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2-Day Patacancha Valley Trek with Huilloc Homestay

Immerse yourself in local Andean culture with a homestay experience in Huilloc village.


Cusco, Peru


2 Days




Year Round

Tour type



2-Day Patacancha Valley Trek with Huilloc Homestay Overview

Venture into the enchanting realms of the Andes with our exclusive 2-Day Patacancha Valley & Huilloc Homestay experience. This tour is not just a trek; it’s a passage into a world where nature’s grandeur meets age-old traditions. As you traverse through the picturesque landscapes of the Sacred Valley, the snow-kissed peaks, serene lagoons, and the graceful alpacas stand as silent witnesses to your adventure. Each step you take is a step back in time, bringing you closer to the untouched beauty and tranquility of the Patacancha Valley.

But what truly sets this journey apart is the heartwarming embrace of the Huilloc community. Nestled amidst the majestic Andes, this village is a treasure trove of Andean culture, traditions, and warmth. With a homestay experience, you get an intimate glimpse into their daily lives, from the intricate art of fabric making to the rhythms of their ancestral farming techniques. Every moment here is a lesson, a story, a dance, and a celebration. Join us, and immerse yourself in an authentic Andean experience that promises memories of a lifetime.

Departure & Return Location Your Hotel in Cusco
Departure Time 6:00 AM
Estimated Return Time 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Guide Languages Available Guides fluent in English and Spanish
Key Attractions Patacancha Valley, Qéuña Lagoon, Huilloc village, Traditional Quechua dances, Fabric-making demonstration

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  • Standard Large GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 16ppl MaxStart Time: 06:00
  • Standard Small GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 8ppl MaxStart Time: 06:00
  • Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 06:00
  • Deluxe Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 06:00
  • Solo TravelerGroup Size: 1 personStart Time: 06:00
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2-Day Patacancha Valley Trek with Huilloc Homestay

Tour Itinerary

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

Day 1: Journey from Cusco to the Heart of Patacancha Valley

In the early morning, our journey begins with a convenient pickup from your hotel in Cusco. As you settle in, prepare for a scenic 2-hour drive through the captivating Sacred Valley. The landscape is a treat for the eyes, offering a glimpse into the stunning natural beauty and cultural heritage of the region.

Upon arrival in Patacancha, the true adventure begins. We embark on a 4-hour challenging descent, taking us through varied terrains and picturesque settings. Our destination? The mesmerizing Qéuña lagoon, the pinnacle of our trek, sitting proudly at 4300 m/14107 ft. This spot offers unparalleled views, where you can revel in the pristine beauty of snow-capped mountains. Here, the grace of wandering alpacas, llamas, and the occasional sighting of majestic condors add to the experience. The surrounding valleys and farmlands paint a serene picture, providing a perfect backdrop to this trek.

Post the intense trek, it’s time to relax and refuel. Our Quechua companions will set up a delightful lunch, offering a chance to savor local delicacies amidst the picturesque valley. The afternoon calls for a comparatively relaxed descent of 3 hours, leading us to the warm embrace of the Huilloc village. The Quechua family here, known for their hospitality, welcomes guests to their homestay with open arms. The evening promises a cultural treat with traditional music, dances, and the vibrant display of typical costumes. As the day winds down, a sumptuous dinner awaits, marking a fitting end to the day.

The chirping of birds and the gentle mountain breeze usher in the morning. And what better way to start the day than with a steaming cup of coca tea, known for its refreshing properties! Once refreshed, a hearty breakfast sets the tone for the day’s activities.

The day is dedicated to experiential tourism, offering a deep dive into the daily lives and traditions of the Huilloc community. The first stop is a demonstration of fabrics. Here, you get a first-hand experience of the age-old techniques employed by the local women. From wool extraction to the magic of natural dyes, the intricate process is a testament to the community’s rich heritage.

As noon approaches, a scrumptious lunch is served. Prepared using natural products sourced from the community, the meal offers a true taste of local flavors. Post-lunch, the journey into the heart of Huilloc traditions continues. The next stop is an agriculture demonstration. This activity is a window into the ancestral farming techniques and tools employed by the Huilloc people. Guests are not just spectators; there’s an opportunity to roll up your sleeves and be a part of these activities.

But that’s not all. The mountains are not just a source of breathtaking views; they are a treasure trove of natural medicine. As we traverse the region, you’ll discover how the local women, with their profound knowledge, harness the power of wild herbs that thrive in this environment.

As the sun begins to set on this enlightening journey, we make our way back to Cusco, carrying with us memories and experiences that promise to last a lifetime.

Tour Highlights

2-Day Patacancha Valley Trek with Huilloc Homestay Highlights

  • Trek to Qéuña Lagoon: Embark on a challenging descent to the mesmerizing Qéuña lagoon, situated at a majestic altitude of 4300 m/14107 ft.
  • Natural Beauty & Wildlife Encounters: Revel in the pristine beauty of snow-capped mountains, and get close encounters with alpacas, llamas, and the majestic condors.
  • Authentic Quechua Homestay Experience: Immerse in the local culture with a night’s stay in Huilloc, where the warm hospitality of a Quechua family awaits, complete with traditional music, dances, and costumes.
  • Traditional Fabric-making Demonstration: Delve deep into the art of traditional fabric-making, learning about wool extraction, natural dyeing processes, and age-old weaving techniques.
  • Agricultural Insights & Hands-on Experience: Understand the ancestral farming techniques of the Huilloc community, witness their work tools, and participate in their daily agricultural activities.
  • Natural Medicine Exploration: Discover the rich world of natural medicine in the mountains, as local women share their knowledge of the wild herbs and their healing properties.
  • Local Cuisine Experience: Relish the flavors of the region with meals prepared using natural products, offering an authentic taste of the local culinary delights.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Detailing Every Aspect of Your Travel Experience: What’s Included and What’s Not

