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Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 2 days
This trek is ideal for those passengers who really want to be far in the middle of nowhere with only nature surrounding them. Huchuy Qosqo (small Cusco) is situated above the Valley of Urubamba and offers spectacular views over the mountain range Cordillera de Vilcanota.
DAY 1: CUSCO – HUCHUY QOSQO – AGUAS CALIENTES
In the morning at 6:00 am, We will pick you up from your hotel and then we leave in our private transport to the small Village of Tauca,(3750m) the beginning of your trek will be on level terrain, and the landscape will be that of typical Andean valleys rich in corn, potatoes, barley, quinoa and other Andean tubers. As you ascend towards your pass at 4050m, the landscape begins to change dramatically to that classic of high Andean savannah or Puna, with scant vegetation, mainly “ichu” or high altitude grass. The views of the Cordillera Vilcabamba peaks are spectacular: Veronica, Pitusiray, Chicon and San Juan snow peaks. Soon after the pass you will start your descent toward the Huchuy Qosqo plains hiking along a path that leads to the Ccauca ravine, where you will be able to see archaeological remains and wild crops, such as tarwi, and a large quantity of cacti. You will walk downhill towards the Leon Punku ravine, where you will find remains of an Inca bridge and trail. This canyon boasts geological formations surrounded by majestic rocks and boulders that direct the river to Huchuy Qosqo at 3650 m. 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. Huchuy Qosqo is located on a plateau, surrounded by Inca agricultural terracing and commanding superb views of the Vilcabamba range. Afterwards we’ll go down hill to Lamay at 2900m where we’ll take our transport driving to Ollantaytambo where we’ll continue by train to Aguas Calientes town.
Reception and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in hotel.
DAY 2: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO
Today after breakfast we will take the first bus up to Machupicchu to see the sunrise with the guide that will take you on a tour to explore and learn about this marvelous city. After the tour you will have free time to explore Machupicchu. On the afternoon we will take the bus to Aguas Calientes Town and board the train back to Cusco. Reception and transfer to your hotel.
- All Transfers.
- Private transportation.
- Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
- Entrance fee to Huchuy Qosqo
- Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
- Tickets Bus up and down from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
- Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
- First-aid including emergency oxygen bottle
- Box Lunch and dinner fist day.
- Breakfast Day 1.
- Lunch Day 2