Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu (3 Days)

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Overview on the 3 Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu

Huchuy Qosqo Trek is a really amazing and not too challenging, this trek combines nature, original Inca Trail, a community visit and guided tour of the little known Inca site Huchuy Qosqo. As well is perfect for those with very short time frame or who looking for an easier trekking route to the lost city of the Incas Machu Picchu.
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Useful Informatio

  • Tour type: Hiking, adventure, history, culture and organic food.
  • Good For: Anyone who is moderately in shape and families.
  • Overall Difficulty: Easy
  • Starting Altitude: 3700 m – 12139 ft
  • Highest Altitude: 4300 m – 14,107 ft
  • Hiking Distance: 18 km – 11 miles
  • Accommodation: 1 night in a tent and 1 hotel
  • Coldest Night: Day 1 around 2º Celsius
  • Accommodation: 1 night in a tent and 1 hotel
  • Coldest Night: Day 1 around 2º Celsius

Recommendation: We recommend you to arrive in Cusco 48 hours before your trek departure in order to acclimate at high elevation

Itinerary on the 3 Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu

Day 1 Cusco – Tambomachay – Pumamarka Village

Pick up from your hotel early in the morning by bus to take you to the starting point of the hike Tambomachay 3700 m – 12139 ft. You begin hiking uphill for 2 hours to conquer the first pass, since this point you will be on the top of sacred valley mountains, where you get to see amazing views of this expedition, today basically you will hike 4 hours before lunch, then you will conquer the highest peak of the hike 4300 m – 14,107 ft. After you will have dowhill for an hour to get the campsite Pumamarka Andean village.

Day 2 Pumamarka Village – Huchuy Qosqo – Aguas Calientes

Today, after organic breakfast have downhill hike to visit Huchuy Qosqo site, where you have the first guided tour before to descend to the sacred valley of the Incas. Lamay the place for lunch from this point you have to take the bus to Ollantaytambo, in order to take the journey by train to Aguas Calientes. Tonight you will spend the night in a hotel in Machu Picchu town

Pumamarka Village in cusco

Day 3 Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

The breakfast in the hotel early in the morning to take the first bus up to Machu Picchu to explore the lost citadel. The guided tour in Machu Picchu takes 2 hours, during this tour you will explore the most important temples of the ruins. After the guided tour you have free time to explore the site by yourself. Late in the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo where you will carry on by bus to Cusco to leave in your hotel.

Price on the 3 Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu

Minimum of Participants 02 personsUS$640.00 per person
Discounts:Student Discount: US$20 (Requires ISIC Card to qualify)Under 18’s Discount: US$30

Optional Extras:

Sleeping Bag US$20Walking Pole US$7Inflatable Mattress US$18Single Tent Supplement US$25Extra 7kg of personal items US$65Machu Picchu Montaña and Huayna Picchu US$20Vistadome 1 way US$45
Please note: Train schedules are subject to change depending on the Peru Rail timetable and availability. If organized in advance, the train can be upgraded to Vistadome (larger windows than the Expeditions train) for an extra charge.

Inclusions on the 3 Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu

Does Include:

  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Assistant tour guide for groups of 9+
  • Professional chef
  • Mules to carry all camping equipments and 8kg of your personal items
  • Pick up from your hotel/hostel
  • Private bus to Socma village
  • Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes town (Round-trip)
  • Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco city
  • Drinkable water bring your own water for the first morning
  • 2 breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 afternoon snacks, 2 dinners (If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian, vegan, etc please let us know)
  • Dining tent with chairs and table
  • 4 men tent for only 2 people
  • *** star hotel in Aguas Calientes on night 2
  • Foam mattress
  • Oxygen bottle tank
  • First aid-kit
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu

Does not Include:

  • Sleeping bags
  • The first breakfast on day 1, lunch and dinner on day 3
  • Tips for cook, guide and porters
  • Travel and health insurance (You are strongly recommended to take out travel/health insurance for the duration of your expedition)

What you need to take:

  • Walking boots 
  • Waterproof jacket and rain poncho
  • Warm jackets
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (recommended 35 better if is higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer
  • Personal medications
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries
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