HUCH'UY QOSQO TREK

Duration: 3 Days/2 Nights:
Departures: Daily
Type: Hike

First day: Cusco - Patabamba

inca trail to machupicchuAfter the pick up at 9:00 am we leave Cusco by bus to the nearby town of Corao, some minutes later, we will pack all our staff and will walk toward the palace of Inca Ripac, historical place, where the guide will give us an historic interpretation of the place, then, we'll climb to the northwest hill and we`ll pass the Qoricocha Lagoon, where we have our snack and rest, after we will decent toward the town of Patabamba, where we will pitch the tents to overnight, during the afternoon we will carried out a walk in the streets of this picturesque town to visit the different Andean weavings associations, and see the technique of the same ones. The guide will interpret some of the main iconographies of these ecological weavings, because all of them were made with materials of the area remembering Inca times. (L, D).

Second Day: Patabamba - Huch'uy Qosqo

Inka trail LandscapeAfter the breakfast, we will walk uphill to the archaeological place of Qhapac Cancha, This site is perfect for watching almost the 80% of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, then we will descend to the town of Siwa, where we will stop some moments to observe the roof technique of straw of this picturesque town remembering the ancient Inca buildings, which makes of the town a welcoming place for a brief rest, after the lunch in the proximities, we continue toward the archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo, where we will camp, and just after a good rest our guide will explain us about this interesting place, all this beautiful place is protected by the snow capped of Sawasiray and Pitusiray spectacular Apus of the Sacred Valley of the Inca. (B, L, D).

Second Day: Huch'uy Qosqo - Chinchero - Cusco

Inka trail LandscapeAfter a healthy breakfast we will climb northeast to the Yanaqhaqa, and after passing the forest valley of the Canyon of Pucaqaqa, we'll arrive to the pre-inca terraces of Lucre culture, where we do a stop for resting then we'll climb up to Wallataqasa Pass (4240 m./13,910 ft.) where we will see the landscape of the authentic Andean Highlands. Then after enjoying this site we will descend to Tauca Village(3850 m./12,631 ft.) near of the lagoon of Piuray, where a bus is waiting for us. Some minutes later after the pick-up we will drive about 15 minutes to Chinchero, where we will stop for shopping and visiting the market place.(B, L, D). End of Service

Does not include:

  • Breakfast on the first day and Dinner on last day..
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Extra mule or horse (for asking before departing)
  • Archaeological sites entrance fees in Chinchero

Suggested List:

  • Comfortable clothes for travel
  • Smart clothes for night life
  • Shorts - T-shirts
  • A warm fleece or down jacket
  • Thermal underwear
  • Warm hat, gloves, scarf
  • Sweater (Available in Cusco)
  • Waterproof coat & trousers (poncho)
  • Socks / underwear
  • Trekking trousers
  • After trekking trousers & t-shirt
  • Good, well walking boots
  • After trek shoes (sandals)
  • Towel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Water bottle & purification tablets (optional)
  • Sunglasses
  • Swim suit
  • Sun-hat
  • Head torch & spare batteries
  • Book, notepaper & pen (optional)
  • Sun block
  • Lip balm
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Camera & batteries
  • Pocket knife
  • Insect Repellent
  • Walking sticks & protective rubber (optional)
  • Personal toilet kit
  • Money belt
  • Day sack & rain-cover

 

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