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The route of Huchuy qosqo is very nice, since it is a short route where you can visit the Andean communities, archeological center and scenic beauty until you reach Machu Picchu.
DAY 1: CUSCO – PATABAMBA – HUCHUY QOSQO
We will begin the tour with an early morning pick up from your hotel, at 7:30 am, to drive right over to Patabamba (3800 m.). The day’s hike will start at this point, and will continue through Andean landscapes and over the Pukamarca Pass at 3,800m, we will hike along a path that leads to the Tauca town, where we encounter archaeological remains and wild crops, such as tarwi, and a large quantity of cactus. We continue on to the Pukamarca pass at 4200, where we may enjoy views of the Surrounding area, immense mountains, Veronica, Pitusiray, Chicon and San Juan snow peaks.
Continuing the path, we will descend towards the beautiful, remote Andean pueblo, Pukamarca at 4010m, where we stop and have a short break. As get back on the move, we will walk downhill into a mystical ancient path which will lead us to the Leon Punku Ravine. We will be led into a very narrow corridor, between some immense rock walls, where we will discover some Incan remains and various Inca bridges and sets of stairs (some of the best Inca Stairs anywhere). This canyon is absolutely magical and boasts geological formations surrounded by majestic rocks and boulders that direct the river to Huchuy Qosqo at 3600m, where we will soon be arriving. Upon our arrival to the ruins in the evening, we will actually continue on past the ruins and to our accommodations for the night. We will have dinner and sleep in the typical home of a native of the area, just to the side of the Huchuy Qosqo ruins.
DAY 2: HUCHUY QOSQO - LAMAY - OLLANTAYTAMBO - AGUAS CALIENTES
Huchuy Qosqo is an Inca archaeological complex which is perched precariously on the side of a mountain with imposing architecture that includes a large open ceremonial center, from which we enjoy an amazing panoramic view of the Sacred Valley, the Vilcanota River, and the snow capped mountain range of the same name. While in the complex, we will receive a guided tour as we make our way around the ruins after which we continue our way down the mountain, to Lamay at 3000m/ 9840 ft. Lamay is a town dedicated to agriculture and cattle raising. Later in the afternoon, our private transport drives us to Ollantaytambo, where we will board an afternoon train to Aguas Calientes. The train ride to get there is an absolutely gorgeous route, renowned the world round for its’ beauty. Upon our arrival to Aguas Calientes all passengers will be shown their respective hotels.
DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU
Your climb to Machu Picchu begins before the sun is up. Ascend step by step for approximately an hour up the Inca staircase to the formerly lost stronghold of Machu Picchu. A 2-hour guided tour reveals mysteries and poses questions of how the Incas lived and were able to achieve such marvelous feats of engineering. After the tour you have the option to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain for an even more incredible view of the ruins and the surrounding sheer cliffs of the Andes. Take your time exploring the wondrous ruins and get that perfect picture before making your descent back to Aguas Calientes. Your return time to Cusco will depend on which transport option, or return train you select.
Huayna Picchu is the mountain located at the northwest end of the ruins and Machu Picchu mountain is located at the southwest end. Huayna Picchu is steeper, but more popular and has some interesting archeological ruins at the top. Machu Picchu mountain is a longer trek, less steep and less crowded and offers great views over Machu Picchu. Check this amazing link out for views from the Huayna Picchu mountain and Machu Picchu mountain (it will open with the Huayna Picchu mountain, click on the right side of the picture and the other views will open).
Huayanpicchu cost $10 dollars extra depending of spaces.(we have to book thisd in advanced)
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
- Pre-trek briefing with your tour guide.
- All private transport.
- Pick up from your hotel and private transport from Cusco to Patabamba (starting point of the trek).
- English speaking professional guide.
- Emergency horse (in case you want to ride for a while) First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
- Huchuy Qosqo entrance fees.
- Transport from Lamay to Ollantaytambo.
- Meals during trek.
- Backpacker Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes.
- Overnight stay in Aguas Calientes.
- Bus up and down from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
- Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
- Official guided tour of Machu Picchu.
- Return Backpacker train from Aguas Calientes to Poroy or Ollanatytambo.
- Transfer from Poroy or Ollanatytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco.
NOT INCLUDED:Entrance fees to Huaynapicchu .( if you take this entrance it will be charge 25 american dollars to the original price).
Entrance fees to Machu Picchu Montaña .( if you take this entrance it will be charge 25 american dollars to the original price).
Breakfast on first day and lunch on the last day in aguas calientes
Entrances to the hot spring waters
Extra horse to ride or for any extra backpack.
What you need to take
- Original passport
- For students: ISIC card
- Insurance card/certificate
- Walking stick ( Highly Recomemded )
- Hiking boots
- Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Hat and gloves
- 2-4 t-shirts
- 2 pairs of pants (1 for hiking, 1 for camp)
- Long underwear for sleeping
- Hand sanitizer
- Comfortable trousers
- Sun hat or cap
- Insect repellent
- Toiletries/ Toilet paper
- Personal medication
- Flashlight or headlamp
- Extra money for tips/snacks/beer.
Optional Items To Take:
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Bathing suit for hot springs