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3 Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machupicchu

3 Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machupicchu

3 Day from $ USD 480.00

3 Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machupicchu

"Discover Huchuy Qosqo, the 15th century ruins"

Start at:
Cusco
Ends at:
Cusco
Duration:
3 Day
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 10
Physical Level
Moderate
Style
Hiking / Culture

3 Day Huchuy Qosqo trek to Machu Picchu. This is one of our best treks in Cusco that connects with Machu Picchu. If you are looking for a gentle hike or maybe you plan to do it with your family, this is your best option. Huchuy Qosqo trek will allow you to discover impressive and uncrowded places and finally take you to Machu Picchu.

About 3 Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu

3 Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu. Huchuy Qosqo means small Cusco is the most important archaeological center in the Urubamba River valley, after Ollantaytambo and Pisac. Its archaeological remains are impressive, although today it remains little deteriorated due to antiquity. It was the favorite place of the eighth Inca ruler, Wiraqocha. From where he conquered all the sacred valley tribes. This amazing Inca town was connected to the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and in 1540 it was used by the Spaniards as a farm.

Today, Huchuy Qosqo is a beautiful tourist circuit of 2 and 3 days with connection to the Machu Picchu Inca city, the wonder of the world. The hike is done through an original Inca trail that connected all the Inca villages located in the Sacred Valley and the Amazon rainforest.

The Chinchero, Taucca and the Sacred Valley Inca descendants still use this road to exchange their products, such as potatoes from Chinchero and white corn from the Sacred Valley.

If you take this hike, you will spend a night in the heights of the Sacred Valley of the Incas with excellent panoramic views of the Andes Mountains and the Urubamba River Valley. You will also have the option to visit a native community to see the Inca weaving process and visit one of the new 7 wonders of the world.

3 Day Huchuy Qosqo trek to Machu Picchu. Highly recommended for those who travel with family (children) and should make this trek with specialist trekking company as the Machu Picchu Andes Tours – Matours.

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Highlights

  • The 3-day Huchuy Qosqo trek is an impressive hike that will take you from the Cusco city to the Sacred Valley of the Incas with connection to Machu Picchu.
  • Immerse yourself in the picturesque rural Andean communities and learn all about their ancestral customs and traditions.
  • As you hike the historic Huchuy Qosqo trail, admire the abundant high Andean biodiversity, the amazing panoramic views of the Andes mountain range and the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Do the Huchuy Qosqo trek to Machu Picchu 3 days with a tour operator managed by 2 experienced tour guides who have traveled countless times all the tourist circuits of Cusco, Peru.
  • The guide, cook and muleteer who are from the same communities descended from the Incas, will be part of your Huchuy Qosqo’s expedition team. They are highly trained to exceed all your expectations.

Huchuy Qosqo 3 Day Tour Summary

DAY 1: Cusco – Taucca Chinchero – Huchuy Qosqo.
  • 6:30 a.m. Pick up from your hotel in Cusco and travel to the Taucca community. Inca textile process exhibition.
  • 8:40 am. Trek start to Huchuy Qosqo.
  • 1:00 pm. lunch
  • 6:30 pm. Dinner
  • Overnight in a local family lodge or in tents.
DAY 2: Huchuy Qosqo – Sacred Valley – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu.
  • 6:30 a.m. Breakfast, then tour and photographs in the Huchuy Qosqo archaeological site
  • 10:30 am. Travel from Lamay to Urubamba and enjoy the buffet lunch
  • 13:00. Visit to the Ollantaytambo ruins and the Inca food storages in the Pinkuylluna Mountain
  • 15:37 pm. Train departure from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu town
  • 6:30 pm. Dinner and accommodation in the Machupicchu town (Aguas Calientes)
DAY 3: Machu Picchu Tour – Cusco.
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Bus trip / walk to Machu Picchu
  • 2-hour tour in Machu Picchu Inca city
  • 3:20 p.m. Expedition train departure from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo or Poroy
  • 7:50 p.m. Arrival in Cusco – hotel

3 Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu Itinerary

DAY 1

Cusco – Taucca Community – Huchuy Qosqo

Handicraft center in the Taucca-Chinchero community.

Handicraft center in the Taucca-Chinchero community.

Huchuy Qosqo highest point.

Pukamoqo, Huchuy Qosqo trek's highest point.

At 6:30 am, start your trip in a private mobility to the Taucca community in Chinchero. Visit an artisan association formed by families from the same community. They will demonstrate the South American Camelids wool process (vicuña, alpaca, llama, and guanaco) like spinning, dyeing, and weaving and if you like some of the fabrics, you can buy that will be of great help to the community (purchase Optional).

After the exhibition, start with an uphill hike following an original Inca trail to Huchuy Qosqo, admire the beautiful views of the Andes Mountain Range and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Also, admire the small canyon known as the lion’s door formed by huge rocks and finally see the impressive view of the archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo.

