- Type: Trekking
- Duration: Full Day
- Distance: 12 km
- Season: All Year, but preferably from March to November
- Departure: Daily
- Group Size: 2 people
Huchuy Qosqo Trek Full Day connects the city of Cusco with the sacred valley of the Incas, it is one of the hike that combines natural and cultural attractions in one day.
From the beginning, Huchuy Qosqo Trek surprises us with beautiful Andean landscapes, high Andean Lake, American camelids (Llamas and Alpacas), picturesque canyons and Inca archaeological remains.
The archaeological remains of Huchuy Qosqo are located on the left bank of Urubamba River, on a mountain in front of the town of Lamay. Huchuy Qosqo was an administrative, economic and social center, it has rectangular structures up to 2 levels, large square and agricultural platforms.
Huchuy Qosqo is a Quechua word, whose meaning is Cusco small (Huchuy = Small / Qosqo = Cusco), in this place historical events happened that made the Inca culture become the most important in South America.
Huchuy Qosqo Trek Information:
- Location: It is located to Northeast of the city of Cusco in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
- Duration of the trek: 6 to 7 hours
- Maximum Height: 4,050 meters (13,287 feet).
- Visit Season: All year round but the best time of the year is from March to November.
- Level of the walk: Easy.
Huchuy Qosqo Trek Full Day Itinerary
This hike begins in the city of Cusco, we will pick up you at your hotel in Cusco, and then we will go on our tourist transport taking the route Cusco - Abra de Corao, we reach to Patabamba town, place from where we will start our Trek to Huchuy Qosqo.
At first sight we will appreciate a high Andean landscape where many South American camelids graze (Llamas and Alpacas), also in this sector there is the beautiful lake Qoricocha (Qori = Gold, Cocha = Lake) whose meaning is Lake of Gold.
After this visit we will continue our trek in Cusco, until we reach the highest point of our trek where we will find Apachetas and Inca platforms, then we will descend and find an Inca original path that will take us through a beautiful canyon.
Our path will open to the imposing sacred valley of the Incas until we reach the archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo where we will have a guided tour and free time to visit the place on your own.
At the end of the visit we will begin the descent from Huchuy Qosqo to Lamay town, where our transport will be waiting for us and then we will go to the city of Cusco and leave them at your hotel and so this beautiful hike in Cusco ends.
- Pick up from your hotel.
- Professional guide.
- Meals (box lunch).
- First-aid kit, emergency oxygen.
- Extras not mentioned.
- Entrance Tickets to Huchuy Qosqo.
We recommend bringing:
- Hiking Boots..
- Poncho for rain.
- Warm clothing.
- Sunblock, sunglasses and hat.
- Snacks (chocolates, candies, cookies, etc.).
- Personal medical kit.
- Additional national currency (soles).
- Original passport.