1-Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek: A Journey Through Time and Tradition

Experience the Andean Landscape, Incan History, and Local Culture in Just One Day

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Location

Cusco, Peru

Duration

1 Day

Difficulty

7/10

Availability

Year Round

Tour type

Adventure

Overview

Set out on the adventure of a lifetime with our 1-Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek, a journey designed to immerate you in the Andean world like never before. This one-day trek offers a unique blend of awe-inspiring natural landscapes and cultural depth, providing an unparalleled experience that goes beyond mere sightseeing. From traversing stunning paths to delving into the region’s rich heritage, this trek is a feast for the senses, guided by experts who enrich every step of your journey.

If you’re looking to uncover a hidden gem in the Andes, our 1-Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek is the perfect choice. Walk amidst the ruins of Huchuy Qosqo, an Incan site steeped in history and shrouded in mystique. As you explore, you’ll encounter architectural marvels that whisper tales of the ancient Incan civilization, offering both an educational and deeply transformative experience. This isn’t just a trek; it’s an opportunity to connect with the ancient heart and soul of the Andean world.

Departure & Return Location Your Hotel in Cusco
Departure Time 5:00 AM - 05:30 AM
Estimated Return Time 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Guide Languages Available Guides fluent in English and Spanish
Key Attractions Pukamarca, Huchuy Qosqo
Price
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  • Standard Large GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 16ppl MaxStart Time: 03:00
  • Standard Small GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 8ppl MaxStart Time: 03:00
  • Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 03:00
  • Deluxe Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 03:00
  • Solo TravelerGroup Size: 1 personStart Time: 03:00
  • Deluxe Solo TravelerGroup Size: 1 personStart Time: 03:00

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Tour Itinerary

Explore our expertly designed itinerary below, crafted to showcase breathtaking views and provide unique adventures every step of the way.

Embark on an unforgettable journey with our Enhanced 1-Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek. Your day begins with a complimentary pick-up from your hotel in Cusco. We'll comfortably transport you to the trailhead at Patabamba, located at an altitude of 3848 MASL. En route, we'll make a quick stop at Corao Market, where you have the chance to engage with local artisans and perhaps purchase some last-minute trekking essentials.

The trek kicks off at Patabamba and leads you to the charming village of Sihua. Along the way, our expert guides will introduce you to the local flora and fauna, enriching your experience and connection to the Andean landscape. Your adventure continues with an ascent to Pukamarca Pass, where you'll find yourself at 4150 MASL, overlooking the stunning Urubamba mountain range and the Sacred Valley.

After descending from Pukamarca, you'll enjoy a box lunch packed with locally-sourced and satisfying options, catering to various dietary needs including vegan and gluten-free choices. This convenient meal allows you to refuel while soaking in the natural surroundings of the Pumamarka Community.

The post-lunch portion of your trek takes you to the awe-inspiring Inca ruins of Huchuy Qosqo. Here, you'll walk along a restored Incan trail, part of the Qapacñan project, deepening your understanding of the region's historical and cultural significance. Explore sacred temples, ancient storehouses, agricultural terraces, and an age-old Inca reservoir.

The day concludes with a two-hour downhill walk to the village of Lamay, situated by the Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley. Our transport will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Cusco, ensuring your day ends as seamlessly as it started.

Don't miss this opportunity to immerate yourself in Andean culture, history, and natural beauty—all in just one day. Join us for this unforgettable trek.

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Tour Highlights

  • Expert Guided Trek: Our seasoned guides will lead you through the scenic Andean landscapes, offering valuable insights into the region’s unique flora and fauna.

  • Ascent to Pukamarca Pass: Reach an impressive altitude of 4150 MASL and enjoy awe-inspiring panoramic views of the Urubamba mountain range and the Sacred Valley.

  • Walk Along a Restored Incan Trail: Be among the few to tread an authentic Incan trail, part of the Qapacñan project, as you make your way to the Huchuy Qosqo ruins.

  • In-Depth Exploration of Huchuy Qosqo: Discover sacred temples, ancient storehouses, agricultural terraces, and an Inca reservoir, while diving deep into the site’s historical significance.

  • Scenic Downhill Walk to Lamay: Conclude your trek with a picturesque two-hour walk down to the Urubamba River, offering one last opportunity to immerate yourself in Andean nature.

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Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy

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Payment Terms

Beginning Your Adventure - Booking Confirmation and Deposit

Your journey starts with a commitment: a 30% deposit of the total tour cost. This initial investment is pivotal in activating the extensive preparatory process, ensuring every aspect of your tour is curated to perfection.

Final Payment: The Last Step Before Your Journey Begins

The remaining 70% of the tour cost is due no later than 48 hours before the commencement of your tour. This timely payment is critical to finalize all logistical arrangements, guaranteeing a hassle-free start to your adventure.

Expansive Payment Options for Ease and Flexibility

In line with our commitment to your convenience, Huaynas Expeditions accepts a variety of payment methods, including bank transfers, credit cards, and PayPal. Please be aware that additional fees may apply depending on the payment method selected. Detailed payment procedures and potential fees can be found on our dedicated payment page.

Implications of Late Payments - Protecting Your Reservation

Adherence to the payment schedule is crucial. Late payments can unfortunately lead to the cancellation of your reservation, with the deposit being retained as a non-refundable fee. We urge you to maintain timely payments to safeguard your tour plans.

Policy for Last-Minute Adventurers

For those inspired to join this tour on short notice, namely less than 15 days before departure, full payment is required at the time of booking. This ensures that we can expedite all necessary preparations for your inclusion.

Cancellation Policy

Flexible Cancellation Options for Clients

We understand that circumstances can change, sometimes unexpectedly. If you find the need to cancel your booking, you have the flexibility to do so up to 30 days before the tour start date. In this case, you will receive a full refund minus a 10% administration fee, acknowledging the efforts and resources already invested in planning your tour. Any additional balance paid will also be refunded, ensuring a fair and transparent process.

