Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 days

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About this tour

  • Start: At 4 in the morning of day 1 at the door of your hotel.
  • Duration: 3 days.
  • Type of transport: Large fully equipped minivan, train, bus.
  • Tickets included (no queues): Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu Only and to the archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo.
  • Tour guide: In English and Spanish (shared service).
  • Porters: Team of porters.
  • Feeding. Team of cooks (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Lodging: Camp day 1 and night in a standard hotel in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) on day 2.
  • Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, PayPal.
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Description

  • Get to know Machu Picchu by following a simple but adventurous hiking route. This is the 3-day walk ‘Huchuy Qosqo’. This route is only 17 kilometers long where the visitor will appreciate the beautiful mountain landscapes as well as the archaeological sites of Tambomachay, Huchuy Qosqo as well as the famous Inca city of Machu Picchu. The tour includes everything that the visitor needs for the adventure: transportation, implements for the walk, implements for the camp, cooking equipment, support staff to load luggage, entrance to all places, train tickets, bus, one night hotel in Aguas Calientes and much more.

This is the experience

  • The Huchuy Qosqo Trek experience begins with the pick up of the visitor at the door of the hotel. The first point will be the archaeological site of Tambomachay located just 11 kilometers from the city of Cusco. A There you will start the walk that will take you to the community of Pucamarca and the archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo (small Cusco). There the tourist will spend the first night, in an all-inclusive camp: food, shelter, porters and more. On the second day, the tourist will learn more about the Inca city of Huchuy Qosqo. Then you will walk to a point where the transport will take you to the town of Ollantaytambo. There you will travel by train to Aguas Calientes where you will spend the night in a standard hotel. Finally, the last day will be dedicated to the visit of Machu Picchu. The return will be by train and bus directly to the city of Cusco.

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Itinerary

Day 1:

  • It all starts with the pick up of the tourist at the door of his hotel in the city of Cusco. The minivan will take you to the archaeological site of Tambomachay, located just 11 kilometers from Cusco.
  • From Tambomachay we will start the trek towards it together with our team of porters, cooks and tour guide. We will appreciate the beautiful mountainous landscapes. In the town of Pucamarca we will stop to enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by our cooks.
  • Then, we will continue along the route until we arrive at the archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo. There we will enjoy our dinner and spend the night in the camps prepared in advance.

Day 2:

  • Very early in the morning we will enjoy a nutritious breakfast made by our cooks. Then we will enter the archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo, its Inca constructions together with our tour guide.
  • Then we will start the walk. We will descend to the town of Lamay where the tourist transport that will take us to the town of Ollantaytambo will wait for us. There we will enjoy a delicious lunch. Then we will board the train that will take us to Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes).
  • In Aguas Calientes we will spend the night in a standard hotel, before enjoying dinner at one of the local restaurants.

Day 3:

  • On the third day we will enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel, in the early hours of the day. Then we will board the buses that will take us to Machu Picchu.
  • Together with our tour guide we will visit Machu Picchu, its temples, enclosures and beautiful landscapes. We will also have free time to get to know the place better. At the time indicated by our guide we will begin the descent on foot to Aguas Calientes (getting off the bus is optional).
  • In Aguas Calientes we will have free time to have lunch (not included in the tour), buy handicrafts in the market or learn more about this peculiar town. Finally, we will board the train that will take us to Ollantaytambo and, from there, the minivan that will take us to the city of Cusco. There the tour ends.

Includes

  • Pick up from the hotel.
  • Transportation to the start of the walk in Tambomachay.
  • Hiking equipment.
  • Equipment for camping.
  • Team of muleteers and porters.
  • Team of cooks (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • Tour guide service in English and Spanish.
  • ‘Expedition’ train Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes (round trip).
  • 1 night in a standard hotel in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town).
  • First aid kit.
  • Entrance to Huchuy Qosqo.
  • Ticket ‘Machu Picchu Only’.
  • Bus to go up from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
  • Bus down to Aguas Calientes on day 3.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu (optional).
  • Tips.
  • Cancellations.

What to bring?

  • Passport (or identity document).
  • Hat or cap.
  • Bathing clothes (optional visit to the thermal baths of Machu Picchu town).
  • Comfortable clothes for walks.
  • A coat.
  • Raincoat.
  • Snacks and extra drinks.
  • Comfortable shoes for trekking.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Mosquito repellent.

Where does the tour start and end?

  • The tour begins with the tourist’s pick-up at the door of their hotel -valid only for hotels in the historic center of the city- (most tourist hotels are there). If your hotel is not there, the transport will pick you up at some central place in the city, such as a square.
  • The tour ends in Plaza Regocijo in the center of the city (a few steps from most hotels and tourist restaurants).

How to prevent altitude sickness?

  • Altitude sickness or soroche can cause you some discomfort during your visit such as dizziness, fatigue or nausea. Try to avoid alcoholic beverages and fatty foods before your visit.
  • To reduce the symptoms, try to acclimatize one day before to the altitude of the city of Cusco. Drinking coca leaf infusions (a natural plant used by the Incas) is an excellent option.

Group or private services

  • The information described applies to shared services (for a varied group of tourists). If you want a private service (for your own group of family or friends) contact us at info@machupicchuterra.com.

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Frequent questions

Is this hike difficult?

No. This hike is one of the easiest that leads to Machu Picchu. Actually, you only walk 17 kilometers through easy mountainous sections and where you can see beautiful landscapes.

Is it recommended for children?

Yes. This route is simple and does not require great physical effort. Therefore, it is highly recommended to go as a family with children. Even older adults in good physical condition can do this route.

How is the camp and the hotel in Aguas Calientes?

The tour only includes one day of camping, which is comfortable, spacious and clean. It also includes a camp lunch for the afternoon of the first day. The night of the second day, you will spend the night in a standard lodging in Aguas Calientes (2 stars). If the tourist wishes, he can improve this service for a better one (request it by email for an additional payment).

How is the food during the tour?

The tour includes 1 breakfast, 2 lunches and 2 dinners. The food during the camp is healthy, prepared by our team of cooks. The rest of the food is prepared in a local restaurant along the route. Optionally, the tourist can request vegetarian food (request it days in advance by email).



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