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Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu: A Hidden Gem

Looking for a unique way to experience Machu Picchu? The Huchuy Qosqo Trek is a hidden gem that offers stunning views and a glimpse into Incan history
Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu: A Hidden Gem
Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu: A Hidden Gem
Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu: A Hidden Gem
Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu: A Hidden Gem
Trip Length
3 Days
Max Altitude
3300 msnm
Physical Level
Moderate
Service Level
Private Service
Departure
Best Season
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3 Days
Cusco to Cusco
$ 410.00
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Escape the crowds and discover the beauty of the Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu. This off-the-beaten-path adventure is not to be missed!

The 3 Day Huchuy Qosqo trek takes you on a journey through the stunning Andean landscape, where you’ll see breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, and traditional Andean communities. You’ll also get the chance to o explore the ancient Incan ruins of Huchuy Qosqo.

If you’re planning a trip to Machu Picchu, consider taking the Huchuy Qosqo Trek for a unique and unforgettable experience!

 

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Trip Advisor Reviews

Come See Peru has earned TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for consistently receiving 5-star reviews of our tours in Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tours. This recognition highlights our exceptional service and dedicated attention to our clients.

Private tour of moray, Maras, ollaytamtambo and pisac Highly recommend this company - Carlos was a great guide, perfect English, passionate about his work and gave us many insights during our two days of guidance. We liked the first day so much that we booked another day with him. Cristobal the driver was lovely & friendly too and drove safely and well. The ruins were so much more interesting and rewarding with Carlos' knowledge. He took us to the less touristy parts of the ruins and provides architecture insights and history background as well. We also got lots of good food tips from him too and information about Peru and the Cusco region. We were initially hesitant in booking as it seems a bit expensive; however we would recommend that you just go ahead and book your tour! It's great and really worth it!
Henry from New Zealand
Henry from New Zealand
2023-09-15
Outstanding Private Tour with Come See Peru We did a half day tour of the Sacred Valley, Moray, and Maras Salt Mines from Ollantaytambo with Carlos and Mario and they were outstanding and knowledgeable. Booking the tour was easy and they were very responsive to answer all my questions. They were right on time to pick us up from the hotel and their planning was perfect as we missed most of the crowd when we visited Moray and Maras Salt Mines. Carlos is professional, kind, passionate, and extremely knowledgeable. Having both of them who knew all the ins and outs of the area also take care to make sure we enjoyed ourselves made the entire trip memorable.
Victor P
Victor P
2023-08-24
Wonderful and Productive Private Tour Wonderful tour by Carlos and superb driving by Mario. We were looking for transportation options from Ollantaytambo to Cusco, so figured why not get a tour out of it. No regrets. Enjoyed seeing Ollantaytambo and Moray ruins, Maras Salt Mines, and Pisac. They were very flexible with the start time. And not to mention, Carlos is an excellent storyteller and an amazing photographer. I highly recommend tours by this operator. Cheers!
Palak P
Palak P
2023-08-17
Amazing tri to Rainbow Mountain What an amazing experience! I decided last minute to go see Rainbow Mountain and wanted it to be a special experience. Juan Carlos organized everything, making sure I was comfortable with the hike, the trip and the food for the day. My guide Matt was very knowledgeable, told me so many stories, shared traditions, essential oils and made the experience unforgettable. The drive was long but very comfortable, the food was really good and the views are just magical. The kindness of all people involved made the trip even more special. Thank you!
Laure C
Laure C
2023-07-11
Best tour ever! Best tour ever!! ComeSeePeru brought us around the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu over three days from Urubamba. Carlos, our guide, was excellent, informative and knowledgeable - he took care to plan our schedule so we visited each site at the least crowded times. Mario, our driver, was also very skilled, and the van was very spacious and comfortable. Carlos and Mario went above and beyond to make our Sacred Valley experience a great one. We were sadly down with food poisoning, and Carlos helped with altitude sickness medicine and tea and drove us to the nearest pharmacies to get medicine. When we were tired after having to walk to the Moray ruins due to a road closure, Mario also drove up by a separate route to meet us by the end point, so we wouldn’t have to walk back again. All in all, ComeSeePeru made our honeymoon experience in Peru an amazing one! 100% would recommend for anyone looking for a thoughtful, well planned and insightful tour in the Sacred Valley.
Sandra C
Sandra C
2023-07-08
Unforgettable experience with Come See Peru We had such a great time in Peru due to “Come See Peru”. Our guide Carlos and Driver Mario, took care of us like our family. We did 5 days tour with them from picking up from the airport till dropping us off it was just amazing! It was a very personalized experience.
Iman
Iman
2023-06-06
The perfect private tour experience The BEST way to tour is with a small private tour and the team at come see Peru made the experience absolutely incredible. Nothing was rushed and the whole experience was calm, fun and educational. I booked really last minute at 9pm the night before our tour, Julio was a great help and was able to accommodate all of our requests. He arranged a slightly later collection for us as we had just spent a day travelling by minibus. Carlitos our guide was superb, his English is great. He was full of knowledge and able to answer every question we had about the 2 sites we visited. We also made an extra stop in Moras at a local families store for products from the salt mines and an additional explanation of how the salt flats are used. Nothing was too much trouble for our driver Cristóbal who was glad to stop at additional view points along the way and even took us to a fantastic lunch spot before driving us back to Urumbamba. The whole team went above and beyond our expectations and I would definitely recommend them to anyone. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
Elizabeth L
Elizabeth L
2023-03-31
Maravillosa Nuestra experiencia fue magnifica... Ir por primera vez a Cusco y conocer de la mano de mi guia Carlos ,las Maravillas de Cusco. Porque ,no sólo es Machu Picchu. En sì, todo Cusco es historia. Una Maravilla que debes de experimentar en tu vida. Super recomendado. Quede enamorada. Tanto asì, que quisiera irme a vivir a Cusco por siempre. Gracias por la bella experiencia COME SEE PERÙ.
Kathy P
Kathy P
2023-01-13
Valle sagrado e Humantay Ho fatto una bellissima esperienza, tutto ben organizzato consiglio Ho fatto la laguna di humantay e tutto valle sagrado de los incas COME SEE PERÙ TOURS
Kati L
Kati L
2023-01-10
Day tour from Ollantaytambo Carlitos was excellent! We did a private day tour from Ollantaytambo to Maras Salt Mines, Moray and Ollantaytambo ruins. Cristobal was our driver and Carlitos was our tour guide. It was very informative and seamless throughout! Would highly recommend.
Anjali R
Anjali R
2022-11-13
Overview