Understanding Cancellations Within 30 Days

We wish to draw your attention to our policy for cancellations made within 30 days of the tour departure. Given the advanced stage of preparations and commitments made at this juncture, we are unable to offer refunds. This policy is in place to balance the significant logistical arrangements and reservations made on your behalf.

Navigating Through Force Majeure

In the event of extraordinary and uncontrollable circumstances, such as natural disasters or significant political unrest, Huaynas Expeditions adopts a flexible approach. We prioritize your safety and satisfaction, offering to reschedule your trip or provide a credit for future travel, subject to availability.

Strong Advocacy for Comprehensive Travel Insurance

We cannot overstate the importance of securing comprehensive travel insurance. Such insurance plays a critical role in safeguarding your investment against unforeseen cancellations, emergencies, and other unexpected scenarios. It is a proactive measure to ensure peace of mind throughout your journey. Huaynas Expeditions is not responsible for any expenses arising from incidents not covered by your insurance policy.

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Discounts

Special Discounts

 

  • Adult (12+ Years): Standard rates apply for travelers over 12 years old.
  • Child (3 – 11 Years): Save USD 20 for children between 3 and 11 years old.
  • Infant (0 – 2 Years): Infants younger than 2 years old are free (must ride on the adult’s lap; for a separate seat, add them as a child).
  • Group Discount: Automatically applied during online booking.
    • Save USD 10/person for groups of 5-7 people.
    • Save USD 15/person for groups of 8-10 people.
    • Save USD 20/person for groups of 11+ people.

Please note that the applicable age is considered at the time of completion of the trip.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

Dive into our in-depth guide on what’s included and not included for all package options on the 1-Day Huchuy Qosqo Quick Trek. With these carefully put-together lists, you’ll know exactly what to anticipate when booking the journey of a lifetime.

Standard Inclusions

Our Standard package offers a range of amenities and services for a comfortable and enjoyable trip experience. All package options include the following:

Not Included

The following items are not included in our trek packages. Please consider these additional costs when preparing for your trek. Note that some exclusions may be included in the Deluxe package, as mentioned in the Additional Inclusions section:

Additional Inclusions (Deluxe Package)

Upgrade to our Deluxe package for an enhanced and luxurious trekking experience. The Deluxe package includes these premium amenities and services, which can also be added individually to the Standard package:

What to Pack

When embarking on the 1-Day Huchuy Qosqo Quick Trek, it’s crucial to pack the right items for a successful and enjoyable experience.

Packing List

Packing Tips

  • Pack Light: Remember that you’ll need to carry everything you bring.
  • Organize Your Pack: Use packing cubes or ziplock bags to keep your gear organized and easy to find.
  • Prepare for the Weather: The weather can change quickly, so pack for all conditions. Always have a rain jacket or poncho handy.
  • Secure Your Valuables: Keep your passport, money, and other valuables secure and on you at all times.
  • Layer Up: Dressing in layers is key. It allows you to quickly adapt to changing temperatures.
  • Waterproof Everything: Ensure that your pack is waterproof or that you have a rain cover. Keep all electronics and important documents in waterproof bags.
  • Respect the Environment: Consider using eco-friendly products and always take your trash with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We’ve got answers! Dive into our FAQ section for detailed responses to common queries. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, our team is just a click away to assist you.

Are there any safety measures in place during the trek?

Your safety is our top priority during the trek. Our guides are experienced and have received first aid and safety training. In addition, they carry a first aid kit and a satellite phone for emergency communication. We also follow strict guidelines to ensure environmental sustainability and protect the natural beauty of the trail.

Can I store my luggage at the Huaynas Expeditions office while I’m on the trek?

Yes, Huaynas Expeditions offers a secure luggage storage service at our office in Cusco. You can leave any belongings you don’t need during the trek, such as suitcases or extra clothing, with us.

How large are the trekking groups?

Group sizes can vary. We aim to maintain small to medium sized groups to ensure a personalized and enjoyable experience for all guests.

Do I need any vaccinations before the trek?

While no specific vaccinations are required for the trek, we recommend being up-to-date on routine vaccines. Travelers should consider speaking with their doctor about their travel plans and any recommended vaccinations.

Do I need to carry a first aid kit?

While it’s always a good idea to carry basic first aid supplies, our guides will have a comprehensive first aid kit for emergencies.

How difficult is the trek?

The trek is of moderate difficulty. While no prior trekking experience is required, a good level of fitness will help in navigating the terrains and altitude.

What type of guide will be leading the trek?

Our treks are led by experienced, English-speaking guides who are knowledgeable about the region’s history, culture, and flora/fauna. Our guides are certified and trained in wilderness first aid and altitude-related health issues to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants.

Will there be a briefing before the trek begins?

Yes, there will be a pre-trek briefing the day before the trek starts. During the briefing, our experienced guides will provide detailed information about the trek, answer any questions, and ensure that all participants are adequately prepared for the adventure.

What type of weather can we expect?

The weather can vary, but typically the dry season from May to October offers sunny days and cold nights. The rainy season runs from November to April.

Can I rent trekking gear from you?

Yes, we offer rental of trekking gear such as walking poles and sleeping bags. Please contact us directly for more information on our rental options and prices.

What's the best time of year to do this trek?

The trek is accessible year-round. However, the dry season, from May to September, offers clearer skies and a lower chance of rain.

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Aisha Patel

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I highly recommend this trek for anyone visiting Cusco. The journey to Huchuy Qosqo was as enchanting as the destination itself. Our guide made the ancient Inca history come alive!

October 18, 2023
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