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Huchuy Qosqo (small Cusco), is situated above the Valley of Urubamba and offers very spectacular views over the mountain range Cordillera of Vilcanota.
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HUCHUY QOSQO TREK WITH MARAS, MORAY AND SALINERAS 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT

Type: Trek and traditional tour.

  Distance: 14 km.   Duration: 2 days/ 1 night.   Altitude: 3650 – 4300 m. / 11975 – 14107 ft.   Level Difficulty: Normal (Easy).

Inca Trail alternative: yes, this is an excellent option.

 

Departure Dates: any day with two people. We offer affordably priced tours for 2 people so that you can depart when it suits you best. Wet Season trek, Suitable for December, January or February (depending on weather conditions).

 

Group Size: Maximum group size 12.

 

Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 Dinner.

 

Price: US$

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

 

This trek is ideal for those passengers who really want to be far in the middle of nowhere with only nature surrounding them as they camp in an area that is scarcely seen by tourists.

 

Huchuy Qosqo (small Cusco), is situated above the Valley of Urubamba and offers very spectacular views over the mountain range Cordillera of Vilcanota.

 

You will have one night camping in the wilderness.

 

OVERVIEW:

 

Huchuy Qosqo complex lies perched over the Sacred Valley of the Incas and after Pisac and Ollantaytambo; it´s the largest Inca archaeological center of the Valley.

 

This construction is earlier than Pisac and Ollantaytambo, since it was built by the Inca Trail of Peru. When the Chancas, the Incas rival people threaten Cusco in 1438, The Inca abandons the capital and took refuge in this Palace, Huchuy Qosqo or small Cusco.

 

During the Spanish conquest, Gonzalo Pizarro found on the site of Huchuy Qosqo an Inca Mummy and ordered to burn it. The descendants of the Inca recovered the ashes and retained it in a ballot box that was discovered in the years after.

 

This Inca site can be reached by foot; we can give you the opportunity to discover this wonderful place showing you two options of small treks without any kind of difficulty.

 

One will take you to the discovery of several archeological sites and typical villages of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the other one takes you to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu like ending point before coming back to Cusco.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: CHINCHERO (VALLEY OF CUPER) – PUCAMARCA – HUCHUY QOSQO.

 

We are going begin our journey by departing Cusco, by car, in direction of the Inca Site known as Chinchero (3760 m.). From here, we will begin our trekking up the road as it curves sharply up hill to reach a pass of near 4200 m.

 

We will continue to follow the trail down into the valley and towards the small community at the bottom. As we descend along the trail, you will see a beautifully green valley stretching out as far as the eye can see. Passing through the village, the trail takes us up over the second pass (4300 m.) and into high open country.

 

On the way, we will pass by the beautiful Qoricocha Lake (Golden Lake in Quechua).

 

We will continue along this rustic trail, with its stellar views of the surrounding mountain ranges.

 

Finally, we will descend towards the Huchuy Qosqo (3650 m), where we will arrive in the late afternoon.

 

Here, we will set up camp and enjoy our supper underneath the great starry sky.

 

Climate: Moderate warm.

Hiking time: 6 hours.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner.

 

DAY 2: HUCHUY QOSQO – LAMAY – MARAS MORAY – SALINERAS.

 

Huchuy Qosqo is perched above the Urubamba Valley, overlooking the little town of Lamay, which is a town dedicated to agriculture and raising cattle.

 

Huchuy Qosqo was originally an administrative center, where the Incas buildings had made of stone and adobe which has a great example of Inca style perfectly fitting stones. Continuing along this magnificent path, with Pitusiray looming above us, we will eventually pass an Inca stone and adobe gateway. This was the entrance to the ruins of Huchuy Qosqo for people who climbed up from the Urubamba Valley.

  Our private transport, will pick us up from Lamay drove to Maras Moray, Salt mine and Chinchero where we will visit the Inca’s sites and also the colonial town.

We will be back in Cusco at around 18:00 hrs.

Climate: Moderate warm.

Hiking time:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

INCLUDED

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

 

  • Transfer in private transport from your hotel in Cusco to Chinchero (starting point of the trek).
  • Private transport from Lamay to Maras Moray, Salt Mine and Cusco.
  • Personal tents: 2 people.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs.
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish/ English).
  • Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner.
  • Cook and cooking equipment and kitchen tent.
  • Porters or horses (Carrying the tents, food and cooking equipment).
  • Entrance fee to Huchuy Qosqo.
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Entrance to Maras Moray, Salt Mine and Chinchero.

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

 

  • Breakfast at the first and dinner at the last day.
  • Sleeping bag.

WHAT TO BRING

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING:

 

  • Backpack for medium to large with rain shelter.
  • Sleeping bag (in case you have not, you can rent one in Cusco).
  • Suitable shoes for trekking
  • Raincoat (may be purchased in Cusco).
  • Clothing for warm and cold climate like a waterproof jacket, rain pants and        Lightweight pants.
  • Woolen or synthetic socks and a sweater.
  • Long and short sleeved polo´s/T-Shirts.
  •  Rain poncho and a hat.
  • Water bottle and sterilizing tablets, toiletries and toilet paper.
  • Flashlight (we recommend two pairs of batteries).
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent, disinfecting alcohol and gel.
  • Some snacks like Chocolate bars and dry fruits, sweets, etc.
  • Personal things and towel.
  • Original passport, original ISIC student card and extra money in soles.
  • Camera (wrapped in plastic bag), batteries, etc.
  •  Since the weather can be very cold, your clothes once gotten wet won’t dry at night. So take some clothes to change.

 

IMPORTANT:

 

  •  Your passport details are required for Huchuy Qosqo trek with Maras, Moray and Salineras (Full Name and Passport Number). Please provide your passport details in the additional request box when booking. In the event you do not provide your passport details we reserve the right to not confirm your arrangements.
  • At 7:00pm the day before you will have a briefing with a guide about the tour to Machu Picchu in the lobby of your hotel (please provide hotel details).