Huchuy Qosqo trek
2 nigths before your trek you have an orientation with your Tour Guide in your hostal / hotel in Cusco City.
Day 01: Tambomachay - Huchuy Qosqo City
We begin our journey by departing Cusco, by car, in the direction of the Inca Site known asTambomachay (3,700 m/12,136 ft). >From here, we will begin trekking down the road as it curves sharply up-hill to reach a pass of near 4,200 m/13,776 ft. 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. The path we will see on its right slope leads to Pisac. Passing through the village and across a new bridge, the trail takes us up over the second pass ( 4,300 m/14,104 ft ) and into high open country. On the way, we will pass by the beautiful Lake Qoricocha (Golden Lake in Quechua). We'll continue along this rustic trail, eventually arriving at the highest point of the trek, 4350 m/14,268 ft, with its stellar views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Finally, we'll descend througth the Pucamarca community (4,010 m/13,153 ft), arriving in the late afternoon to our camping site: Huchuy Qosqo (small Cusco City). Here, we'll set up camp and enjoy the scenery of the Sacred Valley, watching different valleys ans mountains.
Day 02: Huchuy Qosqo - Lamay – Aguas
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 like Pisac, and like Pisac, it also has Inca buildings made of stone and there is even one which has a great example of Inca style perfectly fitting stones. In the hillsides, we will also see some granaries because it was also an important agricultural center. Continuing along this now magnificent path, with Pitusiray looming above us, we will eventually pass an Inca stone and adobe gateway. This was / is the entrance to the ruins of Huchuy Qosqo for people who climbed up from the Urubamba Valley. Later in the afternoon, our private transport will drive us Ollantaytambo, where will catch the afternoon train to Aguas Calientes. Upon our arrival to Aguas Calientes. Then we are walking for 25 minutes to our Camping Site: Puente Ruinas(close to Urubamba River and Machu Picchu City).
Day 03: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu - Cusco
On the third day of the tour, will wake up early and catch the bus up to Machu Picchu. Once there, we will have our 2 hour, guided portion of our Machu Picchu experience. Afterwards, we will then enjoy an additional 2 hours of free time, to explore on your own or walk up Huayna Picchu Mountain. Upon returning to Aguas Calientes, we will have lunch before coming back to Cusco in the afternoon.