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Huchuy Qosqo trek to Machu Picchu 3 days

Huchuy Qosqo trek to Machu Picchu 3 days

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Introduction

All-inclusive package Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 3 days, walk, cultural tour, communicating with locals and Machu Picchu. We include the entrance tickets to the Salineras, Moray and Inca Ruins of Ollantaytambo, train ticket and bus in Machu Picchu.

This is everything you need for your trip to Machu Picchu.

Overview

  • Day 1: Cusco – Patabamba – Huchuy Qosqo.
  • Day 2: Huchuy Q’osco – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu.
  • Day 3: Machu Pichu Pueblo – Machu Picchu – Cusco.

Sites to visit

  • Patabamba community.
  • Huchuy Qosqo Archaeological Center.
  • Ollantaytambo.
  • Salt mines.
  • Macchu Picchu.

Tour Details

  • Minimum duration of the trip: 3 days.
  • Maximum elevation:4,650m (15,260ft).
  • Difficulty: Moderate (3/5).
  • Best season: All year.
  • Overnight: Camping and hotel.

Huchuy Qosqo trek to Machu Picchu 3 days

Highlights

Discover one of the alternative routes that connect you to Machu Picchu, by doing the Huchuy Qosoq Trek to Machu Picchu in 3 days.

HUCHUY QOSQO

According to Cornista Pedro de la Cieza, the archaeological center of Huchuy Qusqo dates back to between 1000 and 1400 AD. Huchuy Qosqo also known as “little Cusco” is located at a height of 3,650 meters above sea level (11,980 feet), with an impressive view of the Sacred Valley 3 kilometers above the city of Lamay.

It was previously known as Caquia Xaquixaguana or kakya Qawani as the Incas knew it, it is said that it was owned by the Inca emperor Viracocha in the 1420s.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco - Patabamba - Huchuy Qosqo

We invite you to experience an adventure on the Andes of the Sacred Valley, starting our tour with the picking you up from your hotel at 6:00 am and then in our private transport go to the town of Patacancha 3800 masl (12,467ft), one hour traveling from the city of Cusco. From Patacancha with our backpacks we will start the walk of about 3 hours. Until we reach the highest point located at 4200 m (13,799 ft).

From this point we will have a beautiful view of the valleys and mountains and snowy peaks. Then we will extend to the town of Pucamarca and pass where we can have a short rest.

From Pucamarca we will continue along a part of the Inca trail to the city of Huchuy Qosqo, in this place we will have time to visit the town, then we will go to our house, hosting a local family to spend the night. Here we will have our dinner and in the afternoon we’ll enjoy a beautiful sunset and a night full of stars.

  • Accommodation: Homestay in a local family’s house with a suitable bathroom.
  • Meals: Picnic lunch – Hot drink in the afternoon – Dinner.
  • Distance: 13 km / 8 miles approx.
  • Difficulty: Moderate.

Day 2: Huchuy Q'osco - Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu

At dawn we will have an Andean breakfast, and then visit the archaeological center of Huchuy Qosqo, where we can see its Inca constructions, agricultural terraces, water channels, sacred temples and more. Our guide will give you the explanations of the archaeological center and it’s history.

After our visit we will continue our walk downhill for about 2 hours until we reach Lamay, where our transport will wait, and transfer us to Urubamba. There we can have lunch.

Continuing our journey, we will move to the Andenes de Moray, terraces built in gigantic holes that served in Inca times as an agricultural laboratory. These platforms or terraces have different microclimates, each platform has a different climate than the other.

Continuing we will visit the colonial town of Maras. From here we will go to the Salineras or Salt Mines, which originates from Inca times, and to today still continues to extract salt. There are approximately 2500 wells of about 5m2 where salt is processed with salt water that comes out from a hot spring.

At the end, we will continue our trip to Ollantaytambo, a place where we can explore the town and have dinner. From here we will take our train to Machu Picchu Pueblo.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Posada de Olger.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Distance: 7 km / 4.3 miles approx.
  • Difficulty: Easy.

Day 3: Machu Pichu Pueblo - Machu Picchu - Cusco

After our tour of the Andes in the Sacred Valley we will finally visit Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu. Very early after breakfast at the hotel, we will board the bus that will transfer us to Machu Picchu, where we’ll have a visit with our guide, who is going to tell us the history of Machu Picchu. Our visit will last approximately 2 and a half hours, where we will visit the House of the Guardian, the Intihuatana Tower, The three windows and other points and interests.  As well as you can differentiate between the agricultural, urban and religious areas.

After our visit, we will go back to the bus that will take us to Machu Picchu town, where we’ll be able to have lunch and do free activities such as going to the thermal baths and touring the artisan market. Thirty minutes before the train departure, we will appear at the train station to be able to board the train to Ollantaytambo.

Upon arrival in Ollantaytambo, our mobility will be waiting for us to transfer us to the city of Cusco.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Difficulty: Easy.

Included

  • Informative meeting one day before the start of the trek.
  • Picking up from the Hotel to start the walk.
  • Private mobility for passengers.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance tickets to Moray, Salineras and Ollantaytambo.
  • Entrance tickets to Huchuy Qosqo.
  • Professional guide in Machu Picchu.
  • Accommodation in Huchuy Qosqo with local family.
  • Trekking guide in English / Spanish.
  • Bus tickets in Machu Picchu up / down.
  • Food 2D, 2A, 2C (Vegetarian option prior coordination).
  • First aid kit with oxygen.
  • Roundtrip train tickets Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu Pueblo.
  • Private transportation Ollantaytambo – Cusco hotel.
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Rain ponchos.

