Huchuy Qosqo Trek one day tour

"Huchuy Qosqo the Little Cusco is an archeological site north of Cuzco."

DURATION Full Day
ACTIVITIESTour
MAX. ALTITUDE4,150 m
ACCOMMODATION Do Not

DESCRIPTION

Huchuy Qosqo Trek

Huchuy Qosqo (3650m / 11975ft) or (Little Cuzco) is an archaeological site north of Cuzco, Peru, originally an administrative and military center around Pisaq, with many impressive buildings in the surrounding area. You can also see Inca buildings with stone structures and storage of wheat grains called Collcas to store and preserve food, because it was an important agricultural center to produce corn. Its name is Quechua for Little Cusco and it is located at an altitude of 3650 meters (11,800 feet), above the city of Lamay and the Sacred Valley of 3000 meters (10,000 feet). The site was named in the 20th century, previously known as Kakya Qawani. Pedro de Cieza de Leon, in his Second Chronicle of Peru, stated that the palaces were built by Viracocha, the eighth Inca. Among a large number of buildings, some stone, some adobe, is a kallanka (large hall) 40 m long. The water supply to the site is a wonderful irrigation canal built by the Incas, lined with stones for about 800 m. The site is inaccessible by public roads

Full Itinerary

The Huchuy Qosqo Trek takes you to the lovely trek to the lesser-known Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo. This site is situated on a plateau with stunning views overlooking the Sacred valley and the snow-capped peaks of the Vilcabamba range.

The day starts by driving to the small town of Corao, around 30 minutes from Cusco, before branching off the road into the high Andes and the tiny village of Patabamba at 3848 MASL/12624 FASL. It is at this location where the Huchuy Qosqo trailhead is located.

This trail will first take you to the little village of Sihua, then up to the Pukamarca pass (4150 MASL – 13615 FASL), overlooks the village with the same name. Here, you will have a splendid viewpoint of the Urubamba mountain range and the Sacred Valley. After reaching the top of the pass, there is a 2 km/0.6 mile (approximately 30 minute) downhill hike to the Pumamarka Community for lunch.

After lunch, you will continue your trek to the Puma Puncu canyon ( “the puma door” ). From here, you will hike along an original Incan trail, which has be restored as part of the Qapacñan project. This trail will lead you to the isolated and mysterious Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo (“the little Cusco’’) perched above the Sacred Valley of the Incas at 3600 MASL/11811 FASL. Once in the site, your guide will walk you through and show you all the site’s amazing Inca buildings like sacred temples, storehouses, Inca terraces for agriculture and the Inca reservoir used to store water during the dry season.

After your guided tour of the site, we will begin our 2-hour walk downhill to the village of Lamay (2,800 meters) by the Urumbamba River in the Sacred Valley, where a bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

Walking Distance – 12 km / 7.46 miles
Starting point of the hike – 3848 meters ASL / 12624 feet ASL
Maximum Altitude: 4150 meters ASL/ 13615 feet ASL
Difficulty: Easy – Moderate
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch (Plus Snack)
Adventure: Absolutely
Hiking Hours: 7 Hours

Included

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning and private transport to Patabamba, the starting point of the trek
  • Huchuy Qosqo entrance fee
  • English speaking professional guide (2 guides for groups over 8 people)
  • Boxed lunch - Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost.
  • First-aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Private transport from Lamay to Cusco, including drop-off at your hotel
  • 24 hour/day guest service: please ask for the emergency number available during your time of visit
  • 1 Porter

Not Included:

  • Dinner
  • Tips: please note that our agency staff is well paid, so feel free to tip or not as you wish

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Rain gear or poncho for rainy season (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco) (November-May?)
  • Extra T-shirt
  • Strong footwear; waterproof trekking boots recommended for rainy season
  • A jacket or fleece pullover
  • Camera
  • Hat to protect you from the sun, rain, and cold
  • Sun block
  • Insect repellent
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Toilet paper
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Water bottle
  • Optional: trekking poles (rubber covers required in order not to damage the Trail)

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ORIGINAL PASSPORT
WATER BOTTLE OR HYDRATION BLADDER
WATER BOTTLE OR HYDRATION BLADDER
Sunglasses for hiking in high mountains
SUNGLASSES
DAYPACK
DAYPACK
CAMERA / VIDEOCAMERA
CAMERA / VIDEOCAMERA
NOTEBOOK / JOURNAL AND PEN
NOTEBOOK / JOURNAL AND PEN
INSULATED JACKET
INSULATED JACKET
HARD SHELL JACKET AND RAIN GEAR
HARD SHELL JACKET AND RAIN GEAR
TRAINERS (TREKKING SHOES / SANDALS)
TRAINERS (TREKKING SHOES / SANDALS)
HIKING BOOTS
HIKING BOOTS
HIKING SOCKS
HIKING SOCKS
THERMAL SOCKS
THERMAL SOCKS
GAITERS
GAITERS
TREKKING SHORTS AND TROUSERS
TREKKING SHORTS AND TROUSERS
BASE LAYER
BASE LAYER
TREKKING SHIRTS
TREKKING SHIRTS
FLEECE JACKET
FLEECE JACKET
UNDERWEAR
UNDERWEAR
HAT FOR SUN PROTECTION
HAT FOR SUN PROTECTION
HARD SHELL JACKET AND RAIN GEAR
HARD SHELL JACKET AND RAIN GEAR
HEADLAMP
HEADLAMP
HEAD BAND OR BEANIE
HEAD BAND OR BEANIE
INNER GLOVES
INNER GLOVES
OUTER GLOVES
OUTER GLOVES
SLEEPING BAG
SLEEPING BAG
TREKKING POLES
TREKKING POLES
DUFFLE BAG:
DUFFLE BAG:
MONEY IN SOLES
MONEY IN SOLES

TRIP LENGTH 1 DAYS
2020 LAND COSTFROM $50.00PER PERSON
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT Pre payment per person:
$50
Balance:
$0
Terms and Conditions
PEOPLEGROUPPRICETRIP LENGTH
01 PERSONPRIVATE$100 PER PERSON1 DAYS
2-12 PERSONPRIVATE$50 PER PERSON1 DAYS

NOTE:

it is important to take water and snack.

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