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Huchuy Qosqo Trek Full Day, offers you two equally attractive options with a lot of diversity of landscapes, flora and fauna of the Andes of the Sacred Valley. the first is by Chinchero, Tauca until arriving at Huchuy Qosqo, the second one is by Tambomachay, Pucamarca until arriving at the ruins of Huchuy Qosqo.
This complex is the most important archaeological center in the Urubamba Valley, after Ollantaytambo and Pisac. The ruins are impressive, although the conservation of the site is inferior to that of Ollantaytambo or Pisac, because they are older. But unlike the aforementioned places Huchuy Qosqo has a peculiar architecture: the buildings have been built on polished stone bases of fine finish, with clay plaster (they are the best preserved parts) and the highest floors are made of adobe.
Starting Altitude – 3800m / 12,467ft.
Highest Altitude – 4150 meters / 13615 feet.
Walking Distance – 12 km / 7.46 miles
Overall Difficulty - Moderate
STARTING POINT: – Cusco at your hotel
The Hispanic chronicles refer that Huchuy Qosqo (probably a place known in Inca times as Caquia Jaquijahuana) was the favorite work and place of the Inca Wiracocha.
A kallanka of at least 40 to 50 meters long is observed. Also a remarkable building with two stone floors and one upper one of adobe. There are also large terraces, a very large square and a large Inca gate through which passes a very well preserved road that leads from Tambomachay.
- OPTION 1: CUSCO – TAUCA – HUCHUY QOSQO – CUSCO
- OPTION 2: CUSCO - TAMBO MACHAY - PUCAMARCA - HUCHUY QOSQO - CUSCO
We will leave Cusco at 6:30am on a private bus that will take us to Chinchero and then Tauca (3750m), the starting point of our trek. We will hike uphill through a mountain landscape with presence of llamas and alpacas until we get to the mountain pass at 4500masl. the landscape begins to change dramatically to Puna, with scant vegetation, mainly “ichu” or high altitude grass. The views of the Cordillera Vilcanota peaks are spectacular. We will then descend for approximately 1.5 hours more to reach the Inca archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo, We will walk downhill towards the Leon Punku ravine, where you will find remains of an Inca bridge and trail, arriving we will visit these wonderful ruins, (Huchuy Qosqo (“Little Cuzco”) is a Noteworthy Inca complex. It boasts very fine stonework in a large Kallanka (rectangular Hall), some residential and defensive quarters and interesting two-story buildings in stone and adobe). After lunch, we will decende to Lamay, where our private transportation will be waiting for us to take us to your hotel in Cusco.
We will leave early from Cusco and take private transportation to the interesting ruins of Tambo Machay. From where we will climb to achieve spectacular scenery over the city of Cusco. Then we cross the mountains, we will pass some beautiful Andean lakes and fields where the llamas graze. Here the villagers grow potatoes, and other crops depending on the season. Then we follow an Inca road descending to a village of stone cabins, with thatched roofs.
During the day we will cross four little high passes, the highest is 4000 m. After about 6 hours we will arrive at a small hamlet known as Pucamarca Community for lunch.
After lunch, we will continue our 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 FT. 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.
Remember that!!! This walk leaves every day of the year.
“This trek is available every day provided we have a minimum of 2 hikers”
We know that time is very important for you and you want to make the most of it. That is why punctuality is one of our most important values.
From the moment you have contact with us, we will try to provide a personalized service according to your travel requirements.
It is our priority to have the very best guides with a wide knowledge of the history and culture of our destinations and of the wild activities we offer.
The food is one of the most important things on the trek, we bring balance and nutritive food along the trail, all our presentations are buffet.
Our transportation is private for all our treks and tours, and our camps are strategically located so you can enjoy your hikes.
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