No Included

  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain – 25 USD.
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu Mountain – 25 USD.
  • Walking poles – 15 USD.
  • First breakfast and last lunch and dinner.

Recommendations

  • A lightweight, waterproof 30-liter day pack with a change of clothes.
  • Mountain boots.
  • Warm clothing and trekking pants.
  • Thermal clothing for the night.
  • Headlamp with spare batteries.
  • Camera with batteries and additional memory.
  • Sun protection: sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses.
  • Wool socks, gloves, scarf, wool hat for cold nights.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Extra plastic bags, especially in the rainy season.
  • Waterproof clothing or a rain poncho.
  • Water bottles.
  • Personal medical kit with a simple whistle.
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, tips.
  • Walking poles (cost effective).
  • Favorite snacks.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Sandals or flip flops.
  • Swimsuit (optional for hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
  • Original passport and university card if it is applicable.

How to Get

ARRIVING IN CUSCO 

Cusco has an airport for local or national flights. In order to get to Cusco, all travelers must disembark in Lima and go through migration, even if their flight to Cusco is on the same day and with the same airline.

WHICH ROUTE SHOULD I TAKE, BY AIR OR BY LAND?

The best travel option to Cusco is by air. Currently, there are several airlines that provide the Lima-Cusco air transportation service, among which we can mention: LATAM, VIVA AIR, SKY AIRLINE, and STAR PERU. Of all of them, LATAM is the most recommended, due to the variety of schedules it handles.

The land travel option is also a good option, but you always have to look for the best options that offer adequate comfort for the trip. The trip by bus is 22 hours. If your trip is from Puno or Arequipa, you can take this option since the trip is usually cheaper and it is only about 12 hours of travel.

DEPOSIT FOR LUGGAGE 

To be able to travel on domestic flights, you have to take into account the type of service contracted since there are rates where you can only get a maximum of 8 kilos of luggage. If you travel with more, make sure to hire it in advance and avoid setbacks when boarding.

If you have luggage, it can be left safely in the accommodation, or we can also provide you with a place of deposit at the Andino Tours Peru offices, but take into account the opening and closing hours of the office.

If you arrive before the Check In Time at the hotel, you can leave it totally free in the hotel deposit to be able to go out to carry out your activities or rest in the hotel lobby.

CUSCO HAS THE HIGHEST AVERAGE ELEVATION IN THE WORLD.

That is why people who travel at a lower level suffer from altitude sickness, “Soroche”. This is because at higher altitudes, less oxygen is contained than those who are at sea level, so the body works harder to get the oxygen it needs. That is why for long walks it is recommended to stay at least two days in Cusco.

Symptoms of altitude sickness are headache, tiredness, nausea, vomiting, sleep problems, loss of appetite, trouble breathing. Most of the time, the symptoms will be mild, but if they get worse, consult a doctor or contact our offices.

Coca tea is a recommended infusion for this disease, so within the accommodation it is always offered to counteract altitude sickness.

You must remember that you come to enjoy a trip through wonderful trails with people who will always be willing to help you, so you can relax and enjoy every moment.

THE WEATHER IN CUSCO 

One of the big questions is how the weather is in Cusco. It is easy to get this information on the internet, but you also have to take into account that each season and during these times the climates are changing. The dry season in Cusco is from April to October, but there will always be a sudden rain with lightning and thunder.

It is always advisable to have the appropriate rain gear, such as rain ponchos or waterproof jackets, waterproof gloves, and suitable shoes that do not slip in the rain.

FIRST AID 

Each member of the Andino Tours Peru staff has received first aid training from a specialist doctor. Every year we carry out this mandatory training, and on each of our excursions you will have a first-aid kit for basic medical problems (Traveler’s Diarrhea, scrapes, cuts, etc.) and, in fact, oxygen should not be lacking.

TRAVEL INSURANCE .

To protect your trip, the purchase of travel insurance is recommended. Having insurance before the trip is highly recommended. I have agreements with companies that provide this service that will make your trip more pleasant and peaceful in Peru.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT 

For all our excursions, we have biodegradable soap, and all our garbage is returned to Cusco. Our staff is trained to take care of the environment. We use environmentally friendly chemical portable toilets.

We launched a program where for each traveler who reserves with us, we donate 10 trees that will be delivered to the communities of Mikaypata, Ninamarca, Huatoqto, and others, committing them to caring for the environment.

Why choose Andino Tours Peru

WHY ANDINO TOURS PERU?

We are a travel agency tour operator located in the city of Cusco, we have tourism professionals dedicated to quality service.

Our team is integrated by professionals with experience and responsibility to meet each of the requirements of our passengers and offer the best moments and unforgettable trips during their estimated travel time.

why travel ANDINO TOURS PERU?

Our company is legally constituted for more than 3 years in the market, we are registered in SUNARP and SUNAT, as regulatory authorities of commerce in Peru, as well as registered in the GERCETUR-CUSCO as tour operators and retail travel agency. We have also received the certification as Licensees of the PERU BRAND, and registered in PROMPERU and IPERU.
In order to provide the best service to our customers we are in constant search of certifications that endorse us as a travel agency 100% recommendable.

 

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