Overview

The Huchuy Qosqo Trek offers a variety of highlights for adventurers and history buffs alike. Along the way, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the Andes Mountains and the Sacred Valley, as well as the opportunity to explore the ancient Incan ruins of Huchuy Qosqo. You’ll also have the chance to interact with local communities and learn about their traditional way of life. And of course, the trek culminates in a visit to the world-famous Machu Picchu, where you can marvel at the incredible engineering and architectural feats of the Incan civilization.

This tour offers the perfect combination of adventure and culture, as you hike through the picturesque landscapes and learn all about the fascinating Inca civilization.

Whether you’re an experienced hiker or a novice adventurer, the Huchuy Qosqo tour is suitable for all levels of fitness and experience. This trek is a great option for visitors who are short on time but still want to experience the beauty of the Andes. Located just north of Cusco, the Huchuy Qosqo trek is perfect for those who are looking for a less strenuous hiking experience. With a relatively short distance and gentle terrain, this trek is suitable for all levels of fitness.

With expert local guides to lead you every step of the way, you can rest assured that you’ll have a safe and enjoyable experience on the Huchuy Qosqo trek. So why not add this incredible trek to your itinerary and make the most of your time in Peru? Book your Huchuy Qosqo trek today and experience the beauty of the Andes like never before!

Why you’ll love this tour

  • The Huchuy Qosqo hike is not yet well known which means that it is not as crowded as the Inca Trail.
  • For the hike to Huchuy Qosqo it is not necessary to book well in advance.
  • This hike offers the most beautiful views over the Sacred Valley at the end of the day.

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Important information of: Huhcuy Qosqo trek to Machu Picchu

Learn more about our trek from Huchuy Qosqo to Machu Picchu. Be well informed before booking. If you have any questions contact one of our travel specialists.

  • Tour Type: Hiking, camping, adventure, history, and culture
  • Good For: For families, visitors who don’t have much time
  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate Full-day hike (6 hour hike). Altitudes are no greater than about 13,000 feet.
  • Starting altitude: 3,800 mt. / 12,139 ft.
  • Maximum altitude: 4,150 mt. /13615
Trip Summary

This is the plan

Itinerary

DAY01

Cusco - Tambomachay - Qenko

We start at 05:00am from Cusco to the starting point in Tambomachay, just outside of Cusco. Before we start our hike to Huchuy Qosqo we will provide you with a box lunch which you will have to bring your own.
the trek will lead us over high passes, through valleys and small communities. With large swathes of grassland and small lakes (dried out in some seasons) the area is home to a wide variety of birds including Andean Geese, Partridges and Lapwings as well as a variety of birds or prey, all of which are regularly spotted throughout the day.

Our goal for today is to reach Huchuy Qosqo where we will also spend the night. But first we will stop in the community of Kenko where we will have lunch.

As you make your way down  to Huchuy Qosqo, you’ll be surrounded by native plants, flowers, and birds, creating a truly immersive and unforgettable experience.

DAY02

Qenko - Huchuy Qosco - Lamay - Aguas Calientes

Today we wake up at 6am for breakfast, then you will be taken with our guide to the ruins of Huchuy Qosqo, you will have a 1 hour guided tour where you will also enjoy the beautiful views of the Sacred Valley before going down to the village of Lamay.

At midday we head down in to the Sacred Valley to the village of Lamay where we take a bus to Ollantaytambo and then a train to Aguas Calientes.

DAY03

Machu Picchu

We will wake up very early we’ll take the first bus up to Machu Picchu to enter the site as it opens. We’ll have a 2.5 hour guided tour of the site during which you’ll learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel.
After our tour you’ll have free time to explore the site by yourself. In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco.

Inclusions

Included

Pre-departure briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your trek
English speaking tour guide
Pick up from your hotel and transportation to the trailhead
Four-person tent for every 2 people
Inflatable Mattress & pillow
Camping Equipment (Kitchen tent, dining tent with tables and chairs, toilet tent)
Chef
Horses to carry all the equipment
Duffle bag for your personal gear
Meals: Breakfast (2), lunch (2), dinner (2), and snacks Hot water for washing.
Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit
Transportation from Lamay to Ollantaytambo train station
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2 Persons
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US $ 520.00
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3 Persons
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US $ 450.00
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US $ 420.00
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5 Persons
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US $ 400.00
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