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Huchuy Qosqo Trail 2D / 1N


Huchuy Qosqo Trail 2D / 1N This is a wonderful trip if you like hiking and being surrounded by nature! The main attraction on this trek are the ruins of Huchuy Q'osqo (small Cusco), situated near to the Sacred Valley above Calca. It is known as small Cusco because it is said to mimic the exact shape of Cusco but on a much smaller scale. From the ruins you have a spectacular view on the mountain range Cordillera de Vilcanota. It is a fascinating site where the Inca chief Viracocha lived. The mummy that was found here is said to be his. The ruins are part rock and part adobe; some of the houses are from the "post-Inca" time, but in Inca-style, and there is a Spanish-style reservoir.


Day 1

You will be picked up in the morning from your accommodation and transported to Tambo Machay, about half an hour from Cusco. Along the Trail we will pass the lagoon of Llaulliqocha (4000 meters alt.) and the village of Pukamarka. We will also cross parts of the famous Inca Trail from time to time and see the snowy peak of the mountain "Veronica". Around noon we arrive at Qoricocha Lagoon where we have lunch. After this we continue the hike to Huchuy Qosqo where we camp for the night.

Day 2

The next day we have breakfast and take a guided tour through the ruins of Huchuy Qosqo. Following this, we begin our hike down to Lamay in the Sacred Valley. During the hike, you will have a spectacular view over the white mountain peaks of Veronica and Salkantay. We walk to the village of Tauca where we will have lunch. From here the group will travel to Chincheros (time permitting) and from there back to Cusco where you will arrive in the evening.


Huchuy Qosqo Trail 2D / 1N
Huchuy Qosqo Trail 2D / 1N
Huchuy Qosqo Trail 2D / 1N

Practical Information

Length: 2 Days
Price: Contact us
Others: Please note that all itineraries are subject to change.

Bring With You
  • Backpack
  • Hiking shoes
  • Warm Clothes
  • Rain jacket or Poncho
  • Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Water Bottle
  • Hat against the sun
  • High factor sun block
  • Insect repellent
  • Snacks (energy bars, chocolates etc.)
  • Professional bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Transport (private service)
  • All meals on the trail (there are exceptions, please see below)
  • An extra horse on the trail for any emergencies that may arise
  • Porters for the food and camping equipment
  • Pre-departure orientation meeting
  • Double occupancy tents (all new equipment!) with foam mattresses
  • Camping Equipment: kitchen tent, dining tent, chairs, tables, toilet at all campsites
  • Entrance to ruins of Uchuy Qosqo
Not Included
  • Water and snacks
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented with Dos Manos)
  • A few meals: breakfast (day 1) and dinner (day 2)
  • Possibly the most important thing to consider: TIPS for porters, guides, cooks
Additional Options
  • Special Discounts apply on fixed departure dates - Click here to check special departure dates.

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