Huchuy Qosqo Trek 2 Days+1 Day Machu Picchu

This trek is ideal for those who really want to be far-flung in the middle of nowhere with only nature surrounding. The Huchuy Qosqo trek allows you to camp in an area that is seldom seen by tourists. Huchuy Qosqo (small Cusco) is situated above the Urubamba Valley and offers spectacular views over the Cordillera de Vilcanota mountain range. This trek is also a great way for you to enjoy a shorter trek that still includes Machu Picchu and the Inca trails (with Inca stairs that are better than the Inca Trail). You will have one night of camping in the wilderness and one night in a hostel in the beautiful pueblo of Aguas Calientes.

Difficulty: Distance: Maximum Altitude:
Medium 18 km / 11 mi 3800 m / 12,470 ft

Season : March-January
Departure Dates :
On Request
Prices Start At :  
$480.00
Minimum : 
 2 Trekkers

Full Itinerary
110

Day 1: Cusco - Patabamba - Huchuyqosqo

Early morning pick up from your hotel and transfer to the small village Patabamba (3800m) where our wranglers and group of lamas and mules are waiting. We load the mules up with our gear and start our walk through the high valleys to Pucamarca reaching our first pass at 4200mtr (13,779ft). Along the way we have fantastic views of the surrounding snow capped mountains and we pass some high mountains lakes. After the lunch We  continue our afternoon hike visiting some Inca ruins and some fine Inca stairs before reaching Huchuy Qosqo where our team will be setting up our tents and preparing our dinner.
Overnight camping


Day 2: Huchuy Qosqo – Chinchero – Aguas Calientes

After a guided visit of Huchuy Qosqo we will continue our hike to the small town of Chinchero taking in some breathtaking views and arriving at  around noon. We then visit a local home for a traditional weaving demonstration where we will also be served lunch. Later in the afternoon, our private transport will drive us to Ollantaytambo, where we will catch the afternoon train to Aguas Calientes. Upon our arrival to Aguas Calientes, we will check into our rooms and have free time for the rest of the night.


Day 3: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

On the third day of the tour, will wake up early and catch the local transport up to Machu Picchu. A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your guide in Machu Picchu and afterwards you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you still have energy, you can also climb Huayna Picchu (2,720 m/8,923 ft). It takes 45 minutes to reach the top of Huayna Picchu. Upon returning to Aguas Calientes, you will have one last lunch before coming back to Cusco in the afternoon.

Trek Price Includes:

  • Professional, bilingual (English and Spanish) tour guide
  • Collection from your hotel on Day 1 to the start of the trail
  • Spacious, personal tents
  • Sleeping mat
  • Hot water each morning and evening for washing purposes. With adequate advance notice, we can supply boiled water to you at lunchtime or to fill your water bottle or hydration pack.
  • Excellent meals
    • Food includes pancakes, omelettes, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Machu Picchu entrance fee
  • Transportation to and from Aguas Calientes
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco

What You Need to Bring:

  • Original passport (and *International Student card (ISIC), if applicable)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended but not required)
  • Sleeping bag (also can be rented from us)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 35 or higher recommended)
  • Insect repellent
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container or a hydration pack such as Camelbak
  • Water (only for first 4 hours of trek, then we will provide you with previously-boiled drinking water throughout the trek)
  • Toiletries (including toilet paper)
  • Personal medication
  • Camera
  • Torch with spare batteries (headlamps are useful)
  • Cash in local currency (Peruvian Soles) for personal expenses and tips

*To qualify as a student, it is necessary to have a valid ISIC card. Please scan and email us a copy at the time of booking.

Optional Items to Bring:

  • Shorts
  • Walking sticks or trekking poles. Trekking poles used on the Inca Trail are required to have rubber tips.
  • Bandages or moleskin
  • Sandals
  • Bathing suit for Aguas Calientes hot springs
  • Entrance fee for Aguas Calientes hot springs

Optional Services (Not Included):

  • Sleeping bag rental, $18
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch on Day 3
  • Porter to carry up to 7 kilos, $30. Please indicate this request in your booking form, as we will need to staff an extra porter. 7 kilos includes a sleeping bag and sleeping mat (aprox. 3.5 kilos).
  • Walking sticks, $8

Prices for 2013:

Number of People 2 3 4 5 6-10
Price per Person ($ USD) $480 $460 $440 $420 $400

Cusco Native is a company comprised of certified and licensed local tour guides. All tours booked with Cusco Native are led and staffed by Cusco Native employees. We will never pass you onto another tour company for your trek. We are a local company with professional employees and guides who are knowledgeable in all of the main (like the Inca Trail) and alternative (Lares to Machu Picchu) treks.

Cancellations

In the event of a cancellation we need to be informed in writing. Cancellation charges plus forfeiture of the non-refundable deposit will be applied as shown below calculated from the day written notification is received by Cusco Native.

Our cancellation table is as follows:

Days Prior to Start of Trek Percentage Lost of Total Trek Price
29 to 22 60%
21 to 9 80%
8 to 0 100%

In the event of partial cancellations, the remaining passenger may have to pay any remaining charges (e.g. single room supplements or double-occupancy).