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Cusco – Tamba Machay
Min Age : 8+
Max People : 2 - 10

Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 3 Days

Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu is one of the most stunning hikes near by Cusco that has to offer especially for people who have not enough time to explore the hikes in the surrounding areas. This is a slightly less challenging trek that embraces a combination of nature, local communities and Inca ruins, whilst avoiding the crowds of the more popular Inca Trail.

On the way to the Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days, you have the opportunity to see and explore beautiful lakes, streams and canyons. You will encounter firsthand the Sacred Valley of the Incas including spectacular archaeological Inca sites and the stunning mountain ranges of Urubamba.

This Huchuy Qosqo Trek will take you to natural wonder of Machu Picchu where you can explore the whole city and also you can go to Sun Gate which was the most important entrance to get the citadel of Machu Picchu.

Huchuy Qosqo Trek Peru – Highlights

  •  Fascinating View Sacred Valley of the Incas
  •  Huchuy Qosqo Inca ruins
  • Amazing mountain ranges of Veronica
  • Beautiful villages and lakes
  • Flora and Fauna and Quechua people
  • History and local experience
  • Beautiful streams and canons
  • Peruvian food and traditional cuisine
  • Inca Path to Huchuy Qosqo and Machu Picchu

Huchuy Qosqo Trail Peru – Overview

  • Trip style: Adventure, History & Cultural Immersion
  • Length: 3days/ 2nights
  • Frequency: All Year Round
  • Group: 2 persons min, max 10 persons
  • Fhysical grading: moderate, challenging
  • Total distance hiked: 21 km /12 miles
  • Beginning altitude: 3800 m /12,240 ft
  • Maximun altitude: 4300  m /14,107 ft


Huchuy Qosqo Hike – Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Cusco – Tambomachay – Pika Raqay 
  • Day 2: Puka Raqay – Huchuy Qosqo – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes Town
  • Day 3: Aguas Calientes Town – Machu Picchu– Cusco

DAY 1:Cusco – Tamba Machay – Puka Raqay

We will pick you up from your hotel at 6 am and drive for 20 minutes to Tambomachay which will be the starting point of our Huchuy Qosqo Trek, This trek combines beautiful views of local Indigenous villages, deep valleys and scenic lakes. The Huchuy Qosqo Trek will begin with a 3 hour uphill hike to Yancocha Lake where we will break for lunch. After lunch we continue hiking for another 40 minutes until we reach the Qory Cocha Lake and pass at 4050 mts where we will break to take in the spectacular views of Lake Qory Cocha. We begin our descent following undulating paths for another 3 hours until we reach our campsite. We’ll have afternoon tea and after have the opportunity to visit and interact with the local people from the area. Following this we will have our dinner and retire for the evening.

Starting Altitude – 3800 m/ 12,467ft.
Highest Altitude – 4300 m / 14,107ft.
Walking Distance – 15 km / 8 miles
Longest Day – Day 1, approximately 10 km / 6.2 miles
Meal included – Breakfast –Lunch – Dinner
Overall Difficulty – Easy

DAY 2:Puka Raqay – Huchuy Qosqa – Aguas Calientes Town

The second day starts with the morning wake up call with hot cup of coca tea followed by a filling breakfast to prepare for the days trekking. We begin our hike to Huchuy Qosqo site, passing by spectacular sights of Huchuy Qosqo Canyon, the Sacred Valley of the Incas as well as the amazing snow capped peak of Urubamba mountain ranges.

Once we arrive at the Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo we will have time to explore and visit this archeological wonder and guided about the city. We then continue our trek downwards into the Sacred Valley for another 2 hours until we reach the village of Lamay. In the village we will enjoy our last lunch of the trek together before taking private transport to Ollantaytambo train station. From there will will continue by train to Aguas Calientes town where we check into our hotels and enjoy a final group dinner together.

Starting Altitude – 2900 m / 8,467 ft
Highest Altitude – 3500 m / 9,107 ft
Walking Distance – 7 km / 4 miles
Meal included – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Accommodation – Hotel
Overall Difficulty – Easy

DAY 3:Maccu Picchu Inca site –Ollantaytambo – Cusco

We wake early to catch a bus up to the Machu Picchu Inca site where we will have the chance to visit and enjoy sunrise and experience the wonder of Machu Picchu in the morning light. You will enjoy a two hour tour from a local guide around this astonishing archeological site and then enjoy some free time to explore it further by yourself. During this time you may also up to hike to the top of Huayna Picchu, the iconic mountain peak that overlooks the site of Machu Picchu as well as Macchu Picchu Mountain itself. After we will return to Machu Picchu Town by bus from where we catch our train to Ollantaytambo and then onwards private bus back to Cusco.

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide for the adventure
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
  • Horseman
  • 6 kg of your personal stuff
  • Pick-up from your hotel
  • Private van from your hotel to Ollantaytambo
  • Private van from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
  • Entrance fee to Huchuy Qosqo inca site
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Bus tickets for 2 days round trip
  • Train tickets round trip
  • 2Breakfasts, 2Lunches, 1Afternoon Snacks and 2Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit
Doesn't Include
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain
  • Tips
  • Last day lunch
  • Travel Insurance – (you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip)
What do I need to bring?
  • Original Passport
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film with extra batteries
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • daypack

Group Service

  • 2019 – Price per person  US$530.00 (adults)

Private Group Price

  • 2019 – Price service per person US$560.00 ( adults)


  • Student Discount: US$20 (Requires ISIC Card to qualify)
  • Under 18’s Discount: US$20
Optional Extras

Optional upgrade (Need to book in advance):

  • Machu Picchu Mts climbing:  USD 25.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Huayna Picchu Mts climbing: USD 25.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Vistadome Train Aguas Calientes-Cusco: USD50.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Extra Night in Aguas Calientes: Depends on the type of Hotel desired (Need to book in advance)
  • Sacred Valley Tour 1 Days
  • Rainbow Mountain Hike 1 Day
  • 1 Day Hike to Machu Picchu



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