After an arduous and pleasant walk, you will spend the night in the heights of the Sacred Valley of the Incas in a lodge of a local family or in tents on the terraces of Huchuy Qosqo (depend on you).

Food

L y D

Physical Level

3, Demanding

Distance Hiked

10 Km / 6.2 miles

Tour Length

6-7 hours

Starting Altitude

3,690 masl / 12,106ft, Taucca community

Min Altitude

3,450 masl /11,319ft, Huchuy Qosqo

Max Altitude

4,200 masl /13,780ft, Puka moqo

DAY 2

Huchuy Qosqo Visit – Sacred Valley - Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu

3 Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu

Huchuy Qosqo Trek classic photo.

Huchuy Qosqo main entrance.

Huchuy Qosqo main entrance.

Today you will wake up in the heights of the Sacred Valley of the Incas with breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains and the Urubamba River.

At 6:30 a.m., energy breakfast time. Then explore extensively the palace of the eighth ruler of the Inca Empire. Walk through its extensive agricultural terraces, houses, and warehouses that are still standing. See also the hydraulic system of consumption and irrigation.

After exploring with your tour leader, begin to descend in a zigzag to the Lamay town, where your private mobility will be waiting for you to take you to the city of Urubamba. Enjoy an Andean buffet in a good restaurant in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Then continue your trip to the Ollantaytambo Inca town, where you will have enough time to explore the original streets of the Incas and climb to the Colcas (Incas’ food storage) of the Pinkuylluna Mountain.

Later, head towards the Ollantaytambo train station. 4:36 p.m., Train departure time to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes). You will travel alone because your tour guide will stay in Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival in the city of Machu Picchu, our staff will be waiting for you to escort you to your hotel and, at 6:30 p.m., at your hotel, you will have a brief informative talk with your specialist guide in the Inca city of Machupicchu.

Food

B, L & D

Physical Level

2, Moderate

Distance Hiked

2 Km / 1.2 miles

Tour Length

3 hours

Starting Altitude

3,450 masl /11,319ft, Huchuy Qosqo

Min Altitude

2.050 masl / 6,726 ft, Machu Picchu town

Max Altitude

2,792 masl /9160 ft, Ollantaytambo

DAY 3

Machu Picchu “Wonder of the world” – Cusco.

Tour to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu's classic Photography.

Machu Picchu panoramic view

Machu Picchu's classic Photography.

Today one of your most desired dreams will come true because you will visit Machu Picchu, fourth wonder of the world.

Take your breakfast at the hotel and then, one hour before your entrance to Machu Picchu, take the bus with your tour guide, passing the checkpoint, start your visit to the most important points of the lost city of the Incas.
The tour with your expert guide will last 2 hours and then if you have a ticket to climb Huayna Picchu or Machupicchu mountain you can climb on your own.

After exploring all the sites of Machu Picchu, take the bus to the Aguas Calientes town so you can have lunch on your own. Then head to the train station to return to Ollantaytambo or Poroy, where our staff will be waiting to escort you to your hotel in Cusco.

  • Expedition train Departure time from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo or Poroy station is 3:20 p.m.
  • Machu Picchu altitude. 2450 meters /8.030 feet

Important: In this itinerary, train departure times may vary according to availability.

Food

B

Physical Level

1, Easy

Distance Hiked

2-hour tour

Starting Altitude

2,050 masl, / 6,726 ft, Machu Picchu town

Max Altitude

2,450 meters /8.030 ft, Machu Picchu

Packing List

The Machupicchu Andes Tours – Matours travel agency will provide you with a duffel bag where you can pack all the things that will be used during the 3 Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu. The duffel bags will be transported by mules and you will only have access to it at the camp. That is why you should bring a small personal backpack, where you will carry all the minor things that will really be necessary in the course of the trek.

Here is a list of things you should have prepared:

  • A personal light backpack
  • Good hiking shoes.
  • Thermal clothing: jackets, gloves, shawls, hats and thermal clothing for sleeping.
  • Light pants and jackets for the hike.
  • Waterproof jacket and rain poncho (Important).
  • Hat with wide brim for the sun, sun block and sun glasses.
  • 2 or 3 polo shirts, 3 pairs of shoes, underwear and 1 towel.
  • 1 pair of sandals to rest your feet in the camp.
  • Sleeping bag (only if you wish to spend the night in a tent) (we rent at the office)
  • 1 pair of walking stick (available for rent)
  • Headlamp and camera to immortalize the experience.
  • Insect repellent
  • Toilet paper and personal hygiene
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Personal items and medications. Also medications prescribed by the doctor for dizziness, headache, stomach upset, muscle relaxants and others.
  • Band-aids and alcohol for medical use
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Cash in soles (PEN)

