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Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu

Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu

3 / 2 nights

from: USD 450.00

Huchuy Qosqo is the most important archaeological center in the valley of the Urubamba River, after Ollantaytambo and Pisac. Its archaeological remains are impressive, although today the conservation of the site is deteriorated due to antiquity.Huchuy Qosqo was the work and favorite place of the Inca Wiracocha, from here he secured the conquest over the villages of the sacred valley and in 1540 it was used by the Spaniards as a farm.

It is for that reason that Huchuy Qosqo was connected to the network of the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and the Amazon Rainforest. And nowadays Huchuy Qosqo is a tourist circuit rich in excellent panoramic views towards the snow-capped mountains and the sacred valley of the Incas and highly recommended for those tourists who do not have much time in Cusco, travel with children (Families) and for those who do not book on time the tickets for the famous Inca Trail of 4 days.

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Day 1: Cusco - Tambomachay - Patabamba and Siwas 

Day 2: Huchuy Qosco - Lamay - Aguas Calientes 

Day 3: Machu Picchu - Cusco

Detailed Itinerary


Huchuy Qosqo trek, will start with the pick-up from the hotel at 5 a.m. Then we will go in our private car to the community of Taucca and in this place we will have the exhibition of process of dyeing and spinning of wool and also fabrics.After the exhibition, we will begin to walk uphill towards Huchuy Qosqo, in this tour we will have excellent panoramic views of the Vilcabamba mountain range, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and we can also see original constructions of the Incas.

After an arduous and pleasant hike we will go to Huchuy Qosqo until the place of lunch, dinner and where we will also spend the night (family house).In the afternoon rest until 6:30 pm dinner hours.

  • Cusco: 3350 meters / 10,988 feet
  • Taucca Community: 3690 meters / 12,104 feet
  • Maximum altitude Puka Moqo: 4200 meters / 13776 feet
  • Distance of the route: 10 km /6.25 miles
  • Meals: lunch and dinner.

DAY 2: Huchuy Qosqo - Lamay - Aguas Calientes

Today we will wake up in the heights of the Sacred Valley of the Incas with a spectacular view towards the Urubamba River. At 6:00 a.m. we will have our breakfast. Then we will go to explore Huchuy Qosqo, here we can see gigantic agricultural terraces, houses and warehouses that are still standing and the hydraulic system. After the explanation we will take more pictures and finally we will begin to descend in zigzag to the town of Lamay where we will take our private mobility to Urubamba instead of the buffet lunch. After lunch, we will go to the town of Ollantaytambo where we will have enough time to explore the original streets of the Incas and climb the Colcas (Inca store) of the Pincuylluna mountain. After traveling to this picturesque town, we will go to the train station to Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes), we will travel 1 hour and a half and finally our dinner will be at 7:30 p.m.

  • Huchuy Qosqo: 3450 meters / 11318 feet
  • Aguas Calientes: 2050 meters / 6725 feet
  • Walking distance: 2 km
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Machu Picchu - Cusco

Today one of our dreams of many years will come true, because we will visit Machu Picchu, which is a magical place, sacred and wonder of the world. For which, we will get up and take a bus very early, where we will have a 2 and a half hour walk with our experienced guide.After the tour, we will have free time to continue enjoying this enigmatic place and also to go to the Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu mountains.

Later, we will take the bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes (optional lunch) to go to the train station of return to Ollantaytambo, here at the door of Departure will be waiting for us to take us back to the city of Cusco -hotel.


  • Briefing at your hotel  before the trekking departure. 
  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning of the trek departure. 
  • All transfers in our private van.
  • Entry fee to Machu Picchu
  • Entry to Huchuy Qosqo 
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu. 
  • English speaking experienced professional tour guide. 
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food with prior request) 
  • 2 Bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and return to Aguas Calientes 
  • First Aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle. 
  • Round trip train ticket (expedition service) from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes 
  • Private transport from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco. 
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes with private bathroom, hot shower, storage, wifi.


  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu – US$35. 
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu Mountain – US$30 
  • First breakfast and last lunch. 
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Tips 
  • Travel Insurance 


  • Small backpack
  • Copy of your passport or photo
  • Warm jackets, gloves, warm polar hat and socks
  • Hiking shoe
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Comfortable pants
  • Insect repellent
  • Metal water container
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medication
  • Cameras
  • Flashlight with spare batteries
  • Walking stick
  • Extra money in soles