Huchuy Qosqo Trek is an archaeological site north of Cuzco, Peru. It lies at an elevation of 3,600 meters above the 3000-meter high town of the Sacred Valley. The site received its name in the 20th century; previously it has been known as Ka Kya Qawali. Pedro de Cieza de León, in his Second Chronicle of Peru, claimed that the palaces were built by Viracocha, the Eighth Inka ruler.
Day 1: Cusco - Tambomachay - Pumamarca:
Pick up from the Hotel at 06:00, transfer to the heading to the archeological site of Tambomachay; the hike will start at this point, and will continue through puna landscapes and over the Sicllaccasa pass (4020m.a.s.l/13186ft). We hike along a path that leads to the Ccauca ravine, where we encounter archaeological remains and wild crops, such as tarwi, and a large quantity of cacti. We continue on to the Queullococha pass (4185m.a.s.l/13727ft), surrounding the area in spectacular views stand the Veronica, Pitusiray and Chicon snow peaks. We hike past the Queullococha Lake, where we may see huallatas, ducks and small fish to then climb towards the Challu Challu pass (4220m.a.s.l/13842ft). From this point, we observe the Chinchero plains and the Piuray and Qoricocha lagoons. We then ascend towards the fourth pass at Rumicruz (4230m.a.s.l/13874ft). We then make our way to the Inca rock quarry (4220m.a.s.l/13842ft), which was the place from where the rocks were extracted to build Huchuy Qosqo. We descend towards the Pucamarca community (4010m.a.s.l/13153ft), where we will arrive in the afternoon. Here we have a dinner and camping through the night.
Day 2: Huchuy Qosqo - Cusco:
After breakfast; we leave at 07:00 of our camping place to continue to Huchuy Qosqo. We will walk downhill towards the Leon Punku ravine, where we find remains of an Inca bridge and trail. This canyon boasts geological formations surrounded by majestic rocks and boulders that direct the river to Huchuy Qosqo at (3600m.a.s.l/11808ft). Huchuy Qosqo is an Inca archaeological complex with imposing architecture that includes a large open ceremonial center, from which we enjoy a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley, the Vilcanota River. After explanation we will start to walk around two hours to the next point (4200m.a.s.l/13776ft), going down around two hours until arrive to Taucca, where we will have the lunch, from here we take our private transport drives back to Cusco.
Note: if you need something to hire from us, we will for you, without any deposit (because most of the rent camping shops use to ask like 50 or 60 dollars for anything you want to take.
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