Standard Inclusions

All package options include the following:

  • Experienced local guide fluent in English, Spanish, and Quechua.
  • Pre-departure briefing at your hotel/office 1 or 2 days before the trek.
  • Hotel pick-up and transportation to trailhead.
  • One-night homestay in Huilloc with a local Quechua family.
  • Return transportation from trail’s end.
  • Fabric-making demonstration.
  • Agriculture demonstration and hands-on experience.
  • Introduction to natural medicine practices of the region.
  • Traditional music and dance performances in Huilloc.
  • Professional chef and assistant chef.
  • Daily morning boiled and cold water for water bottle refills.
  • Duffel bag for your personal gear.
  • 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner.
  • Vegetarian and gluten-free options at no extra cost.
  • Provision of snacks during the trek.
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
  • All necessary permits for trekking in the region.


Not included in our standard tour packages. Consider additional costs. Deluxe packages may cover some exclusions, as specified in the Additional Inclusions section.

  • Trekking poles (available for rent).
  • Day 2 dinner.
  • Tips for guides, drivers, or the host family (at the traveler’s discretion).

Additional Inclusions

Deluxe Packages Only

Elevate your travel experience with our bespoke Deluxe Package, meticulously designed to offer an array of premium amenities and services.

Deluxe Packages Include:

  • Emergency Horse & Handler: An extra horse and a trained handler provide added safety on the trail.
  • Walking Sticks: 01 pair per person for added stability.
  • Private Transportation: Transportation exclusively for your group.
  • Dedicated Tour Guide: Get personalized insights and guidance from an expert tour guide throughout your journey.
  • Pachamanca Experience: Delight in the traditional Andean culinary experience of Pachamanca, where a variety of foods are cooked underground using heated stones. It’s a unique gastronomic and cultural treat you won’t forget.
  • Dedicated Support: Benefit from 24/7 dedicated support, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free experience.
  • Fair Compensation: We ensure fair compensation for all our dedicated team members.


Discover our diverse tour offerings, catering to various interests and providing unforgettable experiences for every traveler.

Standard Large Group

Group Size: 2 Min – 16ppl Max



Per Person

Join a diverse group of travelers for an economical shared experience.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
No Private Service

Standard Small Group

Group Size: 2 Min – 8ppl Max



Per Person

Enjoy a more intimate setting, ideal for closer interactions and bonding.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
No Private Service

Private Group

Group Size: Customizable



Per Person

Curate your journey with exclusivity tailored to your group’s preferences.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Deluxe Private Group

Group Size: Customizable



Per Person

Indulge in luxury, enhancing every aspect of your tour for a memorable experience.

All standard inclusions
Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Solo Traveler

Group Size: 1 person



Per Person

Embrace the freedom of a solo adventure, with options to mingle or stay independent.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
Private Service or Join a Group

Deluxe Solo Traveler

Group Size: 1 person



Per Person

Elevate your solo journey with added luxury and attentive service.

All standard inclusions
Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Special Discounts

  • Adult (12+ Years): Standard rates apply for travelers over 12 years old.
  • Child (3 – 11 Years): Save USD 30 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.

Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy

Kindly take a moment to read our Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy before booking. Happy adventuring!

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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What to Pack

Your Essential Packing Guide for a Hassle-Free Adventure

Packing List

Prepare for an unforgettable journey with our essential packing guide. Here’s what you need to bring:

  • Light day pack with clothes for varied temperatures.
  • Rain gear or poncho.
  • Waterproof trekking boots & extra socks.
  • Warm clothing.
  • Torch/flashlight & spare batteries.
  • Camera, film & batteries.
  • Sunblock & after-sun hydrating cream.
  • Insect repellent (20% DEET minimum, no malaria risk reported).
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks (biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, fruits, etc.).
  • Reusable canteen & water for the first morning.
  • Personal medical kit (special medications, paracetamol, blister treatment, etc.).
  • Small towel/sarong.
  • Cash for snacks, tips & souvenirs.
  • Walking sticks/poles.


This list is a general guideline. Adjustments may be necessary based on personal preferences and the season of travel. Always check the weather forecast before your trip and feel free to reach out to us for any specific advice or requirements.

Provided Duffle Bag and Packing Tips

Pack Wisely with Our Essential Packing Tips

A duffel bag will be provided during the briefing with the guide, one day before the tour starts. You can pack up to 7 kilograms in this bag. This duffel will be transported directly to the homestay on Day 1, so pack items you won’t need during the trek in this bag.

Our Packing Tips:

  • Duffel Bag Collection: You will receive the duffel bag during the briefing session with the guide, one day before the tour starts. Use this bag to pack items that you won’t require during the trek.
  • Daypack Essentials: Keep only the essentials in your daypack for the trek, ensuring easy access to items like water, snacks, and sunscreen.
  • Layering is Key: With varying mountain temperatures, dressing in layers allows for easy adjustments based on the conditions.
  • Eco-friendly Choices: Opt for biodegradable toiletries to show respect for the environment.
  • Footwear Comfort: If you have new hiking boots, break them in before the trek to ensure maximum comfort and to prevent blisters.
  • Secure Valuables: Use a money belt or hidden pouch for vital items. Also, consider creating digital backups of essential documents.
  • Personal Comfort: Within the duffel bag’s weight limit, include personal items that will make your homestay experience more enjoyable.

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