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Huchuy Qosqo Trek 2 Days 1 Night

Highlights

Duration

 

2 Days

Max. Altitude

mountain

4600 M

Distance

path

21 km

Difficulty

Medium

Medium

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Visit

arqueological site

Archaeological
Site

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.

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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.

Included:

  • Pre-departure briefing in Cusco.
  • Profesional bilingual Tour Guide.(2 guides for groups of over 10 people).
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning  (we pick you up from where you are staying).
  • Private transportation to Tambomachay (starting point of the trek).
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks. 
  • Thermarest(air mat) sleeping mat.
  • Camping equipment (tent, cooking and eating tent. chairs and tables).
  • Chef and cooking equipment.
  • Pack animals (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment) – days 1 to 3
  • Pack animals to carry personal gear up to a maximum of 7kg per person (including sleeping pad and sleeping bag) – days 1 to 3
  • Private transport back to Cusco.
  • All meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 1 dinners.
  • Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / boiled water to fill your water bottle every morning and night, and also at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Vegetarian/special diet options available

Not included:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Breakfast on first day and dinner on the last day
  • Extra horse to ride or for any extra backpack.

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.

What you should bring:

  • Original passport and Student card (ISIC) green card
  • Insurance card is essential
  • Hiking water proof boots (with ankle protectors )
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Warm jack
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Rain pants
  • Sun hat, Bathing suit (for hot springs in santa teresa and Aguas Calientes)
  • Sun protection cream ( factor 35 recommended ) sun is strong
  • Insect Repellent  40 % deet ( for mosquitos )
  • Water bottle
  • Water purification tablets (Micropur recommended)
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries (flashlight)
  • Extra contribution suggested money for tipping porters, cook and guide. and for any emergency (300 soles)
  • Walking poles ( black diamont or leki brand)

Optional items to take:

  • Short pants
  • Walking poles (with rubber tips) they can also be hired from us.
  • Plaster and bandages


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