Recomendations

  • Book the 3 Day Huchuy Qosqo trek to Machu Picchu at least 2 months in advance, especially if you plan to do the trek between May and September which is the high season, therefore, Machu Picchu and Train tickets tend to sell out.
  • To do the 3 day Huchuy Qosqo trek to Machu Picchu, you do not need to be an expert hiker, you just need to be in good health, as the trek is not very physically demanding.
  • Be sure to arrive in the Cusco city two or one day before the trek.
  • Before and upon arrival in Cusco, take pills for altitude sickness (soroche). At your hotel in Cusco also drink the coca leaves infusion, it will help you to acclimatize better and not feel much of the annoying headache, dizziness and vomiting.
  • Before the trek, take short walks around the Cusco city on your own, or you can also hire a short tour such as the Cusco City Tour, the Sacred Valley of the incas, the salt mines of Maras – Moray (book separately).
  • Bring appropriate clothing for the hike.

3 Day Huchuy Qosqo trek Price

This tour is only available in private service.

All the tour will be in exclusive private service for your group, so you can fully enjoy your trip. We have daily departures with a minimum of 2 people.

The price includes accommodation in the Aguas Calientes town in a 2-star hotel in a double or marital room and the price varies according to the number of people that book together, the more people in your group the price decreases.

Price List

3 DAY HUCHUY QOSQO TREK PRIVATE TOUR
The 3 Day Huchuy Qosqo trek to Machu Picchu Price.

Our service is totally personalized, the entire tour will be exclusive for your group. You set the guidelines, with the tranquility of going at your own pace, pausing to take pictures and fully enjoy your adventure.

The group can be composed of your family, friends, co-workers or fellow students. They can also be special trips such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or others.

The Huchuy Qosqo to Machu Picchu 3-day Tour private price vary depending on the actual number of people traveling together.

Pax number Price per person
2 Persons $ USD 599.00 Inquiry Now
3 Persons $ USD 550.00 Inquiry Now
4 Persons $ USD 520.00 Inquiry Now
5 Persons $ USD 500.00 Inquiry Now
6 Persons or more $ USD 480.00 Inquiry Now

Optional Services

All these services are not included in this Huchuy Qosqo Trek package; if you wish to enhance your experience, you can add them to your reservation.

  • $ 70 USD. Ascent to Huayna Picchu Mountain. It is an incredible mountain located north of the Machu Picchu citadel. If you want to explore more places, you can climb this mountain from the Machu Picchu citadel, it will take about 45 minutes, but you must purchase another ticket 3 or 4 months before, availability is limited.
  • $ 70 USD. Ascent to Machu Picchu Mountain. It is another incredible mountain located south of the Machu Picchu citadel. If you want to explore more places, you can climb this mountain from the Machu Picchu citadel, it will take about 1.40 hours, but you must purchase another ticket 2 or 3 months before, availability is limited.
  • $ 75 USD. Travel on the Vistadome Panoramic Train. It is a superior class train that has cars with large windows on the wall and on the roof that allow you to enjoy the panoramic view. It also offers typical dances and fashion shows on board.
  • $ 43 USD. Buffet lunch at the Tinkuy restaurant of the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Hotel, located at the main entrance of the Machu Picchu inca city.
  • $ 23 USD. Buffet lunch. El Mapi Restaurant in Machu Picchu town.
  • If you wish to spend the nights in a superior or luxury hotel (3, 4 or 5 star hotel), ask for our confidential rates.

We offer $ 20 USD off.

  • For students from 9 to 17 years old and for university students under 25 years old who have a student ID. The credential must be valid for a maximum of one year.
  • For countries belonging to the Andean Community (Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru).
  • There is a discount of $ 110 USD for children under 5 to 8 years old.

Packing list

The Machupicchu Andes Tours – Matours travel agency will provide you with a duffel bag where you can pack all the things that will be used during the 3 Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu. The duffel bags will be transported by mules and you will only have access to it at the camp. That is why you should bring a small personal backpack, where you will carry all the minor things that will really be necessary in the course of the trek.

Here is a list of things you should have prepared:

  • A personal light backpack
  • Good hiking shoes.
  • Thermal clothing: jackets, gloves, shawls, hats and thermal clothing for sleeping.
  • Light pants and jackets for the hike.
  • Waterproof jacket and rain poncho (Important).
  • Hat with wide brim for the sun, sun block and sun glasses.
  • 2 or 3 polo shirts, 3 pairs of shoes, underwear and 1 towel.
  • 1 pair of sandals to rest your feet in the camp.
  • Sleeping bag (only if you wish to spend the night in a tent) (we rent at the office)
  • 1 pair of walking stick (available for rent)
  • Headlamp and camera to immortalize the experience.
  • Insect repellent
  • Toilet paper and personal hygiene
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Personal items and medications. Also medications prescribed by the doctor for dizziness, headache, stomach upset, muscle relaxants and others.
  • Band-aids and alcohol for medical use
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Cash in soles (PEN)
...
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