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Huchuy Qosqo Trek – 1 Day

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  • Large Group Service(Group Size: 02 Min - 16ppl Max)Start Time: 05:30
  • Small Group Service(Group Size: 02 Min - 08ppl Max)Start Time: 05:30
  • Private/Closed Group Service(Group Size: Upon Request)Start Time: 05:30

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  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Difficulty: 5/10
  • Pick up: Hotel Cusco
  • Drop off: Hotel Cusco
  • Availability: Year Round
  • Tour type: Adventure

Huchuy Qosqo Trek - 1 Day

Huchuy Qosqo or Little Cusco is an Inca archaeological site north of Cuzco, Peru. It was originally an administrative and military center around the Sacred Valley and Cusco, with many constructions around it, Inca buildings with a perfect work of fine stones, granary structures called Collqas to store and preserve food, because it was an important agricultural center to produce corn. . It is located at an elevation of 3,650 meters (11,800 feet), above the town of Lamay and the 3,000-meter-high Sacred Valley.

The site received its name in the 20th century, previously known as Kakya Qawani. Pedro de Cieza de León, in his Second Chronicle of Peru, stated that Viracocha, the Eighth Inca Leader, built the palaces. Among many buildings, some stone, some adobe (mud brick), a kallanka (great hall), 40 m long. Providing water to the site is an irrigation canal built by the Incas, lined with stones for about 800m. The site is inaccessible by car road.

Departure & Return Location:

Hotel Cusco.

Departure Time:

Pick up from your hotel (5:00 am – 5:30 am).

Itinerary

Cusco - Tauca - Huchuy Qosqo - Cusco.

The delightful hike to Huchuy Qosqo starts with the pick up of travelers at the hotels in private transport. The drive is one hour to the Andean village of Tauca, the beginning of the day hike from Cusco. Here we start the short trek uphill following a beautiful small side valley; after 3 hours of walk, we will reach the highest point of this one-day hike, there will be impressive views of the mountains on the opposite way. Enjoying our snacks on the highest point, we will keep trekking downhill for 2 hours until we arrive at Huchuy Qosqo. After a short break, our tour guide will show us all the essential structures of this exciting place.

After having our box lunch, we will walk down to Lamay town in the Sacred Valley (3 hours); from here we will drive back to Cusco.

Inclusions

Price Includes for Huchuy Qosqo Trek - 1 Day:

  • Pre orientation one night before your departure.
  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Roundtrip transportation.
  • Entrance ticket to Huchuy Qosqo
  • Professional guide with Spanish / English / Quechua speaking.
  • Second guide for groups with over 12 people.
  • Local food (1 breakfast, 1 lunch) prepared by a restaurant.
  • Vegetarian food without additional cost.
  • First aid kit and oxygen.

Price Excludes for Huchuy Qosqo Trek - 1 Day:

  • Other meals not mentioned.
  • Extra expenses.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Tips (optional).

Items to bring for Huchuy Qosqo Trek - 1 Day:

  • Travel insurance.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Poncho for the rain.
  • Warm clothes.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks (chocolates, raw fruits).
  • Your own first aid kit with special medications you could use.
  • Enough money for snacks, tips, and gifts.
  • Enthusiastic and adventurous spirit to enjoy your walk.

Would you like Huchuy Qosqo Trek - 1 Day in private service?

We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.

Our Huchuy Qosqo Trek – 1 Day private service includes additional items such as:

  • 01 pair of walking sticks per person.
  • Private transportation is just for you.
  • Professional guide to Huchuy Qosqo to explore the time you want and of course, we increase the salary for our team.

Prices

We offer 3 kinds of service, each with different price ranges and you can book in any of these services according to your convenience, we just need you to be a minimum of 02 people to organize your trip on the date that suits you, all our services are 100 % guaranteed.

We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most agencies do it here in Cusco to save operating costs with poor quality.

We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.

LARGE GROUP SERVICE

(Group Size: 02 Min - 16ppl Max)

USD
110
Per Person

SMALL GROUP SERVICE

(Group Size: 02 Min - 08ppl Max)

USD
140
Per Person

PRIVATE GROUP SERVICE

(Group Size: Upon Request)

USD
190
Per Person

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FAQs

What is Huchuy Qosqo?
Huchuy Qosqo is an ancient Inca site. Located close by Lamay, Peru. The name Huchuy Qosqo is in the Inca language, which means “Little Cusco.” It lies at an elevation of 3,560 meters, overlooking the popular Sacred Valley. Only 4 kilometers away from the picturesque town of Lamay famous for the roasted Guinea Pigs.

What is the elevation of Huchuy Qosqo?
The altitude of Huchuy Qosqo is 3560 m / 12000 ft. above sea level. But on the way to the famous Inca site, you will reach elevations of 4250 m / 13860 ft. except the one coming from Lamay which starts at 3000 m / 10000 ft and its highest point is Huchuy Qosqo the site.

What if I suffer from altitude sickness?
Our tour guide is professional, he will treat you accordingly with the oxygen tank, we always provide oxygen tank for this kind of tour.

Why Huaynas Expeditions?
  • High quality services
  • Best price guarantee!
  • Local 100% Peruvian Tour operator (Based in Cusco).
  • We Never Pass you onto another operator.
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
  • TripAdvisor recommended!
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