a path that leads to the Tauca town, where we encounter archaeological remains and wild crops, such as tarwi, and a large quantity of cactus. We continue on to the Pukamarca pass at 4200, where we may enjoy views of the Surrounding area, immense mountains, Veronica, Pitusiray, Chicon and San Juan snow peaks. Continuing the path, we will descend towards the beautiful, remote Andean pueblo, Pukamarca at 4010m, where we stop and have a short break. As get back on the move, we will walk downhill into a mystical ancient path which will lead us to the Leon Punku Ravine. We will be led into a very narrow corridor, between some immense rock walls, where we will discover some Incan remains and various Inca bridges and sets of stairs (some of the best Inca Stairs anywhere). This canyon is absolutely magical and boasts geological formations surrounded by majestic rocks and boulders that direct the river to Huchuy Qosqo at 3600m, where we will soon be arriving. Upon our arrival to the ruins in the evening, we will actually continue on past the ruins and to our accommodations for the night. We will have dinner and sleep in the typical home of a native of the area, just to the side of the Huchuy Qosqo ruins.
DAY 2: HUCHUY QOSQO- LAMAY-OLLANTAYTAMBO- AGUAS CALIENTES
Huchuy Qosqo is an Inca archaeological complex which is perched precariously on the side of a mountain with imposing architecture that includes a large open ceremonial center, from which we enjoy an amazing panoramic view of the Sacred Valley, the Vilcanota River, and the snow capped mountain range of the same name. While in the complex, we will receive a guided tour as we make our way around the ruins after which we continue our way down the mountain, to Lamay at 3000m/ 9840 ft. Lamay is a town dedicated to agriculture and cattle raising. Later in the afternoon, our private transport drives us to Ollantaytambo, where we will board an afternoon train to Aguas Calientes. The train ride to get there is an absolutely gorgeous route, renowned the world round for its’ beauty. Upon our arrival to Aguas Calientes all passengers will be shown their respective hotels.
DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU- CUSCO
After enjoying an early morning breakfast at your hotel, you will want to take the earliest bus up to Machu Picchu that you can. The first bus leaves at about 5:30 am and arrives to the ruins about 30 minutes later (though the line for the first bus starts a good deal earlier). You will be able to explore around the ruins a bit (or you can sign up for Huayna Picchu) before taking part in your 2 and a half hour guided tour of the site , as your guide explains to you about the rich history and architecture as he shows you around. Afterwards, you will have some more time to explore on your own (or you can walk up Huayna Picchu), before descending back down the mountain to Aguas Calientes, to catch the afternoon train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco at about 5:05 (earlier for the Vista Dome)(subject to availability). We arrive to Poroy at approximately 8:00 pm. There will be an Andina Travel representative waiting there for you to bring you back to your hotel in Cusco
- Pre-trek briefing with your tour guide.
- All private transport.
- Pick up from your hotel and private transport from Cusco to Patabamba (starting point of the trek).
- English speaking professional guide.
- Emergency horse (in case you want to ride for a while) First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
- Huchuy Qosqo entrance fees.
- Transport from Lamay to Ollantaytambo.
- Meals during trek.
- Backpacker Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes.
- Overnight stay in Aguas Calientes.
- Bus up and down from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
- Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
- Official guided tour of Machu Picchu.
- Return Backpacker train from Aguas Calientes to Poroy or Ollanatytambo.
- Transfer from Poroy or Ollanatytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco.
- International airfare, domestic airfare within Peru, airport departure taxes (Approximate cost US$ 31.00 international flights, and US$ 7.40 for each domestic flight)
- Tips on included excursions, visas, travel insurance, personal items
- Pre & post tour accommodation
- Spending money – allow approximately US$ 35-50 per day to cover meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips and any extras
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING
- A backpack 50 to 70L
- Passport or identity document, the same document of booking
- Blouses, Bermuda and some warm clothes for the 4-day walk
- Cut Wind and Rain Cover
- Walking shoes or hiking
- Camera, films and batteries (batteries are consumed more quickly on cold conditions)
- Beanies hat or hats to protect themselves
- Toiletries, toilet paper
- Solar blocker, repellent, flashlight
- Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, etc..
- Water bottle and purification tablets
- Sleeping Bag
- ISIC card carrying case en student
- Small towel, swimsuit (if you need to baths)
- Extra Money
- Charger for additional personal items (U $ 120.00 for 4 days), 01 carrier can carry up to 8kg.
- Additional night in Aguas Calientes (U $ 40.00 Basic)
- Additional entry to Machu Picchu (U.S. $ 50.00)
- Bus Ticket Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes ($ 10.00)
- Admission to climb the Waynapicchu (U $ 60.00)
- Sleeping bag (Rent) U $ 20.00)
Price per person 2017:
$ 000 usd (group service max. 10 people)